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by MingtheMerciless
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32402

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

Snipped.......... What I think has happened (and this is speculation) is either the local authorities have pulled the plug due to the worry of all the outside visitors or the organisers have cancelled on moral grounds. I think Duxford have followed government advice. As has been said in other posts...
by MingtheMerciless
Tue 23 Jun 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US presidential election 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2065

Re: US presidential election 2020

Let's not forget Trump lost the popular vote Is this some American voting term? Surely he won the popular vote as he got in? Please explain as I am not really into politics in general and not into US politics at all. Clinton won 48.2% of the votes - 65,853,514 votes, Trump won 46.1% of the vote -62...
by MingtheMerciless
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37106

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

It has been announced that the four-day Photography and Video Show at the NEC - Saturday 14th March to Tuesday 17th March - has been cancelled due to the current health situation. It's hoped to stage it later in the year.
by MingtheMerciless
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Top Gun 2 - Its Happening
Replies: 69
Views: 12879

Re: Top Gun 2 - Its Happening

At 1:40, that looks like Cruise's own P-51. Wonder if that's his own hangar; there is some interesting stuff in there.
by MingtheMerciless
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1436
Views: 67713

Re: 2019 General Election

Who helped Corbyn win the leadership campaign and have supported him ever since? Momentum....and what religion is the person who founded & still leads Momentum? :whistle:


If you are referring to Jon Lansman, who founded and still leads Momentum, he is an atheist.
by MingtheMerciless
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Surviving non RAF BoB veterans?
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: Surviving non RAF BoB veterans?

I had never seen this chap mentioned in the surviving B of B pilot lists but I do not know if he still alive... https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/battle-of-britain-pilot-at-100-the-only-advice-i-can-give-to-people-is-be-irish-1.3958444 He is one of the surviving three: https://www....
by MingtheMerciless
Thu 21 Nov 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1436
Views: 67713

Re: 2019 General Election

Anyway to show my true colours I am a paid up member of the Labour Party and a close friend of Jeremy (hence why I can vouch for his genuine intended wishes, and All your heare about him through the media is utter "Kris Kris Tofferson!" and made up (that is a fact) no one else here speaks...
by MingtheMerciless
Thu 21 Nov 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Premium membership
Replies: 18
Views: 8815

Re: Duxford Premium membership

When run by 'Friends of Duxford' members could bring in one guest. Now, under IWM ownership/management no guests are allowed. I asked about the change at one of the 2019 shows and was told "all the room is needed for members".
by MingtheMerciless
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Old Meridien/Southern TV docu on the ATA
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: Old Meridien/Southern TV docu on the ATA

This one? https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Pilots-Story-Transport-Auxiliary/dp/0947750029 The blurb at the top suggests 1985, but the product details imply this is the 3rd Revised Ed 1994. If it's not the correct one, it at least shows there was a version in 1985, as you suggest in your OP. Not too ...
by MingtheMerciless
Wed 02 Oct 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: 2020 Show Dates
Replies: 14
Views: 12581

Re: 2020 Show Dates

Flying Proms is Saturday 15th August 2020.

All dates are provisional at this stage
by MingtheMerciless
Fri 30 Aug 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Israeli F-15s RAF Waddington 28/8
Replies: 16
Views: 6313

Re: Israeli F-15s RAF Waddington 28/8

Great pictures! Anyone know what the blue writing is on the noses by the serial (and the 1 1/2 kill markings on 818) I assume it's a kind of personal nose art as they're all different? That's almost certainly weathering on the top surface of the wings on 733. I was told they are nicknames (in Hebre...
by MingtheMerciless
Wed 21 Aug 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 42958

Re: Deceased in 2019

A life well-lived, and to the full: RIP, Frank Leadon of Bomber Command and Pathfinder Force.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/frank-leadon-obituary-wartime-pilot-who-never-lost-his-love-of-flying-1.3988331
by MingtheMerciless
Thu 25 Jul 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Patrouille de France incident (runway overrun?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2758

Re: Patrouille de France incident (runway overrun?)

Not your fault MtM, but I'm gonna blame Google Translate for this, "waste ground" is not the English name for the narrow embankment that separates the D614 from the D117 Dual Carriageway! PS:- This bank is some 260 metres past the r/w15 keys on the far end of the runway 33 it should've la...
by MingtheMerciless
Thu 25 Jul 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Patrouille de France incident (runway overrun?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2758

Re: Patrouille de France incident (runway overrun?)

A rough translation from the link above. This happened late this morning at Perpignan-Rivesaltes International Airport where the Alphajets of the Pat de France were landing, prior to giving a display later today at Saint-Cyprien. One of the aircraft ran off the runway, crossed the D614 (road) and ca...
by MingtheMerciless
Mon 24 Jun 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Birmingham Airshow 1973
Replies: 31
Views: 19022

Re: Birmingham Airshow 1973

neville wrote:There was also the occasion of a Harrier landing in the grounds of the BBC centre in Pebble Mill, not sure exactly when that was though.


September 1979, Sea Harrier flown by Lt Commander 'Sharkey' Ward. It was a SHar FRS.1, XZ451.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kENp24J8XM[/youtube]
by MingtheMerciless
Wed 10 Apr 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 7D Mk. II
Replies: 15
Views: 2476

Re: Canon 7D Mk. II

Agree with what Paul_Reflex says and I've used both as well. It's horses for courses really and dependant, as Paul says, on how you will use it. The 7D2 has a better focusing system, better frame rate/continuous shooting, better weather sealing and the shutter life expectancy is twice that of the 80...
by MingtheMerciless
Fri 05 Apr 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 42958

Re: Deceased in 2019

Inventor of the Harrier 'ski jump' for take-offs: Lt Commander Doug Taylor RN, MBE , aged 89yrs.
by MingtheMerciless
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham Airshow crash trial
Replies: 69
Views: 15198

Re: Shoreham Airshow crash trial

The AAIB have put the majority of the blame at his feet in their official report , what the Courts have said (and I can't fathom without reading the reasoning) is that it is was however, not manslaughter or reckless endangerment of an aircraft (My bold) From AAIB Bulletin 2/2019 in relation to inve...
by MingtheMerciless
Mon 07 Jan 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: This Saturday - final flight of Meteor NF11 - Bruntingthorpe
Replies: 59
Views: 8908

Re: This Saturday - final flight of Meteor NF11 - Bruntingth

This Meteor was purchased along with the T7 by the World Heritage Air Museum, but they only want the engines from the NF11 and the airframe will be/is donated to the owner at Bruntingthorpe. Apparently a pair of spares are available to keep WM167 in taxiable condition. It appears the NF11 engines a...
by MingtheMerciless
Sat 29 Dec 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: F-104 Starfighters Aerospace at Kennedy Space Center Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 5569

Re: F-104 Starfighters Aerospace at Kennedy Space Center Flo

BigClick67 wrote:....
btw, what is 'KANON'? ............


Company sponsor see http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/black-starfighter.html

Great photos ... looks good in matt black .... I didn't realise they operated so many
by MingtheMerciless
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT packages 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 15169

Re: FRIAT packages 2019

Has anyone recieved any details for standing order payments? They appear to be running a little behind schedule. Here is a copy of the email I received a few days ago: Dear FRIAT Member, I am now in the process of completing all of the 2019 booking forms that have been returned since this year's sh...
by MingtheMerciless
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 86565

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

I see it's being billed as the Royal Navy International Air Day, I'll therefore ask a really stupid question, is it actually being held at Yeovilton? Only I heard a whisper, or read somewhere, about Yeovilton getting a runway resurfacing or something such nonsense? Therefore, Culdrose? FB Email, re...
by MingtheMerciless
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 7D mk ii
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Re: Canon 7D mk ii

There is an official Canon booklet (50 pages) which explains how to set up the autofocus and 'Cases' etc for various situations with the 7D2. Download it from here: http://downloads.Canon.com/camera/brochures/EOS_7D_Mark_II_AF_guide_CUSA_9-2014.pdf It's also a good idea to register on the Canon site...
by MingtheMerciless
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flying A Fastjet For 10 Hours Nonstop?
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: Flying A Fastjet For 10 Hours Nonstop?

When things go wrong (in the toilet sense) on an F-4 training sortie over Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwCAiF61lM0 USN F-18 pilot explains how it's done: https://www.becomefighterpilot.com/how-do-fighter-pilots-go-the-bathroom/ Explanation about the need to pee and the importance of flui...