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.
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 8:13 am
For the B-2s?
If the tweet doesnt work:
U3686/19 - FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN. 26 AUG 13:45 2019 UNTIL 26 AUG 23:45 2019. CREATED: 26 AUG 06:39 2019
1445 to 0045 local time
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 12:17 pm
Dragon 22 I/b 1500
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 1:50 pm
Currently up on 252.875, reporting descending FL400.
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 2:14 pm
Brevet Cable wrote:Currently up on 252.875, reporting descending FL400.
U-2 or B-2s?
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 2:33 pm
As per Arno's post....DRAGON 22, so a U-2
Confirmed on the Fairford Movements website ( https://ffdmovements.blogspot.com/
No idea why such a long timeframe on the NOTAM, can only presume something else is due in.
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 2:50 pm
B-2s due this evening/early morning.
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 7:41 pm
FlankerPhoto wrote:B-2s due this evening/early morning.
Thanks for the heads-up Flanker. Do we know how long they are in the area for?
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