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28th Mar 2021, 19:26
Replies: 88
Views: 29,821
Posted By andrewn

And back on topic, I'm still struggling to square...

And back on topic, I'm still struggling to square the circle that is the T1 fleet goes but the Reds stay...

How does that work? They're going to use an "orphan fleet" a la Snowbirds - that's not...
28th Mar 2021, 19:19
Replies: 88
Views: 29,821
Posted By andrewn

The whole discussion around "airworthiness" of...

The whole discussion around "airworthiness" of the various fleets being discussed is very subjective and depends on many factors, like how hard the jets are flown, how well maintained they are, what...
25th Mar 2021, 00:06
Replies: 6,695
Views: 2,037,325
Posted By andrewn

Thanks for the propaganda download WEBF, it all...

Thanks for the propaganda download WEBF, it all sounds amazing. There's just SO much you can do with 9 F35 a handful of Merlin and a giant floating target in some distant Ocean.....

Personally...
23rd Mar 2021, 17:55
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

Did he also confirm the chopping of PoW in the...

Did he also confirm the chopping of PoW in the next Review cycle 🤣
22nd Mar 2021, 23:02
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

Think the plan for the Reds is one 2/3 scale...

Think the plan for the Reds is one 2/3 scale Tempest and 8 swarming drones. Leeming has other (non flying) stuff going on, probably safe for now at least.
22nd Mar 2021, 22:59
Replies: 61
Views: 19,613
Posted By andrewn

I'm not sure there's been any mention of these...

I'm not sure there's been any mention of these being RAF owned, operated or based. Quite the opposite, appears to be some sort of lease deal with Titan themselves. Could be that the place where they...
22nd Mar 2021, 21:46
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

We've bet the farm on the CSG so to see such a...

We've bet the farm on the CSG so to see such a lack of long term planning for the air wing(s) is disappointing to say the least. My guess? PoW gets chopped at the next Review and we get another...
22nd Mar 2021, 21:37
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

And equally unclear on when and how many..... :)

And equally unclear on when and how many..... :)
22nd Mar 2021, 21:35
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

Exactly pr00ne... It's about HOW the money is...

Exactly pr00ne... It's about HOW the money is spent. Some poor decision making on show here, I suspect anyway.
22nd Mar 2021, 21:33
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

Well, why bring it up then? You know it's...

Well, why bring it up then? You know it's completely irrelevant 😴 If anything you'd expect Brexit ("Global Britain") to lead to an uptick in Defence spending, which actually it did.

These latest...
22nd Mar 2021, 21:08
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

I've a feeling this is one of those (many)...

I've a feeling this is one of those (many) Defence reviews that wont age well at all. In years gone by you could get away with capability cuts today on the basis of false promises of jam tomorrow,...
22nd Mar 2021, 18:58
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

+ retirement of Typhoon tranche 1 by 2025, and...

+ retirement of Typhoon tranche 1 by 2025, and Hawk T1.

I'm really struggling to see where the good news is in this, but maybe that's just me,
8th Mar 2021, 08:34
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

more like the whole of Benson, i.e. the 24 Pumas...

more like the whole of Benson, i.e. the 24 Pumas plus 20 Chinooks....
8th Mar 2021, 08:28
Replies: 933
Views: 330,555
Posted By andrewn

Absolutely Asturias, the usual capability slash...

Absolutely Asturias, the usual capability slash in order to throw (more) money at the EP, with as you say a miniscule chance of that "investment" translating into anything real. Surprised how often...
15th Feb 2021, 22:44
Replies: 139
Views: 38,686
Posted By andrewn

I suspect the plan all along was really too...

I suspect the plan all along was really too concrete over it with a huge new town.

Still if that's what the locals would prefer, then good luck to them I say....
11th Feb 2021, 08:42
Replies: 756
Views: 413,477
Posted By andrewn

That booking of mine for the 30th April looking...

That booking of mine for the 30th April looking less and less likely then....
16th Jan 2021, 22:16
Replies: 756
Views: 413,477
Posted By andrewn

Jonty; Well, we're booked for Rhodes on 30th...

Jonty;

Well, we're booked for Rhodes on 30th April, see how that one goes.... :)
20th Dec 2020, 14:25
Replies: 205
Views: 120,572
Posted By andrewn

That's fascinating pr00ne, but some of those...

That's fascinating pr00ne, but some of those squadrons you list are merely "numberplates" with little or no assigned assets and low manpower I'd imagine. In terms of aviation assets you'll be looking...
21st Oct 2020, 22:58
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,850,212
Posted By andrewn

My wife went out Saturday from MAN with U2, said...

My wife went out Saturday from MAN with U2, said the plane was pretty empty.
19th Oct 2020, 19:32
Replies: 48
Views: 12,083
Posted By andrewn

Depends, there was a time in the 80's when the...

Depends, there was a time in the 80's when the suffix could be one of a few, e.g. CWN, CWJ, CWR, I think - might have been type specific but cant remember now. Then at some point in the 90's they...
18th Oct 2020, 22:45
Replies: 48
Views: 12,083
Posted By andrewn

5 - Carbon, Scorpion 29 - Buzzard, Ransack,...

5 - Carbon, Scorpion
29 - Buzzard, Ransack, Triplex
56 - loads including Warlord, Rambo, Horseman, Lucky
OEU - Apollo
23rd Sep 2020, 20:34
Replies: 205
Views: 120,572
Posted By andrewn

You mean the ONE E-3 that is periodically...

You mean the ONE E-3 that is periodically serviceable?
14th Sep 2020, 20:18
Replies: 25
Views: 5,817
Posted By andrewn

Yeah, but at least you get ~120 of them, with an...

Yeah, but at least you get ~120 of them, with an ability to be in more than one place at one time.
Forum: Questions
13th Sep 2020, 19:17
Replies: 37
Views: 23,681
Posted By andrewn

I think the most salient point about travel I've...

I think the most salient point about travel I've learned in the last 6 months or so is that pretty much all of it is discretionary. I guess I always knew that, certainly for tourist travel, but the...
1st Sep 2020, 18:19
Replies: 203
Views: 40,199
Posted By andrewn

Yes, very left field and not gonna happen, it's...

Yes, very left field and not gonna happen, it's not an airfield for one thing. The only sensible potential options appear to be either North Weald or Kemble. Scampton would be perfect, if only...
1st Sep 2020, 16:00
Replies: 203
Views: 40,199
Posted By andrewn

Yes, very left field and not gonna happen, it's...

Yes, very left field and not gonna happen, it's not an airfield for one thing. The only sensible potential options appear to be either North Weald or Kemble. Scampton would be perfect, if only...
1st Sep 2020, 10:33
Replies: 203
Views: 40,199
Posted By andrewn

What's so sad about this thread is the absolute...

What's so sad about this thread is the absolute dearth of viable alternate venues. Unfortunately, with airfields being brownfield sites they are a dying breed, driven by our rush to urbanisation...
20th Jul 2020, 20:43
Replies: 139
Views: 38,686
Posted By andrewn

Yep, some really good points here, it is sad how...

Yep, some really good points here, it is sad how many of the yokels have immediately boarded the outrage bus, assuming Manston is on the verge of becoming the next LHR. As has been stated the...
7th Jul 2020, 14:04
Replies: 22
Views: 9,892
Posted By andrewn

indeed, you never know HHA might pick them up and...

indeed, you never know HHA might pick them up and base them out of St Athan, to complete the circle :)
5th Jul 2020, 22:52
Replies: 469
Views: 304,563
Posted By andrewn

Good discussion, but think the main issue with...

Good discussion, but think the main issue with the MRA4 was it's lack of airworthiness. Other than that it ticked all the boxes...
29th Jan 2020, 20:56
Replies: 6,695
Views: 2,037,325
Posted By andrewn

1 of each by any chance?

1 of each by any chance?
28th Jan 2020, 09:05
Replies: 71
Views: 20,836
Posted By andrewn

Let's be fair, Marshalls aren't the villian here....

Let's be fair, Marshalls aren't the villian here. Cambridge Council has been trying to force them out for years so the airfield could be released for housing. All Marshalls have done, wisely, is play...
27th Jan 2020, 21:33
Replies: 71
Views: 20,836
Posted By andrewn

It's Cranfield or nowhere, that's been obvious...

It's Cranfield or nowhere, that's been obvious from day 1. Both Wyton and Duxford were just put in as diversions to distract from the near certainty that Marshalls of Cambridge aviation business no...
27th Jan 2020, 21:27
Replies: 71
Views: 20,836
Posted By andrewn

Like all the rest it will eventually be handed...

Like all the rest it will eventually be handed over lock, stock and barrel to the volume housing developers (or maybe a prison if the locals are REALLY luck). It's just a waiting game....
...
27th Jan 2020, 14:27
Replies: 71
Views: 20,836
Posted By andrewn

The developers havent given up on Wyton, they...

The developers havent given up on Wyton, they just go to ground temporarily and then come back with an even more "ambitious" plan:

Latest Wyton Housing proposal...
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