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by GVLCN
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam today 11th Nov'
Replies: 15
Views: 1330

Re: Notam today 11th Nov'

Thank you Graham Luxton, seen reports of it departing as dragon 02 but none of it returning. Thanks for confirmation!
by GVLCN
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam today 11th Nov'
Replies: 15
Views: 1330

Re: Notam today 11th Nov'

Did anyone note the U-2 land after the 2nd launch?
by GVLCN
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: Movements Friday 8th November 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3216

Re: Movements Friday 8th November 2019

They should route Yeovilton-lands end once departed
by GVLCN
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: October B52 deployment
Replies: 161
Views: 23869

Re: October B52 deployment

I’ve been there before for departure day a few years ago & remember getting there at 5.50am and all 3 b-52’s were already lined up at marston meysey end awaiting clearance & by 6.05 they were all gone!

I’d advise anyone wishing to catch them to go early rather than later!
by GVLCN
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: NOTAM 05/11/19
Replies: 22
Views: 2164

Re: NOTAM 05/11/19

Agree with above, I thought it was a fairford detachment section till yesterday. When some sad individual corrected me quite rudely about u-2’s not being bombers!
by GVLCN
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: Movements Monday 04/11/19
Replies: 33
Views: 3188

Re: Movements Monday 04/11/19

U-2 heading back now, currently north east of hull
by GVLCN
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: Movements Monday 04/11/19
Replies: 33
Views: 3188

Re: Movements Monday 04/11/19

I would guess this is now off home to barksdale as it’s had a few issues maintenance wise during the deployment!
by GVLCN
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: October B52 deployment
Replies: 161
Views: 23869

Re: October B52 deployment

Showing this morning on radar 360 it was 0006 from memory, so you should see 0028 if you visit tomorrow
by GVLCN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: 28.10 19
Replies: 66
Views: 4514

Re: 28.10 19

Fairford still on 27?
by GVLCN
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sea King ZE370
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Sea King ZE370

Pretty sure they are or at least they were for sale on eBay! The old tail sections which are no longer required
by GVLCN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: Fairford Movements 21/10/19
Replies: 58
Views: 4712

Re: Fairford Movements 21/10/19

Pretty amazing at 09 too 😄 look around and a u-2 appears!
by GVLCN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: Fairford Movements 21/10/19
Replies: 58
Views: 4712

Re: Fairford Movements 21/10/19

One has an issue, currently working!
by GVLCN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: Fairford Movements 21/10/19
Replies: 58
Views: 4712

Re: Fairford Movements 21/10/19

Engine start approved departure 13.00
by GVLCN
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: Fairford Movements 21/10/19
Replies: 58
Views: 4712

Re: Fairford Movements 21/10/19

No B-52 movement yet
by GVLCN
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: NOTAM 20/10/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1730

Re: NOTAM 20/10/19

Got to say it’d be easier if they remained here, anything fairford related I look at this page 1st!

Maybe you can make it a bomber/ reconnaissance deployment section? 😄
by GVLCN
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Dragon02
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

Re: Dragon02

No U-2 was due westbound today, I believe some of the Facebook groups put 2+2 together when they seen a photo of a B-52 pilot & a U-2 pilot suited up and saying heading westbound,,, taken from another social media site :Oops:
by GVLCN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

Yeah thanks I’ll have a good think about it, like you say is a lot of money for what might be a little bit sharper!

Will have a look at a few more reviews, ideally I’ll try one out & go from there!
Thanks for the info guys
by GVLCN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

Thanks for your input but I know how to take a photograph & I always shoot manual, to me I was always told it’s the glass on the front that counts! I do edit very little as I’m very fussy with my photos, I know most people will quite happily polish a turd 😄 but if I can’t make out the pilots name & ...
by GVLCN
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

Thanks that’s been very helpful, I was tempted to buy a 100-400mm mk 2 again and buy a converter just because I loved the lens. Photos with my current lens are great but the hunting on af is quite annoying sometimes & I do feel it could be a little sharper. You’ve definitely sold it to me 😀 the extr...
by GVLCN
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

Thanks that’s great info, I did have the 100-400mm mk 2 but 400mm just isn’t enough reach on a full frame sensor!
Weazel69 would you say it’s sharper that the 150-600mm? Also did you have the 100-400mm mk 2 before switching?

Many thanks Andy

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