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13th Nov 2018, 16:58
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Views: 1,788
Posted By bluetail

Thanks so far everyone, its all adding to her...

Thanks so far everyone, its all adding to her history.
11th Nov 2018, 19:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,788
Posted By bluetail

The following Squadrons 155 from 1955...

The following Squadrons
155 from 1955 (Singapore)
110 when 155 disbanded in 1959
228 from 1962
202 from 1964

She was at Leconfield in 1965 on 202, and was the aircraft John Reeson won his GM...
29th Mar 2017, 10:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By bluetail

The biggest obvious difference on the outside is...

The biggest obvious difference on the outside is that the HF Antennae on a Mk.3 goes from the fin to the top of the Port side Sponson, inside which is where the HF transmitter/ATU is located. On the...
28th Mar 2017, 13:39
Replies: 7
Views: 3,652
Posted By bluetail

And great journalism showing a Tonka in the...

And great journalism showing a Tonka in the heading image instead of a Typhoon.
21st Mar 2017, 14:02
Replies: 100
Views: 42,461
Posted By bluetail

I seem to remember they tried to operate P8s out...

I seem to remember they tried to operate P8s out of Leeming a few years ago as part of a Joint Warrior but the ramps (or runway) wasn't able to take the weight of one, and they ended up operating out...
16th Mar 2017, 14:03
Replies: 22
Views: 9,862
Posted By bluetail

There is a NOTAM out for Lossie for an Airfield...

There is a NOTAM out for Lossie for an Airfield Attack between 1300 & 1345. To be repeated on the 31st.

If rumour control is correct XV will put up 6 jets
21st Nov 2016, 13:13
Replies: 17
Views: 5,012
Posted By bluetail

Not to forget the Civvy registed Mil 24D...

Not to forget the Civvy registed Mil 24D (NX120NX) and spooky US Army Dash 7 in the static as well.
But I did get the impression that all the other flying displays were just warms ups for the...
17th Oct 2016, 13:06
Replies: 100
Views: 22,620
Posted By bluetail

The current ACAS would have learnt his travelling...

The current ACAS would have learnt his travelling methods and rights from his days as a JENGO on the Mighty Hunter.
Good on him I say
5th Oct 2016, 16:03
Replies: 38
Views: 8,775
Posted By bluetail

serf....And so has Kinloss ...

serf....And so has Kinloss

Wander....unfortunately probably very true
5th Oct 2016, 15:43
Replies: 38
Views: 8,775
Posted By bluetail

Apart from the two HAS that are now used for Q,...

Apart from the two HAS that are now used for Q, the Lossie northern HAS site is not in use That still leaves loads of space for two Typhoon units and the P8s, Charlie & Delta Hards are also plenty...
26th Sep 2016, 15:02
Replies: 635
Views: 210,119
Posted By bluetail

My fear with this prosecution is some young...

My fear with this prosecution is some young "liney" will get pilloried in the courtroom for following his AP and get the blame.
9th Sep 2016, 13:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,187
Posted By bluetail

V-22s have a green "nav" light on each of the...

V-22s have a green "nav" light on each of the Blade Tips, I assume they can be turned on/off when the need arises. I,ve seen loads of piccies taken in low light conditions with the Green Tip lights...
31st Aug 2016, 11:20
Replies: 11
Views: 4,010
Posted By bluetail

21 Years ago on Friday

21 Years ago on Friday
10th Aug 2016, 16:07
Replies: 39
Views: 9,234
Posted By bluetail

I was there, I was a mere Corporal on the VC-10...

I was there, I was a mere Corporal on the VC-10 Sim at Brize, but I missed getting picked to go on parade, I also missed getting a Medal, I cant recall anyone on the Sim who got one. But I was able...
20th Jul 2016, 17:14
Replies: 23
Views: 7,621
Posted By bluetail

Tornado @ Lossiemouth yesterday with a live...

Tornado @ Lossiemouth yesterday with a live Brimstone fitted

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s174/bluetail228/TORNADO%20GR.4%20ZD849-110%20BRIMSTONE%20FIT%20LOSS%2019-7-16%202_zps2ogxfghl.jpg...
20th Jul 2016, 13:05
Replies: 23
Views: 7,621
Posted By bluetail

Interesting, I reckon I may have taken a photo of...

Interesting, I reckon I may have taken a photo of a XV(R) Sqn jet with a live one fitted yesterday, it took off with it fitted and returned with it missing. I,ll put up the image tonight for the...
27th Jun 2016, 16:29
Replies: 243
Views: 59,406
Posted By bluetail

Many a Chief has said this about many an officer ...

Many a Chief has said this about many an officer

I would follow that officer anywhere, just to see what f*ck up he makes next.
31st May 2016, 13:23
Replies: 60
Views: 20,348
Posted By bluetail

I made the long trip down to Brunty from Moray...

I made the long trip down to Brunty from Moray and have to agree that it was a great weekend. Sadly Nimrod XV226 had a few too many problems that stopped it doing any sort of taxy run. Not including...
20th May 2016, 11:20
Replies: 20
Views: 17,026
Posted By bluetail

A FB link I saw confirms it was 60-0047

A FB link I saw confirms it was 60-0047
19th May 2016, 16:27
Replies: 107
Views: 32,699
Posted By bluetail

I read on another thread that they actually claim...

I read on another thread that they actually claim to have 6 Engines (Avon 100s) all with the correct paperwork to allow them to be used for flight.

All the struggles Atlantic had getting a...
27th Apr 2016, 13:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By bluetail

I would ask the easy question, just how are they...

I would ask the easy question, just how are they intending to prevent the public watching the flying display, give them all blindfolds.

And surely a flying display at Shawbury comes under MAA...
8th Mar 2016, 15:29
Replies: 18
Views: 4,319
Posted By bluetail

I think moving the BoBMF over to Scampton might...

I think moving the BoBMF over to Scampton might not be a bad idea at all, it will achieve two things I reckon, first it will put the two RAF premier display organisations at the same place and...
8th Mar 2016, 13:04
Replies: 18
Views: 4,319
Posted By bluetail

There's plenty of room at Lossie for an extra...

There's plenty of room at Lossie for an extra Typhoon Sqn (or even 2) , the Northern HAS Site (12 Sqns old land) is currently unused except for the Q Shed and XV cant have that long left, so there is...
18th Feb 2016, 13:06
Replies: 36
Views: 8,702
Posted By bluetail

I recall during 1982 at the start of Op Corporate...

I recall during 1982 at the start of Op Corporate and not long after the RAF had got rid of them, a couple turned up at Kinloss in Civvie guise to shift large amounts of Nimrod bits. Heavylift made a...
13th Jan 2016, 13:06
Replies: 78
Views: 30,579
Posted By bluetail

The Tornado is German it was one of those based...

The Tornado is German it was one of those based at Holloman, and there were once two in storage, the other one is now in the nearby Pima County Museum
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