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ATAG_Lewis
Mar-18-2017, 12:50
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Duxford 2017 - The Jolly Boys Outing...!


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Well folks its that time of year again when we rally the troops and get some interest going for the 'Duxford Flying Legends Airshow'...Europes Largest Gathering of Warbirds..

The dates this year are...Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 July 2017

This will be our 10th year........Beers, WW2 aircraft, Good Company...It doesn't get much better than that!

Here's the 2016 trailer...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_YEnP94XyU

and 2011 trailer...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWPiasFlKJw

and 2010 trailer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFBVoulfWdU


The tickets this year are £31.05 per adult (in advance)...New this year the website now says - AIR SHOWS ARE STRICTLY ADVANCE TICKET ONLY EVENTS....So no getting in on the day without a ticket like the old days...

Here's the link to the Duxford website....

Flying Legends Airshow 2017 (http://www.iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-duxford/airshows/2017/flying-legends-airshow-2017)


Every year we camp in a very lovely campsite in Cambridge. A free bus service takes us to the airshow on Saturday morning and in the evenings we share a taxi into Cambridge to get ratfaced...We camp Friday and Saturday night and leave for home Sunday afternoon...

Here's the address to the campsite, telephone number and link to the campsite website...


19 Cabbage Moor
Great Shelford
Cambridge
CB22 5NB

Telephone: 01223 841185

Head Office: 02476 475426 (Ring this number if you can't get through on the first one)




Cambridge Cabbage Moor Camping Site (http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/cambridgeshire/greatshelford/cambridge)



and this is where we camp onsite...

http://i.imgur.com/hMs7IhF.jpg

If anyone is going and wants to meet up then post in this thread..Meet in the Eagle Pub...or at the Airshow....or on the Campsite...It'd be a real shame if we all get there and not know who is who or meet....That would be just wrong!!

Text or Ring me if you want to meet up....: 07752 313068

...Lew...

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The famous Eagle Pub with WW2 USAAF and RAF squadron graffitti preserved ceiling and with 'Double Helix' plaque!..Yes at first it starts out as a very educational and inspiring visit...and then we get totally ratfaced!

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Mysticpuma
Mar-18-2017, 13:01
Will be at the airshow and Eagle pub on the Friday....But I am booked into a B&B and have Good Passes for both days. But intend to meet up chaps :)

ATAG_Laser
Mar-18-2017, 13:55
Already have my tickets, and I am looking forward to attending the show this year and meeting up with you guys.

I will be traveling down to Duxford on the Saturday morning, and going back home straight after the show, so I won't be able to join you out on the town in Cambridge or at the camp site, but I am sure that I will be enjoying a Spitfire ale or two at the show :bsign:

Should be fun, see you there :thumbsup:

ATAG_Marlow
Mar-18-2017, 14:14
Yep...got the ticket safely bought and will be there with Vamps...sharing the luxury of Lew's Curry and Tent on the Friday and Saturday night!

And I'm quite certain it will all be polite, civilised and perfectly above board...so none of that sniggering! Ha ha!

Don't worry, Lew! Vamps has promised to wash up! :thumbsup:

ATAG_Lewis
Mar-18-2017, 18:55
I will be traveling down to Duxford on the Saturday morning, and going back home straight after the show, so I won't be able to join you out on the town in Cambridge or at the camp site.

Lase...I can't promise that I'll actually be awake for that part of the weekend...I mean I wasn't last year...But I am sure it will be a real pleasure for you to see me!

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/IMG-20160709-WA0001_zpsl4zfkr6f.jpg

ATAG_Vampire
Mar-18-2017, 19:17
Senior Day Out ticket acquired some time ago.

The Matron,here at the veterans care home, has agreed a weekend pass for me so I am all set. It has of course been some time since I camped out........must have been the campaign in the Sudan, just before Omdurman........they don't like it up em you know!

Anyway as I shall be away from the memsahib I shall still expect certain standards to be maintained in camp. No f**ting in the tent after lights out Marlow. If I am doing the washing up you are on latrine detail so bring your marigolds!

Looking forward to it. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_((dB))
Mar-18-2017, 21:25
Hopefully I'll get the days off this year :D

ATAG_Laser
Mar-19-2017, 07:54
Lase...I can't promise that I'll actually be awake for that part of the weekend...I mean I wasn't last year...But I am sure it will be a real pleasure for you to see me!

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/IMG-20160709-WA0001_zpsl4zfkr6f.jpg
Lewis, I can't believe that you slept through the whole show :)

ATAG_Lewis
Mar-19-2017, 16:03
Lewis, I can't believe that you slept through the whole show :)

I didn't sleep through the whole show...Someone stood on me and I seem to remember becoming conscious for a few seconds!

Nork
Mar-21-2017, 19:17
Great to see so many folk going!
We have tickets for the Saturday, i think we get in Friday arvo so i'll see if i guess first stop will be the pub. :)
Got your number there Lewis thanks, will give you a call to link up.

69th_Nork

ATAG_Lewis
Mar-21-2017, 19:33
Great to see so many folk going!
We have tickets for the Saturday, i think we get in Friday arvo so i'll see if i guess first stop will be the pub. :)
Got your number there Lewis thanks, will give you a call to link up.

69th_Nork

Wow...Norky...Brilliant news...We look forward to it....It will be a blast...:)

ATAG_Pattle
Mar-22-2017, 05:13
Nork, you are the official Australian ambassador for the weekend.

I expect you will represent us in good grace and drinking abilities.

In no order....

Pattle:salute:

III./ZG76_Ezzie
Mar-22-2017, 05:22
27234
Nork, you are the official Australian ambassador for the weekend.

I expect you will represent us in good grace and drinking abilities.

In no order....

Pattle:salute:


Do us proud cobber.

http://wiltme2.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/les_paterson.jpg

ATAG_Laser
Mar-22-2017, 14:48
And here is the trailer for this years show

Roll on July 8th :woohoo:

https://youtu.be/ZTyQINjOicM

ATAG_Highseas
Mar-22-2017, 18:48
Eeeek !!!!

Nork
Mar-22-2017, 22:11
Nork, you are the official Australian ambassador for the weekend.

I expect you will represent us in good grace and drinking abilities.

In no order....

Pattle:salute:

I Nork, solemnly promise to represent my country, drink excessively and make socially unacceptable remarks at every opportunity.
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oy OY OY!

69th_Nork

9./JG52 Meyer
Mar-23-2017, 13:38
Hmm might be able to attend and bring some of the Karaya staffel with me .

Hals und beinbruch

ATAG_Highseas
Mar-23-2017, 14:19
Hmm might be able to attend and bring some of the Karaya staffel with me .

Hals und beinbruch



Do they have a naughty step in the Eagle now then for the Luftwaffe ?

:P

ATAG_Vampire
Mar-23-2017, 14:50
No, but they do have a 'Goose Step'! Lol :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Lewis
Mar-23-2017, 16:20
No, but they do have a 'Goose Step'! Lol :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

lol

ATAG_Colander
Mar-23-2017, 16:55
One of these years I'll join you guys...One of these years...

ATAG_Highseas
Mar-23-2017, 17:05
Will be at the airshow and Eagle pub on the Friday....But I am booked into a B&B and have Good Passes for both days. But intend to meet up chaps :)

Don't forget my lifetime DLC voucher code !


:)

ATAG_Flare
Apr-01-2017, 10:55
As Colander said, one of these years.....

Hopefully not too many, but not this year.

Kendy for the State
Apr-01-2017, 11:19
I Nork, solemnly promise to represent my country, drink excessively and make socially unacceptable remarks at every opportunity.
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oy OY OY!

69th_Nork
How the heck can you tell when an Aussie is drinking "excessively"?


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ATAG_Vampire
Apr-01-2017, 12:17
How the heck can you tell when an Aussie is drinking "excessively"?


Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

They start talking proper English!!!:thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Pattle
Apr-02-2017, 20:13
Bugger that for a joke Vamps! I have full confidence that Nork will represent his countryman in the only way a larrikin nation expects. Outrageously and in good humour and spirit.

ATAG_Vampire
Apr-03-2017, 02:07
I am sure Nork will Pat.

He will be welcomed as a friend and brother, as he should be.

Pity you cannot be here mate. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

Nork
Apr-04-2017, 03:40
Have faith lads, i have some experience in these matters. You know, i am a survivor of the once infamous Bathurst 1000 parties.
Held in a large tent in a suburban backyard, and designed to celebrate/ emulate the destruction and carnage involved in this gruelling motor race.
Each participant, was required to bring a comfy chair, sufficient alcohol and an implement of destruction.
The implements varied widely: chainsaws sledge hammers, flame throwers, penny bungers (big nasty fire crackers) etc.
The general idea was that when a participant inevitably left his comfy chair to relieve himself,
his chair was then fair game for the others to attack.
Needless to say by the end of the 6 hour race, intact seating was a rare commodity and
all but those with the strongest of bladders was reduced to sitting on the floor amongst a pile of debris.
Oh my miss spent youth !

69th_Nork

ATAG_Pattle
Apr-04-2017, 03:58
Hey Vamps.

If I win the lottery between now and then count me in :thumbsup:

For those who don't know Bathurst is our big touring car race in Australia.

Massive event that I went to a number of times in my teens and worked at in 1992.

Night work on top of the hill surrounded by 25000 drunken imbeciles with a history of massive fights, property destruction and general use and abuse of alcohol over a 3-4 day period. Dangerous times to be in uniform.. but what an adrenalin rush.

Anyone who wants to experiance hanging out with bogans, the October long weekend in Bathurst New South Wales must surely be your destination of choice! :-)

Nork
Apr-04-2017, 04:17
Re Bathurst, yep went to the event one year Pat but was smart enough to get off the mountain before nightfall.
Hope you win the lottery mate. Would be great to see you there.

69th_Nork

ATAG_Vampire
Apr-04-2017, 04:44
You never know Pat I might get to visit Oz and Dunbogan before you win the lottery.

Early days, but have started looking and planning a possible visit to your great country maybe next year sometime. Never been to Australia and my wife and I are not getting any younger.

Think I'll give Bathurst a miss though! Haha!

Looking forward to meeting Nork at Duxford. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

Nork
Apr-04-2017, 05:05
Really looking forward to it to Vampire. Feels like i'm escaping from the colony!
If you do make it to Oz, Dunbogan and the Port Macquarie region is truly beautiful and definitely worth a look.
And yes, Bathurst is best watched on TV from a great distance if your older than about 17. :)

69th_Nork

ATAG_Pattle
Apr-04-2017, 06:12
My team got up to that much trouble - off duty shannigans, we were ordered never to return!!

:devilish:

ATAG_Lewis
Apr-04-2017, 17:30
You know Nork...My very first 'internet meet' was with a 69th....69th_Scottie...Only met him the once...in Barnsley...I don't think he flys anymore...:(

ATAG_Pattle
Apr-04-2017, 19:10
Take it the meet didn't go down to well then Lew if old mate disappeared! :-P

farley
Apr-04-2017, 19:49
You know Nork...My very first 'internet meet' was with a 69th....69th_Scottie...Only met him the once...in Barnsley...I don't think he flys anymore...:(

Lew, maybe better a 69th that didn't work with Scottie than a 69 that did!:stunned:

No judgement there Lew, just a comment..... I mean, to each his own....... :P

Geez... maybe that's why he doesn't fly anymore........:devilish:

Nork
Apr-04-2017, 23:07
You know Nork...My very first 'internet meet' was with a 69th....69th_Scottie...Only met him the once...in Barnsley...I don't think he flys anymore...:(

Yeah can't say i recall flying with 69th_Scottie.
Redhawk would remember him I'm sure.


69th_Nork

ATAG_Lewis
Apr-05-2017, 09:28
He didn't answer my PMs...he didn't call...I felt USED!!...Well....twas my first internet date...so was kinda going to be a learning process...Roll on Duxford!

Other internet dates have gone better!

What goes on in Duxford...stays in Duxford...eh Nork!

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/ffff_zps8bsuyp36.jpg

ATAG_((dB))
Apr-05-2017, 09:43
roflmao

That's never get old :D

Nork
Apr-05-2017, 17:30
Aaaargh!!

Oh well Lew, i guess your to be commended for coming out of the closet!

69th_Nork

ATAG_Lewis
Apr-05-2017, 17:48
DB says 'it never gets old'...man 2 hours in photoshop you bet I'm gonna use it more than once...and besides that, I know you download the HD version of that pic...wasn't it you that took the photo?...:)

I see Norks posts are getting shorter since he seen that...I can't say I blame you...Its not for lighthearted Ossies....Those Brits know how to party man!...You never be the same once you been Duxford Nork!

Nork
Apr-05-2017, 22:51
Well, when in Britain do like the Brits i guess, but i draw the line at eating those pork pies and um, sharing a tent with Lewis! :)

69th_Nork

ATAG_Vortex
Apr-06-2017, 12:57
~S~

Campsite booked for the Friday and Saturday nights with tickets into the show just for the Saturday.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Cheers :)

ATAG_Lewis
Apr-06-2017, 14:24
Haha....another one joins the merry men on the campsite...Brilliant!....Good to see there Vortex....~S~

ATAG_Vortex
Apr-06-2017, 15:39
Haha....another one joins the merry men on the campsite...Brilliant!....Good to see there Vortex....~S~

I've requested a pitch where you have suggested as well Lewis!

Look out for me turning up on a BMW1200GS!

ATAG_Lewis
Apr-06-2017, 16:27
I think Seas is getting there via Motorcycle too...Shall I bring mine?

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/PICT0053_zpsg34fg7ob.jpg

ATAG_((dB))
Apr-06-2017, 16:55
27568

No that one

ATAG_Highseas
Apr-06-2017, 16:56
Yes.

ATAG_Vortex
Apr-06-2017, 17:11
I think Seas is getting there via Motorcycle too...Shall I bring mine?

It really depends on the weather forecast!!!

farley
Apr-06-2017, 18:37
I'm on my way......

27585

Duxford 2018 here i come.....:)

farley
Apr-06-2017, 18:41
Stopped for a bite on the way.......


27586


Duxford.... Burp!.... 2019???

:D

ATAG_Lewis
Apr-07-2017, 14:47
I'll see you there!

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ATAG_Lewis
Apr-07-2017, 14:55
And they say I 'never fly German'!

http://plane-crazy.k-hosting.co.uk/Aircraft/WW2-Planes/Ju88/Ju88.jpg http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/PICT0053_zpsg34fg7ob.jpg

ATAG_Highseas
Apr-08-2017, 04:21
Ha!

Axis all the way...

Kawasaki Ki-61 erm.. I mean ZX-7R for me...

ATAG_Highseas
Apr-08-2017, 04:31
Ha!

Axis all the way...

Kawasaki Ki-61 erm.. I mean ZX-7R for me...

HenryLuebberstedt
Apr-25-2017, 12:11
Its alright Lewis, your trust in reliable engines is not a shame
I prefer Daimler Benz over "enemy territory" :-D

27792

ATAG_Vortex
Apr-27-2017, 08:26
~S~

So sorry chaps, I've had to pull out.

Started a new thread trying to sell my tickets.

Gutted... :(

ATAG_Lewis
Apr-27-2017, 13:45
NOOOOOOOOO!.....

You gonna miss it!!!

ATAG_Highseas
Apr-27-2017, 13:54
NOOOOOOOOO!.....

You gonna miss it!!!

For a second there Lew it sounded like you were familiar with that concept ?!


No doubt somone on here will snap up your ticket Vortex... :salute:

rmiles
May-03-2017, 06:18
I may try coming to see you guys at Duxford, but I'm not sure my Dad would like it...I'll have to ask him...

ATAG_Highseas
May-04-2017, 16:12
I may try coming to see you guys at Duxford, but I'm not sure my Dad would like it...I'll have to ask him...

I had to ask my wife and kids...

(I already had my ticket by then though... )

:P

hehe !

SPITFIREPILOT
May-11-2017, 16:13
Duxford , duxford, duxford! Live about an hour away, anyone planning to go to the Battle of Britain airshow in September?

BOO
May-13-2017, 10:11
Nothing ventured - nothing gained and I know this is cheeky but-

does anyone staying on the campsite on the Friday night have a spare place in their tent for a Boo?

I'm bringing antoher Clodder down on the Sunday but it would be nice to be able to partake in Friday drinkies if there was a chance.

Id be happy to pay for the pitch for the Friday as a gesture of thanks.

Cheers

BOO

ATAG_Lewis
May-13-2017, 10:32
I am sure we can fit you in somehow Boo...I have the 'Big Bertha'....At the mo there's Me, Vamp's, Marlow, Valisk...but its a big tent and we will get you in too...

You have bed and sleeping stuff?....I will bring loads of stuff so we should have bed too...You don't want to be on the floor on a roll mat...Blow-ups and wire beds we have...

:)

...Lew...

Big Bertha...

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/CIMG2484_zpscf4d1f6c.jpg

BOO
May-13-2017, 10:36
Thanks Lew!! I really appreciate it!

I can sort a bed and bag. Ill sort you out with fees and drinkies.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE - happy Saturday!

ATAG_Lewis
May-13-2017, 16:03
Great news...You won't regret getting to the campsite with the gang...I get there at around 12 - 1 ish...and the weekend for me starts then...I will make a meal...have some cans...talk aircraft and CLOD and such...put the world to right...so we'll eat later then get a couple cabs to Cambridge...Brilliant fun..I look forward to it every year...

Nork
May-14-2017, 05:24
I'll bring some cans and some prawns to throw on the barbie.
Gonna missing out on the camping thing tho,
the wife has insisted on a comfortable hotel room in Cambridge.
Oh well, sacrifices must be made. : )

ATAG_Highseas
May-14-2017, 06:21
I'm bringing my very own portable château. I will be putting signs up too.

No talking.
No laughing.
No removing the signs.


That sort of thing.

BOO
May-14-2017, 07:06
Great news...You won't regret getting to the campsite with the gang...I get there at around 12 - 1 ish...and the weekend for me starts then...I will make a meal...have some cans...talk aircraft and CLOD and such...put the world to right...so we'll eat later then get a couple cabs to Cambridge...Brilliant fun..I look forward to it every year...

Il get there early to help you set up if you like?

ATAG_Vampire
May-15-2017, 13:41
I don't do Facebook but this video clip was brought to my attention.

Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/FlyingLegendsOfficial/videos/1875278346058232/

Sorry for those who may have already seen it but I thought how good it is.

Enjoy. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Highseas
May-15-2017, 14:08
Il get there early to help you set up if you like?

Set who up?

:recon:

ATAG_Highseas
May-15-2017, 14:18
I don't do Facebook but this video clip was brought to my attention.

Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/FlyingLegendsOfficial/videos/1875278346058232/

Sorry for those who may have already seen it but I thought how good it is.

Enjoy. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

When I watched that there was a soundtrack of Yotheguy playing in my head.

"erm 'SEAS... no!!!... don't turn so hard Ahhhhhh... you are gonna stall it man... ahhh!!!.... 'Seas, serious... don't turn so hard. It's not a Hurricane dude.

then the soundtrack goes silent.

But only because I can't bare listening to the "See... see that?... it told you so . man... I told you so.

Then he pulls some dumb arse manoeuvre and says simply "Rad"

Which is a bit weird really given that I mainly use ailerons, elevator and a touch of rudder myself.

ATAG_Frankenstien
May-16-2017, 14:42
Hey Folks

So Tickets and Campsite booked so I'll be there again this year.

Looking forward to the Friday night shenanigans again.


Lew I hope you've been practicing your Turkish. I expect you to order us all kebabs in Turkish this year :)

ATAG_Highseas
May-26-2017, 12:09
I might grow an RAF moustache for this.

ATAG_Lewis
May-26-2017, 13:27
Hey Folks

So Tickets and Campsite booked so I'll be there again this year.

Looking forward to the Friday night shenanigans again.


Lew I hope you've been practicing your Turkish. I expect you to order us all kebabs in Turkish this year :)

So glad you are making it this year Frank....I have over booked my tent and have 3 ATAGers who I have assured could stay in yours!..

farley
May-26-2017, 13:31
I might grow an RAF moustache for this.

That should tickle your wife's fancy..... :D


Well..... if you have a wife..... if not, then please consider this statement retracted.....
:)


Edit: Assuming that she has a fancy!

:recon:

ATAG_Highseas
May-26-2017, 15:05
That should tickle your wife's fancy..... :D


Well..... if you have a wife..... if not, then please consider this statement retracted.....
:)

Hahahaha!... yes it should!

ATAG_Lewis
May-26-2017, 15:25
That should tickle your wife's fancy...

lol...:stunned:

BOO
May-26-2017, 16:34
More likely to just collect soup though.....

Nice touch on your sig Lewis S!

ATAG_Highseas
May-26-2017, 17:17
More likely to just collect soup though.....



Don't knock my day job buster.

(There is a fly in yours by the way)

ATAG_Marlow
May-26-2017, 18:20
I'm bringing my very own portable château. I will be putting signs up too.

No talking.
No laughing.
No removing the signs.


That sort of thing.

Seas......I'm a bit worried about your 'portable chateau.' I've heard about these things..very useful after a hard Friday night session at The Eagle but does it do 'solids' or only 'liquids?' And do we have to bring our own Lew' paper? Ha ha! S!
(Sorry, Lew!)

ATAG_Vampire
May-26-2017, 18:21
I might grow an RAF moustache for this.

I thought you already had one Seas? Well you do on this signed 'Fan' photo you sent to me for £20!!!!!

https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/008D5DE1_5056_A318_A82F9AE372FB7CE7.jpg

o7 :salute:

BOO
May-26-2017, 18:41
I thought you already had one Seas? Well you do on this signed 'Fan' photo you sent to me for £20!!!!!

https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/008D5DE1_5056_A318_A82F9AE372FB7CE7.jpg

o7 :salute:

...anyone else see a design flaw in the location of that button in the pic? :-)

ATAG_Highseas
May-26-2017, 19:07
...anyone else see a design flaw in the location of that button in the pic? :-)

Who you calling a button mister ??!

ATAG_Frankenstien
May-31-2017, 02:51
Well 3 might be a push Lew lol but hey it'll be cosy

farley
Jun-03-2017, 22:10
Well i would love to make it to Duxford 2017, but I can't. I hope to in the next year or two though.

But what i can do is make a suggestion.... and here it is:

Every year the DAG (Duxford ATAG Gang) has a theme song for the year.

I think that it might be fun to submit your "song of the year", and see if it is picked by? maybe the group going votes? That bit can be figured out by those with clearer minds than mine. And Lew can blast it out of the boombox I'm sure he must take.....

Anyhow, here is my pick for the DAG 17 group...... cuz it's gonna be a bunch of young dudes going, right?!

And my choice is, "All The Young Dudes", by Mott The Hoople.

I feel it is a good choice, cuz Bowie did a cover of it at his Isle of Wight show, and goodness knows, both red and blue hang around that place a lot (although the blues tend to be uninvited guests on the Isle)......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToXGVcrgNZA

Well I think it might be fun. Anyone care to join in?

Cheers! :)

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-04-2017, 05:54
Bowie wrote that. For Mott the Hoople.

All us young dudes recall this well. :)

He then released it himself after they did.

I prefer the mott the hoople version .

TWC_Sp00k
Jun-04-2017, 06:47
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr232/FS_Lewis/CIMG2484_zpscf4d1f6c.jpg[/QUOTE]

Boo, you know the number 1 rule for camping with other men dont you?

Beware of campsites with Rainbows on them! Big Bertha, may turn out to be Big Bert!....Just saying....

farley
Jun-04-2017, 08:57
Bowie wrote that. For Mott the Hoople.

All us young dudes recall this well. :)

He then released it himself after they did.

I prefer the mott the hoople version .


I didn't know that. HS. I knew the Mott version first, and was actually going to put that up until i saw the Isle of Wight version and tied that in to CLoD.

Learn something new every day...... and did you know that Cleveland Rocks!:thumbsup:

Abd ya, Sp00k, i have to agree that the rainbow flag and friendly wave might make me just a tad nervous...... :D

To give equal stage time... here you go:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfwVfEXJhQQ

Good stuff eh! :)

Edit: Not that I am against the rainbow flag or all that it stands for..... just being silly, as i usually am here.... :salute:

BOO
Jun-04-2017, 12:59
https://youtu.be/UrqOg-HRzDg


...may be more appropriate...

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-05-2017, 15:29
For you maybe!...

I'm barely halfway to 90

BOO
Jun-06-2017, 15:20
For you maybe!...

I'm barely halfway to 90

As one of the four Hurricanes forced to sit like muffins on the runway whilst you suddenly had to go wee wee last night id say you're not as far off as you think "young maaaan"

ATAG_Vampire
Jun-06-2017, 16:16
Seas should have used one of the multitude of empty 'Spitfire Beer' bottles he has in the cockpit of his Hurricane. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-06-2017, 17:24
Ahhhhh shuddupayaface

ATAG_Vampire
Jun-06-2017, 17:34
"whata mistakea to makea" ! :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

Bart_NL
Jun-16-2017, 05:52
Impressive.

https://www.flyinglegends.com/

Amazing.


https://youtu.be/V8JiGIWRd8I

BOO
Jun-16-2017, 09:08
Impressive.

https://www.flyinglegends.com/

Amazing.


https://youtu.be/V8JiGIWRd8I

The most incredible thing it that someone actually disliked that video - some people.......BTW - how do they do that walking to plane thing?

Bart_NL
Jun-16-2017, 10:38
The most incredible thing it that someone actually disliked that video - some people.......BTW - how do they do that walking to plane thing?


Never tried it, but according to following link: "If you exit your airplane/helicopter by hitting LCTRL+E three times, you find yourself in 1st person view of your pilot, and even have control over him." So it seems you have to bail out and then walk to your aircraft.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=105784

ATAG_Monkeynut
Jun-29-2017, 07:50
Preparations are underway, hope the weather improves.

29024

Only 8 more sleeps!

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 03:21
Eeek!

ATAG_Lewis
Jun-30-2017, 10:05
Going through all the camping gear next week...Then make 'one pot wonder' Thursday for the Friday afternoon...

By the way...What's the general concensus on food for Friday...Choices of 'one pot wonders' are...

Spaghetti (Veggie or Beef)
Chilli-con-carne (Veggie or Beef)
Curry (Beef or Chicken)
Thai curry (chicken)

By the way...any idea of the weather for next weekend?...Its been a bit wet here since we had that heat wave a couple weeks back...BBC weather says sunny and cloudy 21 degrees at the moment for next Saturday...

...Lew...

BOO
Jun-30-2017, 10:30
As a late entry I don't feel I can dictate the food :-)

But Chilli..........

I'll send you a PM over the weekend about times so I can be around to help you set up etc.

Regards

BOO

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 10:35
As a late entry I don't feel I can dictate the food :-)

But Chilli..........

I'll send you a PM over the weekend about times so I can be around to help you set up etc.

Regards

BOO

The rest of us are having the chateaubriand served with a nice glass of Krug.

I can probably pick up a chilli pot noodle from Texaco on the way though of you like.

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 10:42
Going through all the camping gear next week...Then make 'one pot wonder' Thursday for the Friday afternoon...

By the way...What's the general concensus on food for Friday...Choices of 'one pot wonders' are...

Spaghetti (Veggie or Beef)
Chilli-con-carne (Veggie or Beef)
Curry (Beef or Chicken)
Thai curry (chicken)

By the way...any idea of the weather for next weekend?...Its been a bit wet here since we had that heat wave a couple weeks back...BBC weather says sunny and cloudy 21 degrees at the moment for next Saturday...

...Lew...

Beef spaghetti? Curious I only know the 100% durum wheat type myself....

I'm open to new things though.


Our local pub was also recently sellling this "Vegetarain chilli con carne".

I pointed out that vegetarian chilli with meat probably shouldn't be on the vegetarian menu...

but they didnt get it at all. Just blank looks.


:doh:

BOO
Jun-30-2017, 10:47
I'm gonna hold true to my working class routes and, despite my union this week fiddling me out of 20p a mile in allowances in favour of funding people wanting more time off as a result of needless breeding, will shun your bourgeois culinary indulgences..................

.................does it come with a béarnaise sauce.......?

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 10:50
I'm gonna hold true to my working class routes and, despite my union this week fiddling me out of 20p a mile in allowances in favour of funding people wanting more time off as a result of needless breeding, will shun your bourgeois culinary indulgences..................

.................does it come with a béarnaise sauce.......?

I will never shun my bourgeois culinary indulgences !!

NEVER !!!

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 10:52
Anyway.. to answer !!



Spaghetti (Veggie or Beef)
Chilli-con-carne (Veggie or Beef)
Curry (Beef or Chicken)
Thai curry (chicken)


I'm good with any of these. Especially if the vegetarian chill does indeed come con carne.

Thai chicken sounds good....

BOO
Jun-30-2017, 11:06
make you're bloody mind up

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 11:08
make you're bloody mind up

What a rude waiter.

I'd like to speak with the manager please.

ATAG_Marlow
Jun-30-2017, 11:24
Going through all the camping gear next week...Then make 'one pot wonder' Thursday for the Friday afternoon...

By the way...What's the general concensus on food for Friday...Choices of 'one pot wonders' are...

Spaghetti (Veggie or Beef)
Chilli-con-carne (Veggie or Beef)
Curry (Beef or Chicken)
Thai curry (chicken)

By the way...any idea of the weather for next weekend?...Its been a bit wet here since we had that heat wave a couple weeks back...BBC weather says sunny and cloudy 21 degrees at the moment for next Saturday...

...Lew...

This all sounds great, Lew! I'm a curry man myself but will be happy with any of the above! I am defo not a veggie man! (I mean what is the point?) I was hoping to bring 18 pints of Rebellion Roasted Nuts but can I get it in the radio compartment of Seas' Spitfire? Hmmn!

I have no idea when I will arrive on Friday evening......I'm totally in the hands of my pilot............ Seas! If said pilot tries to take us through the hanger...sorry Service Station on the M25 would somebody please get a message to Mrs Marlow and remind her my will is in the safe! Ta! :thumbsup:

BOO
Jun-30-2017, 11:25
He'll be over just as soon as he's finished the overly convoluted and lengthy affair of making the coffee you insist on ordering despite this OBVIOUSLY being a pub!

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 11:32
This all sounds great, Lew! I'm a curry man myself but will be happy with any of the above! I am defo not a veggie man! (I mean what is the point?) I was hoping to bring 18 pints of Rebellion Roasted Nuts but can I get it in the radio compartment of Seas' Spitfire? Hmmn!

I have no idea when I will arrive on Friday evening......I'm totally in the hands of my pilot............ Seas! If said pilot tries to take us through the hanger...sorry Service Station on the M25 would somebody please get a message to Mrs Marlow and remind her my will is in the safe! Ta! :thumbsup:

Evening ?! We shall arrive in the afternoon sir !!

I shall pitch my officers hut and no doubt indulge in some pre-pub refreshment.

ATAG_Lewis
Jun-30-2017, 12:33
Just call me Mungo!...Don't annoy the chef!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9VLwV48OHs

ATAG_Lewis
Jun-30-2017, 12:35
I will be getting to the campsite around midday..ish!...Tent doesn't take long to put up....then sit in the sun with a can or two...

ATAG_Vampire
Jun-30-2017, 12:50
I shall endeavour to be at said camp site early afternoon. This will enable me to observe the characters as they arrive from a safe distance and make my mind up about entrusting my safety to them. I am a pensioner you know!

I will partake of which ever 'one pot' the majority want. As long as it does not cause havoc with my dentures.

A number of bottles of the best Spitfire ale will be upon my personage as long as the chauffeur can get my Rolls near enough to the 'Glamping' area.

Do I need to bring the old DJ and cummerbund for the evenings entertainment? It is Cambridge you know. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Highseas
Jun-30-2017, 13:55
I will be getting to the campsite around midday..ish!...Tent doesn't take long to put up....then sit in the sun with a can or two...

Recon i will rock up to Marlows place in Marlow about mid day, then on to Cambridge at a height of say... oh I don't know... 0 ft

Cruising speed of.... oh i dont know.... exactly legal....

I recon we will be there at about.... oh i dont know....

somewhere betwixt the hours of 2 and 4 I would guess...

Then put up the Top Brass Luxury Bivouwhack... Slice open a fresh beer...

and kick back with the ATAG and RIF-RAF (see... i got RAF in there) massive !

This is going to be quite the spiffing little Soiree don't you know !

Nork
Jul-01-2017, 02:54
Not long now lads! : )
Not sure what time we will get in on Friday arvo, planes, trains etc. The time are still a bit rubbery.
What sort of beer to bring. Is Spitfire a generally available and acceptable brew? Any other suggestions/ preferences?


69th_Nork

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-01-2017, 04:06
No not long now Nork.

I intend to take along some 'Spitfire' as I like it and I know some of the others do.

Whatever you want to bring will no doubt be gratefully consumed! Haha!

Hope you have a safe, stress free journey. Looking forward to meeting up mate. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-01-2017, 04:23
Do I need to bring the old DJ and cummerbund for the evenings entertainment? It is Cambridge you know. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

my cummerbund is at the dry cleaners.

Always been more of a cape and cane guy myself though.

ATAG_Laser
Jul-01-2017, 06:29
I am gutted that I am unable to enjoy the full ATAG camping and p*** up experience at duxford, but I am looking forward to hopefully meeting up with you guys at the show.

We, (myself, my good lady wife and a friend of ours) will be getting there early, hopefully when the gates open (I think at about 8am) and will be looking around the museum and other exhibits in the morning before taking up our positions for the show at around lunch time.

Don't know about you guys, but when we've been in the past we like to get near the American air museum to watch the show as you get a great view of the aircraft taxiing past pretty close after landing from there.

I have some of your mobile numbers, so I am sure I will find you.

Spitfire ale seems to be the favoured ale of the show, They sell it there, (pricey though I think) :bsign:

See you there, Lase :salute:

BOO
Jul-01-2017, 07:44
may I suggest beer bringers do as Marlow dies and bring some samples from their local real ale brewery?

It the Pleasantry or Batemans for me I think.

ATAG_Marlow
Jul-01-2017, 08:53
No not long now Nork.

I intend to take along some 'Spitfire' as I like it and I know some of the others do.

Whatever you want to bring will no doubt be gratefully consumed! Haha!

Hope you have a safe, stress free journey. Looking forward to meeting up mate. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

Hi Guys...I am defo bringing 18 pints of draught Rebellion 'Roasted Nuts' bitter in a small keg! It's a blindin' beer....my Dad's favourite. It might just last until Sunday am but I'm thinking if everybody brings similar amounts I'll take most of it home again....which won't be a problem...Dad'll help me finish it, but feel free to take this into account. And it would be a crime to drink it out of plastic glasses so could everybody bring a single glass, or personalised pewter mug for 'alcoholic liquors, the consumption of?' Spot of luxury, don't yer think?

Yes, Vamps...you can bring a bucket, if you insist! :stunned:

And whose buying the ice creams? Seas will get very tetchy if he doesn't have an ice cream during the air show! You have been warned! Somebody could buy 44 ATAG 99's at Duxford on Saturday? :D Salute All!

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-01-2017, 09:08
To be fair folks usually bring lots a beer and lager...I always take it home again afterwards...Steady drinking throughout Friday and the evening pub by Saturday we're usually on the coffees....lol

BOO
Jul-01-2017, 09:17
BOO< resits urge to "cheep it out" and dismisses the notion of bringing a big jar of Nescafe...

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-01-2017, 22:08
And...BOOKSWAP

If you got any aviation books you are willing to swap then bring them too...I'll find some and we can swap them at the campsite...I have a couple I can swap..

http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/author/covers/noddy-and-the-aeroplane.jpg http://www.classicrupertbearshop.com/media/Rupert_1983.jpg

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-02-2017, 04:51
I will happily swap Lord of the Flys for that Rupert one.

BOO
Jul-02-2017, 04:55
I got 50 shades of Grey


I though it was a book of modern combat colour schemes

ATAG_Pattle
Jul-02-2017, 07:13
Have a safe trip over Nork.

Pity Dux Vegas is so far away.

Would be unreal to be there with my fellow Ragtaglians and Clodsters!

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-02-2017, 07:26
Its a hell of a way to go for an air show!

We will take good care of him!..

Probably... hahaha!

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-02-2017, 08:48
Yes it's a bloody long way to come for an airshow.

It would have been fantastic if you could have joined us Pat but have no fear Nork will treated as a friend and honoured guest. It will be a blast meeting up with all the CloD brothers and who knows one day you may get to Duxford. :thumbsup:

o7 Vamps :salute:

ATAG_Marlow
Jul-02-2017, 09:09
Yes it's a bloody long way to come for an airshow.

It would have been fantastic if you could have joined us Pat but have no fear Nork will treated as a friend and honoured guest. It will be a blast meeting up with all the CloD brothers and who knows one day you may get to Duxford. :thumbsup:

o7 Vamps :salute:

Hey, Pat....just in case you have a rush of blood to the head...I'll pick you up from the airport (and deliver you back a little worse for wear!) there is free lodgin's here at Marlow Mansions, free beer at Duxford and free everything else at Lew's tental Paradise! All you need bring is some shorts and a hat with corks on it! Ha ha! We will send you loads of pics! Salute! :thumbsup:

ATAG_Marlow
Jul-02-2017, 09:12
I got 50 shades of Grey


I though it was a book of modern combat colour schemes

...And I've got 'Fanny Hill' for you, Lew! She's the Russian air ace who used some very 'unusual methods' to bring down Luftwaffe pilots over the Russian Front! She won lots of medals...even Stalin gave her one!!!!!!!!! :devilish: S!

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-02-2017, 09:22
Hey, Pat....just in case you have a rush of blood to the head...I'll pick you up from the airport (and deliver you back a little worse for wear!) there is free lodgin's here at Marlow Mansions, free beer at Duxford and free everything else at Lew's tental Paradise! All you need bring is some shorts and a hat with corks on it! Ha ha! We will send you loads of pics! Salute! :thumbsup:

I love those hats with corks. And the funny army ones with only half a brim.

no way I'd swap my bowler hat for either though.....

no sir!

farley
Jul-02-2017, 10:03
I love those hats with corks. And the funny army ones with only half a brim.

no way I'd swap my bowler hat for either though.....

no sir!

Seas "bowler".....

29101


Love it Seas!:)

That's why you are the unofficial (or has it been made official - you get my vote!) Kingpin (5 or 10) of CLoD....... :thumbsup:

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-03-2017, 04:23
That's some natty looking headwear.!

Nork
Jul-03-2017, 07:41
Have a safe trip over Nork.

Pity Dux Vegas is so far away.

Would be unreal to be there with my fellow Ragtaglians and Clodsters!

Cheers Pat.
Do consider myself a lucky man to be able to make such a journey.
For the average Aussie, this is a a once in a lifetime trip and we have carefully
put funds away for the travel to Duxford and beyond for some years.
Id just like to take this opportunity to thank my family who have only recently
found out they will be on a strict diet of cat food for the next few years. :)


69th_Nork

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-03-2017, 08:41
Cheers Pat.
Do consider myself a lucky man to be able to make such a journey.
For the average Aussie, this is a a once in a lifetime trip and we have carefully
put funds away for the travel to Duxford and beyond for some years.
Id just like to take this opportunity to thank my family who have only recently
found out they will be on a strict diet of cat food for the next few years. :)


69th_Nork

which kind?

mouse or sparrow?

ATAG_Knight
Jul-03-2017, 12:37
Just to confirm myself and Mrs Knight will be in attendance for the Saturday festivities (day time only).

As for the evening debacle I can only say . Been there ...done that...got the T Shirt ...and the memories ...No thank you !

Please someone take care of Vamps and Marlow :goodluck:

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-03-2017, 13:44
Look forward to meeting up with you and Mrs Knight on the day mate.

Nice of you to show concern for the Senior Citizens in the group as we may need support and care after going into Cambridge Friday night. That reminds me I will need to take my light weight zimmer frame for camping.:thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-03-2017, 17:44
I think its going to be a Chicken Thai Curry with Rice this year fellas....How's that sound?...It should be a hot one...

BOO
Jul-03-2017, 17:58
Sounds wonderful - THANK YOU!

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-04-2017, 02:54
I think its going to be a Chicken Thai Curry with Rice this year fellas....How's that sound?...It should be a hot one...

Sounds wonderful. Lew!

Top show!

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-04-2017, 03:25
Cheers Lew.

I take it we have fire extinguishers ready to hand?

Oh yeh, Spitfire beer! :thumbsup:

o7 :coffeeyes:

ATAG_Marlow
Jul-04-2017, 06:51
I think its going to be a Chicken Thai Curry with Rice this year fellas....How's that sound?...It should be a hot one...

...Queue song: Santana 'Smooth.'

Sounds great, Lew! Bring it on!

My family think this whole weekend with the lads is a total hoot because I haven't done anything like this for years!

Hey, Vamps....will it be like we're 18 again? If so you can leave the zimmer frame at home, Mate! Here's hoping.....:thumbsup:

Bonditaria
Jul-04-2017, 07:41
I think its going to be a Chicken Thai Curry with Rice this year fellas....How's that sound?...It should be a hot one...

Tasty!


which kind?

mouse or sparrow?

If it's a well-made curry, you'll never know!

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-04-2017, 08:58
Haha! ;)

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-04-2017, 10:53
I have a good selection of walking sticks too if we need any...

Sorting out all the gear at the mo...

Here's my number again...

07752 313068

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-04-2017, 11:16
I have a good selection of walking sticks too if we need any...

Sorting out all the gear at the mo...

Here's my number again...

07752 313068

I bringing my little blue pedal cart.

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-04-2017, 11:23
http://www.weareart.ru/public/uploads/news/630/b-IMG_42e2454db62a.jpg

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-04-2017, 11:40
http://www.weareart.ru/public/uploads/news/630/b-IMG_42e2454db62a.jpg

Hehe !... close....

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-04-2017, 15:39
Fellas if you got chairs then bring them....I only got 3 now since the...er...'larger guys' crushed them last year!

http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5358379.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/The-Hutchinsons.jpg

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-04-2017, 16:17
Fellas if you got chairs then bring them....I only got 3 now since the...er...'larger guys' crushed them last year!

http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5358379.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/The-Hutchinsons.jpg

I've never taken a chair camping.

I'll be fine lounging about on the lawn !

Will be bringing one of my afterburners though a cafetiere and some milk...

anyone with a mug gets a decent cup of coffee on Saturday / Sunday morning.

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-04-2017, 16:48
Defo brinning a chair and a large number of Yorkshire tea bags. :thumbsup:

o7 Vamps :salute:

BOO
Jul-04-2017, 16:51
cant we just sit on Seas?

TWC_Brett
Jul-04-2017, 16:53
I have to say, reading this thread, I feel gutted not to be attending this event. Will there be a repeat event next year?

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-04-2017, 17:15
There's been a repeat event since 2007 so you should be ok for next year....:)
http://i.imgur.com/GxNt4Zx.jpg

TWC_Brett
Jul-04-2017, 17:22
There's been a repeat event since 2007 so you should be ok for next year....:)
http://i.imgur.com/GxNt4Zx.jpg

I'm in! I reckon we should all crowd fund for Pattle to attend next year too!

farley
Jul-04-2017, 18:22
Brett, not to contradict Lewis, but my guess is that after this years Jolly Boys outing, the whole show will be cancelled!:stunned:

69th_Zeb
Jul-04-2017, 22:20
Ya'll are nerds. Man, I was so bummed I couldn't hang out with you guys, but then I realized the warbird show in LEWISton, Idaho was today. I thought of our brotherhood when I manned the 50 cals (B-17 and B-24)!

Check out one of my boys on the 50. They'll be joining the ranks someday!

29149

~S~!

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-05-2017, 09:48
and...

TWO MORE SLEEPS !

Woop
Jul-05-2017, 10:44
Will be there on the Sunday, hope to see some of you there. Maybe put some faces to voices.

Will be with the ACG guys for the most part.

:salute:

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-05-2017, 11:27
Ya'll are nerds. Man, I was so bummed I couldn't hang out with you guys, but then I realized the warbird show in LEWISton, Idaho was today. I thought of our brotherhood when I manned the 50 cals (B-17 and B-24)!

Check out one of my boys on the 50. They'll be joining the ranks someday!

29149

~S~!
Haha...Nice....watch that tail plane little one....you'll need that!...Blam Blam Blam!

''Daddy...can you make me a computer that I can play flight sims on?''.....Looks like he'd make an excellent rear gunner...Watch this space!

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-05-2017, 11:28
Will be there on the Sunday, hope to see some of you there. Maybe put some faces to voices.

Will be with the ACG guys for the most part.

:salute:

Hi Woop...If any of the guys are there Satday then we can do that....My numbers on the OP...buzz me up...or text me...

BOO
Jul-05-2017, 12:30
Thanks for the Tesco's tip Lewis - Bag, mat n chair for £18!

Cant see them lasting a wash but who cares for £18!!

S!

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-05-2017, 16:43
I have a few inflatable mattresses...safari bed and lilos....So you won't be on the mat...You will want to be at least 5 inches off the floor...Cold hard floor even with a mat is not ideal...I just got to test the air beds tomoro...

I thought Tesco did airbed for £5?

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-06-2017, 03:04
Thermarest. On the floor. Superb kit. You could sleep on ice and not even know it.

I'm bringing a spare for Marlow.

ATAG_Marlow
Jul-06-2017, 05:43
Thermarest. On the floor. Superb kit. You could sleep on ice and not even know it.

I'm bringing a spare for Marlow.

Good Man, Seas! Have you got those 'Super Comfy, Sleep for Ever, Eiderdown Pillows'' we talked about? I won't get 'a wink' otherwise!

I'm going to buy the beer..........NOW! Salute! :thumbsup:

(Have you packed your beer mugs?)

Valisk_61
Jul-06-2017, 08:29
Blimey. Is it that time already?!

See you tomorrow chaps! ~S~

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-06-2017, 08:51
Three hours of work and one sleep to go.

Sgt_Moose
Jul-06-2017, 10:27
Hi Gents
catch you all Saturday mines a diet coke lol:-)

Kling
Jul-06-2017, 11:46
Kling and Klingan are coming this year. Both saturday and sunday..

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-06-2017, 12:23
Just look out for Lewis sleeping on the taxiway and that's where you will find the ATAG/Rag Tag contingent. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-06-2017, 13:33
so...

ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET??

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-06-2017, 13:50
"Oh.. hi mum... yeah good, you?"

"This weekend? no I cant. I'm going to an air show"

"No... no they are staying home"



"With some guys I met on the internet"



"hello? you still there?"



"Stranger danger??! Mum... I'm 44"


"Mum?... hello?... "

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-06-2017, 15:31
I just bought 4 airbeds from Tesco....£4 each...we should have enough now...You can buy them from me on the campsite...£10 each

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-06-2017, 15:36
Cool. I need 87 of them. Or the deal is off.

ATAG_Laser
Jul-06-2017, 15:57
I would just like to wish a safe journey to all of you that are making your way to the camp site tomorrow, and of course Nork who is probably en route from Australia as I write this.

I will be thinking of you all partaking in alcoholic beverages in the afternoon as I am hard at work, it's alright for some eh :ind:

Really looking forward to meeting up with everyone at the airshow. Should be a great day, the weather forecast is looking good too :woohoo:

farley
Jul-06-2017, 17:09
Have a great weekend all!

I hope the weather is warm and not hot, and the beer is cold and not warm.

Safe trip everyone, and behave just enough to remember the fun you had.....

Cheers all..... raise a glass to your ATAG family, and to all of us who wish we were joining you....... next year we will get there...

:thumbsup:

:salute:

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-06-2017, 17:33
Cheers Farley!

Sleepy time now....

ONE LAST SLEEP!

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-07-2017, 02:28
Many thanks for the sentiments farley.

We are all looking forward to this and being able to meet each other in Real Life.

Hopefully other friends, like yourself, can be there next year. In the meantime we will raise our glasses to all ATAGers and CloDers who couldn't make it this year.

Cheers chaps. :cheers:

o7 :salute:

Valisk_61
Jul-07-2017, 05:17
Wheels up. ETA 14:00 hours.

ATAG_Marlow
Jul-07-2017, 05:33
many thanks for the sentiments farley.

We are all looking forward to this and being able to meet each other in real life.

Hopefully other friends, like yourself, can be there next year. In the meantime we will raise our glasses to all atagers and cloders who couldn't make it this year.

Cheers chaps. :cheers:

O7 :salute:

....''Here we go... Here we go... Here we............................No, we're not there yet, Seas! Keep drivin', Mate!''

TWC_Brett
Jul-07-2017, 05:46
Have a great time chaps. I Feel very envious sat here at work thinking about you all sat around drinking cold beer and talking all things CLoD.
If there's room for a TWC stick to join you next year then I would be interested in getting involved!

:salute:

ATAG_Flare
Jul-08-2017, 01:15
Take lots of pictures! I wish I could join in the fun. Maybe next year I'll make it over.

farley
Jul-08-2017, 10:02
Feels a bit like sending the kids off to summer camp.....

Hope they remember to change their underpants!

:)

BOO
Jul-08-2017, 10:28
Just back from my night of shame with the Jolly Boys.

Big thanks to Lewis for the hosting and the making me feel so welcomed and to the diehards Looksharp and Vasilis for the great entertainment and tails of daring don't! Great Thai Curry too!!

Meeting up with players current and old was great fun and seeing Nork nonchalantly walk into camp with a rucksack full or beer was everything I wanted my Australian man to be! - It was also great to meet Mystic Puma in the Eagle later in the evening although both he and Nork the sense to bail before our visit to Uncle's Franks mobile Keeeeeeebab and chicken shack.

Sadly its likely that Seas has blotted the Rag Tag copy book with his Gypsy good looks and frankly casual attitude to tent placement (it was 6 inches to the left of the patch indicated) something was clearly beyond the pale for the Caravan Club officials.. so we'll have to smuggle him in next year- Still, his handwritten sign offering a sit in his (Triumph) Spitfire for £5 was class tho...

Trip Advisor rating - RECOMMENDED!

BOO

Arthursmedley
Jul-08-2017, 10:42
You're back now?

Shouldn't you be scorching on the tank bank, tripping over flaked out bodies, feeling the effect of last nights curry, going "Ohhh look at that Spifire....etc"?

BOO
Jul-08-2017, 15:57
You're back now?

Shouldn't you be scorching on the tank bank, tripping over flaked out bodies, feeling the effect of last nights curry, going "Ohhh look at that Spifire....etc"?

Cunningly - I split the event into the "get mashed and sleep in tent with the boyz" phase - followed by a day of R&R at home before the second "go to Sunday show, fresh as a daisy and be able to focus" phase on the Sunday.

:-)

ATAG_Laser
Jul-08-2017, 17:21
First pic from Duxford,

Back row, Knight, Lewis, Highseas, Moose, Nork

Front row, Vampire, Marlow, and Laser.

Awesome day, good to finally get to meet you guys
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RAF74_Buzzsaw
Jul-08-2017, 18:08
One of these days you guys, I am going to there like a bad actor playing a slapstick comic part. :D

ATAG_yotheguy
Jul-08-2017, 18:21
One of these days you guys, I am going to there like a bad actor playing a slapstick comic part. :D

I'm coming with you!

Look's like you guy's are having a blast there "in real life". :alcohol:

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-08-2017, 18:43
That was quick Lase!

Thanks for posting.

It was absolutely brilliant and a great pleasure to meet up with virtual friends, for the first time, who are now Real Life friends.

This was the largest gathering for some time and a nicer bunch of chaps you could not wish to meet. There will be much more of this posted over the next few days I am sure, so watch this space.

I had to 'bail' after the one night of camping due to an RL commitment. Thanks to ATAG_Lewis (Lew) for acting as host and providing the tent, associated camping equipment and Thai curry. (Sorry I didn't get the coffee going this morning!!!). Thanks to Looksharp, Valisk, ATAG_Frankenstein and ATAG_Monkeynut, all old hands at this, for making us 'noobs' so welcome.

I have met Lew before but it was special for me to meet my 'Rag Tag' buddies ATAG_Marlow, Highseas and ATAG _Laser for the first time. RAG TAGS ROCK!

A special international guest appearance was made by Nork. An Australian gentleman and all round nice guy. A pleasure to have met you and spend time in your company Nork. Glad you could make it and enjoy the rest of your European holiday.

We also met up with ATAG_Knight and Moose. Great to meet you chaps and fry in the Duxford sun with you.

An unexpected and enjoyable meeting was was with Larry (ACG) who produces the wonderful screenshot scenes. He happened to recognise Lew and introduced himself. It was great talking with him and discussing all things CloD and his screenshot/videos. A very nice and friendly Swiss gentleman.

Last nights visit to the 'Eagle' pub in Cambridge was a first for me and highlighted by meeting Mystic Puma and of course talking about all things CloD. Really enjoyed your insights and comments MP and a pleasure to meet you. :cheers:

Such a lot happened in a short time scale but it has made it a memorable weekend for this ATAG/CloD 'noob'.

The airshow was great the weather kind and the company very special. A bit like the sim only in Real Life.

My calendar is already marked "Jolly Boys Outing" Duxford 2018. Thanks guys for an exceptional weekend. I am proud to be part of this community. :dthumb:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Pattle
Jul-08-2017, 21:01
Great post Vamps.

Thanks for posting the pic lase.

Nork, thanks for representing our fine country at Duxford.

Would love to be able to make '18!

Pattle:salute:

TWC_Brett
Jul-09-2017, 03:25
Would love to be able to make '18!

Pattle:salute:

Hey Pattle, if you get yourself to the UK, I'll drive you to Duxford! :)

ATAG_Laser
Jul-09-2017, 06:22
Here's another,
Myself, Marlow, Moose and Highseas :salute:

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farley
Jul-09-2017, 07:27
Here's another,
Myself, Marlow, Moose and Highseas :salute:

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Thanks for sharing Laser.

Great to put faces to voices and personalities.

What a good looking bunch representing ATAG at Duxford.... The ATAG Studs!:thumbsup:

I did think that Highseas would look a bit more like his avatar though......:D

Weather looks great too, which is nice.

9./JG52 Prey Stalker
Jul-09-2017, 07:53
First pic from Duxford,

Back row, Knight, Lewis, Highseas, Moose, Nork

Front row, Vampire, Marlow, and Laser.

Awesome day, good to finally get to meet you guys
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You guys are scary enough online.....

Now we know what you look like, we're really quaking in our flight pants !
:)

Good to put faces to names and enjoy the rest of the weekend guys.

:thumbsup:

ATAG_Frankenstien
Jul-09-2017, 08:52
Hi guys, a jolly time was had by all. It was a real pleasure to meet Sea's Marlow Vampire Laser Moose Mystic Puma and of course Nork for the first time and catch up with the regulars. I really have to get my arse in gear and get flying again.

Frankie o7

ATAG_Laser
Jul-09-2017, 09:42
Hi guys, a jolly time was had by all. It was a real pleasure to meet Sea's Marlow Vampire Laser Moose Mystic Puma and of course Nork for the first time and catch up with the regulars. I really have to get my arse in gear and get flying again.

Frankie o7

Great to meet you Frankie.

You are more than welcome to join us in the virtual skies anytime buddy :salute:

ATAG_Knight
Jul-09-2017, 10:00
All been said already but it was great fun to meet up and shake hands .

Thanks for the warm welcome guys .

Mrs Knight thought you were all very nice .

ATAG_Laser
Jul-09-2017, 10:05
That was quick Lase!

Thanks for posting.

It was absolutely brilliant and a great pleasure to meet up with virtual friends, for the first time, who are now Real Life friends.

This was the largest gathering for some time and a nicer bunch of chaps you could not wish to meet. There will be much more of this posted over the next few days I am sure, so watch this space.

I had to 'bail' after the one night of camping due to an RL commitment. Thanks to ATAG_Lewis (Lew) for acting as host and providing the tent, associated camping equipment and Thai curry. (Sorry I didn't get the coffee going this morning!!!). Thanks to Looksharp, Valisk, ATAG_Frankenstein and ATAG_Monkeynut, all old hands at this, for making us 'noobs' so welcome.

I have met Lew before but it was special for me to meet my 'Rag Tag' buddies ATAG_Marlow, Highseas and ATAG _Laser for the first time. RAG TAGS ROCK!

A special international guest appearance was made by Nork. An Australian gentleman and all round nice guy. A pleasure to have met you and spend time in your company Nork. Glad you could make it and enjoy the rest of your European holiday.

We also met up with ATAG_Knight and Moose. Great to meet you chaps and fry in the Duxford sun with you.

An unexpected and enjoyable meeting was was with Larry (ACG) who produces the wonderful screenshot scenes. He happened to recognise Lew and introduced himself. It was great talking with him and discussing all things CloD and his screenshot/videos. A very nice and friendly Swiss gentleman.

Last nights visit to the 'Eagle' pub in Cambridge was a first for me and highlighted by meeting Mystic Puma and of course talking about all things CloD. Really enjoyed your insights and comments MP and a pleasure to meet you. :cheers:

Such a lot happened in a short time scale but it has made it a memorable weekend for this ATAG/CloD 'noob'.

The airshow was great the weather kind and the company very special. A bit like the sim only in Real Life.

My calendar is already marked "Jolly Boys Outing" Duxford 2018. Thanks guys for an exceptional weekend. I am proud to be part of this community. :dthumb:

o7 :salute:

Well said Vamps.

About 18 months ago a few noobs started flying together and learning this brilliant but difficult to master flight sim, and we started to be known as the Rag Tags.

Along the way some ATAG vets such as Lewis and Yotheguy have dropped by to help us out and gradually we have improved together,( well, the others have, I'm still rubbish) and we have become great buddies, so it was awesome to finally get to meet up with fellow Rag Tags and others who I don't get to fly with as much like Moose, Frankenstein and Nork.

Overall, a great day was had by all, and I too am already looking forward to next year, I may even give the camping part a go if I can get a weekend pass from the missus:)

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-09-2017, 10:54
Hi guys, a jolly time was had by all. It was a real pleasure to meet Sea's Marlow Vampire Laser Moose Mystic Puma and of course Nork for the first time and catch up with the regulars. I really have to get my arse in gear and get flying again.

Frankie o7

Hi Frankie!

It would be great if you could fly with us at some time Mate.

The pleasure was all ours brother. It is brilliant to be able to meet and talk with 'old hands' like yourself who have been with this awesome sim since the early days.

Here's to an even bigger gathering for Duxford next year. :cheers:

Take care buddy. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Frankenstien
Jul-09-2017, 13:04
Bugger I forgot to mention Boo and Knight great to meet you guys too

Frankie o7

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-09-2017, 13:21
Ha !!

EPIC weekend !

A rollercoaster of one liners and wise cracks at the campsite. Propper funny bunch of guys !

Brilliant to meet up.

I had a total blast !

:salute:

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-09-2017, 14:09
I did think that Highseas would look a bit more like his avatar though......:D



I took that photo with my own pencils I will have you know.

:D

ATAG_Laser
Jul-09-2017, 17:18
Not sure if this happened Yesterday or today, it doesn't say, but I certainly never noticed a P51 go missing at the show

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2017-07-09/crop-duster-heritage-fighter-plane-ends-up-in-field/

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-09-2017, 17:23
so..

there are a few chaps i met who... well....

you aren't actually in trouble... but.... you get the idea...




I wanna see Valisk, Monkeynut, Looksharp and Frankestein in the sky

Or i'm giving the guy with the red shirt on the bike your details.

Just sayin'....


man... I really really don't like that guy... !!

:D

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-09-2017, 17:35
Not sure if this happened Yesterday or today, it doesn't say, but I certainly never noticed a P51 go missing at the show

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2017-07-09/crop-duster-heritage-fighter-plane-ends-up-in-field/

I think that was today. Marlow mentioned it earlier after my Spitfire landed in Brighton. (came in at 5 ft)

ATAG_yotheguy
Jul-09-2017, 17:59
Here's another,
Myself, Marlow, Moose and Highseas :salute:

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Its a shame I couldn't be there...... Wait I have PhotoShop...

I Was There!!

29239

Was a great time hanging out with you chaps. :getaway:

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-09-2017, 18:12
Good one yo!

You really look as though you were there. Can you photoshop me in to as I had left when this one was taken. I know they were waiting for me to go and for you to arrive. Haha!

Would have been great if you could have been there buddy. :thumbsup:

o7 :stunned:

ATAG_yotheguy
Jul-09-2017, 18:46
Good one yo!

You really look as though you were there. Can you photoshop me in to as I had left when this one was taken. I know they were waiting for me to go and for you to arrive. Haha!

Would have been great if you could have been there buddy. :thumbsup:

o7 :stunned:

Did I get you?

29240

farley
Jul-09-2017, 21:59
Its a shame I couldn't be there...... Wait I have PhotoShop...

I Was There!!

29239

Was a great time hanging out with you chaps. :getaway:

Good job with that Yo.

Don't leave out Douglas Bader, or someone similar!:D

III./ZG76_Ezzie
Jul-09-2017, 22:36
Maybe some female friends as well?

Hmm maybe that might get them in trouble on the home front?

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-10-2017, 03:21
Did I get you?

29240

Hahaha!

BOO
Jul-10-2017, 03:27
I think that was today. Marlow mentioned it earlier after my Spitfire landed in Brighton. (came in at 5 ft)

I think I happened at the end of the Horseman's spot (which was a lesson in close formation flying BTW) but it didn't interrupt the show as it all seemed to be done by the manual without much drama. Not that you'd think that looking at AMP and the Sun's headlines of "HORROR IN THE SKY" and "TERROR AS OUT OF CONTROL VINTAGE PLANE HEADS TOWARDS CROWD" - these pillocks need to take a cold bath and consider themselves and there true worth to society....less about news more about click bait.

TBH there was more consternation at the "Filled Dogs and Fries" trailer when people were discovering the joys of paying £10.00 for a thin sausage on a roll and that 6 slices of jalapeno constitutes a £1.50 topping !

BOO

Mysticpuma
Jul-10-2017, 03:48
Well, regarding food, I wouldn't be at all surprised if people who booked 'a meal' in the Gold Pass area weren't complaining about their food.
There was a variety of food to choose from.(you could approach one only from a choice of six) and we're given a cardboard container approx 20cm long, 15cm wide and 3cm deep) to have food placed in by the vendors.

This 'meal' was an.extra £26 on the ticket price!!!

Got to be honest and say the hotdogs sound like a bargain in comparison.

ATAG_Frankenstien
Jul-10-2017, 04:12
Berlin express had a canopy malfunction on Saturday, then this one yesterday. The yanks didn't have a good weekend did they

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-10-2017, 05:43
Top tip for you all.

29245

Don't say I didn't warn you.

:salute:

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-10-2017, 05:53
Busy day today...so...I'll make a post on Dux later today hopefully...:)

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-10-2017, 06:06
Top tip for you all.

29245

Don't say I didn't warn you.

:salute:

Hahaha!

Who was a naughty boy then? :stupid:

You should have known you were 10 blades of grass too far away from the designated position. Next time get your GPS out and get it right. Lol :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-10-2017, 06:13
Did I get you?

29240

Yes you got me yo, that's great. Thank you.

That'll teach them to take photos when we are not there haha! :dthumb:

o7 :salute:

No.119_Marshy (VK-M)
Jul-10-2017, 07:26
I think I happened at the end of the Horseman's spot (which was a lesson in close formation flying BTW) but it didn't interrupt the show as it all seemed to be done by the manual without much drama. Not that you'd think that looking at AMP and the Sun's headlines of "HORROR IN THE SKY" and "TERROR AS OUT OF CONTROL VINTAGE PLANE HEADS TOWARDS CROWD" - these pillocks need to take a cold bath and consider themselves and there true worth to society....less about news more about click bait.

TBH there was more consternation at the "Filled Dogs and Fries" trailer when people were discovering the joys of paying £10.00 for a thin sausage on a roll and that 6 slices of jalapeno constitutes a £1.50 topping !

BOO

Miss Velma put down into the corn field as the mass formation finale was opening out into their sections before landing. Pilot radioed "Mustang 3 Bailing out" and then "Mustang 3 Engine Failure". Looked from where we were as if he tried to make a shortened approach from the circuit but made the (correct) decision to land in the corn field (which is a designated area for emergencies), rather than risk crossing the M11 with an IAS which must have been close to stall speed. Looked like a late decision and ultimately great airmanship.

Totally agree with the Horsemen, but also thought the Seafury/Bearcat was really tight and thought the Wildcat was a great routine.

Glad you all had a blast, going to make sure that I am there for the camping next year...

ATAG_Marlow
Jul-10-2017, 08:05
First pic from Duxford,

Back row, Knight, Lewis, Highseas, Moose, Nork

Front row, Vampire, Marlow, and Laser.

Awesome day, good to finally get to meet you guys
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Sorry I'm so late in posting guys!

Just returned from the docs who was, frankly, shocked at my appearance! It wasn't the sun burn...it was the post traumatic stress wot did it! Us oldsters are not used to this manic weekend stuff! Doc says a three week counselling course should get me over meeting Lewis...but Look Sharp (!) ..well, that's gonna tale a bit longer!!!! I might be off ops for some time! I've also been put on a course of sea sick pills to recover from 'turning over at night, whilst sleeping on one of Lew's air beds!'...and I've been told to go and lie down in a darkened room for three days with a bottle of gin....! He says I've got to seriously consider my health before I sign up for next year!!!!!

Right, I've considered it! I'M GOING! It was totally surreal but a huge privilege to meet up with all the guys. It was huge fun on the campsite and I've got to say 'hats off' to Lew for all his forethought and organisation that made the whole weekend so comfortable for the rest of us! The airshow was a blast too, of course, but the 'bestest thing' was just meeting up with everybody.....you all know who you are! I'll never forget the sight of Nork strolling serenely into the campsite, exactly as an Aussie ought to....looking as cool as cool can be! If he had been a dragging a crocodile by the tail we couldn't have been more pleased. It was a blindin' weekend; the aircraft were great, as they always are, but I'd just like to echo what Vamps and Lase said: 'it's the people that really count...and that's what our community is all about.

P.S. I loved the telecaster, Lew' and Frankie's gorgeous acoustic. We must get the guitars out earlier next time. We'll have some fun even if the neighbours don't! Ha ha! Speaking of slide guitar, Lew, have a listen to this by George Thoroughgood...bit of a blast! (And what was the name of the song you played?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su3HiXOjrfA

All the very best to all who made Duxford this year...and to all of you who didn't! Rest assured we all raised a glass (or three) to everybody in the community wherever in the world they were.....and here's to next year! Salute! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Mysticpuma
Jul-10-2017, 09:11
Images of Miss Velma wheels down crash landing in a field of crops:

Coming in wheels down:

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Hits the deck:

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Pilot walks away:

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and the day before P-51 "Berlin Express" lost it's canopy, shattering and impacting with the tail:

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More images here (not my images):

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=64790048%40N05&view_all=1&text=g-tfsi&sort=date-taken-desc

TWC_Sp00k
Jul-10-2017, 09:22
at the "Filled Dogs and Fries" trailer ....

BOO

Out of interest. When did you Brits start calling Chips, "Fries"? You'll be renaming kippers next. Its a slippery slope!

No.119_Marshy (VK-M)
Jul-10-2017, 09:55
Out of interest. When did you Brits start calling Chips, "Fries"? You'll be renaming kippers next. Its a slippery slope!

tut-tut dear fellow! chips and fries are definitely not the same derivative of potato delicacy! Fries are skinny, inferior versions of our beloved chip, which is substantially more potatoey. oh, and by the way chips are not the wafer thin slices of potatoes in packets, those are CRISPS!

now, go and stand in the corner...

:)

TWC_Brett
Jul-10-2017, 09:58
Images of Miss Velma wheels down crash landing in a field of crops:

Coming in wheels down:

29247

Hits the deck:

29246

Pilot walks away:

29249



I'm intrigued, did the landing gear collapse or was it not fully locked? The prop looks like the result of a belly landing. Just curious......

No.119_Marshy (VK-M)
Jul-10-2017, 10:19
I'm intrigued, did the landing gear collapse or was it not fully locked? The prop looks like the result of a belly landing. Just curious......

they looked down from where we were but that was quite a little way off, so may not have been fully down. In the pics posted they definitely aren't fully down, so not locked. It could be that the pilot tried to retract them at the last minute, which would avoid the wheels digging into the soil and flipping the aircraft, as Me109 "black 6" did some years back in the same field. Anyway, we can make all the theories we like, but until it's investigated, theories are all they are and only the pilot will know. Either way, there must have been some really quick decisions made...

TWC_Brett
Jul-10-2017, 10:27
they looked down from where we were but that was quite a little way off, so may not have been fully down. In the pics posted they definitely aren't fully down, so not locked. It could be that the pilot tried to retract them at the last minute, which would avoid the wheels digging into the soil and flipping the aircraft, as Me109 "black 6" did some years back in the same field. Anyway, we can make all the theories we like, but until it's investigated, theories are all they are and only the pilot will know. Either way, there must have been some really quick decisions made...

Good point, that would make sense. If it was a late decision to ditch in the field then that would explain the wheels in that position as they were retracting rather than dropping.
As you say, some very quick decisions made. BTW, why no canopy in the last shot?

No.119_Marshy (VK-M)
Jul-10-2017, 10:37
Good point, that would make sense. If it was a late decision to ditch in the field then that would explain the wheels in that position as they were retracting rather than dropping.
As you say, some very quick decisions made. BTW, why no canopy in the last shot?

jettisoned in order to get out quick I would think. probably got rid of it as the aircraft slowed down?

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-10-2017, 11:15
Damn good show on the walking away part.

extreamly good outcome.

BOO
Jul-10-2017, 11:18
Out of interest. When did you Brits start calling Chips, "Fries"? You'll be renaming kippers next. Its a slippery slope!

Well the fries were indeed fries - and all 5 of them were really tasty! I didn't dare ask for salt or vinegar though in case they classed them as a "topping"

Sure you expect to pay at shows but that was bloody robbery. In future ill use the Duxford shop and facilities - cheaper by at least a third and no middle man.

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-10-2017, 11:24
Well the fries were indeed fries - and all 5 of them were really tasty! I didn't dare ask for salt or vinegar though in case they classed them as a "topping"

Sure you expect to pay at shows but that was bloody robbery. In future ill use the Duxford shop and facilities - cheaper by at least a third and no middle man.

Im gonna take a picknick next time.

Canopées and Cava for me.

BOO
Jul-10-2017, 11:27
You better check its ok with the Red Shirts first

No.119_Marshy (VK-M)
Jul-10-2017, 11:49
Im gonna take a picknick next time.

Canopées and Cava for me.

we picnicked in the guest enclosure, where one girl was reprimanded by an official for having booze in there. A bit harsh really I thought. Our picnic looked proper good compared to some of the stuff that people had bought, just a pain in the backside having to walk back to the car to get it...

BOO
Jul-10-2017, 12:16
we picnicked in the guest enclosure, where one girl was reprimanded by an official for having booze in there. A bit harsh really I thought. Our picnic looked proper good compared to some of the stuff that people had bought, just a pain in the backside having to walk back to the car to get it...

Er....you took your picnic away from the car? didn't you know that the lanes they left between the rows of parked vehicles were exclusively for the use of families to sprawl out on and old people to sit in? They didn't make it clear to us either...we assumed they were they to allow cars to get out...how silly of us!

I'm still picking bits of tuppaware out of my wheels...

ATAG_Knight
Jul-10-2017, 13:36
Finally managed to pull these pics from the hundreds taken at Duxford .




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So much has been said already but it really was a rather special day. Certainly try to make it next year .

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-10-2017, 13:40
we picnicked in the guest enclosure, where one girl was reprimanded by an official for having booze in there. A bit harsh really I thought. Our picnic looked proper good compared to some of the stuff that people had bought, just a pain in the backside having to walk back to the car to get it...

That's why they invented the brown paper bag.

It makes booze invisible. I use them all the time on my bench.

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-10-2017, 13:56
That's why they invented the brown paper bag.

It makes booze invisible. I use them all the time on my bench.

Is that the second bench past the pier entrance or the one a bit further along with a Triumph Spitfire parked next to it with the sign "F**k off Red Shirts" on it? :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-10-2017, 14:00
Finally managed to pull these pics from the hundreds taken at Duxford .




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So much has been said already but it really was a rather special day. Certainly try to make it next year .

Thanks for posting Knightie.

Who is that handsome chap at the front wearing the maroon tee shirt? Haha!

You are right definitely a special day, a special weekend and definitely special friends. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute:

ATAG_Laser
Jul-10-2017, 14:59
Finally managed to pull these pics from the hundreds taken at Duxford .




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So much has been said already but it really was a rather special day. Certainly try to make it next year .

Thanks for sharing these Knight.

A memorable day for sure. Hope we can all make it back next year, (Might be difficult for Nork to come over two years in a row though)

farley
Jul-10-2017, 15:08
Just curious, if it cost that much for food, how much did it cost to use the loo Lew?

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-10-2017, 17:26
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'Jolly Boys' de-brief

So...Got to the campsite at midday Friday...Met Vamps at the gate...Looksharp had got their early in his new black Porsche (has to have a mention...nice car)...Setup and fellas were arriving in dribs and drabs...and Triumph Spitfires...(has to have a mention...another nice car)...

http://i.imgur.com/XHJYlwI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V9aCud5.jpg?1

Marlow and Highseas arrived in Seas Spit..spectacular...Marlow, Vamps, Seas, Sharpy, Monkeynut, BOO, Franky, Valisk and me...So we all sat around in a circle on camp chairs while Sharpy heated up the curry (thanks to Sharpy for taking over there as I was bushed)...Then...a lone figure appeared in the field entrance...dressed in grey carrying a backpack...the conversation stopped and we all watched as the figure drew closer...Someone said 'That's Nork' and it was...Man, we were blewn away...all the way from Oz and from our perspective looked like he had walked it all the way too...Highlight of the weekend, no competition!...After Nork had settled in a chair and we had calmed down from his arrival we relaxed for some chat...He had just slipped into the group like he had been part of us for years...Its really great that world is getting smaller...

Seas spent most of the time laughing with his really huge tankard!

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Then as Nork and I were chatting he says 'I got you something'... and he gets a little paper bag out from his bag that he has brought all the way from Oz...When I open it it is apparently clear that it was a bottle opener made of a kangaroos testicles...Hahaha...I was cracked up for 20 minutes...First time I ever got a pressie at a 'Jolly Boys meet' and what an excellent one too...I felt very honoured and also very pleased with my testicles...Thanks Nork...lol...It cracked Mrs Lewis up too when I showed her them at home...although I have to say it did give me a bit of a chill watching her hold my testicles in her hand laughing...So for those of you wondering what they look like...Here's a photo of my testicles...

http://i.imgur.com/zPz8Cia.jpg?1

The endless 'would you like to see my testicles?' gags I will have with that in the future I all owe to Nork...Best gag of the weekend...Thanks buddy...~S~

So we ate curry...drank...talked CLOD...and planes for the afternoon...Looksharp had found it hilarious that Highseas had to emergency book his car into a Cambridge garage as his number plate had been growing since he arrived...

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At about 7ish we started getting ready to go to the Eagle...

2 cabs later and we were at the pub...where we met MysticPuma...we drank and were merry...and sometimes were serious!

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Then at midnight we waddled off to the expensive kebab hut for supper...where we all stewed over the expensive prices for 45 minutes...just before we enjoyed our 2 minute kebabs!

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Cabs back to the campsite and for once we had an early night for the airshow the next day...

The airshow was great as usual...although one P51 down with out a canopy...Moose found us but we couldn't get in touch with Nork as the mobile (cell phone) number wasn't working...Later Vamps, Marlow and I wandered off on our own for a sortie...Outside of the US hangar a chap walks up to me and says 'Are you Lewis?'...It was Larry and he knew that we sometimes gather at the US hangar...Great that he looked and found us...Another top chap from a different country making the effort to find some like minded folk...We chatted and took some pics...Larry...~S~

http://i.imgur.com/L5jkwrJ.jpg?2

We eventually found Laser and family and smiles all round to see him excited to have us join him...and then Knight found us...We were turning into a big group on the grass...

I went for a lone wolf sortie on my own and bumped into Nork...Haha...We found him!...So I dragged him back to the gang and he was united with Moose who had been especially keen to see him...

So...We had said our goodbyes to Nork and wished him well on his holiday...Cheerio'd to Laser ,Knight and Moosey...and headed back to the campsite for a takeaway curry, beers and chat...and a relax after such an exciting event...

Thanks to all the fellas that attended and camped with us...We got some quality time with many folks in the flesh....and a BIG thanks to Nork for not only making it all the way from OZ but for making the event extra special this year for us with his presence...It will take some beating!

http://i.imgur.com/3Rm1Noe.jpg

And eventually...a big Cuban cigar to anyone who can mention their testicles more in any single post!!

farley
Jul-10-2017, 18:04
Excellent post Lew!

Thanks for sharing the fun and the photos.

Fantastic to hear that so many made it and a good time was had by all.

How is anyone going to top a kangaroo testicle bottle opener? That is a great one.....:stunned::thumbsup::salute:

ATAG_Snapper
Jul-10-2017, 18:53
These posts 'n pics are absolutely FANTASTIC! :thumbsup:

It's great being able to put names to faces. What a good looking crew. :D I can just imagine the stories that got passed around, and I'm sure they got better with each ale consumed. Thanks for sharing this weekend with the rest of us, gents. I'm adding this adventure to my bucket list.

:)

ATAG_Pattle
Jul-10-2017, 19:23
Thanks for the post and extra testicles, I mean pics Lewis.

Great to know that our Aussie Ambassador Sir Nork made such a great testicular impression.

It is also great to sea that our wallets over here have bottle opener extensions :)

Nork
Jul-11-2017, 11:18
Yay I have internet again!
Just to say what a fantastic journey. So great to catch up with all u lads. What a hoot. Much beer and sunburn and great airborne displays. Thanks Lew, your chicken stew is the best. Promise to post some more pics when I get back.

Regards

69th_Nork

ATAG_Highseas
Jul-11-2017, 11:35
Yay I have internet again!
Just to say what a fantastic journey. So great to catch up with all u lads. What a hoot. Much beer and sunburn and great airborne displays. Thanks Lew, your chicken stew is the best. Promise to post some more pics when I get back.

Regards

69th_Nork

Enjoy the rest of your Tour mate !

'Seas

:salute:

ATAG_Lewis
Jul-11-2017, 12:11
So glad you made it to our little get together Nork...Really great!

Have a great holiday...~S~

ATAG_Vampire
Jul-11-2017, 12:31
Pleasure to meet up with you Nork. Always good to have our friends from 'Oz' visit and have an enjoyable time.

Have a super holiday and a safe return to Australia. :thumbsup:

o7 :salute: