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Kieran19
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Not long to go now! :yahoo:

Now I know that the arrivals don't get released publicly but I thought it would be worth a shot. I am attending on Saturday and was thinking to myself what could potentially arrive / practice. I would hazard a guess that the Belgian A109 will arrive and maybe a practice from the Czech Gripen and Swiss F-18? What does everybody else think? Last year was a good day for arrivals so hoping for the same this year.

Fingers crossed the weather plays ball.

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Baby Blue arriving mid/late afternoon on Saturday.

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Post by PanaviaTornado »

Solo Fast Jets, Czech Gripen and Swiss Hornet official display calendars have 8-9 June noted. Not sure if that is a generic 'weekend date' marked or indicative of Saturday 8th arrivals and rehearsals.

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Thank you! I know previously, most fast jets have validated on the Saturday but on Fighter Control, somebody mentioned that the Czech jets are arriving around midday tomorrow along with the Swiss but not sure how accurate that is. Belgian A109 confirmed they are arriving on Friday :biggrin:

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Kieran19 wrote:Thank you! I know previously, most fast jets have validated on the Saturday but on Fighter Control, somebody mentioned that the Czech jets are arriving around midday tomorrow along with the Swiss but not sure how accurate that is. Belgian A109 confirmed they are arriving on Friday :biggrin:


No probs, do you have a link? I'm a member of FC but I missed this snippet of info.

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Said poster on FC also says a German Navy Tornado is due so i'm not sure how accurate that post actually is.

Further to my last post - this is the latest info...

ALL TIMES LOCAL

Thursday 6th June
1045 P-3C German Navy
1110 2 x JAS-39 Czech Air Force
1130 2 x L159 Czech Air Force
TBC CASA 295 Czech Air Force - Support

Friday 7th June
1500 2 x F-18 Swiss Air Force
TBC CL-604 Swiss Air Force – Support

Date/Time NOT Known
TBC Tornado German Navy

PLEASE DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER IF ANYTHING CHANGES!

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Luke28 wrote:Said poster on FC also says a German Navy Tornado is due so i'm not sure how accurate that post actually is.

Further to my last post - this is the latest info...

ALL TIMES LOCAL

Thursday 6th June
1045 P-3C German Navy
1110 2 x JAS-39 Czech Air Force
1130 2 x L159 Czech Air Force
TBC CASA 295 Czech Air Force - Support

Friday 7th June
1500 2 x F-18 Swiss Air Force
TBC CL-604 Swiss Air Force – Support

Date/Time NOT Known
TBC Tornado German Navy

PLEASE DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER IF ANYTHING CHANGES!


Thank you!

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Luke28 wrote:Said poster on FC also says a German Navy Tornado is due so i'm not sure how accurate that post actually is.


Well that would be a surprise considering they've been gone for 15 years.

So P-3 operating from Shawbury for the weekend?
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capercaillie wrote:
Luke28 wrote:Said poster on FC also says a German Navy Tornado is due so i'm not sure how accurate that post actually is.


Well that would be a surprise considering they've been gone for 15 years.


If that is coming I'm hoping for a late confirmation of a German Mig too. Misinformation, no idea.

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You'll have to wait another month for that Panavia as I have a feeling they normally go to RIAT... :biggrin:

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Kieran19 wrote:
Luke28 wrote:Said poster on FC also says a German Navy Tornado is due so i'm not sure how accurate that post actually is.

Further to my last post - this is the latest info...

ALL TIMES LOCAL

Thursday 6th June
1045 P-3C German Navy
1110 2 x JAS-39 Czech Air Force
1130 2 x L159 Czech Air Force
TBC CASA 295 Czech Air Force - Support

Friday 7th June
1500 2 x F-18 Swiss Air Force
TBC CL-604 Swiss Air Force – Support

Date/Time NOT Known
TBC Tornado German Navy

PLEASE DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER IF ANYTHING CHANGES!

big thanks to you mate :rock: :rock: :rock:
Thank you!

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mcfinners reply wrote:
Kieran19 wrote:
Luke28 wrote:Said poster on FC also says a German Navy Tornado is due so i'm not sure how accurate that post actually is.

Further to my last post - this is the latest info...

ALL TIMES LOCAL

Thursday 6th June
1045 P-3C German Navy
1110 2 x JAS-39 Czech Air Force
1130 2 x L159 Czech Air Force
TBC CASA 295 Czech Air Force - Support

Friday 7th June
1500 2 x F-18 Swiss Air Force
TBC CL-604 Swiss Air Force – Support

Date/Time NOT Known
TBC Tornado German Navy

PLEASE DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER IF ANYTHING CHANGES!

big thanks to you mate :rock: :rock: :rock:
Thank you!


German Navy Tornados don't exist anymore, the post on FC was a wind-up. :whistle:

https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/ ... 6#p1092136

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Kieran19 wrote:Thank you! I know previously, most fast jets have validated on the Saturday but on Fighter Control, somebody mentioned that the Czech jets are arriving around midday tomorrow along with the Swiss but not sure how accurate that is. Belgian A109 confirmed they are arriving on Friday :biggrin:


The jets should land at Shawbury, not Cosford!

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Post by TYPHOON3 »

There will be a drones ban in place between 2pm and 6pm on Friday and Saturday, so rehearsals will most likely take place within these time slots.Source-Express and Star website.

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Big Eric - The Tornado was NOT a wind-up!

Luke 28 - it’s customary (at the very least to credit your sources) - if I wanted to post on this Forum - I would have done so.

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Suggesting a German Navy Tornado might be coming can only be a windup, surely?! :lol:
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Given the FJs all rehearsed last year on the Saturday, having arrived on Thursday and Friday, what do you guys think is more likely for their rehearsals? Saturday or Friday? I have Friday off (booked ages ago for this reason), also attending Sunday but as this is the only Airshow that is anywhere near me distance wise I'd like to catch these rehearsals too!

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PanaviaTornado wrote:Given the FJs all rehearsed last year on the Saturday, having arrived on Thursday and Friday, what do you guys think is more likely for their rehearsals? Saturday or Friday? I have Friday off (booked ages ago for this reason), also attending Sunday but as this is the only Airshow that is anywhere near me distance wise I'd like to catch these rehearsals too!


Its all guesswork but I would say based purely on the previous couple of years that it will be Saturday, The weather on Saturday currently looks more favourable aswell (granted that could easily change).

Yes sorry Arthur, I should have credited you for the post.

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Arthur Tee wrote: if I wanted to post on this Forum - I would have done so.

Arthur


You have done so !
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Anyone know the airfield operating hours for the weekend?

Notam States that the Restricted area for the airshow is in operation 1300-1700 fri&sat so i presume the practices are happening during these times.
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Plenty of rain forecast for this Friday, so I suspect arrivals or rehearsals will be limited, but that's not said with any conviction. Saturday may see more activity, probably more-so after lunch. :up:

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Czech C-295 heading up over Belgium towards the UK, possible support into Shawbury?

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Luke28 wrote:Czech C-295 heading up over Belgium towards the UK, possible support into Shawbury?


Just noticed that too. Heading over the North Sea now and into the UK. Will keep an eye out for that.

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Czech Gripen also looks to be heading this way. Currently over Frankfurt. On ADSB, it shows the picture of the display aircraft so it could be potentially heading to Shawbury.

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Yeah got the Gripen, nice one.

C-295 in the Lichfield Corridor.

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