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20th Oct 2020, 18:42
Replies: 458
Views: 154,590
Posted By SirToppamHat

I think it was the T91 ORAC ... back when we ran...

I think it was the T91 ORAC ... back when we ran radar convoys with multiple sites and the exercise of transporting them across the country was fundamental to the capability. However, I am not sure...
19th Sep 2020, 20:02
Replies: 195
Views: 60,889
Posted By SirToppamHat

Not strictly true Party Animal, but there's some...

Not strictly true Party Animal, but there's some truth in it because the AFPS 75 tops out after 34 years reckonable (typically from age 21) service (not necessarily at the age of 55). In my case I...
4th Sep 2020, 19:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,585
Posted By SirToppamHat

I must admit I read it like that too, but assumed...

I must admit I read it like that too, but assumed my interpretation was the result of a long day battering MODNET!
28th Jun 2020, 19:58
Replies: 111
Views: 32,778
Posted By SirToppamHat

I would have thought the IAC would want to start...

I would have thought the IAC would want to start by understanding what's in their airspace before buying fighters ... or is this perhaps a status symbol for deployment on UN Ops?

As far as I know,...
21st May 2020, 13:57
Replies: 123
Views: 83,251
Posted By SirToppamHat

E-7 Wedgetail Conversion Contract Awarded

Off to Birmingham.

https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/boeing-picks-sts-for-uk-wedgetail-conversions/138461.article

STH
10th Apr 2020, 20:20
Replies: 66
Views: 19,532
Posted By SirToppamHat

Presumably because he wanted to know what the...

Presumably because he wanted to know what the actual change was (which was eventually passed). But there's something wrong in that story which is if the airfield colour state had been changed TO...
29th Jan 2020, 21:10
Replies: 104
Views: 35,277
Posted By SirToppamHat

Saxa Vord?

How about Saxa Vord? The old messing facility is now marketed as the Saxa Vord Resort, run mostly as a kind of up-market hostel with centralised feeding. They could even be given freedom to roam to...
10th Oct 2019, 22:48
Replies: 3
Views: 2,939
Posted By SirToppamHat

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9th Oct 2019, 20:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2,939
Posted By SirToppamHat

Denmark Joins Norway in Withdrawing from NATO ACCS Programme

Denmark has announced that it is withdrawing from the NATO Air Command and Control System Programme. The UK withdrew in 2009 and Norway withdrew last year:

Click here for article, then right...
31st May 2019, 11:46
Replies: 168
Views: 94,704
Posted By SirToppamHat

Because even in the display season they regularly...

Because even in the display season they regularly fly practice displays which require the airfield to be sterile and the airspace above it sanitised. The BIG issue here is the airspace. R313 (ISTR...
8th Mar 2019, 21:02
Replies: 201
Views: 45,643
Posted By SirToppamHat

Might your gliding have taken place at Henlow? ...

Might your gliding have taken place at Henlow? Closer than Halton I think.
16th Sep 2018, 16:00
Replies: 24
Views: 6,948
Posted By SirToppamHat

Leuchars has Telebrief and Q sheds and approved...

Leuchars has Telebrief and Q sheds and approved weapons bays ?
15th Sep 2018, 11:56
Replies: 14
Views: 4,384
Posted By SirToppamHat

I think there's an element of the 'law of...

I think there's an element of the 'law of unintended consequences' about this. Is Manning starting to see FTRS applications to return to Regular service in a higher rank than when people left?
...
9th Sep 2018, 19:14
Replies: 35
Views: 10,734
Posted By SirToppamHat

The runway at Baltasound is still in good nick,...

The runway at Baltasound is still in good nick, but is no longer in operation and at 2,000ft, there are plenty of FW ac that could get in, but not many that could get out again!

The standard...
7th Jul 2018, 22:38
Replies: 59
Views: 6,728
Posted By SirToppamHat

There are so many slight variations that they are...

There are so many slight variations that they are almost impossible to keep a track of. When I did my first degree it was at a college (formerly RAF Padgate), which was overseen by the University of...
9th Jun 2018, 15:32
Replies: 25
Views: 5,329
Posted By SirToppamHat

Since amended to: ...

Since amended to:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/533x434/capture_83d9068992cc520947f0b6158f0e25371fcbbd97.png
... which I am not sure is much better!
2nd Jun 2018, 19:47
Replies: 21
Views: 4,422
Posted By SirToppamHat

Well that might have been the case, and I will...

Well that might have been the case, and I will standby for incoming, but for those of us still serving delete 'they' and insert 'we' ... and sharing an office at HQ Air with a couple of other members...
28th May 2018, 13:27
Replies: 35
Views: 10,734
Posted By SirToppamHat

Much better quality photos Here: ...

Much better quality photos Here:

https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33579855_10156501001849885_3404277987472834560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=02d6394eadd7c39e973447062ef85229&oe=5B89FCC4
...
28th May 2018, 13:23
Replies: 35
Views: 10,734
Posted By SirToppamHat

From the Times on Friday: ...

From the Times on Friday:
https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33434808_2133083170039535_1007381886332305408_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c0310559d24d47f5e0701653c728f4ba&oe=5B8DDC6D
19th May 2018, 10:45
Replies: 164
Views: 54,456
Posted By SirToppamHat

I do wonder whether a replacement for the E-3D...

I do wonder whether a replacement for the E-3D needs to be in its image, or even crewed to the same extent (or in the same way).

There is plenty of evidence, even at Waddington itself, of remote...
7th Apr 2018, 21:26
Replies: 43
Views: 8,336
Posted By SirToppamHat

Dont disagree about any of the above. I got to...

Dont disagree about any of the above. I got to Henlow in 2007; 'This is a PAYD Trial Station' said the tatty leaflet I found in my room. And oh how we wished the trial would end and we could go back...
1st Apr 2018, 11:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,663
Posted By SirToppamHat

Yes it's always a bit odd that - The US solution...

Yes it's always a bit odd that - The US solution was to have the crews well protected from the missile launch in a separate part of the facility - and in the case of the Minuteman II in a separate...
16th Feb 2018, 22:57
Replies: 35
Views: 10,734
Posted By SirToppamHat

The article referred to at the start of this...

The article referred to at the start of this thread showed pictures from CAS's visit, with the radome on the ground inside a 3-storey-high, temporary windbreak.

Later that afternoon, the radar...
16th Feb 2018, 22:37
Replies: 35
Views: 10,734
Posted By SirToppamHat

Saxa Has Changed

Taken recently:
17th Sep 2017, 10:16
Replies: 13
Views: 4,702
Posted By SirToppamHat

This may be a daft question, but would this be in...

This may be a daft question, but would this be in addition to his current role?
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