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by Duke 83
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: French CN.235
Replies: 0
Views: 461

French CN.235

arrived 1630 as CTM 2040, still present on the normal ASP at 2000L so night-stopping

165/62-IT

presumably picking up the bits from the Alpha Jet deployment, who RTB earlier today.

Neil W
by Duke 83
Fri May 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: RAF Valley & Mona
Topic: 2019 Enthusiasts day
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: 2019 Enthusiasts day

And Texans ZM331 and 332 were ground running on the Affinity Flightline during the morning.
By 0915 on Friday, of the visitors, only the F16s and the Tucano were still present.
The Strikemaster is ex-Saudi 1120 - the Omani marks are false
by Duke 83
Wed May 01, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Helicopter Exercise starting 29 April
Replies: 32
Views: 4030

Re: Helicopter Exercise starting 29 April

Would help. Edit made! Thank you.
by Duke 83
Wed May 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Helicopter Exercise starting 29 April
Replies: 32
Views: 4030

Helicopter Exercise starting 29 April

Identifies from a mixture of sightings and SBS the following arrived Monday 29th and are operating from/around Leeming. Wildcats ZZ384, ZZ389, ZZ527 Pumas XW231/N, ZJ954/W Chinooks ZA720, ZH902 Merlins ZJ990/AA, ZK001/AF 11 (eleven) helos are reported to have arrived on Monday, so this list is missi...
by Duke 83
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Leeming 20th April - Apaches x4
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: Leeming 20th April - Apaches x4

Trawling SBS logs, potential suspects seem to be ZJ196, 211, 218 and 225.
by Duke 83
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Leeming 20th April - Apaches x4
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Leeming 20th April - Apaches x4

There were three Apaches parked on the apron in front the northern HAS site, with a fourth landing at 1450. The three parked looked as if they were not going anywhere soon. Maybe they are staying over.

Grateful for any ids!

Neil W
by Duke 83
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Eagle Strike.
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

Re: Eagle Strike.

Looks like ZZ393 'VANGRD 63' and ZZ403 'VALINT 62' rtb Yeovilton this morning, plotting on ADSB as far as Gloucester. ZZ408 is active near Malton as Marine 13.
by Duke 83
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Missing USAF designations
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Missing USAF designations

To square the circle on the missing F-s, not listed in the link above. F-10 - redesignation of the Douglas F3D Skynight (aka Drut) F-11 - rediesignation of the Grumman F11F Tiger. Quite a few preserved, typically in Blue Angels scheme. F-12 - two-seat interceptor version of the A-11. Two YF-12s buil...
by Duke 83
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Eagle Strike.
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

Re: Eagle Strike.

ZH894 was on ADSB this morning coming up from the south as SHF447. It has shown this afternoon as ULT2 with ZH776 as ULT1, when a two-ship went past my house! Not yet confirmed if 894 is an extra or a swap for 892.
by Duke 83
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Eagle Strike.
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

Re: Eagle Strike.

Indeed it should have been! Both Chinooks flew again today. One Wildcat departed 0930, and shortly after when I turned up at the waving bay there were two visible, the one I could read off being ZZ393. A non-FC post said one had gone towards Leeming early morning, so that was likely 393. I checked t...
by Duke 83
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Eagle Strike.
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

Re: Eagle Strike.

Chinooks ZH776 and ZH892, Wildcats XX407 and ZZ386(?), have been active there today.
by Duke 83
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Littering - likely suspects
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Littering - likely suspects

I don't want to go off piste, but I see yet another comment about littering in the spotters' car park (see also Lakenheath etc), and the danger that "powers that be" will close said car parks as spotters are a filthy irresponsible lot. Well I've never seen a spotter drop litter. If I did, I'd take a...
by Duke 83
Fri May 26, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: RAF Lossiemouth
Topic: Typhoon ZK351 Bull0032 23-5-17
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Typhoon ZK351 Bull0032 23-5-17

and thanks from me too!

Neil W
by Duke 83
Thu May 04, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Cambridge Airport
Topic: req: 3 May C-130 departure
Replies: 0
Views: 888

req: 3 May C-130 departure

Guys

grateful for the id of what looked like a light grey C-130J-30 taking off at 1230L - seen whilst on the A14.

TIA
Neil W
by Duke 83
Wed May 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Deployment today
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Re: Deployment today

I can confirm 603 in the 3rd flight. Somebody who'd photographed the take-offs gave me 303 as the missing one in the first flight, and 602 and 2000 (plus 300x !) in the second - he agreed with the rest JohnK has given.

Neil W
by Duke 83
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Leeming flypast Saturday 18th March 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 5854

Re: Leeming flypast Saturday 18th March 2017

Thanks Dave for confirmation of the flightline. I believe CF was missed from the log posted earlier and I was wondering if I'd screwed up!
by Duke 83
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Leeming flypast Saturday 18th March 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 5854

Re: Leeming flypast Saturday 18th March 2017

Yes please to serials with codes for the flight line. I logged 8 on the line atnoon. Did they manage the 9 ship?

Neil W
by Duke 83
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: pavehawk today
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: pavehawks today (Thursday)

confirmed this morning, Thursday, 26205, 26208 and 26212.
05 and 12 flew a mission 0930-1230, and again at 1415. departing north both times. I gave up after that.......

Neil W
by Duke 83
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Apaches
Replies: 18
Views: 2798

Re: Apaches - Friday

Four on the deck 0800 this morning.
Two departed south at 1045L and the other two at 1135L.
ZJ184 confirmed by eye (scope) in the second pair. Light too bad for the others.
Sorry, I don't have the callsigns.

anybody have any more details?

Neil W
by Duke 83
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: RAF Leeming
Topic: Apaches
Replies: 18
Views: 2798

Re: Apaches

Unless it has changed very recently, G-LBSB is all-over grey, similar to the Shadows.

Neil W

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