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by minnie the moocher
Sun 14 Apr 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Concorde Memorabilia Theft
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Concorde Memorabilia Theft

Just seen this - this is really dispicable. I collect a few bits - will keep my eye out
by minnie the moocher
Sat 06 Apr 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 8558

Re: Worst Airshow

Brawdy late 80's, Cracking lineup and then the weather closed in, torrential rain, ridiculous cloud base, a VC-10 flew over, didn't see a thing. It got so bad, we ended up taking shelter under the wing of a Belgian F16, then they cancelled the flying altogether. The only silver lining was the weath...
by minnie the moocher
Fri 05 Apr 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 8558

Re: Worst Airshow

I seem to remember ?Waddington 2005 was quite wet - I think this was one of the last big airshows I went to with my dad, I think we sat and watched quite a bit of it from the car park - was a good selection of aircraft tho from what I remember
by minnie the moocher
Thu 04 Apr 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 8558

Re: Worst Airshow

Scampton on the Sunday - I packed a picnic, chairs, and anything else we might need. We ate our picnic whilst sitting under a brolly and used the picnic blankets to combat the creeping hypothermia. We got there early so we got a decent viewpoint and a couple of minutes before the display starts some...
by minnie the moocher
Sun 24 Mar 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Best Airshow That You Have Attended?
Replies: 71
Views: 7252

Re: Best Airshow That You Have Attended?

Histoically mine would be Binbrook for the last lightning show no1, Waddington 2013 no2 and Mildenhall mid 80's onwards coming in 3rd. Must admit that I like the smaller venues and Old Warden flying proms is also a favourite for sheer atmosphere. Events at East Kirkby and Sywell are also pretty good...
by minnie the moocher
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: #GetTonyAFlypast
Replies: 64
Views: 9681

Re: #GetTonyAFlypast

I watched online and thought it was a very fitting tribute to the crew and Tony who has kept their story alive. The missing man formation was perfect for the occasion. As to people not knowing the reason for the fly past - how many of us have crash sites literally on our own doorsteps and know nothi...
by minnie the moocher
Wed 06 Feb 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Squadron Prints - frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Squadron Prints - frames

pleased it isn't only me - they don't look too bad do they? my only problem (which is why I said not ideal) is those little bleeding black flies that got in between the glass and the frame
by minnie the moocher
Wed 06 Feb 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Squadron Prints - frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: Squadron Prints - frames

not ideal - but I have a few in clip frames (Wilko hardware stores)
by minnie the moocher
Tue 08 Jan 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly

yep pretty much - it struck me that it was more about being seen to do something
by minnie the moocher
Sun 30 Dec 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly

it might have been better for them if it had been just one person speaking to the press - but then the press have a reputation for badgering people until they say something they later regret. The press are not blameless in this mess either
by minnie the moocher
Sat 29 Dec 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly

don't get me wrong I'm not making light of what could have been a disaster if a drone had been hit but the way it has been handled hasn't left me with a lot of confidence. The military should have been allowed to manage the situation much earlier. I feel sorry for the couple that were accused and th...
by minnie the moocher
Sat 29 Dec 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly

......we have been able to corroborate 115 reports [since then], 92 of them are from credible people,” he said. “Of course, we will have launched our own Sussex police drones at the time with a view to investigate, with a view to engage, with a view to survey the area looking for the drone, so ther...
by minnie the moocher
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

I do find this worrying. Santa Claus, sleigh, reindeer and all are due to be flying about within 24 hours. Even thought Santa doesn't exist, will we be shutting all the UK's airports just in case he does and may present a danger to aircraft? You have cracked it - it was Santa all along, making sure...
by minnie the moocher
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

Gatwitck : The Phantom Drone m so the damaged drone they had supposedly found and were processing as quickly as possible ? that doesn't exist either? I am sure all those who got up close and personal with the floor in departures and those that didn't make their flights at all at Gatwick will be abs...
by minnie the moocher
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

Their profile just didnt gel with what we saw happening - they appeared to be amatuer droners at best. This was a pre-planned professional job. As I type I note we have Gavin out in the Ukraine. would tend to agree, I am a little surprised nobody has claimed responsibility yet - unless there is sti...
by minnie the moocher
Fri 21 Dec 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

at a guess the next time somebody sees something or even thinks they see something
by minnie the moocher
Fri 21 Dec 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

A few genuine questions as I don't know that much about drones - other than they are a menace to other air users in the wrong hands. as they were first seen at night they were presumably lit? If the weren't lit then how were they seen and how did whoever was piloting them keep track of where they we...
by minnie the moocher
Fri 21 Dec 2018, 12:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Something, possibly
Replies: 199
Views: 18377

Re: Gatwick Airport Closed Due to Drones

MiG_Eater wrote:Something about this just doesn't ring true at all.


nothing about this rings true - I suppose in time whatever this is covering will all come out - but until then guess everybody will just have to settle for speculation
by minnie the moocher
Tue 11 Dec 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Tucano display 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2932

Re: RAF Tucano display 2019

well thats me happy for 2019 :smile:
by minnie the moocher
Mon 10 Dec 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Tucano preservation?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

Re: RAF Tucano preservation?

Dear Santa,
If I promise to be very very good and not wind up or annoy anybody for a whole year please can I have a Tucano for Christmas 2019 ....
by minnie the moocher
Tue 27 Nov 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 15 years ago today
Replies: 13
Views: 3128

Re: 15 years ago today

wow is it really 15 yrs :sad:
by minnie the moocher
Sat 03 Nov 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Do you get views of passing aircraft where you live?
Replies: 56
Views: 4649

Re: Do you get views of passing aircraft were you live?

quite close to Donna Nook - so see a fair bit of military, but also see a lot of civil going into Kirmington