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by 121decimal5
Thu 01 Jun 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Stratolaunch roll-out
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re: Stratolaunch roll-out

To say it looks flimsy would be an understatement. Not sure I'd want to fly on that. Forces on the composite wing holding the two fuselages together will be tremendous. I'm sure the sums all add up, but there's the old saying about something that looks right, flying right... http://www.popularmecha...
by 121decimal5
Wed 24 May 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: OC-135B at Mildenhall?
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: OC-135B at Mildenhall?

Good to see some photos of this turn up as it was leaving...
http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&p=900533
by 121decimal5
Fri 19 May 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: OC-135B at Mildenhall?
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

OC-135B at Mildenhall?

I was driving along the A1065 between Mildenhall and Lakenheath today at around 12:30-13:00 when I think I saw an OC-135B on final approach to Mildenhall. Did anyone see this land and get some photos?

The TF-33 engines and white nose got my attention as it passed over the road ahead of me.
by 121decimal5
Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vectored thrust
Replies: 37
Views: 5861

Re: Vectored thrust

Because it's not Murkin & therefore no good for stiffing billions out of gullible nations. The inference being that buying British (or non-American) means the platform is a winner... like Nimrod MRA4... Nimrod AEW3... the Typhoon was hardly a glittering success in its early days and lets not fo...
by 121decimal5
Mon 18 Jan 2016, 11:53 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2016
Replies: 3466
Views: 514214

Re: RIAT 2016 - Participants and Invited Countries Only Thre

Before people get carried away with Iranian F-14s take a look at... m In particular section 8, I think the chances of any military co-operation/participation are extremely slim to non-existent. What sanctions remain in place? The following activities remain banned under the proliferation-related san...
by 121decimal5
Thu 24 Jul 2014, 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BBC Farnborough
Replies: 16
Views: 3836

Re: BBC Farnborough

The lack of airshows on TV might (since... mid-90s) also have something to do with the fact they're all available on DVD now and the organisers can make more money selling DVDs than they can selling the TV rights. Afterall, fewer people will buy a DVD if the event is shown on TV (and can be recorded...
by 121decimal5
Thu 17 Apr 2014, 2:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer
Replies: 148
Views: 25223

Re: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer

People love to hate Indeed. Sad that the most advanced combat aircraft the UK has ever operated is making it's debut at UK airshows and all a few people can pick up about is some possible (but far from certain) damage to the Runway (which is very rarely used in Fairford's case). It's quite pathetic...
by 121decimal5
Thu 17 Apr 2014, 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer
Replies: 148
Views: 25223

Re: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer

That's what I was getting at in my original post
121decimal5 wrote:
Due to the special concrete that has to be used for landing pads we may not see vertical take-offs and landings in the UK this year.
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article ... ds-hangars
and I believe what Brevet Cable was suggesting too.
by 121decimal5
Thu 17 Apr 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer
Replies: 148
Views: 25223

Re: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer

And to think we could have gone with Harrier 2 Something had to be retired due to costs and the Harrier was deemed the most appropriate. Regardless of the runway issue (and numerous software/structural glitches) the F-35 will eventually deliver far more capability and performance than any Harrier. ...
by 121decimal5
Thu 17 Apr 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer
Replies: 148
Views: 25223

Re: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer

http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/NAVFAC/INTCRIT/fy10_01.pdf Section 3-16.6.2 ( pages 6 & 7 ) Exactly. There are various apocryphal stories about Phantoms (amongst other types) blasting holes in runways and they're quite tame in the jet exhaust department compared to the F-35. I doubt the MoD will thank ...
by 121decimal5
Thu 17 Apr 2014, 12:01 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: A Ninja in the garage
Replies: 8
Views: 3150

Re: A Ninja in the garage

ikarus wrote:Very nice , that digital avionics set up puts some other aircraft to shame :grin:


And if the battery runs flat or alternator fails (I can't see a switch for this so it probably doesn't have one) what then? Engine RPM and a slip indicator as the only backup instruments.
by 121decimal5
Thu 17 Apr 2014, 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer
Replies: 148
Views: 25223

Re: Dave (F-35) coming to the UK this summer

Due to the special concrete that has to be used for landing pads we may not see vertical take-offs and landings in the UK this year.
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article ... ds-hangars
by 121decimal5
Tue 12 Nov 2013, 12:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Cold War, Hot Jets documentary - BBC2
Replies: 62
Views: 13423

Re: Cold War, Hot Jets documentary - BBC2

DanO1978 wrote:Last 15 minutes much, much better. Didn't know about the "Jiujitsu" B-45 missions, nor RAF pilots flying U-2 missions...


I'd been reading about this only a week before hand. The following is well worth reading:
By Any Means Necessary by William E Burrows

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Any-Means-Neces ... 116&sr=1-2
by 121decimal5
Wed 04 Sep 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: British Airways A380 - Inside
Replies: 8
Views: 6067

Re: British Airways A380 - Inside

World Traveller http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7398/9543321513_3a8c31d912_b.jpg A380 interior by Kenster79 , on Flickr I was lucky enough to be on this yesterday returning from Frankfurt, in fact I was sitting in the seat in the extreme top left of that very photo (no, not the overhead luggage bin)....
by 121decimal5
Tue 25 Dec 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RC-135s
Replies: 18
Views: 4035

Re: RC-135s

by 121decimal5
Tue 14 Aug 2012, 2:11 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Blackbushe and Fairoaks
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Re: Blackbushe and Fairoaks

ciaranchef wrote:Nice, is that a Richoften "R" on the tail of the Cessna G-CDTX? :grin:


Nein, that is the R for RedAir. ;-)
by 121decimal5
Wed 06 Jun 2012, 1:30 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: RV arrives at New Home
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: RV arrives at New Home

Love the low pass CDC shot - it looked low from above so I imagine it was properly low from below! Nice photo of Romy's wings for the day "SO". When did that arrive at Headcorn? Richard It looked a bit tricky yesterday even on the short, EUSO was part of the Robin fleet a few years back a...
by 121decimal5
Tue 05 Jun 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: RV arrives at New Home
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

Re: RV arrives at New Home

Love the low pass CDC shot - it looked low from above so I imagine it was properly low from below!

Nice photo of Romy's wings for the day "SO". When did that arrive at Headcorn?
by 121decimal5
Tue 29 May 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Headcorn Friday
Replies: 19
Views: 3156

Re: Headcorn Friday

FOTO4 wrote:
121decimal5 wrote:Great photos as always Richard.
Note to self - must start flying with the Tiger Club again soon!


Come on down Richard!


I'll be there on Monday 4th to get to grips with tailwheels again.
by 121decimal5
Sun 27 May 2012, 5:24 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Headcorn Friday
Replies: 19
Views: 3156

Re: Headcorn Friday

Great photos as always Richard.
Note to self - must start flying with the Tiger Club again soon!
by 121decimal5
Fri 11 May 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: The Nuclear Deterrent
Replies: 42
Views: 3946

Re: The Nuclear Deterrent

pbeardmore wrote:...or USSR against Afganistan?


Gosh, now that would have solved a lot of problems and saved the West's involvement 20 years later.
by 121decimal5
Wed 09 May 2012, 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: UK to revert back to F-35B?
Replies: 128
Views: 14866

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

As no conversion is required to the carrier design will this mean the second carrier will now enter service?
by 121decimal5
Wed 02 May 2012, 8:23 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A400 at Brize
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

A400 at Brize

...apparently due to do some test work for a couple of days.
by 121decimal5
Sun 26 Feb 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: How high do we go
Replies: 19
Views: 3029

Re: How high do we go

RoverDriver wrote:Warning - Pedant Mode on...

...of 1013Hpa (formerly Millibars)


Actually, if you really want to be pedantic the units are hPa and there's no need for a capital "m" at the beginning of millibars! :smile: