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by zeebra3
Wed May 10, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 8454

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

just for info, 4 Apaches airborne at the range just now. Paulo 1&2 and Bedlam 1&2. mainly at long range , but a few close passes.
by zeebra3
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Movements RAF Spadeadam 2015/16. + INfo
Replies: 149
Views: 23925

Re: Movements at D 510/D510A RAF Spadeadam 2015/16

Quick log for a half-decent day at the Spade Tuesday 15 Nov 2016. Arrived at 1040 with one GR4 already working the range at medium level, then dropped down for a couple of low level passes before RTB. A few minutes later , Ascot 114 (C-130) arrived and was on the range for over an hour at low-level....
by zeebra3
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Spadeadam 2011/2014
Replies: 219
Views: 36722

Re: Action at RAF Spadeadam/ 2014

We spent a few hours up here at the Spade on Wed 19th. At around 1120, Brew 21 (F-15) called up for activity at FL50 - FL240, thought we would be thwarted by the cloud cover to get a visual, but thankfully he requested lower level, and were treated to some nice jinking manoeuvres (with vapour ribbon...
by zeebra3
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 20-10-12 Gliding With Cadets!
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

Re: 20-10-12 Gliding With Cadets!

Brings back strong memories of the ATC.. Went solo at CGS Syerston in Feb 1987 , the Vikings were pretty new then I think. Great (easy) machines to fly from what I remember On the first day of the weeks course started with 3 aerotows upto 3000ft to get acquainted with attitude and stalling. then 9 w...
by zeebra3
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Spadeadam 2011/2014
Replies: 219
Views: 36722

Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Notam for 3 week exercise from 24 Sep 2012 to the 12 Oct 2012, anybody know any additional information on type of traffic that could be expected around Spadeadam? There were rumours of a large scale exercise for around this time, but cant seem to find an exercise name. Up carlisle way Oct 8th - 12th...
by zeebra3
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Dutch heads up
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: Dutch heads up

hi on the way upto the spade,had a look over to Carlisle airport at 1030 all the Dutch ground crew and equipment were there,but no sign of the helis. drew a blank (visual) at the spade 1050-1430. pirate 15 (leeming hawk) on the range at 5000ft (above the cloud base which was 300-400ft AGL) for about...
by zeebra3
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Dutch heads up
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: Dutch heads up

will likely be heading upto the range 1-2 days this week weather permitting
will post back on this thread if we see any action
rgds jason
by zeebra3
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Spadeadam 2011/2014
Replies: 219
Views: 36722

Re: FAC Ex at Spadeadam

Bring back the good auld days though zeebra3 eh?!! would be nice to see mallet blow/etc back! I also remember tactical air meet 86,almost every NATO fast jet type in the space of an hour over the range! been up to spade on the last 3-4 Thursday's,still active,but a lot less low (250ft) fast jet act...
by zeebra3
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Spadeadam 2011/2014
Replies: 219
Views: 36722

Re: FAC Ex at Spadeadam

hi,we had a trip up to the spade today,arrived about 1100,the red flags were hoisted so that was promising with the serviceman parked up at Wiley sike(we are casual spotters really) it always manages to be colder up there 2 x GR4s turned up about 1140,picked up Moehne on the scanner,so 617sqn Lossie...
by zeebra3
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011
Replies: 400
Views: 45689

Re: Red Arrow down Bournemouth 2011

admittedly had a few drinks , but ..
absolutely cant believe it .... tears dropping on the keyboard as i type ... cant deal with this ....
can only send my sincere respect to family and friends .. and everybody else like me who are as deeply upset ..

RIP ..
my heart feels very heavy ..
by zeebra3
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Which ATC Squadron are/were you a member of?
Replies: 197
Views: 32344

Re: Which ATC Squadron are/were you a member of?

Was at Carlisle 1862 sqn from 83-88. Good times mainly, made some good friends there. Camps were :- Chivenor 84, Turnhouse 85 (Chipmunk flight everyday) and Watton 87 (got a go in what I believe was the ATC's only Beagle Husky) completed Basic Gliding certificate at Syerston in 87 (excellent week) :...
by zeebra3
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: The Newbie Forum
Topic: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.
Replies: 616
Views: 149032

Re: New to FC or not so new? Introduce yourself here.

Hi everyone, firstly just to say what an excellent board this is :thumb: My name is Jason, I have lived in Stockport since 98, but I am originally from Carlisle. First became intersted in military aviation at about the age of 5, one of earliest childhood memories being attending Woodford airshow in ...

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