Tornados left in service

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Re: Tornados left in service

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

Re: Tornados left in service

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It appears another GR4T has been withdrawn so just two left.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 :sad:

Re: Tornados left in service

Tue 05 Feb 2019, 3:06 pm

End of a era, the final 3 have returned from deployment :sad:

Around 38 days left

Re: Tornados left in service

Tue 05 Feb 2019, 4:10 pm

Are both 9 and 31 sqns still operational?

Re: Tornados left in service

Wed 06 Feb 2019, 5:09 pm

Re: Tornados left in service

Wed 06 Feb 2019, 7:00 pm

Terrific video.
I didn't realise the Tornado had a handbrake. (1:50 in to the video)

Re: Tornados left in service

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.

Re: Tornados left in service

Tue 19 Feb 2019, 11:03 pm

Just posted on FC, ZA449/ 020 has been withdrawn

Down to 15

Re: Tornados left in service

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138EAW wrote:Just posted on FC, ZA449/ 020 has been withdrawn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.... :shock:

Re: Tornados left in service

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

Re: Tornados left in service

Fri 08 Mar 2019, 4:48 pm

Someone there today told me the opposite - it is due to fly the disbandment parade next Thursday...?

Re: Tornados left in service

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.

Re: Tornados left in service

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.

Re: Tornados left in service

Fri 08 Mar 2019, 6:26 pm


1 more tornado flight by the look of it next Thursday!

Re: Tornados left in service

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
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