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by f-4
Tue 29 Sep 2009, 1:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF to get more Chinooks?
Replies: 31
Views: 4561

Re: RAF to get more Chinooks?

TonyO wrote:Question is what will happen to the 12-spare Pumas including one or two 'new-build' ex South African ones?


Tony,

AFAIK the RAF has 32 Pumas operational + 1 in storage. I'd imagine the 28 is a budget decision and the 'most tired' airframes will be disposed of.
by f-4
Wed 02 Sep 2009, 11:15 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: If you could pick one display aircraft to have at RIAT '10..
Replies: 129
Views: 16409

Re: If you could pick one display aircraft to have at RIAT '10..

Aussie F-111. Last chance, and it can be done!
by f-4
Sat 08 Aug 2009, 2:46 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: BSB @ Brands Hatch.
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: BSB @ Brands Hatch.

Love the Muggers shot - I guess he's replaced Josh Brookes for a couple of rounds?
by f-4
Mon 03 Aug 2009, 9:27 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Photo Request- Harrier GR7A ZD346
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Photo Request- Harrier GR7A ZD346

Nothing from the past, but here she is as a GR9 on July 23.

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by f-4
Sat 01 Aug 2009, 6:07 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: East Kirkby 1 August
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

East Kirkby 1 August

At least the rain held off, except for a couple of drizzly interludes. http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/stuff/ek2009/01.jpg http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/stuff/ek2009/02.jpg http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/stuff/ek2009/03.jpg http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/stuff/ek2009/04.jpg http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/stuf...
by f-4
Fri 31 Jul 2009, 2:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Typhoon Order Halved
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Typhoon Order Halved

RAF total will most likely be 160, with 120 available for operations. This should just enable five squadrons plus the OCU, although it doesn't leave much flexibility. With QRA commitments this will possibly mean that there won't be any flex to deploy on operations, increasing the pressure on the Tor...
by f-4
Fri 31 Jul 2009, 10:16 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Unusual 4 ship formation - Wittering
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Unusual 4 ship formation - Wittering

Also told it was a single Tiffie & three GR4s.
by f-4
Thu 30 Jul 2009, 3:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Harrier Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Harrier Question

Or Mk 11. Went from T10 to T12.
by f-4
Tue 28 Jul 2009, 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2009
Replies: 607
Views: 53797

Re: F1 2009

Unlucky that the spring bounced the way it did - lucky it wasn't two inches to the right.
by f-4
Tue 28 Jul 2009, 3:07 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: "Typhoon Meet"
Replies: 27
Views: 4257

Re: "Typhoon Meet"

Two EdA jets on the ASP this morning. Edit - ok, I was driving & didn't stop - could have been Italian!
by f-4
Wed 22 Jul 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: V bombers on More 4 tonight 10pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: V bombers on More 4 tonight 10pm

Thanks for the heads-up! :smile:
by f-4
Sat 13 Jun 2009, 11:50 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: XH558 - bye bye Brunty, bonjour Brize
Replies: 26
Views: 3685

Re: XH558 - bye bye Brunty, bonjour Brize

Great stuff Mr B, just wished I could have been there!
by f-4
Tue 26 May 2009, 8:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lakenheath fleet to Shrink
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: Lakenheath fleet to Shrink

More significant is the reduction of 18 F-16s at Spang. This will effectively reduce the base to one F-16 & one A-10 squadron - with the flying restrictions in Germany, the viability of the base must be in question. F-16s to Aviano & A-10s to Lakenheath - please!
by f-4
Thu 14 May 2009, 9:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF To Buy Third Batch Of Typhoons
Replies: 14
Views: 2098

Re: RAF To Buy Third Batch Of Typhoons

In other words "We're still talking, but not committing."
by f-4
Sat 09 May 2009, 10:12 am
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: Mildenhall 15th May
Replies: 70
Views: 3670

Re: Mildenhall 15th May

From the press release: The highlights for day will include static displays of most of the aircraft flown by the US Air Forces in Europe and a Tornado aircraft from XV(R)Sqn RAF; a small capabilities demonstration including F-15s, F-16s, A-10s, the KC-135 and C-130, and an air display by the RAF Bat...
by f-4
Wed 29 Apr 2009, 9:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Harrier could be in service till 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 2025

Re: Harrier could be in service till 2022

The key word is 'could'. Let's await the next Defence review, which won't be far away given the nation's finances.
by f-4
Wed 29 Apr 2009, 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Sally B Display Dates 2009
Replies: 42
Views: 5638

Re: Sally B Display Dates 2009

Test flight 'unlikely' on Friday - awaiting an oil cooler before engine testing can commence. Should be okay for the first airshow, however! (fingers crossed smiley)
by f-4
Wed 29 Apr 2009, 8:54 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Reduction in RAF Display Appearances 2009
Replies: 126
Views: 15756

Re: Reduction in RAF Display Appearances 2009

Following the Harrier, another shot in the foot by MoD. :clap:
by f-4
Thu 02 Apr 2009, 9:36 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Warminsteristan - April 2, 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

Re: Warminsteristan - April 2, 2009

As Tony doesn't like fast jets...

Image

Good to catch up today, Mr O!
by f-4
Tue 31 Mar 2009, 12:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Harrier Anniversary tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: 1 Sqn Harrier Anniversary tomorrow

Almost - 233 OCU had the first Harrier on 1 April '69, 1 Sqn got them in July.
by f-4
Thu 26 Mar 2009, 11:53 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: GAF Tonka crash
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: GAF Tonka crash

UK has 65 F3s, including those in storage.
by f-4
Fri 13 Mar 2009, 9:29 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Mildenhall Reunion
Replies: 32
Views: 7131

Re: Mildenhall Reunion

Well, it feels like 75 years since the last Air Fete...
by f-4
Thu 12 Mar 2009, 4:42 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Tucano Crash 12th March 09
Replies: 35
Views: 8358

Re: Tucano Crash 12th March 09

gaviscon wrote:I believe the pilot was practicing aerobatics when the crash occurred.


Not a good thing to say until the facts are known.
by f-4
Sun 01 Mar 2009, 12:04 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Goodbye Airscene
Replies: 22
Views: 3005

Re: Goodbye Airscene

iainpeden wrote:In particular, all those Phantom photos.


Ah...they disappeared last year. If anyone wants them to set up a new web library, PM me. Same goes for the Lightning & F3 galleries.