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by tm74sqn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: RAF Leuchars
Topic: Batman 01
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Batman 01

Currently just overshooting the field is Typhoon ZK307 Batman 01 Can't be ZK307 as that's based at Coningsby, more than likely ZJ917 as it has been mentioned a few times on the forum. Do not trust serials on military tracking sites! My opinion (for what it is worth) is that identifying aircraft ser...
by tm74sqn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: RAF Wittering & Cottesmore
Topic: Exercise swift pirate
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Exercise swift pirate

I think you mean 19th Feb - unless you are from the Tardis!
by tm74sqn
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 18-FEB-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: NOTAM 18-FEB-2020

Geoff wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:40 am
could be the oxygen causing the pilots vocie to sound squeaky
I thought it was Helium that made voice sound squeaky - or maybe having "the operation" does the same thing!
by tm74sqn
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC Licence fee
Replies: 42
Views: 1367

Re: BBC Licence fee

" . . . with no adverts too"? There are adverts, all for BBC 'products' which I find very annoying especially when the programs are running late. Often mucks up my DVD recording of programs on other channels.
by tm74sqn
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Bentwaters: The Living Years
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Bentwaters: The Living Years

Inthe year 2000, or thereabouts, I bought a CD titled "Bentwaters: The Living Years", Copyright Graham Haynes, and I'm just wondering whether an updated version (more suitable for later versions of Windows, etc) was ever brought out. The CD has lots of text and photographs of based a/c, visitors, op...
by tm74sqn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Binbrook Show 1982 - Lightnings ! (large post)
Replies: 24
Views: 1492

Re: RAF Binbrook Show 1982 - Lightnings ! (large post)

Great aircraft, great photos - many thanks for posting them.
I believe that WG760 is actually an English Electric P.1A (not P.1B), also not sure that the P.1A was ever given the name Lightning - the P.1Bs looked much more like the eventual Lightning configuration.
Cheers, TM74
by tm74sqn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series
Replies: 17
Views: 2332

Re: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series

I took notes of the route featured in the programme after the team had departed RAF Scampton as the following:- RAF Lossiemouth, Kevlavik (in Iceland), Narsarsuaq (in Greenland), Goose Bay (in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada) and Halifax (in Nova Scotia, Canada). I must have missed St Johns as I ign...
by tm74sqn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: U2'S
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Re: U2'S

As you say, the U-2R aircraft had Pratt and Whitney J-75 turbojet engines, but these were replaced with General Electric F118-GE-101 turbofan engines and the modified aircraft re-designated U-2S.
by tm74sqn
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: An Av-8tor's Dream
Replies: 37
Views: 3073

Re: An Av-8tor's Dream

Great photos - many thanks for posting them.
I don't quite understand your introductory comment "chance to see how the RAF's former Harrier fleet are being used by the US Marines" as none of the ex-UK military Harriers were in evidence!
by tm74sqn
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Vulcan Mildenhall 1981
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Vulcan Mildenhall 1981

Scramble also has XM648, but no info as to whether on static display or flying.
by tm74sqn
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Last QRA of 2019 !
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Last QRA of 2019 !

Apologies, only skimmed it as there was no QRA South causing the “Bang” Confirming that, and to quote from the article . . . . However, police have now confirmed that the loud noise was in fact an explosion at a workshop in Tottenham. London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade also attend...
by tm74sqn
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Strange Aircraft...
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: Strange Aircraft...

Certainly not civil - the pilot said some very strange un-civil words when he crashed into my very tall LF and HF aerial arrays!
by tm74sqn
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20
Replies: 212
Views: 18851

Re: Yeovil(Westland) Sightings Autumn/Winter 2019/20

Interesting. The only time that I've been in an aircraft that landed at Westland's Yeovil airfield was during the 1960s - I was passenger in Tiger Moth G-APRX. After arrival we climbed over a fence or gate and had a lift to the RNAS Yeovilton Air Day (or whatever they were called then). Great days!
by tm74sqn
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Cobham to be Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Cobham to be Sold

I don't know who the "we" are, but . . . . it seems that the shareholders decided to sell Cobham several months ago, but the government didn't decide to approve the sale until yesterday. So maybe blame the shareholders, or maybe blame the government for approving the sale?
by tm74sqn
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 26 years ago today, the F-111E's finished in the UK
Replies: 38
Views: 2881

Re: 26 years ago today, the F-111E's finished in the UK

Yes, time passes so rapidly - seems only yesterday that I was down at the 09 end on a Saturday afternoon in September 1970 when (what turned out to be) the first two F-111Es arrived. From memory they were 80035 and 80045. Weather not ideal but I did manage to photograph them on approach, and afterwa...
by tm74sqn
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: TURKEY

Slap-up Christmas dinner this year - gruel soup, followed by half a sparrow stuffed with acorns, followed by blotting-paper pie!
Happy Christmas to all,
Tiny Tim
by tm74sqn
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Fighter Control and Forum Technical Information
Topic: FYI: Unsafe script & https issue
Replies: 37
Views: 2493

Re: Security certifcate

Should really have been posted in the Fighter Control & Forum technical information section?
However, it doesn't really matter as everything seems to be OK now!
by tm74sqn
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 6 Dec 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: NOTAM 6 Dec 2019

Which is the same set as KC-135, B-2, B-52, C-17, etc.
by tm74sqn
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 02-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Re: Notam 02-12-2019

Rumours of a C-17 visiting today.
by tm74sqn
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: West England & Wales
Topic: Confined landings
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Confined landings

Wild-Goose Chase near the RSPB site at Slimbridge springs (or flutters) to mind!

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