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Req: 28-05-2019

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Req: 28-05-2019

Post by KoenL » Tue May 28, 2019 2:32 pm

Currently there are 2 Shadows and 2 Sentinels parked outside at Waddington. Does anyone know which ones they are, or which ones are meant to be at home?

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 2:50 pm

Sentinals possibly ZJ692/694 ??

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by KoenL » Tue May 28, 2019 3:32 pm

One of the Shadows was ZZ418 which just departed as Falcon01. The other is parked with the two Sentinels.

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by reaper493 » Tue May 28, 2019 4:17 pm

The shadow will be Vulcan 01, will show on tracking sites as wadd01.

The recently active Shadows have been ZZ418 and 419, the recently active Sentinels are as Baz said above. So they will probably be your birds.

Mike

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 4:44 pm

and as for the Airseeker 664 is in the States been modified and wont be flying for a while on its return and 665/666
are the only one flying at the moment.

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by Mike » Tue May 28, 2019 4:57 pm

baz1 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:44 pm
and as for the Airseeker 664 is in the States been modified and wont be flying for a while on its return and 665/666
are the only one flying at the moment.
Why won't Rivet Joint ZZ664 be flying for a while on it's return?

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by Vulcanone » Tue May 28, 2019 5:06 pm

Its currently in test flight stage from memory with an updated cockpit (all the RAF and USAF RCs) are getting. As for it not flying for a while?

Guess we will have to wait for its return.

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 6:07 pm

Mike wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:57 pm
baz1 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:44 pm
and as for the Airseeker 664 is in the States been modified and wont be flying for a while on its return and 665/666
are the only one flying at the moment.
Why won't Rivet Joint ZZ664 be flying for a while on it's return?
cast your mind back to when the first Airseeker arrived it was sat in the compound for weeks on end, draw your own conclusions.???

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 6:10 pm

Vulcanone wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Its currently in test flight stage from memory with an updated cockpit (all the RAF and USAF RCs) are getting. As for it not flying for a while?

Guess we will have to wait for its return.
from what have been told from a very good source the crew will have to be retrained to fly it

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by Mike » Tue May 28, 2019 6:22 pm

baz1 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Mike wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:57 pm
baz1 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:44 pm
and as for the Airseeker 664 is in the States been modified and wont be flying for a while on its return and 665/666
are the only one flying at the moment.
Why won't Rivet Joint ZZ664 be flying for a while on it's return?
cast your mind back to when the first Airseeker arrived it was sat in the compound for weeks on end, draw your own conclusions.???
The first RAF Rivet Joint was delivered to Mildenhall and operated from there for a few weeks before moving to Waddington, maybe this will happen again after the upgrade is complete.

What's the "draw your own conclusions.???" bit mean?

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 6:47 pm

yes and then when it arrived at Waddington sat in ALFA Compound for weeks before it flew no dought you know that??

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by Mike » Tue May 28, 2019 6:57 pm

baz1 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:47 pm
yes and then when it arrived at Waddington sat in ALFA Compound for weeks before it flew no dought you know that??
What does "dought" mean?

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 7:05 pm

disregard!!

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by Andy Marden » Tue May 28, 2019 7:18 pm

Just out of interest there were 3 Sentinels outside yesterday.

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by dinger » Tue May 28, 2019 7:31 pm

Andy Marden wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Just out of interest there were 3 Sentinels outside yesterday.
690, 692 & 694

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by Vulcanone » Tue May 28, 2019 8:18 pm

ZZ664 was delivered direct to Waddington from The USA in November 2013. 665 was the one delivered to Mildenhall.

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 8:38 pm

it certainly was Vulcanone and if my memory servers me correct was driven by a female jockey?

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by baz1 » Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 pm

from my log C/S was Same 40 and changed to Vulcan 51

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by FlyingFairy » Tue May 28, 2019 9:03 pm

reaper493 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:17 pm
The shadow will be Vulcan 01, will show on tracking sites as wadd01.

The recently active Shadows have been ZZ418 and 419, the recently active Sentinels are as Baz said above. So they will probably be your birds.

Mike
Can I just ask you to clarify ‘recently active’? Do you mean today?

I only ask as ZZ419 returned from Hawarden this morning as Serpent 49, having departed there on the 21st as Snake 49.

Also G-DAYP spent a good part of the day parked next to the Sentinels. It is in a similar colour scheme to Shadow aircraft.

At 0900 this morning, the three Sentinels on the line were as quoted by Dinger.

Cheers,

FF

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Re: Req: 28-05-2019

Post by reaper493 » Wed May 29, 2019 9:07 am

FlyingFairy wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 9:03 pm
reaper493 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:17 pm
The shadow will be Vulcan 01, will show on tracking sites as wadd01.

The recently active Shadows have been ZZ418 and 419, the recently active Sentinels are as Baz said above. So they will probably be your birds.

Mike
Can I just ask you to clarify ‘recently active’? Do you mean today?

I only ask as ZZ419 returned from Hawarden this morning as Serpent 49, having departed there on the 21st as Snake 49.

Also G-DAYP spent a good part of the day parked next to the Sentinels. It is in a similar colour scheme to Shadow aircraft.

At 0900 this morning, the three Sentinels on the line were as quoted by Dinger.

Cheers,

FF
FF,

I mean the ones that I have seen airborne and on tracking sites in the last week.

I'd forgotten about DAYP as not seen any reports of that one for a long time.

Thanks

Mike

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