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by CHINOOKER
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: TE311
Replies: 0
Views: 175

TE311

Spitire TE311 just done a couple of flypasts
by CHINOOKER
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: An124
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: An124

Arrived again this evening,around 9pm-ish!!
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1383
Views: 362921

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

P.V....Thanks for your reply....I didn't know that the DoD had negotiated favourable rates with these airports. Thanks for the info,makes a bit more sense now!
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1383
Views: 362921

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

With regard to my post above,if I were a "bean counter" within the DoD,I would be asking questions as to why we were paying landing fees/transport and hotel costs at civilian airports,when we have readily available facilities of our own,down the road. I thought that some of the decisions made with r...
by CHINOOKER
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1383
Views: 362921

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

Wonder if this means that Fairford may become busier with "transient" aircraft?. At present we have C-5s,C-17s and Herks etc transiting through Belfast/Prestwick and occasionally Cardiff. Maybe now Mildenhall's future is secured,the powers that be may be thinking of utilising both bases more often f...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 106
Views: 8099

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts

Whilst,I readily agree that some countries,such as Italy and Spain and Portugal,were some of the hardest hit by Covid, and i sincerely hope that this horrible disease,is genuinely a once in a lifetime one,it does not take away from what I said!. Even prior to the Covid pandemic, many ordinary German...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 106
Views: 8099

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe c

Not wishing to dismay those "EU devotees" amongst you all,but there are increasing signs that the EU project may be starting to fade somewhat! My son has lived and worked in Hamburg for the past six years and he says that both the business community and the population in general are becoming increas...
by CHINOOKER
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)

I note that in the planning application,that there is provision made for 3 "gipsy/traveller" sites!......Martin Baker better not leave any hardware out overnight.....could be a few aircraft down the next morning!😱😱😱😱
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 19593

Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Not a bad scheme at all....along with others I think the serial is far too big on fuselage!...as for the Union flag on the doors,I assume that this is done,so that when opened, it appears in shot alongside whoever is exiting the aircraft,be it Boris or Royalty etc!. Overall quite impressive.
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 19593

Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Must be booked in for an air-air photoshoot somewhere,I would assume,before going back to Brize
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 19593

Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

TeeJay has it spot on!....Contract with Marshalls/Air Livery would have been signed months ago!. Also both the RAF/MOD would have to look at timescales for taking the aircraft out of service to do this work,similarly Marshalls etc would have to plan it into thier maintenance lines....it's not just a...
by CHINOOKER
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1383
Views: 362921

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

BNW...I hope you are correct in your assumptions!. However, is it not possible that the new figure of 25,000 actually includes all the personnel transferred from Mildenhall etc?.
by CHINOOKER
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Feeding Fairford
Replies: 17
Views: 2442

Re: Feeding Fairford

Excuse me for being "thick", but if they are delivering food and supplies,(including palletised water!),from Croughton to Fairford,how does it get to Croughton in the first place?. Article does say that they also collect supplies from Lakenheath,so if that's the case,why doesn't the USAF supply Fair...
by CHINOOKER
Sat May 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Atlas tours
Replies: 15
Views: 2129

Re: Atlas tours

Could always use Northolt,whilst Heathrow isn't that busy!πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½
by CHINOOKER
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 69
Views: 17773

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: 69
Views: 17773

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: 4822

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: 420

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: 4922

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: 17581

Re: Trump visit

Looking at Adsb,only 3x Grits showing returning home....any indication that the 4th has gone as well?

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