Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

Search found 1903 matches

by reaper493
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Red Arrows New Leader 2020?
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Red Arrows New Leader 2020?

He's on his third as leader, 6th in total. Shame he's not staying on really!
The new leader will already be attached to the Reds, just not officially announced.
by reaper493
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Cuts to the RAF’s E-7 Wedgetail Fleet now only 3?
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Cuts to the RAF’s E-7 Wedgetail Fleet now only 3?

There was only one week in August where both 101 and 106 flew.

When 101 was on TDY in the Med early Sept 106 didn't move.
by reaper493
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Cuts to the RAF’s E-7 Wedgetail Fleet now only 3?
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Cuts to the RAF’s E-7 Wedgetail Fleet now only 3?

At the moment, it seems there is only 1 active E3 at any one time.
103 hasn't flown since December 19, 106 hasnt flown in September either.
So I guess if we are replacing 1 active E3 with 3 active E7s thats a win right?

Would think the E7 would have a much higher serviceability rate as well.
by reaper493
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52 ops 22/09/20
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: B52 ops 22/09/20

Think it's a pretty slim chance there will be any 52 movements today after yesterday's mammoth sorties.
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

Is this the third or fourth one to return? I think 3rd?
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

Just switched 259.60, direct MAM, requesting 2nd waypoint

Marham> NAVPI.
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 21/9/20
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: NOTAM 21/9/20

U2 sorties can be 8/9 hours, so back around mid afternoon maybe.
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

I think they will have turned off their transponders now, or are no longer within range of a receiver.
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

4th one much lower, could hear it but much harder to spot due to sun.
Only caught a quick glimpse.
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

3rd one too far east to see from Lincoln.
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

Airborne now.
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

Missed the first one, 2nd just seen east of Lincoln. No trail.

Any more with engines running yet?
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: NOTAM 21/9/20
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

NOTAM 21/9/20

U4319/20 - FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 27/09 OPEN. 21 SEP 03:45 2020 UNTIL 21 SEP 21:00
2020. CREATED: 21 SEP 03:34 2020
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Tracking Info
Topic: B52s Monday 21st September 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 9340

Re: B52s Monday 21st September 2020

U4319/20 - FAIRFORD MIL ATZ ACTIVE, AD, RWY 27/09 OPEN. 21 SEP 03:45 2020 UNTIL 21 SEP 21:00
2020. CREATED: 21 SEP 03:34 2020
by reaper493
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: E-3D/Sentinel
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: E-3D/Sentinel

ZH102/107 E3s are parked near to the Vulcan. If you refer to Alpha dispersal it would be ZH106/103, as ZH101 had probably already departed by the time you drove past. The only two Sentinels on base at that time were ZJ691/694, 694 was the one most recently active so maybe that one. Not 100% accurate...
by reaper493
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Waddington Opening Hrs W/c 21.9 - lots of nights.
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Waddington Opening Hrs W/c 21.9 - lots of nights.

Slight tweak: MON 21 SEP 0700-1700 2000-0215 TUE 22 SEP 0700-1600 1900-0215 WED 23 SEP 0700-1600 2000-0215 THU 24 SEP 0700-1600 2000-0215 FRI 25 SEP 0700-1600 SAT 26 SEP 0700-1600 SUN 27 SEP 0700-1600. 17 SEP 17:24 2020 UNTIL 27 SEP 23:59 2020. CREATED: 17 SEP 17:25 2020
by reaper493
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Aviano F-16 Deployment?
Replies: 105
Views: 16621

Re: Aviano F-16 Deployment?

They were originally planned to stay for a month I believe, 4 weeks will take them up to next Friday.
Monday seems an odd day to go home as well.
by reaper493
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: Coningsby Opening Hours week commencing 21.9.20
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Coningsby Opening Hours week commencing 21.9.20

U4296/20 - AD OPENING HRS
MON 0830-1700
TUE 0800-1700
WED 0830-1700
THU 0800-1700
FRI 0830-1230. 21 SEP 08:00 2020 UNTIL 25 SEP 17:00 2020. CREATED: 17 SEP 15:33
2020
+1hr for local
by reaper493
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: RAF Waddington
Topic: Waddington Opening Hrs W/c 21.9 - lots of nights.
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Waddington Opening Hrs W/c 21.9 - lots of nights.

Some interesting times here!! Very late opening 4 days, plus weekend opening. More late night Baltic's and black sea ops? Or is it for supporting joint warrior? The wider window suggests the latter I think. MON 21 SEP 0700-1700 2000-0200 TUE 22 SEP 0700-1600 1900-0200 WED 23 SEP 0700-1600 2000-0200 ...

Go to advanced search