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Re: F18s

Postby typhoon4 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:19 am

2x F18s just passed going in usual direction but a bit higher 11:10am
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Re: F18s

Postby Thunder » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:01 am

These F18's must be talking to someone, can't imagine them being allowed to fly about Scotland on secure comms? I do admit I know very little in A2A or A2G comms so willing to be told otherwise.
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Re: F18s

Postby typhoon4 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:06 pm

Nothing here in Fort William since 11:10 this morning!
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Re: F18s

Postby EGVP » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:25 pm

If they're outside controlled airspace they don't need to speak to anyone.
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Re: F18s

Postby typhoon4 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:47 pm

Something very loud just gone past usual direction, very low cloud, nothing seen!

Regards Iain.
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Re: F18s

Postby Lossie » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:04 pm

If they are low level (below 2,000ft) they should make blind calls and be monitoring 278.0. Low level common.
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Re: F18s

Postby slogen51 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:18 am

Apologies if old info

Three F/A- 18 did a Lossie flypast according to this link :

https://mobile.twitter.com/SquadronPrints

Codes reported as AJ-205, 207 and 213?

Also there is a video on planesonthenet of two hornets doing a flypast of the new British carrier.
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Re: F18s

Postby twinstar » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:58 am

Nice to see Lossiemouth got the only F/A-18 that wasn't visible when the carrier was in Stokes Bay!
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Re: F18s

Postby bvs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:53 pm

We were walking up the old Rlwy path on the East Bank of Loch Linnhe (near Linnhe Marina) on Sat at approx 1735 when 2x F18's flew by at low level and carried on N/E at low level up Loch Linnhe .I guess they had been having a shufti at Castle Stalker : )

edit - to correct time LOL
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Re: F18s

Postby bvs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:40 pm

My young lady actually managed a quick snap as the flew up Loch Linnhe - they are just passing the far side of Shuna Island near Linnhe Marina -

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Re: F18s

Postby Thunder » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:02 pm

2 x F-18's straight over the house in Inverness before going ballistic and low level down the Great Glen towards Ft William as I type :thumbs:

Two more even lower heading down the Glen at 1910hrs

Another one maybe two over Inverness at 1915hrs


Formation of two heading East approx 3000ft over Inverness at 1920hrs
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Re: F18s

Postby typhoon4 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:39 pm

Too many jets to log here, coming at us from every angle, fantastic day and evening, bring on tomorrow!!

Regards Iain
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Re: F18s

Postby Thunder » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:01 pm

Had another two heading down your way just after 2100, there was more flying about but couldn't see them to tell what way they were heading.
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Re: F18s

Postby typhoon4 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:22 pm

Thanks for that thunder, last two here at 8:30ish

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Re: F18s

Postby typhoon4 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:39 pm

So much for the busy day in the sky expected, only 5 F18s, 3x singletons 1xpair all heading towards inveness from 13:45 to: 19:15pm.
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Re: F18s

Postby Thunder » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:53 pm

Saw two singles about 1215, another single at 1500 and finally a pair at 1740.

Nothing since :(
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