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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: 1667

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 Aug 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Hawk XX154 to ‘fly’ to her new home
Replies: 22
Views: 2737

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
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7733

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: 1580

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: 111
Views: 19917

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: 1259

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: 2383

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: 3901

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: 1879

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: 137020

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: 1040

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: 137020

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: 137020

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: 1997

Re: ZP801 airborne

'Pride of the Witham' doesn't quite have the same cachet, does it...? :P
by Seahornet1
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 137020

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Got to agree with JamesCutting. Jeez don't take it that seriously :lol: :lol: If PeteHemsley is not interested in models... he is quite free to say so, that`s his opinion and entitled to it just like everybody else... to be honest, I`m not that struck on them my self from a spotters point of view.....
by Seahornet1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 137020

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Firebird confirmed Zac Not interested in models [/quote] So, when it's configured for an on-board pilot, it's an aircraft that you're interested in, but when they reconfigure it for remote operations (which takes about half an hour), it becomes an uninteresting 'model'...? If you saw it flying over...
by Seahornet1
Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Fat Albert retires
Replies: 3
Views: 1829

Re: Fat Albert retires

...it also served as the high-profile unit's on-demand airlift service, often shagging urgently needed spare parts and other items on short notice because 'the show must go on.' ...
Er..., doing what to the spare parts...? Not a term I've seen before in that context! :P
by Seahornet1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Woman arrested outside Lakenheath
Replies: 23
Views: 4343

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: 145
Views: 14797

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: 2159

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...

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