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QRA activity near Bournemouth

Old 28th Jan 2015, 23:43
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QRA activity near Bournemouth

Russian bombers in the skies over Bournemouth | Daily Mail Online

This just in from the Daily Mail, new development or same old same old?

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Old 29th Jan 2015, 09:17
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Plenty of info on here:

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Old 29th Jan 2015, 09:45
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I believe they came down the usual GIUK route and turned left at the Scillies. Nothing at all to do with the Litvinenko inquiry, of course. Just a coincidence.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 16:25
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Civil aviation disrupted - The UK has summoned the Russian Ambassador to explain why military planes flew over the English Channel.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 17:46
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Hmmmm, according to beeb, they "flew right arround UK, came within 25 miles (tricky, near Dover that would put them over France) and were intercepted by RAF Tornado's. Well done MRCA

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Old 29th Jan 2015, 18:12
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Oh, beeb story changing as we type! Seems they did not fly right around UK and no Tonka mentioned now!

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Old 29th Jan 2015, 18:41
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UK summons Russian ambassador after 'dangerous' bombers disrupt civil aircraft - Telegraph
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 18:48
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The flight was around the west coast of the British Isles, around the Isles of Scilly and up the English Channel. they didn't get as far as Dover!
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:05
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I posted the following on the FC Forum a little while ago.
As I say , make of it what you will , but it certainly suggests the Bears
flew as far east as Eastbourne before turning about.



A replay of yesterday's movements in the Channel show the Typhoon heading east mid channel on the edge of UK FIR
It then turns about abeam Eastbourne and runs parallel to the FIR boundary with tanker some way behind until abeam Selsey
where the Typhoon carries out one RH orbit and meets the tanker and starts refuelling.
Tanking is complete abeam Swanage , tanker turns north , Typhoon departs to the west again following the line of the FIR boundary.

Make of this what you will , but it suggests that the Tu54s "did" fly up channel as far as a line Eastbourne/Dieppe

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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:17
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TU 54? Doubt it. Do you mean TU 95?
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:20
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Perhaps Sopley needs to be reactivated to protect Bournemouth!
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:24
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Yes , bit of a typo there....right shape...wrong aircraft !
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:46
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What sort of altitude are these games played at? I would have thought that most of the Channel is pretty busy with airliners in CAS up to around FL450.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:49
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And if they are flying just outside the London FIR boundary then they must be within the Paris or Brest FIR. Don't the French mind the infringement of 'their' airspace?
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:56
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All this happened at around FL270 +/- 2K or so

XLF911M/SE911 32K
FPO 338K 30K
FXR18G 29K

appear to have changed course.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 21:20
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On the BBC 10pm news the reporter in the studio stated it was Tornados that made the interception again......http://www.pprune.org/images/smilies/thumbs.gif
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Bring back Hawkinge and dust off the Chain Home!
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Old 30th Jan 2015, 14:52
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Don't the French mind the infringement of 'their' airspace?
No because the Russians have always been their allies! By and large that is??!?!?!

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Old 30th Jan 2015, 18:41
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Andrewgr2 wrote

Don't the French mind the infringement of 'their' airspace?
According to a Russian Air Force spokesman the Tu-95s were intercepted by French fighters.

Two TU-95 strategic bombers (dubbed 'Bear' by NATO) have taken off from Russia's Engels air base on the Volga River on Thursday, and have successfully completed their tasks according to an air patrol plan, Russian Air Force spokesman Colonel Ivan Klimov said in a statement.

The flight route passed above neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian seas, as well as the Atlantic Ocean, the colonel said, adding that the flights lasted for over 19 hours, with two midair refueling operations carried out during the mission.

The bombers were accompanied by Russian Air Force MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft. At some stages, the patrolling aircraft were escorted by UK, Norwegian and French fighter jets, Klimov said.

Russia's Air Force spokesman said that the air patrol flights were carried out according to an approved plan, and were conducted in strict compliance with international regulations of the use of airspace above neutral waters, without violating other countries' borders.
http://rt.com/uk/227355-british-typh...ssian-bombers/
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Old 31st Jan 2015, 15:01
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UKsatcomUK.......On that day I heard a great heavy/rumble sound of engines over an area of Eastbourne, certainly not a helo arriving at the local hospital of which I'm aware of and familiar. Living on a second floor flat my windows only allow a view West and North, so unfortunately could not view the a/c.
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