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by SilentFlight
Fri 29 May 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aerobility Arm Chair Airshow - 20 June 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Aerobility Arm Chair Airshow - 20 June 2020

Aerobility Launches the Armchair Airshow Coming soon to your own living room - an airshow with a difference! Scheduled for June 20th, the Armchair Airshow 2020 promises live pilot interviews, walk-throughs and never before seen air-display and in-cockpit footage. While final details of this exclusiv...
by SilentFlight
Fri 29 May 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Quick Airshow Return Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 2459

Quick Airshow Return Survey

Worth a few a minutes of your time, your input will be useful to the industry!

https://www.air-shows.org.uk/2020/05/fu ... te-survey/
by SilentFlight
Fri 17 Apr 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Air Fete Pt.1 - USAF Participants
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

Re: AIR FETE Pt.1 - USAF PARTICIPANTS

Always a great trip out as a kid. The days where you never knew what was really going to be there and no one cared about having a list 6 months out. The excitement of looking through the calendar when you parked, taking the long walk in trying to spot what the large aircraft tails belonged to as you...
by SilentFlight
Thu 09 Apr 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: ej van koningsveld
Replies: 0
Views: 876

ej van koningsveld

Sad to hear that an icon of air to air photography has taken his last flight. A man who produced some stunning and iconic images and brought the world of military aviation to life from inside the cockpit, before the days of GoPro's. A true Gentleman and will be very much missed. Blue Skies!
by SilentFlight
Wed 01 Apr 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Socially D i s t a n t Airshow
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

The Socially D i s t a n t Airshow

From the International Council of Airshows in North America. (Mods feel free to move elsewhere) SHOW CENTER THE Airshow Podcast - SHOW CENTER ANNOUNCES 'THE SOCIALLY D I S T A N T AIRSHOW' A fundraiser featuring military and civilian airshow performers world wide April 21-22-23! One hundred percent ...
by SilentFlight
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Teignmouth Airshow 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 2617

Re: Teignmouth Airshow 2020

Berf wrote:Is that the one 3-5 July?


It is, flying is 'planned' for the 4th. Sadly as its a completely funded through sponsors and fundraising, all the fundraising events are within the 12 week period of distancing.
by SilentFlight
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Teignmouth Airshow 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 2617

Teignmouth Airshow 2020

From their FB Page: Although we are living in uncertain times and things as we know it are changing on a daily basis we wanted to share some news with you all.... Teignmouth Airshow 2020 has been chosen as a display venue for the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon Display Team & the Spitfire from the B...
by SilentFlight
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 12942

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

At around £8 Million a year, its not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things, although I wouldn't object to it in my bank account. If you take that against the benefit to the economy, both at home and abroad from goodwill tours, its worth the cost, which most of the key players in government get.
by SilentFlight
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Portrush 2020 cancelled
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

Re: Portrush 2020 cancelled

Cobh is going to be good. In talks with quite a few nations. Delayed because they received far more interest than expected, so will put it in 2021 to facilitate everything. Organisers were bowled over by the level of national and international interest following the launch and, as a result, the eve...
by SilentFlight
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows
Replies: 18
Views: 3202

Re: Really sad no big Lincolnshire airshows

The cost of Waddington was around £1.8 - £2 Million to stage each year. The cost to the RAF came in the form of fuel, personnel and resources. Everything else (including civilian flying displays, civilian flying fuel, civilian static fuel, all crews accommodation etc) was paid for by self generated ...
by SilentFlight
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display flying
Replies: 6
Views: 2612

Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

You could still fly a display with the site being there anyway, it would just have to be cleared of people and certified as such in writing. The same with many other locations in the UK, its an added nause, but at least it looks like it wont be happening.
by SilentFlight
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Cosby Victory Show 2020..
Replies: 13
Views: 4866

Re: Cosby Victory Show 2020..

Oh, thats a real shame.. Anyone know why? Did hear a mention of a large housing development in the surrounding area. Mmm, yes that wouldn't surprise me.... Obviously a lot more money involved in that than renting out the fields for a few days each year... Shame Having said that though' if theres an...
by SilentFlight
Thu 03 Oct 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 25791

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

I agree with you about the parking of the Puma - the sunlight as it was doing it's warm-up was all wasted unless you were on the live-side, and by the time it took off and did a little bit of posing for the crowds, the light was gone, typically. I shot the arrival from the market side as I knew it ...
by SilentFlight
Tue 17 Sep 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Typhoon 2015 Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: RAF Typhoon 2015 Question

The main jet was the Red tail with the D-Day striped aircraft as the spare, both flown by John Dowen. The Cammo Jet was a seperate afair flown by Ben Westoby-Brooks for the BoB 75 Synchro Pair. There were a couple of occasions where the red tail went U/S and the D-Day jet was used. Then with a degre...
by SilentFlight
Sat 14 Sep 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3357

Re: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019

The Reds, BBMF and Falcons sort out their own HOTAC arrangements, but then they have a big enough team to sort it. Strangely hotels are the hardest to get to play ball and give discounts for shows, as event without the show booking, they can pretty much expect to sell the rooms anyway with full payi...
by SilentFlight
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3357

Re: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019

You pay a contribution to the cost of travel and susbsistence for the crew for the year. The actual money you pay does not go to paying for the actual flying cost, otherwise a Typhoon would be around £90K per display venue. The insurance is required for all aircraft and again is a contribution to th...
by SilentFlight
Mon 09 Sep 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Victory Show, Cosby 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 9858

Re: Victory Show, Cosby 2019

Did the Harvard that was down to attend also go tech? Apart from that, congratulations to the whole team. I really enjoyed the show and the flying that was on offer, same again next year? The Harvard was on the website, but unable to attend. Given the limitations of the site there are many restrict...
by SilentFlight
Mon 09 Sep 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Victory Show, Cosby 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 9858

Re: Victory Show, Cosby 2019

There were some gaps largely due to some very expeditious Parachute drops, which took a lot less time than allocated. Unfortunately we have to plan for the worst with 20-25 mins in the programme, based on previous experience, required and requested time. Oddly the programme on paper for yesterday wa...
by SilentFlight
Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 25791

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

Not sure how they are filler items! All the current airworthy UK and some european classic jets have been invited (only around 20 still airworthy on the UK register). There are just other events going on, essentially the same as last year. Just with additional areas added.
by SilentFlight
Wed 28 Aug 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 25791

Re: Jet Fest - North Weald 27-29 September 2019

Its grown somewhat, with a number of people wishing to fly in, why not make best use of the event!
by SilentFlight
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Planespotting live....
Replies: 189
Views: 23698

Re: BBC Planespotting live....

Well at least its not another Antiques, house hunting or cooking programme.
by SilentFlight
Tue 23 Jul 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 3 Typhoons East London / West Essex
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: 3 Typhoons East London / West Essex

Believe it was the German Air Force aircraft, took a really bizarre route out across Essex at 1800ft at one point following the M25. Would account for the special tail too.
by SilentFlight
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 42090

Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2019

Tmyers123 wrote:Nice shots Tom. :up:

But I must say, I much prefer Daedalus in the T-6A’s regular trainer scheme with a special tail from the other year to this one.


Have to agree, it doesnt really suite it or work from any angle, but at least they have done something!
by SilentFlight
Sun 30 Jun 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flares at RIAT.
Replies: 12
Views: 2963

Re: Flares at RIAT.

The safety distances, firing lines are a major issue, hence why we could never 'intentionally' do it at Waddington. Having looked at it for many months, it is a real headache at most sites.