Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Warton Aircraft + visitors

Please post movements and activities to do with Warton Aerodrome here

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:44 pm

In the 1970s when B.A.C. later to become B.A.E. Systems was collaborating with both German and Italian companies on the design and construction of the
MRCA.later to become the Tornado. Visiting Test Pilots flew into Warton with some interesting aircraft F104s F4, G91s The Starfighter after the Lightning,
was one of my favourite aircraft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweoMyat ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Tarnish trials aircraft tornados through yhe loophttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOz ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
viewtopic.php?f=287&t=92126
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LR8HFnL ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featu ... SkD_zqhhao" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; EGNO Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ8ilrZZ ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; EGNO GR4 night t/o.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcbHlY5V ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keuB6F1P ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-0tzXZyw3s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; F15s through the roundabout

all threads checked ok on 28.4.12
Last edited by johnhowe on Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:18 am, edited 13 times in total.
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:40 pm

One of the regular visitors to Warton was the F4 Phantom in fact our recent Director Of Flight OPs was a Phantom jockey as were several other Test Pilots. Although most of the visiting Phantoms were RAF we also had German visitors too.


http://www.f4phantoms.co.uk/74.html
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:12 pm

Another of the regular visitors to Warton was the Hawker Hunter, well over 100 were manufactured at Hawkers Factory at Squires Gate
Blackpool.

A number of Warton's present day Test Pilots fly Hunters at Kemble and other UK venues. below is an interesting sites with lots of interesting comments from former Pilots. http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/hawker_hunter.php
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:14 pm

What would we do without Tankers, over the years Warton has been graced by quite a few I remember seeing the Buccaneer
Buddy Buddy Tankers, but in the main it has been the occasional Tristar but mostly VC 10s and not forgetting Ghost 51 the
callsign used by the USAF Tankers doing trials with IPA 5 in 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK0JsPNt3SU
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:18 am

We have watched various Typhoons and GR 4s going from Warton to meet the new Voyager Tanker over recent days below
is a thread with all the interesting facts. I understand that the Voyager may well do a flyby with a Typhoon over Warton in the near future unless it done it without it being reported.

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ry-356471/
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:14 am

http://www.baesystems.com/article/BAES_ ... fpscw5fr_4


http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid ... ght+trials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpEjJVmK_JU



If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
Attributed to Mark Twain. a
Last edited by johnhowe on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:43 pm, edited 4 times in total.
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Sat May 05, 2012 4:40 pm

When I first came live in Warton in 1964 the first aircraft I saw was not a jet but a Search & Rescue Wessex
Helicopter it was based at Warton and flew when BAC test aircraft were airborn the Pilot was Fred Ritchie.
Over the years many types of helicopters have flown into Warton. here are a few you tube videos to peruse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMSlgJtv ... re=related

From time to time and in connection with Naval Exercises off the Morecambe Bay oil/gas rigs we have a variety
of helos refuelling at Warton, Chinooks, Seakings, ASACS, Lynx's, Augusta 109s, Dauphines.
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Tue May 08, 2012 6:55 am

One of my favourite visitors to Warton is Phil Connolly's Huey Helicopter.
http://www.huey.co.uk/history.php
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:43 pm

Of all the iconic aircraft based at Warton over the years I was surprised to realise I had not mentioned the
Blackburn Buccaneer which was used for a variety flying tasks at Warton. I have now rectified this by finding the below history on You-Tube which I had previously not seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46a-7N_13Sk


http://www.lightning.org.uk/tales.html New Lightning Tales in 2011/2012/2013
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Tue May 14, 2013 10:43 am

Of all the aircraft that have graced the skies over Warton it is appropriate as we near the 70th Anniversary of The
Dambusters Raid to include The Avro Lancaster.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... ter-683527

Credits to all the photographers who took these fantastic images at Derwent Water and other venues
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Lancas ... 11&bih=340
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Fri May 17, 2013 4:39 pm

Landed at Warton at 09.48am Sat 18th, May, 2013 C17 Globemaster ZZ 173 callsign Ascot 6682, left approx 15.00pm the 18th, enroute to the Colonies. https://twitter.com/key2med/status/331432130288701440
viewtopic.php?f=16&p=497125#p497125
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=95849 ZZ 176 bringing back a Celtic God.

http://www.aviationarticle.com/boeing-d ... air-force/
Last edited by johnhowe on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby columbia107 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:35 pm

Off to the Colonies. You mean British Dependent Territories. We have had a few C-17s lately but no C-17 has landed at
RAF Gibraltar today.
columbia107
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby Vodka Burner » Sun May 19, 2013 9:05 pm

That Twitter feed was posted 6th May :Oops:
User avatar
Vodka Burner
 
Location: Fence hugging at EGNO

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby Squire of the Gate » Sun May 19, 2013 11:40 pm

columbia107 wrote:Off to the Colonies. You mean British Dependent Territories. We have had a few C-17s lately but no C-17 has landed at
RAF Gibraltar today.


Think initially it went to Brize Norton before going to anywhere exotic :)
User avatar
Squire of the Gate
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Fri May 24, 2013 8:53 am

johnhowe wrote:Landed at Warton at 09.48am Sat 18th, May, 2013 C17 Globemaster ZZ 173 callsign Ascot 6682, left approx 15.00pm the 18th, enroute to the Colonies. https://twitter.com/key2med/status/331432130288701440
viewtopic.php?f=16&p=497125#p497125


http://www.aviationarticle.com/boeing-d ... air-force/


As of 02.00am Thursday 23/5/13 C17 left Perth heading for the WR.
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrGAaUqG ... re=related my first sighting of a VC 10 at Warton was in the colours of East African Airways, over the years we have had a number doing circuits, there are a few You tube videos of the VC 10 at Warton, but they are not as good as the video of the VC 10 at Biggin Hill.

http://www.edendale.co.uk/124/WTN.1.html lots of interesting images of 124s IL76 etc
http://www.edendale.co.uk/
Last edited by johnhowe on Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:36 pm, edited 2 times in total.
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:45 pm

Recent visitor to Warton in June 2013 was an aircraft with the callsign Snapshot, which has flown over Spadeadam Range on various missions.

http://www.airframes.org/reg/zj694
johnhowe
 

Re: Warton Aircraft + visitors

Postby johnhowe » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:14 pm

http://uk.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/sea ... eech+1900d A rare visitor to Warton on 7/3/14.

See Current Military Photography for images .
johnhowe
 

Previous

Return to Warton Aerodrome

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest