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by toom317
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Trained Pilots-No Planes
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

Re: Trained Pilots-No Planes

What bugs me is when a PFI deal comes to and end the Contractor walks away all the assets and can resell them on the open market, assets which have been paid for by MOD./quote] I'm not a fan of these PFI's, but these assets haven't been paid for by the Mod. The aircraft were bought by the company s...
by toom317
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: B52 IFE Mildenhall (MORE PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 37
Views: 6049

Re: B52 IFE Mildenhall

Zonan wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:36 pm
Did I miss something?
Was there an engine fire? I saw this bird fly over my home in the Netherlands in the morning, together with a second one.
Link here http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=83894 Fire is in the No7 engine
by toom317
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Cold Turkey anyone....
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Cold Turkey anyone....

Arthur Tee wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:24 pm

It’s probably the US funding the deal - easy way to get the latest Soviet hardware and then work on the flaws!
And vice versa, the soviets getting their hands on the F35's techy stuff.
by toom317
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: A question about the VH-3Ds
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: A question about the VH-3Ds

Thanks for that info. I was wondering about that myself, and funnily enough I did think it was an APU.
by toom317
Sun May 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: NATO badged Typhoons RAF Coningsby 22 May
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: NATO badged Typhoons RAF Coningsby 22 May

There's an ad in most of the aviation mags, for aviation related t shirts, in which a stock picture of a guy in a t shirt is used, and they appear to photoshop the various designs on to the basic image. That's what this looks like!
by toom317
Sat May 25, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: daks over normandy
Replies: 211
Views: 17824

Re: daks over normandy

Anyone any info of departures to Duxford in the next few days?
by toom317
Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Royal Navy Captain Sacked
Replies: 36
Views: 2350

Re: Royal Navy Captain Sacked

Vulcan74 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:29 pm
But now allowed to bring the Aircraft Carrier back to port!! you couldn't make it up, Not April fools is it!!
He was apparently helicoptered off, before it left Rosyth, according to news reports in Scotland
by toom317
Mon May 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Royal Navy Captain Sacked
Replies: 36
Views: 2350

Re: Royal Navy Captain Sacked

Can you imagine being a serviceman up on a charge for using a service vehicle for private use, and having the officer in front of you sentancing you for it, when he's done the same, and had nothing happen to him? In the forces you can't just take a service vehicle and use it, on your civvy driving l...
by toom317
Fri May 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth Typhoons and Spangdahlem F16s
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Lossiemouth Typhoons and Spangdahlem F16s

Wolf22 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:58 am
... not sure what to make of heat haze in Scotland...
Make the most of it, summers coming! :)
by toom317
Wed May 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth 14 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: Lossiemouth 14 May 2019

alanp wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Great that you had a grand day out, wish I could have come up for the F-16's but too much workie stuff currently.
It's a bummer when work gets in the way of your hobby Alan. :lol:
by toom317
Wed May 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Log Lossiemouth - Tuesday 14/5/19
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Log Lossiemouth - Tuesday 14/5/19

BFM wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:14 am
Anyone know if Devil 1 came back with Jayhawk still attached.
It didn't.
by toom317
Wed May 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossiemouth 14 May 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Lossiemouth 14 May 2019

Headed up to Lossie, the main aim was to get a pic of the Jayhawk on an F16. Luckily I did get it, as the aircraft returned without it. I was told it was the last one they had brought with them, so a stroke of good fortune there. There were 3 P8's throughout the day, and 9 Typhoons flying, but only ...
by toom317
Wed May 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Early Bird at Prestwick
Replies: 21
Views: 2041

Re: Early Bird at Prestwick

Nice job getting the 4 on the runway Ross. As you say, a good day.
by toom317
Tue May 07, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: daks over normandy
Replies: 211
Views: 17824

Re: daks over normandy

I call it a rip off because they are advertising tickets at a price, then loading additional "costs" on. If a ticket for the Saturday is £11.25 then it's £11.25, not £10 and £1.25 additional costs. Why don't they just say £11.25? I'm sure all those folk who can claim back the VAT, as a business expe...
by toom317
Mon May 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: daks over normandy
Replies: 211
Views: 17824

Re: daks over normandy

All tickets, +fee and VAT. Another ticketing rip off.
by toom317
Sun May 05, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Linton Graduation 3rd May
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Linton Graduation 3rd May

Nice set despite the light. Get those Tucanos while you can.
by toom317
Sun May 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Prestwick 4th May
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Prestwick 4th May

Cracking day out at Prestwick yesterday. Had to go over, with all the American transports overnighting there. Leaving earlier than usual to get there by 7 am, I had missed 2 C17's that had already departed. Weather was great, chilly and a fair bit of heat haze, which I managed to work round for ever...
by toom317
Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: Fri 3rd of May
Replies: 42
Views: 2173

Re: Fri 3rd of May

Callum, thanks for tidying up everything that is in at Prestwick as of tonight. Definitely worth the trip over tomorrow. I asked earlier in the thread, but does anyone know if anything will be leaving before 10.00 am tommorow, so I can plan my departure from home.
by toom317
Fri May 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: Fri 3rd of May
Replies: 42
Views: 2173

Re: Fri 3rd of May

Looks like it may be worth the run over to Prestwick tomorrow to get these transports leaving. Anyone any idea about departure times? I'm assuming they will all be gone by 14.30, when the runway notam finishes.
by toom317
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: Mon 29th April
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: Mon 29th April

Were the RAF Hercs up today?

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