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by Bushpilot
Sun May 31, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What is the favourite MK of Spitfire
Replies: 24
Views: 1823

Re: What is the favourite MK of Spitfire

For me it would be Mk IX ML417 because I got to sit in it at Duxford
by Bushpilot
Fri May 15, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: B & W rarities from 60 Yrs ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: B & W rarities from 60 Yrs ago

I've never seen a F-104 with a flight refuelling probe before, interesting set.
by Bushpilot
Thu May 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF P-8 colour question
Replies: 16
Views: 1605

Re: RAF P-8 colour question

If they wanted a really effective camouflage then Ryanair colours would be best, hiding in plain sight :halo:
by Bushpilot
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series
Replies: 17
Views: 2941

Re: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series

Just a pity the trans Atlantic route map the series used ended in St Johns when they landed at Halifax :Oops:
by Bushpilot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Palm Springs Air Museum - Part 2, Jets. *10 Photos*.
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Palm Springs Air Museum - Part 2, Jets. *10 Photos*.

I was there in 2015 and it seemed much more cluttered then, good to see the layout improved. Great photo's.
by Bushpilot
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: India v Pakistan
Replies: 25
Views: 4809

Re: India v Pakistan

Between the procurement process in the Indian MOD and the IAF safety record I'm surprised that the PAF don't just sit back and wait 'till the Indians run out of airframes.
by Bushpilot
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 46576

Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Hoping that the Leuchars to Lossie leg will be via Aberdeen as I can't get Thursday off :'(
by Bushpilot
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF/RN aircraft not receiving UK designations.
Replies: 34
Views: 4350

Re: RAF/RN aircraft not receiving UK designations.

From your examples it looks like it may have something to do with how the aircraft was ordered. Those ordered from an MoD spec e.g. Typhoon get F Mk* but those ordered off an existing production line seem to keep the manufacturers designation e.g. A400M. Of course there are bound to be examples wher...
by Bushpilot
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Scotnight at RAF Lossiemouth...
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Scotnight at RAF Lossiemouth...

That belly shot is my favourite, but great results all round.
by Bushpilot
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 176
Views: 37549

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

:grr: I trust that any parts supplied/donated by BPAG volunteers will be returned to their original owners.
by Bushpilot
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Holiday Idea's . . . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 3730

Re: Holiday Idea's . . . . .

On a more serious note from my last post, if your budget will stretch to it, Las Vegas has McCarron airport near the city centre and Nellis a few miles out of town. I'm sure the other half could be persuaded that the MGM Grand pool complex is as good as a beach - and you might even win the cost of t...
by Bushpilot
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Holiday Idea's . . . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 3730

Re: Holiday Idea's . . . . .

Lossiemouth? beaches and scenery :halo: ;)
by Bushpilot
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?
Replies: 54
Views: 9963

Re: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?

I assume that the P-8's will initially be unable to operate at MTOW from Kinloss given the previous statements that the runway was too short. If this is so we're going to need USAF/KLu tanker support since Airtanker :grr: and the MOD didn't supply/specify Voyagers with boom refuelling capability.
by Bushpilot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?
Replies: 54
Views: 9963

Re: Naval Air Facility Lossiemouth ?

Evergreen, there is a perfect diversion field already heavily used by the US - Prestwick. Also the cross runway (10-28) at Lossie which won't be used by the P-8s could be used if 23-05 is blocked.
by Bushpilot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Area 51 job with Janet Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Re: Area 51 job with Janet Airlines

The DM version is much funnier.
by Bushpilot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Another MP jumps on the make me popular bandwagon - Low Flying Complaints
Replies: 31
Views: 4481

Re: Another MP idiot - Low Flying Complaints

I bet the complainers will be holiday cottage owners or incomers.
by Bushpilot
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: What aircraft would you like to see at RIAT 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 36683

Re: What aircraft would you like to see at RIAT 2019

Shackleton and Shin Meiwa US-2
by Bushpilot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tempest - Britain's new stealth fighter
Replies: 47
Views: 8190

Re: Tempest - Britain's new stealth fighter

I suppose Boeing's interest would be in supplying a replacement for the F-16's that the US has supplied to allied nations. Huge potential market if the 'suits' get it right.
by Bushpilot
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Can The Red Arrows Land 3 Abreast?
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Re: Can The Red Arrows Land 3 Abreast?

If they wanted to I'm sure they would, but the final run in and break would then require a rejoin back into the 9 and then another split which would be time consuming and look messy.
by Bushpilot
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Aviation Rip Off's
Replies: 47
Views: 8084

Re: Aviation Rip Off's

The modern 3Rs, Regulate, Reduce, Rip off, but nobody died so that's fine.

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