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by Richard E
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 24187

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

Sorry if you think that was insulting people but just because people are volunteering does not justify poor service . (are the security staff volunteers?) Back to the point re lowering the costs to a mimimum. Sometimes, you have to invest in professionals to get a profesional quality of service. I ...
by Richard E
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530672

Re: RIAT 2019

A couple of points/questions: I couldn't find the usual stands selling the aircraft checklist. Was one produced or is it somewhere online? I have searched but nothing - or at least not yet. I tried to get one at half past eight from the Sales Stand at the Red Entrance only to be told that they'd al...
by Richard E
Sat 05 May 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RNHF funding to be cut
Replies: 28
Views: 4349

Re: RNHF funding to be cut

I recall reading somewhere (perhaps the BBMF 60th Anniversary magazine?) that the 3 main military branches all get a some funding for their heritage, and they can choose one place for the funding to go to. The Royal Navy chose HMS Victory in Portsmouth, the Army chose the Tank Museum in Bovington a...
by Richard E
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 45818

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIV Thursday 22nd March 2018

A suggestion was made at the planning meeting last week that we should consider producing a limited edition Northolt Night Photoshoot patch. Is there a ready market for such a thing amongst our supporters? Yes, although I would suggest an RBF Tag/Key Fob - far easier to attach to the camera bag ! A...
by Richard E
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: NASA DC-8
Replies: 10
Views: 3446

Re: NASA DC-8

Thank you, that's one option that didn't occur to me - illustrated by a second excellent photo Andy.
by Richard E
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: NASA DC-8
Replies: 10
Views: 3446

Re: NASA DC-8

boff180 wrote:Certainly is :smile:

ImageDC-8 Airborne Laboratory by Andrew Evans, on Flickr


I'm struggling to work out what's parked behind the DC-8: possibly a KC-135 ??
by Richard E
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 11:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIII Thursday 19th October 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 44590

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIII Thursday 19th October 20

Many thanks to Phil and the team for arranging another excellent evening and compiling a very interesting and different collection of subjects; the addition of the RAFA stand was an excellent idea and hopefully they'll be able to attend future Nightshoots. If it was possible to improve one thing I a...
by Richard E
Thu 17 Aug 2017, 9:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jeremy Vine
Replies: 91
Views: 12453

Re: Jeremy Vine

melvyn hiscock wrote:Jeremy Vine's programme is designed to simply fuel fires between the Daily Mail reading morons of the earth.

It was never designed to be sensible journalism


The show serves a valuable purpose: it keeps Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph readers occupied while they are waiting for their lunch :)
by Richard E
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Lynx at Low Level Over Essex
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Lynx at Low Level Over Essex

Just had the pleasure of seeing a Naval Lynx heading East towards Southend Airport near South Woodham Ferrers: not sure if it was a Fleet Air Arm machine stretching its legs before their retirement or a European machine heading home?
by Richard E
Thu 02 Feb 2017, 10:46 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apache over Billericay
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Re: Apache over Billericay

I wonder if it was one of the two that I saw in Kent crossing the M20 this afternoon - an interesting change from the Chinooks that we normally see in these parts.
by Richard E
Fri 25 Nov 2016, 11:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where to Buy World War Two Aircraft Recognition Models ?
Replies: 0
Views: 636

Where to Buy World War Two Aircraft Recognition Models ?

Trying to help a colleague find a slightly left of field Christmas present for her husband.

Other than "the well known on-line auction site" can anyone recommend any reliable on-line sellers of genuine Royal Air Force Second World War aircraft recognition models?

Many thanks
by Richard E
Fri 07 Oct 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: D300s to D7200
Replies: 14
Views: 4466

Re: D300s to D7200

They're not that easy to find (which may say something about how good they are) but, as an alternative to upgrading, how about trying to find a good pre-owned D300S ?
by Richard E
Fri 07 Oct 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXI
Replies: 262
Views: 40165

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXI

I'm just going to echo what everyone else has said and mark this down as the most enjoyable and best attended Photoshoot that I've been to. As always, thanks to Phil and his team at Northolt, the RAF Regiment Band * who provided some very interesting and different subjects and also the various opera...
by Richard E
Thu 08 Sep 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Reds at Dunmail
Replies: 11
Views: 2946

Re: Reds at Dunmail

Excellent set, number 7 is probably the pick of the bunch. One question: it looks like the back seater in the number 4 Hawk in the last two pictures of Gypo (?) formation is wearing a red flying suit which would suggest that he is one of the display pilots? It might be the unit's boss - Wing Comman...
by Richard E
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Reds at Dunmail
Replies: 11
Views: 2946

Re: Reds at Dunmail

Excellent set, number 7 is probably the pick of the bunch.

One question: it looks like the back seater in the number 4 Hawk in the last two pictures of Gypo (?) formation is wearing a red flying suit which would suggest that he is one of the display pilots?
by Richard E
Sat 06 Aug 2016, 8:29 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: G-FIFA
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Re: G-FIFA

Can't help you with G-FIFA I'm afraid but G-LEAF was up over Essex this morning flying a similar profile.
by Richard E
Sat 09 Jul 2016, 8:34 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2016
Replies: 3466
Views: 440911

Re: RIAT 2016

Parking via the red route is taking ages. I got in the queue at 0610 and wasn't parked until 0710. The car park is looking pretty full. I think everyone has had the same idea this morning! I wonder if it is significant that they have removed the coned off channel which streamed two lanes of traffic...
by Richard E
Thu 07 Jul 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RAMEX - Thursday.
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: RAMEX - Thursday.

Someone got the shot - good capture from a fairly challenging day.
by Richard E
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Teleconverter for Nikon AF-S 300mm F4D IF-ED ?
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Teleconverter for Nikon AF-S 300mm F4D IF-ED ?

I'm thinking about investing in a teleconverter to give my Nikon AF-S 300mm F4D IF-ED lens some more reach.

My thoughts are that Nikon's TC-17E II AF-S might be suitable: has anyone got any good or bad experiences with this combination or can they offer any alternative suggestions?

Many thanks :smile:
by Richard E
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 7:10 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Granby Tornado Arriving at Marham,
Replies: 13
Views: 3894

Re: Granby Tornado Arriving at Marham,

Number 4 has a very evocative "past/present" feel to it.

Hopefully if BAe can repair the cracks, where ever they might be, they might also be able to find a black radome to finish it off :) ?
by Richard E
Fri 25 Mar 2016, 12:08 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Coningsby Nightshoot 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Re: RAF Coningsby Nightshoot 2016

An excellent set of pictures - what's noticeable is the black background which contrasts with the red/orange hue in the all the pictures from last week's Northolt Nightshoot: a very clear demonstration of the effect of light pollution.
by Richard E
Fri 18 Mar 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XX
Replies: 214
Views: 36105

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XX

A good evening despite the no shows, as always, thanks to Phil and everyone else involved in organising everything and particular thanks to the RAF chap from Lossie who gave me a lift from the car park following my late arrival. One domestic plus-point no one else has mentioned, the pulled pork and ...
by Richard E
Fri 18 Mar 2016, 4:48 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: HH-60 Pavehawk Over Kent - 25 February
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: HH-60 Pavehawk Over Kent - 25 February and 17 March

Another Pavehawk seen following exactly the same flight path on 17 March - did wonder/hope if it was going to be Phil's "surprise visitor" at yesterday's Night Shoot.
by Richard E
Sun 28 Feb 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: OY-FWO Falcon 7X update leaving !
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: OY-FWO Falcon 7X Today !

Very sinister - glad to see that not everyone opts for the default colour scheme of white and a cheat line when they buy their new private jet.
by Richard E
Fri 26 Feb 2016, 12:02 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: HH-60 Pavehawk Over Kent - 25 February
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

HH-60 Pavehawk Over Kent - 25 February

Heading east over the M20 on Thursday afternoon using the same flightpath as the more frequently seen RAF Chinooks, an HH-60 Pavehawk - presumably one of the Lakenheath residents?