Day two bash produced the following:-
RAF Coningsby 10.4.08
Spent the morning and the early afternoon at Coningsby, again Typhoons were busy. Also had a lovely display by the East Kirkby two seat Spitfire. And again thanks to everyone who was on the mound, enjoyed the company. Hope you all enjoyed.
G-BYXN G.115E Tutor VT Aerospace CFS Tutor Sqn/East Midlands UAS/1 EFTSPA474/BQ-B/HW-R Lancaster I RAF BBMF 'Phantom Of The Ruhr' - engine runs outside BBMF hangarZA469/029 Tornado GR.4 RAF 9 Sqn - overflight, recovering back to RAF Marham. Still carrying 'Tornado 25 Years' tail markingsZA611 Tornado GR.4 RAF AWC/FJWOEU/41 (R) SqnZD328/09 Harrier GR.9 RAF AWC/FJWOEU/41 (R) SqnZG503 Harrier GR.9 RAF AWC/FJWOEU/41 (R) SqnZJ800/BC Typhoon T.1 RAF 29 (R) SqnZJ802/BB Typhoon T.1 RAF 29 (R) SqnZJ806/BE Typhoon T.1 RAF 29 (R) SqnZJ808/BG Typhoon T.1 RAF 29 (R) SqnZJ811/DZ Typhoon T.1 RAF 11 SqnZJ812/BK Typhoon T.1 RAF 29 (R) SqnZJ813/BL Typhoon T.1 RAF 29 (R) SqnZJ814/QO-Z Typhoon T.1 RAF 3 SqnZJ911/BZ Typhoon F.2 RAF 29 (R) SqnZJ923/QO-E Typhoon F.2 RAF 3 SqnZJ927/AG Typhoon F.2 RAF 17 (R) Sqn - flying with 11 Sqn Typhoon'sZJ933/DF Typhoon FGR.4 RAF 11 SqnZJ936/QO-S Typhoon F.2 RAF 3 SqnZJ939/DXI Typhoon FGR.4 RAF 11 SqnZJ942/DH Typhoon FGR.4 RAF 11 Sqn
G-BLAX Cessna FA.152 - overflightG-SKEW Cap-232 - overflightMJ627/9G-P/G-BMSB Spitfire T.9 RAF colour scheme
Confirmed military overflight
082/YG EMB-121 Xingu French Air Force EAT00.319 en route Waddington.
Unidentified Military overflights seen from Coningsby
USAF MC-130P and MC-130H, both Mildenhall based Herks. Both heading north.Army Air Corps Lynx AH.7, serial possibly ending 73, callsign 'Army 648', also heading north.
RAF Mildenhall 10.4.08
Arrived at Mildenhall around tea time, just in time for the EC-130H arrival.
06-6154 C-17A Globemaster III USAF 60/349 AMW 'Spirit Of Solano' - circuit bashed for around 2 hours early evening70-0452 C-5A Galaxy USAF ANG 167 AW/167 AS/West Virginia ANG - still present 12.4.0873-1586/DM EC-130H Compass Call USAF 41 ECS/55 Wing - arrived 90-0534 C-17A Globemaster III USAF 315/437 AW
Based aircraft noted:-
58-0086/D KC-135R Stratotanker USAFE 100 ARW/351 ARS58-0093/D KC-135R Stratotanker USAFE 100 ARW/351 ARS58-0100/D/100 ARW KC-135R Stratotanker USAFE 100 ARW/351 ARS60-0331/D KC-135R Stratotanker USAFE 100 ARW/351 ARS60-0355/D KC-135R Stratotanker USAFE 100 ARW/351 ARS69-5825 MC-130P Combat Shadow USAF 67 SOS/352 SOG69-5826 MC-130P Combat Shadow USAF 67 SOS/352 SOG69-5828 MC-130P Combat Shadow USAF 67 SOS/352 SOG87-0024 MC-130H Combat Talon II USAF 7 SOS/352 SOG88-1803 MC-130H Combat Talon II USAF 7 SOS/352 SOG