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Log: Tues 16th Dec

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seeker33



Location : North Yorkshire

Log: Tues 16th Dec Vide
PostSubject: Log: Tues 16th Dec Log: Tues 16th Dec Empty2008-12-16, 14:36

Spent the day at Coningsby today. Foggy this morning and didn't lift until lunchtime; even then the day remained murky and cloudy with a bit of drizzle here and there and cold all day.

Visibility must've been below limits this morning and there were no launches at all until after 12. Any observation errors will be blamed on the fog! On the ASP were::

Typhoons: ZJ802 BB ZJ800 BC and ZJ805 BD. Also ZJ911 BZ.

17 squadron had ZJ912 AB and ZJ913 AC plus the two uncoded FGR4's ZJ946 and ZJ947

Plus Harrier ZG503 and Tornado ZD739. ZJ811 DZ was also lurking, as was Chippy WK518.

at 11.40am ZJ917 QO-G, ZJ921 QO-H and ZJ920 Q-OA all landed. As I'd seen nothing leave the base I'm presuming these are the returners from Grosetto.

12.30: Tornado GR4 ZD739

12.35: ZJ800 BC

12.40: ZJ924 DD & ZJ933 DF

12.50: ZJ916 QO-U

12.55: ZJ810 BI & ZJ939 DXI (both from HAS area)

1.25: Harrier GR9 ZG503

2.10: ZJ805 BD and ZJ911 BZ

2.15: ZJ802 BB

2.25: GR4 ZD739

2.30: ZJ946 & ZJ947

3.30: ZJ941 DG & ZJ916 QO-U
ZJ924 DD & ZJ933 DF

After a dead first half of the day it turned out to be ok in the end. Saw the 3 squadron returners, the new uncoded jets and BI in the air again. Cheers


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gixrgill

gixrgill

Location : coningsby
Spotter Watch Member : no

Log: Tues 16th Dec Vide
PostSubject: harrier Log: Tues 16th Dec Empty2008-12-16, 14:43

popped down to crash gate 1 this afternoon and rebel 84 (harrier) did numerous rolls and overshoots before rvl the pad quite a few times as well very impressive warmed the heart on a cold day :D may be deaf for quite a while 8)
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seeker33



Location : North Yorkshire

Log: Tues 16th Dec Vide
PostSubject: Re: Log: Tues 16th Dec Log: Tues 16th Dec Empty2008-12-16, 14:45

Yeah, he seemed to be 'faffing about' for a bit after his final of several landings, taking off vertically for about 50 feet a few times and then just sitting back down again! I was at the 26 end so didn't get a close-up view/warm-up sadly. :rendeer:
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mattyAjessop

mattyAjessop

Location : Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Spotter Watch Member : Nope

Log: Tues 16th Dec Vide
PostSubject: Re: Log: Tues 16th Dec Log: Tues 16th Dec Empty2008-12-17, 01:55

Hope the Harrier is about 2m then :)
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crofter33



Location : n-yorks
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Log: Tues 16th Dec Vide
PostSubject: Re: Log: Tues 16th Dec Log: Tues 16th Dec Empty2008-12-17, 16:02

Thanks seeker33 for the two unmarked ones, I saw then return.
I arrived there soon after three and went around the HAS site road.
For what it's worth here's my log.

Tuesday 16 th LT..

Coningsby late afternoon.

Typhoon codes noted on the line } AB(ZJ912)..DC(ZJ919)..BD(ZJ805)..BC(ZJ800)..BZ(ZJ911)

Also GR9 (ZG)503. GR4 not identified.

In the HAS site } Typhoon- 3 sqn QO-A(ZJ920) -11 sqn DB(ZJ932)

Towed later} QO-S(ZJ936)

Monkey I- 2 Landed at 1600. There wasn’t much light but both a/c appeared to have NO MARKINGS?

Havoc 31-32 rtb o/head 1635. Land 1655-1650. both to hot pit.prepared for flight out 1735 +.

Gringo 41-42 land 1702-1703. both to hot pit. Depart 1735.
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seeker33



Location : North Yorkshire

Log: Tues 16th Dec Vide
PostSubject: Re: Log: Tues 16th Dec Log: Tues 16th Dec Empty2008-12-17, 17:00

Yeah, I didn't stay for the return of DG QO-U DD and DF. Sounds like they had a busy evening. I bet today was a busier day than Tuesday!
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