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Yorknite 2023

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by p6025 » Tue Nov 28, 2023 8:58 pm

Focal_Plane wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 8:02 pm

On the second wave, 17:30+, the callsign you have for "Talent 21" was actually "Jeddah 21", a singleton.

Then in the 3rd wave "???? 31 was, as you say "Jeddah 31", although like you I`m not sure about the callsign spelling, Jedi? or Jeddah?, but it sounds a lot like the latter to me as well. Last year there was speculation that it was "Cheddar" but that seems a bit unlikely.
The 21 callsign from 27th/17:30+, you are undoubtedly right. Not had a chance to check.
As for JEDDAH/JEDI/CHEDDAR 31, I noted the same possibilities...


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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by nwalch » Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:00 pm

p6025 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:47 pm
Monday 27th.

14:45+
BATON 41/42
GREY 51
TALENT 21/22
SIXPACK 11/12

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Thanks. Any idea what the jets were (other than F-18's :) ?

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by nwalch » Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:07 pm

nwalch wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:47 pm
Week Two

28th Nov Tuesday
Take off 14:15 - 14:29

J5010/J5232
J5234/J5238
J5003/J5011
J5234 Returned 15:16

Returning 15:37 - 15:41
J5003/J5011
J5010/J5232

J5238 returned 15:44

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Focal_Plane » Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:19 pm

nwalch wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:00 pm
p6025 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:47 pm
Monday 27th.

14:45+
BATON 41/42
GREY 51
TALENT 21/22
SIXPACK 11/12

P.
Thanks. Any idea what the jets were (other than F-18's :) ?
OK so it`s spotting by serious fudging but there`s a post on Face Book which shows photographs of seven aircraft for the 14:30 launch on the 27th. These are: J-5003 / 005 / 010 / 011 / 014 and J-5232 / 238.

Obviously I wasn`t there and I can`t tie-up serials and callsigns but perhaps this is some help? Hopefully someone who was there will come along and give a definitive answer.

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by p6025 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:27 pm

Wednesday 29th.

13:58+ (off tanking)
SIXPACK 11/12
SIXPACK 13/14

14:30+
TALENT 21 (LL)
TALENT 22 (LL)

These are reported (in order) as J-5014, J-5238, J-5002, J-5010, J-5005, J-5232.


17:30+
SIXPACK 41/42 - scrubbed?
???? 21 - scrubbed??
TALENT 51/52
CHEDDAR 31
GREY 61/62


20:27+
SIXPACK 71/72
BATON 21
TALENT 81/82
CHEDDAR 41
GREY 91/92


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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Lunespotter » Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:39 pm

Talent 21/22 entered the Lakes from the south approx 14.40

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by spotter » Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:55 pm

Thursday 30th November

Seen between 13:40 & 14:46

F-18 pairs departed...
J-5011(Tiger fin) & J-5010,
J-5014 & J-5003
J-5002 & J-5232

20-5571 & 20-5604 F-35As did three approaches

G-BYYB & G-BYWK Tutors flew

ZB132, ZB139 & ZB134 flew while ZB137 & ZB138 remained parked.

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by fatherfaff » Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:27 pm

Has J-5021 flown since it arrived or has it been broken up for spare parts?

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Focal_Plane » Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:34 pm

fatherfaff wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:27 pm
Has J-5021 flown since it arrived or has it been broken up for spare parts?
Believe it`s flown 27.11.23 as "Baton 21" and 28.11.23 as "Talent 51", maybe more?

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Focal_Plane » Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:39 pm

spotter wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:55 pm
Thursday 30th November

Seen between 13:40 & 14:46

F-18 pairs departed...
J-5011(Tiger fin) & J-5010,
J-5014 & J-5003
J-5002 & J-5232

20-5571 & 20-5604 F-35As did three approaches

G-BYYB & G-BYWK Tutors flew

ZB132, ZB139 & ZB134 flew while ZB137 & ZB138 remained parked.
Thanks for posting these movements.

J-5014/003 were c/s "Grey 31/32", one of the other flights was "Talent 21-22" and I`m guessing the other would have been "Sixpack 11-12", but can you tie either of these up at all?

I seem to recall the F-35s were "Owl 91/92".

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by spotter » Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:53 pm

Sorry, no callsigns noted - I was busy with the camera.

They're in the order they took off, the first two at 14:23 & the second pair at 14:35 & only 75 seconds later the last two.

We didn't stay for their return due to the blizzard !!

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Focal_Plane » Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:02 pm

spotter wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:53 pm
Sorry, no callsigns noted - I was busy with the camera.

They're in the order they took off, the first two at 14:23 & the second pair at 14:35 & only 75 seconds later the last two.

We didn't stay for their return due to the blizzard !!
Thanks for the reply and times. Apparently J-5002/232 were seen over Keswick this afternoon so probably went low-level through the Lakes.

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Lunespotter » Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:09 pm

Pair of F18s seen over Windermere approx 14.45, so probably J5002/5232

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:09 pm

fatherfaff wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:27 pm
Has J-5021 flown since it arrived or has it been broken up for spare parts?
Why on earth would you think such a thing? Gone tech possibly but as per the post after yours it has not.

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by SamP » Thu Nov 30, 2023 8:39 pm

Tongue in cheek comment I would think

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Nov 30, 2023 9:19 pm

That's what emojis are for :whistle:

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by fatherfaff » Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:28 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:09 pm
fatherfaff wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:27 pm
Has J-5021 flown since it arrived or has it been broken up for spare parts?
Why on earth would you think such a thing? Gone tech possibly but as per the post after yours it has not.
Well it hadn't been listed on here as having flown prior to my query and I hadn't seen it either so I just thought they might have made it into keyrings to sell to us spotters...... :roll:

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by AndyXYZ » Sun Dec 03, 2023 10:59 pm

Just out of interest, when is Yorknight due to finish? I might try and get up for a look, weather and time off permitting.
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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by SamP » Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:56 am

2 additional F-18s arrived this morning looking at posts on social media, no serials reported.

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Re: Yorknite 2023

Post by David Thompson » Mon Dec 04, 2023 12:21 pm

SamP wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:56 am
2 additional F-18s arrived this morning looking at posts on social media, no serials reported.
Two ship departed for home as SUI402 and routing via Marham .
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