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Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

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Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by davekench » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:46 am

Hello, I noticed that the last two Cobra Warrior takes part its during the early part of September and I am wondering about next year if anyone knows if thats the same, also is there any other exercises due next year?
Reason behind this is sorting out next years holidays.

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by stephen81 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:35 pm

Hi

Cobra warrior is normally about the same time give a week

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by davekench » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:50 am

OK thanks Stephen.

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by reheat module » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:35 am

Marked up for the period on next year's calendar
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Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by jamesg23 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 pm

I wonder if the Israelis will fly from waddington with saudi personal being at coningsby?

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 pm

Am I missing something, where did the Saudi participation get mentioned?
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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by dinger » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 pm

bizfreeq wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Am I missing something, where did the Saudi participation get mentioned?
29 Sqn trains the Saudi Aircrew and Groundcrew.

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by MRTT » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:07 pm

I'm sure if it was a problem, they'd have declined the invitation to attend.

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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by Thunder » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 am

I take it this will be at Coningsby again, unless runway works at Lossie will be finished by then.

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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:52 am

With the Italians using Waddington last time I wouldn't be surprised to see the Israeli's use Waddington too. The space at Coningsby (I assume) must have been at maximum capacity considering the Italians only brought three aircraft.

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by slogen51 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:48 am

Please pardon the question, but is it also Saudi Green Flag at Coningsby this year as well as Cobra warrior or is it all one exercise?

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Re: Cobra Warrior 2019

Post by PA200 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:29 am

dinger wrote : 29 Sqn trains the Saudi Aircrew and Groundcrew.
The Saudis train their own Aircrew have done for a few years now on 3 Sqn at Taif. They also run their own Training Facility for Ground crew at Taif.
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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by Agent K » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:03 am

StevenNFFC wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:52 am
With the Italians using Waddington last time I wouldn't be surprised to see the Israeli's use Waddington too. The space at Coningsby (I assume) must have been at maximum capacity considering the Italians only brought three aircraft.
Although Coningsby did have 12 or more Luftwaffe aircraft resident at that time.

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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by baz1 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:37 am

then you have to think of tankers they may go to Brize or Waddington would nice to see Israeli's back at waddo its been a long time here's hoping for some F15. Waddington may be more secure???

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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by stealth117 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:24 pm

StevenNFFC wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:52 am
With the Italians using Waddington last time I wouldn't be surprised to see the Israeli's use Waddington too. The space at Coningsby (I assume) must have been at maximum capacity considering the Italians only brought three aircraft.
I know you said you assume space may have been limited but it does seem funny to me how our bases cant seem to cope with a few extra numbers of aircraft now days, how did they cope at Coningsby when we still had tornados, harriers and jaguars based there as the numbers must have been a lot more than we have now? Or are typhoon numbers close to the total numbers of the various types we had based at Coningby back then? Not trying to start a debate or argument just very curious to know the situation, maybe certain areas of the base are not maintained so extra space is no longer available? Same goes for Waddington, they used to host all the different countries for operation nomad? (I think that's what it was called) they had lots of various jets based there for exercise over the north sea, not sure exactly how many jets but I bet they would struggle to host such events now? Oh, if only we could go back to the 80's and 90's when there was still loads of stuff to watch, I was born in the 90s so it was the start of the decline in aircraft but still have some very good memories :thumb:

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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by MRTT » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:23 pm

https://twitter.com/hthjones/status/1085935435078160384

Appears they'll be using Waddington, F-15s!

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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by reaper493 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:34 pm

That note contradicts its self a little, one part says RAF Waddington, other part says bases to be confirmed......

Either way, good to see Israelis will be over here.

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Re: Israeli fighter jets to take part in exercise over British skies

Post by MRTT » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:35 pm

Hadn't noticed that, odd.

Also confirms that both the Germans & Italians will be returning.

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