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F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

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F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by Gary » Sat May 12, 2018 1:54 pm

Cats now out the bag
Heads Up !!

Delivery of RAF F-35 Lightning next month.

On Tuesday 5 June 2018 around 16:20 hrs local time, the first four F-35B Lightning II aircraft are expected to be delivered to 617sq at RAF Marham.

The four aircraft involved (ZM145, ZM146, ZM147 and ZM148) are at this moment part of VMFAT-501 "Warlords" at Beaufort MCAS (SC).
By the end of July 2018, another five aircraft are expected to be delivered.

In July 2013, it was announced that 617sq would become the first operational RAF unit to receive the F-35 Lightning.

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by Tim Holden » Tue May 29, 2018 11:00 am

Did I read somewhere that the main 24/06 runway is being closed for maintenance? Is this in place yet?

I was there last month and they were still using the main but Tonkas did shoot a few approaches on 19.

I have managed to wangle a few days off next week. But it's going to be chaos. I just hope that people will be sensible and not trample the farmers crops. If you are going please stick to the edge of the fields. There are always. Few bell ends who do it and also leave litter everywhere.

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by slogen51 » Tue May 29, 2018 11:45 am

I read on the interweb somewhere or twitter that runway 01/19 is finished and ready for use


Lots of people will be doing what you said you are doing - taking time off especially so we are the traffic and crowds

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by RJ79 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:30 pm

There were asphalt removal machines at the 06 end when I drove past last week. Whether they are doing it in stages like Waddington or closing the whole lot I don't know.
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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by Weazel69 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:37 pm

slogen51 I was given a very strong whisper by a mutal friend of ours ( name witheld ) that they would be arriving on 01/19, but hey if this is wrong then don't crucify me because I am only passing on what I was told!!
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Post by RJ79 » Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm

According to the Station Commander on Twitter 01/19 had its first take off today...........
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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by reach1 » Tue May 29, 2018 5:30 pm

01/19 runway finished photo,s on Marham twitter and other web sites Notam says the runway 01/19 closed till 1st June.

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by slogen51 » Tue May 29, 2018 6:06 pm

Weazel69 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 12:37 pm
slogen51 I was given a very strong whisper by a mutal friend of ours ( name witheld ) that they would be arriving on 01/19, but hey if this is wrong then don't crucify me because I am only passing on what I was told!!

I agree - why wouldn't they use the brand new surface

277.225 ATIS is your friend!

It would make life easier if only one runway was available on the day so could do with 24/06 being worked on etc

( Won't make any difference to the crew as they have probably never landed at Marham except in a virtual world!)
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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by John flightpath » Tue May 29, 2018 10:12 pm

Ahem... In theory they could plonk em straight down in the car park. They don't need a runway.

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by Gary » Wed May 30, 2018 5:43 pm

RAF Marham is very much looking forward to welcoming its first F-35 Lightning aircraft at the beginning of June. This significant milestone in the F-35 Lightning programme comes two months ahead of schedule and marks a momentous occasion for the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

We are currently unable to give an exact date of the arrival as there are a range of factors that must be considered to ensure optimal conditions for the flight. We are aware that there will be a great deal interest in the arrival of the aircraft and we are working very closely with Norfolk Constabulary to ensure that those who wish to witness this historic event can do so in a safe environment. There are currently no plans for any road closures to be put in place around the base. However Norfolk Constabulary will be in the vicinity of RAF Marham to ensure that any increase in traffic on the day is managed safely.

We are in discussion with local landowners who are looking into the possibility of providing safe areas for members of the public to view and photograph the aircrafts arrival.

Further information will be posted on the RAF Marham Facebook page and Twitter @rafmarhammedia

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by slogen51 » Wed May 30, 2018 6:02 pm

John flightpath wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Ahem... In theory they could plonk em straight down in the car park. They don't need a runway.

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If they don't do a fly by over runway I will eat my hat and spend a whole day at Gatwick!

I spent an hour this afternoon at Marham and they switched from 01 to 19 without updated ATIS - luckily someone noticed the lights had gone off

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by BOLLO » Wed May 30, 2018 6:03 pm

That would be nice if that happened .
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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by C24 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:35 pm

Gary, bless his heart, has organised a temporary section F-35:


viewtopic.php?f=386&t=162836

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by Gary » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:54 pm

:halo: Rather have it all in one place :) All tracking info in the dedicated section please. I'll lock this thread anyway from tomorrow

Looks like they will be arriving on 1/19. 6/24 now NOTAMED out of service until July

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by T1m » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:18 am

C24 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Gary, bless his heart, has organised a temporary section F-35:


viewtopic.php?f=386&t=162836

:)
Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie and can't access the link. Says I am not authorised. Does anyone know if I need to do anything else as part of registration?

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by EGVP » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:31 am

You'll need 5 posts elsewhere in the forum.

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by T1m » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:36 am

EGVP wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:31 am
You'll need 5 posts elsewhere in the forum.
Thanks EGVP - most appreciated.

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by AIJerry » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:14 am

The delivery for today is cancelled because of bad weather on the east coast of the US. I do not know when they will be coming, a decision has not yet been made.

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by TombsRIP » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:19 am

Just as well we're not at war...

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Re: F-35 arrival at Marham 5th June 2018

Post by James Cutting » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:29 am

Waiting for the "but they are all weather fighters!!"

Yes, they are. But currently, they are not "fighting" it is a delivery of aircraft. They won't risk them flying through poor weather just to deliver them and please the spotters.
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