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by AMB
Thu 05 Oct 2023, 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023
Replies: 132
Views: 31608

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023

I was talking about the Photoshoots that were held during the day.I go back a long way so just because they have a different name they are primarily the same format. Phil got far more aircraft to turn up during the Sunday daytime photoshoots than the night shoots, just because it was during the day...
by AMB
Sun 24 Sep 2023, 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023
Replies: 132
Views: 31608

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIX Thursday 5th October 2023

Starlight wrote:
Sun 03 Sep 2023, 8:01 am
Any chance of BA agreeing to the BEA A319 attending?
Alas it was wfu last year!
by AMB
Sun 24 Sep 2023, 1:56 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 433
Views: 157989

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

USAF C-130J-30 08-5705, from 61st Airlift SQ, 19th AW, Little Rock AFB, in 'Four Horsemen' 1950s demo team retro scheme of grey and dayglo orange!
by AMB
Sat 22 Jul 2023, 3:35 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Dutch National Military Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Dutch National Military Museum

Have always wanted to go there - thanks for this preview - shame about the weather. Very interesting and looks well-lit for still photography.
by AMB
Sat 22 Jul 2023, 3:09 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Air Shows 2024
Replies: 32
Views: 12870

Re: Air Shows 2024

To me, when I look at a Shuttleworth line up, I'm looking at the visiting aircraft. That's what decides it for me. So although none of the themes sound particularly spectacular (would have loved a return of the Fly Navy event) it will depend on what visiting aircraft are booked. I quite agree! I ha...
by AMB
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 7:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 913400

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

WC-130 is approaching the Cornish coast as Reach 449 And now over the Netherlands about to cross into Germany... Either he's lost, has something to attend to first, or he's not our WC-130. Expected into Rammstein tonight, before arriving at Fairford tomorrow I think (Has this something to do with A...
by AMB
Sat 08 Jul 2023, 8:44 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 913400

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

I do wonder how they 'invite' countries to participate? Paul Bowen and Tim Prince used to visit embassies and 'wine and dine' their Air Attaches and Ambassadors. These days, is it just a case of sending out letters/e.mails to all the embassies and just sit back and wait to see who wants to make the ...
by AMB
Thu 06 Jul 2023, 10:42 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 41104

Re: Weather watch 23

Just be grateful the weather forecast is not the same as in 2008 - a downpour deluge completely cancelling the show! Thank goodness for P&V on the Monday so you could watch everything departing that never participated! I really felt sorry for the Brazilian aerobatic team coming all that way for ...
by AMB
Thu 06 Jul 2023, 8:16 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT Tickets Thread - Wanted/For Sale
Replies: 182
Views: 40504

Re: RIAT Tickets Thread - Wanted/For Sale

If anyone still needs a Saturday ticket including Car Pass, please pm me.
by AMB
Wed 05 Jul 2023, 10:12 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 913400

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

I have a feeling that P&V is going to be rammed. The early sellout of tickets, quality of the participants arriving, and the poor selling of FRIAT packages this year, and as well as the “there are some available on the gate” rhetoric being widely spread and repeated, is going to combine to a lo...
by AMB
Wed 05 Jul 2023, 9:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 913400

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

The car parks are listed as opening at 0600 for P&V, I wonder how many will arrive before that? Last time arriving before 0600 for P&V was a nightmare! To avoid congestion on the road, they were directing everyone up the narrow quarry road opposite the gate. Thinking they were parking us in...
by AMB
Sun 02 Jul 2023, 12:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/72 Avro Shackleton MR.2
Replies: 7
Views: 3704

Re: Airfix 1/72 Avro Shackleton MR.2

Very nice, but didn't 38 Squadron's Shacks have a white top to the fuselage? I thought only 8 Squadrons' Shack's were in the overall grey finish?
by AMB
Thu 29 Jun 2023, 8:45 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Italian Air Force Centenary Show (lots of photos)
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Italian Air Force Centenary Show (lots of photos)

What a wonderful show and some great shots - thanks for sharing
by AMB
Thu 29 Jun 2023, 8:30 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Draycot Farm 25 June 2023
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Re: Draycot Farm 25 June 2023

Draycot is spelt with one 't' not two. I was there doing the marshalling and we had some 120 arrivals over the whole weekend - BBQ and live music Saturday evening - brilliant fly-in.
by AMB
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 8:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Catch them while you can...
Replies: 97
Views: 38551

Re: Catch them while you can...

https://twitter.com/rafbrizenorton/status/1673595829599236096?s=46&t=MrByk9E0ZD1fN2EAXOlQkw I wonder how many are actually still in service for the next 3 days and if they're actually doing anything? Are the remaining RAF Hercs all being flown somewhere on Friday perhaps? Apologies if I've miss...
by AMB
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 8:23 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 913400

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Is there any parking near the bus station in Swindon? I will be staying at the travelodge west and I have a car so I would use it to get to the station. Train station is just a few minutes walk and costs around £6 for the day. [/quote] Google "car parking near Swindon bus station" Several...
by AMB
Tue 27 Jun 2023, 2:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT Tickets Thread - Wanted/For Sale
Replies: 182
Views: 40504

Re: RIAT Tickets Thread - Wanted/For Sale

I have a spare Friday Ticket & spare Saturday ticket plus Car Pass. Plse pm me if you need either.
by AMB
Wed 24 May 2023, 8:15 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2023
Replies: 27
Views: 13912

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2023

Congratulations to Neil and team on a well organised event, Because of the sensible admission prices and good weather, both encouraged the best turn out for years no doubt.
by AMB
Wed 24 May 2023, 8:12 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon is too cheap
Replies: 1
Views: 2506

Re: Abingdon is too cheap

Quite agree! The best value event by a long way. Because of that - and the good weather - the turn out was absolutely massive! Well doe to Neil and his team.
by AMB
Wed 15 Mar 2023, 2:13 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2023 Airshow Dates
Replies: 8
Views: 9701

Re: 2023 Airshow Dates

Curious to know what Sunday 4 June: Around the World Air Show is? Bringing in different foreign aircraft perhaps?
by AMB
Wed 15 Mar 2023, 2:11 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Old Entrance Reopening?
Replies: 8
Views: 6291

Re: Old Entrance Reopening?

This is really good news, which means there will be no charge to just visit the airfield for fly-ins and non-Shuttleworth events.
by AMB
Tue 14 Mar 2023, 12:18 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 129
Views: 106617

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

CAA are as ever in a no win situation, despite what some still think after all this time the CAA do not sit around finding reasons to keep former military jets from flying in private hands. For anyone who still thinks otherwise have a read of just how much support the CAA gave in order for the like...
by AMB
Wed 01 Mar 2023, 3:45 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 913400

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

JMC wrote:
Wed 01 Mar 2023, 12:49 pm
Good post Tommy!

& change of subject so we don’t get into will they/won’t they/wishlist territory, what do we reckon for tomorrows update?

I’m going to say RAF Typhoon & static Emirates Herc.
A load of all-grey boring USAF KC-135s with no markings or serials on them whatsoever!!
by AMB
Wed 01 Mar 2023, 3:35 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Leeds East/Church Fenton
Replies: 313
Views: 132633

Re: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Venue TBA

Previously it had "Participants at previous Flying Legends" or something similar. It has been cleared down to have a fresh start for 2023. The aircraft currently shown are the TFC fleet only. They will likely trickle out other participants between now and the show. ...and while Duxford ha...
by AMB
Wed 01 Mar 2023, 3:15 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 129
Views: 106617

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

Mike wrote:
Sun 19 Feb 2023, 3:01 pm
Gnat F1 video taken on 19 Jan



Still no seat, from the look of it.
Many thanks - getting there. Hope it makes it to RIAT.