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USN F-18 deployment

Post by herky » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 pm

In July there will be a deployment at Leeming with F-18E's from VFA-113 USN. Two of the Hornets will attend the air show at Yeovilton.
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Re: USN F-18 depoyment

Post by Magpie » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:48 am

Hi Martin, nice :)

Dank voor het delen.
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Re: USN F-18 depoyment

Post by Mike » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:05 am

From the RAF Leeming Spotters Group on Facebook :-

"With regards to the pair of US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet deploying to Leeming in July, I can confirm this is true.
The pair from VFA-113 will be flying direct from NAS Leemore, via Canada, Greenland & Iceland, so no tanker support, and will take about 2 days.
The pair are scheduled to arrive Thursday 11th July, and will be working with RAF Typhoon during their QWI exercise.

The pair will fly down to Yeovilton on the Friday, and return on the Monday.

One of the pilots is a former RN Harrier pilot.

They are scheduled to be in the UK around 2 weeks.

Obviously this is all subject to weather, serviceability & operational requirements."

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Re: USN F-18 depoyment

Post by tony54321 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 am

Thanks for the heads up Martin. It'll be nice to see some fast jets at Leeming.
I wonder if they might participate in the RIAT NATO flypast too.

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Re: USN F-18 depoyment

Post by pg1610 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:30 am

Mike wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:05 am
From the RAF Leeming Spotters Group on Facebook :-

"With regards to the pair of US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet deploying to Leeming in July, I can confirm this is true.
The pair from VFA-113 will be flying direct from NAS Leemore, via Canada, Greenland & Iceland, so no tanker support, and will take about 2 days.
The pair are scheduled to arrive Thursday 11th July, and will be working with RAF Typhoon during their QWI exercise.

The pair will fly down to Yeovilton on the Friday, and return on the Monday.

One of the pilots is a former RN Harrier pilot.

They are scheduled to be in the UK around 2 weeks.

Obviously this is all subject to weather, serviceability & operational requirements."
So from this I would take it not a Squadron Deployment but just the 2 aircraft which is one heck of a mission for VFA-113

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Re: USN F-18 depoyment

Post by slogen51 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm

Rumours are either 5 or 4 jets - hope they are also at RIAT?

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by eagle driver » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:53 am

Received a text today saying F-18s have cancelled for Yeovilton ,whether or not this includes Leeming is unknown.

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by MRTT » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:55 am

Oh, really?

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by tornado17 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:28 am

Royal navy website still has them down to attend but I do not know how often the site gets updated.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by MRTT » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:34 am

Not very often.

Meteor, Hunter & Sea King listed, they've all cancelled.

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by Mike » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:34 am

A post on the Leeming FB group reckons that the deployment has been cancelled completely.

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by eagle driver » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:41 am

Just when I was dusting off my passport to go north of the Watford gap.oh well maybe next year. :lol:

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by Daegu15 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:40 pm

eagle driver wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:41 am
Just when I was dusting off my passport to go north of the Watford gap.oh well maybe next year. :lol:
North of Caterham !! Don’t you mean ?

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by eagle driver » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:56 pm

Why Caterham ?

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by Mark » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:25 pm

Daegu15 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:40 pm
eagle driver wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:41 am
Just when I was dusting off my passport to go north of the Watford gap.oh well maybe next year. :lol:
North of Caterham !! Don’t you mean ?
The North South divide has always traditionally been the Watford Gap for Southerners. For Northerners its Manchester, haha!!
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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by Mike » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:50 pm

For real proper Northerners it's Hadrian's Wall, I'm not talking about those so-called "Northerners" that breed whippets, have a ferret up each trouser leg, wear a flat cap, drink Boddington's, grow forced rhubarb in their attics and sell the same homing-pigeon 28 times on ebay.

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by trotsenstein » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:21 pm

Mark wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:25 pm
Daegu15 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:40 pm
eagle driver wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:41 am
Just when I was dusting off my passport to go north of the Watford gap.oh well maybe next year. :lol:
North of Caterham !! Don’t you mean ?
The North South divide has always traditionally been the Watford Gap for Southerners. For Northerners its Manchester, haha!!
Manchester? For those of us in the true North (Newcastle), Manchester is the Midlands :D :D
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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by Daegu15 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:55 pm

Ok
So can we define the North as being
A/ The North East
B/ Yorkshire
C/ The North West
D/ Client towns .. such as Crewe / Chesterfield / Scunthorpe & Greater Grimsby

Can we define the South with such Clarity ?

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by Malcolm » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:13 pm

Daegu15 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Can we define the South with such Clarity ?
Easy. The South is everywhere south of the A303. The Midlands is everywhere north of the A303, but south of the M4. The North is everywhere north of the M4. Scotland starts somewhere near the M42/A5/M54 (no survivors from recent expeditions north of this line so the exact position is uncertain). The South West is the area south of the A303 and West of Sailsbury (or Wincanton depends on your definition of West). "London" is everywhere south and east of the area bounded by the A34 and A14/A43.

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Re: USN F-18 deployment

Post by Daegu15 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:10 pm

Exactly !!

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