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by spellow3010
Tue 10 Jan 2023, 8:50 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Point Mugu Airshow 2023 - 18th and 19th March 2023 (Updated 1st February 2023)
Replies: 5
Views: 5098

Point Mugu Airshow 2023 - 18th and 19th March 2023 (Updated 1st February 2023)

2023 sees the wonderful prospect of an airshow at NAS Point Mugu, California over the weekend of 18th and 19th March 2023. I hope to be there. Website for information - (yes, it says lemooreairshow, but it takes you to the Point Mugu show home page) https://www.lemooreairshow.com/ General admission ...
by spellow3010
Tue 10 Jan 2023, 8:45 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: El Centro Airshow 2023 - 11th March 2023 (updated 18-01-23)
Replies: 2
Views: 4506

El Centro Airshow 2023 - 11th March 2023 (updated 18-01-23)

The 2023 edition of the El Centro airshow will take place at NAF El Centro, California on Saturday 11th March 2023. Gates open to the public from 0830 hours. Airshow Website - https://www.elcentroairshow.com/ General admission is free. Some box seating and chalets are available for a fee - see websi...
by spellow3010
Fri 23 Dec 2022, 8:33 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 wish list
Replies: 859
Views: 130945

Re: RIAT 2023 wish list

verreli wrote:
Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4:50 pm
U-2 (f)
A very good shout... and I'll add a wish for a NASA example... to make up for the missing one from Edwards' show!! :rofl: :cowboy:
by spellow3010
Tue 20 Dec 2022, 7:49 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 999886

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

I've seen a list somewhere of the flying list for Yuma (Az) show in March 2023 listing the F-35B as flying, though whether this is an official display team item that travels, or just a home based role demo I do not know. I think the chances of a USMC AV-8B demo at RIAT are very slim indeed IMO, give...
by spellow3010
Mon 19 Dec 2022, 7:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Twin-Seat Jets Displaying at Airshows
Replies: 25
Views: 4527

Re: Twin-Seat Jets Displaying at Airshows

It’s all down to what types the display unit operates and how many single/two seat they fly and can spare for display duty. Up until recently the two-seat Typhoon has been in higher operational demand than the single seat on 29sqn so we’ve seen single seats used for displays (two seat until single ...
by spellow3010
Tue 06 Dec 2022, 8:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: AN-225 Destroyed
Replies: 54
Views: 21189

Re: AN-225 Destroyed

In other words, a lot of people have a vested interest in getting it flying again, which presumably means there's a better chance of it happening. As for "a must for RIAT" I assume that was tongue in cheek, otherwise 🙈🤦‍♂️ Wait... what? On the assumption that the war ends positively for U...
by spellow3010
Mon 05 Dec 2022, 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: AN-225 Destroyed
Replies: 54
Views: 21189

Re: AN-225 Destroyed

A 'must' for RIAT upon completion... Good luck to them.
by spellow3010
Mon 28 Nov 2022, 9:02 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022
Replies: 178
Views: 61163

Re: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022

A fair review Andy and credit to both of you for the images used to support the report. I am in the camp of enthusiasts who had bought into the hype ahead of this show and left the event a little disappointed. However, on balance, I am glad I went to this hallowed aviation centre and the memories of...
by spellow3010
Wed 16 Nov 2022, 3:18 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread
Replies: 3495
Views: 507750

Re: RIAT 2022 Discussion Thread

And did Alan Smith in the Robinson make an appearance or was that superseded by the Gazelle that was seen running along the runway heading at times during the show weekend?
by spellow3010
Mon 14 Nov 2022, 8:17 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT 2023 ticket increases discussion
Replies: 305
Views: 77653

Re: FRIAT 2023 ticket increases discussion

Got the call on Thursday last week - all in... I can relax a bit now... until the weekly updates start hahahaha.
by spellow3010
Wed 09 Nov 2022, 8:19 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 wish list
Replies: 859
Views: 130945

Re: RIAT 2023 wish list

Spookie AC-130 gunship role demo with pyrotechnics... (yes, yes... I know)

Or at least an AC-130 on static :)
by spellow3010
Wed 02 Nov 2022, 8:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2893
Views: 1025797

Re: Interesting Internet

Tommy wrote:
Tue 01 Nov 2022, 4:02 pm
Deborah Haynes - the perennial smiler. Even when the world is burning.
by spellow3010
Mon 31 Oct 2022, 8:08 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Central Coast AirFest - Santa Maria 15-16 October
Replies: 16
Views: 8681

Re: Central Coast AirFest - Santa Maria 15-16 October

A fair review Andy and with some nice images to go with it... saves me processing mine :rofl:

And a gold star to you for shoe-horning my favourite word into your report... :star_struck: 'Plethora...' means a lot to me.
by spellow3010
Mon 31 Oct 2022, 8:01 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 999886

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

A simple, friendly 'do and do not' enclosure etiquette flyer with the ticket mail shot would go some way to remind people about good and less-good behaviours.
by spellow3010
Thu 27 Oct 2022, 8:21 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 999886

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Hopefully the north side building work will be completed for next year's show. From FRIAT, the view across the airfield for taxy/lifting shots was terrible for 'keep' photos. Looking across to the north side at P&V east wasn't great either for taxy shots. But hey ho, was a week away from work so...
by spellow3010
Mon 24 Oct 2022, 8:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT 2023 ticket increases discussion
Replies: 305
Views: 77653

Re: FRIAT 2023 ticket increases discussion

My form is in the 500s, and still waiting for a call. For the last few shows, I've been up on Row D which seems to work okay for me. I'm sure the team at DBH are doing a great job (etc) but I do not think it's ever been this late before to determine what's what. With other enclosures going on sale n...
by spellow3010
Mon 24 Oct 2022, 8:13 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread
Replies: 4140
Views: 999886

Re: RIAT 2023 Discuss everything thread

Still waiting for my FRIAT call...
by spellow3010
Mon 24 Oct 2022, 8:11 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Weekend in CA (pic heavy)
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: Weekend in CA (pic heavy)

Very nice set indeed, reflecting the two events very well. :)
by spellow3010
Tue 18 Oct 2022, 11:27 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022
Replies: 178
Views: 61163

Re: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022

Enjoyed my first visit to Edwards for this airshow... fantastic to be on such a historically significant aviation enclave. I think, like others have said, my aniticipation bought into the pre-show hype and overall it didn't quite live up to all of the expectations. Getting my retinas burned out to s...
by spellow3010
Tue 18 Oct 2022, 11:06 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Central Coast AirFest - Santa Maria 15-16 October
Replies: 16
Views: 8681

Re: Central Coast AirFest - Santa Maria 15-16 October

A really enjoyable gem of an airshow this one, bolstered by some fantastic static items. The numerous Warbird elements were really well flown indeed, with some majestic topside pass/approaches from stage left/right photographic opportunities of aircraft such as P38s, P51s, a B25, a gorgeous Corsair ...
by spellow3010
Sat 01 Oct 2022, 11:39 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022
Replies: 178
Views: 61163

Re: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022

Flying out on Sunday... This could be 'THE' airshow of the century... I've never seen a line up/plan quite like this before.

Safe travels everyone... let's go and experience some fine memories. Good luck y'all.
by spellow3010
Fri 23 Sep 2022, 8:26 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Southern California Autumn 2022
Replies: 44
Views: 17728

Re: Southern California Autumn 2022

'Ferris' in 'day off' shocker :wink: I'm another 'never seen the Snowbirds' person but I think across the Edwards and Santa Maria weekend, there is a great amount of interest, intrigue and spectacle to come. Looking forward to it now with my flights just over a week away. The biggest heartbreak at t...
by spellow3010
Wed 21 Sep 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2893
Views: 1025797

Re: Interesting Internet

Tommy wrote:
Wed 21 Sep 2022, 7:54 am
Darn it - I still had a small hope of a sneak peak at Edwards show next month...
by spellow3010
Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10:06 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022
Replies: 178
Views: 61163

Re: Edwards AFB Airshow 2022

I had been quietly 'wishing' for a Nighthawk appearance at the show as a result of some of their recent activities so hopefully that will materialise in the sky, or if not in the static. Never seen the Sofia, so if that is still a possibility (I think their actual missions ended recently didn't the...