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RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby m0lsx » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:19 pm

The RAF are again circling north of Norfolk & East of Lincolnshire. This time it's callsign TTN51 & a Airbus KC2 Voyager.
This normally coincides with air to air refuelling activities & air exercises.
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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby Chris P » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:29 pm

yesterday was the last day of the joint warrior exercise so it should quieten down a bit now
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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby milly » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:43 pm

TARTAN 51 was not involved in Joint Warrior
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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby Metradio » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:15 pm

From what I gather when the quick reaction fighter is scrambled a tanker is also scrambled.. The idea is if the fighter(s) get a second job they do not have to land to re-fuel..

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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby milly » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:56 pm

Metradio wrote:From what I gather when the quick reaction fighter is scrambled a tanker is also scrambled.. The idea is if the fighter(s) get a second job they do not have to land to re-fuel..


Not relevant to this flight:
QRA tankers use tactical callsigns (as do the interceptors). The calls are a computer generated mixture of letters and numerals. The idea is that someone listening won't know what the asset is based purely on the callsign. In a QRA scenario the tanker allows the fighters to take off with minimum fuel, refuel and then stay on station for as long as necessary with further top-ups as necessary. If a second tasking occurs then the standby pair of aircraft will launch.

Back to this tanker......
As I said above, call roots are previously allocated. Alan's Voyager using root TARTAN and numeric 51 thus giving a callsign TARTAN 51. The numeric part (for 101 sqn) indicates the day and mission number so this was Day 5 (Friday) and Mission 1 on that day.

For other aircraft the numeric might be the pilot's ID (which will be two or three digits - how many is significant).

For USAFE things are different but that's another story.
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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby Metradio » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:12 pm

Every day a school day..

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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby m0lsx » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:49 pm

Tartan 22 is there this evening.
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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby G4RMT » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:40 pm

A flight of 3 tilt rotors flew over here this afternoon heading that direction. From Mildenhall, I assume.

Tartan 22 is doing the same up off Scotland now, after doing the usual tracks in the wash.
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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby milly » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:35 pm

TARTAN 22 were working with tonkas and phoons again and should be inbound Brize again now.
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Re: RAF circling north of Norfolk again.

Postby thelad » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:50 pm

I expect the QRA Typhoons use alot of gas by the time they have done a afterburner take off and then full chat to the target when tooled up.
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