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23rd Jan 2022, 14:11
Replies: 66
Views: 16,518
Posted By esscee

That is "the Sound of Freedom", enjoy it while...

That is "the Sound of Freedom", enjoy it while we can!
13th Oct 2021, 11:31
Replies: 37
Views: 13,520
Posted By esscee

To best of my memory, RAF VC10's never had an...

To best of my memory, RAF VC10's never had an accident as such, there have been a few incidents though as with many other aircraft types.
8th Oct 2021, 11:37
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

Regarding the B1's det to Fairford. I have...

Regarding the B1's det to Fairford. I have noticed that they seem to be getting a Voyager and Typhoon welcoming just west of Scotland. Said UK aircraft are roughly in same position at present so...
24th Sep 2021, 11:03
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

GOOSE 51 (665)doing some training or...

GOOSE 51 (665)doing some training or "calibration" over NE at present. If clear sky should be able to view.
10th Sep 2021, 12:35
Replies: 37
Views: 6,909
Posted By esscee

Was not going to mention the "Red Goose" Nimrods...

Was not going to mention the "Red Goose" Nimrods but seeing as they have just been mentioned, might also help to finalize sortie numbers too ?
29th Aug 2021, 09:45
Replies: 108
Views: 37,152
Posted By esscee

Sssssh! Don't mention That C130J, you maybe...

Sssssh! Don't mention That C130J, you maybe ought not to have spotted it.
28th Aug 2021, 16:40
Replies: 87
Views: 28,753
Posted By esscee

Too right he was. Many in rank between him up to...

Too right he was. Many in rank between him up to and including "Sleepy Joe" ought to hang their head's in shame and resign. No honour any more at all, example when Lord Carrington resigned over the...
9th Aug 2021, 09:01
Replies: 90
Views: 27,881
Posted By esscee

Classic example of doing things on the cheap or...

Classic example of doing things on the cheap or official view "value for money". Another example at said base when most of the old pans/stands were made into one larger area, but not every new stand...
29th Jul 2021, 11:56
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

Regarding HiFly's having aircraft at Beja, simple...

Regarding HiFly's having aircraft at Beja, simple matter of parking space scarce at Lisbon and also the cost, much much cheaper at Beja even taking fuel and crew travel costs into consideration. Was...
24th Jul 2021, 11:14
Replies: 188
Views: 122,992
Posted By esscee

Of course if that area at the top of the nose u/c...

Of course if that area at the top of the nose u/c was designed by an engineer and not by CAD, then it is a fairly good example of no Murphyism occurring! Also, who authorised/signed off on the...
22nd Jul 2021, 12:47
Replies: 90
Views: 27,881
Posted By esscee

As this a a Rumour network, a few of us were led...

As this a a Rumour network, a few of us were led to believe that a paper written by a navigator on 101 sqn was spotted by a Bean Counter/Treasury and then put forward. Unfortunately the "idiots"...
21st Jul 2021, 07:49
Replies: 90
Views: 27,881
Posted By esscee

Maybe use Fairford as happened in 1974 and again...

Maybe use Fairford as happened in 1974 and again since then.
11th Jul 2021, 09:50
25th Jun 2021, 09:49
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

2-VJWR, A330 out of Belgium. According to ADS-B...

2-VJWR, A330 out of Belgium. According to ADS-B exchange info, appears to be a British aircraft. I know the reg is Guernsey before anyone points that out, as it is used now by a few companies...
10th Jun 2021, 16:27
Replies: 28
Views: 25,690
Posted By esscee

The question is, did the company/people carry out...

The question is, did the company/people carry out the paint removal "in accordance with" Airbus correct procedures? Or was it a matter of "always this way for years" and surely the airline had a...
9th Jun 2021, 17:34
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

An hour or so behind AF1 is an E4B (GRIM99),...

An hour or so behind AF1 is an E4B (GRIM99), interesting callsign.
9th Jun 2021, 14:04
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

Air Force 1 is airborne and making its way over...

Air Force 1 is airborne and making its way over eastern US. Working out how long it takes to land at Mildenhall, likely to be around 22:00/23:00 this evening. Couple of KC-135's lingering over...
8th Jun 2021, 12:31
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

"Sleepy Joe" arrives at Mildenhall on Wednesday...

"Sleepy Joe" arrives at Mildenhall on Wednesday evening, then meets PM on Thursday. Sure NQY will have already started getting ready for all the arrivals incoming over the next couple of days.
6th Jun 2021, 09:54
Replies: 20
Views: 6,130
Posted By esscee

Regarding post#7, I was on that C-130. Actually...

Regarding post#7, I was on that C-130. Actually it was the end of October 1990, we were sent out to set up a "hub and spokes" base (hub) at Riyadh. Unfortunately we landed at the "old" airfield in...
1st Jun 2021, 15:07
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

Japanese military B777 landed at Newquay around...

Japanese military B777 landed at Newquay around 09.00 this morning and just departed. Obviously advance party for G7 meeting. Many more to come over the next few days.
31st May 2021, 10:18
Replies: 254
Views: 46,215
Posted By esscee

Complete load of Tosh and even more so, a waste...

Complete load of Tosh and even more so, a waste of money that could be used elsewhere. If this is the direction the Services leadership is headed then Heavens help us!
19th May 2021, 15:23
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

One B-52 landed at Rota around an hour ago and...

One B-52 landed at Rota around an hour ago and another B-52 currently over UAE, might not be the ones you are thinking of though.
18th May 2021, 10:19
Replies: 16
Views: 5,226
Posted By esscee

Waiting for the Health & Safety "jobsworths" to...

Waiting for the Health & Safety "jobsworths" to pop up.
13th Apr 2021, 15:03
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

E 4B just landed at Stuttgart, dep Berlin around...

E 4B just landed at Stuttgart, dep Berlin around 1 hour ago.
13th Apr 2021, 13:22
Replies: 711
Views: 230,207
Posted By esscee

Thought Titan were getting a A330? Just because...

Thought Titan were getting a A330? Just because no obvious A330 operators at STN does not mean there is no expertise present.
4th Apr 2021, 10:17
Replies: 24
Views: 16,408
Posted By esscee

More like very bad,or lack of, supervision of the...

More like very bad,or lack of, supervision of the task of towing, spatial awareness etc.
29th Mar 2021, 14:10
Replies: 44
Views: 13,342
Posted By esscee

Any statement that has April 1st should be taken...

Any statement that has April 1st should be taken "with a pinch of salt".
24th Mar 2021, 16:25
Replies: 61
Views: 19,622
Posted By esscee

Back to the original title of this thread, said...

Back to the original title of this thread, said aircraft ZZ336 just landed at Athens probably to disembark Prince of Wales.
20th Mar 2021, 12:05
Replies: 76
Views: 19,783
Posted By esscee

Not sure if this is true today, however a few...

Not sure if this is true today, however a few years ago the highest rank in the Israeli Air Force was a the equivalent of a Brigadier General. They may have a fair few aircraft than UK, but as...
3rd Mar 2021, 14:45
Replies: 96
Views: 44,127
Posted By esscee

Also the A330/A340 both have a horizontal...

Also the A330/A340 both have a horizontal stabilizer fuel tank within the Stab front and rear spars.
2nd Mar 2021, 13:09
Replies: 3,432
Views: 438,417
Posted By esscee

After stories about reliability problems with RAF...

After stories about reliability problems with RAF E-3's, somehow they have managed to get 2 of them flying this morning. 101 still circling over the North Sea but 103 now heading back to Waddo after...
Forum: Questions
1st Mar 2021, 14:33
Replies: 40
Views: 47,687
Posted By esscee

Nearly all of Boeing's problems over recent years...

Nearly all of Boeing's problems over recent years has been cutting costs, some may say "corners", to save money and improve the company share price. FAA needs to do its functions properly and if it...
1st Mar 2021, 11:22
Replies: 91
Views: 41,467
Posted By esscee

So a Skyvan can fly from ASI to Argentina as was...

So a Skyvan can fly from ASI to Argentina as was mulled over in 1982? Don't think so, might need a few fuel stops!
28th Feb 2021, 16:38
Replies: 91
Views: 41,467
Posted By esscee

Regarding the A400, it was interesting to read...

Regarding the A400, it was interesting to read about the trip taking vaccines down to ASI. Planned dep day/date, could not start the engines at BZZ, so 24 hour delay. Following day, managed to get...
27th Feb 2021, 16:33
Replies: 91
Views: 41,467
Posted By esscee

RAF C-130J's to be retired early?

Not trying to start a slanging match or anything similar but it appears MOD is thinking about NOT keeping the J's until 2035. Well the good old bean counters think they can save spending on an...
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