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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by radfan57 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Can anyone tell me which FA/18 flew mid morning today and departed to the west? mtia

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by Bushpilot » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:52 pm

bizfreeq wrote:
Bushpilot wrote:The Spanish harrier displayed today (Friday) . Boeing aren't flying anything although the P8 is now sporting a pair of harpoons under the outer pylons. Note that the exhibition halls are going to be closed for the weekend due to pilfering last year :@ (according to our courtesy car driver) and the souvenir programmes hadn't arrived as of today.
Boeing didn't fly anything today as a mark of respect to the Malaysian Airlines catastrophe which involved one of their a/c types. Also all the flags in the showground were lowered to half mast first thing this morning as a similar mark of respect.
I realised about the flags but I didn't hear the full story from the Boeing rep.
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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by GVLCN » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Early F/A-18F Super Hornet flight was 168890, the other F/A-18F being in static. Nice to catch it flying twice as I missed it at Fairford.

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by Northolt Nobbler » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:17 pm

bizfreeq wrote:
mikev1984 wrote:Great display by the Spanish navy harrier May I ask what serial it is please
Best thing I have seen all season, brought back memories of years gone by....fantastic to see a Harrier derivative in UK skies once again! Well done the Spanish Navy :thumb:
Shurely shome mishtake here...

Two fast passes with "max rate turns" that disappeared off towards Blackbushe, a lengthy hover and climb out and then land.

Looked darn awful and a real disappointment.

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by Supra » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:39 pm

Saw the AV8 'display' on Friday & what a disappointment! I was waiting patiently on the north-side of the airfield for some vapour squeezing tight turns...it was the shitliest! I've seen oil tankers turn tighter than that! Closest it ever got was take-off & landing. To think I was waiting to be reminded why we should've kept the RAF ones, only to wonder based on that feeble demo' why we kept 'em so long?

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by GVLCN » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:50 pm

I think they were being cautious with the display, the dedicated RAF display was a lot better yes. Still very nice to see one flying again, best item still the vulcan & constellation was stunning too.

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by jeallen01 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:22 am

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by jeallen01 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:25 am

The AV-8B did a very good display on Friday, including an extended hovering and hovering-turns section right in front of the centre area of the crowd :D

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by thorny1a » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:56 pm

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ay-401781/

What is all this about?? As long as the crew were operating within the defined safety limitations of the aircraft & rules of the aerodrome I don't see the problem.

Are companies not allowed to “show off” their product in a safe but dynamic routine anymore? :S :S
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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by Jazz » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:42 pm

thorny1a wrote:What is all this about?? As long as the crew were operating within the defined safety limitations of the aircraft & rules of the aerodrome I don't see the problem. Are companies not allowed to “show off” their product in a safe but dynamic routine anymore? :S :S
TBH, i thought this guy who i spoke with there on Tuesday, was spinning a yarn when he said the 787 display on Monday saw the right wing 'almost hit the ground' when being thrown to the right on the touch and go. I guess the organisers decided it was just a bit too dynamic (maybe 'worse' than the validation display). Shame to miss that photo op, but better safe than sorry etc! Video's on YouTube.
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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by Burner » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:51 pm

Could anyone be kind enough to let me know what the serial of the AAC Lynx was that flew on Saturday?

Thanks guys :thumb:

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by loadmaster100 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:50 pm

Hi, Saturday Lynx was..
XZ180 Lynx AH7 C AAC 7 Regt
Regards Dave :thumb:

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by owensy » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:10 pm

Just like to add on this thread that I had no queuing parking or getting out of the car parks. The only queue was for the bus from Farnborough back to the car park. A big thumbs up to the planners with this! :thumbs:

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by Burner » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:16 pm

loadmaster100 wrote:Hi, Saturday Lynx was..
XZ180 Lynx AH7 C AAC 7 Regt
Regards Dave :thumb:
Thank you very much Dave :thumb:

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by waghorn41 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:54 pm

Went to Farnborough for the first time on Sunday - courtesy of my eldest son who bought us gold tickets as a belated 60th birthday present. Best display was the Lynx doing things a helicopter shouldn't be expected to do. Of course the Vulcan was great and the Red Arrows (as always). Good display by the F18 but I was disappointed by the new Typhoon, lots of noise but little else. The Harrier was a big let down after seeing the RAF displays of years past; and the fact that he was so far away... Lovely to see the Anson and Connie. Very impressed by the young ladies of the Breitling team. Some nice aircraft on the static lines especially the Pembroke and the line behind the Vulcan from Tiger Moth to Hunter.
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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by MRTT » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:11 pm

That's interesting, I didn't see any new Lightning at the show.

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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by waghorn41 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:38 pm

BrizeWatcher wrote:That's interesting, I didn't see any new Lightning at the show.
ooops, sorry, was looking at the programme and typed Lightning instead of Typhoon - blame it on old age :blush:
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Re: The Farnborough 2014 Thread

Post by Eelmoor » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:40 am

Bushpilot wrote:Note that the exhibition halls are going to be closed for the weekend due to pilfering last year :@ (according to our courtesy car driver) and the souvenir programmes hadn't arrived as of today.
they havnt been open for the last 2 shows !

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