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by chipmunk22
Wed 03 Feb 2016, 7:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A-10 to go on till 2022 and the B52 foreverr?
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: A-10 to go on till 2022 and the B-52 foreverr?

Totally agree FarnboroJohn.

I remember seeing a C5M take off at Mildenhall,soundedjust like a 747,gone was that distinctive whine. :sad:
Also remember the old KC-135`s,when the end of the runway dissapeared in a cloud of black smoke.

Give me noise and smoke any day - I call it `character` :rock:

chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Wed 13 Jan 2016, 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mr Blue Sky returns to the Airshow Circuit for 2016!
Replies: 120
Views: 14824

Re: Mr Blue Sky returns to the Airshow Circuit for 2016!

Brilliant I think the King Air was always flown really well,no,it`s not a Typhoon or Tornado,but I am grateful for any display under current (forever!!) ?? conditions. Of the three schemes - the camo wins. Would vote,but not on that twitbook thing. Look forward to seeing the display. chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Tue 24 Nov 2015, 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XX
Replies: 214
Views: 39102

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XX

Great news Phil,Really look forward to that. :smile:
Lets hope some of the previous Nightshoot comments have not dampened your enthusiasm.
Most of us thoroughly enjoy the event. :clap:

Cheers
by chipmunk22
Sat 10 Oct 2015, 9:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIX 100th Anniversary-2
Replies: 234
Views: 31359

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIX 100th Anniversary-2

Let us not forget,the organization of these nightshoots is all done around the workings of an active RAF base with many civil aircraft too. I think we are lucky for this privelege We were escorted to the Hawk as required,and the Helio moved later on (Great Sound ) The Chinook was a fab surprise addi...
by chipmunk22
Thu 05 Feb 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Northolt`s Future Not Good ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Re: RAF Northolt`s Future Not Good ?

Hopefully not as bad as it sounds then. I don`t know any of the history of this debate,but was sent the link to the story by a friend who knows my aviation interests. Also ,I live very close to RAF Northolt,it sounded worrying,particularly as the MOD / Government / local councils seems to be trying ...
by chipmunk22
Wed 04 Feb 2015, 9:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Northolt`s Future Not Good ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

RAF Northolt`s Future Not Good ?

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere. Doesn`t sound good. 2nd February, 2015 Statement from London Oxford and Biggin Hill Airports regarding civil aviation at RAF Northolt Following the issue of a press release last Friday, 23rd January, London Oxford and Biggin Hill Airports wish to clarify ...
by chipmunk22
Sun 14 Dec 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Church Fenton provisionally sold
Replies: 12
Views: 3216

Re: Church Fenton provisionally sold

Another base gone :mad: :mad:

No doubt just to be built all over :mad:
No chance of making it a park or something decent.

RIP
by chipmunk22
Mon 17 Nov 2014, 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run
Replies: 93
Views: 12878

Re: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run

Thanks to all concerned for yesterdays run. I loved the Shackleton spitting out fire Considering the weather,I think the event was brilliant -- When`s the next one ?? Also, can recommend the `Old Milll` pub up the road. Spent an hour drying out before the 100 mile drive home.. well done !! chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Sat 01 Nov 2014, 7:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run
Replies: 93
Views: 12878

Re: WR963 Nightshoot / Night run

Why don`t all the armchair whingers stop bleating ?? If £20 -- odd quid to see a shack run is too much, don`t go --- SIMPLE !! Personally, I think it is good value,and hope to be there.As they say - Fuel ain`t cheap. How much would an evening at a pub cost ?? -- unless you whinge about that too !!
by chipmunk22
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 7:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XVII
Replies: 331
Views: 56544

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XVII

No more ideas from me -- Sorry :sad:
by chipmunk22
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XVII
Replies: 331
Views: 56544

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XVII

Hi Jonathan,

If you go back a few posts, to any post showing the `Graf Zeppilin` Logo - That is Phil.
Click om `PM` below the logo,and your message will go direct to him. :smile:

Regards

Colin
by chipmunk22
Sun 28 Sep 2014, 8:12 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Guy Martin Spitfire rebuild
Replies: 36
Views: 11844

Re: Guy Martin Spitfire rebuild

Thanks for the advance notice. Trouble with this and most other `forums` is that the original posting is hijacked by a moronic minority who have nothing better to do in their pathetic lives but slag everybody else`s opinion off. Why I generally don`t post anything,but some of the comments on here re...
by chipmunk22
Sat 13 Sep 2014, 9:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XVII
Replies: 331
Views: 56544

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XVII

Really looking forward to this one.

For the first time,I do not have to worry about `can I get leave`, as I now am 4 days into retirement,having worked 43 years at BOAC / British Airways.

Nice feeling. :yahoo:
by chipmunk22
Fri 21 Feb 2014, 7:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Re: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?

Yes Dan,on closer inspection,it is 4 Aviation :oops: Just put 4 with F for some reason !!

It does seem the tour,if they run one in 2015,will overcome a lot of problems of doing it `on my own`
Will keep an eye on the website.

Cheers

Colin
by chipmunk22
Thu 20 Feb 2014, 7:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Re: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?

Cracking shots Dan,some iconic Russian hardware there How did you get to Monino I believe F4 Aviation run a trip to MAKS and Monino. They are based in Netherlands but I could hopefully tie up with them in Moscow. I work for British Airways,so can get a reasonable flight price. A long way off,but loo...
by chipmunk22
Tue 18 Feb 2014, 9:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Re: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?

Thanks Andy,after looking at your pics,I really ,really want to visit Monino.
The Russians made some fantastic looking machines .
I will find a way .

Colin
by chipmunk22
Sun 16 Feb 2014, 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F.A.S.T Nightshoot February 22nd
Replies: 27
Views: 4900

Re: F.A.S.T Nightshoot February 22nd

Many Thanks Tom,I realise these things take huge effort - Well Done :clap:

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Sat 15 Feb 2014, 11:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F.A.S.T Nightshoot February 22nd
Replies: 27
Views: 4900

Re: F.A.S.T Nightshoot February 22nd

Hi Tom,
Have not received a PM yet - Have you got me on the list ?? :question:

Kind Regards

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Fri 14 Feb 2014, 11:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Re: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?

Many thanks Tim for the excellent directions. :clap:

Kind Regards

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Tue 11 Feb 2014, 10:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

How do I get to Zhukovsky Please ?

Hello, Cannot find this on any threads,sorry if I have missed it. I am making plans to visit MAKS 2015,for a couple days,and also the air force museum at Monino. I will be flying to Domodedovo airport,and wondered if anyone has any info about getting to Zhukovsky. Preferebly public transport,or poss...
by chipmunk22
Mon 13 Jan 2014, 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: F.A.S.T Nightshoot February 22nd
Replies: 27
Views: 4900

Re: F.A.S.T Nightshoot February 22nd

Great idea - Would love to come to this.
Colin
by chipmunk22
Sat 14 Dec 2013, 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jet Age Museum Break In
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

Re: Jet Age Museum Break In

Really sad to here that :mad:
Shame the lowlife scumbags didn`t slit their wrists on the broken glass.
Thankfully,no major damage done.

Keep up the good work :clap:
chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Fri 18 Oct 2013, 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Spitfire MK356 gets a new paint scheme
Replies: 28
Views: 7585

Re: Spitfire MK356 gets a new paint scheme

Another camo Spit.. -- Looks nice,but Silver was Different !!
Hopefully it will revert one day..
by chipmunk22
Fri 04 Oct 2013, 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Whats happened to `Breakaway Aviation Tours` ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: Whats happened to `Breakaway Aviation Tours` ?

Wow,that explains everything. :shock:
Really sad news about Rick`s personal circumstances,hope he can sort things out.
His personal life must always come first.

Chipmunk22