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A question for 1435 flt

Old 3rd Feb 2016, 21:19
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A question for 1435 flt

Queen Mary 2 will be passing the Falklands on 9th Feb in international waters. Fancy paying us a visit?

If so please let me know and I will coordinate.

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Old 3rd Feb 2016, 21:25
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You may rest assured that you will get a visit, but it will not be organised on PPRuNe. They guys at Mare Harbour will be in touch with QM. It will be a great opportunity.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 11:19
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Courtney,

Thank you. We have two Command QFIs on this ship who are looking forward to it!

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Old 4th Feb 2016, 11:30
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Ops there will certainly have the ship on their plot, Navaleye, and everything that can fly or float will want their picture taken with her. I would imagine there will be plenty of visits, official or otherwise, for as long as she's within range or until they're told to stop. If it were the old Phantom days, the speed rakes would have been loaded with toilet rolls!
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Or sweets, for dropping for the children in the settlements!
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Request staying below 760kts on first pass.
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More detail

Navaleye - have PM'd you.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 16:27
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Just had lunch with Heinz and Steve. Hoping 1435 flight can put a foot through the door as we go bye. The two QFIs promise not to bite.
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QFIs bite? Should we be scared? Or maybe I'm thinking of this too late.
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Old 6th Feb 2016, 22:38
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Position update:

QM2 will be passing 80 Miles west of the Falklands on Tuesday. Not sure what time yet. Will advise.
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Tuesday? Oh, no. That's their day off.
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Don't tell Buenos Aires.
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 15:14
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QM2 will pass 46 miles west of West Falkand at 0800z. Suggest 1500z visit.

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Steve's a Buccaneer man so he's seen and done it all before! They'll need to be low and fast to impress him. Anything above 50 feet is pussy!

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I thought 100ft was the minimum height. OC 1435 flt might have a few agricultural flying words about that. Unless, of course he's in one!
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Did it happen then? Video evidence would be great (although I appreciate sending it from mid-Atlantic could be expensive)!
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I'd settle for a few pictures....

Hope it was low and loud......
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Dont know yet only 8.30 local. GMT-3. If anything will happens it will prolly be this afternoon.

Weather is clear, slightly hazy, no low cloud. Wind from south, gusting 30 kts.

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I'd settle for a few pictures... - 111

Yes please, but also keeping an eye on the ship's bridge webcam, although picture currently not that great.

I note that there is very modestly no mention of the nature of the military lectures concerned, and also had to smile when I saw that she would be entering the Beagle (sic!) Channel.

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Old 9th Feb 2016, 13:43
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Weather is clear, slightly hazy, no low cloud. Wind from south, gusting 30 kts.
That's a nice day in the South Atlantic!

Apologies for jumping the gun - thought the date originally notified was the 8th.
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