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by Captain Skyhawk
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Eastbourne Airborne 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 10884

Re: Eastbourne Airborne 2019

Did anything fly past Beachy Head?
Is it likely to?

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Fri 17 May 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019
Replies: 885
Views: 135521

Re: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019

That's the lowest any other traffic can fly over the route... The Daks will be lower than that.

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 9:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Tuesday Arrivals - what's due?
Replies: 44
Views: 6987

Re: Tuesday Arrivals - what's due?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38857033@ ... ed-public/

This is apparently the schedule for the C-2. Can anybody help with translation?

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Thu 24 May 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 709558

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

I talked with the man from Kawasaki at ILA last month and he said they were hoping to send a C-2 to RIAT, although the details were still being worked out, so I'd say we could expect one (but maybe not three).

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Tue 23 Jan 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 33017

Re: RAF100

Eastchurch and Leysdown are said to be in Kent, but appear to be located in Berkshire...
Same with Detling, but that appears to be in Surrey...

I'm sure they aren't the only ones.

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Mon 21 Aug 2017, 6:28 pm
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Eastbourne Airshow 2017
Replies: 59
Views: 23834

Re: Eastbourne Airshow 2017

I took a last-minute punt on Eastbourne, going up Beachy Head Sunday for the photo opportunities - and it was a total waste of time. I knew it couldn't match 2015 (Vulcan) or 2016 (Sea Vixen, although I think we only got that because of his flap problem). Although other UKAR posts showed several air...
by Captain Skyhawk
Fri 03 Jun 2016, 8:42 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: ILA 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

Re: ILA 2016

There are two Skyhawks at ILA. One on the flightline and one near the Bundeswehr hall. One did fly on Monday as part of the air policing demo, replaced yesterday by a Tornado. Not sure if there's something wrong with it and if so, why they can't swap them.

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Thu 14 Apr 2016, 7:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F22 flyby France
Replies: 13
Views: 5583

Re: F22 flyby France

It's to mark the centenary of the formation of the Lafayette Escadrile.

It takes place at Marne-La-Coquette (Hauts-de-Seine) at 11AM on 20 April, and comprises one B-52, four F-22s, a Rafale, three Mirage 2000s and "a biplane".

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Tue 06 Oct 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Iruma Air Show Japan 3rd November
Replies: 5
Views: 5208

Re: Iruma Air Show Japan 3rd November

Thanks for this. Do you have planned participation for any of the other events in October/November? These include: Tsuiki, Gifu and Hyakuri on 25 October (which to choose?), Ozuki on 7 November and Hammamatsu on 8 November. Are there likely to be rehearsals on the day before each or any of these? Th...
by Captain Skyhawk
Thu 01 May 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: 2014 participants
Replies: 649
Views: 133910

Re: 2014 participants

The version I saw early today was headlined "New airspace on show!" (I kid you not) and had a large Airfix logo to the left of "Farnborough". The GR3 painting, while very nice, is from the Airfix 1/72 kit. Not sure if a Harrier in that configuration would give a very lengthy disp...
by Captain Skyhawk
Thu 24 Oct 2013, 10:36 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: C130k over Filton 25.10.13
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: C130k over Filton 25.10.13

Does anyone know what other airfields the C-130s will be flying over, and when?

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Sun 10 Feb 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Early morning AMARG overflight, sadly including the GR.9's.
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

Re: Early morning AMARG overflight, sadly including the GR.9

Hi, I was considering doing this in March and I had a look at the Sonoran Wings flight school page, which says that according to the DMAFB Public Affairs Office, photo overflights have been banned "for security reasons". See: m I don't know when this came into force (no date given for the ...
by Captain Skyhawk
Tue 13 Nov 2012, 2:31 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Avalon 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 6456

Re: Avalon 2013

At Farnborough this year, Bell/Boeing said they would be taking V-22 Ospreys to Avalon.
Other than that, I don't know. Avalon otherwise does tend to be a bit samey from year to year.

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Mon 23 Jul 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Raspberry Ripple Merlin?
Replies: 43
Views: 9320

Re: Raspberry Ripple Merlin?

Just (in the last 10 minutes) seen a Merlin with the radar nose go around the helilane near the North Circular westbound. Seems to be wearing AgustaWestland house colours but modified with the blue etc to look more like the union flag. This is probably the 'Raspberry Ripple' aircraft reported. It ha...
by Captain Skyhawk
Sun 08 Jul 2012, 9:22 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Dutch F-16 Friday Rehearsal
Replies: 49
Views: 13219

Re: Dutch F-16 Friday Rehearsal

Are we all talking about Friday's rehearsal display? Did he cut short his Saturday show? I wasn't paying attention to that one but on Friday I was at Rhymes Farm and on about his second manoeuvre he went up into a low cloud and came down out of a lower one at a very funny angle. I wasn't sure what I...
by Captain Skyhawk
Wed 04 Jul 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Participants?
Replies: 301
Views: 75570

Re: Participants?

Looks like the A400M has pulled out of the flying display: m (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus is wrestling with continued engine problems on the A400M military airlifter, forcing it for a second year running to cancel its flying display at the main international air show, industry sources said on Wednesd...
by Captain Skyhawk
Tue 03 Jul 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2012 Participants
Replies: 2402
Views: 446563

Re: RIAT 2012 Participants

YoungWelshLad wrote:Reasoning behind cancellation : FightlineUK just Tweeted that all Saudi Military Personnel have been withdrawn home..


The King calls up his jet fighters?

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Sat 23 Jun 2012, 5:02 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Participants?
Replies: 301
Views: 75570

Re: Participants?

This press release from Russian Helicopters: m is just as confusing! Farnborough 2012 Russian Helicopters, part of Russian defence industry state holding company Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and producer of some of the world’s most iconic, innovative and ...
by Captain Skyhawk
Wed 20 Jun 2012, 10:57 am
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: Russian Knights at the show
Replies: 65
Views: 16779

Re: Russian Knights at the show

As far as I know, the ship had its insurance cover cancelled by its London-based insurers. Not the same as the Royal Navy or even the FCO turning it back. It just happened to be in or near UK waters when this happened. The insurers may have had some pressure from the UK (and US) governments, but not...
by Captain Skyhawk
Wed 02 May 2012, 8:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XII - Tiffie Time
Replies: 146
Views: 14658

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XII - Tiffie Time

You really need to get out the card table, wind-up gramophone, bell, a few battered tea mugs and a spaniel and pose a scene with Typhoon pilots on alert 1940s-style (top button undone optional). Not sure they did night QRA like that in 1940, but it would capture the spirit.

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Mon 26 Mar 2012, 8:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XI
Replies: 256
Views: 44259

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XI

Can you ask if they'll bring a couple of Singaporean A-4SUs along with them?

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Mon 12 Mar 2012, 9:03 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Russian Air Force Centenary show
Replies: 203
Views: 64571

Re: Russian Air Force Centenary show

Thanks Phil. Have just seen the Frecce schedule hough and it gives both Sat and Sun - and at Chalalovskya: http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/VETRIN ... a2012.aspx but I don't know when that was last updated.

Cheers,
C S
by Captain Skyhawk
Wed 07 Mar 2012, 9:30 pm
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Russian Air Force Centenary show
Replies: 203
Views: 64571

Russian Air Force Centenary show

Hi, It would appear that there will be a big show in Moscow this August (11-12) to mark 100 years of the Russian Air Force. Great, you might say, but that is about the information that exists about it (that I can find, anyway). Two tour companies are running trips to it, but they can't agree on wher...
by Captain Skyhawk
Thu 01 Mar 2012, 10:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Olympics Security
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Re: Olympics Security

The RAF officer who said "aviation enthusiasts" was definitely talking about wayward GA flyers, not people outside airfields.

CS
by Captain Skyhawk
Wed 01 Jul 2009, 3:22 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Any news yet for times for thursday
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: Any news yet for times for thursday

I have seen the following (2nd hand) from the schedule for Thursday's press day:
1100 Red Arrows
1315 Afternoon flying displays

That's all I've got.

CS