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by thevulcan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)
Replies: 35
Views: 7040

Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022 (Updated 10/12/20)

Interesting how the name of the MPH has changed to a maintenance facility. I wonder if fairford will become a maintenance airfield for USAFE. Similar to what kemble was before it was handed back to the MOD in 1993. Certainly makes sense and will save a lot of fuel and cost in the long run. As aircra...
by thevulcan
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Deployment
Replies: 14
Views: 3013

Re: Deployment

Having read the article i think that the annual number of Bomber Task Forces will increase (as fairford's PR team said last year 4-5 a year). Just means more airfields will be used for the Bomber Task Forces to allow for the increase in operations and to give some other bases such as fairford some p...
by thevulcan
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russian Spitfire now on the UK airshow circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 654

Russian Spitfire now on the UK airshow circuit

The MK IX Russian spitfire is now airworthy in the UK and should be on the UK display circuit this year. The aircraft itself looks great. Link to more information about the airframe. http://www.hangar11.co.uk/russspit.html Link to some pictures of the aircraft equipped with ordinance under the wings...
by thevulcan
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: RAF Leuchars
Topic: Ex Chameleon 21-1
Replies: 33
Views: 2010

Re: Ex Chameleon 21-1

Just seen this on Facebook, first I've seen/heard. Have I been living in a cave and missed something? There will be increased aircraft movement for an exercise taking place from RAF Leeming from 23 February to 19 March 2021. The Station will be hosting various multi-national aircraft throughout tha...
by thevulcan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: B-1Bs possible European deployment
Replies: 21
Views: 6421

Re: B-1Bs possible European deployment

I would imagine given the current weather conditions in texas the deployment from Dyess my be delayed slightly.
by thevulcan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 15/02/21
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: Notam 15/02/21

Heard from Brize quite a noise.
by thevulcan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: RRR2746 ZZ330
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: RRR2746 ZZ330

Appears to have changed to Prestwick?
by thevulcan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: RRR2746 ZZ330
Replies: 4
Views: 286

RRR2746 ZZ330

On a test flight up to Lossie now.
by thevulcan
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Defence Review 2021
Topic: Possible Voyager Boom upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 2693

Re: Possible Voyager Boom upgrade

I believe the issue with that point is that all air forces have different commitments globally. The UK more then some with tankers in Cyprus and The Falklands. The Mildenhall tankers are already over stretched in Europe with maybe 3 Mildenhall tanker sorties per a day supporting well over 8 air forc...
by thevulcan
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 09/02/2021
Replies: 41
Views: 1883

Re: NOTAM 09/02/2021

Now plotting on ADSB.
by thevulcan
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: Airtanker potential deal with the Indian Air Force
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Airtanker potential deal with the Indian Air Force

https://idrw.org/iaf-plans-to-contract-six-airbus-a330-200-mrtt-on-lease-in-2021/ Article discusses the lease if 6 A330 MRTT's from Airtanker to the Indian air force with a surge reserve fleet if 2-3 aircraft. Aircraft will be maintained in the UK. Means Airtanker may end up leasing up to 23 A330 MR...
by thevulcan
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: NEW ARRIVAL FOR LOSSIE
Replies: 27
Views: 2159

Re: NEW ARRIVAL FOR LOSSIE

Thanks guys helps a lot wonder if the MOD will order any more rumours were of 15.
by thevulcan
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: NEW ARRIVAL FOR LOSSIE
Replies: 27
Views: 2159

Re: NEW ARRIVAL FOR LOSSIE

Cheers Mike would this mean another 3 this year? To make 4 this year similar to last year.
by thevulcan
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: NEW ARRIVAL FOR LOSSIE
Replies: 27
Views: 2159

Re: NEW ARRIVAL FOR LOSSIE

Hi all does anyone know what the delivery schedule is on the P8's?
by thevulcan
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Defence Review 2021
Topic: Possible Voyager Boom upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 2693

Possible Voyager Boom upgrade

As many will know the RAF currently operate a large number of Boom capable aircraft that currently lack a tanker that can AAR with them. Types such as the Airseeker, P8, C17, Wedgetail, and possibly F35A (in the future if the MOD decide to purchase). Therefore the defence review will probably look a...
by thevulcan
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: RRR2222 Voyager ZZ338 22/01/21
Replies: 2
Views: 316

RRR2222 Voyager ZZ338 22/01/21

Inbound tracking up the country now.
by thevulcan
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK Chinook Replacement Article
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

UK Chinook Replacement Article

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/uk ... 42.article

Relating to the purchase of 16 MH-47G's extended range chinooks.
by thevulcan
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: CANCELLED Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 25034

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Thread

I would imagine MRTT the FRIAT enclosure can be made longer as there will be less tents etc filling up the crowd line to allow for social distancing.

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