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March 2020 Logs/Movements

Please post movements and activities to do with Warton Aerodrome here
Vulcanone
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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by Vulcanone » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:02 am

This is linked elsewhere on FC, but suggests the last Hawk at Warton is now wfu

http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=544

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by Tarnished1 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 am

Vulcanone wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:02 am
This is linked elsewhere on FC, but suggests the last Hawk at Warton is now wfu

http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=544
I must have provided 99% of this f/f & d/d data to Tom McGhee at UK Serials (Hawk and Typhoon) in last 15years+...incl the last known flt date for ZJ951, assuming it was a last flt date!

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by Tarnished1 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:43 am

Corona virus (COVID-19) and Warton movements.

I know Valley was flying yeaterday but no PDs from there recorded sofar this week. Difficult to assess the impact on Warton development ("test") flying as so little takes place anyhow. However, all employee shuttle ops (daily to Farnborough/Coningsby/Marham & weekly to Munich) appear to have been suspended from this week. Also the weekly airfreight flt to taif (saudi) via Paphos/Akrotiri, presumably in support of typhoon ops, appears to have stopped, using the West Atlantic UK (Atlantic A/L) B733SF G-JMCM (most of the time).

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by chrisward123 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:48 am

Hi all,

I have been informed from 11:30am the Warton site is to be shut down with only minimal movements available, unsure on how flights will be effected.

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by Tarnished1 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:27 am

Woodvale still active I notice. Valley was busy yesterday mostly texan and heli sorties, no texans came anywhere near Warton (as per usual). Valley appears inactive so far today except daily Cardiff J-41 shuttle which left there earlier (0917z).

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by Tarnished1 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:53 am

Tarnished1 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:43 am
Corona virus (COVID-19) and Warton movements.

Also the weekly airfreight flt to taif (saudi) via Paphos/Akrotiri, presumably in support of typhoon ops, appears to have stopped, using the West Atlantic UK (Atlantic A/L) B733SF G-JMCM (most of the time).
Obviously I was wrong... G-JMCM seen on climbout off Lytham @ 1150z today flt no. "BAE(Felix)101", showing on tracker sites Warton-Paphos-Warton (PlaneFinder) and Warton-Akrotiri on FR24, latter most likely correct. suspect then onwards to taif from Cyprus. saudis still want their typhoon bits (and whatever else they play with) with or without the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the Top (local area)

KC-10A 86-0029 [AE01E0] "Blue 11" 60thAMW Travis AFB Ca, coasted in over the Wyre just east Fleetwood @ 1649z FL210 i/b the Hall.
Had been dragging 3xGAF EF2000s on trail (Retro 61-63) but these had split from "Blue 11" over Scotland direct MAM then direct CUTEL.

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by chrisward123 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:40 am

26/3/20

OTT/Local
11:38L - ZZ331/RRR931 (A330 KC2 Voyager/RAF) Heading SSE @31k ft - looks like transit from Prestwick to Brize. Clearly visible over Flyde Coast

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by Tarnished1 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:18 am

Fri 27/03/20

For what its worth (for BAES)..

G-JMCM currently just NE of Bastia, Corsica, hdg back to Warton from Akrotiri (and saudi) "BAE102". Update: arr 1120z (landed rwy07).

Local Area
3xPuma XW220 [43C295] "Warlock1"; ZA940 [43C2AA] "Warlock2" ; XW204 [43C287] "Warlock3".
Hdg Nth (NNE) tracked just to east BWFC (Uni of Bolton) stadium @ 1111z approx 1500ft then passed just to east of Blackburn Rovers stadium @ 1119z!

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Re: March 2020 Logs/Movements

Post by Tarnished1 » Sun May 03, 2020 5:14 pm

Tarnished1 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:08 pm
Weds 18/3/20

U/k typhoon heard on c/out 25 @ 1458z "Typhoon 89" (41TES pilot). Climb FL400 hdg 110deg hdg EGXC. Handoff Swanwick mil 277.625 @ 1502z. Will be operating just sth CBY for 5 "mikes" before recovery.
Most likely ZK427 ex storage (had arr Warton 20/5/19) ret to Coningsby for 29 Sqn, flown by 41TES pilot for airtest/ferry flt.

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