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posted on Jun, 6 2018 @ 05:37 PM
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posted on Jun, 22 2018 @ 06:13 AM
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Off topic but be aware there's a load of 'fluffy white iridescent' tree pollen floating around in NW UK today - Saw a couple shoot past before which were seemingly moving in vectors far too fast to be a bird which caught my eye then an hour or so later three more 'objects' started floating by - I was about to post here and say I'm pretty sure there's something being tested high altitude over Warton area (main research craft runway/base, it's busy at the moment) but could still be an optical illusion then one of the wee buggers flew out of sunlight, revealed itself and made me feel a right cretin.

Still an incredibly convincing illusion when the viewing angle leaves only clear blue sky as a background, what seemed to be multiple passes and a flyby in formation at at least 40,000+ around personal jet size was just a bit of fluffy pollen (horsestail, horsesmane rings a bell) floating at around 20ft in the end.


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posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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The second batch of five aircraft are scheduled for Tuesday, July 31st. No ETA, but probably similar to the first flight.

There will also be a fifth gen deployment to Italy, or possibly Norway before the end of summer. They haven't specified much beyond "they're deploying before the end of summer".



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

How many are we scheduled for this year Zaph?



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

They plan to declare IOC at the end of the year. That means a set number of aircraft, but they haven't said how many that requires. From the information I have found though, it looks like 9 this year. There are 15 delivered in the US so far.



posted on Jul, 28 2018 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Cool cheers Zaph the answers are always much appreciated. Can't wait to the B's flying some exercises up in the Lakes.



posted on Jul, 29 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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Ascot 9302, ZZ333 and Ascot 9301, ZZ334 departed to the US from the UK to pick up the five aircraft Tuesday.



posted on Aug, 1 2018 @ 09:43 AM
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They were delayed for an undisclosed reason, so they're trying again tomorrow.



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 07:00 AM
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ZZ336 as Ascot 9303 headed towards the US this morning. He'll be part of the drag tomorrow. Looks like one returned to the UK yesterday.



posted on Aug, 3 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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Five more F-35s enroute. ZZ333 split off into Canada, meanwhile the others are out over the Atlantic on their way. ETA was set for 1830 GMT but looks like they're about 2 hours late.
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posted on Aug, 3 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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Five F-35s, with tanker, and Tornado escorts landed at Marham about 45 minutes ago.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 08:58 PM
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Nice video of the trip over the pond.



posted on Aug, 7 2018 @ 10:58 PM
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Twelve F-22s begin a three week deployment to Germany, Wednesday the 8th. Four tankers that are with them will redeploy to Mildenhall.
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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Six aircraft arrived, operating as TREND51 and flight. No word in when the other 6 will arrive. They'll be traveling around to train with NATO members.



posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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A couple pretty big announcements this week. Lossiemouth will be home to a group of US Navy P-8As, and Lakenheath just got $150M in new construction for the F-35A.
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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:42 AM
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When you say new construction do you mean like new facilities to accommodate the F-35? Meaning that they can be stationed there ? As for the P-8s what time frame we looking at for the RAF to receive theirs



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

They're getting F-35s to Lakenheath. This is to build the facilities to bed them down and support them. A total of 54 F-35As will start arriving in 2021, and all will be there by 2023.

The first UK P-8 will be signed over some time around November of next year. I believe it stays in the US for a short transition period for crews to familiarize with it, then heads to Lossiemouth.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 04:16 AM
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Nice so I'm going to have the RAF B's and US A's stationed not far from me. I need to start finding time to start visiting the bases



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 09:06 PM
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Four U-2S went through Fairford this week. One may still be there, as it had a maintenance issue.



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