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by thevulcan
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Thanks for the detailed planning update! Honestly cannot see the RC’s being moved from the Hall now and will mean no need for the office block nor runway overruns. Assume the MPH will be able to accommodate all types of US bomber? MPH will be multi-purpose and so will probably be able to accommodat...
by thevulcan
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts
Replies: 131
Views: 12514

Re: Army, Navy, RAF severe cuts

C-130J's are getting new wing spar upgraded should keep them flying till 2035 but then again look at the Nimrod MRA4.
by thevulcan
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2020-2022

Indeed Nighthawke let's just hope we get a vaccine. I believe the only work done in the area of the MPH so far is shrub clearance. The pans labelled 3a should be replaced as part of the lifecycle repairs of the base so that they can accommodate aircraft of larger sizes. the net effect means hardly a...
by thevulcan
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

RAF Fairford Construction Thread 2021-2022

Hello all I thought it would be interesting to create a thread tracking the process of construction work which will begin at Fairford shortly an image of the work is located below along with what each color/section is. This information is all open in the public domain and the information shared here...
by thevulcan
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

New Fire-truck at Fairford and Formal Acknowledgement of Base Change Of Purpose

https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2416535/raf-fairford-firefighters-receive-new-equipment/ Link regarding new fire-trucks at Fairford The article also states: This new equipment is part of a broader plan to continue upgrading capabilities at RAF Fairford, as the base trans...
by thevulcan
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 21/22 NOV 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: NOTAM 21/22 NOV 2020

Should be a GPM mission should be a flight of 4 23rd BS/ 5BW
by thevulcan
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 16/17-11-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1853

Re: NOTAM 16/17-11-2020

These C35A missions are becoming quite frequent any idea what they are doing visiting Fairford?
by thevulcan
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: 15-11-20 NOTAM
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: 15-11-20 NOTAM

Showing as UC-35A 95-00123 departed Venice Marco Polo Airport.
by thevulcan
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam today 6th Nov'
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Notam today 6th Nov'

Or U2 operations?
by thevulcan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Update on Fairford
Replies: 36
Views: 5939

Re: Update on Fairford

B-1 can carry 21 B-52 can carry 20 and the B-2 16.
by thevulcan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Update on Fairford
Replies: 36
Views: 5939

Re: Update on Fairford

Thanks Page_verify The contingency facilities being Mildenhall? Contingency = EUCOM's current era of deployments to support its objectives in the the Baltic/Ukraine/Black Sea areas. Contingency facilities = purpose-built B-2 maintenance and storage hangars, purpose-rebuilt U-2 operations hangar, pu...
by thevulcan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Update on Fairford
Replies: 36
Views: 5939

Re: Update on Fairford

I believe you will just see an increase in night stopping/ transitioning flights with maybe the odd deployment of an interesting type.
by thevulcan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Update on Fairford
Replies: 36
Views: 5939

Re: Update on Fairford

Thanks Page_verify The contingency facilities being Mildenhall? If so I can't wait for the traffic at fairford. Better start talking to the farmers to get a car park going. :D
by thevulcan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020
Replies: 1409
Views: 383659

Re: RAF Mildenhall to close. Lakenheath to get F-35 by 2020

Interesting thanks for posting certainly sounding positive for both bases. With Lakenheath getting two F-35 squadrons along with it's three F-15 squadrons that wouldn't leave a lot of room for deployments of fighter units to lakenheath. Wonder if that is why Fairford is to become a DAB (Deployable A...
by thevulcan
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Update on Fairford
Replies: 36
Views: 5939

Re: Update on Fairford

Whether the RC-135s move from Mildenhall to Fairford is still be to determined in an upcoming review - 30th Oct 2020. https://www.facebook.com/129046107115365/videos/1294566964209805/ To save anyone ploughing through the whole 36 minutes of this 501st CSW Q&A PR video the relevant section is roughl...
by thevulcan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 28/10/20
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: NOTAM 28/10/20

Thanks Luxto yeah sorry page_verify along with others got some out of date information.
by thevulcan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 28/10/20
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: NOTAM 28/10/20

Did the C-21 drop off or pick up a VIP?
by thevulcan
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 28/10/20
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: NOTAM 28/10/20

Should be a dragon callsign up for circuits.
by thevulcan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Tanker Stowaways
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Tanker Stowaways

2 Merlin's and 2 wildcats were used in the assualt and two Chinooks from Odiham were used in dropping the boats into the sea.
by thevulcan
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Duxford Shows
Topic: IWM axes flying legends for good.
Replies: 61
Views: 6628

Re: IWM axes flying legends for good.

Completely forgot about that. Yeah no chance unless the scrappers have a lot of coffees.

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