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Typhoons to Leeming?

Old 23rd Jan 2020, 22:31
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Typhoons to Leeming?

Rumours abound on Farcebook that a sqn of Typhoons is to move to Leeming from Coningsby.
Allegedly to be announced tomorrow.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 08:15
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Nothing heard yet! 😉
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 09:43
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There have been rumours about what is happening at Leeming for a while now.

-Tranche 1 Typhoons into aggressor role.
- Front-line Typhoon Sqn to be based there.
- Red Arrows move to Leeming.
- BBMF to move there.
- Even as unbelievable as it is; the village to get electricity and running water. (It's grim up north).

Watching and waiting with interest to see what the news brings. There is a lot of free airspace round here now in the Vale of York and I am sure the "use it or lose it" adage holds true.


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Old 24th Jan 2020, 10:08
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BBMF to Leeming? All of the crews for the Lanc come from Cranwell/ Waddington/ Brize so that might cause a few issues.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 10:42
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I doubt the BBMF move would have been proposed. Increased transit times, crew availability issues and an interesting runway for tail-draggers; unless they plan on getting the short runway up and running.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 10:49
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Red Arrows to Leeming makes a lot of sense: Consolidating all the T Mk 1s at one base, the now closed Linton available as a display practise datum (away from the A1, a slightly resurgent Teesside airport, LBA while allowing Leeming to operate normally and in what is now relatively free Class G airspace) but replicating the PR value of being readily observable from a major tourist city (York) vis vis Lincoln.
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 11:29
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I suspect that it is more to do with the NATO CAPEVAL in February/March when 1 Squadron are bringing some of their aircraft down from Lossie ?
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 12:44
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Front line Tiff squadron (ergo QRA tasked) sharing Leeming with the Reds? Can't see that working.....
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Old 24th Jan 2020, 13:03
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Originally Posted by 57mm View Post
Front line Tiff squadron (ergo QRA tasked) sharing Leeming with the Reds? Can't see that working.....

You mean the Common Herd might interrupt the sleep of the gods in the Reds? Don't they come down for dinner in their silk dressing gowns around 10:00???
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Front line Tiff squadron (ergo QRA tasked) sharing Leeming with the Reds? Can't see that working.....
Hence my suggestion of using the redundant Linton as a display datum...

Can't ever see BBMF operating out of LI full time though; with tail daggers on that single, out of wind most of the time, runway orientation?
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 12:10
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Well that didn't hapoen as far as I've seen.
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