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Until you're on a campsite just down the road from a heliport servicing the N.Sea oilfields (1990s). You can hear a Huey coming and going for miles in the early/late hours.
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That would have been one of these. Bell 214, the Huey’s big brother.
 
We were at Gt. Yarmouth and the heliport was up the road. We heard them, but never saw them. The sound was unmistakable, thud-thud-thud, for two weeks.
We had a classroom in a portacabin in Aberdeen, just down from the hangar where they lived. If one taxied past we’d have to grip the photo copier to stop it going walk-about.
 

Ritch

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Very busy over the North Sea at the minute.

x2 Voyagers
x2 USAF KC135's

Plenty of Typhoons and American F15's who are currently flying more training sorties than usual - what they're calling a surge.


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Very busy over the North Sea at the minute.

x2 Voyagers
x2 USAF KC135's

Plenty of Typhoons and American F15's who are currently flying more training sorties than usual - what they're calling a surge.


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Two spitfires and a hunter of the south coast too!
 
Two spitfires and a hunter of the south coast too!
Are they hoping that the sound of the Merlin engines, will frighten the damn migrants to turn round, back to France ?! ;) .
 
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ZW Clanger

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Very busy over the North Sea at the minute.

x2 Voyagers
x2 USAF KC135's

Plenty of Typhoons and American F15's who are currently flying more training sorties than usual - what they're calling a surge.


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Spotted the surge ex out of Lakenheath where they apparently fly out over the North Sea, engage enemy, return and do a hot pit refuel (sorry if the terminology is off) by shutting down only one engine and repeat x 3.

Are they using Typhoons as enemy?
 
Spotted the surge ex out of Lakenheath where they apparently fly out over the North Sea, engage enemy, return and do a hot turn pit refuel (sorry if the terminology is off) by shutting down only one engine and repeat x 3.

Are they using Typhoons as enemy?
Fixed.
 

Ritch

LE
Spotted the surge ex out of Lakenheath where they apparently fly out over the North Sea, engage enemy, return and do a hot pit refuel (sorry if the terminology is off) by shutting down only one engine and repeat x 3.

Are they using Typhoons as enemy?
They could be but seeing as its just a USAF exercise, I'd say they'll be using another F15 as the enemy.
 

Border-Reiver

Old-Salt
Very busy over the North Sea at the minute.

x2 Voyagers
x2 USAF KC135's

Plenty of Typhoons and American F15's who are currently flying more training sorties than usual - what they're calling a surge.


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Ex TYPHOON WARRIOR is on for the next few weeks.


Not sure if the USAF have been taking part today but if they are, then usually the USAF and RAF will both split assets between Blue and Red so that everyone gets a share of the training benefit.

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Ritch

LE
Ex TYPHOON WARRIOR is on for the next few weeks.


Not sure if the USAF have been taking part today but if they are, then usually the USAF and RAF will both split assets between Blue and Red so that everyone gets a share of the training benefit.

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This "surge" exercise advertised by Lakenheath might well be incorporating this then. Cheers.
 

9.414

Old-Salt
Over Arizona right now are two Boeing 747 (used as AF1 and AF2) with reg numbers 92-9000 and 82-8000
 

arfah

LE
KC46A Pegasus flying out of Mildenhall and conducting in flight refuelling just off Lincolnshire / Norfolk.

Now heading south in the direction of Brighton.
 

Ritch

LE
Over Arizona right now are two Boeing 747 (used as AF1 and AF2) with reg numbers 92-9000 and 82-8000
[Pedant Mode]

The two 747's will both be known as Air Force One when the President is on board.

Air Force Two is the plane for the Vice President and thats a 757.

[/Pedant Mode]
 

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