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by BEX
Sun 09 Oct 2011, 5:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet

Look closely at the picture that goes with the article

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Aren't those RAF personnel?
by BEX
Sat 27 Aug 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A330 out in the sun
Replies: 3
Views: 2006

A330 out in the sun

Boscombe Down is closed over the bank holiday, so as long as you stay above 2500ft it's quite ok to fly over the top.... and if you do, you might see one of these...
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P1040966 by gosport_flyer, on Flickr

BEX
by BEX
Thu 21 Jul 2011, 7:18 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lyneham to remain open
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Lyneham to remain open

of course the correct spelling is Sain Tathan... for those that have been there a while

Croeso y Cymru ! :biggrin:
by BEX
Thu 26 May 2011, 6:15 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Abandoned Airfields No 7 Greenham Common
Replies: 23
Views: 4506

Re: Abandoned Airfields No 7 Greenham Common

A wonderful set of pictures, that brought back lots of memories. Greenham looks like this now. (looking towards the west from about 1500ft) http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5762020921_2cfcf81eb1_b.jpg P1010383 by gosport_flyer , on Flickr I used to drive up here overnight, arrive about 0300 and p...
by BEX
Sat 07 May 2011, 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sailor BBC tv series
Replies: 11
Views: 3115

Re: Sailor BBC tv series

Two things I have to take issue with here.. the Chief Petty Officer aka 'Fleet Chief' was a class act CPO and Fleet Chief Petty Officer were two different ranks (Fleet Chief is now WO1) When Eagle was Decomissioned she had upwards of 20 years left in her Hull and Machinery where as Ark Royal was Con...
by BEX
Sat 30 Apr 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Crossing the channel
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Crossing the channel

... nice piccies. Did you remember to get your duty free in the Alderney Airport Shop though? :smile:

BEX
by BEX
Wed 27 Apr 2011, 10:04 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Spring Show
Replies: 46
Views: 10393

Re: Spring Show

Nice pics Rob, but I'd be hard pressed to ever call a Comper Swift "lovely"


Yes, two very nice pictures, thanks Rob. I have no qualms calling the Swift "lovely" though.... cos I think it is :smile: (each to his own etc etc)

I shall be there on Sunday

BEX
by BEX
Tue 19 Apr 2011, 6:19 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Spring Show
Replies: 46
Views: 10393

Re: Spring Show

... and no-one mentions the Comper Swift. Haven't seen one fly since the late 1970s.. :clap:

BEX
by BEX
Mon 18 Apr 2011, 7:10 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Re: Shuttleworth's Pretty Poli

At the weekend it was displayed like this http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5632352256_8f5c81562d_b.jpg 100_0041 by gosport_flyer , on Flickr Not sure the Po 2 would ever have been assisted by a Hucks starter.... at least not an RAF one... unless someone knows different BEX
by BEX
Mon 11 Apr 2011, 12:26 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: More Sun N Fun in Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: More Sun N Fun in Florida

Nice Pics. Thanks for sharing. They also give some idea of the damage caused by Thursday's storm :sad:

The F/A18 is painted in one of the many "commemorative" schemes as the USN is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation ( the RNs was a couple of years ago :wink: )

BEX
by BEX
Fri 08 Apr 2011, 12:31 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sunny, Sun 'n Fun 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Sunny, Sun 'n Fun 2011

Hi Mark, I guess you qualify for one of the " I survived Sun n Fun 2011" T shirts! (though $25 was a bit steep) Yep. the O-1 doesn't look too good, but I've seen much worse rebuilt, and since most of bits are stock Cessna (170/180?) I guess it's "do able".... just depends on how ...
by BEX
Thu 07 Apr 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sunny, Sun 'n Fun 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Sunny, Sun 'n Fun 2011

Thanks for the comments. The Thursday storm wrecked several exhibitors (and campers) tents, and between 20-40 aircraft were wrecked as well. Tons of gravel were poured onto the car lots (effectively just a big field on the south side of the airport) and large earth movers used to try and squeeze out...
by BEX
Mon 04 Apr 2011, 12:39 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sunny, Sun 'n Fun 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Sunny, Sun 'n Fun 2011

For those that don't know, this years Sun 'n Fun Fly in at Lakeland Florida was affected by a severe (and I mean severe) storm last Thursday. Thankfully no-one was hurt badly, but several aircraft were wrecked and the showground was swamped... The organisers (all volunteers) worked really hard to cl...
by BEX
Sat 26 Mar 2011, 5:11 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Ice tastic
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Ice tastic

Very nice.... Is that Franz Joseph in the background? Always amazes me that true Ice is Blue in colour

BEX
by BEX
Thu 24 Mar 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Cherry Blossom at Duxford - 23Mar11
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: Cherry Blossom at Duxford - 23Mar11

Will it fly at Legends?


Only once..... :wink:
by BEX
Sun 13 Mar 2011, 10:31 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Helicopters & Others At Plymouth
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Helicopters & Others At Plymouth

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This is the view I had on Wednesday..... and one that might disappear all too soon :sad:

BEX
by BEX
Sun 13 Mar 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Helicopters & Others At Plymouth
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Helicopters & Others At Plymouth

Sorry, a bit late, I've been a bit busy

Hi BEX,

What were you flying?


I was in Cessna 150A G-ARFO (known to many here). Popped down to PLH for old times sake.

(a looooong time ago I used to load baggage onto BN2a's and DHC6's here. :up: )

BEX
by BEX
Fri 11 Mar 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Helicopters & Others At Plymouth
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Helicopters & Others At Plymouth

Nice pictures from an aerodrome who's future looks uncertain, to say the least.

Didn't realise that the Dash 8 was WFU, had to taxy around it on Wednesday to get to the Pumps and I thought it looked a bit closed up.

BEX
by BEX
Mon 07 Mar 2011, 8:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Spitfire Memorial Cock up
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

Re: Spitfire Memorial Cock up

Great piece of Journalism by Jon Cuthill and team (apart from not having the size requirements to hand when the councillor avoided the question). .... and an absolutely terrible and unfair way to run a competition that if true, I find indefensible. As above, the "winning" design, whatever ...
by BEX
Thu 24 Feb 2011, 8:50 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Heathrow in the mid 70s
Replies: 12
Views: 4930

Re: Heathrow in the mid 70s

Nice pics that brought back some nice memories.

I've still got my 1976 copy of JP World Airline Fleets, printed on Blue Paper and all for the princely sum of £2.50.

Thanks for posting

BEX
by BEX
Mon 14 Feb 2011, 7:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shoreham ATC
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Shoreham ATC

The plan (apparently) is to replace the ATC service with AFISOs, they're Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officers for those that don't know. The service they provide is suffixed "information" (as in Goodwood Information) and is more than adequate for most VFR type operations. What thi...
by BEX
Sat 18 Dec 2010, 11:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Hawk T1 / T2 the future
Replies: 23
Views: 3588

Re: Hawk T1 / T2 the future

No mention of FRADU?
by BEX
Sat 11 Dec 2010, 10:37 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Lets see your Sea Vixens!
Replies: 13
Views: 4493

Re: Lets see your Sea Vixens!

Very nice oldies pictures.

In fact you've captured my abiding memory of the Sea Vixen, low level "buddy" refuelling. Haven't seen pictures of it in years, so thanks. :clap:

BEX
by BEX
Wed 01 Dec 2010, 8:12 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Longest serving military aircraft.
Replies: 32
Views: 5106

Re: Longest serving military aircraft.

Nobody has mentioned the DHC1 Chipmunk. First flown 1946 and entered RAF service in 1950..... and still in service with the RAF BBMF today! (oh and the RNHF have one as well!)


BEX :smile:
by BEX
Mon 25 Oct 2010, 4:38 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Day out with 101 Squadron 1994
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Day out with 101 Squadron 1994

Thanks both. The recent announcements gave me the spur to put them up, and as you say, makes them somewhat poignant.

Cheers

BEX