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Plane Spotting Live

Post by welshandy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:30 pm

This on the BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00071qg?xtor=ES-211-[24218_PANUK_NLT_30_ENG_ACT_0-3Months_insideTheBruderhof]-20190722-[bbcfour_planespottinglive_factualsciencetechnology]

Lets hope the commentators have done their homework :whistle:

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by baz1 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:51 pm

think it will be more civvy than military from what I saw of the trailer

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Rugbyref » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:48 pm

If it uses the same people and format as their train series, it was cringe-worthy and will wind us all up!

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by OzziePoole » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 pm

Agreed, Peter Snow waving his arms around like a pendulum plus Andi Peters!

If its anything like Trainspotting Live then its time to watch something else, cringeworthy.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm

I must be one of the lucky ones as not only am I able to choose what I want to watch, I also have the luxury of owning a control that helps me select it too-and it has an on/off button :Wow: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Vulcanone » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:41 pm

Arthur Williams is one of the 4 presenters. The disabled ex Marine that has the Piper Cub, and did the series flying around Britain. So maybe.....

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by daggerfan » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:14 pm

baz1 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:51 pm
think it will be more civvy than military from what I saw of the trailer
According to the Radio Times, Thursday's programme features military aircraft, but don't know if entire programme is devoted to military.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:36 pm

Why would it be - spotting is not just about military aviation. There are certainly far more opportunities to spot civil than there are military too. I would expect there to be a reasonable balance across the hobby.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by RichieHell » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:57 am

There is defintely some military. Arthur Williams was on Twitter last week asking if there were any military bases with flying in the evening, and looking for spotters. The last I saw they were considering Brize.

I expect it to be mostly civil though. Would be a very slow live program if they were stood outside quiet military bases at night!

Looking forward to this. It's a treat for those of us who like civil and military aviation.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Agent K » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:32 am

I did some work with Arthur late last year, he's a thoroughly decent and nice guy and a true enthusiast too, not somebody pretending to be one. If this shows through, like his recent flying round the UK programme, it'll be off to a good start.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Northsky » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:57 am

Peter Snow said in the teaser that they were going to see how many types they could see. Well at Heathrow job would be done in a couple of hours as only Boeing Airbus and D-8 CRJs and occasional biz.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:10 am

So around 20 different types then... :)

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by lambo1784 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:40 am

Friend of mine was at Stansted when Trump was due and he was interviewed for the programme.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Vulcan74 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:59 am

Was that the mad scientist!!!

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by 22A » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:30 pm

Rugbyref wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:48 pm
If it uses the same people and format as their train series, it was cringe-worthy and will wind us all up!
Many railway enthusiasts reckoned the train series was at least 20 years too late. Not such a variety to see these days. Can we say the same about the aviation scene?

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Pi » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:57 pm

It hasn't got better !

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Vulcan74 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 pm

In the 70's & 80's you had some decent aircraft to look forward to seeing, B707.B727, DC-8, Concorde, VC-10. Now its the airbus, airbus, airbus!!!

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:47 pm

Airbus models number 8 to be seen: 318/319/320/321/330/340/350/380. OK so the smaller ones are similar (-ish) but the 340 and 380 are large 4-jets - modern-day 707/DC-8 and 747 equivalents. Still 747s to be seen too for a bit longer. Add colours and operators into the mix and it's still a good trip.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Blackjack56 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:36 am

It was better than i expected,i missed mondays episode but will watch it on catch up,to be honest as others have said Arthurs participation maked it more interesting for me i loved his piper cub series and his love of anything aviation really comes across to the viewer, also we all need to watch everything aviation related on the telly otherwise nothing will get made for our very niche hobby.

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Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Mike » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:45 am

There wasn't an episode on Monday, it's just Tuesday, Wednesday and tonight.

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