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B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by SamP » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:12 am

Keflavik, also.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by johnwayne » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:59 am

thevulcan wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am
BOLLO wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:09 am
Cheers Ian.

https://t.co/bEy6hozcPY
States they will operate out of various European installations: Fairford, Lajes and Moron are too my knowledge the only bases in europe capable in terms of infrastructure to operate B2s
I'd suggest there are several more installations in Europe able to conduct 'short term' B2 ops than B1's and B52's which are more 'infrastructure hungry' and pretty much limited to Fairford , and Moron 'at a push'. It just becomes a problem for B2's beyond a few days when Fairfords B2 purposed hangarage comes into play . Just a view mind . :halo:

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by thevulcan » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:36 pm

Is the NOTAM for Whiteman tonight still up? Would imagine the third aircraft will need to leave to meet the other two at Lajes.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by slogen51 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:51 pm

No Notam for Whiteman 'outside normal hours' posted as yet.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by Thunder » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:41 am

thevulcan wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Is the NOTAM for Whiteman tonight still up? Would imagine the third aircraft will need to leave to meet the other two at Lajes.

The 3rd a/c was more than likely an air spare and rtb’d Whiteman before the hook up with SPUR66, fairly common procedure.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by fiann21 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:06 am

b2 are at nato tiger meet 2020 393rd Bomb Squadron (portugal) https://www.natotigers.org/tiger-units/ ... b-squadron

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by MRTT » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:14 am

Isn't that merely mentioning that they're a Tiger associate unit? :S

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by TB1 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:38 am

7 Pages of posts and not a decent aircraft in the country.

Looking forward to what will happen when something actually lands.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by baz1 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:29 am

maybe as last years arrival late Tues evening early Weds, now more support as arrived!!

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by Thunder » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:02 am

Last time B-2s deployed to the UK , the first support flights arrived 12 days prior with 8 support flights in total. So far we’ve only had 3 support flights over 4 days, so you might be waiting a bit longer.

NATO Tiger Meet isn’t until the 10th of May so can’t see any connection to current build up?

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by big john » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:35 am

From Scramble the 2 B2's to Lajes were 88-0332 and 82-1070
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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by fiann21 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:46 am

Thunder wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:02 am
Last time B-2s deployed to the UK , the first support flights arrived 12 days prior with 8 support flights in total. So far we’ve only had 3 support flights over 4 days, so you might be waiting a bit longer.

NATO Tiger Meet isn’t until the 10th of May so can’t see any connection to current build up?
1e post check fb Whiteman Air Force Base 1e post

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:06 am

USAFE have released their press statement
https://www.usafe.af.mil/News/Press-Rel ... to-europe/

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by Supra » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:55 am

BOLLO wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:09 am
Cheers Ian.
https://t.co/bEy6hozcPY
Hi 'thevulcan'
The link above states the very same, but nearly 25 hours earlier on this same topic! :roll:
Jeez, you gotta loosen them panties somewhat.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:19 pm

Supra wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:55 am
BOLLO wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:09 am
Cheers Ian.
https://t.co/bEy6hozcPY
Hi 'thevulcan'
The link above states the very same, but nearly 25 hours earlier on this same topic! :roll:
Jeez, you gotta loosen them panties somewhat.
The one I posted is the official release.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by Thunder » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:16 pm

fiann21 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:46 am
Thunder wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:02 am
Last time B-2s deployed to the UK , the first support flights arrived 12 days prior with 8 support flights in total. So far we’ve only had 3 support flights over 4 days, so you might be waiting a bit longer.

NATO Tiger Meet isn’t until the 10th of May so can’t see any connection to current build up?
1e post check fb Whiteman Air Force Base 1e post
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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by falconfighting » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:55 pm

big john wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:35 am
From Scramble the 2 B2's to Lajes were 88-0332 and 82-1070
88-0332 "Spirit of Washington" but unofficially called "Lazarus" after it was damaged in fire at Guam in 2010

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by slogen51 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:57 pm

I need 88-0332 although it has been to the UK before

Can someone tell when as I think my logging is kaput!
thanks

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by awacsfan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:32 pm

MRTT wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:14 am
Isn't that merely mentioning that they're a Tiger associate unit? :S
You are right on the mark there! Most of the NTA member units in the States haven't sent an aircraft to a NATO Tiger Meet in ages and I seriously doubt that the USAF will send a B-2 to Portugal!

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by time on target » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:50 pm

Do I take it that the B-2's are still in Lajes?

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