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by jakdaw
Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season
Replies: 23
Views: 2624

Re: Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season

Ready to stand alone on this but still enjoy the Reds maybe their target market isnt the same demographic as this forum, but still see everyone raise their heads in Lincoln when they fly-past on practices. Pretty sure many are commenting without having seen this years display (compared with admitted...
by jakdaw
Mon May 01, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: RAF Scampton
Topic: F-4, SU-22 and Buccaneer.
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

Re: F-4, SU-22 and Buccaneer.

Lol pesky Hunter, missed it driving past at at 60mph. Great pictures on your thread/link.
by jakdaw
Sat Apr 29, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: RAF Scampton
Topic: F-4, SU-22 and Buccaneer.
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

Re: F-4, SU-22 and Buccaneer.

Well depends on what you "technically" call spotting/togging they are there, we all have different rules, I make no judgement. As for the future I guess the plan to fly if needed/required by HHA are long gone. A museum/heritage centre was a plan but the use for the airfield seems to have taken a dif...
by jakdaw
Sat Apr 29, 2023 6:13 am
Forum: RAF Scampton
Topic: F-4, SU-22 and Buccaneer.
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

F-4, SU-22 and Buccaneer.

Driving past former RAF Scampton (yep that feels strange) all heavily wrapped in white plastic and parked at the end of the runway (A15/Hackthorn end) are the F-4, Su-22 and Buccaneer. Just posted in case anyone is interested in catching these, long term residents.
by jakdaw
Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Cobra Warrior Take Two 2022.
Replies: 185
Views: 36203

Re: Cobra Warrior Take Two 2022.

Just wanted to post a quick thank you to everyone who posted times and info for today really helped planning my day. I appreciate the effort you guys have put in/are putting in.
by jakdaw
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows will display with 7 rather than 9 Hawks this season
Replies: 45
Views: 10607

Re: Red Arrows will display with 7 rather than 9 Hawks this season

For anyone still wanting to know the pilot line up Reds 1-7 listed on RAF website now, presumable Officer Commanding and Red 10 fill the spaces for the nine-ship flypasts.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/re ... /the-team/
by jakdaw
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Newark Air Museum (NAM)
Topic: Change in aircraft ownership announced
Replies: 6
Views: 2275

Re: Change in aircraft ownership announced

Congratulations on the transfer, its a bit spooky as this video of the Vulcans arrival popped up on my suggested videos yesterday and makes an interesting watch. Newark goes from strength to strength.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDhq4zImDM8
by jakdaw
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Red Arrows 18th July
Replies: 35
Views: 4648

Re: Red Arrows 18th July

4 + 3 + 3 arrived FFD. Any serial tie ups appreciated. Lee Glad I said "i think" was in the garden trying to see them and listening too airband through window, thought I heard one return and land and when they ask to transit Waddington & Coningsby they said flight of seven. Couldnt have got it more...
by jakdaw
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Red Arrows 18th July
Replies: 35
Views: 4648

Re: Red Arrows 18th July

Think 1 a/c rtb after take off and think they said are now of flight of seven.
by jakdaw
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sky Guardian to Waddo
Replies: 46
Views: 9335

Re: Sky Guardian to Waddo

Thanks for the quick response had assumed some slippage. Am looking forward to seeing and hearing how this trial goes.
by jakdaw
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sky Guardian to Waddo
Replies: 46
Views: 9335

Re: Sky Guardian to Waddo

Just digging up an old thread, am guessing early reports of some trial operations from Waddington in July arent happening. There seems to be no news, rumours, notams or cargo aircraft in from America. Anyone know anymore or if I have missed something?
by jakdaw
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What counts as "Spotting" an aircraft?
Replies: 46
Views: 5649

Re: What counts as "Spotting" an aircraft?

Absolutely anything that flies that has an identifiable registration or serial. I need to be personally satisfied that the aircraft seen is the correct registration/serial if in "doubt it stays out". Any grounded aircraft including cockpit sections or substantial remains. (a very long way from FC re...
by jakdaw
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F15s Dogfighting
Replies: 12
Views: 2712

Re: F15s Dogfighting

Hello folks, I've been a resident of Holbeach (near the RAF Holbeach range) for over 30 years but have never yet been woken by war planes using the nearby RAF Holbeach range, as the range doesn't open till 09:00. However, this week, something completely different happened. I was woken by warplanes ...
by jakdaw
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: CWL24 - Piper PA28 G-GALB
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: CWL24 - Piper PA28 G-GALB

Also heard on radio with Doncaster Approach on 12/3 using Cranwell 24.
by jakdaw
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: **Updated** Reds to Waddo
Replies: 38
Views: 8741

Re: **Updated** Reds to Waddo

baz1 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:47 pm
well they didnt stay for a Month as stated
Some places had stated only a two week stay and the weather looks pretty rubbish for the rest of the week. So maybe home early.
by jakdaw
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Military Aircraft Markings 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: Military Aircraft Markings 2021

Thanks for the link im a little pre-emptive but bought and paid for.
by jakdaw
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 274
Views: 93998

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

On a selfish level was looking forward to a shrine to all things Phantom here in the East Midlands but Kemble seems to be becoming something exciting and although I wont be as regular visitor looking forward to travelling down to see them. As for the active runway if one thing is certain, nothing is...
by jakdaw
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Leader 2020?
Replies: 21
Views: 4537

Re: Red Arrows New Leader 2020?

Seems official today Radio Lincolnshire reporting it with a small interview in their news with him. Looking forward to seeing & hearing over the next few years. Anyone local he is doing a live interview on Radio Lincolnshire in the next 10-15 minutes.
by jakdaw
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Serial request for the 4x E-3 parked on northernmost apron
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: Serial request for the 4x E-3 parked on northernmost apron

reaper493 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Just drove past, 5 E3s out on Alpha, meaning 103 is out of the Hangar.

Mike.
Forgot to mention at the time but all 5 were outside the hangar on 25/7 too, only counted the tails on a drive past but with only 5 having tails...
by jakdaw
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: REQ: Cranwell 12/08
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Re: REQ: Cranwell 12/08

Not a lot of help, but rather than Tutors the Grob Prefects park on the pan outside the hangars with the Phenoms. The Tutors park the opposite side of the airfield. Hope some one has the reggies for you.

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