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by Ryan22
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossie - 28 Aug 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Lossie - 28 Aug 2018

Cracking shots! Also great to see a Tornado sat on Charlie Hard again!
by Ryan22
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info
Replies: 1715
Views: 94921

Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

This is my favourite section of this board. The callsigns, regardless of whether still active or not, together with the list of airframes again regardless of whether active or not, gives an excellent and comprehensive record of the Tornado GR4 fleet. These things when read in the context of the thre...
by Ryan22
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tain Range
Topic: Do Typhoons Drop To Low Level
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Do Typhoons Drop To Low Level

I'd imagine they will if doing live cannon strafe runs at Tain. Otherwise, they may well do other electronic target practice from higher level than Tornado did. With the targeting kit on Typhoon, much can probably be done from a 'standoff' position rather than dropping to low level. Don't think the ...
by Ryan22
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Tonka on the Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

Re: Tonka ont Ground

I gather that ZD741 'MacRobert's Reply' is not scheduled to be broken up any time soon and is likely to head into storage. Hopefully those RTP vultures will keep their scavenging claws off her.
by Ryan22
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Marham 25-01-18 goodbye MacRobert's Reply
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Marham 25-01-18 goodbye MacRobert's Reply

From what I hear, ZD741 MacRobert's Reply is not scheduled to be broken up any time soon. So she's likely to go into storage for the time being. Fingers, toes, eyes, legs etc crossed that she survives the RTP vultures and can be preserved as a static exhibit in future.
by Ryan22
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info
Replies: 1715
Views: 94921

Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Really sad that ZD741 has gone the way of RTP, rather than preservation for display. I guess she has a bounty of usable parts, however she is the last in the line of Tornado 'MacRobert's Reply' airframes and was the XV(R) Disbandment flagship. Yes, I'm the sentimental sort with this kind of thing! :(
by Ryan22
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info
Replies: 1715
Views: 94921

Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

ZD741 - 089 will depart for rtp within the next few weeks . Very saddened by this. The last 'MacRobert's Reply' GR4. By far my favourite Tornado and was lucky enough to get up close at Lossie last year. Some lovely touches on this jet such as the tailcode LS-F which was the code of the original Sho...
by Ryan22
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Marham 6th and 8th November
Replies: 15
Views: 2347

Re: Marham 6th and 8th November

Stunning shots. That first one with the five ship is a particular favourite of mine. A rarity and brilliantly captured. I think the old adage with Tornado used to be "brief as a four-ship, walk out as a three-ship, taxi out as a pair and take off as a singleton."
by Ryan22
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: US Navy UC-12 14/11
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: US Navy UC-12 14/11

Cheers Niall. I'll try and figure something out for a visit.
by Ryan22
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: US Navy UC-12 14/11
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: US Navy UC-12 14/11

Any idea what time the Swiss headed out in the evening yesterday? I'd like to take my wee lad down to see them and the evening slot is the only time we could maybe manage. I saw blinking strobes and landing lights across the Firth last night on my way home at around 18:30 and presumed it was them, b...
by Ryan22
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Your first ever military spotting trip, where, when etc?
Replies: 95
Views: 11427

Re: Your first ever military spotting trip, where, when etc?

Would have been circa 1988, as a 10 year old, stood at the end of runway 05 at Lossiemouth, watching in utter awe as a growling Shackleton appeared on the horizon and lumbered its way into the air and right over my head. I'd always seen and heard them fly over our house in Elgin and to this day the ...
by Ryan22
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: 6 Sqn Callsign
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: 6 Sqn Callsign

Was he not just calling ahead with his menu choice for lunch?! :D
by Ryan22
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: a select few from RAF Lossiemouth
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: a select few from RAF Lossiemouth

First time I've seen 'Sir Roderic' in any form. Love the close up of the markings in the first shot. Nice to see the MacRobert legacy live on at Lossie after the departure of XV(R).
by Ryan22
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Typhoon ZJ 919 ( New markings)
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Typhoon ZJ 919 ( New markings)

Really nice to see the MacRobert legacy live on at Lossie, albeit in a different form to 'MacRobert's Reply''. Following her donation in 1941 of £25,000 to purchase 'MacRobert's Reply, Lady Rachel MacRobert made a further donation of £20,000 to the RAF in 1942 for the purchase of four Hurricanes, th...
by Ryan22
Mon May 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Goodbye and farewell XV Squadron. BIG POST!
Replies: 15
Views: 2768

Re: Goodbye and farewell XV Squadron. BIG POST!

Just a superb set and well done on catching them low level heading south. Low with wings swept back, as they were meant to be. Thanks for posting those!
by Ryan22
Mon May 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Technical Board
Topic: FSX / Windows 10 update
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Re: FSX / Windows 10 update

Thanks Gary. I restored Windows back to pre-update version and FSX works perfectly fine again. The issue will be when Windows does an update again. Best I clock up some flying hours before that happens again then!

Cheers

Ryan
by Ryan22
Fri May 19, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Technical Board
Topic: FSX / Windows 10 update
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

FSX / Windows 10 update

Hi folks. Just looking to see if anyone has had the same issue as myself, and / or if anyone knows how to fix the issue. Last night on switching on my PC, which has Windows 10 OS, it ran through a series of updates. Once this was done, I started FSX and began setting up a flight through Flight Plann...
by Ryan22
Wed May 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Technical Board
Topic: Pitch trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Pitch trim

Thanks gmc007, it is indeed! Great delight when I press keypad 1 and the trim indicator moved up! Cheers!
by Ryan22
Thu May 04, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth, one less Tornado and 'phoon-fest
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Re: Lossiemouth, one less Tornado and 'phoon-fest

Great shots, Wallace and a great sense of poignancy with the Kinloss Abbey photo in black and white. I understand that ZA588 Tornado is likely to head into storage at Marham, as have a few of the XV airframes and may fly again next year. Not quite ready for the RTP pile yet which is encouraging! ZG7...
by Ryan22
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Technical Board
Topic: Pitch trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Pitch trim

Just looking for a little help on something, folks. Quite new to FSX and when going through the startup checklist for the Just Flight Tornado GR1, you require to trim the pitch up by 2 notches, otherwise the aircraft pitches down during flight which is really annoying. Could somebody advise how to d...

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