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jules50
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Trump visit

Post by jules50 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:44 pm

From Northolt twitter feed.

Northolt will be closed to civilian flying from 28/11 to 5/12 due to military operations. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Re: Trump visit

Post by jules50 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:54 pm

US Army Chinooks 13-08432,36,37 and 08133 landed recently

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Re: Trump visit

Post by slogen51 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:33 pm

12:30 Wednesday

All four are parked outside and easy to see from the Polish War Memorial path

It's raining but the last three are 432,436,437 and 134

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Re: Trump visit

Post by raameagle » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:41 pm

134 slogen51 or 133?

Regards

Mark

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Re: Trump visit

Post by rh226 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:16 pm

It is '134, Mark. Has been read off by someone else this morning.

Rather contradicts the Northolt spotters Twitter/FB (whichever) statement as 133 confirmed.
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Trump visit

Post by slogen51 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:43 pm

Confirmed as 134

Went back with the pole when the rain stopped

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Re: Trump visit

Post by H.A.Bucken » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:51 pm

'Rain'? What's that? Thirlmere's about 8/10 foot below max. Mind you, we had our share- 14" in 24hrs, on 5th December 2015!
'Scenic in the Mist' aka Roger.

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Re: Trump visit

Post by raameagle » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:05 am

Thanks slogen51. I think people have been reporting SBS sightings again which is most annoying. A Northolt eGroup list quotes 133 too. Thanks for actually reading 134 off and confirming it (insert thimbs up here!)

Regards

Mark

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Re: Trump visit

Post by Skymaster » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:10 am

Can anyone tie up the serials with the callsigns?

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Re: Trump visit

Post by jules50 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 am

C17 01-0193 RCH388 just approaching Richmond inbound.

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Re: Trump visit

Post by danksy » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:38 am

RCH 388 to Northolt , on freedar . 01-0193 c17. 10-40am.

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Re: Trump visit

Post by EGLL_EGGW-Spotter » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:15 am

RCH388 unloading boxes at 11:10

couldn't see nothing onboard tail on from Polish War Memorial

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Re: Trump visit

Post by raameagle » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:38 am

The VH-60N has been offloaded. I’m not there but it might be 163259 (to be confirmed)!

Regards

Mark

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Re: Trump visit

Post by simongrigor » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:34 pm

The VH-60N has already been put in the hangar, so no chance yet to confirm.

Regards, Simon

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Re: Trump visit

Post by jules50 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:38 pm

Looks like C17 departing

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Re: Trump visit

Post by HUTCHP » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:39 pm

12:36z: C17 01-0193 Up on Satcom Voice ( 1546.162 MHz) with AMCC co-ordinating 12:50z departure from Northolt

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Re: Trump visit

Post by big john » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:40 pm

Skymaster wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:10 am
Can anyone tie up the serials with the callsigns?
The consensus is:-
13-08134 GRIT 11 AE599F
13-08436 GRIT 12 AE599E
13-08432 GRIT 13 AE5998
13-08437 GRIT 14 AE599F
All the hexcodes have been noted in use by other H47's. So should not be relied on.

In fact all US military hexcodes should be treated with suspicion following the ruling that all aircraft flying in controlled airspace in the US must transmit a hexcode. The Legislators slipped up by missing out the word "allocated" in the legislation.
As some US military personnel are not happy about being tracked by "civilians" and are trying to upset the system by miscoding.
Last edited by big john on Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Trump visit

Post by Typeflyer » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:46 pm

big john wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:40 pm
Skymaster wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:10 am
Can anyone tie up the serials with the callsigns?
The consensus is:-
13-08134 GRIT 11 AE599F
13-08136 GRIT 12 AE599E
13-08132 GRIT 13 AE5998
13-08137 GRIT 14 AE599F
All the hexcodes have been noted in use by other H47's. So should not be relied on.

In fact all US military hexcodes should be treated with suspicion following the ruling that all aircraft flying in controlled airspace in the US must transmit a hexcode. The Legislators slipped up by missing out the word "allocated" in the legislation.
As some US military personnel are not happy about being tracked by "civilians" and are trying to upset the system by miscoding.
With respect, I believe that is incorrect - can someone who has actually eyeballed them post details?

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Re: Trump visit

Post by jules50 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:52 pm

RCH388 ETD Northolt for Ramstein 1250Z

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Re: Trump visit

Post by rh226 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:54 pm

The last three are 13-084xx serials - eyeballed by several people - so:-

13-08134, 13-08436, 13-08432, 13-08437, but exact tie-up with callsigns is not known.
Cheers, Bob

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