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by Freeman Lowell
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: still FERRARI ... still CAVALLINO
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: still FERRARI ... still CAVALLINO

Lovely shots Claudio. Thanks for posting. I particularly like the Portofino in front of the Starfighter over at the barracks.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Aurora Borealis
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Aurora Borealis

Roger,
Can’t say that I’ve seen it in the U.K. myself, but I remember an electrician working overnight in one of my teams in Dorset saying that he had seen them the night before. That was back in the early 2000’s from memory.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Wunstorf & Buckeburg
Topic: ETNW 15-6-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: ETNW 15-6-2019

Hi Nico, This probably isn't going to help. However, we left at c.1940hrs having identified all 15 that were outside: 54+20 074 54+26 086 54+01 018 (54+07) 043 54+28 088 54+27 087 54+08 046 54+15 063 54+17 067 54+22 081 54+18 069 54+12 057 54+14 061 54+29 090 54+05 landed back from Nordholz whilst w...
by Freeman Lowell
Sat May 04, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: unknown aircraft at Warner Robbins Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: unknown aircraft at Warner Robbins Museum

If that tyre wasn’t in the way, at least the ‘23’ part of the serial could be seen below ‘01 0094’ when viewed on Wednesday last. Thanks to Andy, I’ve also tied this one up and understand why no-one on site knew where this was when we visited the 8th AF museum the day before!
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 13902

Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Was reassured, yesterday, to be able to confirm that there is more than one design of poster advertising this year's show. The one outside the Fleet Air Arm museum café does indeed show the CF-18 and the tooled-up F-35, and looks to be a bastardised version of the 2018 poster.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 13902

Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

Fair enough Del. The air show poster I described was in the vestibule outside the Swordfish restaurant last Wednesday. Now I'm worried :unsure: I was looking at last year's edition. I'll have to go back and check . :S
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Yeovilton
Topic: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019
Replies: 98
Views: 13902

Re: Yeovilton Air Day - 2019

I read into the email they could be announcing a F-35 fly past at a later date, or is that just wishful thinking. An RAF one did the flypast at Fairford last year with the Lancaster and Tornado, The Past, The Present, and The Future. I read the same thing into it. I seem to remember they tried to g...
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7322

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Judwin71 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Flying this afternoon, AW101-612 ZZ100, WHE06 still in primer, and Wildcat ZZ550 WHE04
...and ZZ549 currently at the eastern end undergoing testing ( this is the one with the winch fitted)
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: Russian Open Skies An-30 01 BLUE
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Russian Open Skies An-30 01 BLUE

Thanks folks - Andy for the explanation and Chris for the listing.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: Russian Open Skies An-30 01 BLUE
Replies: 14
Views: 1244

Re: Russian Open Skies An-30 01 BLUE

Folks, I'm interested to know if the An-30 that visited in June 2008 as 01 Black is a different machine to the one here this week. The c/n for this earlier has been quoted as '0390217152' - which is an odd c/n for an An-30.
Thanks,
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F35 on ADSB
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: F35 on ADSB

This came up a few days ago. See:
viewtopic.php?f=342&t=174398
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7322

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

I'm more interested in this comment : The HH-101A on the far west of the flight line at 1400hrs carried MM81870 on the tail and a UK serial on the fuselage. I think this is 15-07 but there was nowhere to view that from. I don't think any HH-101A carrying 15-08 has been sighted yet. If the micky mou...
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7322

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Keith, Thanks. I've read that report too. I did see the one in the wash rig recently but it wasn't readable in that position. I've also know someone who's photographed it clearly as 15-10... "Tempus narrabo", as my old Latin master would have said (or perhaps the Italian crews still say :unsure: ). ...
by Freeman Lowell
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7322

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Just departed at 1215L EH101 looked like one of the Italian's. Anyone identify it. Flying as WHE01. Should be 15-07 or 15-08 Hi Judwin, The HH-101A on the far west of the flight line at 1400hrs carried MM81870 on the tail and a UK serial on the fuselage. I think this is 15-07 but there was nowhere ...
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovilton Wednesday 3.4.19
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Yeovilton Wednesday 3.4.19

1230hrs
Visitors
ZH891 Chinook HC6A
ZH894 Chinook HC6A
ZH904 Chinook HC5

Cobham Hall Being off-loaded
XZ691 310 Lynx HMA8 RFA Wave Knight
XZ725 415 Lynx HMA8 HMS Iron Duke

Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7322

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Wednesday 3rd April 1125hrs
ZH831 Merlin (ASaC5 :whistle: ). Flight line
ZJ128 M Merlin HC4 Eastern end
ZZ106 Merlin 612. Flight line. Norwegian serials covered
ZZ550 Wildcat 220. Flew

1400hrs
ZZ410 Wildcat AH1. Left by road
G-CIJX AW139. Flight line. Salvamento Maritimo.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 823
Views: 76040

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Do you know the reason they are not allowed to do a dynamic display? The Germans do not really display at Airshows, have not done so since the Ramstein accident.346 seriously injured and 70 dead. The Luftwaffe had numerous displays post-Ramstein, including fast jet solos from the Tornado, Phantom a...
by Freeman Lowell
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil Westlands & Merryfield
Topic: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7322

Re: Yeovil (Westlands) Sightings Spring 2019

Tuesday 26th March 2019 0930hrs ZZ382 Wildcat AH1. Flight line. Flew ZZ408 Wildcat AH1. Flight line. No rotor. ZZ513 Wildcat HMA2. Flight line. White Royal Navy titles... ZJ128 M Merlin HC4. Eastern end. and the rotorless HH-101A in the wash-rack. 1200hrs ZH864 Merlin HM.2. Western end. No rotors F...
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Shawbury 21.3.19
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: RAF Shawbury 21.3.19

Yammer wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:28 am
- suspect not too long before he disappears on delivery
Word is that they both needed to be in The Philippines for early April... and because the training is behind schedule, this has been put back 1 month to early May.
Freeman
by Freeman Lowell
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Peace Protesters
Replies: 24
Views: 1261

Re: Peace Protesters

Nothing/nobody at the Marston Meysey end or the northern crash gate opposite the B-52 pans at 0800hrs this morning. Friendly police patrol though.
Freeman

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