No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby 138EAW on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 3:32 pm

NOTAM appears to say no Lakenheath Xmas opening this year

Parent ICAO: EGUL
Start date/time: 22/12/2017 18:00 UTC
End date/time: 03/01/2018 06:00 UTC
Activity period: null
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 999

AERODROME CLOSED

ALL times local
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 3:56 pm

:tumbleweed:

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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby stuart n on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 7:42 pm

That's my Christmas ruined then :shock: :down:
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Talldan76 on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 1:10 pm

:-(

Will be cancelling my A/L for the 27th December then!!

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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 3:41 pm

Good-oh!
If there's no reason why they need to fly ( pre-deployment, etc. ) then it's a sensible decision to give them some extra down-time over the Christmas period.
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby st24 on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 3:44 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Good-oh!
If there's no reason why they need to fly ( pre-deployment, etc. ) then it's a sensible decision to give them some extra down-time over the Christmas period.

Can always rely on BC to spread the joy....! :grin:
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 3:56 pm

Well it's not as if their job is to entertain people - you can go to pantomimes or come on here for that.
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby CJS on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 5:10 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Well it's not as if their job is to entertain people - you can go to pantomimes or come on here for that.


Same difference. :tongue:
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby st24 on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 11:55 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Well it's not as if their job is to entertain people - you can go to pantomimes or come on here for that.

Well that depends if you're posting! :tongue: I completely get that but it's the utter relish you seem to convey when you post about others disappointment .... :confused:
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 1:21 am

That's because I'm one of those people who's worked pretty much every Christmas for the last 30 years....you can count the number of Christmas Days I've had off properly on the fingers of one hand & still have fingers left over ( and I'm working Christmas Eve night this year, so that's another Christmas Day I'm not really off for )
As such, I have every sympathy for those who don't get much time off over the Christmas period due to it being normal working ( I've got 2 proper days off for the Christmas/New Year period - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th ) and none whatsoever for anyone who's narked that aircrew who've had a pretty busy year are being given a few days extra down-time.
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby st24 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 9:06 am

Brevet Cable wrote:That's because I'm one of those people who's worked pretty much every Christmas for the last 30 years....you can count the number of Christmas Days I've had off properly on the fingers of one hand & still have fingers left over ( and I'm working Christmas Eve night this year, so that's another Christmas Day I'm not really off for )
As such, I have every sympathy for those who don't get much time off over the Christmas period due to it being normal working ( I've got 2 proper days off for the Christmas/New Year period - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th ) and none whatsoever for anyone who's narked that aircrew who've had a pretty busy year are being given a few days extra down-time.

Hmmmm...sounds like sour grapes on your part then in that you are quite happy that others can't have a few days enjoying aviation because you work it any way.
Whilst I sympathise I get narked by people who moan about having a job and having to work the hours set out by their employer - no-one held a gun to your head and made you sign the contract, you must have had some idea of the Ts and Cs of working there.Same to for the "heroes" in the armed forces - you have to expect to work unsociable hours and be away from family and loved ones, it's part of the deal.
The USAF have always worked the Christmas week and so a certain air of expectancy has been exercised.
Anyway, happy Christmas, I'm looking forward to breaking up on Thursday and hopefully not thinking about work again until the 2nd!
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 12:30 pm

I have to admit that I thought BC was either unemployed or retired, considering the amount of available time he obviously has in participating on this forum :handbag: :wink:

Back to thread (rather hastily) is Mildenhall likely to be closed too ? In the past I haven't always bothered with Lakenheath over the Christmas period, cos of the rugby scrum at the fence, and ventured over to Mildy to watch 135s and 130s doing touch and goes with some rather marvelous winter light. I know they share the tower at Lakenheath so wasn't sure if the runway is open or not ? Will try to get my fix later this week if I can though :-)
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 1:58 pm

st24.....
Actually, I've usually volunteered to work Christmas Day ( if I'm not already scheduled to do it ) to allow workmates with kids to have the day off, so no sour grapes here.


Mildenhall NOTAMs :

B) FROM: 17/12/23 23:00
C) TO: 17/12/26 23:00
E) AERODROME CLOSED. FLIGHTS DURING CLOSURE PERIOD MUST HAVE AN OPERATIONAL NECESSITY OR BE A HIGHER HEADQUARTERS DIRECTED MISSION AND MUST BE APPROVED BY 100 OPERATIONS GROUP COMMANDER.

B) FROM: 17/12/30 23:00
C) TO: 18/01/02 23:00
E) AERODROME CLOSED. FLIGHTS DURING CLOSURE PERIOD MUST HAVE AN OPERATIONAL NECESSITY OR BE A HIGHER HEADQUARTERS DIRECTED MISSION AND MUST BE APPROVED BY 100 OPERATIONS GROUP COMMANDER.


So not closed for the full C/NY period.

From the RAF side of things, Brize is open for business throughout by the looks of it.
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 3:26 pm

Appreciated, thanks :-)
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby DonaldGrump on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 5:04 pm

CJS wrote:
Brevet Cable wrote:Well it's not as if their job is to entertain people - you can go to pantomimes or come on here for that.


Same difference. :tongue:


If you come on here on xmas day you might even get the UKAR version of the Queens speech if Dano posts. :biggrin:
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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby CJS on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9:31 pm

DonaldGrump wrote:
CJS wrote:
Brevet Cable wrote:Well it's not as if their job is to entertain people - you can go to pantomimes or come on here for that.


Same difference. :tongue:


If you come on here on xmas day you might even get the UKAR version of the Queens speech if Dano posts. :biggrin:


Don't bring her Majesty in to this...

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Re: No Xmas flying from Lakenheath

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 03 Jan 2018, 1:56 pm

Listening to the comms, Lakenheath's F-15s are out in force....there's at least 4 flights up that I've heard ( somewhere over Mid/West Wales )
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