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by Sid-104
Sun 29 Nov 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow melancholy.
Replies: 29
Views: 3253

Re: Airshow melancholy.

I to visited Farnborough air show by bus from Portsmouth in 1952 aged 14. Luckily not on John Derry crash day. The bus trip took forever and I went many times on it. The I of W passengers often missed the last ferry back to the island. Great times you should look at the program online . I recall vi...
by Sid-104
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airshow melancholy.
Replies: 29
Views: 3253

Airshow melancholy.

With 2020 coming to an end, so will end my 46 consecutive years attending airshows beginning with the Burma Star Association show at Waterbeach in 1974. So guys, I'm thinking there are plenty of you who can go back much further than this. What was your first show and how long a run did you get in be...
by Sid-104
Wed 26 Aug 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Post Lockdown London Bimble~Friday 16th October 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: Post Lockdown London Bimble~ Saturday 22nd August 2020.

Thats interesting, Brian. I'd hadn't realised London was still so quiet. Maybe a good time to re-visit the IWM, especially with the Cambridge to King's Cross train being nigh on empty.

Sid.
by Sid-104
Wed 13 May 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 11400

Re: Social Distance Spotting

There might even be retired people on here... Too right there are - and as an aside, you don't have to be over 65 to retire either :smile: . Andy :grinning: I'll join Andy and Brian in giving early retirement the thumbs up. I finished at the end of Feb, also at 58. Luckily, being close to the Heath...
by Sid-104
Tue 14 Apr 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Garden Macro *Lockdown*update*15
Replies: 44
Views: 6875

Re: Garden Macro *Lockdown* update

Mayby a leafcutter bee. The greenery in the background's been got at. Great shots Ian.

Sid.
by Sid-104
Mon 06 Apr 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Garden Macro *Lockdown*update*15
Replies: 44
Views: 6875

Re: Garden Macro *Lock down*

I spent the weekend doing the same in my garden Ian. Frustration knows no bounds when trying to catch a Bumblebee in flight.

Sid.
by Sid-104
Thu 20 Feb 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lakenheath Heritage jets.
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: Lakenheath Heritage jets.

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like a visit may pay dividends and hopefully Red Fin hasn't left permanently.

Regards Sid.
by Sid-104
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lakenheath Heritage jets.
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Lakenheath Heritage jets.

A quick question for you guys who are knowledgeable on the 'heath comings and goings. What is the status of the remaining two heritage Eagles? Are they still regular flyers? Lakenheath Facebook page gave the impression that Blue Fin (I'll call them Blue and Red Fin for simplicity) was active last we...
by Sid-104
Sat 15 Jun 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 614841

Re: RIAT 2019

That's got knife-edge pass written all over it.

Sid.
by Sid-104
Thu 13 Jun 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 614841

Re: RIAT 2019

A NASA WB-57 would be a nice coup, and not outside the realms of possibility. As a complete shot in the dark I was thinking last night.... A flypast of a NASA WB-57 (or insert any other of the NASA fleet of aircraft) with the Reds? Yes I know I can dream! That's what crossed my mind when I posted. ...
by Sid-104
Wed 12 Jun 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 614841

Re: RIAT 2019

I'll throw this into the mix guys. The Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of man first setting foot on the moon. Maybe something with the Red Arrows flying Apollo formation and something from the states. Participants from NASA unlikely? So what do you think, is detective Sid on to something?

Sid.
by Sid-104
Wed 29 May 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 614841

Re: RIAT 2019

I believe The Vikings are the fast pass kings from the very first IAT in1985. Axel Ostermann has recounted the incident in a few publications, the underpass manoeuvre involved Viking 1 flying a slow pass while the second F-104 passed underneath at high speed and 300 feet. On this occasion, Viking 2 ...
by Sid-104
Wed 29 May 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Bull Air Race series to end
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Re: Red Bull Air Race series to end

Thats a shame. I do enjoy it but I'm not that surprised as the calendar seems to get shorter each year. I think the first round this year was in February, nothing since, and it appears it will now be a four race season.
by Sid-104
Sat 05 Jan 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: F-104 Starfighters Aerospace at Kennedy Space Center Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 6140

Re: F-104 Starfighters Aerospace at Kennedy Space Center Flo

Do they still take part at airshow in the local area? I'm not sure on this but I think Titusville and Daytona beach have been venues, even after they took on the present work contract.

Sid.
by Sid-104
Sat 05 Jan 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: This Saturday - final flight of Meteor NF11 - Bruntingthorpe
Replies: 59
Views: 9908

Re: This Saturday - final flight of Meteor NF11 - Bruntingth

Not in the UK but over in the Netherlands, I believe there is a Dutch F-104 return to flight project underway. Hopefully something to look forward to for the future.
Sid.
by Sid-104
Tue 24 Jul 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bye Bye Scampton?
Replies: 115
Views: 13221

Re: Bye Bye Scampton?

Had a chat with a Reds ground crew member last week at Fairford. She told me they were relocating to Wittering. T1 Hawk will be with the team until 2030. They are off to the States next year for a 3 month tour, 2020 a tour of Asia, so hopefully the Reds are safe for a good while yet. But of course, ...
by Sid-104
Sat 19 May 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 6~24May18*
Replies: 22
Views: 7046

Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 4~18May18*

Is the P-47 permanently based at Duxford now? I was thinking of popping in tomorrow afternoon to catch it, would be a bonus if the Spit was up again too.

Regards Sid.
by Sid-104
Wed 16 May 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Starfighter news
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Starfighter news

Team 637 have posted some info on Facebook regarding their F-104 transit to Denmark next month. After a test fight in early June,if all is good, it will head to Sola for a few days, arriving the 4th or 5th of June, performing at Sola 9th June and then on to Aalborg that afternoon. The post also give...
by Sid-104
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 34623

Re: RAF100

Apparently, the original plan was for Tornados to form the 1 and Typhoons the zero's but as we now know this will be all Typhoons for the 100. One element of the flypast will consist of 7 Tornados forming an arrowhead with a diamond 4 of F-35 in the V behind. I assume this formation will all be from...
by Sid-104
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 4-ship Heading North
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: 4-ship Heading North

Thanks for the confirmation Big Eric.

Sid.
by Sid-104
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 4-ship Heading North
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: 4-ship Heading North

Spotted the 4 and 3 group from Downham Market. A few minutes after the 3 passed overhead, a pair followed at about the same height and heading but couldn't get the binos on them this time. Any idea on if this pair may have been F-18s Gary or was 7 the total for Lossiemouth?

Sid.
by Sid-104
Fri 27 Oct 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Bull Hangar 7
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

Re: Red Bull Hangar 7

Thanks for the tips gentleman. We both enjoy art and with some fine dining available, a visit has got the green light from the sweet one.

Sid.
by Sid-104
Thu 26 Oct 2017, 9:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Bull Hangar 7
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

Re: Red Bull Hangar 7

Thanks for the reply Amp. Our flight isn't until the evening so should get chance to sample the restaurant. Do you know if it's possible to walk from the hangar to the airport terminal, doesn't look far on Google earth?
by Sid-104
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Bull Hangar 7
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

Red Bull Hangar 7

Wondered if anyone has visited Hangar 7 at Salzburg Airport. Looks good on Red Bull's web page. I'm having a short break in Salzburg next month and am hoping to persuade the good lady that it would be a nice stop before catching our flight home. Having agreed to do the Sound of Music tour may have c...
by Sid-104
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Hill Aerospace Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Re: Hill Aerospace Museum

It's a fine collection John. I visited in 2008 while taking a day off from skiing at Park City. The B29 looks good now, back then was a touch second hand (think it was call Hegartys hag at the time). Nice to see the F-104 as it was in bits outside on my visit.

Sid.