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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by bendys » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:33 pm

On hols at keswick alot of chinook activity.not bothering with radio to many darn hills.huh

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:40 pm

According to Notams D510 & D510A Will be deactivated from 08.00 to 14.00 2nd April through to 4th, April, 2012 there is a Notam for the
2nd April increased activity from 17.00 to 23.00 Surface to 5,500 feet Notam is just for the 2nd only so far posted on 30.3.2012.
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by michael1970 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Is it for the apaches or have they gone home

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by catkins » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:02 pm

michael1970 wrote:Is it for the apaches or have they gone home
Probably for the Apache - I have them down for another week until the 5th April. They've been working most days I think on the range in the mid afternoon, linking in with Otterburn, and working through until the mid evening. In fact one flew over Hexham just a short while ago at 21:30 or so.
Generally they seem to have been a singleton and a pair, and last week there was some flare trials early on - of which I will post a piccie or two soon!
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by michael1970 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:15 am

Hi Chris yep I had a few late afternoons up there over the last two weeks. Got hundreds of shots to go through when I get the chance. Went chasing the apaches last week down at the far eastern end great the usual closeness where you can nearly touch them. Might go Monday as I'm in Carlisle and will be passing tea time on Tuesday on my way back from Manchester.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by catkins » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:32 am

michael1970 wrote:Hi Chris yep I had a few late afternoons up there over the last two weeks. Got hundreds of shots to go through when I get the chance. Went chasing the apaches last week down at the far eastern end great the usual closeness where you can nearly touch them. Might go Monday as I'm in Carlisle and will be passing tea time on Tuesday on my way back from Manchester.
Sounds good and glad someone's been concentrating on them!! Will look forward to seeing some shots hopefully posted here or on your site in due course.
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:14 am

Notam for Monday the 16th, April, 2012. D510 & D510A will be additionally Active between 09.00BST & 17.00BST SFC to 15,000 feet.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:57 pm

johnhowe wrote:Notam for Monday the 16th, April, 2012. D510 & D510A will be additionally Active between 09.00BST & 17.00BST SFC to 15,000 feet.
Identical Notam for Tuesday times the same. But not good Wx forecast.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:14 pm

johnhowe wrote:
johnhowe wrote:Notam for Monday the 16th, April, 2012. D510 & D510A will be additionally Active between 09.00BST & 17.00BST SFC to 15,000 feet.
Identical Notam for Tuesday times the same. But not good Wx forecast.
Interestingly there are two Notams for Spadeadam on the 18th,April, one is from 08.00 to 16.00 second Notam is 16.00 to 16.30pm

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:16 am

FAC Exercise this evening Monday the 23rd, April, bet 20.15pm & 22.30pm 2 fast jets will operate WI 5 N M of the
Range. NVG required SFC to 15,000 feet.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Wed May 02, 2012 11:38 am

Pencil in these dates 30/31/May & 7to11 & 14/15 June 2012 This is when Exercise Pashtun Sabre will be
operating at Otterburn & Spadeadam with fast jet and rotary aircraft.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Tue May 08, 2012 4:56 pm

Reading the reports on FC about the movements in and out of Northolt and its environs sounds interesting, however we are about to get our fair share of activity: (Up North)

According to AIS notams there are three seperate FAC Exercises operating on the 9th, May, all have a start time off 06.55am to 16.35pm they are at Appleby, Barnard Castle and Stanhope all under Jackpot control
usual frequencies.

RAF Spadeadam D 510 is Additionally active on the 9th, May, 08.00 to 12noon SFC to 18,000 feet.

EDIT 15/5/12. FAC Ex Involving 3 Fast Jets & 2 Rotary Aircraft SFC to 15,000 feet 15to17- 08.00 to 16.00 18/5 08.00to 14.30pm
Usual FAC Freqs in use.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Mon May 21, 2012 6:52 pm

A GPS Jamming Trial commenced at Spadeadam today Monday 21st, May, 2012 it is on until the 1st June, 2012
it is on daily from 0700 to 20.00 hours the jammer is at 5504N 00234W. info via AIS.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:48 pm

Today Tuesday the 19th June, was a Tornado GR 4 day at Spadeadam

11.40am Fang 1 & 2 GR4s first 10 minutes medium level above the clouds, the last 10 minutes
low level, Fang 1 requested Smokey Sams and was given coordinates for the S/Sam site approx
2 miles to the northwest of Wiley Syke. The 2 GR4s were flying about 1 mile in trail and after
Sam launch flew low level adjacent to Wiley Syke.

12.10am Marham 11 entered the range and flew the same low level provile as Fang 1 & 2.

12.15pm Voodoo 1 & 2. 2 GR4s these GR4s were targetting Lewinski and threats at the eastern
part of the range departed at 12.30pm

Break for Lunch.

13.45 2 U/I GR4s FRA east to west and departed to the north at low level.

15.00 Monster Conbine at medium level to the south of the range, I heard
them but never saw anything.

A question for (Catkins) Chris does the below broadcast mean Air Activity or does it
mean firing ammunition ie shells up to 12,000 feet.
"Spadeadam All Stations Otterburn Active up to 12,000 feet".

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by catkins » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:36 pm

Sorry missed this as family loss recently has diverted attention. Easy answer is . . I don't know.
But if I was guessing, due to the 'All stations', I would say an army exercise using a little bit of everything including heavy artillery possibly AS90 across the range - but was this Otterburn advising Spade or Spade putting out general warning? Not sure of maximum ordinate height of AS90 on the relative short distance of Otterburn, but you certainly wouldn't want uncontrolled low flying aircraft as the AS90 often fire from the SE corner up to the NW impact area of the range to give maximum distance. But as I say, I'm guessing so hopefully others may correct me!
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by toom317 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:56 pm

It means if you intend to fly over Otterburn, you'll have to be over 12K, as the army are probably firing artillery pieces.
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:23 pm

Posted on Notams Jamming Trial at RAF Spadeadam from 07.00am to 20.00 hours From 6th, August 2012 to 10th,
August, 2012. Within 3 NM of 5504N & 000234W.

A question for the experts does this mean there is no flying on the range whilst the trial is on.?

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:51 pm

Amazing Comms today Tuesday 11th September, whilst at Warton I could clearly hear the comms between
Spadeadam Range Control and 2 Danish F16s DAF 3272 & 3273 flying at various heights whilst doing EW.
Also heard Lossie 46 on Range.

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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by catkins » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:35 am

johnhowe wrote:Amazing Comms today Tuesday 11th September, whilst at Warton I could clearly hear the comms between
Spadeadam Range Control and 2 Danish F16s DAF 3272 & 3273 flying at various heights whilst doing EW.
Also heard Lossie 46 on Range.
I know I had a few people mention a lot of aerial activity over Tyne valley /Tyne Gap in the afternoon, so I wonder if it was the F16s - I was further east and heard / saw nothing!
It's been very quiet over the last few months in Tyne Gap area and trips to Spade are very hit and miss - like the decline in retail sales, I blame the Olympics . . . not!! :thumbs:
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:58 pm

Log for Tuesday 18th, September, three Thursday Boys at Wiley Syke today.

I arrived at 11.00am Medusa 54 on the Range at 15,000 feet operators engaged in EW with
ground control on Spadeadam. We could hear the drone of engines but aircraft not visible
due to cloud cover.

11.30am Medusa 54 RTB Waddington.

1140am Tornado GR4 Monster a singleton, we were treated to a FRA followed by low level attacks
on various targets on the range and most of the runs were south to north all 250 feet or below.

2hour break for lunch

14.00 Scarab 54 we think it was a King Air again same EW work as this morning again at 15,000 feet.
in the same airspace but at 16,000 feet to 30,000 feet was a Typhoon Leuchars 28 at first we could'nt see the
Typhoon until the pilot started aggressive manouvrering and then contrails started to become visible.

15.00 2 Tornado GR4s Monster 1 & 2 arrived for low level EW work.

Lossie 98 a Tornado GR4 flown by a female Pilot was on Otterburn engaged with an FAC on that range.

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