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Ample Strike B52 Support

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thevulcan
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Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by thevulcan » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:20 pm

Hi does anyone know if any B52 support has arrived at Fairford yet I know two 747s and a C17 arrived from Whiteman presumably. But other then that I presume nothing has arrived yet. With Ample Stike due to begin in 8 days I would have thought support from Minot would have begun to arrive.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by MRTT » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 pm

No, nothing has arrived from either Barksdale or Minot yet.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by thevulcan » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:16 pm

Thanks MRTT Still no B52 support?

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by city42 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:27 am

As there not been 3 747 in and 2 C17

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by graham luxton » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:45 am

city42 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:27 am
As there not been 3 747 in and 2 C17
Suggest that 1 of those C-17's was unrelated to any bomber deployment.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by thevulcan » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:01 am

And the 3 747s and other c17 came from whiteman AFB where there are no B52s only B2s

I only ask as the link below from the official Ample Strike page lists B52s as part of there flying contingent within the exercise.

https://m.facebook.com/amplestrike2019/ ... _tn__=EH-R

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by bigcrow » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:12 am

They could well be on Global Power missions, hence no support at FFD.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by graham luxton » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:41 am

The unit which normally participates in `Ample Strike` is the Reservists 307th BW at Barksdale. Might get a C-17/KC-10 in support but as far as most of the pax are concerned they will probably arrive/depart commercially as they have in the past. Spoke to Buff crew on a previous `Ample Strike` who told me that the crew which was replacing them were flying commercial via Heathrow and that they would be returning to the states the same way.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by StrawdogUK69 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:45 pm

Maybe we have all got a tad excited about nothing

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by MRTT » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:04 am

Jersey have secured a B-52 flypast on the 11th, would be safe to assume they'll still be coming!

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by _alphabravo » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:14 am

MRTT wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:04 am
Jersey have secured a B-52 flypast on the 11th, would be safe to assume they'll still be coming!
Sanicole also has a flypast confirmed so just a waiting game!

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by slogen51 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:05 am

I heard at Mildenhall that they have found cracks in one of the engine pylons on the Mildenhall Buff and that all aircraft are to be inspected.

I can't find anything on the web to corroborate this and wonder if anyone else has noticed if indeed any B-52 have been flying recently?

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by AK01 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:05 am

Several B52's with Skull and Doom callsigns have been noted on ADSB the previous week.
But perhaps a limited number of aircraft are involved?
Pieter,

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by TeeJay » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:38 am

slogen51 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:05 am
I heard at Mildenhall that they have found cracks in one of the engine pylons on the Mildenhall Buff and that all aircraft are to be inspected.

I can't find anything on the web to corroborate this and wonder if anyone else has noticed if indeed any B-52 have been flying recently?
ImageIMG_0072 B52H 60-0009 69BS by Trevor Davey, on Flickr

There was definately a 'new' pylon next to the B52 still in a crate two weeks ago, last week pylon was on the ground beside the crate.

Trev

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by arch » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 am

slogen51 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:05 am
I heard at Mildenhall that they have found cracks in one of the engine pylons on the Mildenhall Buff and that all aircraft are to be inspected.

I can't find anything on the web to corroborate this and wonder if anyone else has noticed if indeed any B-52 have been flying recently?
60-0009 at Mildenhall is having 2 pylons changed port inner and starboard outer,
starboard outer already replaced and no8 engine refitted.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by Vulcan74 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:37 pm

Hello All

What is ample strike?
Where is it been held & for how long?
How many B-52's & other aircraft are to based in Uk for exercise.

Regards
Vulcan 74

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by Vulcan74 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:37 pm

Hello All

What is ample strike?
Where is it been held & for how long?
How many B-52's & other aircraft are to based in Uk for exercise.

Regards
Vulcan 74

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by Vulcan74 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:38 pm

Anyone Know the callsign of the B-52 that did an emergency landing at Mildenhall.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by MRTT » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:43 pm

Vulcan74 wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:37 pm
Hello All

What is ample strike?
Where is it been held & for how long?
How many B-52's & other aircraft are to based in Uk for exercise.

Regards
Vulcan 74
Being held in the Czech Republic until mid September. No idea how many B-52s but, they're the only asset operating from the UK.

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Re: Ample Strike B52 Support

Post by thevulcan » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:38 pm

3 days left for the B52 s to arrive.

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