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by CHINOOKER
Sat May 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Atlas tours
Replies: 15
Views: 1715

Re: Atlas tours

Could always use Northolt,whilst Heathrow isn't that busy!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
by CHINOOKER
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 67
Views: 15481

Re: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company

Wake turbulence behind an A380 is quite considerable,hence either on take off or landing there is quite a time gap left for the aircraft that follows one!.
by CHINOOKER
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 67
Views: 15481

Re: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company

Unfortunately, "raameagle is probably 100% correct in what he says about the Tristars leaving Brunty in bits on the back of lorries!. Given that they have been left to the elements for the last 6 years,they will need considerable work done,just to get them airworthy!. Having worked on the type at BA...
by CHINOOKER
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Why RAF Boscombe Down?
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: Why RAF Boscombe Down?

Quieter airfield with fewer based staff than Brize....also a more remote area regarding the press etc being there!. Don't think Porton Down or there staff come into the equation as the virus is basically a " health issue",rather than a chemical/poisoning issue!
by CHINOOKER
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: Luton 03-02-20
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Luton 03-02-20

Oman a/f Gulfstream 4 ....557 noted outside yesterday,post maintenance.
by CHINOOKER
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Heathrow closure, Friday morning
Replies: 38
Views: 4207

Re: Heathrow closure, Friday morning

The Islander,(s), that have been operating out of Northolt have been quite busy of late!. I assume it was one of these that probably had to extend its operation or position in order to complete it's tasking!. Wouldn't have thought a 146,(whoever was on board),would have delayed any traffic into/out ...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Trump visit
Replies: 146
Views: 14556

Re: Trump visit

Looking at Adsb,only 3x Grits showing returning home....any indication that the 4th has gone as well?
by CHINOOKER
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Trump visit
Replies: 146
Views: 14556

Re: Trump visit

Helos all back into Northolt...Cheers to th VH-60s,who came in straight over the house!..,re C-17s thought that last time they picked up the VH-60s,and thier ground equipment,it was then flown out via a gas and go at Mildenhall?
by CHINOOKER
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19
Replies: 51
Views: 10085

Re: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19

Thanksgiving in USA on Thursday, quiet day for the military!....
by CHINOOKER
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Helo arrival 0530
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Helo arrival 0530

Many thanks.
by CHINOOKER
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Helo arrival 0530
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Helo arrival 0530

Large rotary arrive approx 0530.....no other info at present.
by CHINOOKER
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19
Replies: 51
Views: 10085

Re: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19

C-17s due at 09-30...11-30 and 13-30 apparently!....info comes from neighbour who works on base.
by CHINOOKER
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 157
Views: 13839

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

Wasn't Boscombe Down in the frame a few years ago?. The movements there are not exactly prolific and the "Reds"could be co-ordinated with base operations fairly easily I would assume!. Also Boscombe's location could afford them the relative airspace required for ops!
by CHINOOKER
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: runway closure
Replies: 29
Views: 8411

Re: runway closure

RAF 146 has just departed and is circuit bashing!.
by CHINOOKER
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Star of Waddington
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Re: Star of Waddington

Regarding my earlier post re 272, I showed a colleague at work who worked on B707s many eons ago and he believes that the "negative pressure port",i spoke of earlier is the ovoid one between the nose gear and the port in question!....think you can make out the area markings and decals in T_J's close...
by CHINOOKER
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Star of Waddington
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Re: Star of Waddington

Think the ports are possibly "Negative Pressure" inlet ports....The aircraft was originally built as a passenger aircraft,so differs from the KC135 conversions etc in this regard!.....The red outline around the ports probably has a "do not cover/block this port" decal on or adjacent to it if viewed ...
by CHINOOKER
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF BAe146 fleet to be sold
Replies: 21
Views: 2757

Re: RAF BAe146 fleet to be sold

A.319s were muted some time ago....think a fleet of 5 were mentioned?. However I believe both Boeing and Embraer are developing "mix-mode" models of thier aircraft! What I sincerely hope is that the demise of the 146,(whenever it happens), does not also signal the demise of both 32sqn and Northolt a...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Apaches
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Apaches

Pair of Apaches routed out of Northolt approx 22.25...,I/d & callsigns appreciated.
by CHINOOKER
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: runway closure
Replies: 29
Views: 8411

Re: runway closure

Calibrator aircraft done a few passes late last night,at around 1500 ft
by CHINOOKER
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!
Replies: 36
Views: 3761

Re: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!

Thanks for the clarification guys!....Long time ago now and the "little grey cells" have deteriorated somewhat since then!....cheers!

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