Fairford NOTAM

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 8:09 am

Don't know if anything's been in or out yet.....
( Thanks to a post on Milscanners ) Fairford's NOTAM'd as open today :
B) FROM: 17/08/23 06:30
C) TO: 17/08/23 17:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN

Times corrected to BST.

Presumably the usual U-2 changeover ?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby iaint on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 8:45 am

A twitter account by the name of @RAF_Fairford has stated a B-1B arrival at 1045 and a U-2 arrival at 1115. Oh and a KC-10A departure at 1115 too.
It's not stated whether these times are Local...
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 9:12 am

Hmmm....
Just checked the 'Fairford Movements' website & see they've had a couple of C-17s in & out this week, with the KC-10 having arrived yesterday.

'AMPLE STRIKE' starts this week ( or is it next week ) so related to that ?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby cg_341 on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 9:23 am

According to Fighter Control the bombers are expected today.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 10:06 am

If the B-1 is using callsign CROOK, I heard it about 30-45 minutes ago.....don't know whether it ( they ? ) routed via Brecon or - more likely - Lands End
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby st24 on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 10:38 am

2 Bones are in, Buff later...
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 10:51 am

According to Milscanners, the B-52's inbound now.
Not heard any comms myself.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby st24 on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 11:21 am

SCALP 99 Buff in...
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby DaveM on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 1:26 pm

Sounded lovely albeit invisible in the clouds above Faringdon.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Mike Dodd on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 1:45 pm

Had a superb view of both B1s and the B-52 which were all at a fairly low altitude from my back garden here in Corsham in wildest Wiltshire
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Exercise Ample Strike - RAF Fairford Movements

Postby JANNER77 on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 10:19 am

For those of us who are left clicking their heels until RIAT 2018 just thought (sorry if you are already aware) that you maybe interested in what is going on there now.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby st24 on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 11:29 am

Is that it for this exercise then- the 3 that are in...? Worth noting one of each to display at Radom and Sliac Sat&Sun so should be weekend movements...
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Re: Exercise Ample Strike - RAF Fairford Movements

Postby JANNER77 on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 1:28 pm

I apologise to you folks on NOTAM, my original submission was to the RIAT thread but someone in their wisdom redirected it to here -definitely not for the casual observer like me and to what I wrote was intended for.

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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 2:18 pm

NOTAM is an abbreviation of 'Notice to Airmen', and are officially published bulletins which advise pilots of anything which may affect them in the area they're flying through.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 11:50 am

NOTAM up ( times corrected to BST ) if anyone's interested :
B) FROM: 17/08/26 12:30
C) TO: 17/08/26 20:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby st24 on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 2:16 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:NOTAM up ( times corrected to BST ) if anyone's interested :
B) FROM: 17/08/26 12:30
C) TO: 17/08/26 20:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.

Bit late, the Buff was up and out by 10.00... Due back 16.30 allegedly...
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 2:44 pm

NOTAM wasn't up when I got home from work at 07:30; It was up when I got up at mid-day.
Contrary to what some on here may believe, I've not yet mastered the art of posting whilst sleeping. :tongue:

As for this NOTAM, I presume it's a follow-up to one which was published for the departure.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby dinger on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 3:06 pm

Today's movements saw the B-52 head out to perform at some European shows and it returned around an hour ago.
The deployed U-2 also flew today with the call sign 'QUID 09' (homage to the SR-71 call signs of old perhaps) and this has also recently returned.

Tomorrow should see one of the B-1s depart for show displays as well. No idea when the U-2 is set to fly again.

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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Sun 27 Aug 2017, 11:33 am

As with yesterday, no NOTAM when I got home from work, but there is when I got up :
( Times corrected to BST )
B) FROM: 17/08/27 10:30
C) TO: 17/08/27 17:30
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN


Milscanners has one of the B-1s departing earlier using CROOK callsign.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 28 Aug 2017, 11:21 am

As on previous days.....

B) FROM: 17/08/28 09:00
C) TO: 17/08/28 16:30
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 6:07 am

NOTAM up :
B) FROM: 17/08/29 07:00
C) TO: 17/08/29 18:30
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 6:42 am

No NOTAM yet
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby kinglear27 on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 11:18 am

It is a rest day today at Fairford. No movements
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 31 Aug 2017, 6:32 am

NOTAM up ( BST ) :
B) FROM: 17/08/31 07:30
C) TO: 17/08/31 18:30
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 31 Aug 2017, 7:44 pm

From logs posted on Milscanners, the U-2 departed using the callsign 'QUID 09' again this morning.
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