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by Supra
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RAF changed Dog grave wording
Replies: 137
Views: 3648

Re: RAF changed Dog grave wording

There are still many areas in the World where White Supremacist views are prevalent, but hopefully history going forward will show a complete eradication of this intolerable situation. Equally, historical events & attitudes should NOT be erased to suit the modern-day thinking of right & proper equal...
by Supra
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RAF changed Dog grave wording
Replies: 137
Views: 3648

Re: RAF changed Dog grave wording

The re-writing of historical facts just to suit perceived modern sensitivities really grips my s**t, more especially when the word/name in question is frequently used by the very race/creed alleged to be offended as a term of endearment or greeting? You really can't have it both ways IMO. In his bri...
by Supra
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Reach 171 golden hour at Belfast
Replies: 13
Views: 1929

Re: Reach 171 golden hour at Belfast

Great sequence! Liking the tyre-smoke. :thumb:
by Supra
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: The Shuttleworth July Evening Airshow 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: The Shuttleworth July Evening Airshow 2020

What a great way to ease back into events. Weather was kind too. The Comet in shot 6 & 10 are contenders, but shot 13 of the Lysander in the trees is my favourite. :thumb: Advisory... Dust artefacts best seen in shot 15 above tailfin, again immediately north & bottom right of images suggest a sensor...
by Supra
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: “RAF accused of wasting money on 'outdated' F-35 warplanes“
Replies: 38
Views: 3169

Re: “RAF accused of wasting money on 'outdated' F-35 warplanes“

Personally I always thought a mixed fleet of F-35 was the only way for the UK to go since they (wrongly IMO!) decided to go without 'Cat & Trap' capabilities on the 'outdated' QE. Class aircraft carriers. Naturally the F-35A is cheaper simply because it doesn't lug a (99% of the time redundant) lift...
by Supra
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 Beards & Long Hair?
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Covid-19 Beards & Long Hair?

That's one way to deal with it, but I expect several commentators on this thread have just been pulling their hair out! :whistle:
by Supra
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: SAC NATO C-17;s at Farnborough
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: SAC NATO C-17;s at Farnborough

Nice shots of these & at your 'local' too! Liking shot #2 & the best being #4 on the turnaround. :thumb:
by Supra
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)
Replies: 12
Views: 1665

Re: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)

And just how many minutes after completion of the Housing will it be before the complaints about jet-noise starts? Even though its the only runway where they use a cobweb-duster not a runway sweeper!
by Supra
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bruntingthorpe news
Replies: 126
Views: 17239

Re: Bruntingthorpe news

I don't think they were ever 'not included!' in the effective eviction? There was/is mention of Mr C. Walton creating an enclave "adjacent" to the LPG Sheds, but I don't recall that the LPG were ever included in that possibility, unless anyone knows differently? I had assumed the enclave would be fo...
by Supra
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Info
Topic: Is there any more deployments?
Replies: 11
Views: 4136

Re: Is there any more deployments?

'Optimism' is an admirable quality given the current worldwide situation. 'Dreaming' is plane (sic) crazy!! :whistle:
by Supra
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Sea King Helicopters
Replies: 18
Views: 1202

Re: Sea King Helicopters

Good photo-access at the Hospital. Is that an Orion in the background of your last shot Mike?
(as in Ford!) ;)
by Supra
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rest of the World Airshows
Topic: La Ferte Alais airshow 30-31 May 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: La Ferte Alais airshow 30-31 May 2020

Absolute waster!. Just beyond the middle of October with all that mud & cold weather. Jeez, it nearly gets dark by the end of the show when the Sun goes over the runway centre-line even with a show held in May! :roll: :unsure: :O
by Supra
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Another "what camera / lens" thread.
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Another "what camera / lens" thread.

For anybody wanting flying shots of aircraft or birds the requirement of more actual or equivalent 'focal-length' is seen as a primary goal. I also value the APS-H (1.3) crop-factors of my current Canon SLR's, but remain frustrated at the measly pixel-count available on the current Canon range of SL...
by Supra
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Another "what camera / lens" thread.
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Another "what camera / lens" thread.

Interesting comments page_verify & completely in-tune with my thoughts. My 1D MkII fell of my stepladder & did suffer some shutter-box disturbance which I didn't notice. By continuing to use it for less than 20 shots the damage became apparent with a Error99 message. Quick peep in the front revealed...
by Supra
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF VC-10, but where was it taken?
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: RAF VC-10, but where was it taken?

Way too much curvature in the grass edge for the probable length of lens used would seem to dismiss Gibraltar. Another vote for Mayport on the curved concrete taxiway shown in the above shot at top-left of the Basin? :thumb:
by Supra
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mildenhall 60-0334 4th June
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Mildenhall 60-0334 4th June

I had to Google "goggled", but we get the situation! :whistle: As stated above some very different compositions which 'work really well'. :thumb:
by Supra
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bruntingthorpe news
Replies: 126
Views: 17239

Re: Bruntingthorpe news

Never one to shy away from a radical viewpoint, I give you my thoughts... 1] Bruntingthorpe WAS a unique environment where live preserved aircraft from the past could be seen at close proximity actually moving under their own power. 2] With some increasingly greater degree of co-operation it WAS po...
by Supra
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Duxford Shows
Topic: Duxford Battle Of Britian Airshow 2020 (Wishlist)
Replies: 21
Views: 2572

Re: Duxford Battle Of Britian Airshow 2020 (Wishlist)

thevulcan wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Edited... I have created this thread for members of the community to list what they would love to see display at this years show..
Anything! Tbh. :unsure:
by Supra
Thu May 28, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 15064

Re: Spotting during the pandemic

Any one in South Cambridgeshire tonight, and spot the mistake. :whistle: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/spitfire-fly-duxford-thursdays-8pm-18320641 Brian Extracted from the linked article, yet another fine example of modern journalism... "The Spitfire is the iconic British single ...
by Supra
Wed May 27, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 15064

Re: Spotting during the pandemic

That's okay then! Just remember all you other guys NOT to beat your todger on just any old Bramble bush in Folly Rd! :'( :roll:

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