Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Plane Spotting Live

A forum for discussing all things related to MILITARY AVIATION including Military Aviation news. No off-topic discussions here please.
User avatar
Bluetail
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:13 pm
Location: Way up North
Contact:

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Bluetail » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:40 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!
It does and is...

I watched it last night...after 5 mins I turned it off
I do what the voices in my head tell me to do!!!!
WEBSITE... http://3adpictures.wordpress.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 17602
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Up North

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Mike » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:47 pm

It's been made for Joe Public that can't tell the difference between a Concorde and a Lancaster, it is an absolute cringe for most of us on here but is still a million times better than anything that Big Jet (or is it Joke) TV have ever done. :lol:

User avatar
StevenR
Posts: 155
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:01 pm
Location: Worcester Park

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by StevenR » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:53 pm

Absolutely cringe-worthy... and since when did 'Plane-spotting' include collecting 4000+ sick bags from around the world!!

in addition, one of them cannot tell the difference between a B.727 and a B737🤣🤣

Vulcanone
Posts: 2849
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:56 am

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Vulcanone » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:03 pm

Don't worry tonight its the turn of military aviation....

User avatar
GOOSE
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue May 27, 2014 6:33 pm
Location: Lincolnshire
Contact:

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by GOOSE » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:34 pm

StevenR wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Absolutely cringe-worthy... and since when did 'Plane-spotting' include collecting 4000+ sick bags from around the world!!
I disagree, there's plenty of people on here who class themselves as "spotters" but also collect aviation related artifacts and memorabilia. Just look at the numerous patch and challenge coin threads.

It's all part and parcel of the hobby imho and should be encouraged.

As for the actual programme, mmmmm it's a bit cringe but if it achieves nothing else other than drawing a few new people to our shared hobby then it will have achieved something valuable.

More young aviation enthusiasts would not be so terrible?
So that poser Maverick is back again in a sequel. Typical pilot, takes all the credit. I'll hex him from up here! :lol:

Vulcan74
Posts: 278
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Vulcan74 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:41 pm

What sane person collects sick bags come on is this person real!!! :lol:

User avatar
The Phantom
Posts: 3081
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:16 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by The Phantom » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:33 pm

Vulcan74 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:41 pm
What sane person collects sick bags come on is this person real!!! :lol:
At least they're not used ones!
Or is that something he keeps in another collection? ;)

User avatar
GOOSE
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue May 27, 2014 6:33 pm
Location: Lincolnshire
Contact:

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by GOOSE » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:37 pm

The Phantom wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Vulcan74 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:41 pm
What sane person collects sick bags come on is this person real!!! :lol:
At least they're not used ones!
Or is that something he keeps in another collection? ;)
That's just nasty............ :lol: :lol: :lol:
So that poser Maverick is back again in a sequel. Typical pilot, takes all the credit. I'll hex him from up here! :lol:

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 17602
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Up North

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Mike » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:54 pm

I've not seen a sick bag on a flight with the airline's logo on it for about 20 years, it all seems to be plain white ones these days. :roll:

I have, on occasions, found comments written on them like "Open other end", or "Sorry about the diced carrots at the bottom", not to mention disgustingly funny remarks in the magazines. :lol:

MRTT
Posts: 6231
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:43 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by MRTT » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:02 pm

The Phantom wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Vulcan74 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:41 pm
What sane person collects sick bags come on is this person real!!! :lol:
At least they're not used ones!
Or is that something he keeps in another collection? ;)
Ah, lovely.. :lol:

andygolfer
Posts: 211
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:56 pm
Location: Rayne, Essex - 12 miles east of Stansted

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by andygolfer » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Vulcan74 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:41 pm
What sane person collects sick bags come on is this person real!!! :lol:
are you questioning my sanity? :grr:

I have to confess that I only have around 700 though, pride of place in my study is one flown on XH558 and signed by Martin Withers

I did meet a guy with over 1000 when we both did a radio interview about the hobby about 20 years ago, he may have 4000 by now!

And to stop anyone asking, none are used. My wife inadvertently used one in my car that was 'pending filing' when one of the children was a bit sick, it was quite a rare one so I rescued it and washed it out. It still smelt a bit when I tried to dry it on a radiator.

I have to confess they aren't all aviation ones, I know I've got one from a submarine and another from the Japanese Bullet train.

some readers may know me from other fora where my username is sickbag-andy BTW

now about that allegation of sanity (or lack of)....................
:lol:
admin on the sister forum, http://www.civilianaviation.co.uk
but being old and grey I like a bit of the military stuff too !


co-owner of UK Light Aviation Enthusiasts google group and Stansted Aviation Enthusiasts google group:

Unknown74
Posts: 2604
Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:13 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Unknown74 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:20 pm

Maybe the cringworthy "spotter" Andi Peters can have a little trip in an ejector seat!?!?………….

User avatar
Nighthawke
Posts: 2540
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:26 pm

I'm sure he'd be pleased to know that you wish him potential injury :grr:

User avatar
The Phantom
Posts: 3081
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:16 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by The Phantom » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:43 pm

Good for you andygolfer :thumb:

Funny story about one coming in handy in the car.
Interesting that they had them on the Bullet train!

Mark Owen
Posts: 3970
Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:24 pm
Location: Coningsby 10mins from CG1

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Mark Owen » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:45 pm

There looking at military aircraft to night and from what my dad has told me Andi Peters has been at RAF Coningsby.

Regards.

Mark.
Mark Owen.

User avatar
Mike
Posts: 17602
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: Up North

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Mike » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:57 pm

Hopefully he now knows the difference between a Typhoon and a Lancaster. :lol:

User avatar
Tim Holden
Posts: 277
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:56 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Tim Holden » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:43 pm

Have any fC'ers had any photos shown??

User avatar
StevenNFFC
Posts: 2798
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:48 pm
Location: Nottingham & Porlock, Somerset

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:58 pm

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.

User avatar
Tiger 1
Posts: 1939
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:25 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Tiger 1 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:45 pm

It very much surprised me that the Ex RAF Jag pilot didn't know the Nationality of the Belgium F16 in DDay sceme... saying he thought it was Dutch because they have a 350 sqn.

Equally... the Pesidents B747 discribed as Airforce One... well if I'm not mistaken that would be a VC25 and AF1 being the call sign off POTUS not the name of the jet.

Rant over😁

T1

User avatar
Nighthawke
Posts: 2540
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:04 pm

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:43 pm

That's what I thought too, however the official White House website states:

"Technically, Air Force One is used to describe any Air Force aircraft carrying the President — but since the middle of the 20th century, it has been standard practice to refer to specific planes that are equipped to transport the Commander-in-Chief. "

So technically we are right - just everyone else becoming "lazy". :lol:

Post Reply

Return to “The Fighter Control Mess”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ChrisCwmbran, GoldenPlane, local to Brize, roughcutter, XR713 and 33 guests