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Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by paullangford » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:46 pm

Just seen this posted on the CAA Website

"The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a request from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to impose a Temporary Airspace Restriction around a large military flypast over Windsor on Saturday 19 May 2012 to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The flypast will comprise two separate aircraft formations – nine Typhoon fighter jets open the event, followed later by a large mixed formation which will include two formations of Tucano and Hawk aircraft; The Red Arrows; and aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. In all there will be a total of 85 aircraft taking part in the flypasts."


http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?c ... l&nid=2105" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Flyingmonster » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:53 pm

Will that be the first mass RAF formation since the 90th Anniversary one at RIAT?
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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by paullangford » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:03 pm

Looks like it, but I can't visualise at the moment what aircraft will make up that number.
Also it'll be all of the services, RAF, Navy, Army, BBMF, RNHF, Vulcan ?, Sea Vixen ?

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by davedubya » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:43 pm

Will this involve the usual form-up over Southwold that flies down the A12 into London?

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by CH2 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:14 pm

I didn't know they had that many Tutors.
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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Reptile 1 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:40 pm

Rehearsals take place in May using the whole of the Wales MTA, now that should be a sight :thumb:

Plus i see they have upped the numbers as it was suppose to be 60 :ninja:

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by reheat » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:05 pm

Have we got that many Gliders scattered around the country? :Wow:
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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by croaky » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:20 pm

Cant see it forming up over Southwold as I believe the flypast is over Windsor iirc

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by WAP » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:13 pm

Would think that Brize would be where they form up but i could be wrong. There is a large event in london for the Jubilee so it would be a shame if the tax payers didnt get to see this, also is there a balcony at Windsor for her to watch and wave from?
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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by paullangford » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:27 pm

Here's a map of the restricted airspace for those of you who know more about this type of thing than me;

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/64/Queens%20% ... ypast%20RA(T" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;).pdf

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Radleigh » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:54 pm

85 aircraft, Do the RAF even have that many...!

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Mike » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Radleigh wrote:85 aircraft, Do the RAF even have that many...!
Our Typhoon and Tornado fleet alone has far, far in excess of 85 aircraft , never mind everything else !

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Fighterfoto » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:10 pm

Should be spectacular
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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Jackp15 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:40 pm

I hope they include the vc-10 and tristar :D

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Pybus II » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:28 pm

I hope it's televised, but
a) with commentary from someone who knows what they're talking about, and
b) with camerawork showing the aircraft without swinging around halfway through to show the mug of the 'celebrity' being interviewed at the same time

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by lynothehammer » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:33 pm

Happy days, close for me to get too ! :D

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Radleigh » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:29 am

Mike R wrote:
Radleigh wrote:85 aircraft, Do the RAF even have that many...!
Our Typhoon and Tornado fleet alone has far, far in excess of 85 aircraft , never mind everything else !

It was a joke Mike with the current cuts going on in this world.

Would love to see the fly past, but I've got a feeling my new job wouldn't let me. :unsure:

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by thainoodle » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:37 am

30 Hawks from 208 & 4 squadron!

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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by steve149c » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:54 am

I thought so - 30 hawks just about gives enough to form up into 8 and 5 ! With a couple to spare and a whip ship :-)
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Re: Queens Jubilee Flypast 85 Aircraft

Post by Fighterfoto » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:26 am

Tucano formation will spell E II R I believe.

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