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by Hammy
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp - Army Aviation.
Replies: 31
Views: 988

Re: 48hr Photo Comp - Army Aviation.

Great to see so many Austers posted! Here's two more - a Mk.V and an AOP.9 - and a Lynx Nine for good measure... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50978982882_c6c35c45a9_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50978166733_883fc54eac_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4821/46145713011_724d06537f...
by Hammy
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Biplanes
Replies: 41
Views: 1305

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Biplanes

Here’s three I had to hand:

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Ta,

Martin
by Hammy
Sat 06 Feb 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1149

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: 2017

Three taken within the space of a month during March and April 2017: Tony Whitehead's beautifully restored Morane-Saulnier MS.317, G-MOSA, at City Airport Manchester/Barton on March 12, 2017. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50913979993_77798bd960_h.jpg My one and only time with a Lynx Nine on SP...
by Hammy
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family
Replies: 31
Views: 1170

Re: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family

Here's a Grumman (later Gulfstream American) Cougar...
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by Hammy
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Desford petition
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Desford petition

I thought I'd give people an update on the Desford's return to flight. I'd planned to write an article about all this for Aeroplane when the aircraft had been issued with its permit to fly, but things have changed slightly over the past few days(!). The Desford has flown on nine occasions since maki...
by Hammy
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft

NAM Updater wrote:
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 9:24 pm
Evening Martin, as I said in my emailed reply to you yesterday - "....I don’t doubt your information, but any specific questions can only be answered by the County Council"
It’s not a question.
by Hammy
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: Reid & Sigrist RS4 Bobsleigh Desford aircraft

Should anyone be interested, here's where the Desford is up to.

To receive a permit to fly, it requires ten hours of flight testing. Nine hours and five minutes of that has been completed.
by Hammy
Mon 07 Dec 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Let's Burn Rubber
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Let's Burn Rubber

Virgin Atlantic 747-400, G-VLIP, touching down at Manchester one sunny morning in May 2018. I was working for Swissport at the time and about three hours or so after shooting it, I was in the bulk hold loading it for a trip to JFK. Happier, simpler times. https://cdn.planespotters.net/14788/g-vlip-v...
by Hammy
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10847

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

It may have been military types, as there are no complete Hermes left as far as I'm aware. Just the fuselage of G-ALDG at Duxford as part of the British Airliner Collection. I suppose it could theoretically be turned back into a complete Hermes if a Hastings was to be scrapped and its wings and emp...
by Hammy
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Twin-Stick
Replies: 28
Views: 1286

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Twin-Stick

A pair of 29 (R) Sqn Typhoon T3s at Waddington in 2013:

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Ta,
Martin
by Hammy
Wed 30 Sep 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets

Thanks to Andy for the kick up the arse to remind me I'm meant to be judging this - not that it matters as Tom's done my job for me. There's no topping Peter's shot of the Binman roaring out of Birmingham as far as I'm concerned. Dan's shot of the VARIG MD' a very close second - a fantastic combinat...
by Hammy
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets
Replies: 17
Views: 993

48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets

Genuinely surprised to have come out on top in the Raspberry Ripple thread. Seeing as it’s the 50th anniversary of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10’s maiden flight later this year, I’d like to see your best shots of Douglas and McDonnell Douglas jets. For clarity: DC-8, DC-9, C-9, DC-10, KC-10, MD-11 and...
by Hammy
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12:49 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple
Replies: 22
Views: 928

Re: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple

One from Northolt many moons ago...

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by Hammy
Thu 28 May 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Phantoms
Replies: 27
Views: 2286

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Phantoms

Proof that Yeovilton's Phantom doesn't just come out at night...

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by Hammy
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 2047
Views: 77121

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, N787BX (c/n 40692), visited Manchester Airport on April 24, 2012 as part of the Dream Tour - a six-month global sales pitch.

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by Hammy
Tue 31 Mar 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

Re: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020

Lovely shots, Stuart - do you know why the 809 NAS machine was jacked up?

A real shame that TBAG are on the look out for new premises.
by Hammy
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: FIA 2020 Participants
Replies: 33
Views: 37210

Re: FIA 2020 Participants

Tom105 wrote:Cancelled


Here's the official statement: https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/news ... g-fia2020/
by Hammy
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK airlines in danger of bankruptcy
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: UK airlines in danger of bankruptcy

There are 22 public service obligation air routes in the UK. Loganair operate 12, AirTask (Hebridean Air Services) hold eight, while Flybe and Eastern Airways each have one.
by Hammy
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: White Waltham Gannet
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

White Waltham Gannet

I'd expected that this would have been reported before, but apparently not... Long-time White Waltham resident, Fairey Gannet ECM.6 XA459, was seen being transported to its new home at Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle Airport, earlier today:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CasualUK/comme ... _m6_today/
by Hammy
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Skyhook Squirrel
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

Re: Skyhook Squirrel

Ewart wrote:Nice capture of a working helicopter. I do wonder though why a 'G' registered helicopter has a French Flag on the tail.


It's the former F-HLBR, transferred onto G- in September.
by Hammy
Sun 12 Jan 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Qatar Airways over Iran
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Qatar Airways over Iran

Given the airspace restrictions already placed on Qatari registered aircraft, they don't have a great deal of choice.
by Hammy
Tue 12 Nov 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXVII 19th March 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 25032

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXVII 19th March 2020

Please count me in Phil - it's been an awful long time since I last attended an NNS.
by Hammy
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Justin Needham
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Justin Needham

Justin Needham, who owned and displayed Cessna Bird Dog G-PDOG, has died.

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by Hammy
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: IMPORTANT - Future of UKAR
Replies: 180
Views: 27428

Re: IMPORTANT - Future of UKAR

jingernut wrote:And £22... surely the admins can muster that!


£3.67 a month...
by Hammy
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2019 Show dates
Replies: 50
Views: 15481

Re: 2019 Show dates

Makes sense to me. How many airshow fans dont appreciate decent food? Some lovely German grub on an Autumn's day. Throw in some classic Porsche, Mercedes in the grounds etc , Junkers 52 maybe? I realise it'd cost a fair bit, but they could always go a little bit mad and get the Junkers F.13 replica...