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by TomG
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: GAF Eurofighter Designation
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: GAF Eurofighter Designation

From experience in earlier jobs I suspect that the MAM designations are assumed given the build numbers of GS*** & GT*** for the German singles and twins. Also in correspondence with German crews they invariably referred to the aircraft as EF2000 and EF2000T for single and twin respectively.
by TomG
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Kinloss - 8 October 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Kinloss - 8 October 2020

Made the trip up to Kinloss last week to catch some Bolthole activity before the move back to Lossiemouth. In short great weather all morning and a short blast of sunshine in the late afternoon for the return of one of the P-8s and the afternoon Typhoons which sandwiched the grot weather in between....
by TomG
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAIDR 38 - KC-130J
Replies: 15
Views: 3101

Re: RAIDR 38 - KC-130J

Lovely shots although it's well and truly broken now following the incident yesterday.
by TomG
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: Sun 23rd Aug A29s delivery
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: Sun 23rd Aug A29s delivery

Assuming the A-29s are in the group the support Dornier is currently on an easterly heading over KSA tracking toward Damman/Bahrain.
by TomG
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: Tue 7th July 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: Tue 7th July 2020

prefontaine72 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:41 pm
TomG wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:35 pm
prefontaine72 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:43 pm
And CFC4109 15003 Just of the Greek coast at 14.43 so on time hopefully ?

Dougie
Night stop or fuel stop?
Fuel stop ive been told :thumb:
Many thanks.
by TomG
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Prestwick
Topic: Tue 7th July 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: Tue 7th July 2020

prefontaine72 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:43 pm
And CFC4109 15003 Just of the Greek coast at 14.43 so on time hopefully ?

Dougie
Night stop or fuel stop?
by TomG
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 356
Views: 58803

Re: RIAT 2020 Cancelled

paddyboy wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:13 am
Certainly not blaming the organisers, Tom ;)

We made enquiries and soon found out who insisted on the farce being put in place :grr:
Didn't think that PB, just adding a bit to the discussion.

Cheers, Tom
by TomG
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 356
Views: 58803

Re: RIAT 2020 Cancelled

Richard & The Cat: precisely why we stopped going ;) Suffered one year of parking off-base and tramping with all our gear for ages to shuffle through 'security' and vowed never again :@ Waddo always did it the proper way, right up to the last in 2014 :thumbs: Certainly not ideal formally however th...
by TomG
Thu May 07, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: RAF Typhoon Fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 21317

Re: RAF Typhoon Fleet

Mike wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:30 am
TomG wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:27 am
Seeing ZK345 up from Coningsby with a callsign of BRUTAL32, new one on me - any clues as to squadron?

Cheers, Tom
Hi Tom, it belongs to 3 Squadron. :)
Many thanks Mike.
by TomG
Thu May 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: RAF Typhoon Fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 21317

Re: RAF Typhoon Fleet

Seeing ZK345 up from Coningsby with a callsign of BRUTAL32, new one on me - any clues as to squadron?

Cheers, Tom
by TomG
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Passenger accidentally ejects from Rafale
Replies: 16
Views: 3707

Re: Passenger accidentally ejects from Rafale

Yes and no .Yes it is selected from the front but No in this case the cockpit switch was set to common allowing either the pilot or rear seat to initiate the ejection. Dependant on aircraft type. Tornado for example has the Command Eject Controller located in the rear cockpit; the setting on the CE...
by TomG
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: European Airshows
Topic: International Sanicole Airshow, 11-13 September 2020 (BE)
Replies: 11
Views: 2003

Re: International Sanicole Airshow, 11-13 September 2020 (BE)

I guess a lot will hang on whether nations have actually invested in continuing to train and authorise (Public Display Authority) their display crews for what could turn out to be a very small number of airshows in a massively depleted last quarter of the year. I suspect shows will be way down in th...
by TomG
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: U2 Wethersfield England
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: U2 Wethersfield England

I am new to this site, i was extremely happy to find it last week, i have searched for around 30 years for information on U-2s stationed at wethersfield in 1975, i was in that squadron back then, had a lot of news clippings and articles about us being there, unfortunately ended up in a divorce and ...
by TomG
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: 146-200QC ZE707
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: 146-200QC ZE707

Came out of Dundee, arrived there that morning direct from Northolt.
by TomG
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Log - Tuesday 3rd March
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Log - Tuesday 3rd March

ZK334 (NATO fin mks) depart to Leeming (Lossie 86)

ZK350 arrived from Coningsby (Typhoon 44)

ZK378 (2 Sqn mks) & ZK426 (no mks) (Venom 11 & 12)

ZK434 (no mks) (Lossie 60)

ZJ917/WS-R IX Sqn (Lossie 10)

ZK306 1 Sqn mks - on the line but hadn't moved by the time I'd left at about 4pm.

Cheers, Tom
by TomG
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Arizona
Topic: MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019

John Fletcher 54 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 am
I have 165402/NA402 162481/EN12 165309/CG02 162009/HH07 162430/MA03 all 26/ 09/2019 @ Yuma
Thanks for the log. Cheers John
My pleasure John and thanks for the additional info.

Tom
by TomG
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Arizona
Topic: MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019

Phil wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:28 am
Tom,

I can only help with 162430/MA03

https://flic.kr/p/2hAH5Ya

Phil
Many thanks Phil.

Tom
by TomG
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Arizona
Topic: Log: MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Log: MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019

The following were noted at MCAS Yuma in October 2019. Format = Bu No, Code, Type, Unit, Date Noted. 165385 WE-02 AV-8B+ VMA-214 25 Oct 19 165585 WE-03 AV-8B+ VMA-214 25 Oct 19 165397 WE-04 AV-8B+ VMA-214 23 Oct 19 165006 WE-09 AV-8B+ VMA-214 23 Oct 19 164567 WH-04 AV-8B+ VMA-542 23 Oct 19 165420 WL...
by TomG
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Arizona
Topic: MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 597

MCAS Yuma - WTI - October 2019

Good day, A long shot in the off chance someone may be able to tie up Bu No's to the following codes from a few aircraft noted over a couple of visits to Yuma in late October 2019. VMA-231 AV-8B - code CG-02 HMH-464 CH-53E - code EN-12 HMH-366 CH-53E - codes HH-07 & HH-12 VMFA-112 F/A-18C - code MA-...
by TomG
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic
Replies: 10
Views: 2720

Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth Deploys to th Arctic

TonyO wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:17 pm
This is almost as good as the spotter who asked for a serial of a F-104 on a pole in Germany. He said it was signposted near "Ausfahrt".
Haven't seen that one although I have seen the one near Eingang!

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