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daggerfan
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Re: Lossie Event

Post by daggerfan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 pm

I note the ad speaks about the first Joint Warrior of 2018. Is there not only one this year?

Also there are some shocking grammatical and spelling errors!

The organisers also talk about getting fairly unrestricted access to one of the UK's busiest operating bases. I wonder where that is. Certainly doesn't sound like Lossie!

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by venom » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:08 pm

surely 1 sq will b flying or,,,, please dont tell me there away :O

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by venom » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:19 pm

ill be happy with 8 typhoons 1 n 2 sq

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by ythanpythan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:11 pm

np1991 wrote: Grey unmarked of course :whistle:
Yeah but they've got a wee red patch on them with a bit of roundel and 100 so pay up!

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by toom317 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:05 am

venom wrote:surely 1 sq will b flying or,,,, please dont tell me there away :O
Colin, if you look at the logs posted by the lads up there, you'll see there are some days where the number of movements are pretty dire, or non existent. Sadly the days of going up for JW and having the back up of plenty of movements from based aircraft are gone.

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by 100arw » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:35 am

Maybe organizer Neil Cave ( neil_cave@btinternet.com ) can answer any questions.

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by venom » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:31 pm

toom317 wrote:
venom wrote:surely 1 sq will b flying or,,,, please dont tell me there away :O
Colin, if you look at the logs posted by the lads up there, you'll see there are some days where the number of movements are pretty dire, or non existent. Sadly the days of going up for JW and having the back up of plenty of movements from based aircraft are gone.

Danny
danny i always read the logs i would presume 1 sq will b flying and 2 so hope theres some extra movements
cheers
colin
either that ill have to go to burghead n look for dolphins :lol:

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by scimitar » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:33 pm

venom wrote:ill be happy with 8 typhoons 1 n 2 sq
Only 6 Squadron are scheduled to fly during JW ;) :whistle: :halo:
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Re: Lossie Event

Post by Contrail1958 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:40 pm

venom wrote:
toom317 wrote:
venom wrote:surely 1 sq will b flying or,,,, please dont tell me there away :O
Colin, if you look at the logs posted by the lads up there, you'll see there are some days where the number of movements are pretty dire, or non existent. Sadly the days of going up for JW and having the back up of plenty of movements from based aircraft are gone.

Danny
danny i always read the logs i would presume 1 sq will b flying and 2 so hope theres some extra movements
cheers
colin
either that ill have to go to burghead n look for dolphins :lol:
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Re: Lossie Event

Post by stavid » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:19 pm

I've just ordered a ticket for the Wednesday. Really looking forward to it. Can't be that bad lads. Surely!!?

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by toom317 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 pm

venom wrote: either that ill have to go to burghead n look for dolphins :lol:
If you do, you could phone the coastguard and say you saw a submarine periscope offshore. That would increase the level of activity at Lossie. :halo:
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Re: Lossie Event

Post by Bluetail » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:06 pm

stavid wrote:I've just ordered a ticket for the Wednesday. Really looking forward to it. Can't be that bad lads. Surely!!?
I really advise you to check the logs, its been terrible this year, on some days only about 5 or 6 movements a day and on some days less than that. Hardly any visitors to note, no PDs at all even though we hear F15s at Tain. Some days the most exciting event is the Eastern Jetstream 41 Taxi.
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Re: Lossie Event

Post by Thunder » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:46 pm

Any idea what the reason/s is/are behind the severe lack of activity at Lossie, I take it that most of the the Typhoon training is sim based but surely that alone can’t explain the dire state of affairs.

It wasn’t that long ago when the resident Tornado Squadrons would have half a dozen jets up before 0830 followed by a steady flow until late evening.

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by Contrail1958 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:02 pm

I made the mistake of going up one day last week and saw only 3 Typhoons all
day ! One of those was being towed between hangars. :(

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by Coull962 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:28 pm

Good news, if you do decide to pop along and there's no aircraft to spot you can now watch HFBC (Highland fenceing) erecting barriers and fencing, work started 5/4/18 at the crash gate at the top of the single track on the North side of the camp, beside the horses field, maybe someone could start a log for heavy plant etc :whistle:

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by venom » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:14 pm

theres a good beach bar n fantastic food and stella :lol:

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by Contrail1958 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:54 am

Coull962 wrote:Good news, if you do decide to pop along and there's no aircraft to spot you can now watch HFBC (Highland fenceing) erecting barriers and fencing, work started 5/4/18 at the crash gate at the top of the single track on the North side of the camp, beside the horses field, maybe someone could start a log for heavy plant etc :whistle:
That's a very good idea. I don't suppose after travelling half the country and being so disappointed they'll need
something to do ? Saying that I'm sure one of the locals that goes every day for some reason would enlighten us
why ??

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by daggerfan » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:17 pm

There was a planning application in local paper about using crash gate 8 as main access for the major airfield works coming up, along with widening farm track for two-way traffic. I assume that's the aforementioned crash gate.

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:38 pm

Noticed a Tweet from Paul Godfrey that the BAE systemspic T.T.F. (Typhoon Training Facility) at Lossie is complete.This confirms what has already been said earlier on the significant decline in activity here.

Just need the simulator for the P-8 to be up and running and soon we will see nothing :lol:

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Re: Lossie Event

Post by Contrail1958 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:42 pm

vulcanxl425 wrote:Noticed a Tweet from Paul Godfrey that the BAE systemspic T.T.F. (Typhoon Training Facility) at Lossie is complete.This confirms what has already been said earlier on the significant decline in activity here.

Just need the simulator for the P-8 to be up and running and soon we will see nothing :lol:

Al
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