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by Supra
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RN Historic Flight aircraft gifted to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust Limited
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: RN Historic Flight aircraft gifted to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust Limited

Okay.. Let's try "and the only propeller aircraft to have shot down a jet in August, on a Friday, having 8th in the title & perhaps 1952?"
Or then again, could've been the 9th August ??? https://www.aerosociety.com/news/sea-fu ... rue-story/
Either way it wasn't the ONLY! :roll:
by Supra
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USN P8 - Reduction to Fleet Size
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: USN P8 - Reduction to Fleet Size

Oh!...that'll be our brand new 'E7/P8 NimWacWedgedoobry' aircraft not fit for purpose then? "Should've gone to Kawasaki " Their P1 is the Dog's! It might not have compatible spares in every airport all over the World like the 737, but then again it probably doesn't need them outside of planned maint...
by Supra
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bell Boeing CMV-22B compote first flight
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: Bell Boeing CMV-22B compote first flight

Always seen the CMV-22B (now designated) as a primary requirement for the enhanced operational effectiveness of the RN. QE. Class Carriers, with regard to VERTREP. I'm sure I read somewhere the Deck-lift sizes & Hangar Deck heights on the QE. Carriers were determined with potential V-22 usage in min...
by Supra
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Cobra Warrior 2020 - DAtes?
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Cobra Warrior 2020 - DAtes?

Don't think there is one planned for this year? Set your sights on Spring 2021 at "Tiffie-town"! :lol:
by Supra
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: PC Monitor for Photo Editing
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

:thumb: Excellent.
by Supra
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: PC Monitor for Photo Editing
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: PC Monitor for Photo Editing

A little late to the Topic & even later with the linked thread?.. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=113600
Please bear in mind that this link is nearly 5 years old & screen technology will have moved-on dramatically, but maybe the rationale is still relevant? :unsure:
by Supra
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Yeovilton AirDay 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 6921

Re: Yeovilton AirDay 2020

You're probably best to ask the Organisers directly as I'm sure they'll have a compliant Disabled Access plan as part of their *Risk Assessment. Last time I attended with a Blue-Badge Holder (10 years ago?) we remained in the car & were routed from the Parking at the eastern end (r/way 27) amongst t...
by Supra
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: ZZ507 Executive Shadow
Replies: 25
Views: 5940

Re: ZZ507 Executive Shadow

Tarnished1 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 pm
A FOI request would I suspect be unproductive!!
Of course...."I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you"? :ninja:
by Supra
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Carswell 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: Carswell 2020

I'd be happy enough with the blue skies! Excellent sharp images. Any idea why the last F-35B is devoid of any tail-markings, including serial #? Assuming it's a test-flight / delivery. :unsure:
by Supra
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should elderly drivers be forced to re-sit their driving test?
Replies: 47
Views: 1646

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

too true and I bet some younger ones dont know what a sustained gear change is or how to do a two point turn ?? I've forgotten this 'Sustained Rev's Gear Change' since the days when my clutch cable snapped on my Peugeot 205 GTI.(could do a single point 360 in that :whistle: ) I personally find that...
by Supra
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USN P8 - Reduction to Fleet Size
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: USN P8 - Reduction to Fleet Size

Very surprising decision given the apparent irreversibility once the production-line closes. Seems like an unrepeatable bargain for the USA at the current price per airframe! Maybe they've got something better & much more expensive for later-on? Perhaps Boeing will build the allegedly more capable K...
by Supra
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Rafale Rumours
Replies: 26
Views: 5443

Re: Rafale Rumours

Blackcat1 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Nothing much at Pembrey these days
In the section above..viewtopic.php?f=8&t=184679 :Oops:
by Supra
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 3830

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

MiG_Eater wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Sounds encouraging! Any update Ashley?
It would appear that everybody both on & off-base has gone home ? :whistle:
by Supra
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Ramstein AFB 30-12-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Re: Ramstein AFB 30-12-2019

Great set of Shots in Winter light. As you say, a ladder is essential at this Base. On the basis of "picture/1000 words" & the seemingly bizarre converging/diverging runways, please see the following.. Runway 26/27 https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@49.439911,7.6362934,1815m/data=!3m1!1e3 Runway 08/09 h...
by Supra
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F16 exploded at Florennes
Replies: 22
Views: 4855

Re: F16 exploded at Florennes

Hopefully the Belgian Taxpayers have the same Sense of Humour? Brave move by somebody! :O
by Supra
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: An Enthusiasts Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: An Enthusiasts Dream

Just being Devils Advocate here, but where in the Global Warming predictions does it suggest that the 'sea recedes' ?
Beyond the tidal ebb & flow I would suggest this 'land' for sale is actually destined to be entirely a £1.5 million 'sea-bed' going forward ! ;) :O
by Supra
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Paul Bennett passing
Replies: 39
Views: 4895

Re: Paul Bennett passing

For those intending to bid this fine Fella farewell. The adjacent Meadow Café within the grounds could be a perfect Meeting Venue?
West Suffolk Crematorium. Risby, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6RR
For orientation purposes:- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.26090 ... a=!3m1!1e3
by Supra
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Canon 24-105mm F/4L EF USM Lens
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Canon 24-105mm F/4L EF USM Lens

Doesn't appear to be any photo's? :whistle:
by Supra
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Military Movements at PIK.
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Military Movements at PIK.

Great set of images. Good to see Prestwick continuing as a major hub for USAF. I particularly like the Alaska C-17 with the tail-flash of a Firebird (the 517th AS’s emblem) on the Starboard tailfin & a Wolf's head on the Port side, the 144th AS’s emblem, (not shown here). I've not seen a real examp...
by Supra
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Taiwan trip 2019 - ROCAF
Replies: 15
Views: 1724

Re: Taiwan trip 2019 - ROCAF

Forgot to say in previous post, great set of shots D2X. You certainly made the most of the challenging opportunities. Taitung is a great location & good for weekends too!:thumb:

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