First F35s to Marham 5th June

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It appears they will be dragged from MCAS Beaufort to an North East US base / airport tomorrow. Two more tankers due to depart Brize tomorrow to help out. Then home for tea and medals on Tuesday some time late afternoon.
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According to RAF Marham's Twitter

RAF Marham is also “in discussion with local landowners who are looking into the possibility of providing safe areas for members of the public to view and photograph the aircraft’s arrival”.

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6/24 is NOTAMED closed until July. So anyone going for their arrival. Is in for a hard time trying to get good shots :grin: Best wait until the hype dies down a little
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ericbee123 wrote:
MiG_Eater wrote:
Just to be clear - if an airbase or music venue opened in the middle of a village i'd absolutely respect the right of those complaining; just not when its the other way round.

You’ve clearly stated your opinion on existing and new venues, but what if an existing airbase just had GA traffic and then wanted to have 737 and/or military jets based there? Would they be exempt from your noise pollution rules because they already existed. Or the 100 year old music venue that had tea dances with organ music suddenly wanting to host a Megadeath concert ? Would they be exempt from neighbours feelings ?

I doubt the odd helicopter and hawk doing overshoots would be of the same magnitude as an F35B practicing vertical landings or if they did build a new heat resistant ski jump with the same curve and angles as on the QE class , full power short takeoffs. Forget about basing F35B at Yeovilton.

See if they build a QE ski jump on any land base in the UK.


The people of Yeovil and surrounding areas are very proud of the contribution Heron has made to the region over the generations. There can’t be a family that indirectly or directly hasn’t received a pay slip thanks to Yeovilton, a schoolchild who hasn’t visited the base or been shown around a seaking or Merlin. Anyone who complains should move back to whatever Nimby ridden yuppie hole they crawled from, or kicked out of a lynx mid barrel roll over a salt mine. Its a strong opinion but it’s mine.
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In discussion with landowners for the masses wanting to see what exactly? They fly at Fairford now each year, it's just a grey plane in a grey sky. Bizarre. Of far more interest is a last look at a Tornado live.

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Terrible....the fact that spotters may want to act like spotters & go spotting aircraft.
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Traveller wrote:In discussion with landowners for the masses wanting to see what exactly? They fly at Fairford now each year, it's just a grey plane in a grey sky. Bizarre. Of far more interest is a last look at a Tornado live.


Think the only bizarre thing here is this post...

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Can't wait for all the "My take on the F35 arrival" thread's in the Modern Military Photos section. :lol:

With the sunny forecast for Thursday, they should look good LL in the Selkirk to Moffat valley. Think I'll try for an over water shot at St Mary's Loch. :wink:
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i'm going to camp out on Corris Corner this afternoon for the week, as i just know we will get all of them there many times in the next few days :lmao:
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Two more support tankers just launched from Brize

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Here https://twitter.com/RAFMarhamMedia for info on parking areas

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Routing in via the South West and won't be at least 7pm
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Ooh, goody....although sod's law says they'll either be too far South ( via Lands End ) or too far North ( routing via Brecon ) of my location :sad:
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I know it's not until August but I was wondering wether we'll get any F-35s for Edinburgh Tattoo's Flypasts?

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Reports coming from the States that the F-35s are weathered in so the delivery flight for today has been scrubbed.

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from civmilair : "Today's F35 Lightning arrivals in the UK have been cancelled for operational reasons. Keep your eyes peeled on @RAFMarhamMedia for further updates"

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Explains the lack of tankers showing on ADS-B Exchange, then.
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boff180 wrote:Reports coming from the States that the F-35s are weathered in so the delivery flight for today has been scrubbed.

But it's an all weather aircraft.
Have not seen any civvie USA flights cancelled.due to the weather today.

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Refuelling ferry flights are only flown in good weather except in times of combat. Standing operating procedure.

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boff180 wrote:Reports coming from the States that the F-35s are weathered in so the delivery flight for today has been scrubbed.


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boff180 wrote:Refuelling ferry flights are only flown in good weather except in times of combat. Standing operating procedure.

Weather cannot be that bad at 30 - 40 thousand feet.

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They formation joins at a much lower altitude prior to commencing the crossing.

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They will cross blocking between 23 and 27 thousand.
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Weather may well be fine up in the air but don't forget the sea conditions have to be considered should a rescue operation need to deploy. A single engine jet in trouble over an ocean with thirty foot waves isn't terribly inviting for a pilot in the bang seat or the chap dangling from the winch rope...
A lot of non mission essential transatlantic flights have to adhere to favourable sea conditions.

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Second attempt tomorrow
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