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by scudpilot
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 9387

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

Farnborough 2000. I was working there, and live locally, so popped in one morning a few days before the show to collect my security pass. Someone mentioned that the Eurofighter was due in imminently from Germany, so I decided to hang around to wait for it. Suddenly it was visible on the horizon, or ...
by scudpilot
Wed 05 Feb 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 9467

Re: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020

Tom105 wrote:Some very nice stuff there, Wessex and Desford star items for me!


Same here, never had myself down as a helicopter fan, but I think I am, I think seeing a Wessex in the air could be a highlight of the year for me, and the Sycamore at Farnborough in 2018 was that years highlight.
by scudpilot
Wed 05 Feb 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: FIA 2020 Participants
Replies: 33
Views: 30341

Re: FIA 2020 Participants

Offbreed wrote:Any chance we might see a Boeing 777X at FIA20 ?


As FIA is a major showcase for manufacturers to sell their wares, based on Boeing's poor press at the moment, I would think Boeing would move heaven and earth to get a 777x there.
by scudpilot
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: FIA 2020 Participants
Replies: 33
Views: 30341

Re: FIA 2020 Participants

Remember that it is a trade show (every two years) with some amazing rarely seen in the UK exhibits. Instead of all jumping on the negativity band-wagon, just read last years nonsense. This made my year! https://live.staticflickr.com/917/43495035811_beca6eb132_c.jpg Bristol Sycamore by Jim Pritchar...
by scudpilot
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Your favourite image from 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 16211

Re: Your favourite image from 2019

Quite pleased with this, probably one of the highlights of the year for me.

ImageDSC_1517 by Jim Pritchard, on Flickr
by scudpilot
Thu 06 Dec 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Your Favourite Image From 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 35696

Re: Your Favourite Image From 2017

"Negative. the pattern is full"
ImageSu27 take off Riat 2018 by Jim Pritchard, on Flickr
by scudpilot
Tue 27 Nov 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 13238

Re: Top 10 Airshow Moments of 2018

Excellent article, and I hate to be picky, but RIAT was not the final static display for the Sycamore, this is it positioning to land at Farnborough 2018 the following week https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/43495035811_6f531c4782_h.jpg Bristol Sycamore by Jim Pritchard , on Flickr
by scudpilot
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Cotswold Airport Revival event 29/30 Sept
Replies: 21
Views: 4037

Re: Cotswold Airport Revival event 29/30 Sept

Is there any flying, or is it all on static?
by scudpilot
Thu 31 May 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 671826

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

FlashGordon wrote:Update day. Any guesses as to what aircraft we may be treated to?


Don't know why, but I have a feeling we may see an A10. I think that this is more wishful thinking though, and it's probably popped into my mind because of the visitors at "The Hall" today.
by scudpilot
Mon 28 May 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 120757

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

US DOD have confirmed a flying F16, with a C130, Apache and Chinook for static
by scudpilot
Thu 24 May 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 120757

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Douglas C-47A added to the #FIA2018 static display The management serious need to learn what people really want to see at Farnborough and i don't think its a C47A Air Forces are all stretched. How do you know what efforts are being made? They are not going to post? "We asked the Israeli Air Fo...
by scudpilot
Fri 11 May 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Your Rarest Catch
Replies: 57
Views: 20721

Re: Your Rarest Catch

Has to be the U2 pilot dis-embarking from his fully packaged U2 at RAF Fairford last summer. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4360/36650990802_81f57db2c0_b.jpg U2 Pilot leaving the aircraft by Jim Pritchard , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4347/36651000612_5387c57231_b.jpg U2 arriving at Fai...
by scudpilot
Fri 11 May 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Tornado Warning - show us your GR'/IDS'/ECR'
Replies: 84
Views: 38767

Re: Tornado Warning - show us your GR'/IDS'/ECR'

Granby Tornado taxiing at Farnborough 2016, she arrived very fast, very low, and totally unannounced, so no time to take photo's before she touched down. I will so miss the Tornado. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8835/27695419843_04f6dd0556_z.jpg Operation Granby Tornado at Farnborough 2016 Airshow ...
by scudpilot
Wed 09 May 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 120757

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

lynothehammer wrote:I have to be honest i was buzzing with the announcement of the Spanish Navy Harrier and honestly thought this was the start of some interesting announcements, but seeing the Blades announced as a headline act just baffles me.


Is if definitely confirmed that it's the Spanish bird?
by scudpilot
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 120757

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Airwolfhound wrote:Wasn't it posted on a 'RIATMarketing' address though, and not Tom's own account ?


Could have been a mistake if he had both accounts on his phone?
Maybe did it, went to change it back, but realised that his error would send the UK aviation enthusiast community into meltdown

:)
by scudpilot
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 120757

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Saw a hint on Twitter that RIAT may be getting a USMC AV8B this year, would surely make sense for it to do Farnborough too if it's on this side of the pond?
by scudpilot
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 120757

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Notam created for Press Day, or something similar? H1214/18 NOTAMN Q) EGTT/QWALW/IV/M /AW/ 000/023/5117N00046W002 A) EGLF B) 1804101300 C) 180421600 D 1300-1600 E) FORMATION AIR DISPLAY / AEROBATICS WI 2NM RADIUS 511636N 0004629W (FARNBOROUGH AD, HAMPSHIRE. FOR INFO 01252-526004. 2018-04-011-AS1 F) ...
by scudpilot
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Your Rarest Catch
Replies: 57
Views: 20721

Re: Your Rarest Catch

Well, obviously my first thought was to Wonsan - KPAAF MiGs and Sukhois are, of course, about as rare as you can get. But there were over a hundred people there, so I'm far from the only one to get shots - bordering on common as muck. So what could be rarer than the world's most closed-off air forc...
by scudpilot
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Your Rarest Catch
Replies: 57
Views: 20721

Re: Your Rarest Catch

U2 pilot disembarking from a fully kitted out U2 at RAF Fairford last year.
Same day I saw my first B1B launch.
Epic day.
ImageU2 Pilot leaving the aircraft by Jim Pritchard, on Flickr