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by Abingdonman
Tue 26 Aug 2014, 9:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Which Airshow act makes you yawn and look for a Loo?
Replies: 69
Views: 7966

Re: Which Airshow act makes you yawn and look for a Loo?

Dont know about a loo break to order,but in the old days pre-internet,If I went by coach first thing I did was to buy a flying programme and sort out what items I wasn't too fussed about missing,mainly for a chance to look around the static or stalls...because the coach often arrived pretty near the...
by Abingdonman
Wed 20 Aug 2014, 11:24 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Beachy Head Hummingbird hawk moth
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: Beachy Head Hummingbird hawk moth

Well caught....I first saw one in our garden late 90s,no one believed me when I said I'd seen a small hummingbird around our flowers ! :grin:
took me a while to ID it as it was before we had the internet,saw it just once more a while later...never seen one since!
by Abingdonman
Thu 14 Aug 2014, 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Headline of the Day
Replies: 275
Views: 56102

Re: Headline of the Day

RE post above.
I know the place very well being a mere few miles away,but I dont like the way the Phallus points to my home town of Hemel Hempstead! :grin:
by Abingdonman
Thu 14 Aug 2014, 8:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Why are we in a minority?
Replies: 32
Views: 3898

Re: Why are we in a minority?

I used a smoking room/smoking area in a Royal Mail centre for 12 yrs and didnt find too many to have a chat about aircraft,but I can confirm the one man who cleared the place in seconds was Colin the fisherman! :grin:
by Abingdonman
Wed 13 Aug 2014, 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lauren Bacall Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Lauren Bacall Dead

She wasnt a bad guest on a couple of chat shows over here either,had a bit of wit and joined in with the fun ...
by Abingdonman
Wed 13 Aug 2014, 4:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Why are we in a minority?
Replies: 32
Views: 3898

Re: Why are we in a minority?

Over the years my fave interests have been aircraft,horse racing and football.....but I've also enjoyed looking over old vehicles & m/cycles,old machinery,most military stuff inc. pill boxes,I'll look in most museums...and love shire horse displays etc...even enjoyed looking over churches etc.. ...
by Abingdonman
Thu 07 Aug 2014, 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2132
Views: 273938

Re: The Angry Thread...

Funny thing is,there is no need to watch or listen to anything you dont like,you have an option of dozens of TV channels or films on Virgin or SKY(not everyone can afford them,but its an option for many)on the radio you have a vast selection of stations day and night.... I watch a good bit of BBC TV...
by Abingdonman
Thu 07 Aug 2014, 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2132
Views: 273938

Re: The Angry Thread...

While I admit Steve Wrights 'Sunday love songs ' :love: is more than I and most normal folk can take :sick: (PS. has Steve Wright ever played a tune through without ruining it? :grin: ).....I will admit to listening to Chris Evans quite a lot,and some of the late night R2 stuff is OK by me :wink:
by Abingdonman
Tue 05 Aug 2014, 12:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First World War Commemoration
Replies: 15
Views: 1492

Re: First World War Commemoration

We watched the service at Westminster,both my gramp(only knew one....who served in Royal Artillery ) and wifes gramps (one army,other coal mining) did their bit in 1914-18...I've had my gramps service medal in a safe place for many years now.
by Abingdonman
Tue 05 Aug 2014, 12:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Woodford Airfield is definately going to be redeveloped !
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

Re: Woodford Airfield is definately going to be redeveloped

Its a bit sad but necessary to develope airfields ,especially the way the population is leaping this past decade,I almost moved to an estate built on part of Grove airfield (Oxon)early 80s,I believe they are developing it more right now,'affordable housing' strikes fear in many folks hearts,but the ...
by Abingdonman
Mon 04 Aug 2014, 11:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The autograph is dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: The autograph is dead.

Apart from a few autographs of aircrew on pics ,the only celeb autograph I have is by Dave Allen the comedian(worked on his place 1971) my sister had quite a collection while working for the main record shop in Oxford 1961-1973,many stars called in the record shop (including John Lennon & George...
by Abingdonman
Mon 04 Aug 2014, 9:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First World War Commemoration
Replies: 15
Views: 1492

Re: First World War Commemoration

Just not practical,its not going to help anybody ...
I'm all for contributing financially one way or another for these causes,but I really cant see too many households taking part..
by Abingdonman
Sat 02 Aug 2014, 4:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 3611

Re: Aviation magazines

I still buy magazines,I just buy them on a whim...no ordering,they include 'Flypast','Aeroplane monthly',Britain at war','Car mechanics',and specials like 'Luftwaffe Eagles'.....in the 70s I bought at least 3 aviation mags a month!... I remember buying the first 'Flypast' mag in 1981,poor paper qual...
by Abingdonman
Wed 30 Jul 2014, 2:51 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Trophies
Replies: 42
Views: 6349

Re: Trophies

I always thought the evaluation for winning prizes was on the Saturday and maybe it makes a difference to the watchers what day the aircraft were seen, weather conditions etc. a good family friend was at RIAT on the Sunday and he said the RAF Typhoon was top notch on that particular day...personally...
by Abingdonman
Wed 30 Jul 2014, 2:36 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 2 x Apaches at Shoreham
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: 2 x Apaches at Shoreham

Probably the same 2 just passed right over the house(Hemel Hempstead 3.27pm)I'd say less than 300ft up,I guess they have to keep below the Luton traffic!! :biggrin:
by Abingdonman
Wed 30 Jul 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your 'Aircraft'
Replies: 72
Views: 6398

Re: Your 'Aircraft'

Close call for me between half a dozen candidates,but it has to be the English Electric (alternatively BAC or British Aerospace :wink: ) Lightning .....the sight and sound is imprinted in my memory for ever!
by Abingdonman
Wed 30 Jul 2014, 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your 'Aircraft'
Replies: 72
Views: 6398

Re: Your 'Aircraft'

Close call for me between half a dozen candidates,but it has to be the English Electric (alternatively BAC or British Aerospace :wink: ) Lightning .....the sight and sound is imprinted for ever!
by Abingdonman
Wed 23 Jul 2014, 5:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Thoughts on RIAT 2014
Replies: 251
Views: 35191

Re: Thoughts on RIAT 2014

This years show looked pretty good to me,however I can't for the life of me get why folk keep saying 2013 was a disaster! for reasons I wont bore anyone with ( ) I only wanted do about 4-5 hrs max. at the show, my time at the airfield (about 1.15pm to finish) gave me..... Meteor,A400,Rafale,RAF Typh...
by Abingdonman
Mon 21 Jul 2014, 1:35 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: 2014 participants
Replies: 649
Views: 129275

Re: 2014 participants

I wouldnt have minded being at the public days,it takes a lot to please everyone ... but I'll say this...my one and only Farnborough visit was a coach outing in 2006.... there was negative stuff about Farnborough on UKAR even then,I knew there were restrictions on height and didnt expect any Zoom cl...
by Abingdonman
Sun 20 Jul 2014, 10:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: James Garner dead
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: James Garner dead

My wife loved 'The Rockford files' ......unfortunately I can remember watching James in 'Maverick' !
by Abingdonman
Sun 20 Jul 2014, 9:59 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: 2014 participants
Replies: 649
Views: 129275

Re: 2014 participants

I wasnt at the show itself but watched a good bit on live streaming,thought there was some decent aircraft entertainment to be honest....
Superbug did a cracking display today...looked on a par with Ric Travens performance which I saw at Farnborough 2006 (only my opinion of course :biggrin: )
by Abingdonman
Sun 20 Jul 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: 2014 participants
Replies: 649
Views: 129275

Re: 2014 participants

I only caught the last few participants on live streaming,the Constellation looked brilliant,never seen one flying live(as far as I know!)
and the Typhoon display was ace!
by Abingdonman
Sun 20 Jul 2014, 9:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Farnborough
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

Re: BBC Farnborough

Oh the memories :smile:
the Abingdon BoB show of 1981 was televised too.....at least part of of the displays were filmed from a helicopter south of the airfield :wink:
by Abingdonman
Thu 17 Jul 2014, 9:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will there ever be a Harrier display again?
Replies: 33
Views: 8336

Re: Will there ever be a Harrier display again?

I dont know about 'Viffing',but in a newspaper article on the newly refurbished Londons Imperial war museum,the Harrier was mentioned as thus.... 'in the 1982 Falklands war,these revolutionary planes were called 'black death' by the Argentine pilots,the very few Harriers shot down 25 enemy aircraft ...
by Abingdonman
Wed 16 Jul 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will there ever be a Harrier display again?
Replies: 33
Views: 8336

Re: Will there ever be a Harrier display again?

I suppose you could say the original weapons fitted to the Harrier werent good enough rather than the aircraft itself :wink: