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by Snoop 95
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Foreign Airbases
Replies: 19
Views: 2247

Re: Foreign Airbases

Just been looking on Google Earth at the airbases in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad of which unsurprisingly there are several; most apparently disused. First operatonal one I found was at Chernyakhovsk which is large and very well served by rail. Many jets visible, which I have to say i was not ...
by Snoop 95
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Foreign Airbases
Replies: 19
Views: 2247

Re: Foreign Airbases

The Iranian F-14s and F-4s are still shown. Khatami Air Base on Google Earth you can spot the F-14s in the North east of the Airfield https://earth.app.goo.gl/?apn=com.google.earth&isi=293622097&ius=googleearth&link=https%3a%2f%2fearth.google.com%2fweb%2f%4032.76724908,51.89701725,1537.69815396a,89...
by Snoop 95
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: A-10C
Replies: 12
Views: 1905

Re: A-10A

f106dart wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:19 pm
It's a modified C model give away is the antenna behind the cockpit
Thanks for the ID tip. Can't see much else that looks different. So long as they sound the same!!!
by Snoop 95
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RNAS Yeovilton air day 2000
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: RNAS Yeovilton air day 2000

Very nice set and thanks for posting. One thing I notice in particular is that the picture reminds me that the F15C has been at Lakenheath for more than 20 years! Not sure if this particular one has, but someone will know.
by Snoop 95
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: CMB 141 inbound Mildenhall
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: CMB 141 inbound Mildenhall

Visibility could be a problem
by Snoop 95
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Foreign Airbases
Replies: 19
Views: 2247

Foreign Airbases

I was idling time away (fairly common nowadays) on Google Earth and came across the Royal Norwegian Airbase at Bodo, which is situated on the coast just inside the Artic Circle. From recollection it has been used by British Special Forces and others for cold weather training and due to its location ...
by Snoop 95
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: Chance to give 495th FS a nickname

Fighterfoto wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:10 pm
Flashers

As in Lightning.⚡️
Could perhaps be misinterpreted :whistle:
by Snoop 95
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Bentwaters UFO
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: Bentwaters UFO

Knife 04 wrote - Had found and heard the capsule theory also - it was the 67th ARRS - story is here but largely debunked http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum29 ... 01192.html That's very interesting and thanks for posting it Knife. I note from an entry dated 02.07 2011 in the 4th paragraph, that fo...
by Snoop 95
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Bentwaters UFO
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: Bentwaters UFO

The latest theory I heard relates to a unit at RAF Woodbridge who were not part of USAFE or 3rd AirForce, whose role was to act as recovery for downed NASA space capsules. To this end they had a capsule which they would use to practice recovery. I think we all know what an American space capsule loo...
by Snoop 95
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Bentwaters UFO
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: Bentwaters UFO

Another version in the local paper: https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/rendlesham- ... on-6818214
by Snoop 95
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Bentwaters UFO
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Bentwaters UFO

It's been 40 years since the so-called Bentwaters Incident when military staff reported sighting a UFO in nearby Rendlesham Forest. Various theories have been put forward, but will the truth ever emerge?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-54649675
by Snoop 95
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Intimate views of the Dragon Lady from Forces News
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Intimate views of the Dragon Lady from Forces News

I have always understood that the driver of the chase-car is in fact another U2 pilot. Interesting shots and thanks for posting.
by Snoop 95
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: F15's 'Near Miss' Report
Replies: 1
Views: 971

F15's 'Near Miss' Report

This from the Airprox Board. As they say, it seems unlikely that the glider pilots would not have realized that the F15's had come very close as its normally very quiet in a glider!
https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/f15-near-mi ... ll-6856664
by Snoop 95
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath NOTAM
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Lakenheath NOTAM

Having experienced some pretty rough runways in my time I am surprised that a quarterter-inch deep, half-inch wide scrape can make any difference to an aircraft. Maybe fighter-jets are more fussy.
by Snoop 95
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1442
Views: 399099

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

Wait 6 months for the dust to settle. Don't be surprised if there are US defence cuts. The Democrats might be spending big on public health for fellow Citizens who don't have health insurance, etc USA politicians still think that Europe is under-spending on defence So bases may still close and forc...
by Snoop 95
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Display Jaguars - '89 onwards
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: RAF Display Jaguars - '89 onwards

Very nice collection! Thanks for posting
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by Snoop 95
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: AAC Wattisham
Topic: New Apaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: New Apaches?

Thanks chaps. I'm evidently ahead of the game here!
by Snoop 95
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: AAC Wattisham
Topic: New Apaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

New Apaches?

Tow Apaches have just gone over me heading to STANTA and they sounded slightly different, so I wondered if they were the latest version. Not so 'growly' as the originals.
by Snoop 95
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: KC / RC-135 engine clearance
Replies: 25
Views: 1850

Re: KC / RC-135 engine clearance

Me and a chap once cleared a couple of pilots who were grounded at Mildenhall as it was thought they "scraped" an engine when touching down at Mildenhall back in 2010.Me and another chap [hope he still on the here] sent pics to their SQN ops officer which clearly showed the engine was scapped befor...
by Snoop 95
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Videography
Topic: Brian Shul - The Blackbird
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Brian Shul - The Blackbird

This is one for Blackbird lovers, not to be missed. I sat through the full 1 hour plus of his talk and enjoyed every minute. What a man - what an aircraft!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nuAZfKSvvg

Apologies if it has been posted before as it is not a new film.

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