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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by stupot27 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:07 am

Poor photo, s.
What are you talking bout man
They are great pics in difficult conditions
I suppose you stayed in the dry warm place all day

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by sebcoe » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:59 am

Are these still at LN? If they are any word on an ETD?

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by BOLLO » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:58 am

Yes they are and their support tankers should arrive today to take them away some time this week.
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by sebcoe » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:52 pm

Cheers Bollo 👍

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by Paul Manville » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:59 pm

thanks for that Bollo, although I've seen them with other units, I would love a shot of the special marks one
that's the dilemma !! 200 mile round trip, its a gamble
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by jaybee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:52 pm

sebcoe wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:59 am
thanks for that Bollo, although I've seen them with other units, I would love a shot of the special marks one
A little dicky bird told me Wednesday this week, might(MIGHT)!!! be their departure day. A Really early start ,"So I have heard" :ninja: perhaps as early as 08.00 hrs.
Don't shoot the messenger though, and good luck if you go... :thumb:
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by rh226 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:35 pm

I, too, have heard Wednesday, though no time mentioned. Looks like they are going home rather than to Finland - as Scramble SIS had posted.......and now deleted.

We will have to wait for the ALTRV to be posted to see what the ETD is likely to be.
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by Ranger » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:21 am

rh226 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:35 pm
I, too, have heard Wednesday, though no time mentioned. Looks like they are going home rather than to Finland - as Scramble SIS had posted.......and now deleted.

We will have to wait for the ALTRV to be posted to see what the ETD is likely to be.
Westbound ALTRV is up for Thu Nov 8th.

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by rh226 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:00 am

Not that bad a departure time.......approx. 10.00z (give or take a bit)
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by bandit527th » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:18 am

Can anyone tell me where to find the pictures taken in the rain on Friday please. I am registered with FIGHTER CONTROL.
Many thank. David Hawkins

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by markranger » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:28 am

They were in sun Friday. :whistle:

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by Tiger 1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:58 pm

They were in the rain on Thursday the 1st of November... see Dave934s post in Current Military Photography.... second page 3 post down.

Dave did well to catch them so good in those conditions :thumb:

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by Blue Diamond » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:10 pm

Saw four fly yesterday in indifferent light and have seen reports of two launching just after midday today.
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:55 pm

bandit527th wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:18 am
Can anyone tell me where to find the pictures taken in the rain on Friday please. I am registered with FIGHTER CONTROL.
Many thank. David Hawkins
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by Paul Manville » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:40 pm

jaybee wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:52 pm
sebcoe wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:59 am
thanks for that Bollo, although I've seen them with other units, I would love a shot of the special marks one
A little dicky bird told me Wednesday this week, might(MIGHT)!!! be their departure day. A Really early start ,"So I have heard" :ninja: perhaps as early as 08.00 hrs.
Don't shoot the messenger though, and good luck if you go... :thumb:
Hi yes had two bits at the cherry Wed/Thurs, enough is enough on this lot!!
Thanks for info tho

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by jaybee » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:03 pm

Sorry to hear about your efforts mate, and their cancellations...its all a risk going there. I'm not going to give any more departure information out, that I receive.
This is why perhaps lots of people won't say anything and are tight lipped about movements (they end in cancellations) ...JB
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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by Paul Manville » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:19 pm

its the nature of the beast as they say, you can not be lucky every time

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by Mawgan4 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:11 pm

jaybee wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Sorry to hear about your efforts mate, and their cancellations...its all a risk going there. I'm not going to give any more departure information out, that I receive.
This is why perhaps lots of people won't say anything and are tight lipped about movements (they end in cancellations) ...JB
Jaybee, your info was spot on: the tankers turned up at Mildenhall all ready to drag the F-15's to Iceland on Wednesday - it's hardly your fault that one or more of the KC-10s went u/s and/or that the weather between the UK and Iceland deteriorated such that in the event of a ditching by one if the pilots a rescue would have been unfeasible. Please keep posting info if you get it (with any caveats you like), people like me appreciate it (even though I was one of those who made the journey across to the Heath today in the hope that the CA's would move ;) ).

On the topic of sea state between UK and Iceland, it is forecast by NOAA to get even worse over tomorrow and Saturday (waves up to 6 metres high), so regardless of whether the KC-10's are serviceable, I would be surprised if the CA's depart before Sunday or even Monday.

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by DanBeeden » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:02 am

I'll echo Alisdair's comments above. Everyone on the forum is well aware of the 'risks' associated with the hobby - that is to say nothing is ever certain. We all know that a decision to go up to the bases in the hope of catching something specific has a high chance of failure for a multitude of reasons. So even with the best of 'intel' from people in the know, we accept that there is a good chance that the said aircraft of interest won't turn up, won't depart, is broken, etc.

So if you have info on expected/planned movements and are happy to share, please continue to do so. If the day doesn't pan out as we'd hoped - that's just the nature of the hobby! I certainly appreciate all the info and heads up that are shared on FC.

Dan

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Re: CA ANG F-15's

Post by James Cutting » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:35 am

Iceland?

Isn't the Altrv for an Atlantic crossing...And why would they need 2 tankers for a journey they could do without them...? :S
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