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by f-4
Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Fokker incident
Replies: 2
Views: 2210

Re: Fokker incident

One lucky Fokker. Somebody had to say it.
by f-4
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 13585

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Andy has summed up the pros and cons well. My only comment is that the Wittering noise issue was Harrier specific (low, slow on final approach over Barnack) and the Reds won't paint the same footprint. The really sensible choice would be to reactivate Cottesmore's runway, shiny new hangar near the o...
by f-4
Mon 11 Mar 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 104858

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Nothing is happening, or will, simple as that.
by f-4
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 104858

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Given the best option is Wittering..... Absolutely agree. Red Arrows to Wittering is nailed-on IMHO. Really? - It's proximity to the A1 and a circuit full of Tutors may have a say on why it isn't. Only one of 6 potential homes being looked at...... Can you quote the six? I expect they are Leeming, ...
by f-4
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 104858

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Valley is a non-starter IMHO as the personnel live in Lincolnshire and a move to somewhere reasonably commutable will be a factor, not to mention the clash with MFTS training requirements in Wales. WHAT ? are you saying that military personal can decide where they live and work now. Are we really t...
by f-4
Wed 25 Jul 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 104858

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Very few of the active airfields left have a suitable benign area over which display rehearsals can be achieved. Leeming certainly doesn't meet the criteria with the village to the north and the A1 to the west. Ironically the best alternative for the Reds would have been Linton-on-Ouse. Wittering ha...
by f-4
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First F35s to Marham 5th June
Replies: 261
Views: 39049

Re: First F35s to Marham 5th June

To be fair I expect the pilots are probably having a few days well-earned leave after being deployed to the States for a few months. Ground crews will also be learning their new toys. Once they get going I expect one or two will fly each day.
by f-4
Tue 23 Jan 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Scampton 2017 - From the "Other" Side
Replies: 10
Views: 1962

Re: Scampton 2017 - From the "Other" Side

Who's the idiot to the right of Lingy? Good working with you Andy, gutted it's not happening this year.
by f-4
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 308891

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

The sewage treatment works is maintained by Anglian Water Services, which has decided to calll all its sewage works 'Water Recycling Centres'. It reminds me of the old Lenny Henry news sketch where nuclear radiation was to be renamed 'Magic moonbeams'. Obviously it doesn't smell as it's only recycli...
by f-4
Sun 27 Aug 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XV582 NOT going to Bruntingthorpe...
Replies: 55
Views: 14636

Re: XV582 NOT going to Bruntingthorpe...*UPDATED

Surely the bigger question is where is GJD going to?
by f-4
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 712076

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Well Cottesmore's runway is still there...and my house is but a mile away... :ninja:
by f-4
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 6:25 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: MAKS 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 26470

Re: MAKS 2017

I've had an email from Aviasalon confirming that my Press Application has been accepted and authorised which is a first but no idea what,if anything it allows me to do anymore than a normal day pass. Maybe a free coffee in the Press tent ? Anyone on here ever had Press Accreditation ? Went in '13 a...
by f-4
Tue 21 Feb 2017, 10:27 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: So, you gonna go or what?
Replies: 80
Views: 26947

Re: So, you gonna go or what?

The team is working with Sanicole to share acts over the weekend. There's no aIrshow in Belgium on the Saturday which helps with this.
by f-4
Wed 08 Feb 2017, 5:37 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: IAT 1976
Replies: 20
Views: 11245

Re: IAT 1976

Amazing to think this show was closer to the Second World War than today... :shock:
by f-4
Thu 01 Dec 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BBC Sports Personality short list - discuss
Replies: 26
Views: 4114

Re: BBC Sports Personality short list - discuss

As I can't see Cal Crutchlow on the list, I'm not interested.
by f-4
Sun 24 Apr 2016, 3:11 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: NTM 2016- Zaragoza
Replies: 74
Views: 14860

Re: NTM 2016- Zaragoza

PeterR wrote:I always thought it was the "winner" of the exercise got the right to host the next years event? :dunno:


That's the Eurovision Song Contest... :wink:
by f-4
Tue 07 Apr 2015, 10:15 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Carlsberg don't make 757's but........
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Carlsberg don't make 757's but........

Thanks for posting - it flew over me as I battled with Junction 24 and it did look special.
by f-4
Thu 10 Jul 2014, 8:04 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: No RAF Waddington airshow in 2015
Replies: 99
Views: 21347

Re: No RAF Waddington airshow in 2015

RAF will put all of its eggs into the RIAT basket from now on, essentially outsourcing its air show commitments. But of course as soon as the show makes a loss, the plug will be pulled. Expect every effort will be made until 2018 and the RAF's centenary, but after that...
by f-4
Tue 24 Sep 2013, 3:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 51
Views: 8822

Re: End of an era

Officially Canberra was 55 years, VC10 joint second with the Chipmunk at 47 years although if you count the BBMF Chippies it's the winner at 64 years and counting. As they still serve as trainers I think it's valid - and I don't think the Spits, Hurris and Lanc do qualify!
by f-4
Mon 28 Jan 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Vulcan XM603
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Vulcan XM603

Not seen this posted elsewhere, but some great recent footage of Vulcan XM603 at Woodford in the latest BBC Racing Legend series, this time on the late Colin McRae.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... lin_McRae/
by f-4
Thu 05 Jul 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE!
Replies: 321
Views: 75879

Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE!

Daz wrote:Great shots Andy. Re the A400M, is the sticker with the name "Atlas" a new addition?


Official RAF naming ceremony tomorrow.
by f-4
Mon 25 Jun 2012, 3:45 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2012
Replies: 531
Views: 114436

Re: Flying Legends 2012

Sikorsky S-38 reported over Southend heading north-west...
by f-4
Thu 17 May 2012, 9:22 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 3Squadron's Centenary visitors departures
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: 3Squadron's Centenary visitors departures

It's 3 Squadron's wicket insignia, and was added the evening it returned from Northolt.
by f-4
Fri 04 May 2012, 9:27 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: MAKS 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3976

Re: MAKS 2011

Tim, great shots - were these taken from the crowdside?
by f-4
Wed 02 May 2012, 4:31 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: 2012's Show???
Replies: 738
Views: 158854

Re: 2012's Show???

This will be quite an airlift - as South Korea has no heavylift capability, one can only assume chartered An-124s will be used.