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by Mike
Fri 05 Mar 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hour photo comp, Warbirds with props
Replies: 18
Views: 390

Re: 48hour photo comp, Warbirds with props

AndyXH558 wrote:
Fri 05 Mar 2021, 9:12 am
...a testament to the Late Richard Grace who rebuilt ML407...
*Nick* Grace
by Mike
Wed 03 Mar 2021, 2:54 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Wishlist Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: RIAT 2022 Wishlist Thread

Lakenheath F-35A
Heritage Flight with F-35 and P-51
by Mike
Tue 02 Mar 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Types retired or due to be before July 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 1265

Re: Types retired or due to be before July 2022

Tommy wrote:
Tue 02 Mar 2021, 11:46 am
RIAT Air Ops wrote:
Tue 02 Mar 2021, 11:42 am
(PS: Less than 500 days to go until RIAT 2022 so I'm surprised at the lack of wishlist thread... :joy: )
Don’t start! I was hoping we could hold out on “Swedish Historics?” until at least June 🙈
Can we have some German MiG-29s too please?
by Mike
Wed 24 Feb 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 6294

Re: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021

Andyph wrote:
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 3:42 am
I was hoping to catch the FE2's at Masterton...
I think there's only one flying now, as they wrecked the other one a few years back
by Mike
Wed 24 Feb 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 6294

Re: Wings Over Wairarapa NZ Feb 2021

No B-52?
by Mike
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 2:45 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Season Premier 21
Replies: 8
Views: 3072

Re: Season Premier 21

That's pretty much how the early ones were run last year, you had to stay within your 5m x 5m car space except for visiting the toilets or food vendors.

I don't see any reason why the May shows could not go ahead on that basis again.
by Mike
Thu 18 Feb 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Marham Victor XH673
Replies: 22
Views: 6355

Re: Marham Victor XH673

The RAF/MoD/government don't seem that bothered really by their heritage and I wonder if that's deliberate at times. They don't want too many seeing what the air force used to have or its size, compared to its state nowadays. Yes, I'm sure that's why they fund: BBMF RAF Museum Hendon RAF Museum Cos...
by Mike
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Who’s going to be first with the 2022 wish-list thread?
by Mike
Thu 11 Feb 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 80 Years of the Air Cadets
Replies: 28
Views: 1366

Re: 80 Years of the Air Cadets

CCF at school for me Flying in Husky, Chipmunk and Cadet Mk 3, Gliding wings from Swanton Morley in Ventures, Flying Scholarship giving 30 hours in Cessna 150s at Cambridge, leading to a PPL once I'd paid for another 10 hours myself. Shooting (competitions with .303 SMLE & SLR, plus GPMG & SMG), cam...
by Mike
Tue 09 Feb 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Let’s not forget that obviously some sort of planning has taken place sufficient for the US Air Force to commit its A-10 display, and all the support to do with that, including tanking machines across, maintenance personnel, pilot commitment. It’s quite a job to commit CONUS assets to an internatio...
by Mike
Sat 06 Feb 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?
Replies: 39
Views: 3394

Re: IWM Duxford Transferring Land Warfare Hall Contents to Pima?

sdad wrote:
Sat 06 Feb 2021, 12:33 pm
Pen Pusher wrote:
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 5:15 pm
The former LWH area will be landscaped and the airline collection will be parked there leaving the front of the hangars clear as a heritage area.
What is a "heritage area"?
The IWM want to have the apron area clear of parked airliners and looking something like it did in the 1950s
by Mike
Wed 27 Jan 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40322

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I had heard they only broke about even in 2019 so i think its the end of IAT Instead of relying on something you heard from your wife's mother's hairdresser who knows someone from the pub who heard that RIAT only broke even in 2019, you could just take a look at the accounts for yourself. :rolling_...
by Mike
Mon 25 Jan 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: La Ferte Alais May 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1399

Re: La Ferte Alais May 2021

Provisionally rescheduled for 26-27 June
by Mike
Sun 24 Jan 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Huntingdon Beach Airshow
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Huntingdon Beach Airshow

I’ve lost count of the number of Edwards shows that have been announced and cancelled over the past 12 years since their last one in 2009. I hope this year’s does go ahead, the last one was a cracker.
by Mike
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: B734 Exeter hard touchdown 19/01/21
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: B734 Exeter hard touchdown 19/01/21

capercaillie wrote:
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 11:47 am
...a Ryanair 737 flight to Malmo (Brussels)...
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
by Mike
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

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

iainpeden wrote:
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:32 am
I'm going to have to check how much Chimay Blue and Duvel I can bring back to the UK!
La Chouffe was the tipple of choice the the last time we were at Sanicole. Highly recommended!

A real shame it clashes with Melun.
by Mike
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 6:55 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3940

Re: RAFM disposals

BAE Systems are not in the business of collecting old aeroplanes.
by Mike
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 12:05 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 31
Views: 3940

Re: RAFM disposals

GeeRam wrote:
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 5:53 pm
...given its the only Fw190 they have, and its unique etc.
They have another, a single-seater (previously on loan to the IWM) at Cosford.
by Mike
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp No 100: Get ya' Daks out!
Replies: 26
Views: 1165

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp No 100: Get ya' Daks out!

Three from me: Firstly, Flabob Express getting airborne from its home base, near Riverside, CA in 2011. It was quite surreal to see this sitting on the hallowed turf of Old Warden in 2019, something I never imagined in my wildest dreams. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50807006413_de385d6c3b_b.j...
by Mike
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 1:26 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A12 - Apaches in transit
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: A12 - Apaches in transit

Aren’t they shipping many of them to the US to be broken up for parts for the new AH-64Es?
by Mike
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip! [Final Update Completed]
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip!

It flew up until around 2008 or so. The cost of maintaining and operating two R-2800s vs the dwindling number of bookings CAF SoCal were getting led to it being parked up.

Tinker Belle has been the only C-46 flying in the Lower 48 since then.
by Mike
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip! [Final Update Completed]
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: 2010 Throwback... Californian Christmas Roadtrip!

A great bunch of guys at Camarillo. Sadly that C-46 has been sitting for over a decade now and is unlikely to fly again.
by Mike
Sun 20 Dec 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Engineering open days - Cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: Engineering open days - Cancelled

As much as I am extremely grateful for the excellent way Shuttleworth have handled the pandemic and managed to give us some superb airshows this summer, the whole idea of cramming several hundred snotty old men into a restricted indoor space for several hours at a time over the Christmas break was u...
by Mike
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?
Replies: 92
Views: 16264

Re: RAF E-7 Wedgetails?

BossMann wrote:
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 3:03 pm
I thought they were building a new facility at RAF Waddington for the new aircraft?
With the E-7 now going to Lossiemouth, the RC135s going to Fairford and the sentinel and E3ds being what will happen to RAF Waddington?
The Reds are due to move there.