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Late Night Flying

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mcewenfan
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Late Night Flying

Post by mcewenfan » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:50 pm

Bolar 11 just ripped off the runway at 22:49 Saturday evening. Bolar 13 and 16 as well. :huh:
Two others left about 5-10 mins earlier but scanner was in bag so no idea who they were.

Now 6 looking for Exon flight.


6 fighters flew over the house 23:02 nice to watch them go over, flashing red tail lights
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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by Bolar » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:52 pm

Sorry chap callsign Bolar :)
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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by eagleone492 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:20 pm

Maybee the first wave against Ghadafi?? :ninja:

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by Paveway » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:22 pm

Noble 11 Flt of 2 up on 275.625 with Exxon 01 Flt of 2 & Exxon 03 Flt of 2 @2315 direct Barkway. I assume this is part of a strike package against LIbya as things are now under way.
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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by MacksAviation » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:28 pm

Already discussed here:
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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by Paveway » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:30 pm

Whoopee Do! I'll QSY to that then and keep my mouth shut if its old news! :roll:
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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by Matty82 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:15 am

Noble 11 Flight is inbound back into Lakenheath at 0010hrs (20/03/11) Wonder where they went to? :ninja:

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by mcewenfan » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:44 am

eagleone492 wrote:Maybee the first wave against Ghadafi?? :ninja:
From the news coverage on BBC, Sky etc. it seems Ghadafi was given a bit of a pasting by planes and tomahawk missiles.


BBC - Military officials are said to be assessing the damage after at least 110 missiles were fired by the US and UK.
Sky - The millitary action launched on Saturday is the first British involvement in what planners have codenamed Operation Ellamy, as part of a multinational effort permitted by UN Security Council resolution 1973.

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Re: Late Night Flying tonight?

Post by youth » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:11 pm

Hi anyone think there will be more Eagles up from Lakenheath tonight?

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Re: Late Night Flying tonight?

Post by mr stihl » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:43 pm

youth wrote:Hi anyone think there will be more Eagles up from Lakenheath tonight?
No idea mate. Would be nice. They have already deployed out they may send more they may not nobody knows. We shall have to wait and see...

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by Aurora » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:01 pm

I counted/saw 7 taking off at about 22.45pm Saturday evening then at about 01.00 Sunday another 4 took off only heard this lot.

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by youth » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:06 pm

thanks for info guys bet its going to be busy Monday :cool:

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by stuie492 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:07 pm

Anyone interested lakenheath is active!!

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by BOLLO » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:44 am

stuie492 wrote:Anyone interested lakenheath is active!!
PANTHER 11flt departed just after 1am budd.
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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by stuie492 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:46 am

Yep watched them depart,all tooled up with LGBs and was a mix of 492 and 494 jets. Took a while to depart though as one f15 went tech and taxied back to the hot pits. So an hour and 45min wait brought us to 1am and they finally departed. And they didnt hang around either all 4 roared off into the night sky which im sure the neighbours enjoyed lol. The ground crew also gathered to wave them off which was a nice touch. So lets hope the return home safetly. Good luck panther flight!

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by Aurora » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:34 pm

This neighbour certainly enjoyed watching them take off at 0100 then a few minutes later cross the runway (North to South) in cloud, which is the first time I have known them do that.

Be safe lads.

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Re: Late Night Flying

Post by yankwatcher » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:27 pm

If Tonight is anything like it was last night!!! Just SW of Newmarket was the busiest I have ever known it, We even had the Tornado flight return to base at 4am :P as well as all of the KC135 returning to Base, to say it was a busy night was an understatement!

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