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by Slinger65
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1/72 Dornier Do17z
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Airfix 1/72 Dornier Do17z

That looks pretty much perfect - and the camera's usually a tough critic of models, especially at smaller scale (well mine anyway!)
by Slinger65
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1724
Views: 55561

Re: Aviation- On This Day

A handful from our first - and sadly now to be only - visit to CWJ. A day also memorable for the blistering heat, and my constant assurances to the lad that there was no way England were going to win the Test. Will never forget the look on his face when news filtered through of Stokes' heroics...a m...
by Slinger65
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Garden Wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Garden Wildlife

Yes I've the same - they aren't always as timid as they look, occasional ASBO behaviour and tipping over the food tray more than once when scrapping over a few peanuts.
by Slinger65
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Garden Wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Garden Wildlife

Thanks - the small pond, wildlife friendly plants (buddleia, lavender etc) and location on the edge of the village all help attract plenty of visitors, including 2 or 3 hedgehogs most nights.
by Slinger65
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Heavy Lifters
Replies: 28
Views: 1111

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Heavy Lifters

A couple from Farnborough (1990?)...

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And one much more recent taken from home...

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by Slinger65
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Garden Wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Garden Wildlife

One of the few benefits of lockdown is working from home giving more opportunities to catch up on visiting wildlife in the garden... Deer Fly... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50228564053_f916e427ee_b.jpg Chiffchaff, which arrived at lunchtime as part of a mixed flock with Great, Blue and Long ...
by Slinger65
Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pausing Sky Sports
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Pausing Sky Sports

Hi, it's easy as long as you're persistent... Jut call 0800 151 2747 - it took half a dozen goes before it (auto) answered - then just say "cancel sky sports" when prompted, give your postcode and hey presto! - all sorted. Best bit is you can still watch it apparently (not that I've checke...
by Slinger65
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Your favourite non aviation image from 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3998

Re: Your favourite non aviation image from 2019

For the first time ever, I spent Xmas and New Year abroad as the kids were with their mum's family on the South Coast. And while Santa Claus may not have delivered much on Xmas morning, the view from my apartment in Santa Cruz (de Tenerife) certainly did... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/492742...
by Slinger65
Tue 03 Sep 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Shuttleworth Selection

Hi, sorry no
by Slinger65
Sun 01 Sep 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Shuttleworth Selection

Our first and probably only trip to OW this year. A good - but not outstanding - show, not helped by variable light and gusty wind. Spitfire & Hurricane display was the highlight by far, along with the Rapide(s)... Rapides: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48660942851_0b133c69ea_b.jpg https:/...
by Slinger65
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Hot Jets: Cold War
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: Hot Jets: Cold War

Thanks - it's my favourite from the day too
by Slinger65
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Hot Jets: Cold War
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Hot Jets: Cold War

A sweltering afternoon at Bruntingthorpe. Impressive to get so close to the sheer power, noise and vibrations of these jets. There were a fair few gaps between some of the taxi runs, with Large Model Association providing entertainment in between. Unfortunately the model Lightning had a problem afte...
by Slinger65
Sun 16 Jun 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: OW Evening Airshow 15.06.19
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: OW Evening Airshow 15.06.19

Great set, thanks for sharing - pin sharp and some lovely evening light :clap:

Hurricane takeoff and twin taxi shots are outstanding :worship:
by Slinger65
Fri 17 May 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: US F-16 fighter jet crashes into California warehouse
Replies: 0
Views: 687

US F-16 fighter jet crashes into California warehouse

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48301352

Hope the pilot is ok and injuries as light as first reported. Given the lack of severe fire, possibly out of fuel? Either way, looks like an incredible escape for those involved...
by Slinger65
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Harrier road runner on A42 today
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: Harrier road runner on A42 today

That fits in terms of the route. Some interesting creations in their online shop...
by Slinger65
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Harrier road runner on A42 today
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: Harrier road runner on A42 today

Definitely the one. Can't see from their website where they're based, but aside from that - what <are> they going to turn it into (this could become a very interesting and creative thread - ideas on a postcard...) As a starter - the fan from the Pegasus would make quite a circular table if encased i...
by Slinger65
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Harrier road runner on A42 today
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: Harrier road runner on A42 today

Then heading westbound on the M42 near Redditch - presumably en route to Cosford? It's a funny looking beast with the wings off!
by Slinger65
Mon 01 Apr 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia national fly-in.
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia national fly-

Oh come on, it's April 1, clearly that Airtruk's not a <real> aeroplane.... :lmao:
by Slinger65
Sun 31 Mar 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 9333

Re: Worst Airshow

Abingdon 1990 - a great programme but the A34 northbound ended up gridlocked and the massed RAF flypast was viewed from the car window as we sat helpless and stationary waiting to get in. By the time we finally got onto the field, the show was about halfway through and we were pretty much done. Not ...
by Slinger65
Tue 26 Mar 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Best Airshow That You Have Attended?
Replies: 71
Views: 7855

Re: Best Airshow That You Have Attended?

Several Shuttleworth shows have been excellent - my first show being the Military Pageant in 2014, including the first flight of the Comet in stunning evening light. Plus evening airshows in June 2017 (how hot was it!!) and May 2018 (terrific Lancaster display) will long be remembered. However, if t...
by Slinger65
Fri 22 Mar 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Wymeswold
Replies: 16
Views: 9164

Re: RAF Wymeswold

Not really - if you take a look at aerial shots (eg bing or google maps) you can see the cars parked at the racing / track venue and the path the cars follow around the runways, with the industrial units visible beyond the embankments. Not much left of the original airfield buildings that I recall.
by Slinger65
Fri 22 Mar 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 253331

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

And if only William Hague hadn't worn that baseball cap...
by Slinger65
Fri 22 Mar 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Wymeswold
Replies: 16
Views: 9164

Re: RAF Wymeswold

Everyman Racing use the runways / taxiways for track experience days - it's one way to get a feel for the place and great fun to boot! Also there is an off-road experience which runs on the outskirts of the airfield too.
by Slinger65
Fri 22 Mar 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4348
Views: 253331

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The only "grown ups" appear to be Liddington, Benn, Starmer, Watson and maybe Mrs Balls (aka Y Cooper). With perhaps a passing mention of Soubry, Berger et al who at least had the courage of their convictions to break away. Not the most inspiring list perhaps, but the best of what we have....
by Slinger65
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: The Last, Last Tonka Show..... **Updated and added to**
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: The Last, Last Tonka Show.....

Talk about saving the best till last, wow... :clap: