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by Roger_Over
Thu 15 Feb 2024, 12:39 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 632
Views: 563213

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

Participation from HHA is always a highlight for me, especially on Monday, long may it continue! This July is the 70th anniversary of the type entering RAF service as well.
by Roger_Over
Thu 15 Feb 2024, 8:00 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 07-02-24
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 07-02-24

Good point, F-35C would be a great addition, or E-2 demo if it's still active. They certainly need something to add a bit more interest, hopefully there will be further announcements, only 23 days to go!
by Roger_Over
Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8:25 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 07-02-24
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 07-02-24

Airshow schedule now published https://www.elcentroairshow.com/information/schedule : 0830 Gates Open 1200 Airshow Opening Comments 1230 National Anthen and Leap Frogs 1300 Mustang Mania 1315 T-33 Demo 1330 F-22 Heritage Flight 1400 Fat Albert Airlines 1430 Blue Angels 1600 Air Show Ends Looks a bit...
by Roger_Over
Sat 10 Feb 2024, 10:57 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 12-02-24
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Re: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 09-02-24

Red Bull helicopter and parachute team added (now shown as a performer in the slide pack on the af.mil website but not in the schedule list).

Good opportunity for a quick comfort break amongst the classic jets, fighter demos and heavies!
by Roger_Over
Wed 07 Feb 2024, 8:42 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 12-02-24
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Re: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 07-02-24

Cheers Spellow, and the same to you.

They've just added the Sukhoi West Coast Demo Team (Su-26 x 2) to the website as well. Really looking forward to the military participation, orientation not great but a tidy line up and it's all free!
by Roger_Over
Tue 06 Feb 2024, 7:27 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 12-02-24
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Re: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 18-01-24

Some more details added for Wings over Solano :thumbsup: Flying: BLUE ANGELS C-17 C-5M KC-10 KC-46 F-22 DEMO TEAM HERITAGE FLIGHT WINGS OF BLUE PARACHUTE TEAM EDGE 540 (SAMMY MASON) YAK-50 (RED THUNDER AIRSHOWS) MIG-17- JASON SOMES (WARBIRD) T-33 (GREG COLYER) DH-115 (VAMPIRE AIRSHOWS) Statics: U-2 ...
by Roger_Over
Sun 04 Feb 2024, 5:25 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: South West USA 2024
Replies: 24
Views: 1708

Re: South West USA 2024

We’re going out for my partner’s birthday in March, and she is a tolerant soul with a general interest in aviation so we’re doing a couple of shows. Currently the plan is to check out El Centro early on the 8th, if it’s dead head over to Luke/DM if poss, do the show at Yuma the next day, head north ...
by Roger_Over
Sun 04 Feb 2024, 5:21 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Central Coast Air Fest 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Central Coast Air Fest 2022

Great shots Andy, as ever, that weekend was my first for shows in the States, and my non-AvGeek partner and I both left Edwards feeling a bit disappointed and had a gruelling drive west as you must have done for CCAF but absolutely loved the vibe at Santa Maria, which was an outstanding show thanks ...
by Roger_Over
Tue 09 Jan 2024, 7:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Airshow 2024
Replies: 110
Views: 22906

Re: Sywell Airshow 2024

Re Hunters don't forget SwAFHF have one (ex-Swiss I think) which did an excellent display at Gdynia airshow in 2019. They're displaying one of their Drakens over land now in the UK so not impossible to work up a toned down Hunter routine that complies with regs if there's demand for it?
by Roger_Over
Fri 08 Dec 2023, 4:59 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Lakenheath Wed 06/12/23 – Suffolk sunset
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

RAF Lakenheath Wed 06/12/23 – Suffolk sunset

I’d seen a lot of posts from Lakenheath recently, and hadn’t visited for a decade, so took a day off work and spent an enjoyable afternoon at the 24 end. It’s a busy place! I wasn’t too fussed about seeing F-35A’s initially but impressed when 20 took off! I’m used to RAF stations where nothing much ...
by Roger_Over
Sat 25 Nov 2023, 11:51 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 424
Views: 156060

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

They may have up to two years left but if you really want to see a U-2 it might be worth planning some time to go to Fairford sooner, just in case activity becomes less predictable and they don’t fly at RIAT. Fighter Control Heads Up/OTT section is good for seeing current patterns of frequency and t...
by Roger_Over
Fri 24 Nov 2023, 6:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: AirPower Over Hampton Roads
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: AirPower Over Hampton Roads

Nice selection and great shots, job's a good 'un as we say this side of the pond!
by Roger_Over
Fri 17 Nov 2023, 9:34 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Fairford 15/11/23 - 18/12/23
Replies: 1
Views: 2873

RAF Fairford 15/11/23 - 18/12/23

I missed the autumn BTF deployment but was itching to see a B-1 and made a special effort to get down to FFD to see 107 leave on Wednesday, plus a flying visit to catch the C-5 today. Which was nice. Updated 22/11 - A hoped for final B-1 departure didn't happen but it was still worth a trip to see a...
by Roger_Over
Fri 17 Nov 2023, 9:14 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath - Monday 6th November
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: RAF Mildenhall & Lakenheath - Monday 6th November

Nice set, love the special tail Scooter!
by Roger_Over
Wed 01 Nov 2023, 4:27 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Wings over Houston 2023
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Re: Wings over Houston 2023

Thanks for the comments, from what I was told the Phantom will fly again when they source replacement ejector seat cartridges for it. Let's hope so :fingers_crossed: :fingers_crossed:
by Roger_Over
Tue 31 Oct 2023, 9:42 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Wings over Houston 2023
Replies: 9
Views: 3420

Wings over Houston 2023

I did a little pilgrimage to Ellington Field recently to check out the Commemorative Air Force Wings over Houston airshow, it’s been on my ‘to do’ list for a while, looked like an interesting alternative to the season finale at Duxford, and was subsidised by a small win on the Premium Bonds! I went ...
by Roger_Over
Tue 24 Oct 2023, 6:57 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Gazelle On Farewell Tour at Barton Heleport.
Replies: 6
Views: 2978

Re: Gazelle On Farewell Tour at Barton Heleport.

Great to see their farewell, sad to see them retire, thanks for posting :thumbsup:
by Roger_Over
Wed 11 Oct 2023, 4:43 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: New B-1 BTF deployment to FFD expected 12 Oct
Replies: 1
Views: 2970

New B-1 BTF deployment to FFD expected 12 Oct

According to the info on Fighter Control and Gloucestershire Live the next BTF aircraft should arrive tomorrow:

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/n ... source=nba
by Roger_Over
Tue 10 Oct 2023, 7:24 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Ace!
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: Ace!

Lovely set, a great day out by any standards :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Just wish I'd been there too!
by Roger_Over
Sat 30 Sep 2023, 6:49 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Central Coast Airfest ‘23 Oct 14-15th
Replies: 4
Views: 4872

Re: Central Coast Airfest ‘23 Oct 14-15th

This was my favourite show last year, I can’t get there this time but hope all goes well and military participation doesn’t get scuppered by the potential US govt shutdown
by Roger_Over
Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4:19 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain 2023 - Saturday
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain 2023 - Saturday

Great set, I couldn't go so nice to see what I missed, too many good shots to choose from!
by Roger_Over
Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4:15 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Air Show Radom 2023 (Friday, Saturday)
Replies: 14
Views: 4422

Re: Air Show Radom 2023 (Friday, Saturday)

Nice set, the quality of the original images is obvious and the style of the processing makes a nice change from the usual. I would have had some of them as posters on my bedroom wall 40 years ago! Wouldn't get away with it now though...
by Roger_Over
Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4:09 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Cobra Warrior 23-2 + Extras
Replies: 5
Views: 2174

Re: Cobra Warrior 23-2 + Extras

Superb photos, I couldn't get there myself so enjoyed seeing some of the action through your pics, thanks for posting them
by Roger_Over
Fri 29 Sep 2023, 4:05 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Dates 2024
Replies: 46
Views: 13156

Re: Duxford Dates 2024

I really enjoyed the 75th anniversay event at Duxford in 2019, great to see massed Daks and the the flying was good despite the weather not really playing ball. Having to scrub the round chute para drop at the last minute was understandable, there's no way I'd have jumped from a perfectly good aircr...
by Roger_Over
Thu 21 Sep 2023, 8:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Telemark Airshow 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 2797

Re: Telemark Airshow 2023

Great set of photos, really nice to see something different! At the risk of sounding parochial the classic jets would be the stars of any UK show for me, but my favourite shot is number 9 as I doubt I'll get to see one in RNoAF service...