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by beefsteak
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5737

Re: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?

I got a rather nice pocket watch from my mum , it has the insignia of 617 squadron (Dambusters)on it .
by beefsteak
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lightning at Tattershall - where?
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

Re: Lightning at Tattershall - where?

Have you seen the Lightning at Coningsby?? If not go to the viewing area (Dog Dyke road) and ask for directions (It's not far away , just a bit awkward to direct you from here......LOL)
She's a beauty!!
by beefsteak
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lightning at Tattershall - where?
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

Re: Lightning at Tattershall - where?

You can get this close ,with the gate closed !!! http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/beefsteak45/Iansbigdayout060.jpg http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/beefsteak45/Iansbigdayout057.jpg I appologise for posting pics where they shouldn't be , feel free to shift them when Sheff has seen the...
by beefsteak
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lightning at Tattershall - where?
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

Re: Lightning at Tattershall - where?

I have just answered this !!!

If the gate is open (As it was when I was there in November) you can wander over to her but she is easily photographed if the gate is locked.
by beefsteak
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lightning at Tattershall - where?
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

Re: Lightning at Tattershall - where?

Come out of RAF Coningsby, turn left (So that the one handed church clock is on your left ) head towards Tattershall,( watch out for the speed camera on the left,) just past the school there's a right turn (On the bend) take this (B1192) and follow it through Tattershall Thorpe village (Past the won...
by beefsteak
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: The wife played a blinder!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: The wife played a blinder!!!!

I'm doing a week(ish) down Norfolk way in March again, and you've got my juices going already !!!!! :clap: :clap:
by beefsteak
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas TV garbage
Replies: 34
Views: 2613

Re: Christmas TV garbage

I don't 100% agree with you there Sheff re the Ant and Decs thing, (Taped and watched in the wee small hours) Although I do agree it was chewing gum for the eyes. What I mean is , what real 'Celebs' do we have now that are prepared to take a day out of their hectic schedules, to entertain us (Their ...
by beefsteak
Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Christmas TV garbage
Replies: 34
Views: 2613

Re: Christmas TV garbage

I too used to love the Christmas lectures I watched the first 5 minutes and gave up this year, Victoria Wood did make me giggle a bit, James May was only dissapointing 'cause he failed (For the first time) Didn't find QI to be too bad either, but I do think Steven Fry's heart isn't in this series as...
by beefsteak
Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5737

Re: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?

Money for a ticket to RIAT has just arrived in my bank account from the in laws :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: We are going round there for tea shortly and I know there will be more goodies . Here's keeping my fingers crossed for that Bugatti Veyron that I have been hinting at all year. I go over to No...
by beefsteak
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5737

Re: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?

Flying Figgis wrote:Ernst Stavro - BloFig! You have identified me Bond! lol!

Here is Junior Figgis with his aviation related goody!

Image

LMP did not have any aviation things - just girly stuff!

What's a Chelsea shirt got to do with flying ????
by beefsteak
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5737

Re: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?

Oh and Flying Figgis , why did I just get the urge to dive off a cliff and deliver a box of Milk Tray to some woman ????
by beefsteak
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5737

Re: What aviation-related pressies did you get ?

Oh is it Christmas ?? He flew right past my bed , dropped pressies (Over five hundred quids worth ) for SWMBO and the kids, and left me two pairs of socks and a Peter Kay DVD !!! Now SWMBO is at work and I'm cooking Christmas dinner to be eaten at about 5.00pm!! Christmas??................... Bah Hu...
by beefsteak
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Official Christmas Greetings Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3869

Re: The Official Christmas Greetings Thread

There's always plenty of seats (Oh and the ale ran out on the Saturday night(because I'd drunk most of it !!!) Mind you it is a thought to try and make a fighter control pennant for your tents and I'll try to make an even bigger one to go on the table where we are ensconsed in the beer tent !!!! We ...
by beefsteak
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2010 - Other Info Here!
Replies: 202
Views: 18990

Re: RIAT 2010

If we're going for the swept wing 'in full effect' don't forget the good old 'Tonka' !!!!!
by beefsteak
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT 2010 - Other Info Here!
Replies: 202
Views: 18990

Re: RIAT 2010

garyscott wrote:Dont know if it would ever happen, but i'd love to see a TU-160 att RIAT......imagine the take-off!! :thumbs:

It would indeed be a fantastic sight , I read somewhere recently that they only have about 16 of these left !!
by beefsteak
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tuskegee Airmen film 24th Dec
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Tuskegee Airmen film 24th Dec

Thanks for that , I had missed it whilst looking through the telly mag !! Incedentaly did you know it's being remade (already) by George Lucas, some of the (Plastic) Mustangs are being made by the same company at Delabole in Cornwall, that made James Mays' 'Airfix' Spitfire?? They are also making co...
by beefsteak
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Sam Fox at the Hall
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: Sam Fox at the Hall

Thanks for that!!


Karen Russel was my favourite, apart from the wife that is!!
by beefsteak
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Sam Fox at the Hall
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: Sam Fox at the Hall

OK I'll show my ignorance, (As I'm sure many others that won't admit to it are thinking the same) But what has this got to do with Sam Fox ????
by beefsteak
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Official Christmas Greetings Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3869

Re: The Official Christmas Greetings Thread

A very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to one and all, except Flaps !!! :halo:

Only joking, all the breast sweet cheeks, and roll on RIAT !!!!
by beefsteak
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Merry Christmas to everyone on FC
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: Merry Christmas to everyone on FC

It's close enough for me now!!! So I just have to say a very Merry Christmas and a Happy an Prosperous New Year to one and all out there in FC land (Oh and I got your card thanks Mike, did you get mine ?)

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