Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Stories and general aviation chat

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:01 pm

and this be the link to it :D

sm
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Pujgnie » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:10 pm

Thoroughly enjoyable programme... looks like a good series Captain Slow has hit upon there. :ymapplause:

Excellent approach for getting kids (well 13yr olds) interested in things outside computer games. As Iggie said.. all key items addressed. The kids achieved something alien to them - (doing something with an end result) and looked really pleased in doing so.

Lucky beggar also got a go in Graces' Spitfire into the bargain. Huh...
Look Mummy.. there's an aeroplane up in the sky.....
User avatar
Pujgnie
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1896
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:35 pm
Location: Costa del Bournemouth

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Wedgy » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:27 pm

Agreed .... but one thing still bugs me ....

"Who wants to drive a tank?" - not one boy said yes at first ...... bloody youth of today :((
"Afterall, I am a kind Admin, a caring Admin, I listen to the people"
Image

Help promote us! Look HERE
User avatar
Wedgy
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7033
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:09 pm
Location: Wiltshire
Also Known As: Wedginald

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:43 pm

Wedgy wrote:Agreed .... but one thing still bugs me ....
"Who wants to drive a tank?" - not one boy said yes at first ...... bloody youth of today :((


I guess none of them were short with ginger hair! :-o
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Pujgnie » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:44 pm

Wedgy wrote:"Who wants to drive a tank?" - not one boy said yes at first ...... bloody youth of today :((


Yep - I found that odd too... I'd be first with my hand in the air at that Q.
Look Mummy.. there's an aeroplane up in the sky.....
User avatar
Pujgnie
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1896
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:35 pm
Location: Costa del Bournemouth

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:49 pm

quite - i wish I'D been at that school with an outing like that!

i suppose today, they don't NEED to drive a real 'tank' (other than the Chieftain, they were FV432 APCs) when they can do it on PlayStation? ~x(

sm
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:56 pm

I think Michael aka Hula-Hoop was seven when we took him out in a Spartan!
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Saracenman » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:00 am

yeah, but he's somewhat in the minority! =))
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Wedgy » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:13 am

I despair I really do :(

Its not just about it being a tank ... its big, its loud, it has an engine in it - but these boys weren't bothered.

They will probably grow up, learn to drive and pick a car due to its COLOUR not what's under the bonnet :((
"Afterall, I am a kind Admin, a caring Admin, I listen to the people"
Image

Help promote us! Look HERE
User avatar
Wedgy
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7033
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:09 pm
Location: Wiltshire
Also Known As: Wedginald

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:03 am

I don't think it just to do with driving tanks tbh, the general impression I get from the youth of today is they just don't have the same yest for enjoyment that we seemed to have. I never turned down an opportunity to 'give it a go' now a days if its not connected to electronic games/celebrities/TV personalities they just don't seem bothered.....
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
User avatar
Mayfly
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 29724
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Bomber County

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Dan4th » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:32 am

Mayfly wrote:the same yest for enjoyment .....



Zest? Lust? I put it down to something else I've noticed.....

This is the case in USA, and I assume it's the same on your end.
When a child is little, they're never allowed out of their parents'
sight or reach. I had truly GREAT parents, but in today's world
they would be viewed as irresponsibly lax. By the time I was four
and five I was all over the neighbo(u)rhood on my trikes and
bikes and visiting neighbo(u)rs and exploring -- as were my little
friends. At five years starting Kindergarten, my Dad went with
me the first day and from then on I walked or rode my bike.
Today, nearly ALL children up to 8 or 9 are walked or driven
short distances to and from school Every Day. Parents who don't
do this themselves or provide a paid caregiver are viewed as
Bad Parents! Children are Over-Supervised, spend far too much
time Indoors and receive from all of this a Great Fear of the
World at Large and what might Happen to them "Out There"!
They are completely sheltered from the Bad Old World right up
to the time they're supposed to magically transform into responsible,
functioning adults, and their parents then wonder why they have
such poor judgement!

Adventure? They are cultivated to FEAR adventure..........except
on television or the computer while they're safely indoors. It is
to be savored vicariously while warm and dry and safe from harm.

Danf.
I like to do my planning retroactively!
User avatar
Dan4th
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 14733
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:42 pm
Location: Bangor, Maine, USA
Also Known As: Token Murkin

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:44 am

Well said old colonial one :ymapplause:
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Saracenman » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:44 pm

agreed! :ymapplause:

a few years ago, when living in a tiny picturesque Dorset village, my daughter had made some friends. EVERY day she went out to play with them - in the same vein as my brothers and i did at her age - wading through streams, climbing trees etc

EVERY morning she wanted to go by herself to the local shoppe to buy me a paper and some bread - i have never taken a paper, but i did THAT week, simply to give her some independence!

one evening i had to rush the missus (not my daughter's mother) to the doctor's literally around the corner - she couldn't walk so i had to drive her, as she'd injured her foot. i left a note in the porch for my daughter, in case she came home and wondered where we were - it struck me that that was the very first note I'd EVER left her! :-o

upon returning my daughter to her mother, back in London, i received major verbal abuse - apparently i was irresponsible etc, as "Everyone knows the countryside is full of paedophiles!" =))

i tried to point out that London has 10,000,000 inhabitants, whilst my sleepy Dorset village would struggle to gather 300 people! i know where i would want my daughter running around!

the mother disagreed! ~x(

sm
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Iggie » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:35 pm

As ever Danforth, nail struck firmly on the head; My father paid for a week long Rail Rover ticket for me and a mate when we were thirteen (33 years ago), we used them to see how far up the country and back we could get. Answer? Thurso!!
We slept on the trains and/or stations, we were sensible and kept to busy areas, we phoned home every evening and morning (from a phone box; when did you last use one of those?) and we had a whale of a time. I am confident that my own son would have been sensible enough to do the same at thirteen. What I'm not sure about is if there are enough other sensible people out there to leave him to it without taking him into care and arresting me for being (as SM was accused of) irresponsible....
The past is our history; it dictates our future.....
User avatar
Iggie
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
 
Posts: 658
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:46 pm
Location: Winslow
Also Known As: iggie

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:22 am

Amen to the previous comments;

As a parent one has to temper the natural instinct to protect and allow the young person to investigate things for themselves. We should nurture not restrict. I am sure with the way communication works these days that there are no more paedophiles than there was, we are just more aware and react by restricting our childrens development.
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Pujgnie » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:24 pm

James May's Toy Stories is repeated tonight (Sunday 1st Nov) on BBC2 at 7pm - for those that missed it ;)
Look Mummy.. there's an aeroplane up in the sky.....
User avatar
Pujgnie
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1896
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:35 pm
Location: Costa del Bournemouth

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Spitfire » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:59 am

Brilliant programme - I've decided I like James May - he and I are kindred spirits - whatever he says he's thought about kits I'd thought it too - I too started with the plastic bag 1/72nd kits at the local newsagent and I too wanted to see if we could get a 1 : 1 kit :p I AM Captain Slow's disciple :)) :))

Did you notice though that he didn't go to the local inner city comprehensive full of kids from council estates in hoodies - he went to Thomas Telford School for the well heeled impeccably uniformed and distinctly middle class child :D :p

Nice to see he got a second flight in ML407 too - Caroline Grace is brilliant :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
User avatar
Spitfire
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 5190
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:06 am
Location: Hayle, SW Cornwall

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:31 am

Spitfire wrote:I've decided I like James May - he and I are kindred spirits -


I bet you beat him in the PEDANT stakes though! :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Saracenman » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:47 am

Spitfire wrote:........he didn't go to the local inner city comprehensive full of kids from council estates in hoodies.......


quick Spitters - get onto Airfix ASAP with a suggestion they move into 1:1 model kits of machetes and AK47s ;)

sm
Lunchtime! ImageImage
User avatar
Saracenman
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 12047
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: Away from Cats
Also Known As: Nobody

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Spitfire » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:48 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Spitfire wrote:I've decided I like James May - he and I are kindred spirits -


I bet you beat him in the PEDANT stakes though! :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


Oh I don't know - it came out in the film that he likes things to be RIGHT (to use capitalised emphasis which you seem to enjoy =)) =)) )

By the by - here is Gateguards in Delabole, Cornwall where the replica was made.....

Gateguards

James mays Replica

MAY
User avatar
Spitfire
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 5190
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:06 am
Location: Hayle, SW Cornwall

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mayfly » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:30 pm

Wed Jan 20th BBC 2 - 7.30

James May flies in a U2 - [repeat programme]
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
User avatar
Mayfly
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 29724
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Bomber County

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Mags » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:37 pm

Ooooops - missing it!
User avatar
Mags
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
 
Posts: 1211
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:44 pm

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Nickolas » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:48 pm

Mags wrote:Ooooops - missing it!


iPlayer to the rescue........ =)) =))
Chief Constable of the Forum Police
Proud parent of Tom.com & King Willy.
Chairman of 309 (Sawbridgeworth) Sqn Association Committee
Owner of Stanley Schnauzer....
User avatar
Nickolas
Airbus A380
Airbus A380
 
Posts: 3755
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:02 pm
Location: Sawbridgeworth Hertfordshire
Also Known As: Dad to Cllr TDC

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby RLN » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:24 pm

Not totally aviation, but.........new series

http://natgeotv.com/uk/britains-greatest-machines
User avatar
RLN
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 15709
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:13 pm

Re: Upcoming Aviation TV Programme

Postby Thumper » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:45 pm

Whoops I was watching the TV Awards :ymblushing:
{signature removed by admin}
User avatar
Thumper
Lockheed Constellation
Lockheed Constellation
 
Posts: 4187
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:10 pm
Location: Milton Keynes

PreviousNext

Return to Aviation Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests