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5th Aug 2019, 08:14
Replies: 19
Views: 4,967
Posted By Arclite01

No idea I was just recycling something I...

No idea

I was just recycling something I remember seeing somewhere on the web. And being equally surprised......................

Arc
31st Jul 2019, 08:11
Replies: 19
Views: 4,967
Posted By Arclite01

I believe that the Airfield is to be retained...

I believe that the Airfield is to be retained until 'at least 2025' and the Barracks until 2031.

That was stated in a MoD doc I read somewhere on the web..........

Arc
30th Jul 2019, 07:42
Replies: 19
Views: 4,967
Posted By Arclite01

Not even sure that the Asbestos thing is a...

Not even sure that the Asbestos thing is a factor. As people have said, a cheap temporary (or even permanent) hangar is not that expensive and is an easy solution if that is all that is the issue.
...
22nd Jul 2019, 08:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,640
Posted By Arclite01

And another........... Blenheim Boy by...

And another...........

Blenheim Boy by Richard Passmore

here


Arc
17th Jul 2019, 08:52
Replies: 23
Views: 4,704
Posted By Arclite01

Or someone drops the roads.................or the...

Or someone drops the roads.................or the railways..............or the airfields

Airlift is only an element of any logistics grid.................


Arc
13th Jun 2019, 12:28
Replies: 88
Views: 30,317
Posted By Arclite01

Salvage rights

Salvage rights
11th Jun 2019, 14:00
Replies: 61
Views: 19,840
Posted By Arclite01

1066 I was wondering the same thing. Not...

1066 I was wondering the same thing.

Not Keevil, Not WOTG, not Lyneham, Not Hullavington so was it Fairford, Merryfield or Little Ris ?

Arc
17th May 2019, 09:42
Replies: 34
Views: 7,641
Posted By Arclite01

Like I said, you can write those infrastructure...

Like I said, you can write those infrastructure and relocation costs off against Tax.

Really not a show stopper.................. if they really wanted to move there.

Arc
17th May 2019, 08:44
Replies: 34
Views: 7,641
Posted By Arclite01

Remember that the money for relocation can be...

Remember that the money for relocation can be written off against Tax - so cost not such an issue.

And they don't need to take all of Mildenhall - just the runway and taxiways and pans. The...
14th May 2019, 16:13
Replies: 43
Views: 21,306
Posted By Arclite01

My money is now on Duxford if they don't go to...

My money is now on Duxford if they don't go to Mildenhall............... Wyton is a non-starter and Cranfield is too far away

and the latest rumour from my neighbour who has friends at the base is...
26th May 2018, 10:56
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

If AEF staff are remaining VR(T) on basis of...

If AEF staff are remaining VR(T) on basis of 'Accountability' then VGS staff should also be in that category - for the same reasons

IMHO.

Arc
24th May 2018, 11:31
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

with it's amazing infrastructure and...

with it's amazing infrastructure and roads/railways/airports setup...................:O

TBH I think with the massively contracting Defence estate HQAC and 2FTS are clutching at straws for...
23rd May 2018, 15:32
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

Honington also on my list. East Wretham has...

Honington also on my list.

East Wretham has no proper airfield since 1948. There is a helipad there though.
Bodney is in a similar state - heli Ops only there now. No proper airfield since the...
23rd May 2018, 13:04
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

The northern grass was Ok for basic Mk3 work but...

The northern grass was Ok for basic Mk3 work but not so sure about the Viking though - and actually the Northern grass was where Eugene Esmonde and his Swordfish took off from to try and intercept...
22nd May 2018, 09:30
Replies: 325
Views: 135,260
Posted By Arclite01

I think that the thing the US fails to understand...

I think that the thing the US fails to understand now is that there are alternative partners for these countries to go to - including China and Russia, both of whom have no scruples about who they...
22nd May 2018, 09:20
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

Cats You've already admitted previously on...

Cats

You've already admitted previously on this thread that you don't have any experience of ACO Gliding Operations.

I'd just leave it there.

Arc
21st May 2018, 14:35
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

Typo Definitely RAF...

Typo

Definitely RAF Wittering.........................:)

FFS.................... (Fat Finger Syndrome)

Arc
21st May 2018, 11:32
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

All valid points Woodvale not suited to...

All valid points

Woodvale not suited to Winch Launch VGS as I believe there would be a conflict with Tutor Ops. I believe that was why 631 VGS was re-equipped with Vigilant as it has previously...
21st May 2018, 10:08
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

The Viking to Vigilant and Vigilant to Viking...

The Viking to Vigilant and Vigilant to Viking conversion has been done before and there is a fairly well practised route for doing this, and involves support from ACCGS staff. The real issue is the...
17th May 2018, 11:09
Replies: 78
Views: 8,302
Posted By Arclite01

Good job. :ok: Heard him on Radio 4...

Good job. :ok:

Heard him on Radio 4 yesterday afternoon. Modest and well spoken chap it seemed to me.

Arc
15th May 2018, 14:45
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

Something in my head said that someone, somewhere...

Something in my head said that someone, somewhere felt that the Air Cadets were becoming just a bit too much of a private air force. Let's clip their wings

1. Reduce the number of VGS
2. Get rid...
14th May 2018, 13:04
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,189
Posted By Arclite01

It smacks of the TSR2 and the Avro Arrow. ...

It smacks of the TSR2 and the Avro Arrow.

Destroy all the evidence - physical and documentary - that way our incompetence will never be discovered or auditable..............

Hmmm

Arc
29th Apr 2018, 18:45
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Arclite01

FRTOL Tester/Examiner Norfolk Area

Hi All

In the scramble to convert EASA licences the CAA have come back and told me that they are unable to issue my EASA PPL as my FRTOL (Radio Licence) has expired and also has not English...
22nd Apr 2018, 09:45
Replies: 75
Views: 16,240
Posted By Arclite01

Of all those on the list only Mildenhall would...

Of all those on the list only Mildenhall would have any real immediate aviation use in a conflict. The others are largely not in that category. Being realistic if it was a national crisis of WW2...
18th Apr 2018, 14:09
Replies: 25
Views: 7,947
Posted By Arclite01

Not to mention the ATCO who also sounded...

Not to mention the ATCO who also sounded incredibly relaxed.............

Arc
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