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Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by NorthSouth » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:32 pm

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 AIRCRAFT AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 450 KNOTS IAS. ACFT MAY BE
UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH RAC. FOR FURTHER INFO AIC Y056/2017 REFERS. OPS
CTC 247.875MHZ OR 276.550MHZ AND TEL 07717 477973. 17-09-0137/AS4. SFC - 22000FT
AMSL, 1100-2300, 04 SEP 11:00 2017 UNTIL 04 SEP 23:00 2017. CREATED: 04 SEP 09:07
2017

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:41 am

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.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:10 pm

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 the range and from broken comms seemed to be returning to Leeming.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:44 pm

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 and chinook heading to the range earlier from Otterburn, but no visual just third party info from scanner chatter.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by johnhowe » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:52 pm

2 Notams for D 510/D510A Danger Area activated on 30/10/17 18.00 GMT TO 19.00 GMT & 31/10/17 T0 1.11.17 18.00GMT TO MIDNIGHT 1.11.17. Its back to a listening rather than a watching brief.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by toom317 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:36 pm

That might be to do with the Wildcats at Otterburn, as they're doing nights next week.
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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by johnhowe » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:07 pm

Action at D 510/D510A from 17.00 GMT to 20.00GMT on 15th, February, 2018.

There is also a Notam for an area I have never heard of Multiple Fast Jet will operate from 10am to 16.30pm at Helperthorpe on 15.2.2018 Freqs in use 241.950. & 131.175 usual FAC Freqs.

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by MMA1 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:33 pm

Hi what is the usual FAC Freqs?

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by Richelli » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:44 pm

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 used and was a good show to see. They usually go onto night works after the flares and looking at the NOTAMs for the week ahead it appears the case again.

Running as well last week we had exercise rising panther. The dates for the NOTAM last week were 20th and 22nd March 11:00 until 13:00. I don't think there was any use of Spade on 20th as apparently Otterburn was used instead on that day. On 22nd however there were a pair on chinooks in for the exercise. They entered from what appeared by the noise to be south or east and moved along behind the tree line behind the river. They finally appeared over the trees to head towards the very far west side of the range. Here they worked against threat from Spade but little was observed due to them being very low behind the tree lines. This exercise is also NOTAM for next week as well from 10:00 until 12:00 on 27th and 29th March. If anything will be seen at Spade is another thing. I'm back at work so wont be able to attend.

Later in the afternoon a single chinook contacted Spade heading up from the south over Alston. It entered the range from the south quite high and dropped in again to the west of the tree line, where it worked against threat from Spade. Unfortunately again at to low a level so not much to watch. On departure he thanked the tower for there help over the past two weeks, so this wasn't the first visit by it by the sound of it.

The apaches were up on the 22nd but headed straight over to the east coast to work to the north of Newcastle Airport and possible even into the airport its self.

I left around 16:00 slightly disappointed although it was nice to see some movements at least. I had a good chat with a retired police officer who said he tries to head to the range at least once a month to try and catch some aircraft. He was telling me about the good days when passes were a plenty and shows of force by passing aircraft were regular and very low! I always like listening to the older regulars telling me how it was years ago. Unfortunately even getting aircraft now at low level is getting a rarity so hearing stories from twenty and thirty years ago is always interesting.

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by AndrewBarclay » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:58 pm

viewtopic.php?f=64&p=988317#p988317 This notam from David Thompson
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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by AndrewBarclay » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:39 pm

I've just purchased Meteor Boys there is a chapter by Norman Lord Tebbit Ex RAF Meteor Pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aHT9hgcJOE&t=25s covers what is in Meteor Boys.
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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by Richelli » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 pm

Bit out of date

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by AndrewBarclay » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:42 am

Richelli wrote:Bit out of date
OK I will stop posting & remove.

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by AndrewBarclay » Thu May 10, 2018 8:32 pm

I note that DO 476/18 & 478/18 DO 480/18 refer to D510/D 510A are activated at various times up to midnight, anybody got any info as to what is using the ranges tonight and tomorrow Friday the 11th May. 2018.

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by PeteHemsley » Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 pm

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by Richelli » Fri May 11, 2018 12:48 pm

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 dissapear as they often over run them into the weekend but rarely do they get used.

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Re: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

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