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by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 30 Apr 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Berf wrote:For anyone wishing to follow the airspace change process https://airspacechange.caa.co.uk/PublicProposalArea?pID=105


The documents are well worth reading, particularly those from the end of March.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 20 Apr 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tristars to fly?
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

Re: Tristars to fly?

I wonder if the other bidders will appeal?

I guess when the TriStars finally leave Bruntingthorpe, we’ll know it’s on.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 20 Apr 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tristars to fly?
Replies: 6
Views: 2311

Re: Tristars to fly?

I’m sure this is about the third time this contract’s been announced.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 16 Apr 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 72399

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

Unfortunately many of us see this as a losing battle. It’s hard enough to fund raise for popular, often live or airworthy aircraft. They are trying to fund raise to move a (generally) little known aircraft. The concept is admirable, but just like APRES, it isn’t needed as a wider umbrella organisati...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 11 Apr 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Teichman 'unretired' already?
Replies: 19
Views: 6147

Re: Teichman 'unretired' already?

(And the potential consequences of the Chinook incident do not bear thinking about)
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 11 Apr 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Teichman 'unretired' already?
Replies: 19
Views: 6147

Re: Teichman 'unretired' already?

You Don't Have to corporate in Airprox investigations and Peter never had an Airprox during a display. You’re in unprofessional idiot if you refuse though (and turn off certain collision avoidance equipment in the immediate moments before which identify your aircraft as a likely participant in an a...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 10 Apr 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Teichman 'unretired' already?
Replies: 19
Views: 6147

Re: Teichman 'unretired' already?

You don't 'keep' a DA, it has to be issued annually. Which might prove interesting in view of recent revelations about PT's repeated refusal to cooperate with Airprox investigations (including the very public Cosford Chinook incident last year) and the mud thrown during the Andy Hill trial on the s...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 01 Apr 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 9974

Re: Worst Airshow

Still not cleared then? ;)
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 31 Mar 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Worst Airshow
Replies: 78
Views: 9974

Re: Worst Airshow

The Baron wrote:The last Culdrose show springs to mind. Cloud so thick and so low that we couldn't see the static aircraft, let alone the runway.


1993? Heard the Red Arrows though.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 22 Mar 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E7
Replies: 8
Views: 1981

Re: RAF E7

They’ve been some of the hardest tasked Sentries of them all, the airframes are at the end of their lives. They were some of the most capable available which meant they were in high demand from NATO. I have a feeling 5 isn’t going to cut it. More concerning, how are we supposed to refuel them mid a...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 20 Mar 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Given the above................ Does it not make sense for the training airspace to be above the base airfield?? also if the training airspace is far from the base airfield what would happen if one of the jets needed to land in an emergency??? 1. Yes, but there aren’t many airfields left and it’s a...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

So basically none of the alternative locations are as suitable as Scampton. Maybe after the MOD have wasted lots of taxpayers money on feasibility studies etc.. they may come to the same conclusion lol. The money they are wasting on these studies would be better spent on keeping/ maintaining RAF Sc...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

The Baron wrote:So basically none of the alternative locations are as suitable as Scampton.


Of course not. That’s why the still used Scampton’s overhead last time it closed! :)
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Thinking about this logically... Waddington-cons Will require transit to suitable practice airspace. Limited spare hangar space due to number of units already on base. Base security requirements limit visitors. It’s not that bad. They’d just need escorting well like any other front line base, or ha...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Unknown74 wrote:Quite surprised no mention of Cranwell?


With modern day ATC regulation and the concentration of training aircraft, I suspect trying to fit them in at Cranwell - although it was done before - is not a prudent solution.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Danny wrote:If it is Waddington, could they still use the airspace over Scampton?


In theory yes, as long as there's still an MoD presence and the infrastructure required to support their flying activities over the airfield. However, if and when the airfield starts being sold off, they'll need to go elsewhere.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 18 Mar 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14186

Re: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....

Waddington is hardly suffering with Heathrow levels of traffic, and in the time frames being discussed probably has the pan and hangar space.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 09 Mar 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham Airshow crash trial
Replies: 69
Views: 16058

Re: Shoreham Airshow crash trial

The AAIB have put the majority of the blame at his feet in their official report , what the Courts have said (and I can't fathom without reading the reasoning) is that it is was however, not manslaughter or reckless endangerment of an aircraft (My bold) From AAIB Bulletin 2/2019 in relation to inve...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Farnborough International Airshow
Topic: No more weekend public show!
Replies: 38
Views: 17392

Re: No more weekend public show!

Not surprising. The rules on overflight are next to impossible there. I am amazed they have not stopped before. Not at all accurate. Really? Not according to some people deep within the industry. Perhaps OK if you are going to have the WW1 reenactment but anything bigger is overflying. I agree comp...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 03 Mar 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Scrapping strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Re: Scrapping strategy

Aircraft recycling is quite a specialised business, so I imagine companies tender for the work. There’s also the factor that some companies are limited in real estate so can only offer limited capacity.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USAF F-16 Solo Display Pilot Removed
Replies: 23
Views: 3783

Re: USAF F-16 Solo Display Pilot Removed

1000 hours on type -- how does that compare with the team leader of RAFAT? 1000 hours in military aircraft, not the same as 1000 hours on type. Reading both bio's and the original release, it would seem that Kotnik is not ready for her own command, its happened before and it will happen again. 1000...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 13 Feb 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USAF F-16 Solo Display Pilot Removed
Replies: 23
Views: 3783

Re: USAF F-16 Solo Display Pilot Removed

You've missed my point, which is not whether she was removed or not, rather that the public humiliation of her is unnecessary. If I did that to a member of my team, not only would I lose that person's motivation, but also the rest of the team's. That would be poor leadership. A bit of dignity is ca...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 03 Feb 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aeronautical Movies
Replies: 34
Views: 3529

Re: Aeronautical Movies

pbeardmore wrote:Yeager? (The Right Stuff Stuff scatched the surface), Bob Hoover?


Judging by the former's public "personality" I don't think a film would be (historically) very useful.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon Display Pilot 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Typhoon Display Pilot 2019

vulcanshammer wrote:
GertrudetheMerciless wrote:
Stagger2 wrote:So!...It wasn't him doing the 'Air Show Departure' from the Mach Loop? :whistle:


No, it wasn’t him. Sadly for the excitable types, the reason for the change really is as boring as the original release. :)


Are you serving RAF?


Why would that concern you? :smile:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 31 Jan 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon Display Pilot 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: Typhoon Display Pilot 2019

Stagger2 wrote:So!...It wasn't him doing the 'Air Show Departure' from the Mach Loop? :whistle:


No, it wasn’t him. Sadly for the excitable types, the reason for the change really is as boring as the original release. :)