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AirPower Expo at Coningsby

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Nighthawke
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:45 pm

I was only interpreting the MoD report which suggested a difference in terminology - copied from yesterday's BBC report:

The Ministry of Defence in London said the UK had decided to "pause some F-35 flying as a precautionary measure while we consider the findings of an ongoing enquiry".

But the MOD said F-35 flight trials from the aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, were continuing and the programme remained on schedule to provide UK armed forces with "a game-changing capability".

Also covered in this thread:

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Webby74 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Rob666 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Well let’s hope they pull out a lot of the based stuff for tomorrow night.
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Webby74 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:55 pm

Looking forward to going tomorrow night. They are saying that hopefully the stuff that didn't turn up today because of the storm will arrive tomorrow. Some nice set pieces planned to by the sound of it


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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:48 pm

Temporary grounding for inspections, and inspected USN jets were flying again yesterday.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Discodaz » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:46 pm

On ramp is a 400 tornado two phoons and poseidon.
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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by eagle driver » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:04 pm

If the Airpower expo is on the 18th, what is tonight's event all about dress rehearsal, or has someone got there dates crossed.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by pgcomputing » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:08 pm

Night photo shoot

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by GhostFlight91 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:25 pm

P8 arrived this morning along with an A400 this afternoon

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Nighthawke » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:39 pm

eagle driver wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:04 pm
If the Airpower expo is on the 18th, what is tonight's event all about dress rehearsal, or has someone got there dates crossed.
Third post, by Gary, in this thread.

That's all I know.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Lakesidelad » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:02 pm

Evening, any body know if the planes are visible to photograph tomorrow, many thanks

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:13 pm

Yes, they are on the main flightline

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by plmc135 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:19 am

Make sure you are wearing galoshes and have a large umbrella.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by Lakesidelad » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Managed to get a few photos,thanks. Although it was a tad damp. Many thanks for the info

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by plmc135 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:11 am

SHF 495 Chinook HC.6 ZK551 looks to be currently descending into Coningsby

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by AIJerry » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:27 am

As of 1130L this morning, the 15th, as well as VP-26 P-8A 168848 / LK, there were Chinook HC.6 ZK551, Atlas ZM408 and a Tornado coded '074'. That is all apart from a few Typhoons, not many, scattered about the field.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by jamesg23 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:49 pm

have heard the P8 is leaving in the morning. no times I'm afraid.

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by 3051Howe » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:46 am

P8 departed about 10-15mins ago currently tracking on radar SW towards the coast

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by baz1 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:46 am

anymore arrivals expected?

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Re: AirPower Expo at Coningsby 18th Oct

Post by FlyingFairy » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:14 am

Baz,
The Air Combat Power Visit finished Wednesday evening, hence the aircraft departures.

HTH

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