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by st24
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)
Replies: 26
Views: 3949

Re: September 27 Airshow: Drive-In-Airshow (de Havilland)

Did anyone else notice the light aircraft whose pilot clearly hadn't read their NOTAMs? Just before they released the glider Quite unbelievable piece of flying by that jerk. Flew under the Fauvel/cub and above the Desoutter, I certainly reported him, hope he gets a real dressing down, or a ban woul...
by st24
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon
Replies: 23
Views: 2815

Re: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon

Suggestion was rather like the last scheme on the Lightnings at Binbrook. I suppose folks will still moan either way... And how do you define that? Lightnings thankfully never went completely grey and ended their days in 4 different schemes. And yes folk (capercaillie) will always moan! :laughing:
by st24
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon
Replies: 23
Views: 2815

RAF "aggressor" Typhoon

Expectedly dull drab and dreary for the RAF...
by st24
Mon 07 Sep 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep
Replies: 47
Views: 5551

Re: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep

A cracking show that further cements OWs reputation and ability to deliver a quality airshow. Yes, expensive but weighed up against the pitiful amount most of us have spent on airshows this year then well worth it. The opportunity to roam and meet folk and get inside the hangars for a castor oil fix...
by st24
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Military aircraft retirements
Replies: 34
Views: 6660

Re: Military aircraft retirements


Better link here, courtesy of scramble
by st24
Sat 05 Sep 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Military aircraft retirements
Replies: 34
Views: 6660

Re: Military aircraft retirements


French Navy have retired the Lynx a little early , a massive shame as 2 were painted up in lovely retro schemes- not as though the current scheme is bad! I'm sure Yeovilton would have bagged them, surrounded by barriers!!
by st24
Sat 05 Sep 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Military aircraft retirements
Replies: 34
Views: 6660

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 ? Cazaux are still using them as...
by st24
Wed 29 Jul 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Finnish Air Force gets a minor makeover
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: Finnish Air Force gets a minor makeover

Bit confused by the timing of this article. The non swastika insignia has been officially used for years now. Swastikas came off aircraft after WW2 and units still have them on their flags. So this is old news. However, some Finnish airforce news is: The last Fokker F27 has been put on display insi...
by st24
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Swingers, Aardvarks and Sparkvarks
Replies: 14
Views: 2101

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: 1727

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: 1601

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: 1871

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: 1871

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: 441
Views: 134169

"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: 4585

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: 37151

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: 37151

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: 1085
Views: 174412

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: 1085
Views: 174412

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: 1222

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: 2363

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: 441
Views: 134169

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: 5817

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: 15264

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: 2739

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.