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Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by rh226 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:22 pm

https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/f-a-1 ... 06103.html

Google Translate:-
Swiss Air Force exercises in Scotland in the future

The Swiss Air Force has been practicing fighter jet night flights in Norway since 1998. This concludes what the NZZ writes. The pilots will be training in Scotland for the first time this November

Since 1998, Swiss fighter pilots have been training their night flights in Norway every year. This, out of respect for the Swiss population, which should not be disturbed by the training flights while sleeping. This concludes, as reported by the NZZ.

The Luftwaffe had to look for a new location because of the heavy construction work at the Norwegian Air Force Base Örland. One found one in Scotland. As the newspaper writes, the Lossiemouth military airport was designated as a replacement. The local infrastructure is suitable, and there is already a legal basis that makes this possible.

Return to Norway not planned

From 13 November to 8 December, around 35 pilots (including up to ten F / A-18 fighter pilots) and 100 ground staff members are to be involved in the planned training abroad. It is unclear whether the location in Scotland should be used in the long term for night flight training. At the beginning of the year, it was reported that the location of Norway was also on the verge of cost reasons.
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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by vulcanxl425 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:02 am

Many thanks for firming up the dates for the Swiss deployment to Lossiemouth.
Thought it was just a rumour that they were coming ;)

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by venom » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:54 am

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by MRTT » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:23 pm

Post on Twitter suggests that 10 F-18s will be arriving next week, for a four week deployment.

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by cfett75 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:16 pm

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by varisian » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:39 pm

See RAF Lossie Facebook page.

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by eagle driver » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:09 am

SUI 518 plotting near Paris heading Nw , showing as FA-18C J5006

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by LecLightning56 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:34 pm

SUI518 sighted over Beverley, East Yorkshire at 11:54am GMT at FL370 with one other in formation, routing to Lossiemouth.

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by rh226 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:54 pm

I - and probably quite a few others - would be very grateful if one of the Lossie locals would post the F-18 serials for each separate wave,

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by np1991 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:10 pm

Winning numbers are:

Swiss 510A - J-5232 - F-18D
Swiss 510B - J-5014 - F-18C
Swiss 510C - J-5005 - F-18C
Swiss 510D - J-5013 - F-18C

Swiss 514A - J-5233 - F-18D
Swiss 514B - J-5015 - F-18C
Swiss 514C - J-5026 - F-18C

Swiss 518A - J-5006 - F-18C
Swiss 518B - J-5018/Special marks - F-18C

All parked on charlie hard (ex XV line)
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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by EGVP » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Thanks Niall, only need two so won't be making the trip from here. Hopefully you get some decent shots whilst they're around!

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by rh226 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:22 pm

Many thanks, niall. :thumb:
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:53 pm

Niall you're a star! Missed first 4 (all needed) :@ but 4 out of 5 for the rest ain't bad.

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by Bluetail » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:15 pm

Support was provided by a Helvetic ERJ190-100LR HB-JVM. It dropped off 55 Swiss AF support crew.
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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by Off Airways » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:33 am

Hi Niall

Thanks for the posting .. a lot of guys watching the over flight from Lakenheath will appreciate your posting :clap:

Sadly I only need one so I'll forget a Haggis run this time!

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by xrig » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:25 pm

does anyone know if the Swiss F-18s are hangared at nights and will be at the weekend.
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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by gamecock » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:34 pm

They were hangared pretty quickly last night, so I assume they will be over the weekend too.

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by xrig » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:48 pm

Thanks Gamecock a weekday day visit it will have to be.
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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by graeme923 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:08 pm

All Jets are put away after last trip of the day as saves de-iceing in the morning

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Re: Swiss AF to Lossiemouth

Post by Mikepaparomeo » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:31 am

I am going to make the long journey up next week from south of the border - my first visit to Lossie. Would some kind soul give me an idea of where Hangar 17 is please - is that one of the ones on the north side - the old XV squadron area?
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