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by benpk1
Thu 27 Jun 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Prop and jet Thrapston
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

Prop and jet Thrapston

Just saw what was possibly P-51 flying in formation with a jet possibly Provost. Hope they are practicing for a UK show - what a great sound. Can anyone confirm the types?
by benpk1
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 7:22 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: BBMF Biggleswade
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: BBMF Biggleswade

Definitely BBMF. I got a photo or two and it was tracking on FR24. I suspect a familiarisation flight for the flypast on Saturday, but odd that it didn't seem to buzz the airfield iteslf.
by benpk1
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: BBMF Biggleswade
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

BBMF Biggleswade

A little intrigued as to why the BBMF Hurricane was buzzing around the fields behind my house tonight. I though practice display for Shuttleworth, but the circuits were over the fields just north. Never the less after the Airlander last night it was good to have something of interest up and about.
by benpk1
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 9:21 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Selection from 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: Selection from 2017

Thanks and yes, I went to see the seals and got the Herc dropping flares all morning. This was the last pass to dump the rest.
by benpk1
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Selection from 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Selection from 2017

I wanted to share my highlights from 2016 - Mostly Old Warden and RIAT, but a couple of wildcards too. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2009/31990961874_191b7d24d5_b.jpg 20160508-_5084380 by Benjamin Pike , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2817/32710206931_eb7326a1fa_b.jpg 20160508-_5084721 by B...
by benpk1
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Super King Air G-IMEA
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: Super King Air G-IMEA

ImageGIMEA by Benjamin Pike, on Flickr
by benpk1
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Fly Navy II - 4 June 2017
Replies: 226
Views: 72253

Re: Fly Navy II - 4 June 2017

Last year's show was a highlight no doubt - especially pleasing as I only live a mile or so away. A Sea Fury would be great, but fingers crossed for the weather. There's a saying in Biggleswade that if you need a long term forecast on when it is going to rain months ahead look at the Shuttleworth Ai...
by benpk1
Sat 11 Feb 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Super King Air G-IMEA
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Super King Air G-IMEA

Spotted this on test at Cranfield. The bulge appears to be a new addition, anyone know what it is?
Figured out how to insert the picture now.

PS Hope this works, I don't usually post pictures.
by benpk1
Sun 05 Jun 2016, 9:06 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Fly Navy Day - 5th June 2016
Replies: 269
Views: 57626

Re: Fly Navy Day - 5th June 2016

As a local (Walking Distance) to OW, I have seen a lot of displays over the years and today's was up there with the best. Wildcat, Corsair and Bearcat tore up the place - although could have done without the whoops from the people behind me, yes they did get fairly low, but no need to whoop. Vixen s...
by benpk1
Wed 04 May 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK Airshow Review 20th Anniversary Competition
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Re: UK Airshow Review 20th Anniversary Competition

Entered, but got an email bounce message from danb in return. Have I entered?
by benpk1
Sun 02 Aug 2015, 9:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gnat crash at CarFest
Replies: 122
Views: 34518

Re: Gnat crash at CarFest

Having seen the three ship display at Culdrose on Thursday and having watched the Hunter display both there and today at my local (Shuttleworth) I feel a great sense of sadness of this tragic incident. I have a great admiration for the dedication and skills involved in keeping classic aircraft alive...
by benpk1
Mon 04 May 2015, 6:28 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Season Premiere Airshow (commemorating VE day) - 3rd May
Replies: 71
Views: 23852

Re: Season Premiere Airshow (commemorating VE day) - 3rd May

Crowd numbers pretty good. Parking next to the playpark was full. My highlights - Late mark 109. Worth entrance fee on its own, Nimrod last pass, Jumpin Jaques and the Comet. Well worth the last minute decision to go. I also sense a bit more determination to make things happen this year, so while th...
by benpk1
Fri 24 Apr 2015, 7:58 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Proper Low Merlin
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Proper Low Merlin

See my post from yesterday, just down the A1 in Biggleswade there have been Chinooks, Lynx's and Merlins much of this week at low level. Some carrying underslung loads, heading WNW and returning empty and lower SSE ish.
by benpk1
Thu 23 Apr 2015, 7:18 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Chinooks and Lynxes Mid Beds
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Chinooks and Lynxes Mid Beds

Anyone know what the almost constant flow of choppers over mid beds is all about? Jeeps etc being carried East and returning empty to the West.
by benpk1
Sat 23 Aug 2014, 9:56 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Spitfire over Cambridge
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Spitfire over Cambridge

Thats the one, thanks.
by benpk1
Fri 22 Aug 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Spitfire over Cambridge
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Spitfire over Cambridge

Just interested which late model spit was over Cambridge today at 15:00. Too distant for a good shot, but has letter C on the starboard side. Thought it was either BBMF PR19 or Hangar 11, but what I can see from other shots of these, it must be another - maybe from Duxford.

Thanks.
by benpk1
Sun 29 Jun 2014, 9:56 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Military Paegent
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Shuttleworth Military Paegent

Local to Shuttleworth, but first time picture poster. Hope this works ok. http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a555/benpk1/20140629-P6296242_zps1dc3caed.jpg http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a555/benpk1/20140629-P6296367_zpsac86b9fd.jpg http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a555/benpk1/20140629-P6296...
by benpk1
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 6:59 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Very low Bedfordshire heading East
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: Very low Bedfordshire heading East

I meant turboprop by the way. Fixed wing.
by benpk1
Tue 14 Jan 2014, 6:46 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Very low Bedfordshire heading East
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Very low Bedfordshire heading East

Anyone know what just went over my house 200 feet max in the dark? Sounded like a propshaft probably twin engine.
by benpk1
Sun 25 Aug 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 25/8/13
Replies: 43
Views: 9403

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 25/8/13

Thanks, based in a now sunny Biggleswade, so will take a trip up there in after a quick snack.
by benpk1
Sun 25 Aug 2013, 8:47 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 25/8/13
Replies: 43
Views: 9403

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 25/8/13

Morning, still thinking of coming along later, anyone know what time the Vulcan is due?
by benpk1
Thu 21 Mar 2013, 3:30 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: April Flying Day
Replies: 28
Views: 10305

Re: April Flying Day

The DH Comet is listed as "awaiting suitable runway conditions". I believe there is also a considerable amount of paperwork too, but fingers crossed for a test flight soon - hopefully over my house.
by benpk1
Thu 20 Dec 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: MAKS First Time
Replies: 1
Views: 7370

MAKS First Time

Hello, Can anyone offer some good advice and tips for attending MAKS 2013? It would be myself and my active 70 yr old father. We have never been to Russia before let alone MAKS and want some advice to ensure that our plans keep us safe and at the right place at the right time. A bit general I know, ...