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by MikeH
Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Football
Replies: 46
Views: 4665

Re: Football

It makes me feel much older with the realisation that Liverpool have now been English football league champions 14 times in my lifetime. YNWA, doesn't that also stand for 'Your'e Not Welcome Anymore'?
by MikeH
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Coltishall
Replies: 11
Views: 2690

Re: RAF Coltishall

Nice photos. They’re not ‘Operational Evaluation Unit’ aircraft as your caption states. 41 Squadron Jaguars at the time of your photos were used in the low level reconnaissance role. When the remaining Jaguars went to Coningsby before Coltishall closed, they were all with 6 Squadron. 41 Squadron tra...
by MikeH
Tue 14 Apr 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone here remember 'That' 2004 Merlin Incident?
Replies: 7
Views: 3388

Re: Anyone here remember 'That' 2004 Merlin Incident?

I remember the incident as I posted some images on here at the time. Within minutes of posting them however I was contacted by one of the team requesting I take them down as it could result in them getting into trouble. I took them down immediately and no harm was done. Red smoke can clearly be seen...
by MikeH
Sat 04 Jan 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 263
Views: 37915

Re: Deceased in 2020

RAF4EVER wrote:I bet he didn`t see that coming. :smile: :smile:



I just knew someone would post this. I hear there’s now a job vacancy :whistle:
by MikeH
Tue 31 Dec 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon Camera Query .
Replies: 16
Views: 3852

Re: Canon Camera Query .

Why would you need another body I'm guessing that's a question (no question mark.) If you were photographing a distant flying aircraft which required using a telephoto zoom or fixed focus lens and another aircraft was taxiing past soon after, requiring a standard or wider angle, changing lenses cou...
by MikeH
Sat 06 Apr 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 9127

Re: Worst Airshow

Norwich 2000.
Anyone who went will know why.
by MikeH
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First F35s to Marham 5th June
Replies: 261
Views: 38244

Re: First F35s to Marham 5th June

M.1 (M=Multirole.)
by MikeH
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: First F35s to Marham 5th June
Replies: 261
Views: 38244

Re: First F35s to Marham 5th June

I'm sure the MoD are as happy with the brief, trite sound bites resulting from Mr Snow's "jolly" as they are with the investment in their new jets. I'm having difficulty coming to terms with the cost effectiveness of such an aircraft / aircraft carrier combo (a soft target if ever there wa...
by MikeH
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 301049

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Has anyone managed to track Dr Pleming's yacht?
by MikeH
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 57631

Re: Deceased in 2018

capercaillie wrote: I don't think zombie Dale could live with that colour clash. :whistle:


Blue skies...
by MikeH
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 39205

Re: Typhoon in colour?

If the flower garden doesn't consist of the RAF100 logo made from flowers, I'm going to be somewhat disappointed. http://prolandscapermagazine.com/martyn-wilson-raf100-garden/ A mixture of topiary shaped balls Is there a message hidden there, or did they mean "ball-shaped topiary"?
by MikeH
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 103699

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

That's the trouble with the RAF's PR department nowadays - no "Spirit of Adventure."
by MikeH
Sat 14 Oct 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 301049

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

HeyfordDave111 wrote: ‘compared to the Eden Centre, in Cornwall’!


Makes the Eden Centre look pretty silly, IMO. Where's their big ugly shed with a restaurant/ cafe facility situated directly next to a sewage farm? :question:
by MikeH
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Crackpot of the week - rapper B.O.B
Replies: 28
Views: 5399

Re: Crackpot of the week - rapper B.O.B

Its easy to ridicule these people but they have to be taken seriously. By their own admission the Flat Earth Society boasts membership from all around the globe.
by MikeH
Sun 24 Sep 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 301049

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

I think we are going into fiction land again guys. The elephant in the room (or Vulcan,) is the fact that what is being proposed is nothing more than an air museum with one exhibit, two if you include the Canberra. The exhibit is not unique. How on earth can you build a business case for such a set...
by MikeH
Sat 08 Jul 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Marham Enthusiasts Day 6th July
Replies: 9
Views: 3369

Re: RAF Marham Enthusiasts Day 6th July

As it was billed as an "Enthusiasts Day" rather than a "Photocall" this probably explains why the location selected was poor from a photographic point of view, although it was handy for the Hot Pit refuelling. This probably explains why there are so few images posted here of the ...
by MikeH
Tue 03 Jan 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?
Replies: 169
Views: 21919

Re: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?

I think Facebook (with specific groups,) has made fora (?) such as UKAR less useful to the enthusiast. The internet is a source of information and social connection and UKAR no longer provides that service. However I still look here occasionally to make sure I'm not missing something but my accesses...
by MikeH
Thu 29 Dec 2016, 8:14 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 2016 review.
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: 2016 review.

I had no idea Marinell had been sold. Is it staying in this country? I've never seen it, despite a number of attempts its alluded me. Nik Coleman (the Hardwick Warbirds spokesman,) mentioned that Marinell departed for its new owner in Europe on the day of the accident. A quick search on G-INFO give...
by MikeH
Wed 28 Dec 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 2016 review.
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

2016 review.

2016 was a bit of a thin year for me (I seem to have said something similar last year.) It started at RAF Lossiemouth for Joint Warrior 16-1 with a deployment of some Turkish F-16s, MPAs and various support aircraft, not forgetting the locals: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/MikePix/2016/F-16...
by MikeH
Wed 30 Dec 2015, 11:30 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 2015 - my aviation year in pictures.
Replies: 0
Views: 710

2015 - my aviation year in pictures.

Not as busy as previous years, hobby wise (seems like I say that every year.) RAF Lossiemouth JW1-15: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/MikePix/2015/Typhoon-Lossiemouth-ZK302-14AP15_zpsupv7o2od.jpg~original http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/MikePix/2015/Typhoon-Lossiemouth-ZK337-13AP15_zps...
by MikeH
Thu 24 Dec 2015, 12:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: More F-35 woes...
Replies: 467
Views: 104106

Re: More F-35 woes...

Just spotted this juxtaposition on my Facebook feed:-


Image

White whale and white elephant -coincidence or what? :whistle:
by MikeH
Sat 21 Nov 2015, 11:45 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Luke AFB Phantoms September 1979
Replies: 10
Views: 3352

Re: Luke AFB Phantoms September 1979

A question - last photo, bottom right- there's a Phantom with the tail code M? - but doesn't look like MY - the only M code I can think of was on the Moody based a/c. Anybody any ideas what it could be? Thanks. The F-4D with the MC tail code is 65-0583 which was visiting from McDill AFB. http://img...
by MikeH
Sat 21 Nov 2015, 4:32 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Luke AFB Phantoms September 1979
Replies: 10
Views: 3352

Luke AFB Phantoms September 1979

A packed ramp at Luke. Apart from a load of Luftwaffe Starfighters and the then new F-15s the bulk of the based aircraft were these F-4Cs and 'Ds of the 58th TFTW. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/MikePix/USA/F-4C-Luke63-7550-SE79_zpsibwhdqo1.jpg~original http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142...
by MikeH
Tue 13 Oct 2015, 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The BBC2 RAF Display programmes
Replies: 195
Views: 25345

Re: The BBC2 RAF Display programmes

What muppet chose the commentator with his infuriatingly affected delivery? Ruined the programme for me and left me longing for the tones of a Bob Danvers Walker or Raymond Baxter, even Harry Enfield's Chalmondoley Warner would have been preferable to the nauseous drivel offered up.
by MikeH
Sat 08 Aug 2015, 2:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: French replica Mosquito crash
Replies: 8
Views: 3568

Re: French replica Mosquito crash

The French people's Mosquito? :question: