Israeli Deployment to Waddington - Sept 2019 - Info Thread

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Israeli Deployment to Waddington - Sept 2019 - Info Thread

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The IAF have been invited to participate in Cobra Warrior 2019.

https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/israe ... e-1.478553

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My first thought: "holy macaroni, this could be good!"

My second thought: "holy macaroni, there's going to be a lot of protesters to negotiate around"

My third thought: "holy macaroni, the whole area surrounding the base is going to be off limits to the public"

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MiG_Eater wrote:My first thought: "holy macaroni, this could be good!"

My second thought: "holy macaroni, there's going to be a lot of protesters to negotiate around"

My third thought: "holy macaroni, the whole area surrounding the base is going to be off limits to the public"


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Yes, pretty much all of this.
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Was there any protests when they attended RAF Waddington, did they not Display at the Airshow without any incidents. That was an open base Airshow, Conningsby is a closed active base, i doubt it that anything will kick off.
If the surrounding car parks are full of spotters etc, joe treehugger protester, will have a hard time getting near the fence.

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The world is a very different place since 2001, not least because of social media's ability to magnify things.

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vulcan558 wrote:If the surrounding car parks are full of spotters etc, joe treehugger protester, will have a hard time getting near the fence.

Why?
Or are you advocating violence in order to prevent people legitimately protesting?
After all, the UN, Amnesty International and other international organisations have found Israel guilty of illegal activities on a number of occasions.
Oh, and you seem to be confused between people who disagree with the actions of Israel and 'treehuggers' who are environmental protesters.
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Brevet Cable wrote:
vulcan558 wrote:If the surrounding car parks are full of spotters etc, joe treehugger protester, will have a hard time getting near the fence.

Why?
Or are you advocating violence in order to prevent people legitimately protesting?
After all, the UN, Amnesty International and other international organisations have found Israel guilty of illegal activities on a number of occasions.
Oh, and you seem to be confused between people who disagree with the actions of Israel and 'treehuggers' who are environmental protesters.

You that thick to understand or work out that with all the car parks full thier will be no place for a group of protesters to park.

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Was throwing personal insults really necessary? :wall:

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Abbo46 wrote:Was throwing personal insults really necessary? :wall:

Completely agree.

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He must have forgotten that 'treehuggers' ride bikes, so don't need to use car parks. :lol:
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boff180 wrote:
Abbo46 wrote:Was throwing personal insults really necessary? :wall:

Completely agree.

Read it correctly you will see that it's a question.

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Hopefully they won't send boring grey F35s but will bring some tasty F15s and F16s ?
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vulcan558 wrote:Read it correctly you will see that it's a question.

Without a question mark at the end of it....
So, what was the question?
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I think the question is why do people bother looking on UKAR any more?...
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I've no idea whether anyone would want to protest or not, but if they do, I doubt they'll wait until mid morning on the first day of flying and find a lack of parking spaces sufficient to make them take their banners home.

Protesters or not, if the IAF appear in F-15s or F-16s I imagine anyone who wants to get a vantage point nearer than Skegness had better set off about now.

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st24 wrote:I think the question is why do people bother looking on UKAR any more?...


Cos it's comedy gold? :win:
Brevet Cable wrote:
vulcan558 wrote:Read it correctly you will see that it's a question.

Without a question mark at the end of it....
So, what was the question?


I think he wanted to know if we are all thick. Something like that...

Airwolfhound wrote:Hopefully they won't send boring grey F35s but will bring some boring grey F15s and F16s ?


Just tweaked that for you. :up:
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CJS wrote:
Airwolfhound wrote:Hopefully they won't send boring grey F35s but will bring some boring grey F15s and F16s ?


Just tweaked that for you. :up:


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CJS wrote:
Airwolfhound wrote:Hopefully they won't send boring grey F35s but will bring some boring grey F15s and F16s ?


Just tweaked that for you. :up:


Yes, when did Israeli F-16s go grey? :hypno:
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capercaillie wrote:
CJS wrote:
Airwolfhound wrote:Hopefully they won't send boring grey F35s but will bring some boring grey F15s and F16s ?


Just tweaked that for you. :up:


Yes, when did Israeli F-16s go grey? :hypno:


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With just the slightest bit of finesse, I might have made a little less mess.

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Yep, I think I'll get me coat. :surrender:[/quote]

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capercaillie wrote:Yes, when did Israeli F-16s go grey? :hypno:

Didn't they (the F-16As any way) start off life grey? :whistle:

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If it goes ahead, then the place is going to be absolutely rammed - every man and his dog (not forgetting the wife and kids and all the other bl**dy idiots) :roll:
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You're not in the traffic, you are the traffic...
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cg_341 wrote:
capercaillie wrote:Yes, when did Israeli F-16s go grey? :hypno:

Didn't they (the F-16As any way) start off life grey? :whistle:


Not that I'm aware of. The first four were reportedly delivered in the standard Israeli sand/brown/green camo. They did receive 50 ex USAF F-16s in the standard USAF grey scheme after the 1991 Gulf War which were subsequently repainted. But as far as I'm aware no Israeli F-16 has gone grey, just the other way round.
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Peace Marble IV F-16A Block 10s wore grey for quite a while before being repainted.

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