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B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by Skirgey » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:34 pm

Neil-PearlJam wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Going to drive down from north wales on Monday, never been to Fairford before so hopefully get to see these amazing aircraft flying
We are heading down from Newcastle, set off 2am. We are doing Monday to Friday at Hunstanton but cannot pass up a Fairford visit first.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by BlackPanther832 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:41 pm

Hi All,

I'm thinking of a quick visit tonight to hopefully see them on the ground - does anyone know if they are visible on the deck this evening?

Any prompt help to save a wasted trip would be very much appreciated! :-)

Many Thanks,

Glen

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:54 pm

BlackPanther832 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Hi All,

I'm thinking of a quick visit tonight to hopefully see them on the ground - does anyone know if they are visible on the deck this evening?

Any prompt help to save a wasted trip would be very much appreciated! :-)

Many Thanks,

Glen
Hi there should be at least one on the pan tonight as for the other two it's pot luck as to whether they are in the hangars or are left outside. They are parked on the apron in front of the Two bay B2 hangar on the 27 end of the airfield. Hope this helps.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by BlackPanther832 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:58 pm

Hi Vulcan,

Thanks for getting back to me, it is much appreciated! Do you know if all 3 were out on the pans this morning?

Many Thanks,

Glen

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by MRTT » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:59 pm

All three were outside this morning, yes.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by thevulcan » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:00 pm

BlackPanther832 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Hi Vulcan,

Thanks for getting back to me, it is much appreciated! Do you know if all 3 were out on the pans this morning?

Many Thanks,

Glen
Hi Glen all three were out on the pan this morning. Two facing towards the Kempsford road and the other was behind a jet blast wall to the left of them facing away from the road.
Spirit of Washington was on the right as you look at them from the road then Ohio to it's left and the one facing the wrong way was New York.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by BlackPanther832 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:18 pm

Ok brilliant, thank you so much Vulcan - we are gonna chance it and take a ride down there now!

Thanks again for your help!

Glen

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by shuck » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:33 pm

BlackPanther832 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:18 pm
Ok brilliant, thank you so much Vulcan - we are gonna chance it and take a ride down there now!

Thanks again for your help!

Glen
Please post if Spirit of Ohio is left outside overnight tonight.

Thanks

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by BlackPanther832 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:04 pm

Well we have made it down here on the off chance and as far as I can tell there are two currently sat outside; one in front of the hangars facing the Kempsford Road and the other by the jet blast wall facing away from the road.

As it is so dark I can’t say for certain which are which though unfortunately, sorry Shuck!

Also MRTT thank you for your response, I didn’t see it earlier, but it is much appreciated!

Thanks Everyone!

Glen

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by thevulcan » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:00 pm

Does anyone know of any support flights due to bring the personnel back home?

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by jigsaw » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Does anyone know of any support flights due to bring the personnel back home?
Spoke to some of the crew today. they still don't know when they're going home.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm

How were you able to speak with them? Presumably within the constraints of current legislation?

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by jigsaw » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:19 pm

Nighthawke wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm
How were you able to speak with them? Presumably within the constraints of current legislation?
I have some of them on my private social media accounts.

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Re: B2 Deployment March/April (general information thread)

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:42 pm

Useful contacts :thumb:

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