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TomTwin
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Re: Bases flying?

Post by TomTwin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:39 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Hawkwind26 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:26 pm
No F15s overhead so far, yesterday or today. Two low C130s last evening.
Lakenheath are not flying hence no F-15s. Very quiet at home in Brandon. Understandable of course but unusually so. All rather surreal at the moment. Just heard an RAF C-17 go over heading to Mildenhall but missed it!
Some reason they aren’t flying at the moment, as there are no plans according the the 48th Fighter Wing Commander to cancel the flying.

Might have to wait until Tomorrow or Friday for anything out of there.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 pm

Sorry Tom but can only recall seeing a post on the forum saying all local flying suspended. There was a reported COVID-19 case in Lakenheath an one on Mildenhall but whether that us relevant or not I don't know. A C-17 left LN this morning and some ML stuff is flying as noted in other threads. Time will tell...

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Hawkwind26 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:10 pm

An extremely high ( for here anyway ) CV22 Osprey late morning overhead in cloudless sky. Heard it but needed my binoculars to see it. Later on a C130 Hercules low and slow SW towards Fakenham.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Stroudy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:01 am

Brize still seems to be regularly flying. I live under the flightpath a few miles to the SW and have C-17s, A400s, Hercs and Voyagers going over on and off all day and night still.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Agent K » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:17 am

Stroudy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:01 am
Brize still seems to be regularly flying. I live under the flightpath a few miles to the SW and have C-17s, A400s, Hercs and Voyagers going over on and off all day and night still.
Being operational I can't imagine they'd stop. Perhaps reduce training flights but the rest will continue.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Supra » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Sorry Tom but can only recall seeing a post on the forum saying all local flying suspended. There was a reported COVID-19 case in Lakenheath an one on Mildenhall but whether that us relevant or not I don't know. A C-17 left LN this morning and some ML stuff is flying as noted in other threads. Time will tell...
Quite so! I saw this 'TomTwin' post yesterday but wasn't really bored enough yet to comment then! Today I am bored, It was post # 2 of this very Topic/Thread by....TomTwin. Then retracted & linked further down to the Official Statement :whistle:
"Time will tell..." indeed. Personally it doesn't matter to me what, if any flying is happening. It will be some time before we get to go see 'em. Watching stuff on virtual radar doesn't really stimulate my juices! :O

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by stealth117 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:36 pm

Two f15s just gone over newark look to be inbound to raf waddington 👍

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by thevulcan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:45 pm

Brize has been more active over the past few days with the setting up of RAF Nightingale.(London City Airport).

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by reaper493 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:45 am

Cranwell and Barkston now notamed closed until the 14th. Coningsby and Waddington still open but nothing heard yet. Waddington ATIS isn't currently broadcasting either.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Hellicopter44 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:50 am

Middle Wallop Notammed closed till 4th May.
Boscombe closed Monday and Friday till April 30th.Other days 1000-1600 BST.
Yeovilton closed Fridays till 24 April
Benson/Odiham OP hours 1200-Midnight BST.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by vulcanxl425 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:51 am

Kinloss Barracks open today with one P-8 airborne earlier this morning.

Lossiemouth operating as normal today with Typhoons active.
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Re: Bases flying?

Post by mudhen15 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:24 am

Boscombe Down has had a few movements today. G-ETPE and what sounds like one of the PC-21's have been out and about.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Reptile 1 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:40 am

RAF Valley

FJT is going to continue - albeit reduced - to meet OCU slots and maintain QFI currency. Lots of work going on to enable this to happen safely and within the CV19 guidelines.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by jimbo » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:26 pm

Noticed today some of Shawbury's helicopters have been up.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by reaper493 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:31 pm

4 different types up from Wadd today, 2 of which are operation sorties.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Snoop 95 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:37 pm

Lakenheath and Mildenhall both operational today.

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by harvey.parsons » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:35 am

Will Lakenheath be closing, or is there not any sings of that yet?

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Supra » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:34 am

As per the recent assessments of bases/facilities, Lakenheath will not be closing for a few years yet! ;) There was a recent advisory of 'reduced flying operations' due to possible personnel availability & that appears to be the case. There are F-15 missions airborne at this time & details are always available in the 'UK Heads Up, Movements & OTT' Section to which your Post-count now allows access. Please see ..viewtopic.php?f=8&t=187789 for Monday 06 April. HTH. :thumb:

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Radman » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:00 am

Leeming is flying this morning, Aggressor was up bright and early

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Re: Bases flying?

Post by Bluerigger1 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:41 am

RAF Valley.

A 2 and 3 Hawk T2 formation launched this morning. Same again in the afternoon.

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