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by Stagger2
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft music?
Replies: 67
Views: 3565

Re: Aircraft music?

Maybe add 'Ride of the Valkyries' by Richard Wagner. Not at all sure the XB-70A was around in those days?
by Stagger2
Sun 17 May 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Historic Helicopters Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6304

Re: Sea King flies

Good News, but I remain very doubtful of any 'large gatherings' this side of 2021. The "social factor" of Duxford's provisions for a potential 80th BoB show in September 2020 are both laudable & laughable at the same time! PS:-I've done a few Helimeets previously, but never a 'Helmet' ?? Gotta love ...
by Stagger2
Tue 12 May 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 8569

Re: Social Distance Spotting

Mantaining the 2 metre distancing at popular spotting / photography airfields will be problematic due to the increased weekday attendance of furloughed/newly redundant persons not usually able to go in the week! Added to that the sheer number of retired persons (aka 'Survivors') keen to make the mos...
by Stagger2
Wed 06 May 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: It's Back! - Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Parts 1 to 4
Replies: 24
Views: 9976

Re: It's Back! - Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Parts 1 to 4

Excellent series of photo's. I'm especially intrigued by the last shot which features 8454M/XP442-Argosy T.2 (Whistling T*t) evidently 'post augmentation' with a super nipple!! :biggrin: :yahoo:
by Stagger2
Wed 06 May 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Flypasts VE Day
Replies: 27
Views: 4240

Re: RAF Flypasts VE Day

This Bank Holiday Friday is cancelled as of 6th May 2020 due to Covid-19 . It will revert to the original Monday just gone. The Government apologises to both people who are not 'essential workers' who went to work on their day-off! :wink: :whistle:
by Stagger2
Mon 13 Apr 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone here remember 'That' 2004 Merlin Incident?
Replies: 7
Views: 3299

Re: Anyone here remember 'That' 2004 Merlin Incident?

Clearly some outrageous dream you had? :wink: :ninja:
by Stagger2
Fri 03 Apr 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft storage question.
Replies: 23
Views: 3233

Re: Aircraft storage question.

An informative piece of info' 'Brenden S'. For clarity your reference to "descant" (a musical Term? :whistle: ) should read "desiccant" (a hygroscopic substance used as a drying agent.)
Error is probably courtesy of spellchecker, but easily edited? :wink:
by Stagger2
Thu 02 Apr 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Socially D i s t a n t Airshow
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: The Socially D i s t a n t Airshow

Even though it was posted late, this has gotta be one of the best April 1st stories! Pleeeease?
by Stagger2
Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34481

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I'd hope that the more minor fly-in's will still be going ahead, Compton Abbas, Popham, Henstridge, (sadly Old Sarum is closed) etc., which are the only type of events that I tend to visit anyway these days. Alex dear Chap. What in sweet hell has this got to do with people trying to 'have their C-9...
by Stagger2
Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34481

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Postponed, rather than cancelled. Yeovilton cancelled. ^^^^^^ This. It was cancelled......now changed to postponed. 23 Mar Announcement about the RAF Cosford Air Show 2020 m You all keep safe from the Wuhan virus, please. I personally can't see any value in all these suspended Events being rammed i...
by Stagger2
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 39966

Re: Yeovilton 2020

Couldn't agree more about Yeovilton 2020 being cancelled, but probably NOT today. The introduction of 'POETS' day began in Somerset & RNAS Yeovilton has embraced it to the extreme. It's now gone 3pm on a Friday & the last person leaving switched-off the lights @ midday. :whistle:
by Stagger2
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 9611

Re: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020

Agreed! Great attitude & allied to TM-20 Beja we see a new slogan for these air-shows.... "Run it, don't bin it!" :wink:
by Stagger2
Tue 17 Mar 2020, 3:11 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 276
Views: 110099

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Easy 'LaurenceG', you'll give your a heart-attack. We all die sometime, maybe now, maybe later? You could shut yourself away for 6 months & the first day you step-out...get hit by a Bus! Destiny is the word! It's a traditional English habit to use 'black humour' to counter adverse situations ove...
by Stagger2
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Blurry shots?
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Blurry shots?

I looked at the Canon SX70 HS review & was amazed at the 'optical zoom range'! With all the features listed, I marvel at what you potentially get for such a small price-tag & almost instantly realise there must be a downside somewhere? In fairness, the shots you've posted on Flickr mostly fe...
by Stagger2
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 2:02 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Scottish Airshow 2020 - funding withdrawn
Replies: 21
Views: 5879

Re: Scottish Airshow 2020 - funding withdrawn

Nah! They just got lucky with pulling the funding just in time to stop them losing a wedge! Aye, a canny bit o' foresight alright. :win:
by Stagger2
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 1:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34481

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

In the near future some very hard decisions will have to be made, especially if you have elderly relatives living nearby, or indeed share a dwelling-house with such a person. Clearly, if they are able to cope on their own, dress & feed themselves you could do worse than stay away. If you live wi...
by Stagger2
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34481

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I noticed that tickets for the IWM Duxford BoB. Air-show in September are "Non-transferable & Non-refundable" according to their website. I don't think that this COVID 19 will affect this show by then, unless you buy a ticket now & then die from the virus! Either way....it works ou...
by Stagger2
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: The 'LUFTMOPED' is back!
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

Re: The 'LUFTMOPED' is back!

Very interesting selection of shots indicative perhaps of some long days spent at the fence. Those Alpha-jets are looking great alongside the main event . (no...not EF-2000's!) Could you please indicate a 'normal' day of activity in terms of missions flown, if such a thing exists? I had hoped to tie...
by Stagger2
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2132
Views: 273383

Re: The Angry Thread...

Drivers that stop 12ft from the car in front at traffic lights then gradually creep up. Why not stop closer in the first place? Because that means you only get one dose of whiplash when some arsewipe on their phone clatters into the back of the car behind you!... or because you're driving an automa...
by Stagger2
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh those Russians
Replies: 27
Views: 3385

Re: Oh those Russians

Airshowhammer wrote:Why do the Russians do it?

Because they can!
Need to train somewhere, why not tie that in with some 'cage rattling'? :heyhey:
by Stagger2
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: MC-12 Farnborough
Replies: 3
Views: 1920

Re: MC-12 Farnborough

Right time, right place & just a small dab of luck it wasn't lashing down like now. I guess too, not far short of a miracle that it made it all the way to Farnborough without breaking again. :whistle:
by Stagger2
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 39966

Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2020 & COVID-19

Now, before anyone takes offence to me asking the question, bear in mind in my home Country (Australia) which has the added security of a "Big Pond" around us, Australia has already stopped Chinese, South Koreans & Iranians from travelling to Australia for the foreseeable future. Ital...
by Stagger2
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34481

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Clearly we're all "for the jump" whether we subscribe to the Doomsday predictions or not. RIAT may or may not happen, Bruntingthorpe may or may not have aviation content going forward, but for certain..we all gonna die, merely a question of when? Regarding the COVID19, I thought the elderl...
by Stagger2
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable
Replies: 13
Views: 3084

Re: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable

Agreed! For just one extra pane of Perspex each side & extended canopy rails it doesn't look too bad when the canopies are closed. Thought it was gonna be a right mess! :shock:
by Stagger2
Fri 06 Mar 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: It's Blustery Outside
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

Re: It's Blustery Outside

Inspired by your Lakenheath set, I had to check these out. I haven't been back to Coningsby since they decided to make the fleet anonymous, bar the numbers!
Your shots have transformed the mundane into an eclectic, interesting presentation. Well done. :up: