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by Agent K
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Number of Sorties Flown by RAF Jets
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Number of Sorties Flown by RAF Jets

Reach1985 wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Also why did he want to know this info?
He was Shadow Defence Minister a couple of years back so suspect he might still have an interest there.
by Agent K
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Who Wants To Buy An Airfield?
Replies: 18
Views: 2227

Re: Who Wants To Buy An Airfield?

I thought there were lots of dubious chemicals, oils and other stuff scattered across the airfield during it's history. Add to that the odd load of fuel that went into the water table and you've got a big problem. On top of this, don't a lot of the existing buildings have asbestos in them? Clearing...
by Agent K
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Who Wants To Buy An Airfield?
Replies: 18
Views: 2227

Re: WHO WANTS TO BUY AN AIRFIELD?

Could the BBMF move from Coningsby to Scampton, and become the first Heritage user based at a part private Scampton? I would happily pay to stay at a hotel on site especially if it included access to historical WWII buildings and the BBMF built in. Start adding some historic jets needing a new home...
by Agent K
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Possible F-35B Bingo Fuel situation averted

Of course Supra et al, if your options are to either risk damage to a carrier deck, or worse given the tight working environment, and render it unusable, vs. safely landing onshore with all the emergency services and facilities and real estate you need, there really is only one sensible option.
by Agent K
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle
Replies: 246
Views: 22255

Re: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle

Just pondering what roll Culdrose will have for the G7 ,as it is the nearest military airfield to Carbis Bay. Looking on the Devon and Cornwall police site there doesn't appear to be any road closures or restricted access in the area. I would have thought it would be paying a key roll, especially w...
by Agent K
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle
Replies: 246
Views: 22255

Re: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle

BOLLO wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:35 pm
They still got the HAS site at Newquay,could operate out of there big enough??
Yes they're standard NATO ones so will be big enough........... but..... are they not on the civilian side of the airport now and in civilian use?
by Agent K
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle
Replies: 246
Views: 22255

Re: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle

DavieB wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:00 am
Probably be for a guaranteed alternative diversion field, nothing to do with F-35s.
Yes, the F35's won't be used in any CAP/QRA role on the mainland whilst there are Typhoons already in place and serving that role.
by Agent K
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle
Replies: 246
Views: 22255

Re: UK G7 2021- Tittle Tattle

Think some here should look at a map!, Coningsby/Waddington to the SW is the same distance pretty much as Marham, so no benefit there, or not one I can see.
by Agent K
Fri May 28, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Typhoon Display Jet
Replies: 41
Views: 2347

Re: Typhoon Display Jet

I may be alone here........ but I think it's hideous......... I'd much rather the style of those wonderful 11, 29, and 41 Squadron aircraft of a few years back.
by Agent K
Fri May 28, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition
Topic: May 2021 POTM Competition.
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: May 2021 POTM Competition.

Shuttleworth Collection and ARCO Lysander taking off into a stormy evening during May's evening Airshow

ImageL by Andrew Kitney, on Flickr
by Agent K
Thu May 27, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: RAF Jets in 1/48
Replies: 16
Views: 872

Re: RAF Jets in 1/48

Good list, I'm working my way through my old stash and new stuff too, enjoying it as well! What springs to mind is the earlier Harriers and Kinetic do, from what I hear, a pretty decent GR3 and a T4.
by Agent K
Thu May 20, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: New QEAF Hawks
Replies: 31
Views: 3258

Re: New QEAF Hawks

FWIW ... Not sure it's going to happen anyway ... I hear the Saudi's have offered a better training package so there will be no Hawks at Leeming. The country that, for several years, and until very recently, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar? and stopped Qatar airways aircraft overflying Saudi air...
by Agent K
Mon May 17, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bye bye F-22 and F-15E
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: Bye bye F-22 and F-15E

steamy wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 2:09 pm


Nellis & Vegas, sounds like a good trip :thumb:
Went to Vegas last year for Red Flag 1, and saw more F22's that you could ever wish to see, and F35's and B1's and F18's and EF-18's and Typhoons and Wedgetail etc etc., well worth a trip, I try and do it every couple of years.
by Agent K
Fri May 14, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Boeing H-47ER
Replies: 11
Views: 2280

Re: RAF Boeing H-47ER

Canberra TT.18 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 8:46 pm

Added it
Thanks, interesting read.
by Agent K
Thu May 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Boeing H-47ER
Replies: 11
Views: 2280

Re: RAF Boeing H-47ER

Think you’ve screwed the link up, doesn’t work/not found.
by Agent K
Fri May 07, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Mildenhall 7/5
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Mildenhall 7/5

Mildenhall is having something like a families day with a pair of CV-22 0042 and 0047 in the circuit giving rides to family volunteers or do they have to go up in a Osprey :). I think Strix 61/62 are also involved. Knife 71/72 doing multiple pax drop offs A local airfield ??? Meadows ? Has complain...
by Agent K
Thu May 06, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-35B jets to join the fight against Daesh from the Carrier Strike Group
Replies: 30
Views: 3876

Re: F-35B jets to join the fight against Daesh from the Carrier Strike Group

Can the USA F35Bs refuel from our tankers. Seems a poor idea to have to have a tanker in the area of the carrier thou. Yes given the F35B is the same aircraft irrespective of whether it’s USMC or RAF and given that the USMC/US Navy use probe and drogue anyway! Good idea yet coincidence to have the ...
by Agent K
Thu May 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-35B jets to join the fight against Daesh from the Carrier Strike Group
Replies: 30
Views: 3876

Re: F-35B jets to join the fight against Daesh from the Carrier Strike Group

Depends on how far off the coast they go, and how far inland for targets or ops, with the short range loaded with weapons can the F35B be effective. Or even fly deep into daesh areas and back too the carrier 100miles or more off the coast. Well, the RAF has tankers on Cyprus and regularly refuels T...
by Agent K
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Westbound HIGH speed
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Westbound HIGH speed

zatvorenik wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:32 pm
Trailing westbound about 1940 (over Milton Keynes) in loose formation a pair (perhaps 1/2 mile apart) seen to turn South-West in the Fairford/Bristol area - Trail slow to dissipate - appeared 'lumpy'. Not showing on radar apps - any ideas ?
1940? was it Spitfires?....... ;)
by Agent K
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is this a scam?
Replies: 20
Views: 1434

Re: Is this a scam?

these bstrds are the scum of the earth its about time they were shut down or have the same done to them, when i get phone calls i answear them and they soon get told what to do with themselves!? :grr: It's not quite so easy to "shut down" a site in Iran..... or Russia........ or China.... or North ...

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