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by Robin
Thu 17 Sep 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113785

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-54163293 "Transport bosses in Greater Manchester confirmed a snake was not a valid face covering." :lol: :rofl: When i first heard about this, i thought only in America and then so surprised to see it was this country! This morning I took a journey o...
by Robin
Fri 14 Aug 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Guernsey Air Display 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 3316

Re: Guernsey Air Display 2020

Had a call today from my daughter who lives in Jersey that it has been decided not to hold an Air Show in Jersey this year, however, it is hoped to hold one there next year.
by Robin
Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Guernsey Air Display 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 3316

Re: Guernsey Air Display 2020

Would this also include a display at Jersey. I attended the display over St Helier last year which was excellent, except for some rather mixed weather.
by Robin
Sun 26 Jul 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 263
Views: 37915

Re: Deceased in 2020

Olivia de Havilland at 104. I wonder which film will be shown as a tribute. :innocent: In early 1939, just before I was born, my parents went to see the film "The Adventures of Robin Hood" starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, as they were looking for names for the new baby they decided on ...
by Robin
Fri 17 Jul 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 4264

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Only flown on a 747 once, that was from LHR to JFK and was rather special, in that my return flight was on Concorde, on one of its last scheduled flights into London. I will never forget our landing at JFK because on approach, the pilot announced that he may not be able to land because there were ve...
by Robin
Wed 03 Jun 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: ASCOT462 at East Midlands Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: ASCOT462 at East Midlands Airport

Had a couple of messages from my Daughter in Jersey to say that C17 ZZ174 has spent most of the afternoon circling the airport, this is causing great interest to the locals who are missing the regular civil airline traffic.
by Robin
Wed 27 May 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apache
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Apache

Just saw a single Apache complete with doughnut fly at low level over Maidstone in a Northerly direction. As it was behind a row of trees and given the level of noise, there could have been another one. Robin.
by Robin
Mon 25 May 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: A Day in the Life - Graf Zeppelin Out and About, 4 May 1976
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: A Day in the Life - Graf Zeppelin Out and About, 4 May 1976

Thank you for those reminders. Those were the days for spotting, by then I had almost 20 years of numbers in my log-book, having joined the ROC in the early 50s and done 2 years National Service in the RAF. I re-joined the ROC in the early 70s, but they had now gone nuclear and so I joined the MOD a...
by Robin
Mon 18 May 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: C17 at Jersey.
Replies: 0
Views: 627

C17 at Jersey.

Understand from my Daughter on the Island, that there was a C17 doing circuits of Jersey airport this afternoon, unfortunately, the Airport authorities reported it in the local media that it was a Hercules. !!!
by Robin
Tue 12 May 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113785

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

To put this message into context, I am in my 80s, have diabetes, live on my own and have a 'dicky ticker'. This morning I called into the pharmacy to collect a repeat prescription, while there I asked if I could get a 'new' face-mask as mine was looking rather tatty as I wear it every-time I go out ...
by Robin
Tue 05 May 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: VE day (or not) and flags
Replies: 30
Views: 2918

Re: VE day (or not) and flags

I still have a large Union Flag that my parents flew on a pole from my bedroom window on VE Day. It was due to be on display in the Town on Friday, but all local celebrations have been cancelled.
by Robin
Mon 04 May 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 263
Views: 37915

Re: Deceased in 2020

Mieczyslaw Stachiewicz passed away on 3 May, a few days short of his 103rd birthday. He was a Wellington pilot on No 301 (Polish) Squadron in WW2.
by Robin
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Birmingham Airport - from my Driveway
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

Re: Birmingham Airport - from my Driveway

This aircraft was also playing at Jersey airport this afternoon.
by Robin
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: RAF A400 Atlas at Jersey.
Replies: 0
Views: 936

RAF A400 Atlas at Jersey.

I had an e-mail with pictures this afternoon from my Daughter who lives in Jersey saying that an RAF A400 had made several several circuits of the Island with approaches to the airport, it was reported in the local media that it was just practicing, reported as ZM 402.
by Robin
Thu 16 Apr 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties

Re the pointy nose Hunter.... Thank you for your very interesting reply. During my National Service in the RAF from 1960 to 62, I served a short detachment in early 1961 at IAM Farnborough, working mainly in the High Altitude Section and living in the RAE Mess. There were many types of a/c in use t...
by Robin
Wed 15 Apr 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Lossiemouth from the Fence in the Sixties

An excellent compilation, thank you. Robin.
by Robin
Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113785

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

Reading all these posts can make one feel realy depressed, unfortunately, all you can do is heed the warnings and try to keep as safe as you can. Today I have reached the grand total of Four Score Years and One and just hope that I can see a few more. With the help of my friends and family looking a...
by Robin
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2352
Views: 113785

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

Hi. In one way or another, everyone has their problems, I live on my own and in in two weeks time I will be 81, I am diabetic, had a heart attack a few years ago and am due to go into hospital on Friday for an operation, otherwise I am fairly fit and am just keeping my head above water, washing my h...
by Robin
Fri 06 Mar 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Warbird Workshop Yesterday TV
Replies: 20
Views: 5149

Re: Warbird Workshop Yesterday TV

Watched this programme last night, found it a most interesting viewing, hope to watch the next one if I can remember. Robin.
by Robin
Tue 03 Mar 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Apache over Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Apache over Kent

Just had an Apache fly over Maidstone at low level in a Northerly direction. Robin.
by Robin
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Chinook at low level over Kent.
Replies: 0
Views: 675

Chinook at low level over Kent.

Just had a Chinook flying South over Maidstone, using the M20 as a nav aid.
by Robin
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Qf10 damage?
Replies: 18
Views: 3083

Re: Qf10 damage?

Robin, this is QF10. :up:
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Thank you.
by Robin
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Qf10 damage?
Replies: 18
Views: 3083

Re: Qf10 damage?

:surrender:As I was already on UKAR That would have meant me exiting here and going into google. :confused: What do I do on Wednesday when my Grandson is flying to Montreal, and on Thursday when my Daughter flying to Jersey. :question:
by Robin
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Qf10 damage?
Replies: 18
Views: 3083

Re: Qf10 damage?

:question: Sorry, but what is Qf10.
by Robin
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 12:03 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Ice Cold in Myrtle 19/01
Replies: 3
Views: 4047

Re: Ice Cold in Myrtle 19/01

Thank you for a very clear selection of pictures. Thank you for also giving us military types the civil designation of the aircraft. :clap: :clap: