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Mildenhall today

Postby Tronk 11 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:34 pm

I had an optics failure today, so could any kind soul provide me with a list of what was on the deck today please.
Many thanks for Looking,
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Re: Mildenhall today

Postby SamP » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:51 pm

It depends what time you visited really, but at sunrise the following were present:

00175 C-17 McChord Towed across the runway to H/S 65 for engine runs all morning
37982 KC-135 Fairchild
20191 KC-10 Travis
91710 KC-10 McGuire
62-4134 RC-135W Red Band
61-2662 RC-135S Black Band

40190 KC-10 McGuire Arrived around 0845 and departed later in the morning
30077 KC-10 Travis Arrived around 1000

20191, the Travis KC-10 above, also departed sometime around lunchtime I believe

and I think thats it, but happy to be corrected!
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Re: Mildenhall today

Postby benji1867 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:26 pm

i was gunna ask the same question as well. I dont suppose anyone can confirm the 2x Rc's and the 7? Ospreys that were also visible.


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Re: Mildenhall today

Postby Tronk 11 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:54 pm

Thanks for the list.
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Re: Mildenhall today

Postby arch » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:55 am

The 2 x RC-135 were

24134 RC-135W
12662 RC-135S

Can't help with the CV-22

Re: Mildenhall today

Postby H.A.Bucken » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:17 am

RC 61 2662 would be the 'Cobra Ball' with the black right wing- a variant I've never seen before.

Re: Mildenhall today

Postby muckychimney » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:05 pm

Does anyone know if these two 135's had chicks with them this morning, saw a tanker over East Yorkshire this morning that had 4 chicks with it.
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Re: Mildenhall today

Postby rh226 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:18 pm

As RC-135s do not have a refuelling boom, I would say the answer is most definitely "No".

Also, this thread relates specifically to 9th December.......
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Re: Mildenhall today

Postby arch » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:01 am

The thread actually says mildenhall today !!!!!

a good reason why you should always put time and date

Re: Mildenhall today

Postby EGVP » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:34 am

But below it it shows the time and date it was posted!

"Mildenhall today
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