Fairford NOTAM

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby FlankerPhoto on Mon 23 Sep 2019, 11:29 am

Wryneck wrote:
FlankerPhoto wrote:
jingernut wrote:
FlankerPhoto wrote:I'm led to believe the U-2s are the start of the permanent stationing at Fairford..


Where does this info come from? Not heard that U2s will be permanently stationed there.

Various FC posts. :up:

Many suggested that this was the beginning of the detachment but, that's obviously not correct, my apologies.


Probably a shoot in the dark but I would guess that after the U-2 was circuit bashing the other week people have thought it was conducting local familiarisation training flights, put two and two together and assumed from this a future detachment being based here?

No, there's more to it than that. I'm led to believe (but don't quote me on it) that the information has come directly from people on base.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Wryneck on Mon 23 Sep 2019, 2:59 pm

Oh OK, that sounds rather interesting then. As I said, a shot (shoot!) in the dark :lol:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 4:29 am

An early one today...
B) FROM: 19/09/24 06:30
C) TO: 19/09/24 13:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby neil_davidson2 on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 8:24 am

Dragon-81 up in the murk on 297.800
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9:02 am

Missed the frequency, but SCALP 99 ( B-52 ) is also up.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby FlankerPhoto on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9:04 am

Is/was 278.6. :up:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9:42 am

:up:
Didn't hear them on that, the one I heard was on 135.XX
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1:37 pm

Old NOTAM gone, new NOTAM up :
B) FROM: 19/09/24 09:49
C) TO: 19/09/25 00:59
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby FlankerPhoto on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1:38 pm

Omni 767 & Sun Country 737 due.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1:39 pm

:up:
Taking stuff from the B-2 deployment back?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby FlankerPhoto on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1:43 pm

I'd assume so. :up:

737 is flight planned to Shannon, after departure tomorrow.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby neil_davidson2 on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 1:52 pm

Picking up what sounds like "Canberra-535" on 133.750 requesting approach to Fairford.

Assuming that's the OMNI flight so apologies if I've got the call-sign wrong on that one.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby FlankerPhoto on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 2:06 pm

Camber.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby neil_davidson2 on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 2:22 pm

FlankerPhoto wrote:Camber.

Thanks :up:
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Big Eric on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 3:24 pm

neil_davidson2 wrote:
FlankerPhoto wrote:Camber.

Thanks :up:


Camber is the callsign that civilian airlines use when on tasking to the US military.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby neil_davidson2 on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 4:07 pm

Thanks for the additional info Eric - I'm obviously still new to this so appreciate the guidance. After you and FlankerPhoto pointed me in the right direction I did a little more digging as the only Omni call sign I'd seen along these lines was Driller which wasn't anything like what I was hearing.

So one more dumb question if I haven't used up my allocation for the day. I noticed the FFD Movements site has the expected Sun Country flight listed as SCX8980 so is it only Omni that uses Camber or does that imply the Sun Country flight is on a different assignment?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Big Eric on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 4:34 pm

It's flight number is SCX8980 so I should think that it's callsign will be "Sun country 8980", not all civilian charters use the Camber callsign, I think it's something to do with which US mil dept they're working for. Camber is usually used by chartered aircraft for AMC (Air Mobility Command) - I think!
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 8:42 pm

NOTAM's changed again ( same finish-time )

B) FROM: 19/09/24 20:30
C) TO: 19/09/25 00:59
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.


Edited to add....
And if anyone's planning a visit, the following may be of some use :
B) FROM: 19/09/24 15:26
C) TO: 19/12/24 00:59
E) NORTH EAST LOOP CLOSED IN BETWEEN HARD STANDS 9 TO 15. DUE TO CRACKING IN PAVEMENT.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby FlankerPhoto on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 8:44 pm

737 arrived about 30-45mins ago.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 8:48 pm

:up:
Matches what's on the FM website.

Given that the NOTAM's still up, is the 767 due out ( wouldn't think it's for the remaining U-2 ) ?
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby FlankerPhoto on Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9:38 pm

767 has indeed departed, CMB535.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 25 Sep 2019, 6:11 am

Today's NOTAM :
B) FROM: 19/09/25 07:00
C) TO: 19/09/25 19:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN.


According to FM website, Kallita Air B747 ( N402KZ / CKS9443 ) due in around now & the Sun County B737 due out at mid-day.

Edited to add...
CKS9443 currently transiting over mid-Wales.

Edited again to add..
FlankerPhoto wrote:767 has indeed departed, CMB535.

Confusingly, the FM website says it's still there.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby neil_davidson2 on Wed 25 Sep 2019, 6:43 am

Big Eric wrote:It's flight number is SCX8980 so I should think that it's callsign will be "Sun country 8980", not all civilian charters use the Camber callsign, I think it's something to do with which US mil dept they're working for. Camber is usually used by chartered aircraft for AMC (Air Mobility Command) - I think!

Thanks Eric.

Brevet Cable wrote:CKS9443 currently transiting over mid-Wales.

Now on approach to Fairford on 133.750.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 25 Sep 2019, 4:04 pm

NOTAM's gone.
FM website has it that the B747 departed at 12:55hrs.....didn't hang around for long, then.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 26 Sep 2019, 6:34 am

Today's NOTAM just been posted :
B) FROM: 19/09/26 08:00
C) TO: 19/09/26 15:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE. AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN


Edited to add...
Kalitta Air B747 ( N712CK / CKS9445 ) approaching Ireland.
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