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YUAS/Families day

Please post movements and activities to do with RAF Church Fenton & RAF Topcliffe here
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Stuart Green
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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by Stuart Green » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:15 pm

No you can't Steve, I will make do with watching from the fence, I'm sure it will be a brilliant never the less.
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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by stevep22 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:22 pm

I will be by the fence also. Hopefully the weather will be kind to everyone.

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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by davski » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:38 am

Weather forecast has taken a turn for the worse after looking reasonable on previous days bulletins :(
Can't see the Falcons jumping or the Spitfire turning up if the forecasted the wind speeds are to be believed...

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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by Stuart Green » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:15 pm

:'( let's just hope they've got it wrong and its a lovely day.
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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by stevep22 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Just have to take our chance. What will be will be. I've been spotting 47 years (less a fortnight!) and if I've learned anything it's

A) Be philosophical
B) Expect the unexpected.

Steve

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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by davski » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:52 am

To be honest the rain now looks like it may arrive a little later than originally expected (BBC forecast) so fingers crossed. Barriers were put up on the airfield yesterday to fence-in the public and the grass was cut (main gate spruced-up too).

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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by davski » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:38 pm

Not quite as billed - the Typhoon and T-6 displays were very nice though.

No Spitfire, no Tornado (yet), no Vulcan, no Sea King, no Chinook, the Falcons hadn't jumped prior to the rain although it has just stopped/brightened-up again so fingers crossed.

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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by Stuart Green » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:13 pm

Shame about the no shows, the Tyhoon display more than made up for it.
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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by linton » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:54 pm

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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by davski » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:05 am

Were the Falcons really scheduled to jump from a Herc? Would have been nice for a flypast once they knew the jump had been scratched!

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Re: YUAS/Families day

Post by stevep22 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:58 am

I think at one point during the morning we reckon we heard a Herc but who it belonged to and what it was doing is another matter. Couldn't see it anyway.......

Steve

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