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Tiger 1
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Bases flying?

Post by Tiger 1 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:33 am

Hi everyone

Was just wondering if in the current situation... as Covid19 caused any of our RAF... Army or Navy bases to curtail or stop flying?

Stay safe and well.

Regards.

T1

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by TomTwin » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:34 am

Lakenheath just said all flying suspended until Thursday.

EDIT: This has been proven false, see further post below.
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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Campbell89 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:51 am

Judging by ADSB Valley, Shawbury, Mildenhall, Brize Norton and Cranwell are all flying or have flown today.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by reaper493 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:41 pm

Limited activity at Waddington today, just the 2 Shadows up and 2 Phenoms in the pattern.
1 Red up from Scampto earlier.
Coningsby are on nights with an 1800 start today.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by tommc » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:24 pm

Wattisham is flying as usual (1 or 2 per day!!)

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by IMarsh » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:41 pm

Puma's and Chinook's up from RAF Benson

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by lmgaylard » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 pm

Yeovilton is on reduced flying until further notice.
'its a lot less bover in the hover'

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by reheat » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:57 pm

Leeming flying too.
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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Campbell89 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:23 pm

Coningsby just started

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Tiger 1 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:38 pm

Than guys for all your info... I called in to Yeovilton today for a quick lunch break.

Only saw 3 Wildcats get airborne... total noted were 9 Wildcats and one Merlin... very quiet.

Many thanks again.

Regards.

T1

Stay safe and well everyone👍

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by TomTwin » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:20 pm

TomTwin wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:34 am
Lakenheath just said all flying suspended until Thursday.
https://www.facebook.com/100ARWCC/video ... 258132909/

6.20 in, they confirm that there are no plans to cancel the flying activities. Only a reduction due to moving people around.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by reaper493 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:13 am

Waddo have only launched an RJ and an E3 today, both are working over Eastern Europe.
Coningsby appeared very quiet last night.
Cranwell closed until Mid day today.

Certainly seems much quieter today. No activity from Shawbury, and very limited from Brize

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by jimbo » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:37 pm

Nothing seems to be up from shawbury at the moment

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by reaper493 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:40 pm

Cranwell NOTAM has now changed to closed all day.

Waddington has one controller for Director, Approach and Lars service.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by gary1701 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:14 pm

Wattisham had two pairs of AH's up at the same time last night, active this afternoon as well.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Hawkwind26 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:26 pm

No F15s overhead so far, yesterday or today. Two low C130s last evening.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Unknown74 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:35 pm

No doubt Lossie & Coningsby will only be priority (Q) traffic only.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Nighthawke » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:42 pm

Hawkwind26 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:26 pm
No F15s overhead so far, yesterday or today. Two low C130s last evening.
Lakenheath are not flying hence no F-15s. Very quiet at home in Brandon. Understandable of course but unusually so. All rather surreal at the moment. Just heard an RAF C-17 go over heading to Mildenhall but missed it!

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by BOLLO » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:52 pm

Unknown74 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:35 pm
No doubt Lossie & Coningsby will only be priority (Q) traffic only.
APOLLO 11/12 and TYPHOON 08 are up out of Coningsby in the last hour so limited flights
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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Bluetail » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:31 pm

Unknown74 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:35 pm
No doubt Lossie & Coningsby will only be priority (Q) traffic only.
Lossie has been very busy flying today, doing JTAC work on Tain using Kinloss as their hold point. P8 ZP802 was up from Kinloss as well.
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