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by Dan213
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: RIAT 2017 / HIGHER FENCE
Replies: 117
Views: 9457

Re: RIAT 2017 / HIGHER FENCE

The police's approach to policing RIAT baffles me. I was stopped a good few miles (5+) from the base on local back roads at a 'checkpoint' and turned back because I didn't have a VIP car pass. When I said I was a local just using local roads and nothing to do with the air show (technically true!) t...
by Dan213
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Dan213's RIAT 2017 (Updated 08/08/17)
Replies: 17
Views: 5569

Re: Dan213's RIAT 2017 (Friday added!)

Some shots from Friday from inside the showground https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4293/35842484472_14624de977_h.jpg IMG_2328 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/35842478322_68f12facf8_h.jpg IMG_2449 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/35...
by Dan213
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Dan213's RIAT 2017 (Updated 08/08/17)
Replies: 17
Views: 5569

Re: Dan213's Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 (Thurs adde

A few more from Thursday arrivals https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/36004774885_621cf8d5b7_h.jpg IMG_9638 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/35614901850_bd3ca8d07f_h.jpg IMG_9827 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/35833170272_b67b04...
by Dan213
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 910
Views: 285319

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

It was all just a thought, apologies if it was too deep! I just can't see how when Fairford has several hundred personnel living in the dorms and base housing, along with several USAF and RAF RC-135s flying in and out 24/7, that the base facilities or security requirements lend themselves to hostin...
by Dan213
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 185513

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

I overheard one of the B_52 crew talking to a RIAT staffer about a B-2 flypast on Sunday. I thought I had misheard so asked him directly and he confirmed a B-2 flypast for Sunday (but not Saturday). Why he should know, I have no idea. Only time will tell if this turns out to be true - I'm just repo...
by Dan213
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Dan213's RIAT 2017 (Updated 08/08/17)
Replies: 17
Views: 5569

Re: Dan213's Royal International Air Tattoo 2017

Lovely shots and thanks for sharing. Some of us cannot get there this year, so shots like these are appreciated. Looks like the red circle sticky back plastic has blown off the Alca during transit! Thanks! Re the Alca: Apparently it gets reapplied on the ground at each show. Assume there are issues...
by Dan213
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 185513

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Cornish-guy wrote:
Dan213 wrote:Would be nice to hear a source for these rumours instead of the childish I said it first game that keeps being played by some people

Childish?

Thats a bit Age-ish.

C. :thumb:
:S
by Dan213
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 185513

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

Would be nice to hear a source for these rumours instead of the childish I said it first game that keeps being played by some people
by Dan213
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Dan213's RIAT 2017 (Updated 08/08/17)
Replies: 17
Views: 5569

Dan213's RIAT 2017 (Updated 08/08/17)

Great day at RIAT today. A small selection from Wednesday's arrivals https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/35498008510_d962c7b468_h.jpg IMG_6143 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4218/35497981170_4d09491cc7_h.jpg IMG_6213 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.stati...
by Dan213
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 185513

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

I would imagine because the Friday programme was set in stone long before the Ukrainians confirmed. They aren't going to go and tell a confirmed pilot that he/she is being dropped from the display because someone else is more exciting it wouldn't be fair! Just a theory, not based on any inside info...
by Dan213
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Thunderbirds Arrive at Fairford
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Re: Thunderbirds Arrive at Fairford

Rob666 wrote:I agree really looking forward to seeing them. Nice pictures, were did they Park them.

Rob
Currently parked in front of the large base hangar :)

Dan
by Dan213
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Thunderbirds Arrive at Fairford
Replies: 14
Views: 3913

Thunderbirds Arrive at Fairford

Just a couple from this evening

ImageIMG_5839 by Daniel Lewington, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5832 by Daniel Lewington, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!
by Dan213
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets

nescafe37 wrote:did the ticket sell?
Apologies for the delay, but this has now sold.

Thanks
by Dan213
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets

aircharter wrote:I would like to buy the Sunday ticket, either send me your address for a cheque or call me on 07732323911

regards

steve gensler
Have sent you a PM
by Dan213
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Viewing on app
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Viewing on app

Headancer wrote:I'm hearing that there will be no stopping on the pavement to stop people loitering this year.
Stopping of what? Cars? People?
by Dan213
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RIAT Tickets
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: RIAT Tickets

F6F RD wrote:Dear All
Still have one Thursday ticket and two Friday tickets available.
Regards
Sent you a PM earlier
by Dan213
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets

Friday now sold. Sunday still available
by Dan213
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 795

RIAT Friday and Sunday Tickets

Hi All,

Due to an unfortunate last minute change of plan by a friend I was taking to RIAT, I have a Friday and a Sunday ticket for sale.

Friday: £25 (I paid £29)

Sunday: £35 (I paid £42)

Drop me a PM if interested

Thanks

Dan
by Dan213
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: What is a T-bird?
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: What is a T-bird?

H.A.Bucken wrote:In railway circles a 'T'bird' is a rescue loco:- 'Thunderbird'; at Doncaster and Newcastle they're usually type 67s whereas if you see one at Preston it'll be a DRS 573++.
Roger
Isn't this an aviation forum? :whistle: ;)
by Dan213
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Bone/Stealth Arrival rumours
Replies: 31
Views: 4867

Re: Bone/Stealth Arrival rumours

Slick, Alpha taxiway is the one north of the runway that goes from the east end of the runway to the crash gate in the middle of the northern perimeter, Bravo is the one south of the runway (connecting both ends and parallel to the runway) and the one opposite the Marston Meysey crash gate is Echo....

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