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by danspuggti
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 40781

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Although totally expected, I'm still absolutely gutted :sob: :sob: :sob:

Me & Mrs will certainly be rolling over out FRIAT Mach 3 passes to 2022 though :sunglasses: :thumbsup_tone1:
by danspuggti
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 5176
Views: 233643

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

My wife works for a company in Birmingham City Centre just up the road from Snow Hill station and they've all been told that they'll be working from home until Xmas (and to be honest with the cost of the rent/lease they must be paying for that floor of the building and the fact that apparently staff...
by danspuggti
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 69
Views: 5618

Re: Your holiday plans

Managed to get all of our money back from our cancelled June holiday/cruise in Canada. Our UK break isn't until the start of December but that's at a private rental at Tattershall Lakes and we have no interest in using the club/bar facilities so as long as the park is open and no local lockdowns we'...
by danspuggti
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries
Replies: 24
Views: 4100

Re: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries

Hähnel HLX-E6N are better than the original Canon LP-E6N. I can say I wholeheartedly agree, I've got 2 Hahnel batteries which seem to last longer than my Canon ones. Me too, these are very good value. I ordered 2 of the HLX-E6N batteries and must say they are very good I will see how long they last...
by danspuggti
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 191200

Re: RIAT 2020

I wonder if we'll get a joint flypast of Patrouille Suisse and the Hornet? Good lord... you're talking about RIAT airshow content... praise be... and peace be with you!! In previous seasons where the Swiss have supported us with multiple acts, they have tended to take off together and do a flypast ...
by danspuggti
Sun 16 Feb 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries
Replies: 24
Views: 4100

Re: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries

eirik wrote:Hähnel HLX-E6N are better than the original Canon LP-E6N.


Those are another option I have looked at but they seem to get very mixed reviews
by danspuggti
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries
Replies: 24
Views: 4100

Re: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries

I have four Canon-branded batteries for my 6D and prefer to buy OEM batteries in the hope that they are very high quality and will last longer than generic brands hence offer better value-for-money. However, I do not have any evidence to support my buying habit. What I can offer, though, is the rec...
by danspuggti
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries
Replies: 24
Views: 4100

Re: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries

Also, if they do have them on amazon, check the price a few times a day - the last time I purchased some from them the price got cheaper and cheaper throughout the day, and reset the next day before gradually coming down again. Fuuny you should say that because I've noticed that with other items on...
by danspuggti
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: 3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries
Replies: 24
Views: 4100

3rd Party LP-E6N Batteries

Hi folks, My 4 genuine Canon batteries for my 7D Mkii have given up/are giving up the game (2 are dead and 2 only charge to approx 50%). I have a 3 week holiday in Canada booked for June (I dread to think how many photos I’ll end up taking!) so obviously will need replacements. Can anyone recommend ...
by danspuggti
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 616864

Re: RIAT 2019

I'm sure they're not too worried as the 'discount' will be absorbed once they announce the ticket prices and they've gone up again (at guess conveniently by £5) although I agree it will set a precedent for the future should a similar scenario occur.
by danspuggti
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Issues
Replies: 150
Views: 28362

Re: RIAT 2019 - Issues

Myself and the wife have only been FRIAT members for the past 5 years (although I've attended IAT/RIAT for over 30 years and shes's done every show in the 16 years we've been together) but even we have seen the difference over the last couple of years with peoples attitude to the 'grandstand etiquet...
by danspuggti
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Reikan FoCal Software
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Re: Reikan FoCal Software

I’ve got the FoCal software and it does work. I think the consumer software is not too dissimilar to the commercial software that companies like Cameracal use to calibrate your lenses (don’t quote me on that!). HOWEVER it can be an absolute nightmare to get everything set up for ‘ideal’ test conditi...
by danspuggti
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 74436

Re: Flying Legends 2019

My main criticism is how tight on space the grandstand was. I would not recommend it unfortunately. We were packed in like sardines. "Tight" must be the understatement of the year. I've only just got the feeling back in my arms and legs!!! Couple that with the fact that due to how shallow...
by danspuggti
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Military Show 7/7/19
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Shuttleworth Military Show 7/7/19

Alpha Delta 210 wrote:Wonderfully sharp images. I particularly like the P-47 shot.


Thank you :smile:

I think that P-47 shot is one of the best I've taken. Everyone seems to like it!
by danspuggti
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Military Show 7/7/19
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Shuttleworth Military Show 7/7/19

Thank you both.

Yes it was certainly better once the sun had moved behind!
by danspuggti
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Military Show 7/7/19
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Shuttleworth Military Show 7/7/19

I thought I'd post a few of mine from my Fickr account (I don't post pics on here very often) It was my first time visiting the Military Show. The appearance of 7 flying Hurricanes plus other highlights was just too much to resist! What an excellent show and the weather played ball too https://live....
by danspuggti
Sat 06 Jul 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 616864

Re: RIAT 2019

Tommy wrote:[tweet]http://twitter.com/ian_gale/status/1147489817271427077[/tweet]


Yes please. Hovering in between the 2 Spanish Harriers would be rather good!!!
by danspuggti
Fri 05 Jul 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 34427

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

Mooshie1956 wrote:Decided to get a ticket today. Call me mad but I really fancy seeing the :RJF at a smaller venue.


To be honest (although I’ve had my ticket a while now) I’ve said this myself
by danspuggti
Fri 05 Jul 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT packages 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 16324

Re: FRIAT packages 2019

Thanks WM and JM, really appreciated (this is why we could do with a like function on here). Historically I've normally entered through green, and last year red which explains my sketchy memory of it. As I'm on the campsite near the red entrance and not rushing to find a space on the rope being in ...
by danspuggti
Fri 05 Jul 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 34427

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

The forecast for the weekend changes each time I look at it at the moment. As long as it doesn't rain! mine says periods of cloud and sun, 0% of rain at the moment Yes that seems to be the general forecast across the board at the moment. Wind forecast seems light too so fingers crossed the Edwardia...
by danspuggti
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 34427

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

The forecast for the weekend changes each time I look at it at the moment. As long as it doesn't rain!
by danspuggti
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 34427

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

so as it's my first old warden show I'm looking for advice. someone told me that i wouldn't need my 150-600. would i get away with my 70-300? I use a 70-300. It's enough for the runway and most passes, but the extra reach will open up more options for you. i'll just stick with the 150-600 then. if ...
by danspuggti
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 34427

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

so as it's my first old warden show I'm looking for advice. someone told me that i wouldn't need my 150-600. would i get away with my 70-300? I use a 70-300. It's enough for the runway and most passes, but the extra reach will open up more options for you. i'll just stick with the 150-600 then. if ...
by danspuggti
Sun 30 Jun 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Flares at RIAT.
Replies: 12
Views: 3183

Re: Flares at RIAT.

I think it’s more to do with an ‘armed’ aircraft being parked in close proximity to others as to the reason they can’t be used (I know there was an explanation on the RIAT website)