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by CHINOOKER
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Ascot 4008 just landed
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Ascot 4008 just landed

Showing over Illinois eastbound as Ascot 400....looks to have departed from Salt Lake City
by CHINOOKER
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Ascot 4008 just landed
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Ascot 4008 just landed

Departed circa 10:15 local

To USA after gas and go at Keflavik
by CHINOOKER
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1448
Views: 407078

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Biden has just made his first foreign policy speech in which he has “reversed” the withdrawal of some US military forces from Germany, as proposed by Trump!. Be interesting how this plays out with the future of Mildenhall and other US assets in Europe.
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: A400 28January 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: A400 28January 2021

Departed 11-30
by CHINOOKER
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: C-17 tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: C-17 tonight

ZZ175 just airborne from Ramstein
by CHINOOKER
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: New Wedgetail surveillance fleet to be based at RAF Lossiemouth
Replies: 126
Views: 10780

Re: New Wedgetail surveillance fleet to be based at RAF Lossiemouth

Despite what "Widow Krankie" says,Scotland,(if it ever became independent from the rest of the U.K.),would probably need to both adopt the Euro and display "fiscal stability" in its own right as a country in order to trade/become an EU member....SNP's default position post devolution!! With regard t...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: E-3 and Sentinel for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: E-3 and Sentinel for sale

ZJ692 currently showing off Cyprus as RRR9985
by CHINOOKER
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 23/12
Replies: 20
Views: 1385

Re: Notam 23/12

Still tracking on Planefinder,approaching Stoke on Trent,fl600
by CHINOOKER
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 23/12
Replies: 20
Views: 1385

Re: Notam 23/12

Showing over North Sea off Newcastle,fl600.....now turned towards Hull/The Wash
by CHINOOKER
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Finnish Anniversary Hawk
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: Finnish Anniversary Hawk

Not a bad finish,on the Finnish Hawk👍👍
by CHINOOKER
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US out of Open Skies
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: US out of Open Skies

As these two aircraft are decades old and would require a lot of modifications to both aircraft and systems etc,would it not be more feasible for the US,(if they did want to rejoin),to use the same model airframes used in production of the P-8 and fit two of those out with the appropriate hardware/s...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 131
Views: 14130

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts

Looks as though the Royal Navy will benefit most with new Destroyers/Frigates etc,especially as we now need protection for the "Flat Tops" when on deployment!. MoD still has a £13bn black hole to fill,and apparently much of this is going to have to come from existing resources and capabilities!. Sti...
by CHINOOKER
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1448
Views: 407078

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Having seen a lot of news coverage of Biden over the past week or so,future decision making seems to be a "mixed bag". He is reported to be keen to rebuild bridges with Germany after Trump somewhat called them out for thier defence spending etc! On the other hand, Biden seems to be more sceptical of...
by CHINOOKER
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: SR-71's at RAF Akrotiri
Replies: 22
Views: 3651

Re: SR-71's at RAF Akrotiri

Having spent many a time watching SR-71s at Mildenhall,I cannot recall one ever taking off and going "near vertical". More often than not it was a reasonable climb rate at speed. Assume that the M-B forum member is confusing it with the U-2
by CHINOOKER
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russian Spy Ships Near RAF Lossiemouth
Replies: 30
Views: 4647

Re: Russian Spy Ships Near RAF Lossiemouth

Sheikhy, Thanks for your detailed reply! You are probably right that I could be a decade out, or have attributed the wrong aircraft type to the story! Having started working at LHR for BA in 1974 I know that this particular incident was widely known about in and around the airport and reported in th...
by CHINOOKER
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russian Spy Ships Near RAF Lossiemouth
Replies: 30
Views: 4647

Re: Russian Spy Ships Near RAF Lossiemouth

I can also remember an Aeroflot TU-104 in the early eighties coming into land on Heathrow's southern runway 09R,initially coming in from the east,over north London,then out to the west before turning base leg back towards LHR. Apparently,they had a "short term radio failure" as they turned base leg ...
by CHINOOKER
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Movements 2.10.20
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Movements 2.10.20

17-46030 is a KC-46A
by CHINOOKER
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USMC F-35B down in the US
Replies: 47
Views: 6025

Re: USMC F-35B down in the US

Can I assume that the Herk would be fitted with onboard video of the refuelling process,re aircraft connecting/disconnecting from the hoses??. If so,I assume,(given the fact that an F-35 was involved),that any such video will probably not surface for many a year,if at all. If as speculated the hose ...
by CHINOOKER
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Atlas ZM402
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Atlas ZM402

Just done a low overshoot at Northolt....looks to be positioning for a 2nd attempt at landing!

Edit...landed on 3rd attempt.....crosswinds!!
by CHINOOKER
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: TE311
Replies: 0
Views: 323

TE311

Spitire TE311 just done a couple of flypasts

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