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by IP1960
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 31826

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

So what about all those poor people that are there today then that are going to be infecting each other? Surely they should have cancelled today's meeting too as the same infection rates will still apply whatever the day of the week surely? From watching the TV coverage from Doncaster this afternoo...
by IP1960
Tue 02 Jun 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 40683

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

From the British Gliding Association Twitter feed :-
The new owners of Bruntingthorpe airfield, Cox Automotive, have noted that as the site is increasingly used by vehicles, they do not deem it safe for a landing. Existing aircraft at the site that can fly will be asked to leave.
by IP1960
Sat 30 May 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Quick Airshow Return Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 2601

Re: Quick Airshow Return Survey

Thanks for flagging this up, completed.
by IP1960
Mon 04 May 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Footage of RAF Gaydon "At Homes" 1960s

Brilliant link, thanks. Such memories. The days when living in Worcestershire meant a number of shows were less than a 2 hour journey away! My first Gaydon "At home" was 68, as shown in this footage the great thing for me was that you often got more than one of some types, still remember I think 4 F...
by IP1960
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What will you miss most without airshows this year?
Replies: 23
Views: 2734

Re: What will you miss most without airshows this year?

As others have said - the social aspect, meeting up with friends, simply chatting to the person next to you, who you have never met before, but both with a common interest.
by IP1960
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 173001

Re: RIAT 2020

From ITV :- People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months, under a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort by the government likely to be enforced within the next 20 days. [Also posted in Waffle, apologies to those who ...
by IP1960
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 36877

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

From ITV :- "People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months, under a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort by the government likely to be enforced within the next 20 days." No mention in the article of "...
by IP1960
Mon 03 Feb 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 22424

Re: Flying Legends 2020

My early bird weekend ticket last year cost £60. Removing the weekend option and now charging for parking it means if you don’t book early bird tickets it’s now over £80 Had just been looking at prices and thought where has the weekend price gone? Now I see your post - last year my weekend was £59....
by IP1960
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Midlands Air Festival 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Midlands Air Festival 2020

Confirmed for weekend of 29th - 31st May. Back at original home of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire - 15 minutes from home, hurrah Usual format of Friday evening Nightglow (previously including Aerosparx etc), aircraft displays from 1.00 Saturday/Sunday. Balloons launches/tethers all weekend. No aircraft y...
by IP1960
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: T-33 / Meteor (possibly!) on M5 southbound
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Re: T-33 / Meteor (possibly!) on M5 southbound

Thanks Rob, yes looked at their FB page now!
by IP1960
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: T-33 / Meteor (possibly!) on M5 southbound
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

T-33 / Meteor (possibly!) on M5 southbound

Body only, really not sure on type, on opposite carriageway heading south on M5 this afternoon. Another addition for SWAM maybe?
by IP1960
Sat 23 Nov 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: CAA - 2020 Rules - Pyro!
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Re: CAA - 2020 Rules - Pyro!

jasonT1981 wrote:I've also seen some display teams that use Pyro's and fireworks saying that this will make things more dangerous and is a knee jerk reaction to a very minor incident or two last year.


Which incidents?
by IP1960
Thu 21 Nov 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 4053

Re: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?

Seeing all the Daks at Duxford was a great event, notwithstanding that it fell short of what may have been hoped, and the weather was pants. The Sunday of that week at Old Warden was fabulous with 7 of them there, and the chance to have a look inside and chat to the teams - I'm full of admiration fo...
by IP1960
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Meteor WD686 returns to RAF Defford
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

Meteor WD686 returns to RAF Defford

Bit late posting this as it happened back in October, others from Worcestershire and indeed Flypast readers may well be aware of this - the final aircraft to leave RAF Defford 60 years ago has returned for a 6 month stay following restoration by BDAC at Old Sarum. Meteor restoration would appear to ...
by IP1960
Mon 11 Nov 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Panorama: “Can Flying Go Green”
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Panorama: “Can Flying Go Green”

The programme was Panorama, the episode entitled "Can Flying Go Green"? :smile:
by IP1960
Fri 20 Sep 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 48731

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Couldn't make it this weekend so went along today. What a wonderful day. Sharkmouth is certainly "back", you couldn't keep him out of the sky today!
by IP1960
Mon 02 Sep 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Victory Show, Cosby 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 10139

Re: Victory Show, Cosby 2019

Do these Warbirds land at the small airstrip at Crosby before / after they display ? There is a nightshoot on Saturday, aircraft expected at that so far are said to be P47, P-51, T6, Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota, Catalina plus possibly others I would guess all dependant on ground conditions on the d...
by IP1960
Sat 31 Aug 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Victory Show, Cosby 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 10139

Re: Victory Show, Cosby 2019

Do these Warbirds land at the small airstrip at Crosby before / after they display ? There is a nightshoot on Saturday, aircraft expected at that so far are said to be P47, P51, T6, Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota, Catalina plus possibly others I would guess all dependant on ground conditions on the day.
by IP1960
Fri 30 Aug 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 48731

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Tom105 wrote:Usually are went two years ago and really enjoyed it


Thanks Tom, looks like Friday for me then.
by IP1960
Wed 28 Aug 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 48731

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Struggling to get to Saturday or Sunday, but Friday is an option. Subject to weather, serviceability etc am I likely to see a decent number of arrivals/practise flights?
by IP1960
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 551919

Re: RIAT 2019

BossMann wrote:On the Saturday the Frecce didn't do their 9 ship break or the 9 ship cross - are they not 'allowed' to do them at RIAT ?


Not well versed in Frecce routines so unsure about a 9-ship break, but the 5v4 cross took place several times?
by IP1960
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 551919

Re: RIAT 2019

Despite the obvious issues today, lack of flying and "damp" conditions, I still "sort of" enjoyed the day. 4 days of aviation - what's not to like? Running slightly late I got to Blue car park around 8.15 and found no queue either on the road or into the car park. I suspect a dif...
by IP1960
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Best route
Replies: 18
Views: 3596

Re: Best route

In the abscence of Jon Pertwee turning up on my door in the Tardis (thats one of the older kids ) , I am planning to come down from Worcs down the M5 ,. gettign off at junction 11 a then straight down the A417. There was a bit of a queue round the balloon island, then much bigger queue when coming ...
by IP1960
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 24461

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

How much 'variety' does EMA offer? I think if you like TUI/Jet2/Ryanair 737's you'll be in heaven Not the busiest airfield - having said that I think its the second largest freight airport after Heathrow, so that may bring in a few non-737 items! I see the third programme is about military aircraft.
by IP1960
Tue 16 Jul 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 551919

Re: RIAT 2019

Wissam24 wrote:
IP1960 wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:Looking forward to getting the early morning P&V West reactions....

I hope you all brought your long lenses


Have changes been made?


The fence looks to have been moved a good 20m+ back from where it was 2 years ago.


Oh dear. Thanks for the heads up.