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by Wrexham Mackem
Sat 19 Jun 2021, 9:59 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 62
Views: 7980

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

(Wonder if RAF Cosford can share anything with this mighty event) I'm not convinced Cosford would try. Its only a personal hunch, and an opinion, but I would expect that if Cosford goes ahead it would be a smaller and more domestic Cosford than the 'full hit' we've become accustomed to over the las...
by Wrexham Mackem
Sat 19 Jun 2021, 7:11 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets
Replies: 69
Views: 2889

Re: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets

Interesting that the Spanish Harrier II is neck and neck with a MiG-29. Is that nostalgia for the Gr-9 display (on a good day) because after watching the Spanish pair on three consecutive days in 2019 I thought it was great to see them in the air and to hear a pegasus spooling up and winding down b...
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 17 Jun 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Air Show 4th July 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: Military Air Show 4th July 2021

Roughcutter wrote:
Thu 17 Jun 2021, 3:54 pm
Is the participants list out yet?
Nope, I've just had a look on the website, and participants are still to be published.
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 17 Jun 2021, 12:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets
Replies: 69
Views: 2889

Re: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets

Ok guys and gals here's a good question for you in a future game what would happen if Belgium play The Netherlands? F-16 Vs F-16? its the displays you're judging, not the aircraft, so in that case it would be which display do you consider to be the best, Belgian or Dutch? However, I do think the fo...
by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 16 Jun 2021, 3:50 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Flying with the Air Force aerobatic team
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Flying with the Air Force aerobatic team

I would have liked to have seen the Red Checkers - sadly too late now - but this fine set is a pleasure to view. Sweet!
by Wrexham Mackem
Wed 16 Jun 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets
Replies: 69
Views: 2889

Re: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets

Yeah its another shoo-in. The Belgian F-16 is a classic fast jet display.
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 15 Jun 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48Hr Photo Comp: VIPs
Replies: 28
Views: 930

Re: 48Hr Photo Comp: VIPs

Ah a bit frustrating this one, as I have some nice bits and pieces that would qualify in my slide collection that aren't scanned. I'll have a go, I suspect a couple of these are more just transport than VVIP https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50144265652_39773121b5_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.c...
by Wrexham Mackem
Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets
Replies: 69
Views: 2889

Re: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets

This is a tap into an empty net for the Flanker. Easy Su win!
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 14 Jun 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets
Replies: 69
Views: 2889

Re: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets

The solo Mirage 2000 display was one of the all time great fast jet displays. Its a win for France.

Edit: ..and its replacement the Rafale would have bagged the win too I reckon :-)
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 14 Jun 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Poseidon's Rage 2021 Low Level Flying
Replies: 16
Views: 1350

Re: Poseidon's Rage 2021 Low Level Flying

Crikey! these are great. That last Phantom shot is a belter.
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 14 Jun 2021, 9:47 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Air Force One
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Air Force One

Very very nice indeed. Its an iconic sight, perfectly caught.
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 14 Jun 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr photo comp: The Mighty Flanker
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: 48hr photo comp: The Mighty Flanker

There are some ace images on this thread, I wouldn't fancy Gordon's judging job :-) Here is the RIAT Ukrainian again, making rainbows and shadows as it pulls up to a tail slide https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48535637521_fa21c78f3d_o.jpg and for some history, the Test Pilots at a very wet Woodfo...
by Wrexham Mackem
Sat 12 Jun 2021, 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets
Replies: 69
Views: 2889

Re: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets

The most Welsh RAF solo was the solo Hawk without a doubt. Not on the circuit any more of course, but a fairly recent memory.
by Wrexham Mackem
Sat 12 Jun 2021, 12:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets
Replies: 69
Views: 2889

Re: EURO 2020 - For Fast Jets

Great notion this. I’ve always done it with aerobatic teams. Can’t see France v Italy for example without thinking ‘Patrouille de France’ v ‘Il Frecce Tricolori’. So it’s a win for Italy this time round. A shame for SoloTurk, which is a prime display, doing things differently to every other F-16 demo.
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 10 Jun 2021, 10:20 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Air Force One
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Air Force One

oh very nice indeed!
by Wrexham Mackem
Mon 07 Jun 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Midlands Air Festival 2021
Replies: 69
Views: 8233

Re: Midlands Air Festival 2021

I have to note my enjoyment too. Went on Saturday, and it has to be said that the non-stop and varied air-themed entertainment, with loads of space and a sweet setting made for an ace way to 'get out there' again. Balloons, models and the airshow itself were very neatly sequenced, and certainly ente...
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 28 May 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 179
Views: 27501

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

That’s an interesting take and undoubtedly true - I’ve noticed that CarFest which usually sells out quickly still has tickets available. I would be surprised if ticket sales were an issue for Legends though, just look at Shuttleworth, Ragley Hall and Duxford. And if that was a factor, surely they’d ...
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 28 May 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Midlands Air Festival 2021
Replies: 69
Views: 8233

Re: Midlands Air Festival 2021

That's untenable. Who would fund it? you expect the organiser to? Urm yes, why wouldn't they? Why would they get to keep my money if I am unable to attend due to their rules? As has already been mentioned this requirement does not apply to plenty of other activities around the country, if they want...
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 28 May 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 179
Views: 27501

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

Only bought my ticket for arrivals day yesterday (had been waiting for pay day). Very disappointed for the team, a lot of work has been put in. Will be happy to roll my ticket over to next year. Here's hoping Midlands Air Festival manages to go ahead.... I presume that the relative attendance of ea...
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 28 May 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Display Typhoon 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 4291

Re: RAF Display Typhoon 2021

hmm. Its the sincerest form of flattery you know!
by Wrexham Mackem
Fri 28 May 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Midlands Air Festival 2021
Replies: 69
Views: 8233

Re: Midlands Air Festival 2021

That's untenable. Who would fund it? you expect the organiser to?

Unfortunately, these are difficult times. Give and take is called for, and in return we get the opportunity to attend an airshow.
by Wrexham Mackem
Thu 27 May 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Flying Legends
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Flying Legends

for the sight rather than the pic, nevertheless seeing this display at at Legends 2009 was quite a thrill and probably my number one Legends moment https://live.staticflickr.com/4663/27818829119_8e306057ed_o.jpg the Horsemen taxying back at the same show. Seeing, hearing and smelling the beasts up c...