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by geoffmackay
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

Re: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements

Yes Spadeadam being used on Tuesday ( weather permitting ). Last nights Redskin formation RTB Carlisle due to low cloud.


Geoff
by geoffmackay
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

Nice photos Danny, myself and Duane wasted Thursday at Spadeadam in the hope of something....thats spotting for you!
by geoffmackay
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

Re: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements

Apologies all, S-456 & S-444 are Cougars.

S-444 arrived on 22/02 as NAF02


Well spotted!

Geoff
by geoffmackay
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

Re: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements

Follow the road as if you were going to Wiley Syke. Just after the first cattle grid ( its on a slight downhill and bend to left ) you will see an area big enough for about 5 cars. You will also see a wooden sign pointing to the Gorge. Follow the well trodden path ( the walk takes about 15-20 mins )...
by geoffmackay
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

Re: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements

Im heading for the Gorge on Thursday. Hopefully might see something. In the past the Dutch have been very 'considerate' to us spotters.
Hope to see everyone over next 2 weeks.

Geoff
by geoffmackay
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements
Replies: 34
Views: 2407

TAC Blaze 2019 Spadeadam movements

Arrival of this years RNAF 'TAC Blaze' deployment at Carlisle airport on 21/02/19 S-456 AS532 'Wildcat 01' S-444 AS532 'NAF 02' - Arrived 22/02/19 D-101 CH47D 'Grizzly 1' D-664 CH47D 'Grizzly 2' D-667 CH47D 'Grizzly 3' Q-05 AH64 'Redskin 01' Q-14 AH64 'Redskin 03' Q-09 AH64 'Redskin 02' All based fo...
by geoffmackay
Sun May 28, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 8733

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

Chinooks in Carlisle were:- ZH555 'SHF495' & ZK557 'SHF506' to Odiham

Noted during the night were Apaches ZJ190 ZJ193 ZJ194 ZJ196 ZJ197


Thanks to all who provided info.

Geoff
by geoffmackay
Fri May 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017/2018
Replies: 57
Views: 8733

Re: Movements/Notams/Info RAF Spadeadam 2017

6 on range in total.

ZJ183
ZJ193
ZJ194
ZJ197
ZJ229

The sixth one needs confirming. Mr H, anything on your photos?

Geoff Mackay
Carlisle
by geoffmackay
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Movements RAF Spadeadam 2015/16. + INfo
Replies: 149
Views: 24448

18/07/16 Spadeadam Log

Decided to take a few hours off work today to go and see the A10s. Usual Wiley Syke lay by was taken up with military vehicles and personnel. Also alot of activity around the caravan ( not going into any detail for obvious reasons ). Parked lay by further up on brow of hill. Weather was typical Spad...
by geoffmackay
Fri May 20, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2016
Replies: 61
Views: 9581

Re: TAC Blaze 2016

Rob,

No flying at weekends other than engine runs and air tests. All helicopters visible over a 4ft fence at Carlisle Airport.

Regards
Geoff
by geoffmackay
Thu May 19, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2016
Replies: 61
Views: 9581

Re: TAC Blaze 2016

Cougars are S-458 S-459


Geoff
by geoffmackay
Thu May 12, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2016
Replies: 61
Views: 9581

Re: TAC Blaze 2016

First helicopters due early afternoon. Flying most likely will start on Monday morning. Would expect them to use Spadeadam each day from then with multiple sorties. Usually there are under slung load movements within the airport boundary and occasionally the odd vehicle or two carried into the range...
by geoffmackay
Sun May 08, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: TAC Blaze 2016
Replies: 61
Views: 9581

TAC Blaze 2016

RNAF advance party to start mobilisation at Carlisle airport on Tuesday 10/05/16. Helicopters arrive on Friday 13/05/16 and start flying on the 16th. Night flying into Spadeadam will occur most evenings. As previous years, they will be operating from the North side disused runway, Stobart hangar, ta...
by geoffmackay
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Joint Warrior 16/2
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Joint Warrior 16/1

Tuesday 12/04/16 First on the range was 'Cuthroat 07' Hawk XX332 at 10:05 operating surface to 10,000ft and operated for around 45mins. Around 10:30 a message was heard that F16s and tornados had cancelled. The weather was pretty bleak all day with poor viz. 11:05 and the arrival of 'Cuthroat 37' Ha...
by geoffmackay
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Joint Warrior 16/2
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Joint Warrior 16/1

Good Morning all, A quick report from what I caught of first days JW in Spade. Around 11:00L 'Voodoo36' (ZA369) showed up operating in the block 7 to 18,000ft. On initial contact he gave his JW mission number and was told to contact 'Centurion Control' on 315.475. With all the excitement I accidenta...
by geoffmackay
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Movements RAF Spadeadam 2015/16. + INfo
Replies: 149
Views: 24448

Re: Action at Spadeadam 2016 + RAF Accident Reports.

No, were banking on you and your binocs or one of the Lakenheath boys.

Geoff
by geoffmackay
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Movements RAF Spadeadam 2015/16. + INfo
Replies: 149
Views: 24448

Re: Action at Spadeadam 2016 + RAF Accident Reports.

Confirmation by Alan at Leeming that 3 x HH60Gs parked up there. These will be the 3 that left Lakenheath on Monday.

Geoff
by geoffmackay
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Spadeadam & SPACES
Topic: Movements RAF Spadeadam 2015/16. + INfo
Replies: 149
Views: 24448

Re: Action at Spadeadam 2016 + RAF Accident Reports.

You beat me to it Steve, yes the 'Jolly's ' were back again today for the third day running. Jolly 11&12 on the range from 11:00-12:00L. After lunch the 4 x Belgium F16s arrived, call sign BAF251 flight. Rumoured but not gospel to be BAF251-FA68, BAF252-FA84, BAF253-FA133 & BAF254 U/K. On the range ...
by geoffmackay
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: pavehawk today
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: pavehawk today

'Jolly 32' just finished in Spadeadam routing Leeming. Is this a third one do we think?

Geoff
by geoffmackay
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: pavehawk today
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: pavehawk today

'Jolly 11 & 12' at Spadeadam this morning 11:00-12:00L No IDs.

'Jolly 32' on range this afternoon, presume one of the same ones.

Geoff
Carlisle

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