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Yorknite 2021

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Just passing
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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Just passing » Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:37 pm

This afternoons flying F18 pairs were J-5026 and J-5016; J5018 and J-5024. No others were visible.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by balamorybuzzed » Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:50 pm

Just passing wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:37 pm
This afternoons flying F18 pairs were J-5026 and J-5016; J5018 and J-5024. No others were visible.
Hi there you don't happen to know which of them flew as Avenger 11 flight, they had a PD @ Leuchars, overshooting @ 15.06?

Thanks,

Michael

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by BOLLO » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:26 pm

18.26 277.775 active with "players"
http://www.airfighters.com/photosearch.php?phgid=SHED" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; LOADES
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... _entry=140+" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; at last

What do cry when we see The Man With the Stick???

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by tony54321 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:42 pm

Several hornets up at 20:30 including Avenger21/22 flight into the D323 working Crowbar 278.025

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Just passing » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:32 am

balamorybuzzed wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:50 pm
Just passing wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:37 pm
This afternoons flying F18 pairs were J-5026 and J-5016; J5018 and J-5024. No others were visible.
Hi there you don't happen to know which of them flew as Avenger 11 flight, they had a PD @ Leuchars, overshooting @ 15.06?

Thanks,

Michael
Sorry, I don't have a tie-up for the callsigns, but I hope someone else can help you out.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by balamorybuzzed » Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:58 am

Ok, thanks anyway!

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Red Dragon » Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:51 am

Afternoon chaps, I’m trying to chase down the serial of the 10th Hornet that should have arrived, I’ve logged these via Fighter Control and Leeing Facebook Spotters page.

F/A-18Cx8
J-5001, J-5004, J-5008, J-5009, J-5016, 5018 (The panther tail), J-5024, J-5026,

F/A-18Dx2
J-5234

So is there one D in hiding (gone tech) at Leeming, or not arrived or are there 9 C’s and i have one serial missing, or are there only 9 aircraft present?
If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all...

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Focal_Plane » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:04 pm

Red Dragon wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:51 am
Afternoon chaps, I’m trying to chase down the serial of the 10th Hornet that should have arrived, I’ve logged these via Fighter Control and Leeing Facebook Spotters page.

F/A-18Cx8
J-5001, J-5004, J-5008, J-5009, J-5016, 5018 (The panther tail), J-5024, J-5026,

F/A-18Dx2
J-5234

So is there one D in hiding (gone tech) at Leeming, or not arrived or are there 9 C’s and i have one serial missing, or are there only 9 aircraft present?
There`s only 9 a/c at present, per the official Swiss AF Press Release, part of which states:

Bern, November 15, 2021 - From November 15 to December 10, 2021, members of the Swiss Air Force will train with up to nine F / A-18 fighter jets and three Cougar helicopters in RAF Leeming (GBR). The training in Northern England - called YORKNITE - is a central component of the night flight training of the Air Force. The Air Force completes around half of its annual night flight training with the fighter jets. The helicopters of the Swiss Air Force will take part in the YORKNITE for the first time. The COvid-19 situation represents an aggravating framework. A bilaterally approved protection concept, which also requires a complete vaccination status, ensures maximum protection against the risks of infection.

https://www.vbs.admin.ch/content/vbs-in ... 85866.html

J-5001 has most likely arrived at the Det` in connection with the live firing component of the exercise expected to take place off Benbecula.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by verreli » Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:00 pm

Did any of the F18s go low level this week? I tried to bag them on Wednesday and blanked. Last year they flew a dusk navex every day.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Red Dragon » Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:02 pm

Focal_Plane wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:04 pm
Red Dragon wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:51 am
Afternoon chaps, I’m trying to chase down the serial of the 10th Hornet that should have arrived, I’ve logged these via Fighter Control and Leeing Facebook Spotters page.

F/A-18Cx8
J-5001, J-5004, J-5008, J-5009, J-5016, 5018 (The panther tail), J-5024, J-5026,

F/A-18Dx2
J-5234

So is there one D in hiding (gone tech) at Leeming, or not arrived or are there 9 C’s and i have one serial missing, or are there only 9 aircraft present?
There`s only 9 a/c at present, per the official Swiss AF Press Release, part of which states:

Bern, November 15, 2021 - From November 15 to December 10, 2021, members of the Swiss Air Force will train with up to nine F / A-18 fighter jets and three Cougar helicopters in RAF Leeming (GBR). The training in Northern England - called YORKNITE - is a central component of the night flight training of the Air Force. The Air Force completes around half of its annual night flight training with the fighter jets. The helicopters of the Swiss Air Force will take part in the YORKNITE for the first time. The COvid-19 situation represents an aggravating framework. A bilaterally approved protection concept, which also requires a complete vaccination status, ensures maximum protection against the risks of infection.

https://www.vbs.admin.ch/content/vbs-in ... 85866.html

J-5001 has most likely arrived at the Det` in connection with the live firing component of the exercise expected to take place off Benbecula.
Many many thanks for the clarification Focal_Plane :thumbs:
If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all...

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by RADS » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:04 pm

Evening all

Anybody know if the F-18’s have flown today, and which ones, In pairs again?

Dave

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by tony54321 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:33 pm

RADS wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:04 pm
Evening all

Anybody know if the F-18’s have flown today, and which ones, In pairs again?

Dave
Yes 3 sorties today, 6 up at 14:30 ish again at 18:00 and just gone up again at 20:30.
14:30 were 004,009,008,026,018,016

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by BOLLO » Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:05 pm

Any sorties due today,I know thy have flown on a Saturday before and there is a LARG heading up north with no visable receivers showing as of yet ??
http://www.airfighters.com/photosearch.php?phgid=SHED" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; LOADES
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... _entry=140+" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; at last

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by RADS » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:30 am

Thanks Tony54321
Sorry for the late reply
Dave

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by tony54321 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:24 am

BOLLO wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:05 pm
Any sorties due today,I know thy have flown on a Saturday before and there is a LARG heading up north with no visable receivers showing as of yet ??
Looking at the NOTAM it doesn’t look like there’ll be any weekend flying throughout the duration of the exercise, unfortunately.

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by Van Bullitt » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:57 am

Hi guys.

Can anyone tell me if the serials of the aircraft will be readable if shot on a very high ISO at night from the viewing area? Just in case anyone else has tried it already. I can't get there in daylight hours and my last three are there so might try an evening but I would probably miss the launch so would be chancing it on landing. I can't remember how well lit it is there.

Cheers Paul

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by mdobuk21 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:14 am

Hi Paul

If you’re doing long exposure yes you can see the serials. If using handheld with iso which gives a lot of grain it might be more difficult. Go to crashgate 8 so you are closer to them.

Mark

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by POL » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:18 am

Which is crash gate 8 please Mark?

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by mdobuk21 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:37 am

Opposite direction to the viewing area, follow the long road out of the viewing area keeping the airfield on your left hand side keep going past the tower and row of farm houses. Go straight past the turn off for the a1/bedale and take a left turn after the lorry park, crashgate 8 is at the end of the road.

The taxiway is directly infront of you although the aircraft are side on, if you have a tall set of steps you can get some good shots.

Checkout the leeming spotters page on facebook for spotting guides!

Mark

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Re: Yorknite 2021

Post by POL » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:32 pm

Perfect, thank you! Just need to get some time off work now before it's too late.

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