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Increased aircraft activity

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rainers
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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by rainers » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm

Graham wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:36 pm
I need ZK435 and ZK437,were any missions actually flown today or will it all start on Monday?...I am free tomorrow morning but don't want a wasted journey.Any help appreciated.
It apparently starts on Monday. Leeming is usually pretty quiet on a Friday.

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Graham » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:36 pm

Many thanks be down Monday then

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by GWJPhantom » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 pm

Does this deployment have an exercise name do we know ?

Cheers Gareth

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by FergiZA600 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:25 pm

Last year it was 1 Sqn, they took part in NATO Ex Startassess what a think was held in June. Unsure if this is the same Ex or not?

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Penfold71uk » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:42 pm

ZK435 is currently outside a HAS with no activity around it. Time 13.40 friday 14th.

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Penfold71uk » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:45 pm

Should have also stated,thats viewed from the viewing area !!! Sorry about that.

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Graham » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:09 pm

I noted one this morning in HAS 20 before it was closed again, this is the one directly opposite the viewing area, is that the HAS it is outside please?
I'll be down again on Monday.

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by eyesinthesky » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:28 am

I was thinking of making the 4hr trek up here on Thurs as need one of the Lossie aircraft (360). I would appreciate an info of likely activity to avoid a wasted journey. No reports for yesterday, was there any flying? Or likely to be on Thurs?

Thanks for any info
Andy

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by rainers » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:50 am

eyesinthesky wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:28 am
I was thinking of making the 4hr trek up here on Thurs as need one of the Lossie aircraft (360). I would appreciate an info of likely activity to avoid a wasted journey. No reports for yesterday, was there any flying? Or likely to be on Thurs?

Thanks for any info
Andy
No flying yesterday due to winds. With it only being the second day today, and no flying as yet, it's difficult to predict what will/won't fly on Thursday.

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by eyesinthesky » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:44 pm

Thanks for info, I’ll keep an eye on local forecast then. Cheers

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Penfold71uk » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:06 pm

We left the viewing area around 2pm. Been there since around 10am. No sign at all of Typhoons. In fact the last 2 Hawks which had been parked on the ramp had been towed back into the hangar. Gave up after that !!

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by David Thompson » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:31 pm

Two Hawks XX318 and XX348 are up from Teesside with two Cobham Falcons and two more Hawks are south down the Northumberland coast and show as XX203 and XX205 .
Youth is wasted on the young !

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Penfold71uk » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:26 pm

Cheers David. I had seen some Hawks depart which had not returned up to when i left. Had assumed they'd decided on lunch elsewhere !!

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by David Thompson » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:52 pm

The Falcons are back at Teesside and presumably the Hawks to Leeming ?
Their 'trade' appeared to be CBY Typhoons one of which showed as ZK309 c/s WOLF0014 .
Youth is wasted on the young !

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Penfold71uk » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Thanks for the additional info David.

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Graham » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:33 pm

I have wasted a quite a few hours at Leeming the last few days chasing Typhoon's ZK435 and ZK437.Forecast not good going forward and cross winds are probably the reason for them not flying.Might waste a few more tomorrow morning but not hopeful much will be different.

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Farnas61 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:03 pm

Up at Leeming today. 3 Hawks and no sign of Typhoons.
Anyone know when they are due out of the sheds.
Might pop up next week after hours if any night flying is going on

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by FergiZA600 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:50 pm

They or due to start flying on Monday that's if the weather improves. Not sure why people have been thinking they were going to be up this week as the plan was for them not to start till the 24th!

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by Graham » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:16 am

It's a shame you didn't share that information earlier, it would have saved a lot of wasted journeys!

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Re: Increased aircraft activity

Post by tony54321 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:07 pm

FergiZA600 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:50 pm
They or due to start flying on Monday that's if the weather improves. Not sure why people have been thinking they were going to be up this week as the plan was for them not to start till the 24th!
It was the post on the RAF Leeming Facebook page which said the exercise was due to start on the 13th February.
it certainly isn't normal procedure to have the jets sat idle for 12 days.

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