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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: 2780

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: 3033

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: 880

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: 3033

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: 38576

Re: RAF BBMF To Host Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lanca

Need that Schedule out ASAP - One not to be missed
by Andy_99
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: My First Kingfisher
Replies: 20
Views: 1443

Re: My First Kingfisher

Top marks for those.
Only ever seen a kingfisher a couple of times but always as a bright blue flash.
by Andy_99
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Another Selection from RIAT 2008 & 1 from 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Another Selection from RIAT 2008 & 1 from 2011

Yes Challenge was an understatement. Will remember the RAF wives/Girlfriends in all their best outfits ankle deep in the mud of the car parks for a long time.
by Andy_99
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Another Selection from RIAT 2008 & 1 from 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Another Selection from RIAT 2008 & 1 from 2011

Here's a selection of other attempts. Itching to get out in the field now A10 Diving at RIAT 2011 http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii8/AndyJudge/Mil%20Aircraft/A10Dive.jpg Turkish F16 RIAT 2008 - The Wet Year http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii8/AndyJudge/Mil%20Aircraft/TurkishF16.jpg http://i26...
by Andy_99
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Raptor At RIAT 08
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Raptor At RIAT 08

Was 08 the year the public days were cancelled ?
If so I remember hanging around in a very soggy Park & Fly to watch the display on the Friday.

My pictures all turned out useless as it was so dark.
by Andy_99
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Coningsby 19/2/14
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Coningsby 19/2/14

Nice set of photos there. Another location to add the the years must do list
by Andy_99
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Slow Feb, Marham,Lakenheath,Mildenhall and Coningsby
Replies: 23
Views: 1442

Re: Slow Feb, Marham,Lakenheath,Mildenhall and Coningsby

3 & 5a for me simply fantastic.

Need to get to the Hall & Heath ASAP
by Andy_99
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Old bases to photo. Anywhere good?
Replies: 11
Views: 2157

Re: Old bases to photo. Anywhere good?

Greenham Common still has a lot left to see & photograph, the runway's & taxiways are long gone but lots of the old building remain such as Control Tower,hangars, Hardened Control Center (Can't remember it's name), the fire training plane & also the Bunkers. Various other bit's & bobs remain around...
by Andy_99
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Old bases to photo. Anywhere good?
Replies: 11
Views: 2157

Re: Old bases to photo. Anywhere good?

Greenham Common still has a lot left to see & photograph, the runway's & taxiways are long gone but lots of the old building remain such as Control Tower,hangars, Hardened Control Center (Can't remember it's name), the fire training plane & also the Bunkers. Various other bit's & bobs remain around ...
by Andy_99
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Show us your worst !
Replies: 402
Views: 213228

Re: Show us your worst !

To be fair the organisers obviously listened to the complaints because the next IAT(the first at Fairford in 1985) the pa system was put behind the grandstand Roger Here we go, taken just before I got a decent lens - I'd forgotten about the tent and those pesky vehicles, taken from the FIAT (now FR...
by Andy_99
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: First Photo Posting
Replies: 7
Views: 940

First Photo Posting

Here's a couple of oldies from Fairford 2011 First ever picture posting & taken on JPEG as at the time camera & this whole digital photo editing was new to me (editing still is) Hopefully this is the first of many - Comments welcome http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii8/AndyJudge/Mil%20Aircraft/A10...
by Andy_99
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Last of my Warthog shots
Replies: 28
Views: 1908

Re: Last of my Warthog shots

I love the Hog
Always remember a school trip to Mid-Wales in the early 80's when a pair tracked up the side of a ridge we were all walking along. Haven't a clue where it was in Wales but an awesome sight.
by Andy_99
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Watching planes from your window - query
Replies: 16
Views: 2536

Re: Watching planes from your window - query

Ooo back in the day remember racing up to Greenham Common to sit under the approach as C5's & C141's bought in the Cruise Missiles. IIRC we had 5 C5's on the ground in a single day once. Also remember the Happy day's pre/post the RIAT watching all the incoming & outgoing aircraft. Finally the eventf...
by Andy_99
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Hello All

Hi, Have finally decided to take the plunge & join up on here. My names Andy & my usual home is Thatcham in Berks, although spend more time up in Newcastle upon Tyne due to work. I'm into all forms of aircraft both civvie & Military, not really for spotting (number crunching) just for the spectacle....

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