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by Gt5500
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

I'd love to know what the CAA would think of them doing that, as that's got to be one of the biggest no-no's possible. I'm sure you were just asking a rhetorical question out of curiosity, but there's a risk it will be interpreted as insinuating that the operators have been negligent. Maybe ask the...
by Gt5500
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Scone 17 Oct 20
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Scone 17 Oct 20

Also, is it Scone (rhymes with gone) or Scone (rhymes with cone)? Keep em coming :up: I was led to believe (by our Scottish saleperson) that its more like Skern but then the regional pronunciations vary so much in Scotland so it could be different for others. A good example, that same person has ta...
by Gt5500
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: RAF Halton Flying Boat (filming?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: RAF Halton Flying Boat (filming?)

How on earth did a rib manage to hit it, to quote snatch "it's not as though its a packet of f****** peanuts is it?"
I imagine a replacement blister is going to be hard to come by?
by Gt5500
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 248
Views: 35269

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

I find it astonishing that an organisation like IWM would need to manually process refunds, I can't believe it is not an automated process.
by Gt5500
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2816
Views: 134666

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

Indeed, and how many millions more may have been saved by vaccination had they not been put off by people repeating hearsay about the 'dangers'? Individuals and the media that perpetuate this myth that vaccines are more dangerous than the thing they prevent have got blood on their hands. Anyone her...
by Gt5500
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2816
Views: 134666

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

Unread post by IATthenRIAT » Wed 14 Oct 2020, 11:28 pm FarnboroJohn I assumed it was common knowledge and well read about, so I did not see the need to post any links about it. Assume = ass, u and me. While your perception that vaccines have done massive damage in the past, it is not born out by th...
by Gt5500
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 74
Views: 8510

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

I never understood the outrage about the red bull liveried aircraft, if that's the only way to keep them flying then so what, unless you are going to stump up the cash you don't really have a say. You couldn't understand that some people had the opinion that they looked utter sh!te and have the per...
by Gt5500
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 74
Views: 8510

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

It's the same rubbish that comes out everytime some rich person buys a dilapidated castle or something and turns it into a hotel. People simply don't understand that if the only way to preserve something is to make money out of it then that is better than it being lost forever. I never understood th...
by Gt5500
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 107
Views: 8856

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

As a train enthusiast I know the importance of preserving examples of things in their correct liveries but there are so many diverse examples and only a few can be retained As someone that loves trains (not an enthusiast) I much preferred Flying Scotsman in its incorrect LNER livery than when I saw...
by Gt5500
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2816
Views: 134666

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

I still think it's simplistic to suggest that the UK is the only country getting it wrong because all the big countries in Europe are having the same problem of infections, hospital admissions and deaths rising. I would also be really interested in how the populations of other counties view the qua...
by Gt5500
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2816
Views: 134666

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

With regards to the argument that cancer patients are missing treatments. There would be no cancer treatments if the hospitals are full of Covid patients and all the staff have Covid. I could be wrong, but I'm sure cancer treatment in general does not happen in the same places with the same doctors...
by Gt5500
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Wanted, 1 ticket for showcase day
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Wanted, 1 ticket for showcase day

If anyone has a spare ticket for Saturday please
PM me. I dragged my heels as I'm technically busy on Saturday but by time I decided sod it this is more important it was sold out (without any prior warning I might add).
by Gt5500
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 301
Views: 87216

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Is there anything else at the Manston fire dump worth saving at all? My parenti-in-laws live just around the corner. Yes, plenty. Tornado F.3, Buccaneer, a couple of Harriers, Nimrod, Jaguar and a few helicopters too- unsure of the exact types of those though. Its crazy, I've driven past there so m...
by Gt5500
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Showcase Days 2020
Replies: 71
Views: 15707

Re: Duxford Showcase Days 2020

If anyone has a spare ticket going for this please pm me, thanks.
by Gt5500
Fri 02 Oct 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 Wish List
Replies: 4
Views: 3750

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 Wish List

Cole wrote:
Thu 01 Oct 2020, 4:47 pm
My wish list is very simple.

An airshow.
Beat me to it, I'll go with any aeroplanes of any sort.
by Gt5500
Fri 02 Oct 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: A trawl through the archives part 4 (god not more crap)
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: A trawl through the archives part 4 (god not more crap)

God I miss hunters, even the controversial miss demeanour
by Gt5500
Fri 02 Oct 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 759
Views: 88286

Re: President Trump

This is all assuming he actually has covid and hasn't just had a doctored test result...
by Gt5500
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 10023

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

Obviously not the only air show in Europe this year, as Old Warden, Guernsey, Kauhava and Vesivehmaa will testify... indeed, with the OW DH Show on Sunday, it wasn’t even the only air display of the weekend! But the organisers deserved better luck with the weather having jumped all the hurdles to g...
by Gt5500
Sat 26 Sep 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 10023

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

How much of the advertised display managed to take part? Weather is looking similar (wind wise) tomorrow so interested to know how much of a display was managed. Amazingly given the weather conditions pretty much everything apart from the aforementioned BBMF. I still can't believe the stampes were ...
by Gt5500
Sat 26 Sep 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 10023

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

There were different messages from the car park stewards too, some saying to stay in the car until half 9 others saying to go and queue straight away when we got in the car park just after 9. I got told half 9, people were already queuing and not being told to go back to their cars so I joined them...
by Gt5500
Sat 26 Sep 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 10023

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

Already in, so much for 10... No general public allowed on the fence today.
by Gt5500
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 10023

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

Thanks for the info, let's pray for better weather tomorrow.
by Gt5500
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 10023

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

itfcscott wrote:
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11:36 am
Arrived just before 10 and then walked across at 10 after waiting in the car as per the instructions online.
Were most people following this advice? I have on numerous occasions been disappointed having followed advice like this to get there and find an already half full site.
by Gt5500
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 10023

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

The rain has held off in the main since just after 10 (hopefully it stays that way!) the site seems very well set up, with boxes for those with normal admission tickets to sit in and three rows of tables for those with the premiere tickets, all socially distanced. The wind feels very strong, but th...
by Gt5500
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2816
Views: 134666

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

The other thing I see is if some random person phones you and tells you to isolate for two weeks, then would you? Especially if it meant losing two weeks wages for what could be no reason at all . If you could get a test to find out then I am sure more people would take notice. And that right there...