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by Thunder
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies
Replies: 27
Views: 2223

Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Maybe relating to the AWC which run the exercise and are base at Waddington?
by Thunder
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies
Replies: 27
Views: 2223

Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

I take it this will be at Coningsby again, unless runway works at Lossie will be finished by then.
by Thunder
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: How many Tornados still in service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: How many Tornados still in service?

ZG752/129 - Last Noted 12-11-18 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham - Currently Camo Tornado Retirement Scheme

Have I missed something here, can’t remember seeing anything about this?
by Thunder
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: CANON EOS 750D v NIKON D5600
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: CANON EOS 750D v NIKON D5600

Another important consideration is how the camera physically feels in the hand. With the two you mention above there isn’t actually much between the two in terms of technology(Nikon edges it), but get yourself to a shop and get hands on with both. It might also be worth considering a higher spec cam...
by Thunder
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

Probably if they haven’t got anything else to do, however has it occurred to you that some members on here are maybe ex or even current service personnel and are well versed in what they say.
by Thunder
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

What was the pilot authorised to do? Or is it that he/she was caught on camera doing the job which included a slight bit of showboating during a normal climbout? Go to RAF Coningsby during the practice sessions of the display Typhoon & see a similar flight profile; stand at RAF Scampton during wint...
by Thunder
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

Doesn’t matter if it was their last or their first, rules were broken and things can go wrong very quickly. The Fairchild AFB B52 incident a number of years ago is a prime example.
by Thunder
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

DJ17 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Guilty then?
If you see the video then yes guilty of breaking the rules. Too low, just about takes himself out on the low ridge line, goes vertical, then not one or two but at least four rolls in the vertical.
by Thunder
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

Do we need to, it's all on camera.
by Thunder
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

The answer to over influx of people in the Mach loop is to move away from what is in fact a congestion point for a/c, anything going into LFA 7 more or less goes through the "loop". Move the majority of low level stuff into LFA14 and due to the geographical size and remoteness of it you will not hav...
by Thunder
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

If they need to train for low level then they need to train, hardly think they are going to stop just because joe public post some pictures on the net. They may however move to a more suited geographical area, namely LFA14 Northern Scotland.
by Thunder
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

Then he/she should behave accordingly and utilise said training and not step outside the boundaries. If this incident did spell the end of their flying career then he/she have no one but themselves to blame.
by Thunder
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

At times I fail to keep up the pace on this forum. One minute you have the masses calling for enthusiasts behaving like knobs around the various bases to be named and shamed and if possible post their mug shots online for all to see, but if a RAF pilot behaves like a knob in a Welsh valley whilst fl...
by Thunder
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

But there are no rules for what you can and cannot photograph and post online, if taken from a public footpath or farmer's field, with permission to access, of British military aircraft flying around Britain. Correct, but there are Ramifications and repercussion's as seen by the cessation of flight...
by Thunder
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 134
Views: 9898

Re: Machloop ban

Agree with Colin. Flying has to be very disciplined, and there is no room for a cavalier attitude to safety these days. Come on John this is far too much common sense being applied here. Can’t understand for one second how any so called enthusiast fails to see the real issue with that footage. If t...
by Thunder
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Suwon AB - Tigers!
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re: Suwon AB - Tigers!

F-35's are replacing the F-4's are they not?
by Thunder
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Flickr go pro date
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Flickr go pro date

Maybe but how many times do people look at photo threads past page 5 on FC, let alone posts from 5 years ago?
by Thunder
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pay Back Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Pay Back Time!!

She has the same rights as anyone else wanting to do it and willing to pay for it, including you and me. What she did isn't illegal, she has been reported under section 11a of the Firearms Act 1968, which refers to authorised lending and possession of firearms for hunting. The acts says anyone borro...
by Thunder
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pay Back Time!!
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Pay Back Time!!

For once Geoff, I'm in agreement. ;) These Goats on Islay and other areas of Scotland are pure wild animals, they damage the land for other species and landowners. If they weren't managed they would soon eradicate other forms of wildlife as well as plant and fauna. The various Estates all over Scotl...
by Thunder
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: A Couple of Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: A Couple of Questions

Internet only started to become mainstream in 1996/97 and it was poor. However I dare say that members have what you’re after in slide/photograph format. Surprised that Coltishall didn’t allow civvie workers to have cameras on base, I worked at Lossie 1990-2003 and always had my camera to hand, only...

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