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by Xray833
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6232

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

rockfordstone wrote:
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 12:17 pm
Traveller wrote:
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 10:01 am
Time to start moving to other/new hobbies I think. Looking at all the same looking airliner twins, UAVs, small numbers of fighters I think the hobby is over..............

Please do.
by Xray833
Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air(show) & Country Show 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Abingdon Air(show) & Country Show 2021

This has hit me more than expected, but it's really really heartwarming to have crumbs of 2021 airshows put before us. I acknowledge that there's a long road ahead, and much is still uncertain, but it's just bloody fantastic to see. Wessex flying display is bloody top! Nice one Tommy I agree entire...
by Xray833
Sat 24 Oct 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 257
Views: 39859

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

Hi all. Not wishing to sound like a broken record, but has anyone had a refund yet? Cheers. Yes, mine went into my bank on 6th. of this month. Not sure how they are dealing with them as far as order goes, possibly as they were purchased. Mine was rolled over from the May show which in turn was purc...
by Xray833
Sun 19 Jul 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: First Show on July 18
Replies: 64
Views: 7776

Re: First Show on July 18

I agree entirely with the comments above, it was a superb afternoon and evening. The use of a radio instead of the pa system was a stroke of genius and I understand that it is likely to continue with the pa system being used only at the beginning and for any special announcements. I was fortunate to...
by Xray833
Sat 27 Jun 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 26170

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

In a normal airshow season, when would announcements begin for Duxford's September show? I would assume after Legends? Anyway, Catalina is self confirmed. However, this was probably post-lockdown and cancellation of most shows. At the moment as long as it`s got wings ( or rotors ) and flies I`ll go.
by Xray833
Tue 17 Mar 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Midlands Air Festival 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1931

Re: Midlands Air Festival 2020

email just received "Subsequent to the recent government announcement on curtailing large gatherings and our concerns for the rapidly changing developments of the Coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of the Midlands Air Festival have reluctantly had no option but to cancel this year's event, wh...
by Xray833
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Culdrose Air Day 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 29626

Re: Culdrose Air Day 2017

What was the actual reason for the St Mawgan Air Day to be disbanded. Not sure of the reason but probably came about when the Nimrod squadrons moved to Kinloss. The base was then gradually run down and in 2008 most of the airfield was taken over by Cornwall Council and it is now Newquay Cornwall Ai...
by Xray833
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Premium membership
Replies: 18
Views: 8989

Re: Duxford Premium membership

AFAIK there is no preferential on-site parking for premium members The enclosure has no tiering and has rows of chairs If you choose to remain on the grass area in front of the marquee, you are not permitted to use seats, so you must stand or sit on the grass. The rules are enforced in a rather hit...
by Xray833
Wed 21 Aug 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Family Airshow - 4th August
Replies: 36
Views: 12318

Re: Family Airshow - 4th August

Personally, the reasons why people are attending an airshow (and their topics of conversation) don't matter one bit to me. What matters, and what is most encouraging, is seeing large crowds filling the place month after month. They've had a fantastic year, aircraft participation and public attendanc...
by Xray833
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 88298

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

[quote="JJC"]Hardly like-for-like... :tumbleweed:

Not fussed about the Blades, I`m not their greatest fan but I will take Rich Goodwin`s display over 2 dull grey Hornets on static any day.
by Xray833
Wed 01 May 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Season Premiere- 5th May 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 17641

Re: Shuttleworth Season Premiere- 5th May 2019

Mine cost £18.50 as an SVAS member. Excellent value, and I don't mind bunging SVAS a few quid (plus gift aiding it) each year in the knowledge they are a purely voluntary organisation, so a large proportion of their income each year is used to buy the aircraft spares for The Collection instead of b...
by Xray833
Fri 12 Apr 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Does anybody sketch aircraft? In addition to photography...
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Does anybody sketch aircraft? In addition to photograph

[quote="Rodan"]Greetings! I am in the throes of planning and making reservations for this event; my wife and I will be on holiday and I've blocked out time to attend this airshow. I like to sketch, as well as photograph, aircraft and usually try to strike a balance between these activities...
by Xray833
Thu 07 Feb 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 71596

Re: Flying Legends 2019

Tickets themselves for May show were through the news letter subscriber presale part of the IWM website. The ticket section was done by 'Universe' Interestingly the section has been removed from the website... So I hope my tickets are still valid :/ someone may have jumped the gun with putting the ...
by Xray833
Tue 29 Jan 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 77609

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019

Abbo46 wrote:[tweet]https://twitter.com/cosfordairshow/status/1089927406025089027[/tweet]


Dakota - as used in Operation Market Garden, the air drop at Arnhem ?
by Xray833
Mon 07 Jan 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 576918

Re: RIAT 2019

wasn't really sure where to post this, so apologies if this isn't the right place. This year will be my first RIAT, and at other shows i tend to leave early so as to avoid the traffic as thousands of people flood out of the show. however, as a result of the calibre of the aircraft attending the air...
by Xray833
Wed 26 Dec 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Camping near Yeovilton?
Replies: 7
Views: 4006

Re: Camping near Yeovilton?

MiG_Eater wrote:Just wondered if any had any recommendations for local campsites usable for the airshow.


I believe there is a campsite at the base. I`ve never used it so don`t know the details.
by Xray833
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2019 Show dates
Replies: 50
Views: 14892

Re: 2019 Show dates

The tedious Race Day is the one which should have gone, though given that a large number of the types that fit the theme are based there, it is a considerably cheaper theme to build a show round than, say, Fly Navy was... Having done Race Day once, that was plenty for me. I'll save my £35 that week...
by Xray833
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 105710

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Valley is a non-starter IMHO as the personnel live in Lincolnshire and a move to somewhere reasonably commutable will be a factor, not to mention the clash with MFTS training requirements in Wales. WHAT ? are you saying that military personal can decide where they live and work now. Are we really t...
by Xray833
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2018 Security
Replies: 81
Views: 11805

Re: 2018 Security

Search the first 500 or so in the queue....that'll teach them for rocking up outside the entrance 6 hours or so before the gates open! Negatives, negatives there are always negatives. I`m sure the 500 would be very happy, secure in the knowledge that they were easing the path for their fellow air s...
by Xray833
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2018 Security
Replies: 81
Views: 11805

Re: 2018 Security

If “security” as practised at RIAT has to be I suggest that on entry to the holding area a random selection of about 500 to 800 people are directed to a special gate and are subjected to the full search. Everyone else, regardless of however much they are carrying or pulling on trolleys, be waved thr...
by Xray833
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 39511

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

The negative comments about the Reds I just don’t understand, no one seems to be complaining about the F-35 going off to display... and I really can’t see what makes Frecce so good yet Reds so boring, if anything I thought RAFAT on Sunday were neater. I imagine that a part of it is familiarity bree...
by Xray833
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: World Cup Final
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: World Cup Final

[quote="
Anyway it's all over now so we can get on with an airshow !

Rich[/quote]


Looking forward to it.
by Xray833
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: World Cup Final
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: World Cup Final

neilos wrote:May get shot down for this, but, you go to an airshow to watch aircraft, not to watch a footie match, regardless if it’s a World Cup final.

Just a shame Legends haven’t taken a leaf out of RIAT’s book!



+1
by Xray833
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day
Replies: 351
Views: 97938

Re: 2018 Yeovilton Air Day

Or avoid the 303. It's just a suggestion but you could always go from Middle Wallop down to Salisbury and then take the slower A30 through Shaftesbury and Sherborne, or take the A354 to Blandford then cut across country. Both might seem longer but the 303 is likely to be gridlocked not just a Stone...
by Xray833
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 955
Views: 188022

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Yes that silence from the commentary team , was unusual, I wondered what was going on myself. Even when the Avro Anson arrived to display, the silence remained. Think there has been mention of the Planes TV livefeed going down around lunchtime - I wonder if there is a connection. I was told by one ...