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by sschofield
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B-52 Ops Wednesday 16th September 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 5990

Re: B-52 Ops Wednesday 16th September 2020

wessexspotter wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 pm
029 seems to be taking the scenic route home. Sightseeing over London?

Correction: Sightseeing over Croydon
I believe Croydon is beautiful at this time of year? :D
by sschofield
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: No parking on roadside
Replies: 51
Views: 5035

Re: No parking on roadside

Thought they are night flying this week so nothing likely to happen before mid afternoon anyway?
by sschofield
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: F35 Fleet - last noted dates
Replies: 7
Views: 2801

Re: F35 Fleet - last noted dates

Unlikely Alf - As the jets are technically not owned by the American military it's basically a direct contract between LM and the RAF/UK Government (sort of, although there's obviously a bit more to it than that). Plus, American tankers have booms by default which then need adapters to be able to ru...
by sschofield
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Thanks,probably one of the worse bases for parking while spotting. It’s horrible on them roads round there,really want to watch them Marine F-35’s though. Is there anywhere you can leave your car up to a mile away say and walk to the approach end? Ian First time I visited Marham was on a 52-seater ...
by sschofield
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Thanks,probably one of the worse bases for parking while spotting. It’s horrible on them roads round there,really want to watch them Marine F-35’s though. Is there anywhere you can leave your car up to a mile away say and walk to the approach end? Ian First time I visited Marham was on a 52-seater ...
by sschofield
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: "Mazda 11 flight" @ RAF Marham.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2777

Re: "Mazda 11 flight" @ RAF Marham.....

I appreciate the map is out of date as regards the new F-35 facilities, but I'm pretty sure the photo was taken somewhere near points J and K...

https://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.u ... marham.php
by sschofield
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Northwest England
Topic: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Chinooks Woodvale - Exercise KUKRI DAWN

Definitely not ZK565 for the 3rd one as that serial doesn't exist! Would be interested to find out if it's actually ZA710.
by sschofield
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

With credit to Paul Williamson on MSF; The Drive-through shelters the F-35s operate from are at: 52.638676 0.537346 Park at field entrance at: 52.634442 0.540727 or Hill overlooking 06 threshold at: 52.633287 0.526572 You can see (and read some of) the aircraft from the A1122 between these points, b...
by sschofield
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Hi Stuart Looking at the Thunder and Lightning spotting site map which is out of date as is google earth and google maps presumably the South Gate translates to point G on the map and then you walk towards point H MTIA Regards Derek Pretty much I think - White Lane referenced as point G used to be ...
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Thanks Mark. It might have to be next weekend, an evening sounds good but the 4-hour drive home dampens my enthusiasm for that a little!
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

OK thanks Trev - I know exactly where you mean, and you're right. it's a FAST road! Do we know if the farmer has a view about walking along the edge of the field on the opposite side of the hedge? Strikes me as a lot safer if that was a possibility? Having avoided death medically once again it would...
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Log 4/9 between 1500/1700hrs 8 Marines read in shelters, possibly more there but couldn't see the whole rack. 1st rack from left CF00, 06, 04, 07, 01 2nd rack from left CF02, 09, 25 plus at least one more, just see the nose. 3rd rack empty 4th rack ZM149 ZM152 flew ZM151 outside HAS near first rack...
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Ship sails at 1530 on Monday, so neither of these NOTAMs are to reposition the jets over the weekend. I imagine one of them will be for departure of the KC-130J that is currently halfway across the Atlantic on it's way into Marham. But I may be wrong.
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

slogen51 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:37 pm
They should name one Camilla to help tug HMS Prince Charles off when the time comes
You'll get thrown in the Tower Mike! :unsure:
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Actually it is a good question especially relevant to the working spotter. I only have a stupid answer in that someone will have to go and have a look but my guess is that they will be in the so called flow through or sun shelters which are visible with care from the road. Still waiting for the whe...
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Yes - The Thunder and Lightnings site suggests it is reduced in size compared to what it used to be, but there should still be room for a few cars. There's also some hardstanding on the minor road just to the SW that accommodates quite a few cars, or at least did last time I was there!
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Thanks Mike, That's sort of what I thought. I guess the option would be to park somewhere in the vicinity of that layby and walk down the road to see what is viewable. The reason I asked about Northside is that there is clearly an F35 that side on Google Maps/Earth, but that's an old image as the So...
by sschofield
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: RAF Marham
Topic: USMC F-35 September 2020?
Replies: 150
Views: 23331

Re: USMC F-35 September 2020?

Stupid question time again... Are these going to be outside over the weekend or hangared. Sorry but someone had to ask 😂 Actually it is a good question especially relevant to the working spotter. I only have a stupid answer in that someone will have to go and have a look but my guess is that they w...
by sschofield
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 5 day Northern Italy tour
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Re: 5 day Northern Italy tour

Nice work Zonan. Bear in mind that Ghedi is one of 2 Italian bases (and one of only 4 in Europe) that hosts American B61 nuclear bombs, which tends to make security super-twitchy!
by sschofield
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: RAF Mildenhall
Topic: White Tops - Serial list?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: White Tops - Serial list?

Hi James - not sure if this helps or not but these are all shown as active with the 55th Wing in PlaneBase: 61-2670 OC-135B 61-2672 OC-135B 61-2662 RC-135S 62-4128 RC-135S 61-2663 RC-135S 64-14849 RC-135U 64-14847 RC-135U 63-9792 RC-135V 64-14846 RC-135V 64-14844 RC-135V 64-14848 RC-135V 64-14845 R...

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