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by Thunder
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Return to Marathonas/Kotoni, Greece Nov 18
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Return to Marathonas/Kotoni, Greece Nov 18

Hi all, Some of you may remember my post from last year covering the Hellenic Air Force Patron Days and the visit to the Hellenic Navy at Marathonas/Kotoni. With the Navy visit scheduled for a Friday which is a maintenance day throughout the Hellenic Armed Forces, opportunities were very few with on...
by Thunder
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossie Light and Swiss Visitors.
Replies: 17
Views: 1211

Re: Lossie Light and Swiss Visitors.

Nice photos Al, I've missed your photos reports of late.

Looks like the new fence hasn't encroached too much, or has it?
by Thunder
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Tornado retirement
Replies: 54
Views: 6791

Re: RAF Tornado retirement

From that picture it looks to be same as the 9 Sqn jet except with Gold star. Really do push the imagination boundaries.
by Thunder
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: tues 30 th oct
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: tues 30 th oct

Yes the two were in line astern of each other, they came up the Great Glen/Loch Ness at low level, banked sharply to the South East and disappeared behind the hills.
by Thunder
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: MOD getting an extra 1 billion in the budget
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: MOD getting an extra 1 billion in the budget

If you do a bit of research you’ll find the reasons why the Nimrod MRA4 was ditched, one reason being that BAe couldn’t or wouldn’t give the UK Government a projected price for the service life of type. Nimrod MR2 days were numbered after the inquest into the fatal Afghanistan crash. The P8’s are du...
by Thunder
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: tues 30 th oct
Replies: 15
Views: 1098

Re: tues 30 th oct

Were the two KC-130’s up in the Inverness area mid afternoon today?
by Thunder
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Gando AB
Topic: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November
Replies: 31
Views: 2727

Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

It doesn’t say who the request was put to does it, and don’t tell me to put two and two together as I base what I write on the actual content.

Ffs try and help out and get pulled up on it. This place has really descended to the lows of UKAR
by Thunder
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Chaklala, Rawalpindi
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: RAF Chaklala, Rawalpindi

Maybe it would help if you post his name, service number, dob etc etc..... then we can all help search the web.
by Thunder
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Gando AB
Topic: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November
Replies: 31
Views: 2727

Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

No it doesn’t, it says that he has asked somebody somewhere if it would be possible for such an opportunity to be held, at no point does he mention or suggests he has contacted the British Embassy, maybe he has but it isn’t mentioned in his post. The majority of times these things have to be done th...
by Thunder
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Gando AB
Topic: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November
Replies: 31
Views: 2727

Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

What about it?
by Thunder
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Gando AB
Topic: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November
Replies: 31
Views: 2727

Re: Gando Ocean Sky 18 in November

Get in touch with the Defence Section of the British Embassy in Madrid, stating that people booked flights/hotels etc .... to tie in with the Ex and proposed spotters day. State that you appreciate that these things happen but would it be at all possible for a photo shoot of based a/c for a day duri...
by Thunder
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: C-17 production
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: C-17 was.

As far as I know there aren’t any C17’s at AMARG, which would suggest to me that they rotating airframes to even out flight hours across the fleet, with airframes being stored locally.
by Thunder
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RN to send 2 Merlin's to AUTEC
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: RN to send 2 Merlin's to AUTEC

Didn’t a MH60 land on the QE from the USS George Bush last year when the pair met up off Scotland?
by Thunder
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RN to send 2 Merlin's to AUTEC
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: RN to send 2 Merlin's to AUTEC

Sea King ASc7 and Dauphin of FOST?
by Thunder
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US Navy MH-60S question?
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: US Navy MH-60S question?

Aegean Hawks are S-70B-6’s or the newer S-70B’s.
by Thunder
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Holiday Idea's . . . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: Holiday Idea's . . . . .

Murcia/La Manga area of Spain. You have San Javier AB close by with good access and I've seen some reports on here from there in the past.
by Thunder
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Holiday Idea's . . . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 2237

Re: Holiday Idea's . . . . .

As nice as it can be, I would be very cautious if thinking of holidaying and spotting in Greece or Turkey. An extract taken from the law book in Greece..... "All sites that contain Military facilities, including Military Airfields, Barracks and Ports are under law not to be approached or photographe...
by Thunder
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: F-5's at Thessaloniki
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: F-5's at Thessaloniki

Stored since type withdrawal in 2001, the Greeks don’t like to get rid of anything.
by Thunder
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fancy a trip across the Atlantic on ACL Cargo Ships.
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Fancy a trip across the Atlantic on ACL Cargo Ships.

Why would you, when you can fly for a fraction of the price and time. Not even a decent cabin??????
by Thunder
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Top fighter
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Re: Top fighter

the concerned wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Just wondering which would lock on first the f-22 or f-35
Either, depends on the pilot and several other factors, however both are very capable of downing each other.

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