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Rampage 3
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Viewing at Moron

Post by Rampage 3 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Hi all,

does anyonek know how easy/hard it is to view/read off serials at Moron, as i may be able to visit on a holiday which is coming up, but not sure how hard it is to spot!

Seems very secretive, its shown as a brown 'splodge' on google maps!!!!

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by alnewhaven » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:26 am

I understood that Spain was one of those places best not to try it unless you were on a base visit?

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by steve59 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:24 am

Morning

The main drag down from Seville passes the base, although it is some way off the road. You can stop about a mile short near a river which has a rough layby. The view onto the base needs a scope or good binos. On my visit a year ago Typhoons were up most of the PM, USAF KC10s (3) were parked up and a Spanish AF 707 was doing rollers. I went expecting little and ended up having a good afternoon. Good hunting!

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by Rampage 3 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:54 pm

Thanks guys, looks like a very good option!

Mayb i should probably avoid it though, if spotting is not looked up on well in spaon :unsure:


thanks though!
Harry

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by Rampage 3 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:49 am

Couldnt take my binos with me :(

Is it still worth going, or will everything be impossible to read off?

Harry

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Post by Freeman Lowell » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:51 pm

...and then again you could be lucky. Six of us were there back in September 2006 (after the Typhoons had arrived), and were standing around the MPV ( wondering whether to wait for the heat haze to die down or to push off) about 1 mile west of the fence line, near the old railway building, when a security chap in his pick-up came out. This'll be interesting we thought. Anyway he could speak less English than we could Spanish, but the gist of his sign language was that we should stop wandering around, get back in the vehicle, so that they knew where we were, and then, providing we stayed in the vehicle, we could do our own thing. We then spent an hour driving up and down the western fence line reading off the Typhoons in the sun sheds without being bothered. Maybe it was because we had our other halves with us, but it was the start of a great weekend. We got asked to move on at Seville and had a chat through the fence with the security at Colmenar, but even then it was all relaxed and generally good humoured.
Of course, things could have changed in the intervening years.....
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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by Rampage 3 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:23 am

What about photography??

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Post by linton » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:27 pm

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by ianlane1960 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:13 am

Viewing is possible at Moron from a network of farm tracks which run through surrounding olive groves/roads, be mindful of ground conditions during or after wet weather. There is a group of spotters/toggers from Seville and surrounding area who frequently visit moron, If you stay more than 250 meters from fence its OK.
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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by ianlane1960 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:16 am

Rampage 3 wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:23 am
What about photography??
Generally not a problem so long as you stay away from the fence and don't photograph the base itself or personel.
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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by Kurnass » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:53 pm

Is the USMC still based there with Ospreys? And if so, any recent logs? Been there early 2017, so hopefully they swapped them.

We had no difficulties with spotting, just keep a distance from the fence. And low profile. But no Guardia Civil, or Police encounters.

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by passat man » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Hi
I went there a few years ago, no flying that day and heat haze got in the way of mid day logging, but was with family so couldn't stay until things started cooling done . will definitely go back for a spring/autumn trip

S

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by david14 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:40 pm

Been there a few times - as pre previous posts - heat haze is a real challenge at Moron. Never had any encounters with Police/Security there, just keep a decent distance from the fence.

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by Kurnass » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:47 am

Heathaze was an issue again. Also, “road”works being done at the farmtrack next to the fence were an issue. So mostly USMC/USAF could be logged:
62-3553 & 58-0092 KC-135
83-0079 KC-10
164181 NY KC-130T
165162 NY KC-130T
168607 / 09 MV-22B
168636 / 16 MV-22B
168638 / 08 MV-22B
168641 / 00 MV-22B
CH-11 c-130 Belgian AF
T.22-1 45-50 A.310
P.3M-09 / 22-32 P-3M
One MV-22B remained unread unfortunately

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Re: Viewing at Moron

Post by rh226 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Thank you, Kurnass.

The one unread MV-22B should be either 168346(/01 assumed) or 168609/13.

The VMM263 ("EG-xx" tailcodes) aircraft have stayed on and are in the process of being re-coded to VMM-266 ("ES-xx" tailcodes). Five out of the six now identified as such.
Cheers, Bob

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