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Apaches operating from Kinloss

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Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by Thunder » Sun May 13, 2018 6:38 pm

Over the weekend I’ve been surprised to see that the Apaches have been operating out of Kinloss. On Friday night we had at least two operating around Inverness at 2230, then on Saturday at least two flew over the town at 1930 and again tonight another lot flew over on their way to Kinloss.

Does anyone know where they are conducting their training?

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by Contrail1958 » Sun May 13, 2018 6:56 pm

I've been told they are using Inverness as a refuelling stop as Lossie is as normal
closed. That's the trouble with making everyone civiy !!!

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by lennyjc » Mon May 14, 2018 6:56 pm

Just flown over Nairn very low along beach line heading for Kinloss, 3 flying same time and direction last night,

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by toom317 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:07 pm

Thunder wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Over the weekend I’ve been surprised to see that the Apaches have been operating out of Kinloss. On Friday night we had at least two operating around Inverness at 2230, then on Saturday at least two flew over the town at 1930 and again tonight another lot flew over on their way to Kinloss.

Does anyone know where they are conducting their training?
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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by IanCampbell » Tue May 15, 2018 3:53 pm

over inverness 1600 today

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by lennyjc » Tue May 15, 2018 4:29 pm

Further to Apaches , 2 flying last night around 2100 hrs easterly direction along coastline towards Kinloss, very low and today 2 flying towards loch Ness area seen from Inches Retail park at around 1500 hrs.

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by Thunder » Tue May 15, 2018 7:07 pm

They've been very active over Inverness over the weekend and today we had a single a/c fly West about 1245, then a pair just after 1500, a pair then returned from the West at about 1600 very low over the house (not more than 200ft), followed by another pair just after 1700 these went into Inverness Airport but had departed when I arrived just before 1800.

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by Ross Forsyth » Thu May 17, 2018 12:08 pm

Stopped by yesterday as I was passing to see 4 of the Apaches parked up with no activity around them at about midday,couldn`t see the 5th

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by np1991 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:41 pm

3 ship followed by a single departed back home mid afternoon yesterday leaving one behind, presuming tech.
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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by sufa 36 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:05 pm

np1991 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 2:41 pm
3 ship followed by a single departed back home mid afternoon yesterday leaving one behind, presuming tech.
hi Niall
seen single aphche heading south over leuchars about 6,30 on monday evening
showing up as AAc 322 ZJ184 on adsb?

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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by np1991 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:43 pm

Quite possibly Allan, when Hunter departed, Lossie asked if no.4 was catching up as they were down as being a 4 ship, they told Lossie that no.4 was working a problem and were unsure if he'd be departing. No sign of an apache at Kinloss 1740L this evening, or not at least where they've been operating from.
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Re: Apaches operating from Kinloss

Post by venom » Fri May 18, 2018 11:25 am

4 came into prestwick on wedensday for fuel stop
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