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by iainpeden
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 2nd Gen Harriers - slide scans
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: 2nd Gen Harriers - slide scans

Many thanks for great memories. It's too easy to forget a) the depth of the armed forces and b) the wonderful shows we were privileged to see.
by iainpeden
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bruntingthorpe closure
Replies: 36
Views: 5217

Re: Bruntingthorpe closure

Indeed if money not been spent on returning the Vulcan airworthy condition it would still be at Bruntingthorpe and hopefully would be the centre peace of a National museum collection of real importance. The the millions spent could have financed a long term plan for teh Vulcan and many other aircra...
by iainpeden
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Bruntingthorpe closure
Replies: 36
Views: 5217

Re: Bruntingthorpe closure

Well one of the idea's - Vulcan to Bruntingthorpe was scuppered by GREED, by the people who were 'looking after it'. And Bruntingthorpe closure - scuppered by Mr Waltons GREED. It was his generosity and vision which saved XH558 in the first place and has,I am sure, the ability to ignore stupid, ill...
by iainpeden
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 74 Sqn. F-4J pics sought
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: 74 Sqn. F-4J pics sought

I assume you are aware of this project. They might be interested in helping with your article to get some publicity beyond these forums.

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by iainpeden
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Saudi Tornado down
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Saudi Tornado down

Blackcat1 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:35 pm
Hope the crew are safe.
Probably not if they ejected into Houthi territory.
by iainpeden
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: IWM Duxford closed Sat 15/2/20
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: IWM Duxford closed Sat 15/2/20

On Twitter that Duxford is now open Sunday. Check the website.
by iainpeden
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: IWM Duxford closed Sat 15/2/20
Replies: 2
Views: 615

IWM Duxford closed Sat 15/2/20

Volunteers have just received a message that Duxford is closed tomorrow due to the expected storm.
by iainpeden
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tucano flying?
Replies: 15
Views: 2160

Re: Tucano flying?

Agent K wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:23 am
Happy to be corrected but I don't think any are flying now. Was it a Texan you saw?
Thanks - that probably explains it. My recent knowledge of RAF training a/c is a bit lacking.
by iainpeden
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tucano flying?
Replies: 15
Views: 2160

Tucano flying?

I was driving south on the M1 - near J22 just north of Leicester at about 3 this afternoon and spotted what appeared to be a Tucano flying west to east.. It was at the usual lowish flight level and had that particular "sit" in the sky. I know the RAF retired them last year, which is what surprised m...
by iainpeden
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Binbrook Show 1982 - Lightnings ! (large post)
Replies: 24
Views: 1496

Re: RAF Binbrook Show 1982 - Lightnings ! (large post)

A great show enhanced by Martin Withers busily telling everybody who listened about the Black Buck mission; rumour had it he was reminded to tone it down the next time he recounted the story. The flying, and weather, was great too. 11 Lightnings going vertical one after the other, followed by the FG...
by iainpeden
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Cloudy Day on the Al Shafa Rd
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Cloudy Day on the Al Shafa Rd

Your pictures change my whole perception of Saudi Arabia.
by iainpeden
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Community
Topic: XV404 Tiger Phantom
Replies: 1
Views: 458

XV404 Tiger Phantom

I bought the Syhart decals for XV404 in the (unflown) retirement scheme. There are enough photos about to help the build and I have a tin of Revell RAL 3028 which appears close enough to the orange/yellow used. My question is over the intake colours. All the pictures I see make me think that the int...
by iainpeden
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19
Replies: 51
Views: 9631

Re: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19

Are the VC-25s visible from the backroad around Stansted and are there places to park? Never spotted there before.
Thanks
by iainpeden
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Reds Rumour 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: Red Reds Rumour 2020

Obviously cost cutting so they only have to buy 1 colour dye. :halo:
by iainpeden
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Horse Riders On Public Roads?
Replies: 63
Views: 2202

Re: Horse Riders On Public Roads?

Anybody using the public highway should have appropriate insurance to cover third party damage and medical claims. What annoys me about cyclist is riding 2 or 3 abreast on country roads hampering safe overtaking and the road races which cycle clubs run when my car insurance specifically bans racing ...
by iainpeden
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Pima Museum Sept 74 Pt 2
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Pima Museum Sept 74 Pt 2

Part 3? or is that being optimistic?

I was there about 5 years ago - what a place and still lots of Phantoms over the road.
by iainpeden
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Pima Museum Sept 74 Pt 1
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Pima Museum Sept 74 Pt 1

Already looking forward to part 2! :P
by iainpeden
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF St Mawgan De Havilland Mosquito
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: RAF St Mawgan De Havilland Mosquito

The Mosquito crashed near Manchester on Sunday 21st July 1996 with the loss of 2 lives. If you look at the Scramble site - https://www.scramble.nl/showreports/united-kingdom - you can find lists of airshows and should be able to tie up your dates.
by iainpeden
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: USAF Phantoms
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: USAF Phantoms

I'm fairly sure the F-4C was burnt. :@

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