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Lakenheath 12-10-17

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Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:04 am

Quid 43 on the deck at Lakenheath for start and clearance to ARA8 then RTB Mildenhall

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:36 am

Eagle 21-24 rolling at 09:35
Tails 334 red, 364 red, 204 red, 220 blue

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:47 am

Spad 41/42 pair of F-22 : "27fs" and 154

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by colt99 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 am

Quid 43 to meet strix 29 currently on the ground at mildenhall

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:54 am

Spad 41/42 airborne at 09:53 259.6

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by Apache123 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:00 am

any ideas how long f22s are staying and if the other 6 mentioned for coming are actually due

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by slogen51 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:45 am

The Spads are back on the deck at 11:40 approx.

Spads is the nickname of the 94 FS - wiki

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by XWP29 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:54 am

154 landed with the portside weapons port open.

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:10 am

Weapons doors were jammed open on both sides
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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by SamP » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:29 am

Same thing happened to one of the jets last year, seems a common occurrence...

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by Phil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:37 am

Edit - photos do show what looks to be a technical malfunction. When the 95 FS deployed last year they did on occasions open the side weapons bay to display the AIM9X on take off and landing for the benefit of those outside the fence.
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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by bizfreeq » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:55 am

Pilot of last year's confirmed it wasn't showboating and was indeed a technical hitch
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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by geoffs » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:54 pm

Presumably the bay doors jammed open would render them 'unstealthy' Seems like quite a glitch.
Not sure in all the radio traffic this morning when they were coming back in but might have been reported as a Code 1 by the pilot?

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by markranger » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:08 pm

Think it was something like that that happened to the F117A that got shot down in Yugoslavia was it not?

That was how they manged to track it due to the Bomb bay doors stuck open?
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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by BMrider » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:03 pm

Here's a shot of the Raptor with both doors jammed open today for the record!

ImageRaptor RTB Weapons bay doors jamed open by Mark Handley, on Flickr
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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by paddyboy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:38 pm

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by LN Strike Eagle » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:51 pm

Nice shot. Looking forward to a trip there soon - fingers crossed the weather for early next week holds.

What were they up to today - just familiarisation flights?

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by 68001pg » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:33 pm

It was given as code3,but they both said they were code3?

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Re: Lakenheath 12-10-17

Post by Mikepaparomeo » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:14 pm

my log of yesterday's happenings, with callsigns and times where known. plenty of other people at the viewing area/forest gate so I am sure there will be some additions or corrections :D . Some of the callsigns were a little indistinct.....

I always struggle with the HH-60s because the last digit on port side overlaps a stiffener on the tail and therefore is difficult to read. Definitely were two up and others have confirmed 89-26206 and 89-26353

F-15C/D/E 'LN' unless noted otherwise. 'a' = arrival back into the pattern. All times local.

58-0094 KC35R QUID43 d10.13
07-7181 C-17 RCH787 to rwy24 hold 12.25 then d around 13h00 before doing wide circuits over STANTA at 5,000' and recovering to Mildenhall

92-0324 r/wt EAGLE21 4 Ship d09.35 a11.15 land11.21
92-0364 r/wt EAGLE22 d09.35 a11.15 land11.22
96-0204 r/wt EAGLE23 d09.35 AE17B3 a11.17 then land ?
97-0220 bl/wt EAGLE24 d09.35 a11.19 land11.21

86-0160 y/bk GRIM65 d09.43 a12.15 land12.20
84-0044 y/bk STAB?42 d09.43 a12.15 land12.20

91-0309 r/wt HARLY41 d09.59 a11.36 and land
91-0310 r/wt HARLY42 d09.59 a11.38 and land
08-4172 F-22A ‘27th FS’ SPAD41 d09.52 a11.38 land11.40
08-4154 F-22A ‘FF’ SPAD42 d09.52 a11.38 land11.40
01-2002 r/wt HARLY43? d10.00 a11.39 land11.41
01-2003 r/wt HARLY44? d10.00 AE1793? a11.39 land11.41

86-0166 y/bk REAPER35? d09.57 a12.05 land12.07
84-0010 y/bk REAPER36? d09.57 a12.05 land12.07

00-3002 r/wt d14.58
97-0220 bl/wt KITTY1? d14.48

01-2002 SONIC01 d15.02
01-2003 d15.02

92-0364 JUNGL61? d15.04 a15.44
96-0204 d15.04

89-26206 HH-60G CHARLY11 circuits and F-15 Support pm
89-26353 HH-60G CHARLY12 active pm

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