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by Traveller
Mon 23 May 2016, 6:59 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Belgian Air Force Days 2016
Replies: 116
Views: 29858

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Shuttle bus would be very nice so I can get caned at the show. Ibis booked at Charleroi airport, £34/night.
by Traveller
Sun 22 May 2016, 12:02 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Belgian Air Force Days 2016
Replies: 116
Views: 29858

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Two questions for those that have been before please: What is it like compared to Fairford in terms of traffic on Saturday morning? I'll stay up to an hour away but wondered what time is ok to plan on arrival. Before I order tickets can someone confirm they are printable and are not posted out? Chee...
by Traveller
Tue 03 May 2016, 1:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dave does India, part 1 ( no pics.........yet)
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: Dave does India, part 1 ( no pics.........yet)

At least you only need one pair of boxers in India though !
by Traveller
Tue 03 May 2016, 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dave does India, part 1 ( no pics.........yet)
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: Dave does India, part 1 ( no pics.........yet)

Fancy not putting everything you cannot live without in hand luggage. School boy error.
by Traveller
Wed 23 Mar 2016, 10:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ridiculous lay outs at Hendon
Replies: 41
Views: 5894

Re: Ridiculous lay outs at Hendon

Funny isn't it. Not a problem to photographers when they aren't affected yet when I raise a valid point I get called a moaner. Now let me see, imagine a B17 in the open for a nice photo and for no reason at all a Chipmunk gets put under the wing. Oh and the moaners about the fun fair and slides in t...
by Traveller
Mon 21 Mar 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Plane-Spotter Britons Held On Terror Charges in Nairobi
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Re: Plane-Spotter Britons Held On Terror Charges in Nairobi

Ive got photos from the Int airport. Where do I send my cheque?
by Traveller
Sat 19 Mar 2016, 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Victor @ Duxford
Replies: 14
Views: 3205

Re: Victor @ Duxford

Why not just respray it (1 week?) and be done with it. 3-5 years is utterly ridiculous.
by Traveller
Sat 19 Mar 2016, 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ridiculous lay outs at Hendon
Replies: 41
Views: 5894

Ridiculous lay outs at Hendon

It's been a couple of weeks since I went but what is the point of the stupid mixed up displays at Hendon. And other places come to think if it. I wish I had noted them all but at Hendon I think I recall a Buccaneer near a Spitfire, a German plane near some civvie light thing, the Typhoon near some u...
by Traveller
Sun 13 Mar 2016, 12:09 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31881

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

Then your close personal friends need to take this up with all the many that contributed to lightning boys 1 and 2 plus lightning eject. I am merely relaying what I read from proper first hand accounts. Not your arm chair wannabe wannabelieve attitude.
by Traveller
Thu 10 Mar 2016, 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31881

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

Ive now read all those Lightning books, Lightning eject etc etc. The plane was a disgrace no matter what rose specs you enthusiasts wear. Barely could stay in the air for 45 minutes and carried a whopping 2 missiles. Yeh great to see all British Mach 2 thing go vertical after take off just a few ye...
by Traveller
Sat 05 Mar 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
Replies: 98
Views: 31881

Re: Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again

Ive now read all those Lightning books, Lightning eject etc etc. The plane was a disgrace no matter what rose specs you enthusiasts wear. Barely could stay in the air for 45 minutes and carried a whopping 2 missiles. Yeh great to see all British Mach 2 thing go vertical after take off just a few yea...
by Traveller
Thu 03 Mar 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Kecskemét 30 and 31/7/2016
Replies: 17
Views: 6394

Re: Kecskemét 30 and 31/7/2016

And I would say if I was thirsty and had the choice between a fountain with clean water and one where I'm going to be persecuted and abused and put in a camp for drinking from, I know which I'd choose. But the fountains in Turkey and Greece are very clean to drink from.....................just look...
by Traveller
Sun 31 Jan 2016, 6:31 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ridiculous displays
Replies: 31
Views: 5030

Re: Ridiculous displays

TSR2 touch and go at Rougham. The RAF King air at Fairford a close second.
by Traveller
Fri 15 Jan 2016, 3:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tracey Curtis-Taylor
Replies: 41
Views: 11507

Re: Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Image

Goodwood 2015
by Traveller
Wed 13 Jan 2016, 5:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mr Blue Sky returns to the Airshow Circuit for 2016!
Replies: 120
Views: 14845

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

Incredible that in times of so called cut backs the MOD (RAF mainly) continue to paint aircraft in certain schemes. The odd tail I can support. An entire twin commuter aircraft I cannot. Utter waste of money though I would like to know what the cost is of painting aircraft of this or fighter size. H...
by Traveller
Sun 10 Jan 2016, 9:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tracey Curtis-Taylor
Replies: 41
Views: 11507

Re: Tracey Curtis-Taylor

http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=98342

solo my a***. Absolutely nothing special about this flight from a 'solo woman' perspective. BBC investigating her claims apparently.
by Traveller
Fri 08 Jan 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Wellesbourne Mountford's future
Replies: 52
Views: 9212

Re: Wellesbourne Mountford's future

Runway length is doable. V1 would be something like 60kts, above which the calculation would be 'could it get airborne on 3 engines' (in the remaining length).
by Traveller
Thu 03 Dec 2015, 11:33 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Airstrikes in Syria - UKAR's Thoughts?
Replies: 110
Views: 11580

Re: Airstrikes in Syria - UKAR's Thoughts?

There is some ill-informed comments here. This is nothing like Iraq and Libya, we are not bombing the regime/Government. Nor are we actually bombing (or assisting) rebels. We are bombing a terrorist group. People who want YOU dead in YOUR country. So no bad thing. What I would like to see is intelli...
by Traveller
Tue 01 Dec 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?
Replies: 96
Views: 10520

Re: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?

I think the experts here that have no military or MOD background have finally solved what the best solution would have been. 6 engines. So 2 can be shut down to conserve fuel which leaves the safety of 4. If any fail then there is the option to either return on 3, or start number 5 or 6. Since there...
by Traveller
Sun 29 Nov 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?
Replies: 96
Views: 10520

Re: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?

The Trident 3 did have 4 engines.
by Traveller
Sun 29 Nov 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?
Replies: 96
Views: 10520

Re: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?

Come off it, how many twins have engine failures these days? I would guess it would remain on station until another deployed, the risk of a double failure being so minute. Anyway it's ordered, get over it people and be happy.
by Traveller
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 8:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?
Replies: 96
Views: 10520

Re: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?uestion of two or 4

with the battering of low level operations that the Nimrod and Orion could soak up? .................................... any similar photos of the P-8, they all seem to be at 10,000 feet with a large area of coastline in the background. A metallurgist?!! How about the technology not needing to be b...
by Traveller
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?
Replies: 96
Views: 10520

Re: So, should they have scrapped Nimrod?

Ah the armchair experts appear who know better than the MOD. What have I read above - possibly 38 737s in the end to replace, well just about everything. But hang on 2 engines not good enough (despite millions of passengers around the world flying on them every day without twin failures). Best make ...
by Traveller
Tue 24 Nov 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: S.D.S.R 2015
Replies: 146
Views: 22053

Re: S.D.S.R 2015

Anyone miss the statement on the previous page they're keeping an amount of Hercules into the 2030s? That's either an admission the A400M can't do what the Herc does, or they're not buying enough. I don't think so. Did you consider it may be the best vfm for the tax payer in the current time period...