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by reaper493
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: UK Orders Wedgetails
Replies: 37
Views: 2666

Re: UK Orders Wedgetails

There has been two E-3Ds that haven't moved in a long time (years) at Waddington 107 (54sqd special) and 102. Both have various bits of black/green tape covering up panels and have some sort of sheild behind the cockpit glass, odds are its those two. So it leaves 101,103,104 and 106 operational. Mike
by reaper493
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Runway resurfacing Coningsby
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Runway resurfacing Coningsby

Unknown74 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:34 pm
I believe Lossie is also due Runway Work this Year so where the Typhoons are is anyones guess?
Kinloss was mentioned, there is a plan in place i believe, saw it on here a while back.
Believe it will be the same as Marham, one runway at a time so they can still operate.

Mike
by reaper493
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Runway resurfacing Coningsby
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Runway resurfacing Coningsby

There's a few threads about this now, with various rumours. Latest I heard was end of June, 3-4 months. Cobra Warrior to be solely at Waddington. 41 squadron to Warton. 29 and 3 to Waddington. 11 up north Leeming or Lossie. BBMF to remain at Coningsby and operate on the 1230 strip (the short disused...
by reaper493
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off
Replies: 142
Views: 10641

Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

With the proposed use of Scampton being for housing, R313 would cease to exist.

Mike
by reaper493
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off
Replies: 142
Views: 10641

Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

I think Waddington was included just to give the impression they are trying to keep them in Lincolnshire. The amount of petitions set up in and around Lincoln to keep the base open and the reds in 'bomber county' has been unreal. Not sure which way they will go, depends which base is the best for th...
by reaper493
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Friday Activity
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Friday Activity

Probably due to the poor weather this week, when theres a gap they do like to surge!

mike
by reaper493
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Request: Tornado Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Request: Tornado Photos

Morning all, There was a post in a topic about the Gr4 in recent weeks, that had a link to an official MOD/ Defence photography page that had high res shots of the recent Tornado flights, including the line up on the runway on the 28th Feb. Can anyone remember what that page was, or where the link w...
by reaper493
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tamiya 1/48 F14D!
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Tamiya 1/48 F14D!

:O :lol: :clap:
by reaper493
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies
Replies: 48
Views: 6846

Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Rumours of Coningsby runway resurfacing starting end of June for 3-4 months, and talk of Waddington becoming very busy this year. So it certainly looks possible.

Mike
by reaper493
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Apache display returns for 2019.
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Apache display returns for 2019.

Good to see the team back, was always a good display.

https://twitter.com/ApacheDisplay/statu ... 6600363009

:clap:
by reaper493
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Runway question
Replies: 19
Views: 3191

Re: Runway question

Resurecting a three year old thread here, but I have seen talk of this again, with 29/11 coming to Waddington and 3/41 heading north. Does anyone have any further information or is this just idle talk?

Mike
by reaper493
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: 3 Heritage Schemes for D-Day
Replies: 24
Views: 3544

Re: 3 Heritage Schemes for D-Day

Seen as the 492nd jets tail is Red, and the 493rd is Blue, odds on the 494th being yellow??

Or maybe it'll be white tail....

Mike
by reaper493
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Thursday 7th March
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Thursday 7th March

looks to have done 7 circuits, departed west and then turned south east over Newark.
by reaper493
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Thursday 7th March
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Thursday 7th March

C17 ZZ178 current in the circuit.
by reaper493
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.
Replies: 48
Views: 3793

Re: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.

Off the deck and heading east.
by reaper493
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.
Replies: 48
Views: 3793

Re: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.

Due out at 1645. Or Due out at 1700.

Depending on which Chinese whisper you listen to....

:thumbs:
by reaper493
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.
Replies: 48
Views: 3793

Re: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.

turning finals.
by reaper493
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.
Replies: 48
Views: 3793

Re: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.

stealth117 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Is there any known time of departure this afternoon, may be able to get across after work. Could be there about 3:30pm at the earliest.

Any info is much appreciated
Thanks
Martin
Rumoured to be on the ground for 3 hours.
by reaper493
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.
Replies: 48
Views: 3793

Re: Due Waddington Sunday 3rd.

A.c is parking on the runway, guess its safest!

RUNWAY 02/20 CLOSED DUE TO AIRCRAFT PARKED ON RUNWAY, NO DIVERSION
COMMITMENTS. NO PRACTICE DIVERSIONS. 06 MAR 10:00 2019 UNTIL 06 MAR 17:00 2019.
CREATED: 05 MAR 11:32 2019

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