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C17s to Fairford

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C17s to Fairford

Post by lossieradar » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:44 pm

2 C17s due in today. one around 1550 and the other around 1800. Another has already been and gone.

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by skywatch1 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:17 pm

Yep, listening in from home today.

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Mike » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:29 pm

Reach movements for the B52 deployment should be posted in this section :- viewtopic.php?f=405&t=173335
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by skywatch1 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:31 pm

Second one in bound NOW, just heard him on radio :) at 15;31

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by skywatch1 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:33 pm

Hi Mike... Wilco.

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by reds1966 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:18 pm

360 Radar has Reach 946 joining airways at NITON at 17.17 showing as C17 97-0041

and RCH410 descending over Cardiff showing as C17 89-1192 heading for Fairford same time.

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Mike » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:36 pm

The Staff have been kind enough to create an entire section of the forum for the B52 deployment, it is here :- viewforum.php?f=404

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Paulgul » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:02 pm

Mike wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:36 pm
The Staff have been kind enough to create an entire section of the forum for the B52 deployment, it is here :- viewforum.php?f=404
But anyone looking for info on a/c inbound to Fairford would look in the Fairford section not guess that some random section ( that is empty) has been created - just makes life complicated. Lets keep Fairford movements in the Fairford section

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by sabrejet » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:06 pm

Agree with Paulgul: this happens often - though thankfully this time folks have been kind enough to direct us to the arcane link!

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by tornado17 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:23 pm

The MODS have got into the habit of creating a separate section for big deployments such as this and have done for a few years now, it is most welcome as it keeps all information in one section to prevent FCers flitting from one section to another. They did this for last years bomber deployment and I believe for the Cobra Warrior exercise at Coningsby last September time. It is always on the site's main page once you have logged in, easy to find. Long may it continue :thumbs:

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by StrawdogUK69 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:51 pm

Well... let's all enjoy the fun over the coming weekd

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by StrawdogUK69 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:55 pm

Anything night stopping ???

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Pune » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:18 pm

tornado17 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:23 pm
The MODS have got into the habit of creating a separate section for big deployments such as this and have done for a few years now, it is most welcome as it keeps all information in one section to prevent FCers flitting from one section to another. They did this for last years bomber deployment and I believe for the Cobra Warrior exercise at Coningsby last September time. It is always on the site's main page once you have logged in, easy to find. Long may it continue :thumbs:
Yes indeed, a brilliant idea, it makes so much sense, if you need to know about incoming/departing aircraft it's all there, and of course in the reach section also, thank you Mods.. :thumb:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by thevulcan » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:24 pm

Are we using the deployment thread from now on then?

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by tornado17 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm

Yes indeed and for photographs as well. One of the MODS normally creates a thread in which he posts all the movements day by day with take off/landing times and call signs. Hopefully, the same will happen this time, hint hint!! :whistle:

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Jaymer15 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm

Why do the C-17s that have come in relocate to Prestwick?

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by slogen51 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:49 pm

Probably because Mildenhall is rehearsing for closure :)

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by BOLLO » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:24 pm

Jaymer15 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Why do the C-17s that have come in relocate to Prestwick?
Whiskey run :lol: :lol:
http://www.airfighters.com/photosearch.php?phgid=SHED" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; LOADES
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... _entry=140+" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; at last

What do cry when we see The Man With the Stick???

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:27 am

Paulgul wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Mike wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:36 pm
The Staff have been kind enough to create an entire section of the forum for the B52 deployment, it is here :- viewforum.php?f=404
But anyone looking for info on a/c inbound to Fairford would look in the Fairford section not guess that some random section ( that is empty) has been created - just makes life complicated. Lets keep Fairford movements in the Fairford section
Or you could just type the word "Fairford" into the search-box at the top of any page and the latests posts will appear first. Also works for any other search if you're not familiar.
The non-random section set up is not empty - at the time of your post it contained 19 posts - now into two pages. Tiis approach by the mods/admins has always worked for other major events with little or no complaint and benefits far more members than those for whom it seems to cause a problem. So thanks to the team for their labours - unpaid and voluntary as ever. I suggest any issues you or other complainants may have are directed at one of them via PM.

Anyway now you know the section exists there should be no more life-complicating for you :)

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by honest man » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:57 am

BOLLO wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Jaymer15 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Why do the C-17s that have come in relocate to Prestwick?
Whiskey run :lol: :lol:
Not too far from the truth mate :lol: :lol:

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