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by 106500
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 102
Views: 22728

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

This is so sad. Just the start of Bruntingthorpe's descent into oblivion. Still, it was great while it lasted. Perhaps once the apparent 'boom' in car storage is over the glory days might return; somehow though I doubt it.
by 106500
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 28828

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED

Well, today was the day and it looks like there’s a bit of rain about! Can’t wait for next year..... will soon come around 😎
by 106500
Sun 03 May 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT and the Future
Replies: 17
Views: 1948

Re: RIAT and the Future

Domvickery wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 9:46 am
106500 wrote:
Sun 03 May 2020, 9:18 am
Sounds like censorship?
How so, the threads still open, no comments have been deleted
My point was more about people advocating such action.
by 106500
Sun 03 May 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT and the Future
Replies: 17
Views: 1948

Re: RIAT and the Future

Sounds like censorship?
by 106500
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 102
Views: 22728

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Mike wrote:
BobL wrote:Let's hope he is successful and everything can be moved there?

All very well, but without the use of the runway there will be no more fast taxying


Realistically I think the most that can be expected is static engine runs - better than nothing I suppose.... :question:
by 106500
Sat 22 Feb 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 102
Views: 22728

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Or you could take the view that the Vulcan would have enabled the development of a heritage facility with unrestricted runway use and good access. Lots of aeroplanes at Bruntingthorpe that would have been far more attractive alongside the Vulcan. Given that none of them fly, do they need unrestrict...
by 106500
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 102
Views: 22728

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

While not stating a view on its merits either one way or another, such uncertainties do give credence to the informed decision taken by VTTS not to relocate a certain airframe to this place! :smile:
by 106500
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 3159

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

There have been, but I think he is meaning in more recent times as he said has, not had. Wasn't the last public air show at Coningsby in 1996? And I tend to agree that given that they had held shows there in the past, and since at other similarly active bases, that Coningsby hasn't held a show quar...
by 106500
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 36590

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

After the super Spanish Harrier displays last year, I’m wondering if they might do a repeat act at this year’s event? Failing that what about the prospect of a US Marine Corps AV8B pairing? Now that would be a real coup! I suppose though we’ll have to make do with the usual Osprey... we can but live...
by 106500
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: An Av-8tor's Dream
Replies: 12
Views: 3383

Re: An Av-8tor's Dream

Great photos. After last years stunning Spanish show wouldn't it be great if one or two of these came over to display the UK this year?! After the lack lustre US F16 effort at RIAT one can but dream I suppose....
by 106500
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 60
Views: 18942

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

Seemed to be a quest to restore to flight a Fairey Gannet (XL500) but hard to find any recent update?
by 106500
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23256

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Notwithstanding the sometimes hit or miss quality of the programme (which I think was actually quite enjoyable), a spin off is that I assume the East Midlands Aeropark benefited financially from production/filming fees and also perhaps increased footfall arising from publicity from the screening? It...
by 106500
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23256

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Somewhat disjointed but actually quite informative and fun. I like it :smile:
by 106500
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23256

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

It was just a bit of fun and actually quite entertaining in parts - lighten up everybody and chill! :lol:
by 106500
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530697

Re: RIAT 2019

For me, of the individual displays SU27 easily stole the show, closely followed by the MiG 21 and Harriers. Both F18s were immense and Belgium F16 outperformed F16 Viper I thought. F35 a disappointment though - I was expecting at least a hover/turn. All too brief and hopefully this might be rectifie...
by 106500
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530697

Re: RIAT 2019

E3 Sentry launched....
by 106500
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530697

Re: RIAT 2019

Harrier airborne! :smile:
by 106500
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530697

Re: RIAT 2019

Harrier airborne! :smile:
by 106500
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530697

Re: RIAT 2019

With Sunday looking like the best day weather wise, I think that they need to sort the disparity between the days before next year. There's no transparency anymore. Will the flypast aircraft be repositioned in the static on Sunday? I expect there's plenty of room at either end? Or is there a footba...
by 106500
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Riat 2019 weather watch.
Replies: 122
Views: 20261

Re: RIAT 2019 weather watch.

Chucking it down at Kempsford just now but hopefully the worst will clear early doors :smile:
by 106500
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Riat 2019 weather watch.
Replies: 122
Views: 20261

Re: RIAT 2019 weather watch.

Okay , 48 hours before hand , and I've had to check the weather for the 1st time since the weekend as it was driving me crazy i was hoping it had got better, but met office are now showing rain all day , and even heavy at times. Absolutely gutted. More so as taking some family . And the £150 rip of...
by 106500
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 83930

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Notwithstanding the distance involved (although the road network is very good these days) I believe Culdrose is a far better display venue than Yeovilton. For example the crowd line is longer, good parking on base and the sun is behind the display line most of the day. However, on the downside, with...
by 106500
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 83930

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Excellent event today. The opening rotary fly past was great and fantastic to see a Wessex back flying - the owner knows no bounds and plans to get Sea Kings in the air as well! Much better from the Typhoon today; not sure why some posters thought not? Closer than say Cosford which makes all the dif...
by 106500
Thu 27 Jun 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530697

Re: RIAT 2019

This will be my first time at RIAT (Sunday ticket only) and haven't been to a large airshow since we lost Leuchars so I am very much looking forward to the flying and static too. Can someone tell me if a flying timetable is released on the website before the event Also what does DBH stand for . Tha...
by 106500
Mon 24 Jun 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Weston Air Festival 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 5157

Re: Weston Air Festival 2019

Anybody gone to Weston on this lovely sunny day ? They dont seem to have a Typhoon which they have had previously, but they do have the red Arrows as usual . Reasonable afternoons flying given that it’s a free show. Good turnout with the weather being favourable although photography difficult as th...