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Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by reaper493 » Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:02 pm

Afternoon,

Just wondering if anyone has a latest update about how many RAFAT jets are at Valley at the moment.

The team are really struggling with serviceability at Waddo, only managing to put up two 9 ships early Feb so far.

XX219 was seen flying yesterday without a smoke pod - did it end up at Valley?

Thanks

Mike

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Wed Mar 20, 2024 6:27 pm

:lol: XX219 is now in AMRO, first to arrive for maintenance wearing the 60th Anniversary markings.

Following Reds are present :-

XX202 - Maintenance & Smoke Conversion paused

XX221- Now painted in Reds c/s. Maintenance & Black to Red Conversion paused.

XX239 - On Maintenance. Smoke Conversion complete

XX278 - On Maintenance.

XX319 - On Maintenance.

XX322 - On Maintenance.

XX323 - On Maintenance

XX325 - On Maintenance

Notes
XX321 was delivered to the Reds in February.

XX281- Arrived from Shawbury 12 Dec. Delivered by JARTS and assembled in AMRO. Now in the Valley Paint Shop. For Black to Red Conversion in due course.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by reaper493 » Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:52 pm

Thanks kind sir!!

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:14 pm

No problem. There will be a few changes coming up as aircraft are delivered back to the Reds in time for Spring Hawk 2024.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by NeilP » Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:07 pm

One of those changes possibly occurred today, with Red 11 arriving in the morning and departing in the afternoon under the same call sign. Two Red Arrows Hawks were seen on the line at lunchtime.

No Mode-S broadcast on arrival but the departure is using 43C41F (XX239?) 'REDAPROW'

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by reaper493 » Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:27 pm

A single hawk without a pod has just returned to Waddo - didn't catch the callsign.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by NeilP » Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:16 pm

Red 11 flew what appeared to be a test flight in XX239 using 43C41F this afternoon. Red 11 then departed in XX188 with Vulcan 82 following in XX322 around 16:55, I believe both destined for Waddo.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Fri Mar 22, 2024 8:18 am

XX322 flew it's post maintenance test flight yesterday morning followed by XX239 in the afternoon.
XX322 was turned around and flown to Waddington later. XX239 will follow shortly. A great effort from the guys in AMRO.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:08 am

XX239 departed from Valley back to the Reds at10.05 this morning.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by reaper493 » Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:25 am

Thanks - heard Red 6 leave Waddo 8am this morning and he's just back with Approach now.

Was this a jet swap or was there a pick up as well?

EDIT - can hear Vulcan 82 as well, so it was a pick up.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by TAFFEVANS » Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:45 pm

reaper493 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:25 am
Thanks - heard Red 6 leave Waddo 8am this morning and he's just back with Approach now.

Was this a jet swap or was there a pick up as well?

EDIT - can hear Vulcan 82 as well, so it was a pick up.
Red6 was XX188 crew ferry for XX239 back to Wadd as Vulcan82.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by reaper493 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:54 pm

Another new Red just arrived at Waddington, no callsign as no scanner, showing as test0001.

Any tie up?

Believe it did a test flight out of valley as well today.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Rubberneck » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:00 pm

XX278 VULCAN81

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by reaper493 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:06 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:18 pm

Correct, XX278 was test flown earlier today and delivered to Waddington this afternoon. XX325 should be the next one back to the Reds in time for Spring Hawk.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by reaper493 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:35 am

XX295 is inbound Valley, presumably to pick up the next jet (unless it's a sim day!)

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:01 pm

Must be for the SIM, no deliveries due today.

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by TAFFEVANS » Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:33 pm

reaper493 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:35 am
XX295 is inbound Valley, presumably to pick up the next jet (unless it's a sim day!)
Yep, sim day
XX295 Red9
XX321 Red6
XX310 Red10

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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:42 pm

XX159 has arrived in AMRO this afternoon from Shawbury by road for possible Black to Red conversion.
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Re: Reds Hawks at Valley

Post by Bluerigger1 » Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:43 am

XX177 arrived today for maintenance. XX325 was delivered to back to Waddington on Friday 5th April

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