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by radiator
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Current warbird restorations worldwide
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Current warbird restorations worldwide

It would appear that the 352nd FG 'marked' North American TF-51 Mustang 'Little-lite 44-63473, which has been restored at Max Alpha/Meiermotors is at the engine-run stage. Pictures on their site clearly show this. This aircraft was to be a training aircraft for 'BBD' future pilots, but I don't think...
by radiator
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Waddington
Topic: RAF WADDINGTON - Airshow 2012 - general info
Replies: 288
Views: 30486

Re: RAF Waddington Airshow 2012

How about RMAF 'Smokey bandits' Mig 29 aerobatic team !! + transport, just a thought :whistle:

G. :pop:
by radiator
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Promotion of your website
Topic: New Website re RAF Worksop
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: New Website re RAF Worksop

Nice looking site here, and will 'tune' in from time to time. Well done, should keep someone busy searching for stuff out there.


G.
by radiator
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Current warbird restorations worldwide
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Current warbird restorations worldwide

Beech restorations at Bruntingthorpe, have given their C-45 a re-paint after looking 'faded'. Be nice to see this aircraft at Sywell or Waddington wearing it's USN colour-scheme.

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G.
by radiator
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Current warbird restorations worldwide
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Current warbird restorations worldwide

Vicair have updated their progress on the Canadian DH Mosquito on their website here. Take note, any 'twits' and The Peoples Mosquito, because here's one for you to think on, how about letting the owners of this great restoration get going with it, then all the 'well-wishes' of the peoples mosquito ...
by radiator
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Heritage Area
Topic: German bomber at Ruddington Nottingham crash
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: German bomber at Ruddington Nottingham crash

We had an AA battery just down the road from me in Bilborough it seems.They were Canadians and were there for the protection of Chillwell ROF. :thumb: Thanks 'BOLLO', there must have been a number around the city suburbs I heard there was one in Bulwell hall park because my mum and my aunt Jill saw...
by radiator
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Today in Military Aviation history - new updates
Replies: 1039
Views: 195122

Re: Today in Military Aviation History

29 January 1918 - 1st unqualified air combat victory at night against another aeroplane takes place, when two Sopwith Camels of No.44 Squadron shoot down a Gotha bomber during a raid on London. 1932 - 1st flight of The Bristol Type 120 (or 118A) , British general-purpose military aircraft, two-seat...
by radiator
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Heritage Area
Topic: German bomber at Ruddington Nottingham crash
Replies: 2
Views: 849

German bomber at Ruddington Nottingham crash

Whilst out and about decorating, I re-painted an very nice old lady's flat in Ruddington, Nottingham some weeks ago, and whilst 'sampling' tea and 'one-dunks' Ada was telling me about the war years, and spoke of a German bomber which came down on the allotments in Ruddington, but spoke of a He 111 b...
by radiator
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: 1st Quarter moon
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: 1st Quarter moon

Nice, very space 1999 !! nice sharp image, I'd be proud of that.

G.
by radiator
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK base tours??
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: UK base tours??

A very early morning to all FC people and hope you have had a good week so far, was just wondering if anybody could help with giving me any advice on how I'd go abouts either sorting out a base tour and who I'd need to speak too to sort one out Regards Calum RAF/USAFE Lakenheath has on it's base we...
by radiator
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British military helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: British military helicopters

ah! I only asked because you mentioned the Longbow, being one of only 3 types. Sorry, 'Longbow' came into the conversation, but it was my understanding that the Army operated these aircraft anyway, I assumed from what I heard that the Army were to carry-on as normal operating it. My view, for what ...
by radiator
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British military helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: British military helicopters

What about the Lynx/Wildcat then? Heavy-lift 'egg-beaters' only, no mention of Lynx yet, but I would have thought the Lynx in both formats would serve for a long-time yet, for a start it's a wonderful piece of kit and pretty 'nippy' too !! But you never know these day's whats in the 'wind' as time ...
by radiator
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British military helicopters
Replies: 7
Views: 889

British military helicopters

With the post in the 'mess' regarding the Pumas, I heard that they are going, because the Mod wants to have three types of military helicopter in service. Merlin, Chinook and the Longbow. And the Chinook will be all RAF Operated and all the Merlins will be operated by the RN, and the Army operating ...
by radiator
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Which Thread? Robins AFB Museum
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Which Thread? Robins AFB Museum

Went there in 2010, nice museum and went to see their Martin B-57 and Voodoo's of which one was an RF version in Taiwan markings. And a EE Lightning too !!

G.
by radiator
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russian Air Force Receives first AN-140
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Russian Air Force Receives first AN-140

Smart looking piece of 'kit' I think.

G.
by radiator
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 'Semi' open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3359

Re: 'Semi' open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012

:clap:
roughcutter wrote:They said the Titanic was unsinkable too, sod that I'm staying downstairs from now on - there's more room there :whistle:
:clap:
by radiator
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 'Semi' open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3359

Re: 'Semi' open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012

Is there a maximum weight limit on customers going on top? The reason I ask is because of an experience I had at the Middle Wallop show in August 1998. There was this big fat bloke at the head of the queue to get on the photobus - when I say big, he was huge ( I reckon he must have been 40 stone!),...
by radiator
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 'Semi' open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3359

Re: 'Semi' open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012

Update 16-1-2012 Please note : Thread 'title' has now been changed to 'Semi' open-top bus, so there is no mistake as to what we are getting for the photo-call of static aircraft on the 29th of June at RAF Waddington, subject to 'approval' by the airshow director and staff at the airshow office. Phot...
by radiator
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 'Semi' open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3359

Re: Open-top 'photo- bus Waddington airshow 2012

This is our 'baby' should we get the 'green-light' from the airshow director at RAF Waddington. So this is what I'm asking Andy Smith to supply to us for 4 hours. So hope LJA 642P is fully 'airworthy' on the afternoon of the 29th of June this year. http://WWW.flickr.com/photos/wirefox1/6685012213/in...
by radiator
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Question ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Question ?

triple_ace wrote:Can't the windows on the bottom deck be knocked out? ;)

'No', because we are 'British' !! :roll: G.

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