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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by starfighter » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:44 am

It says No to ladders, but nothing about po-go sticks, so providing I can get some good momentum going should be good.
Honestly no ladders, good luck with that .

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by blakey » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:44 am

reaper493 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:41 am
Why does it matter?

There's an exercise team on base, and a few of them are members of the wave group on Facebook its come from them.

It matters because the carpark was opened so spotters have somewhere safe to park for free whilst spotting, not fot the owners of the burger van to milk us when it suits
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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by markranger » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:52 am

Well i guess like it or not those are the facts,
I'll be giving this a miss i think but i suggest people adhere to what they are asking us to do,

Think the Police will be pretty quick in moving people on if they break the requested Rules.

It sucks though,
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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by The W.A.V.E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:55 am

I can assure you Lee, that The WAVE does not get a penny from gate receipts.
RAF personnel will be on the gates and marshalling traffic.
All monies raised on the gate will go towards paying for the costs of extra toilets and what's left goes to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Everything in the information leaflet, including printing has been done on base and we have no say in it.
I agree with you as I would have preferred it to be free, but this is not my decision.
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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by jamesg23 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:00 pm

Just wait till later on in the exercise to go then it will be quieter and the police will have got bored with moving people on or if you want you can go to coningsby and lakenheath where you can see the same types of aircraft that will be in the exercise for free!

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by markranger » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:02 pm

The W.A.V.E wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:55 am
I can assure you Lee, that The WAVE does not get a penny from gate receipts.
RAF personnel will be on the gates and marshalling traffic.
All monies raised on the gate will go towards paying for the costs of extra toilets and what's left goes to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Everything in the information leaflet, including printing has been done on base and we have no say in it.
I agree with you as I would have preferred it to be free, but this is not my decision.
John
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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by Supra » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:10 pm

Good Luck to anybody that can get to photograph Israeli operational jets for only a fiver elsewhere? Suck-it up or stay at home! :lol:
John, can you please give me the hot-line number for advance orders? ;)

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by The W.A.V.E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 pm

All The WAVE is interested in is selling you people, food and drink and ensuring you can all keep safe and enjoy the exercise.
It's sad that after 10 years of tenure, were still getting negative comments, but that's the nature of the best.
Not everyone will be happy and to a degree, neither am I, but like I said, it's totally out of our control sadly.
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Post by IanOlder » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 pm

markranger wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:52 am
Well i guess like it or not those are the facts,
I'll be giving this a miss i think but i suggest people adhere to what they are asking us to do,

Think the Police will be pretty quick in moving people on if they break the requested Rules.

It sucks though,
Mark.
I guess as long as the hedge isn't too overgrown then taxi shots and normal landing should be ok from the A15. It is starting to sound like all similar deployments though, I guess it'll settle down once they're here and everyone can get their shots.

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by The W.A.V.E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:17 pm

Requests have been put in for hedge cutting and they have said it will be cut in time, so we're hopeful the hedge won't be an issue
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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by baz1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:57 pm

how times have changed just for a few Israeli F15's never used to be like it in the days of ACMI and even more Aircraft

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by reheat module » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:04 pm

I think the solution for a large number of personnel has been given earlier; if it's not to your taste, go elsewhere - Coningsby in fact and enjoy much the same for free.
No issue with fence/hedge matters either.
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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by Agent K » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:14 pm

The W.A.V.E wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 pm
All The WAVE is interested in is selling you people, food and drink and ensuring you can all keep safe and enjoy the exercise.
It's sad that after 10 years of tenure, were still getting negative comments, but that's the nature of the best.
Not everyone will be happy and to a degree, neither am I, but like I said, it's totally out of our control sadly.
Sad that people jump to (the worst) conclusions before arming themselves with the facts. I'm sure though Lee will be along with an apology soon enough...…. :pop:

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by Dave934 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:16 pm

Supra wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:10 pm
Good Luck to anybody that can get to photograph Israeli operational jets for only a fiver elsewhere? Suck-it up or stay at home! :lol:
All you're going to photograph is the back of peoples heads without the use of steps, unless you can camp at the hedge line all night.... :@
Can't say I'm happy about any of this, I was really looking forward to the exercise but I'm not going to travel over 3 hours each way NOT to get photos.
The last time I was at Waddington you needed steps and it wasn't five deep with people at the time, like it will be for this.
Dave.

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by baz1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:21 pm

Mmm would it help if I came along with a cherry picker could soon tow one up there on back of car, just a thought.

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by markranger » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:28 pm

Guessing the Number Cruncher's wont be as bothered anyway as long as they can read off the jets,More of a photography issue.
That reminds me John , Are you providing hot water for all the pot noodles that will be consumed. :lol: :)

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by baz1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:32 pm

you never know Mark might be to hot for snot poodles

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by markranger » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:39 pm

baz1 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:32 pm
you never know Mark might be to hot for snot poodles
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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by baz1 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:40 pm

keep up the good work Mark :thumbs: :clap:

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Re: Ex Cobra Warrior parking restrictions

Post by The W.A.V.E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:41 pm

Agent K wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:14 pm
The W.A.V.E wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 pm
All The WAVE is interested in is selling you people, food and drink and ensuring you can all keep safe and enjoy the exercise.
It's sad that after 10 years of tenure, were still getting negative comments, but that's the nature of the best.
Not everyone will be happy and to a degree, neither am I, but like I said, it's totally out of our control sadly.
Sad that people jump to (the worst) conclusions before arming themselves with the facts. I'm sure though Lee will be along with an apology soon enough...…. :pop:
I have no issues with Lee and he is always welcome at The WAVE, as is everybody else.
Hopefully everyone who views the aircraft, from wherever they are will just enjoy themselves
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