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by chipmunk22
Thu 19 Sep 2013, 11:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Whats happened to `Breakaway Aviation Tours` ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

Re: Whats happened to `Breakaway Aviation Tours` ?

Many thanks for the replies.

chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Wed 18 Sep 2013, 11:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Whats happened to `Breakaway Aviation Tours` ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

Whats happened to `Breakaway Aviation Tours` ?

Just wondering if anybody knows if Breakaway Aviation Tours has ceased to exist ?? Run by a great chap called Rick Sleight,the website link is now dead. Great shame,as I enjoyed some great base visits with them. Does anyone know of any other tour groups that organize visits to military bases in the ...
by chipmunk22
Wed 04 Sep 2013, 9:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What should I look for when buying a scanner?
Replies: 18
Views: 6217

Re: What should I look for when buying a scanner?

Sorry about the cock-up with the link to marks scanners :oops:

Yes,it was cut `n paste -- not too good at these things

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Thu 22 Aug 2013, 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What should I look for when buying a scanner?
Replies: 18
Views: 6217

Re: What should I look for when buying a scanner?

Agree with Brevet Cable`s comments. I only use a fraction of the 3500`s capability,same with my camera`s really. Yes,the dedicated cable is a bit pricey,but ,in my opinion worth it,for the flexibility it gives with `talking` to your PC. The manual that comes with the Bearcat 3500 is not easily under...
by chipmunk22
Mon 19 Aug 2013, 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: What should I look for when buying a scanner?
Replies: 18
Views: 6217

Re: What should I look for when buying a scanner?

Definitely second the recommendation for the Uniden 3500.. Seems complex at first,but is brilliant.One good point is ,you can save your frequencies to your PC,so if your scanner should lose them,they can be restored. You may think this scanner is more than you need -- I did -- It isn`t !! Good Luck ...
by chipmunk22
Sun 14 Jul 2013, 6:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Scanner Frequencies for 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 4584

Re: Scanner Frequencies for 2013

Brilliant -- Thanks very much for posting these. :clap:

chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Thu 11 Apr 2013, 6:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XV
Replies: 239
Views: 35952

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XV

Fantastic news Phil :yahoo:

Will now be able to attend..

Can understand the frustrations of people who have made plans,but hopefully will result in a higher attendance and more money for the good cause

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Sun 07 Apr 2013, 10:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 25 years at BA
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

Re: 25 years at BA

Hi Jeff, Yes, I do use a shoulder mount,and been to Northolt a few times. One side effect of 40+ years at BA is that Senior Moments seem to happen more frequently !! I do remember chatting to somebody a few times at Northolt Photoshoots - probably yourself ? Hopefully we will meet up again. Cheers C...
by chipmunk22
Sat 06 Apr 2013, 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 25 years at BA
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

Re: 25 years at BA

Yep,you are still a `Puppy` !!
I joined BOAC as an apprentice in 1971,still at BA now in T5.
Looking forward to retiring next year. :yahoo:
I never worked on the `Pocket Rocket`,so don`t know if our paths have crossed..
All the best for the next 25 :grin:

chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Sun 31 Mar 2013, 10:28 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIV
Replies: 305
Views: 33911

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIV

I agree with Gord`s comments.

It was great to see the Hurricane,and really enjoyed it.Would not be prepared to pay the surcharge every time.
Perhaps a Warbird could be invited every 3rd or 4th Photocall ??

Great effort though. :up:

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Mon 25 Mar 2013, 7:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XV
Replies: 239
Views: 35952

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XV

Real Shame I won`t be able to make it. :sad:
I live five minutes from Northolt,but will be at Yeovilton for the arrivals..

Could maybe do both,but would rather cover one properly than both rushed. (Aforementioned traffic issues)

I`m sure the photocall will be great..
by chipmunk22
Mon 04 Feb 2013, 11:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone been to the Thai Air Force Museum - Bangkok ?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Anyone been to the Thai Air Force Museum - Bangkok ?

Many Thanks for the replies.

Sounds like it could be a good visit.
I find the Thai`s to be very friendly people :love: ,having been to Bangkok a few times - but didn`t realise the museum was there :oops:

Cheers
by chipmunk22
Sat 02 Feb 2013, 11:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone been to the Thai Air Force Museum - Bangkok ?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Anyone been to the Thai Air Force Museum - Bangkok ?

Many thanks Maisie for the gen.
I shall look at the train/taxi option.

Cheers
chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Sat 02 Feb 2013, 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anyone been to the Thai Air Force Museum - Bangkok ?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Anyone been to the Thai Air Force Museum - Bangkok ?

Hi All, I am visiting Bangkok at the end of this month,and intend to visit the Thai Air Force Museum adjacent to Don Muang Airport. According to the museum website, various buses go there from Bangkok City,although checking the route maps,they all seem to terminate at Mo Chit - miles away ..! The be...
by chipmunk22
Thu 27 Sep 2012, 10:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How do I get to Kbely Museum - Prague?
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: How do I get to Kbely Museum - Prague?

Huge thanks for all your very helpful advice.
Seems like a bit of `clandestine operations` is in order !!

Thanks again
chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Wed 26 Sep 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How do I get to Kbely Museum - Prague?
Replies: 6
Views: 821

How do I get to Kbely Museum - Prague?

Hopefully somebody can asssist me? I would like to visit the Czech A/F museum at Kbely.I am aware of the opening times,but cannot work out how to get to it from Prague Airport. I am looking at possibly doing it on a day trip,but do not want to use taxi`s .. Any help much appreciated. Thanks Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Wed 25 Jul 2012, 10:18 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: U2 over Gloucestershire
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: U2 over Gloucestershire

helipaul
He was calling on Brize Approach - either 127.25 or 297.8.
The way I have programmed my scanner,it displays `Brize App.`for both, so could be either of these freq`s.
Sorry I can`t be more helpful .

chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Tue 24 Jul 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: U2 over Gloucestershire
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: U2 over Gloucestershire

Saw it flying over Brize Norton this morning.
On the scanner calling dragon 51, then transferred to Fairford tower freq.
by chipmunk22
Mon 23 Jul 2012, 9:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: NIMBYs pick on Brize
Replies: 31
Views: 4184

Re: NIMBYs pick on Brize

Totally agree with Smog Monster. RAF Brize Norton has been in existence since 1937,if people lived there before that,they can moan. Move near a major base since -- guess what -- you might hear aircraft !! Move house or accept it. The RAF do a fantastic job under very difficult conditions,and should ...
by chipmunk22
Sat 12 May 2012, 8:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Queens diamond jubilee
Replies: 201
Views: 46825

Re: The Queens diamond jubilee

Ref GMT and BST. What I have worked out from previous flypast timings,and this has turned out correct is -- UTC = GMT (just another name) GMT is 1 Hour Behind BST BST is GMT + 1 Hour So,if all timings are GMT,the aircraft will arrive one hour later than advertised. Hope this clears it up Regards Chi...
by chipmunk22
Sun 27 Nov 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: No.78 Sqn special scheme Merlin HC3
Replies: 19
Views: 5028

Re: No.78 Sqn special scheme Merlin HC3

Well I think the scheme is great.
It`s nice to see anything different applied to our military aircraft in these hard times.
I appreciate we will not get to see it,but well done to all concerned :clap:

chipmunk 22
by chipmunk22
Sat 01 Oct 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot X
Replies: 351
Views: 60579

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot X

Some great info here, Many thanks to all who have shared there knowledge.
So much to remember, but hopefully some half decent shots should result.

Cheers

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Thu 29 Sep 2011, 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot X
Replies: 351
Views: 60579

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot X

Many thanks for all the good advice.
Fully understand the no flash ruling,mine will be staying at home !!
I have a wireless release for my camera (Canon EOS 40D),so will combine this with a tripod.

Hope we all have a great evening.

Thanks Again

Chipmunk22
by chipmunk22
Thu 29 Sep 2011, 7:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot X
Replies: 351
Views: 60579

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot X

Hi All, Will be attending my first night shoot,and really looking forward to it.. I have been photographing aircraft for 40 years,but never taken a night shot Just wondering what set-up all you seasoned night shooters use ?? Is a tripod a good idea with a slow shutter speed,or would hand held on a v...
by chipmunk22
Thu 14 Jul 2011, 12:40 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Totterdown Campsite Now Taking 2011 Bookings
Replies: 35
Views: 4998

Re: Totterdown Campsite Now Taking 2011 Bookings

Does anybody know what time Totterdown opens for park and View on Sunday ??
Have tried e-mailing them,but do not receive a reply.

Thanks