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by Ronald Reagan
Fri 01 Feb 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A-10's gone from Europe
Replies: 51
Views: 13828

Re: A-10's staying?

I started the hobby fully in about 2002 and from memory cannot think of any stateside A-10s in the UK between then and now. Regarding the future I want to be wrong, very much so!
by Ronald Reagan
Thu 31 Jan 2013, 10:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A-10's gone from Europe
Replies: 51
Views: 13828

Re: A-10's staying?

Very, very sad to see my favourite aircraft type leave Europe. Probably never ever see another in Britain.
by Ronald Reagan
Wed 30 Jan 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Leuchars - the local paper says . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 3863

Re: RAF Leuchars - the local paper says . . .

SHARFA2 wrote:Shan't even mention my favourite subject of converting Harriers from GR7 to GR9 and the £££££millions spent on that!!


I agree, or the Jaguar from GR1 to GR3 and then....
by Ronald Reagan
Wed 10 Oct 2012, 12:35 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: First A-10's leave Spangdahlem :(
Replies: 7
Views: 2467

Re: First A-10's leave Spangdahlem :(

There's a flight of A-10's heading over the UK for Lajes, which are the first Spangdahlem A-10's heading home Very sad indeed. The end of an era. It was the A-10s from Bentwaters/Woodbridge of the 81st TFW in the early 1980s which got me hooked on military aircraft from a young age. Seeing them fly...
by Ronald Reagan
Sun 07 Oct 2012, 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Antiques Roadshow from RAF Marham
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Antiques Roadshow from RAF Marham

Rory76 wrote:Antiques Roadshow from RAF Marham tonight. Hope the clowns Cameron, Osborne and Hammond weren't there, don't want to tune in and discover they've auctioned off the rest of the RAF.....


Maybe the squadrons were getting their aircraft valued :wink:
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 01 Oct 2012, 7:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKIP Defence Policy
Replies: 21
Views: 3298

Re: UKIP Defence Policy

The more Tories vote for UKIP, the greater chance there is of Labour getting in! Go For It Chaps! Combined the Conservative party and Labour party have ruined this country, they have betrayed those in the military repeatedly with never ending cuts yet more and more wars. Neither of them are fit to ...
by Ronald Reagan
Fri 28 Sep 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKIP Defence Policy
Replies: 21
Views: 3298

Re: UKIP Defence Policy

I would say they are the only party worth voting for. The mainstream parties are now worthless. All they have managed to do over the past 50 years is sit back and allow this country to decline. Due to their collective total failure I feel another party deserves a chance.
by Ronald Reagan
Thu 27 Sep 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UKIP Defence Policy
Replies: 21
Views: 3298

UKIP Defence Policy

Interesting piece on UKIP defence policy:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdT0drUghio

It is a 15 minute video by Will Gilpin who used to serve on the Tornado F-3.
by Ronald Reagan
Wed 26 Sep 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Chilean Air Force flights to Army Parade 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2447

Re: Chilean Air Force flights to Army Parade 2012

Brilliant photos. I would love to be in your country and see such amazing aircraft.
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 17 Sep 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"

Come on guys leave the politics and the economics to The Economist site - Lets talk planes!!!! Thats what this site is about! Yes your right, I always get sucked into political arguments with just about anyone;) I guess we will have to agree to differ as can't see us changing our views from anythin...
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 17 Sep 2012, 6:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"

Going back to the point of their economy. Their economy will implode over time ! On a trully massive scale. It will make this recession look like a happy 1930's. They have poured money into their's which makes any western nations quantitive easing look like slipping pennys into a piggy bank. Just o...
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 17 Sep 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"

That is a disturbing, and misguided view. I am sorry, but you are talking like a communist. Someone who has been 'sucked into' the ideals and ideas of a nation such as China. They get results by threats, torcher and near slavery. That is not something to be proud of. Well all I can say is none of m...
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 17 Sep 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"

A really forward thinking country with possibly the most capable goverment on Earth. OK! I'll assume you know how the Chinese economy is being falsly kept 'bouyant' and what it has aproximately cost to do so? How the Government is run ? I'll also assume you have visited China and its people very we...
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 17 Sep 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"

A really forward thinking country with possibly the most capable goverment on Earth. Really? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18993615 http://www.hrw.org/world-report-2012/world-report-2012-china Those lovely, cuddly Communists can sure build a nice shiny new fighter though, can't they? T...
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 17 Sep 2012, 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: New Chinese Fighter; the "Lightor"

Very impressive. With all the money they have got combined with the speed at which they can build they truely are a rising superpower. Give it a decade or two and they will be the most powerful country on Earth by far. One has to admire them and the way have grown over the past decades. It really is...
by Ronald Reagan
Sun 16 Sep 2012, 11:31 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 70 Years Normandie Niemen Mont de Marsan AFB(pics heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 4306

Re: 70 Years Normandie Niemen Mont de Marsan AFB(pics heavy)

Amazing photos. The French always make their aircraft look great. The Rafale is mouth watering!
by Ronald Reagan
Thu 06 Sep 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Cambrai 27/06/2012 final opendoor
Replies: 4
Views: 2184

Re: Cambrai 27/06/2012 final opendoor

Fantastic photos. So sad to see Cambrai closed, the same for Reims. It really is the end of an era. So many good aircraft and bases have gone. Sadly don't think I will be having as many trips to France anymore.
by Ronald Reagan
Fri 31 Aug 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Could this be an F-117 or something more exotic?
Replies: 24
Views: 6012

Re: Could this be an F-117 or something more exotic?

Apparently the lights are invisible to the naked eye.... as I,ve mentioned,we saw this clip some time ago on a programme that was out to prove it could be faked... bearing in mind its 'invisible' we thought the observer conveniently looked for the 'aircraft' when it was well out of the field of vie...
by Ronald Reagan
Thu 30 Aug 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Could this be an F-117 or something more exotic?
Replies: 24
Views: 6012

Re: Could this be an F-117 or something more exotic?

I found this on youtube last week, there is the odd other one of the same aircraft aswell.

This one is not as clear:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0GWT0LsNxc
by Ronald Reagan
Thu 30 Aug 2012, 12:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Could this be an F-117 or something more exotic?
Replies: 24
Views: 6012

Could this be an F-117 or something more exotic?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoR0izkByAI[/youtube]
by Ronald Reagan
Tue 14 Aug 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Coltishall needs your support
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: RAF Coltishall needs your support

! How NCC could hold a referendum for the local people who would be affected by the incinerator, who then overwhelmingly vote against it, only for NCC to completely ignore them... What happened to democracy and the vote? Off topic, but because referendums in the UK are non-binding, meaning they are...
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 13 Aug 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New USAF F-16 paint scheme...
Replies: 24
Views: 7615

Re: New USAF F-16 paint scheme...

Nice! I like it. It's like the Norwegians but a lot darker. You're wrong young Macc, it's horrid The only thing I find horrid is the F-35 reference. Ghastly machine. I never used to like the F-22 but do now. The F-35, maybe it will grow on me;) I think the Typhoon is ghastly looking but maybe it wi...
by Ronald Reagan
Mon 06 Aug 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: Worldwide Events
Topic: Russian Air Force Centenary show
Replies: 203
Views: 93493

Re: Russian Air Force Centenary show

I have never in my life seen such a complicated or insane way to run an airshow. Best of luck to those of you who are going.
by Ronald Reagan
Fri 27 Jul 2012, 4:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK to revert back to F-35B?
Replies: 128
Views: 15239

Re: UK to revert back to F-35B?

I can foresee a problem with that plan. If there is a problem which necessitates the temporary grounding of a particular type while investigations take place, the country would be left without any front line fast jets for a time. Don't they pay people to think of these things? Belgium, Holland, Den...
by Ronald Reagan
Fri 27 Jul 2012, 12:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK to revert back to F-35B?
Replies: 128
Views: 15239

Re: UK to revert back to F-35B?

There is an article in Janes Defence Weekly this week that explains what the F-35/Typhoon fleet will look like as detailed by "MoD sources". Typhoon There will now be 7 operational squadrons plus OCU and OEU (9 units in all), tranche 1 aircraft won't be retired and will be upgraded plus t...