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by mirage41
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 536
Views: 92822

Re: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **

We trust that you will all join us in wishing our part timer Jimbo a very happy 86th birthday.

His time in the RAF Regiment only took him to Gibraltar, where perhaps the fresh air did him good, as he still enjoys sitting at The Gate drawing on a cigar.
by mirage41
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series
Replies: 17
Views: 2185

Re: Red Arrows across North America Documentary Series

Quite right slogen, 75mm (3in in old money), is good enough for anyone.

They're all really really good, but let's not forget our EU friends of the Frecce type.
by mirage41
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: 2020 Typhoon Display Pilot?
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: 2020 Typhoon Display Pilot?

NOTAM for official practice will come along eventually. Imminently, the new and retiring display pilots will be up together as part of the normal training/handover. Practising typical display procedures at altitude away from base. Listen out for callsigns Typhoon 29, but most important Typhoon** whi...
by mirage41
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 536
Views: 92822

Re: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **

A busy day at the gate with plenty of activity from all 4 Squadrons. Plenty of ground aborts, encouraging the serviceable one to give us an afterburn departure which with a cloud base less than 2,000 feet really did sound the business. Very pleased to report that the mesh fencing has been completely...
by mirage41
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 536
Views: 92822

Re: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **

The Tuesday Club, active since 2002, wishes a very happy Christmas and wonderful New Year to all members, part timers and hangars on. Same wishes also to all you FCers.
by mirage41
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF F35 Red Flag 20-1
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: RAF F35 Red Flag 20-1

Red Flag 20/1, 27 Jan - 14 Feb, MAM Notam severely restricted activity in January anticipating your assumption.
by mirage41
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Thanksgiving NOTAM
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Thanksgiving NOTAM

Thanks Gareth, some years ago I sat at the 24 end for a few hours before realising why nothing was occurring.
by mirage41
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 536
Views: 92822

Re: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **

Delighted to report that the heavy duty temporary road surface to the new access facility adjacent CG1 has been lifted and will allow the grass to recover.. Hence, large lorry movements have finished, and with luck all contractors will finish soon. Then, of course, Matey will be pondering a new fenc...
by mirage41
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Role demo at Marham Wednesday 13th November 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Re: Role demo at Marham Wednesday 13th November 2019

When we had Tornado, Role Demo would normally mean a two ship low level airfield attack from every direction, culminating in the pair holding hands in full reheat at tree top height.

Last time, we didn't enjoy the same experience, hence I'm in many minds as to whether I'll make the short journey.
by mirage41
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 102
Views: 9236

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

ColintheCaterpillar wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:11 pm
roughcutter wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:03 pm
That would make the bean counters rejoice :@ ).
Only very few of them. As often argued, the Reds are arguably very good value for money as both a flying advert for UK plc and a better recruitment tool than paying for some adverts to appear during BGT.
Spot on Colin.
by mirage41
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 536
Views: 92822

Re: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **

A quiet day at the gate yesterday waiting for a drop of night flying. Nevertheless, I was truly entertained by the undulating flight of a large flock of birds, in and out of the adjacent bushes. I later identified these birds as Fieldfare, and understand that they come over here from northern Europe...
by mirage41
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel prices in the UK
Replies: 292
Views: 57013

Re: Diesel prices in the UK

Again, local paper discount voucher let me brim her at £1.249 per litre.
by mirage41
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Holbeach Range
Topic: Holbeach AWR Log August 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2472

Re: Holbeach AWR Log August 2019

I like the above photo - I was stood on the bank by the tower so they are in front of you , I guess it depends on on what panel they are shooting at. You can't walk out over the mud flats , can you?. No, You can't walk out ,You have to stay on the sea wall but if you head right you end up under the...
by mirage41
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 536
Views: 92822

Re: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **

Perhaps due to inappropriate parking, or the excessive number of visitors toward the end of school holidays, the gate has been coned off for a few weeks. Laminated notices, complete with apology for any inconvenience, advise that the gate will remain coned off for large load vehicle access until 18t...
by mirage41
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: F1 Store
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: F1 Store

Have enjoyed F1 for more than 50 years, nothing better than Jochen Rindt at Druids.

Sadly, the Ch4 coverage, and particularly the opening 20 minute preamble, leave me wondering.
by mirage41
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Stored Typhoon T.3's
Replies: 18
Views: 1366

Re: Stored Typhoon T.3's

If they're stored, it seems to me that they have been put away somewhere, and not on parade for your camera.
by mirage41
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Holbeach Range
Topic: Notam 9-11 Sep
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Notam 9-11 Sep

I live no more than 6 miles as the crow goes from MAM24, and always enjoyed hearing Tornardos departure. Similarly, F35B (unlit more noisy than a burning F15), is a delight. Holbeach is no further away, in the other direction, and if I can't hear anything from the side of my head then fast jets are ...
by mirage41
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 536
Views: 92822

Re: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **

Trust that all you FCers will join me in wishing Mark Owen a very happy 40th birthday.
by mirage41
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Holbeach Range
Topic: Notam 9-11 Sep
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Notam 9-11 Sep

Haven't heard anything yet that may concur with this NOTAM.

Thought it might be F35s, as Coningsby noted on days.

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