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by DonaldGrump
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 13065

Re: The future of RIAT

On the other hand, just because the prices are high (too high) for some people, doesn’t mean that RAFCTE are greedy. I can certainly understand that the cost of attending RIAT is too much for some. People who have just gone to watch the aircraft, enjoy the atmosphere and see friends they see once a...
by DonaldGrump
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4344
Views: 231090

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

What an interesting debate. There is no question that not only here but across the EU there is a plague of absolutely clueless politicians whom will I expect manage to find a way of making this whole thing a much bigger balls up than most on either side would believe. However all this debate of whet...
by DonaldGrump
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 13065

Re: The future of RIAT

I do however agree with those calling DBH out on the admission costs. Yes it may well present reasonable value for money for an adult with kids whose admission is free. For the lone adult or one with Mrs or older child it is a hell of an expensive trip. £110 for me and my 21yr old, sorry you are ta...
by DonaldGrump
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The future of RIAT
Replies: 81
Views: 13065

Re: The future of RIAT

Whilst Fairford continues to host RIAT I think it will continue to flourish though over time may continue to evolve in such a way does not generally satisfy the ardent "riat in the 90s" enthusiast. I do however agree with those calling DBH out on the admission costs. Yes it may well presen...
by DonaldGrump
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Albrighton Sports Complex - OPEN
Replies: 23
Views: 8787

Re: Albrighton Sports Complex - OPEN

Could someone provide some photos from the FC from previous years please? I am afraid you are flogging a dead horse here mate. To post such pictures would bring down the wrath of the righteous, indeed would "out" the photographer as a freeloader, and further more a danger to him/herself a...
by DonaldGrump
Sun 01 Apr 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Reds Rolling wrote:
Pen Pusher wrote:And today's date is?

It's April 1st everyday in this thread! :clown:


Predictable mensa level contribution.....at least you end it with a self portrait? Vanity has no limits eh?
by DonaldGrump
Fri 30 Mar 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

XR219 May I ask what the thinking was behind going against the overwhelming majority of peoples wishes in retiring the aircraft to Doncaster? It was very clear there was no enthusiasm for such What was the thought process behind absolutely snubbing the support regarding the final flight? Can you cla...
by DonaldGrump
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows incident
Replies: 75
Views: 19094

Re: Red Arrows incident

Rather like the chicken and egg, in an aviation incident discussion what comes first, the "mustn't speculate" or the "thoughts and prayers"? Either way, they're both forms of virtue signalling. As for the photographer, I doubt the pictures were taken without his knowledge. Not t...
by DonaldGrump
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

My problem with the fast taxi issue is this. Most of her most active and loyal supporters would I guess have said that the chance to go and see fast taxi and listen to howls as would have been possible at Bruntingthorpe would have been high if not the highest priority upon her retirement to a post f...
by DonaldGrump
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows incident
Replies: 75
Views: 19094

Re: Red Arrows incident

I've never understood the level of vitriol and hate which seems to get poured on people just because they happened to be 'in the right place at the right time' to film/ photograph a event. Profiting off someone's death before the body is even buried. Hope that's helped clear up your confusion. Do y...
by DonaldGrump
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows incident
Replies: 75
Views: 19094

Re: Red Arrows incident

After an incident such as this I think it is quite normal for people who have an interest in aviation to discuss and yes speculate what may have happened. What I have noticed in recent years these sad events seem to have generated threads that seem to be seen as an ideal soap box for some to tell ot...
by DonaldGrump
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

and if people wish to discuss it then why should'nt they Because we're now in a situation that it is impossible to happen. It is Doncaster or the scrapman now. If it would be the second option there are some problems to be expected with the HLF, so it will remain to be the first option. Like it or ...
by DonaldGrump
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Polish Air Force 100th Anniversary - sneak preview
Replies: 29
Views: 6504

Re: Polish Air Force 100th Anniversary - sneak preview

Wonderful images, must try and pluck up the courage to head to Radom.
by DonaldGrump
Thu 08 Feb 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Prestwick US air ops.
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Prestwick US air ops.

Nicola Sturgeon has stripped Trump of being an honorary Jock! She clearly has a very high opinion of herself. Who does that woman really think she is? :roll:
by DonaldGrump
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Rich, the word you're looking for is "interest", not "intrest". I, for one, have lost all interest in the "project", much like most other members. The fact that you have lost interest is more than understandable, but this does not mean that everyone has, I am sure you ...
by DonaldGrump
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

and if people wish to discuss it then why should'nt they Because we're now in a situation that it is impossible to happen. It is Doncaster or the scrapman now. If it would be the second option there are some problems to be expected with the HLF, so it will remain to be the first option. Like it or ...
by DonaldGrump
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Honk! Honk! Idiot klaxon.
Replies: 47
Views: 15132

Re: Honk! Honk! Idiot klaxon.

Good to see that the BBC is showing the rest how to produce a good accurate report .....anyone find any deliberate mistakes?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42932616
by DonaldGrump
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

And yet you lot still post here, thus keeping the tread going....... Now now Brevet you should just be grateful to be able to post on the same forum as these wonderful people blessed with intelligence charisma and of course a deep knowledge of what other people should be allowed to discuss. I reall...
by DonaldGrump
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Radom Air Show 2018 (100th Anniversary of Polish Air Force)
Replies: 413
Views: 73614

Re: Radom Air Show 2018 (100th Anniversary of Polish Air For

Anyone planning on going to this as a tour or on their own? Yes got to say I am very tempted dependent on how the participants list shapes up. Given the cheap flights out of Manchester and Liverpool its not expensive to get to Poland. Can any of our Polish friends give an idea which airports are be...
by DonaldGrump
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 10:50 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sloboda 2017 - Batajnica AB, Serbia
Replies: 12
Views: 2937

Re: Sloboda 2017 - Batajnica AB, Serbia

Are they having another one this year??
by DonaldGrump
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: BANG!
Replies: 15
Views: 4654

Re: BANG!

Without doubt one of the most interesting sets to have been seen on UKAR in my opinion of course. Fantastic thank you for sharing. I was thinking of taking advantage of the kindness and benevolence of Mr O Leary and accepting his offer of £30 return to Poland in the coming weeks, having seen these p...
by DonaldGrump
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Round 2...RAF Fairford 10/1/18
Replies: 14
Views: 4236

Re: Round 2...RAF Fairford 10/1/18

Lovely shots the first B52 and the first U2 are both wonderful images. Thank you for sharing.
by DonaldGrump
Tue 26 Dec 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Cold War Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: RAF Cold War Photos

Some lovely images there despite it being the Mail. Certainly a reminder of better times when we had a country and an air force to be proud of.
by DonaldGrump
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath
Replies: 16
Views: 3872

Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

CJS wrote:
Brevet Cable wrote:Well it's not as if their job is to entertain people - you can go to pantomimes or come on here for that.


Same difference. :tongue:


If you come on here on xmas day you might even get the UKAR version of the Queens speech if Dano posts. :biggrin:
by DonaldGrump
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289652

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Is it just a trick of the foreshortening by the use of a long lens or do they appear to have some sort of scissor lift/ platform under the tail boom presumably in an attempt to prevent the aircraft tipping up on its tail in the event of heavy snowfall or strong winds?. No long lens trickery here, t...