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by aspotternot
Fri 06 Dec 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: RAF Northolt 29.11.19
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Re: RAF Northolt 29.11.19

Does anyone have any information please on the departure of the aforementioned aircraft? Is their departure imminent or have I missed the boat and they have left already? Thanks in advance.
by aspotternot
Wed 29 May 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: La Ferte Alais 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 8723

Re: La Ferte Alais 2019

I believe Campimng Bouliniere may have gone into administration? Not sure exactly but that was the impression I got from an automated message I received. Also booked with Le Nid Vert.
by aspotternot
Thu 28 Mar 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 530156

Re: RIAT 2019

No exactly true, I believe they put up a Typh... sorry Eurofighter display at NATO Days a few years ago and again at Radom last year? However, I think they may have been 'one-offs' rather than a move to display it more regularly.
by aspotternot
Tue 19 Feb 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: La Ferte Alais 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 8723

Re: La Ferte Alais 2019

Hi, yes, stayed there the last couple of years. Did you write your message in French? It is easier if you do. They have a few employees but only one is very good at English the others are ok-ish. I remember waiting the first time I applied. Bon chances!
by aspotternot
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Radom Polish Air Show
Replies: 24
Views: 9946

Re: Radom Polish Air Show

A country conspicuously absent there I must say, even considering it's just rumours Who do you mean, the French, the Belgians, Swedes, Norwegians? Oh you mean the UK? Radom only started looking at having a show, possibly only a small one, at the beginning of the year and did not sign it off as happ...
by aspotternot
Thu 29 Jun 2017, 10:02 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: French Air Force Open Days 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8416

Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

For those of us lucky enough to be going to Saint Dizier their website has been updated over the past 24 hours or so. Confirmed now include RDAF F-16, Super Puma, Saab 105, MASA 2000 plus one or two smaller items. They are also posting the individual display times for each item. Let's just hope the ...
by aspotternot
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 7:43 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Fairford NOTAM
Replies: 930
Views: 199434

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Anyone know of any movements this morning yet, please? Seems very strange that nothing has happened with such an early NOTAM posted. Thanks in advance.
by aspotternot
Sun 27 Nov 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: tickets for Scampton airshow
Replies: 73
Views: 19624

Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

If we are going to do a direct comparison, Sanicole charges you for the loos!! the most cynical thing I think I have seen at an airshow. Hi Pb - When I first went to Sanicole I too was surprised by the 'loo charge' and had similar thoughts to yours. And I don't think Sanicole are alone in this aspe...
by aspotternot
Sun 27 Nov 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: tickets for Scampton airshow
Replies: 73
Views: 19624

Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

The event exists to make money for charity. It would be remiss of the RAFCTE not to maximise that. They know what their market will stand. Of course, they're obliged to provide a show in return, but don't forget your entry fee is a charity donation. The free shows on the continent or in the US do n...
by aspotternot
Wed 23 Nov 2016, 10:10 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: tickets for Scampton airshow
Replies: 73
Views: 19624

Re: tickets for Scampton airshow

Is anyone honestly surprised at the ticket price? Call me cynical if you like but the moment DBH/RAFCTE/RIAT got involved there was only going to be one outcome. "Build the show" my a***, once again all they want to do is fleece as much out of the public as soon as possible! As someone poi...
by aspotternot
Mon 27 Jul 2015, 8:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Indradhanush 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6682

Re: Indradhanush 2015

Hi to all those that have been lucky enough to catch the SU-30's to-date and anyone who may have simply been tracking them on scanners, apps etc.! A couple of quick questions please from an interested observer, not a photographer, who hopes to get the chance to visit Coningsby tomorrow, Tues. 28th. ...
by aspotternot
Wed 01 Jul 2015, 7:48 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Radom Air Show 2015
Replies: 141
Views: 31436

Re: Radom Air Show 2015

Calling all Radom Regulars! A potential Radom 'newbie' here who has a question or two, maybe someone can help please? 1) Believe it or not I am not a photographer (shock horror!) but was wondering whether the 'Spotters Package', mentioned on some websites, is good value for the general enthusiast? 2...
by aspotternot
Sat 20 Sep 2014, 9:11 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Southport Airshow 2014
Replies: 178
Views: 51502

Re: Southport Airshow 2014

It was announced over the PA that they were talking to the Vulcan people about getting a slot in tomorrow's display line-up. This appeared to be confirmed by Sean Maffett over the PA a short time later, after most people had returned to their cars. I think he gave a potential slot time of ~4.00pm. J...
by aspotternot
Thu 14 Aug 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster
Replies: 1393
Views: 197967

Re: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lanca

Apologies, just realised there's a typ-o in my previous post!

According to the BBMF website the 'Flight' will be routing direct to Eastbourne from CBY. I still think they will pass east of London but you never know?!?

Any advance information would be much appreciated please.

Cheers,
M
by aspotternot
Thu 14 Aug 2014, 7:12 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster
Replies: 1393
Views: 197967

Re: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lanca

Moving swiftly onto today's action! Does anyone have any idea, vague or otherwise, of the transit routing from CBY to Biggin Hill? Anyone on here from BBMF or CWH? I appreciate a planned route and time can change, due to weather etc. but any 'heads-up' would be appreciated. If anyone catches the fli...
by aspotternot
Fri 20 Dec 2013, 1:04 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Pair of Merlins over London low.
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Pair of Merlins over London low.

Saw them (assuming it was the same pair) about 30 minutes ago heading north from Sunbury over Heathrow. Don't see many Merlins using this route these days and it's certainly unusual to see two together. Lovely against the crisp blue winter sky! :smile:
by aspotternot
Thu 24 Oct 2013, 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: P-51 Galveston Girl lost - Fatal
Replies: 8
Views: 2324

Re: P-51 Galveston Girl lost - Fatal

For the record the passenger was a gentleman by the name of John Busby. I read the report today and saw the name, my next thought was, "I know a John Busby". An ex-colleague about that sort of age. I then thought no more about it, must be hundreds of John Busbys. Then I received an email f...
by aspotternot
Tue 24 Sep 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: ZA150 VC-10
Replies: 68
Views: 9429

Re: ZA150 VC-10

Possibly Halton but more likely to be Air Command if it was doing anything that way. I wondered why one didn't 'visit' Air Command last Friday.
by aspotternot
Thu 19 Sep 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apaches over Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

Re: Apaches over Heathrow

Helicopter flight path H9 crosses Heathrow a-midships. I have only ever seen military traffic using this route although they are the only ones I tend to spot! It may also be used by the emergency services but I have never seen civilian traffic use it. Flights are not regular but I have seen Chinook,...
by aspotternot
Wed 21 Aug 2013, 7:52 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Radom Airshow 2013
Replies: 91
Views: 23584

Re: Radom Airshow 2013

Edit: Looks as though the Kozienice hotel option has gone, could be Zelechow now and I haven't looked at a map to find out where that is yet!?!
by aspotternot
Wed 21 Aug 2013, 7:49 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Radom Airshow 2013
Replies: 91
Views: 23584

Re: Radom Airshow 2013

Good morning folks! I am looking for a bit of general advice please from both UK travellers and 'locals', including Polish but also other near-neighbour European enthusiasts, I hope you can help me? I might yet book a last minute trip to Radom but as you can imagine flights are now more expensive th...
by aspotternot
Wed 24 Apr 2013, 6:41 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon 2013
Replies: 147
Views: 29225

Re: Abingdon 2013

Advance tickets should also be available from 'local' branches of the Newbury Building Society - Abingdon, Didcot, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford and Wokingham, again up until COB on Saturday 4th May.
by aspotternot
Fri 26 Oct 2012, 11:41 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF Lancaster Poppy drop?
Replies: 16
Views: 2089

Re: BBMF Lancaster Poppy drop?

From my recollections the BBMF nor anyone else has ever done a poppy drop on Rememberance Sunday. I stand to be corrected.
by aspotternot
Wed 05 Sep 2012, 7:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBMF New project - Hatfield
Replies: 21
Views: 5786

Re: BBMF New project - Hatfield

Firstly I assume this does mean Hatfield in Hertfordshire? I am only seeing the 'get closer to the BBMF' article via this link so what or where is there any reference to Hatfield? And which Hatfield, there are quite a few in the UK, though not many with aircraft heritage! I used to live near Hatfiel...
by aspotternot
Tue 04 Sep 2012, 1:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Dambusters film remake
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: The Dambusters film remake

I believe there is at least one full scale mock-up of a Lancaster (of perhaps ten to be built) at Hood Airport in New Zealand. A friend was surprised to see it there one day, believing it to be the real thing at first glance! According to one website it was built in China. Is there no end to what th...