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by Malcolm
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Cambridge Airport
Topic: June 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: June 2018

STN RAMP RAT wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:52 am
1326 left on wednesday and stayed away at Boscombe last night I believe
For the past couple of hours its been on an air-test in the Bristol Channel, just north of St Mawgan. Hoping it RTB's to Boscombe via the VLN over-head.
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Travel times during Yeovilton show
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Travel times during Yeovilton show

Thanks guys. Malcolm I take from the Speckington car park access is then through Crash Gate 2 onto the base? Not sure where crash gate 2 is, but entry to Hunter is normally via a left turn through a farmers gate just after the bridge into Speckington here : https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/51%C2...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Travel times during Yeovilton show
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Travel times during Yeovilton show

Quick question regarding car parking. Do you pay at the gate or is it already included in the ticket price, can’t see any mention of it on their website, and is there a better car park to head for or are they all much the same? Car parking is free, and you get waived in fairly quickly. Getting out ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Newbie Serial records
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Newbie Serial records

There are several computer database programs - all have their strengths and weaknesses. Some are free, some £100+ per year. Non of them do exactly what I want. You can still get serial books where you underline what you've seen. However there was a time when the devils book (EW&R) was a pamphlet, an...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018

Friday June 1st 2018 08:45L

Might as well put summut in it then. Out on a warm but overcast ramp this morning at 08:45 was...

ZZ101 AW-101 fully painted for Norway, Norwegian serial covered.

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Wed May 30, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: EXP 8x MI A-10
Replies: 77
Views: 10918

Re: EXP 8x MI A-10

Would anyone be able to estimate an eta based on the NOTAM? Guessing 8pm ish? Assuming all goes to plan of course! Cheers. Fag packet calculations.... Skyvector thinks 2:21 from 30W at Mach 0.75. I've got a feeling A-10's normally cross at Mach 0.62, so that makes it 2:51. ALTRV starts at 13:22Z, s...
by Malcolm
Wed May 30, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: EXP 8x MI A-10
Replies: 77
Views: 10918

Re: EXP 8x MI A-10

Just re-reading the ALTRV, it's a direct crossing to the UK Which is unusual for A-10's. Last one I can remember was MB A-10's into Sculthorpe just as Gulf War 1 was kicking off so Donkeys years ago. If they're going to attempt it non stop my betting is they're already in the NE USA or Canada somew...
by Malcolm
Wed May 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Tactical Fighter Meet Waddington 1986
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

Re: Tactical Fighter Meet Waddington 1986

Malcolm - been having a root re F4's and found at that time there were 8 RF4C's from 363rdTFW/SW + 1 from 67thTRW/BA at Alconbury for exercise "Salty Bee" ( BARG has 18 in total, but that is all I have logged ), whilst Aviano had 10 RF4C's from 153rdTRS - MISSISSIPPI ANG from the 27th.07, but the m...
by Malcolm
Tue May 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Tactical Fighter Meet Waddington 1986
Replies: 19
Views: 1806

Re: Tactical Fighter Meet Waddington 1986

My memory is that the following day was an RAF Fairford "Open House" - possibly the last one. I'd got there by bike and train, overnight, and having kipped on the station platform somewhere awaiting an oh-my-god thirty to Lincoln. Then train to Swindon, and cycling up to kip in a field near RAF Fair...
by Malcolm
Tue May 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: A-29 tucano
Replies: 17
Views: 1466

Re: A-29 tucano

You would also need the relevant on-board targeting/mission/weapons computers to select a target and program the Brimstone. It's not as simple as loading the thing onto a pylon and loosing it off in the general direction of the target you want to destroy.
by Malcolm
Mon May 28, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Heritage Area
Topic: Near Brize Norton
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Near Brize Norton

Many thanks, just needed the name, well on to the way of learning something new. Try looking at RAF Down Ampney and you'll realise you've probably driven past it a million times (hunting B-52 and B-1's) and not realised. And RAF Blakehill Farm is just the other side of the A419 too. Broadwell, Down...
by Malcolm
Sat May 26, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 4332

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

As was pointed out 2 years ago, there are some interesting gaps in the AW-101 construction number sequence. UK serials currently has : 50260 ZR355 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81867 50261 ZR356 AgustaWestland AW.101 611 HH-101 For AMI as MM81868 50262 ZZ100 AgustaWestland AW.101 612...
by Malcolm
Thu May 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: English Channel hunt for wreck of stolen Mildenhall C-130
Replies: 42
Views: 7451

Re: English Channel hunt for wreck of stolen Mildenhall C-130

1969 was before my time, but, did the USAF in the UK really stand active air defence QRA in those times? I've got my doubts. And if they didn't stand QRA, then the time required to put live armourments on a fighter and launch it would have precluded them doing anything in time I would have thought. ...
by Malcolm
Thu May 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: European Airshows
Topic: Tiger meet 2018 Poland + Poznan Airshow
Replies: 150
Views: 18685

Re: Tiger meet 2018 Poland + Poznan Airshow

Note Mont de Marsan has been mentioned as next years venue, take a look at the satellite image, I think there is less space that at Poznan so expect to be North side again(happy to be proven wrong Only time I've ever been to MdM was for the Mirage 4 retirement bash. For that entry was via the main ...
by Malcolm
Wed May 23, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Performance take offs
Replies: 32
Views: 1983

Re: Performance take offs

Presumably, pilots need to practice all aspects of operational performance. So a QRA call would not be the first time. I think I have read somewhere that a full burner performance take off does increase engine maintenance cost, particularly on blade coatings and almost certainly increases airframe ...
by Malcolm
Fri May 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 4332

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2018

Plotting on ADSB, only things out this morning 10-ish ZJ122/F ? Norwegian (poss ZZ101, last blacked out digit looked like a 4) G-CIJW Coast Guard and G-CDVC A109 Brazilian ZH962 Was out on the ramp at 08:30. I wonder if this is now "43C901". Haven't seen anything that could possibly be a different ...
by Malcolm
Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Travel times during Yeovilton show
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Travel times during Yeovilton show

Thanks guys, would be able to rebook the Friday night accommodation closer to Yeovilton if need be and on the Saturday after the show it would be a case of hitting the M5 and back up North. Personally, I'd rather get up early (6am) on Saturday morning and have a leasurely trip down the M3/A303 rath...
by Malcolm
Tue May 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Travel times during Yeovilton show
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Travel times during Yeovilton show

I'm going to be in London on the Friday prior to the show and was wondering how long it would take to drive from Uxbridge to Yeovilton on show day, normally takes 2hrs according to Google maps. Whats the traffic like around Somerset during the show? Generally, providing you avoid peak times the tri...
by Malcolm
Mon May 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Fighter Control and Forum Technical Information
Topic: Forum Upgrade - Complete
Replies: 107
Views: 4465

Re: Forum Upgrade - Complete

I am getting the mpb advertisement below the fighter control logo in the title bar so it is expanding the whole panel downwards What size is your display? I can get it to do what you are saying if I reduce the window width to less than 1380 pixels, so if you're running on a 1280 display I expect th...
by Malcolm
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovilton Base Tour 04/04/2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Yeovilton Base Tour 04/04/2018

Are you sure about ZJ122? This was out on the ramp in-front of the Avionics building at Westlands Yeovil at 08:45 on Thuresday morning. Not impossible that it was flown out later in the day, but stuff parked there is usually in for long term testing. Cheers Malcolm EDIT : And ZJ122 is still in-fron...

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