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Tactical landings at Cottesmore

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Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by Gary » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:09 am

Cottesmore seeing some action

Start date/time: 28/11/2017 12:00 UTC
End date/time: 02/12/2017 02:00 UTC
Activity period: 1200-0200
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 035

TACTICAL LANDINGS USING NIGHT VISION DEVICES. 3 LARGE MIL ACFT
WILL CONDUCT CIRCUITS AND TACTICAL LANDINGS WI 5NM RADIUS 524404N
0003857W (COTTESMORE, RUTLAND). FOR INFO 01993 897618. 17-11-0222/AS3

ALL times local/GMT apart from the 28th then it's ADD 1 hour
RAF Tornados left in service = 21 :( 165 ish days left in service
GR4 =18, GR4(T) =3

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Re: Tactical landing at Cottesmore 6th to 11th Nov 2017

Post by Gary » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:10 am

Same again in a couple of weeks

Start date/time: 06/11/2017 12:00 UTC
End date/time: 11/11/2017 02:00 UTC
Activity period: 1200-0200
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 035

TACTICAL LANDINGS USING NIGHT VISION DEVICES. 3 LARGE MIL ACFT
WILL CONDUCT CIRCUITS AND TACTICAL LANDINGS WI 5NM RADIUS 524404N
0003857W (COTTESMORE, RUTLAND). FOR INFO 01993 897618. 17-11-0237/AS4

ALL times local/GMT
RAF Tornados left in service = 21 :( 165 ish days left in service
GR4 =18, GR4(T) =3

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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by C24 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:47 am

Hi Gary
Thanks. I had picked up the info about next week. The July exercise was quite interesting to watch. Although it was dark it was possible to pick out the aircraft as they flew circuits and made the approach , landing and the manoeuvres on the runway.
The images were somewhat on the dark side :roll:
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by rich71 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:48 pm

Something just come out of Cottesmore rather low and quiet I assume it was a Herc?

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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by f-4 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:40 pm

C-17 ZZ174 did a number of passes. Such excitement in the village! (South Witham)

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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by rich71 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:50 pm

Thanks that explains the lack of noise as it banked round Oakham.

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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by C24 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Omen1 arrived just after 2004hrs and was still around at 2115.

An excellent exhibition of low level night flying. Try 122.100, at 2124hrs still flying a pair of handcuffs pattern.

An orange tinted gibbous moon. If I hadn't put my foot in a bl....y puddle it would have been a perfect evening.

C130

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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by C24 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 pm

At 2129hrs, just called "Final landing"

Best wishes for a safe trip home. :clap:
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by C24 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:10 am

:clap:

:ninja:

Fun shot of Omen1 from astern taken just prior to touchdown on the threshold of 04.

Flashing Nav lights, landing lights on, caught in the prop blur.

ImageC24_0015-Night-1 by Charlie, on Flickr

:) Will try again later! ;)
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by cottesmore09 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:11 pm

28/11/17-02/12/17 still on the cards?
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by reheat module » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:09 pm

Liking the image, good to see a different attempt.
Explanation gives an understanding of the effect result too.
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by C24 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:23 am

Morning,
Not much cloud about, let's hope that it a good Omen for this evening :roll:
I haven't found anything to contradict the NOTAM so there may be some activity, if as previously, 2000hrs for an arrival. The sensible move would be to phone the number and ask! ADSB doesn't always pick up movements.
Fun photos RM. You should see the gezillions of black rectangles with blobs of blurred spots of colour. Beats watching TV
Full report later ;)
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by reheat module » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:51 am

A great opportunity to really ramp up the ISO.
Financially, nothing is lost; alternatively, you'll find the limits of the camera sensor and ISO handling capability.
As the press says (and often shows), a noisy picture is better than a blurred one, or none at all!
In-camera noise reduction and good software can go some way to minimising this effect.
I've been out and about at night, with auto-ISO at 12000 - 250000 ISO to experiment.
Give it a go.
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by C24 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:33 pm

1715hrs

2 X C130. At Cottesmore
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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by Yammer » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:55 pm

19.50 - Brize based Skyvan C-FARA currently shown operating over Cottesmore - night jumping I guess

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Re: Tactical landings at Cottesmore

Post by C24 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:37 pm

That would make more sense of my interpretation of this:

H7431/18: Parachute jumping will take place
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MIL PARACHUTING WI 2NM RADIUS 523931N 0003812W (RUTLAND WATER,
VCY OAKHAM, RUTLAND). DROP HGT SUBJ ATC CLR. FOR INFO 07970 363249.
2018-10-0156/AS3
FROM: 09 Oct 2018 13:00 GMT (14:00 BST)
TO: 10 Oct 2018 05:00 GMT (06:00 BST)

I went looking for people wearing wetsuits. :S :S :Oops:
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