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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 4:15 pm

Exactly. They don't appear out of nowhere.

As I say, he's clarified his post and he said he was talking to a Raptor pilot - they send more than just those ferrying the jets.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Tommy on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 4:54 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:They don't appear out of nowhere.


Nah, they're stelfs, bruv. :ninja: :ninja: :ninja:

I haven't really done a decent job looking around different sources yet, which I will do, but as I'm now only in Cardiff and FFD is relatively accessible to me, if anyone gets any more info on the B-1B(s), it would be gratefully received.

Also need to learn myself how to read NOTAMs properly, but for a couple of obvious bits, it's all foreign at the moment...
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 3:13 am

Movements might be expected at Fairford mid-morning. Based off track AR-20NE being active roughly now off the US NE coast.

There is something due in LN late this afternoon, an ALTRV is posted for a routing coming in over Scotland.

This is either Raptors or more SJ Eagles. It’s a case of wait and see.

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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 5:49 am

Reports are broken however the aircraft currently being reported to be in AR-20NE is an RC-135 not the expected Bones.

Going to be a waiting game it seems.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 6:01 am

No NOTAM yet
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 7:13 am

Three tankers according to FC? Weather is perfect, but decided not to go last night as there was no firm info and LN typically only fly a half day on Fridays.

Just need to cross fingers for some good weather once they're here and flying.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 7:26 am

I see that they say one of them will be CLEAN 83........that's been up for an hour or so over Philadelphia, but it's now over the Newport News area.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8:19 am

Looks like CLEAN 83 is finally on it's way, heading NNE ( routing via St Johns ? )
No sign of any other CLEAN flights.

Still no Fairford NOTAM, so the spotters are probably now heading for Lakenheath. :biggrin:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8:32 am

Clean 92 also up with Clean 81 from Bangor.

Tabor 41-47 on comms with 47 confirmed as air spare.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8:39 am

What are they?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8:41 am

No idea :grin:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8:46 am

Only '83 is showing on ADS-B Exchange ( currently abeam Rhode Island )
KC-10A, T/No 79-0434
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 8:54 am

Being reported on FC that Clean 81 gone tech.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby CJS on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 9:42 am

I love reading this thread. I literally have no idea what any of it means! :grin:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby cg_341 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 9:47 am

CJS wrote:I love reading this thread. I literally have no idea what any of it means! :grin:

Even if you did you'd be confused, as there's currently three different deployments all being discussed as if they are one!
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 9:51 am

S'easy....
Big metal birds un' little metal birds, 'dey come !
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cg_341 wrote:there's currently three different deployments all being discussed as if they are one!


Or to be more precise, Lakenheath & Fairford deployments being discussed on this thread to save opening multiple threads, as those of us discussing them know they're different.


Oh, and still no Fairford NOTAM


Edited to add.....
CLEAN 83 now heading Southwest abeam Nova Scotia -- RTB ?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 9:53 am

To confirm...

No (notam) activity at Fairford and....


(from FC) Tabor flight have just aborted their transit and are RTB Barnes AFB so no arrivals to Lakenheath today either.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 9:58 am

Tabor are the remaining SJ F-15Es anyway aren't they?

What is CLEAN08 bringing back with it? Departed Mildenhall on a round trip down to the Mediterranean Sea.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby cg_341 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 10:04 am

Correct Dan!
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 10:07 am

Thanks. Not fussed about them then.

I had a visit pencilled in for yesterday but scrubbed to see if anything is going to be on exercise in the next two weeks instead, given all the rumours. Hope I didn't waste a sunny day for no reason.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 10:20 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:What is CLEAN08 bringing back with it? Departed Mildenhall on a round trip down to the Mediterranean Sea.

Looks to have aborted, if ADS-B Exchange is correct.....
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 11:29 am

LN Strike Eagle wrote:What is CLEAN08 bringing back with it? Departed Mildenhall on a round trip down to the Mediterranean Sea.


RTB declaring an emergency - got down safely.

(from FC) Vibration in the climb and couldn't maintain level flight. An Eagle, Typhoon and Tornado performed a visual check identifying an open/flapping panel and some form of issue with the right wing.

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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:07 pm

Differs to what was reported on Milscanners earlier -- unable to maintain airspeed & it was just Typhoons.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:32 pm

Daily Mail already have a story on it!!!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... space.html
Mechanics are not trying to troubleshoot the cause of the error message before the aircraft returns to service.

:wall:

Only reporting whats on FC Brevet ;-) they're also reporting it was configured for Hose/Drogue tanking off the boom.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:42 pm

That's the thing, different people listening at different times hearing different things.
Odds on both of them are correct.

As for the DM's version......it got a bit further than Norfolk, higher than 11k Ft. and was heading in the opposite direction to the North Sea :facepalm: :lol:
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