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by JohnF
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565300

Re: RIAT 2019

Worth it today for the Harrier landing, Superb!!
by JohnF
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565300

Re: RIAT 2019

I was told it’s only for today in P&V West. The RIAT man said they’d make a decision on tomorrow depending on how busy it is. If you use West on Monday it will be back to normal with stepladders only allowed in the designated area. It’s working perfectly well today though & should be the nor...
by JohnF
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565300

Re: RIAT 2019

& there’s no need to worry about the barriers in P&V West. You’ll be plenty close enough so big lenses not required. Common sense has prevailed today as well with stepladders allowed 5m from the fence line. Decision made as it’s not crowded. Stepladder enclosure is similar size to last year....
by JohnF
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: MotoGP Silverstone
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: MotoGP Silverstone

Excellent photos. Interested to know which corners these were taken from, particularly photo 2 & 5 (Marquez), 3 & 9 (Lorenzo) & 6 (Pedrosa). Thanks
by JohnF
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 09 arrivals
Replies: 59
Views: 8324

Re: 09 arrivals

From my experience of arrivals at P&V West, most of those with stepladders position themselves far enough back from the fence & photograph over the top of those at the front. Never had a problem myself.
by JohnF
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIVa Thursday 19th April 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 48907

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXIV Thursday 22nd March 2018

Missed the last one but can make this one, please add me to the list Phil.

Thanks
by JohnF
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 781241

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Heard the Skyhawk flight plan was cancelled yesterday. Not on arrivals list for today.
by JohnF
Sun 09 Jul 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 781241

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Thanks but such a shame that another decent viewing area for watching the pilots/ground crew getting ready & the aircraft taxiing out/in has been lost.
by JohnF
Sun 09 Jul 2017, 1:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 781241

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Does anyone know if there has been any official confirmation as to whether the flying display fighter aircraft will be parked down the western end as in previous years (like Ramex Delta last year). Tried the west last year after 10+ years of always going east & thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thanks
by JohnF
Tue 12 Jul 2016, 3:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT Grandstand Seating Plan 2016
Replies: 85
Views: 15888

Re: FRIAT Grandstand Seating Plan 2016

I'm always standing on the grass to the left of the enclosure for the same reason - extra space when using a 500mm lens. I only use my seat for departures but noticed that the space between the seats wasn't as good as previous years. There was also no room on Row A to put your bag behind the seat as...
by JohnF
Thu 17 Mar 2016, 3:39 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Did anyone renew their SVAS membership recently?
Replies: 15
Views: 5244

Re: Did anyone renew their SVAS membership recently?

I renewed on line & did receive an email which thanked me for the donation I included. Not received the membership card yet.
by JohnF
Tue 20 Oct 2015, 6:37 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria
Replies: 39
Views: 9954

Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Absolutely superb. You can't get any better than those Frogfoots & Fishbeds
by JohnF
Tue 13 Oct 2015, 10:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIX 100th Anniversary-2
Replies: 234
Views: 29910

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIX 100th Anniversary-2

Personally, I thought there was plenty of opportunity during the evening to get a clear photo of the Belgium from the front. You just had to bide your time. When I arrived in the car park I was also concerned about the parking of the aircraft but as has been said, the reason for this was made perfec...
by JohnF
Sun 06 Sep 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015
Replies: 189
Views: 38152

Re: Shuttleworth Uncovered 4 October 2015

For info. SVAS members will not be able to purchase on the day unlike the last time the Vulcan was at OW. Purchased my ticket today & they were saying tickets will be limited so you'd better get your ticket sooner rather than later.
by JohnF
Wed 02 Sep 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Back to the 80s
Replies: 10
Views: 2689

Re: Back to the 80s

Blimey, these photos & comments take me back to my youth!

For those bike fans out there don't forget Streethawk!
by JohnF
Sun 30 Aug 2015, 9:31 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Cold & Wet Jets
Replies: 19
Views: 5164

Re: Cold & Wet Jets

Great set. Buccaneer looks superb. Haven't been to Bruntingthorpe for a number of years. What's the story behind the other Lightning. Is it static only?
by JohnF
Fri 31 Jul 2015, 4:25 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Exercise Thracian Star 2015 in Bulgaria
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Re: Exercise Thracian Star 2015 in Bulgaria

Fantastic stuff. Great to see the Frogfoot. Head on taxi shots are superb.
by JohnF
Tue 28 Jul 2015, 4:51 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Culdrose 2015
Replies: 98
Views: 46753

Re: Culdrose 2015

Hello I am thinking about attending Culdrose for the first time I see that the gates open at 9am does anyone know what time the car parks open etc thanks I arrive about 8 and the sportsfield car park (opposite the main entrance on the A3083) is normally open. People walk down the road and queue on ...
by JohnF
Thu 09 Jul 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Meteor’s at Baginton Air Pageant
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

Re: Meteor’s at Baginton Air Pageant

That opening pairs shot is stunning. Lovely set.

Do you know if this was just a one off or are there plans to display them as a pair at any other shows?
by JohnF
Sun 05 Jul 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Pageant Sunday 5th July
Replies: 158
Views: 32056

Re: Military Pageant Sunday 5th July

Another great Sunday at OW. Excellent organisation - in and parked up by just after 8:30. No problems getting out once the Seafire had departed. Strange seeing OW that busy so early on in the day but should be a well deserved payday for them. Star of the show was the Blenheim - superbly flown & ...
by JohnF
Sat 27 Jun 2015, 7:14 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RIAT-The Golden Years (More photos added 20/12/16)
Replies: 56
Views: 17726

Re: RIAT-The Golden Years (Updated more photos added 26/6)

Superb. Thanks for posting. :clap: Great to see the aircraft pre 1985 as that was the first show I remember attending.
Love the Mirage IV from 2003 - what a plane!
by JohnF
Mon 15 Jun 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford 2015 - The Feedback Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 38601

Re: Cosford 2015 - The Feedback Thread

Pro's: This year I took a friend who was disabled so able to use his blue badge which meant I was parked down the station end for the first time. Quickest I've ever got on/off the airfield since I started going which I think was 2008. Parked up by 07:15 and out within 5 mins of moving the car at 18:...
by JohnF
Tue 06 Jan 2015, 8:56 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Wings Over Houston 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3816

Re: Wings Over Houston 2014

So great to see the F-100. Worth the trip just for that. Superb set :clap:
by JohnF
Mon 29 Dec 2014, 9:34 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Lakenheath - 29/12
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

Re: Lakenheath - 29/12

Lovely crisp shots and a great catch with the moon :clap: Can't beat the light at this time of year.
by JohnF
Sat 06 Dec 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Final chapter for this year
Replies: 19
Views: 8303

Re: Final chapter for this year

Bloody hell, what a set. Fantastic. :clap: I'd echo the comments above but also really like the Talon and the Seakings.