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by st24
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Swingers, Aardvarks and Sparkvarks
Replies: 14
Views: 1529

Re: Swingers, Aardvarks and Sparkvarks

Mmmmm… initially disappointed when I saw swingers in the title and saw F-111s.. :smile: Very nice selection, much missed, even living in the heart of the West midlands, varks were the most regularly seen military type at high and low levels in the '70s. Their almost daily beat ups of my uncle's plac...
by st24
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Victors - the final year
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: Victors - the final year

These have scanned well mate, good stuff, well remember that dark cloud at VL. And look at you getting all arty farty with the sunset!
by st24
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Llanbedr May 1990
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Llanbedr May 1990

Hello, remember me?! Well I've taken the plunge and re-subscribed to photobucket which I'm instantly regretting as it's such a slow, clunky, messy affair but I just can't be arsed to transfer all my images across to Flickr, so bear with the downgraded quality which I'll obviously blame on them , not...
by st24
Tue 02 Jun 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hurricane V7497 prang
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: Hurricane V7497 prang

Apologies, forgot about historic section.
by st24
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hurricane V7497 prang
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Hurricane V7497 prang

Details are sketchy--possible u/c collapse or a belly landing.. Pilot OK, hopefully quickly restorable..
by st24
Tue 19 May 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 387
Views: 115536

"new" Mustang scheme...

... Sharkmouth is no more..
by st24
Tue 31 Mar 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers
Replies: 28
Views: 4295

Re: Germany buying new Typhoons, Super Hornets and Growlers

I really struggle with this forum sometimes. This is really interesting news & has a lot of implications & ramifications, yet it seem that most people on here are more preocupied with what colour / paint scheme will be applied? WTF Because colours, markings and variety is all that matters. ...
by st24
Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34481

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Sadly it wont be the last, i think this season i fear could be a write off. This. Not just because of the current chaos but even if everything is (christ I hope so) fine and dandy by say, July then most of the Display acts haven't had much/ any rehearsal time and zero time in front of a live crowd....
by st24
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 34481

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

A whole raft of American shows cancelled. This is going to be a rough year to say the least.
by st24
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1083
Views: 163841

Re: RIAT 2020

boff180 wrote:Still not appeared over anywhere but Sweden :tongue2:

I spent a few hours trawling for info on it (and images) only 2 shows it came up at :dizzy:

A few hours?! Wow, do you not work?? :dunno:
by st24
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1083
Views: 163841

Re: RIAT 2020

The Korpen is an international debut, only ever seen on static in Sweden before - I believe twice - since it entered service in 2006 One flew at Ronneby in the show there in 2004? I saw the first one at Ljungbyhed in 1996 when it flew over with its predecessor, the fabulous Caravelle. As Caper says...
by st24
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Czech Venom and Viper
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Czech Venom and Viper

Well interesting Internet has become decidedly uninteresting so I'll post this here.
Yes they're replacing Hips and Hinds but they're gonna look pretty tasty..

[tweet]https://twitter.com/DutchAviaPhoto/status/1234566616110817281[/tweet]
by st24
Fri 28 Feb 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Patrulla Aguila crash
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Re: Patrulla Aguila crash

Worth noting the pilot who died had replaced the one who was lost last year. 3 crashes in 7 months...
by st24
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 387
Views: 115536

Re: Interesting Internet

Ermm... Okaayy......

[https://twitter.com/DylanMalyasov/status/1226148764513132545?s=19
by st24
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)
Replies: 37
Views: 5448

Re: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)

Jeststream T2
German Navy Sea King
Indian AF Hawk (albeit in primer)
Hunters G-VETA and Blue Diamonds G-BXKF
Tutor
Phenom
Prefect
Standard USAF C-130J

The loops been in operation for a long time so pretty much every tactical/ trainer UK type has been through over the years.
by st24
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: IWM Flying Festival
Replies: 47
Views: 14152

Re: IWM Flying Festival

Fokker four have been around for ages but don't recall them ever coming to the UK before. I seem to recall them gaining the official Fokker Four name in '82 but had been displaying as such for many years prior to that. As Mike says they have been to OW and I think a couple of other events so a good...
by st24
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Llanbedr airframe help please
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Llanbedr airframe help please

1975-'85 ish we rented a relatives holiday caravan at Aberporth. Most week day mornings around 8 am the site resonated to the sweet sound of 2 Gypsy Queens as Llanbedr's Devon ferried in range crew to the tiny Aberporth strip. Certainly by' 78-'79 it was a rippled machine.
by st24
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Llanbedr airframe help please
Replies: 17
Views: 2541

Re: Llanbedr airframe help please

I attended 3 ATC camps at Llanbedr 1991-2. It was very much active then of course and I must admit it was busier than I thought it would be, especially the Canberras (WK128 & WH734) that flew solo and pair missions. Indeed I shot the pair from a canoe one day and posted quite a few pics here yea...
by st24
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 387
Views: 115536

Re: Interesting Internet

Crikey, a half decent Swedish Gripen and now a nice, standard Typhoon! :love:
[tweet]https://twitter.com/eurofighter/status/1209070488737198080?s=19[/tweet]
by st24
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 1:20 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: 2020 Squadron & Unit Review

The 352SOW and 95RS are lodger units, not assigned to USAFE. 352direct report to AFSOC, Hurlburt Field and 95th to 55WG, ACC. Oh and you still have Lynx AH7 listed..
by st24
Wed 04 Dec 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 387
Views: 115536

Re: Interesting Internet

Could make Swedish Gripens slightly interesting finally....

[tweet]https://twitter.com/Saab/status/1201866893860179970[/tweet]
by st24
Fri 08 Nov 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Cosby Victory Show 2020..
Replies: 13
Views: 4396

Re: Cosby Victory Show 2020..

Mike wrote:Sadly Melun, Goodwood, Sanicole and the Quax fly-in are all on the same weekend.

Decisions, decisions...

Indeed Mike, even with fewer shows these days, the amount of clashes is crazy.
by st24
Fri 08 Nov 2019, 1:20 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Cosby Victory Show 2020..
Replies: 13
Views: 4396

Cosby Victory Show 2020..

... Will be the last one....
[tweet]http://twitter.com/TheVictoryShow_/status/1192546848436715523[/tweet]
by st24
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New HHA Hunter.
Replies: 19
Views: 4091

Re: New HHA Hunter.

XE668 is a historic serial associated with this aircraft. This aircraft was actually F.4 XE704 (construction number HABL 003035) however for some reason the factory plate located in the nose gear bay is for ex-Chilean J-736 which had a construction number of HABL 003031 - this aircraft in the UK wa...
by st24
Wed 06 Nov 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New HHA Hunter.
Replies: 19
Views: 4091

Re: New HHA Hunter.

Aah, it's an ex Chile AF T72 and it gained this scheme when it became an Embraer chase plane. How bizarre to allocate a serial from the late '50s!!