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by Snoop 95
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: KC-135 vs KC-10
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: KC-135 vs KC-10

others will know more than me, but I think that they are interchangeable as will be the KC46. All have booms and most USAF aircraft have receptacles for them. Other air arms do not use the boom system and drogues can be attached to the booms on KC135's for a2a refuelling. Whether they can on KC10/KC...
by Snoop 95
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Air Fete Mildenhall
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Air Fete Mildenhall

An article in the East Anglian Daily Times re Air Fete over the years - with some pics: https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/photo-galle ... -1-6780700
by Snoop 95
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1327
Views: 351019

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

This from the BBC seems to have a bit more gravitas as it quotes a USAF Captain: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-53606937
by Snoop 95
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1327
Views: 351019

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

This from the East Anglian Daily Times, which to me simply reiterates what has been said on here, i.e. that the Defense Secretary's statement would seem to imply that the base will not close. No firm statem,ent to that effect: https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/pentagon-announces-airmen-to-stay-at-mildenha...
by Snoop 95
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: C.130 - Stick of Twelve Para's, High Up, Late Afternoon
Replies: 29
Views: 2551

Re: C.130 - Stick of Twelve Para's, High Up, Late Afternoon

According to Planefinder replay RRR165 (ZH879) was over Sculthorpe at 2340hrs last night; presumably doing another night drop.
by Snoop 95
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1327
Views: 351019

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Still no official announcement, which is a bit unsettling. I suppose this decision has to be run by interested parties like our MoD and the local MP (who is a bit busy as he is the Health Sec!).
by Snoop 95
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spangdahlen F16s moving to Aviano
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Spangdahlen F16s moving to Aviano

Surely you haven't missed this massive thread on the subject! viewtopic.php?f=287&t=108625
by Snoop 95
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1327
Views: 351019

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Nothing in the press about it yet either, which does make me uneasy.
by Snoop 95
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Next week
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Re: Next week

Three greens.
by Snoop 95
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 12 SQN & friends.
Replies: 6
Views: 1122

Re: 12 SQN & friends.

Very nice! I must say that I am very pleased to see squadron markings returning. Gives the aircraft more character and personality.
by Snoop 95
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Valley 20/07/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: RAF Valley 20/07/2020

Excellent pictures! Is that a Victor in the distance in pic 4 or just a mock-up fire practice structure?
by Snoop 95
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Becoming MRTT..
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Becoming MRTT..

Wow! Very impressive and the fact that at all levels they speak English is humbling.
by Snoop 95
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Around Paris 14.07.20
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Around Paris 14.07.20

Very nice. It's obvious that the French only buy American when there is no French/European alternative. Patriotic! Just Herk and C135 derivatives.
by Snoop 95
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: First UK Airseeker RC 135 returns after upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 758

First UK Airseeker RC 135 returns after upgrade

The first of the RAF's RC135's to be upgraded ZZ664 is back here after an upgrade of systems and installation of a so-called 'glass' cockpit display. More here:
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british ... -upgrades/
by Snoop 95
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Mildenhall 11/7/2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Re: Mildenhall 11/7/2020

Both just passing over the northern tip of Corsica on their way to Crete as per ADS-B.
by Snoop 95
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Mildenhall NOTAM August
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: Mildenhall NOTAM August

Not an Air Fete unfortunately!
by Snoop 95
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-15 crash 15/6/2020
Replies: 97
Views: 12905

Re: F-15 crash 15/6/2020

Funeral being livestreamed for those who wish:
https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/raf-lakenhe ... -1-6730494
by Snoop 95
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 18199

Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

According to Freedar ZZ336 is up doing its normal refuelling duties on the racetrack in the North Sea

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