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Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:52:54 PM »
nice to see you there today Sam (and Gregg - he can't wait to get his hands dirty!). Such an interesting project and I hope to get down to see you as and when I can, Allan gave us some background as to where you are with things and it looks promising.

good luck with it all

Nice to get some information that things are progressing, it will be interesting.

Aviation Waffle / Antonov Overhead
« on: January 02, 2018, 12:36:53 PM »

 Interesting drone over the rain clouds - Antonov AN26 of Vulkan Air on it's way from Birmingham to Gdansk at 17000 feet, not seen but heard as one could get eye damage looking up into this lot.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Crikey, Finnair on an overshoot from Heathrow just hammered over; the fastest aircraft over here since the Typhoons showing themselves on patrol for the Olympics. I think he was trying to avoid the thunderstorm that's on at the moment just west of us.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Douglas C54 Skymaster at North Weald
« on: November 27, 2017, 06:24:59 PM »
We have been invited to attend an event in Berlin in June 2019!  The target is to fly next year and it will be great to be part of this great commemoration.

That would be wonderful considering the work done by this type of aircraft.

Thanks Sam

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:19:40 AM »
Me and My Son saw a Mink while waiting for His aged aching Grandad to get back to the Car outside a restaurant (does that count?)
Admittidly, Grandad had been smacked in the Vulcan earier on

What a lucky spot, I always thought that those that were here were as a result of those released by "activists" in the past, but this item says "not so"
I've only seen one in the wild and that was a flat one about twenty years ago.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:03:02 PM »
Flew over us having a walk on Skeggy beach this lunch time.
How lucky is that? nice.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:09:17 AM »
Heard, but not seen.
Lancaster PA474 over Sutton Bridge yesterday afternoon heading to the Netherlands
Lancaster PA474 over Spalding this afternoon heading back home to RAF Coningsby.

and what a lovely sound that must have been.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:39:11 PM »
Spotted Yesterday about 11ish. Whilst on a Harbour Tour of Pompey to see 'Big Lizzie' and all the T45's in for repair I noticed an usual aircraft flying over. Happened to be Sally-B, no doubt on her way back from B'mouth airshow as all the flying was cancelled yesterday due to the weather.

Correct in that the flying was cancelled but that was the decision first thing, then the whole show was cancelled from 1330hrs..

It was a damp day but still some people were missed as well as aircraft.

Sally B looked great in the sunshine, then flew in formation with the Blenheim

The display line was a little bit further out this year, and as with other organizations, the Royal Navy felt unable to have anything more than the R.F.A. Argus attend.

Even the Red Arrows didn't know whether they were coming or going!

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 25, 2017, 04:04:48 PM »
Standing outside in the pump courtyard at my place of work Gilbarco and BBMF Spitfire PRXIX PS915 flew over at a nice height. Presume just displayed at Clacton and heading to Southend? What a lovely noise she made.

A lucky spot, nice one.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 24, 2017, 08:16:57 PM »

On my way back from Reading this Monday 5 Challenger tanks on the A303 heading towards Salisbury.

That'll mess up the tarmac!

Aviation Waffle / Re: Our Wonderful Media
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:11:10 PM »
BTW Reported in the "Sun" yesterday as WW2 "JETS" lol


Were they "Whittleing" on about them then?

Aviation Waffle / Aircraft Maker - To The Point!
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:28:07 PM »
I took my Daughter in Law and Grandson up to London today and whilst travelling on the overground he spotted another aircraft bound for Heathrow. I asked the six year old what type it was, and after a pause I hinted "Boeing". He, looks at me with that cheeky grin and says "Bow and Arrow?"

He's still walking back........

Aviation Waffle / Re: Our Wonderful Media
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:48:29 AM »
Obviously I'm not "in the know" but the only aircraft of the BBMF at RIAT making smoke was the Griffon powered Spitfire.

Aviation Waffle / Our Wonderful Media
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:37:58 AM »
BBC just had an item on the morning news about all of the BBMF being grounded through fears of engine problems - showing pictures of aircraft at Duxford, one on the ground, five in the air, none of them BBMF.

Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:42:09 PM »
Bill was their all day so it was quite easy to chat with him between customers and during the flying display was on which of course thinned out the visitors to the "Mosquito" stand.



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