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  • Trolly Aux
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2006
    • 3818

    Will it be at Legends 2012

    I am soooooo looking forward to taking in the stunning Razor Back SNAFU.
    The sight, The sound and I bet she has a lovely smell that only a WWII fighter can have.
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out
  • Moggy C
    Moderator
    • Jan 2000
    • 20534

    #2
    I'm idly wondering if there will be a closing Balbo this year, now it is no longer 'an accident waiting to happen' as I have heard expressed by many pilots over the years.

    Moggy
    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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    • Seafuryfan
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 2489

      #3
      Interesting thought Moggy. For the time it takes to form them all up, the brief time taken to flypast, and the risk of collision, I don't think it's worth it.

      For me, it only serves to get another photo opportunity because I didn't catch individual aircraft the first time. And even that's for new display aircraft.

      I admire the skills of the pilots but I think there are too many aircraft in one piece of airspace. Nothing to do with being PC/risk averse, I'm just getting old.

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      • Trolly Aux
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • May 2006
        • 3818

        #4
        you are correct Moggy, I have thought the same for many years. The days of when you could afford to practice your show set piece have long gone, even press days are nothing much to what they used to be, oh well progression or should I say regression.
        I am not really a lover of the Balbo anyway so I would not miss it to much but Im not speaking for anyone else.
        SMOKE SMOKE GO!
        TA out

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        • DCK
          DCK
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Feb 2006
          • 1362

          #5
          Agreed. Too much aeroplanes in the same space. The accident happened, no point in pushing on. Do something else instead, the Balbo is not my fave part of the show anyway, but rather a sign that things are about to end. It's impressive, but a roaring Mustang tailchase does the trick just as good IMO.
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          • warhawk69
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Sep 2006
            • 520

            #6
            Well I will miss the Balbo, its always a highlight for me!

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            • pistonrob
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2011
              • 873

              #7
              another show stopper that looks as though its gona stop, just like the Biggen Hill dip at the end of the runway
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              • Mike J
                Senior Member
                • Jan 2000
                • 3241

                #8
                I would suggest that rumours of its death are greatly exaggerated.

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                • Moggy C
                  Moderator
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 20534

                  #9
                  Are there some Mike?

                  I certainly haven't heard any.

                  Moggy
                  "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                  • Mike J
                    Senior Member
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 3241

                    #10
                    Well, I read on the Internet that it "looks as though its gona stop", so it must be true!

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                    • Moggy C
                      Moderator
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 20534

                      #11
                      Depends where you read it I guess.

                      Moggy
                      "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                      • Howard500
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2011
                        • 453

                        #12
                        What About EADS ME109 With the Original Engine ??
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                        • CIRCUS 6
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Dec 2004
                          • 803

                          #13
                          The EAD ME109 is really a Buchon and therefore the original engine would be a Merlin....
                          Say unto oneself, "I must try harder to be kind to all comers to this forum".

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                          • bradleygolding
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Nov 2005
                            • 264

                            #14
                            Originally posted by CIRCUS 6 View Post
                            The EAD ME109 is really a Buchon and therefore the original engine would be a Merlin....
                            Or a Hispano Suiza..


                            Steve
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                            • Mike J
                              Senior Member
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 3241

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Howard500 View Post
                              What About EADS ME109 With the Original Engine ??
                              Rolls-Royce Kestrel?

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