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Old 26th Aug 2016, 17:49
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Like BBC reporter and interviewee on dry land at Blyth this morning, wearing life jackets
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 19:18
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No comments on my #86? I'm surprised!
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 19:22
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An explanation was provided during the programme....
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Sorry ... I clearly missed that [deaf old git factor].

STFU time, clearly. Sorry.
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Just watching latest offering. Where the funk is Whattlesham???
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Think he means (Wiki),

"Wattisham Airfield (ICAO: EGUW) is the biggest centralised operational Army Airfield in the UK"

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So much faux outrage over a programme that isn't even meant for you lot. Is it worth it? Are you forced to watch it? This weekly, minute dissection of each episode isn't worth the raise in blood pressure. Vote by changing channel. Or just enjoy the good bits of flying and leave it at that.

Watching Angela Griffen shit a brick (well acted though, I've no doubt) every time they copped a red call during her ride outs with the ambulance service on a documentary in the same vein just made me laugh; all she had to do was observe! This is the first time I've even had the energy to mention it. I soon changed channel when that was on as well.
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Started watching, got as far as the Barons wench cleaning his windscreen, then I glazed over and went to the fridge and got a better response after opening the door. Tried again but can't say I'm impressed by the seemingly endless "we've got 'im" and "where is he?". The chap doing the IOM milk run was the only bright spot of real flying that held my attention.

Very disjointed and did not flow well and eventually became mind-numbingly boring.

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I quite enjoyed last night's prog. Some quite scary aircraft handling and CRM at the Alderney air race event. I thought that Great Lakes type pusher job was a gonna as it made a very poor attempt at a sporty departure!
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And what have the producers got against gliding ?.....still waiting to hear reference to it other than the odd comment from one of the NATS people.
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Interesting bit about the couple complaining of the noise at East Midlands.

Normally I would think "Why move there in the first place?", but as they had been there 40 years, the airport has changed somewhat in that time.

However, if it bothered me that much, I think I would have moved by now...
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 17:08
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Staish Conningsburg...lovely bloke btw..

sat in a Spit/Hurricane '...every boy's little dream'..

I know what he meant!
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Old 8th Sep 2016, 22:14
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Particularly as they've repeated that clip at the beginning of every episode. He had one line to say, and he muffed it! Still, could have been worse, he might have been the first man on the moon.

(I'm only jealous because I'm not the one sitting in the Spit or Hurricane )
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I hope there is feature on the collections of historic aircraft like Shuttleworth, the Fighter Collection, BBMF and RNHF. Also the restorers.
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Old 9th Sep 2016, 16:29
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The chap doing the IOM milk run was the only bright spot of real flying that held my attention
That was the bit I most enjoyed aswell. Single pilot, in a relativily fast/complex twin, night IFR, in the weather with no weather radar. And no-one to help if it got a bit busy.
Took it all in his stride.

A few "children of the magenta line" could probably learn a bit from that unglamorous side of flying.
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Old 9th Sep 2016, 16:48
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If you look you will see that one of the Barons is wearing some sort of( what only looks like) rank badge on his shoulders, what were they ????
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Spit - both Barons were wearing what looked like RAF wings, and he a captain's 4 rings and she a SFO's 3 rings on their shoulders
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I hope there is feature on the collections of historic aircraft like Shuttleworth, the Fighter Collection, BBMF and RNHF. Also the restorers.
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All three Services operate in some guise Historics Aircaft you know! I'm sure no offence was meant and none has been taken.
http://www.aeroresource.co.uk/news/historic-aircraft-flight-trust/
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From wiki

Geoffrey Boot is a Manx-based British air racer who races with his navigator wife Suzie Boot.

He is a UK commercial pilot and instructor.

He is a "minor baron" — Baron Boot of Waughton — whose arms were matriculated (enrolled) on 18 March 1999. In Scotland feudal minor baronies may be transferred by purchase.
Blimey, a baronetcy that goes all the way back to the mists of 1999! I wonder how much that cost him? No mention of RAF flying, maybe he did a bit before going commercial. I suspect that's the case, otherwise it would be a bit of a cheek to wear RAF pilot's wings.

Btw - I suppose as a team they are known as the Flying Boots?

(hat, coat etc)

Another thumbs up for the bloke on the IOM parcels run. I suspect he is earning way less than a poor downtrodden London Underground driver (who hasn't got a 75k loan to pay back out of his or her fat salary).
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Thread drift but still skies over Britain: Has anyone ever traced the real origin of this footage: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.rawlings.77
Compare with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhOhCmk6sYw From 0.37 to 1.07. The Spitfire - Me109 is I assume fake, but it has several questions such as the brevity, inconclusiveness and how did he wire in to get both sides of radio. My elder brother fixed a cine camera above the pilots seat during Korea and captured some good footage of ground attacks with rockets, but no sound.

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