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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby David Thompson » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:29 pm

OK thank you .
It's under review at the moment due to littering . The waste bins have been removed and two boards have been placed there asking for people to take their rubbish home with them and I just wondered if people were complying ?
I know it's also used by the passing public but the aviation community needs to do their bit to keep it tidy . :halo:
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby mattsutt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:24 pm

The 3rd Chinook is coded AN, parked nose on to the viewing area.

Didn't see the 5th Alpha Jet this afternoon, may have been hangared after arrival? The other 4 were all flying, back by 4.15 and first one hangared already so looks like they will probably all be indoors over the weekend

Thanks for all who posted the info

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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby pg1610 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:27 pm

mattsutt wrote:The 3rd Chinook is coded AN, parked nose on to the viewing area.

Didn't see the 5th Alpha Jet this afternoon, may have been hangared after arrival? The other 4 were all flying, back by 4.15 and first one hangared already so looks like they will probably all be indoors over the weekend

Thanks for all who posted the info

Matt


E11 was the additional one suspect that E135 had gone tech this morning so this brought spare part or is a replacement
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby David Thompson » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:31 pm

mattsutt wrote:The 3rd Chinook is coded AN, parked nose on to the viewing area.

Should be HC4 ZA705 .
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby mattsutt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:37 pm

pg1610 wrote:
mattsutt wrote:The 3rd Chinook is coded AN, parked nose on to the viewing area.

Didn't see the 5th Alpha Jet this afternoon, may have been hangared after arrival? The other 4 were all flying, back by 4.15 and first one hangared already so looks like they will probably all be indoors over the weekend

Thanks for all who posted the info

Matt


E11 was the additional one suspect that E135 had gone tech this morning so this brought spare part or is a replacement


Ok thanks, E135 was flying this afternoon so all fixed

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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby TombsRIP » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:33 am

Usual request I am afraid...
Anyone know when they are here to? Presumably going back next week (midweek)??
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby DickFlute » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:31 am

Hi MG

The MoD Sponsored Air Exercise website (URL below) contains details of an 'Exchange Detachment' - presumably referring to the AdlA Alpha Jet deployment to Leeming - which is expected to end on Friday 16th; so one expects they'll go back to Cazaux on or around that date.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -exercises

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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby Gulfstream 6 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:28 pm

A quick visit on Sat 10th June @ 1515, three Chinooks still parked outside, identified as ZA670, ZA705 & ZA720, one of the three is coded AN the remaining two did not appear to carry codes.
No sign of activity around any of the helicopters
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby TombsRIP » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:37 pm

DickFlute wrote:Hi MG

The MoD Sponsored Air Exercise website (URL below) contains details of an 'Exchange Detachment' - presumably referring to the AdlA Alpha Jet deployment to Leeming - which is expected to end on Friday 16th; so one expects they'll go back to Cazaux on or around that date.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -exercises

Best wishes.

Much obliged
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby normie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:31 pm

Called Friday night three Chinooks visible and two Hawks nothing else to be seen
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby wildcat1 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:26 pm

Four alpha jet were towed out this morning two from a HAS and two from the tutor hanger serials were

E135 8-RX
E123 8-RM
E81 8-FO
E22 8-LS

No sign of E11 however

The 3 chinooks are also still there
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby toom317 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:09 pm

wildcat1 wrote:Four alpha jet were towed out this morning two from a HAS and two from the tutor hanger serials were

E135 8-RX
E123 8-RM
E81 8-FO
E22 8-LS

No sign of E11 however

The 3 chinooks are also still there


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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby EGNV » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:45 pm

Yes they flew today using a call sign that sounded like Macfly?

One of the Alphas requested a low level fly past on its return from the afternoon sortie.... a possible sign they may be departing for home tomorrow.
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby toom317 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:34 am

Thanks.

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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby Punkrunner62 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Just heard them on 251.25,operating in D809.Callsign sounded like "Macfly" can anyone confirm this from Leeming.Thanks.
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby Punkrunner62 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:49 pm

Now RTB Leeming.On 251.25 at this time.
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P.S-Callsign definitely sounds like "Macfly".
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby np1991 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:15 pm

Sounded like the callsign was 'Magpie' when he was speaking to Lossie approach this afternoon.
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby markranger » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:33 pm

They have Been using MCFLY a their callsigns.
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby Punkrunner62 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks for the confirmation.
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Re: FAF Alphas

Postby GarryL » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:04 am

Quick visit last night at 6pm - 4 alphas on the ramp with covers on canopies and 3 chinook's just winding down.

The visitors area was immaculate with no rubbish anywhere.
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