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by Seahornet1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Woman arrested outside Lakenheath
Replies: 23
Views: 3828

Re: Woman arrested outside Lakenheath

Just been reported that a woman has been arrested outside Lakenheath. Her Camera was taken from her. Not sure of reason for arrest ? No more info seems to have emerged; where was it reported, Andy...? (Break) No issue with the OP for posting, but is this literally all that we have had to talk about...
by Seahornet1
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off
Replies: 144
Views: 12087

Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Pat Murphy wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:18 am


...Sorry, what's the R313...?
It's the block of controlled airspace above and around Scampton, specifically allocated for Red Arrows training and operations.
by Seahornet1
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Glider pilots told to register flights after near-miss with US F-15s
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Glider pilots told to register flights after near-miss with US F-15s

... the gliding competition organisers had not put out an official ‘Notice to Airmen’, known to aviators as a NOTAM warning, about unusual air activity, because they believed it was unnecessary due to all of the pilots being local. :O :S That someone organising an aviation activity can be so utterl...
by Seahornet1
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 10 January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

Re: Re: Notam 10th January 2019

johnwayne wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:40 am
C17 from Ramstein according to Jerome in Reach section.
C-17 08-8191 currently heading WSW over Banbury at 10000' looks like our bird. (ADSB Ex)
by Seahornet1
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Europe's Most Powerful Nations
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Europe's Most Powerful Nations

scottoz8 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:56 am
hmm, what is classed as the most powerful, numbers or the ones who have nukes etc ?? Just a thought.
Depends what was on the 'Top Trumps' cards that they used as their reference material... ;)
by Seahornet1
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: F-35 Batch 3 Arrival
Replies: 19
Views: 6527

Re: F-35 Batch 3 Arrival

Vulcanone wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:29 pm
809 isn't due till 2021(ish) last time I checked... All done in stages like Buying Typhoons I suppose.
More like buying a De Agostini or similar partwork - you get a bit at a time over an extended period, so you don't notice how horrendously expensive it is... :whistle:
by Seahornet1
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF/RN aircraft not receiving UK designations.
Replies: 34
Views: 2739

Re: RAF/RN aircraft not receiving UK designations.

Like trying to figure why the VC-10 never had a 'proper' name in RAF service - was this the thin end of the wedge...? :) Go back to 1918; did the Handley Page O/400 or SE5 ever have names? :P Ah, but those designs were originally procured into UK military service (and presumably were allocated thei...
by Seahornet1
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF/RN aircraft not receiving UK designations.
Replies: 34
Views: 2739

Re: RAF/RN aircraft not receiving UK designations.

I'm right with you, Ade! I also have an 'orderly mind', and this sort of thing feels like having a stone in your shoe. Like trying to figure why the VC-10 never had a 'proper' name in RAF service - was this the thin end of the wedge...? :)
by Seahornet1
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British out of sequence serials - ZZ why?
Replies: 38
Views: 3607

Re: British out of sequence serials - ZZ why?

big john wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:22 pm
50002 :lol:
I think that would be.... Superb...!
by Seahornet1
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Merkel's plane
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: Merkel's plane

Merkel's A340 made it as far as Cologne today en route to the G20 summit in Argentina. In October it was grounded due to electrical issues. Commercial flight for Frau Merkel Friday. Perhaps PM can offer a lift back and discuss Brexit... :whistle: That's if Buenos Aires lets the British Prime Minist...
by Seahornet1
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: B-1B finally ferried after fire and seat issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: B-1B finally ferried after fire and seat issues.

Having the gear down for 400 miles from Midland International to Tinker AFB is one thing, but I'm guessing they must have cleaned up between Kandahar and Fairford, even if they left the wings fully forward...? I must admit, I hadn't realised that an engine could be on the 'not required for flight' l...
by Seahornet1
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts
Replies: 14
Views: 1598

Re: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts

I'm glad to see that Wikipaedia agrees with me... ;)

I do wish I'd used the phrase 'Disymmetry of Lift', though.... :P
by Seahornet1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts
Replies: 14
Views: 1598

Re: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts

Sea hornet. I see what you are trying to say but all rotor discs have a retreating blade otherwise they would not be rotating. The two rotors are contra rotating which reduces the problem, perhaps. As I said, it has been a long time... :D :D The reason that the retreating blade is a problem with co...
by Seahornet1
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F16 exploded at Florennes
Replies: 18
Views: 3035

Re: F16 exploded at Florennes

Wasn't it a similar event that initiated the Forrestal disaster...? Albeit that a rocket or missile was involved rather than a gun...
by Seahornet1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts
Replies: 14
Views: 1598

Re: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts

There is a limiting factor due to the speed of the retreating blade tip. The lecture was more than fifty years ago so I have forgotten most of the details There must be someone out there who is more uptodate. Something about the tip stalling and loosing lift... I should have written it down :roll: ...
by Seahornet1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-22 deploying to Europe soon
Replies: 27
Views: 5510

Re: F-22 deploying to Europe soon

Northsky wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Heard a rumoour that there will be Marine Corps F-18 around the same time.
Northsky wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Heard a rumour that there will be Marine Corps F-18 around the same time.

Must be a strong rumour, I've read it twice... :P
by Seahornet1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts
Replies: 14
Views: 1598

Re: Sikorsky S-97 hits 200kts

I wondered how that speed compared to the Lynx, which holds the world speed record for a helicopter. According to Wikipedia that still stands at 249.09 mph. The S-97 is a compound helicopter (with a pusher propeller), so the Lynx's record is not at risk. In fact, compound helicopters were hitting 2...
by Seahornet1
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-35B in combat for first time Afghanistan
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: F-35B in combat for first time Afghanistan

I wonder how much the target was worth in terms of $$$$ Who cares...? The value of a target is nothing to do with $$$$; it's to do with its benefit to the enemy, and the harm it might do to friendly forces. Depending on circumstances, a guy on a moped could be a higher value target than a main batt...
by Seahornet1
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019 - Tickets on sale!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3161

Re: RIAT 2019 - Tickets on sale!!

Am I missing something here; the half-show on Friday is the same price as the full days...? :S
by Seahornet1
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF to scrap Sentinel surveillance aircraft due to cuts
Replies: 27
Views: 6371

Re: RAF to scrap Sentinel surveillance aircraft due to cuts

I see. I guess I read too much into the articles last line "The radar is optimized for maritime, littoral and overland surveillance." Admittedly, I can't see a date in the article but I wonder why the announcement of the APY-10 has come so much later than the aircraft itself given it is standard fi...

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