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Red Arrows New Base?

Post by Vulcan74 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm

Evening All

Anyone heard the latest rumour about the new Red Arrows home, have heard it could be Waddington.

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Post by tm74sqn » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:06 pm

I heard on the grapevine that it could be Little Snoring airfield once the runway and hangars there have been improved - just a rumour though!

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Post by Vulcan74 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:10 pm

That defiantly is a rumour!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Nighthawke » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:55 pm

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!

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Post by Vulcan74 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:07 am

What's that suppose to mean!!!!

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Post by mhm » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:49 am

Its Shawbury there going too
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Post by wezgulf3 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:56 am

Vulcan74 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Evening All

Anyone heard the latest rumour about the new Red Arrows home, have heard it could be Waddington.
The disruption to the based assets at Waddington would surely be to much to consider that as a serious alternative to Scampton?

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Re: Red Arrows New Base?

Post by Vulcan74 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:30 pm

wezgulf3

With the retirement of the sentinel at some point in next 5 years I think there would be plenty of room.

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Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:15 pm

Rumours are rumours, and unless your still in the (much reduced) RAF. I suspect they will be just that until the MoD decides.

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Post by wezgulf3 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:21 pm

Vulcan74 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:30 pm
wezgulf3

With the retirement of the sentinel at some point in next 5 years I think there would be plenty of room.
Its not about room at Waddington, when the Red Arrows practice it shuts down the base, this would have an impact on Waddington's flying schedule.

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Post by Vulcan74 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:48 pm

I'm sure they will make sure it does not conflict with other traffic!!

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Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:11 pm

That didn't really work at Cranwell, hence why they stuck them back at Scampton

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Post by C24 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:11 pm

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Post by Vulcan74 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:23 pm

Good news if it is Waddington then!!!

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Post by Thunder » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:56 pm

It’s Marham, nothing moves there nowadays.

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Post by Blackjack56 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:23 pm

I thought i read somewhere that wittering was an option as it was too excpensive to break up the runways etc and return it to agricultural use

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Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:38 pm

Wittering is now RAF Movement & Logistics etc and has Tutors so no chance. And from memory the land is on part of the Burghley estate (or something like that).

As for the new home for the Reds.....

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Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:59 am

wezgulf3 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:56 am
Vulcan74 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Evening All

Anyone heard the latest rumour about the new Red Arrows home, have heard it could be Waddington.
The disruption to the based assets at Waddington would surely be to much to consider that as a serious alternative to Scampton?

Wes...
The problem is, where else do you put them? Cranwell and Wittering are potentially far too busy, with daily aircraft movements maybe in the 50s and above? Coningsby again probably has more individual movements and already has BBMF. Waddington has relatively few him based sorties compared to the others as the majority of flying there is relatively long ISTAR stuff. Short of giving them a dedicated airfield (errrr, wait a sec), there are very few options.

Time will tell. :)

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Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:00 am

wezgulf3 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:21 pm
Vulcan74 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:30 pm
wezgulf3

With the retirement of the sentinel at some point in next 5 years I think there would be plenty of room.
Its not about room at Waddington, when the Red Arrows practice it shuts down the base, this would have an impact on Waddington's flying schedule.

Wes...
There are potentially other options for the practice airspace. Probably includes Scampton!

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