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Rafale Rumours

Post by EGVP » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 am

Hearing rumours of Rafales (Rafaels? Ruffles? Rafaellos?) at Coningsby towards the end of the month.

Any substance..?

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:57 pm

Would this be the 3 x St Dizier Rafales on 14th Jan Rumour ?

I'll just wait and see

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Toefur » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:08 pm

Wow that's great knowledge !! How do you know these things??? Stuck here in bristol all I see is easyjet's and Ryanair...will theses french jets be going to castle Martin ranges or yeovilton for a spin around or stay up north east??cheers toefur

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by baz1 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:40 pm

we had some a few yrs ago

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Phoon » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:20 pm

EGVP wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 am
Hearing rumours of Rafales (Rafaels? Ruffles? Rafaellos?) at Coningsby towards the end of the month.

Any substance..?
Rumours came from someone with a friend or relative on 3sqn. 3 sqn deploying somewhere and the FAF Rafales supposedly operating from 3's HAS site for a short period.

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by 100arw » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:51 pm

Toefur wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:08 pm
Wow that's great knowledge !! How do you know these things??? Stuck here in bristol all I see is easyjet's and Ryanair...will theses french jets be going to castle Martin ranges or yeovilton for a spin around or stay up north east??cheers toefur
Whilst stuck in Bristol, do you have a scanner, as you seem to miss some interesting St Athan and Pembrey movements?
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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Blackcat1 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:15 pm

Nothing much at Pembrey these days
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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by 100arw » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:10 pm

A400 and C130 have been operating there this week.

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Supra » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:27 am

Blackcat1 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Nothing much at Pembrey these days
In the section above..viewtopic.php?f=8&t=184679 :Oops:

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:12 am

Handy if you own NVGs 😊

I meant nothing fast jet wise apart from the odd Hawk or F15E
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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by SpilsbyPete » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:30 pm

On the Coningsby Spotters Page

They are now talking about 2 or 3 weeks stay

I would be very surprised

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by captain scarlet » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:32 pm

SpilsbyPete wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:30 pm
On the Coningsby Spotters Page

They are now talking about 2 or 3 weeks stay

I would be very surprised
Who said that Pete? Was it the same comedian that stated that the Swiss F-18s were coming down to donna nook?? ;) :whistle: :roll:
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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Phoon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:07 am

captain scarlet wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:32 pm
SpilsbyPete wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:30 pm
On the Coningsby Spotters Page

They are now talking about 2 or 3 weeks stay

I would be very surprised
Who said that Pete? Was it the same comedian that stated that the Swiss F-18s were coming down to donna nook?? ;) :whistle: :roll:
It is indeed the very same. As usual, putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 50. Usual FAF deployments to the UK are only a few days.

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by baz1 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:17 am

he must be talking about they will be here in 2 to 3weeks time??

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:41 pm

Many comedians on the Coningsby Spotters Group... Which is why I don't bother now

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by SpilsbyPete » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:49 pm

Many Gems on the Coningsby Spotters Group

Examples
What time does the Airport open
What will I see in 2 hours
What is a Rafale
I'm coming down on 15th April (Example of date) What will I see

But It does sometimes have info worth having

Like anything public it has Good and Bad

Back on topic
Now they are saying more than three

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by reheat module » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:04 pm

SpilsbyPete wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:49 pm
Many Gems on the Coningsby Spotters Group

Examples
What time does the Airport open
What will I see in 2 hours
What is a Rafale
I'm coming down on 15th April (Example of date) What will I see

But It does sometimes have info worth having

Like anything public it has Good and Bad

Back on topic
Now they are saying more than three
What day and time are the Rafales going through the loop...?
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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:08 pm

Don't lower yourself to their level please! :lol:

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by reheat module » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:34 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Don't lower yourself to their level please! :lol:
...someone had to do it. I'm surprised it took so long! :thumb:
I might sometimes miss my time in the RAF - so every month it reminds me how great it was, with an obscenely big cheque
...Royal Air Force, - putting the fun into dysfunctional at every opportunity...

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Re: Rafale Rumours

Post by tonkatom » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:45 am

reheat module wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:34 am
Nighthawke wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Don't lower yourself to their level please! :lol:
...someone had to do it. I'm surprised it took so long! :thumb:
Someone has already mentioned them using low level lakes! :lol:
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