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by AndrewBarclay
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 23.00 21/4/19 BBC 4 Cold War Hot Jets.
Replies: 0
Views: 361

23.00 21/4/19 BBC 4 Cold War Hot Jets.

James Holland examines how the escalating tensions between the superpowers of the USA & USSR in the 1950s and 60s led to the jet bomber coming to define how the Cold War was thought. Britain's V-Force aircraft were able to fly faster, higher and farther than ever before, and were armed with nuclear ...
by AndrewBarclay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: March 2019 Logs/Movements
Replies: 67
Views: 5041

Re: March 2019 Logs/Movements

26/03/19 CS003 swansong ZE114 (ex703/753) T/O 25 @ 1032z "WTN09" with gy 2250lit tanks fitted u/w. Presume a ferry shakedown pre ferry back to you know where. [Hexcode 710261]. Appear to spend some time at 27000ft orbiting/loitering over N.Wales MTA (just west Machynllech @ 1144z...perhaps doing a ...
by AndrewBarclay
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: Saudi tonka
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Saudi tonka

Richelli wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:48 pm
When does the last Saudi tornado go back?
If somebody mistakenly published the actual time and date don't be
surprised if the authorities take action due to the chaotic parking
problems which occurred on the three ship flypast. You have been
warned.
by AndrewBarclay
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: RAF Tonka Farewell Flypast Tues 19/2/19
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: RAF Tonka Farewell Flypast Tues 19/2/19

Although the original thread was removed there is another film released by
BAE Systems
by AndrewBarclay
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Joint Warrior 19 Participants R&R Liverpool.
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Joint Warrior 19 Participants R&R Liverpool.

There is a Danish Navy Frigate and a German Countermeasures vessel tied up at Liverpool Pier Head there are four other mine sweepers in Canning Dock unfortunately they are on R & R and are not open to the public. These vessels sail from Liverpool on Monday the 25th, March roundabout lunchtime headin...
by AndrewBarclay
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What made you laugh today?
Replies: 170
Views: 21247

Re: What made you laugh today?

From The Daily Telegraph 14th, March, 2019. Man killed chip-stealing gull. A man on a day trip to the seaside has been sentenced to a three month curfew after he killed a gull because the bird knocked chips out of his hand. John Llewellyn Jones, 64 years, was visiting Weston-Super-Mare when the less...
by AndrewBarclay
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019
Replies: 292
Views: 35044

Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

I've had the privilege of seeing the maiden flight of the XX946 the prototype MRCA which evolved into the tornado and the flight of the three tornados in vic formation as they flew over Warton for the final time. My thanks to the RAF Pilots and Warton Test Pilots whose flights I have enjoyed watchin...
by AndrewBarclay
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: File on 4 The UKs Military Training System.
Replies: 18
Views: 1578

File on 4 The UKs Military Training System.

Radio's 4 File on 4 is on tonight at 8.0pm Tuesday the 5th, March, 2019. The UK's military flying training system trains pilots on aircraft from fighter planes to navy helicopters. It takes years for trainees to get their wings. but delays in the system mean many pilots and crews are "on hold" waiti...
by AndrewBarclay
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Northwest England
Topic: Two GR 4 Tornados flying over Mersey 5/3/19.
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Two GR 4 Tornados flying over Mersey 5/3/19.

At 11. 35am Tuesday 5th, March, 2019 two GR 4 Tornados flew low level over the river Mersey banking left over Perch Rock, New Brighton, heading west towards Wales. Tuesdays seems the preferred days for the RAF to visit John Lennon Airport be it hawks tucanos and the occasional Transport A400, C17 ZZ...
by AndrewBarclay
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: Royal Aeronautical Society Preston Insight into Electronic Warfare
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Royal Aeronautical Society Preston Branch.

Apologies to those who want to see David Eagles " Memories of a Flying Career" I should have mentioned that the lecture is "The Sir Freddie Page Lecture" and it is held at the Canberra Club, Samlesbury. NOTE this will be a ticketed event £5.00p. including buffet 6.0pm start. Lecture 6.30pm due to ro...
by AndrewBarclay
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: February 2019 Log/Movements
Replies: 58
Views: 4855

Re: February 2019 Log/Movements

https://notaminfo.com/node/5 Just type in Tuesday the 19th, commenting on
TombsRIP post after the refuelling is the Tanker going to do a PD to Warton.
by AndrewBarclay
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Northwest England
Topic: Hawarden - Beluga’s
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Hawarden - Beluga’s

by AndrewBarclay
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: GR 4 Tornado Flypast at RAF Spadeadam 19.2.19.
Replies: 0
Views: 375

GR 4 Tornado Flypast at RAF Spadeadam 19.2.19.

https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/ ... 0&t=172369

Credits to Tombs RIP Martin G.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sF7NaTEIQo This video by bobsurgranny
epitomises the tornado at it best fast sleek low level in Wales, sorry cannot
find video of tonkas at Spadeadam.
by AndrewBarclay
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: Royal Aeronautical Society Preston Insight into Electronic Warfare
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Royal Aeronautical Society Preston Insight into Electronic Warfare

This is a message for our recent new postees, like me you can become an outside member of the RAES Preston Branch for the princely sum of £ 5.00p the branch meets on the second Wednesday of each Calendar month at Warton each lecture is held in the lecture theatre entry via the reception where an off...
by AndrewBarclay
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Northwest England
Topic: Red & white aircraft very low level noon 28.1.19.
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Red & white aircraft very low level noon 28.1.19.

This morning a red and white piston engine aircraft flew down the river Mersey from the direction of the pier head, the aircraft flew past the red painted cranes at Gladstone Dock at approximately 50 feet it certainly made for an interesting four second video. Anybody have any ideas was it on a char...
by AndrewBarclay
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Test Series West Indies V England January 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Test Series West Indies V England January 2019

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C2RNAN_enGB612GB788&source=hp&ei=6EVLXNWvEqWwgweXtpT4BQ&q=weather+forecast+kensington+oval+barbados+jan+26th+2019&btnK=Google+Search&oq=weather+forecast+kensington+oval+barbados+jan+26th+2019&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2418.51113..56308...0.0..0.206.5179.38j16j1......0....1...
by AndrewBarclay
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows on Ch.5 Now 2100-2200
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Red Arrows on Ch.5 Now 2100-2200

Repeat on Channel 5 on Sunday 27th, January. 2019 at 18.00pm,
by AndrewBarclay
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Interview with Lt Col Bill Flanaghan RSO A12-SR71
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Interview with Lt Col Bill Flanaghan RSO A12-SR71

Just came across this absolutely fascination interview with Lt Col Bill Flanaghan
RSO A 12 & SR 71 later flew Northrop B2 for five years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6phIa8kI2g




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