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LOSSIE/ KINLOSS September 2008.

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Unknown74
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LOSSIE/ KINLOSS September 2008.

Post by Unknown74 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:53 am

I have a few log entries which need IDd please?

Monday 22nd September 2008

RAF Lossiemouth - 2 RAF Hawk T.1s CALLSIGN AZTEC.
RAF Sea King HAR.3 SEA KING (RESCUE) 137. (BASED).

RAF KINLOSS - UNIDENTIFIED Lockheed C-130 Hercules - Unconfirmed rumour US Coast Guard?
US Navy P-3 Orion - CALLSIGN: PAPA SIERRA 915.
(Both seen overhead Lossiemouth.

Also the RAF Sea King HAR.3 seen Tuesday 23 September 2008 circling over Urquhart near Elgin.

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Re: LOSSIE/ KINLOSS September 2008.

Post by DickFlute » Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:23 pm

Hi U74

What follows may be of little help... perhaps even no help whatsoever, but looking through Military Aviation Review dated November 2008 indicates that P-3Cs 158915 & 163003 (both believed to be operating with VP-16 at the time) visited Mildenhall in early/mid October, and I mention it as both used the radio callsign prefix 'PS' plus the last three of the serial; i.e. "PS003" for 163003 (14th October) & "PS915" for 158915 (7th October). By mentioning this all I'm suggesting is that it's *possible* that the P-3 you saw OTT Lossie on 22nd September using radio callsign "PS915" could well have been 158915?

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Re: LOSSIE/ KINLOSS September 2008.

Post by Bluetail » Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:36 pm

The only USCG C-130 I can recall ever turning up at Kinloss was C-130J 2004 "Elizabeth City" which took part in Ex Combined Strength in May 2010
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Re: LOSSIE/ KINLOSS September 2008.

Post by JAWS » Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:01 pm

Unknown74 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:53 am
I have a few log entries which need IDd please?

Monday 22nd September 2008

RAF Lossiemouth - 2 RAF Hawk T.1s CALLSIGN AZTEC.XX194/XX331 CP Hawk T.1A 100Sq c/s AZTEC n/s from MAR 10/2008
RAF Sea King HAR.3 SEA KING (RESCUE) 137. (BASED).

RAF KINLOSS - UNIDENTIFIED Lockheed C-130 Hercules - Unconfirmed rumour US Coast Guard?
US Navy P-3 Orion - CALLSIGN: PAPA SIERRA 915.
(Both seen overhead Lossiemouth.

Also the RAF Sea King HAR.3 seen Tuesday 23 September 2008 circling over Urquhart near Elgin.
Can't tie up anything else, but for what it's worth, I would agree with DickFlute on the P-3.
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Re: LOSSIE/ KINLOSS September 2008.

Post by Unknown74 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:16 pm

Brilliant Jaws, Cheers for IDing the Hawks, we were leaving to find our hotel when I saw them on approach unfortunately I had packed the binos so couldn’t ID them.

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