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Dragon02

Please post movements and activities to do with RAF Fairford here
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saint1
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Dragon02

Post by saint1 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:21 pm

I have put a clip of the circuits Dragon02 did on Weds in the vid section or here if interested
--> https://youtu.be/zhC7_pxUfF0

Cheers
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Re: Dragon02

Post by benno » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:12 am

Thanks for posting. Lots of fun for whoever is driving the car at about 4min 50 :-0

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Re: Dragon02

Post by city42 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:16 am

our the U2s going today

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Re: Dragon02

Post by thevulcan » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:28 am

One was outside this morning so most likely.

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Re: Dragon02

Post by saint1 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:31 am

benno wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:12 am
Thanks for posting. Lots of fun for whoever is driving the car at about 4min 50 :-0
Thanks Benno, new tyres on order soon :whistle:

City42 - a U2 is out, but whether it goes up today is another matter. The one on Weds had a fuel truck in front which is always a good sign.

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Re: Dragon02

Post by city42 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:33 am

Think they our going for good

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Re: Dragon02

Post by Morseman » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:34 am

Great, thanks for posting, brings back memories of Akrotiri in the 70's
Mick

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Re: Dragon02

Post by Yammer » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:38 am

""Think they our ( are ) going for good""


What leads you to this conclusion ?
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X close to Hammerland

Everything talks but only some Ping - some ad-hoc airband radio scribbles on Blog below

https://airbanduk.blogspot.com/

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Re: Dragon02

Post by MRTT » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:39 am

city42 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:33 am
Think they our going for good
Any reason to believe this or speculation... again?

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Re: Dragon02

Post by saint1 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:40 am

Morseman wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:34 am
Great, thanks for posting, brings back memories of Akrotiri in the 70's
Mick
Shows how long the U-2 has been in service! No Vulcans or Lightnings (EE) unfortunately. :thumb:

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Re: Dragon02

Post by city42 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:42 am

MRTT wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:39 am
city42 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:33 am
Think they our going for good
Any reason to believe this or speculation... again?
Just got told they were of west bound

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Dragon01

Post by Droptank » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:49 am

Dragon 01 Departed Fairford to Valley and returning to Fairford presently (1048), requested R27 full stop.

He DID go a little bit West I guess but now home sweet home....

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Re: Dragon02

Post by steve36uk » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am

Just gone over Chelt I think- brief glimpse thru Clouds

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Re: Dragon02

Post by Yammer » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:16 am

Did he get to Valley ? I got the impression he turned back before.
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X close to Hammerland

Everything talks but only some Ping - some ad-hoc airband radio scribbles on Blog below

https://airbanduk.blogspot.com/

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Re: Dragon02

Post by Droptank » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:28 am

He may well have turned back before approaching Valley but he got close!

I told my contact on base he was approaching and he commented that the weather was awful and he wouldn't be able to see him anyway!

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Re: Dragon02

Post by Yammer » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:32 am

Did you hear him talk to Valley ? - I only heard him in comms with Swanwick
Listening with a Bearcat BCT 15X close to Hammerland

Everything talks but only some Ping - some ad-hoc airband radio scribbles on Blog below

https://airbanduk.blogspot.com/

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Re: Dragon02

Post by Spitfire88 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:55 am

city42 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:33 am
Think they our going for good
This is a long term deployment to fairford ( years ) they are going nowhere, they may swop airframes over from time to time but the presence will remain.

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Re: Dragon02

Post by thevulcan » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:00 am

Believe the BUFFs also have a similar mission. As USAFE keep discussing rotations and increasing/decreasing numbers of aircraft.

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Re: Dragon02

Post by Spitfire88 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:05 am

thevulcan wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:00 am
Believe the BUFFs also have a similar mission. As USAFE keep discussing rotations and increasing/decreasing numbers of aircraft.
It does seem likely

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Re: Dragon02

Post by city42 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:25 am

thevulcan wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:00 am
Believe the BUFFs also have a similar mission. As USAFE keep discussing rotations and increasing/decreasing numbers of aircraft.
OK thank you :clap:

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