G-IRTY took offfrom Anadyr at 01:53 UTC and landed at Evensk at 04:24 UTC this morning (afternoon there).
Nothing whatsoever at all to do with the Rugby World Cup I'm sure!G-IRTY still in Nikolayevsk. The support aircraft has flow on to Japan. G-IRTY expected to fly to Japan on Saturday. Explanations from the Twitter feed.
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It sounds like maintenance for both aircraft and a couple of week off for the pilots and crew. No idea whether they are flying home (as passengers) for R&R or chilling out in Japan. Very short video below.
The airbase and civilian side are essentially different sides of the same airport. From a military perspective, there’s a very busy wing of F-15s there (several hundred QRA scrambles per year), the Japanese VIP 747 sqn, a H-60 SAR unit and Patriot SAM battery.
Some good pictures there but the text alongside is beyond dire.Thousands of people continue to attend the event at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, as it enters its second day. The weekend sees Lancasters, Spitfires and Hurricanes take to skies.www.dailymail.co.uk