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by Mictheslik
Fri 12 Jun 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Classic Jets
Replies: 28
Views: 1216

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: 1049

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: 194
Views: 5326

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: 194
Views: 5326

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: 194
Views: 5326

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: 3062

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: 5466

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: 5466

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: 1308
Views: 52497

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: 4587

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: 2731

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: 2256

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: 3165

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: 6864

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: 3499

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: 2200

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: 231200

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...
by Mictheslik
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Zeltweg 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 19099

Re: Zeltweg 2019

I did Zeltweg from Vienna in 2013....it’s a 3-4 hour train journey, cost a lot of money and was absolutely rammed with other people going to Zeltweg. I would stay somewhere closer for a couple of days next time! Zeltweg station is pretty close to the show though.

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by Mictheslik
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Bucharest 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 6357

Re: Bucharest 2018

I"m genuinely intrigued by this, and always interested in "tips" from the continent. So, do the Romanians use a display line closer than 230m? Do they operate the 450m line for fast jet on-crowd vectors? A "thumping soundtrack"? Hmm, I guess that could go either way. What t...
by Mictheslik
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Bucharest 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 6357

Re: Bucharest 2018

Anyone else make it today? I wasn’t sure whether I was going to enjoy it without the LanceRs, but I really did. Highlights being the Turkish Stars who were very good today, and the light on the Spanish F18 this evening. Also thoroughly enjoyed the Air Bandits and their annual attempt to blow half of...
by Mictheslik
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Looking for a recommendation to replace RIAT on my Calendar
Replies: 22
Views: 8273

Re: Looking for a recommendation to replace RIAT on my Calen

I’d recommend Bucharest....just got back from this years show today, and even without the MiG21s it was a fantastic day out. Show faces north and you get to see everything twice as the show is repeated in the evening :up:

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by Mictheslik
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Bucharest 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 6357

Re: Bucharest 2018

Bring sun cream....and a hat...and lots of water, because it gets absolutely roasting! Not open to the public for arrivals and departures but they did have some spotters/media in last year. .mic ⋅ Ηow can someone access the spotters / media area? not sure...although someone was saying the...
by Mictheslik
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hyakuri trip car help required
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Hyakuri trip car help required

Don’t worry about ETC.....you can pay cash at the tolls.....just take a fair bit as they can get expensive! I think to use ETC you need a japanese registered credit card anyway. Company wise, I’ve used Toyota and Nissan rentacarand both were very good. Don’t think you can go wrong with any of the bi...
by Mictheslik
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Danish Air Show 2018 (Aalborg 10th June)
Replies: 81
Views: 19135

Re: Danish Air Show 2018 (Aalborg 10th June)

Well what an impressive day....despite the weather's best efforts I was amazed so little cancelled. Apart from the obvious highlights (F104 and Su27) I have to say I very much enjoyed the air power demo, and hats off to the C130 display going at it in that torrential shower!

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