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by PirateTrickster
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 44
Views: 2478

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Just to add my 2p - I doubt the runway is long enough to land at Duxford. The B-52 arrived prior to the M11 when the runway was longer, and there’s a claim that even with that it was the shortest runway a B-52 has ever landed on.
by PirateTrickster
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

Re: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)

Unknown74 wrote:
Sat 04 Jul 2020, 5:35 pm
I agree with you Euan Buchan. If they did it should route ERI - Western General - St Johns’ Livingston.
As I understand this was the first of a number of flypasts they plan over the summer, so they may well come your way in the weeks to come.
by PirateTrickster
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)
Replies: 11
Views: 1948

NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)

The ARCo ‘Thank you NHS’ Spitfire is doing some flypasts of Herts, Beds & Cambs hospitals on Sunday. Timetable a little bit down this page:-

https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/our-hospit ... d-birthday
by PirateTrickster
Mon 04 May 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: ZH005
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: ZH005

ZH005 Islander of the Army Air Corps seems to be on a jaunt across England, took off from Aldergrove, just over the top of us in North Kent. Damnit, flew literally straight over my house (East Herts) v low, assumed it was some civilian plane, and had twigged it was an Islander which I thought was a...
by PirateTrickster
Fri 03 Apr 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 226
Views: 32189

Re: Deceased in 2020

by PirateTrickster
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What do the Red Arrows do this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 3560

Re: What do the Red Arrows do this year?

Interesting comment on Twitter last night - apparently one of the Red Arrows dropped in at Stansted yesterday, which is a little unusual? If they can't do mass flypasts maybe solo/pairs flypasts? Could they send the synchro pair out to draw hearts in the skies?
by PirateTrickster
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What do the Red Arrows do this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 3560

Re: What do the Red Arrows do this year?

OK I'll rise to the bait since you think I've asked a silly question - what can the Reds actually do, realistically? With social distancing measures you could argue they shouldn't really be displaying, or even doing pre-advertised flypasts, for fear of creating a gathering of people. And they can't ...
by PirateTrickster
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What do the Red Arrows do this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 3560

What do the Red Arrows do this year?

Regardless of whether or not you're a fan, it does strike me that there's not much point in the Red Arrows training this year - no RIAT, no Yeovilton and no doubt many more cancellations to come. What can the Red Arrows actually do this year - I did think of flypasts although would likely encourage ...
by PirateTrickster
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Statement on Covid-19
Replies: 8
Views: 6895

Re: Shuttleworth Statement on Covid-19

Excellent statement - clear, concise, puts everyone in the picture, well done Shuttleworth.
by PirateTrickster
Fri 27 Sep 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 25765

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

Puma arrival time now 0955L.
by PirateTrickster
Fri 27 Sep 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 25765

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

Roger_Over wrote:Looking forward to seeing the Delfins flying!


Sorry fella - I think one of them's gone tech although DLFN should be airbourne.

NOTE - the Puma arrival is now reported as being 0900 tomorrow (originally 1000).
by PirateTrickster
Sun 22 Sep 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 47636

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

I guess ENG v TON (Rugby World Cup) may be a factor too.
by PirateTrickster
Wed 18 Sep 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 25765

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

Anyone else curious as to what today's 'big' announcement was going to be? Assume something like a C-130 / A400 / Lancaster flypast.
by PirateTrickster
Fri 30 Aug 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 25765

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

I've gone from being very excited about this to being pretty bemused... Talk about having a great theme and not sticking to it. The more the merrier - loads of vintage jets plus lots of other bonus aircraft - what's not to like? Some of the types I've never seen flying before. I for one am really l...
by PirateTrickster
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537813

Re: RIAT 2019

3enrique wrote:Does someone know when the flypasts will take place tomorrow?


Only one flypast confirmed tomorrow, the one involving eight spinning propellers. Sadly no NATO, 747/Reds or PDF/Reds tomorrow. Rumours suggest a B2 might put in an appearance although no confirmation of this from RIAT.
by PirateTrickster
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537813

Re: RIAT 2019

Fishrage wrote:I keep hearing and seeing rumours of a B2 this year... please dont tell me it's in Sunday only again...


Is this a Saturday attendee complaining that something isn't flying that might be on the Sunday? Chuckle.
by PirateTrickster
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537813

Re: RIAT 2019

Airbus announcement was for a futuristic 'Bird of Prey' design being unveiled.
by PirateTrickster
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537813

Re: RIAT 2019

I should caveat this post and say that I'm going to RIAT for the first time this year, on Sunday (was lucky enough to inherit a ticket gratis), so have no previous experience to draw on. Very much looking forward to it, although I can't help thinking events are transpiring that aren't going to help ...
by PirateTrickster
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: DH88 Comet due over Hatfield 27th July
Replies: 1
Views: 1559

DH88 Comet due over Hatfield 27th July

Read yesterday that the Comet (G-ACSS) is due to do a flypast over Ellenbrook fields on 27th July, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the Comet airliner.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48773900
by PirateTrickster
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 68318

Re: Flying Legends 2019

Thanks for the replies - will make a trip up tomorrow, cheers.
by PirateTrickster
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 537813

Re: RIAT 2019

Airshowhammer wrote:
jingernut wrote:Wow! Now that's an update!

https://bit.ly/2r8gf2a


Holy smokes, Sunday goers you lucky sods :shock: :heyhey:


I'm really sorry


As a Sunday attendee, well played sir :clap:
by PirateTrickster
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 68318

Re: Flying Legends 2019

Hi all,

I currently have Friday booked off, and was thinking of going to Duxford (not far from me) in the hope of seeing some aircraft flying - I'm wondering, however, if there won't be much going on. If anyone's been on the Friday before an airshow was there much activity?

Cheers,
by PirateTrickster
Sun 07 Jul 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 31118

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

Excellent show today - like others highlight was the 7 Hurricanes and in the presence of one of the surviving 'few' made it especially poignant. Thought the RJF were excellent, the Edwardians a nice bonus. Frankly the best show I've been to at Old Warden. Felt like it was nearly a sell out too, so g...
by PirateTrickster
Fri 05 Jul 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 31118

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

3 x Stieglitz! Thought it was just one. It's getting better and better.
by PirateTrickster
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 31118

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

so as it's my first old warden show I'm looking for advice. someone told me that i wouldn't need my 150-600. would i get away with my 70-300? I use a 70-300. It's enough for the runway and most passes, but the extra reach will open up more options for you. i'll just stick with the 150-600 then. if ...