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Mass Flypast at Culdrose

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red_snowuk
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Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Post by red_snowuk » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:40 pm

Just seen a flypast at Culdrose of:
6 x Merlin
2 x Sea King
4 x Hawk
1 x King Air

That was just after a Wildcat dropped in

All filmed from the RN Dauphin

Anyone know the occasion please?

Josh B
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Re: Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Post by Josh B » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:50 pm

To do with the start of exercise kernow flag that's currently taking place at culdrose.

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bizfreeq
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Re: Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:58 am

From the RNAS Culdrose website:
14/11/2017

Until next Thursday, fliers at Culdrose are squeezing in more than 600 hours of fast jet, turbo-prop and whirlybird action as the Fleet Air Arm's Cornish air station pretends it's a living, breathing and fighting aircraft carrier.

Exercise Kernow - Cornish for 'Cornwall' - Flag turns the Lizard peninsula base into fictional flat-top HMS Seahawk.

The base - which has billed itself as 'HMS Queen Elizabeth on land' in preparation for the new carrier entering service - is taking that concept to the next level.

In true gunboat diplomacy style, the carrier has been sent in to help the people of Redruvia, threatened by its tubthumping neighbour Camberland.
Cheers
Mark



If our airforces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
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Re: Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Post by Aircraftpaulcornwall » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:37 pm

Hi all,
It was really nice to hear about this live exercise occurring at Culdrose.
I first spotted on the Falmouth Packet website and immediately thought 'it will be good
to perhaps see a load of flying this week'. Well, I was not too disappointed!
There have been a number of Merlins around this area, including a couple of very
low flying ones at around 500ft. I also spotted an AEW Sea King to the north of here
a couple of days ago. Also a few hawks and one King Air.
This is probably the most flying seen here for a very long time!
Let's hope that the same goes for next week as well! :)

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Re: Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Post by roger4 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:05 am

Anyone know if the two Dutch NH90s that routed through Benson last Thursday involved in the exercise?

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bizfreeq
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Re: Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:56 am

Not sure participation-wise but unless one has gone home then there are now 3 NH-90s there as N-326 stopped here at Bournemouth yesterday en route Culdrose
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Mark



If our airforces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
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Re: Mass Flypast at Culdrose

Post by rh226 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:48 pm

Dutch NH-90s are on Ex RNLN FOST until 6th Dec.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... v_17-O.pdf
Cheers, Bob

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