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by Stagger2
Thu 31 Dec 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Russian 5th gen fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: New Russian 5th gen fighter

The story behind this first/second delivery Su-57 'Felon' is included with better photo's in this link. All Credit to Scramble.nl.
www.scramble.nl/military-news/series-su ... -zhukovsky
by Stagger2
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Heathrow Expansion??
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

Re: Heathrow Expansion??

The Chinese certainly need a bigger Cargo-hub for their larger future exports of hideous viruses? :wink:
Given the current passenger projections for LHR going forward, it's currently hard to imagine how a third runway operational by 2028 can be justified. :astonished:
by Stagger2
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021
Replies: 90
Views: 16070

Re: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021

Not sure about the USA as they seem to get them flying & then 'break' them in quick succession! The German-based one is still flying afik? Checkout this www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.com for more info' & the display Youtube from Airpower 16 in Zeltweg. If RIAT 2021 want it I'm sure it will be well re...
by Stagger2
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 258
Views: 44731

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

Promise I'm not being a smart-arse, BUT, if you had read right to the end of those two emails this was the following information:- Please note: • If you have bought tickets in more than one separate transaction, please fill in the form for each transaction separately. • Your booking reference start...
by Stagger2
Sun 18 Oct 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10501

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

I'm fairly sure the external Fire Escape stairs from the tail boom area down to the ground at the back will never be noticeable! :wink: :see_no_evil:
by Stagger2
Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Norvenich Blue Wings 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Norvenich Blue Wings 2020.

You have some very nice images for your effort too. Great set!
by Stagger2
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Daks over Normandy - 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: Daks over Normandy - 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Somehow missed this post previously. Great coverage & photography of the various events & locations. I was there for the 75th Anniversary period & only saw a fraction of what you have shown us. The Caen Carpiquet DC3 event was a complete shambles, even if the sun had been out.
by Stagger2
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A Morning at Buchel.
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: A Morning at Buchel.

Very good reasoning! Once they're scheduled for end of service, the weather & circumstances never provide opportunities to photograph them like this.
The first shot is 'stand-out', but shot 6 is my first pick favourite.
by Stagger2
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Saturday and/or Sunday
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: Saturday and/or Sunday

'Lucky Dip' my inquisitive buddy! Even the Organising Committee don't know the answers. Safe to say based on previous experience that Saturday tends to be better for content, serviceability & aircraft returning to Fairford to land ready for Sunday show. Aside from displays departing "off-slot" on Su...
by Stagger2
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Yeovilton Retrospective- 2014-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Yeovilton Retrospective- 2014-2019

Great impression of former events & well edited too. Minor observation that 2nd & 3rd images from last are a bit repetitive! ;)
by Stagger2
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft music?
Replies: 80
Views: 7179

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: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Historic Helicopters Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 8382

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: 11180

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: 10907

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: 4923

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: 3496

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: 3868

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: 1675

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: 40498

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: 40498

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: 43530

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: 10732

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: 448
Views: 181617

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: 1730

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: 7004

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: