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by Alanko
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 179
Views: 34074

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Or you could take the view that the Vulcan would have enabled the development of a heritage facility with unrestricted runway use and good access. Lots of aeroplanes at Bruntingthorpe that would have been far more attractive alongside the Vulcan. Given that none of them fly, do they need unrestrict...
by Alanko
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 141168

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

We even let this forums favourite Meteor fettler have a go, and I've honestly never seen him smile so much, even though we had a starter motor failure. Yes, me smiling has been known to happen! https://i.postimg.cc/sgDjRTRW/67890537-2561490603909329-5507014742037757952-n.jpg looking forward to havi...
by Alanko
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 3499

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

With the announcement by the Government that they are bringing forward the date for stopping sales of Diesel / Petrol vehicles, could the Electric Vehicle revolution spell the end for airshows and other events at remote sites. I always enjoy these slightly myopic "but what does X mean for airs...
by Alanko
Sun 28 Jul 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)
Replies: 36
Views: 8378

Re: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)

A bit of a shame, this. They've not had any luck for the past few years. 2017 was completely washed out (discounting a wobbly flypast from a Cub and an invisible Typhoon). Last year the lineup was curtailed extensively by weather, and same applied yesterday. The hint of bad weather and all the histo...
by Alanko
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18775

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

I feel sorry for the couple, and I hope they consider legal action. The guy looked like an RC 'scaler' with, among other things, a nice looking P-51 model. Everything from their social status to their ages, and to their physical appearance, has been under the knife on social media. A lot of folk hav...
by Alanko
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Peter Teichman's thoughts
Replies: 62
Views: 11344

Re: Peter Teichman's thoughts

Brevet Cable wrote:And still trying to work out how the hell any portion of the blame could be attributed to the Chinook crew! :dizzy:


Because they didn't play the game and let a cavalier old man play at fighter pilots with immunity. Nobody likes a grass!
by Alanko
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 141168

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Shackleton To The Skip! If this thing ever flies I will eat my hat. An interesting project ruined by amateur hobbyists, and some petty turf war that has more than a whiff of 'pikey' about it. Same guys have been saying for years that the Shack-shaped scrap metal at Long Marston is going to be worked...
by Alanko
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Interesting Mach Loop pass...
Replies: 18
Views: 5109

Re: Interesting Mach Loop pass...

The Mach Loop spotter community sound like the biggest gang of utter planks possible. Lets be honest here, this sort of person isn't capable of feeling empathy, so they can drop the line about the poor airman being dobbed in. They don't want to see their one hobby taken away. I've heard about this l...
by Alanko
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hellenic Air Force Dakotas
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Hellenic Air Force Dakotas

Apparently they are still there! https://www.flickr.com/photos/erwinalexander/31078472432 Give this a bash. You can see a small dump of Dakotas on the edge of the airfield here: https://www.bing.com/maps?q=40.529762%2c+23.031534&FORM=HDRSC4 Aerial imagery is obscured on Google maps for Greek mil...
by Alanko
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 10:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What is the aircraft behind Poppy's garden centre, Romsey ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: What is the aircraft behind Poppy's garden centre, Romse

I think you are looking at Supermarine Scimitar XD332. It belongs to Solent Sky and was restored to an immaculate cosmetic standard... and then dumped outdoors in the location you describe.
by Alanko
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Edinburgh RAF flypast 13 September
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: Edinburgh RAF flypast 13 September

Was a Typhoon around 13:30 or so. There was talk of it flying over the city, but this didn't happen.
by Alanko
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Travelodge LHR Central
Replies: 20
Views: 3400

Re: Travelodge LHR Central

It was stopped for that good old scare tactic, "security reasons". There is a certain hotel where you didn't need to be hotel guest to use their terrace, but that has been stopped due to the inconsiderate and downright rude attitude of some spotters towards staff and other guests. If you ...
by Alanko
Thu 06 Sep 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will the classic jets ever return?
Replies: 34
Views: 3820

Re: Will the classic jets ever return?

The answer is 'no', the classic jets won't be returning. It isn't as simple as Shoreham stopping the 'fun' overnight, or the CAA cracking down on the fun either. The overall count of classic jets in the display circuit has been on the decline for a while; at least since the late '90s. It is also int...
by Alanko
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 292182

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

If VTTS fail I think the future for XH558 is dire. As I've said before; there are other B2s out there. Being the last flying Vulcan isn't that distinguishing an accolade. There are more complete B2s out there, and enough in secure indoor storage to ensure the survival of the type. Chop her up! Nobo...
by Alanko
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 23050

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Airshowhammer wrote:This thread just makes me want to see 10 B-52’s scramble at RIAT in thick black fumes!


Snowflakes such as yourself can now get Viagra on the NHS, and confine these odd Freudian delusions to the dustbin.
by Alanko
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Key Publishing Forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 3522

Re: Key Publishing Forums?

It actually has quite a few, all of them extremely up their own arses. Have a read of what youve put again, and then figure out what is wrong with that statement....... It has some members with 'Moderator' as their title, but they do the bare minimum of moderation, if any at all. The only one I can...
by Alanko
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Horizon Air Q400 Crash.
Replies: 13
Views: 3058

Re: Horizon Air Q400 Crash.

A very sad story, and unfortunately people seem to consider this guy some sort of hero in some quarters. People are even suggesting that he was somehow a skilled pilot because he pulled off that roll. In another universe he planted that Q400 straight into the water; it was blind luck and nothing els...
by Alanko
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Key Publishing Forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 3522

Re: Key Publishing Forums?

Marathon, which of their aviation forums has the mods you refer to? The Flypast forum doesn't have any moderators, so it can't be that! It is the only forum with the 'quote' function disabled simply because the mods are too lazy. ARRSE was down for about 4 or 5 days recently. And they brought it ba...
by Alanko
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 292182

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Not so much 'out of the frying pan & into the fire', but more a case of 'one step closer to being a pan'. Out of the frying pan, into the wok. VTTST's acquisition of the Canberra was scatterbrained and regrettable. However the Twin Pin that was likewise loitering at Coventry has become a glampi...
by Alanko
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?
Replies: 39
Views: 5868

Re: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?

Probably a good job its not going to the scrapman, who's going to step up and save the other one? You see the same chat on all the car forums whenever a photo is posted of an old Jaguar sent to the banger racing oval. The consensus is "pikeys in rigger boots, wrecking a classic motor!!! Argggg...
by Alanko
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Edinburgh Tattoo Flypasts 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Edinburgh Tattoo Flypasts 2018

Some info has finally trickled out. To quote 'stu5748' on the Fighter Control forum, who is himself quoting 'jimauckland2000' on the ScotAvNet... The exact aircraft have not yet been confirmed however I can tell you that there will be a variety of planes and helicopters. The fly over dates and times...
by Alanko
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?
Replies: 39
Views: 5868

Re: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?

Wow!! Well that flushed out the staffers! They don't like it up em!! I suggest you look up the word Xenophobic as in no way can my post be classified as such. Once again if the staffers views or comments are challenged they remind us all that it is their ball and they can take it home if they want....
by Alanko
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?
Replies: 39
Views: 5868

Re: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?

And, side note, why is it with anything to do with India that sodding "foreign aid " comments crop up? I'm surprised that, as a member of staff, you are surprised at this given the core demographic of the spotter community. The heaps of peak Daily Mail thought process and behaviour that p...
by Alanko
Mon 30 Jul 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?
Replies: 39
Views: 5868

Re: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?

Why would India want a Canberra version they've never operated?? Because there is more to life than pathetic rivet-counting. I doubt anybody offered a freebie of this magnitude would turn it down for such silly reasons. Perhaps the Indians simply would prefer to get any sort of historic aircraft in...
by Alanko
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: East Fortune Airshow 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 9403

Re: East Fortune Airshow 2018

After last year it was a case of 'once bitten twice shy' for me. I backed off getting a ticket until I saw a weather forecast for today, and it got to the stage that I woke up this morning to 'Holywood special effects' levels of heavy rainfall, with bands of heavy rain straddling the country. From w...