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by Cessna954
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Socially distanced airshow - Old Warden 18th July
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Socially distanced airshow - Old Warden 18th July

OK,so what happens if you do not own a car,access denied,even if you have purchased a ticket on line,social discrimination? Sadly during these extraordinary times being discriminated against for not being able to attend an airshow is the least of our worries. Without going in to too much detail I s...
by Cessna954
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: London Heathrow
Topic: BAW A380 22-7-20
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: BAW A380 22-7-20

Apparently each A380 will be passing through Heathrow on routine maintenance over the coming weeks and all returning to storage immediately.

Neil
by Cessna954
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: SPOTM July 2020 - any Boeing 737 series aircraft including Boeing BBJs
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: SPOTM July 2020 - any Boeing 737 series aircraft including Boeing BBJs

British Midland Airways Boeing 737-4YO G-OBMG arriving on gate at Glasgow-Abbotsinch in Sept '91. 'MG' was my ride back to London (BD011) having visited for the Leuchars BoB Airshow on the Saturday - flight time 58 minutes. I flew in the same aircraft on the same route (BD015) exactly 2 years later ...
by Cessna954
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Socially distanced airshow - Old Warden 18th July
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Socially distanced airshow - Old Warden 18th July

Like Andy, I attended the first Shuttleworth and UK Airshow of 2020 and also the world's first drive-in socially distanced airshow. Let's hope the need for them is short-lived! The event went far beyond expectations on organisation by the Shuttleworth team and to my delight the behaviour and respect...
by Cessna954
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Themed photo topics
Topic: British Airways B.747s - let's remember them here
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: British Airways B.747s - let's remember them here

For now a relatively recent picture, G-CIVS from February 2019

ImageBritish Airways Boeing 747-436 G-CIVS by Neil Brant, on Flickr
by Cessna954
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: SPOTM July 2020 - any Boeing 737 series aircraft including Boeing BBJs
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: SPOTM July 2020 - any Boeing 737 series aircraft including Boeing BBJs

....also the neighbours weren't too happy.....never again!!
I'm sure it would make a great 'man cave'. I have to admit that it's crossed my mind on occasion and whilst I may be able to afford the 737 nose I certainly couldn't afford the divorce! :unsure:

Neil
by Cessna954
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

i visted yestreday and the 2 red tails in that area i can confirm were B737 EI-FFM and B757 G-LSAH Many thanks, that helps put a location to all residents at the time of my visit except for 4L-TGN, which is assumed to currently be in a hangar. LY-NVY and VT-INV have subsequently arrived and are par...
by Cessna954
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: 9H-TAJ A330 at Birmingham
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: 9H-TAJ A330 at Birmingham

That's rather smart looking with a nice photo of it.

Neil
by Cessna954
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: Concorde 01 G-AXDN
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Concorde 01 G-AXDN

My father-in-law worked for BAC on the Concorde project back in the early '70s. A couple of years back I took him and one of my sons to the amazing Bristol Aerospace museum at what's left of the Filton airfield, Pausing at one large photograph of the Concorde assembly hangar, he commented, "see that...
by Cessna954
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Gloucester-Staverton - 02-07-20
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Gloucester-Staverton - 02-07-20

My trip up to Gloucester included dropping in to Staverton for a look around. The airport has seen massive investment over the years and is a major aviation manufacturing and maintenance hub (Dowty, SAFRAN, RGV Cirrus Centre, Babcock & Specialist Aviation Services to mention a few) both within the c...
by Cessna954
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

For the record a picture of the remaining storage area over by the Chevron hangars. There are two red tails which I believe to be Jet2 B757s in addition to the Corsair and BA 747s. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50071067106_e87f484a0d_o.jpg Kemble Cotswolds Airport EGBP - Storage by Neil Brant ...
by Cessna954
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

it's looking pretty packed at present
- I'm sure they can squeeze a few dozen more in :unsure:

I must get down to St Athan to take a look at what has arrived there. Is Wales open to foreigners crossing the bridge yet?

Neil
by Cessna954
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

do you happen to know if LY-NVY (A320) was there
There's no sign of it in any of my pictures and I did wonder if it had been wheeled straight in to an ASI hangar. However, when I checked on the radar App on my phone it still says it hasn't flown since 13th November!!

Neil
by Cessna954
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

My first trip out since March with a work related trip up to Gloucester. On the way home I pulled over at Kemble to have a look at the varied aircraft in storage pending the scrap man's axe. A sorry sight to be sure with 11 B747s, three A340s plus an assortment of B737, B757 and A320 types amongst o...
by Cessna954
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Airshows
Topic: An airshow at last!!! Old Warden 18-07-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: An airshow at last!!! Old Warden 18-07-2020

I've taken a chance and booked a ticket. If the weather behaves it should be a thoroughly pleasant afternoon and evening.

I'll need to give the camera a good dust off and clean beforehand!!

Neil
by Cessna954
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: aeroSPARX Grobs Practising
Replies: 3
Views: 260

aeroSPARX Grobs Practising

Last Tuesday evening, in the barmy summer heat, we were treated to an hour-long practise session from the aeroSPARX team. They are based close to Longleat estate at Wing Farm, so a relative common site in the area. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50037992623_f5c2dc8882_o.jpg Grob G.109Bs G-CINO ...
by Cessna954
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2020 photo of the month competition
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: June 2020 photo of the month competition

This is the closest I've got to any aeroplane since 7th March - aeroSPARX Grob 109s G-OFIX & G-CINO practising just outside Frome on Tuesday 23rd and photographed from our garden. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50038538606_689f84bb9f_o.jpg Grob G.109Bs G-CINO & G-OFIX by Neil Brant , on Fli...
by Cessna954
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Photography Discussions
Topic: Pixsy & Image Theft
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Re: Pixsy & Image Theft

No recent update. Pixsy had contacted the company responsible back in January and had set out their case to them and are waiting for a response. I'm guessing that they are hoping by not responding it will go away. As a free service added to Flickr I'm not sure what priority Pixsy place on cases comp...
by Cessna954
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Todays visitors to DSA(Doncaster) 08/06/2020
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Todays visitors to DSA(Doncaster) 08/06/2020

Those two B777's are certainly quality catches, well done.

Those Police P-68s seem to be getting out and about across the UK now. We had one venture down this way one evening, seems to have been just a familiarisation flight.

Neil
by Cessna954
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: SPOTM June 2020 - Beech biz props
Replies: 18
Views: 921

Re: SPOTM June 2020 - Beech biz props

This Beechcraft 2000 Starship was based at Oxford-Kidlington but I believe the pilot was local to the Maidenhead area. It was very energetically displayed at the White Waltham Airshow in 1993 including landing on the grass strip, quite a unique display item for any airshow. All Starships were withdr...

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