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by RichC
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up
Replies: 286
Views: 38228

Re: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up

Due to high Theta-E values and a possible Spanish Plume event. Some are in for an electrifying night on Thursday into Friday morning followed by rather violent storms on Friday/Saturday afternoon. Still difficult to pin down as the models change the locations every 6hrs so far. Won't know exactly un...
by RichC
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: South West England
Topic: USN P8
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

USN P8

Apparently, a USN P-8A landed at Newquay today. Nice addition to the types currently using Newquay.
by RichC
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Emergency in Wales???
Replies: 9
Views: 2516

Re: Emergency in Wales???

Standard issue NOTAM for any type of SAR operation which needs the assistance of the helicopter(s). The NOTAM is immediate and issued by Kinloss ARCC so that the helicopter(s) can conduct their search/rescue without hindrance of low flying aircraft getting in their way.
by RichC
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Reynolds Airpark 'mystery' aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Reynolds Airpark 'mystery' aircraft

FAA states it as "Aerial Survey Platform".
by RichC
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Study Contract Awarded To Integrate Brimstone Onto Typhoon
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Study Contract Awarded To Integrate Brimstone Onto Typho

Wow, 2014 and they have finally decided to do this when they could have started it years ago. Nothing ever changes within the MoD does it? How long before we have to wait to get the Typhoon to actually fire the things? Another 5 or 6 years? By which time a new weapon will be surfacing.
by RichC
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: WIFI access around Mildenhall
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: WIFI access around Mildenhall

Thanks to all that replied. Managed to get 3G at the Mound but was pretty stumped at Johns Field although there was some Wifi's (2 of) which were just out of range available.

Dave,
I was up Monday to Wednesday Morning!!!
by RichC
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: WIFI access around Mildenhall
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: WIFI access around Mildenhall

;-) Thanks Malcolm.
by RichC
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: WIFI access around Mildenhall
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

WIFI access around Mildenhall

Hi folks,

Does anyone know if there is free WIFI access around Mildenhall. I don't think Johns Field has this but was wondering if there was any hotspots nearby?
by RichC
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Iraq - potential for airstrikes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2476

Re: Iraq - potential for airstrikes?

The former Iraqi army which used to be the fourth largest were not a bad fighting force when it came up against other neighbours. However when the Coalition invaded, they melted away and the majority formed the militia in which were very successful in neutralising US/British/Coalition vehicles by wa...
by RichC
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up
Replies: 286
Views: 38228

Re: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up

Good stuff.... It was PVA initiated. I was watching the cells light up nicely showing their full structure from the lightning 84 miles away. The cells fired up over Gloucester and headed SE and then spread over much of South Central England. I was watching lightning from the Devizes storm 60 miles a...
by RichC
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Fighter Control and Forum Technical Information
Topic: Unwelcome advertisements
Replies: 17
Views: 2831

Re: Unwelcome advertisements

I didn't have an issue with the adverts on FC, no issues with them on Chrome, i just don't like adverts sitting there infront of me on every site i go on nowadays, so Ad Blocker blocks every single advert on any website for me, whether they look nice or not.
by RichC
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Fighter Control and Forum Technical Information
Topic: Unwelcome advertisements
Replies: 17
Views: 2831

Re: Unwelcome advertisements

Luckily my Ad Blocker nulls them out. I am on Chrome. My Ad Blocker currently shows "2 ads blocks on this website" so its working, as i don't have the adverts showing. Just the normal FC banner.

Believe you can get Ad Blocker for Firefox and others too. Certainly useful.
by RichC
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Iraq - potential for airstrikes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2476

Re: Iraq - potential for airstrikes?

Sorry I had no idea. I was just told the mission was classified I was just being Cautious about there safety. No harm done :) The B-1s are just the usual "RAMA's" you hear every few weeks. Except they have reverted back to the usual generic callsigns. Much like the E8C has done. Certainly no secrec...
by RichC
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up
Replies: 286
Views: 38228

Re: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up

Phil, Yes, you and me both. They had a pretty decent MCS with more following in behind so they will have a restless morning. I remember a few times down here, having an MCS (Spanish plume initiated) and we topped 19,000 strikes in a couple of hours. The MCS covered the whole of the SW region and int...
by RichC
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up
Replies: 286
Views: 38228

Re: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up

Two probably supercells today, one that went over Gainsborough near Doncaster and another near Leicester and went on to Kirton Lindsey.
by RichC
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: German Typhoon tiger scheme
Replies: 35
Views: 3748

Re: German Typhoon tiger scheme

They have their blog on how it started, and going through the project of getting it sorted.
http://www.bavariantigers.com/blog/
by RichC
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Exercise Saber Strike - Advanced Info/Discussion
Replies: 827
Views: 103088

Re: Exercise Sabre Strike - Advanced Info/Discussion

Why are you putting this here when there is a Heads Up/OTT for it.
Exercise Sabre Strike has not started yet, these bombers are not on the exercise yet so their movements shouldn't be posted in here until then, surely?
by RichC
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: MPA & future of USAFE in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: MPA & future of USAFE in UK

There's a simple answer for the first question. And you only have to look at what was available to MH370 in those initial weeks. They had 24 Marpat aircraft involved from many nations and when it switched to Perth, they had US Navy, Australian, New Zealand, Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, etc all usin...
by RichC
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up
Replies: 286
Views: 38228

Re: Monday/Tuesday Thunderstorm Heads Up

The plume initiated over west Cornwall last night around 2100 then it went quiet for a bit before the Nantes storm developed further as it moved north finally coming ashore around 3.30-3.45am. Devon, Somerset, Dorset got the worst of that before it moved up to the north towards Birmingham. Still ear...
by RichC
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Exercise Saber Strike - Advanced Info/Discussion
Replies: 827
Views: 103088

Re: Exercise Sabre Strike - Advanced Info/Discussion

In the past exercises, the ANG tankers have operated from the area of where the exercise is held. So i expect they are operating as per the usual. This exercise happens every year.

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