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by ursa_major
Thu 09 Jun 2011, 9:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Planeplotter
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

Re: Planeplotter

When did it become a requirement in life that you must Google before asking for information? If you cannot answer a question without being sarcastic, rude or uncivil then you should not attempt to answer it at all. Stu, in my experience, it's not a requirement but it shows that you're actually prep...
by ursa_major
Wed 08 Jun 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: XV249 Downwind to land
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: XV249 Downwind to land

Nice couple of shots there Kev, and from somewhere I've never thought of shooting from, even though it's far better for the sun in a morning than shooting from my garden.
by ursa_major
Wed 08 Jun 2011, 5:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Planeplotter
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

Re: Planeplotter

tommercer wrote:And the most sarcastic comment of the day goes to....


Sarcastic maybe, but infinitely more informative than yours old bean. Don't get so caught up in the wrapping, it's the content that counts.
by ursa_major
Tue 07 Jun 2011, 10:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Planeplotter
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

Re: Planeplotter

As google appears to be broken in Wiltshire, a swift search for 'planeplotter' yielded these results:

A basic overview of PP including the costs - http://www.coaa.co.uk/planeplotter.htm

A more technical site with other answers - http://planeplotter.pbworks.com/w/page/ ... /FrontPage
by ursa_major
Tue 07 Jun 2011, 5:12 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: 2011 Participation
Replies: 663
Views: 106548

Re: 2011 Participation

Jumbojet380 wrote:I know what the special guest is :biggrin: You'll enjoy it!


Tu-134 or Tutor? :lmao:
by ursa_major
Mon 06 Jun 2011, 8:43 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hercsville - RAF Waddington
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: Hercsville - RAF Waddington

Thanks Chris, I just hope she bring the same weather with her next time round! :drool:
by ursa_major
Mon 06 Jun 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Army Bell212 over Lichfield ish just
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Army Bell212 over Lichfield ish just

Thanks! That'd explain why we didn't see it.
by ursa_major
Sat 04 Jun 2011, 8:58 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Army Bell212 over Lichfield ish just
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Army Bell212 over Lichfield ish just

Ursa, Did you see the Puma that carried out a missed approach around 1500 and if so did you manage to get a serial for it? Mike Mike, I can't clearly read it off from my pics, but hedgerowops who was with me has it as XW211 on one of his pics, which also tallies with what I interpreted it as from w...
by ursa_major
Sat 04 Jun 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hercsville - RAF Waddington
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: Hercsville - RAF Waddington

Thanks for the info Chas! The Dane was certainly sat tail-heavy on the ramp, must be trying to fund the MoD with all of that Reds merch! Here are a couple of shots of the Saudi departing this morning: http://www.igniter.org.uk/avpics/fl/wdn11/13-1.jpg http://www.igniter.org.uk/avpics/fl/wdn11/14-1.j...
by ursa_major
Fri 03 Jun 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Army Bell212 over Lichfield ish just
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Army Bell212 over Lichfield ish just

SCARECROW 451 wrote:It was only one way today, a Gaz brought the crew back this afternoon


That would explain why we bagged a Gaz yesterday afternoon and blanked with the camo 212 :(

Is ZJ261 active atm, or is it in maintenance? One of my crowd was hoping to bag it yesterday as it's the last one he needs..
by ursa_major
Fri 03 Jun 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hercsville - RAF Waddington
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Hercsville - RAF Waddington

OK, maybe not quite as 'Albert-intensive' as the title might suggest, but we've had a couple of nice visiting hercs in over the past 2 days. First off, a Royal Danish Air Force 'J appeared yesterday & departed today: http://www.igniter.org.uk/avpics/fl/wdn11/7.jpg http://www.igniter.org.uk/avpic...
by ursa_major
Wed 25 May 2011, 3:15 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Saxon Warrior
Replies: 40
Views: 6742

Re: Exercise Saxon Warrior

F-18s are definitely using Pembrey this afternoon. I'm told that rumours of the exercise's demise may be somewhat premature ;)
by ursa_major
Wed 25 May 2011, 11:13 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Le Bourget
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Re: Le Bourget

John, it's definitely free now for the collections, you just need to pay extra for films, going into the planetarium, inside some aircraft etc. : m As for tripod use, I can't see anything on their site or in the leaflet I was given that mentions them either way. I'd heard that Dugny was open a coupl...
by ursa_major
Wed 25 May 2011, 10:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK foray into Space
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: UK foray into Space

We had our way into space way back in the day with the conventional Black Knight, Black Arrow and the ELDO Europa vehicles. These died a death due to lack of government funding & interest. HOTOL was killed off by the government not wanting to fund the project then refusing to allow the inventor ...
by ursa_major
Tue 24 May 2011, 10:31 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Albert's oldies
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Re: Albert's oldies

This should give you the info you need:

http://www.aviationmuseum.eu/World/Euro ... utique.htm

We were charged 10 Euros each admission, but it was definitely worth it.
by ursa_major
Sun 22 May 2011, 1:04 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Mildenhall 21 May 2011 HMX-1
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: Mildenhall 21 May 2011 HMX-1

Good to see you again yesterday Tim, nice selection of shots there. That heat-haze was a bit awkward wasn't it? I suppose it's the downside to hot sunshine.
by ursa_major
Fri 20 May 2011, 10:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Waddington ACMI
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: Waddington ACMI

Your best bet would probably be copies of MAR & BAR from around that era. I'd doubt that there are any specific listings of the visitors from then around on the 'net any more.
by ursa_major
Thu 19 May 2011, 2:20 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Le Bourget
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Re: Le Bourget

I'm definitely heading back across there, but with a tripod next time. There's far too much good stuff in there that I didn't shoot this time round because I couldn't do it justice - the Mirage IV in the Concorde hall, stuck in a corner with only arty lighting in the undercarriage bays, for example..
by ursa_major
Thu 19 May 2011, 8:00 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Spanish F-18's (AME 1502)
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: Spanish F-18's (AME 1502)

It's a 2 day squadron exchange visit with 3sqn, one sortie per day, departing this afternoon. One of the jets was at Cambrai.
by ursa_major
Wed 18 May 2011, 6:29 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Cambrai-Niergnies airshow
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Cambrai-Niergnies airshow

We arrived at Niergnies as the Swiss F-18 was displaying. On arrival at the gate, we discovered that the organisers had abandoned it and were no longer charging, so we followed a few cars of locals in and parked up by the gate. Smart move by our driver, as this avoided a lengthy wait in traffic to g...
by ursa_major
Wed 18 May 2011, 6:18 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Le Bourget
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Le Bourget

After satisfying the civvie-spotting urges of 2 of our party at CDG, we headed off to see some proper aircraft at the Le Bourget museum. The museum is free to get in, but the shows & access to the aircraft are extra. Inside, the lighting's pretty tricky - mainly set up for arty impact than ease ...
by ursa_major
Wed 18 May 2011, 5:53 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Albert's oldies
Replies: 3
Views: 1298

Albert's oldies

On the way to Niergnies from Paris on Sunday we stopped off in Albert to do some wrecks & relics hunting. We'd not had a reply from the chap who curates a small (!) collection of preserved aircraft there - he normally opens the site by prior appointment only. The gamble paid off, the site was op...
by ursa_major
Tue 17 May 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Oceana 16-05-11
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Oceana 16-05-11

Stunners Kev, looks like you're having a whale of a time, can't wait to see the rest of the 'take' from the trip!
by ursa_major
Tue 17 May 2011, 3:38 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Meteors at Cranwell
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Meteors at Cranwell

Thanks! Nice set there G, pity we missed them.
by ursa_major
Sat 14 May 2011, 1:20 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: A sad sight
Replies: 24
Views: 8565

Re: A sad sight

keith.s wrote:It wasn't there at 20:00 9th May.


Odd that it was there early evening on the 7th and was still there at 0930 and 1340 today (14th) . Perhaps you were looking in the wrong place, as it's still in the same position that it was last Saturday?