Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Search found 645 matches

by GVLCN
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: AAC Middle Wallop
Topic: Flying activities February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 431

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: 431

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: 1812

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: 1812

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: 558

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: 558

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: 262

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: 1574

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: 1574

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: 27407

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: 27407

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: 3073

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: 2155

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: 19
Views: 1812

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: 19
Views: 1812

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: 19
Views: 1812

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: 19
Views: 1812

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
by GVLCN
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 19
Views: 1812

Sigma 60-600mm?

Hi all, Looking at getting this lens as I’ve read it’s much better than the 150-600mm! I currently have the contemporary version of this lens, have noticed that it is soft at 600mm so I try not to use it at full reach. However have read that the 60-600mm is sharp at 600mm, has anyone had any experie...
by GVLCN
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Viewing F-35?
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Viewing F-35?

Hi all,

Seen some great photos recently of the F-35’s entering or leaving their new hangar complex. I was there today but couldn’t figure out where to go, can anyone please help?

Cheers Andy
by GVLCN
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: F35 day to day Flying
Replies: 40
Views: 6290

Re: F35 day to day Flying

Thank you MRTT

Go to advanced search