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by Cessna954
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: BIA Herald G-APWJ Edinburgh 1976
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: BIA Herald G-APWJ Edinburgh 1976

That's a classic '70s image that brings back good memories.

Neil
by Cessna954
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: SPOTM August 2020 - Douglas commercial aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Re: SPOTM August 2020 - Douglas commercial aircraft

A sadly missed name in these days of the 2 pony race between Boeing and Airbus. I shall put in the 1947 vintage DC-4 ZS-BMH operated by the Historic Division of South African Airways at IAT in 1998. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48082450777_ebd56f347f_o.jpg South African Airways Douglas DC-4 Z...
by Cessna954
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: July 2020 photo of the month competition
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: July 2020 photo of the month competition

Barn storming at the first Shuttleworth socially distanced airshow - DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANKT https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50137039617_ae997c19e2_o.jpg de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-ANKT / K-2585 by Neil Brant , on Flickr Originally posted here https://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/forum/view...
by Cessna954
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Socially distanced airshow - Old Warden 18th July
Replies: 5
Views: 916

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: 489

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: 23
Views: 3343

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: 916

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: 11
Views: 2334

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: 23
Views: 3343

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
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: Concorde 01 G-AXDN
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

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
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Airshows
Topic: An airshow at last!!! Old Warden 18-07-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 745

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 6:05 pm
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2020 photo of the month competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2254

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: 3690

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
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: SPOTM June 2020 - Beech biz props
Replies: 18
Views: 2823

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...
by Cessna954
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: World Vintage Air Rally 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: World Vintage Air Rally 1990

I've only been to White Waltham once (around 1980ish, I'd have to check ye olde logge booke), but I do remember that there was loads of vintage aircraft there that were very rarely seen elsewhere and were great gap-fillers for me in CAM. To the left of the entrance was a white nissen hut and in tha...
by Cessna954
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Nostalgia and Wrecks & Relics
Topic: World Vintage Air Rally 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

World Vintage Air Rally 1990

When I lived in the Thames Valley White Waltham was one of my local airfields and I frequently dropped in to see if anything of interest was about. Going back to 1990 and over the course of a couple of visits it became evident that a good number of American registered vintage and classic aircraft we...
by Cessna954
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Rougham vintage aircraft fly in 15/09/2019 (pic heavy)
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: Rougham vintage aircraft fly in 15/09/2019 (pic heavy)

Lovely shots and a selection of interesting aircraft types - Navion and Argus being two particular highlights for me.

Whilst being a little way from Somerset, if it does go ahead this year it looks as though it would justify the cost of a tank of diesel.

Thanks for posting

Neil
by Cessna954
Mon May 25, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Southern England and the Channel Isles
Topic: Lockdown Log, Somerset- 23-03 to 19-04
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Lockdown Log, Somerset- Months 1 & 2 (updated)

Month 2 of lockdown was spent still working from home and keeping an eye open for passing aircraft. GA started flying again during May and many pilots took the opportunity of the good weather to head to the south coast, via Somerset. A total of 74 in the book for the period, which is quite respectab...
by Cessna954
Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Photo Competitions
Topic: SPOTM May 2020 - Airliners in special and retro schemes
Replies: 21
Views: 3389

Re: SPOTM May 2020 - Airliners in special and retro schemes

One of my favourite special schemes of relatively recent times was the Etihad Grand Prix liveries - A340-642 A6-EHJ landing at Heathrow on 09L in April 2011. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49925046148_98ec20efa3_o.jpg Etihad Airbus A340-642 A6-EHJ - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2010 by Neil D. Brant , ...
by Cessna954
Fri May 22, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Themed photo topics
Topic: Virgin 747s
Replies: 13
Views: 2612

Re: Virgin 747s

A few slightly older 747s from me, slide scans from Gatwick and Heathrow. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49922460766_a21a64749a_o.jpg Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-287 G-VIRG by Neil D. Brant , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49921942603_8a35657763_o.jpg Virgin Atlantic Airwa...

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