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by Ben H
Thu 11 Sep 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Niger Government 732 @ Lasham
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Niger Government 732 @ Lasham

Here's a nice rarity, Niger's 737-200. Just turned up at Lasham for a bit of a service and cambelt change with ATC. Apologies for the awful iPhone shot, but I'm kinda at work.

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by Ben H
Mon 02 Jun 2014, 8:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Single or Dual ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3557

Re: Single or Dual ?

The two-seat Hunter is a much more 'complete' design than the single-seat variants IMHO.

Canberras with the earlier bubble canopy look better than the offset single-seat jobbie, too.
by Ben H
Thu 24 Apr 2014, 11:09 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Gnat Display Team at North Weald (Updated)
Replies: 18
Views: 7948

Re: Gnat Display Team at North Weald

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/13965589766_7a7af048aa_o.jpg Folland Gnat T.1 G-TIMM / XP504 (XS111) - Gnat Display Team - North Weald April 2014 by DanGB , on Flickr That's the one, Dan. Though they're all really beautifully processed; I love what you're doing with those slight colour casts.
by Ben H
Fri 14 Mar 2014, 2:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Help from enthusiasts at Coningsby/Scampton?
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Help from enthusiasts at Coningsby/Scampton?

Nothing useful to offer here, but congratulations on the name.
by Ben H
Mon 10 Mar 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sonic Boom over Aberystwyth!
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Sonic Boom over Aberystwyth!

Anyone know who's been operating over West Wales today? F-15s, Tornados or Typhoons?

It was mighty impressive!
by Ben H
Mon 09 Dec 2013, 6:56 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: So someone put a GoPro on a MiG-31...
Replies: 2
Views: 850

So someone put a GoPro on a MiG-31...

...and the result was this. Pretty impressive, eh!

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/78332686[/vimeo]
by Ben H
Sat 16 Nov 2013, 6:53 am
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: For Sale - Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
Replies: 21
Views: 1551

Re: For Sale - Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM

Or this one m Yes, because I would trust every person who uploads a picture from the Canon website rather than the actual product. Avoid. Jack. Would you rather a picture of a sealed box? I hate to be 'that guy', but I've bought and sold a lot of Canon equipment over the years, and I can categorica...
by Ben H
Thu 14 Nov 2013, 3:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gliding
Replies: 27
Views: 4380

Re: Gliding

Did you see what happened to his Nimbus 2 trailer at the Mynd a few weeks ago...?!

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by Ben H
Thu 14 Nov 2013, 2:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gliding
Replies: 27
Views: 4380

Re: Gliding

strangelookingalien wrote:Also - I organise trial flights at Rattlesden airfield near Stowmarket. Feel free to PM me if you're interested.


Our Twin Astir trailer has 'Rattlesden GC' written on the side. Hiya.
I presume you know the Hibbard brothers and Alex O'Keefe?
by Ben H
Thu 14 Nov 2013, 1:40 am
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: For Sale - Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
Replies: 21
Views: 1551

Re: For Sale - Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM

For what it's worth, I sold my absolutely mint copy for £210 - one year ago to this day in fact. They are for sale new from kerso on eBay - one of the most reputable sellers going - for £275. Not a single one has sold for more than £215 on eBay in the past month, most are in the £170-£190 region.
by Ben H
Wed 13 Nov 2013, 8:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gliding
Replies: 27
Views: 4380

Re: Gliding

Obvious question, but how do you know how far to stray from the airfield? Surely the lift from thermals is quite hard to judge? You take an educated gamble! You can tell (with varying degrees of success) where the energy is by reading the sky - cumulus clouds are a good marker of thermals, and if y...
by Ben H
Wed 13 Nov 2013, 7:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gliding
Replies: 27
Views: 4380

Re: Gliding

I've had flying lessons before and have pretty good hand/eye co-ordination - what's the likely/average time to go solo? I soloed after 21 aerotows when I was 16. If you're learning on a winch (it's about a third of the price per launch of an aerotow) then I think 40ish would be a reasonable estimat...
by Ben H
Wed 13 Nov 2013, 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gliding
Replies: 27
Views: 4380

Re: Gliding

Been gliding since last summer and without exaggeration I can say that taking it up has been one of the best decisions of my life. A thoroughly rewarding and remarkably cheap hobby. Where do you fly Ben? I'm currently flying from Midland Gliding Club on the Long Mynd in Shropshire, but I'll probabl...
by Ben H
Wed 13 Nov 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gliding
Replies: 27
Views: 4380

Gliding

So, I think it's safe to say that all of us here have a bit of love for aviation...so have any of you ever considered giving gliding a go? It's probably the cheapest and most enjoyable way of getting into flying, where you can keep yourself aloft for hours at a time, climb to airliner altitude, or e...
by Ben H
Fri 01 Nov 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Camera angle feedback required JP Display
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Camera angle feedback required JP Display

Camera on the wing looking in is always a cool shot. Here's a pretty poor quality still from a GoPro on the wing of a Discus I'm flying: http://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1378049_10202032406348883_131796765_n.jpg Another good one is under the nose, looking forward.
by Ben H
Sun 15 Sep 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows
Replies: 55
Views: 6849

Re: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows

I am happy to be in what you believe to be the minority. However, I am still of the opinion that the poster should furnish details in the first instance. Without details, posts smack of showing off and little else. I come here to be educated and an uncaptioned shot rarely helps. There must be many ...
by Ben H
Sun 15 Sep 2013, 2:41 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows
Replies: 55
Views: 6849

Re: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows

Macc wrote:
sdad wrote:The lamp tells the story. It shows he was in a certain situation - one with which spotters and photographers can identify (even if they are different breeds).

Really? :confused:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gId6nrMDmUU[/youtube]
by Ben H
Sat 14 Sep 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows
Replies: 55
Views: 6849

Re: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows

Which is absolutely fine but it's contradictory. If you are happy doing things your own way then why are you asking for constructive criticism? A lot of the issues people have picked up on with regards to these shots could have been solved by taking bursts. I just don't like taking bursts and my ca...
by Ben H
Sat 14 Sep 2013, 5:41 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows
Replies: 55
Views: 6849

Re: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows

The lamp-post clearly adds interest and why on earth does it matter that there is a tiny bit of wingtip missing when he has done really well to catch the thing anyway? If you need to know what the tip looks like, there is another one! It is well-balanced, so there is no need for the wingtip. Too ma...
by Ben H
Fri 13 Sep 2013, 11:06 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows
Replies: 55
Views: 6849

Re: what i see as my top 6 shots of aircraft at airshows

They're not bad, but they could to with a bit of post processing. There are some dust spots in the first one that could easily be cloned out and Im not a fan of the lamppost either... Just out of curiosity, why dont you shoot bursts? whats the point of wasteing loads of shots because they could all...
by Ben H
Fri 13 Sep 2013, 9:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Merlin or Griffon?
Replies: 36
Views: 7790

Merlin or Griffon?

I've come to the conclusion that I'm slightly strange in that I prefer a Griffon engined Spitfire to one with a Merlin. I think the lines flow just that little bit better - the best combination being the Griffon, the old-style canopy, and the 'Broad Chord' rudder. Suffice to say, PS853 is, in my opi...
by Ben H
Wed 26 Jun 2013, 12:30 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Henry Surtees Foundation kart race.
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: Henry Surtees Foundation kart race.

Annoyed that I didn't get scheduled to work today - a colleague went to great lengths to gloat about how Damon Hill was in the building!
by Ben H
Thu 30 May 2013, 12:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 (post your feedback in this thread)
Replies: 6031
Views: 843314

Re: RIAT 2013

JackyRIATWilson wrote:Nothing wrong with the RAF, just amazing how plans can change. Anyone who wants to know can PM me.


:question:
by Ben H
Thu 30 May 2013, 12:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you in or out?
Replies: 180
Views: 24356

Re: Are you in or out?

Another year, another round of naughty-field bashing. Let's just give it a rest shall we? Live and let live. There are bigger issues in the world than a handful of #avgeeks watching aeroplanes from a different bit of this green and pleasant land than some others. The people in the naughty field are ...
by Ben H
Fri 24 May 2013, 8:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ryanair told they're "pushing their luck on human factors"
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

Re: Ryanair told they're "pushing their luck on human factor

Best yet most unsuitable airline food was some delicious but ferociously spicy noodle dish on a flight from Borneo to Kuala Lumpar with Malaysian...at 5:50 in the morning. Not the most easily palatable breakfast, I tell you! :shock: :dizzy: