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by Ruislip Rustler
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst

A very interesting selection, thanks for sharing these. Very interesting airship gondola/engine test-bed thingy, do you happen to know the history and what became of it? In my haste post the pictures, I've left the captions off -oops!! Should have mentioned, more info on Flickr - just click the ima...
by Ruislip Rustler
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst

...and finally... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49975420037_502f3eb114_o.jpg N149S - Martin 404 - Monmouth County Airport - 24 June 1987 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49975151696_b38c26bcbc_o.jpg 70-15906 - Beechraft U-21G Ute - 17 March 1981 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/499751515...
by Ruislip Rustler
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst

As promised... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49975145996_3ba7fd709e_o.jpg 71-21059 - Beech RU-21J Ute https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49975146066_64ccbedba5_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49974625563_0a57a9c8a9_o.jpg Now, to Lakehurst: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4997463...
by Ruislip Rustler
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Graf Zeppelin: Capt Tom, 'Nam, Utes and Lakehurst

The saying goes: "There are old pilots and bold pilots but there are no old, bold pilots..." One of Phil's friends - now sadly no longer with us - was Tom Casagrande, a retired US Army pilot who certainly fits into the latter category... Tom made it through 2 tours in Vietnam - the first starting in...
by Ruislip Rustler
Mon 25 May 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: A Day in the Life - Graf Zeppelin Out and About, 4 May 1976
Replies: 3
Views: 756

A Day in the Life - Graf Zeppelin Out and About, 4 May 1976

Life as a spotter 'back in the day' was a bit more exciting and varied than it is now. Phil's logbook records numerous weekly trips to East Anglia, and Mildenhall and Lakenheath especially to see what visiting traffic was visible from the outside. Sometimes, it was even possible to get on base and g...
by Ruislip Rustler
Sun 24 May 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Guess Who's Back... Graf Zeppelin's Lockdown Blues: Keflavik
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Guess Who's Back... Graf Zeppelin's Lockdown Blues: Keflavik

Love the H-3, challenging stuff to scan with KR25 on a dull day. Hi Alan, These were a "challenge" I think it's safe to say! Committed to purchasing the Vuescan software in the end and it works a treat it has to be said (Although it doesn't work with Flextight scanners!) - just need to re-scan ever...
by Ruislip Rustler
Sun 17 May 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Guess Who's Back... Graf Zeppelin's Lockdown Blues: Keflavik
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Guess Who's Back... Graf Zeppelin's Lockdown Blues: Keflavik

After some rest and recuperation, I've been pestered to add some more of Phil's pictures to stop you all going stir crazy at home. So, here we go with a selection of pics from a not-so-sunny Keflavik taken on 15 August 1973. Not his usual blue sky pictures, but probably fitting for the mood of many ...
by Ruislip Rustler
Sat 16 Mar 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Fun size Northolt.
Replies: 24
Views: 4547

Re: Fun size Northolt.

So no disrepect, but what was this? £30 for three aircraft???? Gets worse every event! So, where does this quote come from - "A WORD of WARNING; Some of the world's air arms are far more co-operative than others in assisting us in our pursuits..." Hmm... As someone with privilege access -...
by Ruislip Rustler
Sun 06 Jan 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')
Replies: 26
Views: 4174

Re: Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')

More pics to bring the thread up to date. These first ones were taken when the building was visited by Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group during his visit to the station in November. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Dhk63Mw/0/2606b3f8/X2/i-Dhk63Mw-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-W7Jkttg...
by Ruislip Rustler
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 22975

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018

And now the Chipmunk, that most reliable of training aircraft, has developed an electrical problem and can't make it!
by Ruislip Rustler
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')
Replies: 26
Views: 4174

Graf Zeppelin's Day Job... (Or 'Tote-ing for Business!')

As you may - or may not be aware - the cash raised by the Northolt Nightshoots is the main income for a restoration project at the station. Known officially as 'The Sir Keith Park Building' (or Building 27 if you're lazy) is now approaching the home straight in terms of recreating what was the proto...
by Ruislip Rustler
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 11:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 22975

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXV Thursday 18th October 2018

OK so without wanting to re open a discussion that I started after the last event But you're going to... there has to be some logical factor that makes this more dangerous than it was a year ago There have been no injuries and the station wants to keep it that way. The only incident I can think of ...
by Ruislip Rustler
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: When was the RAF at its peak?
Replies: 17
Views: 2106

Re: When was the RAF at its peak?

Some First World War figures: In August 1914, the mobilised strength of the RFC. was146 officers and 1097 other ranks. The RNAS had 130 officers and 700 ratings. The RFC had 179 aircraft while RNAS possessed 39 aeroplanes, 52 seaplanes and 7 airships. Of these totals, less than 100 were fit to take ...
by Ruislip Rustler
Sat 02 Jun 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: It's Back! - Graf Zeppelin's Wrecks & Relics - Parts 1 to 4
Replies: 24
Views: 10016

Re: Graf Zeppelin's Guide to Wrecks & Relics - Parts 1 to 3

Hello, boys, I'm b-a-a-a-c-k!! After a bit of pestering and cajoling from His Nibs, here are some more aircraft in various states of repair. 2 August 1974 Vampire T.1 7203M / TG349 at Baldock https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/41602218375_36726fa77e_b.jpg 23 July 1975 Some properly broken aircraft,...
by Ruislip Rustler
Tue 08 May 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Scanning Slides
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

Re: Scanning Slides

You can still use the Nikon Scan software on a Windows 10 pc without any issues.

Simply install that, then download the trial version of Viewscan which installs the Nikon drivers you'll need and then open Nikon Scan and Bob's your uncle!
by Ruislip Rustler
Thu 03 May 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 32 Squadron's Entry for RAF100
Replies: 15
Views: 3151

32 Squadron's Entry for RAF100

Quite literally hot off the press, here's a perfectly pleasant image of ZE700 revealing the Home Team's version of the oh-so-awesome RAF100 tail. I'd like to think that it's actually (given what they have to work with) not that bad at all. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DL2mwF3/0/90f8821f/XL/i-...
by Ruislip Rustler
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 45810

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018

Yet again another ridiculous post by Ruislip rustler. What part of my post suggested any criticism of Phil or anyone else involved in arranging the night. What it of my original post didn't yo bother to read. My question was very simple what changed the risk profile for this event that meant engine...
by Ruislip Rustler
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 45810

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018

Sorry what sort of response is that I'm not asking to name and shame individuals I'm just trying to understand what the logic was behind the decision as it seems strange choice to make something must have changed. If you. Want to bury your head in the sand rather than address that change circumstan...
by Ruislip Rustler
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 45810

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018

Who made the decision doesn't matter. It was made and now the event has passed.

Hopefully, it's a one-off - I suspect we'll know in October.
by Ruislip Rustler
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 45810

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIV Thursday 22nd March 2018

Ruislip rustler this sort or response is just plain rude and does you no favours at all. It doesn't seem unreasonable to want to know who the possible appearances might be accepting that they may change closer to the time. Quite right. Especially when people are being asked to cough up money, Sadly...
by Ruislip Rustler
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 45810

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIV Thursday 22nd March 2018

A Pembroke and a Merlin and some uknown French helicopters, what else is lined up to attend this event - I've not seen any updates on which aircraft have confirmed participation? Why do you think that might be? Could it be because, as you were told over the weekend, this is the CONFIRMED list as we...
by Ruislip Rustler
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 31812

Re: RAF100

Craig wrote:I wonder if this is the rehersal? I thought the London flypast was the Friday with the formation routing via Fairford on its way back?


July the 10th is the focal day with a parade and full flypast in that there London.
by Ruislip Rustler
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF 100 anniversary colour schemes
Replies: 50
Views: 9795

Re: RAF 100 anniversary colour schemes

The is something planned involving multiple aircraft types, but no full re-paints as I understand it as the senior Air Heads are mindful of the fact that some serving members don't exactly have the best accommodation to live in and don't want to be seen as frittering cash away unnecessarily.
by Ruislip Rustler
Thu 26 Oct 2017, 11:49 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RRR1263 - G-MOAL - 231017
Replies: 13
Views: 3980

Re: RRR1263 - G-MOAL - 231017

Evening Ruislip interesting assumption being made that the mod would buy aircraft that needed to be refurbished to get any value out of them, surely the bean counters are smarter than that... What I don't know is what the state o the original vc10 were that were bought from commercial operators not...