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Dave934
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Re: B52

Post by Dave934 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:19 pm

reaperops wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Think we need to start thinking about closing roads off and charging people a fiver to enter Mildenhall in anticpation of the expected departure bunfight!
Better still hire, a Ferris wheel and dump it on Chiswick Avenue for those 'unrivalled views' of its departure........ :lol:
Yeah..£5 to enter Mildenhall and £15 to leave.. :thumbs: :thumbs:
Dave.

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Re: B52

Post by Starbuck » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:30 pm

So the B-52 has had its chute packed into the tail today, test flight can't be too far away now.

Ian1963
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Re: B52

Post by Ian1963 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:57 pm

Hi Starbucks
will it definitely have a test flight or just vanish.

Thanks

Starbuck
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Re: B52

Post by Starbuck » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:40 pm

Ian1963 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Hi Starbucks
will it definitely have a test flight or just vanish.

Thanks
No idea, I doubt they'll want to fly it back across the Atlantic without testing all the changes first.

LecLightning56
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Re: B52

Post by LecLightning56 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm

MYTEE 91 is active on the ground according to the Suffolk Military Aviation Society. Presumably the B-52 preparing for a test flight?

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Re: B52

Post by Starbuck » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:30 pm

Reports say it's gone tech again, flight slipped by 24 hours.

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Mike
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Re: B52

Post by Mike » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:42 pm

Starbuck wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Reports say it's gone tech again, flight slipped by 24 hours.
Seized brakes and wheel bearings now? :lol:

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Re: B52

Post by H.A.Bucken » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:37 pm

Oh dear. You mean, if it was going to be parked for some time they should've chocked it in gear and let the hand-brake off?!
'Scenic in the Mist' aka Roger

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Re: B52

Post by Starbuck » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:58 pm

Mike wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Starbuck wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Reports say it's gone tech again, flight slipped by 24 hours.
Seized brakes and wheel bearings now? :lol:
At this rate it'll still be there at christmas :P

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Re: B52

Post by Starbuck » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:58 pm

H.A.Bucken wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Oh dear. You mean, if it was going to be parked for some time they should've chocked it in gear and let the hand-brake off?!
'Scenic in the Mist' aka Roger
You would've thought they'd check them.

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Re: B52

Post by Philwinward » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Wonder if the initial flight will be to Fairford for final inspection before going home ?
Gets it out of Mildenhalls way and they have plenty of space there, as well as B52 equipment and at the moment additional B52 ground crew .

Phil

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BOLLO
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Re: B52

Post by BOLLO » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:50 pm

LecLightning56 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm
MYTEE 91 is active on the ground according to the Suffolk Military Aviation Society. Presumably the B-52 preparing for a test flight?
No it was departing back to the US .
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http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... _entry=140+" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; at last

What do cry when we see The Man With the Stick???

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Re: B52

Post by arch » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:23 am

The B-52 is serviceable it was the KC-10 (ROMA21) that was going to tank it that went u/s.

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Re: B52

Post by MiG_Eater » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:58 am

Are we expecting a departure today??

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Re: B52

Post by MRTT » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:01 am

Tomorrow.

MiG_Eater
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Re: B52

Post by MiG_Eater » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:19 am

Ah, shame. Any idea of timing?

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Re: B52

Post by MRTT » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 am

Not as yet, apologies. :)

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Re: B52

Post by MiG_Eater » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:24 am

No problem - thanks! Is your info available publicly or is this from a contact in the know? Only asking as if it is public I can check myself!

Fingers crossed for an evening dep. tomorrow so we can go after work!

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Re: B52

Post by MRTT » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:28 am

Mildenhall & Lakenheath Enthusiasts Group on FB was my source, have to scroll a little to find it.

Ian1963
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Re: B52

Post by Ian1963 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:16 pm

I think it’s a midday departure. With the KC 10 taking it back.

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