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by DOUGHNUT
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current List of Airworthy Classic Aircraft in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Current List of Airworthy Classic Aircraft in the UK

Nice idea. Best of luck.
Problem will be your definition of classic. Your first list is for Spitfires, normally considered as Warbirds. Classics would include all pre war civil aircraft and who deny the likes of Chipmunk be included.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Historic Helicopters Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6732

Re: The Historic Helicopters Thread

Excellent news.
Operating vintage aircraft of any sort is an expensive business. Other than airshow what income can these aircraft generate ?
Have military specification Sea King ever been used commercially on the UK civil register ?
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Headcorn 20/06
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Headcorn 20/06

What is the story with the wing walker Stearman. Is somebody selling flights ??
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: TR-1/U-2 Patch Value/Age
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: TR-1/U-2 Patch Value/Age

Would suggest if printed on cloth this is a simple "airshow" job from the 80s/90s. Secondly the TR-1 reference was only used by the Alconbury aircraft. The aircraft from Beale bring referred to as U-2. Each had a different role and equipment fix. So unlikely a single USAF unit would have used both n...
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 113
Views: 24077

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Thank you Archer just the sort of response I was hoping for. Interesting that the VC-10's are still owned by GJD, hopefully a successful out come will see ZD241 "stored" alongside the Davis Walton's collection. Agreed the smaller aircraft could be moved, but do their owners have the money and more i...
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Military aircraft retirements
Replies: 27
Views: 4381

Re: Military aircraft retirements

Think it was on Scramble last week that the French have replaced the Alpha Jet with PC-21 turbo prop trainers now. Assume that means the last user of the Alpha Jet in France is the PdF. Anybody know a timeline to replace them. Assume they will use the new turbo prop ?
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Boris Force One?
Replies: 101
Views: 6067

Re: Boris Force One?

I do not understand why the UK government has to pay for this repaint ? Surely part of the deal with Air Tanker was to supply, operate and maintain a fleet of aircraft use RAF use. The A330 fleet was always intended for tanker and transport use, hence the non-tanker A330's leased to airlines like Je...
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 113
Views: 24077

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

The Supper Guppy. Indeed the UK Demobbed list did not include the civil aircraft. How many scrappy airliners are still present ?
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 113
Views: 24077

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Hopefully the LPG Lightnings are safe. TBAG are moving the two Buccaneers, but what about the the none runners, are they apart of the proposed move ? Cockpits should find a good home, either within whatever secure museum site appears because of David Walton efforts. Sadly I expect Cox Automotive wil...
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 113
Views: 24077

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

With positive action being taken by several aircraft owners to relocate aircraft from Bruntingthorpe believe now would be a good time to review exactly who owns what. The list below is taken from UK Demobbed. KF532 Harvard IIB cockpit (Restoration) WM167 Meteor TT20 G-LOSM Private WP845 Chipmunk T10...
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Reds & Patrouille over Heathrow
Replies: 46
Views: 5334

Re: Reds & Patrouille over Heathrow

Any confirmation of PdF arriving at Brize Norton (or any other UK destination ?) Could the Alpha Jet's fly from and return to France without a UK refuelling stop.
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Can anyone identify this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: Can anyone identify this?

Excellent. Would improve authenticity and sure improve the look.
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 04 Jun 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 113
Views: 24077

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Hi Gertrude... Think you may be referring to my post on FC, happy to repost it here. Bruntingthorpe did have a good business plan and a continuing aviation future. Several things have stopped it happening. I brief timeline of events. 1) David Walton (and family) save the Vulcan and gave XH558 a good...
by DOUGHNUT
Thu 04 Jun 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Can anyone identify this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: Can anyone identify this?

Well done Blue, 7 minutes !!!!
Given the Elvington Halifax's combination of parts might the nose glazing be a suitable original replacement.
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 24 May 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mohave aircraft help please?
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Mohave aircraft help please?

The B-66 will be A-3 Skywarriors.
Previously civil reg test bed.
by DOUGHNUT
Tue 12 May 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 8828

Re: Social Distance Spotting

Yet again the assumption is made that all on this forum and elsewhere are currently off work. Still working not had a day off since Corona started. Wish I was sitting there with my feet up. Being forced to the office has been the worst experience of my life. ☹️
by DOUGHNUT
Sat 09 May 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Shows: 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 22969

Re: Duxford Shows: 2020

Aardvark, do you speak with medical authority or just speculation ? If you are then I assume you are planning to stay behind closed doors for some time, which means you will be expecting a large number of other people to continue working to keep you safe ? If not then you are just promoting your own...
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 03 May 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 3423

Re: Drive-in airshows?

The government has said Stay At Home, unless it's essential. That's it. If we all follow this, this ends quicker. Basic common sense. Could not agree more. Wish somebody told my employer. Personally I am office based, although my office is a building site, I dont have to travel, but people I work w...
by DOUGHNUT
Sun 03 May 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Drive-in airshows?
Replies: 37
Views: 3423

Re: Drive in airshows?

If somebody on the way to the show has an accident which involves the emergency services and one of the attenders has Covid then the whole team (20+) could need to be isolated so giving the NHS more problems. Hit the nail on the head, it just shouldn’t happen. This argument keeps getting repeated. ...
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 17 Apr 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: US trip costs
Replies: 25
Views: 3066

Re: US trip costs

Had flights booked for Washington next month with BA. Flights were priced at £350 return. When the airline system is back up and running do not expect to see prices that low. All airlines will need to recoup their massive losses and that will mean higher prices. Also probably less routes will be flo...
by DOUGHNUT
Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept
Replies: 24
Views: 5509

Re: Air Legend 2020, Melun - 12-13 Sept

Be careful what you wish for. They might not come back. :biggrin:
by DOUGHNUT
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Historic Helicopters Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6732

Re: Sea King flies

Congratulations to all the team. Let's hope that thier efforts can be seen this year and next.
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Luke AFB Airshow - March 21st and 22nd 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2890

Re: Luke AFB Airshow - March 21st and 22nd 2020

I would be more concerned about getting flights back home.
by DOUGHNUT
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flight ban Europe to USA
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Flight ban Europe to USA

Plus you can not just cut the transatlantic links. Passengers will still want to fly from USA to Europe. Sure the number of flights will be reduced.
by DOUGHNUT
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Welcome to the new Historic Aviation waffle
Replies: 20
Views: 3059

Re: Welcome to the new Historic Aviation waffle

Welcome Moggy
Now what do you know about these buried Spitfires ? Lol