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by Ghastly Whisper
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: That B-52 take - off Air Fete '90
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

Re: That B-52 take - off Air Fete '90

The pilot was killed doing a display a year or two later at Fairchild AFB I believe! He was renowned as a seat of the pants pilot and it got the better of him one fateful day! Nope, Randy Rushworth and the crew of Swashbuckler are (as far as I'm aware) still alive and kicking, its a popular urban m...
by Ghastly Whisper
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 68-10337 U-2S aka Triggers Broom
Replies: 13
Views: 2358

Re: 68-10337 U-2S aka Triggers Broom

As with Triggers Broom how much of the aircraft is in both photo's ...... The answer is both quite a lot and very little. Most of the aircraft's structure and outer surfaces are the originals as even the FY68 models are still only reaching about 30% of their design life and there hasn't been a majo...
by Ghastly Whisper
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Binbrook 1988 til Runway Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: RAF Binbrook 1988 til Runway Removal

Quite a bit of the old runway was used for Peak Parks Way, what is now the main way into Grimsby heading from Louth. Was that not North Coates? The timeline doesn’t fit for binbrook as I know the hardstandings were still there into the year 2000, a couple of years after Peaks Parkway opened. Happy ...
by Ghastly Whisper
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Binbrook 1988 til Runway Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: RAF Binbrook 1988 til Runway Removal

Quite a bit of the old runway was used for Peak Parks Way, what is now the main way into Grimsby heading from Louth.
by Ghastly Whisper
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 Beards & Long Hair?
Replies: 22
Views: 1146

Re: Covid-19 Beards & Long Hair?

Just a thought, for said food to arrive via said beardy. Presumably its not been made straight from fresh out of the fields, garden, so it has to have passed through a minimum of 3 different areas. Farmer, factory, wholesaler, chef, maybe more. Anyone in contact with said food could have long hair o...
by Ghastly Whisper
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RIP Dame Vera Lynn
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: RIP Dame Vera Lynn

RIP Dame Vera

well meet again....dont know where...dont know when..but I know well meet again...some sunny day...

Always brings a slight tear to ones eye and casts the mind back over many eventfull years
by Ghastly Whisper
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: req 64-0536
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: req 64-0536

Regards the other C-130, Joe Baugher has 64-0535 going to Sheppard AFB as a GC-130E ground instruction airframe, although no date is given it gives no other details on other units so suggests it went straight there as such? http://www.c-130.net/aircraft-database/C-130/airframe-profile/6956/ 0535 we...
by Ghastly Whisper
Sun May 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 15059

Re: Spotting during the pandemic

We will have a second wave in due course, thousands of people will now think they are free to do as they please, the stupid, the ignorant, the ones that think they are amune. Just asking for trouble.
by Ghastly Whisper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Vulcan Splisby Crash 1977?
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: Vulcan Splisby Crash 1977?

2nd time this year that the subject of this particular Vulcan has come up, a friend showed me where it crashed a few months ago. The hole (there appears to be 4 to choose from!) is visible by clicking the link, looking between the two trees in the centre of the screen theres a gap in the crops, alth...
by Ghastly Whisper
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: The Vulcan XH558 Forum
Topic: Can you still see XH558
Replies: 18
Views: 5009

Re: Can you still see XH558

They've started to do tours, £15 for a 90 minute walk around and cockpit visit. Next one is sold out, but there are other dates. https://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/vulcan-xh558-airside-tour---sunday-15-march-2020-6421-p.asp Well at least they are not charging an extortionate amount, they are a b...
by Ghastly Whisper
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 1098
Views: 50581

Re: COVID-19 UK

James Cutting wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:14 pm
arch wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:09 pm
First of many cancellations of aviation evemts
Is it? How do you know?
Its blatently obvious more and more items are going to be cancelled, while all media routes are hyper inflating the danger of this cold/flu/germ, no event organisers are going to be the blame for a so called outbreak...
by Ghastly Whisper
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bruntingthorpe closure
Replies: 65
Views: 12705

Re: Bruntingthorpe closure

Looking through the above link and then reading the aviation page, at no point does it say the place is closed for good.
by Ghastly Whisper
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A Victor valediction
Replies: 27
Views: 2037

Re: A Victor valediction

paddyboy wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:45 pm


Haven't a clue about all that 'smoke' :S

The smoke is fuel...the reason for it venting so much escapes me
by Ghastly Whisper
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 56
Views: 3788

Re: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?

Candidates for rather late darwinian awards....as for the tyre pressures...32 to 35....what treally scares me is that these are just two examples, there are thousands nay millions more....
by Ghastly Whisper
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greta Thunberg?
Replies: 106
Views: 7007

Re: Greta Thunberg?

Seems to me the answer is pretty simple, get rid of the problem.....

Humans.

Sooner or later we will wipe ourselves out, be it polar shift, over population, CO2 , whatever, once we (the human race) are gone the earth can and will recover.
by Ghastly Whisper
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: He Stole a Grumman Tracker
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: He Stole a Grumman Tracker

Very interesting read.
by Ghastly Whisper
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Leuchars BoB Display '67
Replies: 30
Views: 2333

Re: Leuchars BoB Display '67

WOW!! all those Lightnings! just fantastic...

Those two single seater F-5s had very different and interesting lives!
by Ghastly Whisper
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Airshows and the show ground set up
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

Re: Airshows and the show ground set up

Theres a PC game here somewhere, bit like the original Theme Park as was. Millions of combinations and still not everyone is happy!
by Ghastly Whisper
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!
Replies: 36
Views: 4069

Re: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!

If everything in this thread is true, they are heading for bigger trouble...

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