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October B52 deployment

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Goldstar31 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:05 am

Possible thinking is Media day 7th...all 4 Buffs depart Friday....return of ground equipment Friday afternoon, maybe the weekend and definitely Monday. Empty Pax flight arrives Tuesday and departs Wednesday with the groundcrew and surplus aircrew.

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by johnwayne » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:07 am

Mass exodus of weapons loaders from SW bomber dispersals towards 27 end this morning could suggest playtime coming to an end and Goldstars speculation on right lines . :unsure:

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Media Day 7/11/19

Post by thevulcan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:35 pm

Tomorrow is a media day so possibly no flying.

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Re: Media Day 7/11/19

Post by Spitfire88 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:33 pm

Quiet hours in affect from 10am until midday, no aircraft activity at all between these hours.

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Re: Media Day 7/11/19

Post by johnwayne » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:38 pm

Isn't this 'general info' rather than 'tracking' ? But thanks for posting.

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Philwinward » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:16 am

Goldstar31 could be pretty close with his prediction.
The official detachment photograph has just recently been released . It is on a Fairford facebook page. These tend to be taken towards the end of a deployment .Hope I’m wrong but just have to wait and see.
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by thevulcan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:44 pm

Anyone know what was said at today's conference? Prince Harry was in attendance apparently.

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Philwinward » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:33 pm

They confirmed leaving tomorrow, Friday. Next deployment should be Spring next year with other exercises to follow during the year to include B52, B1 & .B2
Info from Fairford Spotters Facebook page.
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Pune » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:14 pm

Philwinward wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:33 pm
They confirmed leaving tomorrow, Friday. Next deployment should be Spring next year with other exercises to follow during the year to include B52, B1 & .B2
Info from Fairford Spotters Facebook page.
Phil
Thanks for the info' Phil, any idea's on timings tomorrow?
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Philwinward » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:30 pm

Sorry, don’t have the times.
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Pune » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 pm

Philwinward wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Sorry, don’t have the times.
Phil
Thanks anyway Phil, I guess it's a question of turn up and wait, unless someone else has any info' they are willing to share??
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by thevulcan » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:34 pm

AlTRV says they will be oceanic between 7:44-12:44 not sure if local or Z.
Credit to tj1978
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by saint1 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:51 pm

The ALTRV quoted above (and credit to tj1978 for posting it) will be in UTC. If it is for the Buffs, the track starts not far off Lands End so will not take them long to get to it, so my guess is they will be there some way into that time window and certainly not as early as the 07.44 start...hope not anyway!

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by GVLCN » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:24 pm

I’ve been there before for departure day a few years ago & remember getting there at 5.50am and all 3 b-52’s were already lined up at marston meysey end awaiting clearance & by 6.05 they were all gone!

I’d advise anyone wishing to catch them to go early rather than later!

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Pune » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:30 pm

I was there last year in January for the four ship MITO departure, that was at Mid day, so I guess it's pot luck.
Good luck to all who go for it.. :thumb:
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by swl5656 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:52 am

BRIG01 USAF B52 61-0006 and refuelling tankers airborne heading in direction of Lands End. This appears to be the end of their current UK deployment at RAF Fairford and now heading home to US
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:17 am

3 departed one still remains
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by PeteHemsley » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:22 pm

swl5656 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:52 am
BRIG01 USAF B52 61-0006 and refuelling tankers airborne heading in direction of Lands End. This appears to be the end of their current UK deployment at RAF Fairford and now heading home to US
This has been well documented to be their rtb day

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by wessexspotter » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:03 pm

Is the remaining Buff the one which flew in from Mildenhall just as the B2 deployment ended? If they leave it outside much longer in this weather it'll only be useful as a gate-guardian...

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by thevulcan » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:30 pm

wessexspotter wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Is the remaining Buff the one which flew in from Mildenhall just as the B2 deployment ended? If they leave it outside much longer in this weather it'll only be useful as a gate-guardian...
No it is not that aircraft left the day after it diverted to fairford after departing mildenhall.

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