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by Razor61
Thu 09 Sep 2010, 4:36 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Chinook over central london, Monday Sept 6th
Replies: 12
Views: 3618

Re: Chinook over central london, Monday Sept 6th

Dave is correct, they (helicopters) used to land a lot at chelsea barracks too before it closed. You also have to remember that the Heli-lanes following the Thames provide the main routing for RAF/Army helicopters from southern air stations routing to Wattisham or Stanta and vice versa. Also, barrac...
by Razor61
Thu 09 Sep 2010, 4:33 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Watchdog 95 at Lyneham
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Re: Watchdog 95 at Lyneham

Watchdog 71/72 (Cessna 406's) and 91/92 provide fisheries surveillance around England. The MAFF Islander and Dornier 228 operated by Cobham out of Bournemouth operate on a contract basis for the MoD providing ISTAR support to exercises within the UK. They are both fitted with a FLIR turret and condu...
by Razor61
Thu 09 Sep 2010, 4:25 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Cobham Falcon over Barnstaple...
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Cobham Falcon over Barnstaple...

The Falcon 20s frequently work with Seaking ASAC7's in the Bristol Channel/Celtic Sea/St Georges Channel and Atlantic.
The main areas are off the coast of north and west Devon and west Cornwall. So might be one of these sorties.
by Razor61
Wed 08 Sep 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Belgian F16s at Yeovilton
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Belgian F16s at Yeovilton

Belgian F16s and support Embraer 145 have landed at Yeovilton today.
One has just taken off as MACE 95 and enroute Jersey airshow.
by Razor61
Wed 08 Sep 2010, 12:48 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Fast jets Over Dartmoor & SE Cornwall
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Fast jets Over Dartmoor & SE Cornwall

All part of Ex Iron Wing. The one in Wales was the twice yearly Ex Fast Mover. Iron Wing is ongoing now in Cornwall. targets are on Bodmin Moor. Had so far today various Tornado GR4s, Harriers and also French Rafales. At the moment, two Tornados have just finished and two Harriers have just 'joined'...
by Razor61
Sun 22 Aug 2010, 4:12 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Planebow?
Replies: 11
Views: 5124

Re: Planebow?

Have seen them quite a bit here usually with the heavies on UR8 airway outbound to the USA in the transition between making a vapour trail and not... so at the lower levels of the trails.
Its just an irredescent vapour...
Clouds have the same effect quite often caused by ice crystals in the air.
by Razor61
Sat 14 Aug 2010, 12:39 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Hitec's close call
Replies: 15
Views: 8693

Re: Hitec's close call

Taken with just 100mm but shows you a two shot sequence... Hitec still going downwards at this point at about a 45° forward/downward angle but obviously nose up attitude so the momentum of his Viper was obvious.... down he goes. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/razor61/IMG_8170-1024-closeshave...
by Razor61
Mon 02 Aug 2010, 10:10 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: the Salisbury Plain FARP
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: the Salisbury Plain FARP

The TSW chaps are thinking of moving the FRP away from photographers next year. Due to the issues they had with the last exercise. They put up areas with tape for photogs and some people trood them down and moved closer than they were told to do so. That and other issues concerning other photographe...
by Razor61
Sat 31 Jul 2010, 1:37 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Airshow HDR test - #1 Raptor - now with 3rd option
Replies: 20
Views: 2395

Re: Airshow HDR test - #1 Raptor

Have to go with the HDR. Why? Because take a look at it. The detail is drawn out and is more apparent by far. Look at the triangular saw tooth edges/lines mid fuselage compare them both. The detail is all there in the new of which HDR is all about (if you don't over do it). New one is by far better....
by Razor61
Sat 31 Jul 2010, 1:35 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Field Out of Bounds
Replies: 165
Views: 44716

Re: Field Out of Bounds

It's a shame the southern side of the runway cannot be used though. The Harrier ramp could handle quite a few aircraft for static including larger types and they have 3/4 of the 04/22 runway they could park static on too. Plus the hangars which could house the trade stuff like they do over the curre...
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 5:09 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: Bones flight simulation
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: Bones flight simulation

Ants Tiger Moth (Just google it) is the best Tiger Moth out there. Think i downloaded it from Flightsim.com.
Its spectacular... detail, dynamics, everything. By far one of the best freeware aircraft available.
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 3:35 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Here it approaching my location (I am the orange circle) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/razor61/vulcan1.jpg And here it is departing my location http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/razor61/vulcan2.jpg Pity it wasn't at 500ft and down the M5 pass, it went overhead twice...3,000ft and 10,00...
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 3:23 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Over Okehampton, will be coming back over my location at 10,000ft this time. Bugger :grin:
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Now over Liskeard heading north east. 10,000ft
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:56 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Omega Tanker in EINN
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Omega Tanker in EINN

F-18s (Roman 21 flight) were on 278.600 at FL240 heading direct Shannon for Omega 71 to take them home.
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kill all Foxes...
Replies: 115
Views: 11692

Re: Kill all Foxes...

Totally against any hunting myself... Was laying down in the sun at the FARP during the recent Ex on SPTA last week and our dutch friend who was standing up by a post shouted "Fox!, Fox!", we were all "yeah right, miles away, as if with that Apache on the mat next to us". I poppe...
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:34 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Now approaching Launceston at 12000ft.
Flying right down the A30!
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:28 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Can still hear it now, and its a good 10 miles down range now heading towards Okehampton.
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:26 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Now that was loud :butt: :yahoo:
Directly over my house at 3000ft, smoking like mad and VERY loud. Infact, the loudest jet i have heard overfly for years. It just started to power up and climb to FL100 as it came right over me.... :hypno:
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:07 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Over Bath, routing directly towards VLN Tacan. Those in the city will be getting a good sound, hes transiting at 3500ft at the moment!
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 2:04 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Vulcan on its way....climbed out of Kemble, now 4500ft heading south west.
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 1:55 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Looks to be going into Kemble first, 950ft just on approach.
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Rain In Cornwall
Replies: 75
Views: 20988

Re: Rain In Cornwall

Vulcan is airborne, im plotting on the screen here. Currently over Faringdon towards Fairford. 4500ft
by Razor61
Wed 28 Jul 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Field Out of Bounds
Replies: 165
Views: 44716

Re: Field Out of Bounds

Still don't get the attitude on "disappointed that people were outside and didn't pay". If people just want 'better' shots of aircraft landing and shots of the aircraft which are more spectacular when they are flying outside the airfield perimeter then why should people pay to get in? You ...
by Razor61
Tue 27 Jul 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Field Out of Bounds
Replies: 165
Views: 44716

Re: Field Out of Bounds

Interesting thread. I was there at 27 on the day having arrived and being one of the first in the field. When we crossed the bridge we met the usual woman on her quad. she smiled and said hello and drove off. No mention of the impending move off.... Then of course the Police turned up and told every...