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by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 29 Sep 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 135
Views: 12995

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

Instead of playing "Let's see whose got the biggest bo****ks" why don't they just sit down and sort it out so those of us that want to can go to both. Simples. Indeed. Instead of bloody mindedly sticking to their second weekend in July, you'd have thought they'd take a step back, realise how awkwar...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Fly Douglas Jets

I'll go back into the archives for this one too.

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by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49892

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Phwoar, a IV. Between the first and last shots there Paul, it was worth it.
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow
Replies: 91
Views: 9484

Re: Aero Legends 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow

It would seem like they are simply trying to maximise income, and asking people to buy locally to do so.
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Boscombe Down ATI 1992
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Boscombe Down ATI 1992

This is stunning footage. Fantastic for its age. And my favourite show ever. That sequence of the Su-27 arrival is perfectly captured.
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple

Three fast jets from me, in no particular order

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by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115379

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The App works on a defined list of tested phones available here: https://faq.covid19.nhs.uk/article/KA-01167/en-us As with the original failed NHS App, it doesn't work on my iPhone 5S, nor interestingly the latest Huawei smartphones. As with any software, its impossible to be compliant with everyth...
by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Skunk @ White Waltham Nightshoot
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: The Skunk @ White Waltham Nightshoot

But what a surprise to see that Tornado. I had no idea it had survived and was living at White Waltham. That had gone under my radar totally. Worth pointing out that it isn't the real deal! It's actually ZA355 (Tornado GR1) which was moved to White Waltham last year and was previously in standard '...
by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July (Provisional)
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July (Provisional)

It is indeed very interesting that TFC have stuck with 'their' dates, when the IWM wanting that slot seemed to be among the justifications for parting ways. We'll see how it plays out and in the present circumstances, I'll be so happy to see a show confirmed, that the dates will be a secondary conce...
by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49892

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Indeed, that Viggen was a major coup at the time. Never less than awesome to watch either. Another Finningley then, 1989 this time, and another sunny day. Notable flyer today is a solo F-5A display, with smoke, from the Norwegians. I love a Northrop! https://live.staticflickr.com/4446/37637982142_97...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Kittyhawk 1/48 Blue Angels F9F-8 Cougar
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Kittyhawk 1/48 Blue Angels F9F-8 Cougar

That really is a cracking line-up. Leave a gap for the Super Hornet to come shortly.
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115379

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Again what's the difference between closing bars etc at 10pm and 11pm?? Not a great deal, but at the weekends pubs/bars are open until 1am, so that may stop people drinking too much for too long, and we know what happens to social distancing by that time. As for table service, it won't make too muc...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2393
Views: 115379

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Tommy wrote:
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 1:31 pm


It really is quite rancid.
Not only is it rancid, its a lie. That is not the reason, and he well knows it.
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Skunk @ White Waltham Nightshoot
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: The Skunk @ White Waltham Nightshoot

Nice. The Hurricane startup shot is great, but what a surprise to see that Tornado. I had no idea it had survived and was living at White Waltham. That had gone under my radar totally.
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49892

Re: Aviation- On This Day

2018, and the RAF100 edition of the Battle of Britain show at Duxford. It was a very well put together flying programme, but unfortunately the weather which had been so good for much of 2018 just didn't stretch as far as this weekend. Light rain, low cloud, general disappointment. https://live.stati...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49892

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Yesterday's scenes of rain from Leuchars were biblical. Looks like I backed the right horse in Finningley. And who'd have thought I'd be having those thoughts 28 years later :-) Not quite so far back for my first event today, another Southport, but a personally significant one as the first I attende...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble

I'm hearing that the Rossiya rumour is wide of the mark. I guess we'll soon find out.

Very nice, if rather sad, photograph. It won't be the same without the 747.
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Kittyhawk 1/48 Blue Angels F9F-8 Cougar
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Kittyhawk 1/48 Blue Angels F9F-8 Cougar

I like this very much. You must have a cracking Blue Angels line up now Derek.
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Possible format for RIAT2021
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: Possible format for RIAT2021

Its a very difficult subject to have a discussion about - because I think the event either happens in its current format, or doesn't at all. Its been made pretty clear that without the corporate income there'd be no show, and that security demand that each visitor enters the show ground on foot. How...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: AERONAVALE
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: AERONAVALE

A very tough one to narrow down to three. Paul's already posted it, but I'll have to include a Crusader too, as its simply one of my favourites. https://live.staticflickr.com/4485/38205995432_f3db46f766_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4459/37407283894_9f231f9088_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.c...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49892

Re: Aviation- On This Day

2014, and Southport came up trumps again with some lovely light. The star of the show was without doubt the Lancaster duo. https://live.staticflickr.com/4404/36297036310_1469a0eec2_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4341/36297035800_7ec3858524_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4431/36522877262_01...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49892

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Finningley 91 from me. A classic edition. Decent weather as you say Paul, but that always brought its own problems at Finningley. The Russian Knights were great to see, and although it seemed at the time their visit may not be a one-off that's how it has turned out to be. https://live.staticflickr.c...
by Wrexham Mackem
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1593
Views: 49892

Re: Aviation- On This Day

The Russian Knights arrived via a pass over Balmoral. On the show day they went to Finningley to display, where the Blue Angels were also based. Unfortunately Leuchars did not get to see the Blue Angels Indeed, as Paul says, the Blue Angels came over to Finningley the following year. The weather wa...
by Wrexham Mackem
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Brize Norton ZZ336
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: RAF Brize Norton ZZ336

Very nice shot indeed. But my word, that scheme is hideous. Utterly tasteless.