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by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Culdrose is not what it used to be!
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Culdrose is not what it used to be!

Hi all, I have been noting for a very long time now, that R.N.A.S. Culdrose's influence has been steadily waning! Except for the very well deserved 'marching through Helston in No.1 dress rig with arms and bayonets drawn', then it has to be said that for years and years now, the aircraft actually se...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: India v Pakistan
Replies: 25
Views: 3936

Re: India v Pakistan

Hi all, It will be very interesting to see how this develops from now on! Earlier this evening, it was being reported that India & Pakistan were both carrying out air strikes and constant shelling (presumably from tanks?) from, and into, each other's territories. If this carries on, I would not be a...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Activity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

Re: Activity?

Hi tm74sqn We 'avid observers' do keep a good look out as to what is happening out of Culdrose, but, for the most part nowadays there seems to be very little going on. Over our area, apart from an odd Merlin (such as last evening at 1915Z) there seems to be almost nothing. Scattered Hawk trainers ar...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USMC F-18 & KC-130J Down
Replies: 17
Views: 4274

Re: USMC F-18 & KC-130J Down

This is the 'Independent's' article about this terrible incident.
'F-18 jet and tanker crash in mid-air during refuelling near Japan'
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 69506.html
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s
Replies: 38
Views: 4644

Re: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s

Vulconone - Yes, a 'Google search' brings this subject up in a blog of around 2010! (Sea Typhoon) - obviously, it did not get 'off the ground'! (so to speak!) :)
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s
Replies: 38
Views: 4644

Re: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s

Agent K With all due respect - there is (as far as I am aware) no Carrier version of the Typhoon (it would be nice if there was one though!) And you are right in what you say - Wildcats and Chinooks could also operate from the 2 new Carriers! I forgot to say earlier that in the world that today's Mi...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s
Replies: 38
Views: 4644

Re: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s

Seahornet - This is exactly what I am saying - the F-18's are superb aircraft - why just not buy them from the yanks, and then just reconfigure our Carriers to accept them! For years now, our R.N. personnel have been sent on deployment to U.S. Carriers, (such as the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan) to 'learn t...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s
Replies: 38
Views: 4644

Re: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s

Agent K & Nighthawke, I can only assume that the new F-35's are better than the older version. I once saw a TV documentary about the F-35 when it was undergoing proving trials by test pilots in the U.S. They put them up against (I think) F-15's & F-18's and the F-35 was described as being heavy and ...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: JARTS Tonka's and Sea King
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: JARTS Tonka's and Sea King

Hi Vulcanone,
Sorry about this - my post should have been in answer to 'Jamiep', and not your good self, - so I slipped up there! Apologies again --Paul
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s
Replies: 38
Views: 4644

Re: U S Navy to scrap 140 FA-18s

Hi all, Why not buy all of them up from the U.S.! Forget the 'F-35' - also known as the 'flying hippopotamus'! Just get rid of these F-35 aircraft! I suggest using all of these F-18's both 'shipboard' on our 2 'new' aircraft carriers and 'onshore' at the main RAF strike bases. Together with the Amer...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: JARTS Tonka's and Sea King
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: JARTS Tonka's and Sea King

Hi Vulcanone, Is the Sea King this one perhaps? https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8707441 A really nice helicopter - I used to see this Mk when they were based at Culdrose in around 1977 (they used to fly over Penryn where I used to live at that time!) I seem to remember that after the Falklands War a...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: JARTS Tonka's and Sea King
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: JARTS Tonka's and Sea King

Hi Vulcanone,
Ref the Sea King - this may possibly be one from the German Navy - for some reason brought back to the U.K.? --Paul
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 4 heavy jets just overflown Stithians
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Re: 4 heavy jets just overflown Stithians

Hi EGVP,
Thank you for this - looks like these are probably the ones concerned!
Thanks again --Paul
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: 4 heavy jets just overflown Stithians
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

4 heavy jets just overflown Stithians

Hi all, At 1925Z this evening I heard the sound of heavy jets in the area. Went outside to check and noticed 4 equi spaced red solid lights at an estimated 15000ft or so overhead moving SW/NE, again accompanied by heavy jet noise. At first I thought that it was one huge aircraft, but as they moved a...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Mass Flypast at Culdrose
Replies: 6
Views: 3387

Re: Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Hi all, It was really nice to hear about this live exercise occurring at Culdrose. I first spotted on the Falmouth Packet website and immediately thought 'it will be good to perhaps see a load of flying this week'. Well, I was not too disappointed! There have been a number of Merlins around this are...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RIP Joy Lofthouse
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: RIP Joy Lofthouse

Very sorry to hear this news. Joy was one of the last
of the true flying heroes of WW11 - RIP Joy
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Exercise "Formidable Shield" : In case of exterior threats!
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: Exercise "Formidable Shield" : In case of exterior threa

Andy Marden - Sorry, I should have worded that differently! Having looked into it a little further - the general consensus now is that there seems to be little anywhere that could shoot one of these things down. It seems that Patriot type missile defences could not reach high enough to intercept one...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Exercise "Formidable Shield" : In case of exterior threats!
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: Exercise "Formidable Shield" : In case of exterior threa

I am more inclined to think that if 'hostilities' did break out between N.K. & the U.S. - we would be 'expected' by the U.S. to give our military support to them. As and ever,always!
I am sure that our present Government would be more than happy to do this! --Paul
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Exercise "Formidable Shield" : In case of exterior threats!
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: Exercise "Formidable Shield" : In case of exterior threa

Hi all, If Kim lobbed an ICBM in towards the U.K. airspace, I am sure that it would be tracked (by the U.S. and NORAD!) and shot down well before it reached our shores! The shortest route for any of their offensive missiles would have to come over Russian & southern Scandinavian airspace - would the...
by Aircraftpaulcornwall
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: BBC - US Bombers fly close to North Korea
Replies: 25
Views: 4513

Re: BBC - US Bombers fly close to North Korea

If Kim should carry out the threat to shoot down any U.S. military (or any other!) aircraft - that in itself is an act of war! Further to my post of a few days ago, ANY hitting of U.S. soil, whether it be Guam or the west cast of the USA, surely, all of these scenarios would result in a devastating ...

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