Harrier Fly Past

#5
sgtpepperband said:
...15th December? A Wednesday? Weekenders on completion? I had a feeling it wouldn't take place on a Friday..! :roll: :wink:
I bet its before midday as well, got to get a long weekend in!!! :D

15 aircraft, 1 sortie, there will be a least a days work on each of them to make them servicable to scrap!!! :D
 

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#6
Joint_Force_Harrier said:
...15 aircraft, 1 sortie, there will be a least a days work on each of them to make them servicable to scrap!!! :D
Could you not do what the Russkies used to do, and tow some balsa wood replicas behind them to make it look like we've got more that we actually have..? :wink:
 
#7
sgtpepperband said:
Joint_Force_Harrier said:
...15 aircraft, 1 sortie, there will be a least a days work on each of them to make them servicable to scrap!!! :D
Could you not do what the Russkies used to do, and tow some balsa wood replicas behind them to make it look like we've got more that we actually have..? :wink:
Bugger "Rumbled"!!! :D
 
#14
Classic!!

Local newspaper the Stamford "Closet Crab PR" Mercury has a front page shocker about the Harriers leaving Cott/Witt, however they have stuck a photo of an 801 Squadron "Sea" Harrier on it!!!!

Top level whinging in next weeks copy from the local side scuttlers I think!!!!!
 
#18
Harriers pay 'emotional' farewell to Yeovilton
Navy News 25 Nov 2010 said:
IF EVER there’s a moment to bring one of Britain’s busiest airfields to a grinding halt it is this. Flying low over RNAS Yeovilton this is the last time anyone there will see naval airmen from a naval air squadron flying a jet for a decade...

...Watching was Cdr Danny Stembridge – Yeovilton’s Executive Officer and the man earmarked to take over 800 NAS until the jump jets were axed under October’s defence review. “I’ve spent the last 20 years flying, predominantly from the sea,†he said. “To think that for the first time in 100 years we are not going to be able to do that is sad.â€

The Harrier fleet is being retired seven years ahead of schedule; its successor, the Joint Strike Fighter won’t appear on the scene till the end of the decade – although the carriers they will operate from, HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales, are due to enter service from the middle of the decade...
 
#19
Final Harrier Flying

Start date/time: 15/12/2010 12:55 UTC
End date/time: 16/12/2010 14:40 UTC
Activity period: 1255-1440
Lower height limit: 000
Upper height limit: 030

FORMATION TRANSIT BY 16 MIL FAST JET ACFT ACFT. THE FORMATION WILL
FORM UP IN VCY OF 5239N 00033E (MARHAM AD) FROM 1305 HR AND THEN
ROUTE:
5239N 00033E (MARHAM AD) 1318 HR
5221N 00006W (WYTON AD) 1322 HR
5237N 00029W (WITTERING AD) 1326 HR
5239N 00029W (STAMFORD) 1327 HR
5302N 00029W (CRANWELL AD) 1401 HR
5310N 00031W (WADDINGTON AD) 1402 HR
5318N 00033W (SCAMPTON AD) 1404 HR
5306N 00010W (CONINGSBY AD) 1411 HR
5244N 00039W (COTTESMORE AD) 1415 HR
5240N 00044W (OAKHAM) 1416 HR
5244N 00039W (COTTESMORE AD) 1420 HR
THE FORMATION WILL REMAIN IN VCY OF 5244N 00039W (COTTESMORE AD)
UNTIL 1430 HR PRIOR TO LANDING.
16TH IS RESERVE DAY. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE
DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS. 10-12-0055/AS 1
 

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