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by Mike
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 2:41 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July (Provisional)
Replies: 8
Views: 783

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

TFC getting the first shots in in the upcoming Flying Legends vs IWM (and partners) summer 2021 warbird show battle. It remains to be seen whether IWM will now go for two weekends later (24/25 July) - the weekend after RIAT - or possibly the weekend after that, or will attempt to pre-empt TFC by goi...
by Mike
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Three injured in B-25 off-airport landing.

The B-25 had been based at Albany, NY with a new owner for the past year or so
by Mike
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: UPDATED - USAF 73rd Birthday Bash @ RAF Mildenhall
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: USAF 73rd Birthday @ RAF Mildenhall

Ant.H wrote:
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 9:19 am
...interesting to see an RAF crest on the fin of the KC135 (and what look like other smaller ones at the tip).
It's the RAF Mildenhall crest
by Mike
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The People’s Mosquito
Replies: 369
Views: 108463

Re: The People’s Mosquito

The ones made in NZ may have had new wooden structure, but they used much of the metalwork from the original aircraft. There’s a lot of metal in a Mosquito. This one will contain very little from the original aircraft that it purports to be.
by Mike
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)
Replies: 16
Views: 2508

Re: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)

AFAIK it still is based at OW.
by Mike
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32058

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

Aquarious wrote:
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 7:52 am
Headcorn?
This thread is about the Duxford show. There is a separate thread for Headcorn
by Mike
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RW382 in US markings
Replies: 16
Views: 2301

Re: RW382 in US markings

TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 9:06 am
...green/brown and RAF roundels...
Except there are no two-seaters currently flying in that scheme since ARCo repainted PV202 about 10 years back

I like the Grey Nurse scheme, and don't forget people travel from all over the world to fly in the Spitfires at BHHH.
by Mike
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 11244

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

Renault have been at the front end in the past, and should be doing much better than they are.
by Mike
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 11244

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

Not really a fair statistic, the 32 seconds was after closing the field up several time’s for safety car periods and restarts. Without that the discrepancy would have been much greater.
by Mike
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32058

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled

Night Shoot next to go?
by Mike
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: New show date 18th October Season finale?
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: New show date 18th October Season finale?

I suspect BBMF will be endIng their season after Headcorn (if it still goes ahead). The Reds are effectively done already (Duxford was to be their last weekend).
by Mike
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Meteor T7 WA591
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Meteor T7 WA591

Thanks for pointing that out Doughnut - I'll let the friend who is getting ready to get his type rating in it know that he's wasting his time. :rolling_eyes:
by Mike
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Meteor T7 WA591
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Meteor T7 WA591

It was more a direct dig at PoF than a comment about the type’s safety record. He then chose to double down by pointing out to them that they had crashed the flying wing.
by Mike
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Meteor T7 WA591
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Meteor T7 WA591

Yes. One of the mods here was kind enough to tweet them and inform them that they’ll crash it within 5 years. Classy!
by Mike
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth 3rd Drive-in Airshow Sept 6
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Shuttleworth 3rd Drive-in Airshow Sept 6

I love the way you dismiss some absolute gems, many of which you won’t see display anywhere else on the planet, as ‘mundane stuff’, in favour of a Spitfire and Hurricane that you’ll see at pretty much any other airshow in the U.K.

Nice shots though
by Mike
Mon 07 Sep 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 245
Views: 109764

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

I believe it is owned by an Air New Zealand captain based in the Middle East.

G-INFO shows that a ‘Display of Registration Marks Exemption, is in effect, allowing it to wear its former NZ reg instead of G-CIPJ.
by Mike
Mon 07 Sep 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Old Warden Drive-in airshow , 6th September 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Old Warden Drive-in airshow , 6th September 2020

Dan Griffith certainly gets to display a wide variety of machinery. Boeing 727, Meteor, Spitfire and...Civilian Coupe!
by Mike
Sat 05 Sep 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Military aircraft retirements
Replies: 34
Views: 6606

Re: Military aircraft retirements

When do the RAF BAe146s go? I think they were put up for disposal recently.
by Mike
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32058

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

It was also booked for Melun (along with the Lysander) so I guess when that was cancelled it made it unviable to get the Blenheim up and running and insured and practice displays flown for just a single event.
by Mike
Wed 02 Sep 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: (Updated) Dundee Spitfires 30/8/20 & 17/9/20
Replies: 16
Views: 1733

Re: Spitfire Duo at Dundee 30/8/20

Epic navigation fail. Goodwood to Exeter, and they end up in Dundee!
by Mike
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32058

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

It mentions *a* Buchón.
by Mike
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32058

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

I would urge those who would like to attend but are worried about social distancing to consider getting a ticket for Friday. The flying programme looks better than the weekend at the moment, and I understand that the crowd numbers are likely to be significantly lower than for the Saturday and Sunday.
by Mike
Sat 29 Aug 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32058

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Posted by one of the Blenheim team on the Blenheim Society FB page
by Mike
Sat 29 Aug 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 231
Views: 32058

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Blenheim self-confirmed