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by YellowBelly
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 143287

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

i was fuming about the mig, all they had to do was trundle it down the darn runway so we could see it, all covered up at entry and leaving time, horrendous. am done with the friday.

a400m flying was airbus example ec-400 i think
by YellowBelly
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF and the DDay celebrations
Replies: 34
Views: 3839

Re: RAF and the DDay celebrations

Whilst the RAF has undoubtedly shrunk to ridiculous amounts over the past few decades, my perception is that that shrinkage has halted and even some minor growth is happening again. With the addition of further typhoon squadrons (I know no further aircraft have been ordered but manpower is increasi...
by YellowBelly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Diversionary Airfields
Replies: 32
Views: 3562

Re: Diversionary Airfields

Well when the RAF Tristar dep Mild Air Fete in 93 the VFR flt plan had LHR as a nominated div interesting, the only reason i can think for this is the tristars still went to BA for servicing, work, etc and it maybe made sense to do that for a non pax flight. (cant recall when maintenance moved to t...
by YellowBelly
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Diversionary Airfields
Replies: 32
Views: 3562

Re: Diversionary Airfields

Believe Brize have used Heathrow or Manchester as diversion airfields before and guess still do. in over 30 years i cant recall LHR ever being used or nominated as a BZZ div. MAN, PIK, EMA and BHX have and still are Jetplan divs :thumb: From very hazy memory, I don't think LHR is allowed to be nomi...
by YellowBelly
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Diversionary Airfields
Replies: 32
Views: 3562

Re: Diversionary Airfields

Pi wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Believe Brize have used Heathrow or Manchester as diversion airfields before and guess still do.
in over 30 years i cant recall LHR ever being used or nominated as a BZZ div. MAN, PIK, EMA and BHX have and still are Jetplan divs :thumb:
by YellowBelly
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF and the DDay celebrations
Replies: 34
Views: 3839

Re: RAF and the DDay celebrations

whilst I can sympathise with the thoughts on this thread, especially as I am an avid aviation fan myself, the stark reality is that the money for the RAF just isnt there. The Force is continually seeking continuous improvement in an effort to save money, money that actually needs to be saved. If yo...
by YellowBelly
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF and the DDay celebrations
Replies: 34
Views: 3839

Re: RAF and the DDay celebrations

whilst I can sympathise with the thoughts on this thread, especially as I am an avid aviation fan myself, the stark reality is that the money for the RAF just isnt there. The Force is continually seeking continuous improvement in an effort to save money, money that actually needs to be saved. If you...
by YellowBelly
Wed May 22, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Florida
Topic: Fantasy of Flight Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Re: Fantasy of Flight Closed

update on this museum. so last Summer I visited and the hangar by the Connie is now open for business with some wonderful exhibits on display. the receptionist told me that KW closed the other site as the visitors were just interrupting the work/workers all the time, so they closed that part up so t...
by YellowBelly
Tue May 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: UK F-35s deploy
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: UK F-35s deploy

anyone know the routing they are taking?
by YellowBelly
Sun May 19, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF to get second hand jets in wedgetail buy
Replies: 28
Views: 3682

Re: RAF to get second hand jets in wedgetail buy

now we just need a few B737 passenger jets to fill the short-medium haul gap left when the VC 10 retired, no excuse not to now that engineering will be available for the type.
by YellowBelly
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: An-225
Replies: 59
Views: 8628

Re: An-225

i believe it was all vehicles that were loaded.
by YellowBelly
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: RAF A400's
Replies: 15
Views: 4003

Re: RAF A400's

yes the fleet was grounded again due to another technical fault that had to be checked out, thats why flying has been sparse.
by YellowBelly
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie, Warsaw
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie, Warsaw

tbh, i wasnt looking forward to it, it looked very antiquated even in the 90s, but actually it was quite comfy :)
by YellowBelly
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie, Warsaw
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie, Warsaw

good to see the Yak, I flew on that baby many years ago now.
by YellowBelly
Fri May 18, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: Brize Sunday 13th May
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Brize Sunday 13th May

what time did this happen johnny?
by YellowBelly
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: ADB2448 UR-82073
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

Re: ADB2448 UR-82073

Did it do two trips ? Fairly sure AN124 can only swallow one Chinook at a time. From an article on the An-124: Further testimony to the An-124's massive cargo capacity is the fact that it has carried many unusual and interesting payloads, such as a 240 300 pound (109 tonne) locomotive (from Canada ...
by YellowBelly
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Ascot 2743 RAF Voyager at Belfast
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Ascot 2743 RAF Voyager at Belfast

unlikely now i think Punk, the last one was a bit of a disaster as far as I am aware. parking is just to tight. recent Lossie moves have been conducted out of Prestwick.
by YellowBelly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shame on you BBC!!!.
Replies: 20
Views: 2492

Re: Shame on you BBC!!!.

agree mate, there are various government scandals unfolding and the BBC (and most other Journalists) are not holding them to account.

the more the government slag off Russia the more our journalism becomes like the Russian state, its a disgrace.
by YellowBelly
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: Heli-sheds
Replies: 157
Views: 41252

Re: Heli-sheds

XA310 wrote:Merlin ZJ119 is currently in the right shed and AH64's ZJ186 & 187 in the left shed. I am told that the AH64s are off to the USA to become E models.
probably correct m8, the apache upgrade programme started a few weeks ago now.

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