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RichieHell
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by RichieHell » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:36 am

Hi all. I've been registered here a while but never posted. I've been reading mainly for RIAT and Duxford news before I signed up. After treating myself to a new lens and spending the morning at Lakenheath and Mildenhall I thought I'd say hi.

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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by markranger » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:02 pm

Hi Richie

Welcome on FC.
Please note you need to make 5 posts before you have access to things like "Heads up" and and special sections of deployments etc,
Exercise Cobra Warrior for instance is staring at Coningsby next week and is worth keeping your eye on that section.

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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by RichieHell » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:26 pm

Thanks

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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by paddyboy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:25 am

Hi Richie :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by Mikey1050 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Hi Everyone,
I don't consider myself a Spotter at the moment (although in my younger days I definitely was!). I'm more of an Amateur Photographer with a love of Aviation as a subject.
My first ever airshow was back in the 80's if my memory serves me right, Alconbury, it was that long ago the F-5E Aggressors were flying that hot and sunny day.
Living in Milton Keynes I used to get my kicks watching the F-111E 's and the EF-111A Spark Varks flying over my house on the way back to Upper Heyford, no such cool traffic around here these days ! We get the odd Apache, Merlins and Chinooks passing over but I cannot remember the last time I saw a fast jet over here.
I have not visited an airshow for a long while, but I have been to the last three RIAT events, but just on the arrival Thursday.
Anyway, Thanks for letting me join !!!

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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by paddyboy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:21 pm

Hi Buddy :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by Mikey1050 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:54 pm

Cheers Paddyboy 😁

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Post by vanekerisf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:32 am

Thanks for letting me join! I am a Dutch military airplane enthusiast. Grew up close to Soesterberg AB, NL. Have spent many many hours along the fence to watch the F-4E and later the F-15. Base is now closed for air traffic. But still worthwhile visiting for the National Military Museum, situated at the base.

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Post by paddyboy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:01 am

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum, buddy :thumbs:

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Post by tipomark » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:28 am

Hello everyone
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Post by tipomark » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:30 am

Just signed up and I'm very excited to be here. I'm quite new to all this buy after seeing the 225 landing at Brize I'm hoping to get out and see some more planes :)
Moley

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Post by corei7cro » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:19 am

Hello to all here!
I'm Vedran from Croatia.
My hobby is YouTube aviation videography so I found this forum.
Thanks for accepting! :thumbs:

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Sled Driver
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Post by Sled Driver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Hi all at FighterControl!

I'm Kishor from Birmingham. Been into military aircraft since I was 13yrs old, after watching a Discovery Channel programme that included the SR-71 Blackbird, the love affair started then! :thumbs: Missed out on seeing her fly though :'(
Last few years been able to visit some amazing places with the wife ( lucky chap I know!)
- Duxford, Cosford, Fairford, Marham, Lakenheath, Coningsby and Mach Loop Cad West twice so far. Recently went to my first airshow at RIAT 2018 - amazing!
Glad to have finally joined this site. It has always been useful as a valuable source to know if there is anything exciting at Fairford for example, worth the 2hr drive for us!
Every time I chat to fellow spotters at the above places, though I can't afford the expensive camera gear, everybody is friendly always. A testament to this fantastic hobby that all of us love. :thumb:

Hopefully may bump into some of you guys - I'll be wearing probably a t-shirt with a Blackbird on it!
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by paddyboy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:27 am

Hi Peeps :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum, all of you :thumbs:

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Tom105
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Post by Tom105 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:59 pm

Thought I say hello having been a lurker for a while, been attending airshows since 2013 and its become my main hobby look forward to continue reading the posts and useful info.

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Post by tayloss » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:36 am

New to the forum but not new to the industry, have been working in aviation for a while and attend many shows excluding RIAT (first time next year) and have a keen interest in military and commercial aviation photography.

About to invest in some new kit for next year as most of the smaller shows I have attended didn't need longer lenses, so this will be a who new experience for me :-)

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Post by paddyboy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:16 am

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum, the both of you :thumbs:

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sparky167
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by sparky167 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:53 pm

Hi all Newie from Brandon Suffolk
I live about 5 mins in the car from the flight path of RAF Lakenheath, can get a bit loud sometimes but ha/ho it,s got some brill advantages.

Cheers for now catch soon.
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by paddyboy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:52 am

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum, buddy :thumbs:
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by AMD66 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:02 pm

Hello chaps, from Tyneside.
Just found this site recently and joined up, cheers. I’m returning to this as a hobby as I am rapidly approaching retirement ! Most of my time is spotting in the north/ north east and north west. Main locations Spadeadam, Otterburn and Leeming.
Look forward reading and seeing whats out and about.

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