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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Thu 04 Apr 2019, 9:21 am

Brevet Cable wrote:No NOTAM today yet


No definite sources quoted, but rumours on other sites suggest that today is a rest day, before they head off home tomorrow. :sad:

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Thu 04 Apr 2019, 7:09 pm

What came through the Daventry corridor at 8:47 this morning then? I have to add that the NOTAMs are not the b-all and end-all of B-52 spotting (although I am grateful for your help). On Monday, for exaample, it was supposed to be until 16:00 but what did I see going back at about 17:45?

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Thu 11 Apr 2019, 6:50 am

NOTAM up for today
B) FROM: 19/04/11 06:00
C) TO: 19/04/11 16:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN


Kit/personnel from B-52 deployment going home?

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Thu 11 Apr 2019, 2:52 pm

Busy day today, going by the FM website...
Two Atlas Air ( B747 & B767 ) and one Kalitta Air ( B747 ) in and out.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 8:22 am

Post on Milscanners says there are a pair of U-2s inbound Fairford.
Just checked the NATS website & there's no NOTAM up.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 3:19 pm

Just checked the FM website....
Not only did 2x U-2s arrive, there's also a C-5 there!

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 3:21 pm

C-5 has now departed, heading south over Melksham.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 3:31 pm

:up:
FM haven't updated their page yet.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 4:45 pm

B-52H 60-0009 "HODOR51" inbound.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:02 pm

Abbo46 wrote:B-52H 60-0009 "HODOR51" inbound.


It's now lost 2 engines and is requesting a divert to Mildenhall.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:17 pm

Just flown low over Bury St Edmund's....there were 4 smoke trails on the go but hopefully all is ok. First time I've seen one over here since the Mildenhall Air Fete days!

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:19 pm

And now made a second circuit over the town.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:34 pm

HODOR52 Currently transiting over the North Sea, to join with tanker before continuing to the USA.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:35 pm

Make that 4 circuits over the town. I'm guessing they're burning off fuel?

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:36 pm

I'm guessing the same one has just passed overhead again, heading north. 4 engines were smoking it was about 4000ft I would estimate.

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:40 pm

I've no idea why you guys are continuing to post this in the Fairford NOTAM section, it's going to land at Mildenhall - that's in Suffolk!

It'll be leaving 6 smoke-trails behind, not just 4. :grin:

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:43 pm

I think that Domvickery has just locked the wrong thread! viewtopic.php?f=42&t=83892&p=865330#p865330

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 6:45 pm

Reminds me of an old story about a young over-selfconfident F-16 pilot, that just joined his first front line squadron. He intercepted a B-52 and was trashtalking to the bomber-crew that whatever they would do, he could do better. The BUFF men said "OK, let's see". And the two aircraft remained flying together for a few minutes. Then the fighter jockey asked what would be so difficult for him to do better. The bomber replied that he shut down two engines and remained flying.
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