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Tain 18/04/13

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Angel15
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Tain 18/04/13

Post by Angel15 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:19 pm

Some shots from this afternoon a PC9 callsign Baron 51 and another aircraft which looks very much like a Learjet with tip tanks and Targeting Pod?
Lossie 53 was also around.

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PC-9 D-FAMT "Baron 51" by pgm2b2, on Flickr

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2013_04_18_21811-crp by pgm2b2, on Flickr
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Re: Tain 18/04/13

Post by Bragail » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:57 am

Learjet 35A D-CGFB - out of Lossie. The PC-9 and Learjet are both stationed at Lossie for the duration of JW - no idea what their roles are though? Watched them both depart Lossie yesterday. Cheers, B

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Re: Tain 18/04/13

Post by gulfdave » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:37 pm

Hi Bragail, both the Lear 35 and PC-9 are providing training for Forward Air Controllers, who direct them to attack various targets on the range (today the PC-9 was simulating an A-10). The Lear belongs to a company called GFD who provide very similar service to the German Miltary as Cobham do for the UK Military with their Falcon 20s (see article at http://www.checksix-online.com/html/gfd.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;).

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Re: Tain 18/04/13

Post by Bragail » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:17 pm

Cheers for the info - all makes sense now. B

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Re: Tain 18/04/13

Post by Angel15 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:31 am

Yeh FAC training and quite extensive as well. Must have heard at least 4 different voices working the the ground control part for these guys. Learjet callsign was Kaiser??
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