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by Mike
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow melancholy.
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Airshow melancholy.

Thanks to Old Warden (God bless ‘em) and Duxford Showcase days, 2021 turned out much better than it could have been. Thanks to visits to Headcorn and Biggin Hill as well over the summer, I saw 14 or 15 different Spitfires in the air this year.
by Mike
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 342
Views: 46020

Re: Deceased in 2020

Six, apparently, as well as the two with his wife.
by Mike
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 342
Views: 46020

Re: Deceased in 2020

A blatant cheat, a cocaine junkie, an alcoholic, a tax dodger and fathered several illegitimate children, at least one of which he refused to take responsibility for for years. But hey, he could kick a bag of wind around a field, so I guess that makes it all okay.
by Mike
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: DB Cooper Hijacking Programme
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: DB Cooper Hijacking Programme

TEXANTOMCAT wrote:
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 3:50 pm
...there is a body out there in the Oregon wilderness with £200K next to it!
So you're saying a bank teller did him in for making them change all those $ bills into pound notes?
by Mike
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2502

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

CTTS

Canberra To The Skip.

😢
by Mike
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 8058

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

TheMaster wrote:
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 9:44 am
Leeds East/Church Fenton I would prefer logistically, 1700m runway, more grass for parking, M1 close etc.
Nick Grey publicly said that they were looking for a location as close to Cambridge as possible. The frozen Northern wastelands out beyond Peterborough don't tick that box.
by Mike
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 14448

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

The technical gadgets and DRS are the same for everyone, so I don’t see how that gives a particular driver an advantage. Schumacher also had plenty of technical gadgets, legal or otherwise, at his disposal. And as to team orders, it’s laughable to suggest that Schumacher’s team mates were allowed to...
by Mike
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 14448

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

verreli wrote:
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 12:05 pm
A demonstration of car importance.
And Bottas, with identical equipment? 🙄
by Mike
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 14448

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

Watch Stroll throw it all away tomorrow afternoon.
by Mike
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2502

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

GeeRam wrote:
Sat 14 Nov 2020, 3:23 pm
Isn't it about time they changed their name?
Vulcan To The Sewageworks?
by Mike
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2502

Re: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.

The permit lapsed in 2008, so that would suggest it was last flown a year or so before that. The VTTS website mentions it suffering an engine failure in 2007. It was certainly flying at the Coventry air show in 2003
by Mike
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 2021 dates announced
Replies: 15
Views: 1788

Re: Shuttleworth 2021 dates announced

It was £12 for evening shows and £15 for Sunday shows for SVAS members not that long ago.
by Mike
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra WT327 to the U.K.
Replies: 34
Views: 2502

Re: VTTS purchase another Canberra

GeeRam wrote:
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 9:13 am
I assume, someone is putting two and two together and coming up with five.....
I believe 'bernarde' has links with VTTS
by Mike
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canadian Tempest
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Canadian Tempest

PT and Flying Legends. An ‘interesting’ concept. :rofl:
by Mike
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canadian Tempest
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Canadian Tempest

Neither of Kermit’s Tempests are ever likely to fly under his ownership. The project has effectively been abandoned (like the Spitfire return to flight, getting the B-25 back in the air, the Benoist, the 2 DH-4s, and many more). Andy Salter, who was leading the restoration, retired and moved away an...
by Mike
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 2021 dates announced
Replies: 15
Views: 1788

Re: Shuttleworth 2021 dates announced

It wasn’t so long ago that SVAS member tickets were half price. Now the saving is not much more than 10% when you factor in the cost of a parking space. 😢
by Mike
Tue 10 Nov 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 79
Views: 8058

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

rob68 wrote:
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 11:47 pm
F1 at Silverstone is currently same weekend...
According to the 2021 F1 calendar published today, the British GP at Silverstone is on 18th July, not 11th
by Mike
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 2021 dates announced
Replies: 15
Views: 1788

Re: Shuttlewworth 2021 dates announced

The pricing is still very reasonable. I was going to say ‘compared with other live events’ but I suspect there won’t be many of those in the first half of 2021 to compare a £21-£34 ticket price against.
by Mike
Wed 04 Nov 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2021 Airshows
Replies: 22
Views: 3405

Re: 2021 Airshows

I expect quite a number will cancel for the same reason, and of those several will never come back.
by Mike
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Air to Air with the rare P-2
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Air to Air with the rare P-2

Lovely shots, not many of these flying now. As I've heard it, the engine is more valuable than the airframe (in demand for use in Storch and Bf108 projects), so any kind of serious engine trouble and the aircraft is grounded. It doesn't help that the engine has to be very carefully handled and that...
by Mike
Fri 30 Oct 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 158
Views: 15301

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

They already have a conference room in AirSpace that is used for this purpose, and also use the so-called ‘conservation area’ at the front of the hangar for corporate events.
by Mike
Fri 30 Oct 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 158
Views: 15301

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Not to mention the fact that the museum's current policy is something called 'reducing the conservation footprint', in other words getting rid of more than they add. At least 20 IWM airframes have been disposed of in recent years.
by Mike
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Newark Air Museum News 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 23614

Re: Newark Air Museum News 2020

That's a shame, I was planning on visiting in 2 weeks on our way up to Lincoln.
by Mike
Sat 17 Oct 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: RAF Halton Flying Boat (filming?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Re: RAF Halton Flying Boat (filming?)

It seems that the aircraft is stranded overnight on Loch Ness with engine issues, with the crew having been taken to shore by RNLI lifeboat

by Mike
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Catalina G-PBYA
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

Re: Catalina G-PBYA