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Re: F35s

Post by MRTT » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:18 pm

6pm was ZM147.

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Re: F35s

Post by Bobble14 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:59 pm

ZM146 and ZM147 have been out together today

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Re: F35s

Post by Hawkwind26 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:16 am

Flying this morning in wonderful light.

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Re: F35s

Post by Jason36 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:34 pm

When is the next delivery of more F35's.

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Re: F35s

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Re: F35s

Post by Goldstar31 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:32 am

Has anyone confirmed the last delivery serial numbers (reported as ZM140 to 144)

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Re: F35s

Post by Matthew Clements » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:54 am

Both ZM141 (MRH92) & ZM143 (MRH84) were noted yesterday,

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Re: F35s

Post by Gary » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:07 am

Had a brilliant lecture with OC 617 Sqn last night. Explained about the lack of flying etc. Also explained about how training has changed on F-35, why they don't fly close formations for example. Also how it could be potentially bad news for the Mach Loop Mafia :lol:
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Re: F35s

Post by MiG_Eater » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:11 pm

Sounds very interesting Gary - what can you tell us!?

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Re: F35s

Post by Agent K » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:32 pm

I think at the very least due to the significant increase in synthetic training as a proportion of the overall need (simulators) there'll be less actual flying.

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Re: F35s

Post by Blue Diamond » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:40 pm

Agent K wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:32 pm
I think at the very least due to the significant increase in synthetic training as a proportion of the overall need (simulators) there'll be less actual flying.
Looks like the hobby is going get rather boring in that case.
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Re: F35s

Post by MiG_Eater » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:47 pm

Unfortunately, modern military has been on a steady downward trend for years. I hoped for a long time that Classic Jets would fill the gap, but after Shoreham - that seems to have finished too.

It's a sad time - the F-35 really does signify the end of an era.

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Re: F35s

Post by slogen51 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Marham 85 and 87 were up Thursday afternoon - sound like F-35

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Re: F35s

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Re: F35s

Post by Blackcat1 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:10 pm

Yep they were F35s
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Re: F35s

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:27 pm

MiG_Eater wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Unfortunately, modern military has been on a steady downward trend for years. I hoped for a long time that Classic Jets would fill the gap, but after Shoreham - that seems to have finished too.

It's a sad time - the F-35 really does signify the end of an era.
How does an decrease in physical flying in favour of increased simulator time equate to a downward trend?

The job of the military is to be able to defend the country if required - and in a financially sustainable way - not to provide us with peace time entertainment.

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Re: F35s

Post by seven » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:34 pm

As in the view of an aircraft enthusiast. A view I share and all those who can come off of their high horse every once in a while does too!

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Re: F35s

Post by MiG_Eater » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:54 pm

ChrisCwmbran wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:27 pm
MiG_Eater wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Unfortunately, modern military has been on a steady downward trend for years. I hoped for a long time that Classic Jets would fill the gap, but after Shoreham - that seems to have finished too.

It's a sad time - the F-35 really does signify the end of an era.
How does an decrease in physical flying in favour of increased simulator time equate to a downward trend?

The job of the military is to be able to defend the country if required - and in a financially sustainable way - not to provide us with peace time entertainment.
I'm referring to a downward trend from the point of view of an enthusiast.

To be fair though (armchair expert alert) I am genuinely concerned about the way our armed forces are going. It seems the MOD have chosen a tiny number of PR golden gooses in rather than a larger, more adaptable, conventional force.

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