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by Malcolm
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: MILDENHALL RUNWAY DISTANCES
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: MILDENHALL RUNWAY DISTANCES

I wonder if what they've done is re-classify the old 305m stopways as 60m of stopway plus 245m of extra usable runway length. That would add 490m (1607 ft) to the published figures. Whether they've actually done anything to make the ex-stopway length suitable for thumping a max landing weight KC-10 ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 2571
Views: 136549

Re: COVID-19 UK

Next door neighbour due to get her jab Wednesday morning, and I've got to take my dad for his jab on Thursday evening. I wonder if they'll have any doses left over so I can be chipped whilst I'm there. :whistle:
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Latest news from Washington - Trump not happy..........
Replies: 99
Views: 3814

Re: Latest news from Washington - Trump not happy..........

DoD refusing to deploy the National Guard? they were on the streets for less during the BLM stuff.... wonder who told them not to deploy.... makes you think is there more to this Global Power mission too AIUI during peacetime The National Guard are commanded by the individual State Governors, not D...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Rudolph has a day off
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Rudolph has a day off

Made an approach to Yeovil/Westlands this afternoon - may have landed not sure. Nice to see.
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: COVID-19 UK
Replies: 2571
Views: 136549

Re: COVID-19 UK

My mum passed away on Christmas eve last year (2019). We couldn't get a death certificate from the hospital until (from memory) Jan 3rd, and then couldn't get an appointment at the registrars until Jan 8th. So if the figures are derived from registered deaths then the whole Christmas and new years f...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 14576

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Thread

Nighthawke wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:18 pm
Well there's probably a journalist lurking here so this will hit the news soon I guess!
You mean like this story - posted 2 days ago? Keep up at the back.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/1 ... h-italian/
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 14576

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Thread

There's nothing like posting a totally unfounded rumour on a public forum is there! Whether it turns out to be true or not, I really think it's very careless at best in the current climate. People really should engage brain before fingers over this sort of thing. The Drugs authority will decide if ...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Thread
Replies: 156
Views: 14576

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 - General Discussion Threaf

There is no way it will happen. He vaccine cannot be rolled out quickly enough. Most attendees are low down the priority list and are not going to be . done by july. What about the overseas visitors? RIAT has a large number of these from all four corners the globe! If the Oxford vaccine is cleared ...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Visiting/Spotting in the EU from 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: Visiting/Spotting in the EU from 2021

A Green card only applies if you’re driving your own vehicle and not a rental,yes? In which case you’ll only need an IDP? Yes-ish. The Green Card is an extension of your own UK car insurance to cover you to drive the same car in the countries listed on the green card. However, if you hire a car in ...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2020/21
Replies: 93
Views: 9622

Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2020/21

16:10L Well it ain't ZH583 (the Portugese one), coz that's just landed after a sortie out to Merrifield and back.
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: A10 DEMO
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: A10 DEMO

Flying 2 or 3 A-10's over for a few weeks in the UK doesn't sound that likely to me. I wonder if this points towards another deployment of DM A-10's to Europe next summer for a European Security thing - can't remember the name. Easier to fly the ACC trained display pilots over and 'borrow' an A-10 ...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: KC / RC-135 engine clearance
Replies: 25
Views: 1851

Re: KC / RC-135 engine clearance

Perhaps the maximum take-off weight is precluded by the abort distance? We don't want a KC or RC rolling over the A1101 after aborting! That's what V1 is all about. Before the take-off roll commences the crew calculate a point in the take-off which is the last point at which they can abort. This is...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: KC / RC-135 engine clearance
Replies: 25
Views: 1851

Re: KC / RC-135 engine clearance

Something else that occurs to me is that the CFM56's have a significantly larger frontal area over the J57, which means they'll generate significantly more drag too. Obviously the new engines can generate twice as much thrust as the old ones, but suppose they also generate 3-4 times more drag. Would...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: KC / RC-135 engine clearance
Replies: 25
Views: 1851

Re: KC / RC-135 engine clearance

Another issue is the airframe was originally designed for 4 engines generating 9000lbs each, or 12500lbs with water injection off a SAC runway. Can you clarify the significance of your last four words; "off a SAC runway"? KC-135A's were originally operated by Strategic Air Command (SAC) from the mi...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: A10 DEMO
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: A10 DEMO

Flying 2 or 3 A-10's over for a few weeks in the UK doesn't sound that likely to me. I wonder if this points towards another deployment of DM A-10's to Europe next summer for a European Security thing - can't remember the name. Easier to fly the ACC trained display pilots over and 'borrow' an A-10 a...
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: KC / RC-135 engine clearance
Replies: 25
Views: 1851

Re: KC / RC-135 engine clearance

If you haven't already done so, you might want to read this about the KC135A. http://code7700.com/rule_02.htm I'm sure many of us have seen (or not seen given the smoke!) KC-135A/Q's take off from Mildenhall and retract the wheels ASAP in an attempt to avoid snagging the departure end perimeter fenc...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2020/21
Replies: 93
Views: 9622

Re: Yeovil (Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2020/21

Thursday 10th December 2020. 1155hrs Flight line ZH583 Lynx. Flew ZH964/03 Lynx. Flew ZZ102 SAR Queen. Flew I-PTFO/36 AW109. Hangared AW139 (G-RBHF cols) Eastern End ZH829 Merlin. Ground testing Western end. ZH843 Merlin. Ground testing ZZ519 Wildcat. Towed back to main site. Freeman ZZ110 Merlin w...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil Residents Dec 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Yeovil Residents Dec 2020

Stored Aircraft on-site; ============= ZR342 [ZW-4305] Merlin Mk.641 – Fully built from the cancelled Indian order ZR346 [ZW-4309] Merlin Mk.641 – Fully built from the cancelled Indian order ZR347 [4K-Ai010] Merlin Mk.641 – From the cancelled Indian order then scheduled for delivery to Azerbaijan –...
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: B52D serial ( Long Shot)
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: B52D serial ( Long Shot)

Ah yes, I sit corrected. My first Mildenhall was 1982.

Another alternative is that 60602 was a mis-pole for 60206 which is/was a valid C-141A/B serial (66-0206). It was assigned to 437MAW Charleston in the early 80's, so would've probably been a common sight in the UK/Europe.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: B52D serial ( Long Shot)
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: B52D serial ( Long Shot)

I've been spotting since 1979, and have been to every Farnborough, Yeovilton and Greenham/Fairford/Boscombe shows since then and every Mildenhall show since 1981. I never saw an active B52D, so in your timeframe (1983-1990) I'd say if it really was a B52D then it wasn't at a southern UK air-show. It...

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