Tornados left in service
Aviation sightings, roadrunners, exercises and flypasts
Mon 04 Feb 2019, 2:09 pm
The 5 jets just returned are
ZA542 /035 ZA463 / 028 ZA597 / 063 ZD848 /109 ZG791 /137 Means the last 3 should be ZA463/028 ZA587/055 ZD744/092
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 9:03 am
It appears another GR4T has been withdrawn so just two left. Waiting for confirmation on other possible withdrawals too
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 3:06 pm
End of a era, the final 3 have returned from deployment
Around 38 days left
Tue 05 Feb 2019, 4:10 pm
Are both 9 and 31 sqns still operational?
Wed 06 Feb 2019, 5:09 pm
Wed 06 Feb 2019, 7:00 pm
I didn't realise the Tornado had a handbrake. (1:50 in to the video)
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 10:25 pm
Tornado bows out
https://www.facebook.com/aerospaceanaly ... __tn__=K-R
This may be of interest, perhaps? It includes details of the pair used on the last op mission, etc.
Tue 19 Feb 2019, 11:03 pm
Just posted on FC, ZA449/ 020 has been withdrawn
Down to 15
Wed 20 Feb 2019, 12:37 am
138EAW wrote:Just posted on FC, ZA449/ 020 has been withdrawn Down to 15
Crikey, not making that 9 ship next week any easier....
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 4:45 pm
Sadly, according to a couple of mates who were at the enthusiast day, ZG752/ 129 - Camo scheme flew for the last time today
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 4:48 pm
Someone there today told me the opposite - it is due to fly the disbandment parade next Thursday...?
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 5:01 pm
Will ask when I get the chance but it was also mentioned, only one more flight left for the whole fleet.
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 5:05 pm
The rumour I heard on the fenceline last week was only one jet to fly the disbandment parade, and it was the 9 Sqn tail alongside 9 Sqn Typhoons? But then I heard about the camo jet today. All very confusing.
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 6:26 pm
1 more tornado flight by the look of it next Thursday!
Sun 10 Mar 2019, 11:20 pm
LN Strike Eagle wrote:The rumour I heard on the fenceline last week was only one jet to fly the disbandment parade, and it was the 9 Sqn tail alongside 9 Sqn Typhoons? But then I heard about the camo jet today. All very confusing.
We were told by the pilot on Friday it wasn't the camo jet for the disbandment parade