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by disgruntled
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 11:29 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13839

Re: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018

That’s the point I’m making. Yes I do have a better grasp because these types of event are similar to the job I do every day in the military as a serving SNCO. So I speak from a position of relative knowledge experience and understanding. I do not however have the full facts so was asking questions ...
by disgruntled
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13839

Re: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018

Read the post Tommy
by disgruntled
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13839

Re: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018

Yes you are right, some ranks may be voluntold to help organise events and a families’ day would be one of them. Now was this a station event or was it a charity event? Station events you would expect a certain amount of duty personnel. But this seems to be a charity event. The next question is was ...
by disgruntled
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13839

Re: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018

The fact is the RAF isn’t there to entertain. People chose to spend £50 even though the general consensus on here is that the service can’t give two hoops about the “enthusiasts”. Said enthusiasts then moan when they got what many on here would say they saw coming. The simple answer is don’t go! I d...
by disgruntled
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13839

Re: Marham Enthusiasts Day 21st June 2018

It looks poor and there is no doubt that those who paid their money and took their chance lost out this time. But I’ll say it again and again and again; get off of the backs of the guys on the ground. Have you ever given a thought about how they feel having to be dragged out to babysit a group of se...
by disgruntled
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Tamron 18-400mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Tamron 18-400mm

Thanks guys. That was more the kind of thing I was hoping for.
by disgruntled
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Tamron 18-400mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Tamron 18-400mm

Yes thank you LN I had seen that and looked up various other online reviews - it’s what google is there for and I am quite ofay with how to get information already online thank you. I was specifically asking the good people of UKAR as their experiences and thoughts are not only more relevant but the...
by disgruntled
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Tamron 18-400mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Tamron 18-400mm

I’ve just been bimbling around town and looking in LCE the window display of a Tamron 18-400mm f3.5 caught my eye. Has anyone had any experience of these lenses? I currently use a canon 70-300mm and it’s fine really for my hobby shots at airshows. But an all in one lens with 100mm extra reach and a ...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Guys, please take this bickering to PM, none of you are covering yourselves in any glory...... Take a step back and look at how this appears to other forum members, you're both adults, right? Oh, and character assassination will not be tolerated..... Sorry but what??!!! I get called a clown. I make...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Yes Brevet but I state again. The aircraft did not stop flying because of that incident. Who knows what might or might not have been the future if it hadn't have happened? Would it still have had the permit withdrawn? We cannot say because to the best of my understanding that is NOT the reasons give...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

When it gets to the depths of yours Dan I will start to be concerned. You have nothing of value to add so it is best that you disappear frankly Yes, best I disappear eh? After all, I've been wrong on so much when it comes to VTTS. You know, like V3, ETNA, the roll that never happened, the decision ...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

What proof do you have that this actually cut the flying life of the aircraft "considerably"? Or is this just supposition on your behalf? Semantics, really. IF the OEMs hadn't pulled their support, then the fact that they lunched a pair of engines meant that the time they could have conti...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

So what were VTTS thinking letting a cosmetic surgeon do the pre-flight checks on '558? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick here? Wrong end i would say, the aircraft would be in the hands of the head of maintenance. Not sure if you are being sarcastic or serious, if its the latter, who were th...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Fair point Dave, but from what I can remember that wasn't what the stated reasons were... The point I am trying to make is that this thread is full of conjecture, personal vendettas and exaggeration and sensationalism. There are individuals on both sides of the argument that spout off at best half ...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Fair point Dave, but from what I can remember that wasn't what the stated reasons were... The point I am trying to make is that this thread is full of conjecture, personal vendettas and exaggeration and sensationalism. There are individuals on both sides of the argument that spout off at best half t...
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Didnt silica gate rid them of at least 1 airworthy useable Olympus Engine?


Wasn't the refusal to support the airframe down to airframe hours rather then engines?
by disgruntled
Tue 29 May 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 383503

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

So what were VTTS thinking letting a cosmetic surgeon do the pre-flight checks on '558? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick here? Wrong end i would say, the aircraft would be in the hands of the head of maintenance. Not sure if you are being sarcastic or serious, if its the latter, who were th...
by disgruntled
Sat 26 May 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 37763

Re: RAF100

Or Norman you could argue that a large percentage of that £32 million was recouped in tourism income...
by disgruntled
Sat 26 May 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 37763

Re: RAF100

Thanks Tommy for your reply and I’ll happily debate. We do now know it was civil servants that designed and mandated the design as per the response to the FOI request that someone posted on here. Sorry I can’t find it at the moment to quote but it is here. On the subject of the other schemes that ha...
by disgruntled
Sat 26 May 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF100
Replies: 155
Views: 37763

Re: RAF100

How many times does it need saying? The RAF100 logo was designed and implemented by civil servants NOT the RAF. It was decided that there needed to be a single fixed corporate image that could be used on everything from letterheads to digital media to... yes aircraft. This why can’t we have this sch...
by disgruntled
Fri 18 May 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Scampton Airshow 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 115636

Re: Scampton Airshow 2018

Scampton was too expensive for what was a seaside line-up with knobs on. At worst it was a cynical, lazy, tossed-off-in-their-tea-break-from-RIAT, it'll-do effort which failed to hoodwink those with the intelligence to see it for exactly what it was. With that quote Dan you have spectacularly insul...
by disgruntled
Wed 02 May 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 49312

Re: Typhoon in colour?

For those that are interested, below is a response from RAF High Wycombe regarding the RAF100 branding following a freedom of information request. A search for the information has now been completed within the Ministry of Defence, and I can confirm that information in scope of your request is held....
by disgruntled
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 869699

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Right again? Other than being incredibly annoying you were also wrong about the Sycamore. Despite a Red Bull emblem on the nose it is still in RAF colours. Oh and it is RAF not R.A.F. as in Royal Air Force not Royal. Air. Force. U r the annoying one picking faults with what people post everyone is ...
by disgruntled
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 869699

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Right again? Other than being incredibly annoying you were also wrong about the Sycamore. Despite a Red Bull emblem on the nose it is still in RAF colours. Oh and it is RAF not R.A.F. as in Royal Air Force not Royal. Air. Force.
by disgruntled
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 869699

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Could not care less about the red bull helicopters as only current or former military aircraft I'm interested in. The Bristol Sycamore is a former military aircraft, unless you only meant fixed wing aircraft? I meant any former aircraft but with military markings don't like former or current aircra...