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by wv383
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 1:03 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I think I must go to a different show to everybody else. I went today and thought it was pretty good. I thought the flying was good, not brilliant but OK. The LM100 was a bit of a disappointment as it's display was about 1/2 the duration and 1/2 the aerobatics of when I saw it in validation. Still ...
by wv383
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 1:00 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

the social media team seem utterly useless, having seen a provisional line up for tomorrows flying i'd be very disappointed as most of the Red Bull stuff isn't even on it... Trouble was the organisers only booked them for the actual public days & didn't include the Friday despite the fact that ...
by wv383
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 12:56 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

lynothehammer wrote:
pbeardmore wrote:https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/media/318797/friday-timetable.pdf


I'd have thought the the Flying Bulls would be added to the line up.


Unfortunately they were only ever booked for the Saturday & Sunday.
by wv383
Thu 10 May 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I have to be honest i was buzzing with the announcement of the Spanish Navy Harrier and honestly thought this was the start of some interesting announcements, but seeing the Blades announced as a headline act just baffles me. It's down to money. 2Excel pump a lot of money into the show and provide ...
by wv383
Thu 03 May 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 6~24May18*
Replies: 22
Views: 6603

Re: Duxford May Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 1~03May18*

The T.76 Firefly might have been Rod Dean having a practice prior to displaying at Abingdon on Sunday.
by wv383
Tue 01 May 2018, 10:35 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Love all the stuff that's being confirmed for 'static' at the weekend. How about some 'flying' stuff. After all it's supposed to be an air show!
by wv383
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: April Lee on Solent Airfield (Solent Airport) 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: April Lee on Solent Airfield (Solent Airport) 2018

AlexC wrote:Very good, especially the two Waco's! :up: :drool:


Agreed! Those two Wacos are something really special. For me there's just something about 30s biplanes that scream 'style'.
by wv383
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford April Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 6~26Apr18*
Replies: 19
Views: 6340

Re: Duxford April Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 3~18Apr18*

Great to see the Herald so fit and healthy again.
by wv383
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Looks like no Typhoon this year again. Will be overseas at the Croatian International Airshow https://twitter.com/tif_live/status/971837373184118784 The quote under that photo is very misleading because the RAF Typhoon didn't actually miss the show in 2016 as it was never going to be there. The MOD...
by wv383
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Tom105 wrote:Reds calendar does not include Farnborough so looks like no RAF participants.


As it will be flypasts only they will probably still be there. Their display list clearly says it doesn't include events where it is flypasts only.
by wv383
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: London Bits and Pieces.
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: London Bits and Pieces.

What a great set of shots Brian and yes I did notice what you had done with the coffee drinkers photo! clever framing.
by wv383
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 549
Views: 52105

Re: F1 2018

F1 is now at a point where the sport is probably beyond saving in its current guise. * Too expensive (for the teams AND spectators). * Hidden away on subscription or pay-per-view TV. * Too complex (SEVEN dry tyre compounds, really? Should be three - wet, inters and dry). * Reliance on computers, si...
by wv383
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 549
Views: 52105

Re: F1 2018

rdchawk wrote:Can't wait for the start of the new blancpain endurance season. 50+ car grids and great racing from start to finish


I totally agree on that!
by wv383
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 11:23 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala 16, 17 and 18-03-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Severn Valley Railway Spring Gala 16, 17 and 18-03-2018

Great series of shots especially in what must have been freezing conditions.
by wv383
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 11:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 549
Views: 52105

Re: F1 2018

the fuel always took much longer than the wheels so the crews on each wheel could take their time and make sure it went on correctly. And even then the pit-crew would rush the wheel changes and finish them in about half the time the refuelling took. I also seem to recall that following a number of ...
by wv383
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows incident
Replies: 75
Views: 19231

Re: Red Arrows incident

It's not just the publication of the photos is distasteful it's also the fact that it was apparently a member of a spotters group that was hawking them around the news media trying to get as much as he could for them. This despite the fact that MOD had requested that this wasn't done and that any im...
by wv383
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Arrows incident
Replies: 75
Views: 19231

Re: Red Arrow crash?

...for several links and "newsbits" from various media sources, see m . Apparently there were two ejections, but whether there were two "good 'chutes" ? Latest report is that the pilot and his 'blue' ejected safely and have minor injuries only. Happened on takeoff for the return...
by wv383
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: St Athan Hunter
Replies: 11
Views: 4193

Re: St Athan Hunter

Brevet Cable wrote:Damn..... :sad:
According to SWAG, another Hunter arrived about an hour ago :
Landing at 14:20 from Leeuwarden is "GKAXF" Hunter F.6A..parking at Horizon


That's the one that Rod Dean used to fly when it was based in the UK. Gorgeous aircraft with a genuine 'blue note'.
by wv383
Sun 18 Mar 2018, 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2018 6N thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Re: The 2018 6N thread

Ireland - well done, they deserved it. Italy - unlucky. Wales - Pathetic again.....an undeserved 'win' ( and why do they insist on picking Biggar, as he seems to think his only job these days is to gob-off to the Ref. ) I agree about Italy definitely unlucky and certainly the best that I have seen ...
by wv383
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Classic Jets at Coventry
Replies: 12
Views: 3311

Re: Classic Jets at Coventry

Is the Vampire now based at Coventry as it used to be based at North Weald?
by wv383
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)
Replies: 19
Views: 4254

Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Wow! No more to say really. Just WOW!
by wv383
Tue 06 Mar 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 468
Views: 122630

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I was looking at the FAQs earlier, as I needed some information. There's a small piece of information in-relation to the flying display, which you may find interesting: We are now in the full throes of organising the exciting 2018 show. Centred around the theme of ‘Pioneers Of The Sky’ there will b...
by wv383
Sat 03 Mar 2018, 12:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2133
Views: 277308

Re: The Angry Thread...

People saying would (of) / should (of) etc instead of would have or would've, and are instead of our. Poor spelling and grammar irritates me in general but these two in particular. Usually seen on Facebook or Twitter in conjunction with Union Jack avatars and poppies. "Should (of) bin supporti...
by wv383
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 12:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 549
Views: 52105

Re: F1 2018

If you swapped the colour schemes around between most of those you wouldn't know the difference. Gone are the days of innovation. You could say the same about airliners - how many modern airliners are not the standard twin jet with the engines slung under the low wing? I assume that the rash of sim...
by wv383
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2018
Replies: 549
Views: 52105

Re: F1 2018

Ian G wrote:Image

Think I'll give this year a miss. . . . . :sick:


If you swapped the colour schemes around between most of those you wouldn't know the difference. Gone are the days of innovation.