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by st24
Wed 13 Oct 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Hunter PR11 WT723
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: Hunter PR11 WT723

Aww hell, only just saw this. What a terrifible loss, a proper jet warbird.. It was so good to see and hear the Dutch F6A in Belgium a few weeks ago, which is of course still on the UK register. Their 2 seater has been retired and stripped but they've taken on an ex Swiss machine that will (is?) be ...
by st24
Mon 11 Oct 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Airshows 2021
Replies: 239
Views: 43662

Re: Duxford Airshows 2021

Once again we have several attendees complaining about the time taken to exit the car park after the show and once again much of the delay was due to the same factors, which also apply at most other shows. Firstly the old syndrome of people arriving over a considerable period and then all wanting t...
by st24
Sun 10 Oct 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Airshows 2021
Replies: 239
Views: 43662

Re: Duxford Airshows 2021

Ooh forgot to add, how nice to hear a Kestrel airborne again, courtesy of TFC's Nimrod. Great to see..
by st24
Sun 10 Oct 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Airshows 2021
Replies: 239
Views: 43662

Re: Duxford Airshows 2021

Top day out at Duxford with a full on air show feel- static aeroplanes, period displays, decent number of vendors and a receptive sold out crowd. Some great flying too, the P-51/47 pair, short but sweet Pitts, very welcome MkV trio, full on BBMF 3 ship, lively Lizzie, incomparable Cosmic Wind, Firef...
by st24
Sat 02 Oct 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 668
Views: 206116

Re: Interesting Internet

An-32 at some ridiculous inClines.... (Seewhatididthere)
The roll is very uncomfortable to watch...
by st24
Fri 01 Oct 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington

capercaillie wrote:
Fri 01 Oct 2021, 5:15 pm
I see the Saudi A330 is up off the north coast of Ireland, has the RE-3 left as well?
Yes mate, finally... Such a frustrating day....
by st24
Fri 01 Oct 2021, 2:37 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Rare RSAF movements - EMA and Waddington

Absolute farce with the flight plans. Still stuck here in lovely sunshine that is now in totally the wrong place, RE-3 has been running for 5 hours and still no sign of it going...one of those days...
by st24
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021 - September 18th & 19th
Replies: 112
Views: 17189

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021 - September 18th & 19th

Arghh - I was really hoping to see MH415. Same. Quite sad that so much stuff is shipping out to Goodwood- obviously where the money is... This is the only BoB show for 2 years, having missed out on the "big one" last year- it should be rammed full of stuff, and where are the RAF?! Why no Reds, Typh...
by st24
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021 - September 18th & 19th
Replies: 112
Views: 17189

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2021 - September 18th & 19th

Arghh - I was really hoping to see MH415. Same. Quite sad that so much stuff is shipping out to Goodwood- obviously where the money is... This is the only BoB show for 2 years, having missed out on the "big one" last year- it should be rammed full of stuff, and where are the RAF?! Why no Reds, Typh...
by st24
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Melun-Villaroche 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Melun-Villaroche 2021

Well a little belated response, apologies. This is a great show, can't be denied, a little down on numbers as to be expected really; vintage jets being notable by their absence with only the F-86 present, which was expertly flown by Akary . Otherwise, beautiful weather, some superb flying and a good...
by st24
Sat 11 Sep 2021, 2:59 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 96
Views: 13976

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

KB was excellent yesterday, a great arrivals day, very busy . Italian,German , Portuguese, Belgian tigers, desert Rafale, 2 marine 10yr fin Rafale, spec Belgian Herc, nice E-2 and my first Austrian Tiff's I think. The evening show was spectacular opened by a Luxembourg marked A400. PSuisse were supe...
by st24
Mon 06 Sep 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend 4-5th September
Replies: 47
Views: 4997

Re: Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend 4-5th September

It was another great day out, for various reasons for me. The lack of cars in the "main" area really opened the place up and the increased trade stands only served to help the general airshow feel- felt very , well, normal. Some lovely flying as ever, my only disappointment was the other SE5 going t...
by st24
Wed 25 Aug 2021, 9:19 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Sky Guardian airborne from Waddington
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Re: Sky Guardian airborne from Waddington

Shouldn't this be in the model section?..... :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
by st24
Fri 13 Aug 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: East Kirkby Airshow - Saturday 7th August 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Re: East Kirkby Airshow - Saturday 7th August 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. It was so good to just be able to put the show on! By way of 'queues that were seemingly pointless', out of interest where was this please? Sorry for the late reply on this. Absolutely agree, it was great to be there at a full on show!...
by st24
Mon 09 Aug 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: East Kirkby Airshow - Saturday 7th August 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Re: East Kirkby Airshow - Saturday 7th August 2021

First visit for me and after the frustrations of a rubbish journey, (seemingly) pointless queues, wx cancellations and wx forecast that was pretty wrong overall a decent day out was had. The sight and sound of a living breathing Mossie, especially one with guns and radar as opposed to the very clean...
by st24
Mon 02 Aug 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Farewell E-3D Sentry
Replies: 47
Views: 6535

Re: Farewell E-3D Sentry

We really are the masters of understated aircraft retirements aren't we?! Unsung heroes that have contributed so much then just thrown on the scrap heap with only the merest of nods to their service..
by st24
Thu 29 Jul 2021, 11:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 668
Views: 206116

Re: Interesting Internet

Such a boring jet just got even more boring: https://www.airforcemag.com/amc-blocks-tail-flashes-for-kc-46-fleet/ For decades, the Air Force gray-tailed aircraft have displayed their home base and heritage with a small graphic on the plane’s tail, but that tradition will come to an end for much of ...
by st24
Mon 26 Jul 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Desert scheme Rafale anyone??
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Desert scheme Rafale anyone??

Another French paint job..yum yum...
by st24
Thu 22 Jul 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Summer Airshow - 24-25 July
Replies: 267
Views: 33769

Re: Duxford Summer Airshow - 24-25 July

Well the old weather tale for UK airshows, 2 weeks of perfect flying weather, then boom it's all over for an actual airshow. Typical. Weather aside it is still pretty thin, I see someone mentioned Chinook- surely we can write that off as after this show the UK seasons pretty much done isn't it and i...
by st24
Sun 18 Jul 2021, 10:07 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Fly In Saint Yan (FR) 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Fly In Saint Yan (FR) 2021

That really is some fly in! All great but the 'raider is interesting - that's the ex French AF 20Esc silver machine.
by st24
Thu 15 Jul 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: East Midlands Airport runway currently closed
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: East Midlands Airport runway currently closed

Oh no, that's the lovely ex Boscombe bird. Hope all's okay, looks like a "mere" runway departure....
by st24
Wed 14 Jul 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: More USAF paint jobs
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

More USAF paint jobs

Don't think these have been on here yet. The schemes aren't always the easiest on the eye but they mostly have meaningful, historic roots..


by st24
Tue 06 Jul 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: RAF Puma 50th Anniversary Flypast 7/7/21
Replies: 17
Views: 1782

Re: RAF Puma 50th Anniversary Flypast 7/7/21

Also rumours elsewhere that it will be 12, which will be more than half the active fleet! Whatever the final number is, it will be amazing to see and an outstanding effort by ground and flight crews if we get anywhere near to double digits. There has been no sign so far of practice formation flying...
by st24
Mon 05 Jul 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Air Show 4th July 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 8069

Re: Military Air Show 4th July 2021

Unbelievably, Old Warden missed some humongous showers yesterday and the conditions were largely pleasant. Despite some weather related scrubs still a very decent display, the sight and sound of a SeaKing in the shape of the HC4 was very welcome as were the delightful RAF trainer quartet and Gladiat...
by st24
Tue 29 Jun 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Air Show 4th July 2021
Replies: 57
Views: 8069

Re: Military Air Show 4th July 2021

Mike wrote:
Tue 29 Jun 2021, 3:35 pm
Chinook still doesn’t have PDA, nor have the team announced any display dates yet.

Are The Wildcats still a thing?
Don't know why I called them Wildcats!

Pretty rubbish for the Chinook, they've been working up since April....