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Lakenheath base tour

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hernaman86
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Lakenheath base tour

Post by hernaman86 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Hi

I understand Lakenheath do base tours to the public, i sent the base's PR team an email and they said they do,but only in groups of 25-40. They said one i have a group i can be placed on the waiting list which is already into 2019.

So does anyone know anyone who might be on one of these groups tours, so that i could get me and my dad on the group or has anyone thought to start one on here so we could get involved.

Reach1985
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Reach1985 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:58 pm

Hello- If there was a group being organised I’d happily put my name down.

Ben

Pjross
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Pjross » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:32 pm

Would also be interested if there are spaces available.
Cheers

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TeeJay
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by TeeJay » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:04 am

Reach1985 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Hello- If there was a group being organised I’d happily put my name down.

Ben
Why wait for somebody to organise one.... do it yourself it’s not hard :thumb:

hernaman86
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by hernaman86 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:28 am

okay well lets start one then, i have the paper work to fill out, will have a look through and work out whats needed and will post the details on here, and then lets try get to the magic number 25.

hernaman86
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by hernaman86 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:56 am

okay so we need 25 minimum to a maximum 40, do you think i should start a whole new thread? The group needs a name too, i was just going to call it fighter control, they ask for a bit of background information on the group, i was just going to say we are all members of a online forum and are keen military aviation fans, would the site administrators have a problem with that?

also would need to know if A. you are disabled B. Currently serving in the military C. If you are are currently an aviator.

Lastly no one who has been on the base tour in the last two years would be allowed to join they say, and no one under the age of 15.

We would need to select 8 agencies the group would like to visit, depending on availability , some may not be available, they are

Obviously Aircraft static display is the one we want, and i am fine with waiting, even if it is mid 2019 like i was told.

Flying agencies*
• Aircraft static display (Due to mission requirements and high demand, requesting this demonstration may cause a longer wait for a tour date)
• Life support (pilots’ flight equipment)
• Fighter squadron tour

Operations support agencies*
• Airfield management
• Aircraft control tower
• Radar approach control
• Military Working Dogs
• Fire department
• Armory demonstration (weapons)
• Military vehicle operations/ vehicle display
• Weather squadron
• Deployment center (where and how we deploy our Airmen)
• Mobility (gear and equipment for troops deploying such as gas mask, protective gear)
• Explosive ordnance disposal (bomb squad)
• Military battlefield first aid (for smaller groups)
• Aircraft Fuels

Personnel support agencies*
• Hospital (For smaller groups)
• Base housing (quick drive through)
• Base Environmental Agency

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Adam Palmer
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Adam Palmer » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:50 pm

Me and my Dad would love to join this group, been trying to find a group. :thumb:

MRTT
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by MRTT » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Particularly interested in joining this.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Mike » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:06 pm

hernaman86 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:56 am
okay so we need 25 minimum to a maximum 40, do you think i should start a whole new thread? The group needs a name too, i was just going to call it fighter control, they ask for a bit of background information on the group, i was just going to say we are all members of a online forum and are keen military aviation fans, would the site administrators have a problem with that?

Be very careful what you call the group as you will need permission from the FC Admin team to use the FC name. I think they will advise you to use a different name entirely.

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GreenBat
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by GreenBat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:13 pm

hernaman86 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:56 am
okay so we need 25 minimum to a maximum 40, do you think i should start a whole new thread? The group needs a name too, i was just going to call it fighter control, they ask for a bit of background information on the group, i was just going to say we are all members of a online forum and are keen military aviation fans, would the site administrators have a problem with that?
Read Forum rule #11 :pop:

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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by bones13 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:28 pm

I’m interested in this. Total newbie here. Never been on a base tour

hernaman86
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by hernaman86 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm

Yeah okay I thought that might be the case, anyway the name is the least of the worries, it’s getting the numbers, I’m up to 8 so far

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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by edgely66 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:30 pm

hi
would love to go on this , would have to be in school hols
cheers
ian

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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Jake2002 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:43 pm

I'd be up for this, been wanting to see the preserved aircraft (up close) in the Memorial park at LN for ages, the active stuff would be a bonus!
Cheers,
Jon

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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Ancient Wanderer » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:37 pm

I would very much like to be on the tour
Please add me to the List
Can we ask for a possible time "Slot" outside of winter months?
Terence (Ancient Wanderer)

stevedrews
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by stevedrews » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:19 am

Put my name down as well please 🙂 Hopefully time it with a visit to my Daughter in Cambridge.

Reach1985
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Reach1985 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:27 pm

hernaman86 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:56 am
okay so we need 25 minimum to a maximum 40, do you think i should start a whole new thread? The group needs a name too, i was just going to call it fighter control, they ask for a bit of background information on the group, i was just going to say we are all members of a online forum and are keen military aviation fans, would the site administrators have a problem with that?

also would need to know if A. you are disabled B. Currently serving in the military C. If you are are currently an aviator.

Lastly no one who has been on the base tour in the last two years would be allowed to join they say, and no one under the age of 15.

We would need to select 8 agencies the group would like to visit, depending on availability , some may not be available, they are

Obviously Aircraft static display is the one we want, and i am fine with waiting, even if it is mid 2019 like i was told.

Flying agencies*
• Aircraft static display (Due to mission requirements and high demand, requesting this demonstration may cause a longer wait for a tour date)
• Life support (pilots’ flight equipment)
• Fighter squadron tour

Operations support agencies*
• Airfield management
• Aircraft control tower
• Radar approach control
• Military Working Dogs
• Fire department
• Armory demonstration (weapons)
• Military vehicle operations/ vehicle display
• Weather squadron
• Deployment center (where and how we deploy our Airmen)
• Mobility (gear and equipment for troops deploying such as gas mask, protective gear)
• Explosive ordnance disposal (bomb squad)
• Military battlefield first aid (for smaller groups)
• Aircraft Fuels

Personnel support agencies*
• Hospital (For smaller groups)
• Base housing (quick drive through)
• Base Environmental Agency
Thanks, Hernaman86 for looking into this. I'm happy to wait for the 'airside' tour. Please keep us updated and PM me if you need any personal details. Thanks again.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by Eggman » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:33 pm

I'd be up for 2 places put my name down as well please
Last edited by Eggman on Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

stevedrews
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by stevedrews » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:15 pm

"Thanks, Hernaman86 for looking into this. I'm happy to wait for the 'airside' tour. Please keep us updated and PM me if you need any personal details. Thanks again."

Hi Reach1985, just done a search for "airside" and couldn't find anything for tours (well apart from Canadian !!!) is there a site to visit or similar ?

bunsen
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Re: Lakenheath base tour

Post by bunsen » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:21 pm

I would like to also join the tour please.

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