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Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

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Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by sufa 36 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:33 pm

hi
arrived earlyer on this evening
were spartan 11/12/13/14
and valkyie 51/52
all parked up on asp-3
look to be nightstoping

thanks to balamorybuzzed for the heads up :thumb:

Allan

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by balamorybuzzed » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:47 am

Earlier...Runway 26 in use:

14.23 Lossie 57, low approach, back to radar pattern for a 2nd approach.
14.27 Lossie 43, low approach, join visual circuit for 4 circuits.
14.33 Lossie 57, low approach, depart to west.
14.38 Lossie 43 depart to west.

And just to expand on Allan's post:

Spartan and Valkyrie, II(AC) Sqn Typhoons, straight in to land in trails:

18.44 Spartan 11 land.
18.45 Spartan 12 land.
18.45 Spartan 13 land.
18.46 Spartan 14 land.
18.51 Valkyrie 21 land.
18.52 Valkyrie 22 land.

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by vulcanxl425 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:08 am

Busy day yesterday.Maybe busier at Leuchars in coming months as Lossie has no ILS available until early April due to the ongoing construction.
Al

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by JHolden92 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:36 pm

Did 2 depart this evening?

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by balamorybuzzed » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:29 am

The 2 Typhoons were actually overshoots by Coningsby jets:

17.56 Typhoon 315
18.21 Typhoon 70

The 6 Lossiemouth Typhoons did not depart yesterday.

Cheers, Mike

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by JHolden92 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:24 am

Thanks for that! All 6 outside of hangars apparently. Unsure if they’ll depart later

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by balamorybuzzed » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:50 am

Engines running just now.

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by JHolden92 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:55 am

Nice one! 👍🏻

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by Squadron Prints » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:58 am

Hope they make lots of noise and I can hear them from Home

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by balamorybuzzed » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:42 pm

So far:
12.09 Spartan 12, (ZK344/344, NATO 70th Anniversary Badge), performance departure.
12.19 Spartan 13 (ZK306/306, 1(F) Sqn Markings), performance departure.
12.31 Spartan 11(ZJ946/946), Spartan 14(ZK323/323), pairs performance departures.

Thanks to Allan(sufa 36), and Bluetail @ Lossiemouth for the ID's of the II(AC) Sqn Typhoons!

The other 2 Typhoons not leaving until 14.00 at the earliest.

15.00 Valkyrie 22 depart. WOW!!!! If Carlsberg did performance departures.... Possibly the greatest Typhoon departure I've ever witnessed at Leuchars, thank you Valkyrie 22!

15.25 Valkyrie 21, performance departure.
Last edited by balamorybuzzed on Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:15 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by JHolden92 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:49 pm

All performances! Brilliant!

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by JHolden92 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:53 pm

Nice one!! What did he do?

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by balamorybuzzed » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:40 pm

He was low along runway on full power, before pulling up into the heavens, levelling at 10000 ft in an instant, fantastic departure, in a lovely clear sky!

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Re: Spartan/Valkyire 20/01/20

Post by JHolden92 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:33 am

Excellent!!!

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