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Everything posted by dodgy-alan

  1. One often hears that the big oil companies are looking into, and investing i, electric or alternative fuels. But who actually believes that? The Oil companies biggest business revolves around Oil and Oil products, without the need for Oil the companies would very quickly go bust! Thousands of people across the world suddenly out of work and millions of tons of shipping lying idle. Those companies will protect themselves at all cost, even if if it means environmental destruction. Especially the government backed ones such as Russia and China. They have too much to lose to seriously be considering dumping their core business. And worldwide demand for fossil fuels is so high that it will still be in use in 100 years time! If mankind is still alive that's another matter entirely!
  2. Could be interesting, I still run FSX and have a massive virtual hangar. It's roughly the same size as my FS9 set up was. I rarely use the system these days as am always too busy. However the biggest frustration is having to convert all the screenshots manually from PNG to JPEG so that Imgur accepts them. I have a whole load of them that need converting but having to do them one by one is a real pain in the ass.
  3. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX G-IRTY departing Goodwood on her round the world flight. Accompanied by her Pilatus PC-12 chase and support aircraft and for a short while over Sussex 3 other Spitfires. There were also a number of Helicopters with cameras filming the event . The weather was very kind to her and her first stop was Lossiemouth in Scotland. Next stop is the Faroe Islands and then Iceland, Greenland and into Canada and the USA., I took over 150 photos but have only included a small number here. Further details of the flight can be found here: https://www.silverspitfire.com/?fbclid=IwAR0oJctyOzVANl8MkhW1XwjXO569K1Ufoa_6Ea5ImG0_LZ_esJ9TEB3orIw Thanks for viewing
  4. Always sad when that sort of thing happens. But it's not the first time, neither will it be the last sadly. Blue Skies Sir, Your duty is Done, Rest in Peace Airman.
  5. Monstrous Regiment, ........Brilliant book by Terry Pratchett.
  6. They went bankrupt after their record company went bust owing them thousands of £ . One of them was in a lort lived engagement with MP Lembit Opik. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cheeky_Girls
  7. I agree, the big display teams are very impressive, in Europe the main ones seem to be the Red Arrows, Patrouille de France, Frecce Tricolori and Los Alciones all with big formations. The biggest of all of course were The Black Arrows with their 22 Hunters, that huge formation made the largest formation display ever done by one unit,
  8. Cheeky Girls, (A romanian born but British based pop duo from the early 2000s.)
  9. RIAT shows off some of the worlds best pilots, and it proves that even older designs can still deliver spectacular shows. I've still not managed to get there, ( The last RIAT I attended was at the now closed Greenham Common!) but Nigel Woolley posts plenty of vids on YouTube. A thing I do tend to notice is that a lot of American built aircraft such as the F-16 and F-18 seem to be more "wrung out" by European crews than the US ones. One gets the impression that American displays are slightly more reserved. This could be due to the fact that both Switzerland and Finland are somewhat mountainous so agile flying is necessary, however the Dutch fly their F-16s in a similar manner and Holland is as flat as a pancake. It's also noticeable if one watches the videos from the Mach Loop in Wales. The RAF tends to go through there at tree top height whereas the USAF generally take a higher line. It's not a criticism by any means, just something you begin to notice having been aircraft watching for many years. I'm wondering if it's something in the USAF, USMC and USN training syllabus that makes their pilots somewhat more cautious. If any of our American members can shed any light on the matter i'd be interested to hear their views.
  10. Very nice, Love the F-14, such an imposing beast.
  11. Nicely done. Love the Cat.
  12. Nice capture, The aircraft is departing from Goodwood very shortly, Just down the road from us. https://www.silverspitfire.com/
  13. Innsbruck is one of my favourite haunts in FS as well. spectacular scenery , well caught there.
  14. Embraer Tucano in a fictitious RCAF livery departing Yellowknife.
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