366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby 138EAW on Tue 02 Oct 2018, 6:55 pm

Up to 18 366th Wing F-15s from Mountain Home should be staging through LN tomorrow. Shanwick ALTRV starts around 1pm. So will anytime after 2pm likely later though

They are heading to the sandpit, should mean 494th finally returning home
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby 138EAW on Wed 03 Oct 2018, 2:44 pm

ALTRV pulled today, reposted for tomorrow, later timing too. Will mean arriving at dusk / dark
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby boff180 on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 7:09 am

Just noticed this hasn’t been updated.

Last night 18 F-15E arrived.

Plus 8 Super Bugs and a C-2 off the Truman :-)

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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby Abbo46 on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 7:26 am

C-2 has since departed. :up:
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby austinp on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 8:38 am

Any news how long the Hornets will be at Lakenheath?

I heard elsewhere Truman is due to stay at Pommie for 3 days, but the Hornets would be around for 2 weeks...

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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby vulcanshammer on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 8:52 am

I wonder how many boxes of Twinkies you can fit on board a C-2... :smile:
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 10:46 am

Six F-22 Raptors inbound now too. Annoyed about the F-18s, could have held off the trip to Marham on Monday had I known these were due.

Conflicting reports about their stay - some say they're here to exercise with the F-15s and others say they'll depart back to the carrier on Wednesday. I think the base will be closed on Monday for a US holiday?
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 12:28 pm

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- Communities in East Anglia and the surrounding areas will continue to see more jets in the sky than usual throughout October, including limited weekend takeoffs for transient aircraft.

There are no plans for low-altitude or night flying in East Anglia during this period.

The increase in activity will result from flying exercises with visiting F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, out of Langley Air Force Base, Va., U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 11 out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., and our NATO Allies, as well as aircraft transiting through RAF Lakenheath on their way to final destinations around the globe.

As one of U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa main operating bases, RAF Lakenheath serves as an important way station for transient aircraft. In some instances, operational requirements necessitate departures outside of the normal Monday through Friday flying schedule.

Looks like my plans for Marham next week are going to be scrapped in favour of this lot! :love:
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 12:39 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:I think the base will be closed on Monday for a US holiday?

Bit longer than that, going by the NOTAM ( times adjusted to show BST ) :
B) FROM: 18/10/05 18:00
C) TO: 18/10/09 06:00
E) AERODROME CLOSED. NO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICES AVAILABLE.


Edited to add.....
And the normal Lakenheath F-15s have been spending a lot of time over Wales this week, working with various AWACS & tankers.
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 2:45 pm

Has to be said a day up there next week does sound good
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby westie38 on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 7:25 pm

Digressing a bit to the F22's, a decent Youtube video has just been put up showing the F22 arrivals into Lakenheath, courtesy of Gung Ho Vids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UaF8drbwM4
Enjoy :rock:
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 07 Oct 2018, 9:28 am

Seems to have been pointless them having a NOTAM saying they're closed until Tuesday when both yesterday & today they've had further NOTAMs saying they're
OPEN FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS ONLY
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 6:56 am

Another day at Lakenheath where closed doesn't mean closed.
( times corrected to BST )
B) FROM: 18/10/08 08:30
C) TO: 18/10/08 10:30
E) AD OPEN. FOR OFFICIAL BUSNIESS ONLY.


Although I see they've now changed the 'closed' NOTAM too :
B) FROM: 18/10/08 10:30
C) TO: 18/10/09 06:00
E) LAKENHEATH AD CLOSED. NO AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby st24 on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 11:57 am

Brevet Cable wrote:Another day at Lakenheath where closed doesn't mean closed.
( times corrected to BST )
B) FROM: 18/10/08 08:30
C) TO: 18/10/08 10:30
E) AD OPEN. FOR OFFICIAL BUSNIESS ONLY.


Although I see they've now changed the 'closed' NOTAM too :
B) FROM: 18/10/08 10:30
C) TO: 18/10/09 06:00
E) LAKENHEATH AD CLOSED. NO AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED

Another 6 494th jets arriving back from the East. All with mission and nose marks..
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 12:29 pm

What nose art was on todays jets Geoff? I assume another six RTB tomorrow or did they only deploy 12?
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby st24 on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 1:41 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:What nose art was on todays jets Geoff? I assume another six RTB tomorrow or did they only deploy 12?

Unsure of numbers deployed but
201 Firebird with a phoenix artwork 40ish marks
2000 Valkyrie with a manga style blonde girl 45ish marks
3000 unnamed but about 45 marks
604 Cadillac Black no art 15 marks
314 sqn a/c Chief with head feather design 50ish marks
204 is 2-oh 40oz (or something like that!) P-51 dropping bombs, 13 marks.
Bomb marks are estimates as my lcd won't stay on long enough to count!!
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 2:09 pm

Sweet. Hopefully there are more due back tomorrow. What time did they arrive?
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby st24 on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 2:21 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Sweet. Hopefully there are more due back tomorrow. What time did they arrive?

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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby Tmyers123 on Mon 08 Oct 2018, 2:47 pm

Here’s a link to some shots of the 494th Strike Eagles with nose art. :up:

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&t=168300
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 9:16 am

Last of the 494FS are home.

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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 10:56 am

Slow start, but 18 jets (F-15C/F-18E/F-22A) have launched the the last 45 minutes.

RAMBO 01 0172 dep 11:20
RAMBO 02 0010 dep 11:20
USN 303 dep 11:20
USN 412 dep 11:20

LN 019 dep 11:23
LN 154 dep 11:23
USN 204 dep 11:23
USN 106 dep 11:24

LN 86-0174 dep 11:39
LN 86-0178 dep 11:39
USN 210 dep 11:39
USN 300 dep 11:39

LN 160 dep 11:44
LN 001 dep 11:44
FF 181 dep 11:44
FF 183 dep 11:44

FF 1st FW dep 11:49
FF 073 dep 11:49
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby vulcanshammer on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 11:05 am

Is activity expected to be as high tomorrow?
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 12:15 pm

Some people on FC last week were saying the F-18s will go back to the boat tomorrow. Not sure how true that is, but the Raptors should be here all week.
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby vulcanshammer on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 1:05 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Some people on FC last week were saying the F-18s will go back to the boat tomorrow. Not sure how true that is, but the Raptors should be here all week.


Many thanks, will try to pop over. Apologies I am sure this question has been asked before but where is the best location to watch movements from?
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Re: 366th Wing F-15s heading to Lakenheath tomorrow

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 09 Oct 2018, 1:11 pm

Do you take photos? If so, the forest entry on the A1065. If not, the viewing area might do you just fine.
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