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by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: RIAT
Topic: THEME FOR RIAT 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3195

Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

F-14 50 years old? Stop it you're making me feel old :lol:
by Nighthawke
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford reactivation
Replies: 20
Views: 4154

Re: Fairford reactivation

Er no... the RAF stations are being closed because they're not needed.

You've seen this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=287&t=108625
by Nighthawke
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5293

Re: Plane Spotting Live

That's what I thought too, however the official White House website states: "Technically, Air Force One is used to describe any Air Force aircraft carrying the President — but since the middle of the 20th century, it has been standard practice to refer to specific planes that are equipped to transpo...
by Nighthawke
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: THEME FOR RIAT 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3195

Re: THEME FOR RIAT 2020

Only a few, although I agree more than enough :lol: Most seemed happy with it and enjoyed the unique event. Would loved to have been there.
by Nighthawke
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5293

Re: Plane Spotting Live

I'm sure he'd be pleased to know that you wish him potential injury :grr:
by Nighthawke
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5293

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Airbus models number 8 to be seen: 318/319/320/321/330/340/350/380. OK so the smaller ones are similar (-ish) but the 340 and 380 are large 4-jets - modern-day 707/DC-8 and 747 equivalents. Still 747s to be seen too for a bit longer. Add colours and operators into the mix and it's still a good trip.
by Nighthawke
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Womens Football World Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Womens Football World Cup

Oh dear, there's always one stuck in the dark ages.
by Nighthawke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT and the future
Replies: 19
Views: 2223

Re: RIAT and the future

No need, I had to read it twice to make sure. Too hot to think anyway.
by Nighthawke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: RIAT and the future
Replies: 19
Views: 2223

Re: RIAT and the future

The bar owner I guess.
by Nighthawke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Recent Serial tie up area
Topic: White Hiller? helicopter at Old Warden - Help request
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: White Hiller? helicopter at Old Warden - Help request

Could it have been S.300 G-CEOY? Based according to PlaneBase. Images on Google show it ad white.
by Nighthawke
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5293

Re: Plane Spotting Live

So around 20 different types then... :)
by Nighthawke
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5293

Re: Plane Spotting Live

Why would it be - spotting is not just about military aviation. There are certainly far more opportunities to spot civil than there are military too. I would expect there to be a reasonable balance across the hobby.
by Nighthawke
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Plane Spotting Live
Replies: 58
Views: 5293

Re: Plane Spotting Live

I must be one of the lucky ones as not only am I able to choose what I want to watch, I also have the luxury of owning a control that helps me select it too-and it has an on/off button :Wow: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Nighthawke
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136486

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

You seem to forget why the Lancaster flies and what it represents :grr:
by Nighthawke
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: tc`s RIAT 2019 - The Airshow that never was....!
Replies: 13
Views: 3237

Re: tc`s RIAT 2019 - The Airshow that never was....!

Jason36 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Why has the F16 got British markings. Great Photos.
D-Day commemoration.
by Nighthawke
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Marham Friends and Family day 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3450

Re: Marham Friends and Family day 2019

Do what I did - either Google search or put Marham families in the search box on this forum.

I could leave you to do that but I'll tell you it is 25th July or this coming Thursday.
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Marham Ascot 9711 Flight 16-7-19
Replies: 17
Views: 3178

Re: Marham Ascot 9711 Flight 16-7-19

As above, they are not squadron markings at all but for the Lightning Force.
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: RIAT
Topic: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 1395
Views: 136486

Re: Royal International Air Tattoo 2019 Discussion Thread

Curious as to who you think is responsible for the cancellations and therefore liable to compensate you?
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Paris - Les Invalides 14 July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Paris - Les Invalides 14 July 2019

Great set there Mike, despite the grey sky. Even got some Parish architecture in too just to prove it! Love the close-up shots.
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7925

Re: RIAT Arrivals 2019 - Live Thread

The subject of watermarks has been debated several times on this forum. People get grumpy because others' photographs are not to their own liking. Unsurprisingly there have been just a couple of complainers on this thread with approx 5,500 views. The general opinion in the past has been largely "don...

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