Cobra Warrior 2018 - RAF Coningsby / Waddington

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Cobra Warrior 2018 - RAF Coningsby / Waddington

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There is another German deployment in September to Coningsby. Should be TLG51 Tornados from Schleswig and TLG73 Typhoons from Laage.
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Thanks to the Coningsby spotters group. German EF2000s should be arriving Friday at Coningsby, also John from the Wave has said some Italian EF2000s due at Waddington for the exercise on the WAVE Facebook page
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54+13 [3E8B41] A400M GAF062 inbound Waddington at this time, originated from Schleswig-Jagel.

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I'm a tad confused. Any guesses as to whether this means that the German Typhoons and/or Tornados will work out of Waddington instead of Coningsby now? Or have the German AF delivered the Italian AF's support kit for their EF2000s? Or is it just wait and see as nobody has the foggiest? And Schleswig-Jagel is the Tornado training base now isn't it?

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Looks like the German EF2000 will go to Coningsby, Italian EF2000 to Waddington.

Not sure about the Tornados, looks likely Waddington with the support going there? I believe TLG51 stood two new squadrons TLG51(4) preform aircrew training now they have withdrawn from Holloman. TLG51(3) is meant to be some form of UAV squadron operating the IAI Heron. TLG51(1) &(2) are frontline squadron operating the IDS & ECR
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138EAW

How long do you know is the deployment for at Coningsby & Waddington. Is it a big exercise around the UK?

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The Exercise Notam is for 3 weeks

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Is this a night flying exercise only? Coningsby have put up night flying for next week.

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Think this is the Notam for North Sea
LOWER: FL050, UPPER: FL660
FROM: 04 Sep 2018 09:00 GMT (10:00 BST) TO: 21 Sep 2018 12:00 GMT (13:00 BST)
SCHEDULE: 04 06 0900-1200, 07 1200-1330, 10 12 14
17 19 21 0900-1200

Seems to Imply Exercise dates of 4th,6th 7th 10th,12th 14th 17th 19th and 21st?morning till lunch time
That’s IF it is the correct Notam?Gary could
Probably help with this.
I done a log on F.C. last year for it,Best I don’t post the link though. :-)

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Don't forget that the NOTAM times are GMT, so add an hour for BST.
In other words...
SCHEDULE: 04 06 1000-1300, 07 1300-1430, 10 12 14 17 19 21 1000-1300[/quote]
большой эрик это пенис
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3 Italian EF2000s just arrived at Waddington
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So far 8 German EF2000s and 3 German Tornaodo's have arrived at Coninsgby This Morning,

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Registrations:

Typhoon
30+84
30+62
30+49
30+73
30+60
30+46
30+64
31+21

Tornado
43+25
43+97
45+39
46+35
46+36
45+56

Typhoons from TLG.73 at Laage, Tornado from TLG.51 at Schleswig.

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Tornaodo 46+44 arrived later so that makes 7 Fins.

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Germans have been flying today in several two ships. Exercise as Mark said should kick off tomorrow
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Italians were also up this morning.

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Mass launch of Coningsby Typhoons, Marham Tornados, Voyager, E-3, Cobham Falcons, Leeming Hawks, German and Italians this morning. German tanker joined the party direct from Germany.

Some other German Typhoons launched on training flights in the afternoon.

Thursday is the next day of the exercise, from memory
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Looks like Italian KC-767A Inbound Waddington ( MM62229/IAM1430)

EDIT - Apologies, KC-767A gone into East Midlands
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IAM1430 dagged 4 jets to Iceland yesterday for a stint on ISLAPS.
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Appears to be a tech stop before heading back to Italy, Gary. Due out today.

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Bit like the ACMI days at Waddington.

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