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by Elliott Marsh
Sat 02 May 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*

Great to see this continue! I've been flat out on other things and haven't had a chance to add anything myself, but will give it a go this weekend. It's largely been covered by Dave and Ben, though.

In the home video, Jerry Mead identifies the Air B Mustang pilot as Francois Gonnet.
by Elliott Marsh
Thu 09 Apr 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Old Warden Navy Day - May 1989
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: Old Warden Navy Day - May 1989

These are pretty awesome. I had no idea a Sea Harrier had operated from Old Warden! The best variant, too.

Seamus wrote:Absolutely superb :clap:


I wondered how long you'd take to comment. :grin:
by Elliott Marsh
Thu 09 Apr 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1917
Views: 83781

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Michael Gove - his usual strange self (and if any politician gives even 0.1% credence to Icke's reptilian takeover he does) but open, compassionate and on top of his brief. Not really a discussion for the COVID thread admittedly, but I can't say Michael Gove's voting record has ever suggested "...
by Elliott Marsh
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34690

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I actually feel the media aren't, with a couple of exceptions, being particularly sensationalist about the whole thing. It's becoming clearer day by day that this is going to be huge . I can't see how anyone can still be banging the "it's no worse than seasonal flu [it's been said today that it...
by Elliott Marsh
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept
Replies: 24
Views: 5509

Re: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept

Anglia Aircraft Restorations' Hurricane P2902 has been added today.

Shaping up nicely.
by Elliott Marsh
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept
Replies: 24
Views: 5509

Re: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept

Plane Sailing's Catalina and based P-51D 'Nooky Booky IV' have been added.
by Elliott Marsh
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Movies!
Replies: 631
Views: 139303

Re: Movies!

Stardust Chock-full of British faces, this rather fun fairy tale sees a seemingly ordinary young village boy going on a quest to prove himself to the love of his life, only to find that things are not exactly what they seem. Great fun. 7.5/10 Also notable for its use of Rule the World , Take That's...
by Elliott Marsh
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept
Replies: 24
Views: 5509

Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept

First act confirmed - the Ultimate Fighters with the Thunderbolt, Mustang, Buchón and Spitfire Mk.V.

Great start for what was one of Europe's best airshows last year.

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by Elliott Marsh
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: IWM Flying Festival
Replies: 47
Views: 14311

Re: IWM Flying Festival

Very tidy! The Czechs are a great catch. Now let's get the Hind and Hip for September. :whistle:
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)
Replies: 42
Views: 3837

Re: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)

That comment wasn't aimed at you, my man!
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)
Replies: 42
Views: 3837

Re: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)

I'm a big fan of the new theme song. It fits the mood of the Craig films very well. The first trailer looked very promising, too. Hoping for good things with this one! David Arnold does his best, but it just doesnt cut the mustard/quote] Hans Zimmer's scoring NTTD - Arnold's last work on the franchi...
by Elliott Marsh
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*

I have it in mind that it was something "CAA" related - insurance, DAs, something like that - but where and when that was reported, I don't know. I was certainly aware of it at the show itself, so maybe it had been reported in advance (or on commentary at the event, but that seems less lik...
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 08.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1996*

And we're back! Having wrapped one article today, I found some time to knock this one up this evening. My next job is to incorporate other people's insight into the original post, and update that up to 1997, but that will have to wait. Please also accept that this is a fairly candid commentary, a li...
by Elliott Marsh
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 08.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1996*

Must admit I'm struggling to find time to wrap 1997 at the minute, but once I've finished the articles I'm working on I'll dive right back in (probably another couple of weeks). Dave, if you complete your watch of the 1997 footage and want to get things underway, by all means do! I'm not precious ab...
by Elliott Marsh
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4344
Views: 231565

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Some people round my way set off fireworks at 11pm. Imagine being that much of a crass sack of "Kris Kris Tofferson!". Spectacular interviews on BBC from the Brexit party in central London. "What does Brexit mean to you?" WE GET OUT COUNTRY BACK. "And how will your daily lif...
by Elliott Marsh
Mon 20 Jan 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 82322

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Fantastic stuff, Tony! The decades-long documentation of Duxford's preservation scene (both IWM and private operators) by you and others posting here is one of the reasons this thread is so special.
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 08.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1996*

With a bit of digging and thought I should be able to add some more detail to the pilot list for 1994. I'm also trying to persuade my brother to sign up and contribute here, as he has an amazing memory for these shows. He's also pointed out that Mark Hanna missed FL94 as he was flying the T-33 at Ye...
by Elliott Marsh
Sun 12 Jan 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Historic aviation art discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Historic aviation art discussion

As an ardent collector of aviation prints, I thought a discussion thread on the topic might generate some interest. I have a fairly large and varied collection bought from the major galleries and from the secondary market, consisting of work by Robert Taylor, Nicolas Trudgian, Gil Cohen, Anthony Cow...
by Elliott Marsh
Sun 12 Jan 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: MCAS Miramar Air Show 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 5144

Re: MCAS Miramar Air Show 2019

Nice smattering of historics there. The Wildcat looks so good in its new scheme (and note the CAF logo has been removed from beneath the cockpit). A vast improvement on the awful camo it wore for years, and a big draw (for me anyway!) for May's Chino show. Also good to see the Blue Angels Bearcat ou...
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 08.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1996*

Fantastic stuff! Certainly a few pilots my brother and I can clarify over the weekend. I'll look into the Lysander question, but I want to say it was Sabena's that flew, and it would very likely have been Jean-Michel Legrand (who wrote a book on the type). I believe it went on to Fairford for IAT 95...
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 60
Views: 19085

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

Is there a reputable source for all three of those G-registered Tempests being restored to flight, besides Scramble apparently reporting it and a Facebook group running it as news? The Mk.V is also a Sabre-powered variant, which makes the claim all the more dubious. Flypast's recent Tempest article ...
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 08.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1996*

Excellent work! I think it was in France in 1994 to 1997/8 (in AVG markings as Mike says; previously it was RAF desert camo iirc), but would need clarification of that. It was definitely back with TFC for 1998. I recall it was traded (that was what was published in the magazines at the time, so don'...
by Elliott Marsh
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 08.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1996*

On the Firefly point, my own family photographs of the flightline walk show it was there in 1995. When I have a chance I'll consult the official video to see where it (and, presumably, the Swordfish) placed in the flying programme. As an aside, can anyone confirm how the Joker slot worked in 1996? T...
by Elliott Marsh
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 08.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1996*

Please do share, Dave - I'd be very interested in a definitive list! I've seen a few checklists around online, but nothing I'd really consider as definitive. Good point on the RNHF aeroplanes - I've just found what alleges to be a photograph taken at FL95 of the Firefly, but I'd need to check the of...
by Elliott Marsh
Wed 08 Jan 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UPDATED 07.02 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1997*
Replies: 59
Views: 7343

Re: UPDATED 07.01 - Flying Legends retrospective - *1995*

1996 The event The Saturday of Flying Legends 1996 is widely regarded as the event’s pinnacle, and a defining moment in the present day historic aircraft movement. The breadth and depth of the line-up was superb, and the flying displays themselves lived up to the line-up’s promise. And it all playe...