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by Supra
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 230
Views: 16251

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

The base didnt want people down at crash gate 5 when the galaxy turned up a few months back and tried stopping people taking photos, so its no surprise they have put a restriction on this area. Yeah, but with the Galaxy it was because they were unloading the ultra-secret new device just..... sorry!...
by Supra
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: NOTAM for RAF Benson families day 15-August-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: NOTAM for RAF Benson families day 15-August-2019

Not a great deal of info' available beyond what you've noted. RAF Tutor Display Team are there too. Gobsmacked if the Chinook display doesn't happen, but not seen listed. I think it's only due at Eastbourne Sat/Sun & not for Biggin Hill. Tucano at Eastbourne for 4 days & Biggin for Sat/Sun. Typhoon ...
by Supra
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Airshows and the show ground set up
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Airshows and the show ground set up

This debate has been going on for decades but layouts won't change. I guess one has to decide whether you want to pay £XX for some cr@p static shots, or save the money for something better. I made my choice some time ago :whistle: Paul Spot-on! If you're persisting with RIAT then try this? Find a s...
by Supra
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 16
Views: 2052

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Same as Speed Limits really😉
Advisory, unless somebody is watching!😲
by Supra
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Yet more mouldy oldies
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: Yet more mouldy oldies

Great trip down memory lane here. I've got a special liking for the 115 Sqn Andover E3 as my flying-log shows a 3h-15m Navex out of Thorney Island in this aircraft when it was a C1 with 46 Sqn in Nov 1971. ( Brown & Tan with Black undersides + white anti-solar splodge over the cockpit :) )
by Supra
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: WK163 Canberra?
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: WK163 Canberra?

Thanks for the correction. Hadn't seen anything about it & couldn't believe there are still suckers out there! Don't know why, but I thought the engines had been inhibited long-term. Very much a case of... All the time the cash-cow produces, milk-it! Cue calculator, That's £125 x ? x ? occasions = s...
by Supra
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Zeltweg Airbase 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 4098

Re: Zeltweg Airbase 2019

The post above explains what it is, this is 'why'. Ever since '9/11' if an aircraft loses (or chooses not to have) Radio contact with ATC over a longer period, there exists the high possibility of interception by a military aircraft. You will probably have seen/heard of the RAF Typhoon QRA (Quick Re...
by Supra
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: WK163 Canberra?
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: WK163 Canberra?

Interesting figures RJ79. Whilst the accounts are for 2017 it's safe to say that with zero public access to ground-runs, photo-op's & private tours since then, you have to sell a heap of Mugs & Tee-shirts to make any profit whatsoever. The 'Gravy-Train' has hit the buffers! (well, it was derailed an...
by Supra
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 230
Views: 16251

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

I think the ban on ladders on the airfield side of the A15 is correct. Can there be anybody that hasn't seen the guy jumping of his ladder before getting his face tyre-striped by a Typhoon or the notoriously low Turkish F-16 landing at Waddington? The amazing number of idiots under the approach begg...
by Supra
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 230
Views: 16251

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Good Luck to anybody that can get to photograph Israeli operational jets for only a fiver elsewhere? Suck-it up or stay at home! :lol:
John, can you please give me the hot-line number for advance orders? ;)
by Supra
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: RIAT volunteering on the fuels team
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: RIAT volunteering on the fuels team

Definitely VWB (Volunteering With Benefits) on show here! Thanks for the alternative view. :thumb:
by Supra
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Spangdahlem 30-7-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Spangdahlem 30-7-2019

Great shots! I have always considered Spangdahlem to be only any good for landing-shots on r/w 05. These show that's not true.
F-16 90-0829 has been very busy according to the mission marks?
by Supra
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: WK163 Canberra?
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: WK163 Canberra?

Too easy to criticise any iteration of VTTS for what they haven't achieved since the Vulcan ceased flying. The plain truth of the current situation & SURELY primary objective is that with nada, zip, zilch is happening to protect the airframe/airframes from the corrosive effects of the UK climate ove...
by Supra
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: WK163 Canberra?
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: WK163 Canberra?

Clearly it took flight to a different location where it's unlikely to get auctioned-off to pay the boyz bills for another few months? :whistle:
by Supra
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US Navy F/A-18E Down
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

Re: US Navy F/A-18E Down

Sadly it would seem likely as no ejection is reported & I would expect a pilot intact is pretty easy to find in that terrain?
by Supra
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Wide Load 30/7/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Wide Load 30/7/2019

Would guess it's going to Boscombe Down eh? :ninja: Having the Crowsnest folding gizmo on the side suggests a little Ground-based MOD. test & evaluation approval to me. :whistle:
by Supra
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5078

Re: Plane Spotting Live

In these days of 'correctness' & non-judgemental comments it's not easy to express my views on the presentation Team & nightly Guests over the 3 episodes. Perhaps 'Cirque du Panic' goes someway to covering it. Quite why it was necessary to speak so fast their brains couldn't keep-up evades me. Phil ...
by Supra
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Area 51 storming.
Replies: 17
Views: 2575

Re: Area 51 storming.

It's a joke ;)
by Supra
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Bastille Day 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: Bastille Day 2019

Excellent location & great shots in flat light. Can't fault the content either! Just as an aside, my first thought for shot 16 was 'why is that NH-90 tethered?' :S :whistle:
by Supra
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition
Topic: VOTING POLL - POTM - June 2019 - RESULTS
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: VOTING POLL - POTM - June 2019

Am I going blind, or is Yunglee (Lee Adcock) missing from the poll list? Reference German Navy P-3 Orion at the RAF Cosford Air Show.

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