growler1947 wrote:New member here (introduced by Harald Joergens). Are there any spaces left on this shoot? I want to be sure before sending off my cheque.
Graf Zeppelin wrote:We are requesting a Coningsby Typhoon with commemorative Battle of Brtain codes on. Fingers crossed for a thumbs up!
SimonD wrote:Hi, new member here! Are there still any places left on this night shoot? My father-in-law flew Andovers from Northolt in the 1990's (just before they retired the type and then the RAF retired him!) and he's just retired from the CAA where he worked in the Safety Regulation Group. Any pictures I can get of aircraft at Northolt would make him very happy!
jules48 wrote:I thought Typhoons were only allowed out to play Sat and Sun as they are always on standby..
Good luck though
Pen Pusher wrote:jules48 wrote:I thought Typhoons were only allowed out to play Sat and Sun as they are always on standby..
Good luck though
What, all of them?
I believe than any aircraft that arrives for a night shoot is not there because the pilot wants a jollie, they are there because they are on an exercise of sorts. Cross country navigation, operating from a base other than their own or night flying, which is generally what the the Chinooks and Merlin's do.
If, and it's a big IF, a Typhoon does turn up, then the pilot will be there for a reason other than just the night shoot.
It certainly was! And worth the week of 12 hour days that i put in to meet the target date of September 15th! Incidentally the replica Hurricane outside Station HQ was dedicated yesterday along with a stone memorial listing the names of the Northolt based pilots who gave their lives during the Battle of Britain.PorkScratching wrote:A proud moment for all involved Phil, I'm sure