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G115 deliveries to Finland

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G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by eagle driver » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:06 am

List with dates given for the G115s for Finland
G-BYUA - Delivered 25/9/2017
G-BYUG - Delivered 24/5/2017
G-BYUP - Delivered 25/5/2017
G-BYVJ - Delivered 25/9/2017
G-BYVS - Delivered 24/5/2017
G-BYVT - Delivered 20/11/2017
G-BYVV - Delivered 20/10/2017
G-BYVX - Delivered 25/9/2017
G-BYWC- Delivered 20/10/2017
G-BYWE - Delivered 25/9/2017
G-BYWJ - Delivered 24/5/2017
G-BYWN-Delivered 20/10/2017
G-BYWP-Delivered 25/10/2017 Amended from G-BYWO.
G-BYWT - Delivered 25/9/2017
G-BYXB - Delivered 25/10/2017
G-BYXN - Delivered 24/5/2017
G-BYXY - Delivered 20/11/2017
G-CGKA - Arrived in Finland 22/11/2016 first one marked GO-1.
G-CGKB - Delivered 20/11/2017
G-CGKC - Delivered 20/11/2017
G-CGKF - Delivered20/10/2017
G-CGKI - Delivered 20/10/2017
G-CGKJ - Delivered 20/11/2017
G-CGKV - Delivered 20/11/2017

Note the delivery dates are when they left Cranwell, these are confirmed and tied up through SBS in the local area. It seemingly took them 2 days from Cranwell to Finland with a number of stops along the way.

So far 24/28 have been delivered, the remaining 4 should be delivered by the end of the year. The following have all arrived at Cranwell recently (3 today), and some have test flown today also. I believe these are the next 4, and they will go very soon.

G-CGKO
G-CGKT
G-CGKU
G-CGKX

An interesting article, however do note that one set of dates is wrong.

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by tm74sqn » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:14 pm

Very interesting - thank you for posting list. What is the article you refer to - presumably it is on the web somewhere? Assuming that it is viewable, what is the set of dates that are wrong, and what should they be?

I see that 4 a/c left on 24/5/2017, while just one (G-BYUP) left the following day - is that correct, or did G-BYUP leave on the 24th, not the 25th?

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by roger4 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:18 pm

Thanks eagle driver - it confirms why there have been some recent departures from Benson!

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by Widget 01 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:01 pm

I'm glad 'Eagle Driver' has managed to share the information verbatim which was posted on MSF (Yahoo Group) by myself. I created the list with thanks to various sources, such as my local yahoo group, and Howard J Curtis. The 4 Tutors that are listed at the bottom are what we believe to be going to Finland next, identified through deduction.

http://warnesysworld.com/five-ex-uk-gro ... air-force/

The dates above are 100% when they left Cranwell, taken from an SBS in the area when they departed. G-BYUP left on the 25th - Yes.

Next time 'Eagle Driver' give credit where credit is due....

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Ben
Last edited by Widget 01 on Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by roger4 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:24 pm

Ben,

You are absolutely spot-on with your comments.

Thank you for collating the information on the G115E, and indeed for all that you do for the enthusiast community.

Roger

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by tm74sqn » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:17 pm

Re: message from Widget 01 on Friday Nov 24, ie

******** Part Quote 1 ********
http://warnesysworld.com/five-ex-uk-gro ... air-force/

Above is the article, the dates for those that left during September was not the 25th September but the 20th contrary to what the article states. The dates above are 100% when they left Cranwell, taken from an SBS in the area when they departed. G-BYUP left on the 25th - Yes.
******** End Part Quote 1 ********

However, checking on MSF indicates that date was the 25th as message below was sent at 18:32 on 25/09/2017

******** Part Quote 2 ********
Evening all

Can't believe I appear to be the first to put this out

Departing Cranwell today in convoy heading east over the North Sea was a delivery of 5 Tutors for the Finnish AF in serial order from FR24

G-BYUA, G-BYWT, G-BYVX, G-BYWE, G-BYVJ

Hammers
******** End Part Quote 2 ********

So Hammers seems to agree with the article. Now I'm completely puzzled - not sure what to believe!

Any help with resolving this would be much appreciated.
Regards, TM74

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by blackbox » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:42 pm

Re. G-BYUA, G-BYWT, G-BYVX, G-BYWE, & G-BYVJ, I noted these on the tracking sites leaving Cranwell for Finland on 25/9/17.

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by Widget 01 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:38 pm

I have amended my initial post above. The dates that I listed are correct to the best of my knowledge. The above list left on the 25th September as confirmed by various sources, however the article stated the 20th before. I muddled up the dates (the wrong way around). The article is also now correct.

Apologies for the confusion.

Ben

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by tm74sqn » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:05 pm

Many thanks for the amended list. It is very useful.
Regards, TM74

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by SpilsbyPete » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:33 pm

Gents,

Did the final 4 (G-CGKO,G-CGKT,G-CGKU and G-CGKX) depart our shores before the new year.
And anymore identified as going to Finland

Thanks in advance
Pete

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by SpilsbyPete » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:37 pm

Gents

FYI and thanks to plmc135

The final 4 where G-CGKM,G-CGKO,G-CGKT and G-CGKX.
So G-CGKU did not go to Finland

Pete

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Re: G115 deliveries to Finland

Post by reheat module » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:54 pm

Great factual continuity, great reporting.
Many thanks
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