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Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by Skymaster » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:11 pm

If you use whatsapp already, I'd have thought that you would have been added to the group. If not, send a text to the number above.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by hernaman86 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:55 pm

Please text me, anyone who is going, who has not been in contact with me through text yet, please text me, even if you don't want to join the whats app group, be good just to have your number on my phone just in case on the day, just text your full name.

Mike 07850951060

Dont think i will be getting an update today from Lakenheath in terms of whats planned for the day, hopefully tomorrow, i know they are very busy

I can tell you though that today i will be enjoying this glorious weather on the thames with many beers haha!

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by Green133 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:26 pm

Thanks skymaster.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by stevedrews » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:02 pm

All sounds great to me 👍🏻 Can't wait.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by hernaman86 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:46 pm

Hi all, no update from the base unfortunately today, I don’t really want to chase them too much, but will call tomorrow, I just left them alone today.

Can everyone who hasn’t already just drop me a text or email letting me know if the are driving to the viewing area or getting the train and need picking up from Brandon on Friday,

Also I will remind again but please please make sure you bring the photo identification with you, decent footwear too as the tour is quite fast passed. Also bring a lunch with you for when we stop and have a break I have been advised!

Nearly there!!

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by hernaman86 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:29 am

1 more day to go guys!!!

If I have it correct, no one needs picking up from the train station, all of us are meeting at the viewing area, so I’m going to tell the coach to just go straight there ( the coach will drop people off at the station on the way back if needed)

I am going to be at the viewing area about 9am, the coach will probably be there about 10:40 and we will be leaving at 10:50 on the dot so make sure you are there as we can’t be late for our 11:00 arrival time.

Tour starts at 11:00 and finishes about 15:30, so bring a lunch with you if you think you will need it, there is normally a burger van at the viewing area so can always grab something beforehand?

Its advised to wear good walking shoes as the tour is quite fast passed I am told, Make sure you bring your cameras too as photos are permitted at certain areas!

Please Please make sure you bring the identification you provided me with.

Any issues or questions, please call me on 07850951060

Really looking forward to it!

Mike

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by Ian1963 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:06 am

Hi all the burger stall is not at the viewing area on a Friday. You can get good burgers at walkers and a toilet if you need it. It’s just off of five ways roundabout

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by passat man » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:26 am

Hi Guys, really interesting day yesterday.

I didn't see anyone with a log book, I was wondering if anyone was able to get a list of the aircraft on the ramp at the end?

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by passat man » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:16 pm

off my photos

320, 311, 310, 164. 171 landing before the control tour

603? d day marks and 314 494 marks, 3007? from tower

311, 307, 307 220 221? 310 on ramp (taken from tower)

86-180 F15, 65-777 F4, BM 361 Spit, ??f111 and 63319

Any additions and correction gratefully received

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by MRTT » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:21 pm

F-111E is 68-0011 and "63319" is F-4C 63-7419.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by stevedrews » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:37 pm

Excellent day out, well done Michael aka Hernaman 86 top work 😃 Anyone have a link to pics that are meant to be posted on FC ? Cheers in advance

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by Skymaster » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:10 pm

Yes, thanks once again Michael. A job well done.

From my log and pics...

LN
91-0301
91-0307
91-0317
96-0202
97-0220
97-0221
84-0046
86-0164
86-0166
86-0171
00-3000
00-3001
00-3002
00-3003
01-2001
91-0310
91-0311
91-0314
91-0320
91-0326
91-0329
91-0602
91-0603 [special scheme]
91-0604
92-0364

SJ
87-0171

TX F-16s
85-1553
84-1412
both departed this morning viewtopic.php?f=8&t=178966#p1110439

Unfortunately, we all missed the C-146A at Mildenhall, which arrived at noon, and departed at 15:00. I hadn't seen the heads up in the AFSOC section.
viewtopic.php?f=378&t=178911#p1110150

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by dotwatcher01 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:38 am

The F-4C is 63-7419 & the F-100 is really 54-2269

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by Skymaster » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:51 pm

passat man wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:16 pm
off my photos

320, 311, 310, 164. 171 landing before the control tour

603? d day marks and 314 494 marks, 3007? from tower

311, 307, 307 220 221? 310 on ramp (taken from tower)

86-180 F15, 65-777 F4, BM 361 Spit, ??f111 and 63319

Any additions and correction gratefully received
Just gone through my pics.

Departures [pics taken from viewing area]
09:50-ish: 2001, 326, 320, 311, 310
10:25-ish: 364, 329, 3002

Landing or departing [pics taken near tower]
311, 310, 164, 171, 320, 3002, plus I missed a few, I think.

[taken from tower]
Flight line:
Facing South, from left to right: 311, 307, 220, 221, 310, space, +2 obscured
Facing North: 314
603 [D-day mks] towed out, and parked by 314
301 towed out, and parked in the space next to 310.
Departing: 202, 602

From bus:
Ramp
87-0171 SJ

Hangar
3000

Noted flight line area, incl hangars
202, 602, 3001, 3002, 314, 603, 3003, 604, 364, 320, 301, 221, 220, 310, 317

F-16s in hangar near fire station.
85-1553 TX [confirmed by pic]
84-1412 TX


Your 3007 was probably 3002.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by Starbuck » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:17 pm

Was a great day, hope to see the photos the Tour team took soon.

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Re: Lakenheath base tour 2nd of August

Post by Starbuck » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:23 pm

Lakenheath just posted a couple of photos from the visit on their Facebook page.

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