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Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March 2014

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Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March 2014

Post by Gary » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:44 pm

Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March 2014

Start date/time: 13/03/2014 12:55 UTC
End date/time: 13/03/2014 13:35 UTC
Activity period: null
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 082

RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) AT RAF CRANWELL FOR A RED ARROWS
DISPLAY WI 6NM RADIUS 530149N 0002925W. AREA ESTABLISHED UNDER
ARTICLE 161 OF THE AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2009 (MIL ACFT SHOULD COMPLY
WITH THE MANUAL OF AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, CHAPTER 4 PARAGRAPH 27).
14-03-0134/AS1

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by RedsSnapper » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:27 pm

Thanks for confirmation of the timing on this one Gary!

Can anyone offer any wisdom as to the best place to park, and view from, at Cranwell please?

Cheers! :thumb:

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by Viv » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:12 pm

Have a look at this page.

I've photographed training from A/B - but be very careful of the A17 !

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk ... anwell.php

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by RedsSnapper » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:03 pm

Cheers Viv - yes, I was looking at point B on there - looks like the best bet if I can get parked up OK. :)

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by Viv » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:55 am

That corner (with the side road) is enough for 5/6 cars, so should be fine.

I may be there myself.........

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by RedsSnapper » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:58 am

Might you indeed - that'd be fun! :thumbs: (could I apply for a temporary loan of a *cough* small item from you again do you think?) ;)

Still wondering about timings for the earlier part of the day - hoping they might work favourably too...

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by Viv » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:20 pm

RedsSnapper wrote:Might you indeed - that'd be fun! :thumbs: (could I apply for a temporary loan of a *cough* small item from you again do you think?) ;)

Still wondering about timings for the earlier part of the day - hoping they might work favourably too...
Indeed - depends if the big noisy one is up at 13:00 that day :halo:

I think that could be arranged for said item ;) ;)

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by RedsSnapper » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:31 pm

:thumbs: :D Thank you! I'd assumed the big noisy marshmallow-toaster would be up, but he's not been doing every day has he, so we'll see.

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by Gary » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:40 pm

Formation transit NOTAM now issued for the display

Start date/time: 13/03/2014 12:35 UTC
End date/time: 13/03/2014 13:45 UTC
Activity period: null
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 030

FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING:
531828N 0003303W (SCAMPTON) 1249
531122N 0001050W (VCY CONINGSBY) 1252
531808N 0000007W (S LOUTH) 1254
532240N 0000738W (W LOUTH) 1255
531500N 0002014W (SW WRAGBY) 1257
531238N 0003056W (LINCOLN) 1258
530147N 0002947W (CRANWELL) 1322
525549N 0002838W (VCY BARKSTON HEATH) 1323
525856N 0004403W (S NEWARK-ON-TRENT) 1325
531053N 0004422W (SW LINCOLN) 1327
531828N 0003303W (SCAMPTON) 1329
FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE ARE
APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS. 14-03-0190/AS1

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by C24 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:04 pm

Thank you
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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:48 pm

We watched it today, as apparently did the children at the local primary school!

It's interesting to watch it at this time of year, early in the full 9-ship gestation, and seeing the "rough edges", particularly in the 9-ship manoeuvres. It makes you appreciate all the effort and hard that goes in at Scampton and Akrotiri before the team make their polished public debut in May or June. :)

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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by C24 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:04 am

A visit to RAF Scampton during the period October to March will always be worth the time. If the Red Arrows spend time practising their craft, we should show our appreciation by standing in the cold wind!

Great fun to watch their progress. However, do not use the viewing cage unless sent there! It is almost the worst place from which to see them fly. At this time of the year, there can be two full displays. :clap: :D Over the last few weeks they have looked very smooth.
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Re: Red Arrows display at RAFC Cranwell Thursday 13th March

Post by RedsSnapper » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:29 am

Their very first 9-ship back on the final day of February looked amazing - really tight and smooth, since then I suspect they've changed how they're working as everything has loosened out a bit. It's interesting watching them over the period of a few weeks, but with each viewing a week apart, seeing how things change, evolve and are polished. Some days it's endless practising of just one of two items per each section of the formation - Enid were concentrating heavily on rollbacks and Twister when I was up last. Other sessions they're working on the thing as a whole, targetting timings, or tightness in the formations, or flatness in the rolls....you feel as though you learn a bit more each time you see them! A fascinating process to see.

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