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by dicanio
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Canberras
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Re: Canberras

whilst on the subject of canberras,has anyone got any photos of wk164 the original C-Y which moved with 100 squadron to wyton in 1981 but was withdrawn after a few months.ive never found a picture of it yet ! Das, Almost 7 years late (!) but found this pic of WK164 / C-Y in the background, while re...
by dicanio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Log/Req Boscombe Down 2/7/19

Hi Vulcan

With your inside knowledge, do you know if any of these Navy Merlins has "HMS Northumberland" on the nose?

I noted one in the Southside helicopter hangars on 6 Mar 17, and I've never tied it up.

Thanks,
DC.
by dicanio
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: DSAE Cosford
Topic: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19
Replies: 15
Views: 1628

Re: DSAE Cosford Tour log 25/04/19

I logged the following in Hangar 5 after the 1130 tour. It was being closed around 1345, just before a downpour. XX335 Hawk T1A (XX724) / C Jag GR3A XX748 / L Jag GR3A (XZ377) / P Jag GR3A XX840 / T Jag T4 (XX767) / Z Jag GR3A (XZ367) / EE / GP Jag GR3 Thanks to Threshold for a cracking tour, it was...
by dicanio
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: AAC Middle Wallop
Topic: Junos 22JAN19
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Junos 22JAN19

Additionally, ZM524 and ZM527 were seen low level in formation north of Winchester at 1200. "Spectre 1 and 2".

DC.
by dicanio
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Swindon Shuttle bus
Replies: 16
Views: 2578

Re: Swindon Shuttle bus

Sorry you guys had a rubbish journey.

On Saturday I took the 0710 shuttle, arriving 0740, and through security at 0810.

Leaving Fairford I was on the 1520, arriving Swindon 1545.

I always plan on early in, early home, to miss the traffic carnage.

Cheers
DC
by dicanio
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day 2018 Arrivals
Replies: 95
Views: 16612

Re: Air Day 2018 Arrivals

Thanks Malcolm for the updates. The Chippie was the based WK608, on the static side. Rob - 516, 533, and 380 were side on in a row left to right as we drove in. 380 and 533 subsequently flew. 528 moved to our enclosure from near H13 during the day, and 514 was towed around to the static too. I've go...
by dicanio
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Air Day 2018 Arrivals
Replies: 95
Views: 16612

Re: Air Day 2018 Arrivals

Just to clarify the 3 Hawks flying today were XX157 "CU" and XX329 "844/CU", which did the Commando Assault demo early on, and then XX324, coded "324", landed around 1245. There are a couple of Hawk typo's in the thread above. Wildcats ZZ384 and 408 flew with Merlins ZJ126 / K and ZJ130 / O to compl...
by dicanio
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Edwards AFB Tours
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Edwards AFB Tours

Hi Chester, I did the tour nearly 18 months ago. I sat away from others on the bus, and scribbled surreptitiously. You'll log plenty, but lots will go begging. Especially when you pass the packed F-16 / T-38 hangar, and the F-35 flightlines. It's still thoroughly worthwhile though, and very memorabl...
by dicanio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998

Great!

Thanks ZF.
by dicanio
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Tornado F3 'AJ' March 1998

Hi,

Can anybody provide a serial for Tornado F3 coded 'AJ', seen at Coningsby 23 March 1998?

Thanks!

DC
by dicanio
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: Boscombe Down EGDM 1-12-17
Replies: 0
Views: 1949

Boscombe Down EGDM 1-12-17

Log from 1045 - 1200 on Friday 1st Dec. Be advised that the road past the east side of the base, Allington Track, is closed for road works from the viewing area to the A338 junction until 26th February 2018. You can still access the viewing area from the north though. Cheers, DC QQ101 Avro RJ-100 XV...
by dicanio
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: AAC Middle Wallop
Topic: Log Middle Wallop 14 Nov 17
Replies: 0
Views: 1810

Log Middle Wallop 14 Nov 17

A quick visit on a grey November morning produced:

Squirrels: ZJ244 / 245 / 249 / 252

Gazelles: XZ345, ZB691 ‘S’

Apaches: ZJ180 / 216 / 231 / 232 + 2 more (all from SBS)

Dauphin: ZJ780

Plus a Bell 212.

Also in the storage area were 3 Army and 1 Navy Lynx’s, serials unknown.

Cheers,
DC
by dicanio
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Rest of the World Airshows
Topic: nellis open house
Replies: 23
Views: 7018

Re: nellis open house

I went last year. Rented a car at McCarran Airport for 24 hours for $53 with Hertz. Free parking at the Vegas Speedway, just north of the base. Free transfer onto the base via USAF bus. Lots of USAF personnel directing traffic and telling you where to go. Really, really easy. I stayed at La Quinta N...
by dicanio
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: August activity at Yeovilton?
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: August activity at Yeovilton?

Thanks for the responses guys.
by dicanio
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: August activity at Yeovilton?
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

August activity at Yeovilton?

Question for the locals - is there block summer leave at Yeovilton during August, similar to Culdrose?

We're holidaying near Lyme Regis from August 4th and we were going to drive up for a morning. However if the base is really quiet we may give it a miss.

Thanks, DC
by dicanio
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Live arrivals
Replies: 44
Views: 15213

Re: Live arrivals

Todays (Friday) USAFE flypast consisted of:

F-15C : 86-0174 / LN, 86-0176 / LN
F-15E : 91-0313 / LN
F-16C : 96-0080 / SP, 96-0083 / SP
KC-135R: 58-0118
C-130J-30 : 08-8602 / RS

Rgds,

DC
by dicanio
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Nellis 1988
Replies: 14
Views: 2835

Re: Nellis 1988

Superb!
by dicanio
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: LOG: Fairford EGVA 3/6/17 2045pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

LOG: Fairford EGVA 3/6/17 2045pm

A quick flyby shortly before sunset revealed the following: Marston Meysey end: 60-0002 / LA B-52H 2BW "2 BW" Green fin tip "Deuce" 60-0021 / LA B-52H 2BW Red fin tip "Barksdale" 61-0020 / LA B-52H 2BW "20th BS" Blue fin tip "Buccaneers" Eastern end: 86-0017 C-5M Super Galaxy 436AW "Dover" Cheers, DC
by dicanio
Fri May 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 24/05/17
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: NOTAM 24/05/17

Cheers Mr Luxton, hope retirement is treating you well. Love all the boys (and girls) on the West End

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