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Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Blue Diamond » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:07 pm

Somebody said a Rafale backtracked on its way to the media event. In spite of being sat at the forest entrance, I didn’t see it.
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by BOLLO » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:43 pm

Me neither
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Blue Diamond » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:44 pm

BOLLO wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Me neither
Maybe both of us need to go to Specsavers. :lol:
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Blackcat1 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:01 pm

Must have been a Stealth Rafale 😜
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by gulfstream650 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:06 pm

Any updates for tomorrow yet? Anybody know if the HL 35S tomorrow?

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by TeeJay » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:02 pm

I'd say no HL 35's tomorrow, Gulf, as no ALTRV in place as of this time!

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by gulfstream650 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:20 pm

Thank you guess not the weather looks terrible the next few days for any crossing going on previous deployments they wanted better sea state in case of any problems.
Not sure if that is still relevant the weather in the US is a mess in places as well currently.

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by reaper493 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Taken from AFM on Facebook:

Once the exercise proper kicks off tomorrow, it’s expected to involve 40+ fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft including 16 F-15Es, four RAF Typhoons, four Rafales and a pair of F-35Bs from Marham.

Not seen it quoted elsewhere.

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Hawkwind26 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:18 pm

A slot on Anglia TV this evening had a video statement from a Colonel at Lakenheath stating around 250 aircraft, yes 250, would be taking part in the exercise. Seems a huge amount to me, even allowing for all the various other platforms. Personally I would have thought up to 100 was pushing it.
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by slogen51 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:01 pm

The press releases are saying USAF F-15E will work with French Rafales and two RAF F-35B against 'threats' in the training environment over the north sea. ( Would have thought 493FS eagles would have come in handy)

I wonder who the 'Red' threat teams are? Typhoons?

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Maverick1999 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:29 pm

Any idea what time they will be launching tomorrow? :clap:

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Eggman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:46 pm

Just saw Anglia news at 10.30pm it's 250 airman taking part not aircraft. :thumbs:

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Hawkwind26 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 pm

Maverick1999 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Any idea what time they will be launching tomorrow? :clap:
Personally not a clue but would think a very early start, probably before sunrise. Guess the tankers, reconnaissance and all other electronic aircraft from Mildenhall could be ramping up around 5am. Be there, in position before first light. Good luck and heads up thanks to those that monitor and post the airwaves from site or nearby.
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Hawkwind26 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:54 pm

Eggman wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:46 pm
Just saw Anglia news at 10.30pm it's 250 airman taking part not aircraft. :thumbs:
Thank you Eggman, just couldn't correlate that figure.
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by raf100dr » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:43 pm

does anyone know possible start timings for the exercise tomorrow please and thank you

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by CookipediaChef » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:04 am

Local paper article seems to have some more details : https://www.thetfordandbrandontimes.co. ... cial_icons

Link posted by RAF Lakenheath Facebook page
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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by TeeJay » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:33 am

Hawkwind26 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 pm
Maverick1999 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Any idea what time they will be launching tomorrow? :clap:
Personally not a clue but would think a very early start, probably before sunrise. Guess the tankers, reconnaissance and all other electronic aircraft from Mildenhall could be ramping up around 5am. Be there, in position before first light. Good luck and heads up thanks to those that monitor and post the airwaves from site or nearby.
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The RAF are involved and Marham so won’t be an early start :ninja:

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by slogen51 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:34 am

Sounds like it is just a one day exercise - and I will miss it because I have a British Gas heating engineer coming around first thing in the morning - so that usually means he or she turns up at 11:59

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by The Phantom » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:17 am

TeeJay wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:33 am


The RAF are involved and Marham so won’t be an early start :ninja:

:lol:

Haha! Like it Teejay :lol:

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Re: Exercise Point Blank at Lakenheath

Post by Davem245 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:49 am

CookipediaChef wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:04 am
Local paper article seems to have some more details : https://www.thetfordandbrandontimes.co. ... cial_icons

Link posted by RAF Lakenheath Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/RAFLakenheath/ ... XITLGGxx8q
Is the French general blurred out for security reasons

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