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Tornado GR4 last flight

Old 20th Feb 2019, 20:08
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Red face RA2335

Originally Posted by EAP86 View Post
I see RA2335 dates from Nov 2014 so probably not a Shoreham response. Could it be a knee-jerk response to an impromptu Typhoon 'display' over RR Filton which was readily visible from Abbey Wood?

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Actually, issue 8 of RA2335 was released in Feb 2018 and contained revised limits for Display Flying and Flypasts. These revisions were directly attributable to the fallout from Shoreham.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Homelover View Post

Actually, issue 8 of RA2335 was released in Feb 2018 and contained revised limits for Display Flying and Flypasts. These revisions were directly attributable to the fallout from Shoreham.

Right.
That is unfortunate, but explains some of the waffle on other areas of the internet expecting a compass attack [or similar] and getting a sedate "fly bye"

Put the old girl to rest gracefully with style and come home to roost safely.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 21:06
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Reading between the lines regarding the lower/faster flypasts at other places, perhaps we here at Cosford suffered because of the museum. It was totally packed yesterday, with cars tailed-back as far as the motorway. Maybe because of that, it was considered more of a "public display" than at some of the other bases. Either way, it was good to see them.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 22:42
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Just been a piece on BBC News at 6 with their defence correspondent on board one of the trio.
The flight may have been a bit too sedate for some of our members, but not so for the man from the Beeb who could be seen chucking up into his sick bag at one point.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 01:16
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IWM lunchtime..

I popped into Duxford at lunchtime so here are my photos of the trio passing through en route from Honington To Thurkeigh (Bedford).

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Old 21st Feb 2019, 06:34
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Is there anywhere online that gives details of today's route? I've seen the locations where they're doing flypasts, just wondering about the routes in between. Thanks in advance.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 07:40
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Originally Posted by weemonkey View Post
Proper bomber. Under the Weather-Under the Radar...none of this poncing about at mid, get down until you see the fear in their eyes as the swept wing nemis outruns it's own sound...

nah, that would be the Buccaneer
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 07:54
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 09:17
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Originally Posted by ivor toolbox View Post
nah, that would be the Buccaneer
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Was the Buccaneer actuall cleared to drop the weapon in the photo?
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 09:34
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Was the Buccaneer actuall cleared to drop the weapon in the photo?
Oh yes! Both overland and sea roles.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 11:20
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Hope it was cleared - in light of all the time I spent on QRA!!
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 12:22
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I really do wish people would stop talking about "fighter jet" (whatever that is!) probably some journo struggling to cope with FJ.
The GR4 is a BOMBER, not a fighter.
We don't have any fighters any more; Typhoon is "swing role" - is it really that difficult?
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 13:33
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Great to see even with the low cloud, big turnout on the "hill" !

4 came over...just one of trio.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 13:49
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I really do wish people would stop talking about "fighter jet" (whatever that is!) probably some journo struggling to cope with FJ.
The GR4 is a BOMBER, not a fighter.
We don't have any fighters any more; Typhoon is "swing role" - is it really that difficult?
The equivalent of moaning about an armoured infantry fighting vehicle being called a tank, or an offshore patrol vessel being called a boat, or a remotely piloted air system being called a drone.

To the public, it's a fighter jet. Let it go...
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 14:58
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Originally Posted by Homelover View Post

Actually, issue 8 of RA2335 was released in Feb 2018 and contained revised limits for Display Flying and Flypasts. These revisions were directly attributable to the fallout from Shoreham.
Apologies if I have misled. I just looked up the RA on the MAA website and read "Published 14 November 2014"; I missed the "Last updated 31 January 2018" which follows.

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Old 21st Feb 2019, 15:09
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Originally Posted by ivor toolbox View Post
nah, that would be the Buccaneer
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Since when did the Buccaneer have wing sweep.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 15:13
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Saw them near M Keynes yesterday, and my daughter's telephoto did the trick.

Please are there details of Cranwell rehearsal 28th Feb .... if it is PM I could manage it.
Morning would be a b*gger.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 16:02
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Originally Posted by Bravo Alpha One View Post
The GR4 is a BOMBER....
The GR4 is so much more than just that!

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Old 21st Feb 2019, 18:08
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Originally Posted by just another jocky View Post
The GR4 is so much more than just that!
Was
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 18:53
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Originally Posted by AnglianAV8R View Post
Was
The RAF Tornado GR4 can be called was and that is only because of the two fast jet policy. Moreover the RSAF Tornado are very similar to GR4 standard and don't forget the GAF and IF Tornado are still operating and will do for some years to come.
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