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by Mictheslik
Sun 13 Sep 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Ageing Aircraft Audit
Replies: 26
Views: 976

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Ageing Aircraft Audit

Some superb entries in a tricky category (I actually originally went with 30 years, but changed it to make it a bit more difficult!) What amazes me is how good some of these old designs are still looking! Honourable mentions go to Preoch and AndyPh for fantastic sets of 3, and Nick for the Il-20 and...
by Mictheslik
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Ageing Aircraft Audit
Replies: 26
Views: 976

48 Hour Photo Comp - Ageing Aircraft Audit

Whilst being wowed by modern high tech airliners and fighter jets may be some people’s cup of tea, the true stars of any show or photography trip are the slightly dirty, almost knackered, workhorses that are still soldiering on years after they were originally intended to be retired. For this compet...
by Mictheslik
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects
Replies: 26
Views: 900

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects

Wow, thanks for choosing mine amongst some belting shots...God I’ve missed air shows this year!

New competition will be up shortly

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by Mictheslik
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects
Replies: 26
Views: 900

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects

2 lots of flares, and some crazy Romanians blowing up cars!

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by Mictheslik
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: POPPIN' 'CHUTES
Replies: 19
Views: 719

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: POPPIN' 'CHUTES

Three from me...

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by Mictheslik
Thu 03 Sep 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator Returns
Replies: 47
Views: 28367

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator Returns

I broke out my old southern England VFR chart and spent an hour and a half bimbling around in the cub trying to accurately fly cross country last night. I’ve not been so engrossed in a sim for a long time, and the ability to follow roads and railway lines and plan routes based on landmarks is incred...
by Mictheslik
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: A400M off Dover
Replies: 28
Views: 1348

Re: A400M off Dover

Bill16STN wrote:
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 9:50 am
FGR2 wrote:
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 9:34 am
Snake47 is doing circuits over Dover and Folkestone at the moment.
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at 18,000 feet - not going to spot too many inflatables from there?
On the contrary, probably more likely to spot them than an A400 at 500ft!
by Mictheslik
Fri 12 Jun 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Classic Jets
Replies: 28
Views: 1781

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Classic Jets

Red air in the canyon!

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by Mictheslik
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Magical Merlins
Replies: 24
Views: 1526

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Magical Merlins

A beast of a helicopter....

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by Mictheslik
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.
Replies: 196
Views: 7813

Re: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.

Exactly Rob - it's the context of the 18th century( give or take) which we are re-examining in the context of 21st century attitudes and if the evidence is removed we lose the stimulus to re-examine. In the context of the 18th century was slave trading acceptable? It was to rich white slave traders...
by Mictheslik
Mon 08 Jun 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.
Replies: 196
Views: 7813

Re: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.

I love the ‘where does it stop, do we burn the city to the ground?’ Argument. To me it’s very simple. We do what we can to show that glorifying this part of our history is wrong. Removing a statue (that the people of Bristol have been trying to remove for years) is very different to burning a school...
by Mictheslik
Mon 08 Jun 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.
Replies: 196
Views: 7813

Re: Edward Colston statue removal,your views.

Yes, it was vandalism....but so was the destruction of the Berlin Wall. The March in Bristol was peaceful. The only damage done to persons or property was to a statue of a 17th century slaver which was erected by some rich victorians who wanted to create a cult of Colston in the city 200 years later...
by Mictheslik
Fri 17 Apr 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: US trip costs
Replies: 25
Views: 3278

Re: US trip costs

On the camper van question, we took a Jucy van from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2018. Really good service. Not the cheapest (but much cheaper than staying in hotels near Yosemite!). Just be careful as many work on a fixed price then mileage, so it pays to know how many miles you’re planning to do and ge...
by Mictheslik
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)
Replies: 37
Views: 5804

Re: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)

A French C160 has done the loop (albeit a bit high) though I think it was 2009?

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by Mictheslik
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)
Replies: 37
Views: 5804

Re: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)

In addition to the above....

USAF A-10C
SwAF Sk60
FAF Mirage 2000
RAF Chinook HC2/3/4/5/6
RAF Merlin HC3
RN Merlin HM1
AAC Lynx Mk7

AS350 (PDG) (civil)
Scottish Aviation Bulldog (private)

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by Mictheslik
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1436
Views: 67453

Re: 2019 General Election

Probably not the best time to beat the drum of electoral reform, because the Tories obviously aren’t going to be interested, but how are more people not angry about how broken FPTP is? The SNP had 3.9% of the total vote, yet get 55 MPs The LibDems had 11.5% and get 11 MPs This is not democracy. A va...
by Mictheslik
Tue 22 Oct 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: BIAS 2019 - Bucharest International Airshow [PIC HEAVY]
Replies: 20
Views: 4786

Re: BIAS 2019 - Bucharest International Airshow [PIC HEAVY]

Unfortunately missed this show for the first time in 4 years due to a family commitment, but glad to see it was as good as ever! And what a fantastic set of shots. I hope the air bandits were blowing up cars in the twighlight show again :lol:

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by Mictheslik
Sat 28 Sep 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Redlands Air Fest 19
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Redlands Air Fest 19

Catching up on some airshow shots from this year, so here's a selection from 2 days spent at Redlands in California back in May. I haven't enjoyed an airshow so much for a long time! Great flying, interesting weather and a lovely small airfield for atmosphere.....oh and the amazing backdrop! Apologi...
by Mictheslik
Sun 11 Aug 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: BIAS 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: BIAS 2019

The NATO E3 has been at all the Bucharest shows for the last few years....it’s almost like they don’t like the UK :lmao:

This year’s BIAS is the weakest for a while. Think I’ll reluctantly give it a miss this year :sad:

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by Mictheslik
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: First time in RIAT, best place in the crowdline?
Replies: 17
Views: 3256

Re: First time in RIAT, best place in the crowdline?

Personally unless you desperately need pictures of aircraft on the runway and/or taking-off then I don't get this obsession to be on the crowdline. You are in the middle of a huge field and even 30 feet back from the rope you will have personal space with great views and photo opportunities as the ...
by Mictheslik
Sat 01 Jun 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Look UKAR
Replies: 53
Views: 7116

Re: New Look UKAR

It looks good. Only 1 very minor first world problem point from me. On iPad, if viewing in landscape the text is way too big and there’s no way to make it smaller that I can find. Not really a problem, as in portrait it’s fine.

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by Mictheslik
Sat 09 Mar 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Making the Transition...
Replies: 5
Views: 3559

Making the Transition...

Now the UK Low Flying scene has all but dried up, we are left to maiking trips further and further afield to satisfy our crazy hobby! I was fortunate enough to spend 3 days in California back in October at the famous Jedi Transition and saw a decent variety of traffic. I'm looking forward to getting...
by Mictheslik
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Bucharest 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: Bucharest 2019

Here’s hoping Bucharest is cooler at the end of August! :lmao:

Hopefully see some of you there :up:

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by Mictheslik
Sun 03 Feb 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4344
Views: 245141

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The "expert thing" is an interesting topic. Essentially, I'm not sure what the point of democracy is if the sensible thing is to "call an expert" everytime we have a political decision to make. Why have an election, why have votes in the commons, why have the EU vote? Just bypas...