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by DamienB
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Straight Wing Classic Jets cleared for Aeros
Replies: 46
Views: 6848

Re: Straight Wing Classic Jets cleared for Aeros

Norwegian DAs are fine, Swiss DAs are fine with some caveats. Swedish DAs are still an issue.

I welcome the return of loops and rolls to jet displays!

And the issue with swept wing is indeed different handling characteristics, particularly stall / spin.
by DamienB
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 12:11 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 5418

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Lanc cancelled, plan B in effect... plan B-17 in fact. Sally B joining us once more!
by DamienB
Sun 20 Aug 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017
Replies: 14
Views: 5418

Re: Little Gransden Air/Car Show 27/08/2017

Early bird discounts finish tonight at midnight... m Online advance ticket sales cease entirely midnight Thursday. BBMF Lancaster (tbc, there is a plan B...) Blenheim Mk.I Beech 18 Hurricane Mk.I Harvard 'Wacky Wabbit' T-28 Trojan Yak-3 Extra 330 SC Global Stars Broussard Spartan pair Calidus Gyropl...
by DamienB
Mon 27 Feb 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: More F-35 woes...
Replies: 467
Views: 104078

Re: More F-35 woes...

If an F-35 can't swat a 40 year old opponent from the sky I would be seriously worried. I'm sure a Tornado F.3 can put up a decent fight against a Vampire F.1...!
by DamienB
Mon 12 Dec 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Wellesbourne Demolition Plan
Replies: 49
Views: 12527

Re: Wellesbourne Demolition Plan

Guess I imagined seeing 558 regularly get airborne in less than 2000 ft. Not disputing that at all, but '558 was considerably lighter post-restoration than any "in service" Vulcan. Not by as much as you'd think - published figures vary but the most I can find is that she was a bit less le...
by DamienB
Sun 11 Dec 2016, 5:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Wellesbourne Demolition Plan
Replies: 49
Views: 12527

Re: Wellesbourne Demolition Plan

And you still haven't addressed why he had the aircraft delivered to a field designed for Ansons and Wellingtons which had never been extended - the runway was half the length required for a Vulcan take off even at minimum weight. Guess I imagined seeing 558 regularly get airborne in less than 2000...
by DamienB
Fri 02 Sep 2016, 8:01 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2016 - Sunday 28th August
Replies: 85
Views: 15225

Re: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2016 - Sunday 28th August

Indeed, crash site was not "near" the tree in question - it was about 185m from it.
by DamienB
Thu 01 Sep 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2016 - Sunday 28th August
Replies: 85
Views: 15225

Re: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2016 - Sunday 28th August

As for aerobatics, the model aircraft did go completely out of control and very spectacularly caught fire. It crash landed not that far from where "viewers" outside the official viewing area were positioned last year, till they were moved on. The model pilot had spotted the fire and was a...
by DamienB
Thu 01 Sep 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2016 - Sunday 28th August
Replies: 85
Views: 15225

Re: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2016 - Sunday 28th August

Little Gransden is easily the worst offender of all the venues on the calendar for liveside interlopers. As Dan says, how many "official photographers" does such a small event need? Where are these "official" photographs used? As I run airside photography at Gransden perhaps you...
by DamienB
Mon 27 Jun 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2016
Replies: 249
Views: 83636

Re: Flying Legends 2016

st24 wrote:
DamienB wrote:And which F.8 display is that? :question:


The one that got so few bookings in the UK it ended up in Australia... but about as likely as the 262 to turn up at Legends I suspect.
by DamienB
Sun 26 Jun 2016, 6:49 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2016
Replies: 249
Views: 83636

Re: Flying Legends 2016

There's only one vintage jet that would "fit" - the Me-262 - and frankly its display routine is beyond dull. Belly pass, belly pass, straight line, belly pass, belly pass, land. And it's small so at jet display distances it'll be a dot in the frame unless you're toting 600mm or above. The ...
by DamienB
Sat 04 Jun 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: ILA 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4051

Re: ILA 2016

Thanks for that, found it today. They had paperwork and bureaucracy issues preventing them from flying on public days apparently. Departing as a pair on Monday morning.
by DamienB
Fri 03 Jun 2016, 8:10 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: ILA 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4051

Re: ILA 2016

No sign of 109, Corsair, Mig15, Ha200, Alpha Jet. Only one Skyhawk and it didn't fly... a good show so far but obviously lacking the star acts... MiG29 was the best routine by far.
by DamienB
Tue 17 May 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Biggin Hill Hangar 11 Mustang
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: Biggin Hill Hangar 11 Mustang

Negative... the roll-out will reveal all
by DamienB
Mon 16 May 2016, 8:03 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Biggin Hill Hangar 11 Mustang
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: Biggin Hill Hangar 11 Mustang

Image

I think you'll be pleased with the new scheme...

https://www.facebook.com/Hangar11Collec ... 2219820068
by DamienB
Tue 10 May 2016, 6:48 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: ILA 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4051

Re: ILA 2016

Participation list published: m Me-109, Red Bulls Corsair, B-25 and DC-6, Me-262, Magister, Alpha Jet, Ha-200, MiG-15, Mig-29, Typhoon, Mi-35, usual German forces mass role demo including loads of Tigers, CH-53s, UH-1s, Tornados and Typhoons, 2 x Skyhawks ( ), A400, A310, Blackcats Lynxes, A350, An-...
by DamienB
Sun 08 May 2016, 9:54 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Season Premiere Airshow Sunday 8 May 2016
Replies: 252
Views: 52686

Re: Season Premiere Airshow Sunday 8 May 2016

Said Gazelle that stopped the Reds. I'm sure the tail markings can identify it. Very,very heavy crop. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/14%202016/02%20Misc/DSC04024.jpg~original Practice for the increased display line distance for 2017 probably. I had no particular interest in today's...
by DamienB
Thu 02 Oct 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-22 Combat Debut
Replies: 22
Views: 4287

Re: F-22 Combat Debut

Only came down to the level of the person I was responding to. Wanted to make sure you would understand what I posted. Especially as they were the one to initiate this with a pathetic uncalled for sarcastic post that made them just look like a pompous pri..... Anyway, have a nice day. More insults....
by DamienB
Mon 29 Sep 2014, 6:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-22 Combat Debut
Replies: 22
Views: 4287

Re: F-22 Combat Debut

Wow, what cutting wit and repartee. A childish insult I haven't heard used in decades - what quality of debate! What a stunning comeback. And you're "staff" on this board... blimey... You can find anything on the web, that doesn't make any of it true. Use your common sense, do some proper ...
by DamienB
Sat 27 Sep 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F-22 Combat Debut
Replies: 22
Views: 4287

Re: F-22 Combat Debut

We assume Growler jming but there is another interesting aspect of the Raptor being used. Along with the F-35, the F-22's radar has an extremely highly classified electronic attack capability. Extremely highly classified? Blimey. Is that better than top secret or not as good? As classified really d...
by DamienB
Mon 15 Sep 2014, 7:20 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: September Airshow 2014
Replies: 472
Views: 84642

Re: September Airshow 2014

I went and watched from Grange Road as I no longer wish to support a venue which clearly doesn't give a tinker's cuss for the public. A poor show. Even from outside the Lancasters were dreary dull. How frustrating to see them fannying around for 10 mins in the vicinty while the commonly seen BBMF S...
by DamienB
Tue 26 Aug 2014, 3:18 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2014
Replies: 95
Views: 22305

Re: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2014

Au contraire... we've tweaked the layout each year for the last few years and this year the crowd area was expanded towards the taxiway area, thus barnstormers no longer had room to use that area as it was full of parked display aircraft. If we hadn't expanded the crowd area it would have been stand...
by DamienB
Mon 25 Aug 2014, 11:23 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAFA Shoreham Airshow 2014
Replies: 169
Views: 36175

Re: RAFA Shoreham Airshow 2014

Really hoping they don't get a repeat of the wind we had at Sywell - but the weekend forecast is looking 'sporting' :mad:
by DamienB
Mon 25 Aug 2014, 11:21 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2014
Replies: 95
Views: 22305

Re: Little Gransden Air & Car Show 2014

...the continuous 'pulling up' of the Hurricane annoyed me. I'm sure Peter would be happy to fly it into the ground for your enjoyment, just write out a blank cheque for the repairs first eh? We've had an absolutely enormously positive response to the show from the crowd - absolutely dwarfing the g...
by DamienB
Fri 22 Aug 2014, 4:18 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Lancasters at Southend 21/08/14 (XL426) - (updated 22/08)
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: Lancasters at Southend 21/08/14 (XL426) - (updated 22/08

2 x Lanc and 2 x Vulcan line-up on the ground would have been awesome... oh well!