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by Mictheslik
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?
Replies: 4590
Views: 294700

Re: Is anybody happy with the Brexit white paper?

The problem with the benefit raised above (Nissan) is that they clearly state it is only a benefit to them because it massively inconveniences their rivals, and therefore is bad for consumers as it skews a competitive market. I therefore would put this benefit in the same pile as the benefit to very...
by Mictheslik
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10
Replies: 29
Views: 1276

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: A-10

One of the best looking aircraft out there....and one I'm spending a lot of time getting shot down in in DCS at the moment! https://mictheslik.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4081494204.jpg https://mictheslik.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4081494202.jpg https://mictheslik.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4081494192.jpg...
by Mictheslik
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Vipers!
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Vipers!

Three low level Vipers from me...

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by Mictheslik
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations
Replies: 27
Views: 1510

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations

Apologies for being a day late, but what a fantastic thread of photos and memories. Exactly what I was looking for with the theme. Honourable mentions go to: Seamus and that lovely well lit harrier (and the sunset Sea King!) The winter Jags from LN Strike Eagle and Rebel 14 Preoch’s H135 shot....mak...
by Mictheslik
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations
Replies: 27
Views: 1510

48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations

Inspired by a walk around Greenham Common the other day, now a lovely nature reserve, I was wishing I had been around to see it in its heyday. Then I thought of all the places I’d spent many hours photographing aeroplanes and how many had changed and the happy memories that I had taken from them. Fo...
by Mictheslik
Wed 25 Nov 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions
Replies: 20
Views: 1036

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions

Thanks Ridgeback. That was my last ever pass from a UK Harrier, and the colours and lighting couldn’t have been better.

Another great crop of entries though. New competition up shortly.

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by Mictheslik
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions
Replies: 20
Views: 1036

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions

Three from me:

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by Mictheslik
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls - the Red Arrows!
Replies: 29
Views: 1653

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls - the Red Arrows!

Three from a couple of my favourite airshows that are now confined to history....

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by Mictheslik
Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1673
Views: 92655

Re: The UKAR politics thread

If you cannot afford children,why have them,contraception is available. I realise this will upset some people[.Before you ask am single and a pensioner] You do realize that financial circumstances can change after children are born. And that there’s quite a big thing in the news a lot recently that...
by Mictheslik
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp - RAF Harrier
Replies: 28
Views: 1273

Re: 48hr Photo Comp - RAF Harrier

Distinct lack of low level shots which I hope to remedy! "That" Pass in April 2010.... https://mictheslik.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4025793240.jpg My last ever low level Harrier...down Thirlmere on a late autumn day almost exactly 10 years ago :( https://mictheslik.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p4025793249...
by Mictheslik
Sun 13 Sep 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Ageing Aircraft Audit
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

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: 1278

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 971

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: 31416

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: 1659

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: 2090

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: 1817

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: 199
Views: 9834

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: 199
Views: 9834

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: 199
Views: 9834

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: 3725

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...