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by sylvancatharsis
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 6:21 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Was the RCAF Hornet really that bad?
Replies: 34
Views: 5788

Re: Was the RCAF Hornet really that bad?

...one would hope, if their Hornet demo ever returns, that they would look to emulate their European peers rather than their fellow North Americans. A rational person would hope that they would perform their display within the parameters established by the Canadian Armed Forces. You know, the gover...
by sylvancatharsis
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 696343

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

I can't wait to see next Thursday's update in that case! .................a whole squadron of Spanish AV-8Bs, herds of MiGs from Croatia, the entire USAF inventory of B2Bs.................oh dear.. Don't forget the German MiG-29s, Aussie F-111s, Laotian MiG-21s, Nagorno-Karabakh Hips, and did I for...
by sylvancatharsis
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Climate Change - Airshows
Replies: 180
Views: 23989

Re: Climate Change - Airshows

Aviation, on the whole, accounts for approximately 3.5% of all CO2 emissions. Aggressive steps should be taken to reduce the impact, but your conscience ought not to be too heavily weighed upon.
by sylvancatharsis
Sat 19 May 2018, 10:03 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Can we start a Teichman tribute/thank you thread?
Replies: 31
Views: 10250

Re: Can we start a Teichman tribute/thank you thread?

Being from the States, I only had the pleasure of seeing Peter display once, at Shoreham back in 2014 with the lovely Spit PR11. Beautiful display it was, too.

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Spitfire PRXI by Sean Ceallaigh, on Flickr
by sylvancatharsis
Sat 19 May 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Memphis Belle comes to the USAF Museum! Plus a visitor...
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

Memphis Belle comes to the USAF Museum! Plus a visitor...

And I'm not talking about the "fake" Memphis Belle from the 1990 movie!* The original Memphis Belle is now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, so if you've not found a reason to make the trek to Dayton, Ohio yet, you've now got one. The exhibit opened on Thursday, 17 M...
by sylvancatharsis
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 6:01 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Andrews AFB air show 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

Re: Andrews AFB air show 2017

Ah, good ol' Andrews. Used to be an annual pilgrimage for me, but I stopped going a few years after they started shuttling spectators from offsite. I keenly recall struggling with that early-morning light that seemed to linger out in front forever, and always when the more interesting or unusual kit...
by sylvancatharsis
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Re: Airshow London (Ontario) - LOTS added.
Replies: 14
Views: 3746

Re: Airshow London (Ontario) - LOTS added.

Wow, that was a show and a half. Four days spent baking in the Ontario sun, under record temperatures for the time of year, under glorious sunshine, has yielded these results. I'm going to post these in the order in which I damned well please, so no, they're not chronological. I make no apologies fo...
by sylvancatharsis
Mon 25 Sep 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Re: Airshow London (Ontario) - LOTS added.
Replies: 14
Views: 3746

Re: Airshow London (Ontario) - LOTS added.

I've just returned from four days roasting in the Canadian sun at the spectacular Airshow London, which featured wall-to-wall sunshine, flesh-melting temperatures, and a boatload of fast jets beating up the airfield. I've got over 1,300 images to process from the Thursday arrivals (taken from outsid...
by sylvancatharsis
Tue 15 Aug 2017, 6:04 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show

The weather forecast looked splendid for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Air Show, held at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania, about an hour or so northwest of Philadelphia in the picturesque Pocono region. Well, being as it's in the mountains, twenty-four hours of blue...
by sylvancatharsis
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 2017 CF-18 demo/Spring Training
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Re: 2017 CF-18 demo/Spring Training

Oh, that CF-18 looks nice! I wasn't sure how good it'd look in the flesh from the computer images, but they really did a banger of a job. I hope I get to catch it sometime this year; I'm going to Gatineau at the end of the month, but the Hornet is somewhere in the US South that weekend. Another trip...
by sylvancatharsis
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 3:03 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sun 'N Fun 2017 - LOTS!
Replies: 10
Views: 3364

Re: Sun 'N Fun 2017 - LOTS!

Thanks for the compliments all! Lakeland is indeed a very photogenic venue; the crowdline faces due north, so the sun is behind you all day. Great set of pics & some humour thrown in as well! One question. What's all the small printing that's on the Mohawk? It seems to be all over the fuselage &...
by sylvancatharsis
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 6:52 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sun 'N Fun 2017 - LOTS!
Replies: 10
Views: 3364

Sun 'N Fun 2017 - LOTS!

Last week, I was in Lakeland, Florida for Sun 'N Fun. My first time there, and I'll more than likely be back. I attended the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday shows, and took quite a few photographs. Tuesday, 4 April Worst weather of the week in terms of photography conditions, with high clouds in the ...
by sylvancatharsis
Mon 10 Oct 2016, 8:26 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: The 'Huey' Family Photo Album...
Replies: 37
Views: 17547

Re: The 'Huey' Family Photo Album...

How 'bout the newest sibling, the UH-1Y Venom? https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7035/26738312791_5d808a5fc0_b.jpg Venom by Auguries Imagery , on Flickr And some older UH-1Hs... https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8035/29040156282_47ba357703_b.jpg Dustoff by Auguries Imagery , on Flickr https://c5.staticflick...
by sylvancatharsis
Sat 10 Sep 2016, 7:39 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 116010

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

I take that to mean that at the time of scheduling the team hadn't been tasked with a show that weekend but have been put on notice they will potentially be attending one. As UK participation of US flying assets isn't usually announced until early in that year, there is a very good chance this &quo...
by sylvancatharsis
Sat 10 Sep 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 wishlist
Replies: 485
Views: 116010

Re: RIAT 2017 wishlist

The F-15 demo and Thunderbirds were here in 2007, i can't see why not! That was ten years ago, when the USAF had seven single-ship demo teams. Langley and Nellis aside, the USAF keeps the Thunderbirds and F-22 separate. Spread the wealth, y'know. I'm shocked at the audacity some folks have in assum...
by sylvancatharsis
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 6:11 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Better Late Than Never...
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Better Late Than Never...

Back in June, I found myself at the Ocean City Air Show in coastal Maryland. As with the previous year, I watched the show from my hotel room balcony, right at show center. It was a decent little show; not a patch on 2015, but it had some good stuff, like the F/A-18F tac demo, the F-35A "Herita...
by sylvancatharsis
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 4:08 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Oshkosh, oh my gosh! ** update **
Replies: 26
Views: 6450

Re: Oshkosh, oh my gosh! EAA AirVenture 2016

Absolutely phenomenal set! I must make it out there one of these years.. :yahoo:
by sylvancatharsis
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Thunder Over Michigan - LOTS
Replies: 15
Views: 4331

Re: Thunder Over Michigan - LOTS

Hehe, perhaps! I'm easy to spot. I was with the gaggle on the crumbling old road north of the main one, which I'm convinced is there just to cater to air show spotters :smile:
by sylvancatharsis
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: A Canadian Hawk at Elvington
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: A Canadian Hawk at Elvington

That's one superb model! Well captured.
by sylvancatharsis
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 4:48 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Thunder Over Michigan - LOTS
Replies: 15
Views: 4331

Re: Thunder Over Michigan - LOTS

Thanks all! Appreciate the comments. BAD: 1) MiG-23 canceling last minute. This was touted as a headliner since January, and all of a sudden it cancels two weeks before the show. This was the main reason I went to the show, and bought all my photo pit tickets in advance. From what I heard around the...
by sylvancatharsis
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 4:37 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Thunder Over Michigan - LOTS
Replies: 15
Views: 4331

Thunder Over Michigan - LOTS

I make no apologies for the volume of images in this post. As good as this show was - and make no mistake, it was phenomenal - it was supposed to have been even better. The theme this year was "Helotown," and the star item would've been an Mi-24 from the Cold War Aviation Museum. Originall...
by sylvancatharsis
Sun 21 Aug 2016, 11:42 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Aviaphoto Paradise (part 1) by hesja
Replies: 25
Views: 8120

Re: Aviaphoto Paradise (part 1) by hesja

Oh those are nice... :yahoo:
by sylvancatharsis
Sun 21 Aug 2016, 11:38 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: White Cliffs
Replies: 8
Views: 2918

Re: White Cliffs

Outstanding! The Sea Vixen shots are perfect.
by sylvancatharsis
Thu 04 Aug 2016, 1:01 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Types flown in
Replies: 89
Views: 15191

Re: Types flown in

Probably not the most exciting list ever, but here goes: Airbus A319, A320, A321 Airbus A330-200, -300 Airbus A340-600 ATR 42-300 ATR 72-600 BAe Jetstream 41 Beechcraft 1900D Boeing 717-200 Boeing 727-200 Boeing 737-200, -300, -400, -400 Combi, -500, -700, -800, -900 Boeing 757-200 Boeing 767-200, -...
by sylvancatharsis
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 7:29 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Langley Airshow 24-04-16
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: Langley Airshow 24-04-16

Excellent stuff, Langley always puts on a great show. Just wish that weather could've stuck around for Cherry Point the following week! A bit sad to see the Martinsburg tail flash on a C-17, though. We used to get their Galaxies up in Pittsburgh now and then. Globemasters just don't have the same pr...