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by GeeRam
Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9:57 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: ITS Garibaldi, Portsmouth
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Re: ITS Garibaldi, Portsmouth

st24 wrote:
Wed 14 Feb 2024, 6:03 pm
The fact it hasn't turned up in the airshow season is really taking the biscuit...
:rofl:

Got to be its last visit to UK, as IIRC, its due to be retired/decommissioned later this year, now the Trieste is about to enter service.
by GeeRam
Mon 08 Jan 2024, 9:33 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Sywell Airshow 2024
Replies: 110
Views: 22932

Re: Sywell Airshow 2024

There are no Hunters active on the continent any more AFAIK Yeah, looks like the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation stopped displaying in 2022. That's because the aircraft was sold to one of the military contract companies in North America that fly the Hunter. Such a shame, as that airframe made the be...
by GeeRam
Mon 08 Jan 2024, 6:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Robert Taylor RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: Robert Taylor RIP

"Phantom Launch"; signed by Robert Taylor - 376/850 - has a proud place on my den wall It was a Phantom print that was the first Robert Taylor print I bought back in about 1983 or 4 from the Military Gallery. It's a smallish one, entitled 'Last Phantom' depicting the final ever landing of...
by GeeRam
Fri 05 Jan 2024, 7:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Robert Taylor RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: Robert Taylor RIP

Sad.

It's almost 40 years since I bought my first Robert Taylor print, and I think he was in his early 40's back in the early 80's so he must have been close to or over 80.

For me still the best aviation and marine artist of the past half a century.
by GeeRam
Thu 04 Jan 2024, 10:39 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Great Warbirds at West Malling 28 August 1989
Replies: 4
Views: 2250

Re: Great Warbirds at West Malling 28 August 1989

I was there (went to all of them at Malling in fact)

35 years ago.........!! :anguished:
by GeeRam
Thu 28 Dec 2023, 2:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Women viewed as ‘property’ in Red Arrows amid culture of male entitlement, RAF admits
Replies: 27
Views: 5274

Re: Women viewed as ‘property’ in Red Arrows amid culture of male entitlement, RAF admits

Aside from the predictable closing of Ranks for damage limitation, there is a potential major issue of hierarchy whereby the Policy-makers at the top are all of the pre-Woke generation. If the Leadership & Standards came down from the very top in modern guise, these issues could've possibly bee...
by GeeRam
Thu 28 Dec 2023, 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Women viewed as ‘property’ in Red Arrows amid culture of male entitlement, RAF admits
Replies: 27
Views: 5274

Re: Women viewed as ‘property’ in Red Arrows amid culture of male entitlement, RAF admits

Would disbanding the team make the problem for the RAF as a whole go away or just spread those individuals with those attitudes widely around other squadrons and posts to continue doing what they do wherever they can get away with it? Be harder to get away with it elsewhere in the 'normal' RAF. A l...
by GeeRam
Mon 16 Oct 2023, 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your Favourite UK Airshow Venue
Replies: 26
Views: 5164

Re: Your Favourite UK Airshow Venue

Another vote for Old Warden of the current active venues (not that I've been to one for a few years now) Of past venues, I always likes BoB At Home at RAF Abingdon, as sun was behind you, as was Alconbury, which was always like a Mildenhall-lite as well. But, top of the tree was RAF Binbrook and ma...
by GeeRam
Mon 16 Oct 2023, 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your Favourite UK Airshow Venue
Replies: 26
Views: 5164

Re: Your Favourite UK Airshow Venue

Another vote for Old Warden of the current active venues (not that I've been to one for a few years now) Of past venues, I always likes BoB At Home at RAF Abingdon, as sun was behind you, as was Alconbury, which was always like a Mildenhall-lite as well. But, top of the tree was RAF Binbrook and mas...
by GeeRam
Fri 13 Oct 2023, 2:49 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Leuchars 1996 Battle of Britain show
Replies: 8
Views: 2855

Re: Leuchars 1996 Battle of Britain show

Nice bit of nostalgia. I only ever managed to get up to a Leuchars BoB Show from London just the once, back in 1990 for the last flight of Black Mike. Sad to think that, over 30 years later, and all four of the airfields that hosted those last remaining RAF Battle of Britain At Home Day shows are al...
by GeeRam
Tue 03 Oct 2023, 2:30 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Leeds East/Church Fenton
Replies: 313
Views: 132113

Re: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Leeds East/Church Fenton

I’m sorry butI loved Legends at Duxford but it seems to have lost something at Leeds. Not least when the weather clags up there is nothing to do trade stands be very poor.it lacked atmosphere and was simply easy to get in because it wasn’t that big. I attended both days this year as I was so excite...
by GeeRam
Sun 01 Oct 2023, 9:02 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Vulcan XL426 (Twilight run photos added)
Replies: 11
Views: 3125

Re: Vulcan XL426

Nice pictures! Looks in pretty good nick! Reminds me of when the airport has it open day for the airshow and the Vulcan would taxi about. Thanks. She does look great, especially compared to how she was back during those open days in that very dark camo. I have some photos from the twilight run earl...
by GeeRam
Tue 26 Sep 2023, 5:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian airliner forced to land in corn field
Replies: 33
Views: 7360

Re: Russian airliner forced to land in corn field

Yes. TACA 110, a Boeing 737 landed on a levee near New Orleans after a double engine flame-out. It took-off from a adjacent road after an engine change. It probably needed more work than the A320. The Twitter feed said that they might be waiting on the field to freeze before attempting a take-off. ...
by GeeRam
Tue 26 Sep 2023, 9:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian airliner forced to land in corn field
Replies: 33
Views: 7360

Re: Russian airliner forced to land in corn field

DerekF wrote:
Mon 25 Sep 2023, 2:52 pm
The Twitter feed said that they might be waiting on the field to freeze before attempting a take-off.
They'll be leaving it there until end of Jan at least if that's the case.....and hoping that it doesn't sink into the mud during the wet season due to start anytime now.
by GeeRam
Tue 19 Sep 2023, 10:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian airliner forced to land in corn field
Replies: 33
Views: 7360

Re: Russian airliner forced to land in corn field

Apparently they are going to fly the aircraft out of the field. Well, they say they are going to attempt to...... Ballsy crew that try it......but, in Russia, choice is not always something people have the option of. Given the time of year, the ground would have been backed hard by the summer sun, ...
by GeeRam
Sun 17 Sep 2023, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Roger Hayes Memorial Flypast, Kemble, 16 Sept 2023
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Roger Hayes Memorial Flypast, Kemble, 16 Sept 2023

This has a personal connection with me, as I knew Roger quite well back in the 70's, as my Dad was a serving Met.Police officer and we lived quite close to Denham Aerodrome where the Met Police Flying Club were based, which Roger was a leading member of, so Dad took me to Denham for Club events as o...
by GeeRam
Fri 15 Sep 2023, 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2276
Views: 859767

Re: Interesting Internet

Interesting development, given that Gripen Jets are not part of any 'Free Package' I'm aware of? :wink: I think this is more about further into the future than the current 'we need x, y & z NOW' Ukraine have a serious aviation player in Antonov, so maybe a future licence build from Saab is some...
by GeeRam
Wed 13 Sep 2023, 2:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation Procurement: Winging it? House of Commons report
Replies: 24
Views: 3404

Re: Aviation Procurement: Winging it? House of Commons report

Airwolfhound wrote:
Tue 12 Sep 2023, 12:12 pm
GeeRam wrote:
Tue 12 Sep 2023, 11:56 am

Accountants rule everything,
If only, I'm an accountant, and I don't even rule over the remote control at home ........................
:rofl:
by GeeRam
Tue 12 Sep 2023, 11:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation Procurement: Winging it? House of Commons report
Replies: 24
Views: 3404

Re: Aviation Procurement: Winging it? House of Commons report

“Cutbacks” in principle are fine in my book. Of course we don’t need an armed forces the size we had during the Cold War - that would be patently ridiculous. Even more-so the proportionate size of WWII standards. What is not fine is cynical and poorly thought cost-cutting, inefficiency, and procras...
by GeeRam
Tue 12 Sep 2023, 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation Procurement: Winging it? House of Commons report
Replies: 24
Views: 3404

Re: Aviation Procurement: Winging it? House of Commons report

It’s baffling to me that people have ever, and in particular still do, see the Tories as a pro-defence party, or the party of defence. Our armed forces are at their lowest ebb. No post war political party in power has done anything but continually cut back on defence, decade by decade. The Navy, Ar...
by GeeRam
Thu 07 Sep 2023, 2:32 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Goodwood Revival 2023 - 8th-10th September
Replies: 14
Views: 5112

Re: Goodwood Revival 2023 - 8th-10th September

Ml417, mh415 and mh434 will fly the morning patrol at 8am every morning. This year you need grrc or fellowship membership to get on site to see them take off however they usually circle around the over the road site You may need a ticket to get in the 'Over the Road' site as well.......that was the...
by GeeRam
Mon 04 Sep 2023, 10:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion
Replies: 182
Views: 38970

Re: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion

Like I said. I’ve not looked into it in any great depth, but I’ve never seen the “200 built” before. I thought it was 110/120ish (pre-war). I also presume that the 200 or so built includes the numbers built for export, and if so, there's maybe 40 odd from that 200 odd to be subtracted? Whatever the...
by GeeRam
Mon 04 Sep 2023, 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion
Replies: 182
Views: 38970

Re: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion

https://twitter.com/tendar/status/1698685989441409457?s=46&t=MrByk9E0ZD1fN2EAXOlQkw I haven’t delved into it/kept a tally, but I feel like Russia might well be nearing 50% losses of its entire Ka-52 fleet (subject to post-war manufacturing/attrition replacements). The debate though is around ho...
by GeeRam
Fri 25 Aug 2023, 7:54 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Just Jane news
Replies: 70
Views: 60273

Re: Just Jane news

Not a right or wrong question - I wonder if they will repaint the Mitchell into RAF markings (there isn't one so marked in the UK as far as I know) as EK is an RAF airfield museum or keep her in US markings to provide Allied 'balance' Hopefully they will put it into RAF scheme, given the USAAF neve...
by GeeRam
Fri 25 Aug 2023, 6:24 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Mig-23 crash at Thunder over Michigan
Replies: 19
Views: 5069

Re: Mig-23 crash at Thunder over Michigan

good point but there is no mention of hydraulic failure so the pilot had the option to put the aircraft in level flight before ejecting rather than at an angle, therefore giving more height and an earlier chute opening.Obviously, he was denied the option having been "overruled" Given the ...