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by Seahornet1
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 138
Views: 26629

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Some serious corrosion :O Good luck to you all with your efforts :thumb: You'd expect to find a fair few cadmium plated items in there, which will inevitably be contaminated with toxic corrosion products - I'd guess BPAG have the technical expertise on hand to assess and control such hazards, but i...
by Seahornet1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: P-8 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 20
Views: 2949

Re: P-8 Delivery Schedule

Boeing announced yesterday the temporary halting of 737 production in January, due to the ongoing 737 MAX grounding. The halt is for an unknown period but it seems likely to be for several months. Hence I suspect the delivery of our third P-8 onwards may be delayed. Think that is for the MAX Varian...
by Seahornet1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Whilst watching this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HPheWEOc0e8 I was surprised to see an RAF Sea King(7 mins), landing on the deck of what looks to be some sort of Destroyer, never heard of RAF crews completing deck landing qualifications before? I've no great knowledge of such things, but I'...
by Seahornet1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bell 360 Invictus FARA
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Bell 360 Invictus FARA

Judging from the reg, I take it this is also a contender...? :)

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by Seahornet1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Sentinel Emergency
Replies: 8
Views: 1930

Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

Not sure how much of this is true as it's the newspapers but here is the link anyway. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1178599/RAF-plane-emergency-Sentinel-R1-north-sea I'm sure it's true, but it's a non-story. Squawking 7700 is almost always precautionary, and is a very common event. It's very ra...
by Seahornet1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: B-52 status
Replies: 17
Views: 1322

Re: B-52 status

In eagerness, we anticipate re-aviation of the octodonk....
by Seahornet1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Hawk XX154 to ‘fly’ to her new home
Replies: 22
Views: 3151

Re: Hawk XX154 to ‘fly’ to her new home

Why? It was operated by QinetiQ/ETPS for a number of years. Because it was the very first Hawk. It is a very rare thing that a military jet prototype goes on to serve with the rest of the fleet that it spawned So, was this the example which we saw being displayed at Farnborough 1974, just a few day...
by Seahornet1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Cobra Warrior Info
Replies: 44
Views: 8204

Cobra Warrior Info

by Seahornet1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 9252

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Tue 20 Aug 2019 9.00pm - 10.00pm Week: Week 34 2019 : Sat 17 Aug - Fri 23 Aug https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week34/fighter-pilot-real-top-gun " This information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tue...
by Seahornet1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF has only 6 fully mission-capable B-1Bs
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Re: USAF has only 6 fully mission-capable B-1Bs

It's a bit like the Hawker Siddeley Lancaster, isn't it...?

Technically correct, but just not something you can bring yourself to say!
by Seahornet1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 138
Views: 26629

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

I note the concerns about the airframe being in a seaside environment having a detremental effect, but that cannot be worse than being on an aircraft carrier! I recall that when we had aircraft carriers the aircraft that used them had to be "navalised", which I believe meant that various ferrous co...
by Seahornet1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: REDS
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

Re: REDS

now that the reds are away for eleven weeks there was talk of moving things etc for relocating them on there return as this been finalised yet ?? Finalised...? It hasn't even been initialised! The 'talk' you refer to was nothing more than uninformed theories on forums and 'social' media. I'm sure w...
by Seahornet1
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Patrouille de France 2 accident - off runway
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Patrouille de France 2 accident - off runway

adderman wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:23 am
...Good to hear the pilot and nobody else was hurt....
That's a slightly odd way of expressing it, but I agree with what you mean! :P
by Seahornet1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Best locations outside RIAT
Replies: 24
Views: 4412

Re: Best locations outside RIAT

herc15 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Just to clarify does the car park open before the P&V area?
Yep, a full 90 mins earlier! Car park 6.00, p&v 7.30.
by Seahornet1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Sunday Display Times
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: Sunday Display Times

Assume that's just a rumour. No bird strike was reported and it appeared that the rear of the left stabilator had delaminated I got that information from Gloustershire Live but they've since added "Confirmation when we get it" There was no bird strike. The stabiliser trailing edge structure failed ...
by Seahornet1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 153057

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

MRTT wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:32 pm
jules50 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Birdstrike.Mentioned earlier.
Must have hit an ostritch then as no bird is capable of doing that amount of damage..
Also, it's a pretty odd birdstrike that damages the trailing edge of the tail.... Either the bird was at Mach 0.8, or the Viper was flying backwards....? ;)
by Seahornet1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Totterdown / Lakeview
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Totterdown / Lakeview

Thank you incase they do sell out though as i cant get there until 9.45 is Totterdown any good? Distant view only, I'm afraid. It's an elevated position, but you can't see much of the eastern half of the runway, and the western half is over a mile away. Also, you're looking into the sun for much of...
by Seahornet1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 153057

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 pm
As can a Bear :)
Indeed. And if RIAT could muster either one for a Sunday flypast, I imagine that all would be forgiven! :P
by Seahornet1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 153057

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:10 pm

You got to love the 8 spinning propellers part of the email :lol: I mean there was more spinning last year with the BBMF trenchard formation.
In the good old days, one Shackleton could muster '8 spinning propellers' all on its own.... :roll:
by Seahornet1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ZP801 airborne
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: ZP801 airborne

'Pride of the Witham' doesn't quite have the same cachet, does it...? :P

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