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by jakdaw
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: RAF Scampton
Topic: Red One in black
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Red One in black

Used to love winter training in the 1980s/early 90s with stray Hawks in their practice displays. Always a chance to bag something usually from Valley plus in there old red/white/blue scheme they were easy to read off.
by jakdaw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Stored Typhoon T.3's
Replies: 18
Views: 1077

Re: Stored Typhoon T.3's

My apologies was one of the 150 that looked but didn't post, I was unable to help with this query. Sorry my friend.
by jakdaw
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Serial lists
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Serial lists

Good Morning Crecy publishing Military Aircraft Markings by Howard J Curtis for £12 is worth a purchase is in its 40th Edition and is published in the Spring each year. A handy go to book (there are updates available online for owners of the book apparently) and with the days of fewer bases and airc...
by jakdaw
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: REQ Hotels with views of approach
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: REQ Hotels with views of approach

Living in Lincoln, I haven't stayed there but the Premier Inn at Canwick is close to being in line with Runway 20 (the more usual runway) although maybe one or two miles from threshold, I cant think of any accommodation any closer. Also its just across the road from the International Bomber Command ...
by jakdaw
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 116
Views: 20873

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

Very excited about this project, they are proper enthusiasts at BPAG, its been a rocky road so far but hopefully its looking like there is going to be something to get there teeth into and enjoy the results. Look forward to seeing the three marks under one roof together and if Black Mike & 490 are a...
by jakdaw
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: REDS
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: REDS

A couple of weeks ago I was doing some clearing out of the loft and came across some Aviation News mags. Foremost in one was an article about the imminent move of the Reds from Scampton to Cranwell, with the expectation that they would continue to display over Scampton. Date on the magazine - 1995....
by jakdaw
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 282
Views: 28707

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

thats going to be abit of a detour for some peeps A17/Wisbech/ 1101/ A17 a big loop The original post is not quite correct. The bridge will still be open but single lane controlled by temporary traffic lights. Time taken to get across could be horrendous :Oops: Shouldn't be too bad at 2am when a fe...
by jakdaw
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Hello

Hello guys

Welcome to the group hope you enjoy.
by jakdaw
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 282
Views: 28707

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

What concerns me more than anything, is that once the WAVE is rammed full and the hatches are battened down (it won't take long to fill, and it WILL happen). Where does everyone else go, are they just expected to sling their hooks? You're going to have a lot of p*ss*d off people, who've travelled f...
by jakdaw
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 282
Views: 28707

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Me push biking up there just keeps getting better (and cheaper!) I have the feeling from the Facebook group this is going to get messy in a hurry. Its a shame I was there for ACMI days, Shacks retiring, Vulcan departing on its last flight (the first one) all were well attended and went without a hit...
by jakdaw
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Catalina PBY / Harvard / Lysander from Duxford ?
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Catalina PBY / Harvard / Lysander from Duxford ?

Airshow at East Kirkby today features all of these!
by jakdaw
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: WK163 Canberra?
Replies: 23
Views: 2844

Re: WK163 Canberra?

C24 wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Graham wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:03 pm
I read recently the Swift has departed, anyone know to where?
Africa, perhaps?
:lol: Well done sir!!
by jakdaw
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: WK163 Canberra?
Replies: 23
Views: 2844

Re: WK163 Canberra?

It is always emotive when VTTS et al are discussed. But agree the Canberra looks a long way from being a flyer, with less air shows to display it at, rising insurance costs, lack of corporate interest and without the Joe Public pull of the Vulcan its tricky to see what the next step is. With no Hang...
by jakdaw
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 282
Views: 28707

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Good news with the 30mph speed limit on the A15, I can push bike up and feel safe and definitely find somewhere to park!!
by jakdaw
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: 12 Sqn
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: 12 Sqn

It's currently at the end of the asp nearest the road and can confirm no fox or squadron stripes on the side facing the road !!
by jakdaw
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Due Saturday 22nd
Replies: 87
Views: 5545

Re: Due Saturday 22nd

Showing just south of Middlesbrough at this time gents.
by jakdaw
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hi To Forum members
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Hi To Forum members

Dex P

Welcome to the group, hope you enjoy.

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Wattisham Wing Scramble Diorama
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Wattisham Wing Scramble Diorama

Nice build first time I have got to compare the J and FGR2, you can really see the extra drag the speys brought with them!! Also always nice to see two of my favourite squadrons together. Thanks for sharing.

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Log: Waddington 2/6/19
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Log: Waddington 2/6/19

Mike

Thank you I knew 664 was away, so I was down to one of two. I appreciate the help.

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Log: Waddington 2/6/19
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Log: Waddington 2/6/19

A quick stop while passing this morning

In the E-3D pen
ZH101/01
ZH102/02
ZH103/03
(ZH107)/54SQD SPECIAL
ZZ66? RC-135/51sqd

By Hangars
ZJ69? Sentinel/5sqd


Across the runway
XM607 Vulcan/Gate Guard
G-LNAC AW169/Ambucopter

Pretty standard fayre, but a logs a log!!

Jakdaw

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