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by Finningley Boy
Fri 22 May 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Leuchars QRA
Replies: 11
Views: 2901

Re: Leuchars QRA

Would have been ideal new home for the Reds too For extending the journey to most shows by hundreds of miles? Given the official position for why the Waddington air show was discontinued I wouldn't have thought it was the most suitable location for the aerobatics team. As for distance from Leuchars...
by Finningley Boy
Wed 20 May 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 206758

Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Has anybody not had the email yet - apart from me? I went for Mach 1 for 2020 so might be down the list. I've got mine sir, it says to roll over tickets etc to next year you need do nothing, it will be done automatically. You only have to start typing responses if you want your loot back. FB :face_...
by Finningley Boy
Tue 19 May 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 206758

Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Is anyone at all curious how the show will pan out or function next year, I assume there will be some big changes for us all there? Anyone have any ideas or opinions? how many times? you've already had one thread locked for asking this. the simple fact is no one knows but I'm guessing the assumptio...
by Finningley Boy
Wed 13 May 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: One more air show flick!
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: One more air show flick!

I felt I could pin point some footage, definitely Farnborough and Chivenor, also St Mawgan specifically 1970-72.

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by Finningley Boy
Sat 09 May 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: One more air show flick!
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

One more air show flick!

Hi chaps, hope I'm not over doing this but here's a must! Farnborough, Chivenor, St Mawgan and others during the hey day of the '60s and '70s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Qp6C2QRhU

Best wishes

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by Finningley Boy
Tue 05 May 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: US spy planes could be pulled from Britain
Replies: 26
Views: 6817

Re: US spy planes could be pulled from Britain

i suspect that we won't end up giving the contract to Huawei. Covid 19 has given the government the perfect excuse to roll back on it without making it look like we caved to america Well perhaps its all for the Best Rockfordstone. It may not be an excuse but further evidence that has forced the Gov...
by Finningley Boy
Tue 05 May 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s

Brilliant link, thanks. Such memories. The days when living in Worcestershire meant a number of shows were less than a 2 hour journey away! My first Gaydon "At home" was 68, as shown in this footage the great thing for me was that you often got more than one of some types, still remember ...
by Finningley Boy
Tue 05 May 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s

Zap43 wrote:
Mon 04 May 2020, 8:44 pm
The BM Herald is at Elmdon, filmed from the cafe (spotters lounge), upstairs in the terminal extension.
Sorry Elmdon, I thought I might have recollected the name incorrectly! :biggrin:

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by Finningley Boy
Mon 04 May 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s

Very interesting, thanks for posting. The BMA Herald, I thought that looked more like the original viewing area at East Midlands? Steve I think you're more likely correct Steve, I presumed it may be Elsdon given the close proximity to Gaydon therefore the likelihood the cameraman would have been at...
by Finningley Boy
Sun 03 May 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Re: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s

Hi Amp,

The B-66s, Beverley and Argosy were, I think, all filmed during the 1964 display. You'll notice the bit in the middle with the British Midland Herald, I believe this is at Birmingham Elsdon Airport. Most of the stuff at Gaydon after that is during the 1966 Display.

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by Finningley Boy
Sat 02 May 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2965

Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiGz-mogZXpAhWOQkEAHXmgBZ4QtwIwAHoECAUQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DujBpn48fBmI&usg=AOvVaw18786L7nT2aWG0nwmB_rxH Hi all, following the rare and out...
by Finningley Boy
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 48096

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

What centenary takes place next year folks? All on this forum should know it! :biggrin: FB :cuppa: Of course! The Air Navigation Act of 1920 was granted assent on 2 December 1920, gazetted on 11 February 1921, came into force on 28 March 1921 and became law on 28 June 1921. Regulations under the Ac...
by Finningley Boy
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What will you miss most without airshows this year?
Replies: 23
Views: 3998

Re: What will you miss most without airshows this year?

Just the general excitement of attending an Airshow and seeing the Red Arrows and The RAF Typhoon Display amongst others. I don't not look forward to these, but honestly, as they are, year in year out, all there is, apart from the Tutor, BBMF and the Falcons. Not to mention the attendant hype, merc...
by Finningley Boy
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What will you miss most without airshows this year?
Replies: 23
Views: 3998

Re: What will you miss most without airshows this year?

As others have said - the social aspect, meeting up with friends, simply chatting to the person next to you, who you have never met before, but both with a common interest. That can be a minus as well as a plus, the last ting you want is someone saying 'so do you think the red arrows 'll be on late...
by Finningley Boy
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What will you miss most without airshows this year?
Replies: 23
Views: 3998

Re: What will you miss most without airshows this year?

I'm missing the build up to shows, participation updates and counting g down the days. With RIAT in particular it'll be the camping i miss most. Paul we are absolutely at one on this! 'Tis in all respects a comprehensively awful year. FB PS Mind you I don't do the camping thing, I stay at the same ...
by Finningley Boy
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What will you miss most without airshows this year?
Replies: 23
Views: 3998

Re: What will you miss most without airshows this year?

There are still a few into August and September which are yet to cancel.

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by Finningley Boy
Thu 16 Apr 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties

Further to my previous post, might I be permitted to make a couple of observations. Firstly, the 2 Meteors are both Royal Navy target tugs. You can make out the "Royal Navy" marking on the fuselage on at least one occasion, and the wing mounted winch is also clearly visable. Secondly, the...
by Finningley Boy
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, 11-13 September 2020 (BE)
Replies: 24
Views: 10892

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, 11-13 September 2020 (BE

G-CVIX wrote:Fingers crossed this one goes ahead. I was always going, but I'm even more enthusiastic now it seems inevitable that July is a write off.

Ditto, come on Sanicole!

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by Finningley Boy
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 48151

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I wonder if, now, at 24,000 confirmed deaths globally even with many countries literally under lockdown to keep the figure as low as possible, people who earlier posted in this thread are prepared to reevaluate their blasé comments. Nothing like a damn good "I told you so" eh Wissam24! FB
by Finningley Boy
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 43199

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - 14th June 2020

I would read this as 'postponed to 2021' to be honest. Be lovely to think it could still happen this year, but given that the earliest date would likely be sometime in September, and that the season generally ends by the end of September, I'd say a postponement to any time this year, however welcom...
by Finningley Boy
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 43199

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - 14th June 2020

Its like having vultures on here at the moment! Absolutely, it was always possible that some, possibly all, might cancel simply because they can't predict what's going to happen. But I've always been suspicious of what appears at times to be a far too easy and eager expectation of the worst coming ...
by Finningley Boy
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 206758

Re: RIAT 2020

Personally I think the organisers should just cancel it now and be done with it. Concentrate on next year when things have hopefully calmed down. Here's an original train of thought, why don't we all stop jumping to conclusions, sweeping assessments and general dooming saying? Lets wait and see how...
by Finningley Boy
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 4280

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

harkins wrote:Neither really, just unsure as to whether my post that preceded yours by about 8 minutes had not submitted properly.

I think you're spot on I hadn't read this post prior. Regarding Coningsby, I think the last actual open day was in June 1993, any events following were likely families days.

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by Finningley Boy
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 4280

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

harkins wrote::dunno:


:dunno: what exactly Harkins dear chum? :biggrin:

Do you mean you can't quite grasp the thrust of the question posed or simply can't respond with an interesting answer? :cuppa:

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by Finningley Boy
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 4280

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

A little surprised Coningsby never has an Airshow... You might like to research that one a bit more. I've been to several Coningsby airshows over the years. Indeed Sir, but the last one was in 1993. I suppose Unknown 74's point is why not since? Especially given the thread title and the dearth of m...