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Giant 8692 Friday.

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Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by reach2911 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:54 pm

Another Atlas Air 747 is due Friday morning the 8th.
Departing Barksdale AFB Thursday 7th 16:10 CST and arriving at Fairford 05:54.

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by reach2911 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:32 am

Atlas Air 747 N485MC just gone feet wet and now showing arrival time of 06.04.

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by reach2911 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:19 am

Arrived 06:13.

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Post by backtrack26 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:40 am

so that makes already two freighters and a passenger 747, quite some equipment and staff moving in

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by eagle driver » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:06 am

RCH section reporting 4 C-17A s currently on route most if not all currently on the ground at Bangor Me

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by Seacat192 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:08 am

So, with the build up well underway, anyone willing to predict the first arrivals of the main players?
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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by jingernut » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:13 am

eagle driver wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:06 am
RCH section reporting 4 C-17A s currently on route most if not all currently on the ground at Bangor Me
Don't suppose there is an eta for them at the moment?
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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by tazmin88 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:55 am

given that the notam indicates AD closes at 1300 today it would suggest it wont be today
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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by richpittman » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:54 pm

Passed a massive flatbed truck US registered on the A417 earlier . Empty heading south towards the M4.

Coudnt quote make out the plate but could have been whiteman

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by robby k » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:53 pm

us police waiting just off m4 at welford junction

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by Rob666 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:54 pm

Obviously getting ready to get rid of some of the old stuff stored.

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by Pune » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:57 pm

Seacat192 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:08 am
So, with the build up well underway, anyone willing to predict the first arrivals of the main players?
I'll have a go, 2 C17's tomorrow, Saturday and 8 B52's on 15th.. :Wow:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by jingernut » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:59 pm

robby k wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:53 pm
us police waiting just off m4 at welford junction
Does this hint at this being more than just a training deployment with all the ammo they have up there?

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by Rob666 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:23 pm

Do they not hold inert as well? Having said that, on a lot of the recent deployments have noted more active stuff.

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by Stroudy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:07 pm

Just to clarify you saw a US registered flatbed lorry and US police? When ammunition was moved from Welford to Fairford in the Balkan crisis it was British registered articulated container lorries with British police escorts. Would have thought it strange to have US police on British roads in this circumstance.

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by thevulcan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:19 pm

Did the 4 C17s depart Barksdale? If so when do you believe they will be arriving?

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by MRTT » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:21 pm

Yes, believe they're on the ground at Maine.

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by thevulcan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:23 pm

Thanks MRTT I guess night stopping then making the hop over the pond tomorrow?

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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by Seacat192 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:35 pm

Hope so, Pune!
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Re: Giant 8692 Friday.

Post by Pune » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:53 pm

Seacat192 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Hope so, Pune!
We live in hope Seacat192 :thumb:
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