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Thread: What's flying over your house
22/04/2020 11:39:34
Posted by Mark Stringer on 22/04/2020 09:51:45:
Posted by Eagle 899 on 21/04/2020 18:57:08:

Just had three big RAF transport aircraft landing at BHX. We live about four miles to the east, inside the ATZ.

Well done chaps yes

Yesterday this was a single C17 Globemaster from 99 Squadron at Brize Norton. They did announce that they woule be doing it via their twitter feed yesterday morning.

These and the A400's have been doing this a lot lately doing multiple circuits and touch and gos' at international airports around the country.

They say it is not connected to the RAF support to the fight against Corona virus but i assume they are just taking advantage while the airports are so quiet that they can do it.

Ah so I saw one doing circuits and bumps, thanks Mark. I'm using FR24 but will have a look at 360Radar smiley

21/04/2020 18:57:08

Just had three big RAF transport aircraft landing at BHX. We live about four miles to the east, inside the ATZ.

Well done chaps yes

Thread: Prostate Cancer
11/04/2020 14:15:06

Nice one FN, tots up........again yes

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
22/03/2020 19:21:15

When I joined the RN (FAA) in the sixties smoking was the norm, Blue Liners (Navy cigs) were very cheap and you were the odd one out if you didn't smoke!

Seven shillings and six pence for 300 per month if I remember correctly. Flynavy?

Edited By Eagle 899 on 22/03/2020 19:23:38

19/03/2020 11:19:17


18/03/2020 19:53:15
Theft from car laugh

Edited By Eagle 899 on 18/03/2020 19:55:22

Thread: Dash cams
17/01/2020 19:57:29

My current dashcam has decided to pop its socks. It's three years old so I'm looking to replace it with one that also has a rear camera.

Recommendations please people.



Thread: Best all round charger
29/11/2019 14:29:40

I use an iCharger 306B which I bought via the BMFA classifieds for £75 three years ago, excellent charger.

Handles parallel charging with ease.

Edited By Eagle 899 on 29/11/2019 14:31:42

Thread: A new caption competition - winner declared!
27/11/2019 14:12:35

Stick to politics Boris, flying's not for you..........

Thread: Solar powered shed
20/11/2019 12:01:56

I use a 100 watt panel for my caravan 12v dc and a small inverter for charging my laptop,

Download this pdf for details:- Link

Thread: Fairey Gannet
26/10/2019 13:10:31

Took this one at Newark Air Museum four years ago.2015-08-28 15.30.36.jpg

25/10/2019 16:36:53

I worked on them (both types) as a very young Air Mech (A&E) at Brawdy in 1965 during my first posting after tech training. Fascinating aircraft with the double Mamba engine(s). Quite a climb to the pilot's cockpit I remember!

Edited By Eagle 899 on 25/10/2019 16:49:10

Thread: Solar Film Iron
04/10/2019 19:45:48

How about buying this and selling it on when you've finished with it?


Thread: S8R problems...
28/09/2019 11:45:07

I followed this and it works:-



Thread: ALDI Multimeter for 99p !!!!
08/08/2019 16:10:47
Posted by Martian on 08/08/2019 15:35:08:

At that price it,s got to measure up

Don't forget yer coat Martian devil wink

08/08/2019 15:29:59
Posted by Shaun Walsh on 08/08/2019 15:23:50:

But it says £9.99 on the box

It certainly does, but the special offer price label on the display says 'was £9.99 now 99p'

08/08/2019 14:06:22

Just picked up one of these from Coleshill ALDI for 99p including battery! There were a lot of them half an hour ago.

At that price I bought it as a back up to my other three MMs laugh

Shepaldi multi.jpg

Edited By Eagle 899 on 08/08/2019 14:09:39

Thread: Prostate Cancer
29/07/2019 19:58:20

Met an old ex RN friend recently who I hadn't seen for several years. Turns out he took that option three years ago.

He has check ups annually and the downside is that he can no longer rise to the occasion, but as he's eighty, he isn't too concerned about that, still enjoys a tot and feels fine.

06/06/2019 16:28:44

I got the PSA test result print out this afternoon........0.8 ug/L endorsed Normal - No Action thumbs up

Splice the mainbrace smiley

30/05/2019 14:12:07
Posted by fly-navy on 30/05/2019 00:54:09:

Good luck tomorrow WAFU. (He knows who I mean smiley)

Hi FN, I presume you meant me laugh as I don't know of any other ex Andrews on here ?

Had the blood test this morning and have to wait a week for result, fingers crossed. If the result is good I'll raise a tot to you and all the other good people on here, or at least I would if they hadn't stopped it in Aug 71 crying


PS My brother Danny Shepherd was on Phantoms, 893 Ark Royal as I remember.

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