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by Xm657
Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:19 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Rumour among the chaps waiting here at Fairford that may be two B1 departures today, but could be wishful thinking. 86-0127 just gone up (first time its gone to Czech due excercise), and 85-0089 was started up briefly but now shut down again. Read into that what you will.
by Xm657
Fri 09 Sep 2016, 8:49 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Just means operating remotely from fairford
by Xm657
Thu 08 Sep 2016, 8:52 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

We might be lucky. The B1 and B52 were at the exercise last Sunday - scroll to the very bottom of this:

http://www.lznamest.army.cz/letova-aktivita
by Xm657
Thu 08 Sep 2016, 8:50 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Kuwait C-17 at Newcastle
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Kuwait C-17 at Newcastle

keithjs wrote:
Xm657 wrote:Yes all three still at Fairford. Ffdmovements.blogspot.co.uk has all the serials for each day


Sorry..but have you answered the correct post...? :dizzy: :wink:


Oh dear, no, was reading it on my phone and in the wrong thread entirely. :dizzy:
by Xm657
Thu 08 Sep 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Kuwait C-17 at Newcastle
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Kuwait C-17 at Newcastle

Yes all three still at Fairford. Ffdmovements.blogspot.co.uk has all the serials for each day
by Xm657
Wed 07 Sep 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

For anyone not following the thread on FC, this link seems to be a reliable source of information for the following day's movements. Seems to be updated late evening for the next day:

http://www.lznamest.army.cz/letova-aktivita
by Xm657
Tue 06 Sep 2016, 10:31 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Doesnt look like there is anything happening today. Info shared on FC forum suggests no B1s or B52 participating in the exercise today, but havnt seen anything about tomorrow yet.
by Xm657
Mon 05 Sep 2016, 5:51 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Are you sure it ever went up. Ffdmovements.blogspot.co.uk are normally pretty accurate but they are not reporting anything today.
by Xm657
Mon 05 Sep 2016, 3:49 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Thanks BC. I assumed it would be Zulu time or that would be no notice at all.

Sadly the NOTAMS don't give me enough time to travel to Fairford in time so just going to spend the whole day there on Friday! Hopefully it doesn't rain.
by Xm657
Mon 05 Sep 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Thats very last minute, checked it at 8:25, but its up now on NATS. Where are you checking?

What day do you reckon would be a good bet for B1 movements. I've arranged to go on Friday already as that seems a certainty.
by Xm657
Mon 05 Sep 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Still no NOTAM so maybe nothing happening today. Did someone say there was a rumour Wednesday might see some movements?
by Xm657
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 8:05 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Its a little frustrating that there is information available but I can't access it until my FC membership is granted. I'm only asking for help as I live a 2.5 hour drive away from Fairford and have to arrange time off work in advance. With luck Friday is a dead cert for a B1 departure and recovery d...
by Xm657
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 3:23 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Thanks. Only register this morning so probably just in the queue.
by Xm657
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 3:11 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

The same Xm657.

Fffdmovements.blogspot.co.uk are reporting B1 up too. Would have made the trip down there if I'd known damn
by Xm657
Sun 04 Sep 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

That's for the info BC. I'm waiting for my membership to be authorised on FC since the B1 thread went into a private forum. If you do hear anything I'd be grateful if you could post here.
by Xm657
Sat 03 Sep 2016, 6:31 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

lynothehammer wrote:Being kicked about on Facebook that arrival time is 10.45...


Which Facebook Group are you looking at? I'm hoping to see some further B1 movements while they are here, so the more information sources monitored the better!
by Xm657
Wed 31 Aug 2016, 1:41 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Thanks for the info. Very exciting that we might be seeing a B1 in the UK.
by Xm657
Mon 29 Aug 2016, 8:27 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Thanks that's very helpful.

It seems that Sept 9th is a good bet for B1 movements assuming they do operate from Fairford. There's a B1 appearance at Sanicole evening airshow http://www.sanicole.com/index.php/en/pr ... ram-friday which looks roughly like a straight line between Fairford and Czech Republic.
by Xm657
Mon 29 Aug 2016, 6:02 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

I'm desperate to see a B1 - what's the best way to see Fairford NOTAMS. I'm monitoring ffdmovements.blogspot.co.uk and the bzz spotters Google group, where else could I check?
by Xm657
Mon 29 Aug 2016, 8:33 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Exercise Ample Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 23044

Re: Exercise Ample Strike

Chance to see a B1 in the UK is great news, I was beginning to look at visiting the US as its been too long. Thanks so much for the heads up and please do keep us posted if you hear when they'll arrive.