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USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

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USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby Will24 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:26 am

Hi all,

I don't think I'm going mad but a few years ago did a C17 have to divert to Norwich airport due to low fuel? :S

I've tried searching on the internet but can't find anything!

Hopefully someone can tell me if I'm going mad or it did happen haha :clap:

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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby paddyboy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:32 pm

Hi Will :P

Still can't put a face to you :@

As for your poser, you could try on Civilian Aviation ;)

Cheers :thumbs:

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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby Will24 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:40 pm

paddyboy wrote:Hi Will :P

Still can't put a face to you :@

As for your poser, you could try on Civilian Aviation ;)

Cheers :thumbs:

Paddyboy :clap:



I'm going to have to send you a picture you'll kick yourself then haha :P

I'm sure one landed there this was probably 5-6 years ago! :S

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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby i6720 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:15 am

yes you are correct 02.1100 did indeed divert in - Easter , date 22.03.2008.
Saw it land myself & depart later in the day
The winds were out of limits at MHall (& weren't really any better @ Norwich), but as it was Easter few other fields were open.
Even Brize was too far for him, so must have been running on fumes !

Norwich Yahoo group discussion thread
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Nor ... sages/4098

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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby Will24 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:27 pm

i6720 wrote:yes you are correct 02.1100 did indeed divert in - Easter , date 22.03.2008.
Saw it land myself & depart later in the day
The winds were out of limits at MHall (& weren't really any better @ Norwich), but as it was Easter few other fields were open.
Even Brize was too far for him, so must have been running on fumes !

Norwich Yahoo group discussion thread
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Nor ... sages/4098

Steve



You sir are the awesome :thumb:
I thought I was going mad for a few weeks haha.
I can't get in that link as I don't have a yahoo account!
Wish I saw it take off bet that was a squeeze even with short take off skills! :thumbs:

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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby paddyboy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:43 pm

Hi Will :P

I can remember that Globie (just) :whistle:

I STILL can't remember your face :Wow:

Email/pm me, so's I can get some rest :@

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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby 67ARRS » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:37 pm

I was at Mildenhall that day and remember a C-17A attempting to land and looked scary as the left hand wing looked very, very close to the ground. Think it could have been the one that went to Norwich. Just for info I logged the following.

98-0055
01-0194
02-1100
06-6156
06-6157
06-6158

IIRC, it also snowed :-(

Nigel
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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby Will24 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:47 pm

Gentleman thank you all for your input! :thumb:

Do we have any pictures on file? :whistle:

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Re: USAF C17 Norwich Airport???

Postby jem60 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:57 am

i6720. With respect, I very much doubt that he as running on fumes. Flight decks are MUCH more organised than that. He would have known his alternatives long before getting anywhere near a critical point. Alternatives are discussed before take-off and amended if necessary down route. If going to Mildenhall, then Norwich was a much better option that Brize, and is well within the aircraft's capabilities with the right amount of load. IF he was running on fumes, as you say, then there are at least two military Pilots who were shortly after out of a job!!!.
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