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by Darren Currie
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10
Replies: 29
Views: 1195

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10

Y'know what, I have never really noticed how off centre the nose wheel is - is that simply to counter balance the off centre gun? And come to think of it, how come the gun is off centre anyway (maybe it's simply to counter balance the off centre nose wheel?)? I know a lot of modern jets have just o...
by Darren Currie
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10
Replies: 29
Views: 1195

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10

Loved the A-10 - A couple of retro from me - did not want to go to their recent visits since departure from Bentwaters / Woodbridge Airfield Attack - Bentwaters https://live.staticflickr.com/476/32733930161_b0a86be547_h.jpg Airfield Attack (4) by Darren Currie , on Flickr A-10 Thunderbolt II - 79-00...
by Darren Currie
Sun 29 Nov 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RIAT 1991 Scans - Update 29-11-20
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: RIAT 1991 Scans - Update 29-11-20

Thanks for all the kind comments guys - much appreciated A few more from 1991 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49539134597_ef04d9847c_h.jpg F-15C - 84-0021 / BT '50 Years 53rd AMU' - 53rd TFS, Bitburg AB by Darren Currie , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49540630557_b2ce44...
by Darren Currie
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RIAT 1991 Scans - Update 29-11-20
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

RIAT 1991 Scans - Update 29-11-20

Been away for a while and seen Paul's (capercaillie) superb scans. Totally agree the scanning thing is very therapeutic and have enjoyed scanning some of mine from over the years - here are a few from RIAT 1991 - hope you find of interest https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50643114347_b4fb486b74_h....
by Darren Currie
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 1983 - 1990 Scans from Negatives
Replies: 45
Views: 5418

Re: 1983 - 1990 Scans from Negatives

Superb!!! :sunglasses: :sunglasses:
by Darren Currie
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 9:34 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017
Replies: 203
Views: 92448

Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2017

Good to sit next to you today Andy - wondered what you were doing with the I pad but now all makes sense - I have very similar shots!! Nice one throughout the day - have a good one tomorrow I've just read somewhere that when the Reds just went up for their practice, they had Thunderbirds pilots in t...
by Darren Currie
Sat 12 Jan 2013, 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 'RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre' & show idea
Replies: 51
Views: 9487

Re: 'RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre' & show idea

Excellent - thank you. I do remember well, the visits to Upper Heyford, when `Varks ruled the Oxfordshire skies. I am a huge fan of old/decommissioned airfields......it is a great thing you are doing, keeping this important history alive. Can thoroughly recommend the tour Ted. My brother and I went...
by Darren Currie
Sat 12 Jan 2013, 10:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 'RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre' & show idea
Replies: 51
Views: 9487

Re: 'RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre' & show idea

Excellent - thank you. I do remember well, the visits to Upper Heyford, when `Varks ruled the Oxfordshire skies. I am a huge fan of old/decommissioned airfields......it is a great thing you are doing, keeping this important history alive. Can thoroughly recommend the tour Ted. My brother and I went...
by Darren Currie
Sat 01 Dec 2012, 1:36 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: The Great White Bird...Concorde
Replies: 41
Views: 13044

Re: The Great White Bird...Concorde

From a visit to the Heathrow maintenance facility in 1985 G-BOAD http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/concorde/GroupVisit.jpg http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/concorde/ConcordeUnderside.jpg http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/concorde/ConcordeOutofWi...
by Darren Currie
Sat 01 Dec 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Blackbirds - let's see yours
Replies: 19
Views: 5696

Re: Blackbirds - let's see yours

Another 3 Mildenhall Air Fete 86(?) http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/SR-71/UnderTow2.jpg Fairford Departure 87(?) http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/SR-71/TakeOff.jpg http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/SR-71/Burner2.jpg
by Darren Currie
Sat 01 Dec 2012, 1:14 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Blackbirds - let's see yours
Replies: 19
Views: 5696

Re: Blackbirds - let's see yours

Not posted on here for a while now - here are a couple of my SR-71 shots IAT 1983 Arrival http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/SR-71/GreenhamCommon1983.jpg Fairford 1985 (?) http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/SR-71/Flypast.jpg http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/da...
by Darren Currie
Thu 24 Mar 2011, 11:18 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 100-400 zoom ring bearings knackered?
Replies: 14
Views: 4639

Re: Canon 100-400 zoom ring bearings knackered?

Recently sent my 100-400 away for service and calibration due to not being happy with last years results. Contacted Canon as not happy with the 7d focusing as it did not appear spot on. Canon recommended four authorised service centres. Had heard good reports on Lehmann Ltd in Stoke on Trent so sent...
by Darren Currie
Fri 10 Dec 2010, 5:16 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Farewell F-111 - You'll be missed.
Replies: 22
Views: 9720

Re: Farewell F-111 - You'll be missed.

A couple from me - great tribute to one of the best aircraft ever! http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/F-111/WeeBeeJammin.jpg http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/F-111/TheOldCrow.jpg http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j103/darrencurrie/F-111/REMIT31.jpg http://i78.phot...
by Darren Currie
Sun 06 Jun 2010, 1:58 pm
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: Formula 1 Books For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Formula 1 Books For Sale

Formula 1 Books For Sale Before I put these on E bay thought I would offer them on here. They are all in ‘as new’ condition with only a couple of finger prints on the front dust covers. Never had chance to read them and now just sat on the book shelf. Open to offers. If you would like a photograph ...
by Darren Currie
Sat 17 Apr 2010, 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Golden Oldies Log SAC at Greenham Common
Replies: 19
Views: 3734

Re: Golden Oldies Log SAC at Greenham Common

Absolutely fantastic log - do you have more from my local 'base'?

Cheers
by Darren Currie
Tue 08 Dec 2009, 9:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: AAM Duxford Closed - 05Dec09
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

Re: AAM Duxford Closed - 05Dec09

The photos say all that needs to be said. Very humbling. Hopefully this puts any complaints about closing the AAM to bed. I've been critical of Duxford's corporate approach in the past, but you can't have anything but respect for their efforts here. to all involved. Amen to that - just look at the ...
by Darren Currie
Fri 20 Nov 2009, 10:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09
Replies: 47
Views: 5558

Re: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09

Took the laptop and my 4 year old daughter out into the garden and had NASA TV showing a slowly rotating earth in the background of the spacewalk whilst looking up at the actual thing. But rather than taking in all that mankind had acheived (yes, I know a bit much too expect....) , all she asked wa...
by Darren Currie
Tue 17 Nov 2009, 10:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09
Replies: 47
Views: 5558

Re: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09

Any ideas of the frequency you can pick it up on Many thanks chaps How many times................ Yeah - alright! Run out of patience or had a bad day? Yep - my bag and apologies - thanks for the responses Craig and Tomcatforever! I had the frequencies as soon as Tomcatforever posted them - unfortun...
by Darren Currie
Mon 16 Nov 2009, 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09
Replies: 47
Views: 5558

Re: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09

Any ideas of the frequency you can pick it up on

Many thanks chaps

Darren
by Darren Currie
Mon 16 Nov 2009, 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09
Replies: 47
Views: 5558

Re: Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 launches today 16/11/09

Any ideas of the frequency you can pick it up on

Many thanks chaps

Darren
by Darren Currie
Mon 19 Oct 2009, 9:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ways of making cash....
Replies: 20
Views: 1707

Re: Ways of making cash....

Dont know what the minimum age is for working for a 'company' is but I started out in the pot wash in a large hotel when I was at school. Worked Saturday and Sunday lunch and walked away with about £35 for the weekend - but that was over 25 years ago! Hotels are always on the look out for these over...
by Darren Currie
Mon 19 Oct 2009, 8:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2012 Armageddon?
Replies: 52
Views: 4148

Re: 2012 Armageddon?

Wait until they get to two and a half!

tc2324 wrote:If you want to get a taste of what armageddon feels like, babysit my 5 week old son... :grin:

No, scrub that, armageddon would actually bring a bit of sweet relief, when is it again?? :lol:
by Darren Currie
Mon 19 Oct 2009, 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Urban Exploration
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: Urban Exploration

I've done abit in the past and admit it is great as long as you are sensible (let family etc know where you are going and you will contact in 3 hours or so to confirm safe!) Had a look around Upper Heyford and Greenham Common to a certain degree (the GAMA area still eludes me) By far the best I have...
by Darren Currie
Mon 19 Oct 2009, 8:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Looking for a book....
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Looking for a book....

Check your PM's Sir

Cheers

Darren
by Darren Currie
Sat 17 Oct 2009, 8:52 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Dragon 21 at FFD (now bigger! not sure about better...)
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: Dragon 21 at FFD (now bigger! not sure about better...)

It did have some 'nose art' on it!! m I dont think it is 'nose art' as such - I think it says 'Heavy 3 Man' - seeing previous photos of some Dargons they have 'Heavy Hatch' chalked on the side as the hatch housing sensors immediately below is very heavy and it will require 3 people to lower it to a...