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by PorkScratching
Tue 25 Sep 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mighty Planes TV programme 2100 25/09/12 on Quest
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Mighty Planes TV programme 2100 25/09/12 on Quest

UK TV channel Quest have a new series starting tonight at 2100:

http://www.questtv.co.uk/shows/mighty-planes

Looks as though there could be some good footage (especially of the Martin Mars!), but references to "planes" and "aircrafts" worries me.
by PorkScratching
Mon 10 Sep 2012, 8:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Joe Pasquale's Yak?
Replies: 9
Views: 3406

Re: Joe Pasquales Yak?

It was based at Enstone when my ex-boss owned it, but he sold it a year or so ago and bought an Extra. According to G-INFO the Yak is now in Russia.
by PorkScratching
Mon 10 Sep 2012, 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Joe Pasquale's Yak?
Replies: 9
Views: 3406

Re: Joe Pasquales Yak?

An old boss of mine bought it in around 2008. ISTR him saying that Joe Pasquale had a 50% share in it rather than owning it outright.
by PorkScratching
Sat 08 Sep 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: East Anglian Sunset
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: East Anglian Sunset

Lovely, just lovely. You can't beat a summer's evening bimble. I just hope you didn't have to land into that sun when you arrived home!
by PorkScratching
Fri 31 Aug 2012, 7:50 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Heavies (updated)
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: Chicago O'Hare Heavies (updated)

There's some beauties in there Trevor. Love the Evergreen and Kalitta (I have a soft spot for freighters).
by PorkScratching
Fri 31 Aug 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: three from the sixties - final update
Replies: 94
Views: 22219

Re: three from the sixties - Fidday update

I'm still stunned by the quality of these - they look as though they could have been shot yesterday with modern digital gear. And the subject matter is just fantastic - just look at that Sycamore :drool:
by PorkScratching
Tue 28 Aug 2012, 7:28 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Brize Norton 28/05/2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Re: RAF Brize Norton 28/05/2012

Shame you weren't around for the flypast, but your departure shot of all three is excellent.
by PorkScratching
Wed 08 Aug 2012, 7:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIII
Replies: 215
Views: 42422

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIII

:drool: :clap:
by PorkScratching
Sun 05 Aug 2012, 9:29 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Hunter F.2 WN904
Replies: 9
Views: 3786

Re: Hunter F.2 WN904

Well done to all concerned - it's clearly gone to a good home :clap:
by PorkScratching
Fri 03 Aug 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: New server and associated board outage
Replies: 17
Views: 4649

Re: New server and associated board outage

Apologies for the short downtime a little earlier - I was doing some maintenance and tidying which took a little longer than planned.
by PorkScratching
Wed 01 Aug 2012, 10:30 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: LHR Myrtle Avenue on BBC website
Replies: 25
Views: 3990

Re: LHR Myrtle Avenue on BBC website

I believe Tony is correct. I also heard that equipment upgrades (i.e. larger aircraft on existing schedules) were banned for the same reasons.
by PorkScratching
Sun 29 Jul 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Manchester Ringway 28th & 29th (inc. AN124-100)
Replies: 21
Views: 5298

Re: Manchester Ringway 28th & 29th (inc. AN124-100)

I wish "we" as a collective term for aviation enthusiasts could drop the word "dirty" that comes before "civvys" (sic). I like to photograph airliners, and I just don't get it. Absolutely agreed. It's not a general aviation enthusiast term either - I've only seen it me...
by PorkScratching
Sun 29 Jul 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cambridge Airport Emergency Landing
Replies: 10
Views: 2477

Re: Cambridge Airport Emergency Landing

My guess is that this kind of situation would have been planned for. The important factors for a non-urgent in flight emergency may well be to exit the prohibited and restricted zones as quickly as possible (to avoid security concerns and possible interception) and land somewhere suitable. If near S...
by PorkScratching
Thu 26 Jul 2012, 7:43 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Busy Biggin
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Re: Busy Biggin

In pic 1 I bet the CitationJet owner feels really inadequate parked next to all those Falcons and Gulfstreams :grin:
by PorkScratching
Wed 25 Jul 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Frankfurt Hahn 22.07.2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: Frankfurt Hahn 22.07.2012

It was the easiest way to raise the nose when the aircraft is on the ground, so that the floor is level to aid cargo loading/unloading (passenger A330s are distinctly nose-down when on the ground). A longer nose gear leg would have meant an expensive redesign of the lower nose area to accommodate it...
by PorkScratching
Sat 21 Jul 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: New server and associated board outage
Replies: 17
Views: 4649

Re: New server and associated board outage

Migration of the board to the new server is complete! Please enjoy the faster and more reliable service.

:cuppa:
by PorkScratching
Thu 19 Jul 2012, 7:21 am
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: New server and associated board outage
Replies: 17
Views: 4649

New server and associated board outage

Thanks to all your kind donations, we have been able to buy a new server from a reputable host. I've already moved many of the sites hosted on the old server to it and all is going well. Therefore I plan on moving the UKAR board this weekend. Because of the fragile nature of the old server, quantity...
by PorkScratching
Thu 28 Jun 2012, 8:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIII
Replies: 215
Views: 42422

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIII

I shall book the day off work tomorrow.
by PorkScratching
Mon 18 Jun 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: D Day 50th Anniversary Yeovilton 1994
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

Re: D Day 50th Anniversary Yeovilton 1994

I remember it well - rain aside, a very enjoyable afternoon with some cracking aircraft and schemes!
by PorkScratching
Sat 16 Jun 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2012 Participants
Replies: 2402
Views: 446703

Re: RIAT 2012 Participants

Typhoon40 wrote:Didnt the Ukranians charge RIAT alot of money for the Su27 + the IL 76, and that was only for static

Wasn't just for static - both put on a nice little display on departure :wink:
by PorkScratching
Tue 12 Jun 2012, 8:42 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Koreans at RIAT
Replies: 54
Views: 8940

Re: Koreans at RIAT

Transit from Waddington to Fairford on the Monday perhaps?
by PorkScratching
Tue 12 Jun 2012, 8:40 pm
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: For Sale: Immaculate Canon 600D, 2 lenses, accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: For Sale: Immaculate Canon 600D, 2 lenses, accessories

I'm surprised there's no interest - seems like a very good deal to me. Looking at eBay, the body alone is worth £350-£400, so £500 including the two lenses is a bargain and a perfect intro to DSLR photography.
by PorkScratching
Sat 09 Jun 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Helicopter under Tower Bridge today
Replies: 18
Views: 4354

Re: Helicopter under Tower Bridge today

Shame if they did, but then again the footpaths etc around Tower Bridge are public (or at least not owned by the film company), so I don't think they could.
by PorkScratching
Sat 09 Jun 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Helicopter under Tower Bridge today
Replies: 18
Views: 4354

Helicopter under Tower Bridge today

It may need quite a lot of waiting around, but there's a helicopter due to fly under Tower Bridge this evening (Sat 09/06/12). Details here: http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77374. Should make a good shot!
by PorkScratching
Sat 09 Jun 2012, 9:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: IV(R)Sqn 100th Anniversary special tail
Replies: 22
Views: 2990

Re: IV(R)Sqn 100th Anniversary special tail

There were collisions, and many more airprox incidents, that drove the research into making all the military fleet as conspicuous as possible (high intensity strobes being the other major outcome). The number of airprox incidents continues to be a concern, now driving the rollout of collision avoida...