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by CHINOOKER
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 131
Views: 13313

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe c

Not wishing to dismay those "EU devotees" amongst you all,but there are increasing signs that the EU project may be starting to fade somewhat! My son has lived and worked in Hamburg for the past six years and he says that both the business community and the population in general are becoming increas...
by CHINOOKER
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: Chalgrove Airfield (Houses)

I note that in the planning application,that there is provision made for 3 "gipsy/traveller" sites!......Martin Baker better not leave any hardware out overnight.....could be a few aircraft down the next morning!😱😱😱😱
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 24817

Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Not a bad scheme at all....along with others I think the serial is far too big on fuselage!...as for the Union flag on the doors,I assume that this is done,so that when opened, it appears in shot alongside whoever is exiting the aircraft,be it Boris or Royalty etc!. Overall quite impressive.
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 24817

Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Must be booked in for an air-air photoshoot somewhere,I would assume,before going back to Brize
by CHINOOKER
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)
Replies: 248
Views: 24817

Re: RRR607 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

TeeJay has it spot on!....Contract with Marshalls/Air Livery would have been signed months ago!. Also both the RAF/MOD would have to look at timescales for taking the aircraft out of service to do this work,similarly Marshalls etc would have to plan it into thier maintenance lines....it's not just a...
by CHINOOKER
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1442
Views: 398258

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

BNW...I hope you are correct in your assumptions!. However, is it not possible that the new figure of 25,000 actually includes all the personnel transferred from Mildenhall etc?.
by CHINOOKER
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Feeding Fairford
Replies: 17
Views: 2829

Re: Feeding Fairford

Excuse me for being "thick", but if they are delivering food and supplies,(including palletised water!),from Croughton to Fairford,how does it get to Croughton in the first place?. Article does say that they also collect supplies from Lakenheath,so if that's the case,why doesn't the USAF supply Fair...
by CHINOOKER
Sat May 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Atlas tours
Replies: 15
Views: 2412

Re: Atlas tours

Could always use Northolt,whilst Heathrow isn't that busy!πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½
by CHINOOKER
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 69
Views: 19045

Re: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company

Wake turbulence behind an A380 is quite considerable,hence either on take off or landing there is quite a time gap left for the aircraft that follows one!.
by CHINOOKER
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company
Replies: 69
Views: 19045

Re: 6 Ex RAF Tristars sold to US company

Unfortunately, "raameagle is probably 100% correct in what he says about the Tristars leaving Brunty in bits on the back of lorries!. Given that they have been left to the elements for the last 6 years,they will need considerable work done,just to get them airworthy!. Having worked on the type at BA...
by CHINOOKER
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Why RAF Boscombe Down?
Replies: 49
Views: 5966

Re: Why RAF Boscombe Down?

Quieter airfield with fewer based staff than Brize....also a more remote area regarding the press etc being there!. Don't think Porton Down or there staff come into the equation as the virus is basically a " health issue",rather than a chemical/poisoning issue!
by CHINOOKER
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: All other areas around the UK
Topic: Luton 03-02-20
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Luton 03-02-20

Oman a/f Gulfstream 4 ....557 noted outside yesterday,post maintenance.
by CHINOOKER
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Heathrow closure, Friday morning
Replies: 38
Views: 5640

Re: Heathrow closure, Friday morning

The Islander,(s), that have been operating out of Northolt have been quite busy of late!. I assume it was one of these that probably had to extend its operation or position in order to complete it's tasking!. Wouldn't have thought a 146,(whoever was on board),would have delayed any traffic into/out ...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Trump visit
Replies: 146
Views: 20813

Re: Trump visit

Looking at Adsb,only 3x Grits showing returning home....any indication that the 4th has gone as well?
by CHINOOKER
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Trump visit
Replies: 146
Views: 20813

Re: Trump visit

Helos all back into Northolt...Cheers to th VH-60s,who came in straight over the house!..,re C-17s thought that last time they picked up the VH-60s,and thier ground equipment,it was then flown out via a gas and go at Mildenhall?
by CHINOOKER
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19
Replies: 51
Views: 12110

Re: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19

Thanksgiving in USA on Thursday, quiet day for the military!....
by CHINOOKER
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Helo arrival 0530
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Helo arrival 0530

Many thanks.
by CHINOOKER
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Helo arrival 0530
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Helo arrival 0530

Large rotary arrive approx 0530.....no other info at present.
by CHINOOKER
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19
Replies: 51
Views: 12110

Re: NATO Summit, London 3rd-4th December 19

C-17s due at 09-30...11-30 and 13-30 apparently!....info comes from neighbour who works on base.
by CHINOOKER
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Base?
Replies: 157
Views: 19657

Re: Red Arrows New Base?

Wasn't Boscombe Down in the frame a few years ago?. The movements there are not exactly prolific and the "Reds"could be co-ordinated with base operations fairly easily I would assume!. Also Boscombe's location could afford them the relative airspace required for ops!

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