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by Occam
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.
Replies: 44
Views: 8156

Re: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.

It did occur to me that "false landing" would be a pretty good description of some of my early (and not so early) attempts to nail the round out...
by Occam
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.
Replies: 44
Views: 8156

Re: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.

The term 'False Landing' seems to have come from an IWM Press Statement so presumably taken as an accurate description of what happened. Can't blame the journalist for that, then, but you'd have thought whoever released the IWM Press Statement could do better! I just searched "false landing" in cas...
by Occam
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.
Replies: 44
Views: 8156

Re: Sea Fury forced landing in Harston, Cambs.

To be fair, I doubt many of us would do a good job of writing a news article, in a very short timescale, about something we knew nothing about. Given the repeated reference to a "false landing", I suspect the journalist has at least made the effort to have a phone conversation with someone who knows...
by Occam
Tue 04 Aug 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airline brinksmanship over Covid-19
Replies: 49
Views: 9326

Re: Airline brinksmanship over Covid-19

They say book all your hols through a proper tour company but it can work out much more expensive than building your own package And that's one reason why; in addition to all the margins and mark-ups, you're also paying the operator to absorb a lot of the financial risk. Like you, I book all my hol...
by Occam
Mon 06 Apr 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airline brinksmanship over Covid-19
Replies: 49
Views: 9326

Re: Airline brinksmanship over Covid-19

The perils of dealing with small operators. It's not just small operators; I have a return Eurotunnel trip that I booked last Summer (because I like to plan ahead). They're allowing me to rebook, but only within a year of the date on which I made the original booking (as opposed to within a year of...
by Occam
Thu 02 Apr 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft storage question.
Replies: 23
Views: 3686

Re: Aircraft storage question.

bizfreeq wrote:All of the BA aircraft from LHR to Bournemouth came straight here. None went via Glasgow.

I don't mean they landed at Glasgow. Can't find any examples now, but check out this Virgin flight on Tuesday:
https://www.flightradar24.com/2020-03-3 ... T/244cea86
LHR-LHR via a turnpoint near Glasgow.
by Occam
Thu 02 Apr 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft storage question.
Replies: 23
Views: 3686

Re: Aircraft storage question.

On a related topic: On FR24 there have been quite a few BA aircraft flown from LHR-Bournemouth via a turnpoint in the vicinity of Glasgow; also saw a Virgin aircraft doing something similar, though I didn't see where it ended up. Anyone know why?
by Occam
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 11073

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

I'd completely forgotten: "Plane on fire" seen from the school playing fields - subsequently identified by a tame adult as an F-111 doing its thing. And not quite seen, but: Woken at a very antisocial hour by a number of VERY loud fast jets passing overhead at what sounded like quite low l...
by Occam
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 11073

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

A couple of weeks ago I was in the Lake District photographing Blea tarn in Langdale. I heard jet noise and cursed my luck for not being over at Thirlmere, Then from below up popped a Hawk T2 in a turn overhead which then dived back down into the valley in a Langdale loop. Really dynamic flying and...
by Occam
Fri 01 Nov 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: NOTAMS
Replies: 9
Views: 1996

Re: NOTAMS

You might find this site helps with interpretation (at the very least, the locations are pretty obvious):
https://notaminfo.com/ukmap
by Occam
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Local light aircraft experience flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Local light aircraft experience flights

Are you thinking of an aircraft big enough to take all of you at once, or would a 2-seater do the job? Bicester Gliding Club is local to you, and does air experience flights in motor gliders.
by Occam
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 16004

Re: Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2018

Traffic management seemed to work pretty well on Saturday. As expected, there was a significant exodus after the Red Arrows; after watching the Strikemaster and Blades I probably only dithered around for another 30 mins or so before leaving, and was able to drive straight out of the car park onto cl...
by Occam
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 796555

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

I don't agree with kids pushing in front of photographers any more than I agree with photographers pushing in front of kids. However... To the minority of photographers who think their activities at an airshow are somehow more important or more worthwhile than the kids: Some of those kids will go on...
by Occam
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 10:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anything around Lens. France?
Replies: 11
Views: 2690

Re: Anything around Lens. France?

Mimoyecques is well worth a visit too; site of the V-3 supergun that was intended to rain 300lb artillery shells on London.
by Occam
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-35 Ground Training Aids unveiled at Culdrose...
Replies: 36
Views: 8031

Re: F-35 Ground Training Aids unveiled at Culdrose...

Can't understand why people find it so hard to see the benefits from using a replica airframe to simulate the real thing?! As said. There the same size in every aspect. Hight, width weight.. Then even look the same! And all for a fraction of the cost of the real thing!!! And rather cheaper to fix i...
by Occam
Wed 20 Jul 2016, 2:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vectored thrust
Replies: 37
Views: 5025

Re: Vectored thrust

I was hypothetically reviewing the 'options' available if we had built Carriers "With Cats & Traps " Why did we have Gas Turbine propulsion & not a reactor?, making the Carriers dependent on rendezvousing with an 'Oiler' for fuel? I'm guessing the very high cost of developing a br...