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by BigBlackCat
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: The Aviation Club
Replies: 8
Views: 2304

Re: The Aviation Club

You can take pictures in there-lots of people do. There's even a mini FRIAT like stand there for people to sit in and take photos which is elevated.
by BigBlackCat
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows v BBMF
Replies: 35
Views: 5769

Re: Red Arrows v BBMF

Hammy wrote:It'll be interesting to see what formation the Reds play in.


The usual diamond formation in midfield will make it rather crowded..... :lol:
by BigBlackCat
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Fighter Collection Projects (Merged)
Replies: 47
Views: 6363

Re: Fighter Collection Projects

The Sea Fury has been sold pending fitting of a new engine I am told.
by BigBlackCat
Sun 10 Sep 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 237872

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

To be totally honest, I was disappointed in the show yesterday. The traffic management was poor-signage not that clear, ended up taking a 10 mile detour to get on base. Flying display was a bit thin for the cost. You can't do anything about aircraft going unserviceable on the runway of course, but I...
by BigBlackCat
Sun 06 Aug 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Andy Pawsey - discuss.
Replies: 24
Views: 5294

Re: Andy Pawsey - discuss.

Was Andy Pawsey the bloke who did the last few Leuchars shows? Because if so, I must admit I wasn't really a fan of his style at all! Another shout here for Brendan O'Brien, who manages to be both informative and entertaining. The best commentary I have heard in a long while came from the French du...
by BigBlackCat
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 4 Days MAKS2017 Zhukovsky Moscow Russia...
Replies: 27
Views: 8100

Re: 4 Days MAKS2017 Zhukovsky Moscow Russia...

Thanks for sharing some quality images-enjoy the rest of the show!
by BigBlackCat
Tue 18 Jul 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 wishlist
Replies: 389
Views: 80841

Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

An example of every type in the RAF inventory to display or perform a flypast. Phantom (F) An exotic military display team (Russian Knights would be nice or the Blue Angels) B1/B-52 (F) A full inventory from the RSV (F) The Royal Jordanian Falcons (F)..... TU-95 (F) Flanked by a couple of Typhoons.....
by BigBlackCat
Sun 04 Jun 2017, 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flying Boats at seaside airshows
Replies: 22
Views: 5621

Re: Flying Boats at seaside airshows

Chatting to the Plane Sailing guys at Duxford last weekend and asked much the same thing.

Response was that 'you couldn't pay them enough money' to land on salt water, to preserve the airframe.

They do land on fresh water at least once a year however (in Italy IIRC).
by BigBlackCat
Fri 26 May 2017, 1:34 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: May Airshow
Replies: 269
Views: 79616

Re: May Airshow

keithjs wrote:Morning Brian. Do you happen to know if there'll be access to the Lanc tomorrow please?


Not tomorrow-Monday to Friday next week though.
by BigBlackCat
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: May Airshow
Replies: 269
Views: 79616

Re: May Airshow

As you can see my source was fairly reliable.....

The display jet looks really smart too this year.

Dare we hope for blue skies? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by BigBlackCat
Sun 23 Apr 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: May Airshow
Replies: 269
Views: 79616

Re: May Airshow

Was told yesterday that Duxford were '90% certain' of having another European fast jet display in the flying line up. :yahoo:
by BigBlackCat
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ridley Scott to take on Battle of Britain
Replies: 53
Views: 10498

Re: Ridley Scott to take on Battle of Britain

Any thoughts about a possible cast?

How about Michael Caine as Hugh Dowding? Would be a nice nod to the original film?
by BigBlackCat
Sat 25 Feb 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: G-TFSI (Miss Velma) and G-SPIT sold to North Weald aviation.
Replies: 10
Views: 4871

Re: G-TFSI (Miss Velma) and G-SPIT sold to North Weald aviat

I was wondering why G-SPIT was hangared with the OFMC aircraft in H3 at Duxford last weekend.....
by BigBlackCat
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Avro Vulcan Bmk1
Replies: 12
Views: 3228

Re: Avro Vulcan Bmk1

Presumably camo only came in when the aircraft were re-roled to a low level profile from their original high level one (around 62-63 IIRC?)
by BigBlackCat
Sat 28 Jan 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USMC AV-8B and MV-22 solo display schedules released
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: USMC AV-8B and MV-22 solo display schedules released

Pairs display with a F-35B at RIAT????? :question: :question: :question:
by BigBlackCat
Mon 08 Aug 2016, 12:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chinook Display withdrawn - airframe fatigue cited
Replies: 62
Views: 9155

Re: Chinook Display withdrawn - airframe fatigue cited

Yet more absolute nonsense from an air force terrified to come out and admit it can't be bothered with display flying or supporting airshows. Fatigue? A display notably less aggressive than previous years. Add this to the King Air farce and the RAFAT petrified of its own shadow (see Farnborough and...
by BigBlackCat
Sat 06 Aug 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chinook Display withdrawn - airframe fatigue cited
Replies: 62
Views: 9155

Re: Chinook Display withdrawn - airframe fatigue cited

Yet more absolute nonsense from an air force terrified to come out and admit it can't be bothered with display flying or supporting airshows. Fatigue? A display notably less aggressive than previous years. Add this to the King Air farce and the RAFAT petrified of its own shadow (see Farnborough and...
by BigBlackCat
Tue 10 May 2016, 2:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A poll - will CAA changes affect your habits?
Replies: 91
Views: 8459

Re: A poll - will CAA changes affect your habits?

I was aghast at what we saw at Shuttleworth on Sunday (Rules is rules though chaps eh..... ) I suspect that Duxford will be the same or worse but will be saved by Joe Public wanting to see the Reds and the P de F. I am told that ticket numbers sold are about a half of what they would expect so far....
by BigBlackCat
Tue 10 May 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A poll - will CAA changes affect your habits?
Replies: 91
Views: 8459

Re: A poll - will CAA changes affect your habits?

I was aghast at what we saw at Shuttleworth on Sunday (Rules is rules though chaps eh..... ) I suspect that Duxford will be the same or worse but will be saved by Joe Public wanting to see the Reds and the P de F. I am told that ticket numbers sold are about a half of what they would expect so far. ...
by BigBlackCat
Mon 09 May 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's Role
Replies: 333
Views: 43122

Re: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's R

PT has made his feelings pretty clear on his Hangar 11 FB page...... Just had a quick look ( https://www.facebook.com/Hangar11Collection ) and there doesn't appear to be anything new on there from him since last Month that I can see. I seem to recall an article from him around that time where he ex...
by BigBlackCat
Mon 09 May 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's Role
Replies: 333
Views: 43122

Re: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's R

Peter Teichman may well have already spoken to the CAA mightn't he? How would we know? Maybe if he and others haven't its because they agree with (or are not fussed either way about) the new rules? I don't know obviously, just putting it out there... PT has made his feelings pretty clear on his Han...
by BigBlackCat
Mon 09 May 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's Role
Replies: 333
Views: 43122

Re: 2016: The Biggest Season In History - The Enthusiast's R

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7699/26841605491_007b7b8ce8_o.jpg PR XIX at Old Warden by Chris Liddle , on Flickr This was a full frame shot of Flt Lt Antony Parkinson taken at Old Warden a couple of years ago in a BBMF Spitfire (sorry its not the greatest image but I love it!) This was a truly spi...
by BigBlackCat
Mon 28 Sep 2015, 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Newark Museum makes it into Viz Magazine
Replies: 23
Views: 2310

Re: Newark Museum makes it into Viz Magazine

'Sandra and Tracey' aka 'The Fat Slags' adorn the TIALD pod of the GR1 'Foxy Killer' at IWM Duxford (at least one of them if not both). :smile: :smile:
by BigBlackCat
Sat 01 Aug 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Gnat crash at CarFest
Replies: 122
Views: 31936

Re: Gnat crash at CarFest

Just been a video on Sky News. Not looking like a good outcome.
by BigBlackCat
Thu 23 Jul 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT 2015, Through the eyes of a Dutchman!
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: RIAT 2015, Through the eyes of a Dutchman!

Some stunning shots in there. Well done and thanks for sharing.