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by gamecock
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: RAF Kinloss
Topic: NEXT P-8 DELIVERY
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Re: NEXT P-8 DELIVERY

now living locally
Don't they all Paul? :)
by gamecock
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: It's Blustery Outside
Replies: 15
Views: 2970

Re: It's Blustery Outside

Strangely number 2 is the stand out for me. Nice set
Not strange at all Pete, I agree!
by gamecock
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC Licence fee
Replies: 55
Views: 2302

Re: BBC Licence fee

The 'Yeah, right' referred to the comment in quotes. Nothing like keeping a bit of perspective. The next part is in reply to andrewn.
by gamecock
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC Licence fee
Replies: 55
Views: 2302

Re: BBC Licence fee

It's got to the stage that the programmes are the intervals between the batches of commercials. Yeah, right. Name any source that's completely independent and everybody agrees is completely impartial. It's just not possible. Do you want a Fox News type scenario here? If it goes to subscription it w...
by gamecock
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC Licence fee
Replies: 55
Views: 2302

Re: BBC Licence fee

If you check into the figures for appearances on Question Time you'll find they show a huge anti-Brexit bias.
Not in the audience. The BBC is a bargain and far better value for money than any other broadcaster/streaming service.
by gamecock
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 12/4/19
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 12/4/19

Put it in the farmer's field so you can shoot over the fence :)

All previous airframes went to a scrapyard in Seaham I think. Don't see the point of moving it all the way up to Lossie just to scrap it.
by gamecock
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 12/4/19
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 12/4/19

What was the point of moving it then Graeme? Bizarre. :S
by gamecock
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sea Harrier at Pensacola 1986
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: Sea Harrier at Pensacola 1986

The ejection changed the centre of gravity of the aircraft and it climbed clear of the ground. The No 3 aircraft who’s radio had failed then joined up with the pilotless aircraft thinking it to be the leader. He followed ZD609 through a series of manoeuvres for two minutes Imagine thinking you're w...
by gamecock
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: World Tornado situation......
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: World Tornado situation......

Fair point, I meant more that whomever is supporting these fleets would be foolish to not acquire lifed and available spares if they were available.
Absolutely, at least look at the possibility.
by gamecock
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: World Tornado situation......
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: World Tornado situation......

as the nuts and bolts elements will be passed around other current platforms to see if they need in the future. Single-use items will be scrapped with the bulk of the airframe. The RTP process involved a 'keep list' that was surprisingly small. It costs a lot of money to store an entire Tornado bro...
by gamecock
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: To the Bat Phoon!!! fresh from the paint shop!
Replies: 22
Views: 3900

Re: To the Bat Phoon!!! fresh from the paint shop!

Good catch Alex.

Surely they've washed 4 bits of it Mike!
by gamecock
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 252
Views: 37614

Re: Machloop ban

At least other air arms that fly Tornado will have our spares
I hope so, but here's no guarantee of that.
by gamecock
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 252
Views: 37614

Re: Machloop ban

Not an raf decision it was a decision made by the aircraft safety board due to the age of the airframes.
Source?
by gamecock
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF squadrons-OP Shader
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: RAF squadrons-OP Shader

things are going to be pretty tight with all the typhoon squadron being utilized, will there be much slack left eg for ADGB etc ?? That's what the 2 new Tranche 1 squadrons are for: https://www.janes.com/article/81705/raf-announces-new-typhoon-protector-squadrons Jane’s had previously been told by ...
by gamecock
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Bahrain Airshow Fri 17 Nov 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Bahrain Airshow Fri 17 Nov 2018

Excellent day out but slightly frustrated by the haze and cloud. If anyone's thinking of going in 2020 make sure you get a trade pass as the public don't get access to the static display. 1. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/45243104884_c6c833834a_b.jpg Bahrain Air Show_01 by STEVEN BARNETT , on F...
by gamecock
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Bahrain International Airshow 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Bahrain International Airshow 2018

My thoughts exactly. Having seen yours I think I was stood next to you for a fair chunk of the day! Were you in a white t-shirt in the corner of the enclosure?
by gamecock
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Bahrain International Airshow 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Bahrain International Airshow 2018

Great stuff Ian, just editing mine now. That USAF F-16 was epic! Which days did you visit? Sounds like you're describing the Friday when I was there. I thought it was a great show overall, and will definitely be looking to go again in 2020.
by gamecock
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Log Lossiemouth - Thursday 15/11/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Log Lossiemouth - Thursday 15/11/18

:P Lovely stuff as usual Al!
by gamecock
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Log Lossiemouth - Thursday 15/11/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Log Lossiemouth - Thursday 15/11/18

Probably something to do with the general apathy shown towards photographers who take the time to post pics - sometimes without a single comment or thanks. That and the fact that forums have less of an immediate impact in this age of technology. That's a shame Al. I've seen photos on FB, but I only...

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