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by graham luxton
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 29/09/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Notam 29/09/2020

MartynR wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Vortex 390 now showing as ZA711 43C4D2 on ADS-B
Eye balled as ZA711 as well.
by graham luxton
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Archive Movements 2009 - Present
Topic: Daily log BTF 20-2 B52H MT (Updated 28/09/20) Log Finished
Replies: 10
Views: 6272

Re: Daily log BTF 20-2 B52H MT (Updated 28/09/20) Log Finished

Have all of the deployment's cargo and pax aircraft been then.....? There were 7 during the build up and just 5 so far in the drawn down? Only 5 flights for the build up Page. 23.8 33116 C-17 Arr, (Dep 24th) N415MC B747 Arr and Dep 25.8 N819AX B777 Arr, (Dep26th) 33116 C-17 Arr, (Dep26th) 28.8 3311...
by graham luxton
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 23/09/2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Notam 23/09/2020

A/D closed just before 1000L - NOTAM removed.
by graham luxton
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford Notam 19/09/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Re: Fairford Notam 19/09/2020

TeeJay wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:35 am
But maybe they omitted to tell FFD Ops it was cx :P
That crossed my mind as well.
by graham luxton
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 17-9-20
Replies: 42
Views: 2695

Re: NOTAM 17-9-20

I disagree with you Raski, the USAF care very much about who has access to their FPL's. Otherwise they wouldn't be `Status Protected`, which means that only those with a professional need to know should have access to them. Leaking FPL details to all and sundry around the world could land you in a l...
by graham luxton
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Beale Historic Frames
Replies: 19
Views: 2051

Re: Beale Historic Frames

Hi Not sure if Lord Luxton of Fairford has records of theses frames visiting the UK back in the day, or indeed anyone else with information. Stewart Ha,ha, some nice additions Stewart. Saw 56-6680, 700, 701, 707, 714 and 716 at Wethersfield in '75 and 56-6722 at RAE Bedford in '67. 80-1098 did go t...
by graham luxton
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM - 15/09/20 - U-2 Movements
Replies: 27
Views: 2091

Re: NOTAM - 15/09/20 - U-2 Movements

James Cutting wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:32 am
DRAGON02 conducting some pattern work.
Mobile was a bit heavy on the pedal for one approach - he spun out in a cloud of burning rubber!
by graham luxton
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: SR-71 Blackbird question
Replies: 33
Views: 2602

Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Madhatter492 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:45 pm
I live on the old flight path to RAF Alconbury (Oundle) and I remember seeing a SR-71 on approach.
I filmed an SR-71 make a PD to Alconbury when there was a deployment of Shaw RF-4C's there.
by graham luxton
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: U-2 68-10345 Mildenhall 18/1/1975
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: U-2 68-10345 Mildenhall 18/1/1975

Hi all, The above U-2 was noted at Mildenhall by my dad carrying this spurious serial in 1975. Does anyone know it’s real identity? I believe it may have visited multiple times on its way to and from Cyprus. MTIA David I also saw a "68-10345" at Mildenhall a few days after you're dad but I suspect ...
by graham luxton
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: BTF/ B52H 20-2 General Information
Replies: 151
Views: 26673

Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Reckon these will be `Ample Strike` participants - an exercise which is traditionally supported by AFRC's 307BW at Barksdale. Although these B-1B's are 7BW a/c based at Dyess the 307th's 489BG/345BS also operate from Dyess and share flying the 7th's Bones when required. In Sep 2016 2 Dyess B-1B's we...
by graham luxton
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam 10/09/20
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Re: Notam 10/09/20

That was 68-10337's 100th flight since its arrival on the 6 Nov'19.
by graham luxton
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Fairford B52 Request
Replies: 15
Views: 3916

Re: Fairford B52 Request

Among other things the B52s are participating in Exercise Ample Strike 2020, hosted in the Czech Republic. Here is a link with information about the exercise, which is stated to last until 19th September. https://www.czdefence.com/article/the-international-military-training-ample-strike-2020-starte...
by graham luxton
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Marham B-52G in 1976
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Marham B-52G in 1976

shuck wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Great ... thank you both. Was this a Busy Brewer deployment and which other aircraft deployed with 59-2573.
I had it as a `Mighty Warrior` deployment The others were : 80186, 80224, 80225, 80226, 80241 and 80251 - all 42BW Loring.
by graham luxton
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Marham B-52G in 1976
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Marham B-52G in 1976

EGVP wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:40 am
Fairford '88? https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1161070
Yes, 42BW deployment to Fairford July - Aug'88. Its only reported visit to the UK.
by graham luxton
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Marham B-52G in 1976
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Marham B-52G in 1976

shuck wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am
Are these the correct s/n 57-6505, 58-0181, 58-0207, 59-2589 for the four B-52G deployed for GIANT STRIKE ? at Marham in April 1976.

Thanks
Yes.
by graham luxton
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Beale Historic Frames
Replies: 19
Views: 2051

Re: Beale Historic Frames

Great post Stewart - saw that U-2C deployed at Wethersfield in 1975 in a 2 tone grey colour scheme, along with 5 others.

cheers,
Graham
by graham luxton
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: BTF/ B52H 20-2 General Information
Replies: 151
Views: 26673

Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

UKdragon wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:38 am
On Thursday evening one of the B-52s was engine running when clouds of white smoke was exhauted. A few later there was a compressor stall. I didn't note the number. Maybe this one.
That was 60-0044 Chris.
by graham luxton
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 31/08/20 U-2 Movements
Replies: 66
Views: 4010

Re: NOTAM 31/08/20 U-2 Movements

A U-2 pilot said to me that if the engine quits on departure "having the gear down is one less thing to worry about"
by graham luxton
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 31/08/20 U-2 Movements
Replies: 66
Views: 4010

Re: NOTAM 31/08/20 U-2 Movements

c4meron wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:19 am
Also, is it normal for the gear to remain down for so long after take-off?
Yes.
by graham luxton
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Aviano F-16s at Fairford
Replies: 18
Views: 1745

Re: Aviano F-16s at Fairford

Great shots - especially those later editions. Looks like the same day I was there - some lovely Autumn light and nice shooting opportunities with them on 09. Wasn’t a Nimrod R1 operating from Fairford at the same time too? Yes Dan, there's a photo of it in Cranberry's ISTAR post. It was XV249. I t...

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