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by Stroudy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: PAX flt from Whiteman 21st Aug ??
Replies: 65
Views: 10787

Re: PAX flt from Whiteman 21st Aug ??

2 pages already ;)
by Stroudy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Patrouille de France 2 accident - off runway
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Patrouille de France 2 accident - off runway

Saw a pic on FB of it in a hangar awaiting repairs i think.
by Stroudy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: T-45 Goshawk Pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: T-45 Goshawk Pilot

Thanks Rob. These are now a staple weekly listen on car journeys. Very informative and liking the new better quality and volume equalising of each party on the recording. Top effort.
by Stroudy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT and the future
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: RIAT and the future

It's happened before and no reason why it can't happen again. The RC activities will be enclaved in a relatively small part of the airbase, not accessible to the public and easily restricted to tattoo staff, so there shouldn't be an issue. It has some of the biggest areas of hardstanding of any airb...
by Stroudy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT and the future
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: RIAT and the future

I am a Fairford resident. The documentation mentions the details and personnel numbers about the bases new role, it doesn't say anything of the sort about the end of the annual airshow. I was at a meeting recently with the base commander who said publicly the show will continue, referencing the fact...
by Stroudy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019: Arrivals
Replies: 225
Views: 30212

Re: RIAT 2019: Arrivals

Seems to be the area where they meet up with the Skyvan inbound for air to air photography.
by Stroudy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2019: Arrivals
Replies: 225
Views: 30212

Re: RIAT 2019: Arrivals

Don't think so as it's currently overhead Northampton heading SW.
by Stroudy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Area 51 storming.
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Area 51 storming.

This should have been reserved for April 1st. Saying that, if 1 million people did turn up and storm it bullets and meat heads wouldn't be enough to stop them and a vast majority would get through. Maybe they should....
by Stroudy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Base PR contact for Mont de Marsan
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Base PR contact for Mont de Marsan

Im on holiday close to Mont de Marsan next month. I'd like to make contact with PR at the base before my trip to ask if i can access the 'heritage' area to take a few photos of the various Mirages (IVP being the main aim) on a day suitable to them. Ive had a search of Google etc and cant find a cont...
by Stroudy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fast and Low
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Fast and Low

Nailed it. Love the behind shot (shot 3) of it fully swept. That shape from that angle......!
by Stroudy
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 133357

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

"..alarming"!? I dont think the number of aircraft confirmed/not confirmed for an airshow can really be described as alarming? Alarming would be if there was a nuke on the way from Russia, i got home to find my house had been burgled, there were no biscuits left in the tin etc ;) On another note i h...
by Stroudy
Fri May 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: IL-102 at Vadim Zadorozhny Musey Tekniki
Replies: 7
Views: 1233

Re: IL-102 at Vadim Zadorozhny Musey Tekniki

It is weird... but i quite like it!?

But if you think thats weird, check out its 'dad', the IL-40! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-40
by Stroudy
Fri May 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-14A in Operation Desert Storm
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: F-14A in Operation Desert Storm

This is a good one. Very much looking forward to part 2.
by Stroudy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tamiya 1/48 F14D!
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Tamiya 1/48 F14D!

JONLITE06 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Hi Stroudy!

Just discovered Tamiya Enamel Panel Line Accent Black! It's good stuff!
Thanks, will check it out. Your F-14 really does look very good. Great airframe! Might be my next build, eventually (taken me 10 years to do the F6 Lightning!).
by Stroudy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A few loop shots 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: A few loop shots 2005

Good old Jag, sheep above the airframe whilst flying low and hard :)
by Stroudy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 1983 USS John F Kennedy Stokes Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: 1983 USS John F Kennedy Stokes Bay

Very nice, and thanks for posting. Proper air power. Goes to show low-viz doesn't always work!
by Stroudy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Red Flag 19-2
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Red Flag 19-2

If only they got good weather!
by Stroudy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tamiya 1/48 F14D!
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Tamiya 1/48 F14D!

Really simply, how do you get the weathered effect in the panel lines? Is it some sort of pre-wash or even pencilled in after?

Thanks, have always wanted to know the simplest method to achieve this and it will help with my current 1:48 F-6 Lightning build.
by Stroudy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 133357

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Levente wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Zonan wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Blackcat1 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:41 pm
Tornados!! My favourite!! Hurrah!!
too bad they are static though :(
They are not allowed to do dynamic display. Only at ILA and some local open base days.
Do you know the reason they are not allowed to do a dynamic display?
by Stroudy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK Orders Wedgetails
Replies: 45
Views: 4948

Re: UK Orders Wedgetails

With some refuelling probes hopefully. Its ok, my tongue is firmly in my cheek. Although....

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