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by cometguymk1
Thu 18 Feb 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Time lapse of Marham Victor being dismantled
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Time lapse of Marham Victor being dismantled

It says some bits are being sent to an RAF base for their gate guard. Which aircraft would that be?
by cometguymk1
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: End of the line for Learjet
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: End of the line for Learjet

Ah true, who wants to be in amongst people you don't know.

Although not a "typical" role, its funny to think some person has made a checklist of what a drug running aircraft needs and decided upon 125s.
by cometguymk1
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 7:12 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: End of the line for Learjet
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: End of the line for Learjet

What will the demand be for these jets after this is all over I wonder?
by cometguymk1
Thu 28 Jan 2021, 7:39 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: Anyone room for a V bomber cockpit?

Also how much would transport be? as for 4 cockpits plus spares it'll tot up.
by cometguymk1
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: B734 Exeter hard touchdown 19/01/21
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: B734 Exeter hard touchdown 19/01/21

Might need to teach their pilots how to land after this and a runway excursion last year at Birmingham by one of the companies ATPs.
by cometguymk1
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up

A very sad end for the groups work. It was always a pleasure going on board on open days. Large aircraft in the UK have always been at risk but recently it seems the decline has sped up.
by cometguymk1
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Blackburn Beverley anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10801

Re: Blackburn Beverley anyone?

Probably lost alot of goodwill from the Historic aviation fans after revealing the airbnb plans.
by cometguymk1
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

Agreed all start somewhere, I meant it also seemed a fairly low all over total compared to other pilots on high powered birds.
by cometguymk1
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: Hurricane Landing Incident @ Duxford ~ 01 June

Seems a low houred pilot to be on a Hurri but then again used to ex Raf pilots totals.

These things happen, both are ok and will fly again.
by cometguymk1
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hangar 11 Russian Spitfire Flys
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Hangar 11 Russian Spitfire Flys

Nice to see a different colour scheme out and about :) I hope he doesn't forget about his MK XI now he has the new toy as love the PR ones.
by cometguymk1
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5581

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

Shes out the water safely!
by cometguymk1
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Catalina loch Ness difficulties
Replies: 37
Views: 5581

Re: Catalina loch Ness difficulties

I asked on Twitter and after investigation its more serious than first thought so the engines got to come off.
by cometguymk1
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Tallboy Bomb Found & Detonated in Poland
Replies: 6
Views: 1126

Re: Tallboy Bomb Found & Detonated in Poland

That's a big splash! The wording about it being neutralised tickled me, yep we set it off so it wouldn't go off
by cometguymk1
Tue 13 Oct 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 168
Views: 18249

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Most engines are owned separately from the airframe, it was always fun to see whose name was on the owners plate when one came in.
by cometguymk1
Mon 03 Aug 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hangar 10 - sad news
Replies: 0
Views: 1345

Hangar 10 - sad news

There is sad news coming out of Germany after the passing of Volker Sch├╝lke in an accident this weekend. Im sure peoples thoughts are with is family at this tragic time.
by cometguymk1
Fri 17 Jul 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Battle of Britain in Colour
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: The Battle of Britain in Colour

Surprised that the editing is off as the editor is well known as and author and magazine editor.
by cometguymk1
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 4668

Re: Drive-in airshows?

I was going from what i have read in the past in Propswing and talking to people involved with the collection. Also they said in their original Covid statement "The Shuttleworth Trust is very reliant on air show revenue to keep our fabulous collection going".
by cometguymk1
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: First Show on July 18
Replies: 64
Views: 8346

Re: First Show on July 18

Old warden is slightly sloped so that helps the views for spectators and photos.
by cometguymk1
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 4668

Re: Drive-in airshows?

The difference of two months. I think that Shuttleworth have thought through the minimisation of risk but most of their income is airshows and so its fairly vital that they try.
by cometguymk1
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shuttleworth
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Shuttleworth

I might have missed it but am surprised no one has mentioned that the Shuttleworth Collection have announced social distanced airshows starting in July. I have my ticket for the first one and look forward to seeing how it all works.
by cometguymk1
Wed 03 Jun 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 47125

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Is there much flyable stuff based there?
by cometguymk1
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Duxford
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Re: Hurricane Duxford

There is a photo floating around of V7497 on its belly on the airfield
by cometguymk1
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cool Moves
Replies: 32
Views: 4505

Re: Cool Moves

Mine seem a little slow compared to some but i still remember the Vimy at Old Warden (it made the SE5a look very fast)

Watching The Hawker Demon and Hind in the evening sunshine do a lovely pairs display

And the A380s first turn after take off at Farnborough was always impressive
by cometguymk1
Mon 27 Apr 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What will you miss most without airshows this year?
Replies: 23
Views: 3059

Re: What will you miss most without airshows this year?

Silver Biplanes gleaming in the evening sun while another act trundles by gently bobbing up and down over the grass. Special evenings
by cometguymk1
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Stuart Whitman RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Re: Stuart Whitman RIP

A good innings, and a perfect excuse to get the film out to watch. My grandparents lived next to Sarah Miles for years until they had to downsize.