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by mirage41
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Thanksgiving NOTAM
Replies: 2
Views: 984

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: 525
Views: 90710

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: 1429

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: 8495

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: 525
Views: 90710

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: 56245

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: 2280

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: 525
Views: 90710

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: 545

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: 1261

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: 587

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: 525
Views: 90710

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: 587

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.
by mirage41
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: W/c 9 September - just a regular week?
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: W/c 9 September - just a regular week?

From what I have noted over the years, BBMF board tends to be updated after the event - and sometimes long after the event.
by mirage41
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** Tuesday Club.. Info, Updates & Messages **
Replies: 525
Views: 90710

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

I am absolutely delighted to advise that Christabel and Owen have today seen Jimbo, (Spilsby), down at the gate.

Jimbo, who incidentally is well into his 86th year, was sat next to his new car chugging away on a cigar.

I'm sure that Doris will also be pleased to hear this good news.
by mirage41
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mytee flight departure Fairford Wednesday 28th
Replies: 9
Views: 2488

Re: Mytee flight departure Fairford Wednesday 28th

Two ship just gone over my estate, 15.07 local, rtb Fairford.
by mirage41
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions
Replies: 282
Views: 29990

Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

For those travelling from Norfolk and area, the first two dates for the reduction of the swing bridge at Sutton Bridge on the A17 to single lane traffic light controlled crossing are 4/5 September. Suggest alternative route is plotted as delays expected to be substantial. A17 /Wisbech/ A1101/A17 Fu...
by mirage41
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Ashes 2019
Replies: 389
Views: 7568

Re: The Ashes 2019

Wonder if the Oz will declare at 179, following Joe's equal score precident, so leaving us with absolutely no chance.
by mirage41
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Coningsby and Cobra Warrior
Replies: 19
Views: 4601

Re: Coningsby and Cobra Warrior

And will those German friends be bringing their Tornado again??

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