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by jakdaw
Fri May 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: From Toulouse
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

Re: From Toulouse

Bonjour Julien

Welcome to the group. Nice looking website you have with some lovely shots. Enjoy the group.

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Duxford March Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~21Mar18*
Replies: 10
Views: 1947

Re: Duxford March Bimbles ~ *UPDATE 2~21Mar18*

An apology, the picture of the fire engine, the guy in the red fleece is me with the good lady. #photobomb. Thanks for sharing was a lovely sunny day and some beautiful cars.
by jakdaw
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF reserve squadrons, no more (sort of)
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

RAF reserve squadrons, no more (sort of)

Evening all Haven't notices it mentioned on here so far and couldn't find a thread. An article in this months Aviation News magazine says that as of 1 Feb 2018 all reserve squadrons returned to full unit status and lose there (R). Wikipedia also carries the same 1 Feb date for dropping Reserve statu...
by jakdaw
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: strange glow in the sky
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: strange glow in the sky

Not sure if this is in the rite section.for quite awhile now when I go out at about 9pm every night I have noticed a strange glow in the sky to the south of Lincoln thought at first a satelite ? it appears to be OTT or around RAF Waddington area but could be further south as difficult to find refer...
by jakdaw
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Phenom Arrival
Replies: 15
Views: 3515

Re: Phenom Arrival

reaper493 wrote:Have any of them been seen outside or flown since delivery? Haven't noticed any reports.

Mike
31/8 G-MEPT/[ZM333] was outside briefly for an on base photo shoot but was soon put away afterwards in the hangar nearest the A17.
by jakdaw
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Cranwell and BH 31/8
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

thank's guys! Will pop down in a few weeks and see what happens. Seems odd how strict they are security wise Not really "strict" I'm sure you could park up at Barkston and read them off and they would probably leave you alone just good manners to ask/let them know what you are doing, as you are sto...
by jakdaw
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Cranwell and BH 31/8
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Photogenius wrote:G-MEPT was the Phenom as I drove past. What was the Prefect? only it was bouncing in the heat when I looked.

ZM301
by jakdaw
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Cranwell and BH 31/8
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Reaper493: Barkston Heath: I park in the carpark near the barrier and ask at the security box if its ok to read of and take some pictures usually they are fine though sometimes its a no. Cranwell I tend to stop just of the A17 there a couple of spaces on the corner of the A17 and the minor road, giv...
by jakdaw
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Cranwell log 2/8/17
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

Cranwell log 2/8/17

Quick stop at lunch time by A17 shows based King Airs K & P plus many Tutors flying from opposite side.
by jakdaw
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Barkston log 2/8/17
Replies: 0
Views: 893

Barkston log 2/8/17

A quick stop at lunch today had fully marked ZM300 and ZM305 outside plus the noses of four more visible in the hangar.
by jakdaw
Mon May 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

Re: Cold War Jets, 28th May 2017

I also heard the commentator dispelling rumours that went round (by the way the commentator was amazing, loads of knowledge!!) that there would be no display but staff from two different groups said I should make the most of the day because Augusts display was looking like it wasn't going to happen....
by jakdaw
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: 10/1 Whats on the ground?
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: 10/1 Whats on the ground?

Thank you guys for the help, its nice to see planes both back on the ground and flying about. Sure it will just get busier from now on as operations continue to return to normal. Must start packing the binoculars just in case again!!
by jakdaw
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: 10/1 Whats on the ground?
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: 10/1 Whats on the ground?

Just realised we only have 2x Rivet Joint so far so have solved that one!
by jakdaw
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: 10/1 Whats on the ground?
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

10/1 Whats on the ground?

Hi all Parked up today to have a look first thing this morning and on the ground were the following: 3x E-3D including the 54[r]sqd special 2x Rivet joint (1x on E-3 pan (Big Goose so in ZZ664) and 1x main asp) 1x Sentinel (main asp) along with XM607 and G-LNCT No binoculars to read off hope this is...
by jakdaw
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: Valley (brief) log 10/10
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Re: Valley (brief) log 10/10

Thank you spent a great day on your beautiful Island. Red Wharf bay, Moelfre, Newborough as well as bagging some Hawks.
by jakdaw
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: West England & Wales
Topic: Caernarfon (bits and bobs) 8/10-14/10
Replies: 0
Views: 2179

Caernarfon (bits and bobs) 8/10-14/10

Staying near Caernarfon airport for the week brought the following of interest: 10/10: Chinook landed 1930ish (possibly for hot refuel) then away again shortly after (maybe ZA705 from elsewhere) 11/10: Chinook again 2100ish same a previous night (maybe ZA712 again from elsewhere) 14/10: Griffin doin...
by jakdaw
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: Valley (brief) log 10/10
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Valley (brief) log 10/10

Thanks to members on here for the help and advice enjoyed a couple of hours here whilst on my hols.

Flying
Hawk T2: F/H/Z/AA/B/Q/N/L
Griffin: unread

On Ground
Hunter: WV396 (still guarding the gate)
Lynx: ZG885 (pan opposite viewing area)

Hope this is of interest

Jakdaw
by jakdaw
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: Help please!
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Help please!

Quick report back, thanks again Gents. I enjoyed a busy couple of hours one afternoon and got my Hawk fix. Cheers for the help.
by jakdaw
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: Help please!
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Help please!

Thanks for your time Neil, glad you have had/are having a good week. Spotting and fishing, doubling up the enjoyment and they say men cant multi-task :D . Am looking for some Hawk action so sounds like I might be in luck. Thanks again.
by jakdaw
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: Help please!
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Help please!

Thanks for the help Gents, much appreciated (though maybe not by the Mrs, lol).

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