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October B52 deployment

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by graham luxton » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:09 am

johnwayne wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:19 am
thevulcan wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:05 pm
For those wondering how long the BUFFs might be here
EGTT/QFAXX/IV/NBO/A /000/999/5141N00147W005
A) EGVA B) 1910210700 C) 2001171800
D) MON-FRI 0700-1800
E) TRANSIENT ARRIVALS MUST ARRIVE BTN 0700-1800 MONDAY TO FRIDAY.
TIMES OUTSIDE OF THESE HOURS WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE
BASIS.

Seems to be a lot of transitioning flights for Fairford over the coming months. :clap:
I'd suggest this Notam implies that the airfield is likely to be notamed open 0800-1900L weekdays at least for the coming 3 months . :)
I agree mate and will probably be its published hours thereafter - so no more activation NOTAM's unless its open outside those times.

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by thevulcan » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 am

Believe the B52s may have a similar mission to the U2s at fairford with the amount of support and the use of new callsigns and the new NOTAMs. USAFE keep hinting at rotations and varying aircraft numbers etc. so for those wondering how long they might be here I believe it is for a while
Also USAFE believe the bombers aren't just here for flying training "To preserve operational security, we will not confirm or discuss details of future operations".

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by saint1 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:20 am

I have put a clip of DOOM61 & 62 in the Vid Section or here for those interested--> https://youtu.be/N9yPasToNdo

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by colt99 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:00 pm

Starbuck wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Any word on merch like the last deployment?
Patches, , coins and T-shirts from the 96BS were for sale at the runway 27 end today

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by herc15 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Any word on if or when they would be back again?

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by James Cutting » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:16 pm

Tomorrow similar time - 1530L

T shirts - £20
Patches (Nice FFD 1) - 1 FOR £10 2 FOR £15

Had some koozies and coins can't remember prices.
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by herc15 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:50 am

James Cutting wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Tomorrow similar time - 1530L

T shirts - £20
Patches (Nice FFD 1) - 1 FOR £10 2 FOR £15

Had some koozies and coins can't remember prices.
Cheers James :thumb:

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by nitro999 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:27 am

James Cutting wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Tomorrow similar time - 1530L

T shirts - £20
Patches (Nice FFD 1) - 1 FOR £10 2 FOR £15

Had some koozies and coins can't remember prices.
The red Fairford deployment patch with Big Ben on it is really nice - saw a pic on FB of it. Unfortunately I couldn't get down there yesterday and can't make it today either due to work. Would anyone be able to pick one up for me? I'm local to Fairford so can collect one evening, or happy to pay for postage too.

Many thanks

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Starbuck » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:20 am

If anyone could get any pics that would be great :thumb:

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Knife 04 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:25 pm

Starbuck wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:20 am
If anyone could get any pics that would be great :thumb:
These are the couple I picked up yesterday Starbuck - there were a couple of other designs I believe

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Starbuck » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:48 pm

Knife 04 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:25 pm
Starbuck wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:20 am
If anyone could get any pics that would be great :thumb:
These are the couple I picked up yesterday Starbuck - there were a couple of other designs I believe

ImagePatches by Darren Currie, on Flickr

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Thanks, I like the one with Big Ben on it, seen pics of their standard patch and a coin, someone will post pictures to Facebook later of some stuff not seen yet.

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by 633 squadron » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:24 am

Is there anyway i can listen to the B-52 comms online somewhere?
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by jingernut » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am

You can sometimes get them on certain receivers on Global Tuners, depending on where they are routing.

https://www.globaltuners.com/receiver/1764/js2

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by 633 squadron » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:46 am

jingernut wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am
You can sometimes get them on certain receivers on Global Tuners, depending on where they are routing.

https://www.globaltuners.com/receiver/1764/js2
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by jingernut » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:52 am

They were on that receiver briefly a moment ago.

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by TomTwin » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Any ideas on if they are weekend flying this time? Last deployment didn’t, but is it just a case of wait for the NOTAM?

Only reason I ask is because I’m in the area tomorrow and wondered if it was worth popping over.

Cheers,

Tom

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by Thunder » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:35 pm

If you're in the area it's worth popping over anyway, all four if not flying are easily visible from either Dunfield or Marston Meysey.

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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by James Cutting » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:49 pm

TomTwin wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Any ideas on if they are weekend flying this time? Last deployment didn’t, but is it just a case of wait for the NOTAM?

Only reason I ask is because I’m in the area tomorrow and wondered if it was worth popping over.

Cheers,

Tom
They did last Saturday so watch for NOTAMs
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Re: October B52 deployment

Post by TomTwin » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm

Thunder wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:35 pm
If you're in the area it's worth popping over anyway, all four if not flying are easily visible from either Dunfield or Marston Meysey.
James Cutting wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:49 pm
[quote=TomTwin post_id=<a href="tel:1135601">1135601</a> time=<a href="tel:1572025225">1572025225</a> user_id=2669]
Any ideas on if they are weekend flying this time? Last deployment didn’t, but is it just a case of wait for the NOTAM?

Only reason I ask is because I’m in the area tomorrow and wondered if it was worth popping over.

Cheers,

Tom
They did last Saturday so watch for NOTAMs
[/quote]


Thanks guys. Will probably venture down to see them anyhow, not everyday you have B-52s in the country.

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Re: October B52 deployment

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