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by martmpf
Tue May 22, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Performance take offs
Replies: 32
Views: 3355

Re: Performance take offs

Presumably, pilots need to practice all aspects of operational performance. So a QRA call would not be the first time. I think I have read somewhere that a full burner performance take off does increase engine maintenance cost, particularly on blade coatings and almost certainly increases airframe s...
by martmpf
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: Chinook OTT Doncaster Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Chinook OTT Doncaster Airport

TUSKER1 ZH903 43C5FA Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC.5
Also just popped up briefly but didn't get position. But about 40 miles further away from Grimsby than Tusker 3.
by martmpf
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: Chinook OTT Doncaster Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Chinook OTT Doncaster Airport

Showing on Donny radar as Tusker 3. Just passed west of Hartlepool at 2,900 ft. towards Sunderland.
by martmpf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: REDS
Replies: 20
Views: 4047

Re: REDS

by martmpf
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: REDS
Replies: 20
Views: 4047

Re: REDS

The reason being I believe is that Akrotiri in Cyprus has been too busy with operations over the Middle East region to allow The Reds the runway time and airspace required in recent years.
by martmpf
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Global Hawk
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: Global Hawk

Based in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy and have been for quite a while now. Often seen over Ukraine.
See: viewtopic.php?f=342&t=159813
by martmpf
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningham
Replies: 24
Views: 3148

Re: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningha

As stated earlier, Fridays sentencing hearing was not a result of a trial.
MB changed their plea to guilty on the day the trial was due to start.
by martmpf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningham
Replies: 24
Views: 3148

Re: Martin-Baker admits failings over death of Flt Cunningha

The sentence on Martin Baker will given today at Lincoln Crown Court.
by martmpf
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Press release from RAF Fairford
Replies: 23
Views: 8851

Re: Press release from RAF Fairford

As eagle driver says "forget about that then". I've also been looking for anything new, with a negative result. Only this: http://www.lechladeonthames.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/USAF-Activity-press-release..pdf Which is same as mushbuter found. It was published last year and widely reported on...
by martmpf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: school shooting USA AGAIN
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: school shooting USA AGAIN

I agree with all the posts above. However, I believe the problem for any president changing the constitution to remove “the right to bear arms” goes deeper. Obama tried and failed. It substantially lies in the way the American political system is financed. Gun manufacturers and their supporters give...
by martmpf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: BUFF STUFF
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: BUFF STUFF

I would have thought that part of the exercise of the deployment was for all personnel involved packing/moving all that is required to keep the deployed team/aircraft fit and well. That means both ways.
by martmpf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military s

The Phantom wrote:Good that they got out okay and didn't come down in enemy territory :thumb:
It was reported on various BBC News bulletins yesterday that one of the crew members was seriously injured unfortunately.
by martmpf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 6-2-18
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: NOTAM 6-2-18

Landed at Fairford at 10.13L, on 09.
by martmpf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 6-2-18
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: NOTAM 6-2-18

https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX9797
Indicates FEDX 9797 is off the coast of Southern Ireland from Minot.
by martmpf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 6-2-18
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: NOTAM 6-2-18

Aircraft did not arrive into Fairford from Minot yesterday.
Minot on departure, now back from there for second load.
A reminder that FedEx are not licensed to carry passengers at all, cargo only.
by martmpf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 6-2-18
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

NOTAM 6-2-18

U0557/18 - FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN. 06 FEB 08:20 2018 UNTIL 06 FEB 15:00 2018. CREATED: 06 FEB 07:53 2018 No doubt the return of the FedEx MD11 as detailed in: http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=158128 Edit: From FlightAware tracking. Now crossing the pond...
by martmpf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: FedEx 05/02/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Re: FedEx 05/02/2018

FDX9705 N583FE
On the move at Fairford.

Edit: Airborne at 11.11z.
by martmpf
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: 4 ship Flypast at RAF Marham - Friday 2nd February 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: 4 ship Flypast at RAF Marham - Friday 2nd February 2018

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=158025
Mentioned 4 ship (now 3) KC-135's from Mildenhall training formation flying. I wonder if it could be that :unsure:
by martmpf
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Incident at Nellis
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Incident at Nellis

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/91 ... force-base
States an Australian F-18 and pilot ejected safely, but unconfirmed by other sources.

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