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by Dan213
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Sunday Display Times
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Re: Sunday Display Times

Assume that's just a rumour. No bird strike was reported and it appeared that the rear of the left stabilator had delaminated
by Dan213
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 141371

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

This was our first year in the FRIAT enclosure partly as a reward to my 16 year old son for his hard work in the run up to his GCSE's and partly for my father in recovery from cancer. We stayed from Tuesday until the Monday departures and although we left knackered, we had an absolutely amazing boy...
by Dan213
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 141371

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

rh226 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:19 pm
GoldenEagle wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Well, if you're not able to come today and missed the B2 : you missed nothing.
Yep, 82-1068 was at RIAT 2012 and, also, was on deployment at Fairford June 2017 at the time of Baltops/Sabre Strike.
Honestly, some people... Just be glad you got to see it!
by Dan213
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 141371

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

Typical. Im still 50/50 about tomorrow. B-2 would have swung it. On a related note, is there ANYWHERE crowd centre where the public can get to the crowdline for photos that isnt in a private enclosure? That was the main killer i found for images, anything around that area i failed to get as couldnt...
by Dan213
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2018 ARRIVALS
Replies: 302
Views: 41403

Re: RIAT 2018 ARRIVALS

B52, Polish Fitter, Dutch Herk and RAF C17 all cancelled from what I have just overheard from one of the organisers
by Dan213
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Fairford Aerodrome Chart
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Fairford Aerodrome Chart

Although over 10 years old, the ground layout here is identical to the current layout charts apart from the Northside hangar that has been demolished

https://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.u ... irford.pdf
by Dan213
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 141371

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 Discussion Thread

In 1997 it was the 50th anniversary of the USAF with the Golden Air Tattoo at Nellis. The RAF sent a VC10 with two Tornados, plus Spitfire AB910 was air-freighted out there I believe in a C-130. Paul Day's display was exceptional and stole the show. It would not therefore be inappropriate to hope t...
by Dan213
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF Nuclear flight ! According to the Mirror !!
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: USAF Nuclear flight ! According to the Mirror !!

Pen Pusher wrote:You do know what the date is?

Brian
Highly doubt it’s the sort of thing that would be made into an April fools joke, plus the article was posted this evening as opposed to this morning
by Dan213
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: MAPLIN CLOSURE
Replies: 25
Views: 4574

Re: MAPLIN CLOSURE

such a shame,i remember when radio shack closed down and now maplins,soon we will only have amazon and then once they have a monopoly they can charge whatever they like and we as consumers will suffer Amazon is made up of thousands of independent sellers, as with the likes of eBay so that shouldn’t...
by Dan213
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 32
Views: 7441

Re: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company

i'd heard that one of these had just come from Marshalls after a glass cockpit refit & thence to Brunt for disposal could be wrong........... Yep! There was a plan to convert the whole RAF 'antique' Fleet to Glass Cockpits, but IIRC the certification & qualification effort that would be required wa...
by Dan213
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 10th January 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3825

Re: Notam 10th January 2018

633 squadron wrote:seems to be at lot of problems with USAF gear at the moment like the Localizer not working and the u2's landing gear.
That’s 2 issues out of 5000+ aircraft and hundreds of airfields???
by Dan213
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 9/1/18
Replies: 109
Views: 9093

Re: Notam 9/1/18

Switched to 27 due to ILS problems
by Dan213
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: New Red Arrows order. Sign here please
Replies: 31
Views: 4325

Re: New Red Arrows order. Sign here please

Find some of the posts on here regarding the reds and their purpose very interesting. For some people, it seems like the only purpose of an aircraft is to log it or take a photo of it. The Red Arrows exist far beyond that of a recruitment tool for the present time and their presence overseas clearly...
by Dan213
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Coningsby 21.09.17
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: Coningsby 21.09.17

A few more from last Thursday https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4454/36645782533_9587b385e5_h.jpg Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 - ZK354/BY by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4410/37281888066_3eca53a9de_h.jpg Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 - ZJ810 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https:/...
by Dan213
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Coningsby 21.09.17
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Re: Coningsby 21.09.17

Thanks for the feedback guys. Much appreciated! :)
by Dan213
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Coningsby 21.09.17
Replies: 7
Views: 2349

Coningsby 21.09.17

A few shots from a very overcast and drizzly Coningsby on Thursday https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4398/36522686274_d131399622_h.jpg Eurofighter Typhoon T.3 - ZJ807 by Daniel Lewington , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/36988468070_8cd495f699_h.jpg Eurofighter Typhoon - 30+51 by Daniel L...
by Dan213
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Jet Fighter Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 2739

Re: Jet Fighter Experience

Many thanks for all of your replies, it is much appreciated! :) As good as the Ultimate High Experience looks, it really has to be a jet aircraft - it is kind of a bucket list type thing... Can anyone give any feedback on any of the following: flyfighterjet.com / fighter-jet.com / Hunter Flight Aca...
by Dan213
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M
Replies: 14
Views: 3979

Re: Star and Bar at Fairford : U-2 B-52 and a C-5M

A great set! Thanks for sharing
by Dan213
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: More buffs heading to Fairford
Replies: 78
Views: 13811

Re: More buffs heading to Fairford

When passing the bomb dump in Kempsford today, there seemed to be a fair few munitions trolleys lined up along the roadways. Never seen this for one of the ex’s at Fairford before

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