NATO Tiger Meet 2012

NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Viper810 on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 5:36 pm

NTM 2012 relocation

NTM 2012, unlike previously reported is NOT taking place in Portugal, but in Norway.

Due to increasing financial problems for Portugal, and the economic measures announced by the IMF last July. Budget for opperational training for the Portugees Air Force has suffered a drastic cutback, resulting in the cansellation of NTM 2012.

luckely only days after the announcement by 301 Sqn, the CO of 338 squadron RNoAF has already convinced Norwegian Generals, and has taken over the task of hosting NTM2012

http://www.natotigers.org/tigernews/ind ... newsID=153
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Agg on Fri 23 Sep 2011, 1:10 pm

Nice, I've already cleared my calendar ;)
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby KevinJ on Sun 18 Dec 2011, 3:04 pm

There will be a spottersday on Friday June 1st followed by a open house/airshow on Saturday June 2nd. Spottersday will require registration. More info on registering in the new year.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Crossbow on Wed 11 Jan 2012, 3:00 pm

Message from the C/O HAF 335 Mira "Tigers"...they are only coming with some Pilots as "Observers"
no Jets! as dated today.

No good!

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Agg on Wed 11 Jan 2012, 3:36 pm

Bad news indeed, although, not completely unexpected...
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 7:49 pm

Hi,

Just wondering whether anyone went to the last last Tiger Meet in Orland in 2007 and if they've any advice on the logistics of getting there - e.g. is a car necessary if basing oneself in Trondheim etc?

Thanks in advance.

Niall
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Agg on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 10:59 pm

Ørland is quite far away from Trondheim, by car it's going to take you at least two hours (probably more, as the roads in rural Norway aren't exactly the best in the world). If you're going to base yourself in Trondheim, the easiest way to get there would be by boat. The ferry from Trondheim takes about one hour. The airbase lies on the tip of a peninsula and is pretty much the middle of nowhere.
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 11:17 pm

Agg wrote:Ørland is quite far away from Trondheim, by car it's going to take you at least two hours (probably more, as the roads in rural Norway aren't exactly the best in the world). If you're going to base yourself in Trondheim, the easiest way to get there would be by boat. The ferry from Trondheim takes about one hour. The airbase lies on the tip of a peninsula and is pretty much the middle of nowhere.


Cheers for that information must appreciated.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any accommodation in Berkstad, Trondheim seems the closest. However, looking at google maps the base seems close to Berkstad, so looks within walking distance. There's also an early morning ferry from Trondheim to Berkstad so that may be the planned route.

Niall
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby zigzag on Fri 20 Jan 2012, 12:59 pm

Norweigan have some low fares direct Gatwick - Trondheim at the moment, just booked mine for under £90.

Need to get the accomodation now, looks like I will be basing myself in Trondhiem.

The ferry option looks ok for the spotters day, but for the Saturday show the service isnt at the most ideal times, so I'm thinking of hiring a car, if anyone wants to go share the cost we could travel Trondheim to Base together - pm if anyone interested.
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Wed 01 Feb 2012, 6:24 am

Flights and accommodation booked, roll on June.
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Kieran on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 11:48 am

List of current participants have been published:

Norway
8x F-16 338 SQN
4x F-16 331/332 SQN
1x DA-20 717 SQN
1x Sea King 330 SQN
2/3x Bell AB412 720 SQN

Germany
6x Tornado
6x Tornado
1x Learjet

Belgium
6x F-16

Switzerland
3/4x F-18C/D

France
3x Rafale 11F
2x Rafale or Mirage 2000
3x Rafale

Czech Republic
2x Mi-24V
3x JAS-39 Gripen

Slovakia
2x MiG 29 Fulcrum

United States
2x KC-135R

Holland
7/8x F-16

NATO
2x E-3A

Italy
2x AB-212

Hungary
5x JAS-39 Gripen

Poland
3x F-16

Portugal
2x F-16

United Kingdom
2x Puma HC1
1x Merlin HM1

Turkey
3x F-16

Greece and Austria are also attending but as observers.
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 1:17 pm

Cheers Kieran,

Nice little line up.

Roll on May....
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby capercaillie on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 1:47 pm

Nice line up, no Spanish this year though :shock: .

Has the EC1/12 badge transferred to a Rafale unit as there seem to be a lot of Rafales listed? Navy ones instead of SuEs, CEAM for the either or Mirages option, but the other 3?

Who'll be the first to pull out - Hungarians, Portugese or Polish? :grin:
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby st24 on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 3:18 pm

capercaillie wrote:
Who'll be the first to pull out - Hungarians, Portugese or Polish? :grin:


Probably RAF/RN!!

capercaillie wrote:Nice line up, no Spanish this year though :shock: .

Bizarre and some nice F1 & Hornet specials, even the Harriers could get in with a big cat theme...

capercaillie wrote:
Has the EC1/12 badge transferred to a Rafale unit as there seem to be a lot of Rafales listed? Navy ones instead of SuEs, CEAM for the either or Mirages option, but the other 3?:


There are certainly Normandie-Niemen raflse now (full colour badge too!) haven't seen anything re 1/12. Odd thing about the SuEs of course is the Tiger connection comes from the badge of the the carrier Foch or Clemenceau, so in effect we could have had tiger Crusaders or Alizes' in the past. Now the old carriers are gone, I really don't know how they're blagging it so a gun toting duck, sea horse or spear carrying gull are all fair game!!!
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Agg on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 2:17 pm

These aircraft have been confirmed as flying:

France
Rafale

Spain
EF-18

Belgium
F-16

Slovakia
MiG-29

Czech Republic
Hind
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 7:48 pm

Thanks Agg. This event is getting better and better. :clap:

Agg, have you any local knowledge of when the registrations for the spotters day opens?

Thanks.
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Agg on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 9:43 pm

Yes I do, its already open :)
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 9:56 pm

Thanks Agg, just applied on line. Now just have to find out about if registration is required for Wittmund.

Roll on June.
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby BatmanIX on Fri 24 Feb 2012, 6:29 pm

There is a German Eurofighter down on the list of Tiger painted aircraft. Would this be a mistake as there are not any taking part in the Tiger Meet??

Cheers,
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby frank on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 6:19 pm

Can someone help me on the application form - I get the name and email address bit but on the large box Ditt Sporsmal/Henvendelse I am a bit lost - any help welcome
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby KevinJ on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 6:23 pm

Ditt Sporsmal/Henvendelse = Any questions/comments
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 10:47 pm

frank wrote:Can someone help me on the application form - I get the name and email address bit but on the large box Ditt Sporsmal/Henvendelse I am a bit lost - any help welcome


Frank in the "any questions/comments box" include your phone number. I think that's the only other item required. Once you've submitted the application the lads in the RNoAF will send you a confirmation email and they'll ask for any additional information if required.
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Agg on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 2:03 pm

How are those of you who plan to stay in Trondheim planning on getting to the base? I just checked flights and as they are very cheap I dont see a reason not to go :P
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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby ChrisM on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 7:37 pm

Not able to go this year sadly, but did the last one at Orland. Easiest way to get to/from the base is to take a ferry from Trondheim and then jump on the shuttle bus to the base. The ferry takes about an hour I think, and is much easier than driving from Trondheim. If you do drive, you will need to cross the fjord at some point, there are car ferries but the timings didn't work for an early start on the base last time, hence taking the passenger ferry.
Cheers

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2012

Postby Niallxg on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 7:48 pm

Flights are booked to Oslo, taking a leisurely drive up to Trondheim on the Friday.

Chris, thank you for the info on the ferries. My initial plan was to take one of the car ferries, but on that advise I think I'll be taking the passenger ferry. Cheers.
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