Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby PeterR on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 12:19 pm

Details are still to be confirmed, but let's try and keep all the discussion about the 2013 Wittmund "airshow" in this thread! :biggrin:

This is going to be the first event with a flying display of Luftwaffe aircraft. Normal flying but it's a new beginning after the Ramstein disaster in 1988.
The commander wants to have 4 special painted Phantoms. Three F-4 Phantom will get the camouflage schemes that the Luftwaffe had in Phantom history.
One F-4 Phantom is going to be a coloured on.
An unlimited spotterday will be held on Friday 28th June.
The commander was speaking of an historic event because it's going to be the very last time for phantoms to fly in the Luftwaffe. They will be scrapped soon after this Open Day on 29th June. On this day the first Typhoon for Wittmund will arrive too.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 12:54 pm

PeterR wrote:Details are still to be confirmed, but let's try and keep all the discussion about the 2013 Wittmund "airshow" in this thread! :biggrin:

This is going to be the first event with a flying display of Luftwaffe aircraft. Normal flying but it's a new beginning after the Ramstein disaster in 1988.
The commander wants to have 4 special painted Phantoms. Three F-4 Phantom will get the camouflage schemes that the Luftwaffe had in Phantom history.
One F-4 Phantom is going to be a coloured on.
An unlimited spotterday will be held on Friday 28th June.
The commander was speaking of an historic event because it's going to be the very last time for phantoms to fly in the Luftwaffe. They will be scrapped soon after this Open Day on 29th June. On this day the first Typhoon for Wittmund will arrive too.


Very interesting, is it worth trying to get a UKAR tour going? I think a fair few of us would like to send off the old girl in some style, after so many of it's appearances at UK airshows.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby aviodromefriend on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 1:36 pm

Pity it is the same date as Zeltweg.

Maybe some people higher up on the chain of command hope Zeltweg will eat up all demos so they can cancel this one?
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby iainpeden on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 3:11 pm

I can't get the Friday off to take part in the spotters' day tour with Forest tours and the Ian Allan trip appears to be over a few days; anybody know if there's any possibliity of somebody organising a trip going out late Friday from Stansted/Luton/Birmingham/EM and returning late Saturday or Sunday?
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby capercaillie on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 4:23 pm

Its missed clashing with Waddo, some good news. :biggrin:
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby MigF4 on Mon 05 Nov 2012, 7:41 pm

Hi gents,

we will still have two additonal F-4´s flying within WTD 61 after JG 71 ceased flying with F-4´s.....so another chance for another "phlyout" special paint :cool:

37+01 was choosen to get the "phinal" design as the "phlyout" bird...as the Wing Commander said well: "The "phirst" one will be also the last one."
U will see a brandnew Norm 90 design , which is already phlying right now in Wittmund, beside a "Norm 72" and also "Norm 81" phlying side-by-side....
The special color design will be choosen soon...so stay tuned!

We will also see Eurofighter Ops already from April on in Wittmund too.

Hope that helps u guys, and dont miss this event, its the "event" in Germany in 2013 and a sad day for me, as JG 71 will loose all "mighty Phantoms" :wall: :sweat:

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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby Inthrustwetrust on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 10:26 pm

Well I'll be going by car from Liverpool if anyone wants to share the fuel, ferry etc?
Back home Sunday?
PM me if your interested.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby Screechy on Tue 04 Dec 2012, 12:50 pm

I've managed to get myself on to the Forest Aviation Tours trip, looking forward to this one immensely :clap:
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby capercaillie on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 12:32 pm

The norm 72 scheme has appeared and looks superb, best scheme on the F-4Fs. :biggrin:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151551728063378&set=p.10151551728063378&type=1&relevant_count=1

Apparently it has been returned from Jever to Wittmund, courtesy Scramble.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby st24 on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 12:56 pm

capercaillie wrote:The norm 72 scheme has appeared and looks superb, best scheme on the F-4Fs. :biggrin:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151551728063378&set=p.10151551728063378&type=1&relevant_count=1

Apparently it has been returned from Jever to Wittmund, courtesy Scramble.


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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby Agg on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 1:29 pm

I was expecting some colorful abomination, but this is actually very nice.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby capercaillie on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 1:37 pm

Agg wrote:I was expecting some colorful abomination, but this is actually very nice. Too bad it's the same day as the Tiger Meet spotter's day...


The coloured jet will be the last of the 4, the first two have been done, but you wouldn't recognise the first because its the current scheme, the norm 81, sometimes referred to as the mouse scheme will be the third.

The Germans rarely do abominations when it comes to special schemes for anniversaries or retirements. :wink:
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby DeanW on Fri 07 Dec 2012, 1:40 pm

It's beautiful isn't it! The Norm 81 schemed aircraft is in the paintshop at the moment, I do believe..
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby MigF4 on Sat 15 Dec 2012, 7:46 pm

Hi gents,

the Norm 81 is already finsihed! Now is only one special bird left - 37+01 in special colored design!

Here is the Norm 72, and she is a real beauty :yahoo:

Mick

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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby PeterR on Thu 20 Dec 2012, 5:11 pm

Just waiting for news on how to get tickets to the spottersday and openday now... :drool:
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby sebcoe on Tue 08 Jan 2013, 11:23 am

Hi - anyone know if there is likely to be much/anything happening on the Thursday before the spotters event on the Friday?
Also, any ideas when registration opens and wether this will be limited... I'm sure I read unlimited somewhere??
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby emkey83 on Tue 08 Jan 2013, 8:06 pm

sebcoe wrote:Also, any ideas when registration opens and
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Normally four till six weeks before the spottersday.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby capercaillie on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 3:49 pm

The Flying Barrel wrote:Second F-4F Scheme revealed...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phantom-P ... ref=stream


Very nice, the norm 81, not as smart as the '72 but far nicer than the '90. :biggrin: We wait for the special to complete the set. :smile:
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby 138EAW on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 3:24 pm

Registration starts 20th February

http://www.phantom-pharewell.de/spotter ... ormation-3


More info here, only 4 and half hours on base during the spotters day (28th June)

http://www.phantom-pharewell.de/spotter ... ormation-2


IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS

for the SPOTTERDAY on June 28th, 2013

NATO-Airbase Wittmundhafen ( ETNT)



There will be a bus-shuttle established for the registered Spotters from the designated central parking spots at Wittmund and Aurich. The use of these shuttle-busses is mandatory for all spotters. There is no other posibility to enter the airbase. According to safety regulations it is not possilbe to carry steps and ladders with the bus-shuttle. To get access to the airbase you have to carry the confirmed registration and your id-card.

Times: June 28th, 2013

12:30 h Start of the paid shuttle service from the parking spots

- at Wittmund " Schützenplatz"

- at Aurich "Blücher" - barraks

13:00 h Start spotterday

17:00 h End spotterday and start shuttle back


Dear spotters,

We are happy to welcome you at Wittmundhafen A/B and we will make every effort to allow your "perfect shot". But this is only possible if you work with us and observe our rules.

Therefore the following rules apply:

Stay only on the public and opened areas, because there will be flying operation during your visit.
Strictly follow the instructions of our personnel, immediately and unconditionally.

Please note:
A violation of the instructions and/or stay in unapproved areas will result in an immediate dismissal.


Mention of the open day 29th June seems to have been removed?
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby Rumwolf on Thu 14 Feb 2013, 9:52 pm

I don't speak German but the phrase at the bottom of the web notice

"Be advised that the aircraft at display are in place for the "Tag der offenen Tür" on the next day and therefore cannot be moved for a better shot! Some fences may be in place due to safety regulations and will also have to stay in place".

Suggests to me that there is an open day on the 29th.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby TonyB on Thu 14 Feb 2013, 10:29 pm

You are quite correct, "Tag der offenen Tür" translates into Open Day.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby hornise on Wed 20 Feb 2013, 12:02 pm

The registration form is online.
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Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

Postby FANFLYER on Wed 20 Feb 2013, 12:13 pm

Goodmorning,
I can not see that the registration links works. According Luftwaffe.de still no link available.
Can anyone provide me the link ?
Thx in advance !
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