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Coningsby display slots February 2018

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Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by Gary » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:24 pm

A lot of display slots for next month

Start date/time: 05/02/2018 10:30 UTC
End date/time: 28/02/2018 15:00 UTC
Activity period: 05-09 12 13 16 20-23 26-28 1030-1100 1430-1500
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 081

AIR DISPLAY BY MIL ACFT. WI 5NM 530535N 0000958W (CONINGSBY AD,
LINCOLNSHIRE). 2018-02-0119/AS1

Just to confirm, timing are local 1030-1100 1430-1500
5th to 9th
12th , 13th, 16th
20th to 23rd
26th to 28th

Weather and serviceability depending etc, slots looks like BBMF. Guessing it's an slightly early start if they want to be ready for the RAF 100th
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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by plmc135 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:56 pm

Or alternatively it could be to do with the work up of the "100 formation" they started practising at the end of December.

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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by Gary » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:06 pm

Unlikely, they haven't posted a route for it like last time. Just looked at the alt block and that suggests it's the Typhoon rather than BBMF. Wonder if the team are off to the Middle East, like they did a couple of years ago
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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by flyingslug_0 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:19 pm

These are Typhoon slots. By mid month they hope to be at 500ft :thumbs:

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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by harvo266 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:32 pm

flyingslug_0 wrote:These are Typhoon slots. By mid month they hope to be at 500ft :thumbs:
Mid month....? Feb? March? Jim (Display Pilot) still has at least 3 5000ft practices to complete. All being well, he should be down to 1500ft by the first 2 weeks of Feb. The first 500ft practice should come end of Feb/early March.

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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by harvo266 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:56 pm

Display pilot did his first over-base 1,500ft practice today at around 15:00, with last years pilot in the back seat. 5 more to go until dropping 500ft in height!

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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by Phoon » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 am

flyingslug_0 wrote:Jim will be at 1,500 today he has 6 slots at that height then 6 more at 1,000 and then 6 more again at 500. :thumb:
6 is the minimum requirement at each height. Going on previous years display work ups it can often be ten or more at each height.

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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by C-Harvey » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:54 am

Hello, so this week (12th +) will be at 1000'? Is there a wind speed/maximum gust limitation?

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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by harvo266 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:46 pm

C-Harvey wrote:Hello, so this week (12th +) will be at 1000'? Is there a wind speed/maximum gust limitation?

Cheers
Hi! There should be at least 3 practices this week, taking place on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at either mid morning or mid afternoon (occasionally both slots will be used, so 2 displays a day, but rare). He is halfway through his 1,500ft workup so will almost certainly be finishing that height this week. I'd imagine the first 1,000ft workup will take place on Tuesday 20th Feb, but depends on how many slots are used this week.

Hope this helps :thumbs:

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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by C-Harvey » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:59 pm

It certainly is helpful, cheers
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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by C24 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:32 am

I saw this;


H0546/18: Exercises will take place

1 FAST JET ACFT WILL CONDUCT HIGH ENERGY MANOEUVRES WI 5NM
530535N 0000958W (CONINGSBY AD, LINCOLNSHIRE). ACFT WILL CONDUCT ONE
HIGH PERFORMANCE CLIMB TO 10000FT AMSL. ACFT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO
COMPLY WITH RAC. RTF CTC CONINGSBY 119.200MHZ AND TEL 01526 347959.
2018-02-0119/AS4
FROM: 13 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT
TO: 28 Feb 2018 15:00 GMT
SCHEDULE: 13 16 20-23 26-28 1030-1100 1430-1500

...and thought it might be useful to post here.
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Re: Coningsby display slots February 2018

Post by harvo266 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Jim, the Display Pilot, has successfully completed his 1500ft workup. The first 1000ft Display will be on Tuesday 20th at either 10:30 or 14:30

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