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by Drinkmat
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6459

Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

Very nice images posted, and I'm all for the watermark as it is. Too many images are ripped off now, so I like seeing people protecting their work. If I see an image that I'd like to use (perhaps as a desktop background), I could always contact the photographer and ask.
by Drinkmat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Castle Field, Southsea 31-5-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2080

Re: Castle Field, Southsea 31-5-2019

SW Sky Blue wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:42 am
Drinkmat wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:00 pm
What were the "interesting" conversations you had?
Oh just the usual...you can't stand there ..you can't take photos etc etc... :grr:

Thanks for the comments guys :thumb:
Thank you. It sounds like they shouldn't put their aircraft out in public if they don't want photos taken!
by Drinkmat
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Castle Field, Southsea 31-5-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2080

Re: Castle Field, Southsea 31-5-2019

What were the "interesting" conversations you had?
by Drinkmat
Sat May 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: NATO badged Typhoons RAF Coningsby 22 May
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: NATO badged Typhoons RAF Coningsby 22 May

Could you show us the designs YOU would have liked to see on the jets, by way of balance?
by Drinkmat
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Seems so long ago now
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Re: Seems so long ago now

Nice photo!
by Drinkmat
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Ramstein C-130 D Day 75th Marking
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Ramstein C-130 D Day 75th Marking

Thanks to the OP for posting the photo!

(Sorry for not thread hi-jacking...)
by Drinkmat
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Passenger accidentally ejects from Rafale
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Passenger accidentally ejects from Rafale

If it wasn't an emergency ejection, the chap doesn't even qualify for the Martin Baker Tie Club. Bummer.
by Drinkmat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off
Replies: 145
Views: 13487

Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Basing the team at a station where other aircraft are used for training or operations puts a severe limit on what the existing based aircraft can do. In the "old" days, the Reds had six 30 minute display slots daily from Monday to Friday, where the airspace was 100% sterile to other aircraft. I conf...
by Drinkmat
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Silver Spitfire
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Silver Spitfire

Supra wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:15 pm
Why?
Some people like to see Spitfires!
by Drinkmat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: The Wessex Returns
Replies: 13
Views: 1852

Re: The Wessex Returns

Very nice photographs, and a great sight to behold. Well done to the team behind it, for their hard work and effort.
by Drinkmat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Tonka is a toy I AM TORNADO
Replies: 23
Views: 2801

Re: Tonka is a toy I AM TORNADO

Obviously there are other stories to contradict what I'm about to write. Whatever. I was based at RAF Cottesmore on TTTE when the OCU first started. I first heard the name Tonka used by instructors at Cottesmore, following the advert featured on TV at the time for Tonka Toys. The slogan of the adver...
by Drinkmat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sea Harrier at Pensacola 1986
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Sea Harrier at Pensacola 1986

"ejected after directing his jet into the forest so as to avoid the local village?"

I wonder how many of these quotes relating to aircraft crashes are actually true.
by Drinkmat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Has anyone else heard this story and is it true or even possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2712

Re: Has anyone else heard this story and is it true or even possible?

I was told the story by a retired Vulcan navigator- involved a Vulcan (B-1?) flying ott New York way above their A.T.C. radar. I think the navi. worked out of Scampton. Roger. Every day's a school day of course, but having been ATC radar qualified for some years (long since retired) I never worked ...
by Drinkmat
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2211

Re: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?

Also, being VTOL it can make emergency landings on anything flat, as Fl Lt Watson did in his Sea Harrier in 1983. See attached Wiki! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alraigo_incident Although any hapless F-35B pilot making a similar unplanned landing would have to set down on something suitably heat r...
by Drinkmat
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Marham 23 Jan 19 - Marham 'Special' day
Replies: 37
Views: 3374

Re: Marham 23 Jan 19 - Marham 'Special' day

Excellent set of images altho' must say I find the retirement scheme on ZG752 decidedly underwhelming and the Sqn. badges are titchy! Not a patch on what Leuchars did with the F3 retirement scheme back in 2011. There's always one! Would you be happier if they hadn't bothered at all? Excellent photo...
by Drinkmat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 210
Views: 24388

Re: Machloop ban

Perhaps some of the Barrack Room Lawyers on here could suggest a way of photographers to have their images and video vetted by someone before they have the nerve to post them on the internet. I would say that the pilot was at fault, but I wouldn't do that, as I don't have access to all of the inform...
by Drinkmat
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Published Aviation Photograper
Replies: 44
Views: 3477

Re: Published Aviation Photograper

I'm one of those who selectively uses the "XXX Photography" style of watermark, and it doesn't upset me to be labelled with the word "pathetic". I can see both sides of the argument. The reason I use the watermark on some images is that a couple of years ago I found by chance that two of my images w...
by Drinkmat
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Published Aviation Photograper
Replies: 44
Views: 3477

Re: Published Aviation Photograper

In the world of model making, the equivalent thing (for me) seems to be those who bang on about doing commission builds. I'd go with a definition above - does the person make a living from it?
by Drinkmat
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Colour Schemes.
Replies: 16
Views: 2287

Re: Colour Schemes.

I'd love to see more colourful aircraft (helicopters, transport & trainers included, as you seem to be concentrating on jets) but some spotters seem to lose track of the simple fact that the MOD doesn't exist to please spotters. Look what happens when an aircraft does have a scheme applied - many sp...

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