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by wezgulf3
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shorts Belfast at Cairns - Any News?
Replies: 16
Views: 4171

Re: Shorts Belfast at Cairns - Any News?

I was just wondering if there were any developments regarding the Belfast sitting at Cairns in Australia? Last I heard was a possible engine run being planned / taking place. Rob Read on Facebook recently that it will be getting the chop per the Airports request. Really hope that’s not the case, bu...
by wezgulf3
Sun 08 Sep 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 114
Views: 19865

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Apparently, wont be back at the Wave anytime soon (probably ever).
A cracking case, apparently, of burning your bridges.


Oh please tell! He was a corker at The Fairford media event last week :lol:
by wezgulf3
Fri 16 Aug 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 60
Views: 18848

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

Mike wrote:
wezgulf3 wrote:
Mike wrote:Westland Widgeon at Durley (?)


Would love to know more about this project!

Wes...

https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/

G-EUKS


Ah not the rotary version, shame.

But thanks

wes...
by wezgulf3
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 60
Views: 18848

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

Mike wrote:Westland Widgeon at Durley (?)


Would love to know more about this project!

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Mon 24 Jun 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sorry Caper, too late now..
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Re: Sorry Caper, too late now..

Paul Waggett wrote:Does this mean there'll be a competition for a new generation air superiority platform?



Pilatus PC-12 will be used to fulfil the gap.

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Fri 15 Mar 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Fun size Northolt.
Replies: 24
Views: 4547

Re: Fun size Northolt.

So no disrepect, but what was this? £30 for three aircraft???? Gets worse every event! Come on, do we not all pay towards this hobby in some respect? How much does a standard trip to the States cost?? or going down down to CRUZEX or any road trip in the UK or Europe cost? and not for anywhere near ...
by wezgulf3
Tue 12 Mar 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Does HHA have an F4?
Replies: 55
Views: 15243

Re: Does HHA have an F4?

Interesting thread, i wonder if HHA have the necessary approvals from both BAFA in Germany and DTSA in Washington for the aircraft? I highly doubt that DTSA would approve transfer of the APG-65, ALR-68 and J79 tech data to a UK Private Entity, the provisos on TPT for an item sold, and later upgrade...
by wezgulf3
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Belgian Air Force Days 2018 - 8th/9th Sept
Replies: 167
Views: 36517

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2018 - 8th/9th Sept

The last couple of updates have been fantastic, going to make Fridays arrivals interesting as I don’t know where to go!!

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-3D ?
Replies: 33
Views: 3411

Re: RAF E-3D ?

It does seem criminal that the E3’s have never had an upgrade program. Surely we could have shared the cost with France when they did theirs.
Wes...
by wezgulf3
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-3D ?
Replies: 33
Views: 3411

Re: RAF E-3D ?

It just makes sense to purchase the E-7, it would have parts commonality with the Poseidon, it is regarded as one of the most advanced AEW&C aircraft on the market, and it would be much more affordable than upgrading the aging E-3D fleet. 7 or 8 E-7s would be a nice number, and an extra 3 or 4 ...
by wezgulf3
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289636

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I’m guessing a link to the webcam 4K, UHD 3D surround sound video of XH558 taxiing is available online, which of course would help explain the 30k IT bill?!?

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289636

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

The way this will end will be 558 getting scrapped, the nose section getting saved, but the rest will be sold off so the chosen few at VttST get one last payday.

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 11:43 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: KNIFE71 @ Portland
Replies: 10
Views: 4062

KNIFE71 @ Portland

A handful of shots of KNIFE 71 operating out of Portland this week. https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1779/43064700515_e6d8a86fe1_b.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1775/43921774762_d4f94e0976_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/942/43064701035_d81b9fb58d_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/940/4306470...
by wezgulf3
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 289636

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

So it remains a mystery how they burned through 30K in IT costs if that doesn't include Social Media management. 30K isn't far short of the entire turnover for the year for VRT at Southend - even when they had a hangar and managed to do a taxi run (albeit not a public one yet). Or think of it anoth...
by wezgulf3
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Fairford?
Replies: 14
Views: 2625

Re: RAF Fairford?

Ouragan wrote:I believe that Spangdahlem was mooted as the likely destination for the 352nd SOW.


I believe that the issue with low flying in Germany is causing some concern with them moving to Germany.

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 11308

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

Are we really sure that they won't just axe the Red Arrows on the basis there is nowhere for them to go? I believe you may have hit the nail on the head there... In this age of continued austerity - how can we possibly justify their existence? Arthur As this is a aviation enthusiasts' forum based i...
by wezgulf3
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Oceana air show
Replies: 14
Views: 7393

Re: Oceana air show

Think they had similar restrictions last year, pretty sad really. Wes... They didn`t seem to know what they we doing last year, i did Saturday am with small lens for static only and had no issues nor did i see any restrictions and went back Sunday with a 100-400 for flying and got in without issue,...
by wezgulf3
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Oceana air show
Replies: 14
Views: 7393

Re: Oceana air show

Think they had similar restrictions last year, pretty sad really.

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Oceana air show
Replies: 14
Views: 7393

Re: Oceana air show

lambo17841 wrote:Should go in the airshow section I know but worth seeing comments here.
Read the photo guidelines at the bottom.

https://www.oceanaairshow.com/

John in Seaford


The only thing I can see is in the FAQ’s, which say only photo limitation is for no photography inside hangars.

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')
Replies: 26
Views: 4174

Re: Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')

Thank you for posting this Lee, im sure some will still find something to gripe about it though!

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Vermeille 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

Re: Vermeille 2018

French Army helicopters in glorious South of France Sun.....perfect!

Wes
by wezgulf3
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 22975

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018

I think a line needs to be drawn under this. It is what it is. Phil, Lee and the guys do an amazing job, but unfortunately it’s 2018 and the world is changing, and it’s not going to please everyone.

Wes...
by wezgulf3
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Does HHA have an F4?
Replies: 55
Views: 15243

Re: Does HHA have an F4?

Nice to have a flying F 4 over here again though a bit like there Bucceneer it will disappear off the face of the Earth never to be heard of again!. The Hunter at HHA costs £4000 per fillup, the Bucc holds 12 tonnes of fuel. The only reason the Hunters are flying is that contracts exist which pays ...
by wezgulf3
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Does HHA have an F4?
Replies: 55
Views: 15243

Re: Does HHA have an F4?

Nice to have a flying F 4 over here again though a bit like there Bucceneer it will disappear off the face of the Earth never to be heard of again!. The Hunter at HHA costs £4000 per fillup, the Bucc holds 12 tonnes of fuel. The only reason the Hunters are flying is that contracts exist which pays ...
by wezgulf3
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 10:55 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Nancy-Ochey 30/6/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Nancy-Ochey 30/6/18

A selection of pictures from this past weekends Airshow at Nancy-Ochey, despite the crazy heat, a worthy last minute trip over to the Champagne region. Wes... https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1769/43161577871_18120827d9_b.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/842/42257313505_ecc08093f8_b.jpg https://c2.sta...