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Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by cjbirkett » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:47 am

bizfreeq wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:44 pm
Exactly, hence my question!
I thought that the marham station commander had posted that all movements after the disbandment flight on 14th March would be by road.
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by James Cutting » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:38 am

Yes, they will be, no more GR4 flights.
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by herc15 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 am

what will their role be at Boscome then?

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by hernaman86 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:50 am

bruntingthorpe gets my vote all day long, would happily pay a grand for zip along the runway in the back! real shame they had to let ZA326 go, when i was sat in it, was told they are trying to get engines but for some reason the MOD wouldn't give them any, yet the current owners of ZA326 had engines for her waiting and are now installed i see, not sure if they are runners though?

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by PeteHemsley » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 am

You'll probably see everything move to st Athen from brunty in the future

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by ETUO-09 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:59 pm

PeteHemsley wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 am
You'll probably see everything move to st Athen from brunty in the future
How come :'( ?

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by hernaman86 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:31 pm

why will it be moving, i hope not because i am only 2 1/2 hours away and other that RIAT, the lightning runs are the highlight of the year.

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by GVLCN » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:48 pm

http://www.etps.qinetiq.com/school/flee ... fault.aspx

ETPS does list the Tornado GR-4 as in their fleet of fixed wing aircraft

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by StevenNFFC » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:45 pm

They also list the Tucano and the Alpha Jet - both of which have been retired by ETPS - so I would say that's meaningless.

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:13 pm

The ETPS and QinetiQ have transferred everything active they operate, New or Old (The RJs/146s) over to the Civilian register.

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 pm

...and the registration G-TORN is already allocated on the UK Civil Register :lol: Plus I don't think the type is approved by the CAA for civil registration.

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:58 pm

GVLCN

The link you added also says ETPS has a SAAB Gripen, which technically is on a loan but only on 'as and when needed basis'

When they had a requirement for the now no longer flying Tornados. They went to an operational Sqn for one. If they require one now they would have to use a German or Italian jet.

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Sellers » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:03 pm

I saw a Tornado being RTP'd at Boscombe a couple of years ago.

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Vulcanone » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:22 pm

That may have been Jet Art who bought ZD902 (The TIARA jet) from Boscombe a couple of years ago

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