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by Mike
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: New date - 27th September
Replies: 0
Views: 156

New date - 27th September

Shuttleworth airshow calendar is showing an additional airshow on 27th September (the week before Race Day)
by Mike
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1308
Views: 52333

Re: The UKAR politics thread

pbeardmore wrote:
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 1:19 pm
(the £10 eat in voucher seems to be pure gimmicks )
Actually it seems to be a reasonable idea, rather than just handing out 'stimulus checks' like the US does. It will certainly tempt me to go out and spend money on dining out in August, much more that I would have done otherwise.
by Mike
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 6205

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

JonMann wrote:
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 1:06 pm
...Racing Point (Aston Martin next year) have confirmed driver line ups.
A lot will depend on whether Lawrence Stroll makes up his mind whether he's running a serious race team or a hobby project for his little boy's benefit.
by Mike
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Sunday 2 August – Drive-in Airshow (At the Movies)
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Sunday 2 August – Drive-in Airshow (At the Movies)

Albion143 wrote:
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 7:10 am
Think I will hold off on getting tickets for this one until I see how it goes next weekend and we also get a list of what’s going to be there.
Numbers are very limited and the last one sold out within a few days, so be aware you run the risk of not getting a ticket if you leave it too long.
by Mike
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 6205

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

And...Alonso back with Renault (for the third time) next season.
by Mike
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 6205

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

It looks like Ferrari are toast for the rest of the season. Their 'aero issue' would seem to be as a result of getting caught cheating with their engine last year. The behind-closed-doors settlement with the FIA means they are operating with an engine down on power from last year's (just look at how...
by Mike
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 81790

Re: Duxford Diary 2020

Apparently they forgot to send Dan Friedkin the memo saying that Legends has been cancelled.
by Mike
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Historic Helicopters Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6665

Re: The Historic Helicopters Thread

What is it now? 5 Sea Kings, a Wessex, Lynx, Whirlwind
by Mike
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

Re: NHS Spitfire flypasts Sunday (Herts, Beds, Cambs)

It was great to see, especially John's full-on display routine when he returned to Duxford.
by Mike
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 6205

Re: F1 ( and other motorsports ) 2020

Will Vettel see the season out?
by Mike
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: First Show on July 18
Replies: 48
Views: 3333

Re: First Show on July 18

Orion wrote:
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 9:55 am
There was no mention of facemasks when in the shop or hangars.
That's because the site is closed apart from access to toilet facilities and a snack/drink vendor within your designated parking zone. The rest of the time you're expected to stay by your car in your allocated parking space.
by Mike
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK air Museum closures -
Replies: 62
Views: 8548

Re: UK air Museum closures -

Although nothing has been formally announced, Duxford are selling tickets on their website for a ‘showcase day’ (mini airshow) on 4 August (and another on 19 August)
by Mike
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 3355

Re: Drive-in airshows?

cometguymk1 wrote:
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 2:40 pm
...most of their income is airshows...
Is it?

Have you read their accounts? Or are you making an assumption?

The accounts are freely available on the Companies House website, and are most enlightening.
by Mike
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Blue Angels C130 at Cambridge
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Blue Angels C130 at Cambridge

From the Blue Angels Facebook page: “Over the next few weeks, team members will conduct a series of maintenance tests, which include an aircraft systems operational check out and a functional check flight, prior to completing the transatlantic flight to the United States.“ The last couple of refurbi...
by Mike
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Blue Angels C130 at Cambridge
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Blue Angels C130 at Cambridge

If all goes according to plan, it will do one maintenance flight before departure.
by Mike
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: First Show on July 18
Replies: 48
Views: 3333

Re: First Show on July 18

Think I’ll stick to plane spotting at bases and airfields this year. A very strange comment from a staff member of a website that purports to exist in order to support and review airshows. If everyone took that attitude there would pretty soon no longer be any airshows left for you to review! Who w...
by Mike
Sat 27 Jun 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 22818

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

In a normal airshow season, when would announcements begin for Duxford's September show? I would assume after Legends? Anyway, Catalina is self confirmed. However, this was probably post-lockdown and cancellation of most shows. This season is anything other than normal. The size of the crowd for th...
by Mike
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Military aircraft retirements
Replies: 27
Views: 4353

Re: Military aircraft retirements

capercaillie wrote:
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 5:14 pm
Potentially German C-160s to finish next year as well if all the A400Ms are delivered on time.
I suspect that the C-130J deliveries will have more of an effect on the C-160 retirement date.
by Mike
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 22818

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

rockfordstone wrote:
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 1:35 pm
...even if it does go ahead, which I still don't think it will, what's going to come?
Spitfires. Lots and lots of Spitfires. Probably some Hurricanes and Buchons too.
by Mike
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Reds & Patrouille over Heathrow
Replies: 46
Views: 5282

Re: Reds & Patrouille over Heathrow

Gonzo230 wrote:
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 3:02 pm
Mr Macron will be at 10 Downing Street, hence the location of the datum.
No 10, or Clarence House? Or is he visiting both?
by Mike
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 64
Views: 28767

Re: RAF Cosford Airshow 2020 - CANCELLED

When you look at the number of (especially military) airshows that have quietly fizzled out in recent years, you have to wonder whether it could now go the same way as Waddington, Leuchars, Scampton and Culdrose.
by Mike
Thu 11 Jun 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: La Ferté-Alais 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 3981

Re: La Ferté-Alais 2020

I'm not sure I fancy wallowing around in the darkness in cold mud in mid-October. Sadly this one is a miss for me this year. Hopefully Melun will still go ahead 5 weeks earlier.
by Mike
Mon 08 Jun 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Axis Warbirds
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Axis Warbirds

The CAF's Zero airborne from its home base at Camarillo
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by Mike
Sat 23 May 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 hour photo comp: P-51 Mustang
Replies: 27
Views: 1416

Re: 48 hour photo comp: P-51 Mustang

A hard one for me to choose, I must have shot somewhere upwards of 120 Mustangs over the years. I finally went with a little bit of Voodoo

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by Mike
Sat 23 May 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian/South African restorations
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Ethiopian/South African restorations

No, it’s completely untouched since recovery by the look of it. It will make a lovely project for someone one day though.