London flypast 11/11

London flypast 11/11

Postby farnboroughrob on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 3:40 pm

Heard there will be a flypast of 4 Tornados on Saturday as part of the Lord mayors show, time planned 11:13 over Mansion House. Ill be in Regents Park so hoping for a glimpse?
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 4:52 pm

Post on Milscanners a few hours ago said they were heard discussing it ( although they apparently didn't specifically name the event )

Edited to add....
The GR4s ( callsign MONSTER 1 to 4 ) have been out & about for the past couple of days.
They were working with another aircraft, callsign OMEN 1.
Whenever I've heard that callsign used in the past it's been a Hercules. Don't know if that was the case this time.
No idea whether or not it's also participating in the flypast, or whether it was just coordinating what may have been the practices for the flypast, or whether it's completely unrelated.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby farnboroughrob on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 5:08 pm

Notam for Saturday
513814N 0011500E CLACTON HOLD CP (1045-1105)
514435N 0005327E BRADWELL
514700N 0002700E CHELMSFORD
514336N 0001006E NORTH WEALD
514035N 0000055E WALTHAM ABBEY
513618N 0000203W BANBURY RESERVOIR
513048N 0000521W FLYPAST MANSION HOUSE (1113)
512540N 0000806W STREATHAM
512104N 0001036W BANSTEAD
511254N 0002648W GOMSHALL
510806N 0002836W CRANLEIGH
510142N 0003036W WISBOROUGH GREEN
505130N 0003330W ARUNDEL
FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 500-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE
ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS. FORMATION
WILL BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF SOUTHEND ATC, HEATHROW RADAR OR
FARNBOROUGH LOWER AIRSPACE RADAR SER. SEE SEPARATE NOTAM FOR MIL
ACFT OPERATING ON SIMILAR ROUTING. 2017-11-0013/AS1

H6997/17: Air display will take place

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FLYPAST BY MIL ACFT WI 1NM RADIUS 513042N 0000512W (MANSION HOUSE,
CITY OF LONDON). 17-11-0013/AS1
FROM: 11 Nov 2017 10:55 GMT
TO: 11 Nov 2017 11:25 GMT
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby pootle on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 5:44 pm

Hi Brevet,

Any idea where the Clacton hold is? I live on the coast near Clacton and whilst I know of the local VOR beacon and the 'Clacton route' for flights into the London airports I've not heard of the Clacton hold before.
Looking at the lat and log details on the NOTAM it seems to be literally just off the end of Clacton Pier but if they have been practising it hasn't been here. Not fast jet noise at all in the last two days I've been working from home.

I'm fairly sure I can't miss 4 Tonkas at 2000 feet on Saturday so will keep alert near the time in case a photo opportunity presents itself.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 7:16 pm

They don't rehearse along the actual route they'll fly, they do it elsewhere - the QBF rehearsal is normally flown over Waddington for example.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 7:23 pm

If I recall correctly, the Clacton Holding Point is out over the North Sea, between Clacton & Margate.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby pootle on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:22 pm

Ah, OK so Clacton in the same way Ryaniar name airports :smile:
Unlikely I'll see them overhead then if they are out to see. Never mind.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:46 pm

Just did a quick search to see if there's a map showing the routing.
This looks to be it : http://notaminfo.com/ukmap
On the column on the right, untick everything apart from the top box in the 'NOTAM Details' field ( 'Show Navigation Warnings' ) & change the date in the 'show NOTAMS for' box to 11 November.
Scroll the map down & you'll see an orange route-line, with various waypoints, starting midway between Clacton & Margate and apparently terminating at Arundel in the South Downs.

Unfortunately for you, if the map's accurate the route goes nowhere near Clacton.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby Steve888 on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 4:37 pm

It the weather forecast for tomorrow morning is predicting light rain. Would they do the flyover in those conditions?

Just trying to work out if it's worth a trip into London tomorrow.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby neville on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 7:07 pm

Well the Tornado is an all weather capable aircraft, so if it is raining your guess is as good as..
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby paullangford on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 8:29 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Just did a quick search to see if there's a map showing the routing.
This looks to be it : http://notaminfo.com/ukmap
On the column on the right, untick everything apart from the top box in the 'NOTAM Details' field ( 'Show Navigation Warnings' ) & change the date in the 'show NOTAMS for' box to 11 November.
Scroll the map down & you'll see an orange route-line, with various waypoints, starting midway between Clacton & Margate and apparently terminating at Arundel in the South Downs.

Unfortunately for you, if the map's accurate the route goes nowhere near Clacton.


Excellent info, thanks Brevet :worship: :up:
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby PaulHP on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 11:32 pm

From North Weald's Facebook page:

FLYPAST UPDATE: DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS IT IS LIKELY THAT THE FLYPAST ON SATURDAY WILL BE CANCELLED

We were phoned by the CAA earlier today regarding the Lord Mayor's Flypast on Saturday. At that stage it was 50/50 that it would be cancelled.

The weather minima in our briefing notes for the flypast are as follows:

"The minimum weather clearance for the full formation are no significant cloud below 1,700 ft AMSL, 500 ft vertical separation from cloud and 5 km visibility."

A weather check will be carried out beforehand by an Augusta 109 callsign Ascot 1523 at 10.00.

The TAF for London City is not encouraging:

EGLC LONDON CITY AIRPORT
TAF EGLC 101659Z 1018/1118 30012KT 9999 FEW040 BECMG 1018/1021 24010KT BECMG 1103/1106 BKN010 TEMPO 1103/1114 7000 RA BKN007 PROB40 TEMPO 1105/1114 3000 RADZ BECMG 1111/1114 01006KT BECMG 1114/1117 FEW010 SCT020=

Likewise Stansted

EGSS STANSTED
TAF EGSS 101659Z 1018/1124 24010KT 9999 FEW040 BECMG 1102/1105 BKN008 TEMPO 1102/1114 4000 RA PROB40 TEMPO 1104/1110 1200 RADZ BR BKN003 BECMG 1109/1112 36006KT PROB30 TEMPO 1110/1114 0300 DZ FG BKN001 BECMG 1114/1117 FEW008 SCT020 PROB30 TEMPO 1122/1124 8000 -RA BKN014=

We will update our Facebook page when we get any definite news in the morning, or you can phone the Ops Office on 01992 564200 if you are planning to come to the Airfield.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby DanH on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 10:27 am

Any news on whether or not this is going ahead?
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby 138EAW on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 10:32 am

The weather helicopter is up at the moment, no other participants are
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby farnboroughrob on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 4:19 pm

We didn't see anything, but we were in Regents park so maybe a bit to the North, weather was very murky so guess it was canx.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby vulcan558 on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 7:46 pm

Beech 18, did a impressive poppy drop over the Armistage day parade, Bedworth Warwickshire.
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Re: London flypast 11/11

Postby Big Eric on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 7:56 pm

vulcan558 wrote:Beech 18, did a impressive poppy drop over the Armistage day parade, Bedworth Warwickshire.


Armistice, Rich. Armistice................. :wall:
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