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by Andy_99
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Axalp 2013? Never heard ...
Replies: 39
Views: 3714

Re: Axalp 2013? Never heard ...

Oh My God those are simply Stunning

Top Marks that Man

Andy
by Andy_99
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-35 coming to RIAT / Farnborough
Replies: 303
Views: 56897

Re: F-35 coming to RIAT / Farnborough

Better get a ticket this year then.

Although with what everybody is saying about the noise of the thing Env Health will slap a noise abatement order on it (Joking I Hope)
by Andy_99
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Lakenheath closure (speculative)
Replies: 88
Views: 17925

Re: RAF Lakenheath closure (speculative)

As I said in earlier post the whole Ukraine situation is making everybody a bit jittery. If Lakeneheath is earmarked for closure I can see the plans being put on hold for a good while until the current sabre rattling has died down. Russia is showing expansionist intentions at the moment, Crimea seem...
by Andy_99
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: F15 down? (Confirmed no accident)
Replies: 18
Views: 1560

Re: F15 down?

Darn wish I was there rather than at work
by Andy_99
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: F15 down? (Confirmed no accident)
Replies: 18
Views: 1560

Re: F15 down?

I'm not doubting what was heard, but I can't find anything on the news outlets anywhere. So I'm just wondering if Jolly was airborne carrying out an exercise or whether what was heard was from the exercise being carried out at STANTA at the moment? Just seems odd that the local news carriers aren't...
by Andy_99
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: F15 down? (Confirmed no accident)
Replies: 18
Views: 1560

Re: F15 down?

If it's true thats quite a number of problems they've had over the last few weeks.
by Andy_99
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Lakenheath closure (speculative)
Replies: 88
Views: 17925

Re: Raf Lakenheath closure (speculative)

Supra I have read this thread from the start, and given that some of my former colleagues in the aviation publishing industry were told that something like a joint working between Marham and Lakenheath for F-35s existed/was planned at least 3 years ago we shall see. But then my colleagues tend to i...
by Andy_99
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Opppps
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Opppps

So is a boom really that bad, IIRC the RAF had permission to break the barrier responding to a QRA last summer. All I recall in the paper were comments about the boom but not shattered windows fallen celing tiles etc.... Always used to remember the subtle double rumble when Concorde throttled up & b...
by Andy_99
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Lakenheath closure (speculative)
Replies: 88
Views: 17925

Re: Raf Lakenheath closure

I think with the current sabre rattling going on by the Russians they may be looking to keep a few more bases open. Yes you can forward deploy very quickly but having in the infrastructure & assets already in place is one heck of a big deterrent. On question time last night there was a lot of talk a...
by Andy_99
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Fluffy F-22 from RIAT 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Fluffy F-22 from RIAT 2008

I remember that display well, The Heavens had just finished emptying themselves all over the field & most people had made a move to the car parks - note made a move not left as most were stuck.
Well worth the drowning for.
by Andy_99
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tu-95 for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Re: Tu-95 for sale

Darn just checked down the sofa haven't got enough pennies
by Andy_99
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Air2Air with the Red Arrows (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 48
Views: 3675

Re: Air2Air with the Red Arrows (Pic Heavy)

Fantastic set of images there, :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hard to pick a my favorite but 27 just shows how close & perfect the formations are.
by Andy_99
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Tried for those Tristars
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Re: Tried for those Tristars

As just about everyone love the C17 closing on the Herc shot.

The Tristar just doesn't look like an aircraft about to retire & so different to the rest of the airline derived types today.
by Andy_99
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Russians occupy Crimea
Replies: 155
Views: 18620

Re: Russians occupy Crimea

The Ukranian Defence Ministry says its airspace was"violated" twice overnight (2nd/3rd March) by Russian military aircraft. It scrambled SU-27 interceptors and "prevented provocative actions". A good thing too... Some good comments on this page so far. Especially the gas issue. The largest pipeline...
by Andy_99
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: STV's JetSet - Where are they now?
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

Re: STV's JetSet - Where are they now?

I remember watching this as well, loved it :D it was around on youtube, but I cant find it now sadly :'( I have seen that one of the students was at Marham as you said, but I also remember seeing one as part of the 2010 Tornado Role Demo team :) Can't remember if I have seen any others.. Also, anyo...
by Andy_99
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Swiss jets grounded during hijacking as outside office hours
Replies: 24
Views: 2837

Re: Swiss jets grounded during hijacking as outside office h

The main point of the QRA is to act to deter hijackers from even thinking about a replay of the 9/11 attacks. They scramble to go & intercept the unknown aircraft & then provide a valuable line of comms back to controllers on the ground, don't forget they have been scrambled beacause the ground have...
by Andy_99
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 48th Fighter Wing-RAF Lakenheath’s Finest.
Replies: 18
Views: 3142

Re: 48th Fighter Wing-RAF Lakenheath’s Finest.

paddyboy wrote:That's 3 timed I have gone through them, and I still can't pick a fave :lol:

Superb post :thumbs:

Cheers

Paddyboy :clap:
Me too have been through them a number of times now & all are outstanding.

Can't wait to get back there for an eagle day
by Andy_99
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: One for the Locals
Replies: 3
Views: 900

One for the Locals

Hi, I'm thinking of taking a trip up to Lakenheath with my mad keen 8 year old son Do the Eagles tend to fly on either Easter Monday or the mayday bank holidays ? I'm think prob not on Easter Mon but not sure if Mayday is celebrated as a US holiday If no flying on either is expected I'll have to rep...
by Andy_99
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 48th Fighter Wing-RAF Lakenheath’s Finest.
Replies: 18
Views: 3142

Re: 48th Fighter Wing-RAF Lakenheath’s Finest.

WOW Just WOW

Top notch pics there
by Andy_99
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster
Replies: 232
Views: 39773

Re: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lanca

Need that Schedule out ASAP - One not to be missed

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