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by G-CVIX
Thu 10 Jun 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

That sounds great! Will small ladders still be allowed? I like to use a little two step one where possible.
by G-CVIX
Thu 20 May 2021, 3:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 54374

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Probably off topic but does anyone else feel that the tone of the marketing is far better at the moment? Here's hoping it carries over to a year where the show will actually take place.
by G-CVIX
Sat 15 May 2021, 6:23 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

It is a very large platform with some height difference (not nearly as high as a grandstand though) with pre-arranged chairs according to current plans. Stewards will assign you a seat and then ensure proper distancing to the next group. Thanks Chrisse - that sounds good. Fingers crossed it won't b...
by G-CVIX
Fri 14 May 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

I'll be looking to buy a ticket for Friday and Sunday when they go on sale, although I'm still not entirely sure how the whole thing works!! Are we assigned to boxes on stages or is it some sort of grandstand seating??
by G-CVIX
Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

Great lineup so far. Hopefully the headaches of traveling from the UK won't make it impossible to attend.
by G-CVIX
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

Second, the worry about data sharing. I'm assuming those voicing objections have never used Google, e-mail, Amazon etc, don't have a driving licence, passport and credit card and still live in the age of barter - get real! for the most part, my concerns about vaccine passports are less to do with d...
by G-CVIX
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 3:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

What's the difference between vaccine passports/immunity certificates domestically or internationally? the difference is a country is allowed to set conditions for entry for other nations. that's called border control. liberal democracies do not require their public to present papers to go about th...
by G-CVIX
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

Mypoints; first those of you arguing against some sort of immunity certification seem to be doing it from a point that we haven't spent the last 12 months in a pandemic lockdown (or maybe you're in the younger element which hasn't bothered to follow the rules anyway) and don't realise that this is ...
by G-CVIX
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

The problem is we have a government that is in paralysis. There were 10 reported deaths today within 28 days of a positive test. I think the rolling weekly average is 35. Johnson is weak and has over promised time and again, and is now too scared to deviate from Whitty and Vallance. Following the d...
by G-CVIX
Mon 05 Apr 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

I would urge anyone from an older generation to try and see it from the perspective of a younger person. Just because you have had the vaccine and you won't be affected, it doesn't mean the proposals are ethically right. I would counter that with anyone from the younger generation should respect th...
by G-CVIX
Sun 04 Apr 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

I cannot feel anything other than anger over the proposed vaccine passports. Yet again, this government is choosing to take care of their own demographic and has absolutely no interest in looking after the younger people of this country who have sacrificed their livelihoods, their income, their ment...
by G-CVIX
Sat 20 Mar 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Types retired or due to be before July 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Types retired or due to be before July 2022

Looks like we can add the Dutch KDC-10 to the list. :(
by G-CVIX
Tue 16 Mar 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

I've always been staunchly pro EU (and would say I still am) but it certainly feels like a CYA operation on the part of certain countries in reaction to their own vaccine rollout missteps. I find it hard to believe that there's no politics involved despite the fact that, as Tommy has said, it's not ...
by G-CVIX
Tue 16 Mar 2021, 7:57 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

I'm hoping we can get a few types that we'll miss out on otherwise.

Belgian C-130, Norwegian F-16 & German C-160 are the ones that come immediately to mind.
by G-CVIX
Mon 15 Mar 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 6412
Views: 304156

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

One thing I have observed via the dreaded social media is that the very same people who cried that the numbers of Covid deaths are altered "cause if someone got run over by a steamroller but they had Covid the cause would be put down as Covid", are suddenly happy to accept that any death or effect m...
by G-CVIX
Wed 03 Mar 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Wishlist Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 3855

Re: RIAT 2022 Wishlist Thread

Just a few that I'd like to see: Finnish Special Scheme Hawk (if it's still painted that way next year) A-4 Brazilian Smoke Squadron Black Eagles Norwegian Sea King & P-3 (How long do they have left?) Swedish Historic Flight B-1B in the flying How about a CL-415 from France or Greece It's hard to kn...
by G-CVIX
Wed 03 Mar 2021, 4:50 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Wrecks
Replies: 34
Views: 1765

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Wrecks

Just a quick couple from me... WL795 seen at St Mawgan a couple of years ago. https://live.staticflickr.com/7869/47298997271_abb6b516e3_b.jpg WL795, Avro Shackleton MR2C @ RAF St. Mawgan / Newquay Airport by Jake , on Flickr XG831 being dismantled at Flambards circa 2008, I think. https://live.stati...
by G-CVIX
Sat 27 Feb 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

Is that set in stone? The idea of a stage sounds incredibly restrictive for photography though of course I appreciate the effort to bring any event. In the UK they are planning for an end to all social distancing restrictions during the summer and I had hoped that it would be similar in Europe. Are ...
by G-CVIX
Mon 22 Feb 2021, 6:22 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Festival 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 4650

Re: Duxford Festival 2021

Today's announcement looks positive for this airshow to go ahead IMHO.
by G-CVIX
Mon 22 Feb 2021, 6:55 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

So no static as Sanicole only looks a 600m runway? What happened to Kleine Brogel as an airshow? So no change to the usual Sanicole with only helicopters / light aircraft on static display, as has been the case for decades? The Belgian Air Force are still planning their official airshow, which will...
by G-CVIX
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 54374

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 3:52 pm
In these extraordinary circumstances I see absolutely no reason why the 50th Anniversary can't be celebrated in 2022. Its the first opportunity to do so, after all.
I completely agree and I sincerely hope that they go down this path.
by G-CVIX
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 54374

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

Despite what I've said before, and despite feeling that it is inevitable, the reality still hits quite hard. I do hope that some airshows can take place this summer. I'll be rolling everything over and I sincerely hope that 2022 is much better and the team get a chance at creating the special event ...
by G-CVIX
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 54374

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

It disappoints but does not surprise me that there are some on here (and probably elsewhere) who are virtually demanding a statement on whether RIAT will go ahead or not when it seems crystal clear that RIAT themselves do not yet know what the outcome will be. Once they themselves know they will te...
by G-CVIX
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: Wanted - Air Tattoo Stickers
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Wanted - Air Tattoo Stickers

Hi there, I have a few that I've picked up from various bargain bins for my collection. Looking through your collection I think you already have most of what I have, but I can scan them in anyway in case there's something in there of interest. Would scans be useful to you? If so, I can put them in a...
by G-CVIX
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 6:03 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)
Replies: 61
Views: 7822

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, Belgium (10-12 September 2021)

This is excellent news. Providing international travel is allowed, I'll be there.