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by Viper28
Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: RAF Shawbury & Ternhill
Topic: 2022 Cosford Airshow
Replies: 25
Views: 5670

Re: 2022 Cosford Airshow

Whoppa722002 wrote:
Sun Jun 12, 2022 4:37 pm
Do we have a list of registrations for the reds at Shawbury today, tried to get a parking spot but alas had to park at the old castle!!!.
Always worth a check...
From my pics
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XX310
XX325
XX295
XX323

Sorry cant red the others :'(
by Viper28
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: RAF Shawbury & Ternhill
Topic: 2022 Cosford Airshow
Replies: 25
Views: 5670

Re: 2022 Cosford Airshow

Evening, anyone know what was wrong with Red 6 or 7 this evening on arrival at Shawbury? Team did a normal run and break into the circuit to land. All was normal than either 6 or 7 (wasn't counting) touched fully down rolled a bit then powered up and went around. It then did 2 circuits and landed no...
by Viper28
Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Cosford
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2022
Replies: 109
Views: 83257

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2022

Both Rafales outside at 6am Saturday morning. Easy to see from the farm track to the crash gate off the Acton Reynald road. Cheers I've recently move 10-miles away from Shawbury so I need to make a trip over. Does anyone know if the Rafales need to PDA today? Was done yesterday apparently. Thank you!
by Viper28
Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Cosford
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2022
Replies: 109
Views: 83257

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2022

Alf wrote:
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:27 am
Both Rafales outside at 6am Saturday morning. Easy to see from the farm track to the crash gate off the Acton Reynald road.
Cheers I've recently move 10-miles away from Shawbury so I need to make a trip over.

Does anyone know if the Rafales need to PDA today?
by Viper28
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: YorkNite Day 2 : Wednesday 25 November 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3496

Re: YorkNite Day 2 : Wednesday 25 November 2020

reaper493 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Has anyone picked up/know any A/a freqs for the Hornets yet?
You can try these they worked in CH a few years back but I don't know if they are current or not:

138.300
140.325
142.650
253.075
255.675
259.275
264.650
by Viper28
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: SR-71's at RAF Akrotiri
Replies: 22
Views: 6270

Re: SR-71's at RAF Akrotiri

Its no secret that the USAF operated SR71's over Israel / Egypt during and after the Yom Kippur War in 1973. They operated directly from CONUS so would not have come under Det-4 out of Mildenhall. It is therefore possible that if one had an issue or there was an issue with its KC135Q that Akrotiri w...
by Viper28
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: Movements 29.9.20
Replies: 19
Views: 4062

Re: Movements 29.9.20

Whats the 100ARW up to? There are 8 QUID flights airborne at the moment and more or less over Lincoln. That's a sizable part of the fleet.
by Viper28
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford Notam 19/09/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 3225

Re: Fairford Notam 19/09/2020

U2 coming in?
by Viper28
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: No parking on roadside
Replies: 123
Views: 19614

Re: No parking on roadside

If i read the latest (FB) post correctly, its worse than I thought Just to add some clarity on the parking situation, as there seems to be a few of you that may have been misinformed. The only area available for parking is the dedicated viewing area car park, this has been provided by the Base. All ...
by Viper28
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)
Replies: 22
Views: 6539

Re: LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)

tomw wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Closed tomorrow

U2865/20 NOTAMN
Q) EGTT/QFALC/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5225N00034E005
A) EGUL B) 2006250700 C) 2006260700
E) AERODROME CLOSED
Thanks our posts crossed
by Viper28
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)
Replies: 22
Views: 6539

Re: LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)

Just read this on Facebook post so it's 2nd hand info: Great day at lakenheath even thi not much flying. Got blue special tail of the 493rd doon performance take off. Then a pilot took the 3rd cable and ripped it oit causing a 25x25ft hole in runway. This caused runway to be shut just before dinner....
by Viper28
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)
Replies: 22
Views: 6539

Re: LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)

Thanks all. I checked the NOTAMs also and saw nothing. I'll probably risk a trip tomorrow as it will be my last chance for a few months.
(Hope they got a good warrante on this runway surface!)
by Viper28
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)
Replies: 22
Views: 6539

LN Runway Status 24/06 (or 25/06)

Evening,
Does anyone have the definitive state of the LN runway at the moment. I keep seeing alternate posts on FB that it's got yet another hole in it and the Eagles are dirverting to Mildenhall again.
Thanks in advance
Simon
by Viper28
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Areas
Topic: 2020 WEF Davos, Switzerland
Replies: 0
Views: 1020

2020 WEF Davos, Switzerland

Hi,

Does anyone know if the Swiss Airforce will be operating the WEF policing out of Meiringen airbase in January?

Cheers Simon
by Viper28
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!
Replies: 36
Views: 15006

Re: F16 Demo Team breaks another jet!

That panel coming off could of been as simple as the latches on it not being put down correctly. If thats the case then no matter the flight the panel could of come off, i use to work on Tornados and ive heard loads of stories of panels coming off due to them not being fitted or secured correctly, ...
by Viper28
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: F-35 Lightning on Op SHADER
Replies: 15
Views: 5345

Re: F-35 Lightning on Op SHADER

They are not doing anything that a 40-year old Tornado was not doing before at a fraction of the cost 😜
Hardly a test of a 5th generation fighter. Oh and they are only there for 6 weeks rather than a normal 3-4 month deployment.
by Viper28
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: Tornado final weeks info
Replies: 142
Views: 40880

Re: Tornado final weeks info

One final flight confirmed on Twitter by the station commander for the Tornados The FINal flight of Tornado takes place on Thurs 14 March with a flypast over the Disbandment Parade (early PM). The sortie will take place solely overhead Marham. There are no further sorties planned next week. @RAFMar...
by Viper28
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Questions on the F35
Replies: 24
Views: 9528

Re: Questions on the F35

herc15 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 pm
did the RAF purchase the gunpod and hard points to go beast mode for our F-35's?
No not yet :S
by Viper28
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?
Replies: 23
Views: 7006

Re: Refuelling the F-35 ,when on the QE ?

As for tanking off the carrier; if it's needed the Voyager (or A N Other coalition tanker can do it). The carriers take the fighters close in because they have a limited range. Modern tankers (well, the Voyager/KC-30 family) have ample range to be deployed well behind and in a far safer environment...
by Viper28
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Questions on the F35
Replies: 24
Views: 9528

Re: Questions on the F35

Lies, damn lies and statistics The amount of UK participation varies by model and customer. It's most for the B as RR is involved additionally for the lift fan in that model. It's least in the Israeli A model as they have fitted there own counter measure suite rather than the BAe system (this goes a...

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