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NOTAM 10 January 2019

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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by tm74sqn » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:02 pm

CH-47 apparently in a damaged condition - so to Boeing at either Boscombe Down or Fleetllands for repair?

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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by Ews997881 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:48 am

Or is it for a fire trainer

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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am

tm74sqn wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:02 pm
CH-47 apparently in a damaged condition - so to Boeing at either Boscombe Down or Fleetllands for repair?
If it was going to Boscombe, wouldn't they fly it into there on the C-17 rather than Fairford? Not saying that isn't what is happening but it would make more sense if it was!
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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by Stroudy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:01 pm

Looking at the lack of Friday NOTAMs I think the U-2 crews are pulling the old 'fly into the Cotswolds midweek and go tech ready for a weekend stay' chestnut ;)

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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by Pune » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:03 pm

bizfreeq wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am
tm74sqn wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:02 pm
CH-47 apparently in a damaged condition - so to Boeing at either Boscombe Down or Fleetllands for repair?
If it was going to Boscombe, wouldn't they fly it into there on the C-17 rather than Fairford? Not saying that isn't what is happening but it would make more sense if it was!
Not that I know too much about this but why wouldn't it go back to Boeing for repairs, seems odd to bring it here, or have I missed something?
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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by johnwayne » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:56 pm

Stroudy wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Looking at the lack of Friday NOTAMs I think the U-2 crews are pulling the old 'fly into the Cotswolds midweek and go tech ready for a weekend stay' chestnut ;)
Not with the eastbound that aborted Wed & is going out on ops me thinks . As for the westbound(s) going home (one still to come presumably once 1094 gets away) well thats a different matter .

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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by seven » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:22 pm

Pune wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:03 pm
bizfreeq wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am
tm74sqn wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:02 pm
CH-47 apparently in a damaged condition - so to Boeing at either Boscombe Down or Fleetllands for repair?
If it was going to Boscombe, wouldn't they fly it into there on the C-17 rather than Fairford? Not saying that isn't what is happening but it would make more sense if it was!
Not that I know too much about this but why wouldn't it go back to Boeing for repairs, seems odd to bring it here, or have I missed something?
Always learning.
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There is a newish Boeing service centre at Boscombe for our Chinooks.

Personally I'm not convinced it was damaged, just looked like the front and rear pylons were removed, as is usual for transport :unsure:

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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by Pune » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:25 pm

seven wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Pune wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:03 pm
bizfreeq wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am


If it was going to Boscombe, wouldn't they fly it into there on the C-17 rather than Fairford? Not saying that isn't what is happening but it would make more sense if it was!
Not that I know too much about this but why wouldn't it go back to Boeing for repairs, seems odd to bring it here, or have I missed something?
Always learning.
Cheers
Pune
There is a newish Boeing service centre at Boscombe for our Chinooks.

Personally I'm not convinced it was damaged, just looked like the front and rear pylons were removed, as is usual for transport :unsure:

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Thanks 7, that makes sense now.
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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by rh226 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 pm

I'm no expert on this, but it looks as if the upper rear fuselage isn't very healthy.

https://ffdmovements.blogspot.com/....and zoom in to 200% or even 300%.
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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by dinger » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:15 pm

Looks like the back end has sustained damage. Lots of scorching and jagged metal on show.

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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by tm74sqn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:53 pm

Quite right - damage caused by rotor blade of another Chinook apparently.
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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by saint1 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:14 pm

That Chinook is a bit of a mystery. Anyway, short clip of Dragon 31's arrival on Thurs loaded onto Video Section.
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Re: NOTAM 10 January 2019

Post by seven » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:17 pm

rh226 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 pm
I'm no expert on this, but it looks as if the upper rear fuselage isn't very healthy.

https://ffdmovements.blogspot.com/....and zoom in to 200% or even 300%.
Having seen that now yes, I'd agree!

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