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by n0143773
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 100998

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

I laughed out loud at this.
by n0143773
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 100998

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Can't believe all the discussion. Simple summary of 2017: 1. Ticket prices were too high, in so far as they did not offer value for money when comparing the flying display to other alternatives; 2. The quality of the flying display was poor. This had nothing to do with a lack of effort from DBH - i...
by n0143773
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 100998

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Can't believe all the discussion. Simple summary of 2017: 1. Ticket prices were too high, in so far as they did not offer value for money when comparing the flying display to other alternatives; 2. The quality of the flying display was poor. This had nothing to do with a lack of effort from DBH - it...
by n0143773
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 100998

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

BossMann wrote:so why can the flying display not be of equal standard?


You answered that earlier in your own post:

BossMann wrote:and the dates set for 2018 to be 8/9th September, clashing with the Belgian Air Days at Kleine Brogel and the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovak air force at the Czech International Air Fest
by n0143773
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Looks like the Germans have sent more than 1 typhoon!

Edit - the others are off to Coningsby it seems!
by n0143773
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 6:55 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Oil spill 727 added to flying and Excell Piper Navrajo added to static. A good addition, has the 727 displayed at Cosford with the Blades in formation - pity the blades are at Sanicole... Still hoping for a USAF flypast of some sort, but it is getting a little late. I don't think there is any sign ...
by n0143773
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 6:57 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Oil spill 727 added to flying and Excell Piper Navrajo added to static. A good addition, has the 727 displayed at Cosford with the Blades in formation - pity the blades are at Sanicole... Still hoping for a USAF flypast of some sort, but it is getting a little late. I don't think there is any sign ...
by n0143773
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 3:15 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

boff180 wrote:So..... how do the Viggen, Lansen, Draken and Tunnan sound......

Because they've just been confimed!


3 of them displayed at waddo for £25... plus way more. They're static for £40? Knock yourself out.
by n0143773
Thu 17 Aug 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

I'm referring to the article on the previous page (http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/ ... ned-276748) - the one with Paul himself sat smiling in front of it?
by n0143773
Thu 17 Aug 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Update: We're almost doubling the number of aircraft at the show with this update, and there is still more to come! Taking to the skies the Bronco Demo Team will be displaying the Vietnam-era OV-10B Bronco, piloted by Tony de Bruyn. BAE Systems will also be displaying their beautiful 1930s multi-en...
by n0143773
Thu 17 Aug 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Update: We're almost doubling the number of aircraft at the show with this update, and there is still more to come! Taking to the skies the Bronco Demo Team will be displaying the Vietnam-era OV-10B Bronco, piloted by Tony de Bruyn. BAE Systems will also be displaying their beautiful 1930s multi-eng...
by n0143773
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XH558: The Next Next Chapter
Replies: 8
Views: 3127

Re: Vulcan XH558: The Next Next Chapter

Another disappeared XH558 topic, I see. Presumably some serious handbagging went on this morning which merited it ? Given the informative posts and discussions it contained, will it be cleaned up and resurrected or - like it's predecessors - has it been hoofed into the dark recesses never to be see...
by n0143773
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XH558: The Next Next Chapter
Replies: 8
Views: 3127

Re: Vulcan XH558: The Next Next Chapter

Another disappeared XH558 topic, I see. Presumably some serious handbagging went on this morning which merited it ? Given the informative posts and discussions it contained, will it be cleaned up and resurrected or - like it's predecessors - has it been hoofed into the dark recesses never to be see...
by n0143773
Thu 10 Aug 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Has Northolt Station Flight Disbanded?
Replies: 12
Views: 3949

Re: Has Northolt Station Flight Disbanded?

Well, in theory: You no longer employ the personnel for that task or have to maintain the equipment so that drives your costs down or frees up personnel for other tasks. Also, as the contracts are put out to tender the competition should drive down the price and force the contractors to seek other ...
by n0143773
Sat 29 Jul 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: uk maritime surveillance aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: uk maritime surveillance aircraft

And the Nimrod is being replaced. So, non story. It is a huge capability gap of 10 years though, especially when the Government said Hercules, Merlins and Frigates could handle the role, which has obviously been proven this was not the case. The merlins were only supposed to replace the search and ...
by n0143773
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Well I'm going both days because I got both tickets along with the RIAT ones early on. I sincerely want it to be a success but I feel a cloud of disappointment at the current line up. The report of the RAF finding the time and money to put up a six-ship of Tornados for a Families Day proves that th...
by n0143773
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: More F-35 woes...
Replies: 467
Views: 101938

Re: More F-35 woes...

Except you also have active RAF personnel telling you the aircraft is completely useless...... but yeah... you know best
by n0143773
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: What is it with the USAF?
Replies: 37
Views: 7355

Re: What is it with the USAF?

I would have thought security plays a part. Bigger crowds create a bigger risk of incident. They have everything they need at the base anyway, so why rush in/out with loads of people around. US assets are certainly more appealing to trouble makers than those of, say, Switzerland or New Zealand.
by n0143773
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 11:44 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

I spoke to some guys at RIAT about Scampton and mentioned to them that I was enthusiastic about the show despite some of the bad press they'd had. They seemed pretty exhausted and, frankly, a bit uninterested in Scampton. When I mentioned to them how much i'd love to see the Norwegian Starfighter t...
by n0143773
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The end for Austrian Typhoons?
Replies: 16
Views: 5584

Re: The end for Austrian Typhoons?

No surprise - the avionics and weapon systems have serious issues, and they're fed up of paying money for stuff that doesn't work. Next!
by n0143773
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Confirmed flying - the 'world renowned' Global Stars display team. (I had to google them...)
by n0143773
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 751068

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

THUNDERBIRDS are alledgedly arriving tomorrow .. Arriving where? I'd check your source I think, cos that'd be really really (really) odd. told ya 'Ya' did, 'ya' probably shouldn't have. Or maybe it doesn't matter, I dunno but the movements for Yeovilton that someone posted were pretty quickly taken...
by n0143773
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wimbledon 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2247

Re: Wimbledon 2017

anyone see the Karlovic - Bedene match? superb drama, loved every minute. PS my rant neglected to mention John Inverdale. So poor that he makes John Lloyd look good. Karlovic is one of the most boring tennis players I've ever had the misfortune to watch. He's a circus freak who can do nothing but s...
by n0143773
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 230813

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

One thing that surprise`s me is that there is no participation from Waddington .. yet. I had assumed this was a cert based on a certain logic (??) that it was previously held at Waddington. Ah, no actually, I don't think the Scampton Airshow has ever been held at Waddington.... Just to clarify, the...
by n0143773
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 236941

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

UK Airshow Review wrote:'Whilst the RAF/MOD and the Red Arrows sought to embarrass themselves'

Bit harsh considering this is supposed to be a somewhat 'professional' review.