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by Stagger2
Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Norvenich Blue Wings 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

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: 1515

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: 1444

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: 1049

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: 827

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: 6163

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: 7491

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: 10266

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: 10472

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: 4585

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: 3389

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: 3490

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: 1587

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: 37151

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: 37151

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: 41873

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: 10292

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: 380
Views: 160462

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: 1550

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: 6637

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: 37151

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: 37151

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: 3063

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: 2135
Views: 284141

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: 3650

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: