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by StuBie
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Open Skies Treaty
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Open Skies Treaty

So what will become of the new Open Skies platforms that Russia had been getting certified? Given the constant cycle of U2 flights , intelligence gathering around Kaliningrad by Swedish / RAF / US platforms and combined with other satellite imagery assets surely the Open Skies has been more politica...
by StuBie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 2.9.20
Replies: 25
Views: 2382

Re: NOTAM 2.9.20

May have just passed Brize? Could hear something going over that hasn't shown on the tracking sites.
by StuBie
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Best day for spotting
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Best day for spotting

You could drive to Fairford and Brize, and leave seeing a single Voyager and may be a single A400M - or you might see a U-2 and four B-52s etc. but unless a MATZ opening NOTAM appears for Fairford in the next 12 hours, no one can tell you what to expect.
Just like the old days of the hobby.
by StuBie
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Best day for spotting
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Best day for spotting

StuBie wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Having a quick look on the Brize website it has an A400 down for training anytime between 11:00 - 15:00 local on Sunday, no training planned for the bank holiday.

HTH

Stu
A400 also now down for Monday as well at the same times.

HTH

Stu
by StuBie
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Best day for spotting
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Best day for spotting

Having a quick look on the Brize website it has an A400 down for training anytime between 11:00 - 15:00 local on Sunday, no training planned for the bank holiday.

HTH

Stu
by StuBie
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford NOTAM Sunday 23rd August 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 4302

Re: Fairford NOTAM Sunday 23rd August 2020

podge wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:41 am
08.41

Atlas Air 747 Showing active on the ground at Prestwick as N415MC GTI8416 with Fairford as the destination.
Given how it just flew past me it looked like an empty climb out from Brize but soon corrected once I saw it FR24!

Stu
by StuBie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford open 22/08/20
Replies: 77
Views: 8989

Re: Fairford open 22/08/20

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The RCH section of the forum is a good place to look..........

Stu
by StuBie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford open 22/08/20
Replies: 77
Views: 8989

Re: Fairford open 22/08/20

Judging by the NOTAM at the top of the thread unless there is a U2 sortie today the airfield will be open for movements until this evening.
by StuBie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford open 22/08/20
Replies: 77
Views: 8989

Re: Fairford open 22/08/20

Crap I was a sleep wellingborough heard real loud aircraft engines thought to myself that's meaty looked on freedar nothing just got up had tea looked on it again to see 10032 appear b52s in uk 😃😃 To be fair TORE54 was the only one that showed up for me on ADS-B exchange and that was once it had al...
by StuBie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford open 22/08/20
Replies: 77
Views: 8989

Re: Fairford open 22/08/20

Luckily TORE54 showed up on ADS-B so plenty of notice this time
by StuBie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford open 22/08/20
Replies: 77
Views: 8989

Re: Fairford open 22/08/20

That was quite a wake up call going over just now :-)
by StuBie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Patrouille de France Into Brize Norton on Monday 15/6/20
Replies: 7
Views: 2440

Re: Patrouille de France Into Brize Norton on Monday 15/6/20

There are two published NOTAMs for the Red Arrows at Brize on Monday Morning but I can't see any reference to Patrouille de France. H1886/20 NOTAMN Q) EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M /W /000/030/5234N00059W065 A) EGTT B) 2006150815 C) 2006150833 E) FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING: 531828N 0003303W SCAM...
by StuBie
Sat May 23, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical - Tools and Tips/Walkrounds
Topic: Tristar colour matching
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Tristar colour matching

Hi All, I've started to pick up work on a few builds again and am trying to find the best colour to match the RAF Tristars before they left service. From what I can see via a google search BS633 seems to be a close match. Can anybody recommend a supplier of this or is it going to be easier to mix th...
by StuBie
Fri May 22, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: US Withdraws from Open Skies Treaty
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Re: US Withdraws from Open Skies Treaty

"During the course of this review it has become abundantly clear that it is no longer in America's interests to remain a party to the Open Skies Treaty," one official told Reuters news agency."
So you go ahead with a modernization of one of your aircraft? :huh:
by StuBie
Sun May 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: RAF Brize Norton
Topic: NOTAM - Planned runway works May / June
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

NOTAM - Planned runway works May / June

Hi All, Not that in the present climate anyone can head down anyway but..... RWY 07/25 CLOSED DUE TO RWY CENTRELINE RESURFACING WORKS NOTAM #: U2044/20 Start Date UTC: 05/15/2020 1800 End Date UTC: 05/17/2020 0600 NOTAM #: U2036/20 Start Date UTC: 05/22/2020 1800 End Date UTC: 05/24/2020 0600 NOTAM ...
by StuBie
Fri May 08, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: ETPS88
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: ETPS88

Thanks Freeman.

I thought this might be the case as I saw on G-INFO that the airframe had been scrapped.

Thanks for the help.

Stuart
by StuBie
Fri May 08, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: MoD Boscombe Down
Topic: ETPS88
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

ETPS88

Morning All, I know that in the current climate it is harder to confirm sightings with the Mk1 eyeball but is anybody able to help out with the above? On a couple of lunchtimes this week while doing some armchair spotting I've noticed 'ETPS88' operating out of Boscombe over the South West showing as...
by StuBie
Fri May 08, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: RC-135 info
Replies: 39
Views: 8233

Re: RC-135 info

Hi all have heard work at fairford is underway at a fast pace and have even heard rumors of the construction of a new hangar being started. Does anyone know if this is true? I wouldn't think they would need a new hangar giving the old KC-135 ones are still there. New RCs hangar being built down by ...
by StuBie
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Southern England
Topic: Abingdon airfield
Replies: 25
Views: 5961

Re: Abingdon airfield

oaf wrote: Hopefully we might see some activities this week,they have four airforce fire engines down there so fingers crossed Sooo, you are pinning your hopes on the Fire-cover, rather than a valid Notam for 17/02/06 through 17/02/10?? They're just backing the case for activity by saying this I sh...
by StuBie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Southern England
Topic: Abingdon airfield
Replies: 25
Views: 5961

Re: Abingdon airfield

LARGE MIL ACFT (C17) WILL CONDUCT APPROACHES WI 2NM RADIUS 514115N 0011849W (ABINGDON AIRFIELD, OXFORDSHIRE). FOR INFO 01993 ******. 17-02-0123/AS3. SFC - 3000FT AMSL, 1800-2230, 06 FEB 18:00 2017 UNTIL 10 FEB 22:30 2017. CREATED: 02 FEB 14:32 2017
Posted this afternoon

Regards,

Stu

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