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Scampton And Linton-on-Ouse Closure

Old 10th Sep 2018, 14:11
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 14:00
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I know of a couple Bundesheer AB-212 crews and their aircraft (when doing the practical side of the course in Sweden etc) attend the synthetic / simulator side of it at Linton-On-Ouse. Thus after closure where will the course be held? Here is another thought - will it even be held in UK?

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Old 25th Oct 2018, 00:02
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Anyone know of a date yet for Linton’s possible demise ? I was on course there in 1962 and, for nostalgia’s sake, would like to try and fly in (yep, still flying) before the runways become hardcore for yet another motorway.
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Old 27th Jan 2020, 07:21
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Old 19th May 2020, 00:23
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Old 19th May 2020, 00:43
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Old 19th May 2020, 08:49
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It's a shame that Waddington and the RAF is losing an important operational capability next year whilst Lincolnshire is celebrating that the Reds are staying in the county!
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Old 19th May 2020, 09:01
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It's a shame that Waddington and the RAF is losing an important operational capability next year whilst Lincolnshire is celebrating that the Reds are staying in the county!
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Old 19th May 2020, 09:14
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No doubt the number of rubberneckers and spotters clogging the A15 will have been taken into account?
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Old 19th May 2020, 09:45
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No doubt the number of rubberneckers and spotters clogging the A15 will have been taken into account?
There is a purpose built car park at the Waddington Aircraft Viewing Enclosure that can hold a considerable number of vehicles...it may get busy on the actual arrival day but should cope with the routine stuff. There is also an excellent cafe attached which does very nice breakfasts!! As long as the visitors don't stand under the approach, or use ladders up against the fence then everyone should be happy.


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Old 19th May 2020, 10:04
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So what happens to the RAF Waddington flying programme for all of the operational flying units based at Waddington when the Reds are doing their thing over the airfield three times a day with consequential closure of local airspace?
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:11
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pr00ne - if you read the MoD press release - airspace above SCAMPTON will remain the location for display practices.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/r...ampton-closure
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:20
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And where will they park the aircraft? Will RAFAT occupy the southerly dispersals (D & E) or the remnants of B & C at the north end? Neither site has hangarage ... unless they build a new one. A is full of operational stuff already, and F seems to be committed already. I see some difficult decisions and quite a bit of expense generating suitable accommodation for bot jets and personnel.
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:25
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Thanks Sandy Parts, I have yet to read that so now will.

BUT, wan't the whole idea of disposong of Scampton and other MoD sites to release them to Homes England for development for housing? If the Reds are going to practice over Scampton won't this merely be a repeat of the situation when they were based at Cranwell and practiced over Scampton with Air traffikers in the tower and fire and medical cover?
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:26
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MPN11,

I suppose that they will occupy the hangar, offices and dispersal freed up when 5 Squadron disbands in 2021.
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:38
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I suppose that they will occupy the hangar, offices and dispersal freed up when 5 Squadron disbands in 2021.
I assume that's part of the main cluster of hangars? Wherever, there's no obvious room anywhere for the great 9-jet line-up prior to taxi ... the only spot is A, which seems to be rather taken up with E-3s! Perhaps that nice HMG/MoD will build them a new parking area!!

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Old 19th May 2020, 10:48
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MPN11,

Yep, one of the 5 C Type. I suppose that the 5 Sqn dispersal will be available and maybe they can afford a little more concrete pouring to extend it.

It did make me chuckle in the MoD press release that Sandy Parts kindly pointed me to, where it says that now the decision has been made they will "move into the assessment and planning stage" which seems so similar to the large scale closure plans announced in 2018 where, if you read the detail, they have decided to close sites and are going to decide where the displaced units will relocate to "after studies...."

A contractor could make a not small fortune if it could persuade the MoD to actually DO planning!

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Old 19th May 2020, 11:03
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pr00ne ... dat's da trooth, bro!
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Old 19th May 2020, 14:07
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Thhat will work well. NOT!

Just like it didn't work when the Reds went to Cranwell in 1996.
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