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

Post by johnhowe » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:38 pm

According to one Aviation Magazine, another Tac Blaze Helicopter Ex is due 29th, October, 2012 with the usual
Dutch Participants; Apaches Chinooks and Cougars, also the rumour mill has it that there is going to be a QWI Course with
Dutch Apaches. Has anybody else heard about this?
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by michael1970 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:43 pm

Hi last year TAC Blaze was advertised for the same time but it was never planned it was just someone thinking that it runs each year in Oct. Hopefully this wont happen and we can get some nice choppers as I havn.t been up for a while fingers crossed
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by toom317 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:41 pm

johnhowe wrote:According to one Aviation Magazine, another Tac Blaze Helicopter Ex is due 14th to 28th, October, 2012 with the usual
Dutch Participants; Apaches Chinooks and Cougars, also the rumour mill has it that there is going to be a QWI Course with
Dutch Apaches. Has anybody else heard about this?
A couple of years ago there was an Apache QWI running with the Chins/Cougs on Tac Blaze. Hope this comes off as it is always a good trip down to see the action.
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by zeebra3 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:52 pm

Notam for 3 week exercise from 24 Sep 2012 to the 12 Oct 2012, anybody know any additional information on type of traffic that could be expected around Spadeadam?
There were rumours of a large scale exercise for around this time, but cant seem to find an exercise name.
Up carlisle way Oct 8th - 12th, and Joint Warrior scheduled for Oct 1 - Oct 11.

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4) H4937/12: Exercises will take place

Q) EGPX/QWELW/IV/BO/W/000/660/5531N00140W025

CHAFF AND JAMMING EXER. FAST JET ACFT WILL CONDUCT HIGH ENERGY
MANOEUVRES WI 25NM RADIUS 5531N 00140W (BRUNTON, NORTHUMBERLAND).
ACFT MAY BE UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH RAC. JAMMING SAFETY FREQS ARE
243.000MHZ AND 308.775MHZ. AGENCIES EXPERIENCING JAMMING OF AN
UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL SHOULD CTC SPADEADAM RANGE CONTROL ON 01697 749488
TO COOR CESSATION. NON-PARTICIPATING TRANSIT ACFT MAY CTC SPADEADAM
ON 308.775MHZ OR 128.725MHZ FOR INFO ON ACT. MIL ACFT MAY BE SUBJ
LOW FLYING RESTRICTIONS. 12-09-0621/AS 3

LOWER: Surface
UPPER: FL660
FROM: 24 Sep 2012 12:00 GMT (13:00 BST)
TO: 12 Oct 2012 11:00 GMT (12:00 BST)
SCHEDULE: SEP 24 1200-1600, 25-27 0800-1600, 28 0800-1500, OCT 01-04 0800-1600, 05 0800-1500, 08-11 0800-1600, 12 0800-1100

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

Post by markranger » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:01 pm

You should get teh German Tornado's on Range.

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

Post by PeteHemsley » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:33 pm

markranger wrote:You should get teh German Tornado's on Range.

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

Post by dustybug » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:22 pm

By all accounts the turks went up there today they certainly went north from leeming twice!

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

Post by PeteHemsley » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:17 am

They have been on twice daily missions at spade

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

Post by toom317 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:32 pm

Haven't seen them, but have certainly heard some unusual sounds overhead Hawick to the NW of Spade the last two days.
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:26 pm

Ive had contact with one of the Thursday Boys, regarding yesterday the 27th, there were three (3) Turkish F16s on the range in the morning and a pair in the afternoon the callsign being used was Turkish Air Force sounded like 36 alpha, bravo, and charlie and 36 alpha and bravo in the afternoon. unfortunately all the flying was at 5,000 feet but they could be seen clearly.

On the range yesterday but operating around Berry Hill and to the north were an Apache, a Chinook, and a Lynx on trials.

Does anybody know how long the Turkish F16s are at Leeming?

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

Post by johnhowe » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:24 pm

http://xcweather.co.uk/forecast/gilsland" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Approx 2 miles SW of Spadeadam Wed/Thur this week fine and sunny.

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

Post by johnhowe » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:19 pm

As reported previously both the Polish & Turkish Air Force F16s having been conducting missions at Spadeadam info gleaned from RAF Leeming Logs for various dates.

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

Post by johnhowe » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:00 am

The FACs that were active within the range last week, will be returning to Spadeadam for week commencing the 8th, October, towards the end of the week it is rumoured
that The Dutch will begin to fly into Carlisle for the TAC Blaze and Heli Course (BDSTM. HMHAG)

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

Post by johnhowe » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:43 pm

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Operations/ ... nt-Warrior" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Mentions Spadeadam in the briefing.

AS mentioned in Catkins excellent report The Tornados on the range at 8.30am were German, I'm hopeing for a repeat performance tues/wed.

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

Post by johnhowe » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:51 pm

Notam for Tues 9th, thru to Thurs 11th, October Additional Traffic will be operating between 0830am BST & 09.00am BST at D510 & D510A RAF Spadeadam SFC to 5500 feet.

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/About ... Events.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A quick resume of events. 23.10 to 2.11. Pashtun Sabre small Rotary Ex at Spadeadam and Otterburn with some FJ Activity in support.

Tac Blaze listed as 29.10. to 9.11.2012.

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

Post by johnhowe » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:37 pm

johnhowe wrote:Notam for Tues 9th, thru to Thurs 11th, October Additional Traffic will be operating between 0830am BST & 09.00am BST at D510 & D510A RAF Spadeadam SFC to 5500 feet.

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/About ... Events.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A quick resume of events. 23.10 to 2.11. Pashtun Sabre small Rotary Ex at Spadeadam and Otterburn with some FJ Activity in support.

Tac Blaze listed as 29.10. to 9.11.2012.
Nice set of photos from Tac Blaze 2012http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... 16&t=69542

Tuesday the 9th, October, I arrived at Wiley Syke at noon to be greeted by 2 Tornado GR4s on a FRA knife edge pass over Wiley Syke at 250 feet. at 14.30pm a SF C130 appeared from the West flew over Berry Hill
banked hard right over 2nd layby again on another knife edge turn flew towards Hopealone Mast. C130 asked
by Spadeadam to clear the Range as Exercise traffic was due from the north, nothing turned up. The Notammed JW slot between 16.30 to 18.00 failed to materialise.

The early morning 8.30am slot was a single Typhoon (Havoc) he flew at about 24,000 feet only descended
low level once for a show of force over Berry Hill at 500 feet. this info from two local correspondents.
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:09 pm

Wiley Syke Wed 10th, October, 2012 arrived at 8.40am two Tornados already on the Range at first the tornados were at high level doing EW, they changed the provile to diving on Targets between Prior Lancy
and the Workshops/Admin area after diving a steep climb out and back into a circular racetrack although high
clearly visible due to gin clear weather. THey were German Airforce Tornados.

These proviles went on with the tornados evading smokey sams for about an hour the parting shot was an ultra
low level Show of Force over Prior Lancey with a steep climbout with reheat engaged what a noise, on the Range for about an hour.

11am Another single German Airforce Tornado FRA directly over Wiley Syke, I think it must be the red and white caravan that presents itself as a ready target.

13.35pm Vermin (1 to 3) 3 RAF GR4s flew low level from direction of Kielder into Haltwhistle valley skirting
the range west of Hopealone flew towards Alston and reattacked from south to north and attacked R8 went
enroute, at the same time Saxon flight were flying north of Berry Hill towards White Preston.

15.20 Marham 26 exited the range RTB Home Plate.

It will be interesting to see what turns up at Spade for the 8.30am slot tomorrow.

Edit; I stayed overnight at Bush Nook Upper Denton, its high position affords a complete panoramic view of the whole of Spadeadam.
It is pricey at £40.00p B & B Single but has super facilities, an added feature is it attracts personell from a nearby Military facility.
There are a few Inns to get a good evening meal but probably the best is The Greenhead Hotel in nearby Greenhead 10oz Steak £15.00.
another interesting feature the locals work at a nearby military facility.

One interesting item I forgot to mention on Wed, as I was turning onto the A69 from The Spadeadam Road 2 Oshkosh Fuel Tankers turned
off the A69 heading towards Spadeadam.
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by catkins » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:01 pm

Three GR4 Tornados seen flying lowish level over Colt Crag Lough area heading from NE (poss Brizlee Woods) towards SW Chollerford similar time to 13:35 ID of Vermin flight - sitting enjoying a lunch amongst trees at the time, camera kit to hand, plenty of sound but totally missed the photo op due to tree cover!! Much swearing as almost perfect conditions and a great location close-by. The three aircraft were flying about 30 seconds apart. Very quiet otherwise.

P.S. In reply to "what will turn up tomorrow early on" . . . rain, although hopefully it looks like it might be a bit later!!
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Re: F.A.C Exercises & Notams for Spadeadam 2012

Post by johnhowe » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:01 pm

Overheard in a local Inn close to Spadeadam was the interesting news that surveyors had been inspecting various parts of Spadeadam with
a view to building a hard standing and refuelling point for all the helicopters that use Spadeadam. This would cut out the need to use RAF
Leeming and Carlisle Airport.

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

Post by michael1970 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:28 pm

Would seem a sensible move instead of flying from Leeming to spade then off to otterburn for fuel and back to spade before departing Leeming.
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