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by hunterxf382
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 245462

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

Was there one on static too perhaps?
by hunterxf382
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017
Replies: 991
Views: 245462

Re: RAF Scampton Air Show 2017

It would appear that the Autogyro that was displaying at Scampton had an incident on departure earlier today...crew unhurt according to official source:

http://scamptonairshow.com/news/2017/sep/11/statement-11/09/2017
by hunterxf382
Mon 21 Aug 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Mk 1 spitfire R6690
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: Mk 1 spitfire R6690

Unfortunately Craig, you're link back to photobucket does not work as they've disabled third party hosting unless you pay them.... Found a Flickr alternative? https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8066882708_96b730989b_c.jpg Or this profile: http://allspitfirepilots.org/content/aircraft/1753/images/R6...
by hunterxf382
Tue 15 Aug 2017, 10:09 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: The White Helmets in their final season
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

Re: The White Helmets in their final season

Great set of photos! Saw them perform at the recent Cawdor Barracks Open Day (former RAF Brawdy) in July. Sad to hear then that they were disbanding - personally I felt that the skills needed were still valid no matter what the role of the current Armed Forces.. things like discipline / teamwork etc...
by hunterxf382
Fri 04 Aug 2017, 3:51 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: PReoch's Summer of 2017 (So Far)...
Replies: 9
Views: 3367

Re: PReoch's Summer of 2017 (So Far)...

That first shot.... awesome Peter!

That Vietnam scene..... amazing!

That was some "little event in Shropshire" I have to say. You want to have a word with the organising team and thank them for getting that Atlas and staging the Vietnam set-piece :clap:

Oh wait...... :whistle:
by hunterxf382
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Android clean up
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: Android clean up

I've not been having any log-in's removed by it?
by hunterxf382
Thu 13 Jul 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Android clean up
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: Android clean up

Been using DU Booster for a while now to do pretty much the same thing. No complaints from me - does the job!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dianxinos.optimizer.duplay
by hunterxf382
Thu 13 Jul 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: M6 Walsall Red Arrow
Replies: 16
Views: 5498

Re: M6 Walsall Red Arrow

This was the road arrival at RIAT, taken by my colleague, fellow UKARian profile_M

[url][url=https://flic.kr/p/VqtAUw]Image[/url]Plastic Red Arrows Hawk by Pete Buckingham, on Flickr[/url]
by hunterxf382
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: M6 Walsall Red Arrow
Replies: 16
Views: 5498

Re: M6 Walsall Red Arrow

A colleague at RIAT took a photo of what may be the same airframe arriving there? Union Jack tail as per the current fleet?
by hunterxf382
Thu 06 Jul 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Wessex XT761
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: Wessex XT761

That sounds like the pair recently purchased by the owner of the airworthy Whirlwind who stated that the hope is to return one to flight, the other acting as spares ship? Edit: They are the ones. From their facebook page on 9th June.... Whirlwind is very excited to share with you her two new friends...
by hunterxf382
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Airlander10 at Sunset after 4th flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Re: Airlander10 at Sunset after 4th flight

Very nice shots, and that last one really does give an idea of scale! Certainly a head turner.
by hunterxf382
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 2:19 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 258725

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Couldn't hear the majorty of any commentary to be fair, but then I rarely make a point of trying to listen. In fairness though - the arrival of the B-52 was rather a surprise for everyone, given that Sally-B was still trundling around the skies mid-display..... I have no idea how planned that was - ...
by hunterxf382
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF T-6 First Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

Re: RAF T-6 First Flight

I'm struggling to take in that the Royal Air Force of today only requires an order of ten airframes to fulfill the contract?

Boy that's a huge shrinkage from my serving days....
by hunterxf382
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 258725

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

Dan O'Hagan wrote:In fairness, Europe's third-best national team only got their PDA a day or so ago. Presumably the Typhoon's was granted at Coningsby last month.


A sensible response, and highly likely too.
by hunterxf382
Tue 30 May 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 258725

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

From the website, flying display finished approx 17:30, but the showgroudn remains open until 19:00. However, as you mentioned arranging transport (a lift I assume), best have a read on the travel section about that, as the traffic is flowing one-way only and that makes it difficult to get near inbo...
by hunterxf382
Tue 30 May 2017, 6:12 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 1535
Views: 258725

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - [Main Topic]

I asked on Twitter and was assured there would be in the days leading up to the show... :smile:
by hunterxf382
Mon 29 May 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Red or Blue Peter.......
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Re: Red or Blue Peter.......

John did jumps with both the Red Devils and the Falcons....
It was in 1973 with the Falcons that he got the world records.
Interesting site to read up on the parachuting days here:

http://www.bpa-archive.org.uk/pages/john_noakes/john_noakes.html
by hunterxf382
Fri 26 May 2017, 10:17 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Mildenhall Air Fetes 80's to 90's
Replies: 13
Views: 6066

Re: Mildenhall Air Fetes 80's to 90's

Absolutely stunning photo set there! Being in the RAF at the time of most of yours shots, and working airshows - it was easy to look back at these days again, and remind myself of when we were all incredibly fortunate to witness what we did. The sheer abundance of variety and pre H&S days make f...
by hunterxf382
Sun 21 May 2017, 10:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Addition on the Gate at Samlesbury
Replies: 28
Views: 6368

Re: New Addition on the Gate at Samlesbury

Blimey... retirement to gate guard before even entering service - that must be a record :grin:
by hunterxf382
Sun 14 May 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017
Replies: 174
Views: 41466

Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017

One of the Great Warbirds has just put down on the grass shortly afterwards too... according to a colleague who eyewitnessed both incidents there. Thankfully all involved crew are safe according to reports.
by hunterxf382
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Tornado on shed
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

Re: Tornado on shed

No.1.... just WOW :shock:
Full of period atmosphere, so much that I can almost smell the oily steam from here.... Excellent shot!
by hunterxf382
Sun 12 Mar 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Commuter spots - What's the chances of that?
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Commuter spots - What's the chances of that?

Thankfully no-one's snapped Shepherds Bush in the same manner :lmao:
by hunterxf382
Mon 27 Feb 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: RAF Binbrook – 14 April 1988
Replies: 12
Views: 5127

Re: RAF Binbrook – 14 April 1988

Great photos of the end of an era at Binbrook.... I was sent there on detachment in '88 to assist the riggers with an urgent check on spars after a Saudi one was lost I believe. Somehow we managed to check the entire fleet - airworthy and non-airworthy ones dotted around. One thing I learned from th...
by hunterxf382
Thu 09 Feb 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Radial And Trainer Fly-In V: 29-30th April 2017
Replies: 147
Views: 34953

Re: Radial And Trainer Fly-In V: 29-30th April 2017

Funny you should say that..... indeed it does!!!

And with HG having a new Airport Manager now, it's all a change from the previous W&W events that me and the Events Team volunteers used to help out with.
by hunterxf382
Thu 22 Dec 2016, 9:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Light bulb changing.
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Light bulb changing.

:clap: Best thread on here for ages.... made me chuckle :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: