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BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

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BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby StormsInAfrica » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:27 pm

The time has come for the (almost!) ritual June deployment thread!

All news in here if you will!
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Re: BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby MRTT » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:14 pm

Operation Sabre Strike is due to begin on the 6th June.

There is no indication at this time to whether or not Fairford will be involved.
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Re: BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby skywatch1 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:04 pm

Hi Guy's, good to be back.

Re: the subject, lets hope so.

Now retired, I've given up with both local and world politics, just want to see and monitor movements at the Base.

I flew past Fairford recently in a C42 micro light and it gave me the prospective of what the Big boy's see :thumb:

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Re: BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby Supra » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:51 am

In these untested times of the new US Presidency, the 'normal schedule' no longer exists! It may either become much better or much worse for UK aviation enthusiasts?
The prospect of seeing that perspective should always be enjoyed 'skywatch1' ;)
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Re: BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby page_verify » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:44 pm

I can't see Trump's policies and relations reducing activities, only doing more. The expected new relationship with Russia hasn't exactly changed the world as everyone expected. Neither have his relations with Iran, North Korea and China, along with his commitment with May over NATO.
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Re: BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby Gary » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:06 am

Not BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17 related but don't want to start a new thread for it

Airshowinfo facebook page has a quote from echodnia.eu, saying Radom have a B-52 taking part in their flying display. The airshow is August 28 &29, so could mean possible ops from Fairford? As it stats they can't operate from Radom https://www.facebook.com/airshowinfo/?h ... ED&fref=nf

According to echodnia.eu, a B-52H Stratofortress will be shown at Radom Airshow 2017 on the flying display program!
The aircraft is expected to make some flypass, after a take off from an other airfield, because its too heavy to land at Radom Airport.
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Re: BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby page_verify » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:26 pm

Baltops 2017 will take place between June 5th and 24th, Sabre Strike 2017 between June 6th and 23rd, and Ample Strike 2017 between August 23rd and September 12th.
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Re: BALTOPS/SABRE STRIKE 17

Postby markranger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:42 am

Scramble has 3 x B52s participating on Exercise Artic Challenge in Finland although Currently states they will be flying direct from USA?

Dates 22-05-02-06

Guess you never know, They might end up at Fairford instead...
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