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Dragon02

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city42
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Re: Dragon02

Post by city42 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 am

Is it still on for the RC135 to move here still

Spitfire88
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Re: Dragon02

Post by Spitfire88 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:31 am

city42 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 am
Is it still on for the RC135 to move here still
Yes

city42
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Re: Dragon02

Post by city42 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:32 am

:clap:
Spitfire88 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:31 am
city42 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 am
Is it still on for the RC135 to move here still
Yes

graham luxton
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Re: Dragon02

Post by graham luxton » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:45 pm

I suspect this was a Functional Check Flight (FCF) considering the profile and the fact that it hadn't flown since its arrival on the 20th Sep. Think Valley was to have been a turning point - at 60,000ft

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Re: Dragon02

Post by johnwayne » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:54 pm

graham luxton wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:45 pm
I suspect this was a Functional Check Flight (FCF) considering the profile and the fact that it hadn't flown since its arrival on the 20th Sep. Think Valley was to have been a turning point - at 60,000ft
Spot on as usual Graham I suspect . :thumb: When she does her first 'operational' sortie her c/s will be interesting - presumably not 'Dragon XX' :)

skywatch1
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Re: Dragon02

Post by skywatch1 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:00 pm

Very good... :)

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Knife 04
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Re: Dragon02

Post by Knife 04 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:51 pm

A couple of years ago when they operated from Fairford they used the ‘Quid’ callsign
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tm74sqn
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Re: Dragon02

Post by tm74sqn » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:34 pm

OK with me - as long as they don't use 'Euro' call-signs!

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Re: Dragon02

Post by GVLCN » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:00 pm

No U-2 was due westbound today, I believe some of the Facebook groups put 2+2 together when they seen a photo of a B-52 pilot & a U-2 pilot suited up and saying heading westbound,,, taken from another social media site :Oops:

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