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by von_trippenhopf
Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Bombers
Replies: 3
Views: 2894

Re: Bombers

Probably nothing happening before RIAT I'm afraid, unless they get a divert.
by von_trippenhopf
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Baden-Sollingen 8 August 1967
Replies: 16
Views: 1934

Re: Baden-Sollingen 8 August 1967

Oh man, loving those 104's!! Brilliant!
by von_trippenhopf
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Singapore Scooters
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: Singapore Scooters

Great pictures, those trainers are not pretty are they ! 😆
by von_trippenhopf
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Deployment Patch
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

Deployment Patch

by von_trippenhopf
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Alconbury August 1968
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: Alconbury August 1968

More stunning photos!! Superb!
by von_trippenhopf
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Patches
Replies: 29
Views: 4235

Re: Patches

There's one on E-bay at the moment, it's up to £51 at the moment! :O
by von_trippenhopf
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 15/3/21
Replies: 63
Views: 6079

Re: NOTAM 15/3/21

jetranger2015 wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:02 am
i may of missed it, but a lot of Quids are destined for Fairford today, any reason why?
Exercise Baltic Trident.
by von_trippenhopf
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Dragons when the sun don't shine
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Dragons when the sun don't shine

No. 3 looks remarkably similar to their 'Friday' Patch... ;)
by von_trippenhopf
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 26 06 20
Replies: 22
Views: 5619

Re: Notam 26 06 20

I believe the problem with a stuck Pogo is that it makes for a very tricky landing and possible damage to the aircraft if it is not climbing away when the pogo detaches. There is a set protocol for a stuck pogo, usually a circuit over an uninhabited area as these things are quite heavy and could do ...
by von_trippenhopf
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: B47
Replies: 36
Views: 10762

Re: B47

A couple of B-47 shots at Fairford from a local Facebook page, supposedly taken in September 1962. The top one already has the '0-' (zero-dash) before the rest of the serial indicating 'over 10 years old' Since it's a 1953 serial, that suggests it was taken after 1963? Their 1952 FY serials. I thou...
by von_trippenhopf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: B47
Replies: 36
Views: 10762

Re: B47

A couple more Fairford shots, possibly also 1962. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50013576998_84841ce070_h.jpg B47 Ffd Sept 62 3 by Manfred Von Trippenhopf , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50014369617_223c829eb6_h.jpg B47 Ffd Sept 62 4 by Manfred Von Trippenhopf , on Flickr https:...
by von_trippenhopf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: B47
Replies: 36
Views: 10762

Re: B47

A couple of B-47 shots at Fairford from a local Facebook page, supposedly taken in September 1962. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50014107471_322a9e146f_b.jpg B47 Ffd Sept 62 1 by Manfred Von Trippenhopf , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50014369752_1d23628a6a_h.jpg B47 Ffd Sept 6...
by von_trippenhopf
Wed May 13, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1467
Views: 578777

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

If increased network capabilities are going in, it would certainly suggest it's the beginning of something. No point doing it for nothing. Certainly looks like it's being done to support an increase of users within the base for future activities. “There hasn’t been a serious upgrade of communicatio...
by von_trippenhopf
Thu May 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: RC-135 info
Replies: 38
Views: 13976

Re: RC-135 info

Hi all have heard work at fairford is underway at a fast pace and have even heard rumors of the construction of a new hangar being started. Does anyone know if this is true? I wouldn't think they would need a new hangar giving the old KC-135 ones are still there. New RCs hangar being built down by ...
by von_trippenhopf
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: U2 Movements Tuesday 17 March
Replies: 11
Views: 3955

Re: U2 Movements Tuesday 17 March

Webby74 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:28 pm
How long are they here for? Might pop up Thursday as I have a day off
About 3 years! :P
by von_trippenhopf
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Readiness exercise..
Replies: 22
Views: 8506

Re: Readiness exercise..

thevulcan wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:24 pm
Not quite sure as to how fairford will be used presumably gas and go's for aircraft?
KC 135s
by von_trippenhopf
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF at Kemble
Replies: 25
Views: 9484

Re: RAF at Kemble

I saw the silver Hunter & Canberra flying at Goodwood festival of speed years ago. Shame they're no longer flying :@
by von_trippenhopf
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Pilot Preparation / U 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: Pilot Preparation / U 2

Nice to see the landing sequence was at Fairford :thumbs:
by von_trippenhopf
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Low flying A/C Sunday night (27 Oct)
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Re: Low flying A/C Sunday night (27 Oct)

Could have been. I didn't see it, just heard it so maybe it seemed low as it was quite loud!
by von_trippenhopf
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Low flying A/C Sunday night (27 Oct)
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Low flying A/C Sunday night (27 Oct)

Anyone know what flew low over Fairford at around midnight last night (27th Oct)?

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