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by Blackbird
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Love the VFW 614, a type I've never seen 😢
by Blackbird
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 135
Views: 12995

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

Instead of playing "Let's see whose got the biggest bo****ks" why don't they just sit down and sort it out so those of us that want to can go to both. Simples.
by Blackbird
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Headcorn Battle of Britain show - Saturday 26 September 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Headcorn Battle of Britain show - Saturday 26 September 2020

Cheers! I don’t think photoshop would believe how dull it was and was trying to help out!!
by Blackbird
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

In 2018 I was at North Weald for the Jet Fest. https://live.staticflickr.com/1770/41327792460_4200c6e3a8_o.jpg Douglas DC-4 N44914 / 56498 by Andrew Shaw , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/1802/41327792320_9115a13ee1_o.jpg _T9A8562 Bucker Bu.131 Jungmann Bu 131B G-CDRU by Andrew Shaw , on Fli...
by Blackbird
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Headcorn Battle of Britain show - Saturday 26 September 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Headcorn Battle of Britain show - Saturday 26 September 2020

My first show of the year, and given the conditions (as described elsewhere) and my lack of practice, I was pleasantly surprised to come away with anything worth posting at all. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50395916358_bf5d2acfc7_o.jpg Supermarine Spitfire Ia N3200 / G-CFGJ by Andrew Shaw , o...
by Blackbird
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

I was at North Weald last year for the "Jet Fest" which as discussed at the time, was a somewhat disappointing event. Nevertheless, https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48814002767_4875d0ab71_o.jpg 610A4623 Hawker Huner T8B WV322 / G-BZSE by Andrew Shaw , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535...
by Blackbird
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets

My three in sequence, DC-8,9,10. I know I posted this recently in the "On this Day" thread, but she is such a beauty I thought it worth posting again https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50381958796_e91b177e78_o.jpg Douglas DC-8-53 Sarigue F-RAFE / 45570 by Andrew Shaw , on Flickr https://live.static...
by Blackbird
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 9485

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

I also went yesterday, and took up itfcscott's suggestion and bought a Premiere Enclosure ticket on Friday night. Getting in was easy and was on the airfield in a matter of minutes at about 10.00. Although at £50 the Premiere enclosure is a rip-off, it and the other "upgraded" enclosures run the len...
by Blackbird
Sat 26 Sep 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

"Andy, I had to smile when I went round Le Bourget. For some reason I read the info in front of the Spitfire. Instead of saying "Supermarine Spitfire the world greatest fighter aircraft"! It says something along the line of " Supermarine Spitfire - as flown by free French Air Forces"! Made me smile"...
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 9485

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

Many thanks for your ongoing updates - really appreciated.
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

According to Wiki, six Mercures remain in museums all of them in France. Although it isn't that many, it is 50% of the production run!! They also have an ex Air France 747 on display.

Andy
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 9485

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

..and what about the vexed issue of food? Are there adequate stalls/eating facilities onsite?

Andy
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

In 2018 I visited the Le Bourget Air and Space Museum. It adjoins the former air terminal, an Art Deco building worth a couple of photos in itself. As always seems the case when I visit, they've got the builders in! https://live.staticflickr.com/7805/46335849634_1038d09b6c_o.jpg 564A3709 by Andrew S...
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

(Yet another) great set.

Andy
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Today starts with the 2010 show at Old Warden https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50381558217_5358fa2925_o.jpg IMG_2521 by Andrew Shaw , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50381372861_14703a5c90_o.jpg Hawker Sea Hurricane Z7015 G-BKTH by Andrew Shaw , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.c...
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Wow - what a day! Love the IL-62 and IL-18 😄
by Blackbird
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 4:50 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 9485

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

Their website https://www.bobairshow.co.uk/news/80th-anniversary-battle-of-britain-airshow-flying-programme/ shows the 6 elements of the display, but I haven't seen specific timings. It does say somewhere else on the site that the flying is from 12.00-4.00pm If anyone has more details, it would be a...
by Blackbird
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 9485

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

Hoping for some updates on the logistics from anyone going tomorrow.
by Blackbird
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Eye in the sky......
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Eye in the sky......

Interesting set Stewart - thanks for posting.

Andy
by Blackbird
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple

...and I'm sorry I didn't see it at any level at all! 😥
by Blackbird
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple

So many to choose from, so as a "more senior" member of the group (polite version) I had a trawl thought the archives and came up with these... Bassingbourn 1978 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49941364723_84c288e8a3_o.jpg De Havilland Devon C2 VP959 RAE by Andrew Shaw , on Flickr IAT 1985 https...
by Blackbird
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11:18 am
CJS wrote:
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 6:33 am

Can I just say how much I bloody love this thread?!
Yes I think so. You never know where you're going next, or in what year.
Another massive yes vote from me for this thread too! :grinning: 👍👍
by Blackbird
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49894

Re: Aviation- On This Day

My second day at the 2017 Duxford BoB show in somewhat better weather. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50378125947_9e2da83ca7_o.jpg Flightline-1 by Andrew Shaw , on Flickr One of the visitors https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50377948671_74c76a736b_o.jpg Beagle A61 Terrier WE569 / G-ASAJ by An...