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ZJ690?

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Charles022
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ZJ690?

Post by Charles022 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 am

Hi all,

Can anyone advise the current status of the above Sentinel. Last I heard I believe it went to Hawarden for maint?

Cheers

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by reaper493 » Sat May 23, 2020 7:47 am

Hi,

Here's what I have for the Sentinel fleet as last noted, only 91/94 are confirmed as accurate.

Zj690 1.7.19 last active at Waddington - not found any reports of it going to Hawarden.
Zj691 20.5.20 last active at Waddington.
Zj692 18.9.19 last reported at Waddington.
Zj693 3.12.16 last noted at Waddington (believe this is the withdrawn one).
Zj694 last active 28.4.20 at Waddington.

Be interested to confirm where 90/92 are. With the fleet retirement to be next year we may never see them again?

Lately there has only been one Sentinel sortie per week, normally towards the end of the week.

Mike

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by Andy Marden » Sat May 23, 2020 9:13 am

ZJ693 went to Hawarden on 23May17 and is still there AFAIK.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by reaper493 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 am

693 isn't listed on the UK military serials site, they normally have all of them, with the delivery dates etc.

Bit odd.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by TAFFEVANS » Sat May 23, 2020 10:16 am

reaper493 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 am
693 isn't listed on the UK military serials site, they normally have all of them, with the delivery dates etc.

Bit odd.
It has been outside for the odd ground run last couple of years, there are rumours that it will be upgraded and returned to service, time will tell.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by reaper493 » Sat May 23, 2020 11:15 am

Interesting, would have thought that was the one withdrawn.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by EGVP » Sat May 23, 2020 11:29 am

reaper493 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 am
693 isn't listed on the UK military serials site, they normally have all of them, with the delivery dates etc.

Bit odd.
Yes it is?

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by Nighthawke » Sat May 23, 2020 11:31 am

ukserials.com? Just looked and ZJ693 is listed.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by Mike » Sat May 23, 2020 11:41 am

It's just re-appeared on http://www.ukserials.com/ as it wasn't there an hour ago, I think they've been reading this thread!

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by reaper493 » Sat May 23, 2020 11:52 am

They're always watching.....

:ninja:

Mike.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by Nighthawke » Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 am

Now you see it... touch of Paul Daniels methinks!

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by Vulcanone » Sat May 23, 2020 1:38 pm

Now thats Magic.....

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by 100arw » Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 pm

I posted earlier (or so I thought) that 690s last flight is showing on "Alberts Mode S site as 02 April 2020.
So I am unsure if the post was removed, or if it was my error.
P.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by reaper493 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:49 pm

I have it as ZJ694 that flew on the 2nd April from Waddington, although that was from ads, not eyeball.

viewtopic.php?t=187659

Unless 690 flew from elsewhere of course.

Mike.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by 100arw » Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 pm

Reaper,
It may well have been from somewhere else. But 690 definitely flew on 2 April 2020. So I hope that helps Charles022, as its much later than your July 2019 report.
P.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by Charles022 » Sun May 24, 2020 9:13 am

I have ZJ690 arriving into Hawarden on 01st July 2019 and no record of it ever leaving, Are we definitely sure its back flying?

Likewise, I have ZJ693 still stored at Hawarden.

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by colt99 » Tue May 26, 2020 4:01 pm

Didn't realise the OSD was so soon, looking at the link the situation is only going to mean more withdrawls over the next few months
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/sentine ... e-say-mod/

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by 100arw » Wed May 27, 2020 9:38 am

Charles022 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:13 am
Are we definitely sure its back flying?

Likewise, I have ZJ693 still stored at Hawarden.
As it was recorded at 39,000 feet and again on 12 February, maybe it was just fake news :-)

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by FlyingFairy » Wed May 27, 2020 9:56 am

100arw wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Reaper,
It may well have been from somewhere else. But 690 definitely flew on 2 April 2020. So I hope that helps Charles022, as its much later than your July 2019 report.
P.
Did you actually eyeball the aircraft flying on that date? I only ask as you state that it “definitely” flew.

Or are you basing your statement on a mode-s report?

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Re: ZJ690?

Post by 100arw » Wed May 27, 2020 11:57 am

See the previous posts

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