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by FarnboroJohn
Tue 24 May 2022, 3:51 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Queens Jubilee - Flypast
Replies: 47
Views: 3129

Re: Queens Jubilee - Flypast

Tommy wrote:
Tue 24 May 2022, 2:43 pm


Remember, this is only those tracked. There might be some not picked up by the trackers.
Almost certainly, as in a formation usually only one aircraft squawks, normally the lead.
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 23 May 2022, 8:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2923
Views: 154170

Re: The UKAR politics thread

This is the most exhausting thing about Johnson. He drags everything on, like a toddler screaming and kicking. Grow a spine and go, FFS. It’s exhausting now and this country has problems for a leader to actually be getting on with. He’s like a bad smell in a lift. No, you can get out of a lift at a...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 23 May 2022, 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2923
Views: 154170

Re: The UKAR politics thread

This is the most exhausting thing about Johnson. He drags everything on, like a toddler screaming and kicking. Grow a spine and go, FFS. It’s exhausting now and this country has problems for a leader to actually be getting on with. He’s like a bad smell in a lift. No, you can get out of a lift at a...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 23 May 2022, 7:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War?
Replies: 754
Views: 45768

Re: War?

The life imprisonment of the Russian soldier who killed an unarmed Ukranian civilian (with several dozen more cases to follow) will hopefully make Russian forces think twice in their tactics. Russia is not taking over the country and freeing them (and neither is Ukraine doing deals with convicted c...
by FarnboroJohn
Mon 23 May 2022, 7:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 2923
Views: 154170

Re: The UKAR politics thread

Here it is. Categoric. He lied to Parliament. https://twitter.com/bbcpolitics/status/1468563160827568130?s=21&t=mI0GFXinKv4UbXk37UMhnQ The punishment for lying to Parliament is resignation. He’ll get away with it, of course, he always does. But hopefully everyone can now see him for the liar th...
by FarnboroJohn
Sun 22 May 2022, 11:16 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Small RIAT 2016 collection
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: Small RIAT 2016 collection

The back end of the F-22 for me.
by FarnboroJohn
Fri 20 May 2022, 7:40 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 32792

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: 1057
Views: 129180

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: 633

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: 1057
Views: 129180

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: 271

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: 223

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: 401

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: 66
Views: 5214

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: 66
Views: 5214

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: 1686

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: 610
Views: 185293

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: 610
Views: 185293

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: 754
Views: 45768

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: 2923
Views: 154170

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: 610
Views: 185293

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: 2923
Views: 154170

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: 1403

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: 2923
Views: 154170

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: 2923
Views: 154170

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...