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by Agent K
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Sentinel Emergency
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

ColintheCaterpillar wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Very disappointing that they were given the tip off; I doubt they have a correspondent monitoring flight tracking software or military radio frequencies.......
But of course you can get it to alert when a 7700 is broadcast, I wouldn't be surprised if a "correspondent" has at least this set up.
by Agent K
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Sentinel Emergency
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: RAF Sentinel Emergency

There's nothing decent about that kind of rapid descent...……….. :clap:
by Agent K
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation Memorabilia
Topic: 11 sqn Op Azotize patch
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: 11 sqn Op Azotize patch

Perhaps I should answer - Squadron Prints designed this badge with the input of many people who were to be involved with the pre-deployment build up for Op Azotize. The order was agreed and supplied in time for the advance party going out. As per other badges, we do not release the excess exercise ...
by Agent K
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: AAC Wattisham
Topic: Wattisham
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Wattisham

Think you've posted this is the wrong forum, suggest you do it on the Wattisham page!
by Agent K
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spanish plane crash.
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Spanish plane crash.

Blackcat1 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:42 am
Thanks for clarifying. I only read the headline on my ancient phone. Shouldnt have surmised .
No worries and with my limited Spanish it wasn't totally clear, but I understood in the end! irrespective of that, very sad.
by Agent K
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Dragon Chasing Fairford 26th August
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Re: Dragon Chasing Fairford 26th August

Nighthawke wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:12 am
Agent K wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:51 am

w/b? Don't recognise that term? can you expand?! thanks.

Westbound (John previously said e/b - Eastbound)
:lol: Aha...., the obvious, thank you!, worked in aviation for 34 years and didn't see that one in context!
by Agent K
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Dragon Chasing Fairford 26th August
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Re: Dragon Chasing Fairford 26th August

johnwayne wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Correction w/b
w/b? Don't recognise that term? can you expand?! thanks.

Cracking photos too!
by Agent K
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spanish plane crash.
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Spanish plane crash.

Blackcat1 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Very sad. Always enjoyed seeing them display
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but as I'm interpreting this, this wasn't a "Patrulla Águila" crash, I believe the pilots last season with them was in 2018, he was an ex team member.
by Agent K
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7646

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Vulcan74 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Why did they scrap the other VTOL aircraft then? Will this be better than the Harrier time will tell, as for the programme it will be a good recruitment tool for the RAF.
It already is in terms of capability and performance, and yes, I miss the Harrier too.
by Agent K
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7646

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Enjoyed that first episode. Off-topic..Went out to drive to work, damn immobiliser wouldn't let the car start, anybody got "Paddles" mobile number? Just consider... "QRA-QRA" 'ummmm anybody remember the password please?' Still waiting to be properly impressed by the F-35B. :unsure: Not an issue the...
by Agent K
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Airshows and the show ground set up
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Airshows and the show ground set up

If barriers are a problem to you, try going to a show in the USA - I vividly recall watching a large American gentleman reach up inside the main gear bay of an F-14 and tug at a hydraulic line whilst loudly telling his adoring family that "..it sure is secure........" Bang on! Travelled to a lot of...
by Agent K
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Airshows and the show ground set up
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Airshows and the show ground set up

And when you either reduce traders, or change the layouts and the traders decide it's not financially viable for them anymore due to lower footfall, so stop booking, and the show then costs £XX+5 and the people will complain it costs too much! There's no perfect solution, sadly. I know from some exp...
by Agent K
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF to allow airmen to have beards
Replies: 20
Views: 1444

Re: RAF to allow airmen to have beards

jamesg23 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:37 pm

And as i said, they will be modified if the situation arises. I dont see what the big deal is. People need to move with the times.
Sorry, just reread your comment and yes you did, and agreed, in the big scheme of things it's not a huge deal.
by Agent K
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF to allow airmen to have beards
Replies: 20
Views: 1444

Re: RAF to allow airmen to have beards

Its OK until you have to put your respirator on, even tear gas enters. If it was a chemical agent you wouldn't stand a chance without a full head mask. And that is why it says if there is a threat risk then beards are to be modified. Dont think there is much risk ar coningsby or any other base thou...
by Agent K
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Airshows and the show ground set up
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Airshows and the show ground set up

If you feel strongly about these things why not volunteer at the event/airshow/museum and become one of the "they" and influence from the inside?
by Agent K
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Remembering The Jet Set...........
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Remembering The Jet Set...........

Was watching the PBS America Channel and to my surprise on came the STV Made Jet Set Programme narrated by Ewan McGregor about 15 Sqdn Tornado GR.4 Trainee Pilots at RAF Lossiemouth, always remember how well made it was. Anyway got me thinking I wonder now that the Tornado GR.4 is out of service wh...
by Agent K
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Leeming night flying this week ; 5 to 9 August
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Leeming night flying this week ; 5 to 9 August

Whilst I fully appreciate and understand the equipment on the Falcons and Hawks and their roles, what/who would they be training going up against each other(if they were doing that couldn't really make out on plane finder) or were other aircraft (Typhoons?) also up and not (broadcasting) on transpon...
by Agent K
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7646

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Thanks for that quick response guys.
by Agent K
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7646

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Any ideas when this is due to air?
by Agent K
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: REDS
Replies: 15
Views: 1248

Re: REDS

Given no choice or announcement has been made yet then of course they'll go back to Scampton. Whilst the team is in NA, the whole non travelling support organisation will still be back at Scampton and providing support and the thought of trying to move this when it is needed for the tour would be ju...

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