Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Search found 788 matches

by tm74sqn
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: RAF Cranwell & Barkston Heath
Topic: Honington
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Honington

Redflag17 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:20 am
RAF Barnham is used by the RAF Regiment for training. Shortly to close.
Vague memory that it was a nuclear weapons store - for Waddington-based Vulcans?
May be completely wrong though!
by tm74sqn
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Construction Status of RAF Marham
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Re: Construction Status of RAF Marham

Thanks for the info and map. F-35 not easily spotted, but it is stealth!
Happy Christmas
PS. Where exactly is it?
by tm74sqn
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Marham Log Monday 10th Dec 10-4pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Marham Log Monday 10th Dec 10-4pm

C-Harvey wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:07 am
Has the runway work been completed or is operation still confined to the "short " one?
Resurface of 06/24 not expected to be completed before end of January 2019 - but I expect that it all depends on the weather.
HTH TM74
by tm74sqn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Activity?
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: Activity?

I guess that no one covers Culdrose any longer? Certainly no report of the (seven?) ex HMS Queen Elizabeth Merlins that arrived on 9th December! Any id's known?
Cheers, and Happy Christmas to all, TM74
by tm74sqn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Facebook

02 down all day?
by tm74sqn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Farnborough Airshow, 22-07-06
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Farnborough Airshow, 22-07-06

DAVEBRAD wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:46 pm
hi,
off of a Farnborough site 85-083/EL is down as displayed...

regards,

dave...
Thought that '083 was 2004 (not 2006?)
Cheers, TM74
by tm74sqn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Colour Schemes.
Replies: 16
Views: 2359

Re: Colour Schemes.

Mark 1 eyeball not affected by radar jamming and other such interference, so as a last resort . . . . !
Cheers, TM74
PS. Not usually affected unless the RF is very intense, but then microwaves could also give you a nice tan!
by tm74sqn
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Red Top Lightning
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

Re: Red Top Lightning

I'm not a modeler myself, but I would guess that the clear rod is acrylic = 'Perspex'. I have a 2" diameter 5 ft rod of the stuff in my garage, but never found a use for it - perhaps I should build a very large (1:5 scale?) model aircraft!
Cheers, TM74
PS. Good model too.
by tm74sqn
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 281917

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Couple of dozen HASs (A-10 sized?) plus a dozen larger HASs (TR-1 / U-2 sized?) still there - could be useful. Just remove the cars, ISO containers, etc, and resurface runway and taxiways to make a very nice base! But it will (probably) never happen.
by tm74sqn
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Douglas C-54B 'cut & shut'
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Douglas C-54B 'cut & shut'

Perhaps attaching the damaged nose, complete with nose undercarriage, made the C-54Q much easier to move around?
Cheers, TM74
by tm74sqn
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Diesel prices in the UK
Replies: 291
Views: 52938

Re: Diesel prices in the UK

Petrol at 121.9 per litre at Tesco, Leeds. Unfortunately didn't note the diesel price.
by tm74sqn
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 13 11 18
Replies: 13
Views: 1879

Re: Notam 13 11 18

I believe that U-2 visits are less frequent because a major modification program that lasted several years has been completed. Among other things, there is now a longer time / more flying hours between maintenance overhauls. It wouldn't surprise me if no more U-2s visit this year - but I hope I'm wr...
by tm74sqn
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Definite UFO's over Southern Ireland !
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

Re: Definite UFO's over Southern Ireland !

A meteor a long way away will always appear slower than a meteor nearer to you, even though they could be doing the same speed.
by tm74sqn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Heritage Area
Topic: Greenham Common Website
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Greenham Common Website

An interesting and useful web site - well done.
I'm sure that someone will eventually provide serial numbers for all the aircraft that were based and visited there over the years - plus serials for the numerous GLCMs that were wheeled in and out, and flown in and out, of the base!
Cheers, TM74
by tm74sqn
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tucano ; the end is nigh !
Replies: 28
Views: 3056

Re: Tucano ; the end is nigh !

Haven't lots of Tucanos been sold off for civil use in the USA?
by tm74sqn
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: New 25Sqn jet
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: New 25Sqn jet

Why is ZK031 missing from that list of possible serial number / code tie-ups?
by tm74sqn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: ARDVARKS AND SPARKVARKS
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: ARDVARKS AND SPARKVARKS

Nice photos. The first one is of the first F-111A (or YF-111A as it is sometimes called) 63-9766 - so very historic. Photo very similar to ones that I took of it at Edwards AFB on a couple of visits over the years.
by tm74sqn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Photo request

Other operational Beverly squadrons were 30 Sqn (based "up north somewhere"), 34 Sqn and 84 Sqn (both abroad I think).
by tm74sqn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Photo request

You probably know this, but . . . . From the time that the Beverly aircraft entered service until they left service, the two Beverly squadrons based in the UK were 47 Sqn and 53 Sqn, and they were both based at RAF Abingdon. RAF Benson was home to a couple of Argosy squadrons. I lived within a coupl...
by tm74sqn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Question about serial numbers
Replies: 33
Views: 2417

Re: Question about serial numbers

How about RAF Hawks T.1's back in the 90's most of them were rebuild with new fuselages, as the fuselage it the largest part of any aircraft they were effetely new aircraft, A friend of mine who only collected aircraft once e.g by c/n in his eyes these were new so started loging them again but for ...

Go to advanced search