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by dicanio
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Swindon Shuttle bus
Replies: 16
Views: 1757

Re: Swindon Shuttle bus

Sorry you guys had a rubbish journey.

On Saturday I took the 0710 shuttle, arriving 0740, and through security at 0810.

Leaving Fairford I was on the 1520, arriving Swindon 1545.

I always plan on early in, early home, to miss the traffic carnage.

Cheers
DC
by dicanio
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day 2018 Arrivals
Replies: 100
Views: 10372

Re: Air Day 2018 Arrivals

Thanks Malcolm for the updates. The Chippie was the based WK608, on the static side. Rob - 516, 533, and 380 were side on in a row left to right as we drove in. 380 and 533 subsequently flew. 528 moved to our enclosure from near H13 during the day, and 514 was towed around to the static too. I've go...
by dicanio
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day 2018 Arrivals
Replies: 100
Views: 10372

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. Wildcats ZZ384 and 408 flew with Merlins ZJ126 / K and ZJ130 / O to compl...
by dicanio
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Edwards AFB Tours
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Edwards AFB Tours

Hi Chester, I did the tour nearly 18 months ago. I sat away from others on the bus, and scribbled surreptitiously. You'll log plenty, but lots will go begging. Especially when you pass the packed F-16 / T-38 hangar, and the F-35 flightlines. It's still thoroughly worthwhile though, and very memorabl...
by dicanio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998

Great!

Thanks ZF.
by dicanio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998

Hi,

Can anybody provide a serial for Tornado F3 coded 'AJ', seen at Coningsby 23 March 1998?

Thanks!

DC
by dicanio
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe Down EGDM 1-12-17
Replies: 0
Views: 1764

Boscombe Down EGDM 1-12-17

Log from 1045 - 1200 on Friday 1st Dec. Be advised that the road past the east side of the base, Allington Track, is closed for road works from the viewing area to the A338 junction until 26th February 2018. You can still access the viewing area from the north though. Cheers, DC QQ101 Avro RJ-100 XV...
by dicanio
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: AAC Middle Wallop
Topic: Log Middle Wallop 14 Nov 17
Replies: 0
Views: 1398

Log Middle Wallop 14 Nov 17

A quick visit on a grey November morning produced:

Squirrels: ZJ244 / 245 / 249 / 252

Gazelles: XZ345, ZB691 ‘S’

Apaches: ZJ180 / 216 / 231 / 232 + 2 more (all from SBS)

Dauphin: ZJ780

Plus a Bell 212.

Also in the storage area were 3 Army and 1 Navy Lynx’s, serials unknown.

Cheers,
DC
by dicanio
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Rest of the World Airshows
Topic: nellis open house
Replies: 23
Views: 5448

Re: nellis open house

I went last year. Rented a car at McCarran Airport for 24 hours for $53 with Hertz. Free parking at the Vegas Speedway, just north of the base. Free transfer onto the base via USAF bus. Lots of USAF personnel directing traffic and telling you where to go. Really, really easy. I stayed at La Quinta N...
by dicanio
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: August activity at Yeovilton?
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

Re: August activity at Yeovilton?

Thanks for the responses guys.
by dicanio
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: August activity at Yeovilton?
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

August activity at Yeovilton?

Question for the locals - is there block summer leave at Yeovilton during August, similar to Culdrose?

We're holidaying near Lyme Regis from August 4th and we were going to drive up for a morning. However if the base is really quiet we may give it a miss.

Thanks, DC
by dicanio
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Live arrivals
Replies: 44
Views: 14183

Re: Live arrivals

Todays (Friday) USAFE flypast consisted of:

F-15C : 86-0174 / LN, 86-0176 / LN
F-15E : 91-0313 / LN
F-16C : 96-0080 / SP, 96-0083 / SP
KC-135R: 58-0118
C-130J-30 : 08-8602 / RS

Rgds,

DC
by dicanio
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Nellis 1988
Replies: 14
Views: 2533

Re: Nellis 1988

Superb!
by dicanio
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: LOG: Fairford EGVA 3/6/17 2045pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

LOG: Fairford EGVA 3/6/17 2045pm

A quick flyby shortly before sunset revealed the following: Marston Meysey end: 60-0002 / LA B-52H 2BW "2 BW" Green fin tip "Deuce" 60-0021 / LA B-52H 2BW Red fin tip "Barksdale" 61-0020 / LA B-52H 2BW "20th BS" Blue fin tip "Buccaneers" Eastern end: 86-0017 C-5M Super Galaxy 436AW "Dover" Cheers, DC
by dicanio
Fri May 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 24/05/17
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: NOTAM 24/05/17

Cheers Mr Luxton, hope retirement is treating you well. Love all the boys (and girls) on the West End
by dicanio
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: AAC Middle Wallop
Topic: Middle Wallop EGVP 6 March 17
Replies: 0
Views: 1810

Middle Wallop EGVP 6 March 17

A quick stop off here netted the following: Squirrels: ZJ245, 246, 250, 252 Apaches: ZJ180, 209, 216 (all from SBS) plus 4 non flyers. Could almost read them from the east side, but not quite! Gazelles: ZB692, plus one other Lynx AH9A: ZE376 parked opposite museum Four stored Lynx by the main road (...
by dicanio
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe EGDM 6 March 17
Replies: 0
Views: 1784

Boscombe EGDM 6 March 17

Noted during a steady day today, 1130 - 1530: QQ100 A109 flying QQ101 RJ-100 flying QQ103 DA-42 flying XX449 Gazelle flying XZ731 "311" Lynx HMA.8SRU towed from southside hangar, then returned ZB625 Gazelle flying ZE416 A109 flying ZF558 "336" Lynx HMA.8SRU towed from southside hangar, then returned...
by dicanio
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Groom Lake Su-27
Replies: 27
Views: 7645

Re: Groom Lake Su-27

It's ok it's all above board, thanks. I've followed that blog for a while and is popular in the US, so he ran a quick article.

Amusingly the first response on Twitter was "its fake, it's photoshopped "!

Thanks everyone here for all the generous comments, btw.

DC
by dicanio
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Groom Lake Su-27
Replies: 27
Views: 7645

Re: Groom Lake Su-27

Haha, well I actually didn't bother 'graphing the non-existent base this time. I did the Tikaboo Peak hike in 2009, but once was enough for me. You can see the base clearly, but its 26 miles away and you literally have to stare at the base through your scope to detect anything moving. What surprises...
by dicanio
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Groom Lake Su-27
Replies: 27
Views: 7645

Groom Lake Su-27

Hi All, I stopped by Tikaboo Valley, near Groom Lake, last month and was lucky enough to watch a Su-27P Flanker-B dogfighting with an F-16, presumably one of the four Groom Lake based -D models. The quality of these pictures is low as they were operating between 20 and 30 thousand feet and my old fa...

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