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by Stagger2
Fri 20 Mar 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 43857

Re: Yeovilton 2020

Couldn't agree more about Yeovilton 2020 being cancelled, but probably NOT today. The introduction of 'POETS' day began in Somerset & RNAS Yeovilton has embraced it to the extreme. It's now gone 3pm on a Friday & the last person leaving switched-off the lights @ midday. :whistle:
by Stagger2
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 10801

Re: Abingdon Air and Country Show 2020

Agreed! Great attitude & allied to TM-20 Beja we see a new slogan for these air-shows.... "Run it, don't bin it!" :wink:
by Stagger2
Tue 17 Mar 2020, 3:11 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 486
Views: 189122

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Easy 'LaurenceG', you'll give your a heart-attack. We all die sometime, maybe now, maybe later? You could shut yourself away for 6 months & the first day you step-out...get hit by a Bus! Destiny is the word! It's a traditional English habit to use 'black humour' to counter adverse situations ove...
by Stagger2
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Blurry shots?
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: Blurry shots?

I looked at the Canon SX70 HS review & was amazed at the 'optical zoom range'! With all the features listed, I marvel at what you potentially get for such a small price-tag & almost instantly realise there must be a downside somewhere? In fairness, the shots you've posted on Flickr mostly fe...
by Stagger2
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 2:02 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Scottish Airshow 2020 - funding withdrawn
Replies: 21
Views: 7103

Re: Scottish Airshow 2020 - funding withdrawn

Nah! They just got lucky with pulling the funding just in time to stop them losing a wedge! Aye, a canny bit o' foresight alright. :win:
by Stagger2
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 1:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 41561

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

In the near future some very hard decisions will have to be made, especially if you have elderly relatives living nearby, or indeed share a dwelling-house with such a person. Clearly, if they are able to cope on their own, dress & feed themselves you could do worse than stay away. If you live wi...
by Stagger2
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 41561

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

I noticed that tickets for the IWM Duxford BoB. Air-show in September are "Non-transferable & Non-refundable" according to their website. I don't think that this COVID 19 will affect this show by then, unless you buy a ticket now & then die from the virus! Either way....it works ou...
by Stagger2
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: The 'LUFTMOPED' is back!
Replies: 7
Views: 3250

Re: The 'LUFTMOPED' is back!

Very interesting selection of shots indicative perhaps of some long days spent at the fence. Those Alpha-jets are looking great alongside the main event . (no...not EF-2000's!) Could you please indicate a 'normal' day of activity in terms of missions flown, if such a thing exists? I had hoped to tie...
by Stagger2
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Angry Thread...
Replies: 2231
Views: 313287

Re: The Angry Thread...

Drivers that stop 12ft from the car in front at traffic lights then gradually creep up. Why not stop closer in the first place? Because that means you only get one dose of whiplash when some arsewipe on their phone clatters into the back of the car behind you!... or because you're driving an automa...
by Stagger2
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh those Russians
Replies: 27
Views: 4102

Re: Oh those Russians

Airshowhammer wrote:Why do the Russians do it?

Because they can!
Need to train somewhere, why not tie that in with some 'cage rattling'? :heyhey:
by Stagger2
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: MC-12 Farnborough
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: MC-12 Farnborough

Right time, right place & just a small dab of luck it wasn't lashing down like now. I guess too, not far short of a miracle that it made it all the way to Farnborough without breaking again. :whistle:
by Stagger2
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 43857

Re: Yeovilton Air Day 2020 & COVID-19

Now, before anyone takes offence to me asking the question, bear in mind in my home Country (Australia) which has the added security of a "Big Pond" around us, Australia has already stopped Chinese, South Koreans & Iranians from travelling to Australia for the foreseeable future. Ital...
by Stagger2
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus
Replies: 293
Views: 41561

Re: Will air shows be cancelled because of coronavirus

Clearly we're all "for the jump" whether we subscribe to the Doomsday predictions or not. RIAT may or may not happen, Bruntingthorpe may or may not have aviation content going forward, but for certain..we all gonna die, merely a question of when? Regarding the COVID19, I thought the elderl...
by Stagger2
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable
Replies: 13
Views: 3995

Re: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable

Agreed! For just one extra pane of Perspex each side & extended canopy rails it doesn't look too bad when the canopies are closed. Thought it was gonna be a right mess! :shock:
by Stagger2
Fri 06 Mar 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: It's Blustery Outside
Replies: 5
Views: 3683

Re: It's Blustery Outside

Inspired by your Lakenheath set, I had to check these out. I haven't been back to Coningsby since they decided to make the fleet anonymous, bar the numbers!
Your shots have transformed the mundane into an eclectic, interesting presentation. Well done. :up:
by Stagger2
Fri 06 Mar 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: UK Heritage Aviation Trust
Replies: 272
Views: 73355

Re: UK Heritage Aviation Trust

I see from the link to the Business above, the Nature of business (SIC) is 33160 - Repair and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft.
Maybe he's away on a trip with his green friends having some more 'probing' done? :shock:
by Stagger2
Fri 06 Mar 2020, 2:08 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Eagles
Replies: 7
Views: 2872

Re: Eagles

Beautiful selection of very different images. Really impressed with the editing & creative cropping. This is the first offering from Lakenheath I've seen this year that's well worth another viewing! :clap:
by Stagger2
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 42113

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

Small wonder then, that when I order a Gyros I get an All-Day Breakfast? :dizzy:
by Stagger2
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 Wishlist
Replies: 170
Views: 42113

Re: RIAT 2020 Wishlist

Quote from Google: "Kalimera is the usual greeting in the morning, if you're greeting someone in the afternoon or evening, say kalispera."
As he didn't say it was in the morning & with BST in-place there's better than 50% chance he got it right? :smile:
by Stagger2
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: BIAS 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Re: BIAS 2020

Oh !..the joy of acronyms. I Googled "BIAS 2020" & came-up with 'The Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2020' but cannot find the IKEA store anywhere?? Doh! So I tried 'Bucharesti International Air-show' & there's IKEA just where you might expect it. Sometimes Google isn't as fri...
by Stagger2
Sun 23 Feb 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1085
Views: 190743

Re: RIAT 2020

:facepalm:
by Stagger2
Thu 20 Feb 2020, 12:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lakenheath Heritage jets.
Replies: 8
Views: 2568

Re: Lakenheath Heritage jets.

As the 'Yellow-fin' isn't mentioned here, can I assume that's already repainted in a regular scheme? That's the only one of the 3 I've not seen/pictured. :facepalm:
by Stagger2
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Red Arrows will be moving to.....
Replies: 56
Views: 14398

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

Andy has summed up the pros and cons well. My only comment is that the Wittering noise issue was Harrier specific (low, slow on final approach over Barnack) and the Reds won't paint the same footprint. The really sensible choice would be to reactivate Cottesmore's runway , shiny new hangar near the...
by Stagger2
Mon 17 Feb 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 4223

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

Sooo! There we have it in a nutshell. EV battery technology will be there & ready in time for the Internal Combustion engine to cease being on sale. The millions of pounds in taxation revenue on Diesel & Petrol forecourt sales (up to the soon to be extended end if ICE vehicles?) will be ring...
by Stagger2
Sun 16 Feb 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 4223

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

On that basis I assume you enjoy the non-descript 'whiz' of Formula E Racing too? I'm afraid that for me the 'soundtrack' is an integral part of the experience. Had I been born deaf, I would've missed-out on many great sounding engines (& all other audible experiences!). The Tucano which had con...