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by Vulcanone
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

I guess someone from the RAF can comment but its apparently referred to as Shark Grey, so may not be black. Apart from a USAF F-16... MiG-28 anyone... ;-)
by Vulcanone
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

Hmm funny how not many Air Forces have painted their front line aircraft that colour. With one or 2 exceptions... Slovak MiG-29s, Pre production Russian Su-57s... Care to comment? Write us a book on the subject maybe. As all us from the aviation publishing world would love to see your knowledge in p...
by Vulcanone
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Rubbish and Human pooh.
Replies: 33
Views: 2461

Re: Rubbish and Human pooh.

Good job they don't have any Bears in them there woods....
by Vulcanone
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: First Pic of the 'Aggressor' Typhoon breaks cover.

It’s 95% Black :S was hoping for something a bit more outlandish in order to truly represent an enemy a/c. I thought the same. When I saw the thread title I had hopes of the type of aggressor schemes we see with the USAF :roll: This is the RAF we're talking about. I'm amazed they even did this. Loo...
by Vulcanone
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B-52 Ops NOTAM 8-9-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1351

Re: NOTAM 8-9-2020

Mike wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Nope, there's no nastiness on there at all from what I can see, just loads of posts from people that probably don't even know about this forum!

It just seems strange that the FB group is run by one of the staff that hasn't posted anything on here since 2018. :whistle:

:roll: :( :roll: :(
by Vulcanone
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B-52 Ops NOTAM 8-9-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1351

Re: NOTAM 8-9-2020

Mike wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Vulcanone wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Mike wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:59 pm
Seems like Fairford deployments bring out the worst in some members, there's really no need for it.
I haven't bothered with the Facebook version... is that worse, (most other FB groups are riddled with .......)
Do you mean the Facebook FighterControl group?
Yes
by Vulcanone
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B-52 Ops NOTAM 8-9-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1351

Re: NOTAM 8-9-2020

Mike wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:59 pm
Seems like Fairford deployments bring out the worst in some members, there's really no need for it.
I haven't bothered with the Facebook version... is that worse, (most other FB groups are riddled with .......)
by Vulcanone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: 7-9-20 B52
Replies: 84
Views: 6567

Re: 7-9-20 B52

For completeness this is a list of all locations in the UK where B-52's have visited Operational use: Brize Norton - first Buff to land in the UK arrived here 17 Jan'57. Fairford Greenham Common Upper Heyford Marham Mildenhall (limited operational use) St Mawgan Airshows only: Waddington Leuchars B...
by Vulcanone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: 7-9-20 B52
Replies: 84
Views: 6567

Re: 7-9-20 B52

Pi wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Was asked by a senior officer at Marham in 1995 can they land at Marham, said yes but the infrastructor around the taxiways would have come to a sticky end ... worse luck !
Assume they had rebuilt in all then? B-52Ds were certainly there in 1978.
by Vulcanone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: 7-9-20 B52
Replies: 84
Views: 6567

Re: 7-9-20 B52

Nighthawke wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:30 pm
graham luxton wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:15 pm
planespotter wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:09 pm
And raf finningley
Serial/date?
61-0015/GR
416th BW
18th September 1993

BUT - flypasts only I believe. Not at home so only have laptop but no logbooks nor photos.
Certainly don't recall it landing Nighthawke
by Vulcanone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: 7-9-20 B52
Replies: 84
Views: 6567

Re: 7-9-20 B52

As far as I recall they never landed at Finningley
by Vulcanone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: 7-9-20 B52
Replies: 84
Views: 6567

Re: 7-9-20 B52

f-4 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:18 pm
BOLLO wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Mildenhall/Leuchars/Marham in the old days can and have handled B-52s .
Although it did take out a lot of runway lights at Leuchars!


Wonder if the jet at Waddington took some out....?
by Vulcanone
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: 7-9-20 B52
Replies: 84
Views: 6567

Re: 7-9-20 B52

Sad to see what this hobby has turned into really.... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

Those of us that have been in privileged positions in the aviation publishing world, and know folks that can likely answer your questions rarely bother anymore.

Your loss really :ninja: :ninja:
by Vulcanone
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Northwest England
Topic: Blackpool September 2020 Logs/Movements
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: Blackpool September 2020 Logs/Movements

Appears to have been/still is a Cranwell Prefect Grob 120 sat on the airfield

ZM321 outside HangarThree (pic on FB)
by Vulcanone
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chinese SU-35 Possibly shot down by Taiwanese Air Defenses
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: Chinese SU-35 shot down by Taiwanese Air Defenses

Reading further down suggests it has not....
by Vulcanone
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: RAF Voyager Waddington?
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: RAF Voyager Waddington?

You have asked before and the answer is still the same, they transit OTT enroute to the North Sea for tanking, and then return direct Brize. No landings anywhere in Lincs. Although they have deployed to Prestwick and Mildenhall (but didn't actually do any) TANSOR from either IIRC
by Vulcanone
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: IWM axes flying legends for good.
Replies: 37
Views: 3396

Re: IWM axes flying legends for good.

North Weald has a new NPAS hangar and a still being built new hangar for the local air ambulance. Right on the flight path of what was the aircraft display line

So that is a no
by Vulcanone
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: “RAF accused of wasting money on 'outdated' F-35 warplanes“
Replies: 53
Views: 5391

Re: “RAF accused of wasting money on 'outdated' F-35 warplanes“

Well as Germany, is set on retiring its Tranche 1 Typhoons and replacing them (and maybe) Tornado with more Tranches 3s....

Maybe the line might stay open long enough. As once the Kuwaiti and Qatari jets are built they haven't got much else currently
by Vulcanone
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: Road running Tucano
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Road running Tucano

No, and they most likely won't get one....

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