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Post by Tiger 1 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:52 pm

Hi Chris

Welcome aboard mate... I'm sure you will enjoy looking around the forum... the guys on here are a great bunch and have a vast knowledge of all things aviation.

I know you like your photography both Military and Wildlife so don't forget the General Photo section at the bottom of the forum its a great section and full of superb photos of all sorts of subjects.

The guys on here are more than happy to help so if you have a question or need any help just ask.

Don't forget your five posts then you will have full access.

Have fun... see you soon mate.

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Post by Tiger 1 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:55 pm

Hi Andy

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.

PS... remember... you need to have 5 posts on the forum before your able to access all areas.

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Post by Tiger 1 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:00 pm

Hi B2Steath4Fairford

Look forward to seeing some photo posts from Mildenhall and Lakenheath. :thumb:

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Post by paddyboy » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:31 am

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum Andy :thumbs:

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Post by niknak75 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:45 pm

Hi all, Nick Here been lurking about for a bit, about time I said hi. I'm based in the west of Scotland, visit the mound at Prestwick now and again. Was a long time Leuchars airshow regular, and went to every Leuchars since the late 80s. Me and my brother go to 1 big airshow per year in the UK to try and scratch the itch. Once the pandemic is a thing of the past we will continue to work our way around the UK airshow scene and tick off our bucket list aircraft.

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Post by paddyboy » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:45 am

Hi Nick :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum mate :thumbs:

Always good to have another pair of eyes and ears in the far North :thumb:

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Post by niknak75 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:51 pm

Thanks Paddyboy really appreciate it mate. :thumbs:

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Post by Camo Dude » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:33 pm

Hi everyone,

Thanks to the Admins for accepting me so here’s a little introduction. My name is Shaun, I’m retired, and live in Sussex with my better half.

Like many others here, my love of aircraft started early and led to me joining the Air Cadets. Air Experience Flying in Chipmunks and Summer Camps at Marham and Lyneham in the early 1970’s followed, with cross-country trips and circuit bashing in Herc’s and a round-Britain flight in a Comet whilst at LYE further whetting my appetite for all things aviation. Most of us oldies have fond memories attending Airshows at the likes of Alconbury, Bentwaters, Boscombe Down, Lakenheath, Mildenhall, Upper Heyford, Waddington etc... Sadly, no longer at most of these and suspended everywhere else. Let’s hope we can soon return to normality.

Anyway, I don’t want this small bio to become an old codgers maudling life story, so I’ll cut it short now and look forward to enjoying what is probably the best Military Aviation Enthusiast forum there is!

Take care and have fun everybody.

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Post by paddyboy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:42 am

Hi Shaun :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

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Post by Camo Dude » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:11 am

Many thanks Paddyboy! :thumbs:

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Post by DavieB » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:23 am

Camo Dude wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:11 am
Many thanks Paddyboy! :thumbs:
F4 NAM - Pretty neat numberplate you've got there!

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Post by Camo Dude » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:58 am

DavieB wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:23 am
Camo Dude wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:11 am
Many thanks Paddyboy! :thumbs:
F4 NAM - Pretty neat numberplate you've got there!
Thanks DavieB :thumbs:
I saw it on a reg plate site in 2016 and thought "I've gotta have that!"
It has a couple of black stickers on it so it looks like F-4 'NAM as well as a Mr Spook sticker ;)
I put a plate on without sticker additions for the MOT :halo: :Oops:

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Post by DavieB » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:05 am

Camo Dude wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:58 am
DavieB wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:23 am
Camo Dude wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:11 am
Many thanks Paddyboy! :thumbs:
F4 NAM - Pretty neat numberplate you've got there!
Thanks DavieB :thumbs:
I saw it on a reg plate site in 2016 and thought "I've gotta have that!"
It has a couple of black stickers on it so it looks like F-4 'NAM as well as a Mr Spook sticker ;)
I put a plate on without sticker additions for the MOT :halo: :Oops:
Suspect there is probably similar on some on the back of a beat up old Chevvy trundling round the Nevada desert being driven by a crusty old guy in a baseball hat with "Rolling Thunder Vet" on the front!

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Post by Camo Dude » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:58 pm

DavieB wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:05 am
Camo Dude wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:58 am
DavieB wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:23 am


F4 NAM - Pretty neat numberplate you've got there!
Thanks DavieB :thumbs:
I saw it on a reg plate site in 2016 and thought "I've gotta have that!"
It has a couple of black stickers on it so it looks like F-4 'NAM as well as a Mr Spook sticker ;)
I put a plate on without sticker additions for the MOT :halo: :Oops:
Suspect there is probably similar on some on the back of a beat up old Chevvy trundling round the Nevada desert being driven by a crusty old guy in a baseball hat with "Rolling Thunder Vet" on the front!
You're probably right :thumb:
I've met a few 'crusty old vets' there over the years, in the desert and out of it! Usually over a beer or two! :D

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Post by Doc-blue » Mon May 10, 2021 9:33 pm

Hi everyone,

Thank you to accept me in your forum. Forgive my possible language/conjugation/grammar errors, I am a French immigrant currently resident in Scotland.

I discovered your forum when I was looking for information about the Exercise Joint Warrior. I am first of all a photography enthusiast (a bit of everything), and I started to enjoy taking pictures of military equipment at air events near my parents' home and during my thesis. I lived by the sea, near the military port of Toulon (base port of the French aircraft carrier).

So I began to practice a lot more picture of Military boats, and occasionnaly, some plane (You need to have a good lens for the plane).

Since arriving in Scotland (shortly before the lockdown) I have been left wanting, although I have seen a few.

Anyway, I hope to get to know aviation a bit better, especially from the UK.

Thanks again for the welcome.

This is the last picture of a plane I managed to take a few months ago.


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Post by paddyboy » Tue May 11, 2021 4:34 am

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum :thumbs:

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Post by DTyphoon29 » Tue May 11, 2021 12:16 pm

Hello all,
Thanks for letting me join the forum, I am interested in aviation photography and have been following this forum as a guest user for a while, especially when planning visits to Lakenheath and Coningsby.

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Post by alexisantonakis » Tue May 11, 2021 11:00 pm

Hi, New to this group.
Based in Edmonton in Canada, so get a fair few mil both from over the Pond to the West Coast of the US, but also from Alaska, heading to the East Coast. Been a number of B-52s recently doing a round robin of the US, ending up just north of Edmonton before turning south again

Also get a few Canadian movements, but nothing too interesting, except for the occasional CF-188 out of Cold Lake. During Maple Flag, things do tend to pick up a little here. And right now there is Maple Resolve going on at CFB Wainwright, where three USA UH-60s are taking part, and they generally pop into the hospitals around Edmonton on Medevac training flights. In fact just had one a few minutes ago

Alexis

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Post by paddyboy » Wed May 12, 2021 4:33 am

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation forum, the both of you :thumbs:

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