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#19901 Rybags

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:46 AM

Fairly simple, just something like "F15 down low".

 

They've given the area that nickname so it must be pretty well known.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:17 AM

Can google please stop pushing that youtube red pls!


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:00 PM

Fairly simple, just something like "F15 down low".

 

They've given the area that nickname so it must be pretty well known.

:)

 

Very well known - the RAF train a lot in Wales because the North is only sparsely occupied and they can easily get out over the Irish Sea if they want to cut loose :)

 

I did most of my early high-speed jet training here:

 

https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafvalley/

 

Which is actually on the Island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales - chilly place but hot flying :)

 

The Americans come over to the Welsh training areas quite a bit, mostly from the European bases because the options for low flying practice are somewhat limited on the mainland - used to able to do so in Spain but they apparently don't like it any more.

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

 

Fairly simple, just something like "F15 down low".

 

They've given the area that nickname so it must be pretty well known.

:)

 

Very well known - the RAF train a lot in Wales because the North is only sparsely occupied and they can easily get out over the Irish Sea if they want to cut loose :)

 

I did most of my early high-speed jet training here:

 

https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafvalley/

 

Which is actually on the Island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales - chilly place but hot flying :)

 

The Americans come over to the Welsh training areas quite a bit, mostly from the European bases because the options for low flying practice are somewhat limited on the mainland - used to able to do so in Spain but they apparently don't like it any more.

 

Cheers

 

 

Who doesn't like jet planes screaming 50 foot over ya head? LOL


Edited by Jeruselem, 20 October 2017 - 01:34 PM.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

 

 

Fairly simple, just something like "F15 down low".

 

They've given the area that nickname so it must be pretty well known.

:)

 

Very well known - the RAF train a lot in Wales because the North is only sparsely occupied and they can easily get out over the Irish Sea if they want to cut loose :)

 

I did most of my early high-speed jet training here:

 

https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafvalley/

 

Which is actually on the Island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales - chilly place but hot flying :)

 

The Americans come over to the Welsh training areas quite a bit, mostly from the European bases because the options for low flying practice are somewhat limited on the mainland - used to able to do so in Spain but they apparently don't like it any more.

 

Cheers

 

 

Who doesn't like jet planes screaming 50 foot over ya head? LOL

 

:)

 

 Quite a lot of people it seems. :)

 

As a family we once lived in a place in Surrey that was right under the approach path to the Weybridge test field and we had BAC-111s and VC-10s coming low over the house most days. It never bothered me, but my mother was certainly not amused :)

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

I've had a B1-B lancer fly over my place ...


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 03:08 PM

No more Aussie made cars from today

http://www.abc.net.a...e-today/9061854


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

Fitting comment in that story -

 


We are a service economy now, apparently we are all going to make a fortune selling coffee and smashed avocado to each other.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

I've had a B1-B lancer fly over my place ...

:)

 

Great aircraft - never flown one, I'm, or was, a fighter guy, but mates who fly them tell me it behaves like a fighter anyway :)

 

I have seen them a few places, might have to see if I can scam a ride next time they deploy a couple to Pearce :)

 

Never had much to do with bombers really apart from escorting them, had a ride in a Vulcan once, scary damned thing, but I suppose what I used to fly was in that ballpark as well. :)

 

I'm never going to forget being in the weeds in the jump-seat of that beast. The pilots were remarkably unconcerned but really it was an aircraft designed for high altitude but was forced down low whereas what I flew was perfectly happy down low - well, not the Lightning, but the Harrier and the Phantom, sure, fine, happy in the weeds, or maybe that is just me :)

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:23 AM

Intense pictures from the Mach Loop, where fighter jet training is a spectator sport
www.businessinsider.com/rafs-mach-loop-fighter-training-2016-6?IR=T


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:29 AM

I work next to raaf base, seen lots of killer hardware.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

I work next to raaf base, seen lots of killer hardware.

:)

 

 Been a number of years but I do recall Darwin - hot jets every day :)

 

It was actually half the reason I emigrated, was on an exercise with the RAF that led to a night stay in Darwin, I thought "This is Nice" of course it was middle of the dry season :)

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:58 PM

Orionid meteors are visible from anywhere on Earth and can be seen anywhere across the sky, best viewed ~2am ~peak dates 21-22Oct but still likely sightings a few days either side.
https://www.space.co...ower-guide.html

Much of the dusk sky is clearing in the Hunter NSW region anyway.. Get out there later, sit back & gaze upward...



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:22 PM

Much of the dusk sky is clearing in the Hunter NSW region anyway.. Get out there later, sit back & gaze upward...


Here, the sky's 7/8s overcast with occasional showers, temp around 10c with an apparent of 6c. IOW: you'd need to be really dedicated to wait long enough to spot anything from here.

BTW: "Location Madrid, France" ?
=_= Coulda sworn Madrid was the capital of Spain.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

So cloudy here! Fat chance of seeing them meteors

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:44 PM

WOMM?

 

I don't know who is playing with whom but this is rubbish:

 

http://www.news.com....b0240026591d575

 

It's not a bad design, but you can't have stealth AND a canard, it simply does not work, also the indigenous engines are apparently very short lived - sorry China, not scaring me...

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:18 PM

... you can't have stealth AND a canard, it simply does not work ...

 

I may need to see one in action before I believe it is what the article is describing, but "impossible" has proven over an over again throughout history to be a bit transitory.  FTL might be a toughy, though. ;)


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:14 AM

:)

 

It's the way radar works Cybes, a canard will reflect it into the structure and get return, hence loss of low RCS.

 

It's a pity because I think canard aircraft are a delight to fly but then again I tend to think stealth is not much more than an expensive wank anyway :)

 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

well theyre all tooled up with ordnance, so maybe they are all about popping into close range and getting the drop on a frontal assault?  kinda makes sense, especially if they produce enough of them to deploy them in overwhelming numbers.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

J20 look nice but I think it might not be as stealthy as they claim.


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