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by Stagger2
Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Tiger Meet 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: Tiger Meet 2021

Very sensible! I don't believe there is a sum of money that could convince me to go to Portugal this year, even if the option existed!
I don't think the majority of other countries Worldwide will 100% complete their vaccination process by 2021 year end. :grimacing:
by Stagger2
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 208
Views: 34448

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

Simple current observation reference zooming in on USAF/RAF personnel. Assuming we are referring to maintainers/last-check, why aren't they wearing goggles/visors for H&S + Covid masks? If it's flight-crew (more of an issue?) & they don't want to be 'seen' then do as the Israeli's did at Waddington ...
by Stagger2
Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: GAF Nomad's
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: GAF Nomad's

There was a camouflaged example of a GAF (Government Aircraft Factories) Nomad N24A in Australian AAC colours at Farnborough IAS flying in support of the replica Vickers Vimy UK to Australia flight around 1994 Found this linked photo. Credit to the noted photographer. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/ai...
by Stagger2
Mon 22 Mar 2021, 10:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 208
Views: 34448

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

I believe he is the Sole Proprietor of BJTV & as such generates a personal income from it, AKA Work! Under current rules you are allowed to travel for/to work if you cannot do it from home. Therefore, despite the hatred shown towards this Guy his 'work' allows him to do what he does IMO. I personall...
by Stagger2
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 12:48 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: One ACMI Tiger trap - Swiss at Waddington 1994
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: One ACMI Tiger trap - Swiss at Waddington 1994

Another example of why people shouldn't really pee their pants just because the Red Arrows are relocating to Waddington for a few weeks? :rolling_eyes: Those ACMI Days were absolutely magic & your selection shows the variety of shots to be had from basically one location on one day! :slight_smile: I...
by Stagger2
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust
Replies: 9
Views: 3424

Re: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust

I can see the need for a Norman & Pauline Skinner Memorial Vulcan Run as soon a possible after Lockdown ends? Sounds very much that they laid the foundations for a strong VRT that must continue in their honour & for the existing Members. Never knew the deceased but can't wait to see their Legacy run...
by Stagger2
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford BoB Airshow 2019 - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Duxford BoB Airshow 2019 - Pic Heavy!

Great Memories. A good selection showing what a super show that was. Personal favourites from that day were the DH.9 & the Norwegian ex. CT-133.
by Stagger2
Sat 06 Feb 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 45785

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Why would countries who've barely seen any deaths send crews to a country that has allowed 110,000 ( My Edit ..& still rising!) people to die? Vaccine or no vaccine, I wouldn't be willing to make that call this year. Exactly the point I would make. The focus of most all comments here are 'would we ...
by Stagger2
Sat 30 Jan 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: G7 Summit Cornwall
Replies: 14
Views: 2596

Re: G7 Summit Cornwall

When the 'Trumpeter' & other Leaders went to Caen-Carpiquet Airport for D-Day Anniversary the perimeter zone was locked-down, but that was the Inflexible French Gendarmerie! Fairford, when the infamous 'Stonehenge Tour' delayed the AF1 departure was a fairly relaxed affair with the English Police (w...
by Stagger2
Thu 31 Dec 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Russian 5th gen fighter
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

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: 2023

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: 16994

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: 49038

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: 11139

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: 1739

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: 1790

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: 1608

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: 1324

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: 1074

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: 7712

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: 8711

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: 11740

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: 11144

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: 5170

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: 3567

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

Clearly some outrageous dream you had? :wink: :ninja: