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by Seahornet
Sat 01 Aug 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 179
Views: 34292

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Bruntingthorpe moments, XH558 delivery XS904 delivery Tristars delivery in the dark Standing mid way on the runway with the other Lightning, nose in air about 15' away, chute popping and dropping in front of us, the Lightning disappearing from view Watching someone walking up to a Lightning after a...
by Seahornet
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation - Channel 5, Tues 7th July, 9pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation - Channel 5, Tues 7th July, 9pm

...and quite emotional at times. ... Indeed. Episode 2 featured 99 year old ex-armourer Ronald Pountain who, 70 years on, still had tears in his eyes as he described the occasions when 'his' pilots didn't come back... And on the closing titles, I notice that the programme was "Dedicated to the memo...
by Seahornet
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: B-52H Flak Bait II
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: B-52H Flak Bait II

GeeRam wrote:
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 7:31 pm
Nice touch honoring the legendary B-25 Marauder Flak Bait.

https://www.edwards.af.mil/News/Article ... sdale-afb/

:sunglasses:
B-26...

As you say, it's always nice to see a tip of the cap to the past. :slight_smile:
by Seahornet
Tue 02 Jun 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cool Moves
Replies: 32
Views: 3741

Re: Cool Moves

AndyXH558 wrote:
Tue 02 Jun 2020, 8:03 am
Sea Hornet I think it was 1993.
Thanks Andy!
by Seahornet
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cool Moves
Replies: 32
Views: 3741

Re: Cool Moves

B-52 fast pass and awesome zoom climb at Finningley - someone with better records might know the year...
by Seahornet
Fri 15 May 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft music?
Replies: 67
Views: 4731

Re: Aircraft music?

Sydney from a 727 - Paul Kelly

(747 in later versions...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pRthfLnpX8
by Seahornet
Mon 11 May 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 9796

Re: Social Distance Spotting

Seahornet wrote:
Mon 11 May 2020, 11:22 am

...we presumably need to wait until Wednesday (if they update it promptly!) to find out the detail of what is and isn't allowed...
HMG will issue a 50-page document at 2.00pm today, so hopefully we'll have all the answers (!) very soon....
by Seahornet
Mon 11 May 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 9796

Re: Social Distance Spotting

The new rules do state that - From Wednesday, people in England will be able to spend more time outdoors "for leisure purposes" ... Brian Sorry to be pedantic, but where have you found that quote? The only 'official' guidance I can find is BJ's speech, which says: "...And from this Wednesday, we wa...
by Seahornet
Mon 11 May 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 9796

Re: Social Distance Spotting

...from Wednesday the UK governmental rules will permit travel to spot: explicitly leisure activities that are not exercise have been cleared to resume, with social distancing.... Can you point to where this is explicit? What I've seen, is that you can travel by car for exercise / sport, and that y...
by Seahornet
Tue 05 May 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: US spy planes could be pulled from Britain
Replies: 26
Views: 4928

Re: US spy planes could be pulled from Britain

rockfordstone wrote:
Tue 05 May 2020, 8:21 am
...Covid 19 has given the government the perfect excuse....
Cue the next round of half-baked conspiracy theories...! :lol:
by Seahornet
Tue 05 May 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Google Streetview plane-spotting.
Replies: 130
Views: 10464

Re: Google Streetview plane-spotting.

Saw this on take off from Pisa airport last year and didn't realise you could see it from the road. I think its a boxcar. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@43.6944836,10.3947058,3a,75y,84.83h,85.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sT-yKienSjyigI3QHKNEJAw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Indeed, a Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, ...
by Seahornet
Sun 08 Mar 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 179
Views: 34292

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 A Monument can be (among other things) - "A site comprising any vehicle, vessel, aircraft or other moveable structure (or contains the remains of one)" "Damage to a monument is a criminal offence and any works taking place within on...
by Seahornet
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 38095

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

F35C, looks like something straight out of Star Wars, there was rumours of the US navy displaying it this year. I seem to remember seeing on scramble a deployment scheduled of Marine F-35's (i could be wrong on all counts mind) to Marham late summer. Maybe? just Maybe? That wouldn't quench Airshowh...
by Seahornet
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Fort Paul Closed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: Fort Paul Closed?

Andover wrote:I think the only British post war production type no longer in existance is the Avro Tudor....


That thought sounds like a challenge.... :question:

DH Hornet / Sea Hornet? (Hopefully, soon to be corrected, of course! :yahoo: )
VS Spiteful / Seafang?
Any more...?
by Seahornet
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 300
Views: 147433

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

wallace wrote:Because they didn't have the right size spanner?


...or the right size brain...? :wink:
by Seahornet
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft 'Top Speeds'
Replies: 18
Views: 2225

Re: Aircraft 'Top Speeds'

And yet it also claims to have 'an operational top speed of Mach 2.83' (well over 2,000 mph!), which presumably is therefore nonsense - because it wouldn't achieve anywhere near that operationally. Only just caught up with this, but just to clarify: At the altitudes where these speeds are feasible ...
by Seahornet
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Forum Section Needed?
Replies: 24
Views: 4489

Re: New Forum Section Needed?

+1 That's a great idea. Such a section would probably be my first port of call, each time I visit the forum. Do you think threads should only be started by 'representatives' of the project in question, or should anyone be allowed to start a thread on a project that doesn't yet promote itself here...?
by Seahornet
Thu 21 Nov 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?
Replies: 33
Views: 3865

Re: Your favourite UK airshow 2019?

With Cosford being off the menu (family wedding ), there were just two stand-outs, this year: - For me, RIAT is always a highlight, just for being 6 days of sustained dyed-in-the-wool aviation, plus a few special items for good measure. And this year, the specials were pretty special! However, never...
by Seahornet
Tue 10 Sep 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: P-51 hard landing at Le Touquet airport
Replies: 6
Views: 3138

Re: P-51 hard landing at Le Touquet airport

Do two wheels and a wingtip count as a three-point landing...? :whistle:
by Seahornet
Sun 25 Aug 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Israeli Deployment to Waddington - Sept 2019 - Info Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 25736

Re: Israeli Deployment to Waddington - Sept 2019 - Info Thre

boff180 wrote:And in English?


For the three weeks of the exercise, flying will be on Mondays and Wednesdays (08.30-13.00Z) and Fridays (08.00 - 12.00Z) only. :smile:
by Seahornet
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 411
Views: 123652

Re: Interesting Internet

You can't make this up.. We actually have people setting up camp on the Helipads here... m Well apparently, you can make it up, because that's what News 1130 have done...! The SAR spokesman has said that campers and other visitors are using the Helipad as a viewing platform, not that they're pitchi...
by Seahornet
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 168969

Re: RIAT 2020

To sum up it has all the hallmarks of a marketing team driving the direction of the show and saying "You don't need to know anything about aircraft to market a successful air show". It remains to be seen what effect, if any, the new chap has on the direction of the show. My fear is we are...
by Seahornet
Sun 28 Jul 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Israeli Deployment to Waddington - Sept 2019 - Info Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 25736

Re: Possible Israeli Air Force to Coningsby - Sept 2019

iainpeden wrote:Road closures around Waddington from 15th August to 23rd September.

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/notices/Tr ... 4c48dc544e

(Thanks to FC)


Not too problematic, thank goodness; additional speed limits, parking restrictions and no overtaking. No road closures. :smile:
by Seahornet
Mon 22 Jul 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 538490

Re: RIAT 2019

The F16 doesn't have a hydraulic tail hook so, if it was deployed, it would be down on landing which was not the case. The pilot likely saw a deployment indicator caused by the vibration and reported it as such. Even at high transonic, a deployed hook wouldn't cause turbulence to damage the tailero...
by Seahornet
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 538490

Re: RIAT 2019

Got home and took a look at the pictures. I'm going with essentially zero chance the arrestor hook is the cause. You can see it's sitting right where it belongs. It honestly just looks like delamination to me. I concur. Excellent airmanship from the pilot. If he'd continued his display, we'd have b...