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Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

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Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Gary » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:22 am

According to flight global the Tornado farewell flypast will take place February 28th and feature a 9 ship.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... nd-455333/

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by tbower35 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:57 pm

Does anyone know what the flypast will include? For example...just a high level fly by or might each ship do a touch and go or low approach? I'm assuming the RAF will put out a schedule for this?

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by James Cutting » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pm

Thank you for the info Gary.

Let's hope Marham can manage to secure parking again like they did the other week, wouldn't want to miss this at all.
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by reaper493 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:28 pm

tbower35 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Does anyone know what the flypast will include? For example...just a high level fly by or might each ship do a touch and go or low approach? I'm assuming the RAF will put out a schedule for this?
It'll probably be a mass take off, flypast over selected places associated with the jet, (Honington, Cottesmore, Coningsby?, maybe Holbeach?) then a flypast over Marham and break to land.
Would not expect any low approaches/ touch and goes due to the volume of a/c returning at the same time.

I know there is talk of a visit to Lossie at some point, but would expect this to be completely separate.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by James Cutting » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:50 pm

Be an early wake up call to get there :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:22 pm

St Athan please! You were serviced here for 20 odd years!
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:30 pm

II suspect there will need to be a NOTAM for a formation of 9 Tornados to fly around the country, so the routing should be well known before hand.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:32 pm

Yes it will be Notamed at least a week in advance
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by tbower35 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:28 pm

Thank you Mike for the information.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by herc15 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:48 pm

whey, got the day off booked off... hopeing they don't change the day now :unsure:

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm

Weather's always great for farewell flypasts!! Remember Harrier at Cottesmore!!! Still feel cold now lol
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Mikepaparomeo » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:04 pm

Blackcat1 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Weather's always great for farewell flypasts!! Remember Harrier at Cottesmore!!! Still feel cold now lol
I second that!

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:05 pm

That wind seemed to cut you in half!! Lol
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Thunderbolt II » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:08 pm

Mikepaparomeo wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Blackcat1 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Weather's always great for farewell flypasts!! Remember Harrier at Cottesmore!!! Still feel cold now lol
I second that!
I third that, and I had my arm in a cast, and they didn't taxy the special jets past us. Happy days!

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Fighterfoto » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 pm

The 9-ship won’t be doing the fly pasts around the country.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Supra » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:45 am

Fighterfoto wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 pm
The 9-ship won’t be doing the fly pasts around the country.
Insider info' or alternative guessing? Perhaps, if you're doing air-to-airs you might have some more prior knowledge to share soon? :whistle:

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by powerslave » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:10 pm

Fighterfoto wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 pm
The 9-ship won’t be doing the fly pasts around the country.
What,just like the Jaguars didn't?

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by tornado17 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:03 am

I don't do FB or Twitter so ask a mate to look yesterday and he said they was nothing about it on Marham's FB page. So where did Flight Global get the info? I've looked on MOD Press releases and there's nothing there. It just seems unusual that only one source 'knows' the date!!

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by KarlADrage » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:19 pm

Craig Hoyle was at Marham with a number of members of the media on the morning of (what has since become) the first Tornado Farewell enthusiast event.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by tornado17 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:18 pm

Many thanks for clearing that up

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