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by Bushpilot
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: India v Pakistan
Replies: 25
Views: 3623

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: 37593

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: 3049

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: 1782

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: 102
Views: 17810

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: 2801

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: 2801

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: 8138

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: 8138

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: 1038

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: 3281

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: 27357

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: 6424

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: 1595

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: 6471

Re: Aviation Rip Off's

The modern 3Rs, Regulate, Reduce, Rip off, but nobody died so that's fine.
by Bushpilot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 143773

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

MRTT wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:35 am
From the Sunday Times:

The possibility of Trump attending the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, which runs from July 13 to 15, is now being discussed as an alternative entertainment.
They'd better hope the embarrassment of a grounded B1 fleet is fixed by then. :halo:
by Bushpilot
Wed May 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: Lynx to be based at RAF Wainfleet!!

Whew for a minute I thought they were starting to re-label the Brylcreme boys :whistle:
by Bushpilot
Mon May 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Least favourite aircraft?
Replies: 90
Views: 8535

Re: Least favourite aircraft?

Got to be the Phenom - looks like a badly rearranged transformer.
by Bushpilot
Sun May 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Aviation Books to read
Replies: 280
Views: 165263

Re: Aviation Books to read

Just picked up 'RAF100 the official story' by James Holland £14.99 in Costco. Cover price is £25.00. If you have a card I'd check out your local branch.
by Bushpilot
Sat May 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-35 " Nickname " Panther.
Replies: 30
Views: 3473

Re: F-35 " Nickname " Panther.

Surely the name Panther still belongs to the Gumman F9F, although I'm not in the Fugly camp.

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