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Summer Deployments

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by EGVP » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:35 am

MOVEMENT INFORMATION AND ACTIVITY

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by EGLL_EGGW-Spotter » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:06 pm

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by vulcanspotter » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:00 pm

Hi are any of them leaving tomorrow?

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by rh226 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:03 pm

Cheers, Bob

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by jingernut » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:46 pm

Went through the whole thread so sorry if I have missed something but is it just the B52's that will be deployed to FFD during this exercise and for what period are the aircraft here for?

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by rh226 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:30 pm

Hi jingernut,

The first post in that thread tells you that one B-52 is expected to depart tomorrow somewhere about 0945BST for flypast displays at the ILA Berlin and then at Istres/Le Tubé AB by the French Mediterranean coast before returning to Fairford at a (guesstimated) time of about 1345BST.

As far as how long the B-52s will be here - and when their activities will be - is anybody's guess, but the following NOTAM establishes the Military Air Traffic Zone around Fairford for duration of the exercise (my emphasis).
B0941/16 - MILITARY ATZ ACTIVATION 5NM RADIUS 514101N 0014724W (FAIRFORD AD,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE). SFC-3000FT AMSL
16-06-0347/OPS2. 0500-2000, 06 JUN 05:00 2016 UNTIL 23 JUN 20:00 2016. CREATED:
03 JUN 14:40 2016
Regarding B-2s, last year they put in their hot "gas & go" visits on the equivalent of the Sunday and Monday of this weekend. Whether they, or anything else, come this year, we shall see......

Hope that helps,

Bob

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by jingernut » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:37 pm

Thanks Bob, much appreciated.

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by Rory76 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:38 am

Any more word on the rumoured Bone deployment later in the summer?

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by seven » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:47 pm

Not a rumour!

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by CadPlan » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:12 pm

Any idea's when please, I could do with a day off.

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by StormsInAfrica » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:14 pm

EX AMPLE STRIKE begins 3Oth of August I believe so probably safe to say anything up to a week prior for arrivals. Seven is correct though; not a rumour.

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Re: Summer Deployments

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by CadPlan » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:08 pm

Many thanks

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by andrew b » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:33 pm

it doesnt say anything about fairford in that link .
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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by MRTT » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:41 pm

andrew b wrote:it doesnt say anything about fairford in that link .
It's not supposed to, it's an article about the exercise.

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by rh226 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:44 pm

...... and from the Czech point of view. :)
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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by 100arw » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:06 am

I note the above press article reports:

"The U.S. B-1 and B-52 bombers, AH-64 Apache helicopters and two KC-135R mid-air refueling aircraft will also participate in the exercise".

An official statement actually says "The United States Air Force is presently considering participating with AH-64 attack helicopters, strategic B-1 and B-52 bombers as well as KC-135R tanker aircraft".

Hopefully the outcome will be the same.

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by StormsInAfrica » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:40 pm

Paging@100ARW ;-)

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by city42 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:58 pm

StormsInAfrica wrote:Paging@100ARW ;-)
What

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Re: Summer Deployments

Post by jingernut » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:18 pm

city42 wrote: What
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