There are two EUFI's and a tanker regularly together at the Israel coast area at about 24,000. Have seen them a number of times in the last few weeks. The EUFI's come on and off when close to the tanker probably for safety reasons? (I don't know - just a WAG). You got him turning it off probably as he was away from the big one.
Probably getting a different line of approach to their possible target area in a nearby country to the north as they all seem to start out from AKI.
Purely a guess, but if they all depart aircraft simultaneously & maintain runway heading there is divergence between the traffic.Seems a bit odd that Lakenheath, Mildenhall and Honington all have slight variation on runway directions. Prevailing winds can’t be too different around that flat area?
Thanks for these, she was a beautiful sight in the air. I always used to think that M25 was the most dangerous road in the country when Concorde was departing west - 6/8 lanes of traffic all looking up.
Unless they’re both on Westerleys where Lakenheath points straight at Mildenhall plus at that proximity ATC would be deconflicting (Lakenheath run the approach frequency these days). Probably some reason relating to WW2 (Mildenhall was built in ‘34, Lakenheath in ‘40) giving crews more options if there’s a cheeky crosswind perhapsPurely a guess, but if they all depart aircraft simultaneously & maintain runway heading there is divergence between the traffic.