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Old 1st Jul 2008, 18:22
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Wellies On Again.
.... er, well, .... you been to Kabul in January?
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Old 1st Jul 2008, 19:39
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I have to say I've been really impressed by the Airshow FM radio station that has sprung up over the past couple of days (or at least thats when I noticed the banner and tuned it in).

Now Lincolnshire isn't blessed with the best in local radio to start with but these people who I think are sitting in the old ATC tower are giving Linc's FM a run for their money.

Goodness knows how much it costs to pay royalties for all the songs they play, the gear and the license to transmit but all in all, and I don't say this very often, well done!
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Old 1st Jul 2008, 20:45
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Good advice, 3P. I shall be in the beer tent and the food tent. If you meet my old mate R*y T****s in the 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn beer tent do buy him a drink.

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Old 1st Jul 2008, 22:19
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if we all say pretty please will the greeks put one of their phantoms up?
j79s in full reheat, now THATS entertainment
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Old 1st Jul 2008, 23:41
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And it would get me out of the beer tent PDQ! It's nearest we'll get to an F-4K these days. But do not underestimate the power of a Vulcan to empty any kind of tent...
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 06:42
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Regards to all of my era in the 44(Rhodesia) beer tent Three Putt. Currently looking at 700m vis in thck dust and nearly 40C. Maybe in a couple of years...
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 07:12
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Still wearing those 'Zimbabwe Air Legion' tee shirts, eh Ray?
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 11:55
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It's still going to rain!
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 17:41
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Any news on the Vulcan - is it actually going to be flying at Waddo this year?? Rumours are that it won't be.....
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 21:11
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Mr fish wrote,

if we all say pretty please will the greeks put one of their phantoms up? j79s in full reheat, now THATS entertainment
The latest is that the Greeks F-4s are not attending the airshow.

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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 21:24
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BBC Central News had an interview with the Head of Engineering who reckoned that 558 would be going on static.
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 22:01
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if we all say pretty please will the greeks put one of their phantoms up? j79s in full reheat, now THATS entertainment

Last time I saw the Greek F4 at RIAT, you could smell the AVGAS 100 yards away, there were trays underneath to catch the leaks, and all the other aircraft were parked a respectable distance away
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 22:11
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all the other aircraft were parked a respectable distance away
Not surprising if they'd filled it with 'AVGAS'....
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 22:16
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if you think your hard done by re: airshow particpation in the uk check out this line up from the second largest airshow in NZ this year and check out this massive array of military hardware that performed at the RNZAF OHAKEA Open day 2008.

Details of OHAKEA Open Day

Gates open 9am - 3pm
Admission is $10 family, $5 adult and $2 child over 5 year
Cancellations of the Open Day will be aired on Classic Hits 97.82ZAFM.
Programme of events:

0900 hrs Gates open to the public. Base Band Performing.
1000 hrs Static Displays open - Deployed themes. Air Force Trades displays, Air Force Aircraft.
1030 hrs Flying display commences.
1140 hrs Ground displays, including Ohakea Maori Cultural Group.
1455 hrs Flying Display ends.
1500 hrs Open Day ends.
1700 hrs Gates closed to the public.
Military aircraft on display:Civilian aircraft on display:
  • P-40 (x2)
  • Corsair
  • Trojan Thunder
  • Mustang WWI (Avro 504 and Pfalz)
  • MX-2
  • Roaring 40s Harvards
  • Yakrobats
  • Hughes 500
  • Pitts Special
  • DC-3.
Representatives from the Manawatu Microlight Club and Wanganui Manawatu Gliding Club.
N.B. There will be no C-17 or Spitfire as previously advertised.

RNZAF - Ohakea Open Day 2008
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 22:24
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Airshow FM

Vim
When I was at Waddo a few years back, Airshow FM was run and equipped by Lincs FM (or may have been BBC Lincolnshire), so any royalties were paid for that way. They saved money by using volunteer DJs (a guy from the Waddo Kart club was one)
That way, you have broadcasters who at least have some knowledge of what's going on rather than the usual coverage of all things military.
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 22:43
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It's going to p*ss down, ergo crap vis, no flying and no light at the end of the tunnel. Anyone anything positive to say?
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 14:21
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Think it will have to be Duxford next week then. The weather sounds b awful for this weekend. Somebody get Brown to sort it out please.....
Mrs GA and the half pints won't want to get drenched again....poo
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 21:10
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Guess who turned up today?
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 21:14
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What a great sight.

And for those of us who don't like living that close to the Equator, she'll hopefully be at Leuchars on 13 September too.
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Old 5th Jul 2008, 20:33
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And the weather improved - so why did I worry? Incidentally, 558 emptied every tent for miles around merely by taxying out.
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