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by Snoop 95
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7715

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Liked the series very much. Well thought out in that it showed what was portrayed as the pinnacle of today's RAF (flying the F35) and those intent on getting there. Only three episodes, but I do actually think that was enough. Intrigued to see that the female (can't remember her name) Royal Navy pil...
by Snoop 95
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: AAC Wattisham
Topic: Re: Carbon 09
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Re: Carbon 09

I heard that go over my house and thought it did not sound like the usual Apaches!
by Snoop 95
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun
Replies: 72
Views: 7715

Re: ITV series - Fighter Pilot, the real Top Gun

Hardly a secret!! Hardly a secret to aviation enthusiasts, but we form only a small part of the target audience for the series. It just seems strange that one base (Valley) is mentioned by name, but the other (Beaufort) is not. A very good series thus far. Probably because its name would mean nothi...
by Snoop 95
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Now arriving by C-17
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Now arriving by C-17

They could always put the cars in a crate!
by Snoop 95
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Very nostalgic! Used to spend too much time looking over the fence at Honington. Certainly miss the action now.
by Snoop 95
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 25
Views: 2995

Google Earth

Have been browsing the airbases as seen on Google Earth and note that RAF Marham has one solitary aircraft in the shape of an F35, RAF Coningsby has 9 Typhoons on the apron and what look like 2 Harriers, although the photo is dated 2018/19. Waddo has 4.5 E3's, 2 xRC135's and a Sentinel. Brize has 3 ...
by Snoop 95
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Bwlch last monday
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Bwlch last monday

Love #3, a real classic which should be a poster.
by Snoop 95
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 111
Views: 19882

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

I note the concerns about the airframe being in a seaside environment having a detremental effect, but that cannot be worse than being on an aircraft carrier! I recall that when we had aircraft carriers the aircraft that used them had to be "navalised", which I believe meant that various ferrous co...
by Snoop 95
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)
Replies: 111
Views: 19882

Re: British Phantom Aviation Group (Official Topic)

I note the concerns about the airframe being in a seaside environment having a detremental effect, but that cannot be worse than being on an aircraft carrier! I recall that when we had aircraft carriers the aircraft that used them had to be "navalised", which I believe meant that various ferrous com...
by Snoop 95
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 2
Views: 658

ADS-B

There is some useful info about each aircraft in the right hand box when you click on them, but I have often wondered why it asks at the end 'Interesting' and the answer I have always seen is 'No'. What is this about and what would be interesting? https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/desktop...
by Snoop 95
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maverick's Back
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Maverick's Back

Tom Cruise has let slip that there is a sequel to the 30-year-old TopGun movie. Unsurprisingly the characters in this trailer look like they chould have retired some time ago! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSqVVswa420 I realise that this should probably go into the Video section but it is topical.
by Snoop 95
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Area 51 storming.
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: Area 51 storming.

The USAF have stepped up to the plate!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48989949
by Snoop 95
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bastille Day Flypast
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Bastille Day Flypast

Think you might be right about President Trump. The video rolled into the next clip which showed Macron and Trump together and I assumed.........
by Snoop 95
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bastille Day Flypast
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Bastille Day Flypast

I see on the BBC News website that the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris included a flypast. The first phase (on the BBC video) consists of a Rafale - obviously from the Armee de L'Air but it is flanked by an F16 and a Tornado; neither of which are in the FAF inventory. President Trump is there as ...
by Snoop 95
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Southern England
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 2
Views: 242

HMS Queen Elizabeth

I see on webcams that when HMS Queen Elizabeth unexpectedly returned to Portsmouth earlier in the week she had three Apaches embarked on the flight deck. Two have disappeared overnight, which may be the two reported elsewhere as flying over London, but one remains this morning. She seems to be emplo...
by Snoop 95
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Wessex at Yeovilton
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Wessex at Yeovilton

It's always good to see aircraft in strong colour schemes and clearly and proudly wearing their insignia!
by Snoop 95
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Totally Tornados (well almost)
Replies: 17
Views: 1479

Re: Totally Tornados (well almost)

Excellent! Thanks for sharing.
by Snoop 95
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Tornados Return to RAF Honington
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Tornados Return to RAF Honington

The EADT reports that five reitred RAF Tornados have been delivered to Honington:
https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/tornados-ba ... -1-6144589
by Snoop 95
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Some RAF Harriers found somewhere on an old hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Some RAF Harriers found somewhere on an old hard drive

Very nostalgic for better times as far as military aviation is concerned. Thanks.
by Snoop 95
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Diversionary Airfields
Replies: 32
Views: 3341

Re: Diversionary Airfields

A couple of days ago a hole appeared in the runway at Lakenheath and several F15's diverted to Mildenhall. As we can see in the 'RAF Mildenhall to Close' section the Hall is not now expected to close until 2029 at the earliest, but I wonder what would be their diversionary 'field after closure.........

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