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by kinglear27
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41562

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Perhaps there is hope for the Boeing 747-300s (ex-Transaero), which have been stored at the airfield for some time. It seem that 3 contract jobs are available to restore at least one of them. https://www.adecco.co.uk/Job/boeing-747-classic-restorer-lutterworth-engineering-aerospace-automotive-contra...
by kinglear27
Tue 13 Aug 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: My take on RIAT19
Replies: 0
Views: 1455

My take on RIAT19

Hi everyone. Here's some of my images from this year's RIAT. Pretty pleased with how they have come out, as seen as it was my first time using a DSLR. A few flying display images to come when I have finished editing them. Constructive criticism welcome https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/485295416...
by kinglear27
Sun 11 Aug 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 39496

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

Hmmm
I'd love to see the return of the Ukranian Su27s. What else....
Polish Su22s
Mig 29
B1B
C17
C130
A400M
Harrier
USAF F35A
RAF F35B
USAF A10
French Rafale
Return of Couteau Delta if reactivated.
Su25
F18
Tornado
JF17
Turkish Stars
Team Iskry
F4
by kinglear27
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 36
Views: 7435

Re: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

Excellent news, looking forward to seeing these Harriers fly, hopefully in the not too distant future by the sounds of it! :clap: :up:
by kinglear27
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567269

Re: RIAT 2019

Jamie87 wrote:I'll assume that was our other flypast for today then?


NATO flypast was only ever scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
by kinglear27
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567269

Re: RIAT 2019

My take on this year's RIAT: A great day out! The positioning of the static displays was relatively good, with some nice rarities, especially those Turkish F4s. Flying display was likewise excellent, helped out by the weather, which allowed for no cancellations (excluding serviceability problems). H...
by kinglear27
Sat 08 Jun 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567269

Re: RIAT 2019

Fantastic work DBH! :clap: Looking forward to seeing this! :shock: :yahoo:
by kinglear27
Mon 18 Feb 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: British Airways 100th Anniversary
Replies: 85
Views: 18798

Re: British Airways 100th Anniversary

That BOAC scheme is a stunner. The paintshop have done a great job. :cool:
by kinglear27
Thu 10 Jan 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567269

Re: RIAT 2019

Fantastic support from the Spanish Navy. I’d better buy my tickets this week. An outstanding and rare first participant!
by kinglear27
Tue 30 Oct 2018, 9:58 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Threshold Navy Wings Nightshoot III
Replies: 15
Views: 2697

Re: Threshold Navy Wings Nightshoot III

Great shots! Particularly love the ones of the SHAR.
by kinglear27
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jaguar returning to flight?
Replies: 44
Views: 12551

Re: Jaguar returning to flight?

Quick search on Facebook suggests that XX841 is one of the most complete Jaguars ever sold by the MoD into private hands, so it seems like a good candiate for a return to flight. Pictures also suggest that it has been stored inside prior to its move to North Weald, so fingers crossed this project be...
by kinglear27
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 wish list
Replies: 398
Views: 66691

Re: RIAT 2019 wish list

NATO E3 participation would be nice!
by kinglear27
Mon 03 Sep 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Fouga Magisters at Cannes Mandelieu
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Fouga Magisters at Cannes Mandelieu

Thanks for sharing! The Fouga Magister is a great little jet - last saw one at Mainfonds Airshow in 2017 and was impressed!
by kinglear27
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Old Warden - 2nd September 2018 * Updated *
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Old Warden - 2nd September 2018

Stunning!
by kinglear27
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: NTM 2018 air to air
Replies: 38
Views: 7222

Re: NTM 2018 air to air

Astonishing photos! Definitely some of the best photos I have ever seen - congratulations. One of my favourites has got to be 22.
by kinglear27
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: QinetiQ New Livery
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: QinetiQ New Livery

Now that scheme is certainly impressive. :hypno: :love:
by kinglear27
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?
Replies: 39
Views: 6253

Re: Another jet warbird gone? Canberra to India?

What is it that everyone is proposing? That it sit for another four years in a hangar at Kemble? It is not even in a hangar at Kemble anymore. It has been parked outside next to XH135 for several months now, so will only deteriorate if left for a long time with no maintenance. At least XH134 has a ...
by kinglear27
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 104823

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

I appreciate running two airshows is very hard work for DBH, but I would love to see a return of Scampton Airshow in 2019. I would certainly try and make the date! A return of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight, but in a flying capacity, would certainly make it a 2019 season highlight!
by kinglear27
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Does HHA have an F4?
Replies: 55
Views: 15850

Re: Does HHA have an F4?

Regarding the HHA Hunters, I overheard one of the employees around ZZ191 saying that the Hunters are to undergo a glass cockpit upgrade - at a cost of around £110k per aircraft. Also, considering fatigue life alone, the aircraft could fly for another 600 years (if flown at the same rate as they do n...
by kinglear27
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 711492

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

According to the Airspace Co-ordination notice reference 2018-07-0026, a Restricted Access Temporary will be established for the Friday flypast only. It is also stated that the flypast will comprise of the following elements: VORTEX - 1 Puma & 2 Chinok from/to RAF Benson. MEMORIAL - Lancaster, 3...
by kinglear27
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 5:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 308684

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

This is a worrying development for anyone interested in GA and in Vulcan aircraft moving under their own power: m Mods: please move to another thread if you think it not relevant to the conversation. That as been in the pipeline for a while, its good news in some ways, The warwick council said they...
by kinglear27
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 308684

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

This is a worrying development for anyone interested in GA and in Vulcan aircraft moving under their own power: m Mods: please move to another thread if you think it not relevant to the conversation. That as been in the pipeline for a while, its good news in some ways, The warwick council said they...
by kinglear27
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 711492

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Anybody know which Martin Baker Meteor is coming for static display - WL419 or WA638?
by kinglear27
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Tommy at Cosford
Replies: 16
Views: 3658

Re: Tommy at Cosford

Tommy wrote:I knew to expect it, but the Red Bull Bo105 is the must mental helicopter display I've ever seen. They turned it inside out. :joystick:


Having seen the Bo105 display as Mainfonds last year, i can definitely say that it was the best helicopter display I have ever seen.
by kinglear27
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT Seating Plan 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 25964

Re: FRIAT Seating Plan 2018

F100 and F101 - Mach 2. Looking forward to this year's show!