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Flying @ Linton

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ozzieparky
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Flying @ Linton

Post by ozzieparky » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:16 pm

Been a few Hawks doing touch and go's at Linton over the last week - usually one at a time but today there's two in the pattern! Can't get any details on them from ADSB sadly...

Anybody know where they're from and what they are doing?

David Thompson
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by David Thompson » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:17 pm

A post appeared on some of the local forums/Facebook pages which states ;

"This email is to inform you that the airfield will
recommence flying operations from the 22 June
2020 , initially with our Tutor aircraft and also
from 3rd July 2020 with up to six Hawk jet
aircraft operating from RAF Linton-on-Ouse
until 20th July 2020 . Planned flying hours will
be 08:30-18:00 hrs Monday to Friday . Once the
Hawk aircraft have departed after 20th July it is
expected that RAF Linton-on-Ouse will return to
routine Tutor flying until their final departure
in December 2020 ."


Apparently a new air conditioning system is being fitted in the Leeming control tower and hence the temporary move .
Youth is wasted on the young !

ozzieparky
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by ozzieparky » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:26 pm

Thanks David - nice to see something about again - shame it's not on a more permanent basis!

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Rhubarb
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by Rhubarb » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:02 am

Heard them today 3/7/20 call sign Savage used. As I have said before on here its a loverly place for spotting. The quite with intermittent sky lark noise is delightful ! Why not put the Reds their :D
"A Rhubarb" is a sortie of opportunity !

ozzieparky
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by ozzieparky » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:28 am

I'm amazed they've gone for such a busy place for them (and the other two locations were likely to cause loads of crashes on the A1 with people watching the reds and not the road). Linton would have been perfect!

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Rhubarb
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by Rhubarb » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:34 pm

Quick correction to my hawk report after consulting my log. The call sign was "pirate" not savage. I believe pirate to be 100 sqd. Question for you all. Are 100 sqd still on mk1 hawks or have they been given any glass cotpit MK 2s ?
Cheers
"A Rhubarb" is a sortie of opportunity !

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Grahame W
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by Grahame W » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:51 am

AFAIK they are just flying T1s
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david14
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by david14 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:39 am

100Sq only have T1s. The T2s are all at Valley

mirage41
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by mirage41 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:39 am

Both Pirate and Savage are Leeming 100 sqdn callsigns, and they fly Hawk T1/1A.

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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by 3Greens » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:53 pm

16.50 XX198 as 'Pirate29' been operating orbits in the Louth and Grimsby areas - now recovering in to LoO

17.10 XX261 as 'Pirate17' been operating in the Newcastle area

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Graham
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by Graham » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:37 pm

At least 2 overshoots at Newcastle today, XX261 was the second one

cjhpock
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by cjhpock » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 am

I still need one of the detached Hawks! Can anyone tell me whether they are parked out when not active, or hangared. TIA

Chris

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rainers
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by rainers » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:01 am

cjhpock wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 am
I still need one of the detached Hawks! Can anyone tell me whether they are parked out when not active, or hangared. TIA

Chris
Parked outside throughout day - I believe they're hangared at night.

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LTFT5
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Re: Flying @ Linton

Post by LTFT5 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:11 pm

Hi
Are the hawks still at Linton until Monday evening?
All the best
Andy
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