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Operational log for April/May 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

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Operational log for April/May 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

Postby johnhowe » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:50 pm

After having a fantastic lunch of Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding with all the trimmings at Bryn Cottage at Much Hoole I went to
visit Warton having been informed that as couple of Royal Saudi Airforce Hawks would be flying.

Royal Saudi Hawks ZB 116 tail code 7907 & ZB 120 tail code 2111. duly rotated off runway 25 for trials work on return both flew high key approaches onto the runway before landing.

later in the afternoon a Grob came into the circuit G.CGKL and landed we may have been watching a future Typhoon Pilot.

On my last few visits to Warton I've missed seeing a Typhoon flying, so I thought I would share the experience of what its like
to Fly a fast jet.

Climb into cockpit of aircraft complete checks with ground crew taxi from south side backtrack along Charlie taxiway enter 25
turn at Granvilles Gate obtain clearance from ATC throttles to full power, a surge of acceleration, pause to check engine indications, throttles through the gate, a tremendous kick as reheat lights, almost immediately jet is airborne gears and flaps selected up , five minutes after leaving the south side aircraft is passing 15,000 feet at just below the speed of sound (0.9 Mach)
with the mighty Avon thrust masters purring (sorry did I forget to mention I'm describing a Lightning rotation not a Typhoon)
with 26,000lbs of cold power available the Lightning has a most impressive rate of unreheated climb at top of climb curvature
of the earth is clearly visible. This sequence was given to me by one of Wartons Test pilots who is now no longer with us.

Correction when I typed no long with us I didn't mean in the biblical sense I actually meant that Keith Hartley was no longer flying at Warton.

So now you know what Tarnish 5/9 & Tarnish 69 experience when they fly the Typhoon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPkd9Fc1q6Y
Interview with a Typhoon Pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6NSC3zlbk4
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017

Postby Old bins » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:52 am

So we had a nice pass of a Red Arrows Hawk this morning, anyone know what the reason was?
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017

Postby johnhowe » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:04 am

Old bins wrote:So we had a nice pass of a Red Arrows Hawk this morning, anyone know what the reason was?


May be a coincidence but next Wednesday the 12th, April, 2017 there is a lecture by a Red Arrows Pilot at the monthly meeting

of The Royal Aeronautical Society. Further checking reveals that its Alan Chubb who is not one of the current Reds.
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017 i/c 2 EFA Pilot films

Postby JetsR4Kids » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:35 pm

Apologies for being out of date sync, but does anyone know the serial of the Typhoon that landed at Warton on Tuesday April 4th at about 1145 local ?

Thanks in advance !

JR4K
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017 i/c 2 EFA Pilot films

Postby johnhowe » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:17 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CgqfdhT0xg As I previously mentioned a lack of seeing Typhoon flying the next best thing is seeing Tarnish 5s display at Farnborough.
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

Postby johnhowe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:16 pm

A couple of First Flights today ZB 122 & ZB125 according to local correspondents Outside 358 Hangar was Demo Hawk ZJ 951 still painted up in McLaren colours.
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

Postby TB1 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:16 am

Frank,

In the interests of accuracy ZB122 first flew 13.3.2017.
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

Postby johnhowe » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:52 am

TB1 wrote:Frank,

In the interests of accuracy ZB122 first flew 13.3.2017.


Thanks for that info about ZB122 was it ZB 125 F/F. or did my local correspondents get that wrong too?.


https://www.planespotters.net/photo/102 ... hawk-tmk-1 Image of Hawk ZJ 951 may be returning to flight shortly. (credits to the Photographer)
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Re: Operational log for April, 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

Postby TB1 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:57 am

ZB125 was correct!
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Re: Operational log for April/May 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

Postby johnhowe » Wed May 03, 2017 4:53 pm

There will be some night flying at Warton from the 9th, May,2017 also to include the 10th and the 11th, May, 2017. There were two flights today whilst I was at Warton flown by RAF Pilots callsign Rogue the Typhoons used were ZK 303 & ZK 355.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCqiiOO ... 130.817316 Typhoon in cockpit video


There was a dearth of photographers due to the fact that it was a strong easterly wind blowing straight down runway 07.
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Re: Operational log for April/May 2017 i/c 3 EFA Pilot films

Postby johnhowe » Mon May 08, 2017 9:22 am

Now that I Live in Merseyside I only occasionally go to Warton or Spadeadam, I'm always asked what's Mach Loop is it easy to get too I usually say if you like a brisk walk/climb with fantastic flying this is the place to go to, Credits to Elwyn R for this super footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCF1trD ... w4q2HE0UIE
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