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by Pat Murphy
Sat 26 Sep 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 48
Views: 3388

Re: Your holiday plans

No holidays for me this year, had to cancel two earlier trips to Europe during the lockdown. Local Lockdowns appear to be the new way of shutting things down, without flushing the entire economy down the toilet. Thankfully, North Wales appears to be fully open for anyone fancying a short break in a ...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1733
Views: 55729

Re: Aviation- On This Day

What a show that was Nige, remembered long by my family....not for the show mind. My Mum left her favourite frying pan behind under our camper :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Seriously, that flypast was incredible....we had an Air Force in those days :flushed:
by Pat Murphy
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon
Replies: 23
Views: 2977

Re: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon

Its not the most exciting scheme in the world, but at least its something different. Agreed - when was the last time you saw a black all over fighter of any type? Err....... <cough> https://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/wp-content/uploads/Black-Mike590.jpg Err cough cough :grin: https://www.air...
by Pat Murphy
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 252
Views: 36131

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

keithjs wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1:45 pm
Pat Murphy wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1:38 pm
Arse. Oh well. Back in 2021 folks.......
Do you really think so? I very much doubt it... Ah well, that's more money for Shuttleworth then.
Well for all our sakes lets try and be positive and hope we will be eh? :neutral_face:
by Pat Murphy
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 252
Views: 36131

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Arse. Oh well. Back in 2021 folks.......
by Pat Murphy
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 252
Views: 36131

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Two days running, new Covid infections at around 3000 per day. Wondering if anyone is reconsidering going?
I am having to take a long hard look at this, as I have a busy week with Guests following on from the Tuesday after...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft music?
Replies: 80
Views: 6404

Re: Aircraft music?

Concorde- Gregory Porter....what a voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIb__axcDI
by Pat Murphy
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 135
Views: 13607

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

Hard to see anything positive from this announcement, both for Duxford as a venue and Historic Aviation generally. Obviously, the regulars will know more and see changes day to day but as a regular attendee over many years, the rot had already begun when the traditional end of season Autumn show, hi...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yf-23
Replies: 22
Views: 2041

Re: Yf-23

I know it’s completely irrelevant, but the YF-23 really is an arse-ugly plane, isn’t it. Very cool of course, I’d love to see it, but Christ alive it’s got looks only a mother could love. 🤮🤮🤮 Absolutely. It’s no Hawk 200... I see your Hawk 200 and YF23 and raise you with a face even it's Mother wou...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yf-23
Replies: 22
Views: 2041

Re: Yf-23

I know it’s completely irrelevant, but the YF-23 really is an arse-ugly plane, isn’t it. Very cool of course, I’d love to see it, but Christ alive it’s got looks only a mother could love. 🤮🤮🤮 Absolutely. It’s no Hawk 200... I see your Hawk 200 and YF23 and raise you with a face even it's Mother wou...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1527
Views: 73900

Re: The UKAR politics thread

The problem with the current cabinet is their inexperience, and the fact they are only in position due to their Pro Brexit views. Added to that a prime minister who is only there for the glory of the job and disappears anytime anything difficult needs addressing, just leaves me with no confidence t...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1527
Views: 73900

Re: The UKAR politics thread

https://twitter.com/cathynewman/status/1295376281312342016?s=21 He has to resign, surely. Aah for that to happen Tommy, you assume that a current cabinet minister has one thing that appears to be lacking in all of them, Integrity. My take is that after the Scottish debacle, there could only be one ...
by Pat Murphy
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 787
Views: 89587

Re: President Trump

Wrexham Mackem wrote:
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 9:34 am
I look at that photo of Mt Rushmore against the wider landscape and it strikes me what a crass act of vandalism that is. Its just absurd.
This....Only in the USA could they get away with a piece of vandalism like Rushmore
by Pat Murphy
Sat 15 Aug 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 252
Views: 36131

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

I might rightly get a lot of flack for this. But sooner or later larger events are going to have to be tried again as it is the only way things will get back to normal. I'm ok with being there if Duxford is seen as a trail event for larger crowds. It has to happen sooner or later. From tomorrow ind...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41476

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

I know maybe someone should ask Sir Richard Bra...............Aah wait, we've been here before haven't we :rolling_eyes: As for the £480K needed? Look I'm aviation through and through, but that's a thick wedge needed to save an airliner. If it was the last one full stop, then understandable, but th...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41476

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

The VC10 group want £480k to dismantle & rebuild in a taxiable condition https://www.gofundme.com/f/vc10-rescue-and-relocation?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&fbclid=IwAR3N9sfOLJ48rdrsUDmyzzj25Sq0Yw3JjW0aL3p4R2uFTeoK5f9zDRwtFw0 I wish them luck, but to g...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41476

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

The VC10 group want £480k to dismantle & rebuild in a taxiable condition https://www.gofundme.com/f/vc10-rescue-and-relocation?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&fbclid=IwAR3N9sfOLJ48rdrsUDmyzzj25Sq0Yw3JjW0aL3p4R2uFTeoK5f9zDRwtFw0 I wish them luck, but to g...
by Pat Murphy
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Virtual Air Tattoo
Replies: 46
Views: 5973

Re: Virtual Air Tattoo

Virtual Reds were really impressive :sunglasses:
by Pat Murphy
Thu 28 May 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2833
Views: 136725

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

[The government’s failure to deal with this is awful now. I know that they hope it just goes away, but the damage of unlocking lockdown is catastrophic and unforced. Tommy It's a Catch-22. If you don't unlock, the national debt rises to the point of unsustainability, the economy will fail leading t...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 27 May 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2833
Views: 136725

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

The slogan obviously read: Stay at home*.........Protect the NHS......Save Lives *Terms and Conditions Apply This is day 6 of Cumminsgate. How long will this go on? Will it get to the Sunday papers 2 weeks in a row? All I can say is whatever hold Cummings has on Johnson, it must be dynamite, or he r...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 27 May 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Rhyl Airshow 2020 *****Cancelled****
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Rhyl Airshow 2020 *****Cancelled****

Another casualty, Rhyl has been cancelled
by Pat Murphy
Sat 04 Apr 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: IAT 1992, Boscombe Down
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: IAT 1992, Boscombe Down

Have to echo Nige on this. What a few days, sunburn, Tomcat, Lightnings (both of them) B24/30, Patrouille Suisse, Kvotchur's arrival on the Saturday afternoon after a couple of days of rumours. I have video somewhere I was mostly video in those days. All you can hear is me shouting "Look at Tha...
by Pat Murphy
Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 2833
Views: 136725

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

My brother finally gave up his fight against cancer last week, only 10 of us can go to his funeral and we will have to wait until later in the year for a proper send off/wake. If we are spared that is ! A colleague at work has lost both his parents to Covid-19 last week, so I think that’s sadder th...
by Pat Murphy
Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 37945

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

All the self employed people who for years have been using accountants to make their profits disappear into their accounts so they paid little or no tax are now feeling less smug as the Govt has stated that any grant they receive from them will be based on their their declared profits! To Speedbird...
by Pat Murphy
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 41476

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

AndrewW wrote:New information posted to the Bruntingthorpe web site:

https://www.bruntingthorpe.com/aviation

Looks like, if there is an open day in August, it could be the final one. :sad:


Terrible news for the LPG Team, Looks to be the end of Fast Taxi events at Brunty and an uncertain future for some significant airframes. :sad: