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by ted633
Sat 17 Aug 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 17th and 18th August
Replies: 49
Views: 14795

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 17th and 18th August

I did notice and would query two points. My friends and I were well towards the right-hand end of the crowd line If my memory hasn't completely failed me, display 'centre' has always been off to the right for some reason The other issue was that, listening to the display frequency it became obvious...
by ted633
Sat 17 Aug 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 17th and 18th August
Replies: 49
Views: 14795

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 17th and 18th August

Well, for all the worries about the weather during the week, I think we did rather well today! I bit breezy, but also plenty of sunshine. Didn't bother packing suncream due to the forecast As for the show itself, I thought the Ultimate Fighters were great and, as usual, so was the Spitfire finale. D...
by ted633
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Underwing civvy reg
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: Underwing civvy reg

cg_341 wrote:Think you need better bins! All UK civil aircraft should carry the registration under, I think, the starboard wing.


Port (left) wing...
by ted633
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567023

Re: RIAT 2019

Only echo what has been said above, a great days display, especially with the predicted forecast a few days ago! As for the car parks, was in Red and left about 19.20, on the road (luckily I think) about half hour later. Never known the car parks be as chaotic as that. I did feel the crowd-line didn...
by ted633
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567023

Re: RIAT 2019

Fishrage wrote:I keep hearing and seeing rumours of a B2 this year... please dont tell me it's in Sunday only again...


Like last year then...
by ted633
Fri 19 Jul 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Riat 2019 weather watch.
Replies: 122
Views: 21945

Re: RIAT 2019 weather watch.

3enrique wrote:How is the cloudbase looking for tomorrow? Seems very little rain expected so clouds are my main worry.


Metoffice isn't showing any 'dark' cloud symbols (thick cloud) in their forecast, so I can't see cloud base being an issue.
by ted633
Fri 12 Jul 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 87462

Re: Royal Navy International Air Day 2019

Harriers arrived, with RIAT marked tails!
by ted633
Sun 07 Jul 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Military Airshow 7th July
Replies: 146
Views: 32491

Re: Military Airshow 7th July

Can only echo what has been said above, was a very good day. I was looking forward to seeing the RJF away from the big venues, and was a very tight and precise display. The people around me all seemed to very much enjoy it and there was a noticeable amount of people making a move afterwards, which d...
by ted633
Tue 02 Jul 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Which camera lenses to take
Replies: 21
Views: 1743

Re: Which camera lenses to take

You will most likely need the 70-200 for flypasts. In 2013, my shots of the A380 & Red Arrows were shot at 100mm. May also need it for some of the display teams larger formations
by ted633
Sat 15 Jun 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Dunsfold 2019 - 15th and 16th June
Replies: 40
Views: 11926

Re: Dunsfold 2019 - 15th and 16th June

Just got home, the weather gods were certainly on our side today, with the predicted heavy rain all afternoon not materialising. A great day, but also a sad one as it's always a very laid back day out and I am very sad to see it go. Strikemaster pair were great, as were the ultimate fighters (with t...
by ted633
Wed 12 Jun 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Dunsfold 2019 - 15th and 16th June
Replies: 40
Views: 11926

Re: Dunsfold 2019 - 15th and 16th June

Total price for my online ticket (bought last week direct from their site) was £27.75 including postage & booking fee
by ted633
Mon 10 Jun 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567023

Re: RIAT 2019

Tangoringo wrote:BA are getting a shiny new plaything in mid July. No delivery date absolutely confirmed yet #justsayin


Unfortunately, the last we heard is delivery on the 23rd!
by ted633
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019
Replies: 885
Views: 135756

Re: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019

Delayed due to a VVIP arrival in France. All info from the commentary.
by ted633
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019
Replies: 885
Views: 135756

Re: Daks Over Normandy - June 2019

Mass departure at 15.10. Displays by AOP.9, P-47 and Spitfire pair from 14.00
by ted633
Mon 03 Jun 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 20411

Re: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019

There was no visual evidence of any bird strike, or blood or entrails. I would say the ceiling panel just fell off! Unless someone spoke to the pilot... Only going by the converation between tower & pilot.... Peter I was only asking if anyone had seen what happened. I only saw something falling...
by ted633
Sun 02 Jun 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 20411

Re: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019

pb643 wrote:
ted633 wrote:Did the Wasp hit a bird or did something fall off it?

Lost a panel of some kind.


Thanks. Since found out it was the panel above the windscreen. Fortunately no harm done. Used to happen fairly regularly in service apparently.
by ted633
Sun 02 Jun 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 20411

Re: Shuttleworth 'Flying Festival'- 2nd June 2019

Did the Wasp hit a bird or did something fall off it?
by ted633
Fri 31 May 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567023

Re: RIAT 2019

I certainly don't recall seeing the Vulcan on static? 2014 the Vulcan was invited to be static only due to the flying display being full of military hardware. However, VttS declined, claiming everyone would be disappointed it wouldn't be flying. (Facebook was very amusing during this with all the R...
by ted633
Fri 31 May 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Surviving (airworthy) WW2 bombers in europe ???
Replies: 21
Views: 2791

Re: Surviving (airworthy) WW2 bombers in europe ???

Depends on the context of the question. Is it surviving WWII era bombers or airframes that actually served in the conflict? If the former, you can add the Blenheim.
by ted633
Mon 29 Apr 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Season Premiere- 5th May 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 17533

Re: Shuttleworth Season Premiere- 5th May 2019

Met Office forecast looking dry, if a little chilly. Would take that. Plenty of time for that to change though!
by ted633
Mon 25 Mar 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Dunsfold 2019 - 15th and 16th June
Replies: 40
Views: 11926

Re: Dunsfold 2019 - 15th and 16th June

Just been announced via Facebook that the Reds are there, and this is the FINAL Wings and Wheels at Dunsfold :sad:
by ted633
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 454
Views: 139156

Re: Interesting Internet

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAjmUQOwgIs[/youtube]

I'd like to know how long this took to build!
by ted633
Fri 15 Mar 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 567023

Re: RIAT 2019

Two Harriers in the sky , great update . I've never seen a twin display , so not sure what to expect but really looking forward to it . F-16s good too . If they go into the hover nearby it is absolutely ear splitting. I remember seeing four do it somewhere years ago (makes me think it would have be...
by ted633
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation books?
Replies: 25
Views: 3117

Re: Aviation books?

I quite enjoyed Phoenix Squadron personally, however, along with Vulcan 607 and also form Rowland White, I can highly recommend 'Storm Front' (Battle of Mirbat, Oman, 1972) and 'Into the Black (About the Space Shuttle, from the very start of development up to the end of the first mission). Both were...
by ted633
Sun 17 Feb 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Air Canada or Westjet
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Air Canada or Westjet

WestJet did have fairly major issues with their fleet of 767's when they were introduced a couple of years back. Lots of heavy delays and cancellations as a result. Been out the 'loop' recently so not sure how much the situation has improved.