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by EGL
Thu 22 Oct 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: The UK Airshow Review Podcast
Replies: 53
Views: 6263

Re: The UK Airshow Review Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/ukairshowreview/episode-21 This week we break out the bagpipes and get a haggis on the stove as we're talking about Scottish airshows with UKAR's own Gordon Duncan. He takes us dirty southerners through the legacy of the famous Leuchars airshow, what made that show so special...
by EGL
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Collection - Vintage Air Show Sept 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Shuttleworth Collection - Vintage Air Show Sept 2020

Thanks for the comments. Doing Shuttleworth from Glasgow?? There's dedication for you! Lovely set of shots, I really like the lighting in your Hurri and Edwardian shots. Worked out I must have been at at least one airshow each year for the past 30 odd years (which makes me feel rather old!) and didn...
by EGL
Mon 14 Sep 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Collection - Vintage Air Show Sept 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Shuttleworth Collection - Vintage Air Show Sept 2020

What a fantastic day out last Sunday the the Vintage Airshow. This was my first drive-in airshow and enjoyed the experience - feel much more relaxed and great not having to carry chair, camera bug, food etc. about the place. Got there about 9:15 and directed into a queue with all the other early bir...
by EGL
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Vintage Drive-in Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Shuttleworth Vintage Drive-in Airshow

Great set! From the quick look I've had at mine you couldn't have been too far from where I was parked given the similar angles on some of them.
by EGL
Mon 07 Sep 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep
Replies: 47
Views: 5701

Re: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep

I had a fantastic day yesterday! First time there with the drive-in format and thought it worked very well - partly down to being fairly close to the front towards the tower. Hangars were also open up as long as your wore a face mask. I also did one of the Flight Line tours which was good. Great aft...
by EGL
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 135
Views: 13598

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

Surprised to read this as a "fairly" regular attender at Legends. One of the main benefits of Duxford previously is it's location and transport links. Easy to get from Stanstead to Cambridge then shuttle bus - for a few years I was able to do it in a day from Glasgow or Prestwick. However, my last c...
by EGL
Mon 17 Aug 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Red Arrows Prestwick Stopover - 15th August 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 862

Red Arrows Prestwick Stopover - 15th August 2020

Nice visit from the Red Arrows at Prestwick on Saturday as part of their planned VJ flypasts. Seems that the west coast of Scotland and Northern Ireland were the only places in the UK decent weather on Saturday. Cycled over with the family from Troon so didn't want to venture too far which meant I e...
by EGL
Fri 14 Aug 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep
Replies: 47
Views: 5701

Re: Vintage Air Day Sun 6th Sep

Ticket booked - at the start of the year I was planning another visit to Old Warden as not been for a while. Thought I might not have made it but glad they are able to organise these. I'd ruled this out if it was going to be a "normal" airshow, but much more comfortable attending a drive-in format s...
by EGL
Mon 03 Aug 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: An-225 (and others) at Prestwick 2 Aug 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: An-225 (and others) at Prestwick 2 Aug 2020

Like the take off shots Euan. It was well worth the trip over, but as you say, it was packed. I stayed at the mound. I would have liked to have gone to the bridge for the take off, but feared it would have been impossible to get parked there and in position in time. From pictures when it arrived it...
by EGL
Sun 02 Aug 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: An-225 (and others) at Prestwick 2 Aug 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 561

An-225 (and others) at Prestwick 2 Aug 2020

First for me today seeing the fantastic An-225 at Prestwick. Lucky timing with a weekend date and only stopping for a fuel stop. Never seen the place so busy and that was me avoiding the mound. Included a couple of other visitors (including the C-17 but didn't want to create a separate thread just f...
by EGL
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trees or aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 3774

Re: Trees or aircraft?

Not sure the topic title needs changing, this is exactly the issue that has stymied the plans. I read the NMS director's comments that these airframe may be lost if this project didn't go ahead. He has had these artefacts in his care for a number of years and not even a paintbrush has been applied ...
by EGL
Wed 05 Feb 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trees or aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 3774

Re: Trees or aircraft?

I would be interested to know why the existing hangars and surrounding area is a "Scheduled Monument" Anybody with local knowledge know why East Fortune is listed as such, it sounds very grand, but expect it has little relevance, from photographs most of the building appear to be post war...
by EGL
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trees or aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 3774

Re: Trees or aircraft?

by EGL
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trees or aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 3774

Re: Trees or aircraft?

Ok sitting with a nice cup of tea. Let me begin by first saying I have sadly never visited East Fortune but I wish them well with their expansion plans and desire to get more aircraft under cover. May I suggest that the expansion should also provide space for improved restoration workshops and allo...
by EGL
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trees or aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 3774

Re: Trees or aircraft?

Just read the first section of the full Report and it looks like the current Military hangar will be WWI and WWII and the main hanger will be "Cold War and Beyond".

Cafe will also move to the new building.
by EGL
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Trees or aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 3774

Re: Trees or aircraft?

Interesting to see this finally moving forward - this has been proposed for the last 10-15 years. Plan was always to build new hangars off-site due to the restrictions placed on the current site. If anyone's interest all documents (51 of them) available on East Lothian councils planning web-site inc...
by EGL
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)
Replies: 36
Views: 8734

Re: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)

Very disappointing day - added a few photos
by EGL
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Damp and Dull East Fortune
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Damp and Dull East Fortune

Yet again East Fortune fell foul of the weather gods on Saturday. Forecast wasn't great to start with but since I'd got a complimentary ticket I thought I'd venture through anyway. Arrived just before 10 and there was already quite a queue to get in. I decided to avoid the rain and sat in the car fo...
by EGL
Thu 18 Jul 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Flying Legends 2019 - Saturday 13th July
Replies: 0
Views: 880

Flying Legends 2019 - Saturday 13th July

Made it down to Duxford on Saturday for Flying Legends. Already given my thoughts on the display on the thread for the airshow. Highlights were the Buchons, Ultimate Fighters and the BoB piece (but really needed at least one Hurricane in there too!). These were taken from the top of the hill at the ...
by EGL
Tue 16 Jul 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Flying Legends
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Duxford Flying Legends

I was there Saturday - just not made it them yet with pesky things like family and work getting in the way :lol:
by EGL
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 70789

Re: Flying Legends 2019

Got to agree with most of the posts - good day out but certainly left feeling disappointed. Arrived at the West car park about half 7 and it was beginning to bet busy already. Started letting cars in about 7:50 but was disappointed to see that they were only letting camper vans and (presumably) blue...
by EGL
Fri 05 Jul 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Look UKAR
Replies: 53
Views: 7194

Re: New Look UKAR

Big Eric wrote:
cg_341 wrote:Sounds like you've now got the new style, which is a bigger font and bigger line spacing.


It's awful, it looks like its designed for people that refuse to believe that the need reading glasses. :lol:


I've got it too today - browser now zoomed out to 80% and looks much better!
by EGL
Fri 14 Jun 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)
Replies: 36
Views: 8734

Re: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)

Abbo46 wrote:Presume it's the TFC Corsair?


Would presume so as it's the only one registered in the UK.
by EGL
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)
Replies: 36
Views: 8734

Re: Scotland's National Airshow 2019 (East Fortune)

Couple of nice additions in todays email adding a Yak-3, T-6, T-33 and Mig-15 to the line-up.

Top post updated with full list - other additions seem to include the Catalina and Corsair.
by EGL
Tue 28 May 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Daks over Prestwick - Friday evening
Replies: 4
Views: 2859

Re: Daks over Prestwick - Friday evening

Thanks for the comments.

maltwoser wrote:No. 4 is lovely, and No.6 - that's how to travel!
Stunning restoration inside and out. Whereas Placid Lassie had what looked like rows of seats out an old 737 or similar. Didn't fancy the thought of a 10 3/4 hour flight in that like they did!