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by TomG
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: The second lot of Gunfighters Lakenheath 14-04-19
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Re: The second lot of Gunfighters Lakenheath 14-04-19

Lovely and an appearance by 90-0248, one of Lakenheaths originals from when the type replaced the F-111F.
by TomG
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: USAF F-16 Solo Display Pilot Removed
Replies: 23
Views: 3823

Re: USAF F-16 Solo Display Pilot Removed

1000 hours on type -- how does that compare with the team leader of RAFAT? 1000 hours in military aircraft, not the same as 1000 hours on type. Reading both bio's and the original release, it would seem that Kotnik is not ready for her own command, its happened before and it will happen again. So w...
by TomG
Tue 01 Jan 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: NATO Tiger Meet 2019 Mont-de-Marsan
Replies: 50
Views: 15258

Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2019 Mont-de-Marsan

I've written to them twice regarding registration and the requirement for vehicle/insurance details and that a large number of folks will be utilising rental vehicles so unable to provide the data. To date, no response to date.

Will update if I hear anything.
by TomG
Mon 10 Dec 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Tucano preservation?
Replies: 19
Views: 3266

Re: RAF Tucano preservation?

They were a nightmare for interchangeability when we had the first batch at Scampton. Could even swap over some panels due to holes being in different places... Memories of the Phantom, panels came undrilled and you drilled the fastener holes as per the aircraft you were carrying out the work; airc...
by TomG
Mon 10 Dec 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Tucano preservation?
Replies: 19
Views: 3266

Re: RAF Tucano preservation?

They were a nightmare for interchangeability when we had the first batch at Scampton. Could even swap over some panels due to holes being in different places... Memories of the Phantom, panels came undrilled and you drilled the fastener holes as per the aircraft you were carrying out the work; airc...
by TomG
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Spotting at Yuma
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Spotting at Yuma

MiG_Eater wrote:p.s. Where did you park for the 'Dunes' location?


Just pull off the road and onto the sand, 'dunes' is a bit misleading, sorry. The ground is fine to drive a vehicle onto just try to gauge where you are in relation to 03L.
by TomG
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Spotting at Yuma
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Spotting at Yuma

Was out there in late February this year and had no problems whatsoever - I always put the road between myself and the fence. The 'threes' (03L & 03R) were in use (as they have been on my last three visits) so we were at the north of the field for departures where we used the two spots on the Go...
by TomG
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: SW USA March 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 4300

Re: SW USA March 2018

Only just noticed that these were up - top bombing mate :up:
by TomG
Wed 28 Jun 2017, 4:39 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: 20 Sqn disbandment practice RAF Laarbruch July 1992
Replies: 7
Views: 5127

Re: 20 Sqn disbandment practice RAF Laarbruch July 1992

Lovely stuff! Far better over at Bruggen in the early 80's until we disbanded in '84 ........... :heyhey:
by TomG
Tue 24 Jan 2017, 11:41 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Lossiemouth 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Lossiemouth 1980s

Bombing competition 1980?? - first use of USAF F-16s and sad to say they whipped our asses, even more embarrassing that they were from Nellis... Geoff, they were from Hill AFB, 388 TFW, deployed from 26 May to 26 June 1981. Tom Aah cheers Tom, as Ken Bruce would say "one year out!..." Did...
by TomG
Mon 23 Jan 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Lossiemouth 1980s
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: Lossiemouth 1980s

st24 wrote:Bombing competition 1980?? - first use of USAF F-16s and sad to say they whipped our asses, even more embarrassing that they were from Nellis...


Geoff, they were from Hill AFB, 388 TFW, deployed from 26 May to 26 June 1981.

Tom
by TomG
Sat 07 Jan 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?
Replies: 169
Views: 23740

Re: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?

st24 wrote:
TomG wrote:
Hampshire Aviation wrote:But airshows are all about what take place in the air, goddddddddddddddddddddddd!


Ah, right ...... how naive of me.

Yeh, do you know anything about airshows?!?!


Clearly not ...... :heyhey:
by TomG
Sat 07 Jan 2017, 12:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?
Replies: 169
Views: 23740

Re: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?

Hampshire Aviation wrote:But airshows are all about what take place in the air, goddddddddddddddddddddddd!


Ah, right ...... how naive of me.
by TomG
Fri 06 Jan 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?
Replies: 169
Views: 23740

Re: UKAR in 2017: What For The Future?

qwerty wrote:As for coverage of airshows this is the only place where you can view what happened at a show and that is especially good if like me you cannot attend many.


Interesting thread - also interesting to note that a few posters aside very few shots appear of anything on static display.
by TomG
Wed 30 Nov 2016, 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: CAA Charges
Replies: 15
Views: 2821

Re: CAA Charges

One other thing to point out yet again is that the CAA is required by Government to make a profit and return a percentage of that profit to the Government. I think the phrase I heard used was along the lines of "the CAA are mandated by government to recover costs" something which, by thei...
by TomG
Tue 01 Nov 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Reds to get new jets!
Replies: 59
Views: 10110

Re: Reds to Get new jets!

Sir Michael said: "The Red Arrows are going to be stay for a while yet. They are key to our defence engagement around the world and I think would let us lose the Red Arrows."


and in English ..... ??
by TomG
Thu 13 Oct 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Help with airshow dates?
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: Help with airshow dates?

The 1971 Abingdon show report on Scramble appears to account for most of what you have pictures of apart from Spitfire G-AIDN which appears in the 1972 report. That period would however tie in roughly as I recall seeing 'AIDN in the yellow scheme at Yeovilton in 1975.

Good luck.
by TomG
Fri 30 Sep 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Wonsan International Air festival, North Korea
Replies: 34
Views: 10845

Re: Wonsan International Air festival, North Korea

Super set of shots and it must have been quite an experience. Think I'd have come away happy with that IL-18 alone!
by TomG
Thu 15 Sep 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 54(R) Sqn Centenary tail - E-3D
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Re: 54(R) Sqn Centenary tail - E-3D

Why is there this assumption that just because there's a new special schemed aircraft, it MUST be seen publicly? Paid for out of the public purse, why else would they choose to apply markings to an aircraft? If not wishing for it be seen publicly then don't bother and just celebrate the occasion qu...
by TomG
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Prague-Kbely airbase Czech Air Force museum
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: Prague-Kbely airbase Czech Air Force museum

Good to see some shots from there again, thank you; I was last there in 2004 and would dearly love to revisit. Shame the outside aircraft aren't able to looked after to the same level as those inside and hopefully that will change in the near future. Your Me-262s are actually Czech built Avia S-92 (...
by TomG
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Fun in Fryslan....(a bit late)
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: Fun in Fryslan....(a bit late)

Top bombing mate ............ :worship:
by TomG
Fri 06 May 2016, 8:37 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Falklands Sea King preserved
Replies: 11
Views: 3252

Re: Falklands Sea King preserved

Was announced by a Falklands MLA on Twitter yesterday that XZ593/I has been gifted to the Falkland Islands Museum. Apparently plans are afoot to give it a roof over its head to secure its future. Ironical that they had an Argentine Pucara and Huey, but both got scrapped as they had nowhere to keep ...
by TomG
Thu 05 May 2016, 7:08 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: F-22 Raptor Deployment Airside Photos
Replies: 53
Views: 13149

Re: F-22 Raptor Deployment Airside Photos

Kurt.Fairhurst wrote:I believe it's to do with the internal airflow system they don't want people seeing however you carnt see in the engine anyway as they have a system like the Mig29 where it has a fod guard


Different angles to those normally seen from LN, nice.

Is it really a FOD guard :whistle:
by TomG
Wed 04 Nov 2015, 10:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 27Sqn 100years Chinook
Replies: 26
Views: 3226

Re: 27Sqn 100years Chinook

boff180 wrote:I kind of like it, very aggressive, almost anime style and befitting a combat aircraft/helicopter. In my opinion something akin Dumbo would look ridiculous.


Really?? http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11568

Looks good to me :cuppa:
by TomG
Sun 27 Sep 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: The Future of Waddo Airshow.
Replies: 305
Views: 78450

Re: The Future of Waddo Airshow.

A potential big hint about the future of Waddington as an airshow was delivered today at Church Fenton. Next year's Grand Yorkshire Airshow is 6th-7th July and features USAF participation in the form of a B-1B. Seemed to be rumours on the ground today that the joint working with the US at Waddingto...