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Apache123
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Is there any more deployments?

Post by Apache123 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 pm

Hi all,

Is there any more planned deployments this year?
Any help would be much appreciated

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:25 pm

I highly doubt anymore deployments this year due to COVID as personnel would have to undergo a 2 week quarantine which the US would not waste 4 weeks doing.
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Bensaviation » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:27 am

There was a rumour going around of a b1 deployment this week.

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by city42 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:45 am

Bensaviation wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:27 am
There was a rumour going around of a b1 deployment this week.
No chance wont be to next year now

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:57 am

There is an ALTRV up for today for the correct height for bombers but no support has arrived at fairford so I doubt it but you never know. :P
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Supra » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:39 am

'Optimism' is an admirable quality given the current worldwide situation. 'Dreaming' is plane (sic) crazy!! :whistle:

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Thunder » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:38 am

Still 6 months of the year to go, a lot can happen, but I would be very surprised if anything was to happen before August. July would’ve been reserved for RIAT so no deployments would’ve been planned for then anyway. That’s not say that aircraft could drop in for gas n goes.

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Spitfire88 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:02 pm

Deployments have been cancelled until at least September

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by JHolden92 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:15 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:25 pm
I highly doubt anymore deployments this year due to COVID as personnel would have to undergo a 2 week quarantine which the US would not waste 4 weeks doing.
Nothing until at least September which I've seen/heard of something in September being deployed but nothing concrete

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by johnwayne » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:11 pm

U2883/20 - NORTH EAST LOOP CLOSED INBETWEEN HARD STANDS 9 TO 15 DUE TO
CRACKING IN PAVEMENT. 25 JUN 08:47 2020 UNTIL 18 SEP 23:59 2020. CREATED: 25
JUN 08:56 2020

U2881/20 - RWY 27 SEQUENCED FLASHING LIGHTS NOT OPERATIONAL, ILS RWY 27 ALL
CATEGORIES VISIBILITY TO 1300M. 25 JUN 08:36 2020 UNTIL 18 SEP 23:59 2020. CREATED:
25 JUN 08:43 2020

Note these recently updated NOTAMS end 18 Sep '20 . ;) Just saying mind . I can make 2 + 2 make 5 anytime !

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Pune » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:15 pm

johnwayne wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:11 pm
U2883/20 - NORTH EAST LOOP CLOSED INBETWEEN HARD STANDS 9 TO 15 DUE TO
CRACKING IN PAVEMENT. 25 JUN 08:47 2020 UNTIL 18 SEP 23:59 2020. CREATED: 25
JUN 08:56 2020

U2881/20 - RWY 27 SEQUENCED FLASHING LIGHTS NOT OPERATIONAL, ILS RWY 27 ALL
CATEGORIES VISIBILITY TO 1300M. 25 JUN 08:36 2020 UNTIL 18 SEP 23:59 2020. CREATED:
25 JUN 08:43 2020

Note these recently updated NOTAMS end 18 Sep '20 . ;) Just saying mind . I can make 2 + 2 make 5 anytime !
Interesting thoughts :cool:
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by exatco » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:28 pm

NOTAMs have a "life" [sort of temporary]. If the relevant feature or defect has not been fixed by the end date, another NOTAM can be generated. In addition a NOTAM can advise of a change to something that might become permanent, and in due course the NOTAM would expire when the relevant data is published permanently in the appropriate document. ........I think!
The transient arrivals NOTAM is around 3 months validity, and the Men and Equipment NOTAM is roughly 3 months.
But I'm with you on the "fingers crossed".

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by 100arw » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:49 pm

The annual Exercise Ample Strike is going ahead as normal in CZ during the period 31/08/20 to 19/09/20.
B-52 are normally tasked.
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:06 am

Indeed locals have been told B52's are due and I have noticed as of yesterday a small amount of support vehicle arriving to the right of the B-2 hangar. Last years Ample Strike involved just a single B52 which went tech for the whole deployment so let's hope this year fairs better.
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:19 pm

Sorry for double post the US has promised B52's will be involved in Ample Strike 2020

http://www.acr.army.cz/informacni-servi ... ku-222740/
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Starbuck » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:10 am

thevulcan wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:06 am
Indeed locals have been told B52's are due and I have noticed as of yesterday a small amount of support vehicle arriving to the right of the B-2 hangar. Last years Ample Strike involved just a single B52 which went tech for the whole deployment so let's hope this year fairs better.
Was that the stricken one at Mildenhall?

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:23 am

Not that I'm aware of Starbuck although the airframe that was stranded at mildenhall flew to fairford to join another aircraft already there for Ample Strike and departed the next day back home to Barksdale.
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:17 pm

The US military issue "promises"?

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by city42 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:19 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:23 am
Not that I'm aware of Starbuck although the airframe that was stranded at mildenhall flew to fairford to join another aircraft already there for Ample Strike and departed the next day back home to Barksdale.
so should not be long to we see the support arrive

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:05 pm

Even if it turns out that the B-52 is going to be involved, who's to say that any aircraft will deploy at all? They could just as easily do the mission with AAR from and to the States without setting down anywhere. In these Covid struck times, am I the only one that thinks that is the most likely scenario?
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