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by Thunder
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossie - Cross Runway Ops
Replies: 25
Views: 1927

Re: Lossie - Cross Runway Ops

Interesting to see that the Typhoon can deploy the chute before ‘weight on wheels’, reminds me of the Luftwaffe F-4’s when they used to deploy the chute well before touchdown and practically fall the last 20ft onto the runway.
by Thunder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 47
Views: 1648

Re: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?

You’re deemed to being over cautious, it’s a joke. As someone said here earlier, students aren’t learning on how to drive, but on how to pass a test.
by Thunder
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Heathrow closure, Friday morning
Replies: 38
Views: 3591

Re: Heathrow closure, Friday morning

The Birkhall NOTAM appears when Charles and Camilla are in residence there, which I believe they may currently be. If Philip was in Scotland he would be down the road at Balmoral.
by Thunder
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/1/20
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/1/20

Sounds like MAJOR work being done through there, wasn’t aware that L28 was getting demolished(extending the hard standing Northwards?)
by Thunder
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 2746

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

Wouldn’t there be a major risk of the a/c ingesting the drones. The drones may be able to avoid one another but an a/c trying to avoid hundreds of drones in close proximity?
by Thunder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 2746

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

I would have thought that operating height would be the give away, as surely any a/c would have to operate either well above or below the drone package.
by Thunder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 2746

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

Interesting, but how hard would it be for enemy air defences to work out the difference between a drone and an aircraft?
by Thunder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: More regular US Navy presence?
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: More regular US Navy presence?

It was mentioned a couple of years back that Boeing and the US Navy would have permanent staff at Lossie, from memory I think 450 was the number given between the two. I wonder just how Austere the accommodation will be?
by Thunder
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 2746

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

Seems like a waste of money to me, I just don’t understand the concept behind it all. Surely the money would be better off buying more F-35( the ‘A’ model) and NG Typhoons thus increasing the number of frontline Squadrons, along with better more capable stand off munitions.
by Thunder
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series
Replies: 17
Views: 2148

Re: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series

lets face it the Atlantic crossing was actually a fairly major undertaking logistics wise, the hawks are single engine with no AAR, no wing tanks, limited instrumentation & lets face it getting on a bit. Exactly, with sea temperatures in the Labrador Sea no higher than 4 deg in the summer you would...
by Thunder
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Over flying France
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Over flying France

Pretty sure the Tornados that conducted
ops over Libya from Marham and the F-15E’s from Lakenheath a few years back, flew directly across France.
by Thunder
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted - B-1B nose art slide 'Jagged Edge'
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Wanted - B-1B nose art slide 'Jagged Edge'

Is there a way that you can make a slide from a negative, I know you can photograph the print onto slide film but would need a copy table.
by Thunder
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Scotland and Ireland
Topic: Due Inverness 08 Jan CNV514
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Due Inverness 08 Jan CNV514

Cheers duran212, any idea on the whereabouts of 163560 as both were at Biggin Hill on Wednesday?
by Thunder
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Scotland and Ireland
Topic: Due Inverness 08 Jan CNV514
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Due Inverness 08 Jan CNV514

Did this leave Inverness today?
by Thunder
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted - B-1B nose art slide 'Jagged Edge'
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Wanted - B-1B nose art slide 'Jagged Edge'

I don’t have a slide, but I could do a re print from colour negative, taken at Waddington 2001. If I remember correctly there were two examples and this was the one that did the flying display and was parked down on D dispersal away from the crowds( the static one was “Wolf Pack”). The shot I have i...
by Thunder
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 47
Views: 1648

Re: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?

Sorry two1938, but have to disagree with your last post. While I agree that there are plenty of clueless younger drivers out there, age does contribute to bad driving. With someone who we’ll say is 78 yrs old, they didn’t learn or pass their test with roundabouts/multi roundabouts, box junctions, st...
by Thunder
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: More Chinooks to Iraq - The Times
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: More Chinooks to Iraq - The Times

How would you explain to the British troops on the ground within Iraq, that they couldn’t be rapidly extracted if need be, because the required assets were several thousand miles away?
by Thunder
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 47
Views: 1648

Re: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?

Where I live you just have to see the poor standard of driving instructor/s, to see that the poor students don't have any hope of actually learning the art of driving. Seems to be yet another area that is suffering from dumbing down rather than aiming higher.
by Thunder
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 47
Views: 1648

Re: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?

I take it none of the bumps have been serious enough to warrant insurance claims or police intervention ?

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