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by Rich.B
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 179
Views: 34125

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Plenty of ground either side of the lpg, qra sheds for a large hangar and outside static. Plus you can gain direct entry from Bath lane through the old crash gate. Plenty of room.

The way other shows have cancelled I doubt the August fast taxi day will still go ahead.
by Rich.B
Sun 19 Apr 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Space X Starlink Satellite Trains
Replies: 21
Views: 1978

Re: Space X Starlink Satellite Trains

Have a look tommorow at 22.00 should be a 43 string.
by Rich.B
Sun 19 Apr 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 1950
Views: 90574

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

pbeardmore wrote:Are cheers, interesting, 84 tonnes, thats some load, surely, multiple trips? airframes? - I hope they have not paid in advance like the Chinese tests

84 tonnes or 4 days supply of ppe.
These flights will be a few times a week if we are getting ppe made in Turkey.
by Rich.B
Sun 05 Apr 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Re: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers

I'm just a it confused that in the days of stand off missiles, stealth jets and drones, the concept of flying a manned aircraft over a heavily defended enemy target to lob a free fall gravity nuke onto it, is even considered a vital role..... surely that concept should have gone out with the F117s ...
by Rich.B
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers
Replies: 28
Views: 4384

Re: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers

The Germans stated that the F35 only offerd 10% that being its limited stealth. Its Eurofighters and super hornets can do the other 90% much better.and without black boxs.
by Rich.B
Fri 27 Mar 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 21347

Re: Flying Legends 2020

timuss wrote:
The Dudster wrote:So whilst self isolating for the next 12 weeks and only really being able to get to Duxford when its all good to do so I keep looking and so far Legends still seems to remain uncanclled or have I missed something :claypole:


Still on at the moment wether it stays that way though.

Doubt it.
by Rich.B
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 35246

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Slim chance that Cosford could be held in September then. Slim chance but a possability all the same.
by Rich.B
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 29793

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - 14th June 2020

Slim chance it could be held in September, if you read there press release. Thou it is a slim chance.
by Rich.B
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What do the Red Arrows do this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 3562

Re: What do the Red Arrows do this year?

Keep training. Could be July or August or Sept we get a reprive of non puplic mixing. The reds can do what there good at and go around all the big seaside towns displaying for the masses at our seaside. A bit of hope and pride of Britain if we get over the virus in that time span. Everyone head to t...
by Rich.B
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 29793

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - 14th June 2020

Obvious this will be the next victim of covid 19.
by Rich.B
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Statement on Covid-19
Replies: 8
Views: 6901

Re: Shuttleworth Statement on Covid-19

Sadly this will soon become another victim of this virus.
by Rich.B
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 35246

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Thats Riat cancelled then.
by Rich.B
Wed 18 Mar 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 35246

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

When you see a large event like Glastonbury
Have to cancel, that is also close in date with RIAT. Then you have to expect RIAT to make an annoucement very soon.
by Rich.B
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 35246

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Reminds me of the 1970s, but not as bad. All these people panic buying. 70s we had no bread queing for miles at every shop and bakery. No electricity due to miner strikes and power grid strikes. No petrol at the pumps. No candles in the shops. But we did have toilet paper. At least today we do have ...
by Rich.B
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 35246

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

From ITV :- "People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months, under a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort by the government likely to be enforced within the next 20 days." No mention in the article of "...
by Rich.B
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 35246

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I wish our Airshow organisers would just acknowledge that they will likely cancel shows, particularly early and mid season. Take RIAT for example, they are planning to hold an event where tens of thousands of people will attend to see aircraft arrive from all over the world. They are planning to ho...
by Rich.B
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 3502

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

Every street lampost could have 2 or even 4 charge points in them.
by Rich.B
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 3502

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

Was in the Ford dealership picking up the wifes new Fiesta. Sale rep was very confident that in 2021 that the likes of the fiesta and KA models will be EV with a range of 300miles. Now my wife will only need to charge this once a month with her commute. If i used it then once a week. It would get m...
by Rich.B
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 3502

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

Was in the Ford dealership picking up the wifes new Fiesta. Sale rep was very confident that in 2021 that the likes of the fiesta and KA models will be EV with a range of 300miles. Now my wife will only need to charge this once a month with her commute. If i used it then once a week. It would get me...
by Rich.B
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 179
Views: 34125

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

The museum as been closed at the weekend since before xmas. No weekend visitors for the aircraft area, due to works being carried out close to that area. Sure it will be only a tempeory measure. The airfield is going to be for many years to come with strong investment in the place with the test trac...
by Rich.B
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: 21st June 2020 – Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

21st June 2020 – Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels 2020

21st June 2020 – Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels 2020.
by Rich.B
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: 2020 drone laws
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: 2020 drone laws

£9 if over 249gr.
by Rich.B
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

Still thinks it down too the recruiting budget being £495million to private firm capita. They must hold the purse strings on things like RAF recruiting, do the raf ask for special painted jets for airshows to aid recruitment. Do capita then sit down and say cheap way is send them some stickers to pu...
by Rich.B
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

The reason the RAF used to put airshows on was mainly part of the recruitment
Side of things and budget.
Think today thou we spend about £10 million a year on recruitment, sadly i think its in private hands today.
by Rich.B
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 737 Max woes
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: 737 Max woes

There are fundamental aerodynamic flaws with the 737 MAX. The relaxion of certification rules which allowed Boeing designers to do their own safety analysis of their designs and the company to then self-certify much of the aircraft, is what is at the bottom of all this. Are the engines and wings th...