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Exercise swift pirate

Please post movements and activities to do with RAF Wittering & RAF Cottesmore here
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Exercise swift pirate

Post by colt99 » Thu May 16, 2019 4:52 pm

Beginning at Wittering on Sunday according to the article, possibly just arrivals day though.
https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/ ... g-9070207/

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Re: Exercise swift pirate

Post by C24 » Thu May 23, 2019 9:52 am

There was a C130 of the RNAF & a C17 around on Tuesday and a C17 yesterday with a Chinook in the distance. Not close enough to gather info & a short visit.
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Re: Exercise swift pirate

Post by C24 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:32 am

Feb 2020 update

Rain due this evening, 18th.

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Re: Exercise swift pirate

Post by reach1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:14 pm

C-17 doing a number of circuits at Kendrew barracks Tail No ZZ—174 time 20.10 hrs

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Re: Exercise swift pirate

Post by reach1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:30 pm

Ascot 830 C-17 now heading back towards Brize after 7 Circuits at Kendrew barracks

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Re: Exercise swift pirate

Post by C24 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:00 am

It was a spectacular lightning show! :thumbs:

The first flash must have scared the b'jesu out of the crew as they banked just after lifting off. It would have made a great image of the aircraft silhouetted against the light.

Better luck tonight. ;)

EDITED C17 landed at RAF Wittering just before 1100hrs local, 20th Feb.
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Re: Exercise swift pirate

Post by tm74sqn » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:42 pm

I think you mean 19th Feb - unless you are from the Tardis!

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Re: Exercise swift pirate

Post by C24 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:58 pm

:Oops: right month though.

However, please look at ADSB in a little while ;)

Still doing circuits at home after a trip to Cottesmore earlier this evening

Edit, Thursday, 20th.

Exercise Swift Parrot continues today with landings due between 1845 & 2200hrs at RAF Wittering.

Perhaps the first indication of action should be this morning. :roll: :S ;)

Have fun as the aircraft thunders overhead
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