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Ex TALON PYTHON

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Ex TALON PYTHON

Post by romeo bravo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:16 pm

Looks like Kendrew Barracks is going to be busy.

Local news reports state 10 Apaches and 4 Wildcats, possible Chinooks and French Gazelles later.

Shame I moved 😡

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Re: Ex TALON PYTHON

Post by slogen51 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:47 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/co_3regimentaac?lang=en

The above link has a shot of 8 Apaches and two wildcats so far at Cottesmore - think they were hunter and gunship formations that departed from Wattisham on 13/11 ( gunship 1-3 , plus gunship 4 later in the day and Hunter 1-3 plus Valiant 61 with Hunter 4.)

Heard a rumour of AlaT helicopters at some point hopefully

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Post by Blue Diamond » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:04 pm

Any idea how long the exercise is scheduled to last please?
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Post by slogen51 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:14 pm

A MOD download says 12-23 November , also exercise Iron Talon is mentioned on aac twitter

Also Wildcat Zenith is from 18/11 to 1/12 - Northern England

Some serials of Hunter and Gunship formations
viewtopic.php?f=52&p=1043873#p1043873

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Post by David Thompson » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Blue Diamond wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Any idea how long the exercise is scheduled to last please?
Ex Name: EX TALON PYTHON
Dates: 12-23 NOV 18
Times(L): H24
Area: Scotland & North of England
Fast Jet: NIL
Rotary: YES
Transport: NIL
Comments: NIL

Then following Talon Python comes Wildcat Zenith ;
Dates: 18 NOV-17 DEC 18
Times(L): 10:00 - 22:00
Area: North of England
Fast Jet: NIL
Rotary: YES
Transport: NIL
Comments: NIL

and then ; Rising Panther 18.2 in late November . Phew !
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Re: Ex TALON PYTHON

Post by baz1 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 am

could do with a few of those in my neck of the woods

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Re: Ex TALON PYTHON

Post by Blue Diamond » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:30 pm

David Thompson wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:19 pm
[quote="Blue Diamond" post_id=<a href="tel:1043869">1043869</a> time=<a href="tel:1542225890">1542225890</a> user_id=3440]
Any idea how long the exercise is scheduled to last please?
Ex Name: EX TALON PYTHON
Dates: 12-23 NOV 18
Times(L): H24
Area: Scotland & North of England
Fast Jet: NIL
Rotary: YES
Transport: NIL
Comments: NIL

Then following Talon Python comes Wildcat Zenith ;
Dates: 18 NOV-17 DEC 18
Times(L): 10:00 - 22:00
Area: North of England
Fast Jet: NIL
Rotary: YES
Transport: NIL
Comments: NIL

and then ; Rising Panther 18.2 in late November . Phew !
[/quote]
slogen51 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:14 pm
A MOD download says 12-23 November , also exercise Iron Talon is mentioned on aac twitter

Also Wildcat Zenith is from 18/11 to 1/12 - Northern England

Some serials of Hunter and Gunship formations
viewtopic.php?f=52&p=1043873#p1043873
Thanks for the replies chaps.
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Post by ArabJazzie » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Dundee just had Wildcat ZZ403 Valiant 61 for a fuel stop. Working NE of Dundee and will return.

Possibly an Apache to follow.

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Post by exiledhatter » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:33 am

Does anyone know if they are visible from the outside?

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Post by slogen51 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:00 pm

Friday 13:00

Valiant 62 ZZ407 is heading north from Cottesmore / Kendrew according to adsbExchange

Probably has AH-64D in formation?

13:54 descending in the Newcastle area

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Post by C24 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:17 pm

Apache active today, Sunday, 1615hrs. Posted OTT.

H8643/18: Exercises will take place

INCREASED ROTARY AERIAL ACTIVITY WI 5NM 524359N 0003908W

(COTTESMORE, EAST MIDLANDS). FOR INFO 07545952598. 2018-11-0631/AS4

FROM: 16 Nov 2018 10:52 GMT
TO: 30 Nov 2018 23:59 GMT

I hope this is helpful.
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Post by NAM Updater » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:17 pm

The museum had some 'interesting' Apache activity on Saturday night around 8.30pm, which was covered on our Twitter Timeline. This included the following description of the activity by CO 3 Regiment Army Air Corps:

"One of our night missions to simulate having to do close support to ground forces at very short notice. We’d only just got back from Scotland! #trainhardfightharder"

Hopefully the activity will soon be logged on the museum website http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/NAM-Low-Fly-Log

One of the Apaches in this 'Hunter' flight is believed to be ZJ199
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Post by C24 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:37 pm

One landed on at about 1900hrs and shutdown. I think :roll:


Just before 2200hrs, Hunter1 returned from a trip around Newark area. Gunship1 currently ne of Bruntingthorpe
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Post by NAM Updater » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:42 pm

Some reports from the Newark area of further activity this evening - we're hoping that it continues next week! :thumb:
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Post by C24 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:48 pm

One up over the fens this evening, landed on about 1720hrs, one more currently around Cottesmore
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Post by C24 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:50 am

:roll:

After a long muddy slog! :D

Wildcat.

ImageAAC_0327-ed1 by Charlie, on Flickr

...and some considerably distance further ;)

Apaches.

ImageAAC_0314-ed1 by Charlie, on Flickr

Six?

ImageAAC_0319-ed1 by Charlie, on Flickr

:)

Off to RAF Dishforth.

ImageAAC_0330-ed1 by Charlie, on Flickr
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Post by David Thompson » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:31 pm

Two Wildcats showing as ZZ398 VALENT 61 and ZZ511 VALENT 62 are south from Dishforth in the Selby area .
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Post by David Thompson » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:10 am

Apache ZJ182 JUGGER1 south from Dishforth and now west of Lincoln .
GUNSHIP showed briefly at Dishforth as it landed from the NW and the latest 3 Regiment update has appeared on their Twitter account ; https://mobile.twitter.com/co_3regimentaac?lang=en .
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Post by C24 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:48 pm

At about 1115hrs today, Apache low,2miles southwest of airfield. Seems to be another over the Lincolnshire wolds on ADSB
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Post by reheat module » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:07 pm

Seems to have been a success for Ex TP last year.
Anybody know if there is anything else on the horizon?
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