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by Maverick
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Malta International Airshow, 25 & 26 September 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 5081

Re: Malta International Airshow, 25 & 26 September 2021

General admission tickets are now on sale. I look forward to hopefully meeting some members at the show.
by Maverick
Tue 14 Sep 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: An-74 @ RAF Brize Norton
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: An-74 @ RAF Brize Norton

Thank you all for the comments :slight_smile:
by Maverick
Fri 10 Sep 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: An-74 @ RAF Brize Norton
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

An-74 @ RAF Brize Norton

Hello all,

I know this is strictly not a military aircraft, but certainly a rare bird none the less. Captured landing at Brize Norton this afternoon.

ImageAN74 by Sam Benfield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking,

Sam
by Maverick
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Malta International Airshow, 25 & 26 September 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 5081

Re: Malta International Airshow, 25 & 26 September 2021

I am attending this show for the first time and very much looking forward to it. After Abingdon this weekend, my last show was RIAT 19 so cannot wait for some sun and jets! Any other members attending? Hoping to spend a day watching the flying over Saint Paul's Bay and the second day at the airport...
by Maverick
Tue 07 Sep 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Malta International Airshow, 25 & 26 September 2021
Replies: 30
Views: 5081

Re: Malta International Airshow, 25 & 26 September 2021

I am attending this show for the first time and very much looking forward to it. After Abingdon this weekend, my last show was RIAT 19 so cannot wait for some sun and jets! Any other members attending? Hoping to spend a day watching the flying over Saint Paul's Bay and the second day at the airport ...
by Maverick
Fri 09 Jul 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Request for Images - RIAT 2022 Invitation Brochure
Replies: 23
Views: 2007

Re: Request for Images - RIAT 2022 Invitation Brochure

My take from recent RIATs, and my first post for a few years! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51301463559_e0eb725a17_b.jpg C130 @RIAT by Sam Benfield , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51301464394_763bfd2174_b.jpg IMG_2323 by Sam Benfield , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65...
by Maverick
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Upper Heyford
Replies: 19
Views: 12627

Re: RAF Upper Heyford

It’s great to read all your stories from the glory days at Heyford, please keep them coming. It’s a base I often drive past and wonder what life was like in times gone by. A family member of mine worked within the Officers Mess during the days of the B47. Just out of interest, once all the F111s lef...
by Maverick
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Sunderland airshow 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 16975

Re: Sunderland airshow 2019

Typhoon did one pass but sadly not able to display so is currently RTB back to Newcastle.
by Maverick
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Sunderland airshow 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 16975

Re: Sunderland airshow 2019

The Draken has arrived! Holding over Sunderland at the moment .
by Maverick
Fri 03 Nov 2017, 7:55 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: 2017 Blu-Ray
Replies: 1
Views: 3460

2017 Blu-Ray

Hi all, Just received my copy of this years show on Blu-Ray from Planes TV and sadly it doesn’t seem to work. Within the first minute it freezes, and continues to do so throughout the playback ( even after skipping a few chapters). I am just wondering if anyone else has had this issue at all? I have...
by Maverick
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: East Fortune Airshow 2017
Replies: 92
Views: 25462

Re: East Fortune Airshow 2017

Alanko wrote:I see there are NOTAMS for Eyemouth and Boulmer tomorrow, stating 'Air display will take place'.

Is this just the transit route for the Reds?


Boulmer is holding its families day tomorrow, I believe aircraft will fly over the airfield on transit to East Fortune from Sunderland.
by Maverick
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 917408

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Swedish and Pakistan C130s landing on 27 post Thunderbirds landing.
by Maverick
Tue 11 Jul 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 917408

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Jordanian C130 just gone into Brize :smile:
by Maverick
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 11:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)
Replies: 5050
Views: 917408

Re: RIAT 2017 (Discussion & Participation Thread)

Talking about the Russians, their Open Skies An30 flew into Brize earlier today! Good timing :grin:
by Maverick
Tue 30 May 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USAF RC-135 ops to move to RAF Fairford
Replies: 61
Views: 16562

Re: USAF RC-135 ops to move to RAF Fairford

If RIAT does move from Fairford, I wonder if Wittering is a possible solution ? Does the station have a similar design to Cottesmore from the Harrier days? And I believe the airfield is still in use by Flying Training School so the airfield is still in a fairly good condition, without numerous Sqns ...
by Maverick
Wed 31 Aug 2016, 10:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR Gaming Thread
Replies: 311
Views: 68482

Re: The UKAR Gaming Thread

Just wondering if anyone on here has tried the Battlefield 1 Beta yet? Managed to fire an hour into it tonight on the PS4, and I am very pleased so far! Very enjoyable gameplay, very good visuals etc! Think it has swayed me to pre order it! Be interesting to hear others thoughts on the game! Cheers,...
by Maverick
Fri 08 Apr 2016, 4:19 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Someone in a hurry over Northampton?
Replies: 11
Views: 3204

Re: Someone in a hurry over Northampton?

Heard over Witney/Brize too!
by Maverick
Mon 09 Feb 2015, 5:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Kempsford Camping
Replies: 64
Views: 11763

Re: Kempsford Camping

I'm travelling down from RAF Boulmer In Northumberland, a good 320 miles, so i Plan to set up the gear on Monday and relax on the Tuesday prior to it kicking off on the Wednesday!
by Maverick
Mon 09 Feb 2015, 5:11 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Kempsford Camping
Replies: 64
Views: 11763

Re: Kempsford Camping

I am also hoping to camp at Kempsford this year with my parents and brother, have been going to Riat since the early 90's and have always been envious of watching those enjoy a nice bbq after the show whilst we trundle to the car for the drive home. We were planning to arrive on the Monday, can anyo...
by Maverick
Mon 26 Jan 2015, 7:49 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 3959

Re: Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?

Just a quick update, thank you all for the advice, I eventually decided to go for the Canon 70D, after much thought, I decided this would be the most suitable next step up! Looking forward to using it this summer at RIAT :smile:

Currently one happy airman!

Cheers,

Sam
by Maverick
Tue 20 Jan 2015, 3:33 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 3959

Re: Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?

Have just been researching the Canon 70D, do you think this would perhaps be a safer option to go to this from my 600D? I would use the new body for the flying aircraft , with the Sigma 150-500, which I only purchased last year, and the 600d will be used for the static shots with a smaller lens. Tha...
by Maverick
Mon 19 Jan 2015, 4:07 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 3959

Re: Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?

Thank you both for the replies.

I shall look at renting a camera body first before purchasing anything!

Thanks again, your help is much appreciated!

Sam
by Maverick
Sun 18 Jan 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?
Replies: 12
Views: 3959

Canon 7D Mk ii- worth the upgrade?

Hi everybody, Just a question that I want your advice on really! Currently own a 600D with the Bigma 150-500 Lens, however I am thinking about purchasing an upgrade ! The 7D mk ii is out, is it worth the extra spend over the original? The new upgrade would mainly be used for air shows or wildlife, w...
by Maverick
Thu 22 May 2014, 9:41 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: 2014 participants
Replies: 649
Views: 152223

Re: 2014 participants

A guy told me that the FIA were upset about certain comments on here. That's all I'm saying. As for the F1 reference cars are land aeroplanes are they not??? I rest my case Yes...land aeroplanes... Alright me smarty pants! Ever kissed a girl? I bet you've kissed a mans arm Ever kissed a mans arm? W...
by Maverick
Thu 22 May 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: 2014 participants
Replies: 649
Views: 152223

Re: 2014 participants

Mr thackary what an absurd statement!