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by Doughnut
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Topic: Linton final graduation
Replies: 18
Views: 3843

Re: Linton final graduation

So the Tucano has left RAF service. But where have the remaining aircraft gone ?
Seen a photo of a nine ship formation, assume the last airworthy have gone to Shawbury storage pending resale ?
But seen no details.
by Doughnut
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Airshows
Topic: Hyakuri Airshow - Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: Hyakuri Airshow - Tips?

No problem with car hire or driving on Japanese roads, they even drive on the left !! Local drivers seemed very courteous and drove at sensible speeds to the given road conditions. The in car Satnav system of phone numbers caused a small headache as we had prepared our route using coordinates. The c...
by Doughnut
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Rest of the World Airshows
Topic: Hyakuri Airshow - Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: Hyakuri Airshow - Tips?

Will this will be the last Hyakuri show to feature F-4's ?
Not read any confirmation that 2020 will be the retirement year for Japanese Phantoms.
by Doughnut
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 102
Views: 8588

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

Its Shawbury there going too Not an airfield I had considered. But why not ? How much Helicopter training, in terms of flying hours, goes on there ? Surely there is a Hangar spare on the main ramp. What condition is the runway in ? It hosts fast jets, indeed the Reds often use it during the season.
by Doughnut
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Interesting Waddington Notam 8.10.19
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: Interesting Waddington Notam 8.10.19

Thanks Steve. I did not know about the Hunter either !!!
by Doughnut
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Interesting Waddington Notam 8.10.19
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: Interesting Waddington Notam 8.10.19

Bit of thread drift. But what info is there on the Jaguar in the fire training area ?
by Doughnut
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Recent Serial tie up area
Topic: RAF Chinook & Puma very low over Tottenham
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: RAF Chinook & Puma very low over Tottenham

Would interested to know why the RAF can provide this sort of support to a football match went commitments to RAF event are so restricted ?
by Doughnut
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Sculthorpe ex-French in B&W and also Grey & Grey
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Sculthorpe ex-French in B&W and also Grey & Grey

Remember an early visit to Sculthrope to see these airframes prior to some being allocated to UK museums. Always wondered did the aircraft all fly to Sculthorpe ??
by Doughnut
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrow Hawk XX204 Service Inquiry
Replies: 21
Views: 2863

Re: Red Arrow Hawk XX204 Service Inquiry

The loss of a serviceable aircraft is one thing. The death of the passenger is a whole another story. The technical side of the incident has been well reasoned and published. I would hope there is another enquiry into the the sad circumstance leading up to the ground crew's sad loss. Condolences to ...
by Doughnut
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrow Hawk XX204 Service Inquiry
Replies: 21
Views: 2863

Re: Red Arrow Hawk XX204 Service Inquiry

Sensible idea. The problem would be having additional personal on the squadron payroll to deal with "briefing room IT issues" and "catering provision" Even if the extra staff existed within the over stretched RAF who would pay ? Think the days of "spare bods" sitting around are long gone. Surprised ...
by Doughnut
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Hurlburt Field 1981
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Hurlburt Field 1981

Happy days. Today you can not even photograph the gate guards / museum collection.
by Doughnut
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Cobra Warrior Info
Replies: 44
Views: 7794

Re: Cobra Warrior Info

Hi Gary. Can you provide directions or a link to the Cobra Warrior daily moments threads please ?
Paul
by Doughnut
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: RAF Shawbury & Ternhill
Topic: Shawbury Typhoon arrivals - To be updated
Replies: 2
Views: 9952

Re: Shawbury Typhoon arrivals - To be updated

Are these Typhoons still in store at Shawbury or did they move on ?
Also where can I find an up to date list of stored aircraft in Shawbury please.
Paul
by Doughnut
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Belgian F-16BM crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2177

Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

How strange. The pilot hanging from the power lines it appears to be his life raft caught in the wire and no sign of his parachute ??
by Doughnut
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Warton Aerodrome
Topic: Retained Typhoon Plans?
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Retained Typhoon Plans?

What other Typhoons (Saudi, UAE, Qatar ?) are still stored at Warton. Indeed how many more are being built ? Expect BAE will need retain the use of these jets for the foreseeable future as service upgrades are developed. Are Saudi jets maintained in Saudi or will these start to return for service / ...
by Doughnut
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Waddington and the A15 (Photos)
Replies: 90
Views: 6059

Re: Waddington and the A15 (Photos)

There's already been someone moaning about the size of ladders and where they were positioned.... Anyone who was there share the same opinion? Mike No. Today was an enjoyable day with no issues as to where I could stand and take sensible photographs. Yes I do have a ladder and I used it in the WAVE...
by Doughnut
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Israeli arrivals from the Northside
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Israeli arrivals from the Northside

Straight from the camera https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48638938062_6d8d2dab0b_b.jpg Israeli F-15D by paul marsh , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48638795731_ecabe08816_b.jpg Israeli F-15C by paul marsh , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48638795301_c0d442d715_b.jpg ...

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