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Canarypilot
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Post by Canarypilot » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:53 am

Hello all. Glad to be part of this interesting and fun forum. Looking forward to being part of it and to continue my education in aviation which has been ongoing for 50 yrs. I did start my PPL in Florida in 2001 but due to bad weather never completed it. I tried to continue in the UK but things went against me so this was never completed. Not meant to be and never now will be.

Military aviation has been an interest since my parents moved to Brandon in 1982 and, when home from University it was wonderful seeing the F1-11s flying overhead, not forgetting the even more wonderful A-10 tank buster's.

Today I have my own property (6 yrs) in Brandon which is right on the flight path of Lakenheath, about 1.5 miles from the end of the runway. I am in my element and have just, at recommendation of a friend, purchased a scanner and a couple of dipole antenna's so I can expand my hobby now I am semi-retired.

I love photography and am still trying to get the perfect shot. Thus far it has eluded me and prob always will but I will keep going with stills and video and try and learn from my peers.

Thanks for having me on this forum.

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Post by paddyboy » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:40 am

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum matey :thumbs:

Happy listening :thumb:

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Canarypilot
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Post by Canarypilot » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:11 am

Thanks for the nice welcome!

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Post by Laarbruch » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:31 pm

Hi all,
my Name is Horst age 62 living in west germany not so far away from the dutch border.
I remember the good old times at the fences of RAF Gütersloh, Wildenrath and Laarbruch Lightnings Canberras Hunters
Jaguars Phantoms Harriers. So i am of the elder generation i guess :-)

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Post by Tiger 1 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:57 pm

Hi Canarypilot and Laarbruch

I'm sure you guys will enjoy the forum as much as we all do... Its a great forum full of friendly people with a vast knowledge of all things aviation... from spotting, serials, photography and more.

If you have any questions or need help... just ask... I'm sure the guys on here will be able and happy to help.

Living on the flight path to Lakenheath and spotting Lightnings, Jags and Phantoms in Germany... Phantastic.

Time Machine Please :lol:

Enjoy the forum guys.

Stay Safe

T1

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Post by paddyboy » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:15 am

Hi Horst :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

You’ve named some proper ‘frames there :thumb:

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Post by Sony » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:07 am

Morning all, my names Ben, first airshow attended was RAF Chivenor in 1989, then the next year was Abingdon 1990 with the famous fly-past, and that was it I was hooked ! Been into aviation ever since and not missed a RIAT apart from 1993. Only recently started getting into logging serial numbers this year, but thankfully managed to pull off lots of historic data from online sources. Thanks for the acceptance into the forum.

Ben

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Post by paddyboy » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:07 am

Hi Ben :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

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Post by MarkBurke8374 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:20 pm

Hi all. Im mark. Been a long time reading the stuff on FC but never posted anything till now. Love getting down to lakenheath and mildenhall as much as I can. You all put some really helpful stuff on here.

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Post by paddyboy » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:27 am

Hi Mark :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

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Post by MarkBurke8374 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:51 am

Cheers thanks.

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Post by C24 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:32 am

😷

Enjoy the forum. Get your 5 posts ASAP to be able to use the section to the full.

Stay safe
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Post by MarkBurke8374 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:52 pm

Thanks. It’s such a great forum with loads on. Unbelievable the stuff you guys know. Glad I joined now rather than later.

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Post by Sjmfr » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:52 am

Hi all. New(ish) to the forum so thought I'd say hello. Thanks all for the knowledge you provide.

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Post by paddyboy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:31 am

Hi Sam :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

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Post by Sjmfr » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:06 pm

Thanks!! It's a fantastic forum - glad I've found it!

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Post by Chrislad » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:04 pm

Hi obviously new here, just wanted to say hi all and thanks to Tim for recommending this site.

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Post by B2Stealth4Fairford » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:10 pm

Hi, Been a member for a while, but yet to post. Not sure why I haven’t yet, but here goes.

I’m Andy, regular at RIAT since 1993, done 12 of them. Nearest military field is Cosford as live in the West Midlands, but make the run over to Lakenheath and Mildenhall when I can. Of course lockdowns have put pay to that, so last visited in October 2019.

Hoping to start venturing out again now, so EGUL and EGUN along with EGVA are in the viewfinder to visit ASAP.

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Post by paddyboy » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:34 am

Hi Chris & Andy :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum, guys :thumbs:

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Post by Nuski » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:31 am

Hi everyone,
My name is Andy and I have been in love with military aircraft as soon as i was shown them back in 1989. Unfortunately due to family and work commitments I took a huge break from 2001 till now. So apologies in advance for the mountain of questions I am about to be asking you all as I am trying to catch up with all the changes and reductions in both aircraft and airfields. (Only started to see a few Typhoon's when i stopped and i now see they are being scrapped!)
My locals haunts were Cottesmore and Wittering so i already know i'm going to have to travel further afield to actually see anything.

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