Fairford NOTAM

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 May 2018, 6:54 am

Atlas B-747 GTi8018 ( N429MC ) currently Eastbound over Ireland.
Out of McGuire AFB....ADS-B Exchange has it as inbound Ramstein, Flight Tracker has it as inbound Mildenhall.
Wonder if it's actually inbound Fairford?

Edited to add...
Not Fairford, then.

Turned NE approaching London, so looks like it's Mildenhall.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby sdad on Wed 23 May 2018, 9:00 am

Just heard something going east over Northampton.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 May 2018, 11:12 am

Times on today's NOTAM have changed ( corrected to BST ) :
B) FROM: 18/05/23 11:30
C) TO: 18/05/23 13:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE AD AND RWY 09/27 OPEN.


No comms heard from my location & nothing showing on ADS-B, which would indicate the C-17's still there.

Interestingly, the Fairford Movements website lists a Kallita Air B-747 ( CMB545 ) as being due in around 19:00hrs today, but there's no NOTAM up for it yet.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Tommy on Wed 23 May 2018, 11:22 am

Acc. to FC that Kallita Air is also coming from Dyess.

The C-17 is apparently departing imminently back to Travis.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 May 2018, 11:43 am

Yep, it departed about 15 minutes ago.
ADS-B has it approaching Pontypool.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 May 2018, 2:29 pm

NOTAM for this evening's up ( times adjusted to BST ) :
B) FROM: 18/05/23 19:00
C) TO: 18/05/23 23:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE AD AND RWY 09/27 OPEN.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 May 2018, 5:10 pm

Hmm...
All the tracking sites are showing the Kallita aircraft ( N967BA ) as being still at Dyess.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Big Eric on Wed 23 May 2018, 5:21 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Hmm...
All the tracking sites are showing the Kallita aircraft ( N967BA ) as being still at Dyess.


Kalitta Air (note the spelling :biggrin: ) don't have a N967BA, they do however, have a Boeing 747 with the registration N976BA.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 May 2018, 5:58 pm

Oh do sod off.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Big Eric on Thu 24 May 2018, 7:54 am

Brevet Cable wrote:Oh do sod off.


:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 24 May 2018, 7:46 pm

No....seriously.....SOD OFF !!
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 24 May 2018, 11:45 pm

Right.....one last try....

NOTAM for today ( which has been up since yesterday afternoon but I was debating whether or not to bother ).....times corrected to BST :
B) FROM: 18/05/25 12:00
C) TO: 18/05/25 16:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD. RWY 09/27 OPEN.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Puddlejumper on Fri 25 May 2018, 7:30 am

I'm sure I'm not the only one that appreciates what you do Brevet. :clap:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby F-5F on Fri 25 May 2018, 8:57 am

Me too. Always have a quick check on here in the morning when there is an exercise taking place at Fairford. :up:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby st24 on Fri 25 May 2018, 9:58 am

Puddlejumper wrote:I'm sure I'm not the only one that appreciates what you do Brevet. :clap:

Same here Brevet, it's the only useful thing you do... :kiss: :grin:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby capercaillie on Fri 25 May 2018, 10:03 am

There you are Brevet, you didn't know you could generate so much warmth and joy :love: :win:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 25 May 2018, 12:00 pm

st24 wrote:Same here Brevet, it's the only useful thing you do... :kiss: :grin:

Wrong....I make booze too :tongue: :biggrin:

capercaillie wrote:you didn't know you could generate so much warmth and joy :love: :win:

That'll be the booze. :biggrin:

And to clarify my outbursts...
Banter's fine, I don't mind that, but I can't be the only one on here who's sick to the back teeth of the obsessive desire some have to correct every single typo/mis-spelling.

And to get back on topic...
GIANT 8328 ( B767 ) arrived about an hour ago - I managed to catch it as it was routing in via Brecon - NOTAM's still up, so possibly another quick turnaround.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 25 May 2018, 2:06 pm

NOTAM's gone.
Checking FR24, GTi8328 it's showing as being over Belgium en-route Germany.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 28 May 2018, 6:45 pm

Weather forecast for the next few days is for thunderstorms, torrential rain & strong wings.....which obviously indicates the deployment aircraft will arrive soon. :lol:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Berf on Mon 28 May 2018, 7:53 pm

Having only been to Fairford during an airshow week - what's it like for parking at either end of the runway during an exercise like this - any tips on where to go? Thanks
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Dan213 on Mon 28 May 2018, 9:26 pm

Berf wrote:Having only been to Fairford during an airshow week - what's it like for parking at either end of the runway during an exercise like this - any tips on where to go? Thanks


Most people park down Washpool Lane. Please do bear in mind that this road is continuously used by quarry trucks however, so if you park here make sure you are well onto the grass verge
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Berf on Tue 29 May 2018, 9:09 am

Thanks Dan
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby 138EAW on Wed 30 May 2018, 8:21 am

Mytee 11 flight (x3 B-1Bs) inbound, fuel stopped at Bangor overnight.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 30 May 2018, 8:26 am

:up:
And I was just about to post the NOTAM, which hasn't long been published :
( Times corrected to show BST )

B) FROM: 18/05/30 09:30
C) TO: 18/05/30 11:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD. RWY 09/27 OPEN.


So much for the various claims that they'd be in before 05:00hrs, that they would be arriving on Friday, etc. :lol:
( I've been checking the NOTAMs since about 04:00hrs, just in case )

Edited to add....
Damn, and others have beaten me to it on the Milscanners newsgroup too -- I'm slipping! :oops:

Bet they don't route over Wales either.

Oh, and latest weather at Fairford :
EGVA 300831Z 05006KT 6000 -RA BR OVC008 14/13 A2991 RMK AO2A SLP131

( Overcast, light rain & mist, visibility about 3 miles )
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 30 May 2018, 8:46 am

May be them I can hear ( very faintly ) working 345.0 , unless someone else American is using '11' as their callsign ( couldn't catch all of the callsign )

Edited to say....
Confirmed it's them, requesting that they be kept high until as late as possible.

Now up on 278.6
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