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by farnboroughrob
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 2021 Airshows
Replies: 22
Views: 3259

Re: 2021 Airshows

Personally I see 2021 as being a subdued year. I can see those with fixed facilities like Old Warden and Duxford and just maybe Yeovilton and Cosford taking place in some way. I would say RIAT is 40% likely with Yeovilton/Cosford 50-50. Likely to see some smaller shows and some seaside activity. Lik...
by farnboroughrob
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Quarantine is a bit of a farce. Here is an example my wife's colleague is Spanish and took her 2 kids back to Spain in early August to her parents. Last we she went to collect them. This week she was back at work after having a negative test but not self isolating for more than around 5 days, her em...
by farnboroughrob
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Well Covid is the gift that just keeps giving. Not unexpectedly been told of redundancies this afternoon. In non Covid circumstances I would have been over the moon as wanted to move jobs anyway and now get a nice payout. We have basically done very little for about 5 years and Covid brings everythi...
by farnboroughrob
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 48
Views: 3500

Re: Your holiday plans

I had nothing planned this year except a semi spotting trip with the Mrs to Lincolnshire. I was to get a day round the bases while she saw friends. This was a quiet year between two big US trips so no losses for me. Still planning on Oshkosh next year but worried about my job so unlikely to book unt...
by farnboroughrob
Sun 17 May 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Oshkosh 2020.
Replies: 30
Views: 14002

Re: Oshkosh 2020.

I am hoping to go in 2021 for the first time. Trouble is there is a bit of lack of income, combined with uncertainty on travel so may wait until Christmas before committing. Trouble then is accommodation, if they are rolling over this years bookings will there be any left by Christmas?
by farnboroughrob
Sun 17 May 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 10485

Re: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020

Now completely cancelled for this year. Sadly don't think we will see any shows this year.
https://www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk/
by farnboroughrob
Wed 13 May 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 10628

Re: Social Distance Spotting

I can report that my first post lockdown spotting trip to LHR did not end in arrest. About 5 hours at Myrtle Avenue and 20 new aircraft entered the book, sadly landing the wrong way for photos. Great to be out again.
by farnboroughrob
Mon 11 May 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Well last time I posted things were ok but that ended quickly. On 14/4 my dad passed away from the pneumonia as a result of the virus. Myself and my mum have probably had the virus in a mild form. So since then I have been going up to my 80yo mums twice, or so, a week to provide care and sort out my...
by farnboroughrob
Mon 11 May 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Social Distance Spotting
Replies: 84
Views: 10628

Re: Social Distance Spotting

On Thursday I shall be heading to LHR for some spotting. Either from Myrtle Ave or Windsor great park (if open by then). Not taking photos just want to get some numbers in the book. Two new bizjets at Farnborough today, living here does have advantages. No reason not to go spotting as long as it is ...
by farnboroughrob
Sat 25 Apr 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021
Replies: 67
Views: 12700

Re: Request time and some fun. RIAT 2021

Discovery Air A-4 Skyhawk flying :rock:
by farnboroughrob
Sun 12 Apr 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

I am pretty sure I might have Covid19. My dad (aged 80) is in hospital on a CPAP machine and has tested positive, he has a 50-50 chance. On Tuesday- Wednesday I had to visit my mum as she had a fall and I picked he up off the floor. She has a temprature but otherwise is ok and is now having 24hr car...
by farnboroughrob
Mon 06 Apr 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Well my dad is not one of the infected sastitics. He is in hospital in Reading but is doing well and should be out at the end of the week? Of course he was one of those old people who continued to go out shopping. Thankfully no sign of my mum having it yet, as that probably would finish her off.
by farnboroughrob
Wed 01 Apr 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft storage question.
Replies: 23
Views: 3656

Re: Aircraft storage question.

I think crew currencey will be the biggest issue, but that just requires the waiving of rules. I could see some training sorties in the coming weeks to keep the senior pilots current so they can check others when the time comes? I guess aircraft could be left for a several weeks, I am sure the airli...
by farnboroughrob
Fri 27 Mar 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Not been a bad week, we got paid anyway . Still waiting to hear about being furloughed. My wife is working from home 4 days a week and we are still talking . Thing that has saved me this week is the weather. i love working from home in the summer with a ll the garden spotting I can do. Despite the e...
by farnboroughrob
Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What do the Red Arrows do this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 3965

Re: What do the Red Arrows do this year?

AAC confirmed no Apache display this year.
by farnboroughrob
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Ericbee123 I am one of those hardware engineers half the time but am unsure , like millions of others, if we should be operating as normal or just going to essential calls. I have a local data center that oftern requires disks swapping, but have done a load reciently so hopefully will be ok. One of ...
by farnboroughrob
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Anybody out there feeling a bit abandoned by their employer? I work from home all the time. Half the time traditional working from home and half out visiting customers, we have another 5 people just visiting customers. Asked my boss if we carry on and am told yes. Got a engineer driving from Worksop...
by farnboroughrob
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What do the Red Arrows do this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 3965

Re: What do the Red Arrows do this year?

I think we can say the same for the BBMF and all the display pilots this year. We may well get into a situation where the military are driving supermarket lorries, helping the police, and the like, of course we hope it does not come to that. Just write the season off and come back next year. Any sho...
by farnboroughrob
Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 42436

Re: Yeovilton 2020

Sad but expected. :sad: :sad: Anybody else thinking they could save a fortune this year, assuming we can keep working? 2021 better have a good summer!
by farnboroughrob
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

I feel much better that the govenment has guranteed 80% of wages, yes not everybody is covered but the vast majourity. A just feel for once that the average man in the stret should very much be helped this time. None of us saw any real benefit from the last crisis bailout apart from not loosing our ...
by farnboroughrob
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 179866

Re: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED

No suprise really, don'e in good time and not last minuite. Even if by June we are coming out of this it leaves no time to organise one of the worlds biggest events. How any air forces will risk sending people here? Covid19 will still be around in July, it is predicted that once lockdown stops there...
by farnboroughrob
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Anybody feel that the govenment is not doing enough to support people who are now laid off/out of work? I feel they should be guranteeing them some sort of package that would give them atleast 50% of their previous wages? I myself fear that I will be asked to take unpaid leave, or similar by the end...
by farnboroughrob
Wed 18 Mar 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Am I the only one having to lay down the law to elederly parents? They just don't seem to get the whole idea. I said I will visit them, on saturday and then that will be it until this ends. The only exception is if they want shopping and I will then leave that on the door step. They are both 80 and ...
by farnboroughrob
Mon 16 Mar 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 38789

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Press conference on now from PM. large gatherings not banned but there will be no presence from emergencey services. I guess for many that will inviladate their insurance? Also old people asked to avoid most social contact until June. Other people to work from home if they can.
by farnboroughrob
Mon 16 Mar 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 3287
Views: 153227

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

Boris also has a 'get out of jail free' card on any Brexit related ecomomic problems and they coul be insignificant compared to Covid impact.