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Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:30 pm

whiteout75 wrote:Can anyone ID the 2 Merlins that took off after the Tornados had done their thing?

By the look of it, one was coded 'CU' on the tail, and the other wasn't!

Many thanks.
Just to further add to the Merlins serials posted by Mark ZH 846 sports the CU on tail.

With reference to the PDF they are down as arriving 19/3 at Bagotville, Quebec before going on to various shows in the USA including Melbourne Int show Florida 1-2 April. Presume they will be accompanied by the support A400M. Due to return home again staging through Bagotville 4/5. May again route via Lossiemouth on homeward journey let's hope. :unsure:

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by TonyO » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:19 pm

Anyone know what the story is with the visit of the Italian Atlantic?

Possibly the last time we will see one in the UK.

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by venom » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:24 pm

Going up to kef

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Lossieloon » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:32 pm

Great log as always Al and thanks to Graeme for the tie-ups on the Alpha Jets. According to Scramble, the C12 was transferred to the US Army and inherited another 0 in the serial (84-00165) although still marked as 40165 - it last visited Lossie on 7 Mar 01 and is definitely showing its age. It was a fantastic day all round except for the rain and I managed to loose my glasses in the mudbath!

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by np1991 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:42 pm

TonyO wrote:Anyone know what the story is with the visit of the Italian Atlantic?

Possibly the last time we will see one in the UK.
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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by CosmonautX » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:32 pm

...as the crew were telling everyone when they were informed they were going to have to wait for the end of the embargo when XV(R) were due!

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Post by prefontaine72 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:29 pm

Cheers for the info Al on the Pdf much appreciated mate :)

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by aenstrop » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:32 pm

Did the French leave this afternoon?

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by gamecock » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:54 pm

No, still there.

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Post by aenstrop » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:28 pm

gamecock wrote:No, still there.
Thanks. Guess they'll not be going anywhere today.

Pity I won't be able to get down tomorrow - off the Photography Show at Birmingham.

Look forward to seeing others photos on here.

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by IanCampbell » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:42 pm

merlin flew west over inverness about 1045 this date

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Mark Lawley » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:39 pm

Lossieloon wrote:Great log as always Al and thanks to Graeme for the tie-ups on the Alpha Jets. According to Scramble, the C12 was transferred to the US Army and inherited another 0 in the serial (84-00165) although still marked as 40165 - it last visited Lossie on 7 Mar 01 and is definitely showing its age. It was a fantastic day all round except for the rain and I managed to loose my glasses in the mudbath!

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The C-12 carried United States of America titles thus making it a USAF operated aircraft and serial correct as shown in Al's log
I will get in touch with the scramble guys regarding this

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:42 am

This C-12C should be 52 Av Regiment U.S.Army,using Duke88 as a call sign which is 52 Avn call sign.

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Mark Lawley » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:29 pm

Punkrunner

we ( ADU Software ) do show this as 84-00165 and previous serial of 84-0165
and 52 Avn at Wiesbaden.
Seems strange for the aircraft to be carrying U.S of America titles and not Army !

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Mark Lawley » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:40 pm

graeme923 wrote:Here are the Alpha Jet from today

No 114 1
No 45 2
No 46 3
No 119 4
No 113 5
No 79 6
No 127 7
No 152 8
No 68 9
No 146 0
guys confirmation of Alpha Jet serials, radio call sign and PDF tail number
as follows ' all confirmed from camera '

E114 / F-TERR (0)
E45 / F-TETF (1)
E46 / F-UHRF (2)
E119 / F-UGFE (3)
E113 / F-TETD (4)
E79 / F-TENA (5)
E127 / F-UGFK (6)
E152 / F-UHRT (7)
E68 / F-TEMO (8)
E146 / F-UHRR (9)

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Thunder » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:30 pm

Mark Lawley wrote:Punkrunner

we ( ADU Software ) do show this as 84-00165 and previous serial of 84-0165
and 52 Avn at Wiesbaden.
Seems strange for the aircraft to be carrying U.S of America titles and not Army !

Mark
Not strange at all, the reason they carry "United States of America" titles is to ease the diplomatic red tape when they fly into civil airports around the World. The Beechcraft 'Queen Airs' based at Wiesbaden used the same titles back in the 80's and 90's.

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:44 pm

Correct.The usage of "United States of America"titles on U.S.Army aircraft goes back many years.

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Mark Lawley » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:06 pm

Thunder wrote:
Mark Lawley wrote:Punkrunner

we ( ADU Software ) do show this as 84-00165 and previous serial of 84-0165
and 52 Avn at Wiesbaden.
Seems strange for the aircraft to be carrying U.S of America titles and not Army !

Mark
Not strange at all, the reason they carry "United States of America" titles is to ease the diplomatic red tape when they fly into civil airports around the World. The Beechcraft 'Queen Airs' based at Wiesbaden used the same titles back in the 80's and 90's.
Arrr

so a bit like the United Nations aircraft with the lovely UNO- serials on them !!

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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by Bluetail » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:38 am

The C-12 is actually listed as a C-12U-3
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Re: Log Lossiemouth - Friday 17/3/17

Post by whiteout75 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:05 pm

Mark Lawley wrote:Whiteout75 person

the two active Merlins were

ZH 846 Merlin HM2
ZH 827 Merlin HM2

ZH840 was poorly and was doing ground runs mid afternoon

Mark
Thanks Mark person, much appreciated!

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