Who needs RIAT when you've got Cardiff Airport!

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Who needs RIAT when you've got Cardiff Airport!

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Following on from the USAF VIP flights in recent weeks, today they have a couple more USAF visitors....a pair of Savannah-based ANG C-130Hs.
93-1562, which arrived yesterday as REACH 272
94-6705, which arrived today as REACH 402

Throw in yesterday's other visitors of a French Navy Falcon 10 MER ( '101' ) & an Irish CASA CN-235-100MPA ( '253', so not the one which cancelled for RIAT ), Tuesday's JP ( G-BVEZ ) & Strikemaster ( G-FLYY, which for some reason was using the callsign TARNISH 14 ) and Monday's French Navy Falcon 10 MER ( '129' ), A400M ZM-413 ( ASCOT 480 ) & L-29 ( G-BYCT, which was at RIAT )

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G-FLYY is/was based at Blackpool in the High G Hangar , flown by a BAE Pilot I think given the Tarnish callsign , possibly operates out of Warton now

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ikarus wrote:G-FLYY is/was based at Blackpool in the High G Hangar , flown by a BAE Pilot I think given the Tarnish callsign , possibly operates out of Warton now


Tarnish 14 is an ex BAE Test Pilot on the Hawk. He now runs High G Ltd at Blackpool. G-FLYY is being used at Warton for 'tests', pilot uses his old callsign T.14 when using Strikemaster for BAE.
High G also run a Yak-50, Chipmunk, Bulldog and C172.
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:up: Did seem odd, but that explains it.

The first C-130 ( REACH 272 ) departed earlier, the other one's still there.

And if you're into civi aircraft, there's currently a Croatian ( Trade Air ) Fokker 100 there.
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When are the Romanian MiGs due Brevet? :tongue:
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They'll be arriving on the eleventysecond of Septober.....but don't tell everyone. :ninja:
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No need to fear as that's when everyone who has heard of aeroplanes, owns or can borrow a camera or smartphone or just hates Israel will be at RAF Waddington being prevented from seeing any aeroplanes by the RAF and local police forces.

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Another USAF visitor today, DUKE 16 ( C-12, 84-00162 ) now departed & heading Southeast ( to Germany? )
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Today's visitors...
2x Hawks ( XX17 & ZK016 ) a C-17 ( ZZ171 ) and an Army B-N Defender ( ZH003 )
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Still no Turkish Phantoms then Brevet??... :question:
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XX17? Has the remaining 20% of the serial dropped off? :lol:

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Hmmm........
No idea what's involved ( times corrected to BST ) :
B) FROM: 19/08/16 14:10
C) TO: 19/08/16 14:45
E) AIR DISPLAY WI 2NM 512421N 0032604W (ST ATHAN AD, VALE OF GLAMORGAN)
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Been quiet for a few days ( not counting the ubiquitous Hawks ) but today's visitor at St Athan is a CV-22
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Today saw a flying visit by a trio of French Alphajets.
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Bit of a thread resurrection, saves starting a new one.....
According to the SWAG website, engine runs were carried out on XX342 yesterday.
This is one of the former ETPS Hawk T.1s.
From what I recall, Horizon did have plans to RtoF one of the Hawks they have, so I wonder if this is it?
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Not sure where it's off to, but Strikemaster G-FLYY is up and about ( callsign TARNISH 14, so presumably off home -Blackpool? )

And according to the SWAG website, XX342's out for engine runs again.
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Chris ( CJS ) is going to be jealous.....I've been sitting here for the past 5 minutes or so watching a nice impromptu flying display by a Jet Provost ( G-BWDS/XW424 ) :up: :biggrin:
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I think the RAF Benny Fund needs RIAT. :wink:
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Brevet Cable wrote:Chris ( CJS ) is going to be jealous.....I've been sitting here for the past 5 minutes or so watching a nice impromptu flying display by a Jet Provost ( G-BWDS/XW424 ) :up: :biggrin:


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An unusual visitor due in to St Athan this afternoon, according to the SWAG website..... a Mongolian Airlines B737-800 for a refuelling stop. Supposed to be due in at around 14:35hrs


Edited to add....to save digging out the thread it was on, someone asked when the Pembroke ( XX885 ) was being moved to Newquay.......according to the SWAG website it finally headed that way last week.
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Getting busy....
Not only is the Mongolian flight inbound, there's also a Gulf Air A330 on finals ( which was scheduled to arrive about an hour ago )
Edited to add....Gulf doing a go-around, Mongolian on finals now.
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Brevet Cable wrote:
Edited to add....to save digging out the thread it was on, someone asked when the Pembroke ( XX885 ) was being moved to Newquay.......according to the SWAG website it finally headed that way last week.


XX885 is a Buccaneer...

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Wryneck wrote:
Brevet Cable wrote:
Edited to add....to save digging out the thread it was on, someone asked when the Pembroke ( XX885 ) was being moved to Newquay.......according to the SWAG website it finally headed that way last week.


XX885 is a Buccaneer...


He means XK885.

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