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AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

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AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by TombsRIP » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:52 pm

Thought a separate thread would be better. I have moved some stuff from a previous post (25/11) and added stuff from today (4/12). Any additional info welcome...

Weds 20/11/19: XX324 dep @ 1225z " Satan 21"; no 736NAS mks/code

Mon 25/11/19 (1225z): XX200/CO full 100 mks towed onto VAS for low power egrs (and/or APU/GTS runs); engine guards plus slave spine panels fitted

Fri 29/11/19: XX200/CO taxy (NWS/brakes) checks initially along rwy 19; to active rwy 13 (0952z) presume for T/O for airtest but turned off main back to VAS; XX285/CK spcl 100 Ann mks (presume crew ferry for aborted airtest) dep 1125z RTB Culdrose ("Navyhawk" on mode-S)

Weds 4/12/19: XX256/846CU full 736NAS mks arr 1020z; XX280/280 (last 3 in large numbering), towed onto VAS from AMRO late am, not known if latter flew later/dep.

Cheers

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:20 am

XX280 back in AMRO after the air test was cancelled due to weather issues. XX256 brought the aircrew for the aborted test and returned home

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by TombsRIP » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:39 am

Thanks Bluerigger1.

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:15 am

XX239 just arrived with crew for today's planned AMRO test flight with XX280

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Yammer » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:50 am

11.50 KRAKEN 45 climbing to FL440 heading 180 just out of Valley - pinging as XX280
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X

Everything talks but only some Ping - And they say there's nothing to listen too!

It's 2020 please don't wallow, when I were a lad etc etc

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Yammer » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:35 pm

12.34 KRAKEN 45 ( in theory XX280 ) back to Valley approach
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X

Everything talks but only some Ping - And they say there's nothing to listen too!

It's 2020 please don't wallow, when I were a lad etc etc

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:16 pm

XX280 passed its flight test today and departed Valley with XX200 and XX281

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Yammer » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:08 pm

Bluerigger thanks for that - would you have any callsign for these ?

This afternoon I heard KRAKEN 51 en route to Culdrose around 12.50 and later a pair, possibly calling SATAN ? ( didn't hear this clearly ) to Culdrose around 16.15 - thanks
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X

Everything talks but only some Ping - And they say there's nothing to listen too!

It's 2020 please don't wallow, when I were a lad etc etc

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:52 am

Red Arrow XX310 just arrived and parked up on the VAS Pan at 10:50

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Ianto31 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:39 pm

Bluerigger1 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:52 am
Red Arrow XX310 just arrived and parked up on the VAS Pan at 10:50
confimed as 'RED1'

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 am

Red Arrow XX219 arrived 09.25, followed by XX319 at 09.40

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Ianto31 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:55 am

Bluerigger1 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 am
Red Arrow XX219 arrived 09.25, followed by XX319 at 09.40
I believe 'RED6' + 'RED10'. might need to double check on that..

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by 100arw » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:44 am

What or who is AMRO?

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:02 pm

XX246 / CA arrived at 11.50. 63 Sqn markings with JFACSU badge on the fin. ( AMRO Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Organisation. Used to be referred to as Hawk ASF on this site)

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by 100arw » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:41 pm

Thanks Bluerigger1

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:16 pm

XX348 just airborne for its first post maintenance flight 13.15

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Bluerigger1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:19 am

Royal Navy Hawk T.1 X239 /842-CU arrived on the VAS pan 09.15.
XX200 /CO of 100 Sqn arrived and parked up on the next slot 10.55.
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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Tarnished1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:32 am

Bluerigger1 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:19 am
Royal Navy Hawk T.1 X239 /842-CU arrived on the VAS pan 09.15
I had XX239 as arr AMRO 27/3/19 must have just visited then. Thanks for your updates.

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Re: AMRO update

Post by Bluerigger1 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:46 am

Just to clear things up a bit, as of 30 Jan the following aircraft are In the AMRO hangar :-
XX177 RAFAT
XX187 /CN 100 Sqn
XX189 No markings
XX198 / CH 100 Sqn
XX221 /- 100 Sqn
XX239 /842-CU 736 NAS
XX316 /849- CU 736 NAS
XX348 /CQ 100 Sqn

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Re: AMRO coming & goings on VAS apron

Post by Tarnished1 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:10 pm

Thanks Bluerigger1. I'm sure this info will be useful to UK Serials/Military Aircraft Markings (MAM) Updates compilers.

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