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by Droptank
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Clockwork 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 4092

Re: Clockwork 2019

Great shots Kev, you could put some cracking captions on the shots of the Merlin in deep snow!
by Droptank
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 321
Views: 35479

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

Dear Flightech. At the risk of being branded "boring" or castigated for going "off topic" as this is a thread dedicated to RIAT 2020 matters, please allow me to enlighten you with the regard to the existence, meaning and purpose of the NATO Tiger Meet (note accurate spelling). I'm sure there is a mo...
by Droptank
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 321
Views: 35479

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

..steady James, you're drifitng "off topic"...ha ha ha... Headancer's point is sad but true and overlooked by most in consideration of the effect on 2020 and beyond. However, a number of staff would need to be retained to account for all the madness of ticket refunds which will probably drag on into...
by Droptank
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 321
Views: 35479

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

Hi Target, firstly, this isn't a criticism of your post. If RIAT had posted the following it would probably ease some of the concern people have about what the situation is:- "We are in a fast changing situation that will probably change almost daily. RIAT is four months away. Please be patient and ...
by Droptank
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 321
Views: 35479

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

Thanks Peasus, I think we're all in the same boat this year!
by Droptank
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 321
Views: 35479

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 Discussion Thread

Hi Peasus.

Slightly off-topic I appreciate but where did you see the Shuttleworth statement relating to Coronovirus?

Droptank.
by Droptank
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: AirPower Expo at Waddington
Replies: 48
Views: 6008

Re: AirPower Expo at Waddington

If static/night shots aren't for you, why whine on about having to pay to go and do it? The shoot yesterday was good value, particularly compared with similar events from this and past years. Although the aircraft present included a Puma and Typhoon the emphasis was on photographing the rarer/more i...
by Droptank
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Dragon02
Replies: 28
Views: 2177

Re: Dragon02

He may well have turned back before approaching Valley but he got close!

I told my contact on base he was approaching and he commented that the weather was awful and he wouldn't be able to see him anyway!
by Droptank
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Dragon02
Replies: 28
Views: 2177

Dragon01

Dragon 01 Departed Fairford to Valley and returning to Fairford presently (1048), requested R27 full stop.

He DID go a little bit West I guess but now home sweet home....
by Droptank
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Viewfinder blur d7200
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Viewfinder blur d7200

Hi Supra. We've all dropped or banged our cameras at some point, unfortunately modern digital cameras are a little more prone to issues due to their reliance on electronic wizardry, composite construction and tighter tolerances. Although I am a Canon user, I would suggest getting in touch with H. Le...
by Droptank
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: First time RIAT group thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 8423

Re: First time RIAT group thread?

Hi Chris, if the weather is anything like RIAT18 it will certainly be the highlight of your aviation year!...despite what "Nay sayers" go on about each year RIAT approaches, it's always a fantastic spectacle and well worth the asking price-particularly as it supports a worthwhile charity. Although y...
by Droptank
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT post Mildenhall closure
Replies: 34
Views: 5494

Re: RIAT post Mildenhall closure

Hello everybody. Reading through the pessimistic comments regarding RIAT's future after Mildenhall closure has inspired me to add my idea of what I think may occur- this is only my unbiased opinion as is everybody's. It's obvious that RAF Fairford will certainly gain some permanently based aircraft ...
by Droptank
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: RIAT - The Navy's Here..!
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: RIAT - The Navy's Here..!

F106 Dart, I guess you overlooked the fact that the F35s we have recently put into service will be a combined RAF/Royal Navy asset?

Just saying.

Droptank.
by Droptank
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: REDS at RIAT & other airshows
Replies: 6
Views: 1746

Re: REDS at RIAT & other airshows

I saw the Reds a number of times over the RIAT weekend and actually thought they (for once) were blessed with weather that suited their performance, outstanding capabilities and formations. I thought their formations were particularly tight throughout the weekend, the "bomb burst" on Sunday was imma...
by Droptank
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 153447

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Specific response to "The Cat" regarding various viewing facilities, based on personal experience. I am a perennial FRIAT member but missed out this year as I left my application too late. I therefore booked P&V (West) tickets for Tuesday & Thursday, later adding Wednesday when I saw what the weathe...
by Droptank
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2018 Awards
Replies: 42
Views: 6909

Re: RIAT 2018 Awards

The comments relating to the RIAT 2018 awards are very interesting. I was confused as others were by some of the awards and felt the judges (whoever they were) had a biased opinion of some sort, I was fortunate enough to be at RIAT for seven days so saw all the displays at least once. That said, the...
by Droptank
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 153447

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

RIAT 2018- good and bad... Good;- Over 300 aircraft and great variety from a Martin Baker Meteor through to the latest hardware in the shape of the F35 Informative, varied and enthusiastic commentary from Ben Dunnel, guest commentators and team Excellent weather apart from the short rain shower on F...
by Droptank
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Brunty Lightning 4 Ship Event
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Brunty Lightning 4 Ship Event

They still look stunning and futuristic!

Nice shots.

Droptank.
by Droptank
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 153447

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

I can't believe the naive expectations of some of the contributors to this thread, relating to the perennial issue of what will or won't be going to RIAT. This year's line up so far is fantastic as mentioned by others in the thread and RIAT continues to be the best military air show in the world des...
by Droptank
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Marham ASCOT 9511 F-35B Arrival 6 June 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5501

Re: Marham ASCOT 9511 F-35B Arrival 6 June 2018

Paul 1978. Regarding the Air Fete's, I am assuming you mean the ones at Mildenhall primarily, although there were some great shows at Upper Heyford and Alconbury too. I know it's slightly off-topic but in response to your question about them "being the same", undoubtedly not, as they were halcyon da...

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