Aviation sightings, roadrunners, exercises and flypasts
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
Tue 23 Apr 2019, 3:21 pm
C-5 has now departed, heading south over Melksham.
Tue 23 Apr 2019, 3:31 pm
FM haven't updated their page yet.
Mon 17 Jun 2019, 4:45 pm
B-52H 60-0009 "HODOR51" inbound.
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.
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!
Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:19 pm
And now made a second circuit over the town.
Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:34 pm
HODOR52 Currently transiting over the North Sea, to join with tanker before continuing to the USA.
Mon 17 Jun 2019, 5:35 pm
Make that 4 circuits over the town. I'm guessing they're burning off fuel?
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.
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.
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
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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