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by Ouragan
Fri 02 Aug 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ellie in the news
Replies: 0
Views: 2212

Ellie in the news

Nice piece in The Times about our very own Ellie Carter this week. Well done, Ellie, and I hope you told that instructor where he could stick his thermals. Fear of flying? Not for Ellie Carter, the 16-year-old ace Ellie Carter is Britain’s youngest female pilot. Harry Wallop, who is nervous parking ...
by Ouragan
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 25216

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Think it would have been good having Dan Snow on, yes he's a good Historian think he would have been good especially on the war planes episode No. Please no. The man is a raving egotist who manages to put himself at the centre of everything he does. I saw the live cinema event he did for the Dambus...
by Ouragan
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 25216

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

andygolfer wrote:
Tommy wrote:Quite. And i’m the collection of sick bags. ...


there's nothing wrong with collecting sickbags!

(I've been collecting them for about 30 years and i'm perfectly sane).


You do realise you're not supposed to keep the full ones, don't you?
by Ouragan
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 25216

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

UKTopgun wrote:Painted those with an aviation interest as total wackos and oddballs!


But... but...

You mean some of us aren't? :shock:
by Ouragan
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 26271

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

To add to the other good points raised, I think the show although still very good hasn't been the same since the loss of Paul Bowen. And here I think you have hit the nail firmly on the head. Paul Bowen to my mind was the only one who really 'got' IAT/RIAT, and balanced it well between the enthusia...
by Ouragan
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 26271

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

To add to the other good points raised, I think the show although still very good hasn't been the same since the loss of Paul Bowen. And here I think you have hit the nail firmly on the head. Paul Bowen to my mind was the only one who really 'got' IAT/RIAT, and balanced it well between the enthusia...
by Ouragan
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 26271

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

Ohmigosh! :shock:

Perfect Curve did RIAT's marketing didn't they?
by Ouragan
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Calling Nikon D7500 users
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Calling Nikon D7500 users

After many years of using Minolta/Konica/Sony equipment, my most recent being the Sony A580, I am looking to upgrade. Partly because I also want to upgrade my lenses as well and Sony A-mount lenses seem to be disappearing quicker than virginity in a brothel it looks like I will be jumping ship. Afte...
by Ouragan
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567298

Re: RIAT 2019

I think the Friday opening concept at RIAT is good with VVIP visits and School Visits, BUT it shouldn’t be full price tickets and ALL special set-pieces / special flypast should be performed Saturday and Sunday only. Let Friday remain as a “preview day” with just a handful of display items. EXACTLY...
by Ouragan
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567298

Re: RIAT 2019

There said it - you can't discuss Friday shows without mentioning the rip off full price this year. And that is exactly the point. I am attending the two arrivals days only this year; Mrs. Ouragan is coming to the Cotswolds with me and will be chucking me out of the car at the P+V gate before roari...
by Ouragan
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 87472

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Yeovilton has always had a small crowdline compared to other shows, and I am frequently surprised at the crush of people down at the front. At a rough estimate, by the time you take out the hospitality chalets, I reckon there is about 320 metres -not a lot. The show was pretty good; the Alize, Wesse...
by Ouragan
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 24460

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

So we now have this petition and the protest at Yeovilton yesterday, along with local authorities deciding against supporting events. All small scale and not really having much of an effect. For now. The airshow industry and we as proponents and supporters of such events need to wake up to the fact ...
by Ouragan
Mon 08 Jul 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 32497

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

Surprised nobody has mentioned the RJFs Brexit mention.. I rather liked the little dig at Mr. Trump, when the RJF commentator mentioned that 1066 would have been a footnote in history if not for the RAF's overwhelming air superiority... But I digress. A superb day out, great weather and with that u...
by Ouragan
Wed 19 Jun 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567298

Re: RIAT 2019

With the RAF seemingly leaving it till the last minute to confirm anymore statics, wonder what they are likely to send - a Typhoon from each sqn, plus a F35 on static? The RAF always leave it late to confirm static aircraft but this year we should expect a couple of 5 & 11 sqn Lightnings from B...
by Ouragan
Fri 14 Jun 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 24460

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Full story from the Teignmouth Post : Green agenda puts airshow in doubt Climate change arguments are threatening to shoot down plans for a major airshow event in Teignbridge. Purse-string holders at the district authority are minded to knock Teignmouth’s new spectacular out of the sky because of it...
by Ouragan
Fri 14 Jun 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 24460

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Perhaps, but Teignmouth's local authority cannot do anything about that. It can, however, do something about an airshow in its area which it believes goes against its environmental policies. As can any local authority that has the same opinion when the organisers ask for permission to close local ro...
by Ouragan
Fri 14 Jun 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 24460

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Just been reported on local TV news that the new Lib Dem-led council in Teignmouth feels that the inaugural Teignmouth airshow does not fit in with its green policies and the climate change argument and while this year's show will go ahead, it is not likely to support future events.
by Ouragan
Thu 13 Jun 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trump proposes new Air Force one scheme
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: Trump proposes new Air Force one scheme

Quite tasteful, surprisingly, but oddly reminiscent of this:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Trump/B ... J4/4865875

Quelle surprise.
by Ouragan
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Trooping the colour flypast 8th June
Replies: 49
Views: 6673

Re: Trooping the colour flypast 8th June

It would help if you mentioned what was taking part so that we can all have an opinion.
by Ouragan
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 87472

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

MiG_Eater wrote:
G-CVIX wrote:Superb, and a CAG bird to boot. Line up of the year so far.


I agree it looks good... but in comparison to RIAT - really?


In terms of bang for your buck, actually yes.
by Ouragan
Thu 09 May 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 wish list
Replies: 398
Views: 66694

Re: RIAT 2019 wish list

The fact that yet again DBH didn't invite Russian participation shows how closed-minded people can be. We are not at war with Russia. There is no prohibition on travel. Aeroflot flies into Heathrow daily on wings built in the UK. Inviting them, even as just an unarmed transport, would build camarad...
by Ouragan
Fri 03 May 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 42218

Re: Yeovilton 2020

When it was announced that there would not be the annual event at Culdrose in 2018 it was suggested that the remaining Royal Navy airshow could be alternated between there and Yeovilton in future years. I was sceptical at the time and I remain so; Yeovilton is a bigger venue, it is located in a far ...
by Ouragan
Fri 03 May 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Four engine vs twin engine military jets
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Four engine vs twin engine military jets

Was there not an aircraft designer who when asked why his latest design had four engines, replied "Because there wasn't room for six". Close. It was allegedly the founder of Pan Am, Juan Trippe, who when asked why he only flew on four-engined aircraft, replied that it was because no compa...
by Ouragan
Wed 01 May 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Spirit Of Concorde Watch
Replies: 26
Views: 4503

Re: The Spirit Of Concorde Watch

They use the term 'you will not find this item anywhere else' with no apparent sense of irony whatsoever.
by Ouragan
Wed 01 May 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Four engine vs twin engine military jets
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Four engine vs twin engine military jets

The Kawasaki P-1 has four engines because that is the number that the JMSDF asked them to put on it. In any case, ask most maritime recce crew whether they'd be happy to stooge around several hundred miles from the nearest land with only two engines available and I don't think the answer would be ve...