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by GVLCN
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 25-09-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Notam 25-09-2020

4-5 different callsigns so far, Lemay & Baloo?
Baloo flight sounds like heading home
by GVLCN
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Is there any good places to take photos when using 06?
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: Is there any good places to take photos when using 06?

Yes Forrest entrance is superb till around midday- 1pm, pilot of 3001 yesterday particularly springs to mind, some pure class low approaches made!

Very challenging up till 3pm at which point it’s probably worth calling it a day on that spot if they’re using 06
by GVLCN
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Road running hawk & lynx on m25
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Road running hawk & lynx on m25

Hi all noted yesterday on the M25 road running, was XX165 hawk in two sections, front & rear section on one truck. And on the truck in front was a camouflaged lynx shell with boom. Both were stripped & just shells, heading clockwise on the m25, spotted near abbots Langley at 10.45. Hopefully of use ...
by GVLCN
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: MOD St Athan
Topic: Dutch Air Force Hunter & L-39
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

Re: Dutch Air Force Hunter & L-39

Thanks for the info guys
by GVLCN
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: MOD St Athan
Topic: Dutch Air Force Hunter & L-39
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

Dutch Air Force Hunter & L-39

Hi all, Noted whilst driving past this afternoon was the twin seat Dutch Air Force Hunter, aswell as G-JMGP L-39 ex German Air Force? Both visible outside Many ex RAF Hawks are stored infront of the same hangar where the above two aircraft are, possible for spares to get one or two flying? Cheers Andy
by GVLCN
Tue May 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: 26/05/20 NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 2762

Re: 26/05/20 NOTAM

Thank you thevulcan much appreciated
by GVLCN
Tue May 26, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: 26/05/20 NOTAM
Replies: 21
Views: 2762

Re: 26/05/20 NOTAM

Does that leave 2 airframes still at fairford or just the 1 now?
by GVLCN
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: AAC Middle Wallop
Topic: Flying activities February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Flying activities February 2020

Thank you Kevin, much appreciated. I will be with my little one & Mrs so won’t need a book, we all love the Apache so fingers crossed! Thanks once again,
Cheers Andy
by GVLCN
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: AAC Middle Wallop
Topic: Flying activities February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Flying activities February 2020

Hi all,

Thinking of visiting tomorrow, does anyone have any advice on flying activities or what to expect?

Any info would be great, will be visiting the museum whilst there too!

Cheers Andy Thomas
by GVLCN
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 19
Views: 3014

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

Thanks Weazel69, you’ve got one then? I was wondering why it seems my battery drains quick when I go to actually use it! I look forward to getting the shots I missed last year, mainly the bombers & u-2 at fairford when it used 09! Will be so much easier at RIAT too, looking forward to just having th...
by GVLCN
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 19
Views: 3014

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

Hi Weazel69 just seen your message, I’ve bought one but only used it once at Cardiff airport on a USAF gulfstream! So strange having the extra range it’s unbelievable, I’ve sold my smaller lens & plan to just use this & my phone in future. So far so good, I look forward to giving it a proper test on...
by GVLCN
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Canon 24-105mm F/4L EF USM Lens
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Canon 24-105mm F/4L EF USM Lens

Not sure how I load photos will load when I figure it out
by GVLCN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Canon 24-105mm F/4L EF USM Lens
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Canon 24-105mm F/4L EF USM Lens

Canon lens in great condition, complete with lens leather bag, original box and instructions. Lens hood & cap, only minor scratching to lens hood where it has been caught on the fence at Fairford, hardly noticeable though! Great lens, hardly used, hence the sale. Price is £325, Please see the photos...
by GVLCN
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: RAF MK1A pilots helmet in good condition & complete
Replies: 0
Views: 394

RAF MK1A pilots helmet in good condition & complete

For sale in great used condition especially for its age is this RAF Mk 1A pilots flight helmet, size 4 regular is the bone dome in silver, visor slides up & down fine. Cloth helmet I can’t find anything on it othe than a part number, the wires have been cut so been sold as display piece only. Cloth ...
by GVLCN
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam today 11th Nov'
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

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: 2152

Re: Notam today 11th Nov'

Did anyone note the U-2 land after the 2nd launch?
by GVLCN
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: October B52 deployment
Replies: 161
Views: 33619

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
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: October B52 deployment
Replies: 161
Views: 33619

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 7:20 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Sea King ZE370
Replies: 12
Views: 3462

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
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Dragon02
Replies: 28
Views: 3245

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:

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