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by StevenNFFC
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7633

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

and how are the statement makers going to enforce that. Copyright law. 21. This Site is owned, controlled and operated by ITV. All web site design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof: © 2018 ITV plc All Rights Reserved. Brian As they haven’t updated the (c) to 2019 is this still ...
by StevenNFFC
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: WK163 Canberra?
Replies: 23
Views: 2709

Re: WK163 Canberra?

Too easy to criticise any iteration of VTTS for what they haven't achieved since the Vulcan ceased flying. The plain truth of the current situation & SURELY primary objective is that with nada, zip, zilch is happening to protect the airframe/airframes from the corrosive effects of the UK climate ov...
by StevenNFFC
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Based Typhoons and frequencies listing.
Replies: 541
Views: 134853

Re: Based Typhoons and frequencies listing.

This is what I mean about causing confusion when swapping tails of aircraft. ZA463 is 028 wearing the tail of ZA554/046. So perhaps should just be referred to as ZA463?
by StevenNFFC
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Vulcan XH558 Forum
Topic: Latest update
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Latest update

One of the most mismanaged and poorly run "Trusts" I've ever come across. I'd love to know how much money raised was syphoned off to those at the top of the tree at the Trust for personal use.
by StevenNFFC
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5287

Re: Plane Spotting Live

I love the way some of you guys criticise an experienced RAF fighter pilot / instructor / tester over his failure to correctly identify immediately from a photo,the exact livery or paint identification of a fast military jet. The guy flew Buccaneer/Jaguar and Hawks for real and on missions. He shou...
by StevenNFFC
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5287

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Really found this cringeworthy when I watched it tonight

"And that is a lovely Spitfire isn't it?"
"Lysander"
"Lysander yes"

Probably the worst moment for me.
by StevenNFFC
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136388

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Thread has been tidied (yet again) and the original thread has been copied into the Staff Section for it to be looked at.
by StevenNFFC
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136388

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

I think you are also up against the general public who just go for 'a day out' and couldn't care what displays and what doesn't. For example, this is a quote from a lady who commented on RIAT asking for feedback on the show on Facebook: The children loved the STEM/Techno zone, more so than the flyin...
by StevenNFFC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136388

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

I don't see how you can "miss" seeing the USAF DISPLAY a B-52....maybe those more enlightened than me can shed light on the last time that happened at RIAT (Flying and not Flypast)? And the last time I can personally find the USAF performing a flying display with the B-1 was 2007?? As for the F-22 y...
by StevenNFFC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020???
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: RIAT 2020???

There is no need for everyone to open up a different thread to discuss their feelings about RIAT 2019. It should all be posted on the 2019 Discussion thread.
by StevenNFFC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136388

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Think I’m going to have RIAT blues for the next 360 days until RIAT 2020!

I hope that doesn't mean we get the "What aircraft do you want to see at RIAT 2020" or the "Wishlist" threads starting tomorrow :lol: :lol:
by StevenNFFC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019 Awards
Replies: 16
Views: 1590

RIAT 2019 Awards

Here again for 2019 are the OFFICIAL Awards: https://www.airtattoo.com/news/2019/jul/22/air-tattoo-honors-top-displays The King Hussein Memorial Sword (Best Overall Flying Demonstration): Swedish Air Force - Saab JAS-39C Gripen The 'As The Crow Flies' Trophy (FRIAT Trophy): Finnish Air Force - F/A-1...
by StevenNFFC
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maverick's Back
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Top Gun 2 Movie for 2020

Being discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=178366
by StevenNFFC
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maverick's Back
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Maverick's Back

Being discussed here:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=178366
by StevenNFFC
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136388

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

BBMF, NATO Flypast and Patrouille de France also cancelled for today due to weather.
by StevenNFFC
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136388

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Weather cancellations for Friday: Belgian F-16AM - Taxi past only Royal Jordanian Falcons Italian C-27J Spartan CV-22B Osprey Italian F-2000A Romanian MiG-21 LanceR Royal Air Force BBMF NATO Flypast Patrouille de France Display RAF Tucano (circuit only) USAF F-16CM RAF Tutor T1 (circuit only) RAFAT...
by StevenNFFC
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7915

Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

Chris, I disagree. For what he's posting - which is a photo-log of the RIAT Arrivals/rehearsals I think the watermark is perfectly acceptable. Too many news agencies these days sniping photos to take the risk.
by StevenNFFC
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019: Arrivals
Replies: 225
Views: 31271

Re: RIAT 2019: Arrivals

Or there is this one which is excellent:

https://threshold.aero/RIAT_19_live_arrivals
by StevenNFFC
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: ZA463 prep for final resting place
Replies: 12
Views: 3704

Re: ZA463 prep for final resting place

Yeah very strange to see the fin of ZA554 on the fuselage of ZA463! I imagine will cause confusion in the years to come....
by StevenNFFC
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Lens's for RIAT.
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Lens's for RIAT.

I always found my Sigma 150-300mm inadequate for most air shots at RIAT in the past - I was always envious of those with the 500mm+ lenses.

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