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by SPERX
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mirage 2000-5 and Rafale in lovely winter light
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Re: Mirage 2000-5 and Rafale in lovely winter light

phantom6 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:52 pm
How did you get these thought it was frowned upon in France
I have had very little "jostle" in France. I think that faded in the early 90's.
by SPERX
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Reds Rumour 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2145

Re: Red Reds Rumour 2020

Careful, some nutter somewhere will say they are traling Chemtrails ................
by SPERX
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Donna Nook 19.11.19
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Re: Donna Nook 19.11.19

Blackcat1 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:45 pm
Why the seals???? Practice on people instead!! I wouldn't lose any sleep! 😊
Be careful, you will have Humberside Police coming round to " check your thinking."
by SPERX
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US Aviaition Forums?
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: US Aviaition Forums?

There used to be one called Fencecheck, but I am not sure it is maintained nowadays.
by SPERX
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 102
Views: 8549

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

For heaven's sake - lets try and keep this within the bounds of common sense. For God knows how long the Reds have been under threat in successive defence reviews, which in reality means on cost grounds. Nine Typhoons plus a spare is a ludicrous fantasy on cost grounds alone: and that is before you ...
by SPERX
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 102
Views: 8549

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

Surely if they are based at Leeming they can use Topcliffe for practice? Not as ideal as practicing at your home base but it's only 9 miles away. Topcliffe is now an Army barracks with the hangars full of guns and trucks and stuff. It is also right next door to Thirsk which is expanding westward at...
by SPERX
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 102
Views: 8549

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

I'd have thought Leeming as the ideal home for the Reds, plenty of hangar space/HAS's, it's a Hawk T.1 base so there's infrastructure/logistics. And now that Lintons gone there's shedloads of airspace out there? You may well be right but I can envisage issues with Teesside ( Durham Tees Valley) and...
by SPERX
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 102
Views: 8549

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

When they were at Scampton in the 1980s their restricted zone was 5nm radius up to 10,000' above airfield level. I cannot see any reason to suppose that their current requirements are any less. In the work-up phase they are flying 4 or 5 waves per working day. When they are flying nothing else moves...
by SPERX
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A Day At Luke AFB - 12 Sep 19
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: A Day At Luke AFB - 12 Sep 19

fasteagle wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Now i am really looking forward to going. Hope i can get 90778 - historic F-16 and really weathered to boot! What focal length were these?
Canon 7D with SIGMA 150-500. According to the Metadata most were shot at or around 300mm.
by SPERX
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A Day At Luke AFB - 12 Sep 19
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: A Day At Luke AFB - 12 Sep 19

Thanks - I will amend the file names and re-load.
by SPERX
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A Day At Luke AFB - 12 Sep 19
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

A Day At Luke AFB - 12 Sep 19

A few images from a day outside the fence at Luke AFB. All were taken at the 03 L&R Threshold end - left to right from the road adjacent to the cemetery and right to left from the dirt road through from North Bethany Home Rd. 1. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48931009688_20858f332a_h.jpg F16-D ...
by SPERX
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Airshows and the show ground set up
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Airshows and the show ground set up

I gave up on airshows a long time ago. I worked at RIAT four times 1989-95 whilst still in the RAF and know from experience the sheer hassle of setting that event up in 5 days. Remember too that there has to be abundant car parking area, which immediately constrains the layout of statics and the tra...
by SPERX
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US Navy F/A-18E Down
Replies: 10
Views: 3899

Re: US Navy F/A-18E Down

JEDI TRANSITION CLOSED TILL 23:59 9 Sep 19 I was due to be at Rainbow Canyon 9-10 September - and have been monitoring NOTAMS to see if the F18 accident had led to any long-term cessation of activity. Found this NOTAM dated 8 Aug 19 ""KEDW EDWARDS AFB M0592/19 - SIDEWINDER POINT A TO POINT C CLOSED ...
by SPERX
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Now that is impressive. I read "Moondust" quite recently and thought how amazing it would have been to have somehow met a member of that crw, but all three? Great stuff.
by SPERX
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Marham Ascot 9711 Flight 16-7-19
Replies: 17
Views: 3329

Re: Marham Ascot 9711 Flight 16-7-19

So is that Lightning Flash the 617 Sqn markings for the F35?
by SPERX
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Falkland Islands Typhoons?
Replies: 10
Views: 3220

Re: Falkland Islands Typhoons?

In '85 F-4 one real scramble in 4 months. No notice practices. Plus daily practice interceptions, and other sorties. Those aiframes had a high usage rate. When were you there in '85? I arrived in mid-November through to March '86 at Stanley. I can recall one live scramble of the F4s as I spent a ho...
by SPERX
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Dutch F-16 shoots itself!
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: Dutch F-16 shoots itself!

I doubt the target was at Leeuwarden - its landlocked and just outside a largeish town. Vlieland is an island offshore from Harlingen, just adjacent to Leeuwarden. On the maps it looks lke a gunnery range in which case I would speculate that a dive strafe run led to a projectile richochetting off th...

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