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paddyboy
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by paddyboy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:00 am

Welcome aboard buddy :clap:
XH558, always the first lady in my life
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Venomviper
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Post by Venomviper » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:56 pm

Hi, I am an older guy who has some spare time and no hobbies to keep me legal-- so i decided to become an aviation version of a train spotter. i have acquired an uniden ubc125 xlt (pre-programed) with a r881 high gain aerial. i live in norfolk not to far from lakenheath and will be eating a few burgers at the viewing area. i had thought i was only going to be watching a few f15,s landing and leaving but after looking at the interest and pics etc on this forum, i realise that there are alot more planes about.. i will definitely consider getting a decent camera for this hobby. you all seem a fairly levelheaded bunch so i will enjoy this endeavour, cheers to all.

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paddyboy
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by paddyboy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:45 am

Welcome aboard, Buddy :thumbs:
XH558, always the first lady in my life
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EuanR
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Post by EuanR » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:54 pm

Lapsed spotter here, formerly to be seen around Leuchars and Lossie when F4's and Buccaneers were to be found there. Generally look on here to see what interesting stuff I've managed to miss around Scotland whilst stuck in the office!

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Post by paddyboy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:36 am

Welcome aboard, Buddy :clap:
XH558, always the first lady in my life
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tbower35
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by tbower35 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:36 pm

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to say hello since I'm a newbie on this site. I'm from the USA living right outside of Chicago. I work in the travel industry and that allows me the ability to fly all over and enjoy my passion of photography. I really enjoy flying over to Europe for air shows, spotters days and just experiencing different bases.

Thanks again for allowing me into your site. I look forward to using it a lot from this point on.

Sincerely,

Trevor

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Post by jakdaw » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:15 pm

Welcome to the group Trevor hope you enjoy and I look forward to seeing some pics from over the pond (and European shows!!)

Jakdaw

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Post by paddyboy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:12 am

Hi Trevor :P

Welcome aboard the friendly aviation site :thumbs:

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Rockie
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Post by Rockie » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:38 am

Morning All
Many thanks for allowing me to join Fighter Control, having worked in the Aviation Industry for some
40 odd years, time to visit a few more Bases before they all disappear.

Regards

Steve

Elodiemason
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Post by Elodiemason » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:33 pm

Hi all

Hope all is good - I’m Elle and am from Lincoln. I attempt to balance a full time job with seeing the jets flying. Got Scampton which is always running, haven’t seen too much at Waddington, but love Coningsby. Although I hear liking typhoons the most isn’t what most say, I grew up with them flying over where I grew up in rural Lincolnshire :)

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Post by paddyboy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:39 am

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

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busa01
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Post by busa01 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:34 am

Hi guys joined fighter control a while ago. and then did nothing, so after searching the empty grey matter, i remembered login details,
so I am here, I am Mil aircraft enthusiast and photographer,

melvin 29
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Post by melvin 29 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:49 pm

Good afternoon to all i am new on here i am 61 soon to be 62 becoming very interested in military aircraft also like photography apart from that i dont have much knowledge so here go

XH557
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Post by XH557 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:59 pm

Hi everyone. I use a Nikon D3200 and in 2018 I used a Fujiflim from the 1990s. This produces dust spits so don’t be surprised if you see the odd dust spot on some photos. I’m still learning so if you can help please do.

SWVRmartin
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Post by SWVRmartin » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:06 am

Hi all, I was EGTEmartin but changed to SWVRmartin.
Ive been scanning for the last 23 years or so mostly Mil Aviation/SAR
Scanners are Uniden BCT15X,3500XLT and a yaesu VR120D. Antenna is Diamond D777

Cheers all Martin

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Mike
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by Mike » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:21 am

SWVRmartin wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:06 am
Hi all, I was EGTEmartin but changed to SWVRmartin.
Ive been scanning for the last 23 years or so mostly Mil Aviation/SAR
Scanners are Uniden BCT15X,3500XLT and a yaesu VR120D. Antenna is Diamond D777

Cheers all Martin
Did you ask one of the Admin team to change your username instead of creating a new account? See Rule 18 regarding multiple log-ins :- viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24285

SWVRmartin
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Post by SWVRmartin » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:07 am

yes i emailed two of them.... no replies so gave up

Sellers
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by Sellers » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi, i have recently retired from aircraft industry and, before that, 35 years in the RAF. Always been an enthusiast but should have more time to pursue my hobbies now.

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Post by Sellers » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:44 pm

Can anyone help please? How do I change my username? I am usually known as Sellers.

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Mike
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Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Post by Mike » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:53 pm

markselbie@sky.com wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Can anyone help please? How do I change my username? I am usually known as Sellers.
Scroll down the page, click on "The team" and send a PM to Gary. I'm sure he'll be happy to help you. :)

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