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by f-4
Wed 02 May 2012, 4:31 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: 2012's Show???
Replies: 738
Views: 165536

Re: 2012's Show???

This will be quite an airlift - as South Korea has no heavylift capability, one can only assume chartered An-124s will be used.
by f-4
Wed 02 May 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: NATO to operate Mig-35 or J-10 or Gripen in aggressor role?
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: NATO to operate Mig-35 or J-10 or Gripen in aggressor ro

If it ever does happen, I expect it'll be based around a dozen ex-KLu F-16AMs, several of which will be up for disposal soon.
by f-4
Sat 10 Mar 2012, 10:10 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Watching over the WEF.
Replies: 9
Views: 3325

Re: Watching over the WEF.

There'll be a 'from the cockpit' report of WEF in the May issue of AirForces Monthly.
by f-4
Fri 09 Mar 2012, 9:23 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Phantom Arrives at Wattisham
Replies: 14
Views: 7254

Re: Phantom Arrives at Wattisham

I hope she doesn't mind being in a 56 Sqn HAS!
by f-4
Thu 23 Feb 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: RAF Airshows
Replies: 1
Views: 903

RAF Airshows

From Hansard, February 22: Air Displays Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for RAF air shows in the UK in (a) 2012 and (b) 2013. [95636] Nick Harvey: The programme for Royal Air Force air shows is decided on an annual basis. The following shows have been sche...
by f-4
Mon 23 Jan 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Yearbook 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: RAF Yearbook 2011

Apparently there won't be a 2012 Yearbook - it seems the series has died after many years. Shame really.
by f-4
Thu 08 Dec 2011, 12:38 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Typhoons in Somerset 7 Dec 11
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Typhoons in Somerset 7 Dec 11

I think someone wll be for the high jump after those cockpit shots!
by f-4
Tue 27 Sep 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Helitech, Duxford. 27-29 Sep 11
Replies: 19
Views: 6012

Re: Helitech, Duxford. 27-29 Sep 11

Keep one for me! There Thursday.
by f-4
Thu 25 Aug 2011, 9:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: 19(R) Squadron to disband / IV (R) to stand-up
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: 19(R) Squadron to disband / IV (R) to stand-up

Still no news of 1(F) - it'll be a shame for its centenary to go unnoticed next May 13.
by f-4
Thu 14 Jul 2011, 9:53 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Leuchars, Fightertoun
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Re: Leuchars, Fightertoun

Dr Fox is expected to make a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday, the last day before parliamentary recess for the summer. What, me suspicious of the timing? :ninja:
by f-4
Sun 15 May 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Those Fabulous (Martin) Baker Boys
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Those Fabulous (Martin) Baker Boys

Great half hour entertainment at Cranwell this afternoon. :cool:

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by f-4
Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:30 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Cranwell - Dominie - Retirement Week (Updated)
Replies: 21
Views: 8169

Re: RAF Cranwell - Dominie - Retirement Week (Updated)

XS709 to Cosford this Friday morning.
by f-4
Thu 03 Feb 2011, 5:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Magazine and Combat Aircraft
Topic: Subscribing To CAM
Replies: 2
Views: 42596

Re: Subscribing To CAM

Subscribe to AFM instead :wink:
by f-4
Thu 03 Feb 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Leuchars and the F3 retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Leuchars and the F3 retirement

111 Sqn disbandment parade March 22.

F3 OSD March 31, but that doesn't mean they'll fly after 22nd unless it's a delivery to Leeming for scrapping. :sad:
by f-4
Tue 25 Jan 2011, 5:08 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: F-35
Replies: 17
Views: 3501

Re: F-35

I'd be very surprised to see one over here before 2016.
by f-4
Sun 09 Jan 2011, 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Air Forces Monthly
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Re: Air Forces Monthly

February issue was slightly late from the printers but subscriber issues should have been sent out Friday. In the shops on Tuesday (fingers crossed). Lots of Harrier stuff naturally!
by f-4
Sat 18 Dec 2010, 2:01 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Image request: T-28 G-TROY
Replies: 0
Views: 794

Image request: T-28 G-TROY

I have been contacted by the owner of the silver T-28 Fennec G-TROY who is looking for any images taken after Duxford's October airshow when the aircraft made a local sortie with a passenger on board.

If anyone can help please contact Simon Howell at SHowell@houlder.co.uk

Thanks
by f-4
Sun 21 Nov 2010, 12:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Leuchars to close instead of Lossie?
Replies: 179
Views: 20757

Re: Leuchars to close instead of Lossie?

I'm very much afraid that I am going to stick up for Leuchars, if anyone wishes to disagree then thats up to them. Closing Leuchars is the worst possible option. I really don't see the point in wasting all that money getting the Station ready for the Typhoon then telling us and the Station personel...
by f-4
Fri 19 Nov 2010, 9:14 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dominie retirement
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Dominie retirement

I have been told Dec 17th too. :sad:
by f-4
Tue 26 Oct 2010, 4:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Cottesmore
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: RAF Cottesmore

Ah, Rutland International Airport.

Anyone else remember Eric Idle's great support for the county?
by f-4
Mon 25 Oct 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: SDSR - this post only
Replies: 615
Views: 93205

Re: SDSR - this post only

Remember that Lossie is still slated to be the MOB for the F-35. Moving the Tornados to Marham makes sense and will enable work at Lossie to accommodate JSF move forward unhindered by operational constraints. IMHO the base has a more secure future than Marham.
by f-4
Sun 24 Oct 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: SDSR - this post only
Replies: 615
Views: 93205

Re: SDSR - this post only

Probably as much as they've just spent to accommodate all the Harriers at Wittering... :wall:
by f-4
Fri 03 Sep 2010, 9:28 am
Forum: Seaside Shows
Topic: Jersey International Air Display 2010
Replies: 60
Views: 12444

Re: Jersey International Air Display 2010

Another interesting act booked - Seaplane for Jersey
by f-4
Fri 13 Aug 2010, 10:34 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Waddington 2010
Replies: 865
Views: 130483

Re: Waddington 2010

Remember the airshow may have a Red Arrows theme as they will be based at RAF Waddington for next year and for the near future as they close Scampton. Title could be, RAF Waddington International Airshow 2011, Home of the Red Arrows? Don't count your chickens just yet. Need for a new hangar being a...
by f-4
Wed 04 Aug 2010, 9:47 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon Prime Lenses - Which one would you have?
Replies: 16
Views: 2401

Re: Canon Prime Lenses - Which one would you have?

Seriously, weight is an issue. With modern digital SLRs a 'fast' lens isn't as important as it used to be and any lens weighing over 3kg will start to tell after a few hours. Another factor to bear in mind in air quality - beyond 500mm few images are truly sharp in the summer 'coz the air's full of ...