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Old 14th Jun 2008, 11:32   #1 (permalink)
 
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The BBC Strike Again!

Just who's side are the BBC on?

I've just been watching the Trooping of the Colour on the BBC in eager anticipation of seeing one of the largest RAF flypasts for many years (90th anniversary). When what do I hear? "Sorry, we're not going to cover that live, you can see it this evening"!

What coverage do we get instead on the BBC website?

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 11:36   #2 (permalink)
 
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I think it will be covered live on the BBC News channel. TOT for BBMF is about 1306. Or maybe one of the interactive channels. Dunno. Press that red button!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 11:36   #3 (permalink)
 
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I understood that the flypast interfered with the tennis scheduling of the nation's public broadcaster, but I thought it was being covered on News 24.

Sky, are covering it live I think. (don't have a dish).

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 11:48   #4 (permalink)
 
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The BBC News Channel will have the flypast live at 1300.

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 11:59   #5 (permalink)
 
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Bbc News Now Now Now!!!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
 
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It's on BBC News channel live.

Shame we had to listen to the commentators droning on ... I would have preferred to listend to the Merlins droning instead. That said, I take my hat off to the GR4 fleet - a very impressive 'diamond-15' - but what was that straggler doing on the right hand side
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:05   #7 (permalink)
 
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Not bad, not bad at all. Didn't catch one bit of shite from the commentator either, though I'm not up on the Sqn numbers these days. Well done all!

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Nice to see the C-17 was from "99 Squadron at RAF Lyneham"

But at least they informed us that the E-3D was made by Boeing.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:07   #9 (permalink)
 
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Why no sound, apart from the 2 commentators?

Something of an amateur effort from the BBC, to be honest.

Diamond 16 was damn good though.

Hope 99 Sqn enjoy their move to Lyneham....


....now back to trying to fluff up the non-event tanker drivers' strike.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:07   #10 (permalink)
 
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Nice one Sean. Mind you, it would have been better if you'd been outside the Palace. We would have least heard the engine noise and you wouldn't have that prat in the studio interupting you!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:09   #11 (permalink)
 
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That was a great show of our aircraft. Top work to all the boys and girls that worked today to make that happen, especially the ones who got 31 Tonkas serviceable at once, not to mention reserves, that must have taken some effort!!!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:09   #12 (permalink)
 
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S'alright Sean, every man and his dog will be at Brize soon!

Fair play to him though, he pushed the coverage as hard as he could.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:28   #13 (permalink)
 
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Sounds like a great flypast after loads of very hard work by some very hard pressed people! Well done all round.

Now, I really must get digital!!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 12:40   #14 (permalink)
 
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How much to bet that there won't be a serviceable aircraft on the line to take me flying on Monday after the effort today?
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 14:13   #15 (permalink)
 
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Bugger the fly-past - there's a European Soccer Championship to discuss, you know...
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 14:24   #16 (permalink)

 
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Horrified to get home and find that some prat had said 99 was at Wootton Lynestoke - who can that have been, I wonder.

Anyroadup, on behalf of said prat, humble apols to OC 99 and all his merry men and women. I know you're really at Cranditz, or somewhere.

What a perfect day for a flypast it was.....

and, yes, I too would far rather have been on the ground and not in the studio - but that was the way they had to do it. Also, the plan had been to do a trailer for it between 1230 and 1240, but apparently the planners hadn't realised there was going to be another programme going out that couldn't be interrupted.....

Ah well.

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 15:23   #17 (permalink)
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Chaps,

Sorry if this is the wrong place. I was under the flypast today and took a few photos I thought PPRuNe may be interested in.



















Many thanks to all who took part, great to see all these over London
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 15:30   #18 (permalink)
 
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On time, on target!! Looked good from my seat. Time for a beer!
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Congrats to all involved in 'Windsor Formation', from what I could see, Whip did his job well

Tornado FR3 as it was designated by the BBC man...for what is the 'R'?
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 15:42   #20 (permalink)
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Flypast here
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