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by NorthSouth
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: RAF and RN Weapon Ranges
Topic: Not Ranges more Low Level?
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Not Ranges more Low Level?

Now that the Tornados have left Lossiemouth you would wait weeks or months in any location north of the Central Belt before you saw a single low flying military aircraft.
by NorthSouth
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Weekend Closure 05/23 (24/3 & 25/3)
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Weekend Closure 05/23 (24/3 & 25/3)

Given that Lossie's official opening hours are 0800-1800 Mon-Thu and 0800-1700 Fri this is something of a non-event. QRA will presumably be covered from Coningsby for the two days.
by NorthSouth
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Headed for Lossie now
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Headed for Lossie now

Paint it black and it'll look just like a Dominie ;)
by NorthSouth
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6100

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

There's also a JFACTSU exercise on tonight till 2300: H5387/17 (Issued for EGTT EGPX) - AIR EXER. FAST JET ACFT WILL CONDUCT HIGH ENERGY MANOEUVRES IN SUPPORT OF GROUND OPS WI 5NM RADIUS 550146N 0023630W (MIDDLE SHIELD PARK, CUMBRIA). PROFILES MAY INVOLVE DYNAMIC LATERAL AND VERTICAL MANOEUVRING OF ...
by NorthSouth
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Visitors 8/8
Replies: 15
Views: 2227

Re: Visitors 8/8

Carrier strikes on Kinloss due today: H4729/17 - AIR EXER. MULTIPLE FAST JET ACFT WILL CONDUCT HIGH ENERGY MANOEUVRES IN SUPPORT OF GROUND OPS WI 5NM RADIUS 573936N 0033404W (RAF KINLOSS, MORAY FIRTH). PROFILES MAY INVOLVE DYNAMIC LATERAL AND VERTICAL MANOEUVRING OF AIRCRAFT AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 450 K...
by NorthSouth
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6100

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Bizarre. Why would Hawks drop practice bombs when (a) no Hawks are in front line service, (b) their only conceivable related role is FAC training which doesn't require any metal to be actually dropped and (c) practice bombs can only simulate dumb bombs which we surely wouldn't be using against an "I...
by NorthSouth
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: USS HW BUSH Aircraft Carrier and Exercise Saxon Warrior
Replies: 93
Views: 12903

Re: USS HW BUSH Aircraft Carrier and Exercise Saxon Warrior

Doubt it. Why stop there when you can stop on the carrier?
by NorthSouth
Tue May 09, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 6100

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Guys, I think you'll find the "NO DANGER AREA CROSSING SERVICE AVAILABLE" NOTAMs for D510 and D510A for 0800-0900 each day this week are simply a notification that no-one is manning Spadeadam ATC at those times - they're starting an hour later because they're extending their hours to 1800 UTC at the...
by NorthSouth
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: XV(R) Disbandment Date
Replies: 60
Views: 7702

Re: XV(R) Disbandment Date

Looks like there will be flypasts on both the 17th and the 31st H0862/17 - FLYPAST AND SIMULATED AIRFIELD ATTACK BY MIL ACFT WI 5NM RADIUS 574230N 0032035W (LOSSIEMOUTH AD, MORAY). FOR INFO 01343 817090. 2017-03-0220/AS1. SFC - 2100FT AMSL, 31 MAR 13:00 2017 UNTIL 31 MAR 13:45 2017. CREATED: 10 MAR ...
by NorthSouth
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: CP-140 15/12/16
Replies: 10
Views: 1348

Re: CP-140 15/12/16

EGQS LOSSIEMOUTH
U4149/16 - AD CLOSED. NO VISITING ACFT OR PRACTISE DIVERSONS ACCEPTED. 16 DEC 12:00 2016
UNTIL 04 JAN 08:00 2017. CREATED: 15 DEC 13:47 2016
by NorthSouth
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: MPA's at Lossie.
Replies: 29
Views: 3689

Re: MPA's at Lossie.

D'you reckon HMG is paying for all this MPA provision by foreign powers? If not, the Donald may have something to say about it!
by NorthSouth
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Exercise Joint Warrior - October 2016
Replies: 153
Views: 25310

Re: Exercise Joint Warrior - October 2016

Since Sweden isn't in NATO, and JW is a NATO exercise, surely this deployment is not part of JW?
by NorthSouth
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Squadron Moves
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Squadron Moves

DIO now saying the additional front-line squadron will form at Lossiemouth in April 2019.
by NorthSouth
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Squadron Moves
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Squadron Moves

Not due to happen until early 2020 according to the document
by NorthSouth
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: CV22s this week
Replies: 61
Views: 4864

Re: CV22s this week

Thunder wrote:Just had one go past Inverness at 1640L, yet again heard not seen(these guys must be flying pretty low)
Not below 1000ft agl because they're clearly not in sight of the surface therefore must be flying IFR.
by NorthSouth
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: CV22s this week
Replies: 61
Views: 4864

Re: CV22s this week

Well they'll certainly be getting the right sort of weather for the low level IMC training that they came for (well that and the long weekend of distillery visits :P )
by NorthSouth
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: CV22s this week
Replies: 61
Views: 4864

Re: CV22s this week

Seen on another thread that the CV-22's departed Mildenhall at 1515 and 1530 ish, and both arrived at Lossie around 1630 ish. That makes an approx flight time of 1hr 15 mins over an approx distance of 440mls. That works out at 352mph/305kts, can they really transit that fast? No. I reckon the Milde...
by NorthSouth
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: CV22s this week
Replies: 61
Views: 4864

CV22s this week

Two CV22s due this week. They are due to use the Highlands Restricted Area on Thurs and Fri this week and Tues/Wed/Thu next week. Routing from Lossiemouth will be to the south of Inverness then down the Great Glen and across to enter the HRA at the south end of Skye. Looks like they'll be departing ...
by NorthSouth
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: RAF Leuchars
Topic: Leuchars busy next 3 week?
Replies: 89
Views: 12276

Re: Leuchars busy next 3 week?

The exercise area is over the sea to the south of D604 and only barely overlaps with D604. Also, D604 hasn't been notified as being active above its usual 1500ft
by NorthSouth
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: RAF Leuchars
Topic: Leuchars busy next 3 week?
Replies: 89
Views: 12276

Re: Leuchars busy next 3 week?

The airbase is expanding, just ask the UK Defence Minister, it was an exclusive in the Courier chap! No, he said the base is expanding, not the "air base". And if you read the article it looks likely he was simply referring to the fact that the long-planned move of Army units into Leuchars is conti...

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