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by TheMaster
Wed 14 Feb 2024, 12:29 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport Runway Viewing Park Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2974

Re: Manchester Airport Runway Viewing Park Aircraft

Are there any plans to deal with the big drainage problem of the car park? Don't know who owns the land but at £10 parking for 4 hours/£5 for 2 hours/ car park holds 140+ vehicles, if the majority are full (even with changing vehicles), it seems a daily income of a few thousand should be now directe...
by TheMaster
Thu 18 Jan 2024, 9:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 586
Views: 554308

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I know camping isn't for everyone but that certainly makes it hugely affordable over hotels. I don't get the obsession with that Kempsford one (not even in Kempsford but in Dunfield village) and it's prices, all to be crammed up against someone else's tent just to be by the fence, yet spend the whol...
by TheMaster
Tue 16 Jan 2024, 4:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 586
Views: 554308

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

I think you mean 100% increase!! Double in a decade. It's a brilliant show (usually), but £70+ now is outrageous. What was it that was in the bank at the charity just sat idle someone found out a couple of years back...........? It's the dross they try and sell you whilst just wanting to 'check out'...
by TheMaster
Tue 16 Jan 2024, 1:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 586
Views: 554308

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

My god, £72.75 for Saturday ticket and that is the so called early bird special. What's special and what happens if we wait to April to buy, does it go up even more? And why is the main page showing Super Early Bird? Does it go Super (still £72.72), then Early, then normal? Lost count of how much dr...
by TheMaster
Mon 17 Jul 2023, 11:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 23 departures Monday
Replies: 1
Views: 1755

RIAT 23 departures Monday

Could do with a Departures topic. Rumours F4 returned due Belgian or French ATC having an issue, anyone with a scanner there to confirm?
by TheMaster
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 11:20 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 908620

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Latest forecast for Brize tomorrow even more depressing........gusting to 30 all day but 41 likely after 1100 local. Viz of 4km, that's only just a bit beyond the length of the entire runway.

BECMG 1508/1511 20018G30KT PROB30 TEMPO 1510/1512 21025G41KT 4000 +SHRA BKN024CB=
by TheMaster
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 9:08 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 908620

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Sunday weather I would say 95% flying if not more. By far the best day.
by TheMaster
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 8:17 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

Gusting 38kts from ssw PM Saturday, thunder and lightning, now thinking tomorrow a 75% wash out also. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/fo ... 2023-07-15

Just looked at Brize TAF for today, nothing will fly apart from any arrivals,100%
by TheMaster
Fri 14 Jul 2023, 8:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 908620

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Gusting 38kts from ssw PM Saturday, thunder and lightning, now thinking tomorrow a 75% wash out also. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/fo ... 2023-07-15

Just looked at Brize TAF for today, nothing will fly apart from any arrivals,100%
by TheMaster
Wed 12 Jul 2023, 11:48 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Scanner Frequencies 2023
Replies: 8
Views: 3081

Re: Scanner Frequencies 2023

B52 ops 311.0 and 376.0 air to air if needed! 300.225 and 369.150
by TheMaster
Wed 12 Jul 2023, 11:46 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Scanner Frequencies 2023
Replies: 8
Views: 3081

Re: Scanner Frequencies 2023

In Arabic?!
by TheMaster
Wed 12 Jul 2023, 8:01 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

Anyway that's only a half day, who cares! Sat a bit better but I reckon Sunday a full show in my modest opinion
by TheMaster
Wed 12 Jul 2023, 8:00 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

windy.com is also what many look at. Friday <1000ft at times in fact.
by TheMaster
Wed 12 Jul 2023, 7:57 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

Im not specifically, it's a classic low with a warm then cold front with troughs behind. No way it's going to be much above only 1000ft for the most of that time (Friday at least).
by TheMaster
Wed 12 Jul 2023, 7:40 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

This is very educational.

To me Friday is a shocker, doubt any flying, Saturday half will be written off or at best low level circuits. Sunday the best. All due to cloud base and visibility not purely the wind.
by TheMaster
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 6:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

G-CVIX wrote:
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 6:24 pm
Kempsford is already muddy. Hopefully the car parks hold up okay!
Oh no, is the entrance like this?

Image
by TheMaster
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 6:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Security
Replies: 69
Views: 13456

Re: Security

R4118 wrote:
Mon 10 Jul 2023, 1:24 pm
Just a concern I have concerning the scanners used at the security check.
Do these scanners have an effect on digital camera's, memory cards, batteries?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Are you thinking back to 1000asa 135 film and xrays?
by TheMaster
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 6:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

Hopefully BBMF will be out of limits for my toilet break. Which is yours, the RA??
by TheMaster
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 2:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 908620

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

On its way to becoming Cosford standard.............(only joking)
by TheMaster
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 1:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

Not even going to open that from that lot! Met office site.....drag the rainfall radar across to Saturday and you can see middle of day Saturday a wash out for a few hours. Sunday much better.
by TheMaster
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 11:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

I dont know why people look at anything other than met office. Social media posts and the good old BBC, last I saw they were a news channel and not experts in weather
by TheMaster
Tue 11 Jul 2023, 9:31 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/ma ... e-pressure

Oh dear, click forward to the last picure which shows an ok Friday. Then look at those fronts going to cross over the weekend.
by TheMaster
Mon 10 Jul 2023, 6:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4137
Views: 908620

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Drag the rainfall radar slider on the met office site to Saturday and you'll see a forecast of it all. Basically very small in diameter very heavy showers. That for me is no worry at all. Anyway Just Oil will disrupt it all probably.
by TheMaster
Mon 10 Jul 2023, 7:54 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather watch 23
Replies: 282
Views: 39868

Re: Weather watch 23

Also met office forecast for Fairford Saturday is 60% showers with sun inbetween, so it's not going to be grim with a slow moving front wiping out the whole day.