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by RRconway
Mon 16 Jan 2017, 7:09 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: This is what has been going on at Brooklands
Replies: 85
Views: 27594

Re: This is what has been going on at Brooklands

Yes this was the 40% Scale Model that used to grace the M-4 Spur road tunnel entrance now filled by the Emirates 380 model It has had extensive works carried out on it to rebuild it after the move from Heathrow in 3 bit wings off The right hand wing being placed onto G-CONC after arriving from LHR....
by RRconway
Tue 29 Nov 2016, 7:24 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: P4-MAK 737 into Biggin Hill
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: P4-MAK 737 into Biggin Hill

Wasn't there an issue with the OP's lens previously and this hampered his photography? As an aside, I'm always surprised that some photographers are satisfied with mediocre results, e.g. taken in dull conditions, but if the photographer concerned is happy with their results, so be it. Wasn't there ...
by RRconway
Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Unpaved Runways?
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Re: Unpaved Runways?

Hi Paul,
I'm afraid I can't help with your query but wanted to say what superb paintings you have produced :clap:
Do you sell them, and do you have other VC10 examples?

Thanks for sharing them.
Jeff.
by RRconway
Thu 17 Nov 2016, 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian Navy Passing
Replies: 47
Views: 9968

Re: Russian Navy Passing

Still, at least they have a carrier too lose aircraft from! And maritime patrol aircraft too support it. Now thats embarrassing! Unless I'm mistaken they are also taking off without a catapult. Something we could never do with conventional aircraft. That must bring advantages and flexibility we did...
by RRconway
Thu 17 Nov 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Russian Navy Passing
Replies: 47
Views: 9968

Re: Russian Navy Passing

Still, at least they have a carrier too lose aircraft from! And maritime patrol aircraft too support it. Now thats embarrassing! Unless I'm mistaken they are also taking off without a catapult. Something we could never do with conventional aircraft. That must bring advantages and flexibility we did...
by RRconway
Mon 07 Nov 2016, 5:51 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lest We Forget
Replies: 11
Views: 2881

Re: Lest We Forget

clee2011 wrote:ImageLest We Forget by Colin Lee, on Flickr

(A composite image using my photos of Poppies in West Sussex and the BBMF Lancaster over the Bomber Command Memorial, London)


Nice photograph Colin, a fitting tribute.
by RRconway
Mon 07 Nov 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lest We Forget
Replies: 11
Views: 2881

Re: Lest We Forget

Glad to see that you are focusing on the sentiment behind the photograph.
by RRconway
Sun 30 Oct 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 767 Catches Fire Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Re: 767 Catches Fire Chicago O'Hare

Jeff, That was my initial thought but... m Tyre debris was my second. Arabest, Geoff. I would imagine the tyre failure/fire was a result of the RTO. Bits of tyre would maybe puncture composite structure but would be unlikely to turn them to tatters. The remnants of the elevator are flapping around ...
by RRconway
Sat 29 Oct 2016, 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 767 Catches Fire Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Re: 767 Catches Fire Chicago O'Hare

ArabJazzie wrote:Thats one hell of an engine failure! Just wondering whats on the right tailplane? Damage or FOD?

Good to see everyone got out!
Arabest,
Geoff.


I think that's melted elevator Geoff.
by RRconway
Fri 14 Oct 2016, 6:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lottery funding - Hendon
Replies: 53
Views: 5959

Re: Lottery funding - Hendon

I must admit i'm not particularly excited about this. My favourite air museums are the more traditional ones like Newark - places with hangars! Just look at Duxford and Cosford - their two huge projects have, in my opinion, made both museums significantly worse... I will withhold judgement until I ...
by RRconway
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXI
Replies: 262
Views: 42457

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXI

Wissam24 wrote:
1. Please can you make an effort to improve your English writing (written English), especially with regards (to) punctuation. As it stands (help yourself to a comma....) it's quite poor.
by RRconway
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Aircraft I'd help please
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Aircraft I'd help please

Just seen flying west to east along east wittering beach.
High wing fixed gear, almost sounded like a radial engine? with a twin tail reminiscent of a Twin Pioneer.
Looked like a cross between said Twinpin and a Storsch????
Answers on a postcard....

Thanks in advance,
Jeff.
by RRconway
Thu 04 Aug 2016, 6:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Emirates 777 incident in Dubai
Replies: 18
Views: 3747

Re: Emirates 777 incident in Dubai

...unbelievable to see people worrying about retrieving their bags first..... Unfortunate and very dangerous, but not unbelievable - we see it time and time again. While everyone would probably like to think that they are better than that, it's obviously a pretty standard human reaction from people...
by RRconway
Wed 03 Aug 2016, 4:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Emirates 777 incident in Dubai
Replies: 18
Views: 3747

Re: Emirates 777 incident in Dubai

More videos on Twitter show an explosion from the starboard side and another shows the starboard engine upside down and the bottom wing skin ripped off. Big force needed to blow that panel off Great to see that everybody got off. Could have been a lot, lot worse. Are you sure about the wing skin? T...
by RRconway
Mon 01 Aug 2016, 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKAR Competition - my prize!
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Re: UKAR Competition - my prize!

Hi Simon,
That looks very smart no wonder you're pleased with it.

I have several prints of aviation art on the walls at home which the boss is very tolerant of. I have to rotate them if I fancy putting another up though :lol:

Congratulations.
Cheers,
Jeff.
by RRconway
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 4:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh
Replies: 23
Views: 5227

Re: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh

In your opinion! and mine. Even at Heathrow wirh aircraft full of passengers, when one comes in and has say a hydraulic leak on to very hot brakes they smoke, the fire service don't come out and cover everything in water and foam. They come out and assess and then react. Sometimes it is safer to le...
by RRconway
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 6:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh
Replies: 23
Views: 5227

Re: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh

Big Eric wrote:Jeez - no need to be so sarcastic. :roll:


Well honestly, what a drama queen, and by the way....
Pot, kettle....

Big Eric wrote:Fire engines are equipped with ladders, you know (both short, extendable and long)
by RRconway
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh
Replies: 23
Views: 5227

Re: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh

So how did the crew get off the aircraft - did they jump off the leading edge of a wing while the fire crews watched in their air-conditioned vehicles? Fire engines are equipped with ladders, you know (both short, extendable and long) ! Certainly not a "bonfire", but the threat of fire wa...
by RRconway
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh
Replies: 23
Views: 5227

Re: A26 suffers gear failure landing at Oshkosh

get-off the bonfire ....and today's prize for Daily Mail sensationalism goes to.... What was it 30 seconds between the aircraft stopping and the trucks arriving? So let's cover everything in foam and water and risk washing the crew off the aircraft or stop them being able to get to wherever ladders...
by RRconway
Sun 24 Jul 2016, 9:51 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Autoworld Brussels
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Autoworld Brussels

Superb photography.
The first two stand out and the second is fantastic. Not sure if that was the lighting you had on the day or achieved in post processing but either way very well done.

Cheers,
Jeff.
by RRconway
Thu 21 Jul 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Human Powered Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: Human Powered Flight

Love these photographs. Certainly don't think I've seen anything similar, well done.

Great to see something different.

Cheers,
Jeff.
by RRconway
Thu 21 Jul 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Identity of 737-808
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Identity of 737-808

G-ANPK wrote:RRconway
Try this, much better than FR24 , it gives most biz and mil-:
http://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualR ... sktop.html

hth
G-ANPK


Thanks for thatG-ANPK. Already found lots of US and UK mil flying around East Anglia. Not sure I'll get much work done today with this to play with :lol:

Cheers,
Jeff.
by RRconway
Wed 20 Jul 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Identity of 737-808
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Identity of 737-808

Hampshire Aviation wrote:A6-MRS is on final for 24 at the moment, it's not a -808 though.


Ah ok. Got the info from FR24. Not always accurate obviously.
Thanks though.
by RRconway
Wed 20 Jul 2016, 4:33 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Identity of 737-808
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Re: Identity of 737-808

Also while I'm asking questions there's a 744 holding for stansted with no id? From Geneva.

Thanks in advance.
by RRconway
Wed 20 Jul 2016, 4:21 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Identity of 737-808
Replies: 7
Views: 1578

Identity of 737-808

Currently passed e to w north of LHR at 18000ft.
Possibly headed to Farnborough.
Originated Dubai.