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14th Aug 2019, 09:19
Replies: 45
Views: 20,375
Posted By Valiantone

Nomad2 Sorry to burst your bubble. But...

Nomad2

Sorry to burst your bubble. But apart from 1 RTP Tranche 1 twin stick going to the BAE Technical College at my old local airport. The only other survivor is the one that has gone back to...
28th Jul 2019, 11:01
Replies: 51
Views: 13,351
Posted By Valiantone

Not to mention the connection between 207 Sqn and...

Not to mention the connection between 207 Sqn and Marham when it was based with Valiants..
28th Jul 2019, 10:40
Replies: 51
Views: 13,351
Posted By Valiantone

Because 201 through to 208 were ex RNAS units...

Because 201 through to 208 were ex RNAS units renumbered when the RAF formed.

Its probably explained somewhere deep within the F-35 threads but I ain't looking

I'm sure someone else will...
14th May 2019, 20:56
Replies: 43
Views: 22,040
Posted By Valiantone

What about Alconbury or Oakington? Sure you could...

What about Alconbury or Oakington? Sure you could use both these airfields... except they are having housing built on/had housing built on them already
20th Nov 2018, 16:11
Replies: 63
Views: 11,179
Posted By Valiantone

Well I suppose the young lady in question...

Well I suppose the young lady in question certainly got to ride his chopper....

Hat coat....etc
13th Oct 2018, 10:43
Replies: 56
Views: 14,012
Posted By Valiantone

Interesting title for the thread, looking at the...

Interesting title for the thread, looking at the pictures I'd say maybe amend it to destroyed

Thankfully nobody was seriously injured and they still have 54 others left
27th Sep 2018, 16:57
Replies: 11
Views: 6,879
Posted By Valiantone

The person that started the thread is no longer...

The person that started the thread is no longer with us either
2nd Sep 2018, 12:44
Replies: 21
Views: 6,632
Posted By Valiantone

ZE760 which was ex Italian loan and runway...

ZE760 which was ex Italian loan and runway hugger!! is still the gate guardian along with the Phantom.

ZA254 was allocated to 56 for GI duties and was disposed of at some point after the F.3s...
2nd Sep 2018, 11:53
Replies: 21
Views: 6,632
Posted By Valiantone

The Tornado at Syerston has some history.... ...

The Tornado at Syerston has some history....

Seeing as it is the Second prototype ADV, and now the only surviving example ZA267. Rumour has it someone saved the nose of ZA254 after the scrappies...
8th Aug 2018, 19:16
Replies: 29
Views: 4,171
Posted By Valiantone

You know the MPs must be on holiday when...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45084885
25th Jul 2018, 23:00
Replies: 142
Views: 29,879
Posted By Valiantone

So Champage anyone Your plan for relocating...

So Champage anyone

Your plan for relocating stuff to Scampton is interesting apart from the fact its falling apart... Go look at the taxiways for a start.

As for putting anything from Linton...
29th Jun 2018, 23:58
Replies: 65
Views: 9,495
Posted By Valiantone

alf5071h Panavia apparently proposed a...

alf5071h

Panavia apparently proposed a Tornado 2000, but with Eurofighter well sort of on its way.... I guess the paperwork was quietly binned one Friday afternoon
5th Jun 2018, 19:55
Replies: 4
Views: 2,867
Posted By Valiantone

They only do one full timing run, Tomorrow and...

They only do one full timing run, Tomorrow and Thursday were weather reserve days.

The Hawk usually acts as the Whip/weathership, the Reds rarely take part in the practice
22nd May 2018, 21:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,692
Posted By Valiantone

Aside from the Shackleton none starter, I would...

Aside from the Shackleton none starter, I would loved to have seen Vulcan B.3s carrying Gnats!!

Alas it never got further than paper.
19th May 2018, 16:45
Replies: 163
Views: 47,503
Posted By Valiantone

ZH105 was probably retired for a reason…. It was...

ZH105 was probably retired for a reason…. It was subsequent used for NDT airframe testing and its now used for Evac training IIRC

And at least 2 others may have benefitted from its retirement as...
16th May 2018, 23:15
Replies: 78
Views: 8,491
Posted By Valiantone

Yes, they pay for it via taxes, but not all up...

Yes, they pay for it via taxes, but not all up here in Lincolnshire like the RAF and some of them probably would be out celebrating more cuts, and I suspect that might the case elsewhere also. All I...
16th May 2018, 22:33
Replies: 78
Views: 8,491
Posted By Valiantone

They had a North Easterly crosswind at Coningsby...

They had a North Easterly crosswind at Coningsby of 18 to 22 knots most of the day. I know I was stood out in it (it didn't feel like spring that's for sure)

And the treasured item that PA474 is...
3rd May 2018, 12:32
Replies: 89
Views: 12,767
Posted By Valiantone

This bit of the telegraph article was...

This bit of the telegraph article was interesting....

All but 10 of the fighters are suffering from serious issues with their automated systems. Cooling fluid is leaking from sensors in the wings...
2nd May 2018, 20:20
Replies: 89
Views: 12,767
Posted By Valiantone

Sharpend It (HMS QE) is STILL doing Sea...

Sharpend

It (HMS QE) is STILL doing Sea Trials as and when, (its still effectively a prototype) and has yet to finish them. Which it will do once its been over the pond to conduct trials with the...
27th Apr 2018, 15:49
Replies: 75
Views: 16,475
Posted By Valiantone

Never stopped either 1 Sqn operating out of it in...

Never stopped either 1 Sqn operating out of it in 2013 with the French, or 29 a couple of years back on a bolthole
1st Feb 2018, 19:54
Replies: 81
Views: 26,070
Posted By Valiantone

Meanwhile the RTP continues....:rolleyes:

Meanwhile the RTP continues....:rolleyes:
1st Feb 2018, 12:27
Replies: 81
Views: 26,070
Posted By Valiantone

Kpax Currently 9 and a half, if you...

Kpax


Currently 9 and a half, if you include the fuselage of the one that made a mess of China Lakes runway 10 years ago
30th Jan 2018, 20:50
Replies: 81
Views: 26,070
Posted By Valiantone

They are keeping the 5 Tranche 2 twin sticks

They are keeping the 5 Tranche 2 twin sticks
30th Jan 2018, 11:15
Replies: 81
Views: 26,070
Posted By Valiantone

The MoD found plenty of other uses for retired...

The MoD found plenty of other uses for retired airframes that have been spares recovered.


Ok we don't burn airframes at Manston now, but something for firecrews to play with for vehicle...
30th Jan 2018, 10:38
Replies: 81
Views: 26,070
Posted By Valiantone

They started this last summer. And the first jet...

They started this last summer. And the first jet was there outside for all to see when the Germans visited last September.


Even after spares recovery I'm sure they could do something useful...
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