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by Tommy
Tue 27 Feb 2024, 7:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss
Replies: 38
Views: 7818

Re: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss

I wonder if they’ll really set up a third production line just for the dozen or so we’ll probably end up buying. The original plan was for exports to be built at Yeovil, too. Not sure how much that’s changed in the last 2-3 years, as this was before the Polish order. https://www.flightglobal.com/de...
by Tommy
Sat 24 Feb 2024, 8:37 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: "Yes, it's an Extender!"
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: "Yes, it's an Extender!"

Lovely stuff mate!
by Tommy
Sat 24 Feb 2024, 4:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss
Replies: 38
Views: 7818

Re: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss

Whomever is awarded it (I hope it is Leonardo), I just hope the MoD pulls their finger out. Much as I love them, the Pumas are very tired and were supposed to be replaced with this new type next year, yet a contract hasn’t even been issued! Other nations have been able to draw up requirements, tende...
by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9:42 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Tommy in Japan - (Super heavy, sorry!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

Re: Tommy in Japan - (Super heavy, sorry!)

And, I ought to say, thank you all for the very kind comments!
by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 9:34 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Tommy in Japan - (Super heavy, sorry!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

Re: Tommy in Japan - (Super heavy, sorry!)

Well, it's about time I updated for week two! I've held off as I'm doing a feature on Japan's aggressor Eagles, so I was waiting to see what shots would need to be kept aside. So, picking up where things were left off: Monday 6th November Komatsu AB; feature in Air Forces Monthly to come soon, but w...
by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 7:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion
Replies: 182
Views: 39270

Re: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion

I may have missed it being discussed elsewhere, but it seems commercial flights are using Russian airspace again. Is that a gradual shift or was a decision made to allow it again? I noticed them on FR24 today. For example Amsterdam to Bejing overlying southern Russia. Not sure. When Nick and I flew...
by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion
Replies: 182
Views: 39270

Re: Invasion of Ukraine (Aviation) Discussion



Can’t believe the Russians appear to have lost another A-50!
by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 3:21 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024
Replies: 108
Views: 22473

Re: Cosford Airshow 2024 - 9th June 2024

And see we did.

Anyway, today’s “clue” is

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by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12:49 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 641
Views: 565410

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

It just says they're welcoming back the JAS-39C though, which could mean the Czech? I initially thought that, the video is of a Swedish Gripen, and it says “from the Swedish Air Force, the Saab JAS-39C Gripen” in the vid, so there’s more saying “Swedish” than Czech, which isn’t mentioned or depicte...
by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12:21 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 641
Views: 565410

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread



Looks off piste to the usual Thursday stuff, but I presume by this vid that RIAT have now confirmed they’re “welcoming back” the Swedish Gripen this year to go alongside the Czechs. Good stuff.
by Tommy
Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet

by Tommy
Thu 22 Feb 2024, 10:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Catch them while you can...
Replies: 97
Views: 38440

Re: Catch them while you can...

by Tommy
Thu 22 Feb 2024, 12:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread
Replies: 641
Views: 565410

Re: RIAT 2024 - discuss most things thread

SF-5Ms are proper static stars indeed for me, what beauts!
by Tommy
Thu 22 Feb 2024, 6:39 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss
Replies: 38
Views: 7818

Re: New Medium Helicopter - Discuss

by Tommy
Wed 21 Feb 2024, 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet



Better/promo vid for it.

Always good to see a new design take to the air!
by Tommy
Wed 21 Feb 2024, 7:27 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet

Looks from this like Turkey’s Kaan has flown for the first time.



by Tommy
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 7:07 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 425
Views: 156876

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

JMC wrote:
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 4:06 pm
With Norway ongoing, i'd like to see their AW101 (I suspect Tommy would to 😆).
Ah, you underestimate my helicopter guy powers (I’ve already seen a couple at Yeovil) but agree, one wouldn’t say no, or to those lovely clandestine AB412s they have.
by Tommy
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 12:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet



I know helicopters are cheating in the low level Olympics, but I don’t think it can get any lower than that! Crazy footage.
by Tommy
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 12:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet

by Tommy
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 12:16 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 'The face of things to come'
Replies: 41
Views: 3489

Re: 'The face of things to come'

As sad as the Sk60 demo ending is, it wasn't exactly a regular on these shores - could it have been after last year? We'll never know! Agree, and much was made of it being possibly the last time we’d see it in service during last year’s show. Similar to the Czech Mi-24, it wasn’t exactly a reliable...
by Tommy
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 7:52 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet



You might remember this defection story from a few months ago. It’s had a very regrettable end.
by Tommy
Tue 20 Feb 2024, 12:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet

by Tommy
Mon 19 Feb 2024, 7:31 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 425
Views: 156876

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

Agree, it’s what this thread is for!
by Tommy
Mon 19 Feb 2024, 6:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Interesting Internet
Replies: 2282
Views: 861214

Re: Interesting Internet



Just spotted by Sam. A great shame.