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General Queries and Questions thread

Please post movements and activities to do with RAF Fairford here
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General Queries and Questions thread

Post by thevulcan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:43 pm

Just so we can put all of are questions in the same place.

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by thevulcan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:45 pm

Does anyone know If anything is due tomorrow?

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Post by Campbell89 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:59 pm

What’s viewing like at Fairford? Thinking of taking a trip down this Saturday to see if I can see much. It’s the only chance I’ll get to head down.

Also, does much head out of Brize Norton at a weekend? Might try and get two birds with one stone.

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by slogen51 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:38 am

Try this link from the viewing guide section thread

http://www.pb-photos.com/maps.html

Scroll down to fairford

You will probably need to be at the western ( Marston Meysey) end and the north west side as the B-52 usually park at the west end - just follow your nose and keep turning left around the airfield

Brize is always work a visit if you haven't been there before - should get a couple of local movements

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by alarm1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:44 am

https://ffdmovements.blogspot.com/ is saying due 12:10 today but I can't see it on adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar. I would have thought it would have been in the air by now

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by dervish » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 am

alarm1 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:44 am
.... I can't see it on adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar. I would have thought it would have been in the air by now
If that relies on multilateration for position then you would have to wait until they are in range of several data sources. None of those sources are available out over the pond. One of the frames was plotting as it went up through Canada to go oceanic.

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by alarm1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:19 am

Thanks dervish, I didn't know that. What about around the Shetlands where I read the B52 is on the Tracking thread?

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by alarm1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:21 am

Also anyone know why there is a Turkish military C130 over Northern Scotland showing on global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar?

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by MRTT » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:23 am

Departed Mildenhall, nothing to do with Fairford though.

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by dervish » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:40 am

alarm1 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:19 am
Thanks dervish, I didn't know that. What about around the Shetlands where I read the B52 is on the Tracking thread?
If people have reported that it's tracking on 360radar then it must be in range of enough people feeding data to that system to enable a position to be calculated.

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by herc15 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:41 pm

adsbexchange.com/Virtualradar doesn't show a map for me, just a load of planes with no way of seeing whereabouts they are :S what am I doing wrong?

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by Gary » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:13 pm

Shanwick ALTRV posted for tomorrow, likely another flight

viewtopic.php?f=139&t=173583

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by MRTT » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:17 pm

Rough ETA, based on that?

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by Gary » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 pm

Anywhere from 10am like Stray 83 yesterday, or mid afternoon like today. With an ALTRV posted you'd expect they'd go into the Baltic again.

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by roughcutter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:52 pm

How long is the deployment for? Hoping to get out to FFD sometime next week :)
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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by thevulcan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:53 pm

The NATO deployment is about two weeks but I think it will be longer just due to the amount of support/aircraft with more due tomorrow as well.

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Post by 633 squadron » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:23 pm

Any ideas as to how many will be arriving tomorrow?
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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by Reach1985 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:12 pm

633 squadron wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Any ideas as to how many will be arriving tomorrow?
I’d guess 2 if the plan is 6 aircraft total and w/ 4 now arrived.

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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by thevulcan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:28 pm

Some videos posted by USAFE from the past few days action.
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Re: General Queries and Questions thread

Post by roughcutter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:41 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:53 pm
The NATO deployment is about two weeks but I think it will be longer just due to the amount of support/aircraft with more due tomorrow as well.
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