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Re: Fairford NOTAM

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Brevet Cable wrote:No NOTAM today yet


No definite sources quoted, but rumours on other sites suggest that today is a rest day, before they head off home tomorrow. :sad:
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What came through the Daventry corridor at 8:47 this morning then? I have to add that the NOTAMs are not the b-all and end-all of B-52 spotting (although I am grateful for your help). On Monday, for exaample, it was supposed to be until 16:00 but what did I see going back at about 17:45?

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NOTAM up for today
B) FROM: 19/04/11 06:00
C) TO: 19/04/11 16:00
E) FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN


Kit/personnel from B-52 deployment going home?
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Busy day today, going by the FM website...
Two Atlas Air ( B747 & B767 ) and one Kalitta Air ( B747 ) in and out.
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Post on Milscanners says there are a pair of U-2s inbound Fairford.
Just checked the NATS website & there's no NOTAM up.
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Just checked the FM website....
Not only did 2x U-2s arrive, there's also a C-5 there!
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C-5 has now departed, heading south over Melksham.

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:up:
FM haven't updated their page yet.
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B-52H 60-0009 "HODOR51" inbound.

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Abbo46 wrote:B-52H 60-0009 "HODOR51" inbound.


It's now lost 2 engines and is requesting a divert to Mildenhall.

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Just flown low over Bury St Edmund's....there were 4 smoke trails on the go but hopefully all is ok. First time I've seen one over here since the Mildenhall Air Fete days!

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And now made a second circuit over the town.

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HODOR52 Currently transiting over the North Sea, to join with tanker before continuing to the USA.

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Make that 4 circuits over the town. I'm guessing they're burning off fuel?

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I'm guessing the same one has just passed overhead again, heading north. 4 engines were smoking it was about 4000ft I would estimate.

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I've no idea why you guys are continuing to post this in the Fairford NOTAM section, it's going to land at Mildenhall - that's in Suffolk!

It'll be leaving 6 smoke-trails behind, not just 4. :grin:

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I think that Domvickery has just locked the wrong thread! viewtopic.php?f=42&t=83892&p=865330#p865330

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Reminds me of an old story about a young over-selfconfident F-16 pilot, that just joined his first front line squadron. He intercepted a B-52 and was trashtalking to the bomber-crew that whatever they would do, he could do better. The BUFF men said "OK, let's see". And the two aircraft remained flying together for a few minutes. Then the fighter jockey asked what would be so difficult for him to do better. The bomber replied that he shut down two engines and remained flying.
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For the B-2s?

[tweet]https://twitter.com/rafffdspotters/status/1165886526678536192?s=21[/tweet]


If the tweet doesnt work:

EGVA FAIRFORD

U3686/19 - FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 09/27 OPEN. 26 AUG 13:45 2019 UNTIL 26 AUG 23:45 2019. CREATED: 26 AUG 06:39 2019

1445 to 0045 local time
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Dragon 22 I/b 1500

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Currently up on 252.875, reporting descending FL400.
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Brevet Cable wrote:Currently up on 252.875, reporting descending FL400.


U-2 or B-2s?
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As per Arno's post....DRAGON 22, so a U-2

Confirmed on the Fairford Movements website ( https://ffdmovements.blogspot.com/ )

No idea why such a long timeframe on the NOTAM, can only presume something else is due in.
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Re: Fairford NOTAM

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B-2s due this evening/early morning.

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FlankerPhoto wrote:B-2s due this evening/early morning.


Thanks for the heads-up Flanker. Do we know how long they are in the area for?

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