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by Richelli
Fri May 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

I sat at the range last night and there was nothing until I left at 20:00. After I left and darkness fell a single c130 used the range. There hasn't been any Apaches this week I don't think. A single Merlin used the range on Wednesday night. Don't be surprised if Friday and Saturday nights notams di...
by Richelli
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Bit out of date
by Richelli
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Just for the log really. Exercise lightening force has been taking place between march 12th and April 6th. This is an apache pilot training exercise. During the exercise there is a good use of flares against ground to air attacking systems based at Wiley. This is a red flag event as live flares are ...
by Richelli
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Scotland and Ireland
Topic: Wildcats sun4/2/18
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Wildcats sun4/2/18

zz404, zz382 were the two into Carlisle yesterday
by Richelli
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Farewell to the Army Air Corp Lynx.
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Farewell to the Army Air Corp Lynx.

Unfortunately there will probably be a large fence going up around Carlisle airport so that may ruin the easy photo opportunities in the future. I hate trying to shoot through fence's.
by Richelli
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Jedi0051 and jedi0052 (typhoon) working the range at 22:35 after air to air refuel off tartan42 just west of Isle of Mull. Jedi0051 knocked the transponder off just after arrival to Spade but jedi0052 was visible on ADSB for ten minutes until it disappeared as well. There were reports of an apache a...
by Richelli
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Ultimate 1 and 2 (chinook) and hunter 1 and 2 (apache) worked the range for approximately 1 and a half hours from 18:00. Ultimate one and two left the range towards Hexham. Ultimate 2 had a bird strike 14 miles out and had to land in a field to check for damage before continuing. Hunter 1 and 2 left...
by Richelli
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

There was a single typhoon and two Apaches working the range after dark last night. Possibly a single Chinook as well but I never saw it myself.
by Richelli
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Notam up for next Tuesday for night flying. Starting at 19:00 for the week until the early hours of each following morning. Be interesting to see what's in for it but with the darker nights back were unlikely to see much.
by Richelli
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Exercise at D 512 & D512A Otterburn 8/9/10Aug.
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Exercise at D 512 & D512A Otterburn 8/9/10Aug.

New notam for otterburn. Anyone interpret what this might mean for the type of activity there. PROHIBITED,RESTRICTED AND DANGER AREAS : REMARKS FOR EG D512 AND EG D512A OTTERBURN REMOVE ' BVLOS ' AND ' HIGH ENERGY MANOEUVRES ' UNDER THE ACTIVITY HEADING TO READ : ACTIVITY : LIVE FIRING / BOMBING / P...
by Richelli
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Exercise at D 512 & D512A Otterburn 8/9/10Aug.
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Exercise at D 512 & D512A Otterburn 8/9/10Aug.

2 x SH60 US Navy Seahawks into Carlisle Airport around 16:15 until 17:15 for fuel. Had apparently been on the range at Spade for a short period. I don't know why as I couldn't make it. They headed off to Aberdeen then off shore back to the carrier. I missed them by seconds leaving the airport unfort...
by Richelli
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Sorry, I have corrected my mistake it was a t1 hawk. Not sure what it was in connection with to be honest. All I know is I turned up the red flags got put up. The hawk carried out about half a dozen passes after instruction from the ground crew of the position of targets in the Iraq village. The air...
by Richelli
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Not sure what you mean by 'just simulated'
by Richelli
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Panning Shots
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Panning Shots

:thumb: Try starting in shutter priority with auto iso. 1000 for fast jets 250 for props and 100 or slower for helis. Im still not great but I just went to a local airport and stood there for hours for a good few week using every aircraft as practice. As you get more good hits try reducing the speed...
by Richelli
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

I don't have that much knowledge of the training side, I just like to take photos of any action. I suppose its just so you can learn how to bomb, so when you step up to Typooon and then F35 you already have some bombing knowledge. The aircraft was single crewed as well. I just assume its all part of...
by Richelli
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Red flag up this morning. Hawkt1 XX230 working the range for approximately one hour this morning. Multiple passes using small practice bombs against the Iraq village. Finished just after 10am. As Usual the wind was high and the light was poor for my photos. The rest of the day was NOTAM for gas expl...
by Richelli
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Notam Monday to Thursday from 17:00 until 03:00. 3 x Chinook entered spade and parked on the base for refuelling in between 17:00 And 19:00 19/6/17. This appears to be a night exercise. I waited until 21:30 last night then gave up due to light fading.
by Richelli
Mon May 29, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition
Topic: May 2017 Photo of the Month Competition
Replies: 26
Views: 5711

Re: May 2017 Photo of the Month Competition

Captured at Spadeadam during exercise.

Imageapachet by richard elliot, on Flickr
by Richelli
Sat May 20, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Yes there are notams for every night this week through unit Saturday. I think a lot has been cancelled because of the weather. They start at 8pm until around 4am. Problem is they don't always start at 8pm so it's to dark and you can't see anything.
by Richelli
Fri May 19, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6098

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Looks like the training is continuing into next week. I'm not going to list the notams but looks like mainly night training again. With the possibility of some day works.

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