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by Mike
Mon 12 Apr 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 8930

Re: Duxford Diary 2021

by Mike
Mon 12 Apr 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apaches over High Wycombe
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Apaches over High Wycombe

Not so common these days, with less than half the fleet left in service.
by Mike
Sun 04 Apr 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 82
Views: 30615

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

The world’s most expensive gas cylinders.
by Mike
Thu 01 Apr 2021, 7:56 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 8930

Re: Duxford Diary 2021

Orion wrote:
Thu 01 Apr 2021, 3:06 pm
https://www.iwm.org.uk/membership
Gone up a lot, not clear yet how much it will cost to attend Duxford without membership.
Up £5 from last year, hardly ‘a lot’

Duxford website shows adult admission is £22.70, or £25 with gift aid.
by Mike
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 11:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7225

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

Tommy wrote:
Wed 24 Mar 2021, 11:21 am
...oodles of service life left in them.
Not really, which was why the RAF were funding the centre wing replacement programme on the 14 aircraft they intended keeping
by Mike
Tue 23 Mar 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Canberra B(I) Mk8 WT346 at NZ Warbirds
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Canberra B(I) Mk8 WT346 at NZ Warbirds

The last B(I)8 in preservation in the U.K., given away by the RAF Museum Cosford.
by Mike
Tue 23 Mar 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows Flying For Their Lives
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Red Arrows Flying For Their Lives

The 16 Tranche 1 two-seater Typhoons have already been parted-out for spares for the rest of the fleet, and then scrapped. I’m sure the 24 single-seaters will follow this route once they are withdrawn.
by Mike
Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7225

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

Older Chinooks to be retired, Puma to be replaced by a new medium-lift helicopter ‘in the mid-2020s’.
by Mike
Mon 22 Mar 2021, 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows Flying For Their Lives
Replies: 23
Views: 2820

Re: Red Arrows Flying For Their Lives

Hawk T1 slated for retirement in today’s Defence Review announcement

However, the ‘Integrated Force 2030’ graphic in the Defence Review document specifically shows the Red Arrows, so presumably there will be a much-rumoured Hawk T2 buy to re-equip them at some point.
by Mike
Fri 19 Mar 2021, 8:43 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Wallop Wheels and Wings 2021 3/7
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Wallop Wheels and Wings 2021 3/7

With museum admission being £14 on a normal day, I’d say £17 for the event (including admission to the museum) is something of a bargain.
by Mike
Thu 18 Mar 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Wallop Wheels and Wings 2021 3/7
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Wallop Wheels and Wings 2021 3/7

And it is even more if you want to visit the museum as well !! Surely when this sort of event is planned as a museum fund raiser the least they could do is include museum admission in the ticket price. I have no issue with an arrivals day / early bird / paddock access at extra price assuming that i...
by Mike
Thu 18 Mar 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: D.H.Heron sold for £1
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: D.H.Heron sold for £1

A shame, that was the last flying original-spec Heron. At least it has been saved, but it seems a big ask for an individual without substantial funding behind him to put it back in the air.
by Mike
Mon 15 Mar 2021, 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Harry & Meghan Interview
Replies: 95
Views: 3339

Re: Harry & Meghan Interview

Perhaps (God forbid!) Piers Morgan was right after all...
by Mike
Sun 14 Mar 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Chipmunk 75th Anniversary Fly In - OW 22 May 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 5457

Re: Chipmunk 75th Anniversary Fly In - OW 22 May 2021

The Shuttleworth website says this is an evening event? Is that correct? Oh, and also you only need a £15 daily entrance ticket and not a £10 car space and £34 adult ticket which is what happens if you click on that event on the events page? Thanks. I think you’re confusing this with the evening ai...
by Mike
Wed 10 Mar 2021, 4:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7225

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

So if you add that lot up, it’s a reduction of around 200 airframes from planned levels. Not to mention the already-announced loss of 736 Sqn’s Hawk T1s this year.

A total reduction larger than most countries’ entire Air Forces.
by Mike
Wed 10 Mar 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7225

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

I'm also expecting the additional 12 AH-64Es (50 promised, 38 ordered) to quietly fall off the table too (or are they already part of the reduction of 45 helicopters?)

This will most likely mean one of Wattisham or Middle Wallop will close.
by Mike
Wed 10 Mar 2021, 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 7225

Re: “Integrated Review” - SDSR 2021

However, I'm with you Tommy: bin the carriers and stick to being what we might be able to resource, a European country defending itself through NATO. Empire is long over. That doesn’t fit with Boris’ post-Brexit narrative though. He likes his shiny, big-ticket projects, usually at the expense of er...
by Mike
Wed 10 Mar 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 - POSTPONED
Replies: 20
Views: 5097

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2021 - POSTPONED

The RAF Typhoon Display Team are preparing for PDA, and the Tutor team have announced a display pilot for this season.
by Mike
Tue 09 Mar 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Making of the Dambusters film
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: Making of the Dambusters film

This is rather controversial to say the least. Peter Jackson did indeed want to remake the movie, but was told that no Hollywood studio would allow him to produce it unless he changed the dog’s name. He said it was part of the story and refused, ergo no remake. Where did you read that, the Daily Ma...
by Mike
Sun 07 Mar 2021, 8:29 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Making of the Dambusters film
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: Making of the Dambusters film

iainpeden wrote:Apparently in process…
Your source for this information?
by Mike
Fri 05 Mar 2021, 10:43 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hour photo comp, Warbirds with props
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

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: 24
Views: 2675

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: 12
Views: 1896

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: 6538

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