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Yorknite 2021

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verreli
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Yorknite 2021

Post by verreli » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:18 am

Does anyone know the dates for this years exercise? I've seen the Challenger go into Leeming a few times and we can only be a few weeks off now.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by f-4 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:54 pm

Two weeks from 29th November.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by verreli » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:00 pm

Thanks f-4. Six weeks to Swiss action.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by p6025 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:48 pm

Previous instances of Yorknite have been 4-weeks. Dates on Swiss AF website suggest it starts 15th Nov, with two weeks for Meiringen crew. Followed by two weeks for Payerne crew starting 29th Nov. This year there should be choppers too.

Granted, last year's was a couple of weeks late and a couple of days shorter than the published dates. But I think the reasons should be obvious.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by verreli » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:31 am

Thanks p6025. Four weeks to go is better than six. Lets hope they follow the same pattern and include a dusk navex... and the weather is kind.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Sony » Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:34 am

Scramble website updated yesterday and is showing the 15th of November as start date

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by AK01 » Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:44 am

With a question mark, so not confirmed.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by David Thompson » Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:45 am

ERJ145 F-HAFS into Leeming earlier this morning as a charter flight in support of the exercise as in previous years .
Edit ; and departed just before 09:00 .
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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by vaughan » Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:10 am

This Jet then landed at RAF Valley at approx 0930 with 34 pob. Any idea where this flight originated from this morning before arriving into Leeming?

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by EGVP » Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:14 am

Paris-Le Bourget -> Brussels -> Leeming -> Valley
I should probably change my name to EGCC again.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by David Thompson » Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:15 am

vaughan wrote:
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:10 am
This Jet then landed at RAF Valley at approx 0930 with 34 pob. Any idea where this flight originated from this morning before arriving into Leeming?Vaughan
Paris - Brussels - Leeming - Valley as VLJ239W
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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by 100arw » Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:25 pm

There will be a Belgian squadron celebration going on at Valley, so maybe the flight was just a normal NATO charter, taking the guys to Valley.
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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by FergiZA600 » Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:56 pm

The Swiss FA-18's or due to arrive at Leeming on the 29th from Payerne Air Base according to the official Swiss Detachment calendar, so yet again the Scramble website dates or wrong.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by verreli » Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:58 am

From the post by p6025 above it suggests the Meiringen crews arrive for the first detachment on the 15 Nov with Payerne crews following 2 weeks later. We'll know soon enough.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by FergiZA600 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:46 am

I have checked their calendar again this morning and their is no mention of Meiringen crews, only Payerne. Its showing them arriving on the 29th and departing on 6th of December so only here a week. This information has come from the Swiss Air Force, so I guess we will have to wait and see if it turns out correct. The calendar was printed back during the lock down at the start of the year.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by p6025 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:00 pm

FergiZA600 wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:46 am
I have checked their calendar again this morning and their is no mention of Meiringen crews, only Payerne. Its showing them arriving on the 29th and departing on 6th of December so only here a week. This information has come from the Swiss Air Force, so I guess we will have to wait and see if it turns out correct. The calendar was printed back during the lock down at the start of the year.
That is not how I read their calendars obviously. In some ways I hope your interpretation is right - as that would make for one awesome week :)


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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Colin » Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:54 pm

The calendar on the Swiss Airforce page clearly shows two Weeks starting from the 29th November Thats For Payerne.
Meiringen has a two week slot from the 15th that says No Jet Operation Planned.
Will have to wait and see if any Support arrives this week
https://www.vtg.admin.ch/de/organisatio ... bszeiten_u

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by reaper493 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:39 pm

From Leeming Facebook page:

Lt Col Aldo Wicki, Detachment Commander for Exercise YORKNITE, explains its importance in the annual training calendar.
The Exercise will be operating from RAF Leeming from 15 November to 10 December and will involve night flying until 2200, Monday to Friday.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, and thank you in advance for your patience.

Around 10 Hornets and 3 Cougars mentioned in the video.

https://fb.watch/9ajX87KZhm/

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by verreli » Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:17 pm

Looking good. Lets hope the Cougars take the long route to Spadeadam and the weather is kind.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by FergiZA600 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:41 am

Swiss Air Force Bombardier Challenger T-751 is inbound into Leeming now

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