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by capercaillie
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Chinook
Replies: 22
Views: 435

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Chinook

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50070281291_c4820be86a_h.jpg f10 by Paul Downes , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50076951627_8e74f677f3_h.jpg cul10 by Paul Downes , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/1742/41869538725_4ce456b7c5_h.jpg DSC_8083 (3) by Paul Downes , on Flickr
by capercaillie
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

Re: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!

I don't know if Red Bull would have had the enthusiasm to pour in the money for a repair like the Vixen currently requires. The P-38 yes, its a more valuable aircraft in airworthy condition. But a Sea Vixen, I think it would have been turfed out or offered for sale as is to be honest. No takers, scr...
by capercaillie
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15191

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Flare Path wrote:
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 12:52 pm
Glastonbury festival cancelled. Think that gives you an Idea of what to expect...
.....no stage and singers this year?
by capercaillie
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

Re: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!

And Wyvernfan, yep the Vixen and P-38 looked absolutely naff as well. There you go. :kissing: Capercaillie - Should’ve gone to Specsavers :kissing: :kissing: I need an opticians to tell me a classic 1950s fighter flying around pretending to be a giant energy drink can isn't naff????? OK.
by capercaillie
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: B734 Exeter hard touchdown 19/01/21
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: B734 Exeter hard touchdown 19/01/21

Reds Rolling wrote:
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 7:33 pm
Wonder if the pilot ever worked for Ryanair?
I remember a Ryanair 737 flight to Malmo (Brussels) once, that I was surprised to still see the undercarriage in place after the landing, think the pilot was worried it may roll off the deck the way he put it down. :unamused:
by capercaillie
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 12:22 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers

xkekeith wrote:
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 11:34 am
A submission only using F-106's to equal 106 !
Answer: (12 x 9) - 2 = 106
Gorgeous aeroplanes. You could have just said 106-106+106. :wink:
by capercaillie
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15191

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

rockfordstone wrote:
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:20 am
wasn't the scampton show in december?
No.
by capercaillie
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers

OK, here we go, Mark, if only you looked like Rachel Riley, actually no - that's just wrong, if only you were Rachel Riley, that's better. :grin: JA- 37 Viggen at Fairford in 1997 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50125207936_02852d0f4c_b.jpg img398 by Paul Downes , on Flickr plus 42 Squadron Nimr...
by capercaillie
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:18 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers

Always the worst round of Countdown for me but think I've nailed the arith. ...plus Lightning F. 3 ... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50821724561_052be3390a_b.jpg ...equals = 106 . I'm happy with your maths Norman but that's a Lightning F6. Ventral strakes point out at an angle so its got two ...
by capercaillie
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

Re: The Jet Provost that nobody likes!

Towards the end of the service life of the JP, at least one was painted black, for conspicuity trials, and at least one (XW333) has been accepted by the CAA to fly in the black/RAF scheme, without it's registration, on that basis. Really? Got to be honest it passed me by if it did. The last JPs wer...
by capercaillie
Wed 20 Jan 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Big rumblies
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Big rumblies

Cheers Pete, it certainly felt like they were giving it a bit with lots of continuous rumbles.
by capercaillie
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 2:20 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Big rumblies
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Big rumblies

Several times over the last few hours or so there have been some heavy rumblings (not my Cumberland Pie either) over the South Shropshire/Mid-Wales/North Herefordshire border, echoing around and reverberating substantially. Any info on what's above the clouds?

cheers
by capercaillie
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family
Replies: 31
Views: 1012

Re: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family

Stunning solo shot of the Tigercat Mark, utterly gorgeous.
by capercaillie
Sun 17 Jan 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family
Replies: 31
Views: 1012

Re: 48Hr Photo Comp-The Grumman family

Grumman AA-1C Lynx https://live.staticflickr.com/4375/36446342571_b32c2add32_h.jpg DSC_3783 (2) by Paul Downes , on Flickr Grumman AA-5B Tiger https://live.staticflickr.com/4380/36415655962_c494659efb_h.jpg DSC_3807 (2) by Paul Downes , on Flickr Grumman F-14A Tomcat https://live.staticflickr.com/65...
by capercaillie
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:45 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red
Replies: 37
Views: 1092

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50398756473_43546a6a4a_b.jpg img389 by Paul Downes , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50076951627_8e74f677f3_h.jpg cul10 by Paul Downes , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50070532867_49c5266377_h.jpg f2 by Paul Downes , on Flickr
by capercaillie
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15191

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Ironically, for me personally, going back to "the good old days" of a simpler RIAT would be an improvement. What are you terming as a simpler IAT though? FIAT/FRIAT has been operating since at least 1983, with access to the arrivals and departures being the main selling point as everyone can get in...
by capercaillie
Wed 13 Jan 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: An12BP
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Meridian AN 128p

Just to avoid confusion, can we correct the title to An12BP? I was trying to work out what an An128 was.

many thanks
by capercaillie
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the office
Replies: 30
Views: 956

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the office

I tend not to photograph other men's joysticks, so I'm certainly gonna struggle.
by capercaillie
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Koksijde week 1 2021 : NVG training C-130
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: Koksijde week 1 2021 : NVG training C-130

Remarkably good results considering its near darkness, really atmospheric.

Ghosting trees on the third shot is really weird. :ghost:
by capercaillie
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2:57 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: RAFM disposals
Replies: 28
Views: 2999

Re: RAFM disposals

I actually enjoy playing devil's advocate, so apologies in advance. If you look at the RAFM's policy, the museum is basically there to tell the 'RAF story'. As both World Wars were integral to that story, it makes sense to have several aircraft from the opponent's side in the collection to balance ...
by capercaillie
Sun 10 Jan 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky
Replies: 32
Views: 1138

Re: Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50076114303_e50cb88588_h.jpg DSC_9453 (2) by Paul Downes , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50822514901_062a1b3c4f_h.jpg DSC_9065 (2) by Paul Downes , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50822631177_bb5fd9d614_h.jpg DSC_9324 (2) by Paul Dow...
by capercaillie
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the grass is greener...
Replies: 29
Views: 1008

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the grass is greener...

Bierset 2003 Heli-meet, final Czechs https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50095024041_764db4b1e0_b.jpg img121 by Paul Downes , on Flickr 50th birthday bash for the Gazelle at Middle Wallop https://live.staticflickr.com/4546/24801731978_59a1ba2964_b.jpg mw14 by Paul Downes , on Flickr Back to Bierset ...
by capercaillie
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 15191

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

I wonder if it will still be a Face Covering wearing requirment and proof of having the jab as ther shows requirment - kind of think it is all they could do really as it would be impossible to keep 250.000 people apart at Fairford. Scarry but also interesting times as None of us have seen anything ...
by capercaillie
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1934
Views: 69704

Re: Aviation- On This Day

To be honest I don't think I would repeat the pics I've put up. I've found more pics than I thought. When I can load up my old hard drives there will probably be more. This and the 48 hour challenge has ignited my love for aircraft again. Whilst most of the ones I've put up are bad. I'll still do i...
by capercaillie
Tue 05 Jan 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp No 100: Get ya' Daks out!
Replies: 26
Views: 1054

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp No 100: Get ya' Daks out!

Loads of Dak pics, not many scanned Air Atlantique/Racal/Thales radar tester https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50179685668_6e85be8f31_b.jpg img996 by Paul Downes , on Flickr RAE Farnborough's Portpatrick Princess in her ripple days prior to BBMF hand over https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/501386...