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by Big_Gareth
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lakenheath Heritage jets.
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Re: Lakenheath Heritage jets.

Both departed from the Heath today, around 08:30 - 09:00. However only the blue tail returned (just prior to lunchtime). Reports on Facebook suggest that the red tail flew to Ramstein in Germany. Does anyone know if/when it might return?
by Big_Gareth
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Seeking info on midlands planespotting: best places and tim
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Seeking info on midlands planespotting: best places and

I seem to remember some reports of photographers at Sheldon Park being mugged for equipment so take care. Was last week or so. Threatened with a machete and 2 cameras were stolen. If you want to do BHX, there is a NCP multi-storey car park on the cargo side of the airfield that gets you a decent vi...
by Big_Gareth
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM

Hi Alan I used this camera/lens combination for a while and used these settings: AI Servo mode (very important as AI Focus is rubbish) IS Mode 3 (the IS only kicks in at the last moment when you press the shutter, which can help to keep the target stable when focusing) AF Point Expansion with 8 surr...
by Big_Gareth
Mon 09 Sep 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport 2019
Replies: 99
Views: 28049

Re: Southport 2019

I went to Southport yesterday and really enjoyed the show. Having been to Bournemouth the week before I thought the flying was much better yesterday from a photographic point of view. The T-33 for example seemed much closer and showed off its top surface a lot more. It's a shame that the Swedes had ...
by Big_Gareth
Mon 09 Sep 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Victory Show, Cosby 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 9501

Re: Victory Show, Cosby 2019

I returned on Saturday for the first time since 2015 and I loved the "new" flying display line. Although there was little variation in each aircraft's display, the flying was superb and from a photography point of view, I think this is my new favourite venue. With topsides on every pass, w...
by Big_Gareth
Sat 01 Jun 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: D-Day Squadron photoshoot
Replies: 7
Views: 3974

Re: D-Day Squadron photoshoot

Absolutely beautiful images Keith, glad you got to do the shoot in the end and certainly looks worth the wait!! Furthermore glad to see you posting on here again.
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Big_Gareth
Tue 29 Jan 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Enthusiast Photography Events Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 5221

Re: Enthusiast Photography Events Discussion

I've been watching this topic with great interest as I'm a serial nightshooter and I am addicted to them. I've probably been to 20-30 of these events over the last 3 years and spent far too much money on them. Some of them have been outstanding, offering great day's out. A few have been very poor an...
by Big_Gareth
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: North Weald 'JetFest' (UPDATED)
Replies: 25
Views: 4475

Re: North Weald Jet Fest Day 1 - Gnat F1

Lovely looking aircraft, shot #2 is great.
by Big_Gareth
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow

These are great, thanks for posting. 12, 18, 20 and 21 are superb! Makes me regret not returning on the Sunday. Lots of contenders for a photobook :wink: 20 is one of the best shots I've seen from the show. Top work! :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Big_Gareth
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford BoB - Saturday [updated]
Replies: 6
Views: 1747

Re: Duxford BoB - Saturday [updated]

Very nice shots, especially given the conditions. I think you were stood close to me looking at these. I particularly like the shots of the Vampires and the very wet Blenheim, well done. :clap:
by Big_Gareth
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 121028

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I went yesterday purely for the Harrier. Was the air show worth £40, of course not! But I am really pleased that I put the effort in to go, because I left with photographs of the Harrier that I couldn't get elsewhere. Catching the F-16, A350, 727 and Red Bull stuff that I missed at Legends was a ver...
by Big_Gareth
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 121028

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

techniquest wrote:
The Spanish Harrier displayed and was great to see - but you only got the full hover impact if you were at a very specific part of the airfield;


Can I be cheeky and ask where this specific part of the airfield was, I'm hoping to go tomorrow?

Cheers
by Big_Gareth
Sun 27 May 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 56019

Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

In my opinion a mediocre show at best with a handful of excellent displays that just about made it worthwhile. The Rafale, Schlepp, Spitfire, Swordfish and Navy Wings Sea Fury were great, everything else was very underwhelming. From the M11 end displays felt further out and much higher than last Sep...
by Big_Gareth
Sun 27 May 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, Warks
Replies: 75
Views: 15472

Re: Midlands Air Festival 18th-20th May 2018, Ragley Hall, W

Comet102 wrote:Did the Fury display on Sunday?

No, sadly not
by Big_Gareth
Sun 27 May 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 26.5.18
Replies: 11
Views: 2834

Re: Duxford Air Festival 26.5.18

Well the P-47 display wasn't what I'd hoped for, ie: topsides, good light, bit closer maybe. But a lot of that is out of the pilots control, its early days too, its first display in a post Shoreham airshow world, the pilot is well known and respected by enthusiasts, a different venue and later in t...
by Big_Gareth
Sun 20 May 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Saturday Evening at Old Warden
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Saturday Evening at Old Warden

Cracking shots Arthur, wonderfully sharp!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Sorry to miss you again, on what was another fabulous show. That first Lancaster pass; :shock: :shock: definitely one for the scrapbook!!
by Big_Gareth
Wed 16 May 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Marham 15/05/2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: RAF Marham 15/05/2018

Well done Adam, I really like these :clap: :clap: :clap: Surprised you haven't had more comments. A very nice result from 40 minutes work.

I'm hoping to go back to Marham before the 35's arrive, any chance you could let me know where these were taken from?
by Big_Gareth
Sun 13 May 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary
Replies: 190
Views: 33013

Re: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary

Cheers guys 06Jul13-this was at the start of the run as the Bleriot doesn't display, it travels a few feet above the ground in a straight line and there were too many heads in the way to get a decent shot. That's typical, my first ever Old Warden show was the one after!! It's been on the schedule th...
by Big_Gareth
Sun 13 May 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary
Replies: 190
Views: 33013

Re: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary

Does anyone know the actual date, of the last time the Bleriot performed a public display?
by Big_Gareth
Sat 12 May 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary
Replies: 190
Views: 33013

Re: May 6th - Season Premiere & RAF centenary

I've been to most OW shows in the last 4-5 years and I am still yet to see the Bleriot outside! I've seen the Deperdussin probably twice. I just think that they are too old/valuable, why risk it? They should probably stop writing them on the schedule though.
by Big_Gareth
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Wellesbourne Wings & Wheels 2018 CANCELLED
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Wellesbourne Wings & Wheels 2018 CANCELLED

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but just seen this posted on the XM655 site: Stop Press – Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels 2018 XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society regret that the Wellesbourne Airfield landowners, Littler Investments Ltd, have not given authority for our proposed Wings and W...
by Big_Gareth
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The US & UFOs
Replies: 46
Views: 7072

Re: The US & UFOs

The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence and high probability estimates for the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations There is quite an interesting read on why there has been no contact with aliens here: https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html Enj...
by Big_Gareth
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Wars thread. Spoilers within.
Replies: 49
Views: 5903

Re: Star Wars thread. Spoilers within.

pbeardmore wrote:
Its just the most dreadful writing and makes JJ look like some kind of genius.


Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong. - Luke Skywalker

:tongue2: :tongue2:
by Big_Gareth
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Wars thread. Spoilers within.
Replies: 49
Views: 5903

Re: Star Wars thread. Spoilers within.

Leaving aside our own personal views, on the Rotten Toms website, Rogue One is getting an 87% approval rating, the Force Awakens is 88% and TLJ is currently on 52%. There clearly is some sort of issue here. Spoken like a true statistician because of course I could quote the critic's scores RO 85%, ...
by Big_Gareth
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 11:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Wars thread. Spoilers within.
Replies: 49
Views: 5903

Re: Star Wars thread. Spoilers within.

from TFA & R-1 I get the impression that they've lost the plot......they seem to be trying to distance themselves from the originals( to appeal to a new, younger audience ) but appear unsure how. They have to move the series in a new direction. With all due respect how much leg room was there i...