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3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009

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Matthew Harrison



Location : Lincoln
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PostSubject: 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 Empty2009-09-12, 03:59

I spent 3 days this week in the Mach Loop at both Cad West and The Bwlch. I experienced both the highs and lows(!) that come with the joys of lowfly but overall had a fantastic time.

My time was spent with two mates from Lincoln (Neil Houltby and Trev Hines) who have spent the whole week there and have been gripping me off on the text the last couple of days with what I have missed.

Anyway, here is what I saw. I hope the following report and pics are not too heavy going and are of interest. (Please feel free to scroll straight to the pics..........!)


Monday 7th September - Cad West - 0900 to 1800

Weather: Hill fog and low cloud lifted around 10.00 leaving a dry day with variable cloud during the morning with increased sunny spells in the afternoon, although the sun became increasingly hazy later on. Visibility poor at first becoming good and then very good from lunchtime. Wind WSW light to moderate.

Log:
1229 - Tornado GR4, 2 sqn
1404 - Hawk XX171, 208 sqn
1408 - Hawk as above
1456 - C-130K Herc (202)
1458 - Hawk x 2, 208 sqn
1516 - Hawk XX221, unmarked, high pass
1533 - Hawk x 2, 208 sqn, cut corner overhead into Cad
1557 - C-130J Herc (883) later came out of Bwlk but turned towards Bala
1627 - Hawk XX234, 208 sqn, high pass
1659 - Alpha Jet, ZJ645, Boscombe Down
1712 - Hawk x 2, XX194 and XX171, 208 sqn
c1820 - Hawk, just as got back to the car

Summary: A trying morning but the Tornado kick started an excellent afternoon with 12 movements.

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Tuesday 8th September - Cad West - 0900 to 1400

Weather: Cloudy and dull with drizzle from mid morning, then more persistant rain from lunchtime accompanied by extensive hill fog all blown along on a fresh to strong south to south westerly wind. Visibility moderate to poor at first then very poor in hill fog.

Log:
3 very wet and miserable lowflyers

Summary: A complete write off


Wednesday 9th September - The Bwlch - 0900 to 1900

Weather: Bright, clear start with hazy sunshine, then high brocken and scattered cloud developing. From mid afternoon skies cleared to leave a beautiful late afternoon/evening. Visiblity very good to excellent. Wind light to moderate west to north westerly. A good day! and complete contrast to yesterday.

Log:
1007 - F-15 x 2, (133, 202)
1016 - F-15 x 2 as above then turned right towards Bala
1019 - Hawk XX181, 208 sqn
1022 - Hawk as above
1153 - Hawk XX317, 19 sqn
1259 - F-15 x 2 (217, 132)
1301 - F-15 x 2 as above over top of Bwlch then dropped in towards Bala
1313 - Tornado GR4, 617 sqn, AJ-G (066)
1401 - Hawk x 2, XX165 and XX234, 208 sqn
1406 - Hawk x 2, as above
1528 - Tornado GR4, 13 sqn, Anniversary marks
1626 - Hawk XX187, 208 sqn
1629 - Hawk as above
1637 - C-130J Herc, (883)
1644 - Hawk XX231, 208 sqn
1647 - Hawk, as above
1703 - C-130J Herc (886)
1716 - Hawk x 2, XX234 and XX325, 208 sqn
1811 - Hawk x 2, unmarked and 208 sqn
1840 - F-15 x 2 (217,219) high pass then dropped into Cad
1843 - Hawk XX194, 208 sqn

Summary: 21 movements including 4 Eagle passes, 2 Tornados and 2 Hercs. A superb day in fantastic weather. All is well with the world!

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Regards

Matthew
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197cup

197cup

Location : Newbury berkshire

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PostSubject: Re: 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 Empty2009-09-12, 04:13

some very very nice pics there mate 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 698488
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Will Smith

Will Smith

Location : Portsmouth , UK
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 Empty2009-09-12, 04:49

Nice pictures mate , Like the way you have set it out with the times of the passes and so on :-)
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 Empty2009-09-12, 06:01

very nice as always.

love the CHEESE board in the herc cockpit.

Geoff
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urkles

urkles

Location : East Suffolk
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Out of all the Eagles from Lakenheath I only require 132 and 133, though as much as I admire your pictures I hate you too 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 711487

Joking aside, great shots
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Beefsteak

Beefsteak

Location : Mid Cheshire
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PostSubject: Re: 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 3 mad days in the Mach loop - 7 to 9 September 2009 Empty2009-09-13, 09:48

I too got a shot of Herc 883 as it passed over the mid Cheshire area on Monday and missed noticing the "Cheersboard" in the window!!!

http://fightercontrol.forumotion.com/overhead-ott-f5/low-level-hercs-t15268.htm

Cracking set there by the way , love that last Eagle
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