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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Phil » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:35 pm

Is the rotary element repositioning to Stapleford aerodrome as suggested a few weeks ago?

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Reach1985 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:05 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:10 am
Can anyone advise please. www.militaryairshows.co.uk says "The flypast will start in the vicinity of The Wash, The North Sea and Southwold, Suffolk and Southend then route from the hold via Swaffham and Thetford and Colchester..." and the NATS map shows two areas (B and C) which would back this up. However the simplified RAF website map shows a single route from Ipswich to London. Which is correct or are there two parts merging at the southern end? Thanks in advance for any help.
I get the impression from the various maps that because this flypast is much bigger than the recent QBF's that the various elements will be joining up in stages 'en route'. The individual elements that make up the flypast will 'join up' at various points (The Wash, Thetford area, Southwold etc.) and will then come together around Ipswich (which is what the simple RAF map suggests) - this main element of the flypast (certainly minus the rotary element and possibly BBMF) will then make its way down the 'corridor' to London.

I know that with the QBF the rotary element joins up around East London / Isle of Dogs and there is usually a fairly substantial gap between the rotary element and the main body of the flypast (a question of speed and safe distances between the various parts of the flypast I'd imagine). Now where the BBMF fit in (they come after the rotary element, I don't know for certain but I'd guess again because of the speeds involved that they aren't coming in all the way from Southwold and they slot in nearer London - I believe that's what happens with the QBF.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Darrenxh558 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:08 pm

Hi I know this is off topic but I was wondering if anyone from around the Chippenham area was hoping to go to London to see the flypast and would be willing to give a lift?

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by eagle driver » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:36 pm

During the QBF this year the Bbmf and the Heli element joined at Lambourne after holding at Stapleford Tawney the assumption seems to be that during the 100yrs FP this will be repeated.
At least that's my understanding.
During the QBF the Heli element made a 90 degree left turn immediately after Buck pally over Sloane Sq .
BBMF we're practically turning right in the back garden of buck pally.
The other elements were spreading out as they crossed West London
For those still wondering where to go Find a map Draw a line from Buck pally to Kelvedon Hatch in Essex (North of Brentwood) this will be the centre line for the majority of the participants add in the factor of Bbmf and Heli elements joining after Stapleford Tawney and you have the basis of a viewing area

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Precinct7 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:55 pm

Phil wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Is the rotary element repositioning to Stapleford aerodrome as suggested a few weeks ago?


seen a report that they are going to operate from there

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Phil » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:02 pm

Precinct7 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Phil wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Is the rotary element repositioning to Stapleford aerodrome as suggested a few weeks ago?


seen a report that they are going to operate from there
Thanks Precinct 7, just seen the same report. Phil

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Pallen77 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi all,
Sorry if this has been answered already but can't find anything, does anybody know the departure times of the aircraft from coningsby on Tuesday for the flyby? Thanks in advance.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by reaper493 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Pallen77 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Hi all,
Sorry if this has been answered already but can't find anything, does anybody know the departure times of the aircraft from coningsby on Tuesday for the flyby? Thanks in advance.
For the practice last week they started launching around mid day, but that was for a much smaller gathering.

So a little earlier than that possibly? Between 11.30 and 12.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Pallen77 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:49 pm

Thanks for the reply, hoping to head up from Mansfield with the old man. Cheers

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Observer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:31 am

Is anyone able to give me any feedback regarding the expected flight path of the RAF 100 flyover on Tuesday, in the vicinity of Stratford Olympic Park? Any feedback regarding whether the track is over the Southern end of the park, or perhaps the Northern end where the A12 meets the A102M?

If at this point the aircraft are perfectly lined up on the Mall/Buckingham Palace, then the track might even be over Hackney Marshes?

Does anyone have any experience from previous years observing the Queen's Birthday flyovers in this area?

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by IanM » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:37 pm

Looking at the timings on the NOTAMs would I be safe assuming that the time over Buckingham Palace will be 12 noon?

Ian

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Vulcan44 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:23 pm

Hi all,

Previously, a/c participants in QBF starting from Southwold have routed over my house just to the east of Ipswich, near hospital. However reports say they will be forming up to the west of Ipswich so I'm not sure whether to stay in my garden or move around. Has anyone any suggestions and do we know if the timings are the same as for QBF i.e. about 12:45 over Ipswich (13:00 Buck House).

Regards

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:23 pm

IanM wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Looking at the timings on the NOTAMs would I be safe assuming that the time over Buckingham Palace will be 12 noon?

Ian
No - 1pm / 13:00. NOTAMS are always in UTC (GMT to you and me!) so add 1 hour for summer.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by IanM » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:28 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:23 pm
IanM wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Looking at the timings on the NOTAMs would I be safe assuming that the time over Buckingham Palace will be 12 noon?

Ian
No - 1pm / 13:00. NOTAMS are always in UTC (GMT to you and me!) so add 1 hour for summer.
Thanks Nighthawke.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by T_J » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:29 pm

Observer wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:31 am
Is anyone able to give me any feedback regarding the expected flight path of the RAF 100 flyover on Tuesday, in the vicinity of Stratford Olympic Park? Any feedback regarding whether the track is over the Southern end of the park, or perhaps the Northern end where the A12 meets the A102M?

If at this point the aircraft are perfectly lined up on the Mall/Buckingham Palace, then the track might even be over Hackney Marshes?

Does anyone have any experience from previous years observing the Queen's Birthday flyovers in this area?
See the Red Arrows NOTAM for the flypast.

LEYTON 513307N 0000058W 1208 GMT (1308 British Summer Time)

51 33 07N 000 00 58W

Map Link

https://goo.gl/maps/QSKc5WyzunQ2

H4347/18: Formation flying will take place

FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING:
SCAMPTON 531828N 0003303W 1123
W OF MARKET RASEN 532338N 0002526W 1125
OVERSEAS 533116N 0001522E 1129
OVERSEAS 534515N 0002249E 1132
OVERSEAS 533950N 0010011E 1135
OVERSEAS 532647N 0005613E 1138
OVERSEAS 532133N 0013208E 1141
OVERSEAS 530830N 0013254E 1144
OVERSEAS 524437N 0015141E 1148
OVERSEAS 521330N 0015312E 1153
SUTTON COMMON 520448N 0012500E 1157
COLCHESTER 515516N 0005402E 1200
FAIRLOP 513554N 0000559E 1207
LEYTON 513307N 0000058W 1208
WESTMINSTER 513005N 0000830W 1209
BELGRAVIA 512945N 0000920W 1209
HEATHROW 512839N 0002751W 1211
POYLE 512836N 0003012W 1211
WINDSOR CASTLE 512900N 0003611W 1212
ETON 512906N 0003712W 1212
BENSON 513658N 0010532W 1216
FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 250-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE
ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS. SEE FURTHER
NOTAMS FOR A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPO) RELATED TO
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 100 FLYPAST. 2018-07-0376/AS2
FROM: 10 Jul 2018 11:10 GMT (12:10 BST)
TO: 10 Jul 2018 12:30 GMT (13:30 BST)

http://notaminfo.com/node/5

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Usernamegoeshere » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:55 pm

thats puts them over colchester rugby club yes ? https://earth.google.com/web/@51.923347 ... y,0h,0t,0r

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by TankBuster » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:45 am

Usernamegoeshere wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:55 pm
thats puts them over colchester rugby club yes ? https://earth.google.com/web/@51.923347 ... y,0h,0t,0r
The Queen's B'day flypasts usually go just a tiny bit further north of Colchester (other side of A12). Draw a straight line on a map from Stratford StMary to Kelvedon & the flypast should be almost bang on that line, or thereabouts.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:55 am

Can't use the link but essentially yes, 51°55'16.0"N 0°54'02.0"E is just to the west of the Rugby Club. However I'm not familiar with previous flypasts over Colchester and Tankbuster is so I'd be more inclined to use his advice. The route is a well-used one for many years. Your call but don't shoot the messenger(s)! Hope you get to see it - some of us will be working with little or no chance of seeing anything :lol: or :'(

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by XR713 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:52 am

I totally agree the marked route is over the Rugby Club. It is further South than the QBF route. Also there route according to the NOTAMS is South East of Ipswich, where the QBF goes over the North of Ipswich.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Post by reaper493 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 am

Seen on twitter this morning, 100 sqd hawks have pre positioned to Wittering this morning already, photo shows 13 jets.

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