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27th Jun 2021, 16:28
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Posted By roger4

I think they are returning to the US as part of...

I think they are returning to the US as part of the withdraw of forces from sandy places in the Middle East.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2021, 08:08
Replies: 71
Views: 6,681
Posted By roger4

The Thames Valley Air Ambulance is,...

The Thames Valley Air Ambulance is, appropriately, G-TVAL:

G-TVAL - Private Airbus Helicopters EC135T3 at Off Airport - England | Photo ID 998395 | Airplane-Pictures.net...
17th May 2021, 14:54
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Posted By roger4

Sorry, yes it is what you posted, and I was...

Sorry, yes it is what you posted, and I was agreeing with you, all be it poorly worded. My comment was intended to further refute that originally by MAC 40612.
17th May 2021, 09:56
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Posted By roger4

While the P-3C has been retired from US Navy...

While the P-3C has been retired from US Navy front-line service, two squadrons of Orions reman in service with the USN Reserve, VP-62 at Jacksonville and VP-69 at Whidbey Island. VP-62 operate seven...
2nd May 2021, 19:55
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Posted By roger4

They were a pair of US Marine Corps F-35B (169678...

They were a pair of US Marine Corps F-35B (169678 coded CF-05 and 169587 coded CF-02 both of VFMA-211) routing from Lakenheath direct to HMS Queen Elizabeth off the south coast (Plymouth area?).
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7th Apr 2021, 07:10
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Posted By roger4

SHJ - I am surprised you hadn't heard that the...

SHJ - I am surprised you hadn't heard that the 737Max has been grounded since March 2019 until just recently, hence none could have operated into Heathrow in the last year. Before that, 737Max...
21st Mar 2021, 11:44
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Views: 233,758
Posted By roger4

If you had, like me in South Oxfordshire, you...

If you had, like me in South Oxfordshire, you would probably have only seen the 8/8ths overcast!
10th Jan 2021, 14:17
Replies: 26
Views: 10,154
Posted By roger4

All the existing Wedgetails (Australian, Korean...

All the existing Wedgetails (Australian, Korean and Turkish) and gloss pale grey, i.e. the same as the P-8s.

Our first BBJ was photographed arriving at Birmingham in the week with a bare fuselage,...
9th Jan 2021, 13:27
Replies: 26
Views: 10,154
Posted By roger4

Off topic but.... New AF1 are a pair of...

Off topic but....

New AF1 are a pair of 747-8s that were never delivered and have been in storage in the California desert for some time. I hope President Biden orders them to be painted in the...
9th Jan 2021, 13:10
Replies: 26
Views: 10,154
Posted By roger4

Aren't all five going to have to be conversions...

Aren't all five going to have to be conversions of existing BBJ airframes? The E-7 Wedgetail is based on the 737NG (700ER or 700BBJ variants) which is no longer in production.
9th Jan 2021, 11:30
Replies: 14
Views: 6,742
Posted By roger4

There have been up to five US Navy P-8s at...

There have been up to five US Navy P-8s at Prestwick, and another five from a different USN squadron at Lossiemouth (as well as our four P-8s) daily for the last few weeks. At least one appears to be...
11th Nov 2020, 17:08
Replies: 203
Views: 34,758
Posted By roger4

It is not the same weekend as the Silverstone F1...

It is not the same weekend as the Silverstone F1 race - if you read back a couple of posts you will see that the FIA announced the F1 calendar for 2021 yesterday, with the British GP moved back one...
1st Nov 2020, 09:40
Replies: 109
Views: 33,933
Posted By roger4

Many thanks typerated - that's the one. My father...

Many thanks typerated - that's the one. My father will enjoy reading the attachment you kindly supplied. And apologies for hijacking a F-104 thread with a T-33 story.
31st Oct 2020, 18:46
Replies: 109
Views: 33,933
Posted By roger4

My Father did his National Service in the RAF and...

My Father did his National Service in the RAF and joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell in (I think) 1955. He tells the story that a USAF F-104 landed at Harwell, having got lost looking...
23rd Oct 2020, 18:23
Replies: 90
Views: 20,056
Posted By roger4

I fully understand airport and airline operators...

I fully understand airport and airline operators pushing for this as they are experiencing massive damage to their businesses as we are, but isn't the concept of airport testing fundamentally flawed...
18th Oct 2020, 14:48
Replies: 33
Views: 7,392
Posted By roger4

Strictly, you aren't seeing the Andromeda Galaxy,...

Strictly, you aren't seeing the Andromeda Galaxy, you are seeing light that left Andromeda 2.5million years ago and has only just arrived on earth!
4th Oct 2020, 10:22
Replies: 266
Views: 117,486
Posted By roger4

I think there is also a large dent to the port...

I think there is also a large dent to the port front fuselage around the cockpit glazing, seen best in the photo in post #61. Tree strike on very short final?
27th Sep 2020, 10:50
Replies: 28
Views: 10,547
Posted By roger4

[QUOTE]Wonder why the Minot-bound aircraft didn't...

[QUOTE]Wonder why the Minot-bound aircraft didn't just knock Poland on the head and head straight to Minot? Would they have needed tanking across the pond?[/QUOTE

Because the lack of tanker...
26th Sep 2020, 14:36
Replies: 28
Views: 10,547
Posted By roger4

The version on Fighter Control is that four of...

The version on Fighter Control is that four of the six B-52 currently on deployment at Fairford went out on a mission over Poland yesterday. Two were due to return to Fairford, and the other two were...
27th Aug 2020, 20:31
Replies: 203
Views: 34,758
Posted By roger4

What length is OW's runway? Wikipedia reports it...

What length is OW's runway? Wikipedia reports it at 508m, which may not be accurate as this seems much shorter than I recall from visits over the last couple of years and given that they happily...
27th Aug 2020, 19:58
Replies: 203
Views: 34,758
Posted By roger4

I think Sywell is worth another look, despite...

I think Sywell is worth another look, despite GeeRam's well made earlier comments. It has many advantages including parallel hard and grass runways, although each are only about 80% of the length of...
26th Aug 2020, 12:17
Replies: 203
Views: 34,758
Posted By roger4

The IWM press release states in part "We will be...

The IWM press release states in part "We will be making some exciting changes to our own Air Show programme and look forward to sharing more details in the coming months".

Being suggested on...
1st Aug 2020, 16:54
Replies: 202
Views: 49,934
Posted By roger4

Playamar2 - of course I do, having been there a...

Playamar2 - of course I do, having been there a number of times: a fantastic holiday destination. But the fact remains that 2/3rds of England's districts have current infection rates less than that...
1st Aug 2020, 16:01
Replies: 202
Views: 49,934
Posted By roger4

There are some huge differences between the...

There are some huge differences between the regions of the UK also. In England, the data from Public Health England for last week for all 315 districts shows only 2 have an infection rate greater...
31st Jul 2020, 15:07
Replies: 99
Views: 27,265
Posted By roger4

Isn't the UK one of the few NATO members to be...

Isn't the UK one of the few NATO members to be spending >2% of GDP on defence? If so, the military forces of many of our European neighbours must be in an even worse state than us.
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