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by seven
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Over flying France
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Over flying France

The aircraft involved in Op. Eldorado Canyon also had to route around Spanish Airspace also, as neither country gave diplomatic permission for armed over flights. Although the tankers took the same route also IIRC.

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by seven
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 6 Dec 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1562

Re: NOTAM 6 Dec 2019

I was joking, as it had been left off of the list above, FYI :lol: :lol:
by seven
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 6 Dec 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1562

Re: NOTAM 6 Dec 2019

Fine for B-1B though.. TDY hype :clap: :clap:

;)
by seven
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Hawk XX154 to ‘fly’ to her new home
Replies: 22
Views: 3030

Re: Hawk XX154 to ‘fly’ to her new home

No, both the Centre Of Aviation Medicine Hawks are still active, plus any that have been wfu and not disposed of.
by seven
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: PAX flt from Whiteman 21st Aug ??
Replies: 65
Views: 11915

Re: PAX flt from Whiteman 21st Aug ??

When you can see the ground from your high horse, I'm sure Andrew was only sharing some light hearted humour. Not really any need to sink to that level is there!?
by seven
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!
Replies: 36
Views: 3390

Re: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!

That panel coming off could of been as simple as the latches on it not being put down correctly. If thats the case then no matter the flight the panel could of come off, i use to work on Tornados and ive heard loads of stories of panels coming off due to them not being fitted or secured correctly, ...
by seven
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: PAX flt from Whiteman 21st Aug ??
Replies: 65
Views: 11915

Re: PAX flt from Whiteman 21st Aug ??

Rumour is 2 PAX flights from Whiteman, not a B-2 deployment. IIRC at least one of the support flights from a previous bomber deployment routed via one of the other types (B-52/B-1) bases, thus starting the whole 'it'll be a x-x deployment then'.

As MRTT quite rightly stated, we will see.

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by seven
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Belgian solo F-16 just arrived with a run and break, couldn't make this up!
by seven
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Which would be easily covered by 'they don't need to' ;)

And no worries Ollie.

Edit, can't remember if the did validate at VL or not, but if they did it would indeed cover both. Pretty sure they had already been validated for RIAT anyway.
by seven
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Probably because they don't need to! One flew earlier.
by seven
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

It's just a rumour, and until confirmed by DBH or the USAF thats all it will be.

If by any chance one does turn up, it'll most likely be late afternoon, as has every other global power flypast. And they usually do not land in the UK afterwards.

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by seven
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Duxford Shows
Topic: DUXFORD FLYING LEGENDS.
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: DUXFORD FLYING LEGENDS.

Surprised they weren't robbing said VC-10 of bits..
by seven
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Just do away with Friday and just stick to arrivals and PDA (if necessary). Show days sat/sun only. It always worked that way. I think thats a very sensible suggestion Pete. Cheers John 'flightpath'. I'm sure there was a reason they had to make friday a public day, something to do with insurance an...
by seven
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Flightech wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:17 am
Rain and thunderstorms predicted for Fri and Sat. Wonder if that will affect the flying displays or lead to any cancellations? Or if they'll say postpone the flying to a later time so start at 12 rather than 10
Fingers crossed, then the sunday goers can be really happy :whistle: :whistle:
by seven
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

They must be doing this on purpose, surely.. :whistle:

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by seven
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day 2019 Arrivals
Replies: 88
Views: 9145

Re: Air Day 2019 Arrivals

SamP wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Unbelievable. Both of the Spanish AV-8s, the Lithuanian C-27 and the Italian P-72A have been to the UK before. Couldn't make it up :roll:
All 3 of the Lithuanian Spartans have visited the UK before!
by seven
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 10 07 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 4210

Re: Notam 10 07 2019

You'll most likely find out when it arrives, check the date :whistle:

I'd go for N86

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by seven
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 149139

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Flightech wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:38 pm
For those Sunday moaners about the lack of content, RIAT has now rescheduled some of the flying to be shown on Fri/Sunday only and NOT Sat to keep them happy. These are

RAF Tucano T1
RAF Tutor T1
Italian CJ27 Spartan
Italian T346 A

Happy now ?
Butthurt much? :lol: :lol:
by seven
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Middle East tensions increase
Replies: 29
Views: 4388

Re: Middle East tensions increase

The reason they've cancelled appearing at VLAD is because of the cancellation of the deployment to Leeming ;)

As to wether said Middle Eastern tensions are the reason for that cancellation remains to be seen :thumb:

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by seven
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: REACH 513
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: REACH 513

The President does not fly on the MV-22's. VC-25's would be used for anything not suitable for Marine One helicopter transits.

Pretty sure the France to Ireland segment will be AF1, as its a long over water transit and will be more secure.

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