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by FarnboroJohn
Fri 20 May 2022, 7:40 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2022
Replies: 221
Views: 31330

Re: Cosford Airshow 2022

... And a Mercedes G-Wagon on static, apparently.... It'll be the captured Argentinian one I'm guessing. Good to see outside, together with the other Falklands themed stuff. One was still the Command Sec vehicle in 1987 when I was there, though it died for lack of spares during my tour. Mercedes po...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 20 May 2022, 1:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1009
Views: 124224

Re: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread

My aircraft tastes are fairly cosmopolitan, and like others I too like trainers and helicopters in the mix. And I have been known to enjoy a day at the fence at Valley, and in the past, dare I say it, Linton-on-Ouse to watch and log Tucanos! So Andyph certainly doesn't speak for me. Not sure I went...
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 20 May 2022, 11:59 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Topic of the week #21 - Eagles
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: Topic of the week #21 - Eagles

https://live.staticflickr.com/4213/35673663375_b5ff4a8977_b.jpg 20170531 (44)_91318_McDonnell_Douglas_F15E_Eagle by John Dixon , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49105202791_e070bc4616_b.jpg 20191113 (53)_84044_McDonnell_Douglas_F15D_Eagle_and_86156_F15C by John Dixon , on Flickr https...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 19 May 2022, 10:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1009
Views: 124224

Re: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread

Skylinerworld wrote:
Thu 19 May 2022, 4:49 pm
Red Arrows and Silver Swallows formation to celebrate the Irish Air Corps' anniversary? :thinking:
Where are you going to put the border between the two teams?
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 18 May 2022, 3:56 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Close encounter with a Roe Deer
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Close encounter with a Roe Deer

Quite lean buck part way through spring moult. Very nice!
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 18 May 2022, 2:33 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apaches x3
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Apaches x3

Just had a flight of 3 x Apaches fly over Basingstoke at 14.46 heading eastbound, following a singleton, not a usual occurrence in these parts. Mick They went SW this morning as two pairs, caught them over my garden both ways, I suspect the 3 + 1 return means somebody has been doing Jubilee flypast...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 16 May 2022, 6:39 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Lakenheath 22-03-2022
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: RAF Lakenheath 22-03-2022

Cracking set, that first F-35A is scorching!
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 16 May 2022, 10:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows - Seven aircraft display 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 4898

Re: Red Arrows - Seven aircraft display 2022

I’ve seen plenty of 8 aircraft displays but not 7. The 2012 season was a 7-ship display, as has been mentioned. Re the 7/8-ship, I know that they have displayed with 8, but it usually leaves a very noticeable gap in the formation, I was wondering if they perhaps needed an odd number when working up...
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 15 May 2022, 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows - Seven aircraft display 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 4898

Re: Red Arrows - Seven aircraft display 2022

2019 Dunsfold - eight https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48249835997_5f199032ee_b.jpg 20190615 (206)_The_Red_Arrows by John Dixon , on Flickr They've done it when necessary on occasion. But the rules have got tighter over the years, so what was do-able in the past may not be now. Or perhaps it is n...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 14 May 2022, 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Replies: 181
Views: 1662

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Tommy wrote:
Sat 14 May 2022, 10:52 am
Don’t wanna jinx anything, but I actually quite like ours this year! 🙈
And none of it sounds anything like anything previous by Babylon Zoo.....
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 10 May 2022, 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 608
Views: 184641

Re: Interesting Internet

I always understood that the Reds also do an amount of training in a 'loser strategy' i.e. having to practice for a short handed formation should one go tech upon departure, or whilst in transit etc. It pays to be prepared. I wonder if that's what is being practiced here. Always good to see a decen...
by FarnboroJohn
Tue 10 May 2022, 6:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 608
Views: 184641

Re: Interesting Internet

Tommy wrote:
Mon 09 May 2022, 9:40 pm
Nice. Hope RIAT Air Ops are on the ball....
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 09 May 2022, 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War?
Replies: 750
Views: 45311

Re: War?

JMC wrote:
Mon 09 May 2022, 3:13 pm
Russia cancelled their flypast today due to 'weather conditions' yet it was blazing sunshine? Wonder what the real reason was?
A masked man clad all in black slashed their tyres with a rapier over trademarking?
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 09 May 2022, 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2884
Views: 153085

Re: The UKAR politics thread

I'm intrigued if anyone can explain how he did not breach the guidance? perhaps other forum members were also having planned curry and beer dinners with work colleagues during that time ? perhaps millions has been wasted on Zoom/Teams etc when, after all, it was OK for 25-30 people to meet in the s...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 09 May 2022, 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 608
Views: 184641

Re: Interesting Internet

20 hours non-stop? No thanks 🙈 BBC News - Qantas promises direct flights from Sydney to London and New York https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-61294894 Yes please! If I'm going to Australia I don't want to have to get off, change aircraft, go through security again, possibly have a stop-ove...
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 07 May 2022, 8:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2884
Views: 153085

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Domvickery wrote:
Sat 07 May 2022, 8:26 pm
Your poor cat
I think the cat is enjoying a privilege many of us would appreciate!
by FarnboroJohn
Sat 07 May 2022, 10:34 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: B-24 Liberator in the UK in 1982?
Replies: 16
Views: 1385

Re: B-24 Liberator in the UK in 1982?

So here's something that's been bugging me for a while (nearly 40 years in fact :astonished:) - back in the early 80s, when I was a regular planespotter, I remember seeing what appeared to be a B-24 Liberator(!), in WW2-era USAAF olive drab/neutral gray colours, flying in the vicinity of Edinburgh ...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 05 May 2022, 4:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2884
Views: 153085

Re: The UKAR politics thread

So anybody been over to vote today? Poling station is 5 min walk, staff sat around reading, not a big turnout I think. Who knew that Brexit and Boris could turn me off from 25+ years of voting Tory? That now the third (2 local, 1 general) that I lave voted Labour , more of a protest than anything e...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 04 May 2022, 11:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2884
Views: 153085

Re: The UKAR politics thread

How can the Police or Media report on the Conservative PCC being caught for speeding 5 times, but not report on if any more fines have been issued re lockdown? It's mentioned her husband is an MP, Darren Henry, & as she's not yet resigned & is disputing at least 2 occasions where she was ca...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 04 May 2022, 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2884
Views: 153085

Re: The UKAR politics thread

5 times = at least 15 points. Has she therefore been disqualified? Interesting question. If she's been offered to take a 'Speed Awareness Course', points can, I believe, be avoided. Not 5 times in close succession though, I would have thought. I was always led to believe that speeding in excess of ...
by FarnboroJohn
Wed 04 May 2022, 11:53 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Old Warden season premiere 01-05-2022
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Old Warden season premiere 01-05-2022

Super selection. Any idea why the Spit now has elliptical wings? Normally I prefer them but I've got used to how the clipped wings fit in a frame!
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 02 May 2022, 7:20 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: OW Season Premiere 2022 - we're back....
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: OW Season Premiere 2022 - we're back....

Great stuff in challenging light. The Pup topside is magic. Hope the Shuttleworth team learn from this and lift the proposed continuation of COVID confinement for other shows.
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 02 May 2022, 12:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 608
Views: 184641

Re: Interesting Internet

20 hours non-stop? No thanks 🙈 BBC News - Qantas promises direct flights from Sydney to London and New York https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-61294894 Yes please! If I'm going to Australia I don't want to have to get off, change aircraft, go through security again, possibly have a stop-ove...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 28 Apr 2022, 7:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War?
Replies: 750
Views: 45311

Re: War?

USA was helpful to UK but didn’t have to be. I may stand to be corrected here, but I'm sure I'd heard or read that the Falklands Campaign put the USA in a difficult situation, in that the USA were allies of Argentina & as such, were expected to support their South American neighbours in times o...
by FarnboroJohn
Thu 28 Apr 2022, 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War?
Replies: 750
Views: 45311

Re: War?

I think I'd rather be fighting a proxy war as part of NATO than on my own! That's a very interesting point. NATO is primarily a defensive organisation and a good thing for all involved. The principle of - if one is attacked, all are attacked - is a formidable deterrent. If however one rogue member ...