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by ikarus
Tue 21 Apr 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 6328

Re: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021

JMSDF Shinmaywa US-2 (Static) will do nicely please :grin:
by ikarus
Mon 13 Apr 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Miami 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Miami 2020

Fantastic photos Chris. The shutter speed on some of those for such long focal length is relatively slow, cracking job getting them so pin sharp - well done . I really need to get back there when all this Covid issue is over and done with :clap:
by ikarus
Wed 18 Mar 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1084
Views: 165056

Re: RIAT 2020

Sadly , I think folk are going to need to prepare for an update of the negative type , the way things are developing with the Covid-19 situation, I would expect a cancellation scenario for RIAT this year. Hope I am 100% wrong though . That will be my hotel money down the drain if it is canned .........
by ikarus
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: ADSB Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

ADSB Exchange

Anybody else struggling to view the new ADSB Exchange TAR1090 map , all I can see is letters (buttons) to press and no damn map.

I can see the old version on a separate link but the new page is just a non reactive frozen screen :dizzy:
by ikarus
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Another Robbery at BHX
Replies: 14
Views: 2758

Re: Another Robbery at BHX

Visited that elevated area of the NCP car park for the first time last year , not bad , bit rough facility wise , and an unfortunate whiff in some areas of the car park "of what I suspect was weed " - may be some other activities going on at nocturnal times perhaps. Or it could just have b...
by ikarus
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 9471

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

On holiday in Florida , the drone of turboprops and a bulbous silver and white shape high in the sky - on grabbing my binoculars the NASA Super Guppy passed high overhead. :clap:
by ikarus
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: H175 G-MCSM
Replies: 0
Views: 889

H175 G-MCSM

Nice new registration addition transiting through Blackpool today
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by ikarus
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1084
Views: 165056

Re: RIAT 2020

I'd rather have nil trivia updates and wait in anticipation for the aircraft updates , at the moment its all very underwhelming.... especially when the sales strategy has been a hard sell.... bombarding the public to commit as early as possible to alleviate increased ticket costs. Quote "yes, j...
by ikarus
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1084
Views: 165056

Re: RIAT 2020

I've booked my leave , booked the hotels and booked the tickets 3 + days - this will be about my 20 years + Annual visit unbroken to the airshow ... that's my commitment For god sake lets have some proper aircraft updates , as opposed grass cutting , food , enclosures , 1970's themes ,and traffic co...
by ikarus
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 9
Views: 3244

Re: Fort Lauderdale

Absolutely superb photos :clap:
by ikarus
Wed 13 Nov 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Jalfrezi @ MAKS 2019 (large post)
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Re: Jalfrezi @ MAKS 2019 (large post)

Crikey - superb content even though some of the types are non flyers , and thanks for sharing - that line up makes RIAT look decidedly bland :grin:
by ikarus
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Oshkosh... but wait! There's more!
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: Oshkosh... but wait! There's more!

Crikey - superb :clap:
by ikarus
Mon 05 Aug 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Reviewed
Replies: 24
Views: 4092

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Reviewed

A fairly honest review by Sam , at least it was an event and not a "non event". A good show but not a "classic" , this show will be remembered for a number of reasons by everyone in their own retrospective ways :wink:
by ikarus
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23343

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

If you learn one new fact from watching a program like this - then it's a result I suppose . Each to their own. I flamed the show on the initial episode , and then watched the following 2 just to see if it improved , have to admit it did in some minor respects ,I enjoyed seeing the memorabilia folk/...
by ikarus
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531247

Re: RIAT 2019

JJC and Rockford , I have the same feeling. End of the week , only used one memory card for photos at RIAT and that's only at below 25% capacity of the card. Not buzzing this year post event and to be honest the number of photo threads in the airshow section of this forum on the event seems to be we...
by ikarus
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Who needs RIAT when you've got Cardiff Airport!
Replies: 22
Views: 7587

Re: Who needs RIAT when you've got Cardiff Airport!

G-FLYY is/was based at Blackpool in the High G Hangar , flown by a BAE Pilot I think given the Tarnish callsign , possibly operates out of Warton now
by ikarus
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531247

Re: RIAT 2019

Just had the email about £5 off for Friday 2020 tickets due to this years issues , not enough incentive that to be honest...... Fill up the under used pit areas with the active far side aircraft and I'll be happy ........ I'll hang fire booking next year until I know it has some definite rare/intere...
by ikarus
Thu 25 Jul 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23343

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Good job those presenters weren't in the Observer Corps during WW2 - it could have been interesting :sad:

In 3 shows they've made a mockery of the hobby
by ikarus
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 24207

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

Okay here we go , I've donned my tin hat and flak jacket .......... having attended RIAT for in excess of 20 years as previous FRIAT Members but haven't been "FRIATers" for the past 3 years , sadly got caught with the previous couple of "FRIAT early sell out frenzies" and missed ...
by ikarus
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23343

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Luckily I missed that bit - just saw him at Heathrow in the last 30 mins , assume at Myrtle Avenue - he did appear to get his Boeings and his Airbus variants mixed up at the time ...... always find it amazing when someone who has a PPL/CPL or ATPL can't actually distinguish between aircraft types.
by ikarus
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531247

Re: RIAT 2019

Anybody else note the comment made during the A400 flying display commentary on Sunday .."The cockpit is located at the very front of the aircraft" .....where else would it be :question:
by ikarus
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23343

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Blimey - watched it for the last 30 mins , I had to wear a paper bag over my head with eye holes cut out so nobody would associate me with the hobby. This sort of dross gives genuine enthusiasts a bad reputation. Initially appears disjointed in presentation , Peter Snow great in his day but past his...
by ikarus
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 531247

Re: RIAT 2019

"You pay your money and take your choice " Tickets bought , hotel booked , line up not bad - but down on numbers , I'll still be going as no other options in my area of the country to see any great variety of this calibre at any other venue. Personally - fingers crossed for something from ...
by ikarus
Thu 06 Jun 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: French AF twin otter heading to UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Re: French AF twin otter heading to UK

Sort of rarity we could do with in the static at Fairford :sad: