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by Eagle85
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC F-35B Down
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: USMC F-35B Down

100k+ flying hours and twelve years and this is the first actual crash, not withstanding the aforementioned engine failure and refuelling near miss and the nose gear problem recently. Surely that has got to be one of the greatest achievements with a new jet? Comparible with predecessors... How many ...
by Eagle85
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2018 Security
Replies: 81
Views: 11827

Re: 2018 Security

The thing that niggles is that they have the lady on the tannoy preaching after every other display about how much our security means to them, while they allow a massive crowd of people to gather outside the red gate; an incredibly soft target, before the all important security checks that never hap...
by Eagle85
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Weather
Replies: 114
Views: 20325

Re: Weather

Completely agree, the last few years I have spent watching through the lens and for what? A load of files saved to my hard drive. I've taken very few photos today of arrivals and have enjoyed it so much more already.
by Eagle85
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 09 arrivals
Replies: 59
Views: 8460

Re: 09 arrivals

Thanks everyone, much appreciated.
by Eagle85
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 09 arrivals
Replies: 59
Views: 8460

Re: 09 arrivals

Thanks for the information. We are going in to the show on Friday and Saturday anyway, we usually just sit in the campsite at Whelford and watch stuff arrive overhead, however if the other end is in use it would be a quiet few days. I've never been to park and view as we always do the above. Is it o...
by Eagle85
Wed 04 Jul 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 09 arrivals
Replies: 59
Views: 8460

09 arrivals

We usually camp at Whelford but with the current forecast suggesting 09 in use, what's the situation with viewing arrivals from that end? Is there a dedicated area? We'll be on foot/pushbike so car parking isn't an issue. Just don't want to sit for three days in the campsite and not see anything arr...
by Eagle85
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Whelford End - spotting from pavement being blocked for 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 15309

Re: Whelford End - spotting from Pavement being blocked for

It's a very sensible decision and long overdue. I did panic for a moment thinking that access would be completely blocked thus requiring a drive round the corner from Flyby to access the show on Friday and Saturday!
by Eagle85
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Whelford End - spotting from pavement being blocked for 2018
Replies: 174
Views: 15309

Re: Whelford End - spotting from footpath being stopped for

So the way I'm reading it is that if you walk in to the show from Flyby camping/Whelford village you'll be diverted through the hedge, parallel with the existing cycle path, then back out to access the show?
by Eagle85
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 10:15 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 955
Views: 188307

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

Certainly saw the worse in people in the fields to get out today: rudeness, shouting, running about, speeding across the fields... I saw one ape get out of his car, physically tear the orange fence in half just so he could barge his was across the emergency lane and into the next field, only to get ...
by Eagle85
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First F35s to Marham 5th June
Replies: 261
Views: 39709

Re: First F35s to Marham 5th June

Weather may well be fine up in the air but don't forget the sea conditions have to be considered should a rescue operation need to deploy. A single engine jet in trouble over an ocean with thirty foot waves isn't terribly inviting for a pilot in the bang seat or the chap dangling from the winch rope...