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by Thunder
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: NAS Miramar '74 - part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: NAS Miramar '74 - part 2

When a/c were worth photographing.

I visited Miramar just two weeks after the last F-14 squadron left in 1996 and the Marines were moving in. The vast ramp was pretty empty, probably the opposite of what you witnessed.
by Thunder
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF BAe146 fleet to be sold
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: RAF BAe146 fleet to be sold

The trick to get public approval is to make such a/c available to carry out a Medevac secondary role if necessary.

A couple of G5's or F8X, along side a couple of BBJ's would do the trick.
by Thunder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: Anything due 11/09
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Anything due 11/09

Thanks for all the info, unfortunately I had to be on the road back North again at 1445 so missed it. Watched as it slowly ambled up the East coast, I'm sure seagulls must've been passing it.
by Thunder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: Anything due 11/09
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Anything due 11/09

Is there an arrival time for this? Not plotting on ADSB
by Thunder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: Anything due 11/09
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Anything due 11/09

Ok found it st the very top of section, wasn’t looking hard enough.
by Thunder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: Anything due 11/09
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Anything due 11/09

Thanks, but can’t see mention in the RCH section??
by Thunder
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: Anything due 11/09
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Anything due 11/09

Going to be in the area today and was wondering if anything of note was due in(military of course)?
by Thunder
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Scotland and Ireland
Topic: Glasgow to host UN summit in 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Glasgow to host UN summit in 2020

Just seen that Glasgow has been selected to host the 2020 UN climate change summit. Over 200 World leaders to attend, which should mean some interesting a/c movements. No dates available at the moment.
by Thunder
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Shackleton AEW2 WR963
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Shackleton AEW2 WR963

Seacat192 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:32 am
Very nice. Fairly sure I never saw one of these flying
You’d certainly remember it if you had. I can still hear them droning over Elgin for hours on end in the Summer evenings whilst conducting circuits at Lossie.
by Thunder
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: First P-8A for RAF
Replies: 48
Views: 16401

Re: First P-8A for RAF

Strange that no mention on here that ZP801 made it’s first flight back on the 12th of July.
by Thunder
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Dorian Evacuees...Update
Replies: 20
Views: 4444

Re: Dorian Evacuees...Update

Great stuff in lovely weather, haven’t seen that scheme on the adversary F-18 before.
by Thunder
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 50-500mm swap
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Sigma 50-500mm swap

As said the Mkii on it’s own will preform much better than the Sigma, and the higher quality will allow you to crop in more afterwards, more or less regaining the loss in focal length and still probably leaving you a crisper image. Even when coupled with the 1.4 converter the loss is barely noticeab...
by Thunder
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: aircraft at waddo
Replies: 31
Views: 5121

Re: aircraft at waddo

plmc135 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:57 am
This thread needs to be closed; all info is in Cobra Warrior section

Agreed
by Thunder
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 12 Sqn, any updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 831

12 Sqn, any updates?

Any updates on the progress of the reforming of 12 Sqn. Seen mention on Wikipedia that they took delivery of their first jet in July, but haven't seen anything mentioned on here?
by Thunder
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Last Flight of XX143 - 1996
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Last Flight of XX143 - 1996

I was stood at the opposite end from yourself on A Hard and watched as it pickled the drop tanks then struggled out over the golf course no more than a 100ft and eventually out of sight. Even today I can clearly remember the incident and the heat from the drop tanks exploding was something else. Har...
by Thunder
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Runway and other Upgrades
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Runway and other Upgrades

Does it take 2 years to resurface a runway? Would take about 5-6 months just to re surface the main runway. However the work involved this time round is more substantial and includes replacing the runway sub structure along with taxiway strengthening/widening and hardstanding work. They’ll probably...
by Thunder
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: B2 Bomber Crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 1652

Re: B2 Bomber Crew?

If the story is true that the B-2 is no longer cleared to have 3 crew onboard due to ejector seats, why did the B-52 that diverted into Mildenhall earlier this year have at least 8 POB, when I believe there are only 5 ejector seats on board. Surely the same rules apply across all fleets.
by Thunder
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: B 2 stealths at fairford
Replies: 38
Views: 5672

Re: B 2 stealths at fairford

2 months of doing the daily log, o 💩, thought they were only here for a couple of weeks :unsure:
by Thunder
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Runway and other Upgrades
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Runway and other Upgrades

The Control Tower saga has been ongoing since the mid to late 90's when plans were to move it to the area between the main runway and Southern taxiway in front of were the II(AC)Sqn Ops building is now.
by Thunder
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Based Islanders 29/08
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Based Islanders 29/08

Noted at Bournemouth in July this year, doesn’t mean it’s based there though.

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