Fairford NOTAM

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Tue 30 May 2017, 11:13 am

This will be for Sabre Strike.

From the US Army press release, likely to be B-1's or B-2's sometime over the next few days.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Russ on Tue 30 May 2017, 11:17 am

I thought it was for a U-2 departure? Assume the heavies won't arrive for the next few days.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby cg_341 on Tue 30 May 2017, 11:20 am

U-2 departed in the first NOTAM slot.

Any heavies arriving today will have done well to get all the way from...whereever...without anyone, anywhere, picking them up!
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 30 May 2017, 11:22 am

Checking other fora & newsgroups, no sign of any departures for it yet, it would appear that they're expected later this week ( Thursday/Friday )
Post on FC says it was a U-2 - DRAGON 21 - departing Fairford earlier ( not arriving as I thought ) so no idea what this change is for.

Edited to say....beaten to it by Russ & HA.

Edited again to add....
Just checked all the active Atlas Air ( GTI ) aircraft, none coming anywhere near the UK so not one of them.

Wouldn't be for an A400M to do a few practices again, would it ? ( ZM414's been out & about this morning )
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 30 May 2017, 12:58 pm

NOTAM's now gone from the NATS website.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby 138EAW on Wed 31 May 2017, 8:19 pm

There's a couple of AR20 bookings that suggest tomorrow is the day the BUFFs come to play. Timing would be after 12pm, unless they take part in Arctic Challenge first

Also likely B-1B are on the refuelling track too. Not saying they are guaranteed to arrive in Blighty though :grin:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 31 May 2017, 8:28 pm

The rumours were for Thursday/Friday activity, so guess I'll have to keep a better check on the NOTAMs than I have done for the last few days.
Just thought -- can't be tomorrow, the weather forecast's for hot & sunny.....Friday's a better bet, rain & possible thunder storms ! :lol:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby 138EAW on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 2:40 am

The lower AR20 bookings were for a couple of E-3s :grin: they dont or didn't usually use the low block. Hour and half until the start of the likely AR20 booking
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby 138EAW on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 4:39 am

Bombers about to AR on Nova Scotia :smile:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 5:26 am

No NOTAM up for Fairford yet.

Edited to add.....tankers using SPUR callsign, by any chance?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 5:59 am

138EAW wrote:unless they take part in Arctic Challenge first.
Also likely B-1B are on the refuelling track too. Not saying they are guaranteed to arrive in Blighty though :grin:

QUID flight currently heading up North of Scotland, so you could be right
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Ledhead27 on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 6:44 am

MYTEE51 (B-52H) coasted out about 40 minutes ago, alongside SPUR54 (KC-10), near Gander
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 7:13 am

NOTAM's just been posted, and it's a wide timeframe ( adjusted to BST ) :
B) FROM: 17/06/01 09:30
C) TO: 17/06/01 17:00
E) AD AND RWY 09/27 OPEN. AVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED MOVEMENTS ONLY
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Talldan76 on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 7:41 am

Ledhead27 wrote:MYTEE51 (B-52H) coasted out about 40 minutes ago, alongside SPUR54 (KC-10), near Gander


Other forums are suggesting a group flight of up to 3 Buffs...
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 7:44 am

Just had someone up on 313.55 reporting 45 minutes out.
Missed callsign, but didn't sound like a B-52 or B-1.

Nowt showing on ADS-B -Exch. around here, not even a REACH aircraft

Edited to add...
Just remembered that 313.55 is also Mildenhall, so chances are it was the RC-135 ( TOPCAT 33 ) currently inbound there.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby boff180 on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 10:37 am

Mytee 96 eta 1300L
Mytee 51 eta 1516L

Latest timings should be both B-52's
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 10:41 am

:up:

Heard it heading down towards Lands End way earlier & then coming back, but according to a post on Milscanners QUID 42's hust been doing T&Gs at Fairford.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 10:51 am

Post on Milscanners says '96 has just been working 313.55
Nothing heard from my location, so it looks like it's coming in from the North.

Edited to say....
Correction, not North but South / Southeast as it's apparently inbound from Al Udeid ( according to posts on Milscanners )
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby jingernut on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 10:59 am

A user on FC is posting plotted route on SkyVector if anyone is interested.

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 5&start=20
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:03 am

Need to be registered on FC to access that link
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby jingernut on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:06 am

Brevet Cable wrote:Need to be registered on FC to access that link


Correct
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby 138EAW on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:08 am

Also need to post at least 5 times also to access Worldwide Milair Monitoring section I should add :biggrin:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:13 am

No use to me ( and probably most of the other forum members on here ) then.

Now picking '96 up on 313.55 from my location ( very faint ).....still doesn't seem to be getting a response from Fairford.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby jingernut on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:25 am

Brevet Cable wrote:No use to me ( and probably most of the other forum members on here ) then.


Apologies for trying to direct people to something that some may find interesting.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 11:32 am

No apology needed.....just that as you have to register & make 5 posts ( which presumably will be checked & approved by a moderator first ) it's not something someone could just pop across & check out today.
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