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Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by mirage41 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:00 pm

With only 17 flyables left ,my arithmetic tells me some detached ones need to rtb to ensure spare cover on the day.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by reaper493 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:27 am

It was reported on the 31st January somewhere, can't remember where, that the Tornado carried out the last operational sortie on that day, so would expect them to return soon if that is the case.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Gordyflyer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:57 am

It has been posted in the Military Aviation section of PPRuNe that the last Op Shader sortie has been flown by Tornado and the aircraft will return to Marham this week.
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Reptile 1 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:36 pm

When they arrive back from Shader most if not all will be the last time they fly so we will be down to 9 maybe 10 airframes soon.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Photogenius » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:21 pm

MCO at Marham not confirming anything today.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Skirgey » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:54 pm

Really goung to miss the Tonka, a farewell LFA tour would have been superb

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by reaper493 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:40 pm

Station Commander tweeted the possibility of announcing the plans on Monday.

https://twitter.com/StnCdrRAFMarham/sta ... 5760459779

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Blackcat1 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:42 pm

All depends on the Rugby! 😊
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by 633 squadron » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:02 am

sorry for being dumb but please could someone tell me what's happening on Monday ? is it the second enthusiast event?
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 am

That is on 8th March other than that nothing happening next Monday. Unless England win the rugby....

Then the station Commander might have an interesting tweety

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:40 pm

If he can make decisions via Rugby results I worry about the RAF! Lol
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by 633 squadron » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:09 pm

Well England won in spectacular style 44-8!!
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by wdh » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:45 am

does anyone know what time the flypast will be?

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by James Cutting » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:05 am

You'll know when we all know.
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by Blue Diamond » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:14 pm

Station Commander Marham has tweeted that final touches are being applied to the finale flypasts. Happening on 19/2 central England and Wales, 20/2 south England and 21/2 Scotland. Locations to follow later he says.
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by herc15 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:27 pm

:grr: got to change my day off
wonder where the 28th came from?

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by James Cutting » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:36 pm

28th is still a very valid possibility, and this may not be all of the dates...there could me more planned. You can only fit 240 characters into one tweet, so you never know.

Sometimes, you just have to go with the info you've got available, till it becomes concrete.
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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by herc15 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:40 pm

ok we will wait and hope :pop:

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by powerslave » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:01 pm

I think Warton would come under central England and Wales,hopefully.

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Re: Tornado farewell flypast February 2019

Post by reaper493 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:02 pm

I 'think' these are in addition to the local 9 ship on the 28th.

Sounds like these will be smaller formations visiting various locations.

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