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C17s to Fairford

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Gary
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Gary » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:00 pm

chrissly wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Sorry about that chaps.... It's working. A million thx Martin!
If I dont delete them for the naughty text language ;) :whistle: :lol:

In future the queens English please dear boy

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:28 pm

In that case Sir Gary a capital Q is in order for Her Majesty and preferably with an apostrophe :P - sorry could resist.

I am not part of the Grammar Police, honest guv innit :lol:

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Ed H » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:02 pm

Hi Guys. As a newbie on here can anybody give me any info on the reason for the upcoming deployment? I know in the past we've had Baltops, Ample Strike etc, is this for something similar? Thanks.

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Duntisdave » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:31 am

Thanks for the info regarding 5 posts! Was wondering why I didn’t have access....

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Deerej » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 pm

Is there anything due in tomorrow

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by MRTT » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 pm

Weather down here tomorrow looks pretty nasty, not sure whether that'll effect any potential movement.

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Deerej » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:54 pm

Are any c17s staying overnight

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by MRTT » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:00 pm

No, the last one departed yesterday.

There's currently nothing on the ground at Fairford.

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by bizfreeq » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:01 pm

You beat me to it Ollie!
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by EGVP » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:03 pm

Except the stelfs? :ninja:

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by bizfreeq » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:04 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Deerej » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:09 pm

Ok thanks mrTT

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Deerej » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:00 am

Any arrivals today chaps

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by Deerej » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:00 am

Anything happening at fairford today

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by stealth1234 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:05 am

Deerej wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:00 am
Anything happening at fairford today
Not Today. Could be due to the weather or just nothing else due until Friday :pop:
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by falconfighting » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 am

Delta B777 arrived/departed yesterday
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:39 am

That was yesterday and it was indeed a 777. Nothing has come and gone today
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by MRTT » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:46 am

777, Mark. ;)

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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:16 pm

Cheers Ollie duly retyped
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Re: C17s to Fairford

Post by graham luxton » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:38 pm

Only one of those C-17's has been to Fairford before - 97-0041 on the 4th May'99, it was 437thAW back then as well. The total number of USAF C-17's to have visited Fairford now stands at 99 - not bad for a standby base.
Their arrival/departure over the weekend reminds me of another time when 4 C-17's supported a Buff deployment - on a very memorable Sunday 11th Oct'98. In a warning to Serbia, the 2ndBW rushed 6 B-52H's to Fairford arriving during the morning of Sun 11th. Support for this movement, in the shape of 4 C-17's started arriving mid afternoon about 3 - 4 hours after the last Buff landed. All the C-17's parked near the fence South side East of the Control Tower and gradually departed to Ramstein during the hours of darkness that evening - what a day that was!

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