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by jakdaw
Thu May 14, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: The Grand Prix Collection - Donington Park
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: The Grand Prix Collection - Donington Park

Love this place, thanks for sharing. A room full of Williams then a room full of Mclarens whats not to like.
by jakdaw
Thu May 14, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Strategic Defence Review
Topic: UK Confirms 9 Boeing P-8's to be purchased
Replies: 458
Views: 80557

Re: P-8s for the RAF?

Nimrods used to loiter on missions and from memory they would shut down a pair of engines while out there. I guess we will have to wait and see what has appeared once they have finished all the work at Waddington. Just to clarify shutting down 2 engines on a P-8 DOESNT increase its loiter time thou...
by jakdaw
Thu May 07, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Spoken to like a dog!!
Replies: 38
Views: 5859

Re: Spoken to like a dog!!

So you were parked where you shouldn't have been were asked to move you moved and it was all sorted. In your opinion she was rude, presumabley she could easily talk on social media about a spotter who was parked too close to an emergency gate, on a day, when if not for the skills of one of her RAF c...
by jakdaw
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: European tankers
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: European tankers

HI having read that the European tanker consortium is about to buy 4 A330 tankers I was wondering that as the RAF has a deal for 14 aircraft but only use 9 why can't a deal be done for the Europeans to use the surplus aircraft rather than buy more. We only use 9 on a regular basis - the others are ...
by jakdaw
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Enola Gay, heroism or insanity?
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: Enola Gay, heroism or insanity?

As with all actions in war probably a bit of both.
by jakdaw
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Food
Replies: 38
Views: 5887

Re: Food

Looks like they've chosen not to re-new the contract then, happens all the time everywhere, sad for the guy but it the nature of the beast.
by jakdaw
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Runway
Replies: 46
Views: 13865

Re: Runway

by jakdaw
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Why are Typhoons launched on Bear QRAs?
Replies: 42
Views: 6921

Re: Why are Typhoons launched on Bear QRAs?

jem60 wrote: This sort of thing is so old hat to us oldies that it hardly merits mention. Used to happen all day everyday, nothing ever came of it, as will happen this time....over England anyway,
And even if you`re wrong, they`d be no one on left on here to tell you, you were wrong. ;)
by jakdaw
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Runway
Replies: 46
Views: 13865

Re: Runway

blackbelt wrote:Bet they could build the eastern by pass faster.
OK I`ll take that bet £50 says the runway is finished before the Eastern bypass.
by jakdaw
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Promotion of your website
Topic: Coningsby Aviation site
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Coningsby Aviation site

Anyone who hasn't seen this site, invaluable before and after a visit to Coningsby. Your hard work is appreciated.
by jakdaw
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Attitudes
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

Re: Attitudes

Always found the group very helpful, maybe if the question was asked in a way people understood, it would get the answer you desired!
by jakdaw
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: irons
Replies: 25
Views: 3185

Re: irons

Scunthorpe United? :D
by jakdaw
Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAAF - F-111 Disposal
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: RAAF - F-111 Disposal

Could have left them on the carriers and sunk the lot :D
by jakdaw
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Newark Air Museum (NAM)
Topic: Dominie coming to Newark Air Museum
Replies: 45
Views: 8757

Re: Dominie coming to Newark Air Museum

How many Gannets preserved/and undercover vs Dominies preserved/and undercover? Also, basically, but not actually a modern executive jet. In an ideal world both should be undercover but its rareity in preservation, plus Newark has a collecting policy of training aircraft which the Dominie is a great...
by jakdaw
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Got money burning a hole in your wallet pre-Christmas?
Replies: 12
Views: 2009

Re: Got money burning a hole in your wallet pre-Christmas?

Only ridiculous if no one pays it, but they seem to have a business out of it, so people must be happy to pay.
by jakdaw
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: 2 x Sentinel outside
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: 2 x Sentinel outside

ASTOR1 wrote:By they way its spelt Sentinel (with a 'e').
Its should be it's or it is. :P
by jakdaw
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: 2 x Sentinel outside
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: 2 x Sentinel outside

Seeing as no ones answered I guessing no one read them off that day. Was there on Thursday and read off ZJ693 which was carrying 5sqd markings, behind it was a second in gloss grey but couldn't read it (first was in the way). There is a post below for Wednesday which had ZJ691 (with ZJ693) on the ra...
by jakdaw
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RMAF Butterworth 30.9.14
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: RMAF Butterworth 30.9.14

Love the Hawk 200, thanks for sharing some great shots.
by jakdaw
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Next years work
Replies: 41
Views: 12224

Re: Next years work

Air ambulance will continue to operate from the pad where it currently flies from. The flying club will also remain based as there will always be enough runway available to fly from.

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Live Chat
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Live Chat

What like the Fighter Control face book page?
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