Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 2:36 pm

Braved the snow and freezing cold at Leuchars to catch this only to find out that it had announced that it was diverting to Brize! though within five minutes he was on the way back up north again! Only managed a few shots from the car park but will hopefully pop over through the week to catch it again.

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As always all comments or criticisms are most welcome.

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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby chrisward123 on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 3:09 pm

That second shot is a beauty!

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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 3:28 pm

chrisward123 wrote:That second shot is a beauty!

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Thanks Christian!
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby DeanW on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 4:00 pm

Agree with Christian, do like that second shot!
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 4:09 pm

DeanW wrote:Agree with Christian, do like that second shot!

Thanks Dean, the snow has light up the underside nicely.
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby eng3 on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 4:20 pm

Hi Calum, well captured :clap: , wish it was going to stay as I'm over at Dunblane for a week. Could easily get across to Leuchars...Michael.
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 4:23 pm

eng3 wrote:Hi Calum, well captured :clap: , wish it was going to stay as I'm over at Dunblane for a week. Could easily get across to Leuchars...Michael.

Hi Michael, rumor has it that it's in until Friday before it takes the 1sqn Tiffies to Malaysia. Don't take my word for it though!
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby TonyO on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 5:30 pm

Calum wrote:Hi Michael, rumor has it that it's in until Friday before it takes the 1sqn Tiffies to Malaysia. Don't take my word for it though!


Seriously? That's embarrassing!

Lovely shots!
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 5:38 pm

TonyO wrote:
Calum wrote:Hi Michael, rumor has it that it's in until Friday before it takes the 1sqn Tiffies to Malaysia. Don't take my word for it though!


Seriously? That's embarrassing!

Lovely shots!

Yeah it is a bit embarrassing. Are the Voyager's still not up to speed with AAR?
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby TonyO on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 5:43 pm

No, Voyager clearances are "imminent," but they were also "imminent" in January.

This is as bad as the Red Arrows being forced to use RNZAF/Swedish/French C-130s for support in recent years.
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 5:46 pm

TonyO wrote:No, Voyager clearances are "imminent," but they were also "imminent" in January.

This is as bad as the Red Arrows being forced to use RNZAF/Swedish/French C-130s for support in recent years.

What a shambles! I wonder what would happen if the tabloids got wind of these shortfalls?
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby eng3 on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 5:50 pm

...adding of course that we need a Ukranian 124 to transport equipment :sad:
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 5:55 pm

eng3 wrote:...adding of course that we need a Ukranian 124 to transport equipment :sad:

Forgot about that. Though heavy lift transport isn't really something the RAF has a lot of unlike tankers...
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby TonyO on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 5:56 pm

Willing to forgive the An-124 because we know the C-17s are busy, as for the tankers...
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Calum on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 6:06 pm

TonyO wrote:Willing to forgive the An-124 because we know the C-17s are busy, as for the tankers...

Could it be the case that the VC10s and Tristars are no longer able to fly long distances so other air arms are being called in?
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Re: Italian KC767 at Leuchars

Postby Phil Standfield on Mon 11 Mar 2013, 9:24 pm

TonyO wrote:Willing to forgive the An-124 because we know the C-17s are busy, as for the tankers...

Helping the French in Mali i think. Still as long as we are helping out our French buddies who cares if we have to have the Italians to tank us there and back :handbag:
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