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by boff180
Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: E-4B TITAN25 at Stansted
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: E-4B TITAN25 at Stansted

Great catch mate
by boff180
Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4:17 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Old Paint
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Old Paint

Don’t copy/paste the image from Flickr, click the share icon in the bottom right of the image page in Flickr (looks like an arrow pointing right) and select bbcode, select the size of image you want to display and copy/paste that into the forum.
by boff180
Tue 13 Apr 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Old Paint
Replies: 32
Views: 1225

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Old Paint

https://live.staticflickr.com/8219/8308197796_92872169b5_o.jpg GA-10A - 77-0199 by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8518/8504674474_98c19bc2a1_o.jpg F-15C Eagle - WA - 78-0511 by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/2848/32801680574_a47eded660_o.jpg Merlin HC...
by boff180
Thu 08 Apr 2021, 2:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4600
Views: 306505

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Yup I have a Dutch friend who, after spending a few summers working at a hotel, was planning to move to Scotland so had set up a UK bank account. That’s now been closed. They aren’t impressed and now hope Scotland gains independence so that they can follow their dreams. But ya know, at least people ...
by boff180
Wed 07 Apr 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Blackpool Airshow 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Blackpool Airshow 2021

Confirmed cancelled today, less than 4 weeks after it was confirmed to be going ahead.
by boff180
Tue 06 Apr 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48Hr Photo Comp: Baring its teeth
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: 48Hr Photo Comp: Baring its teeth

https://live.staticflickr.com/4478/38120634411_42b696993c_o.jpg Tiger Meet 2017 by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/3841/14618203059_dee7a36807_o.jpg Beechcraft AT-6 and T-6C Texans by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8219/8308197796_92872169b5_o.jpg GA-1...
by boff180
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 5:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5779
Views: 261862

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Exactly, that is still very vague (and published 2 minutes after my post, typical). It certainly shows that if they are implemented then they are at least considering it for specific circumstances only.
by boff180
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5779
Views: 261862

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I was sitting around having a think earlier. I get G-CVIX's frustrations - I do. I came to the conclusion this afternoon, this is a balancing act and there are 5 things that they are trying to do. Whether I agree if some of these are correct or not is irrelevant. 1. Minimise further damage the econo...
by boff180
Sun 04 Apr 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Animals
Replies: 36
Views: 1046

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Animals

Tiger https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49851308681_9e663e6ec4_o.jpg Tigre by Andrew Evans , on Flickr Tiger https://live.staticflickr.com/758/22104798361_bd1002d4eb_o.jpg F-5E Tiger by Andrew Evans , on Flickr King Cobra https://live.staticflickr.com/8192/8370655895_66465593e0_o.jpg P-63F King Co...
by boff180
Sun 04 Apr 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5779
Views: 261862

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Perhaps an unpopular opinion but I personally believe these proposed vaccine passports are too lax in an effort not to be seen to discriminate. To the point they won't work. The vaccination program has always been about reducing the effect of the virus on those that catch it (as it isn't 100% effect...
by boff180
Fri 02 Apr 2021, 8:39 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Tiger Meet 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Tiger Meet 2021

aviodromefriend wrote:
Fri 02 Apr 2021, 7:31 pm


Why would you announce a date at which the conversion to a new type will start for a unit, when you disband that unit before that date?
Because it's common practice in the RAF for the Unit to disband then stand back up on a new type. They're assuming the RNLAF would do the same.
by boff180
Fri 02 Apr 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5779
Views: 261862

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Yeah, 30 overall blood clots in 18 million doses is 1:600,000; it's the specific CVST rate that works out at c.1:850,000 (818,181 to be exact)
by boff180
Fri 02 Apr 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5779
Views: 261862

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

They've recorded 30 cases in people that have received the AZ jab, that does not mean the AZ jab has caused it. 22 CVST and 8 of other blood clot types. That said, there's been over 18,000,000 doses administered so far. The "normal" risk for experiencing a CVST is 5 in 1,000,000 per year or 1 in 200...
by boff180
Thu 01 Apr 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Coningsby 31-3-21
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: RAF Coningsby 31-3-21

12 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51018420185_4d3eb2d83a_b.jpg _C6A6061 by daniel kennedy , on Flickr 13 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51087695742_9cbcfee9bd_b.jpg _C6A6169 by daniel kennedy , on Flickr Looks like they had an interesting day, those Paveway IV aren't dummy rounds - they h...
by boff180
Thu 01 Apr 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAAF 100th Flypast
Replies: 28
Views: 3321

Re: RAAF 100th Flypast

Ordered mine direct from the mint.

https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/a-century-o ... collection

Came to £111.38 including postage and credit card fee for paying in a AUD. There was no import duty and Australia Post sent me updates every day on the package by email.

Ta

Andy
by boff180
Thu 01 Apr 2021, 1:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAAF 100th Flypast
Replies: 28
Views: 3321

Re: RAAF 100th Flypast

The entire presentation and planning of RAAF 100 has been superb and outs what the RAF did to shame. When I saw these announced by the Royal Australian Mint, I had to import a set - they’re superb quality brilliantly presented in a special RAAF 100 tin box in the shape of a hangar. Nice little inves...
by boff180
Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Weapons
Replies: 30
Views: 1006

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Weapons

You spin me right round baby..... https://live.staticflickr.com/2825/11713711103_a9b8a142fb_o.jpg F-16C 87-0352 ED - USAF by Andrew Evans , on Flickr The self-destructing gun-pod! #notbeastmode https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49324931077_5a451de6c1_o.jpg F-35B Lightning II by Andrew Evans , on F...
by boff180
Sun 28 Mar 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Hawker
Replies: 38
Views: 1183

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Hawker

https://live.staticflickr.com/981/40477994130_5838fd40a3_o.jpg Hurricane by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/5697/22485001027_37291561dc_o.jpg Hunter by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49846008227_74fe6fe183_o.jpg Fury by Andrew Evans , on Flickr
by boff180
Sat 27 Mar 2021, 1:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7313

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

There were two. ZG468 (a true WS-70 built by Westland from a kit supplied by Sikorsky) Sold to Royal Bahrain Air Force July 1996 and operated with the serial 961. G-RRTM (originally built by Sikorsky as a S-70A N3124B and converted into a WS-70 with RR engines by Westland) Was then converted into an...
by boff180
Fri 26 Mar 2021, 6:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7313

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

Weren’t Westland as was going to build Blackhawks under license once upon a time for UKAF? What would be the chances of repeating that? Slim I guess since the take over by Augusta Two were produced as demonstrators under a strict license (designed to prevent the success of the Sea King taking sales...
by boff180
Thu 25 Mar 2021, 8:03 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Tiger Meet 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Tiger Meet 2021

According to this Portugese news website, the planned/rearranged public events including the Spotters Day for the 2021 meet have been cancelled due to COVID.

https://www.lidadornoticias.pt/en/beja- ... 4-de-maio/

The article is dated today (25th March 2021).
by boff180
Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7313

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

The Army is retiring its oldest CH-47 Chinook helicopters and investing, alongside the US, in newer variants of this operationally proven aircraft, enhancing capability, efficiency and interoperability. Our AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters will be upgraded to a state-of-the-art capability by 2025. I...
by boff180
Sat 20 Mar 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 100 Royal Marines defeat 1500 USMC in exercise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

100 Royal Marines defeat 1500 USMC in exercise?

According to the press today anyway.... https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/19/uk-military-to-unveil-shift-towards-hi-tech-warfare-as-cuts-bite At an urban warfare exercise last year in California, the British say, nearly 100 marine commandos defeated 1,500 of their US counterparts because ...
by boff180
Fri 19 Mar 2021, 10:42 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr photo comp: Old & New
Replies: 31
Views: 1062

Re: 48hr photo comp: Old & New

Going to go full on America with my entries..... https://live.staticflickr.com/8227/8370644795_1354c762fe_o.jpg USAF Heritage Flight - F-22A Raptor, QF-4E Phantom, P-51D Mustang and a P-47D Thunderbolt by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49789804758_527db85a67_o.jpg Legac...
by boff180
Wed 17 Mar 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hour photo competition: Twin Bladed Huey's
Replies: 28
Views: 1021

Re: 48hour photo competition: Twin Bladed Huey's

https://live.staticflickr.com/8479/8207023288_df781eb524_o.jpg UH-1N Huey - '69-6610' - USANG by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49773902633_6fd7893134_o.jpg UH-1 Firefighter by Andrew Evans , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/4483/38066416666_ccc922a545...