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by Malcolm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Palmdale & Edwards
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Palmdale & Edwards

Hey Malcolm , I am not sure , I tried once , years ago but with all the new construction at the time , I couldn't find anywhere and haven't bothered since . Maybe someone else has some more up to date knowledge . Ok Thanks. Flying into SJC arriving 9PM, and planning to be at Leemore before 9AM so t...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Palmdale & Edwards
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Palmdale & Edwards & Moffett Field

Museum at Palmdale is only open Friday , Saturday , Sunday and some public holidays . Hard to see anything else except at distance , heat haze could be an issue , might get lucky with a movement . There are a few W&R preserved around Lancaster including F/A-18 at Stadium and F-4D in town at end of ...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Palmdale & Edwards
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Palmdale & Edwards

Hi all, Heading out to Cali later in the year wondered if anyone ever had luck at Palmdale catching anything good? Or the short trip to Edwards, I have seen they have a fair few jets based there do they have at heavy bombers? Cheers, Will Palmdale is like a bad day at Warton or Westlands. There are...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Friday 21st June 2019
Out on sunny but distinctly autumn-ey ramp at 08:45 this morning was :

ZH966 Lynx Mk21B for Brazil - full Brazilian colour scheme with Brazil serial covered.
ZZ102 Merlin for Norway

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 6889

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Wednesday 4th September 2019 09:00-11:00
Noted either side of a hospital appointment were...

ZJ123/G Merlin HC3/4 Grey colour scheme. On ramp at 09:00, gone by 11:00

7T-WVB Algerian Merlin Engine running on the ramp, and someone spannering the rear loading doors/ramp @ 11:00.

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Info Waddington 29/08/19
Replies: 25
Views: 3616

Re: Info Waddington 29/08/19

Can't confirm that, but I personally read with mark one eyeball and a 30x80 pole (from walking up/down the A15) Northern Line of 3 30+73, 31+20, and (30+??) nearest hangars. The third aircraft's serial was obscured by a shipping container (the one near the flagpole with the German flag flying). Sout...
by Malcolm
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: RAF Police advice for spotting at Harmston/runway 02 end
Replies: 23
Views: 5963

Re: RAF Police advice for spotting at Harmston/runway 02 end

While reading this topic and as we are now approaching September: any thoughts on parking at the 02 approach end during CW? Would it be (photography wise) better to stay at the WAVE? Its my first time to Waddington... appologies for sounding silly. The road past the 02 end of the base is blocked of...
by Malcolm
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello from PPP1981!
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Hello from PPP1981!

To answer your question, it was B-52H 60-0002/LA callsign Mytee51 out of RAF Fairford heading back home to the US after a technical divert on Tuesday. I missed it due to cloud, but don't need it anyway :-) Are you a northerner (north of the A303) or a southerner? Quite a few of both types about thes...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Mirrorless or not?
Replies: 47
Views: 3210

Re: Mirrorless or not?

I've been shooting with Canon (or canon compatible) equipment for about 25 years. Always hankered after an AT-1 back in the day. My Canon journey started with a 50e in 1995 ish, went digital in 2004 with a 10D, and have owned 20D and 50D since. Invested in L series glass in about 2005 and bought the...
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 6889

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Tuesday 13th August 2019 09:00L Out on a sunny but breezy with just a hint of an autumn chill in the air ramp this morning were... ZH831 Merlin HM2 ASAC ZZ103 Merlin For Norway 0276 Merlin for Norway 0276 (ex ZZ107) has the Norwegian serial uncovered, and no UK serial on the rear fuse, so I suspect...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another mass shooting in the USA
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Another mass shooting in the USA

The right to bear arms is enshrined in their Constitution since the 18th Century before Automatic weapons were invented. It seems obvious to me that their law should be updated . For example we have the right to drive a vehicle on public roads but that vehicle must conform to vehicle inspection sta...
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 6889

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Monday 29th July 2019 17:30L

ZR360/(15-11) Merlin HH-101A Caesar is turning and burning as I type. Still got the MM serial covered and the UK serial in the normal place.

Cheers
Malcolm
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Yeovilton AirDay 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Yeovilton AirDay 2020

The road closure notice for this years (2019) show also contained the road closure notice for next year (2020)

https://wwwmedia.somerset.gov.uk/wp-con ... ir-Day.pdf

I'll put 50p on next years show being on 11th July 2020.
by Malcolm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 6889

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

Popped down at around 18:30 on the way home from work. They were just pulling a Noggie from the ramp and putting it in the hangar. 100% Read off as ZZ102. So I'd be nervous of claiming ZZ103 on the basis of an ICAO hex until/unless someone actually reads it off - could just be a box swap. Also on in...
by Malcolm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 6889

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Summer 2019

As I type, according to VR, Merlin 612 ZZ103 is flying as Phoenix 01, or rather WHE 01! Freeman ZZ102 [43C7DD] as up earlier as "WHE21", and there was a 'new' Italian in the wash rack at 08:45 - no rotors and only half the tail blades fitted. They were engine running a Norwegian on the ramp at arou...
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136378

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

There was a period in the late '70's and early 80's when there were many more military aircraft around, and many more diverse types, but airshow circuit was full of Pitts special display teams - The Rothmans Pitts Specials, the Dunlop Pitts Specials, the Marlborough Pitts specials etc, etc. This pla...
by Malcolm
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT Parking
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: RIAT Parking

Carparks open at 6am, and the showground at 7:30. We normally aim to be in the carpark by 6:30-7am, and join the queue to get in ASAP after that. They use Airport style X-ray machines and hand scanners, so getting in can take a while - there is usually quite a big queue built up at security (probabl...
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Topic: LINTON FINAL GRADUATION
Replies: 10
Views: 1925

Re: LINTON FINAL GRADUATION

Off at a tangent a bit, but do/did the courses at Linton include night flying? Reason I ask is I heard a swarm of wasps over the house last night at about 10pm, and PP showed it was a Tucano, ZF515 (I think) Callsign LOP05 heading south west over Yeovil at low level then over Lyme Bay towards Exeter...
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019: Arrivals
Replies: 225
Views: 31268

Re: RIAT 2019: Arrivals

Red-Eye-Knight wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:55 am
Anyone heard about the Swedish Herc? Should have arrived ages ago or have I missed it?
84005 SVF812 plotting OTT Brize @ 5800'
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019: Arrivals
Replies: 225
Views: 31268

Re: RIAT 2019: Arrivals

09:35L QATAR C-130 211/MAH is off from Yeovilton presumably inbound. Both this and the C-17 seem to be transiting at 6000'

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