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Rafales

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mdobuk21
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Rafales

Post by mdobuk21 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:21 pm

Hi

If anyone notes the movements of the rafales can you post a reply to this topic. I need to book a day of work but want to see if I can get a pattern emerging of times/day of the movements. I know all four flew yesterday. It would be interesting to know if any fly around 5pm as I can make it to leeming after 4pm. Thanks, Mark

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Re: Rafales

Post by JPXN458 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:00 pm

Hi Mark
I was there this morning, and two departed at 11.00am, they were followed by the second pair 11.15am, also six of the eight Typhoons deployed also departed at the same time...one was in HAS 21, leaving one on the ramp...I heard them recover via the radio about an hour later...There was then a lot of noise OTT Northallerton at about 2.15pm...but what was producing the noise wasn't noted as the cloud base was about 1000 feet!!!! But whatever it was it wasn't Hawks as I can recognise their sound as I hear it everyday!
Hope that helps, if I get a chance tomorrow I'll try to let you know times
Regards
Paul G

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Re: Rafales

Post by mdobuk21 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:10 pm

That's brilliant , thanks Paul, Mark

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Re: Rafales

Post by Durranhill » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:18 pm

Hi Mark ,
3 Rafales req start up at 16.40 today & dep at 17.20 with 4 Typhoons leaving 5 min after that .

Stewart
P.S to Andy from Brighouse , you had no sooner left when the French req start up but it sounded like one went tech as engines were shut down .

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Re: Rafales

Post by JPXN458 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:41 pm

Severeal Typhoons recovering to Leeming at this time, 1840, no visuals but would maybe suggest Rafales out there as well....if I hear comms on Leeming frequencies I shall let you know
Regards
Paul

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Re: Rafales

Post by JPXN458 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:43 pm

And to add..."something" 31 flight are recovering to Leeming now...1842...and are the French...Havoc and Typhoon flights are also recovering

Regards

Paul

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Re: Rafales

Post by Durranhill » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:47 pm

Rafales using the totem callsign are inbound now on 368.925 , gear down to land .

Stewart .

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Re: Rafales

Post by mdobuk21 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:38 pm

Thanks guys, I wonder if a trip up after work tomorrow might be in order, I finish at 4pm and could be there by 16:45???

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Re: Rafales

Post by mdobuk21 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:59 pm

EGXE LEEMING [Back to Top]
People may find this interesting:


U1035/16 - CHANGE TO AIRFIELD OPERATING HOURS DUE TO EXERCISE GRIFFIN
STRIKE/JOINT WARRIOR: 11-13 0800-1800, 14-15 0900-1900,
16 1000-1115, 18-19 1100-2130, 20 1030-2100, 21 1000-1930,
22 1000-1600. 11 APR 08:00 2016 UNTIL 22 APR 16:00 2016. CREATED: 07 APR 06:54
2016

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Re: Rafales

Post by Ferrari » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:36 pm

That's very useful - thanks. So it might also be worth a look on Saturday 16th? Mirage 2000s flew on a Saturday when they were in, coinciding with a French tanker being up from Mildenhall.

Ferrari

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Re: Rafales

Post by mdobuk21 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:23 pm

Big possibility, may also be for support ? Worth looking at the notams again early Saturday morning to see if the airfield is open.

Mark

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Re: Rafales

Post by Razor01 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:03 pm

Are those times actual times or do we add an hour?

Thanks Pete

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Re: Rafales

Post by tony54321 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:07 am

I think those notam times will be UTC.

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Re: Rafales

Post by mdobuk21 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:23 am

Anyone know the Runway in use at this time? I think I may gamble and head up after work.

Thanks
Mark

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Re: Rafales

Post by Agent K » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:29 am

Although I'm hundreds of miles away a quick look at a local weather forecast suggests a Northerly wind, I'd therefore suggest they will be taking off to the North, although I stand to be corrected by an on-site correspondent.........

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Re: Rafales

Post by The_Edge » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:52 pm

That's correct..I'm just leaving Leeming now.
The French and RAF were out at 10.30-11.45.
The cockpits are up on the Typhoons so looking good for this afternoon.

Weather wise it's overcast and some drizzle but not that bad

Gary
At the end of the day..it gets dark and you cant see!!!!

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Re: Rafales

Post by Graham » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:05 pm

Anyone know which Rafale is tech? I only need one and would like to know before I travel,thanks

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Re: Rafales

Post by pilot_ngb » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:22 pm

Anyone the air to air frequencie the french use thanks

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Re: Rafales

Post by Scouseian » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:33 pm

Anyone got the tail numbers of the 2 Typhoons viewed from the A1 on passing cheers


Ian

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Re: Rafales

Post by pj10049 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:38 pm

Hi guys,

I haven't seen the serials of the Rafales posted, has anyone got them please?

Thanks Paul

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