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by BobL
Thu 06 Aug 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.
Replies: 26
Views: 5845

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

i'd be interested to know that, i thought the limit was around the 15k mark anyway in regard to the show, i'm still hoping for the best, expecting the worst given that we are still not allowed mass gatherings and with increasing local lockdowns around the country Previous years the September shows ...
by BobL
Sat 25 Jul 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 91644

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Until Duxford reopens to the public (1st August) there will be little in the way of photos - only recent shots have been taken from outside the site.
by BobL
Thu 09 Jul 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.
Replies: 26
Views: 5845

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Had ground running engines before at Duxford (Legends)...

Maybe the idea is to blow any Covid away from the crowds...
by BobL
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)
Replies: 11
Views: 1964

Re: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)

Caught it as it tried to make up time between Hinchingbrooke and Witchford Village/Ely...

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by BobL
Thu 25 Jun 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boris Force One?
Replies: 101
Views: 7163

Re: Boris Force One?

When we were chatting about it, Andy reminded us of his very excellent PS Whif: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/11608974363_927dacbbee_b.jpg Shame who ever did it, that they couldn't put the tail fin flash the right way around, and not made it French AF :rolling_eyes: Think this (with corrected...
by BobL
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: Not The Way To Social Distance at Airports

Glasgow Kiss....
by BobL
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Drone Photos - Above UK's beaches with a £100 drone
Replies: 15
Views: 3606

Re: Drone Photos - Above UK's beaches with a £100 drone

The Tello is about the size of your palm and probably no more annoying than a couple of angry wasps...
by BobL
Sun 31 May 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A New Step Into Space
Replies: 29
Views: 2509

Re: A New Step Into Space

No doubt the Apollo program was curtailed by budgets and politics. The appetite for going into space declined as well. Once Apollo 11 was old news people didn't watch them until 13 and then it trailed off to the last mission. I haven't really followed the SpaceX project and assume they only sent two...
by BobL
Sun 31 May 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A New Step Into Space
Replies: 29
Views: 2509

Re: A New Step Into Space

Apollo rocketpersons will be looking on enviously. Not really - they achieved what they did with the technology of the time. Don't forget they had computers with less power than a school calculator to put men on the Moon, not the super computers now in use. And the Saturn V rocket still holds the r...
by BobL
Fri 29 May 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 91644

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Managed to catch PL983 and TD248 heading north this afternoon transiting over St.Ives...

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by BobL
Sat 23 May 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 91644

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

The Grace/Melton canopy is far more easy on the eye than the Vickers. More like sitting in the front cockpit rather than in your conservatory. I've flown in both. The Hurricane two seater BE505 is a very sympathetic conversion IMHO. The extra length to the canopy is not obvious at first glance. I su...
by BobL
Fri 22 May 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 24455

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

Pen Pusher wrote:
Fri 22 May 2020, 6:45 am
It's a bit of a bun fight getting out of Duxford car parks in daylight. It woul :laughing: :laughing: d be worth going on the Friday just to see the fun in the dark.

Brian
No problem for you motorbikers though? :wink:
:laughing:
by BobL
Wed 20 May 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: P-51 G-SHWN over Birmingham
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: P-51 G-SHWN over Birmingham

Spitfire MkVc EE602/G-IBSY and P-47D "Nellie B"/G-THUN north of DX...
by BobL
Mon 18 May 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Manchester airport development
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Manchester airport development

One day 05R might reach Wrexham!

Interesting to see the march of expansion over time...
by BobL
Thu 14 May 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 24455

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

I just wonder if the shuttle bus from Cambridge station will still be available. Most if not all are single decker buses - if the service enforces 2m distancing for passengers other operators are stating they can only carry 10% of their full capacity - that is 3 to 5 passengers per journey. Better ...
by BobL
Thu 14 May 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 24455

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

2m social distancing markers for queuing, ticket scanning and entry points, with additional entry points with more staff to support safe entry onto the showground 2m social distancing makers for safe queuing when visiting catering stalls, stands and IWM cafes 2m social distancing markers in marquee...
by BobL
Thu 14 May 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 24455

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

Brian, it is very clearly stated that Friday is a display day including a Proms in the evening, not just the usual arrivals and practice "The new Duxford Battle of Britain Proms on Friday 18 September will start off Air Show commemorations, filled with flying and entertainment, climaxing with sunse...
by BobL
Sat 02 May 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 24455

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

Just out of interest how long have anybody had to wait for refunds from Duxford. I had an email on the 22nd of April saying they had been sent to the finance department, and I've heard nothing more as yet. I think all IWM departments are closed - they may have someone dealing with refunds but may b...
by BobL
Fri 01 May 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 24455

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

And what's going to happen then? You book your 2m social distance square and remain in it for the duration of the day? Or will the crowd line be divided into a line one deep of 2m boxes and once they have all be 'allocated' no-one else will be allowed in? With the indication of gradual reopening of ...
by BobL
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Lockdown Military
Replies: 41
Views: 13974

Re: Lockdown Military

Last Wednesday (22/4/20)
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by BobL
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: UKAR Forum upgrade
Replies: 131
Views: 8433

Re: UKAR Forum upgrade

Or copy and paste this into your Chrome browser address bar

chrome://settings/siteData

Chrome by default makes you delete ALL cookies - if you only want to clear the UK Airshows ones the above will open up a list of all stored cookies and you can search for the offending ones...
by BobL
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: UKAR Forum upgrade
Replies: 131
Views: 8433

Re: UKAR Forum upgrade

Had to switch to Edge to get in as Chrome was throwing up error message...
by BobL
Tue 21 Apr 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Red Bulls P38
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Re: Red Bulls P38

Grab handle for the access ladder that drops down from the rear of the fuselage pod...
by BobL
Fri 17 Apr 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2020
Replies: 48
Views: 21399

Re: Flying Legends 2020

Correct decision.