Reds & Patrouille over Heathrow

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Reds & Patrouille over Heathrow

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Flypast over LHR on 18th June to mark the 80th anniversary of De Gaulle's speech and founding of the French Air Force.

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Well that's not going to cause any sort of gathering, is it?
nothing is confirmed at a show until its u/c hits the tarmac or it is running in for its display.....

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Too high to daub graffiti on
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And what about Macron's quarantining?

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So where can we watch that from?
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What's the source for this info, I can't find anything online... Is this definite go ahead ?

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Does this even make sense given that the Queen's birthday flypast has been cancelled this year ?

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Can’t find anything on the NOTAMs for this.

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it's probably to do with this; there are mentions of the PdF on Fightercontrol

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53031021

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Latest info I've seen is...

1641 - departure from RAF Brize Norton
1656 - Flypast Bagshot
1658 - Flypast Richmond Park
1700 - Flypast Buckingham Palace
1702 - Formation Separation NE Brentwood/ Stapleford area after which the Red Arrows will return to RAF Scampton and the Patrouille de France back to Salon-de-Provence Air.

Don't think they are going over Heathrow by the looks of it, following the route of the M3, A316 by the looks of it. Close enough to be under Heathrow control though, which maybe the assumption of going over Heathrow?

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Nope, certainly not over LHR. They’re more or less following Helicopter route H3 from Bagshot, which follows the M3 towards Richmond Park.

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So are they flying West to East over Buckingham Palace?

Don't they always go East to West?
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Are those times BST or Zulu?

I will be quite close to Bagshot on Thursday and would be disappointed to miss it by 1 hour!
nothing is confirmed at a show until its u/c hits the tarmac or it is running in for its display.....

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Sorry about that. I thought they would be following the same track as the reds flypast the other week.

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psquiddy wrote:
Mon 15 Jun 2020, 10:21 am
So are they flying West to East over Buckingham Palace?

Don't they always go East to West?
The flypast is centred on 10 Downing St.

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Ah so smoke to complement the mirrors of the current administration.

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And back to the OP, it's to celebrate the anniversary of de Gaulle's first broadcast on the BBC to the French population calling for them to join him as the de facto Free-French leader. Nothing to do with the French Air Force. Mr Macron will be at 10 Downing Street, hence the location of the datum.

East to West is to accommodate PdF fuel situation to get back to base.

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Gonzo230 wrote:
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 3:02 pm
Mr Macron will be at 10 Downing Street, hence the location of the datum.
No 10, or Clarence House? Or is he visiting both?

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Views of a flypast would not be great from a place like Downing St, would they? Very built up around there.

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Should there not have been a NOTAM or Temporary Flight Restrictions published by now for the areas covered by the flypast?

I live quite close to Bagshot so I may go there to view it.

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Are the Reds currently at home and practicing at Scampton?

Thinking about a trip up tomorrow but can’t find much online.

Appreciate these NOTAMs have been issued but I must say I’m not particularly au fait with them.

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Prince Charles is meeting President Macron at Clarence House not far the Buckinham Palace on the afterrnoon of 18-06-2020.

If the formation goes in a straight line over Bagshot then over Richmond Park and onwards to Brentwood where they start to split up, the path takes the flypast over Clarence House and close if not over Buckinham Palace.

I presume President Macron and Prince Charles will see it there or close by, perhaps at Buckinham Palace.

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The Reds were at Brize on Monday, not sure if they’re still there.

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Mike wrote:
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 3:32 pm
Gonzo230 wrote:
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 3:02 pm
Mr Macron will be at 10 Downing Street, hence the location of the datum.
No 10, or Clarence House? Or is he visiting both?
The info issued by the CAA, upon which I based writing the ATC procedure, says Westminster 10 Downing St.

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Any confirmation of PdF arriving at Brize Norton (or any other UK destination ?) Could the Alpha Jet's fly from and return to France without a UK refuelling stop.

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