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by spellow3010
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Miramar Museum to close!
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Miramar Museum to close!

That is bad news... some nice airframes there I haven't seen.
by spellow3010
Thu 18 Feb 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I should think burning a DVD copy of the VAT for personal use at home would be okay. Who is really going to know? At some point it will probably fall off YouTube and be forgotten. Might be a different matter if flogging copies at the local market however. Del Boy!! And if VAT 2021 becomes a thing th...
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Solves a lot of problems.
Thank you for the endeavour and the attempt DBH. Stay safe and roll on 2022 - hopefully.
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I am living in The Netherlands,and carried over my ticket+bus[not FRIAT], to this year. I am 67 and at the moment I do not know when I will get my Covid vaccination,at the current time I need a negative test to be able to travel to the UK,then 14 days quarantine and 2 negative tests,and then anothe...
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

On top of that, you have the issue of the product we are going to get for our money. This is a worry too. £200+ for FRIAT, £100s on accomodation, fuel, food, etc, for a potentially sub par product is not good. Of course that's a concern to people. I've had £200+ locked in FRIAT and £150 in Kempsfor...
by spellow3010
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 10:17 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Well, the Patrouille Suisse are always able to put on a show, even if it's raining. So assuming the Virtual RIAT 2021 goes ahead, we can count on them for entertainment even if it's not actually in the sky over Gloucestershire!
by spellow3010
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

From what I've heard , there are already offers of aircraft for the show, but they are not being publicized until it's clear the event can go ahead. Love this kind of post, it's so helpful :up: about as helpful as this one - I do realise that... Even if you had nothing from other counties and went ...
by spellow3010
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

As a FRIATer, a Typhoon, Red Arrows and a funfair (and some RAF Halton gliders) - as much as I 'love the sum of all their parts' does not a RIAT make. That's not what I permitted my RIAT 2020 package money to be carried over into 2021 for if I am being honest. Yeah, probably sounds ungrateful etc, a...
by spellow3010
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I'm with Tommy on this - whilst no news is often met with 'nothing to worry about,' I think in this case, it's important for people already invested in this event (the rolled over FRIAT packages etc) to be honest and up front about progress, what to expect and what can be done if either a) the event...
by spellow3010
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

They are saying Autumn for everyone to be vaccinated now. Given under 50s is the last group, that might be a big hit on RIAT attendees if RIAT insist on a vaccine before entry? Also, a lot of places are saying a negative test no more than 3 days before. If that happens for RIAT, how would that work...
by spellow3010
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

After last night's Whitty and Boris show, I have been left with the feeling that although they are trying to give us good news (a vaccine is here, hooray), they always underline that good news with future terror - Mr Whitty making it quite clear that even with a vaccine, next winter (just 10 months ...
by spellow3010
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 50th Anniversary Book
Replies: 14
Views: 3713

Re: RIAT 50th Anniversary Book

My copy has arrived today... Very heavy and satisfying to hold in your hand (s). Exterior of the hard-backed book is very high quality. I appreciate the hard work that must have gone into producing the book.. I was however surprised with the format of the book interior - it is like leafing through a...
by spellow3010
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Chuck Yeager

He outright called Eric Brown a fraud and a liar and said that the UK contributed nothing to the war. Hard to find respect for him, to be honest. I'm glad someone else was thinking it! +1... I remained really quiet over it. One of those times where if 'you can't say anything nice, don't say it' app...
by spellow3010
Thu 05 Nov 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5139
Views: 231186

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

Well the precedent is there now. The lockdowns and restrictions will continue until there is either a vaccine, or they decide enough is enough and 'let it rip.' Of course, no right minded politician (not one that would seek to be re-elected in the future anyway) would ever agree to the 'blood on the...
by spellow3010
Thu 05 Nov 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2021 Airshows
Replies: 27
Views: 4984

Re: 2021 Airshows

'We'll have the virus beaten by Spring 2021...' effectively claimed Boris. Back in March, I think his crowd said the same about 'returning to normal' by Autumn 2020. They'll just keep moving the short-term goalposts to stop people going bonkers with angst and despair because at the end of the day, t...
by spellow3010
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 72
Views: 11171

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

As a previous responder in this thread, one of the other things that has come to mind under Covid is the security 'pat-down' for any event operating under public health restrictions. So many 'un-washed' civilians to process onto the base. Bag searches, pat downs, electronic wands etc. RIAT is my Chr...
by spellow3010
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 72
Views: 11171

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

With the current 'whack a mole' in and out deployment of restrictions, I would be amazed that a charitable event (with so much initial outlay to put the event on) like RIAT 2021 would even get off the drawing board. Far too much financial risk just now with how things are. With the greatest of respe...
by spellow3010
Tue 07 Apr 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft storage question.
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Aircraft storage question.

Fab.

So what I've learned is, FR24 tells lies and isn't worth the time and effort. Happy days.

<holds breath, shakes head, and walks away...>
by spellow3010
Mon 06 Apr 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft storage question.
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Aircraft storage question.

All of the BA aircraft from LHR to Bournemouth came straight here. None went via Glasgow. I don't mean they landed at Glasgow. Can't find any examples now, but check out this Virgin flight on Tuesday: m LHR-LHR via a turnpoint near Glasgow. Occam - I'll back you up on this, I saw a British Airways ...
by spellow3010
Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers
Replies: 28
Views: 5127

Re: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers

I saw this too Boff, an interesting development for certain should it come to fruition...

As sad as it will be to lose the Tonkas, the thought of super-bugs/growlers is happy news for me. Love F-18s... and the super-bugs are... well... bae. :love:
by spellow3010
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 190864

Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

Just been on Sky News (yeah, I know), UK Government has received a report from SAGE (collective of scientists about emergencies such as this) that states that we should plan for social distancing to be around for up to a year. With an arrest today on the Isle of Man for not self isolating, I think t...
by spellow3010
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Red Flag 20/2
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: Red Flag 20/2

Nice images... Buffs were the highlight for me last week... Those and the flexing of the Aggressor F16s in beautiful light... :up:
by spellow3010
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Luke AFB Airshow - March 21st and 22nd 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 3385

Re: Luke AFB Airshow - March 21st and 22nd 2020

Yes, many thanks for your updates Boff... I was out on a trip that covered Red Flag (last week) and was scheduled to take in Yuma show, El Centro show, Luke show and Lancaster Fox Field, along with an overflight of the boneyard/bus trip round it. The US quickly started to fold up on itself and the r...
by spellow3010
Thu 05 Mar 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 42126

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

Wow... great to see the pedantry ejaculation very much alive and well on UKAR. Take a bow. I've spoken to Greek people quite regularly as part of a different interest thank you very much. They taught me how to greet people, if not the correct spelling. For the avoidance of doubt, my pigeon-Greek con...
by spellow3010
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 42126

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

Argus - a SAAB design isn't it? I think the Swedish AF brought one to RIAT around the turn of the century if memory serves correct. A strange looking contraption on the roof I thought at the time... but then the Wedgetail caught my eye. I think the Greeks brought an Argus over in 2013 too? I remembe...