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Spadeadam 2011/2014

Re: Action at RAF Spadeadam/ 2014

Postby zeebra3 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:09 pm

We spent a few hours up here at the Spade on Wed 19th.

At around 1120, Brew 21 (F-15) called up for activity at FL50 - FL240, thought we would be thwarted by the cloud cover to get a visual, but thankfully he requested lower level, and were treated to some nice jinking manoeuvres (with vapour ribbons and wonderful jet noise) at about 1500ft before he climbed up again for some more high level runs calling for 'Game On'.

Then went quiet for a few hours, before 3 * Merlins (Vortex callsign?) requested permission to fly though the southern end of the range.
They were in a very loose line astern formation heading north towards us, then turned 180 degrees about 1 mile South of Wiley Sike.

Then as johnhowe said Typhoon 27 requested the range from FL50-FL350, the first few runs were at very high level, and we only just got a brief visual when the cloud cleared for us.
Once he had gone, we packed up for the day.
The F15 was a real high-light, never managed to catch one up here before.

Although there is never a guarantee of any activity on any given day, its probably best to go on a day with minimal cloud cover if possible, as a lot of the ops are at medium to high level these days.

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Re: Action at RAF Spadeadam/ 2014

Postby johnhowe » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:02 am

Notam for D510 & D510A The Spadeadam Ranges will be utilised on Xmas Day 25th, December & Boxing Day the 26th, December, 2014 from

17.00 to 18.30pm on both days. SFC to 5500 feet. http://www.santaslapland.com/lapland/reindeer/

listen out for callsigns Rudolph, Dancer, Dasher, Prancer, and Vixen
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http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/news/sto ... =123450630 U2/TR1 Stories
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/409018/p ... YSAmI3bLIV
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/166292/pa ... YSBH43bLIW
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/342482/o ... YSBkI3bLIV
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Re: Action at RAF Spadeadam/ 2014

Postby Cornish-guy » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:32 am

What could they be expecting over xmas????

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Re: Action at RAF Spadeadam/ 2014

Postby Supra » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:29 am

'Santa 42' & a Flight of 6 on post-deployment currency check? :ninja:
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Re: Action at RAF Spadeadam/ 2014

Postby Glide Slope » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:09 pm

Santa Flight (9 reindeer in all) plus Santa using the range that day :lol:
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Re: Spadeadam 2014 & Notams on page one.

Postby Skoshi » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:22 pm

D0785/16: Danger area restriction : miscellaneous plain language
Click here for an interpretation
DUE TO ATM EQUIPMENT FAILURE, THE FOLLOWING SPADEADAM UHF FREQ ARE
NOT AVBL. 282.050MHZ, 308.775MHZ 315.475MHZ TEMPORARY UHF FREQ HAVE
BEEN ISSUED, LICENSED FOR USE UP TO 10000FT AMSL. INITIAL CONTACT
FREQ 292.625MHZ, SECONDARY 316.125MHZ, TERTIARY 339.725MHZ

FROM: 29 Jun 2016 11:14 GMT (12:14 BST)
TO: 30 Sep 2016 16:00 GMT (17:00 BST)
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Re: Spadeadam 2014 & Notams on page one.

Postby johnhowe » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:44 pm

Notam for D 510/D510A Increased Activitiy on 13th, September, 2016 Bet 09.00BST & !5.00BST SFC to 5,500 feet no other info Thursday the 15th 17.00BST to 22.00BST.
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Re: Spadeadam 2014 & Notams on page one.

Postby Skoshi » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:56 pm

thx John i'll have the radio on at work tomorrow night, may have a trip up on thursday!
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Re: Spadeadam 2014 & Notams on page one.

Postby Richelli » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:00 pm

NOTAM. For spadesdam

Danger areas activated.

EG D510. EG 510A.

20th Feb 17:00. To. 24th Feb 19:30


I'm off this week and will be heading that way in hope of catching something. Haven't been there for 20+ years.
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Re: Spadeadam 2014 & Notams on page one.

Postby AndrewBarclay » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:54 pm

Notam for D510/D510A Spadeadam 20/2-21/2-22/2-23/2 17.00 to 1930GMT and 24/2/17 16.00GMT to 19.30pmGMT Not much info other that there will be Danger Area crossing service Available.
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Re: Spadeadam 2014 & Notams on page one.

Postby Richelli » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:51 pm

I seen this notam on Saturday but it seems to have disappeared. Is it possible it has been cancelled? Ive been at the range today but nothing really in visual although there were a few planes working further up the range. I know the notam does start until 17:00 but the weather isn't in our favour and it will be dark by 18:00.
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Re: Spadeadam 2017 & Notams on page one.

Postby Richelli » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:27 am

For today, 2nd march unfortunately I'm at work.

THE FOLLOWING DANGER AREAS ARE ACTIVATED
EG D510 SPADEADAM
EG D510A SPADEADAM
NO DANGER AREA CROSSING SERVICE AVAILABLE.

09:00 to 17:00
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Re: Spadeadam 2017 & Notams on page one.

Postby johnhowe » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:45 pm

D 510/D510A D239/17 Activated from 12.30pm to 18.00 0n 14/3/17 D240 Activate from 18.00 to 23.59 on the 14th, March, 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648645
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Re: Spadeadam 2017 & Notams on page one.

Postby johnhowe » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:04 pm

D 510/D510A activated on 1st April, 2017 & Sunday the 2nd, April, 2017 From 09.00BST to 18.00BST DO 316/17 refers.

Although JW 17/1 is not mentioned its unusual for Spadeadam to be open on a Saturday/Sunday.
Slipped this interesting item in the log.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump
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Re: Spadeadam 2017 & Notams on page one.

Postby Richelli » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:25 pm

I have heard possibly boots on the ground but they are doing gas pipe explosion testing at the weekend. could be just to keep aircraft out of the way for the shock waves.
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Re: Spadeadam 2017 & Notams on page one.

Postby johnhowe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 pm

D 510/D510A Activated on Sat 22nd/23rd, April,2017 DO 400/17 refers Spadeadam active from 08.00 to 16.00 each day.
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Re: Spadeadam 2017 & Notams on page one.

Postby Richelli » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:23 pm

I didn't think they flew at weekends John. Possible gas line testing maybe or could there be some action?
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Re: Spadeadam 2017 & Notams on page one.

Postby toom317 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:40 pm

Is it not time to kill this thread, or delete all the stuff from 2016 back?

Despite the claim "Notams on page one", any new Notams are not on page one. You would think with 11 pages devoted to 2017 there was a load of stuff going on at spade, but the entries for 2017, are a few on page 11.
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RAF Spadeadam Information and logs

Postby johnhowe » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:57 pm

I note that the F35s were using 308.775 today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reytu0y5efs North Korea fires missiles at SR 71 Blackbird. Dramatic film of SR 71 flights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td94UNb ... 61.5493646 Nutters.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump
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Re: Spadeadam 2011/2016 & Notams on page one.

Postby johnhowe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:35 am

toom317 wrote:Is it not time to kill this thread, or delete all the stuff from 2016 back?

Despite the claim "Notams on page one", any new Notams are not on page one. You would think with 11 pages devoted to 2017 there was a load of stuff going on at spade, but the entries for 2017, are a few on page 11.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsAEK7 ... 75.8918365 Russian Folk Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrEk06X ... 65.2608257 Ravels Bolero No Torvill or Dean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAKD_ee ... 25.7462908 Typhoon in Wales
Hi Danny, I have taken your advice and started a new slimmed down log for 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB4HVn6 ... 23.1012187 Loop F15s C130s A400Ms Hawks GR4s
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=149434 GR5s F16s A400 in the Loop,July,17




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Wednesday 12th, July, 2017 Arrivals at RIAT. Fairford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1U1AYU9y1s
Thursday 13th, July, 2017 Arrivals at RIAT. Fairford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJXov2QQPM
Reds Practise Joined by USAF Team Thunderbirds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqZNgNjn8i0
Photograhic Images Fairford on Friday the 14th, July viewtopic.php?f=19&p=917406#p917406
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l10MrqfNAVU F 22 Rehersal Thurs 13.7.17 Thurs Spectacular Takeoffshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v ... rDnXEKlSY4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r8SHCzOzWc Duxford 2017 highlights.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zb6qPFkMBU Mirage Display
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP_IH8h8gzw Italian Tornado Display
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmkyjsRpz2I SU 27 at RIAT 2017.
viewtopic.php?f=19&p=918378#p918378 RIAT Dep Mon 18.7.17.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUMATHEB1HE Thunderbirds Display or should I say demonstration of tight level flying.
give me the Blue Angels any day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxLOVDJbzt8 2 Rafales at Yeovilton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06NvrP8Nqg&t=1s Arrivals at F/Fd B2, T/Birds/Reds IL76/SU27.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djm-IVBWGZY RIAT Departures Mon 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06NvrP8Nqg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNjZvd_6c3o&t=35s
viewtopic.php?f=19&p=921314#p921314 Tankers Hercs F15s
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