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by Supra
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle
Replies: 247
Views: 22451

Re: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle

On a beautiful summer's evening, a helicopter sight seeing flight from MHZ to NQY would probably be an amazing experience for the old boy. Really?? Quick question. Is there such a thing as Presidential NVG's as I believe the published UK Schedule is BST. & has him transiting MHZ to NQY in the dark?...
by Supra
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Otis 51 and Nighthawk 31 flights at Exeter
Replies: 33
Views: 2413

Re: Otis and Nighthawk flights at Exeter

Gus0898uk wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:21 am
Great shots, what is the purpose of using Exeter and not St Mawgan?
In answer to your question.... "Coz' that's what Kev wanted & they agreed to his request" ;)
I personally reckon the USMC have seen Kev's Dawlish Chinooks & wanted some decent shots too? :thumb:
by Supra
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted

Fake News! He obviously let that tyre down after landing to hide the fact that he was short of fuel! :whistle: ;)
Thanks all for your informed views & allowing some lighthearted banter. :thumb:
by Supra
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted

Apologies chaps! Don't do Face-ache, Insta-gran or Spick-spock. Sooo! You're telling me that the Portsmouth News was wrong in it's assertion that this incident was fuel related?? Therefore worse than dubious, in fact plain wrong! Therefore, not only did this Pilot allegedly take-of with a defective ...
by Supra
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted

According to the dubious reporting of the Pompey local paper an incident involving a USMC F-35B from the QE.Carrier resulted in a diversion to the mainland? Not seen this reported elsewhere. https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/f-35-believed-to-be-from-hms-queen-elizabeth-makes-an-emergency-lan...
by Supra
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle
Replies: 247
Views: 22451

Re: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle

Don't know how many 'Armed A/c' parking-spots Yeovilton has, BUT the problem with VL is that they close on time for siesta's & 'sleepies' ! There aint nothing worth staying open late, after 14:00 on Friday or God Forbid....at the weekend. Anyone remember the USN Carrier F/A-18's that had VL briefed ...
by Supra
Mon May 31, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: It was 20 years ago today
Replies: 22
Views: 1714

Re: It was 20 years ago today

Yet again in the ever-decreasing World of Airshows we see the likes of an event that will never be equalled or repeated. Scary that it's twenty years since! Although this final iteration wasn't as fine as the previous, I fully concur that the elements on the showground (Stands, Outlets, Personnel & ...
by Supra
Sun May 30, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Aerial refueling capabilities could boost Taiwan's regional air superiority
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Aerial refueling capabilities could boost Taiwan's regional air superiority

What a shame they need boom fillers? I know where there is/was some cheap Tristars to tide them over. :whistle: & maybe a couple of VC-10's? :'(
by Supra
Fri May 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: **CANCELLED** New Flying Legends @ Sywell July 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 5288

Re: **CANCELLED** New Flying Legends @ Sywell July 2021

Can it be that I'm the ONLY person on the Forum to appreciate this cancellation is sweet FA. to do with Covid19, Government Restrictions or even the financial risk to the Organisers. Nope! In fact (adopting Legalese text?) could this allegedly be more a case of an unsuitable venue in Terms of operat...
by Supra
Tue May 25, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Lighning sometimes strikes twice
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Re: Lighning sometimes strikes twice

It says 'RAT' on the image ID. which I assume is short for RIAT xx (@ Fairford) Remember seeing it in those far-off days of airshows. :)
by Supra
Tue May 25, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: DoT NOTAM re Belarus.
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: DoT NOTAM re Belarus.

As this only affects Civilian overflights I assume that loaded Bomber flights would be okay? ;) :whistle:
Sadly, anything more than petty sanctions will pique Pres' Pukins' wrath & desire for peace. (Damn spellcheck! That should read 'piece' as in piece of every Country.)
by Supra
Mon May 24, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A rather forlorn Gannet
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: A rather forlorn Gannet

Thanks for posting It looks how I feel first thing most mornings😉 There used to be one at the holiday site near RNAS Culdrose 😷. 👐🏼 🤡 🚀 Yep! That was the Flambards Theme Park & the a/c in question is XG 831 an ECM.6 variant. I say 'is' because it was donated FOC. to a new worthy home at the Davidst...
by Supra
Thu May 20, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 3560
Views: 211566

Re: COVID-19 UK

Quite!..That'll teach me not to refresh my fading memory before submitting? :blush:
by Supra
Thu May 20, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Lossie 19/5/20 (with sunshine!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Lossie 19/3/20 (with sunshine!)

Nice clear pix...but those Phenom shots are definitely akin to some Flight-Sim product? A dash too much "Art Vivid" PP. for my taste. Your pix/your choice! ;)
by Supra
Thu May 20, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 3560
Views: 211566

Re: COVID-19 UK

Yep! You don't need a crystal ball to see where this is heading? Pandering to the whims of those that choose not to partake in the good of the UK, but remain happy to Donald Duck it up for the rest of us! All future problems with our virtually assured return to the "new normal" will be as a result o...
by Supra
Thu May 20, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RIAT 2004
Replies: 16
Views: 841

Re: RIAT 2004

Not much chance of seeing this level of of content ever again.
Though, the chance of 'paying double' is highly likely ! :whistle: ;)
by Supra
Thu May 20, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Pegasus comes home
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Pegasus comes home

Great shots! I thought first was pick of the bunch, until I saw the second shot.... :thumb:
by Supra
Wed May 19, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Inverness Airport Tues 18th May
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Inverness Airport Tues 18th May

Great surprise opportunity well taken! Just so you know & no wish to offend....but your sensor desperately needs some TLC ! :whistle: I reckon I've got a shovel cleaner than that! ;)
by Supra
Wed May 19, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-15 QA Crash Landing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: F-15 QA Crash Landing.

https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/update-f-15qa-mishap Excuse while I whip this out!.... :O :O ;) Scramble - Dutch Aviation Society HOME MILITARY NEWS UPDATE F-15QA MISHAP PUBLISHED: 18 MAY 2021 LAST UPDATED: 18 MAY 2021 Qatar F 15QA 640Update F-15QA mishap Scramble has been informed the aircra...
by Supra
Tue May 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is this a scam?
Replies: 20
Views: 1434

Re: Is this a scam?

I don't have 'voicemail' operational on my phone. All the people I want to be in touch with are in my directory & therefore I get Caller ID. If no ID showing then No answer! I am not in business & therefore don't risk dismissing genuine calls. Simples! My greatest worry is that many of these Scum us...

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