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B-1s at Mildenhall

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RubyRoo
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B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by RubyRoo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi there

Is there a reason that Mildenhall has now had a few B-1s come in recently, with supposedly a few more transiting through?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by TeeJay » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:18 pm

Basically just a shortage of available tankers I believe.

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by rh226 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:24 pm

With two in Spain and four at Diego Garcia, 100ARW is a bit down on available strength.
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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by Mikepaparomeo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:38 pm

I wonder if also USAF is trying to make a point - need ‘Hall - get DoD to reverse closure decision? Traffic there has certainly picked up over last 12 to 18 months compared to a couple of years ago
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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by RubyRoo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:52 pm

Thank you all.

I hadn't realised the 100ARW had deployed to a few different places.

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by TeeJay » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:49 am

rh226 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:24 pm
With two in Spain and four at Diego Garcia, 100ARW is a bit down on available strength.
Bob, Last weekend we could only count 4 (definitely), possibly 5 based tankers actually ‘home’.

That was before the 4 departed to DG. Although I know 58-0100 has returned from maintenance since.

Normally 15(?) based ones :unsure:

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by ironman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:27 am

Just had a B1 come over quite low, we are in Newmarket.

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by steamy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 am

how come they are transitting Mildenhall and not Fairford?

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by MRTT » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:52 am

Iron, that'd be 86-0134 'EL'.

Steamy, due to a shortage of tankers, they have to land elsewhere. Mildenhall is where the support tankers should launch from, hence it being chosen as the diversion airfield and not Fairford.

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by jag56 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:46 am

Any idea if any B-1Bs are likely to depart on Monday?
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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by MRTT » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:59 am

One of them is attempting to fill a flight plan for departure today. Report in another thread suggests the second aircraft has it's crew ladder down so, there's a chance that may also leave today.

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by jag56 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:13 am

Many thanks for reply, sadly a Chelmsford watching Essex play Hampshire.

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by Photogenius » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:32 pm

One just departed and seen overhead Doddington at 1330. Any idea which one?

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by slogen51 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:46 pm

86-0134 EL departed Saturday lunch time

Leaving 86-0124 DY on the deck

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by RichieHell » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:07 pm

I missed the one departing on Tuesday and I'm working all weekend so missing these! Hopefully some more will come through

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by slogen51 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:41 am

Sunday morning lots of activity around the remaining B-1B 86-0124 although three of four engines have their covers in place.

Several fire engines nearby so perhaps some more maintenance happening

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by Ian1963 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:01 pm

B1 broken on sunday

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by Jackson » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:25 pm

B1 just departed

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by Tonka2010 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:35 pm

Heard that from my office in Waterbeach!

Marc

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Re: B-1s at Mildenhall

Post by Jackson » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:42 pm

Literally sitting in lounge, no heads up, just heard then run outside and see it departing! 😎

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