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by roger4
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Red Flag 20-1 Nellis AFB
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: Red Flag 20-1 Nellis AFB

Boxhill Bob,

Many thanks: will definitely try it our next time we are there. I wonder if there are similar views from the Shadow Rock Park, just showing in the bottom right corner of the image you posted - might be better facilities there that at the gated entrance to the quarry?
by roger4
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Red Flag 20-1 Nellis AFB
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: Red Flag 20-1 Nellis AFB

Great shots from a great location!

Can I ask where the ramp shots were taken from please? My son and I were there for RF2019-2, and we didn't manage to find an elevated location with views across to the ramps.
by roger4
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: ADSB and Benson area
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: ADSB and Benson area

The Pumas and Chinooks almost always use their Mode-S transponders. I have picked up 11 different Pumas and 17 different Chinooks on my AirNav receiver at home in the last month and I don't recall seeing any of them flying with their transponders turned off. Apaches sometimes transit the zone with t...
by roger4
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Recent Serial tie up area
Topic: RAF Puma coded P?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: RAF Puma coded P?

Rob, According to my ADSB receiver, it was indeed XW232, airborne at 15:10. Three others flew Wednesday, but this was the only one at the time you noted. I don't think the code is any larger than the others, based on other photos of other Pumas here on FC. I haven't positively tied them all up (code...
by roger4
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Junos 6 and 7 Feb:
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Junos 6 Feb:

And ZM521 (as "Shawbury 107") which is still using its civilian hex code 4073AE from when it was G-CKIK.

And for the record,ZM521 and ZM523 were here Wednesday (but I wasn't!). It's been a busy week.
by roger4
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Junos 6 and 7 Feb:
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Junos 6 and 7 Feb:

Two Junos have landed in the last few minutes. ADSB shows them as ZM516 ("Shawbury 54") and ZM509 ("Shawbury 85"). Currently on stands 24 and 25 (north end of ramp). Update at 12:00z - they are here for at least the next hour as Benson ATC is now closed 12:00-13:00. 14:03z Both Junos left within the...
by roger4
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Culdrose is not what it used to be!
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: CULDROSE IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE!

The comment probably applies to every UK military airfield, and it certainly applies to my local, given the reduction in aircraft numbers over the years and the move for ever-increasing proportions of the training to be simulator based.
by roger4
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: P-8 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 20
Views: 2936

Re: P-8 Delivery Schedule

I agree that the Boeing press statement is ambiguous. However all airline 737NGs have been delivered, so without any Max coming down the line, that only leaves the NG-based P-8s, together with the odd C-40 or E-7, that Boeing could build. As Boeing only build small numbers of these (16 this year out...
by roger4
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: P-8 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 20
Views: 2936

Re: P-8 Delivery Schedule

Boeing announced yesterday the temporary halting of 737 production in January, due to the ongoing 737 MAX grounding. The halt is for an unknown period but it seems likely to be for several months. Hence I suspect the delivery of our third P-8 onwards may be delayed.
by roger4
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: United States of America
Topic: Davies Monthan
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: Davies Monthan

Second vote for Double Eagle - used them in March: half an hour overhead DM making multiple passes allowed everything to be seen and most things to be photographed, for $220.
by roger4
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Reduced activity
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Reduced activity

First one probably relates to the usual flypast over Wallingford at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Puma + Chinook last year, at very low level overflying the market square south-to-north). The second one is very odd - a one-hour break at mid-day only affecting the based Pumas and C...
by roger4
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Recent Serial tie up area
Topic: C-2's at Norfolk
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: C-2's at Norfolk

Have you tried the Scramble.nl database? It's usually pretty good for type/code/serial tie-ups and includes month/year of most recent sightings reported to them.
by roger4
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Nevada
Topic: Las Vagas North Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Las Vagas North Airport

I was at North Las Vegas airport in March and didn't see any signs of any US Army helos.

I thought the Lakotas of the Nevada ARNG (3-140th Avn Co, D Company, Detachment 1) were based at Stead Airport, outside Reno?
by roger4
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Danish Air Force Challenger:
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Danish Air Force Challenger:

Danish Challenger C-215 has been in this morning (down at 11:30 local, calling as "DAF6867"). It has already departed.

Would have posted earlier but had computer troubles......
by roger4
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: 24-09-19 double chinook arrival - help required please
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: 24-09-19 double chinook arrival - help required please

Scafell, According to my ADSB system at home, the Chinooks landing at 18:20 were ZH893 and ZA677, which flew together several times yesterday (as "Alien 1" and "Alien 2"). One of the four Pumas outside was coded "K" which should make it XW220. My ADSB system only logged XW213, XW220, XW224 and ZJ955...
by roger4
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Polish Casa295
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Polish Casa295

Except that out of the 18 they have got, they send the one that has probably been at RIAT more than any other!
by roger4
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Polish Casa295
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Polish Casa295

Casa 295 016 has just landed at Benson.
by roger4
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: Wessex XS507
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Wessex XS507

For the record, XS507 left Benson week beginning 8th July having been sold to Historic Helicopters according to Benson's twitter feed. Historic Helicopters in Chard are the operators of the RAF Rescue Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729 and the Navy Wessex HU5 XT761. XS507 is their third HU5 as they also own XT77...
by roger4
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Sentinel’s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: RAF Sentinel’s?

Depends on your definition of recent, but ZJ694 was in the static at RIAT last month. In addition ADSB Exchange shows ZJ694 flew Waddington to Toronto on August 12th and ZJ692 flew a mission Waddington - Lithuania and back (via few other places!) on August 6th.
by roger4
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: RAF Benson
Topic: NOTAM for RAF Benson families day 15-August-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: NOTAM for RAF Benson families day 15-August-2019

Andrew,

Many thanks.

Roger

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