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Tornado GR4 last flight

Old 21st Mar 2019, 14:02
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'Tis only a rumour, but I have been told the BAE maintenance contract extends beyond April 1 and some may go to Boscombe? Maybe it isn't grounded just yet.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 16:13
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Originally Posted by Tiger G View Post
A "tog" is a plane spotter. The people who's photographs have helped immortalize this iconic jet.

The Tonka's painted up especially for the disbandment didn't go through the loop, as there has been a ban on low level sorties through there since last year. Hence there are no decent pics of them doing what they do best
Of course, the Mach Loop isn't the only LFA in the UK and I recall both the Goldstar and the Bat going LL in the Lake District. I certainly saw photos of the Goldstar jet.

That is until a very senior officer banned TGRF from low-level completely in January, hence why the camo jet never went LL in that scheme.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 16:16
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Dont ETPS/Qinetiq have a GR4 for their courses?
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 17:35
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Dont ETPS/Qinetiq have a GR4 for their courses?
No, was borrowed from the FL.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 19:21
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Originally Posted by Tiger G View Post
A "tog" is a plane spotter. The people who's photographs have helped immortalize this iconic jet.

Pure gold - I never realised how important they were.

Hope they get paid well for this important work
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:12
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Originally Posted by typerated View Post
Pure gold - I never realised how important they were.

Hope they get paid well for this important work
I did it for free, great hobby in retirement.

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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:27
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Jerry,
I fail to see the rationale for GR4s going to Boscombe unless there a very specific reason for a trial (possibly weapons/sensor related); AFAIK it could be operated under a QARL with BAES support, but there would need to be some very big cheques signed! QQ have been brutal in chopping their ex-military fleet to save money, and to rationalise their aircraft as civil-registered wherever possible.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:44
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RSV Tornado at RIAT 2017


A remarkable display at near minumums on a filthy day.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:56
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Same at Cosford Treble, some of mine, nice scheme.


Tornado side on pass by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Tornado gear down roll by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Tornado high speed pass by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Tornado pulling G rear by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Tornado pulling G by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 13:02
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Thank you for your 'considerably better than mine' photos NutLoose. A fine looking aircraft expertly flown.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 13:10
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Yours is just as good as mine, don't put yourself down like that
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 13:23
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Originally Posted by Jerry Atrick View Post
'Tis only a rumour, but I have been told the BAE maintenance contract extends beyond April 1 and some may go to Boscombe? Maybe it isn't grounded just yet.
..where did your rumour originate from Jerry?

I would say the chances of a GR4 flying at Boscombe is a choice between "not a cat in hell's chance" and "absolutely not a cat in hell's chance"!
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 14:27
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Yours is just as good as mine, don't put yourself down like that
Some very nice photos from Alchad, Treble one and Nutty.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 17:10
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Yours is just as good as mine, don't put yourself down like that
Thank you.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 17:11
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Some very nice photos from Alchad, Treble one and Nutty.
Thank you. Good photos peppering the thread. Thanks for sharing everyone.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 11:36
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Thank you. Good photos peppering the thread. Thanks for sharing everyone.
Here are 500+ more (all for free!) from the very beginning to the very end.

Enjoy!

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