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by Big Eric
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: JSDF 301squadron gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: 301 gone?

Japan, I think !
by Big Eric
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1090
Views: 101315

Re: Presidential Election 2020

This one is all over social media.

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by Big Eric
Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 324
Views: 45116

Re: Deceased in 2020

IATthenRIAT wrote:
Fri 30 Oct 2020, 6:27 pm
iainpeden wrote:
Fri 30 Oct 2020, 4:02 pm
Nobby Stiles - 1966 World Cup Winner.
Covid?
No, not Covid. Don't you have access to any internet search facility?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36963874
by Big Eric
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 324
Views: 45116

Re: Deceased in 2020

Burleysway wrote:
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 5:23 pm
JJ Williams death: Wales rugby and British and Irish Lions great dies, aged 72
Sad news but have a look at 4 posts above your post.
by Big Eric
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Last Last Lightning Show Binbrook 1987 info needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Last Last Lightning Show Binbrook 1987 info needed

capercaillie wrote:
Wed 28 Oct 2020, 11:09 am
Big Eric wrote:
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 6:06 pm
Scramble's report doesn't say which aircraft was used as a photo-mount either :- https://www.scramble.nl/database/show-r ... brook-1987
And they also list AQ and AR the 87 display pair as F6s! :poop: :rolling_eyes: :thinking:
Oh dear, that's not quite right!!! :rofl:
by Big Eric
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Last Last Lightning Show Binbrook 1987 info needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Last Last Lightning Show Binbrook 1987 info needed

Scramble's report doesn't say which aircraft was used as a photo-mount either :- https://www.scramble.nl/database/show-r ... brook-1987
by Big Eric
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 25
Views: 3962

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

Not being towed across the loch, but across Urquhart Bay (where she is now) to Temple Pier.
by Big Eric
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 25
Views: 3962

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

Ouch.....that's going to be fun changing that while on the water....... :slight_frown: I wonder when that was last done in the UK? From the Fundraising link above :- ' In order to get the aircraft back to Duxford we need to extract her from the Loch and onto dry land as soon as possible so that the...
by Big Eric
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Scone 17 Oct 20
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Scone 17 Oct 20

Interesting shots Wallace, really nice.
CJS wrote:
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 6:58 am


Also, is it Scone (rhymes with gone) or Scone (rhymes with cone)?

Neither ! It's pronounced 'Scoon'.
by Big Eric
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Helicopter at Burton Bradstock
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Helicopter at Burton Bradstock

cg_341 wrote:
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 2:28 pm
I was thinking of HeliOps' Sea King fleet...
.........which operate from Portland......! 🤣

https://helioperations.co/
by Big Eric
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Catalina G-PBYA
Replies: 3
Views: 2513

Re: Catalina G-PBYA

Thanks, that explains all.
by Big Eric
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Catalina G-PBYA
Replies: 3
Views: 2513

Catalina G-PBYA

The above Duxford resident was seen on FR24 landing at Inverness about an hour ago, does anyone know where it's going (and why)?
by Big Eric
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan Scramble Formation Call Sign?
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Vulcan Scramble Formation Call Sign?

RAF4EVER wrote:
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 3:54 pm
On PPrUNE:RAF Vulcan Callsigns 1970's.
This one? - https://www.pprune.org/military-aviatio ... 0-s-2.html
by Big Eric
Sun 04 Oct 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 168
Views: 28651

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

He was back at Heathrow today, saying British Airways are going to start using the A380's again! I just can't understand why anyone on here would want to listen to the..........errrr......errrrrrrmmmm..........errrr........ummmmm..........sniff..........stuff that comes out of his mouth. He believe...
by Big Eric
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 373467

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Just F-15s heading back home.
by Big Eric
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Fairford NOTAM
Replies: 940
Views: 209515

Re: Fairford NOTAM

IATthenRIAT wrote:
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 6:00 pm
on ADS-B one was showing with a different serial from the six already there - i cross checked it agianst the FFD mil site 61-0032.
ADS-B is wrong! Do NOT believe the serials you see on these military radar sites.
by Big Eric
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Fairford NOTAM
Replies: 940
Views: 209515

Re: Fairford NOTAM

IATthenRIAT wrote:
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 5:50 pm
Have some more Buffs gone into FFD on top of the Six there?
No.

2 night-stopped elsewhere last night and have just got back to Fairford along with the pair that went out this afternoon for a short exercise over the North Sea.
by Big Eric
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day
Replies: 52
Views: 3787

Re: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day

Red 6 has suffered a bird strike to the canopy and has been escorted into Edinburgh Airport by Red 9.
by Big Eric
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day
Replies: 52
Views: 3787

Re: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day

Don't forget to add one hour to the times everyone!!
by Big Eric
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day
Replies: 52
Views: 3787

Re: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day

Cardiff also cancelled due to weather, the Reds are just landing at Brize for fuel, tea & medals.
by Big Eric
Fri 14 Aug 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day
Replies: 52
Views: 3787

Re: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day

Add 1 hour to the times in the NOTAMs for BST as they're always in GMT.
by Big Eric
Fri 14 Aug 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day
Replies: 52
Views: 3787

Re: Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day

Here's part 1 of the NOTAMs for tomorrow - FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING: 531828N 0003303W SCAMPTON AD 0944 531356N 0002424W E OF LINCOLN 0946 531400N 0000426W N OF HORNCASTLE 0948 534201N 0000605W S OF KEYINGHAM 0952 542304N 0003556W S OF BILLER HOWE 1000 550951N 0011133W OVERSEA 100...
by Big Eric
Wed 12 Aug 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1424

Re: A400M off Dover

That's correct, one of the RAF Poseidons from Kinloss (ZP802) was doing low level surveillance for a couple of hours over the English Channel just like what the A400M was doing. Politics got in the way so the others didn't notice!