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by D200
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101309

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

When the Waddington Airshow was cancelled, the public outcry, fuelled by local government, was both vocal and widespread. Nobody, be it individual, business, or government department court such negative publicity. Therefore hard decisions have to be carefully managed; hence 'hype' being in existence...
by D200
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 6:14 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101309

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

I have heard on the grapevine the size of financial loss, but will not repeat it without verification as rumour control is not conducive to fair play. Suffice to say it was sizeable. The point of focus that I am hearing about is the Park & Ride. I didn't go so know nothing about the P&R, but...
by D200
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101309

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

The 'Battle of Britain at home' days of old were the UK military (invariably all three services) showing with much pride the taxpayer what they got for their money. The real estate, manpower, aircraft, and support services including fuel and accommodation were absorbed into the Defence Budget (paid ...
by D200
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11:31 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 101309

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

The senior officer cadre in the RAF have no appetite for airshows or even village fetes; although they do consider the latter the most productive for their needs. Downsizing the Armed Forces means that there is no demand for outreach recruitment. No Airshow is ran by the RAF directly. RIAT, Cosford,...
by D200
Mon 20 Jun 2016, 9:11 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Welshpool Bob Jones Memorial Air Show 19th June 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Welshpool Bob Jones Memorial Air Show 19th June 2016

If I had known you were going Arthur; I would have offered you a lift. ..... and you would not have needed the P&R Every UK airshow is having a hard time this year due to a combination of CAA regulation changes that evolve of a daily basis. (I'll be nice because I think in the fullness of time i...
by D200
Sun 19 Jun 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Welshpool 19th June 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2969

Re: Welshpool 19th June 2016

Mother Nature won the day in the West Midlands today. The weather forecast as recent as Friday was for a warm, cloudy and a little sunshine day in which humidity but nothing else would be a problem. Then out in the Atlantic or rather over Eire an area of low pressure with an occluded (north) leading...
by D200
Fri 12 Jun 2015, 4:22 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2015 - [Official Thread]
Replies: 1328
Views: 275042

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2015 - [Official Thread]

I have just had a brief from the Met Office and it goes like this: Rain will begin anytime now and last until Sunday; moderate at times during Saturday. A weakening occluded front is moving north (from the south) which will stall over the Midlands. New on the weather scene is a cold front moving sou...
by D200
Sun 18 Jan 2015, 9:52 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Rare Pictures of Final Flights into Raf Cosford
Replies: 10
Views: 6886

Re: Rare Pictures of Final Flights into Raf Cosford

The Belfast was for many years displayed in 'Heavylift' livery. If your photo is the aircraft landing at Cosford this means that it was repainted after delivery; which for an RAF Museum exhibit appears a little odd. I wonder in the JU52 was a practice approach and go around because at that stage of ...
by D200
Thu 15 Jan 2015, 10:39 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Linton on Ouse next to close? And what purpose Scampton?
Replies: 9
Views: 3992

Re: Linton on Ouse next to close? And what purpose Scampton?

They should close and dispose of the RAF real-estate at Hendon and amalgamate RAFM Hendon and RAFM Cosford into a single RAF Museum at the historically significant base at Scampton. The RAF Museum dispersed over two plots of land, and in the case of Hendon, valuable building (homes) territory is an ...
by D200
Thu 15 Jan 2015, 6:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Linton on Ouse next to close? And what purpose Scampton?
Replies: 9
Views: 3992

Re: Linton on Ouse next to close?

Valley has seasonal weather that is not inclusive of the fog and snow that can plaque the vale of York. Having spent a few years at Valley (82-85) it is fantastic in the summer but can be a dreary place in the winter and the RAF Community is not embraced by all of the local population where unemploy...
by D200
Fri 02 Jan 2015, 12:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: **** St Georges Chapel - RAF Biggin Hill ****
Replies: 46
Views: 8904

Re: **** St Georges Chapel - RAF Biggin Hill ****

I think the fact that it is a religious building is very much secondary to what it represents. Most military churches are multi denomination usually expressed as Church of Scotland and the free churches. The Battle of Britain was fought when religeous belief meant more to the public than it does tod...
by D200
Thu 01 Jan 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: **** St Georges Chapel - RAF Biggin Hill ****
Replies: 46
Views: 8904

Re: St Georges Chapel - RAF Biggin Hill

Cheers guys. 100k signatures is a big ask, please encourage friends and family to sign and therefore multiply the impact. 2000 by the end of today would be good and it is about 1400 as I write.
by D200
Thu 01 Jan 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: **** St Georges Chapel - RAF Biggin Hill ****
Replies: 46
Views: 8904

**** St Georges Chapel - RAF Biggin Hill ****

"We will remember them" but the Govt wont pay! 2015 is the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. We need 10,000 signatures for this to reach the 'Commons' and yesterday there was a thousand signatures. I urge you, your fiends and family to sign to facilitate preservation of this impor...
by D200
Wed 31 Dec 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF at home show?
Replies: 17
Views: 2848

Re: RAF at home show?

If the Ministry of Defence would threaten to close the Chapel of Remembrance at RAF Biggin Hill; the future of other 'luxuries' must be in doubt. Please visit: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/73191 ..... and sign. If you do not; just remember that, the next time you say: "We will reme...
by D200
Tue 30 Dec 2014, 6:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF at home show?
Replies: 17
Views: 2848

Re: RAF at home show?

The military are in for another 'review' in 2015 - read that as futher austerity measures. None operational expenditure such as ceremonial events is an easy target and whilst it will not save huge ammounts of money, it will get the general publics attention. Other forums suggest that a Manning crisi...
by D200
Mon 29 Dec 2014, 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF at home show?
Replies: 17
Views: 2848

Re: RAF at home show?

Scampton has been discounted. The proven alternative (RIAT) is the former RAF Cottesmore. The problem may lie in the word 'former' and the present incumbant. As I said earlier, you can speculate all day but the decision lies at the highest levels of RAF Command and the associated politics are likely...
by D200
Mon 29 Dec 2014, 7:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF at home show?
Replies: 17
Views: 2848

Re: RAF at home show?

At this time, the only RAF sponsored airshow for 2015 is the RAF Cosford Air Show. I heard several months ago that moving the RAF Waddington Air Show to another venue remained within the realms of the possible and that a final decision would be made in January. Whilst this could mean that good news ...
by D200
Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:52 pm
Forum: Shameless Promotions
Topic: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14

Out of date information - please delete
by D200
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 6:28 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 - 27 Dec 14
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Re: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 - 27 Dec 14

I may have been many things at Cosford in the last three years, but a 'trader' was not one of them. Looking through your posts, I note that you are generally a Mr Angry adept at contributing inflammitory one liners into debates, so I will refrain from feeding you but before I go I will mention that ...
by D200
Wed 17 Dec 2014, 10:28 pm
Forum: Shameless Promotions
Topic: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14

An insight into the gallery:

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by D200
Mon 15 Dec 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 - 27 Dec 14
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Re: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 - 27 Dec 14

Opening day went well. A clear blue sky and much support from family, friends and the general public keen to pass on their aviation experiences. In doing so, several have sown the seeds for future compositions. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10873373_10152498086623483...
by D200
Mon 15 Dec 2014, 9:38 pm
Forum: Shameless Promotions
Topic: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14

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This is the Bear Steps Gallery & Cafe.
by D200
Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:43 pm
Forum: Shameless Promotions
Topic: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 ~ 27 Dec 14

Out of date information - please delete
by D200
Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:42 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 - 27 Dec 14
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Re: Aviation Art Exhibition in Shrewsbury 15 - 27 Dec 14

Thankyou; I believe that both establishments you mention are alive and well. Hopefully we will meet soon. The exhibition opens tomorrow morning (15 Dec) at 10am and will be open daily between 10 & 4pm.