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Messages - Ollie Impus

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Club Concorde
« on: June 05, 2016, 10:59:00 AM »
I wonder what the French position might be about one of their a/c coming to London, if we vote to leave the EU. Less concordiale?

Aviation Waffle / Re: CAA Airshow Charges Consultation 2016
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:22:09 PM »
signed petition and written to my MP this evening.

General Photography Discussion / Re: Historic hole in the ground
« on: December 03, 2015, 04:51:15 PM »
Is this the only preserved example of a specific aircraft type's only active combat campaign while still in service?

I guess it's still 'as is' to warn <insert name of aggressive power> what 'we' can do if they mess around.... Or at least what we would like them to think we could do!

Engineering / Re: The new 'Vulcan'
« on: November 17, 2015, 10:00:51 AM »
Absolutely, to see a Mossie in our skies would be great - but a Harrier as well would get my vote - for its obvious display capabilities. Then again, isn't there a Victor around the place that's proven to be sort of.. flyable? Dammit, let's have all 3!

New Members Sign In Here / Re: Final Flight
« on: November 04, 2015, 12:22:10 PM »
Sorry if I have missed the detail but where's the An 225 coming into next week?

Engineering / Re: Thank You
« on: October 12, 2015, 06:29:57 PM »
Thank you so much to everyone, in the air and on the ground, for making it possible to see 558 at Cosford one last time. It's been an absolute joy.   

Aviation Waffle / Re: Concorde flies again!
« on: September 19, 2015, 04:16:22 PM »
The technical obstacles in doing so are surely massive. And then some. And more.  Yes, the odds must be against this happening, but.. as the saying goes - if the dream is big enough the facts don't count! 

Aviation Waffle / Re: Lancaster Bomber Mid-air Engine Fire
« on: May 20, 2015, 01:47:35 PM »
It's great to know that the crew got the aircraft down safely, but I couldn't help reflecting that in this the 70th anniv of VE day, so many crews must have had to use all their skills to bring home a stricken aircraft. The fact that at this time our own surviving Lancaster has 'endured' a major incident.. which could have been so catastrophic seems very poignant.

Wishing all the best to the BBMF team in their endeavours and as swift a return to flight as possible.

PS I think that the Avro gods must have determined not to have had this happen last year!     

Aviation Waffle / VC10 to Cosford
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:48:45 AM »
Our local paper has run this story about VC10 'BoB' coming to Cosford.. by road in late June. Shame it couldn't have the dignity of a final landing...

Aviation Waffle / Re: Battle of Britain 75th flypast
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:00:28 PM »
This sort of reminds me of the dialogue in the Battle of Britain film - scene in the control room at Bentley Priory ( I think) at the height of the battle

something like...

"Everything up?"
"Any reserves?"
"That's what I just told the Prime Minister"

Aviation Waffle / Battle of Britain Chapel Closure
« on: January 12, 2015, 08:32:13 AM »
E petition is now in place to campaign against the closure of St. George's RAF Chapel of Remembrance Biggin Hill. 100000 sigs needed for a possible debate in parliament.

By March 2016,the Royal Air Force/Ministry of Defence are withdrawing all support from the Chapel. If no one or group takes on the responsibility of this magnificent Memorial Chapel, it will be closed without access to the public or church services.

This Chapel was built as a Memorial to Aircrew, who had their lives taken in World War ll, they fought and they died. We, today, have the freedom to forget. To sign the petition  the link is

Aviation Waffle / Re: Bupapest Airshow 2014
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:38:18 AM »
Of course the heading should be Budapest! The exciting flying obviously re-kindled my ability to publish typos

Aviation Waffle / Budapest Airshow 2014
« on: November 04, 2014, 08:40:16 PM »
A friend of mine has just sent me this link. Many may have already seen it - but just in case not.. it's worth a look.
For obvious reasons most of this flying may not be reproduced in the UK any time soon. Anywhere. By any aircraft.

those airshow organisers that secure the due may have much less of problem selling tickets. And much greater parking problems for those that want a free look. Pity it's year late.. but the two flying over the Derwent dam would be tear jerking. Ok, they should do it anyway!

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