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by Redflag17
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Woman arrested outside Lakenheath
Replies: 23
Views: 4270

Re: Woman arrested outside Lakenheath

was she taking pictures in the RAW?
by Redflag17
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RIP Brexit
Replies: 95
Views: 5991

Re: RIP Brexit

most MP's want to remain supporters irrespective of how their voters voted. They all live in the London political bubble away from real life. They have gone from uni into politics and then finally get a seat. they never had a real job. Hence the protest votes in USA, France, Italy and then Brexit. P...
by Redflag17
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 133328

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

The Reds should use music as the general public don't want to hear shouting they don't understand.
by Redflag17
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Report of MOD cancelling dissimilar aircraft training project
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

Re: Report of MOD cancelling dissimilar aircraft training project

once again the civil servants are trying to save money but it will ultimately end up costing the RAF more.
by Redflag17
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RIP Brexit
Replies: 95
Views: 5991

Re: RIP Brexit

self interest rules!
I hope we don't get the extension as it will mean that we will be in the same position that we are in now again at some future date as nothing will change.
by Redflag17
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: "John's Field Charges for 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: "John's Field Charges for 2019

Keep up the good work! worth every penny
by Redflag17
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: New bases?
Replies: 21
Views: 3348

Re: New bases?

So why not fund the base out of the international aid budget?
by Redflag17
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2338

Re: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?

Remember the carriers were ordered to provide jobs in Scotland by the Blair/ Brown administration , not to meet a UK military need. Now it is use them without spending on to much extra kit. Will they have sufficient surface escorts to go into a contested area?
by Redflag17
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Great Yarmouth Air Show.
Replies: 21
Views: 5892

Re: Great Yarmouth Air Show.

Can't understand how Clacton can do it financially but Lowestoft and Gt Yarmouth can't. However, the worst thing is that neither of them talked to the Clacton team to get best practice. Do different does not always work.
by Redflag17
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Great Yarmouth Air Show.
Replies: 21
Views: 5892

Re: Great Yarmouth Air Show.

Can't understand how Clacton can do it financially but Lowestoft and Gt Yarmouth can't. However, the worst thing is that neither of them talked to the Clacton team to get best practice. Do different does not always work.
by Redflag17
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bomber Command Memorial vandilised
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Bomber Command Memorial vandilised

Sad very sad. This should be regarded as a hate crime
by Redflag17
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: First time RIAT group thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 7064

Re: First time RIAT group thread?

I went for the sigma C. the weight difference between the C and the S is significant and I did not fancy holding it all day. also the price difference. still getting use to the lens but works well.
by Redflag17
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Honington
Replies: 18
Views: 1521

Re: Honington

RAF Barnham is used by the RAF Regiment for training. Shortly to close.
by Redflag17
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: IAT '77 - Greenham Common
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: IAT '77 - Greenham Common

Remember being on the common under the approach with hundreds of others when the police arrived to throw us off. that was the start of lettings us on the base for arrivals day.
by Redflag17
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT post Mildenhall closure
Replies: 34
Views: 4808

Re: RIAT post Mildenhall closure

USAF want more tankers, so if they get them expect Mildenhall to stay open. but that decision is likely to come to late to keep the RC135's at the hall. seems logical to put all the recce assets at the same base. None of this is likely to help keep RIAT at Fairford. Might result in more modern aircr...
by Redflag17
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT post Mildenhall closure
Replies: 34
Views: 4808

Re: RIAT post Mild closure

RIAT is at fairford in 2022 also, but after that sure no one knows as yet, more US elections to come before that.
by Redflag17
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: First time RIAT group thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 7064

Re: First time RIAT group thread?

current contract covers up to and including 2022. not clear if the US will allow it in 2023 onwards. the base might be more active and it will go the same way as the Air Fete. hope I am wrong.
by Redflag17
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: First time RIAT group thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 7064

Re: First time RIAT group thread?

expect all types of weather - except snow. take small denomination notes if you buy stuff from the flight line stalls as the often say they donot have change. expect to walk miles.plan your day when you get the flying programme, if you are there for 1 days accept that you will miss something. Visit ...
by Redflag17
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: What aircraft would you like to see at RIAT 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 27436

Re: What aircraft would you like to see at RIAT 2019

1. A10
2. B1,B2,B52
3. F4
4. AV8
5.C2
6.r2
7.MIG 21
8.F22
9.A4
10.MIRAGE F1
11.MQ8
12.Iranian F14 !!

All flying
by Redflag17
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Tickets on sale!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3931

Re: RIAT 2019 - Tickets on sale!!

Too true Nighthawke. The old rules of supply and demand apply. I would rather pay to see quality of current hardware at RIAT than go to Duxford and see old classics but each to their own.

I will stay with FRIAT while I still have breath.

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