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by TobyV
16 Oct 2018, 23:34
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: For thinkers only
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: For thinkers only

Number 6 is silly, dilutes the others. 2/2/22 will be a Wednesday. Other than that, pretty entertaining and not entirely without truth ;)
by TobyV
14 Oct 2018, 18:18
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: What does this button do?
Replies: 4
Views: 117

What does this button do?

Perhaps that was what the mechanic was thinking, or maybe he'd just been fixing the cannon and wanted to test if it was working now?

How does one end up in this situation?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/1 ... et-cannon/
by TobyV
14 Oct 2018, 11:28
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Joe Airboatr??
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Joe Airboatr??

According to his profile, Joe was last active on here at 2.03am (whatever time I set it to for me, could be CET) on Saturday (13th).
by TobyV
14 Oct 2018, 09:50
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Axalp Fliegerschiessen airshow photos
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Axalp Fliegerschiessen airshow photos

It's the F-5s that 'do it for me'. Good to see them still flying. :) Unfortunately, it was the last year of the F-5 in an interceptor role. The fleet size is now being reduced to just enough aircraft for the Patrouille Suisse and a couple of spare machines. After the referendum failure in 2014 to a...
by TobyV
13 Oct 2018, 13:53
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Axalp Fliegerschiessen airshow photos
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Axalp Fliegerschiessen airshow photos

Dev One wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 13:40
Thanks Toby - in the words of Wallace - 'A grand day out'.
Keith
It was a bit. Up at 5:15 (a time that doesn't exist for me normally :lol: ) and got home at 23:45!
by TobyV
13 Oct 2018, 12:32
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Axalp Fliegerschiessen airshow photos
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Axalp Fliegerschiessen airshow photos

Once again I am consuming your bandwidth with photos :$ This is an annual airshow in the Bernese Alps at around 7000ft, originally a live-fire exercise hence the name "Fliegerschiessen", where they shoot at various targets with cannon. From where I live it's several trains via Bern and Interlaken to...
by TobyV
11 Oct 2018, 20:22
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Pictures of Antwerp
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Pictures of Antwerp

I reckon that your Stampe could well be a Stearman, based on the fact that there should be a bit more bracing on that undercarriage for it to be a Stampe. Also, the leading edge on the top wing is too straight, and the fuselage looks to be more round than (almost)flat-sided. I reckon you're right. ...
by TobyV
08 Oct 2018, 23:05
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Pictures of Antwerp
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Pictures of Antwerp

Sorry that you had ticket problems. :( Somewhat self inflicted. I wanted to go on the Fokker 50 because I'd never been on one (last flew on F27-500 in 1996) and the previous incarnation of VLM only flew from Friedrichshafen (not so convenient for me), albeit to Düsseldorf, which would have been use...
by TobyV
07 Oct 2018, 09:55
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Pictures of Antwerp
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Pictures of Antwerp

Thanks for the comments guys - Eric, do you upload yours anywhere? I've never been to Edinburgh, would be interesting to see.
by TobyV
06 Oct 2018, 21:22
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Pictures of Antwerp
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Pictures of Antwerp

Well I got to Antwerp in the end. Not much to do with aeroplanes, but this is E&Ss, so... Can highly recommend this city... and the chocolate. And that's coming from someone who lives in Switzerland B-) How I should have got there (still waiting to see if I can get a refund, either from the credit c...