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by cw318is
Tue 23 May 2017, 11:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flying Boats at seaside airshows
Replies: 22
Views: 5694

Re: Flying Boats at seaside airshows

Insurance and crew currency, combined with it being very easy to get stuck in the water unable to take off again, sea conditions, risk of damage through debris (and there is a lot of it off Clacton) and also having to go through the whole anti corrosion thing after landing on salt water. The last at...
by cw318is
Thu 29 Dec 2016, 12:12 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Travelling VS with Camera Gear
Replies: 7
Views: 2507

Re: Travelling VS with Camera Gear

When you get to the bag drop tell them it's camera gear and they'll tag it, then you can carry on with no issues, regardless of weight. If you are upstairs on the 747 fleet it probably won't fit in the overhead lockers though so will have to go in the wardrobe.
by cw318is
Tue 15 Nov 2016, 11:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boom? I cant think of a better name....
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: Boom? I cant think of a better name....

Why you would want to sell seats at only £5,000 is beyond me - you would pay more then that per seat to fly transatlantic on a GV or GLEX...... As for the Boom, I think the Aerion is going to leave it in limbo, and Aerion already have firm orders on the AS2 and the launch customer now has a European...
by cw318is
Tue 18 Oct 2016, 9:46 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: ID question
Replies: 6
Views: 2921

Re: ID question

Bit of a late post, but those massive tyres are called "tundra tires", and they are an oversized tubed balloon tyre charged to quite a low pressure. You can land pretty much anywhere including in streams, rocky uneven ground and on snow to a degree and they are puncture proof. Fitted to Cu...
by cw318is
Mon 15 Aug 2016, 7:55 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Night Owls, aircraft at night.
Replies: 43
Views: 17756

Re: Night Owls, aircraft at night.

Just a few from me. I do like a good night shoot https://c8.staticflickr.com/2/1668/24465950911_ec33910491_c.jpg G-CLAA https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5638/22228103829_ebd2f8fe69_c.jpg G-RAJJ https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/669/22350167552_1766824f22_c.jpg Tornado GR4 https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5639...
by cw318is
Sun 14 Aug 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: future of G-HHAA PROJECT ???
Replies: 18
Views: 4959

Re: future of G-HHAA PROJECT ???

The future of air warfare training in the UK is a big contract that quite a few people are aiming for post 2019. You've got the current people Cobham and Babcock (who I hope carry on the contract), draken from the US, and Qinetiq with their scorpion no one wants to buy. Thats not totally accurate, ...
by cw318is
Sun 14 Aug 2016, 10:42 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: ID help please!
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: ID help please!

Theres also another Zlin not that far away which has recently broken cover, not this actual one (photo from the Czech mates website) but very similar scheme;
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by cw318is
Thu 14 Jul 2016, 11:17 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough - a shadow of its former self?
Replies: 120
Views: 32617

Re: Farnborough - a shadow of its former self?

Well today I went with my trade ticket, don't think I'll be going again. Static is quite thin on the ground with a stupid fence layout with lots of dead ends and compounds. To get in the compounds you have to go through the chalets, to get in the chalet you must be invited.... Saab, P&W and Boei...
by cw318is
Sun 10 Jul 2016, 1:04 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2016
Replies: 249
Views: 85272

Re: Flying Legends 2016

It was no more crowded then usual to be fair, just seemed that way because rather then having x number of people on a hill they were on the flat. PA equipment was the biggest annoyance yesterday, seemed a bit temperamental like when the USAF commentator announced the heritage arrival arriving from r...
by cw318is
Sun 10 Jul 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Flying Legends 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 3652

Re: Flying Legends 2016

That first Avenger shot is jolly nice. :smile:
by cw318is
Tue 24 May 2016, 12:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: FAA Museum Lighting
Replies: 28
Views: 6064

Re: FAA Museum Lighting

The lighting in the carrier exhibition is awesome. The corners and the ceiling dissappear into blackness making it perfect for photography. If you take a tripod and go for a nice long exposure you don't get bodies in your shots either. I asked the faam before I went and a nice lady emailed me back w...
by cw318is
Tue 17 May 2016, 11:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Whatever happened to the bruntingthorpe Tristars?
Replies: 17
Views: 5294

Re: Whatever happened to the bruntingthorpe Tristars?

Nope. But obviously there are limitations as to what you can do with them. Also because pretty much every authority globally seems to have a bilateral agreement with the FAA it's a lot easier to transfer from an N onto another registry then it is from any EASA reg (unless it's onto another EASA reg ...
by cw318is
Mon 16 May 2016, 12:06 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Question about WW2 RAF camoflauge
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Re: Question about WW2 RAF camoflauge

1. To make the roundal stand out. 2. To not totally cheese off the French public (just the vichy French) as it was decided that a US assault with British forces in support would not have the same emotional impact as a British and American invasion would, at a time when the British were desperately t...
by cw318is
Thu 18 Feb 2016, 9:06 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Boeing 727 over Boscombe Down
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Boeing 727 over Boscombe Down

Broadsword is 2Excel's ICAO callsign. Oddly enough it used to be used by Air Foyle when they had the OSR Hercules.
by cw318is
Sun 14 Feb 2016, 6:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Fairey Rotodyne
Replies: 14
Views: 3641

Re: Fairey Rotodyne

X3 was a compound design, consider it a conventional helicopter but without an anti torque tail rotor - provided by assymetric prop pitches instead with the wings also providing lift in forward flight. The reasoning being it was then the main rotor would spin slower to prevent blade stall on the ret...
by cw318is
Fri 12 Feb 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Fairey Rotodyne
Replies: 14
Views: 3641

Re: Fairey Rotodyne

The holder of a lot of Fairey Rotordyne related artifacts is the Berkshire Aviation Museum, which until I accidentally found I'd never heard of. They have this Fairey Jet Gyrodyne as well, which most of the technology which went into the Rotordyne used as I understand including the extremely loud ti...
by cw318is
Wed 27 Jan 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Battle of Britain Hall, Hendon ~ *UPDATE~23Feb16*
Replies: 9
Views: 3622

Re: Battle of Britain Hall, Hendon ~ 23Jan16

If you ask the curator Andrew Simpson nicely, he'll go and take a photo of whatever you want. Or if you let him know you are coming with a valid reason he'll let you go off the carpet for a more in depth look at things and a peer into gear wells, bomb bays etc. For the survey they are also photograp...
by cw318is
Tue 26 Jan 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: AN124 into Heathrow
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Re: AN124 into Heathrow

Nice photos, must have been an interesting night. Did they bring their own tronair bar?
by cw318is
Sat 23 Jan 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: AN124 into Heathrow
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Re: AN124 into Heathrow

Rampvan wrote:BA, all the gear.....no idea :biggrin:


What an odd response, although I'm sure in their gear they have a copy of IGOM 4th edition. I wonder if Miami do......
by cw318is
Wed 06 Jan 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The future what does it hold?
Replies: 30
Views: 4553

Re: The future what does it hold?

Yes, Reno and Toulouse and probably Reno, Toulouse and Cleveland. They are apparently low compression turbofan jets not rockets in a very long slender nacelle with a small inlet to help with high speed compression problems manafucturer tbc but the original Aerion SBJ had P&W JT8D's presumably wi...
by cw318is
Wed 06 Jan 2016, 12:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The future what does it hold?
Replies: 30
Views: 4553

Re: The future what does it hold?

Surprised nobody has mentioned Aerion AS2 yet.

It's legit, and happening. Lots of good people linked to it, including the better ones from Hawker Beechcraft. Sadly I think it's 10 years too late as the what was Russian wealth market was prime for it.
by cw318is
Wed 18 Nov 2015, 10:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New AC-130 gets bent
Replies: 12
Views: 3550

Re: New AC-130 gets bent

Predictable, and pathetic. :loser:
by cw318is
Wed 18 Nov 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New AC-130 gets bent
Replies: 12
Views: 3550

New AC-130 gets bent

Someone's efforts to snap roll a new "Ghostrider" didn't end well for the aircraft..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ghostrider-gunship-scrapped-after-inverted-flight-sc-419208/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter It's an interesting airframe though, The Spectre's w...
by cw318is
Wed 18 Nov 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A400M's at RAF Horsham St.Faiths(EGSH)
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Re: A400M's at RAF Horsham St.Faiths(EGSH)

Very nice, quite a distinct noise as well, and whilst it may have been a slow news day it was also good they made the headlines! http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/raf_airbuses_circle_skies_above_norwich_airport_1_4309427
by cw318is
Wed 18 Nov 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 2015 - A reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

Re: 2015 - A reflection

Looks like you had a busy year and some great light.

Fantastic set, but the Spitfire break shot is sublime :smile: