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by GeeRam
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 8:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Coventry airport to possibly be turned into a factory
Replies: 19
Views: 2553

Re: Coventry airport to possibly be turned into a factory

I remember a stage Coventry went through when It was really busy for night time cargo flights, even attracted spotters to travel down to see them during the late evening. I remember when Air Atlantique used to run their airshow trips out of Coventry in the DC-3/C-47's, with their adverts in Flypast...
by GeeRam
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Confirmed airshows 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 3543

Re: Confirmed airshows 2021

Gt5500 wrote:
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 4:57 pm
I may be missing something but isn't this thread about confirmed airshows? Seems to have descended into a discussion of unconfirmed shows...
I think the 'confirmed' airshow list will be a very small one for 2021.
by GeeRam
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Coventry airport to possibly be turned into a factory
Replies: 19
Views: 2553

Re: Coventry airport to possibly be turned into a factory

Funnily enough, I heard about this yesterday, posted on a car forum by someone that either works for, or used to work for Jaguar and still has close links to the internal rumour-works of Jaguar. All part of their all-electric by 2025 announcement the other day.
by GeeRam
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Confirmed airshows 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 3543

Re: Confirmed airshows 2021

I guess the main thing airshows have in their favour is they are outdoor events. That's about it though. Mass gatherings like RIAT may never return, and no I don't think that is hyperbole. Either the restrictions themselves or the related economic woes will mean lots of shows have had their day alr...
by GeeRam
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 7:54 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?
Replies: 39
Views: 3379

Re: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?

A flight path zone with building height limits east of the airfield may be considered necessary for safe airfield operations for normal operations but the mere presence of the buildings and additional housing closer to the airfield would make it unsafe for air shows. Looking at that plan and thinki...
by GeeRam
Mon 08 Feb 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?
Replies: 39
Views: 3379

Re: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?

There are well advanced plans for an aircraft manufacturing facility to the west of what is now the LWH: I know planning permission is in place, the firm are already housed on the site and think, but might be wrong, that the actual land belongs to one of the Cambridge colleges. (No, it's not Marsha...
by GeeRam
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: RAFM disposals

Given the trend in 2-seat spitfires, I'd suggest the FW190 could be very attractive to one of the UK-based warbird flights companies and would certainly not be impossible to be made airworthy again. This could even be seen as a win-win situation, with cash to RAFM and a rare historic type on the UK...
by GeeRam
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 7:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16257

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

You forgot the RC-135's. So they're definitely staying put and not going to Mildenhall? Don't think they were ever going to Mildenhall? There was talk of them going to Fairford with the USAF RC-135's after Mildenhall closed, but as Mildenhall isn't now closing, the USAF RC-135's will no longer be g...
by GeeRam
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16257

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

vulcanshammer wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11:17 am
Slight thread drift I appreciate; but what exactly will be operated from Waddington in the near future? Red Arrows, Shadow and Protector?
You forgot the RC-135's.
vulcanshammer wrote:
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 11:17 am
Any replacement for the Sentinels likely?
Nope.
by GeeRam
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 7:54 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: BEA Argosy
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: BEA Argosy

I can still remember as a kid, sitting for hours at my bedroom window in the late 60's and into the early 70's when we lived under the approach to Heathrow R23 and watching BEA Argosy, Comet, Trident, Vanguard and Viscount's flying overhead. The Flying Wheelbarrow made a distinctive sound. Crazy to ...
by GeeRam
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chinook Ooops...
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

Re: Chinnook Ooops...

That's quite stuck......getting a crane set up on that boggy ground to be able to free it enough and lift it out should be interesting......!

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by GeeRam
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: RAFM disposals

...given its the only Fw190 they have, and its unique etc. They have another, a single-seater (previously on loan to the IWM) at Cosford. Is that the same one that was at Lambeth many years ago, as I had a vague recollection of one being there, but so long ago, and memory not quite what it is, I'd ...
by GeeRam
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: RAFM disposals

How much would a two seat FW190 fetch at auction and what could that money be used for ? I would think several million minimum......given its the only one in the world, and up until the late 80's used to have its engine run up when housed at St.Athan (along with the Me410), so it's near enough 100%...
by GeeRam
Sun 03 Jan 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16257

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

The Baron wrote:
Sun 03 Jan 2021, 10:04 am
So they're not even going to be new builds? Brilliant.
Neither were the RAF's new RC-135 Rivet Joint's.

In fact, outside of the BBMF fleet, they are the oldest airframes operated by the RAF!
by GeeRam
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16257

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

Sadly the current way, indeed of the last twenty years, has been a full life service agreement with a primary supplier. Contractor A is paid X gazillion over a period of twenty years to provide a specified number of flight hours. Half way through the deal MOD think about upgrades and talks to Contr...
by GeeRam
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16257

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

We'll be scrapping the Wedgetails by the early 2030's as well, as there will be no money for their upgrades to keep them in service, especially as the rumour is we've now reduced the order to just 3 of them....which is hardly a workable fleet :face_with_raised_eyebrow: Sentinal is only 12 years old,...
by GeeRam
Sun 27 Dec 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 498
Views: 159946

Re: Interesting Internet

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1646363248876908&id=134175163429065 Interesting...I wonder where they are all heading, and how, given the complications and specialist knowledge of dismantling a Lightning for transport, assuming you intend to keep it capable of flying again. My gue...
by GeeRam
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip! [Final Update Completed]
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

Re: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip!

Mike wrote:
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 6:17 pm
It flew up until around 2008 or so. The cost of maintaining and operating two R-2800s vs the dwindling number of bookings CAF SoCal were getting led to it being parked up.
Ooops....I seem to have let a whole decade pass me by there :relaxed:

Old age kicking in again :laughing:
by GeeRam
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip! [Final Update Completed]
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

Re: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip!

Mike wrote:
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3:19 pm
Sadly that C-46 has been sitting for over a decade now and is unlikely to fly again.
That's a shame, I didn't know it was no longer a flyer :frowning2:

I saw it fly at Nellis AFB in 1997 during the Golden Anniversary Airshow, so it must have only flown for another year or so after that.
by GeeRam
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16257

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

I thought they were building a new facility at RAF Waddington for the new aircraft? With the E-7 now going to Lossiemouth, the RC135s going to Fairford and the sentinel and E3ds being what will happen to RAF Waddington? I thought the RAF RC135's were only to Fairford because the USAF ones were goin...
by GeeRam
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Heathrow Expansion??
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Heathrow Expansion??

Georgeconna wrote:
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 2:26 pm
Imagine the Stress of the people living where this is going to be located.
The sensible ones took the BAA money and ran years ago.......

Only a few have stuck it out in the hope for more money.
by GeeRam
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Heathrow Expansion??
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Heathrow Expansion??

Will it be used for parking all the airliners withdrawn from service across the world? Highly unlikely. Will be a while until the bulldozers start rolling in. It’s predicted to be 2028 for completion. The 2028 prediction was based on the original start dates, which have long since passed into histo...
by GeeRam
Mon 30 Nov 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2021 Event cancellations
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: 2021 Event cancellations

Vaccine and rapid testing should be enough to fix things for next summer Not likely. Fix things in time for next winter more likely, not for many summer 2021 events, as many event organisers would have had to commit already by now to upfront costs and planning, and they will not be risking that in ...
by GeeRam
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 3071

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

Nobody buying the explanation regarding using WT327's cockpit vs WK163's? Is WT327 close to airworthy as she is? I guess I'm asking; is 'combining' the two the most likely way of getting a Canberra airworthy? Vulcan To The Skip don't have any intention of returning a Canberra to airworthy. (I'll be...
by GeeRam
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 3071

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

Mike wrote:
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 2:34 pm
CTTS

Canberra To The Skip.

😢
:laughing:

Shouldn't laugh really, but its sadly true, apart from you should have written....

Canberra's To The Skip, as they now have 2 of them to send to the scrapy.... :crazy_face: