Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

FAF Alphas

Please post movements and activities to do with RAF Leeming here
Razor01
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:37 am

FAF Alphas

Post by Razor01 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:41 am

Anyone have any intel on the FAF Alphas

I heard they arrive on Tuesday possibly upto 6 but have had no confirmation can anyone add anything to this?

Best

Pete

slogen51
Moderator
Posts: 13680
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:11 am
Location: Norfolk - Mundford - too many trees

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by slogen51 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:47 am

Good info

There are 6 in the Tuesday heads up section heading north

User avatar
bizfreeq
Posts: 2543
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:08 pm
Location: Bournemouth UK

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by bizfreeq » Tue May 30, 2017 9:59 am

Which have gone into Linton, at least for now.
Cheers
Mark



If our airforces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
— General Nathan F. Twining

Graham
Posts: 191
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:21 am
Location: Newcastle

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by Graham » Tue May 30, 2017 10:19 am

Confirmed on the ground at Linton E37/705-NL and E128 code hidden

User avatar
Typhoon73
Posts: 996
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:19 am
Location: 25 mins from RAF Linton, 45 from RAF Leeming
Contact:

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by Typhoon73 » Tue May 30, 2017 12:48 pm

Yep, usually Linton from Marham, are there 6 at Linton or just the two?
T73.
Impiger et acer

RIP Len. Always missed. Never forgotten.

Jacob, 18.

Razor01
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:37 am

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by Razor01 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:03 pm

Just past leeming at 1830 - two chinooks on infront of teh Northern HAS and 4 100 sqn hawks on their pan - no sign of any French.

Is there just teh two at Linton (Alphas)

slogen51
Moderator
Posts: 13680
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:11 am
Location: Norfolk - Mundford - too many trees

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by slogen51 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:45 pm

Two French were heard on the box heading back to Tours

JPXN458
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:04 am

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by JPXN458 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:53 am

Morning all
A French Air Force CASA 235, Cotam 2064, on its way to Leeming due 1300, serial 158, from Cazaux, so maybe Alpha Jets today?

Regards
Paul Greig

Graham
Posts: 191
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:21 am
Location: Newcastle

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by Graham » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:55 pm

On UK heads up section it appears FAF 7141 and FAF 7143 flights arrived pm today.FAF 7141 reported as a 3 ship and 7143 as a 2 ship...doesn't quite add up so maybe 2 2 ships....anyone there today and would like to add more info?

JPXN458
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:04 am

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by JPXN458 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:45 am

Nothing visible as at 7.45 today....will go back at 2.30 ish after work

PG

ApacheAH64D
Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:06 pm

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by ApacheAH64D » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:44 pm

3 FAF Alphas out @13:45hrs
Plus 2 Chinook.

JPXN458
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:04 am

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by JPXN458 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:30 pm

Right Peoples

Lets get this cleared up! There are FOUR FRench Air Force Alphajet's at RAF Leeming, all four flew with Hawks from 100Sqn , and the winning numbers are:
E81/8-FO Tresspass 2 spcial mark
E135/8-RX Tresspass 3
E22/8-LS Cuthroat 2
E123/8-RM Aggressor 2

All had been out on a mission to the East and all were back on the deck between 4.30 and 4.55pm, when I left at 5 all we sat on the main ASP in front of old control tower all with canopy covers on so would suggest they may be left out tonight...but thats not guaranteed

Regards To All

Paul Greig

pg1610
Posts: 691
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by pg1610 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:58 am

All 4 ajets currently 09:00 sat with canopies open. 3 chinhooks on ground defying id

wildcat1
Posts: 109
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 7:42 pm

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by wildcat1 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:43 am

Two of the chinooks should be ZA670 and ZA720 hope this helps

pg1610
Posts: 691
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by pg1610 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:50 am

wildcat1 wrote:Two of the chinooks should be ZA670 and ZA720 hope this helps
Thanks 2 of 3 departed 8:30 ish 3 alpha jets airborne no idea if on mission or returning home.no radio to check c/s

David Thompson
Posts: 1950
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:00 pm
Location: Teesside

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by David Thompson » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:02 am

One AJ is showing on FR24 as AGRSOR and was playing out over the North Sea and is now off the Northumberland coast .
Hawks probably with AJ's were showing off Tees Bay but have since disappeared !
Youth is wasted on the young !

pg1610
Posts: 691
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by pg1610 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:44 am

E11/8-UB has arrived so now 5 on flight line

pg1610
Posts: 691
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by pg1610 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:35 pm

Noted this morning were the following French Alpha Jets
E81/8-FO special marks 100 years SPA57
E135/8-RX did not move
E123/8-RM
E22/8-LS
E11/8-UB

plus 3 chinooks all unid , (reported on FC as ZA720/AZ670+1)

and hawks
XX203/CF,XX230/CM,XX198/CH,XX200/CO,XX318/318,XX255/255,XX332/CD,XX348/348,XX258/CE

and Grobs
G-BYYA G-BYUF

David Thompson
Posts: 1950
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:00 pm
Location: Teesside

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by David Thompson » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:59 pm

Thanks for the report pg1610 . :thumb:
Slightly off topic but can I ask if the viewing area was tidy and free from litter and rubbish ?
Youth is wasted on the young !

pg1610
Posts: 691
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Re: FAF Alphas

Post by pg1610 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:00 pm

David Thompson wrote:Thanks for the report pg1610 . :thumb:
Slightly off topic but can I ask if the viewing area was tidy and free from litter and rubbish ?
To be honest not something I would pay attention to, but nothing stood out

Post Reply

Return to “RAF Leeming”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests