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Did the F35's fly today?

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Did the F35's fly today?

Post by toom317 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:28 pm

Got a text from my brother, who works on a farm on the approach to LFA20, saying he heard an unusual sounding aircraft today, just after 12. Unfortunately he was working in a poly tunnel at the time and couldn't see it, but said it was making a whistling noise. I was at Prestwick and didn't see it either. Just curious to know if it was an F35, but my money is on a Typhoon.
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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by Gary » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:20 pm

Nope they didn't
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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by Dan D'Air » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:48 pm

Couple of Hornets were in Prestwick recently. Departed about 10.30 today.
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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by toom317 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:03 pm

Good, I'd have been mightily hacked of if they had been in the valley. Got the Hornets, (Growlers), at Prestwick. :thumbs:
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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:32 am

Why hacked off? They aren't Tornados ;-)
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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by SpilsbyPete » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Anyone!

Have they flown since the 6th and any idea's on what there callsign will be

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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by Gary » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:36 pm

No, unless it's happened today. Not see it reported anywhere. As for call signs I would expect to be

Marham **
Lightning **
Gibson
Vandel
Derwent

Can't remember any other they used to use. Stuck at work so can't check :lol:
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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:01 pm

One was outside with the canopy up but then it was towed back into the green hangar where ZA267 used to live

The Armoury hangar?

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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by np1991 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:05 pm

Gary wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:36 pm
No, unless it's happened today. Not see it reported anywhere. As for call signs I would expect to be

Marham **
Lightning **
Gibson
Vandel
Derwent

Can't remember any other they used to use. Stuck at work so can't check :lol:
Saxon, Sorpe, Eder and Mohne were 617 Sqn callsigns when they were GR4s at Lossie as well as Gibson and Vandal :thumb:
Ops callsign changed a few times, it was N*gger, Blackdog then Tallboy.
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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by SpilsbyPete » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:19 pm

Gents,

Thanks for the response.
So it's just wait and see.

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Re: Did the F35's fly today?

Post by Tronk 11 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:14 am

Word is going around that they have some software issues they are trying to resolve. Hopefully we'll see them soon as people make statements they'll be up on certain days and they aren't.

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