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by Agent K
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bruntingthorpe closure
Replies: 29
Views: 3187

Re: Bruntingthorpe closure

ColintheCaterpillar wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:34 pm

Duxford or Elvington.
Good point that completely slipped my mind, Elvington would be superb, although it's some way away for me to see stuff at that airfield would be worth a visit. You've the runway and the atmosphere and wouldn't it be great if the shed could be taken there too.
by Agent K
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC Licence fee
Replies: 41
Views: 1232

Re: BBC Licence fee

If you are not too narrow minded and have travelled the world a bit, you come back to the uk with renewed enthusiasm for the professionalism and content on the BBC, radio and television. For example, I've just returned from Nevada where a recent leading news story was, and I quote, "New traffic ligh...
by Agent K
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC Licence fee
Replies: 41
Views: 1232

Re: BBC Licence fee

Its not just tv in the UK its all around the world, Radio stations everywhere. Why are the BBC broadcasting everywhere and only the uk pay for licence fees. Scrap the licence and cut back on bradcasting around the world. The self same world service amongst others that has projected soft power aroun...
by Agent K
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bruntingthorpe closure
Replies: 29
Views: 3187

Re: Bruntingthorpe closure

Anything heard from the Lightning Team? Be a shame if they have to lose their QRA hangar - could that be moved elsewhere? like Binbrook for example? Not sure you'd want to move it there given there is no longer any runway left for jet runs, and it's too far away I'd imagine to get the footfall that...
by Agent K
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tucano flying?
Replies: 14
Views: 1806

Re: Tucano flying?

Aren’t CFS still operating a Tucano at Cranwell? No, and can’t see why they would need to anyway as the type is no longer in service?! When you’ve only been given a finite number of Texans at Valley (ie, you can’t just keep one in the shed at Cranwell as was done with the Tucano), and your examiner...
by Agent K
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tucano flying?
Replies: 14
Views: 1806

Re: Tucano flying?

ColintheCaterpillar wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Aren’t CFS still operating a Tucano at Cranwell?
No, and can’t see why they would need to anyway as the type is no longer in service?!
by Agent K
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 941
Views: 303231

Re: RAF Mildenhall to End Missions. Lakenheath to get F35 by

blackbird60 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:33 am
...Hi Windy
How did your meeting go as regarding the closing of mildenhall go,is it still on the cards.someone mention it was all hyped up from the media side of things.as the news came from the penticon,it must have truth in it.
Many thanks.
John
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by Agent K
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tucano flying?
Replies: 14
Views: 1806

Re: Tucano flying?

Happy to be corrected but I don't think any are flying now. Was it a Texan you saw?
by Agent K
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: The Mound
Replies: 21
Views: 2027

Re: The Mound

Perhaps in this Snowflake PC World, it could be "An earthwork structure, which identifies as a feature previously known as The Mound" Can we refrain from continuing this mass snowflake/PC world myth. It's boring and the only time I think I ever see it is from people purporting to dislike it and hig...
by Agent K
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: E-11 crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

Re: E-11 crash in Afghanistan

When you look at the footage and video, and add that the special forces them destroyed some of the airplane it doesn’t look like a high impact crash at all? More of a Controlled but heavy put down in rough terrain, which would support a contaminated fuel theory.
by Agent K
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 941
Views: 303231

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

bizfreeq wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Surely all 135 units will re-equip with the KC-46 eventually
No, not given the current orders vs the 135 fleet size.
by Agent K
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bell Boeing CMV-22B compote first flight
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Bell Boeing CMV-22B compote first flight

big john wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:10 pm
No Cat and Trap on our carriers, so they couldn't carry enough fuel or cargo to be useful. Bit like the F35's. :lol:
The USN seems to find them fine without needing to or being able to use cat and trap! think about it!

The F35B seems to be doing as designed, and is useful!
by Agent K
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

baz1 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:48 am
and then were would the missile land up and cause damage?
Where missiles that fail to acquire the target usually land!
by Agent K
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

Thunder wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:33 pm
I would have thought that operating height would be the give away, as surely any a/c would have to operate either well above or below the drone package.
Would they? I think you'll find they'll fly with the formation.
by Agent K
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

baz1 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:06 pm
maybe by size??
Size can easily be masked or enhanced (it's more complicated than that), stealth, shape, material, luneburg lenses etc. etc. but I'm not sure that's the point, surely swarming is just that, to completely overwhelm the defences to render them failed.
by Agent K
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

Re: 216 Sqn to stand up in April as a swarm drone squadron

baz1 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:20 am
I see now Chris yet another American idea
I think you'll find that won't affect its ability to work this side of the pond..... or indeed elsewhere....
by Agent K
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF launches 52 F-35A's
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

Re: USAF launches 52 F-35A's

Is that suppose to be impressive?? The worlds most (apparently) capable 5th Gen aircraft being able to fly and more than one at a time - WOW what a None event :blush: Mountains out of mole hills springs to mind. When this thing proves itself (or doesn't if most of the talk is true...) then shout ab...
by Agent K
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF launches 52 F-35A's
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

Re: USAF launches 52 F-35A's

Problem is, people are sucked up by the BS media reports about it, and stupidly, many believe them - as they say, not everything you read online - is true!! It's very well saying "so and so pilot says its amazing," but pilots rarely criticize a shiny new piece of equipment or when money is spent on...
by Agent K
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: TV alert!
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: TV alert!

Actually if you check through the schedules they're showing that and a lot of other similar IWM programmes these current few weeks.
by Agent K
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF launches 52 F-35A's
Replies: 40
Views: 3198

Re: USAF launches 52 F-35A's

I just get fed up with every time there's a thread on here about the F-35, it always gets berated :S Absolutely, and ultimately: 1. The design and engineering team know far more and are better qualified than most of us here, so they designed the best aircraft to the specification requirement, and t...

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