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by bentwaters81tfw
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: SAP/"Black" project aircraft sightings in the UK!
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: SAP/"Black" project aircraft sightings in the UK!

A post from a member from another forum. Straight paste. This goes back to 25th September 1994. I had just returned from the former-Yugoslavian-republic-in-development-of-whatever and at this stage I was based at RAF Marham, and living off base renting two rooms in Hill House cottages approximately ...
by bentwaters81tfw
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-15's use opposite ends of same Runway at the same time
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: F-15's use opposite ends of same Runway at the same time

Have you never seen the footage of RN Scimitars displaying at Farnborough with simultaneous formation landings from opposite ends of the runway?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1epZEYUPeq4
by bentwaters81tfw
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: XX741 engine runs and taxi
Replies: 13
Views: 2509

Re: XX741 engine runs and taxi

Still some work to do yet. Announcements will be made in due course via the Museum website/Facebook page. It is intended that it will be available for fast taxi runs and photo shoots. Anybody got an AN/ALQ-101 pod? We have all the pylons, tanks and a Phimat.
by bentwaters81tfw
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: XX741 engine runs and taxi
Replies: 13
Views: 2509

XX741 engine runs and taxi

Something to salivate over! The only live Jaguar outside India.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8rrq_OeY_A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYf8LdgmjpQ
by bentwaters81tfw
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: A-10 at RAF Bentwaters
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: A-10 at RAF Bentwaters

Al is a hell of a guy, has us in stitches with some of his stories.
He took the Hog to Gunsmoke 81, and won outright. He went back in 83 and successfully defended his crown. They stopped inviting him after that.
by bentwaters81tfw
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: B-52 re-engine competition to start early 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: B-52 re-engine competition to start early 2019

What, no spares!! 608 required = 76 aircraft x 8 engines - no more, no less. I thought that they were looking at a four engine configuration instead of the current eight? Can't be done. Lack of rudder authority. At present a 7 engine approach is classed as an emergency due to the asymmetric thrust ...
by bentwaters81tfw
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F35 noise protest
Replies: 48
Views: 6606

Re: F35 noise protest

romeo bravo wrote:
turmo wrote:Well, have you ever noticed how RAF airfields are named after the nearest postal village?
Actually its after the nearest village with a church :whistle:
A village without a church is a hamlet. :P
by bentwaters81tfw
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF UFOs
Replies: 14
Views: 2303

Re: USAF UFOs

There's a little more info here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1THwiaXZfzA
by bentwaters81tfw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Historical aviation images
Replies: 22
Views: 2858

Re: Historical aviation images

Some fantastic stuff here. Please thank Lynn for her efforts. Some images bolster our archive at Bentwaters. I shall keep an eye on this, and credit will be given to her and her father.
by bentwaters81tfw
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USAF Gives go ahead for B-52 Re-engining
Replies: 18
Views: 3472

Re: USAF Gives go ahead for B-52 Re-engining

They will have to go for 8 engines again. There is insufficient rudder authority for a 4 engined machine if you lose an engine.
by bentwaters81tfw
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Mildenhall Memories
Replies: 26
Views: 3808

Re: Mildenhall Memories

I did every show from 76 onwards. 76 was HOT. I remember they announced we had drunk 15 TONS of beer by 11am. Come 3pm, the base was DRY - everything was gone. The only drink was water from the two standpipes under the water towers. The smell of kerosene and barbecues. Jet noise and sunburn. Will we...
by bentwaters81tfw
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: The 80's
Replies: 25
Views: 2821

Re: The 80's

Apart form the pleasure watching these wonderful aircraft, from 78 to 82 to worked for a freight agency who held the contract for HMG. Most of the everyday stores to and from UK to BAOR and RAFG went across my desk, as the movements shipped Felixstowe, Rotterdam Zeebrugge. I had trucks arriving on m...
by bentwaters81tfw
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russia / NATO Tensions
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

Re: Russia / NATO Tensions

On the Russia Today, an English language news channel (Sky 512), they appeared to be concerned that American troops are learning Russian. One of their studio experts suggested this implied America is planning an invasion! I suspect RT was pulling an April Fool. The Russian sense of humour is very l...
by bentwaters81tfw
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 25 Years of F15E strike eagles at Lakenheath
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: 25 Years of F15E strike eagles at Lakenheath

In addition, the F-15Cs are to get conformal tanks, and be re-winged, with two extra hardpoints.
by bentwaters81tfw
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 177320

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 Discussion Thread

I was at RIAT on the Sunday when the weather closed in before the Swiss team could display. The Swiss team commentator did a sterling job keeping the crowd amused and described the teams return back to their hard standing as a Close Formation Taxi Pass". Big cheer as they went past. Looking forward...

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