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by exocet_uk
Fri 04 May 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 693739

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

I just find it slightly confusing as to why the RNZAF snubbed RIAT, which is the official celebration of RAF 100, and a larger event, with three days in which to display rather than one. I mean I'm going to both, I just think it's a shame that they can't manage to send a static item to RIAT. It cou...
by exocet_uk
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 955
Views: 182460

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

I'd be surprised to see anything other than the 'classic' display line featuring at the airshow this year.

Amongst the RAF and the airshow itself, it sounds like all is in hand. :up:
by exocet_uk
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 243411

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Pringles wrote:
exocet_uk wrote:I'm lead to believe that the Reds issue has a good chance of manifesting itself at other locations to come this season. It is absolutely not the Cosford team that have decreed it.

Seems that yes, it was the Cosford team that decreed it


:cuppa: :cuppa: :cuppa:
by exocet_uk
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 4:50 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 243411

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

I watched online and thought Preoch and team put on the best show they could have, only let down by the weather and the RAF. The RAF need to go away and take a long look in the mirror. How many more ludicrous changes of display axis will we see this season? Contradiction there, as has been pointed ...
by exocet_uk
Sat 01 Oct 2016, 9:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36484

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Nige321 wrote:Before anyone gets too excited, the ATOL extension is for 12 DAYS...

Perhaps there's reason for a rather non-arbitrary figure of 12 days?
by exocet_uk
Sat 01 Oct 2016, 8:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36484

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

CJS wrote:
Rammstein wrote:
As for Monarch I'm not basing anything on speculation. Gone by Friday.


Umm...

Glad for everyone concerned that they do seem to have at least made it to the weekend.

Now would you look at that, eh?
by exocet_uk
Fri 30 Sep 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36484

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Hampshire Aviation wrote:Miami Air 737 went home today...

:ninja: :cuppa:
by exocet_uk
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 6:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36484

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

Rammstein wrote:Military charters LOL. It may be disguised as 'the AOC wasnt renewed' but believe me, they cease trading before the weekend. Lots of planning going on........

:lol:
by exocet_uk
Tue 27 Sep 2016, 10:52 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?
Replies: 176
Views: 36484

Re: Monarch Airlines To Cease Trading?

If, this morning, the rumours seemed to be self-perpetuating and were being fuelled by internet forums and social media then I thought it might be wise if UKAR didn't get involved in passing on half-baked speculation with little or no basis in fact. That's all. Sorry if that upset you. Hopefully th...
by exocet_uk
Wed 15 Jun 2016, 9:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flying Legends & the Naughty Field(s)
Replies: 45
Views: 6567

Re: Flying Legends & the Naughty Field(s)

Playing Devil's advocate, you could extrapolate that to the hobby in general. Any pilot looking for a nearby field to put-down in is arguably going to be suffering from a mechanical failure rather than being out of control or misjudging aerobatics, so what's the distinction between people being in ...
by exocet_uk
Sat 21 May 2016, 12:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: ATC strike
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: ATC strike

Anyone know when the next French strike is? Seen mention of something on 26th May but hope not a have a flight booked to Geneva for EBACE. This week's 0630 did not get away till gone 1000 which seems strange as the Zurich flight around the same time more or less was on time.Any thing to do with the...
by exocet_uk
Thu 21 Apr 2016, 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drone hit plane approaching Heathrow
Replies: 29
Views: 4022

Re: Drone hit plane approaching Heathrow

With all due respect the minister is talking ballcocks! because............... From the aforementioned link; "I've not actually landed a 747 at Heathrow but I've landed the simulator and the pilot has a lot of other things to concentrate on so we're not quite sure what they saw so I think we s...
by exocet_uk
Sat 16 Apr 2016, 9:08 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Indian Sukhoi 30 MKI and Jaguares in Portugal
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: Indian Sukhoi 30 MKI and Jaguares in Portugal

:up:

Are they routing back the same way per chance?
by exocet_uk
Thu 10 Mar 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Gando DACT 2016 (Grande Canaria)
Replies: 10
Views: 2480

Re: Gando DACT 2016 (Grande Canaria)

Oh yes, I also shot a lot of civilian stuff (+/- 115 airliners) but it's another matter.

The only reason I ask is I was down there on the March 3rd. Not often you get line up next to a pair of A-4s.

Image
by exocet_uk
Thu 10 Mar 2016, 9:13 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Gando DACT 2016 (Grande Canaria)
Replies: 10
Views: 2480

Re: Gando DACT 2016 (Grande Canaria)

Nice, looked good. Don't suppose you shot any of the civilian stuff whilst there?
by exocet_uk
Thu 05 Nov 2015, 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian A321 down in Egypt
Replies: 22
Views: 4317

Re: Russian A321 down in Egypt

But their President has probably assured CMD that there aren't any problems at the airport. Or possibly this : A Ministry of Defence source says a small team of UK military personnel are in the resort to advise officials on logistics and security Also from the BBC website : UK airlines have said &q...
by exocet_uk
Sun 11 Oct 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Malaga Airport Military Ramp
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Re: Malaga Airport Military Ramp

The Dornier is there every summer for several weeks usually.
by exocet_uk
Tue 11 Aug 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Woodford Aerodrome
Replies: 25
Views: 5360

Re: Woodford Aerodrome

How long left for the wedge?

Imagevulcan1 by Michael Hind, on Flickr
by exocet_uk
Thu 06 Aug 2015, 8:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Blackbushe Crash
Replies: 29
Views: 6402

Re: Blackbushe Crash

TCAS RA, mulitple GPWS alerts, very high, very fast...

Yeah, that should work out alright.
by exocet_uk
Wed 11 Feb 2015, 12:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pilot careers advice
Replies: 33
Views: 3876

Re: Pilot careers advice

*Real world klaxon* As I'm sure you're aware, you don't just turn up at the AFCO and say 'I want to be a pilot', and they stick you on the first available Tutor course at Cranwell et al. You've got to have the right stuff and successfully complete the MANY stages between enquiring and actually start...
by exocet_uk
Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pilot careers advice
Replies: 33
Views: 3876

Re: Pilot careers advice

Say after the 12 years service in the RAF I then decide to go into commercial flying (either as an instructor or an airline pilot) will it cost less as I would already have a pilots license and however many hours flight time? Zero guarantee, especially these days. Non-type rated jobs (the desirable...
by exocet_uk
Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pilot careers advice
Replies: 33
Views: 3876

Re: Pilot careers advice

Firstly , if you're planning on joining the Military as a pilot you'll have an advantage if you have a Degree instead of just the minimum 'A'-Level requirement. Not true. Be aware that even the cheaper Modular route civilian wise is likely to set you back the best part of £50k before a type rating....
by exocet_uk
Fri 26 Dec 2014, 11:05 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 45599

Re: Australian International Airshow Avalon 2015

I wouldn't usually think much of the error but the fact that I'm going to an event with a night time air display in Australia only next week did unfortunately awake my irritating pedantic side!

They must love you.
by exocet_uk
Fri 19 Dec 2014, 11:03 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Friday Pits Day
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Re: Friday Pits Day

Oh well at least you can get a good close look at a Spitfire in a natural setting surrounded by hundreds of people. Shake that money tin.

Might as well poke your lens through the fence at Coningsby.