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by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Heller 1/48 Mirage IVP
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Heller 1/48 Mirage IVP

Ah that's very nice indeed, I like that very much!
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Chinook
Replies: 22
Views: 435

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Chinook

Its so hard to pick just three for this one.

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by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15184

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Sanicole is also in September, and shares much of the RIAT participant-base. It certainly seemed the case that Scampton lost out due to to this.
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4538
Views: 283197

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Exactly. How those folks are going to be 'just fine' when they are staring bankruptcy in the face is a good question isn't it. Let's not forget the actual cost of brexit either. How many billions, so far.. I don't really want to look it up, but huge amounts of cash has been spent on the whole thing ...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: RAF Lossiemouth Airshow 1977
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: RAF Lossiemouth Airshow 1977

What a great watch that is, with stills at the end too. So much variety on show there.

'77 could've been debut season for Hawk and Harrier GR3 maybe?
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4538
Views: 283197

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

Because very many employers’ prosperity was reliant on us being members. Many many jobs are less secure now. This is the thing, it doesn’t matter what empty rhetoric is broadcast about opportunities that may be over the hill, about the adjustment that may or may not happen, but the actual reality is...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4538
Views: 283197

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

What nonsense. The single most important thing to any country is the strength of its economy. Anything that wilfully damages that economy is an acute act of self harm. To vote yourself into insecurity is lunacy and certainly can't be compensated by comparing any of this to a personal relationship. D...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 18 Jan 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family
Replies: 31
Views: 1012

Re: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family

There have been some very characterful Grumman products over the years, nice subject. Here's a Duck to start. Sun blazing onto concrete was a bit a of problem with this photo, and sadly I didn't see it fly. What a machine though.Shot at the now closed Fantasy of Flight in central Florida. https://li...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15184

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I can't see any circumstance where a vaccine, or if I'm honest even a test result, is needed for an outdoor event. The key thing is that the vulnerable in society are vaccinated, and therefore taken out of the sights of the virus. That hugely lessens the risk of the whole thing. Add to that the airf...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the office
Replies: 30
Views: 956

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the office

The first comp that's more or less snookered me Ian :grinning: Here's the Fairford showground from a Croatian Mil Mi-8 https://live.staticflickr.com/4394/36255353950_ca3d1079de_o.jpg the very basic interior of a Fieseler Storch following a display at Fantasy of Flight in Florida https://live.staticf...
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 9:58 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky
Replies: 32
Views: 1138

Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky

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by Wrexham Mackem
Sun 03 Jan 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: F-5
Replies: 21
Views: 922

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: F-5

and I'll start with the same machine, sitting in the evening sun alongside the Kempsford hedge https://live.staticflickr.com/4565/38750319081_4cd3f6e2e8_o.jpg then slipping back a few years more, the excellent one-year-only Double Dutch display team of 1988, here at Yeovilton https://live.staticflic...
by Wrexham Mackem
Sat 26 Dec 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas
Replies: 29
Views: 1054

Re: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas

If you’re really stuck Pete, there’s no harm in overlapping subjects that have been touched on before, as it would give everyone a chance to submit some new and different entries.

Back at the start it was one image only submission, so there’s plenty of untapped material there I’d guess.
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas
Replies: 29
Views: 1054

Re: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas

A challenging theme!

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by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 21 Dec 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Maintenance and Service
Replies: 26
Views: 965

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Maintenance and Service

I don't think I have many shots of airframes stripped back in hangars, so here are a selection that otherwise may qualify under 'Maintenance and Service' https://live.staticflickr.com/4746/38887591284_64f2bcabc2_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4530/38319994914_fe3fb45fa3_o.jpg https://live.stati...
by Wrexham Mackem
Sat 19 Dec 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: National Display Teams
Replies: 26
Views: 900

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: National Display Teams

Lovely theme for an aerobatic team fan like me. If rather difficult to narrow many to three, so my selection is rather arbitrary. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48535630186_9dab024686_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/856/42775318455_7c9b3a7062_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/848/43048376...
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1934
Views: 69704

Re: Aviation- On This Day

I think I must have been stood beside Ian at Cottesmore, and Andy on the station platform at Cosford, as I have barely distinguishable shots from both of yours for those two days! The Harrier retirement is still galling all these years later. A withdrawal decision that seemed to make no sense and an...
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 50th Anniversary Book
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

Re: RIAT 50th Anniversary Book

I spent a good couple of hours with the book last night, and that wasn't enough for more than a cursory glance through. Its a really hefty piece of work, and in my opinion, absolutely captures IAT. It projects the atmosphere of the show, in the number of photographs, by including memorabilia and eph...
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Scandinavia
Replies: 31
Views: 1079

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Scandinavia

ooh difficult to pick three here in a couple of minutes Starting with a recent one, Viggen at Southport, an airshow at its best https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48754835672_042451e6c3_o.jpg the Danish flag is irresistible here https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48535785457_30822ec0b6_o.jpg a Nor...
by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15184

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Surely the big one is social distancing. If social distancing is in place, FRIAT and other enclosures are out of the question, and the meetings of the air arms etc will be impacted, though possible I guess? Those are just some of the challenges. Even crowd line distancing would be a challenge. I no...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Tankers
Replies: 49
Views: 1429

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Tankers

The IAT 89 KC-135R as featured in the ‘SAC Attack’ set piece is my second entry on the previous page of this thread.

I have shots of the A in the 85 flying display - I won’t knock the thread off track for now :-)
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 14 Dec 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Tankers
Replies: 49
Views: 1429

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Tankers

Three from the 'old stuff'.

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by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 89
Views: 11155

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

As the aircraft is TBD, more likely an F-15 Heritage Flight with the Friedkin's P-51's. Lot of expense to bring an A-10 or two/ground crew/equipment all the way across the pond just for two British airshows. A-10 Demo Team published its schedule overnight Brian, with Legends on it. No doubt, its th...