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by captainfurious
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 10628

Re: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome ti

More at home than my original post drove from Bristol to do a walk from an AA guide around Stonehenge. Needed the break from the city and never been before. Towards the end I could hear a helicopter but just couldn't see it. Suddenly from behind an Apache flew straight overhead so low. Looked just l...
by captainfurious
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times
Replies: 96
Views: 10628

Aircraft seen randomly at unexpected but most welcome times

A couple of months ago I was in Cairo and whilst at the Pyramids 2 Egyptian Chinooks flew straight over. I've obviously never seen Egyptian Chinooks so it was pretty special and totally unexpected. It got me thinking about other times I've randomly seen special aircraft at unexpected times. I can th...
by captainfurious
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 4136

Re: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?

I am an incredibly glass half full person in all walks of life apart from airshows. Been to RIAT over 25 times and Yeovilton and Cosford the last 5 at least and the buzz is still there. I fully understand that the airshow gold has gone but I'm also a realist. Personally I'd rather have what we have ...
by captainfurious
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Did anyone go on the wheel?
Replies: 15
Views: 5024

Re: Did anyone go on the wheel?

Ever the opposite of general opinion I was quite interested in the wheel. I will always remember opening my RIAT programme and seeing the full page image above all the static going on for miles and thought I'dove to see it. However the wheel was quite away from the main line so I didn't go up. Would...
by captainfurious
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

I'm not a photographer who may have a different opinion but as a simple viewer some fantastic light conditions to watch the display today.
by captainfurious
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Italian Typhoon from Totterdown was a little bit scarey! Fabulous display. Concerning the Frecce I do agree but surely it's down the capability of the aircraft which seems so much more manoeuvrable for the Italians.
by captainfurious
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Italian Typhoon from Totterdown was a little bit scarey! Fabulous display. Concerning the Frecce I do agree but surely it's down the capability of the aircraft which seems so much more manoeuvrable for the Italians.
by captainfurious
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

I will certainly be in the minority here but as someone who doesn't photo the static anymore I actually thought it was very well done. The Spartans were in a nice group (bar one), I like how the Flanker was part of the fighter section and actually think a lot of thought had been put into it.
by captainfurious
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019 security
Replies: 14
Views: 4466

Re: RIAT 2019 security

Funnily enough for first time Red Entrance was checking everyone.
by captainfurious
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

I don't recommend trying Totterdown unless you can park in Fairford and walk there. The queue to get in must have been 50 cars at 6.45am
by captainfurious
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Arrived at Red same time as usual and so much busier both on the road and getting in. At Yeovilton they scan and check before gates open and you go into a kind of holding pen before gates open. Speeds things up so much. Still I see a sun and I'm sat down and I'm happy.
by captainfurious
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Surely the weather is OK now????
by captainfurious
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Fair play to the Atlas.
by captainfurious
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

If I hear about the Tempest one more time....
by captainfurious
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Ahhhh man! Thanks for posting. What a time to leave Totterdown for a bike ride!
by captainfurious
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

What did it do?
by captainfurious
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

The Swiss Hornet impressed. And then there was the Finnish Hornet. Wow.
by captainfurious
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Riat 2019 weather watch.
Replies: 122
Views: 21878

Re: RIAT 2019 weather watch.

Weather constantly changing on Met Office. At last Saturday seems to be looking better but tomorrow looks interesting. If stuff can get in the air could be some great vapour though.
by captainfurious
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Was that the Swiss Hornet? Here's your award. Gorgeous display weather at the moment.
by captainfurious
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

The list of lies sets up for a fabulous looking day. Leaving Bristol at 8.30am. Will I be there for 10.02am?
by captainfurious
Tue 16 Jul 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Mirage 2000 incident?
by captainfurious
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 87316

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

I thought today was fabulous. The highlight is being able to easily get a comfortable show centre position. It makes such a difference. Apart from some aforementioned distant displays many seemed very close. At RIAT helicopter displays can seem wasted but they were excellent today and at times seeim...
by captainfurious
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 565194

Re: RIAT 2019

Getting in my Delorean and going back 10 years it was always a given for me that at RIAT, for example, you would have a B52, B1 and A10 on static and Hercules, Mig 29 and Tornado in the air. These days are now a hope not a given. Apologies if my dates are wrong but RIAT 2010 there I was passively wa...
by captainfurious
Sat 06 Jul 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Eurocopter Tigre attendance at UK Airshow
Replies: 18
Views: 3185

Eurocopter Tigre attendance at UK Airshow

Ever since the Tigre appeared in Goldeneye way back in 1995 I longed to see one. I've been to most RIAT since and I don't ever recall seeing one. Have I missed it and does anyone know where it may have attended in UK? Looking at the Bastille Day flypast I just find it surprising I've never seen one ...
by captainfurious
Sat 06 Jul 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Teignmouth Air Show 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 3930

Re: Teignmouth Air Show 2019

I was in Swansea today but wondered if anyone visitied Teignmouth and how was it?