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Fairford open today

Post by Dan213 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:39 am

U2025/12 - AD AND RWY 09/27 OPEN. AVBL FOR SCHEDULED MOVEMENTS ONLY. 19 JUN 08:00 2012 UNTIL
19 JUN 10:00 2012. CREATED: 19 JUN 07:55 2012



Any ideas about what it could be?

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by Dan213 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:42 am

Just found out it is Dragon 51 - Hopefully it will go tech and have to stay for RIAT :)

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by MikeB » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:45 am

Yup - Info here: viewtopic.php?f=8&p=385209#p385209" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by MikeB » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:27 am

073 - Standard Fit

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by tm74sqn » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:29 am

Looks like it may depart on Thursday?

Q) EGTT/QFAAH/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5141N00147W005
B) FROM: 12/06/21 04:00C) TO: 12/06/21 09:00
E) AD AND RWY 09/27 OPEN. AVBL FOR SCHEDULED MOVEMENTS ONLY U2042/12

Add 1 hour for BST (local) time. Hope that helps,
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Re: Fairford open today

Post by MikeB » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:30 am

Yup, looks like it.

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by BlackPanther832 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:44 pm

Does anyone know if this has been hangared at all? Was thinking I might take a trip down for it this evening if it is parked outside :)

Many thanks in advance :)

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by MikeB » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:57 pm

As it's not a 'dark' departure, I'd expect them to have it in the hangar at the moment until the morning.

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by BlackPanther832 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:16 pm

Oh well, such is life I guess, thanks for the reply Mike :) Saves a wasted trip huh?

Cheers :)

Glen

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by big john » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:09 am

Departed about 06:30 ish
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Re: Fairford open today

Post by Dan213 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:21 am

Dragon 21 is inbound by the sounds of things

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by paulk » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:58 am

U-2S 68-10331/BB 9RW "Dragon21"

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by Raptor22 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:01 pm

hi guys does anyone know if dragon21 is hangerd or is viewable thanks raptor22

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by MikeB » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:03 pm

Raptor22 wrote:hi guys does anyone know if dragon21 is hangerd or is viewable thanks raptor22
I would have thought hangared on arrival.

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by dragonchaser » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:04 pm

Todays U2 was hangared about an hour after it landed.
Approx 13.00 local.

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by Raptor22 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:38 pm

grrrrr thought it maybe well thanks for your help guys hope it goes saturday morning raptor22

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by phil8561 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:03 pm

Never even heard her take off, and living on camp she's normally a good alarm

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by Raptor22 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:37 am

Oh blast or words to that meaning lol so she left then 68-10331 will catch her one day thanks raptor22

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by mushbuster » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:41 am

Raptor, nothing has taken off from the Fairford runway this morning which should mean the U-2 is still there in the hangar. I would keep your eyes open for a NOTAM if I were you.

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Re: Fairford open today

Post by MikeB » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:07 am

I think Phil means he never heard 073 take-off yesterday morning. As mushbuster has said, 331 hasn't departed this morning.

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