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by verreli
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 11:28 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RCAF CF-18 Hornet Demo -NORAD 60 Training *New Photos Added*
Replies: 11
Views: 5381

Re: RCAF CF-18 HORNET DEMO -NORAD 60 training NEW PHOTOS ADD

More great pics. Thanks for posting. I think many are looking forward to seeing the Canadian display in the coming months.
by verreli
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: Minor DCS update: J-11A being included in FC3
Replies: 6
Views: 8879

Re: Minor DCS update: J-11A being included in FC3

Thanks for the reply. Think I'll hold off for the next gen VR too but I'm really interested in the technology.
by verreli
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

KC-390 is nice.
by verreli
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: London Flypast 10 July - up to 100 aircraft
Replies: 193
Views: 34196

Re: London Flypast 10 July - up to 100 aircraft

Lift over Drag ratio. One of the fundamental performance indicators in aircraft design.

It's worth noting that an engine out L/D will be lower than can be achieved with the engine idling due to the increased drag at the intakes and exhaust.
by verreli
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: Minor DCS update: J-11A being included in FC3
Replies: 6
Views: 8879

Re: Minor DCS update: J-11A being included in FC3

I'm assuming you use DCS yourself? If so, do you fly it with a VR headset such as the Oculus Rift? Again, if so, what's your experience? Is it any good and would you recommend it?
by verreli
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: London Flypast 10 July - up to 100 aircraft
Replies: 193
Views: 34196

Re: London Flypast 10 July - up to 100 aircraft

The Harrier was something like 5000ft altitude to every mile! Contrary to other comments the hawk has the necessary glide ability to make NHT or LHR, obviously on an engine failure the first step would be climb to gain some altitude. Interesting. Thanks for posting. The Hawk seems to have an effici...
by verreli
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RCAF CF-18 Hornet Demo -NORAD 60 Training *New Photos Added*
Replies: 11
Views: 5381

Re: RCAF CF-18 HORNET DEMO -NORAD 60 training

The Canadians are going to be so embarrassed when they see it next to the Typhoon with its RAF100 sticker to which I say 'Don't worry Canada. I like it!. You too can have a sticker when it's your 100th anniversary.'
by verreli
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

It appears that RIAT have joined forces with Yeovilton this year in display acts! Congrats to DBH, a good display and another type but... I always liked that naval aviation tended to go to Yeovilton and RIAT was predominantly air forces. That way you got to see something different on consecutive we...
by verreli
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ
Replies: 18
Views: 6408

Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

One of the best photo posts I've seen. Low level or otherwise. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Was it a setup or just being in the right place with local knowledge?
by verreli
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

CJS wrote:How do you know I didn't :ninja:


We should all know within the next two weeks. I was curious so I put a freedom of information request into the MoD asking for the supplier and cost of the RAF100 branding. I'll post the answer here if I get a response.

That's a catchy strap line by the way. :wink:
by verreli
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Watching an aircraft take off at close quarters is hard to beat, especially as an unintiated youngster! Yes, I have a masters in aeronautical engineering and it still amazes me that several tons of metal can just float into thin air. Add thunderous noise and flames shooting out the back and you can...
by verreli
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 47300

Re: Typhoon in colour?

... may I humbly suggest that there aren't (m)any UKARians in a position to suggest the difference it might or might not make. Additionally, I *think* that the role of the RAF might be slightly more to do with airstrikes against despots who are using chemical weapons against their own people than e...
by verreli
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 47300

Re: Typhoon in colour?

In French but interesting: m Yes really interesting. Some good info in there e.g. 220 man hours, 40lt of paint, etc. So you could estimate an external contractor should cost c.30k per aircraft plus extra for the design. The UK have world leading organisations in fashion, product design, graphic des...
by verreli
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon in colour?
Replies: 337
Views: 47300

Re: Typhoon in colour?

I've given up on the idea of RAF100. How can you hash something so badly? Yep, a complete non-event. Nothing to see here... move along and admire how other airforces will celebrate their 100 in the coming years. As for the cost, TM spent 3.2m of our cash to knock down a few buildings the other nigh...
by verreli
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: NATO Tiger Meet 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 27707

Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2018

AngryAndyPandy wrote:Ahh so this is where all Germany's money goes? Much rather have this than high serviceability rates! :lol: Beautiful scheme! :love:


No, they just don't drop any bombs. Just one storm shadow launched last night would pay for ten aircraft being painted...
by verreli
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 10275

Re: FRIAT Forum

Tommy wrote: ...


Excellent debrief. Thank you.
by verreli
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

alpha586 wrote:I must include myself in those that would quite like a return to the 'good old days' ... remembering better days?


I think you speak for many on here. :clap:

play it cool wrote:Judging by comments ... to what extent. Interest from air forces are up, although many still to confirm aircraft.


Thanks :up:
by verreli
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

That problem is easily avoided by simply not looking at the thread and just checking the RIAT site each Thursday afternoon. After all, when you really think about it, once you remove any post that bemoans or questions any announcement (or lack of) which in turn removes the posts saying "stop m...
by verreli
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

I just feel that DBH should be fully transparent about attendees & at least give people the option to see star attractions/avoid disappointment. It's not in DBH's interest to hold back but equally they can't prematurely announce. Being premature is bad in many ways. Hypothetically, what if they...
by verreli
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

I can empathise, I remember that time too but we live in a different world. Imagine paying £55 for a concert and not knowing if you were going to get Alexandre Burke or the Rolling Stones. :rock:
by verreli
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

parsley wrote:However it's not in RIAT's control when invited possible participants confirm back to them if they will be attending or not


True. If only life was simple.
by verreli
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

...why do they need to rush? Because DBH is run as a business and RIAT is an advanced ticket event. The earlier you announce something the more chance you have of offloading the tickets sooner. If you sell out early (assuming all acts announced early) then the ticket price is too low and you could ...
by verreli
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 wishlist
Replies: 389
Views: 92170

Re: RIAT 2018 wishlist

The ability to interact with other 'air chiefs' and discuss issues with crews and their opportunity to do the same with other crews sometimes in an informal way as well as semi official way was an important part of the decision to send Swedish Gripen aircraft to the show - according to the Swedish ...
by verreli
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

vulcanshammer wrote:There are definitely enough, and significant enough differences between them to class them as different types IMO.


May get the Boeing demo due to Farnborough. It may even have conformal fuel tanks as that seems to be the latest offering.
by verreli
Thu 12 Apr 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 831751

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

But we've still got another three months worth of updates, plenty more to come yet. Even the RAF haven't been added yet! Granted and that's why I keep coming back here week after week until July. Bottom line is it's a great show with the announcements to date but I do feel like a five year old on c...