[jhb_airlines] Re: RAF Flypast

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:15:05 +0100

Oddly enough I picked up Hunter T8 XF995 on my box yesterday so I presume
he's involved?


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 11 July 2008 18:56
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: RAF Flypast

Your SWMBO wasn't wrong. After the dials bit the sound went further 

What was sad was it was so easy to get confused and think it was a 
review of what they used to fly. Nimrod, Herc, Tristar, VC10, etc etc. 
Only one newish aircraft on the list these days.

Gerry Winskill

Mike Brook wrote:
> By chance I found that by 'pressing the 'red' button' there was a very
> 'expert commentary' by Shaun Moffet (sp?). My SWMBO who was watching
> downstairs said that the Snow chappie entered a VC10 cockpit and said
> Look at all those dials ...".  There was also apparently the usual token
> Beeb dolly bird patronizing a token nonagenarian WWII Spit pilot and ATA
> lady pilot.
> Thank goodness for the 'red button' - good fly-past nevertheless,
> considering how much of the RAF hardware is deployed in Eastern parts at
> moment
> M.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-
>> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
>> Sent: 11 July 2008 15:58
>> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [jhb_airlines] RAF Flypast
>> No headsup but I went to switch off the box, as SWMBO went out, after
>> lunch. Just in time, I spotted BBC1 was covering today's anniversary
>> flypast. Why oh why didn't I switch off the cringemaking embarrassingly
>> amateurish BBC commentary. Not many know that in WW I the Sopwith Pup
>> was operated at 20,000', without oxygen. Etc etc.
>> The pictures were great and the blackening sky a dramatic back drop.
>> Gerry Winskill

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