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Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

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Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by reaper493 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:17 pm

Anyone been to Coningsby today and logged activities? Just seems very quiet.

I have only heard/seen tracking Warlord [29sqd] and Vermin [12sqd] this morning and Triplex [29sqd] flight this afternoon, with Triplex 33 landing at Waddington.

Anyone spotted any more, or know of any reason for the apparent lack of movements?

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Mike

EDIT: just noticed Calibrator is about, possibly something to do with that.

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by MiG_Eater » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:56 pm

What is Calibrator?

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by ranger703 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:13 pm

Surprised that none of the Coningsby posse caught the 'first' from 12Sqn today, or did they?

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by reaper493 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:36 pm

I've seen a photo of it of Facebook via someone else.
I thought it was for 9 sqd with them being the aggressor unit?

Im sure someone will have caught it.

The calibrator is a civi aircraft that flies certain patterns near bases to check their radar and 'calibrate' them Waddington was done last week. The calibrator aircraft will fly up and down the approaches as well as performing a wide orbit on the limits of the radar. Today's was a DA-42 but king air types are also used.

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by np1991 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:14 am

914 is for 9 Sqn,
12 Sqn were up at Cape Wrath yesterday
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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by reaper493 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:02 am

MiG_Eater wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:56 pm
What is Calibrator?
Calibrator is up again today, working Waddington.

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by MiG_Eater » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:52 am

reaper493 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:36 pm


The calibrator is a civi aircraft that flies certain patterns near bases to check their radar and 'calibrate' them Waddington was done last week. The calibrator aircraft will fly up and down the approaches as well as performing a wide orbit on the limits of the radar. Today's was a DA-42 but king air types are also used.
Thanks - learn something new every day! :)

Thinking of heading up Friday... wish me luck!

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by reaper493 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Good luck!

NOTAM'd open 10 - 2 on Friday. Might get some BBMF up before and/or after these times as well.

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by A20 DEK » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:15 pm

'Surprised that none of the Coningsby posse caught the 'first' from 12Sqn today, or did they?'

If you are talking about ZK361 wearing 12 Sqn marks that left Coningsby with a Paveway IV? and did not bring it back. Then yes one did - Me!

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Re: Coningsby quiet today? 14/9

Post by Dave Smith » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:33 pm

I obviously picked the wrong day to visit to yesterday.

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