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Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

johnhowe
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Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018

Post by johnhowe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:01 am

I am starting a fresh log for Spadeadam 2017 a slimmed down version.
http://notaminfo.com/ukmap / http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3CM9tHPguE After leaving The Mach Loop flew through the lakes
to Spadeadam(credits toElwynR.)viewtopic.php?f=16&p=924769#p924769
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=150382
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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by johnhowe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:11 am

This is an essential guide to RAF Spadeadam.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafspadeadam/gall ... fm?start=5
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov. ... 6Xv790.htm Want to know about any accident involving RAF aircraft this is the cite to visit. Danny was enquiring about the 2 Harriers which crashed at Otterburn, here is the full report.
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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by johnhowe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:23 am

Probably the most important piece of info. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648645 just type in Gilsland approx. 2 miles south west of Spadeadam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heDiKUgG794 DC PM Funniest utterances in westminster
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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by johnhowe » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:58 am

I went to Warton yesterday and met Don Lang and his friend The Banker I had'nt seen Don for over 10 years so it was nice to review old times.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by johnhowe » Sun May 07, 2017 9:33 pm

Notams for increased activity at RAF Spadeadam on 9th, 10th 11th & 12 May,2017. Bet 17.00BST to 19.00 BST on all 4 days weather set fine.

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Post by Richelli » Sun May 07, 2017 11:02 pm

strange one. It says no danger area crossing available which is usually gas explosion tests. Also the schedule is 08:00 to 09:00. I would love it to be an exercise but doubtful.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by johnhowe » Mon May 08, 2017 7:15 am

Richelli wrote:strange one. It says no danger area crossing available which is usually gas explosion tests. Also the schedule is 08:00 to 09:00. I would love it to be an exercise but doubtful.
I wasn't referring to the morning Notam .I was referring to Notams 459/460/462/463/17 The following Danger Areas are activated, Hopefully some flying action and not explosions. Frank.

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Post by Richelli » Mon May 08, 2017 12:03 pm

Let's hope so. It would be nice to see some real action there, unfortunately week days are a no go due to work for me.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by NorthSouth » Tue May 09, 2017 9:04 am

Guys, I think you'll find the "NO DANGER AREA CROSSING SERVICE AVAILABLE" NOTAMs for D510 and D510A for 0800-0900 each day this week are simply a notification that no-one is manning Spadeadam ATC at those times - they're starting an hour later because they're extending their hours to 1800 UTC at the end of each day. It's an ATC hours limitation thing. So it doesn't mean extra activity. It means no activity. So you can stay in bed an hour longer!

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Durranhill » Tue May 09, 2017 11:49 am

Spade was in use last night , Heard callsigns between 17.15 - 18.15 contacting Spade controller & requesting threats .
Stewart .

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Tue May 09, 2017 4:43 pm

I'm here now. Three apache gunships working the centre of the range out if sight

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by toom317 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:52 pm

Richelli wrote:I'm here now. Three apache gunships working the centre of the range out if sight
Any idea where they came from/went to?
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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Wed May 10, 2017 8:31 am

From what I found out by talking to people they are there all week and are stopping at spade. Apparently spade have
re tarmaced a runway on the base, as Carlisle airport is charging to much to usecthe facilities. They didn't start till late afternoon according to a guy who was there all day yesterday. There is 3 x apache there but only 2 were working the range last night and it was mainly out if view but they did do a couple of low level passes over me.

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Post by Duane Hewitt » Wed May 10, 2017 9:11 am

Richelli wrote: Apparently spade have re tarmaced a runway on the base, as Carlisle airport is charging to much to use the facilities.
Just to the North of the Berry hill facility is 2 hard standing areas. One is large enough for parking of several A/C, the other large enough to FARP a single chinook at a time. Was up there 2 year ago with work, so likely the area you are thinking of.

Can't make it today, and the 400mm is in for a service, so may try Thursday.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by zeebra3 » Wed May 10, 2017 10:48 am

just for info, 4 Apaches airborne at the range just now. Paulo 1&2 and Bedlam 1&2. mainly at long range , but a few close passes.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Wed May 10, 2017 11:05 am

Let's hope there still there at five when I finish work!

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Wed May 10, 2017 9:42 pm

The notam for activity from 17:00 until 19:00 was cancelled at the last minute. So didn't catch anything tonight.

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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by toom317 » Wed May 10, 2017 9:47 pm

Richelli wrote:From what I found out by talking to people they are there all week and are stopping at spade. Apparently spade have
re tarmaced a runway on the base, as Carlisle airport is charging to much to usecthe facilities. They didn't start till late afternoon according to a guy who was there all day yesterday. There is 3 x apache there but only 2 were working the range last night and it was mainly out if view but they did do a couple of low level passes over me.
Thanks Richelli. :thumb:
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Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Post by Richelli » Fri May 12, 2017 8:32 am

Was at spade last night from 17:00 until 18:45. Red flags up and army at Wiley. They were practicing ground to air javelin lock avaison. They should have been letting out flares but the ground is to dry so they can't in case of fire. Apparently they are off to America next for live fire training so they will just do that when they are over there. I only caught the last 2 x apache but they had been at it all day. They are there next week doing late evening and late night/ early morning ops but may get cancelled as the weather isn't looking favourable.

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