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by CHINOOKER
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Northolt Station Flight Islanders
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: Northolt Station Flight Islanders

There are a couple of civil twins,(Navajos I believe),operating from there,both during the day and late at night.....assume these are doing that job.....Think there was an article,either on FC or another Mil spotting site,which referred to some ex RAF/Mod pilots setting up a civilian outfit in this ...
by CHINOOKER
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: July Loop Visit (picture heavy)
Replies: 12
Views: 2992

Re: July Loop Visit (picture heavy)

No 11 for me....just s stunning image!!
by CHINOOKER
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: A400 31/8
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: A400 31/8

403 it would be!....for info 408 apparently routed to Aberdeen and back from Northolt...cheers
by CHINOOKER
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Edinburgh
Topic: A400 31/8
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: A400 31/8

Could poss be ZM408.....,routed out of Northolt this morning up to Scotland as RRR4160,but not sure of its final destination
by CHINOOKER
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Atlas C.1 ZM408
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: Atlas C.1 ZM408

Just departed as RRR4160
by CHINOOKER
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: U2 arrival at RAF Fairford.
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: U2 arrival at RAF Fairford.

Shots 3 and 4 for me!......why so many people in the last shot?,looks like a base visit!,or a celebrity pilot just arrived!!
by CHINOOKER
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: America's Future Airlifter - The European A400M
Replies: 20
Views: 6042

Re: America's Future Airlifter - The European A400M

Unfortunately any aircraft can "go sick",at any time....working on the B787 when it first arrived at BA it had more days sick than well,but eventually many of the problems with both the aircraft and "people's fingers" were ironed out and basically it now is quite a good aircraft!. Trouble is,that no...
by CHINOOKER
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Yellow Lines and Red Arrows !
Replies: 31
Views: 6739

Re: Yellow Lines and Red Arrows !

Good catch there!......For pilots of thier experience it's not too hard to taxy along a straight line,but what makes ithe photo for me is that they all seem equally spaced along it as well.....Just what you would expect from the worlds best!!
by CHINOOKER
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: C-130 13-07
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Re: C-130 13-07

Many thanks
by CHINOOKER
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: C-130 13-07
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

C-130 13-07

Anyone know if a C-130 went into Northolt around 1600 on Thursday and it's I/d???......thanks
by CHINOOKER
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: BAe Systems Warton 19th June 2017 Oman delivery
Replies: 16
Views: 3739

Re: BAe Systems Warton 19th June 2017 Oman delivery

Nicely caught....Anyone know if they were all BAE crews onboard,or would they be a mix of BAE/Omani crew??...backseaters seem to be very friendly!!
by CHINOOKER
Wed May 31, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: RAF Northolt
Topic: Apache visitors May 31st 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1359

Re: Apache visitors May 31st 2017

See UK heads up for today....all revealed there...cheers
by CHINOOKER
Wed May 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1442
Views: 398255

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

Seems like some of the moves are akin to "squeezing a quart int a pint pot"....interesting read on Aviano,with the 57RQS having to basically work out of "temporary facilities",with all thier equipment etc scattered about!!....seems the bean counters in charge do not understand the operational side o...
by CHINOOKER
Wed May 24, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1442
Views: 398255

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

As I read it,it will cost some $46m to upgrade Fairford for RC-135 ops....what is the cost of upgrading the facilities at Mildenhall currently projected at????
by CHINOOKER
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: RAF LAKENHEATH : Parking & Litter Complaints
Replies: 78
Views: 11963

Re: RAF LAKENHEATH : Parking & Litter Complaints

Have to agree with many on here who are tending to find "littering" a generational habit! I was on the A40 last week and from a car several places in front of me,was a whole stream of litter coming out of the windows....McDonalds boxes and wrappers etc.....on passing the car it was not a group of yo...
by CHINOOKER
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: **IMPORTANT INFO - Northolt Nightshoot POSTPONED **
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: **IMPORTANT INFO - Northolt Nightshoot POSTPONED **

Fighterfoto wrote:I believe it's attending for a pre-planned event tomorrow, nothing to do with extra security.
That makes sense!......was sat in the kitchen when it done a the fly through and break right over the top of the house.....nearly choked on my digestive biscuit!!
by CHINOOKER
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: **IMPORTANT INFO - Northolt Nightshoot POSTPONED **
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: **IMPORTANT INFO - Northolt Nightshoot POSTPONED **

Not wishing to appear "dumb" on this one.....if the nightshoot was postponed earlier today.....did no one tell Lossiemouth re the Typhoon turning up a short while ago???
by CHINOOKER
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: C5 alongside a C Gull
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Re: C5 alongside a C Gull

Nice catch!....puts a whole new perspective on the phrase "wing man"
by CHINOOKER
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx Farewell Tour
Replies: 36
Views: 5895

Re: Lynx Farewell Tour

Yes,still along the Thames westbound!....what I heard is that they will route from Isle of Dogs westbound along Thames,towards Perivale and Northolt,whereby they will dogleg north to Northwood,then from there,return back towards Iver to pick up westbound heli lanes again.....info apparently from Nor...
by CHINOOKER
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx Farewell Tour
Replies: 36
Views: 5895

Re: Lynx Farewell Tour

Heard yesterday,that from the Isle of Dogs,these will route over Northwood HQ on return leg....

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