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by MartinNeedham
Mon 20 Feb 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BAs Olympic Livery
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: BAs Olympic Livery

Some more information about it here, apparently to be applied to several short and long haul aircraft, rather than just a solitary A319.
by MartinNeedham
Mon 20 Feb 2012, 12:18 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2012 |OT|
Replies: 198
Views: 49880

Re: Cosford Airshow 2012 |OT|

Jumbojet380 wrote:Where did you get that news from?


Information about it here.
by MartinNeedham
Sun 19 Feb 2012, 8:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 95% World Inventions are From British People
Replies: 35
Views: 3151

Re: 95% World Inventions are From British People

DanO1978 wrote:Who invented the skip?


What we class as a skip (a semi-hexagonal open-topped metal container used for carrying waste) was patented by Bennes Marrel in 1964.

Always useful for pub quizzes, that one.
by MartinNeedham
Fri 17 Feb 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Qatar 787 dreamliner
Replies: 3
Views: 5196

Re: Qatar 787 dreamliner

Airshowhammer wrote:read it all

"Qatar Airways will display the state-of-the-art aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show in July, and will introduce it on one of its Heathrow services later in the year"

http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/airlines ... -heathrow/


It'll be on display alright, in the static park.
by MartinNeedham
Sat 11 Feb 2012, 10:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Falklands
Replies: 283
Views: 30621

Re: Falklands

Clearly, the Argentinians are trying to make the UK appear like a greater threat than we are. They're feeding rubbish like the above to the Argentine public who are no doubt swallowing it all up. Argentina can't and won't invade the Falklands, and are sabre-rattling to shift the attention away from ...
by MartinNeedham
Fri 10 Feb 2012, 11:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Tails - New LucasFilm
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Red Tails - New LucasFilm

Mike wrote:
razor01 wrote:'Red Tails'..........is currently in post production.

Actually, it was released in the US on Jan 20th. Has a UK release date been set yet?


Nope, I get the feeling it's going straight to DVD/Blu-ray.
by MartinNeedham
Mon 06 Feb 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hardwick WarBirds
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Hardwick WarBirds

Jumbojet380 wrote:Which month sorry...? :tongue:


Yak 11 Fan wrote:Certainly are, Hangar Dance on Saturday 14th July and Open day Sunday 15th. Promises to be as good if not better than the 2011 event.
by MartinNeedham
Mon 06 Feb 2012, 12:06 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: il-76 inbound pik
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Re: il-76 inbound pik

Same flight number was due in at Manchester today too. Didn't bother going down to see it though as it was foggy as hell at home which generally means its like pea soup down at the airport. That's because the aforementioned Il-76 diverted away from Manchester to Prestwick earlier today, it's due to...
by MartinNeedham
Fri 03 Feb 2012, 9:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yet another Airline bites the dust
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Yet another Airline bites the dust

MAH5248 - HA-LOM, 737-8Q8 now taxiing for departure - this is the 14th and final 737 positioning flight to Shannon for onward storage.

Edit - departed at 2140.
by MartinNeedham
Fri 03 Feb 2012, 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yet another Airline bites the dust
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Yet another Airline bites the dust

MAH5250 - HA-LOL, 737-7Q8 also airborne from Budapest for Shannon.
MAH5300 - HA-LOS, 737-7Q8 airborne as of 2115.
MAH5376 - HA-LOG, 737-6Q8 and MAH5348 HA-LOE, 737-6Q8 both taxiing for departure.
by MartinNeedham
Fri 03 Feb 2012, 8:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yet another Airline bites the dust
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Yet another Airline bites the dust

MAH5336 - HA-LOR, 737-7Q8 now airborne from Budapest.
by MartinNeedham
Fri 03 Feb 2012, 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yet another Airline bites the dust
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Yet another Airline bites the dust

Currently 6 airborne (two have already landed at Shannon). MAH5200 - HA-LOK, 737-8Q8 MAH5212 - HA-LOU, 737-8Q8 MAH5224 - HA-LOH, 737-8Q8 MAH5324 - HA-LOD, 737-6Q8 MAH5400 - HA-LOJ, 737-6Q8 MAH5236 - HA-LOC, 737-8Q8 MAH5350 - HA-LOF, 737-6Q8 Will update as more depart Budapest Ferihegy. Cheers, Martin
by MartinNeedham
Tue 24 Jan 2012, 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A quiz for the younger ones
Replies: 23
Views: 3068

Re: A quiz for the younger ones

FGR2 wrote:There are two stories surrounding it aren't there?


That was what I thought, although I'm not sure if I qualify to be a younger one..
by MartinNeedham
Thu 19 Jan 2012, 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Falklands
Replies: 283
Views: 30621

Re: falklands

Whilst the UK no longer have an Aircraft Carrier, neither does the Argentine Navy. Whichever way you look at it, from Argentina's point of view, it's a no-win situation. The biggest threat to an Argentine invasion would be that of 1435 Flt's Typhoon FGR4s, which are far and away more superior than t...
by MartinNeedham
Wed 18 Jan 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Qatar Air Force C-17 - MAN 17012012
Replies: 9
Views: 3532

Re: Qatar Air Force C-17 - MAN 17012012

capercaillie wrote:Moose?


It's a nickname given to the C-17 by it's crews, as when the fuel tanks are vented, it sounds like a Moose.
by MartinNeedham
Wed 18 Jan 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Qatar Air Force C-17 - MAN 17012012
Replies: 9
Views: 3532

Qatar Air Force C-17 - MAN 17012012

Two of Moose from yesterday at Manchester:

Image

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Cheers,
Martin
by MartinNeedham
Wed 18 Jan 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hunters at Exeter.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Hunters at Exeter.....

ILoveLightnings wrote:Is anything still there??


Just Flybe!
by MartinNeedham
Wed 18 Jan 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hunters at Exeter.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Hunters at Exeter.....

I have to head to Exeter soon to visit the University (eldest looks like heading there) so I have some time on my hands while I am there. Does anybody know if it is possible to get a look/few shots of the Hunters there? I believe a Gannet is also located there. Thanks in advance for any advice offe...
by MartinNeedham
Mon 16 Jan 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Increased freighter traffic BHX (Civvy)
Replies: 23
Views: 4431

Re: Increased freighter traffic BHX (Civvy)

The rumour is the ATR to go and a B757 to route MAN BHX CDG BHX MAN on a split basis This service is to remain an ATR-42 op until October, when it is planned to be upgraded to a 757-200F. *EDIT* Now starts during the second half of March, 2x 757-200F to be based at MAN. I wouldn't be too surprised ...
by MartinNeedham
Sun 15 Jan 2012, 5:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: "New" RAF BAe-146's
Replies: 74
Views: 9590

Re: "New" RAF BAe-146's

UKSERIALS has the two jets for boscombe down as QQ101 RJ100 AND 102 for the RJ70. Also notice that there are vacant serials around the current 146's that could be used for the 200QC Those are QuintyQoo's replacements for the 1-11s they're scrapping/have scrapped, not the BAE 146-100QCs that this th...
by MartinNeedham
Tue 10 Jan 2012, 10:09 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: All the World's 747s
Replies: 159
Views: 23327

Re: All the World's 747s

I have a picture of an Evergreen 747, but there's 3 problems with it... 1. It's from a fair distance away ( other end of Ramstein AB to be precise! ), 2. It's probably the worst quality photo that will be posted on here should I post it, 3. It's behind a C-5B Galaxy. You can only see the tail and s...
by MartinNeedham
Tue 10 Jan 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: All the World's 747s
Replies: 159
Views: 23327

Re: All the World's 747s

TravelCityDirect...I believe they were part of XL? Ahh, but both their aircraft, TF-AME and TF-AMJ, were both on ACMI leases from Air Atlanta.. This thread's gone mad, but perhaps it should have been specified that the aircraft should be in the sun... Having been pipped to post a shot of an Air Chi...
by MartinNeedham
Tue 10 Jan 2012, 3:58 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: All the World's 747s
Replies: 159
Views: 23327

All the World's 747s

We've done things like this before, the UKAR World tour being the most popular, but seeing as that was two years ago, I thought we'd do something similar again.. Below is a ruddy great big list of all current Boeing 747 operators; the aim of the game is to get an image of a 747 from as many Jumbo op...
by MartinNeedham
Mon 09 Jan 2012, 11:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft ID (Google Earth) Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Aircraft ID (Google Earth) Part 2

wezgulf3 wrote:Would love to think its a Mossie (And have heard about a group that might be interested :grin: ) but i think that's a Meteor without Nose or Engine Cowlings!


I'd say that's the more likely of the two, the Syrian Air Force never operated the Mosquito.