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by MiG_Eater
Tue May 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 12870

Re: Spotting during the pandemic

Exactly. Its just about common sense. I plan to go to Lakenheath as soon as I am next able to get a day off. However, I will be maintaining social distance at all times, and won't be travelling with anyone outside my household. Ultimately this virus is going to be around for months, if not years. Th...
by MiG_Eater
Sun May 10, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 12870

Re: Spotting during the pandemic

I think the confusing statement in the speech was the 'sunbathing in a park' comment. Obviously, this isn't exercise and so it stands to reason that you can leave your house for outdoor leisure activities that do not involve other people, and that you can do whilst social distancing. For this reason...
by MiG_Eater
Sun May 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 12870

Re: Spotting during the pandemic

I think you will find that the vital word is "exercise". Going to an airfield and sitting watching aircraft most certainly would not fulfil that criteria. So don't go and be sensible; a life is far more important than an aeroplane. It was explicit in the announcement that you can sit in a park and ...
by MiG_Eater
Sun May 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spotting during the pandemic
Replies: 177
Views: 12870

Spotting during the pandemic

Please remove if inappropriate, but i'm sure that i'm not the only one wondering... With the PM's speech announcing 'unlimited' exercise and permission to spend time in outdoor public spaces - where does this leave us with spotting at bases? I'm guessing that as long as social distancing is maintain...
by MiG_Eater
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: NOTAM
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: NOTAM

I really don't know - but I would imagine the armed forces are keen to continue 'business as usual' as visibly as possible in order to maintain their deterrence. I could be wrong, but I hope not!
by MiG_Eater
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Vulcan XH558 Forum
Topic: Best Vulcan Display Seen?
Replies: 18
Views: 2083

Re: Best Vulcan Display Seen?

RIAT 81 Greenham Common. XM594 now at Newark Air Museum. On the Sunday, sitting in the grandstand right in front of the Tower at the 5000' (midpoint) mark. The Vulcan had taxied to the Hammerhead and run the final power checks. It then taxied out to the threshold, but kept moving. I thought it had ...
by MiG_Eater
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4334

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

For what its worth - had a great morning at Lakenheath with plenty of action from 493rd - including a D and the heritage jet (which I thought had been repainted by now!)
by MiG_Eater
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4334

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

Sounds encouraging! Any update Ashley?
by MiG_Eater
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4334

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

So... the moment of truth... any activity this morning?
by MiG_Eater
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4334

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

Couple of people on Facebook saying return to flying is on Monday - but this might just be gasbagging. I think i'll give it a shot tomorrow... maybe hit Duxford if LN is dead.
by MiG_Eater
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4334

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

Ah maybe I was thinking of the 2nd!
by MiG_Eater
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4334

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

I have a feeling a similar NOTAM was posted last year and they didn't fly - but nevertheless... I will probably give it a go!
by MiG_Eater
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 4334

Re: Lakenheath Christmas closure NOTAM

Guessing nobody knows the answer to Antho's question - but just in case.... I would also like to know the answer to this question!
by MiG_Eater
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: F-35 coding update
Replies: 29
Views: 5612

Re: F-35 coding update

Thanks - very good to know!

Presumably the ones at Edwards will leave service after their development lives are over? Wonder if we could see one at a UK museum.
by MiG_Eater
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: F-35 coding update
Replies: 29
Views: 5612

Re: F-35 coding update

It would be interesting to know where all these airframes are right now. Guessing only a few are properly 'based' at Marham?
by MiG_Eater
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary to Fighter Control
Replies: 28
Views: 1860

Re: Happy 10th Anniversary to Fighter Control

I have to say - this forum has been responsible for some of my best aviation catches over the last few years. Thanks to everyone who is involved!
by MiG_Eater
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: European Airshows
Topic: malta airshow 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 2919

Re: malta airshow 2020

What a shame. I was thinking of visiting Malta with the family for this next year... probably go to Belgium instead!
by MiG_Eater
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: B52
Replies: 85
Views: 18107

Re: B52

BOLLO do you have an ETD?
by MiG_Eater
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: B52
Replies: 85
Views: 18107

Re: B52

I guess that BUFF just loves Suffolk!

Will continue to monitor this thread with interest......
by MiG_Eater
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: B52
Replies: 85
Views: 18107

Re: B52

No problem - thanks! Is your info available publicly or is this from a contact in the know? Only asking as if it is public I can check myself!

Fingers crossed for an evening dep. tomorrow so we can go after work!

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