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by big john
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Middle East tensions increase
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Middle East tensions increase

The FAA have issued a Notam banning US registered aircraft from flying in the Gulf region. A0019/19 (Issued for KICZ PART 1 OF 2) - SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PROHIBITION AGAINST CERTAIN FLIGHTS IN THE OVERWATER AREA OF THE TEHRAN FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION (FIR) (OIIX) ABOVE THE PERSIAN GULF...
by big john
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Fighter Control and Forum Technical Information
Topic: Internal Server Error 20-06-19
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Internal Server Error 20-06-19

One for the Technical bods.
Possible problem building? when posting I had a brief notice of an Internal server error. Posting is also slow compared to normal.
by big john
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Trained Pilots-No Planes
Replies: 19
Views: 1911

Re: Trained Pilots-No Planes

Bucky P wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:01 pm
I wonder how many ministers have investment interests in Sed Babcock?
If you really want know, you can download the register of MP's finacial interests :- https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/c ... ts1719.htm
Something to keep you quiet on a rainy day. :roll:
by big john
Tue May 28, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Trump Visit
Replies: 43
Views: 9510

Re: Trump Visit

Thanks Andy
Since your post the inter-web source I used ( which shall remain nameless) has been updated. :lol: :roll:
by big john
Mon May 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Trump Visit
Replies: 43
Views: 9510

Re: Trump Visit

Recently popped up for 40 seconds on my sbs was Chièvres based UH60 90-26266 (AE0A7D). May or maybe not be related to visit?
by big john
Fri May 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-16 Crashes into Warehouse in Riverside , CA
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: F-16 Crashes into Warehouse in Riverside , CA

If you look at the hole on the right edge, it's shaped just like an F16 wing end, suggesting the aircraft was level with little or no forward speed when it went through. So making the engine either dead or shut down. One of the pictures shows water flowing out of a door, so the warehouse either had ...
by big john
Fri May 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 10th May
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Notam 10th May

Dragon 31 switching to Brize app 133.750.
by big john
Fri May 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 10th May
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Notam 10th May

Dragon 31 working 275.625 Inbound via the southern route = West along south coast then North by the Isle of Wight.
by big john
Fri May 10, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 10th May
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Notam 10th May

Dragon 53 departed was working 278.600 at 08:41L routed MID - BENBO.
by big john
Thu May 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 9th May
Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Re: NOTAM 9th May

Not today, as the Notam about the ILS has been taken down I presume everything checked out ok yesterday.
by big john
Thu May 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 9th May
Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Re: NOTAM 9th May

StormsInAfrica wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:50 am
Confirmed visual as -1085. Hex shenanigans again.
It seems virtually every U2 hexcode has at least 2 aircraft associated with it, I wonder if the hex box is fitted in a removable mission pod or pack and they fit them as required to any serviceable aircraft if the original goes tech?
by big john
Thu May 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 9th May
Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Re: NOTAM 9th May

Dragon 86 working 277.775 inbound.
Switched to 252.875 direct BZN.
by big john
Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 8th May
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: NOTAM 8th May

Looks like its for N85 FAA CL60 currently over Milton Keynes Westbound at FL120
10:12l working Brize App 133.750
by big john
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam today 29th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Notam today 29th April

My ears did not deceive me.
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=175244#p1081564
Thankyou Tonkatom. :thumb:
by big john
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam today 29th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Re: Notam today 29th April

Dragon 21? with Boscombe 126.700
or have I misheard Draken 21
by big john
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Typhoons to Estonia
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Typhoons to Estonia

The RAF have kindly posted a photo of the four tails. https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf-beta/assets/ ... -00556.jpg
by big john
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: U-2 Wednesday 24th
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: U-2 Wednesday 24th

Notam
EGTT/QAZCA/IV/NBO/AE/000/033/5141N00147W005
B) FROM: 19/04/24 03:30C) TO: 19/04/24 08:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.

for Dragon 51 routing to XAMAB
by big john
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Dragon 86/88
Replies: 30
Views: 3157

Re: Dragon 86/88

Sounds like they are not bothering about Notams anymore? as the C5 departed after the aerodrome was officially closed, and the first U2 arrived this morning before it was officially open.
by big john
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Coronet East Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 4032

Re: Coronet East Blog

Its one of those secret society sites were you have to be personally known to the author.
He probably got fed up with lurkers and thieves?
This is the link but unless you know the authors e-mail address it's not a lot of use:-http://usmfll.blogspot.com/
by big john
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Dragon 86/88
Replies: 30
Views: 3157

Re: Dragon 86/88

Perhaps it bringing the orders to open the airfield for the U2's :lol: :P as RCH1815 went 0TT the other week

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