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4th Dec 2022, 08:31
Replies: 743
Views: 465,890
Posted By airsound

I can confirm that the Coroner, Ms Penelope...

I can confirm that the Coroner, Ms Penelope Schofield, is holding this inquest without a jury.

airsound
28th Nov 2022, 16:56
Replies: 743
Views: 465,890
Posted By airsound

I can't see this posted anywhere else - and I'm...

I can't see this posted anywhere else - and I'm not even sure this is the right place for it, since the 'Trial' finished in 2019.

But anyway, the Inquest is finally due to start on Wednesday 30...
15th Nov 2022, 18:14
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,754
Posted By airsound

By the time this is fixed, they'll probably have...

By the time this is fixed, they'll probably have dumped the Warthog.

Oh, wait.... they've tried that before, more than once?

airsound
4th Nov 2022, 21:29
Replies: 16
Views: 3,077
Posted By airsound

Any chance that the sad Royal Air Force - or the...

Any chance that the sad Royal Air Force - or the even sadder UK Ministry of Defence - could look on this excellent purchase, and learn something?

No, I thought not....

airsound
26th Oct 2022, 14:55
Replies: 91
Views: 41,451
Posted By airsound

OK, thanks T28B! Although the piece didn't tell...

OK, thanks T28B!
Although the piece didn't tell us much that was new, it did tell it in a succinct way - and I also thought it was of interest that it came from a Dutch site.

airsound
25th Oct 2022, 20:39
Replies: 91
Views: 41,451
Posted By airsound

I've just - well, half an hour ago - had an email...

I've just - well, half an hour ago - had an email notification that David Thompson has replied to this thread. But his reply has not materialised, which makes me think it has been binned by someone...
24th Oct 2022, 11:01
Replies: 91
Views: 41,451
Posted By airsound

CAEBr - I do so agree. The brochure also...

CAEBr -
I do so agree. The brochure also describes the C-130J as
So why the f*** are they selling the damn things???

airsound (ex trucky)
23rd Sep 2022, 11:08
Replies: 118
Views: 22,846
Posted By airsound

Thanks for that pic, Beags. I was doing the...

Thanks for that pic, Beags. I was doing the commentary for that display, directly addressing Her Majesty (via loudspeakers, of course.)

Anyway, I understood that my annual report included the...
13th Sep 2022, 14:53
Replies: 36
Views: 7,598
Posted By airsound

I've just discovered a set of blazer buttons...

I've just discovered a set of blazer buttons belonging to my uncle, who died on 31 August 1940, flying a Hurricane on 257 Sqn in the Battle of Britain. The picture shows his button alongside my own....
13th Sep 2022, 12:09
Replies: 115
Views: 21,351
Posted By airsound

Thanks for that pr00ne. Nevertheless, to the...

Thanks for that pr00ne.

Nevertheless, to the uninitiated it might seem like a not very good look for the RAF. And, heaven knows, the RAF could do with some 'good looks' just now.

airsound
13th Sep 2022, 11:38
Replies: 115
Views: 21,351
Posted By airsound

That same Luxaviation Embraer Legacy 600, G-LEGC,...

That same Luxaviation Embraer Legacy 600, G-LEGC, seems to be taking their majesties from Edinburgh to Belfast. It was also used from Aberdeen to Northolt on 9 Sep, and Northolt to Edinburgh on 12...
28th Aug 2022, 20:53
Replies: 401
Views: 120,848
Posted By airsound

I wonder why Red 10 referenced "a number of...

I wonder why Red 10 referenced "a number of engineering issues" for the team's non-appearance at Sidmouth when it seems pretty clear that there was a bird strike.

airsound
26th Aug 2022, 18:35
Replies: 401
Views: 120,848
Posted By airsound

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/red-arrows-c...

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/red-arrows-cancel-sidmouth-airshow-display-and-blame-engineering-issues/ar-AA118kWk

Wonder if Rhyl is also affected....

airsound
28th Jul 2022, 12:08
Replies: 28
Views: 9,811
Posted By airsound

(US) Navy Times is reporting problems there as...

(US) Navy Times is reporting problems there as well...
25th Jul 2022, 13:04
Replies: 76
Views: 16,044
Posted By airsound

Iím sad to say that itís not just this yearís...

Iím sad to say that itís not just this yearís show that was so feeble. The rot was already well established in 2018. I was working at that show, and I was horrified by the lacklustre flying displays....
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2022, 18:48
Replies: 243
Views: 121,983
Posted By airsound

No, I wasn't thinking of any of those things,...

No, I wasn't thinking of any of those things, Lonewolf! I was merely reacting to ericferret's startling idea to The KC-46 immediately leapt to my mind as a prime example of a procurement where that...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2022, 17:45
Replies: 243
Views: 121,983
Posted By airsound

Nothing specifically to do with helicopters. What...

Nothing specifically to do with helicopters. What it does have to do with are national attitudes to procurement, where lessons are being offered - and maybe even learned.

airsound
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2022, 18:04
Replies: 243
Views: 121,983
Posted By airsound

You mean like the USAF did with the KC-46? ...

You mean like the USAF did with the KC-46?

airsound
13th Jun 2022, 16:59
Replies: 144
Views: 50,669
Posted By airsound

As far as the seven v nine situation is...

As far as the seven v nine situation is concerned, I now understand from someone 'close to the matter' that if an event organiser or flying display director is approved for a flypast they'll get...
12th Jun 2022, 15:44
Replies: 144
Views: 50,669
Posted By airsound

Thanks for that teej! Interesting that your one...

Thanks for that teej! Interesting that your one airborne picture shows a 9-ship. Was that part of the display, or was the display 7-ship, as announced?

airsound
11th Jun 2022, 14:02
Replies: 151
Views: 30,381
Posted By airsound

My first tour was on the excellent Hastings with...

My first tour was on the excellent Hastings with 24 Sqn at Colerne. The Hasty-bird did evoke the odd comment as we trundled round the world. I well remember a USAF dispatcher at Lajes in the Azores,...
9th Jun 2022, 20:23
Replies: 151
Views: 30,381
Posted By airsound

Apologies for being late to the party - but Iíve...

Apologies for being late to the party - but Iíve only just caught up with the thread.

I have some experience of commentating at these events, including actually flying over Buck House in the...
3rd Jun 2022, 14:11
Replies: 575
Views: 168,953
Posted By airsound

DefenseNews has a piece by Stephen Losey saying ...

DefenseNews has a piece by Stephen Losey saying

The piece is at...
1st Apr 2022, 16:32
Replies: 396
Views: 330,293
Posted By airsound

Fume events

Finally, finally, could it be that a government might be heading towards taking the problem of toxic fumes in aircraft seriously?

The LA Times boasts an exclusive with the headline

The piece...
29th Mar 2022, 15:16
Replies: 12,380
Views: 11,433,819
Posted By airsound

ACW342 Yes, but it's rather odd - on FlightRadar...

ACW342 Yes, but it's rather odd - on FlightRadar they don't seem to know about Fairford, where the Buffies are detached. They said one of the two had departed Kemble (now Cotswold) and the other...
28th Mar 2022, 17:48
Replies: 12,380
Views: 11,433,819
Posted By airsound

Nutty - bit surprised that someone as clearly...

Nutty - bit surprised that someone as clearly able to source lots of different sources as you are has to ask who Bellingcat is!

For my money, they (and their founder Elliot Higgins) are amongst...
21st Mar 2022, 21:57
Replies: 12,380
Views: 11,433,819
Posted By airsound

Nutty - And let's note that that tweet...

Nutty -

And let's note that that tweet comes from the great Elliot Higgins (Mr Bellingcat), possibly the most trustworthy source for this kind of information.

airsound
17th Mar 2022, 21:58
Replies: 416
Views: 97,750
Posted By airsound

frodo-m Yes, but according to Wikipedia (so may...

frodo-m Yes, but according to Wikipedia (so may not be absolutely accurate) the RAF had 81 Hawk T1s, but only has 28 T2s. Andy1999 may have a point?

airsound
4th Mar 2022, 18:41
Replies: 12,380
Views: 11,433,819
Posted By airsound

SLXOwft I guess those were the same two I saw...

SLXOwft
I guess those were the same two I saw (on FR24) taking off from Fairford. Oddly, FR24 lists them as coming from Kemble, or Cotswold Airport as it now is. You'd think that Fairford, with its...
3rd Feb 2022, 17:43
Replies: 60
Views: 12,397
Posted By airsound

Indeed, DD. I emailed the Beeb's online troops...

Indeed, DD. I emailed the Beeb's online troops pointing out their error, and suggesting a better picture, courtesy of Forces.net. They didn't respond (no surprise there), but I note they changed the...
1st Dec 2021, 14:56
Replies: 403
Views: 187,483
Posted By airsound

Pompey News (Tom Cotterill) says they've found...

Pompey News (Tom Cotterill) says they've found the wreckage....
11th Nov 2021, 20:38
Replies: 74
Views: 14,197
Posted By airsound

Does anyone remember when the way to give an SD...

Does anyone remember when the way to give an SD hat that 'curly' look was to leave it overnight in a flying boot - that was in the days when said boots had a top bit that was wide enough to be able...
9th Nov 2021, 16:59
Replies: 14
Views: 5,560
Posted By airsound

Airbus learns from geese

Airbus says it has performed the first long-haul demonstration of formation flight in GAT-regulated transatlantic airspace with two A350s flying three kilometers apart from Toulouse to Montreal. More...
2nd Nov 2021, 16:53
Replies: 416
Views: 97,750
Posted By airsound

And here's the Aviation Week piece...

And here's the Aviation Week piece...
29th Oct 2021, 17:03
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,822,175
Posted By airsound

Katamarino - you said You have a touching faith...

Katamarino - you said You have a touching faith in the press. Whilst it may be unlikely that they'd fabricate quotes (although not unknown), it's perfectly possible for them to get quotes wrong -...
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