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Apaches

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mdobuk21
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Apaches

Post by mdobuk21 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:01 am

Hi

Can anyone confirm that 9 AAC Apaches landed here yesterday?

Mark

Davidw
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Re: Apaches

Post by Davidw » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:16 pm

Mark

9 certainly left here at Wattisham mid morning, stating that the they where on route to leeming, i saw no reports apart from a pair that went overhead Coningsby.

David w

mdobuk21
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Re: Apaches

Post by mdobuk21 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:24 pm

Cheers David, I have heard nothing since to confirm they are still at leeming or gone further north?

Mark

uptheraf
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Re: Apaches

Post by uptheraf » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:41 pm

Hi
Just got back from Leeming four Apaches outside covered up dont know which these are.
Alan

Davidw
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Re: Apaches

Post by Davidw » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:53 pm

From SBS the order they left Wattisham was:
ZJ221 and ZJ198 Prowler 1 and 2 (221 was showing as AA342 on SBS)
ZJ229 ZJ227 ZJ183 Prowler 1, 2 and 3
ZJ190 and ZJ208 Viper 1 and 2
ZJ184 and ZJ204 Machete 1 and 2

Any visual sightings to confirm would be nice.

David w

ian531
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Re: Apaches

Post by ian531 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:55 pm

Hi

I called in at lunch time, as mentioned 4 Apaches parked up

On the far side was on all white King Air and an Avenger landed

Anyone help with the ID's

Ian

mdobuk21
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Re: Apaches

Post by mdobuk21 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:10 pm

The all white King air will be G-LBSB

Mark

ian531
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Re: Apaches

Post by ian531 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:25 am

Thanks Mark

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Duke 83
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Re: Apaches

Post by Duke 83 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:01 am

Unless it has changed very recently, G-LBSB is all-over grey, similar to the Shadows.

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Davidw
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Re: Apaches

Post by Davidw » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:10 pm

G-LBSB was all white at Coningsby last Thursday if it helps.
David w

Agent K
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Re: Apaches

Post by Agent K » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:25 pm

Does G-LBSB carry any sort of sensor fit?, what is her role? and why the civvy reg.?, never quite found out how she fits into the Shadow set-up.

mdobuk21
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Re: Apaches

Post by mdobuk21 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:32 pm

I think its a trainer for the shadows

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Re: Apaches

Post by Agent K » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:37 pm

Thanks mdobuk21, that was my thought, but one never assumes anything with these secret squirrel types !

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Re: Apaches

Post by baz1 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:49 pm

Davidw wrote:Mark

9 certainly left here at Wattisham mid morning, stating that the they where on route to leeming, i saw no reports apart from a pair that went overhead Coningsby.

David w
try looking in OTT Monday RE Bedlam

Jim_Jobe
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Re: Apaches

Post by Jim_Jobe » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:23 pm

A Chinook went over the house here in Ripon at Dusk heading towards Leeming.

Aygee
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Re: Apaches

Post by Aygee » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:26 pm

That could have been the one I heard moving south to the East of Thirsk at about 9 to 9.30 this evening.

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Duke 83
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Re: Apaches - Friday

Post by Duke 83 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:06 pm

Four on the deck 0800 this morning.
Two departed south at 1045L and the other two at 1135L.
ZJ184 confirmed by eye (scope) in the second pair. Light too bad for the others.
Sorry, I don't have the callsigns.

anybody have any more details?

Neil W

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Re: Apaches

Post by adderman » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:46 pm

Hi Folks

Not sure when or if the Apaches have left Leeming but while parked in Carlisle truckstop on Thursday night(31st) I picked up.
ZJ221 Prowler 1
ZJ227 Bedlam 1
ZJ229 Bedlam 2

all at 1500ft about 2045-2200 local time, assume they were out over Spad ranges.
also at same time (2150L)were
STRIX61 11-5737
STRIX62 13-5786 both about 3000ft.

Kind Regards

Mike

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Re: Apaches

Post by 06L » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:48 pm

Mike,

The remaining Apaches at Otterburn transited back home to Wattisham the following day (Friday).

HTH
G
Regards
06L

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