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by alans895
Sun 29 Mar 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 38131

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Wissam24 wrote:OK, let me rephrase that. Why are you, Speedbird, so sure that you know more about this than the entire world's medical and epidemiological expert community?


Because some people just feel the need to voice their opinion even when they have absolutely no idea at all! :wall:
by alans895
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 42249

Re: Yeovilton 2020

Hats off to them for a change of heart in relation to refunds.
by alans895
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 38131

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

The World has China to thank for this whole tragic mess! Not only were they aware of it, but actively denied the existence to other nations despite a leading Chinese physician being silenced by the Chinese Government. And still they deny any responsibility. m What can one expect with such disgracefu...
by alans895
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 177468

Re: RIAT 2020

Suggest you re-read my post, and then the articles you linked. Nowhere does it say WILL. It's all speculation at the moment. "Mass gatherings are to be banned across the UK from next weekend, the government has announced after Boris Johnson’s cautious approach to the coronavirus outbreak was o...
by alans895
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 2:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 38131

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Even if RIAT isn't cancelled, surely the line up would be slim. The world has bigger things to worry about and finance, than sending assets to the UK for an Air Show.
by alans895
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 38131

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I think it is only a matter of time before the decision to cancel events such as RIAT and Yeovilton is made. I only mention these 2 shows as they are 2 of the 3 shows that I was to travel from Australia to the UK for on the 1st of July. In Australia, medical authorities are speculating that the viru...
by alans895
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 38131

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Granted, not the UK, but I fear it is a sign of what's to come in the UK this season.

For me, booked and paid up to travel from Australia for Old Warden, Yeovilton and RIAT, I stand to lose thousands of dollars.

https://www.aero-expo.com/aero-en/news/ ... nement.php
by alans895
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 42249

Yeovilton Air Day 2020 & COVID-19

I asked: Hello, Can you please inform me of the policy regarding refunds in the event that the Air Day is canceled due to fears of the spread of the Corona Virus? Sincerely, Alan Crane (Australia) Reply: Hi Alan, Thank you for your email. At present we are continuing planning as normal for Air Day i...
by alans895
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 177468

Re: RIAT 2020

Australia has just declared the "Corona Virus" as a Pandemic. With all the talk about cancelling major events such as the Olympics and Formula One selected races, what are the general feelings about "Corona" affecting RIAT given the spread of the virus and RIAT being some 4 month...
by alans895
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 177468

Re: RIAT 2020

I'd agree with that.

The RCAF CF-18 Demo in 2018 was very ordinary.

The RAAF F-18 Demo runs rings around it, with the same safety concerns and restrictions.

The only real positive was the scheme, and another countries participation.


Alan
by alans895
Sat 23 Nov 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM

Thanks also to Big_Gareth and others who have replied. The images posted on Flickr have been sharpened and processed firstly in LR, then PS. I'll give the Back Focus a run in preparation for next years RIAT. RAAF Edinburgh was like a 'dust pit' with very high winds and shooting in the afternoon glar...
by alans895
Sat 23 Nov 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM

Sorry for the delayed reply.

Thanks George. Hopefully the MD/ EXIF data is available to view now.
by alans895
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Canon 5DIII with Canon 100-400 L II USM

Just returned from an RAAF Air Show at Edinburgh, South Australia and really disappointed with my images. It has caused me to re access my photographic techniques. Firstly, with the Canon 100-400 mm L USM II, should I use Mode 2 or 3 for flying subjects (IS)? Secondly when shooting aircraft in forma...
by alans895
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: BBMF Lancaster Nose Art
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

BBMF Lancaster Nose Art

I was absolutely ecstatic to have finally had the chance to photograph the BBMF Lancaster at RIAT 2018 on my third visit to the UK. Unfortunately it was undergoing maintenance after the engine fire during my 2015 & 2016 trips. I have been slowly processing some of the 30,000 images that I took o...
by alans895
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: What did we all buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 6513

Re: What did we all buy?

Thanks Airshowhammer.
by alans895
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: What did we all buy?
Replies: 36
Views: 6513

Re: What did we all buy?

Hey Airshowhammer, would there be any chance you could please show what the Ukranian SU-27 patches look like? I couldn't get back down that end when they were selling, but have checked eBay and there is a Ukranian seller selling the SU-27 patches. Want to make sure they are the same as sold at RIAT ...
by alans895
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!
Replies: 353
Views: 38721

Re: RIAT 2018: Thoughts & feedback!

Did anyone find departures today a bit dull and disjointed? Were crews advised not to show off top sides on departure?
by alans895
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 712630

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

How can they bump the Osprey, when we don't have it displaying Sunday, and Friday's display was in bad light? Very disappointed!
by alans895
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Norwegian Vampires @ North Weald
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Re: Norwegian Vampires @ North Weald

Excellent images!

Can't wait to photograph these arriving & departing at RIAT.
by alans895
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 712630

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

I'd like the Air Cadet's glider.
by alans895
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 8376

Re: FRIAT Forum

Thanks Andy. I must have got it confused with my Yeovilton 2016 package.


Regards,



Alan
by alans895
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 8376

Re: FRIAT Forum

My FRIAT package just arrived in Australia.

I attended my first RIAT in 2016 with a Mach 3 ticket. I thought there was more in the envelope in 2016, and maybe a car pass/sticker.

Can someone tell me if there should be a car pass/sticker in the package?

Regards,



Alan
by alans895
Sat 02 Jun 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 712630

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Me also!
by alans895
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 3:44 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT Seating Plan 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 26002

Re: FRIAT Seating Plan 2018

I contacted the FRIAT staff for clarification and was very happy with how professional and courteous they were. It is exactly as Airwolfhound explained it. If you purchased a Mach 3 and got placed well down the stand it is because you elected to have an aisle seat. The aisle seats are very popular, ...