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by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 125806

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

Now I know how sensitive mods are here - deleting a harmless but mildly provocative post in response to a rather petulant reminder...... :roll:
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 18654

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Yes, airshows on mainland Europe just become rather more attractive. You could feasibly have an airshow on the continent featuring: Viggen, Draken, Lansen, Tunnan, F-104, Mirage III - all in the flying display. To say nothing of the various other classic jet types kicking around anyway: Hunters, Ma...
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:32 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 125806

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

Does the CAA hold the same jurisdiction over the Channel Islands as it does over the UK mainland?
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 18654

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Thankis, and not complaining but it seems to be the You Tube video RobS posted earlier. It would be good to see some footage from the South of the full take off and touch and go.
by Dragon Rapide
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 4:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 18654

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Fantastic sight and sounds to wake up to!!
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Therein lies a tale.........
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 18654

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

Thanks! :smile:
by Dragon Rapide
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?
Replies: 98
Views: 18654

Re: Norwegian Starfighter Soon to Fly?

It sure what I'm supposed to do with that link HA....
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Mul wrote: ........, discussion should be less heresay and more fact.


Couldn't have put it better. As Derek said above there is a great deal of selfish insensitivity in this thread. Quite unpleasant.
:sad:
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 12530

Re: First North Korean air show

As you say another thread but I suspect the continually spiralling population increase due to a number of reasons will ultimately be the catalyst for our downfall.
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 12530

Re: First North Korean air show

Humans in North Korea??!! That'll be the day! No, I won't engage with you in that argument- I sense we are already poles apart!

Yes it did, didn't it?
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 12530

Re: First North Korean air show

I like whales a lot. They don't seem to have any choice in the matter if they get barbarically hunted and killed or not either. No they don't but then neither do the thousands of human beings in North Korea. And pace any Ukarians who equate human and animal life, but I think I know which nation I'd...
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 2:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 12530

Re: First North Korean air show

Hypocritically however, I have visited both Iceland and Japan, despite being appalled by their continuing whaling practices. Make of that what you will. Chris Don't worry, Chris - I think you'll sleep easily. I don't think you can compare whaling by two democratic nations with the lack of free spee...
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 12:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Except that the secret still is just that - a secret. It's the speculation that's rampant..and all to no avail, other to sow seeds of doubt about a commercial undertaking.
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 12530

Re: First North Korean air show

Traveller - of course visitors are treated superbly!! How else would they conceivably be treated??!! And if visitors return home to tell what a marvellous place it is and how wonderful everyone is then they have done their job.
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 11:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 12530

Re: First North Korean air show

Boff -that's quite right, of course, and most of the world's population comprises armchair experts simply because very very few are allowed access. But there is sufficient information from those who have been and reported objectively together with its citizens who have escaped to tell us of their li...
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 11:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First North Korean air show
Replies: 80
Views: 12530

Re: First North Korean air show

I am less interested in the "rubbish" fed by the media than by the first hand "rubbish" told to us first hand by those few who have escaped the dictatorship. There have been several filmed and audio reports from North Korea and they have all been clearly stage managed to leave th...
by Dragon Rapide
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Stratocaster - I totally agree!!
by Dragon Rapide
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

bigfatron wrote:'Mischief making' would infer that any speculation that all was not well was totally without any grounds, which doesn't appear to be the case.

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Well it would certainly IMPLY that all was not well. For which, of course, there is not a shred of evidence....
by Dragon Rapide
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 10:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

The smoke's not there unless someone, intent on mischief making, lights a fire...!! :roll: :wat:
by Dragon Rapide
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 8:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Ah but it's all about context and interpretation. Monarch said "significant investment" would be announced. So that's either a positive statement and a ringing endorsement or a suggestion that it needs investment to save it. Likewise the talks with the CAA probably did take place but unles...
by Dragon Rapide
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 7:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

But if neither of those "reports" is corroborated they should not be placed in the public domain. The rush to the scoop destroys any semblance of responsible reporting.
by Dragon Rapide
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Railway tracks
Replies: 24
Views: 11174

Re: Railway tracks

The thread's in danger of coming off the rails...
by Dragon Rapide
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 6:52 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 41872

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Quite so. Yet again social media rumour mongering fuels speculation and apprehension. What is wrong with people?
by Dragon Rapide
Sun 25 Sep 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: An afternoon at Headcorn
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

Re: An afternoon at Headcorn

Very nice! Is the Dove based at Headcorn?