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Pudders

Quote from: pdw1 on May 25, 2022, 09:16:23 PMI assume you have been down to Bovington to see their collection of WW1 tanks. Very impressive

Actually, no I haven't. It's on my 'to do' list mind you...

pdw1

Quote from: Pudders on May 26, 2022, 07:03:55 PM
Quote from: pdw1 on May 25, 2022, 09:16:23 PMI assume you have been down to Bovington to see their collection of WW1 tanks. Very impressive

Actually, no I haven't. It's on my 'to do' list mind you...
Nice day out and Lolworth bay is nearby too

Slim

Seaton Carew, this morning. Went to a gig in Cullercoats and stayed at a hotel in Hartlepool. Took this on the way back.


Slim

The P&O cruise ship Arcadia, passing under the 25 de Abril Bridge, which runs over the Tagus river near Lisbon, on Saturday evening. The upper tier carries road traffic, the lower tier railway tracks.


Pudders

USAF B-52H Stratofortress landing at RAF Fairford a week or so ago. Despite living fairly close by this was the first time I had been down during a Bomber Deployment. We get them flying over our house in Witney as they turn on to approach to Fairford but, seeing and hearing this beast just feet away was quite something!

Interestingly, this particular one had been mothballed for many years but was recalled, rebuilt and recommissioned after another aircraft was lost in a fire. Nicknamed 'Wise Guy' she is 60 years old this year!


Slim

The first B52 flew 70 years ago, amazing that they're still in service.

Slim

Late evening off the coast of Portugal last Thursday, en route to Porto.


dom

Quote from: Slim on September 07, 2022, 10:46:42 PMThe first B52 flew 70 years ago, amazing that they're still in service.

When the largest plane in the World the Antanov 225 came to Shannon in Ireland (the only airport in the republic with a long enough runway for it to land) we had to go.  My son is a huge plane buff.  The noise and size of it were something to behold

https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/worlds-largest-plane-antonov-225-25251853

The cockpit opens up to allow the cargo to be removed - it was full of Covid supplies for this delivery.  Unfortunately it is now a victim of the war in Ukraine and no longer exists




Pudders

Managed to see the An225 on her last visit to Brize. Annoyingly there were so many folk at the end of the runway she was expected to land at that they came in the other end, where 2 blokes and a flock of sheep watched her land  ::)

Managed to catch her taking off though!


Slim

A rainy day in NW Leics ended in bright sunshine. Briefly. Taken a couple of hours ago.