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by Thunder
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK air bases in late August
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: UK air bases in late August

Your closest base to Sorrento of any worth is Amendola which is actually on the other side of Italy, just over 3 hours drive each way.
by Thunder
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Middle East tensions increase
Replies: 29
Views: 3665

Re: Middle East tensions increase

Would struggle to fly from Gib to the Arabian Gulf/Straits of Hormuz though.
by Thunder
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7258

Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

You can embed your copyright details into the image exif, which saves messing around with watermarks.

However due to the nature of the pictures/event, I don’t find the watermark overly intrusive.
by Thunder
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ZP801 airborne
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: ZP801 airborne

It’s not behind schedule just a lot to do in a short period. Hangar/Ops/Eng building(it’s massive), new hard standings, taxiways and runway strengthening all required.
by Thunder
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: USN F-18 deployment
Replies: 26
Views: 6981

Re: USN F-18 deployment

Weird that, as I thought the Midlands was Glasgow to Edinburgh and London started just outside Carlisle, just shows.
by Thunder
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Middle East tensions increase
Replies: 29
Views: 3665

Re: Middle East tensions increase

Enforcing EU sanctions is quite different from all out war though isn’t it.
by Thunder
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Indian Jag bird strike
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Indian Jag bird strike

The drop tanks came down on the newly re surfaced runway between the 23 threshold and the Lima Hard intersection, approx 320 mtrs from the wooden perimeter fence. I was stood on Alpha Hard photographing a couple of Luftwaffe F-4's which had arrived 10 mins beforehand. To this day I still don't know ...
by Thunder
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Inquiry re - last working Canberras
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Inquiry re - last working Canberras

Wasn't WH734 one of theirs as well?
by Thunder
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Indian Jag bird strike
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Indian Jag bird strike

Similar to XX143 on departure from Lossie back in 1996, although that a/c didn't make it back on land.
by Thunder
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1365
Views: 122814

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

What nationality is the EMB-314 Super Tucano?
by Thunder
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: B-52H 60-0009/ MT. Arrival, RAF Mildenhall - 17-06-19
Replies: 14
Views: 2549

Re: B-52H 60-0009/ MT. Arrival, RAF Mildenhall - 17-06-19

I thought engines 5 & 6 were shut down as part of the IFE, however all appear to be producing power in the head on landing shot, and the fire teams have dowsed engines 7 & 8 in the last picture?
by Thunder
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Middle East tensions increase
Replies: 29
Views: 3665

Middle East tensions increase

US Navy MQ-4 Triton shot down by Iranian forces.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48700965
by Thunder
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF and the DDay celebrations
Replies: 34
Views: 3220

Re: RAF and the DDay celebrations

I don't know if things have changed since my involvement with the RAF, but it used be that any aircraft that was selected for a special livery was due to be going through the paint and finishing shop anyway, and would then normally carry the livery till the next time it was due to go back through. O...
by Thunder
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1365
Views: 122814

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Quick question for those that have been attending RIAT/IAT over the years. Have Israel ever attended with a fast jet?
by Thunder
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: IAT 1987 (Update 14/06/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

Re: IAT 1987 (Update 09/06/19)

Great variety, the -104 pilot is certainly keeping the nose high on roll out.
by Thunder
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: QE's change of command 22/05/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: QE's change of command 22/05/2019

Surprised his wife didn’t drive North in the ‘old’ Ford Galaxy to pick him up from quayside.
by Thunder
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Cold Turkey anyone....
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: Cold Turkey anyone....

For the Russians to pick up an Israeli F35 or any F35 they would have to know it was there to start with, then they would only have a short time in order to scan the area. If Turkey have both systems they would be able to take all the time in the World in order to achieve this. Another reason for NA...
by Thunder
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 17924

Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Is there anything official regards this supposed USN deployment, seems it’s nothing but rumours at the moment?
by Thunder
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Duxford Shows
Topic: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford
Replies: 194
Views: 23874

Re: Daks over Normandy: 2-5 June 2019@Duxford

BBC and Sky coverage was shockingly poor, the BBC camera operator seemed to be more interested in the Oak tree rather than the para drop, Sky camera operator had their camera poked in the face of the of one of the Veterans for an uncomfortable length of time. Both channels are so determined to talk ...
by Thunder
Fri May 31, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Aberdeen 28th May
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: Aberdeen 28th May

Interesting visitor to Aberdeen, any connection between the upcoming visit to our shores by the POTUS and his golf resort at Balmedie?

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