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by 747woody
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)
Replies: 37
Views: 5443

Re: Mach loop Visitors (definitive list)

Yak 18!
by 747woody
Tue 11 Jun 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Re-activation of 65th AS Aggressor Sqdn @ Nellis
Replies: 9
Views: 2034

Re: Re-activation of 65th AS Aggressor Sqdn @ Nellis

MiG_Eater wrote:Obvious question... but I wonder if they'll be painted up. If so they would be by far the most beautiful F-35s around.


Some of the 64th's F-16s are going the other way, several are now in the Have Glass scheme.
by 747woody
Tue 04 Apr 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXII - UPDATE: NOW 1ST JUNE
Replies: 248
Views: 52449

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXII - IMPORTANT UPDATE: POSTP

boff180 wrote:We need to make the most of this years events.

Flight Global are reporting that Northolt will be closed from Spring 2018 for an undisclosed length of time due to a major runway resurfacing.

No runway = no nightshoots.


Except for helicopters!
by 747woody
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 11:47 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Red Flag 17-1, NAS Fallon, Rainbow trip *Large Post*
Replies: 19
Views: 4204

Re: Red Flag 17-1, NAS Fallon, Rainbow trip *Large Post*

To those of you in the know, is there anything going on at Nellis when there's not a Red\Green Flag on? I might be going to Nevada in April and was wondering if it's worth spending a couple of hours near Nellis even if there's no exercise going on at that time? There's often stuff happening at Nell...
by 747woody
Mon 21 Nov 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: NAF El Centro - 10th November
Replies: 8
Views: 4200

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Lovely stuff Mark!
by 747woody
Sun 02 Oct 2016, 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Haynes Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 1930

Re: VC10 Haynes Manual

Haynes actually publish a large range of aircraft manuals! :smile:
by 747woody
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 9:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXI
Replies: 262
Views: 40071

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXI

Hi viz jackets are mandatory at lots (but not all) airports and airfields. Gatwick and Heathrow are two that require them (and wearing them isn't enough, they have to be fastened up), Barbados is another (!!), but Headcorn is a hi-viz free environment (ah........), for the moment, anyway :smile:
by 747woody
Sun 25 Sep 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A very 'special' SPTA visit!
Replies: 11
Views: 5004

Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

A380Heavy wrote:Why are the intakes different on the engines on the first Chinook?


Don't know if it's relevant but that one's a Mk6, the others are Mk 4s.
by 747woody
Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7:53 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Nellis Red Flag 16-4
Replies: 8
Views: 3198

Re: Nellis Red Flag 16-4

The 'wart' on the OT F-15 is something to do with the Talon HATE pod (which you can see in your shot 8582), there are two jets carrying the pod (022 and 026) and they both have it.
by 747woody
Wed 21 Sep 2016, 6:56 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Multiple helicopters over Brantham
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Multiple helicopters over Brantham

Passed over east East Sussex (between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings) heading west, mid afternoon. Looked like four Gazelles and a Puma
by 747woody
Wed 31 Aug 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Joe Sutter, father of the 747
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Joe Sutter, father of the 747

Passed away, at the age of 95.

A legend. RIP

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/joesutter/index.page

His book is well worth a read, a fascinating insight into what to took to create the 747:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/747-Creating-W ... sutter+747

Hopefully it'll get reprinted, and the price will come down!
by 747woody
Mon 14 Mar 2016, 12:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XX
Replies: 214
Views: 36040

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XX

A Junglie Sea King, pleeeeeeeeeaaaasssssseeeeee :smile: :smile: :smile:
by 747woody
Sat 25 Apr 2015, 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The end of the super jumbo
Replies: 12
Views: 3057

Re: The end of the super jumbo

Oh and the A346 can give the B777 a run for its money on Pax and Cargo uplift !!


That'll be why it sold so well ................. !!! :grin:
by 747woody
Sun 12 Apr 2015, 5:31 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: JW 15-1 arrivals and a few locals, Lossie
Replies: 8
Views: 2688

Re: JW 15-1 arrivals and a few locals, Lossie

First time I've seen an MPA run and break, any idea why? Because he can?! There was a German P-3 at Wittmund for the F-4 retirement event and it did something similar on arrival, but the weather wasn't good so that may have precluded a run and break. He went for a low, high speed pass instead. You ...
by 747woody
Wed 08 Apr 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: Nellis AFB
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Nellis AFB

Worth having a look at McCarran as well:

http://www.fencecheck.com/forums/viewto ... 0&start=20
by 747woody
Wed 08 Apr 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: Nellis AFB
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Nellis AFB

The tricky bit is deciding where to go! It depends what you're after. If there's a northerly wind, landings on the 3s are likely so if you want landing shots Cheyenne is the place to be, morning and afternoon. http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii150/747woody/Red%20Flag%2013-3/729Nellis26thFebruary2...
by 747woody
Mon 06 Apr 2015, 1:09 am
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: Nellis AFB
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Nellis AFB

Have a look here: m and here: m If you keep an eye on this you'll get a feel for what's there: m Guessing that you'll be there mid June? There's a Green Flag that finishes on June 12th, GF is a close air support exercise and usually involves just one unit, and could be anything taking part - A-10s, ...
by 747woody
Wed 21 Jan 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Fat Albert
Replies: 10
Views: 2857

Re: Fat Albert

Believe it's also known as FRED - Flipping Ridiculous Environmental Disaster (or something like that!)
by 747woody
Sat 09 Aug 2014, 11:46 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: Macrihanish/Cambletown
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Macrihanish/Cambletown

There was always talk of various "black projects" being tested by the USAF out of Machrihanish,although at the height of the cold war were unconfirmed. These days most of the Aurora projects are the SRxx and YFxx demonstrators just flying out of Nelllis AFB. One aviation journalist in par...
by 747woody
Fri 01 Aug 2014, 7:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Spanish airbases tour
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Spanish airbases tour

Have a look here:

http://www.scramble.nl/airfield-guide/spain

At Albacete, as long as you stay away from the fence, you don't seem to get bothered. However I know people who have been moved on from Torrejon and Moron.

Alternatively, have a chat with this guy!

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=61917
by 747woody
Wed 30 Apr 2014, 10:45 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 747 two ship
Replies: 9
Views: 2182

Re: 747 two ship

Bit unusual though. Although RVSM rules allow 1000' separation it should be in opposite directions, ie east bound traffic always uses the odd flight levels, 37,000' , 39,000' etc and east bound traffic uses the even flight levels. So D-ABVM should be at 39,000'. Nothing unusual about that crossing ...
by 747woody
Sun 16 Mar 2014, 10:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tristar Retirement?
Replies: 98
Views: 17824

Re: Tristar Retirement?

I refer you to your company's 747 pilot stopping within 1100m.


Suggest you count the number of wheels, and therefore brakes on each type.

The 747, with 16 wheels (and brakes), has phenomenal stopping power. At nearly 400 tons (maximum take off weight) it can land and stop in 7000 feet.
by 747woody
Mon 03 Mar 2014, 8:11 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Luke F-35A encounter
Replies: 7
Views: 5181

Re: Luke F-35A encounter

Ronoz wrote:Hi, great pics & just a question, some reports have it that F35 has greater engine noise, did you notice this compared to the other traffic while you were there ? Thx Ronoz


Having seen the Nellis ones fly a few times, imho it's very noisy!