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Kinloss update

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Kinloss update

Post by shackleton0 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:55 pm

Walking along the Findhorn road today:-

The tall whins and rubbish at both sides of the road (along the centreline, and the approach lights) have been cut right back.

This is a good sign, and could be in anticipation of the deployment of Typhoons from Lossiemouth later in the summer.

Looking forward to some action here again...... :clap:

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Re: Kinloss update

Post by np1991 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:33 pm

Need the track to the car park and hide done as well ideally
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Re: Kinloss update

Post by stevieiz » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:43 pm

From speaking to folk local to Lossie, I understand there will be a contingent of Typhoons at Kinloss over the runway resurfacing works at Lossie. The QRA is going to Leuchars I believe.
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Re: Kinloss update

Post by 10w » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:54 am

RAF P8’s also expected at Kinloss to begin with whilst the work to accommodate them at Lossiemouth is finished.

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Re: Kinloss update

Post by Squire of the Gate » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:01 am

Any dates for this?

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Re: Kinloss update

Post by scimitar » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:12 am

Squire of the Gate wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:01 am
Any dates for this?
Not likely to be before February 2020.

1st P8 will go to Jacksonville later this year and then arrive in the UK in February 20.
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Re: Kinloss update

Post by venom » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:19 pm

pride of the moray painted on the dide of the first p8

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Re: Kinloss update

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:43 am

" Pride of Moray" actually carried on P-8.
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Re: Kinloss update

Post by shackleton0 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:46 pm

First two P8s due Feb 2020, to operate for a few months until Lossie is ready.

Typhoons due around June 2020 for a few weeks while the runway intersection work at Lossie is completed.

Work ongoing at present on the runway at Kinloss.

This is the latest info (subject to change of course, as always)…... :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Kinloss update

Post by Bluetail » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:52 am

I,ve written to the PRO at Kinloss about removal of Whin bushes along the track that leads to the access to the viewing hut and car parking area at the Findhorn end. This is what I received back from them.

"You will be pleased to know that we have just had it confirmed that MoD contractors will indeed clear this area. This will be carried out in light of the P8 arrivals which you correctly anticipate. This is all great news, and we except to see work commencing prior to Christmas. It is a huge job; Hamish Grigor also showed me this area earlier this year so I am aware of the scale. So, we’re very pleased that our contractors have partnered with the MoD to get this agreed. Much of the thanks for this lies with Balfour Beatty, RAF colleagues at Lossiemouth and our Quartermaster at Kinloss. A genuine team effort in recognition that this is a safety issue".
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Re: Kinloss update

Post by vulcanxl425 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:11 am

Thanks Jim for helping to get the ball rolling for this area on the environs of Kinloss.
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Re: Kinloss update

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:17 am

Thanks Jim, this will help us all, so thanks again and thanks to all the rest involved.
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Re: Kinloss update

Post by shackleton0 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Checked out the access path to the observation hut this afternoon, and it has indeed been cleared (even did a bit myself at the weekend).

They have done a great job thus far.

Some of the whins at the front end may have to be cleared, but this is a brilliant effort, and great news for enthusiasts and photographers...... :clap: :clap:

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