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by Malcolm
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1891

Re: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?

Surely it would be better to open up Kinloss again, and put all this Poseidon stuff there? I know it won't happen as that would mean politicians admitting they got it wrong, but you can only cram so much into Lossie, and besides, it would be another runway available. The Runway at Kinloss isn't lon...
by Malcolm
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1891

Re: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?

but not for an asset that forms part of our nuclear deterrant and MUST be available under all conditions if required. Apart from the last seven years when we didn't have any capacity at all. :whistle: Indeed, but if we're going to restore that capability for unilateral deterrent, then it makes no s...
by Malcolm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1891

Re: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?

Surely it would be better to open up Kinloss again, and put all this Poseidon stuff there? I know it won't happen as that would mean politicians admitting they got it wrong, but you can only cram so much into Lossie, and besides, it would be another runway available. The Runway at Kinloss isn't lon...
by Malcolm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Questions on the Typhoon
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: Questions on the Typhoon

You would think so, but perhaps they are damaged or simply surplus to requirements. Perhaps an other poster with more knowledge can answer your question? Some/most of the stuff is off ZJ804 or ZJ806, both of which are/were twin-sticks. The RAF appear to be going for synthetic training, which means ...
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: European Airshows
Topic: 6th Oct BA701 Salon-de-Provence
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: 6th Oct BA701 Salon-de-Provence

Haven't been for donkeys years, but I have been to one show there in the early noughties. You can get to the fence in the south eastern corner, which is opposite the main ramp. When we first went it was full of Tucanos and a few Magisters, so that tells you how long ago that was. From Google earth t...
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Hellenic AF Musuem, Tatoi
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Hellenic AF Musuem, Tatoi

I've been , by car so can't help about the public transport. But.... AIUI You can't normally just turn up and get in. It's on an active military base, and you get escorted to the museum buildings and followed around just in-case you should accidentally get 'lost'. You can contact them by email to tr...
by Malcolm
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4929

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018

Thursday July 26th 2018 08:45L Out on a warm, muggy, humid and sunny ramp this morning at 08:45 was... ZZ105 AW-101 fully painted for Norway, Norwegian serial covered 0268 AW-101 on it's wheels, no tail boom or rotor head, lots of people sucking their teeth saying things like "it's not the parts it...
by Malcolm
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4929

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018

Tuesday July 24th 2018 08:45L Out on a warm, muggy, humid and sunny ramp this morning at 08:45 was... ZZ105 AW-101 fully painted for Norway, Norwegian serial covered (0268) AW-101 fully covered in white cling film, being unloaded by crane from a low loader. They were ripping the cling film off the ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation Memorabilia
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day Patches
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Yeovilton Air Day Patches

How much are you guys spending on patches? Years ago (1980's) I used to collect F-15 patches, and they were £5-£10 each then. Even if they haven't gone up, there must be close to £500 there :S
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Log 10.07.18
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Log 10.07.18

Seen this morning at 07.35 Just going to do codes and a couple of uncoded.. In order furthest from road first.. Left line-up.. 352 360 914 (364) 334 337 316 346 377 331 950 357 383 802 342 380 381 812 Right line-up... 306 307 310 314 319 320 301 304 308 312 313 354 (318 RAF100) 317 916 942 920 939....
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4929

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2018

Wednesday July 11th 2018 08:45L

Out on a warm, muggy, humid and sunny ramp this morning at 08:45 was...

ZZ105 AW-101 fully painted for Norway, Norwegian serial covered, but of spannering going on.
ZZ100 AW-101 primer

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2018 ARRIVALS
Replies: 303
Views: 31858

Re: RIAT 2018 ARRIVALS

09:35L P8 showing as "VVLL813" 169335 inbound
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2018 ARRIVALS
Replies: 303
Views: 31858

Re: RIAT 2018: Arrivals

There isn't any of the usual AR tracks active over the US/ Canada , which you'd expect EL / MT jets to use. Could mean they are flying direct without taking the opportunity to AR. Would be usual for the bombers not to be in early There is now, both quite late though... AR20(NE) 07/10/2018 13:00 07/...
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day departures
Replies: 16
Views: 1568

Re: Air Day departures

11:55L The German P3 just droned over outbound
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: 100 years London flypast 10 th June.
Replies: 25
Views: 3138

Re: 100 years London flypast 10 th June.

The Fairford fly-pass primary is listed as 134.9 in the ACN (section 39). May (or may not) be the same for the London one. EDIT found the London flypass ACN - 134.9 is indeed the primary (section 42). https://static1.squarespace.com/static/593e87342e69cf4a3e148bb4/t/5b365c78f950b77e28c3a55d/15302893...
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT flypast
Replies: 37
Views: 6119

Re: RIAT flypast

ts98 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 am
According to the email it said around 14:15 so suppose it depends on if there are any previous delays
The NOTAM/ACN specifically states "There is no time slippage allowed for this event". So it starts at 14:15L with VORTEX combine, or doesn't happen at all.
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: What times Tuesday?
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: What times Tuesday?

Are you sure anything other than 100Sqn are going to come back? AIUI when they operated from Yeovilton for the last flypast, the Hawk T1's recovered to Brize for fuel, and the T2's went straight back to Valley. If the NOTAM/AIC info is still correct, then the Hawks and Tucanos aren't taking part in ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day 2018 Arrivals
Replies: 100
Views: 8135

Re: Air Day 2018 Arrivals

Just to clarify the 3 Hawks flying today were XX157 "CU" and XX329 "844/CU", which did the Commando Assault demo early on, and then XX324, coded "324", landed around 1245. There are a couple of Hawk typo's in the thread above. Oopp - corrected thanks. and there was also a Chipmunk and Bulldog in th...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day 2018 Arrivals
Replies: 100
Views: 8135

Re: Air Day 2018 Arrivals

Took a look over the fence(s) this evening. Additions are : ZA126 Sea King ASAC7 (not XV664) (18) NH90 French Navy difficult to read in fading light. ZM306 Prefect RAF N-258 NH90 Dutch Navy XX157 Hawk T1 736 NAS in static I've written down 15blue as the Lithuanian L39? Southside hangar apron has 2 G...

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