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BTF/ B52H 20-2 General Information

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by csnewton2701 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:37 am

thevulcan wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:20 pm
WESTERN BALTIC SEA. Kattegat. Charts GB 2108 and GB 259 (INT 120).
1. Military and air defence exercises in progress from 31 Aug to 07 Sep 20 in area bounded by: 56-45N , 53-49N, 016-00E and 009-30E.

2. Aircraft, surface and subsurface vessels will participate, and exercise mines maybe be laid and recovered.
Military vessels may manoeuvre erratically and operate with navigation lights or AIS. Vessels are requested to navigate with caution, to keep clear of all naval ships and to pay attention to the shown signals.
During this exercise Naval Cooperation and Guidance to shipping (NCAGS) will be used to interact with merchant shipping and requests maybe made to participate.

Additional information may be provided by co-ordinating warships or via email: DEUNAVYNCAGSGEREX@BUNDESWEHR.ORG

3. Cancel this message 080100 UTC Sep 20.

Credit to zero_gravity for the above.

RCH979 is now airborne from Pease ANGB and is routing to fairford.

How would this affect the B52's if they were involved as 31/08 is a bank holiday?

Chris

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by thevulcan » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:38 am

I'm not really sure you would have to ask zero_gravity for an explanation.

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by mushbuster » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:47 am

USAF do not observe UK Bank Holidays?

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:51 am

Yes they do, except for operational reasons.

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by PeteHemsley » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:54 am

Nighthawke wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:51 am
Yes they do, except for operational reasons.
That being an exercise.....

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by thevulcan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:28 pm

Tomorrow (28/8) there might be some activity as well, as on Twitter The Dutch Airforce (account “Koninklijke Luchtmacht”) announces flights of their F-35’s for Operation Allied Sky with a picture of B-52’s and a link to the USAFE article about the Minot B-52’s currently at FFD.
Credit to Peter-eagle

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by Vulcan74 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:40 pm

I would imagine they will be flying this weekend sometime.

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by thevulcan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:47 pm

I agree with that assumption as the crews won't need rest over the weekend like they have done previous deployments. As they will have only have flown 2 days this week not 5.

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by reaper493 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:10 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:47 pm
I agree with that assumption as the crews won't need rest over the weekend like they have done previous deployments. As they will have only have flown 2 days this week not 5.
That completely contradicts what you've said in another post?

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by thevulcan » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:13 pm

Indeed i was just saying Monday would be a better bet for someone traveling from afar. Rather then a weekend where flying is likely but not guaranteed.

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:55 pm

There is no guarantee for Monday either being a Bank Holiday, as I pointed out in that orher post.

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by thevulcan » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:23 pm

Appears one of the B52's yesterday was intercepted by some unwanted company.
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377080/un ... -black-sea

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by Cranberry » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:32 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Appears one of the B52's yesterday was intercepted by some unwanted company.
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377080/un ... -black-sea
In other news, a bear went in to the woods today. (That was a tongue in cheek comment at the news article not thevulcan who was kind enough to share it!)

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by Knife 04 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:57 pm

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by Vulcan74 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:09 am

Wonder what next weeks flying schedule will look like.

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by BOLLO » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:53 pm

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by redcon » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:46 pm

Does anyone know when they are due to depart?

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by powerslave » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:23 am

Anyone have any ideas whether they may fly this coming Monday,as it’s a Bank Holiday in the states.

Thanks

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Re: BTF/ Ample Strike 2020 General Information

Post by Cranberry » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:04 pm

No one outside the wire knows when they're due to fly or leave, the best you'll get is a flight plan leaker letting the Americans know who's willing to share controlled information :grr:

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