Tornados left in service

Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Wed 30 May 2018, 6:46 pm

Another one gone to RTP, ZA473 /036
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Postby 138EAW on Tue 19 Jun 2018, 9:53 am

Another one gone ZA591 /058 now 26 left
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Tue 17 Jul 2018, 12:39 pm

Another one gone (ZA546/ 038), 25 left
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby chrisward123 on Tue 17 Jul 2018, 12:56 pm

138EAW wrote:Another one gone (ZA546/ 038), 25 left


Took part in RAF 100 London Flypast... very sad!
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby Domvickery on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:49 am

Had a good chat with some Tornado ground crew at RIAT, he said they’re dropping to 9 airframes in (or by) October, he was also hoping for a retirement event around then too
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby blackcat on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:06 am

110 also withdrawn from use,

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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby toom317 on Thu 19 Jul 2018, 6:48 pm

138EAW wrote:Another one gone to RTP, ZA473 /036



I think there is some wrong info somewhere. Today I saw an uncoded GR4 that is apparently ZA543 (036), and the airframe ZA473 should have been coded 032. It is also still showing as active on the updated list at the start of the thread.
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby Stagger2 on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 9:16 pm

Can anybody confirm that the 'RTP' process is complete for the remaining Tornado jets? From now forward the retired jets will be merely scrapped as a whole, or perhaps a lucky few presented for preservation? :dunno:
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby Binbrook 01 on Sat 21 Jul 2018, 9:34 am

No sadly its not complete, they are doing the RTP at both Leeming (but not flying anymore into it) And now also at Marham.

Spares are spares. And as for how many more survive.....


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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Mon 23 Jul 2018, 1:12 pm

The plan is to go down to under 20, that includes the 7 or 8 in Cyprus. So if there are 24 left. At least another 4 still to be withdrawn
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby CJS on Tue 24 Jul 2018, 5:04 pm

Have any plans or rumours ever circulated about any being kept or bought and kept in a flying condition? I was thinking HAA or even Qinetic? Or if one might go to Bruntingthorpe as a taxi runner?
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Tue 24 Jul 2018, 6:59 pm

Nope, by all accounts the spares are being sold to the other operators. Rumours say the final lot will be sold and flown to Saudi
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Fri 10 Aug 2018, 4:17 pm

ZA585/054 has been WFU. 23 Mighty fins left
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Postby 138EAW on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:28 am

ZA588 /056 has been WFU
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby Stagger2 on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:33 am

chrisward123 wrote:
138EAW wrote:Another one gone (ZA546/ 038), 25 left


Took part in RAF 100 London Flypast... very sad!

Damn! This is hurting my head? I've seen a shot of this airframe at Marham allegedly on the 14th August 2018 :dizzy:
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 4:16 am

All jets withdrawn enter the RTP process at Marham now. So could have been being towed to wait it's fate. Reported WFU from 24/07. Last flight appears to be the RAF 100 flypast
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby Stagger2 on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 9:44 am

Thanks for clarification that RTP is also at Marham. I took 'another one gone' too literally! Still slightly bemused why they bother with engine-runs on a jet that isn't 'sold, running & driving'. Possibly they're mandated to do anti-det' runs right up to when the jet's in pieces?
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby blackcat on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 10:20 am

Stagger2 wrote:Thanks for clarification that RTP is also at Marham. I took 'another one gone' too literally! Still slightly bemused why they bother with engine-runs on a jet that isn't 'sold, running & driving'. Possibly they're mandated to do anti-det' runs right up to when the jet's in pieces?


Probably just an Monthly Det run whilst it is still in one piece to make sure all is working ok.
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 6:13 pm

Another one bites the dust ZD792 /100 has been retired today
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby toom317 on Thu 23 Aug 2018, 7:42 pm

138EAW wrote:Another one bites the dust ZD792 /100 has been retired today


We've had that one through the Selkirk to Moffat valley twice this week. Unfortunately it didn't make use of the 100 ft min.
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby The Baron on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 5:55 am

138EAW wrote:Another one bites the dust ZD792 /100 has been retired today


Didn't that one perform the Sunday 617 flypast at RIAT this year?
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby Tom105 on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 7:36 am

Yep it was the aircraft at RIAT, another one bites the dust.
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 8:17 am

Although it isn't, it really does feel like we lose one every couple of days now :sad:
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby 138EAW on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 1:00 pm

The number left is getting close to the final number the RAF want still active at retirement. So shouldn't loose too many more
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Re: Tornados left in service

Postby Tmyers123 on Sat 01 Sep 2018, 4:25 pm

Does anyone know how many Tonkas are left from 41 sqn?
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