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Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:10 pm

ZD716 is still flying.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Blackcat1 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Thanks its my last Tornado.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:14 pm

ZA611 returned back to Marham today

First time in the UK since March 2017

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:50 am

Monday 19th February 2018

Nil

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Voodoo 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Primus 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036
Primus 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134
Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA591/058
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129
RAFAIR 7084 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092 - Outbound

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Primus 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Voodoo 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA612/074
RAFAIR showed as Tornado GR4 ZA611/073 - Inbound

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA591/058
Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134
Voodoo 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Primus 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA612/074

Friday 23rd February 2018

Nil

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:23 pm

Monday 26th February 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA591/058
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036
Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Voodoo 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA612/074

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Voodoo 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA591/058
Voodoo 3 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134
Voodoo 4 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Monster 3 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA597/063

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Nil

Thursday 1st March 2018

Nil

Friday 2nd March 2018

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA612/074

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by tommc » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:12 am

On your main list you list the callsigns used.
15 Sqn and 41 Sqn do not fly Tornado any more so these listed callsigns are superfluous.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by KarlADrage » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:43 am

As a note, ZA543 has been flying uncoded since at least the 12th of Feb.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:11 am

tommc wrote:On your main list you list the callsigns used.
15 Sqn and 41 Sqn do not fly Tornado any more so these listed callsigns are superfluous.
And if you get rid of that the historical record on here is then lost
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Motley » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:06 pm

KarlADrage wrote:As a note, ZA543 has been flying uncoded since at least the 12th of Feb.
Has been like that since early last year

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:11 pm

tommc wrote:On your main list you list the callsigns used.
15 Sqn and 41 Sqn do not fly Tornado any more so these listed callsigns are superfluous.
Perhaps I should delete the list of RTP/WFU airframes as well seeing as they are no longer flown?

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Ryan22 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:46 pm

This is my favourite section of this board. The callsigns, regardless of whether still active or not, together with the list of airframes again regardless of whether active or not, gives an excellent and comprehensive record of the Tornado GR4 fleet. These things when read in the context of the thread in its entirely provides completeness. The way the information is presented makes it pretty clear which airframes are still active and since you know which Squadrons are still operating Tornado, it should be a straightforward task to pick out what you need. Don't see any value in removing anything at all. :roll:

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:33 pm

ZA611 landed at Marham straight into retirement as a serviceable airframe, it will be disposed of relatively soon.

Of note regarding this airframe it was the last ever GR4 to go through the BAE “major” depth stripdown and overhaul.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by tommc » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:51 pm

StevenNFFC wrote:
tommc wrote:On your main list you list the callsigns used.
15 Sqn and 41 Sqn do not fly Tornado any more so these listed callsigns are superfluous.
Perhaps I should delete the list of RTP/WFU airframes as well seeing as they are no longer flown?
That's not relevant to my post, as I never mentioned them.

You just seem to have chosen an arbitrary list of squadrons callsigns. For example 14 Sqn are not listed. They flew GR4 but no longer do. Exactly the same as 15 Sqn.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Vulcanone » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:19 pm

Steven NFFC has yet to alter part of this list, which has the most recent callsigns used by 2 units that have now disappeared in the last year...
On a list of Tornadoes started in 2013. Some two years after 14 Sqn disbanded I might add...

I have seen being picky in all the years I have worked in aviation publishing at both Aerospace and Key since 1991. Why start here, now ?? when a year and one month from tomorrow the type will be replaced by a hoovering wheelie bin called DAVE :whistle:

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:49 pm

Hovering Wheelie Bin! Love it, but that's too kind lol.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by KarlADrage » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:58 pm

Motley wrote:
KarlADrage wrote:As a note, ZA543 has been flying uncoded since at least the 12th of Feb.
Has been like that since early last year
:thumb: Cheers for that! I'd not shot it for ages until earlier this month.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by PercyPotter » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:06 am

Potential roadrunner for tomorrow:

ZA459 (025) currently outside on Alpha dispersal being loaded onto a low loader...due for Cosford.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Reptile 1 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:12 pm

ZG791/137 up as 'Tarnish 21' last noted Jan 17 :thumbs:

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:35 pm

ZG771’s stint as the weapon load trainer is nearly finished, it’s currently in the process of being made back into a serviceable aircraft

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:40 am

Monday 5th March 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA591/058
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Monster 3 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Monster 4 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA588/056
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA612/074

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA588/056
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036
Monster 3 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Monster 4 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Tarnish 21 [CMU] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG791/137 - First noted since Jan 2017

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA588/056
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Primus 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA591/058
Primus 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Voodoo 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036

Thursday 8th March 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA588/056
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA591/058
Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD849/110
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036

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