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December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

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December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:03 pm

Mon 3/12

WTN69 up in ZK303/AX (BT017).
Performed a Surveillance Radar Approach (SRA)/
"Talkdown" to rwy 25 just after T/o 1346z.
Simulated "heavyweight" low Approach and overshoot @ 1354z. Then depart for a Practice Diversion (PD) to Valley. Sounds like aircrew Continuation Training (CT) sortie.
Land time u/k presume performed a few circuits before landing.

HTH.

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by chrisward123 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:40 am

4/12/18


OTT
11:38 - XX203/PIRATE04 (Hawk T.1/100 Sqn) Heading SW towards Valley @6K ft from Leeming

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:47 am

Tues 4/12 contd

WTN69 dep 07 @ 1121z.Dev single seat typhoon.
seen later on low overshoot rwy 25 (from Lytham) presume off ILS app.Then "turned back" and landed 07 @ 1244z. Not on mode-S/adsb.

Possibly IPA5 out on "sunset strip" (apron opposite hush house next to southern perimeter) on ground trials during the week.

Cheers
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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:19 am

Fri 7/12

2x development typhoons seen on climbout off rwy 25 (stream T/o) @ 1109z. WTN69 in either BS116 or BS117 + WTN10 in BT017 (Tarnish 10 - new 'test' pilot ex Rebel 58?).
WTN69 recover with 2xSRA Talkdowns rwy25 and low app/overshoots @ 1240/1250z (for ATC training?); then ILS25+overshoot 1259z into visual circuit behind WTN10 & land 1303z.
WTN10 also recover SRA 25 & land 1301z.

OTT
C-130J-30 05-1435 [AE143D] "RCH657" 143rdAS/143thAW Rhode Is ANG, seen coasting out over Southport 1123z FL280 I/b Aldergrove (Belfast Intl);
was followed by 99-1432 "RCH172" @ FL260 approx 5 mins later tracking slightly more to sth and west but not seen.

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:05 pm

Mon 10/12

ZE114 (CS003/rsaf 703) seen on climbout off rwy 25 @ 1257z. As usual flown by WTN09.
Appears to be heading over towards the east coast possibly inbound Coningsby (1315z) for a practice diversion otherwise to an east coast range (Donna Nook or Holbeach); back in MBay area/off Hilpsford Point around 1400z; self-pisitioned for ILS25 and land 1415z.

Visible from Warton (1550z)
Phenom ZM333 "CWL30" NDB/DME App rwy 28 to Blackpool & go round after 2 holds @ "BPL" beacon (1538-42z).

Cheers

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by Evergreen 44 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:33 pm

Hello Tombs
Adsb trace for WTN09 indicated for Holbeach range
Keep up the good work
Best regards,
Paul

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:49 am

Thanks, I lost it on the tracking site I was using. mystery solved...could very well be up again today. Cheers

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TB1 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:53 am

Torn. just launched again, Eastbound climbing through FL130.

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:59 am

Tues 11/12

ZE114 (CS3) "WTN09" dep off rwy07 @ 1149z
showing as "TN09ID2" on PlaneFinder tracker site as usual plus as "753/ZE114" on adsb exchange. Hdg towards Holbeach again by looks of it. Handed over to swanwick mil 270.05 (1158z). Back with Warton @ 1245z.
Seen 1304z running in from west (flythrough?);
then 2x airfield tgt attacks west>east (seen i/b on "dive attacks" 1307/09z); then positioned for simulated single engine assymetric SRA to rwy 07 & low overshoot 1317z; land 1319z.
Just another day in the office...

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by Mark » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm

anything interesting on the pylons, this is the second visit in 2 days?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_holt_photography/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Mark wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:04 pm
anything interesting on the pylons, this is the second visit in 2 days?
all I could see from Lytham, when it was on the SRA (Talkdown) to rwy 07, was a targeting pod under the front fuselage (fwd shoulder pylon) possibly a Damocles, and grey 1500 lit tanks inboard with ECM/chaff & flare pods outboard underwing.

HTH

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:15 am

Weds 12/12

ZE114 (CS3) "WTN09" up again 3rd day in a row.
T/o 1020z approx (from mode-S sites); heard I/b from west @ 1057z initials & land rwy 07 1059z.
"Tarnish 9" airborne again 1256z. Another relatively short flt. seen i/b wings swept 1323z initials 07 & land 1325z.

Delivery of ZK436 (BS152) to Cby dep 1250z off rwy07 csign "WTN10". To NW initially. Started to head east approx 1320z.

HTH

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by Campbell89 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Is ZE114 a developmental aircraft or is it simply one that RSAF are having problems with hence the extended time at Warton?

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:25 pm

Campbell89 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Is ZE114 a developmental aircraft or is it simply one that RSAF are having problems with hence the extended time at Warton?
ex in-service jet being used for development (Tornado Sustainability Programme). Also ZE119 (CS6) at Warton but no longer flying (to be airfreighted back to ksa in very near future?).

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by Campbell89 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:48 pm

TombsRIP wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Campbell89 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Is ZE114 a developmental aircraft or is it simply one that RSAF are having problems with hence the extended time at Warton?
ex in-service jet being used for development (Tornado Sustainability Programme). Also ZE119 (CS6) at Warton but no longer flying (to be airfreighted back to ksa in very near future?).

Cheers
Ah ok. I’m guessing the Saudi’s are keeping the Tornado in service for a few more years then? At least it gives us chance to still see them even when the RAF sadly retire them.

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:20 am

I think CS3 is also due to return to ksa but there has been much speculation as to when. It may have gone by time the RAF retire theirs. Obviously not going this week!!

Thurs 13/12

WTN09 in ZE114 (CS3) ground abort 1156z.
ZJ700 (IPA5) believed to have been out for ground trials again on "sunset strip".

Warton area to west @1100z hdg up coast routeing via Southport Pier-StAnnes Pier-Blackpool ("Tall Tower")-Garstang to Low Level Lakes:
Chinook HC6A ZH891 [HEX 43C4DC] "SHF (Vortex) 433"

HTH
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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by Mark » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:57 am

TombsRIP wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:20 am
Thurs 13/12

Warton area to west @1100z hdg up coast routeing via Southport Pier-StAnnes Pier-Blackpool ("Tall Tower")-Garstang to Low Level Lakes:
Chinook HC4 ZH891 [HEX 43C4DC] "SHF (Vortex) 433"

HTH
Looked great banking around over Seaforth Docks on its way to you..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_holt_photography/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TAFFEVANS » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:34 pm

Mark wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:57 am
TombsRIP wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:20 am
Thurs 13/12

Warton area to west @1100z hdg up coast routeing via Southport Pier-StAnnes Pier-Blackpool ("Tall Tower")-Garstang to Low Level Lakes:
Chinook HC4 ZH891 [HEX 43C4DC] "SHF (Vortex) 433"

HTH
Looked great banking around over Seaforth Docks on its way to you..
Departed Valley 1000

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:16 pm

Thanks for that Taff. I have corrected the Chinook Mk....should now be a HC6A (just cant keep up...;-)

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Re: December 2018 Movements/Yuletide Log

Post by TombsRIP » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:25 am

Fri 14/12

ZE114 (CS3) "WTN9" T/o 1045z approx rwy 07
(5th sortie this week); seen running in for initials wings swept, just off Lytham @1110z break 07 & landed 1112z. Another relatively short flt.

"WTN10" T/o 1137z in development typhoon.
Had taxied out & back in earlier with issue.

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