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by Jazz
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: C-5A's
Replies: 10
Views: 2110

Re: C-5A's

bobthehandyman wrote:I see that 70-0456 C-5A has been flown to AMARC, this leaves just 4 C-5A's in service at Travis...
Yes Bob, all retired this year. They are based at Westover ARB with the 337th AS. The first of eight C-5M's is due there in June.
by Jazz
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: IAF014 KC707 at Frankfurt
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: IAF014 KC707 at Frankfurt

martmpf wrote:...the UK visit now missed out?
Nothing to do with this. The Israeli PM arrived in London last night onboard El Al B767 4X-EAR.
Dont think he uses a 707 any longer, certainly not for European and US visits?
by Jazz
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB
Replies: 20
Views: 4798

Re: Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB

Nice pics as usual, Nick.
The last QF-4 public performance was infact at Holloman on 21st December, on the historic day of the final US military Phantom flight. A phantastic memorable two days on base for those that attended :thumb:
by Jazz
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Cheongju AB, S Korea 9.12.16 -a bit for everyone.
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: Cheongju AB, S Korea 9.12.16 -a bit for everyone.

Phantastic stuff, Taff, and the F-5's etc as well :thumb:
Chuffed you got down to the Rhino base this time. I'm sure you are glad you did now. Must get myself there...
by Jazz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Hoops & Disks and things in between....even Dr.Doolittle!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: Hoops & Disks and things in between....even Dr.Doolittle

Very sad news. Simon's picture threads were always worth checking out.
Theres no doubt, his photography was top quality, and this thread is no different. The first shot seems very poignant.
by Jazz
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Kuwait,s shopping spree
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: Kuwait,s shopping spree

Just this old story... "Kuwait will buy 28 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets to replace a fleet of earlier versions of the US fighter jets, a top official said yesterday. The value of the deal is not expected to exceed $5 billion, the KUNA state news agency reported the head of armament and procurement at...
by Jazz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Red Stars: Preserved in Beijing
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Red Stars: Preserved in Beijing

Final few from this memorable Asia trip... after doing most of the museums on a previous visit to Beijing, there was still the Beihang University Museum to catch up with, as it was closed for renovation back then. All indoors, this isn't the easiest place to photograph with a lot of the aircraft cra...
by Jazz
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Red Stars: Preserved in Hanoi
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: Red Stars: Preserved in Hanoi

Thanks for the replies, gents :thumb: Just going by the Scramble database, the two Fitters were first noted there in August this year. As well as the Gia Lam airbase (An-26 & An-2 etc) in Hanoi, also maybe of interest is a former Vietnam Airlines Tu-134 at a Police training facility in the west of t...
by Jazz
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Red Stars: Preserved in Hanoi
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Red Stars: Preserved in Hanoi

Certainly one of the most thought-provoking places i have been to, photographing the remnants of war around Hanoi is quite an experience. Starting with a couple of aircraft at the 'Cultural Center of Aviation' (Trung Tâm Van Hóa Hàng Không) close to the VPAF transport base of Gia Lam... https://phot...
by Jazz
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Red Stars Part III: Hanoi's 'Red Star' Fitters
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Re: Red Stars Part III: Hanoi's 'Red Star' Fitters

Cheers everyone, thanks for the replies :thumb: I have to say, out of the two places on that trip, Nanyuan (the ELINT Tu-154 base in Beijing) seemed 'riskier', mainly because i was 'seen' by a few people there. The consequences are kind-of known if 'caught' there, but i have no idea as to any conseq...
by Jazz
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Red Stars Part III: Hanoi's 'Red Star' Fitters
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Red Stars Part III: Hanoi's 'Red Star' Fitters

Located on the north side of Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, Phúc Yên Air Base is the home of the Vietnam People's Air Force 921st Fighter Regiment, known as the 'Red Star Squadron'. As the Vietnam War began to really escalate, Phúc Yên became North Vietnam's first jet-capable airfield in Aug...
by Jazz
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: US Trip: Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Airshow 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4249

Re: US Trip: Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Airshow 2016

No probs Colin, and cheers John :thumb:
by Jazz
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Strategic Air Command Museum
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Strategic Air Command Museum

Hmmm, maybe the Vulcan give way for the C-54? (which now looks very nice). TBH its not totally surprising if the Vulcan is now 'surplus', maybe also due to the space inside appearing to be very limited? You can imagine the 'odd-ball Brit' getting the elbow when push comes to shove, though we'll see ...
by Jazz
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Strategic Air Command Museum
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Strategic Air Command Museum

Another rush-job, David! Certainly 'different' to catch that B-1A like that though, which is presumably going to be re-sprayed in situ? They are clearly continuing with their ongoing restoration of quite a lot of the aircraft there... i'm sure/hope the Vulcan is just outside for now awaiting its tur...
by Jazz
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: US Trip: Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Airshow 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4249

Re: US Trip: Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Airshow 2016

Thanks Colin, i can't say for sure about next year, but at the show this year the museum building was closed, as i tried the door on passing, on driving out of the show that way. I presumed the British expat lady who runs it (if still there) may have been busy in the show area selling merchandise? A...
by Jazz
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Kansas National Guard - Topeka Forbes Field
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: Kansas National Guard - Topeka Forbes Field

A few changes since i was there five years ago, did you go into the museum? Good to see the old 1-11 still surviving, as had read it was a bit unwanted and could end up as scrap. Did you also get to the ANG gate at the north end? There is a nice RB-57A and tail fin from the specially marked KC-135D,...
by Jazz
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Star Wars - Phantom Menace
Replies: 35
Views: 5145

Re: Star Wars - Phantom Menace

See these on the QF4FSAT page as well, Ross... Phlippin' Phantastic.
Did so many people really just happen to be there by chance? :ninja: Insanely jealous? You betcha!
No beating these, probably not even the phinal touchdown shots... anyone else going for that next month?
by Jazz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: PLAAF 'August 1st' Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Re: PLAAF 'August 1st' Crash

"August 1st Acrobatic Team suffered a fatality during training, losing aircraft 09. Both pilots ejected. The front seat pilot landed with injuries but the pilot in the rear seat collided with another aircraft in the formation and died on impact. The other aircraft made a successful emergency landing...

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