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by phreakf4
Mon 18 Mar 2024, 2:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2463
Views: 911796

Re: Interesting Internet

Possible B-17 or B-24 prop blade discovered in Ireland

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/ww ... 51fc&ei=19
by phreakf4
Wed 31 Jan 2024, 9:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2463
Views: 911796

Re: Interesting Internet

Yes, let's try to convince the world's air forces to buy less effective but more "interesting" aircraft. After all, who cares if they (including our own air force) lose any future conflict as long as we have "more interesting" aircraft to photograph. (edit) I can easily imagine a...
by phreakf4
Sun 07 Jan 2024, 12:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Accident at Haneda
Replies: 28
Views: 3524

Re: Accident at Haneda

Indeed, it's testimony to Airbus, the JAL crew, and all the safety lessons learned over the years that have meant everyone onboard the A350 survived. A thought occurred to me when discussing this incident with a friend. Another aspect which (probably) helped to save lives was that a large proportio...
by phreakf4
Thu 31 Aug 2023, 6:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Top Guns Channel 4
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: Top Guns Channel 4

Perhaps some information about what day and time it is broadcast would be useful?
by phreakf4
Thu 08 Jun 2023, 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The F-35 Debate - Love it or Loath it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3291

Re: The F-35 Debate - Love it or Loath it?

I used 'designed by committee' as it's common parlance for a design that's not as good as it could be, I didn't mean anything literal about committees! My word there are a few literal people on here 😀 I guess my point is, look at the greatest pieces of design, and they are usually attributed to a s...
by phreakf4
Thu 08 Jun 2023, 8:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The F-35 Debate - Love it or Loath it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3291

Re: The F-35 Debate - Love it or Loath it?

Well I think phreak4's question was in relation to your comment about design by committee Indeed it was, at least partially. My other point was that there are few, if any, other ways to design an aircraft to do what the F-35B does. The Harrier option does not apply because that is a) difficult if n...
by phreakf4
Wed 07 Jun 2023, 6:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The F-35 Debate - Love it or Loath it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3291

Re: The F-35 Debate - Love it or Loath it?

UKTopgun wrote:
Wed 07 Jun 2023, 1:37 pm
It has looks only a mother could love.
Looks like it was designed by committee ... Trapdoors and levers everywhere. Because it's a plane I like it but that's about it!
So how would you design a fighter which has STOVL capability, can supercruise and is (for want of a better word) stealthy?
by phreakf4
Mon 05 Jun 2023, 8:58 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Where is everyone staying this year?
Replies: 66
Views: 12040

Re: Where is everyone staying this year?

In answer to the question "Where is everyone staying?" The vast majority of the audience will be "staying" at their homes. It is only a tiny minority of us "dedicated aviation enthusiasts" who make that much effort (and financial sacrifice). Kempsford for me, as has bee...
by phreakf4
Sat 03 Jun 2023, 9:17 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2023 (discuss everything)
Replies: 739
Views: 225552

Re: Cosford Airshow 2023 (discuss everything)

Tom105 wrote:
Sat 03 Jun 2023, 6:14 pm
The jump ship will be a local aircraft so no PC6
Seeing a parachute team jump from a PC-6 (or indeed even get into it) would be something different...
by phreakf4
Tue 09 May 2023, 8:07 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Vulcan XH558 to leave Doncaster, possible ferry flight
Replies: 413
Views: 87267

Re: Vulcan XH558 to leave Doncaster, possible ferry flight

iainpeden wrote:
Tue 09 May 2023, 7:24 am
I’m glad I’m not a Council Tax payer in that local authority.
Absolutely. As an enthusiast we want our "fix" of aviation as long as someone else pays for it....
by phreakf4
Sun 07 May 2023, 9:42 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Season Premiere - King & Country Air Show (Sunday 7 May 2023)
Replies: 75
Views: 22879

Re: Season Premiere - King & Country Air Show (Sunday 7 May 2023)

I thought it a very enjoyable day. The only very minor comment (not even a complaint) would be the bit of timing which resulted in the commentators saying something along the lines of "We'll keep quiet now so you can enjoy the glider display of silent flight" at the same time the Lynx (its...
by phreakf4
Fri 28 Apr 2023, 9:35 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Season Premiere - King & Country Air Show (Sunday 7 May 2023)
Replies: 75
Views: 22879

Re: Season Premiere - King & Country Air Show (Sunday 7 May 2023)

Roughcutter wrote:
Fri 28 Apr 2023, 7:17 pm
Be nice if that STM could come out to play?
And the relevance of that to "King and Country" is?...
by phreakf4
Thu 27 Apr 2023, 4:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 951886

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Interesting note about the Dutch F35 The RNLAF will be sending a pair of their F-35As to appear on static display at this year's Air Tattoo. This will be the first international F-35s to appear at RIAT that are not been operated by the United States. Have we not had an RAF F-35 at the show before o...
by phreakf4
Sat 01 Apr 2023, 11:12 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Help please
Replies: 1
Views: 2335

Re: Help please

Easy if you have photoshop or similar. The image is a colour negative therefore; File/open/image/invert/ then whatever processing you prefer. (other image processing software is available). https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52785136046_115ef86d69_m.jpg 52785371549_238526a4bb_m by Wesley Edwards , ...
by phreakf4
Tue 14 Mar 2023, 7:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian jet collides with US drone over Black Sea
Replies: 28
Views: 7776

Re: Russian jet collides with US drone over Black Sea

Brevet Cable wrote:
Tue 14 Mar 2023, 7:17 pm
And the Russian version of events....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FrM5WmAWAB4 ... ame=medium
An MQ-9 pulling a "sharp manoeuvre"; that's a new one....
by phreakf4
Tue 07 Mar 2023, 7:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: No Houses at RAF Scampton
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: No Houses at RAF Scampton

How long until the first residents of the new houses move in and start to complain about the aircraft noise? Anyone care to suggest odds?
by phreakf4
Sat 25 Feb 2023, 9:12 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Leeds East/Church Fenton
Replies: 313
Views: 143377

Re: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Venue TBA

I'm pleased they've chosen Church Fenton as it's a pretty good venue... You say you have not visited Church Fenton airfield for some time. Perhaps you might take a look at the latest aerial images of the site. There is now a large industrial/warehouse/office development on the North-West side close...
by phreakf4
Fri 17 Feb 2023, 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst enthusiast behaviour you've seen?
Replies: 37
Views: 6758

Re: Worst enthusiast behaviour you've seen?

There are very good photographic reasons why you might want to do this Because they've spaffed all their dosh on the biggest willy-extension lens they could find so had none left to get a wide-angle one as well ( or they've got the supplied kit lens but couldn't be bothered to bring it ) ? :wink: O...
by phreakf4
Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Air show degradation
Replies: 55
Views: 8650

Re: Air show degradation

I note that nobody has mentioned the reduction in operational airfields (both military and civil) and the increasing difficulty of access to said sites which has been ongoing for decades as a possible cause. Then again, I chose not to attend several shows last year, not because they looked like &quo...
by phreakf4
Sun 22 Jan 2023, 4:49 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Ailes Anciennes Aviation Museum Toulouse [FR]
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Ailes Anciennes Aviation Museum Toulouse [FR]

iainpeden wrote:
Sun 22 Jan 2023, 4:03 pm
941S -03, one of 4 built: coded 62-NC.you learn something everyday.
If the day ever comes when I do not learn something new, shove me in a box and bury me, there will be no point in living further.
by phreakf4
Sun 22 Jan 2023, 11:58 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Ailes Anciennes Aviation Museum Toulouse [FR]
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Ailes Anciennes Aviation Museum Toulouse [FR]

However, after a little research, I can now identify number 1 as a (probably the only existing) Sud-Ouest Espadon, used in the development of the Trident mixed-power interceptor.
by phreakf4
Sun 22 Jan 2023, 11:35 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Ailes Anciennes Aviation Museum Toulouse [FR]
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Ailes Anciennes Aviation Museum Toulouse [FR]

I am also stumped (for now) by number 1, but number 6 is a Breguet 941.
by phreakf4
Thu 12 Jan 2023, 10:16 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 951886

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Navy also would display sometimes their Neptunes- cant think of any other combined piston prop and jet powered aircraft? RAF Shackleton MR3/3 had a pair of Viper jets for assisted take-off. Convair B-36, Boeing KC-97J, Boeing KB-50, Ryan FR-1 Fireball, at least one version of the Fairchild C-119, p...
by phreakf4
Fri 06 Jan 2023, 10:51 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Leeds East/Church Fenton
Replies: 313
Views: 143377

Re: Flying Legends 2023 - 15-16 July - Venue TBA

Wouldn't Legends have been the 8th & 9th in 2017 though? it was i believe. isn't legends usually the weekend before RIAT? Surely, if there is going to be one, the organisers, (whoever they might be) wouldn't be so naive as to clash with RIAT? It has happened before, no reason to assume that (in...
by phreakf4
Thu 05 Jan 2023, 6:30 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2023
Replies: 468
Views: 245132

Re: Duxford Diary 2023

Mike wrote:
Thu 05 Jan 2023, 5:54 pm
I very much doubt that a new-build Belfast Truss hangar would comply with modern building regs
Good point!