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by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46311

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Or you could take the view that the Vulcan would have enabled the development of a heritage facility with unrestricted runway use and good access. Lots of aeroplanes at Bruntingthorpe that would have been far more attractive alongside the Vulcan. Given that none of them fly, do they need unrestrict...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46311

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Domvickery wrote:Can we not turn this into an XH558 thread please, there's more to Bruntingthorpe than an aircraft that isnt there


He started it! :biggrin: :lol:

And personally, having donated much time, blood, sweat and tears to the aircraft resident at Brunty, know that point very well indeed.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 248
Views: 46311

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

While not stating a view on its merits either one way or another, such uncertainties do give credence to the informed decision taken by VTTS not to relocate a certain airframe to this place! Or you could take the view that the Vulcan would have enabled the development of a heritage facility with un...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 11 Nov 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 moving to Newark Air Museum
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 moving to Newark Air Museum

Interesting info on Hawk/Tucano. Former makes sense, the latter I assume due to the US market for them?
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 09 Nov 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 moving to Newark Air Museum
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 moving to Newark Air Museum

Great news for NAM! Absolutely bizarre decision from Duxford and the IWM. Getting rid of your only example of the RAF’s premier frontline fast-jet? And a development aircraft at that. Baffling really. Unless they’re getting another example more representative of the type as currently in service? I ...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sat 09 Nov 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 moving to Newark Air Museum
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 moving to Newark Air Museum

NAM Updater wrote:Thanks for the feedback.

No other active targets at present although both trainers would fit in nicely; lots of development plans now being evaluated & hopefully pursued. #NAMwatchThisSpace


I guess easier to come by than a Typhoon?! :biggrin:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 11 Oct 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Alan Wade
Replies: 4
Views: 2688

Re: Alan Wade

Al’s funeral was held yesterday. Standing room only in the crematorium, with more standing outside listening on the speakers.

The world has lost a fine bloke and a world class aviator. RIP.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 09 Aug 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA
Replies: 36
Views: 7783

Re: New CAA registrations G-RNTB / RNFA

DerekF wrote:And for those without encyclopaedic knowledge of the UK civil or military register these are a Harrier T.8 and a Sea Harrier F/A.2


Well said! :lol:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 02 Aug 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Aircraft owners given notice to leave Old Sarum Airfield
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

Re: Aircraft owners given notice to leave Old Sarum Airfield

Petulance, methinks. It looks to be a case of "If we can't get the planning permission through one way, we'll get it through another way" I think it maybe a case of acquiring the airfield under the auspices of getting planning permission for something “aviation sympathetic”, and then when...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Save the Skymaster project - apparent issues
Replies: 6
Views: 2988

Re: Save the Skymaster project - apparent issues

Sounds like they probably should have talked to each other before pressing “post” on social media.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red Blades......
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

Re: Red Blades......

The Blades are almost exclusively all ex-Reds aren’t they?

Seeing as they exist to make money for a private company, I doubt they’ll be filling in for the RAF Events Team on the Reds’ behalf!
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 16 Jul 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Whats in a name..... Boeing Max?
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Re: Whats in a name..... Boeing Max?

There’s an interesting thread over on Twitter, remarking that the “8200” designation has been in place for some time, but until now hasn’t been “publicly” used.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 24 May 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: D-day stripes
Replies: 45
Views: 7890

Re: D-day stripes

I know i'm exaggerating but at the moment it looks like pretty much every country in the world is making an effort except the UK? Whats up boys? so devoid of passion for your forefathers fantastic deeds, you just shrug and go 'me-h'? Where is the passion? Although granted that might have been beate...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 23 May 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019
Replies: 885
Views: 141956

Re: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019

AIRCRAFT POSITIONS REPORT – 23/05 I put all of this together using Flightaware, Flightradar24 and social media posts to get an accurate overview of the current situation. This is all the U.S. Dakotas listed on the Daks over Normandy website. Currently it looks like only 13 of the U.S. based Dakotas...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 22 May 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth captain removed from post
Replies: 30
Views: 5683

Re: carrier captain sacked

Scary really that this got into the public domain. Are our forces so into instawhatsbook that stuff now gets put out there without going through a P.R. department first for approval? Why would it go through a PR department? Why would anyone want this in the public domain? Agreed. It should have bee...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 20 May 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: D-day stripes
Replies: 45
Views: 7890

Re: D-day stripes

capercaillie wrote:
GertrudetheMerciless wrote:Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?


Are you available for children's parties? :tongue:


Not after the last one...

The day we can fly at least one serviceable aeroplane of each type in the RAF simultaneously would be nice to see though.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 20 May 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: D-day stripes
Replies: 45
Views: 7890

Re: D-day stripes

Agg wrote:
GertrudetheMerciless wrote:Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?

I don't think painting a couple of black and white stripes on an aircraft would break the bank.


This is the MoD we’re talking about. They’d probably sign a contract at £1m per stripe.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 19 May 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth captain removed from post
Replies: 30
Views: 5683

Re: carrier captain sacked

But “he didn’t know” come the cries of the public “How unfair” they say. “How can they sack him for something so minor”. So, let’s rephrase the allegation, an allegation that he used a service asset (that would have cost public money) for personal use. Let’s call it fraud. Still happy he’s in charg...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 19 May 2019, 1:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth captain removed from post
Replies: 30
Views: 5683

Re: carrier captain sacked

But “he didn’t know” come the cries of the public “How unfair” they say. “How can they sack him for something so minor”. So, let’s rephrase the allegation, an allegation that he used a service asset (that would have cost public money) for personal use. Let’s call it fraud. Still happy he’s in charge...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 17 May 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: D-day stripes
Replies: 45
Views: 7890

Re: D-day stripes

Or maybe just spend the money on something useful?
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 14 May 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cambridge Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Cambridge Airport

To be fair it’s been talked about for decades
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 01 May 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Four engine vs twin engine military jets
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: Four engine vs twin engine military jets

farnboroughrob wrote: So maintenance of four engines is less of a issue than it would be for airlines as the aircraft have more down time.


Not sure that's really a consideration. Maintaining 4 engines costs far more too.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 30 Apr 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Four engine vs twin engine military jets
Replies: 7
Views: 2043

Re: Four engine vs twin engine military jets

I was wondering why some large military planes like the C-17 are four engine, when most airliners were twins by the time that first flew. Surely a plane full of people weighs more than most military loads. I presume it is because of extra thrust needed in hostile/urgent situations and an engine mig...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 30 Apr 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14161

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: 2307

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.