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by Andy_99
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Vulcan XH558 Forum
Topic: Best Vulcan Display Seen?
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Best Vulcan Display Seen?

RIAT 81 Greenham Common. XM594 now at Newark Air Museum. On the Sunday, sitting in the grandstand right in front of the Tower at the 5000' (midpoint) mark. The Vulcan had taxied to the Hammerhead and run the final power checks. It then taxied out to the threshold, but kept moving. I thought it had ...
by Andy_99
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF St Mawgan De Havilland Mosquito
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: RAF St Mawgan De Havilland Mosquito

The only act of vandalism at an air show that I can think of was at IAT 83 at Greenham Common, when a group of Peace Women protesters infiltrated the airbase and threw white paint over the SR-71 that was in the static. They also painted a KC135 during the same visit, I was on Litter collection duty...
by Andy_99
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF/ Thomas Cook?
Replies: 19
Views: 2603

Re: RAF/ Thomas Cook?

Dave Smith wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Being returned to Airtanker. Expect TC vinyl to come off in th next day or two and returned to suport RAf trooping flights.
It'd be a good photo op to put the pods back on & go off tankering in Airline livery.
by Andy_99
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF BAe146 fleet to be sold
Replies: 21
Views: 2331

Re: RAF BAe146 fleet to be sold

How about some A310 MRTT's with Booms

Then you could utilise the VIP fit A330 for Long trips, An A310 or 2 in VIP fit for shorter Trips.
Then we can also refuel all of our nice shiny toys that don't use probes.
by Andy_99
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Daily Fail at it's best
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Daily Fail at it's best

Really,

Have they been on an alternate world the last few weeks
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/u ... spartanntp
by Andy_99
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 8510

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

I enjoyed it from start to finish. It was obviously a PR exercise for the F35 hence the Typhoon being seen as 2nd Best (Although clearly not in the looks department) The F35 is somewhat growing on me though, must get to Marham at some point & seem some live one's, maybe wait till we have a few more ...
by Andy_99
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 8510

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Could be that the F35 he was trying to hover was missing the VR Hotfix V1.11
by Andy_99
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US F15e pilot displays Welsh flag over Snowdonia
Replies: 42
Views: 5590

Re: US F15e pilot displays Welsh flag over Snowdonia

Maybe it was the backseaters last tour or suchlike before leaving either these shores or the USAF totally, so was his way of saying goodbye.
by Andy_99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Blue skies?
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Re: Blue skies?

My take is if the day is grey, the pictures are grey.

If the sky is blue the pictures have blue sky, Sun & I remember that cracking day I had at XX

Personal choice though

Ps I'm still learning how to use photoshop/lightroom so changing the sky is also well over my skillset unless it's a preset.
by Andy_99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5733

Re: Plane Spotting Live

OK it may have been a bit cringeworthy for those of us with some knowledge but we need to remember that it's aimed at the mainstream public. Case in point my son (aged 13 lives with his mum) sent me a msg last night ' Hi Dad, Been watching that Plane Spotting Program on TV, have you been to that pla...
by Andy_99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: canon 700d to 7d mk1?
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: canon 700d to 7d mk1?

nescafe37 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:15 pm
lol.. I do use my 700d in manual so I'm not bad with the settings I think... ohh and yeah I'm there Wednesday and Thursday but will have the 700 with me
At least Weds & Thurs you can hone your skill, 7d is a big leap up, I went 70d to 7d Mk2 & am still learning a year later.
by Andy_99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: camera bag needed
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: camera bag needed

One of these should accommodate everything you need https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lowepro-Vertex-Notebook-Backpack-Digital/dp/B000MUK81E/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Lowepro+Vertex+100+AW+Photo%2F+14%22+Notebook+Backpack+for+Digital+SLR+%26+3-4+lenses+-+Black&qid=1563275561&s=electronics&sr=1-1 I've got one & it ...
by Andy_99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Re: Extinction Rebellion

From what I remember of Greenham 1983 I don't think the 'camps' were near the run-way ends; on the Sunday I stayed outside to the south to graph the flying display abeam centre field. There were encampments in the trees there. Myself and a pal parked up in the layby on the A339 and walked through t...
by Andy_99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Thought I heard an interesting little story regarding the SR-71 Blackbird at Greenham I think. Apparently the protestors got in and doubed the Blackbird with something - paint I think. Anyway apparently come departures day the crew decided to get their own back by staying low on departure then full...
by Andy_99
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Photography Backups
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Photography Backups

I use both Have a primary 1Tb drive dedicated on the laptop, then a 2Tb external USB for primary backups (WD Passport USB 3.0) of the machine. I then have Amazon Photo's unlimited (Part of my Prime membership) which sync's up when on-line. Mmm forgot I also have access to a 1Tb One-Drive store as well
by Andy_99
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Patrouille Suisse: Fighter jet display team fly-by misses town
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Patrouille Suisse: Fighter jet display team fly-by misses town

Happens to the best of them, at least there was something going on to fly over. Unlike the B52 at Blackbush
by Andy_99
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Canon 500mm f4 is mk1 lens?
Replies: 25
Views: 1871

Re: Canon 500mm f4 is mk1 lens?

Could you not look at hiring one & try it out 1st ?
by Andy_99
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Canon EOS 80D vs 7D Mark II
Replies: 24
Views: 4948

Re: Canon EOS 80D vs 7D Mark II

Hi all Last weekend I went to John Lewis in Bristol to pick up an 80D. There were none in stock so went for the 7D Mk II. Still in its box at present but can’t wait to use it. Still progressing through the manual lol Thanks for all the comments and advice. Can't recommend the 7d Mk II dummies guide...
by Andy_99
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: A10 65 Field access
Replies: 75
Views: 8068

Re: A10 65 Field access

Unfortunately it's getting to be all too common now, look at the carnage when the F22's were over. Not only is trespassing, blocking roads etc. an issue but the littering was shocking, the trouble is there's those of use who respect the rules & those that just need to post their photo's on Instagram...
by Andy_99
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Drone or B-52 Downed by Taliban?
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

Re: Drone or B-52 Downed by Taliban?

Maybe they've had a touch to much of the Opium Pipe down at the Taliban Love-Shack.

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