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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5730 on: September 25, 2020, 09:05:48 am »
And now a THIRD BUFF heading west.  :o
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5731 on: September 25, 2020, 10:36:29 am »
Maybe someone needed a few more flight hours.   ;D  :o
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5732 on: September 25, 2020, 12:14:49 pm »
Or navigation training!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5733 on: September 25, 2020, 01:37:28 pm »
Or lost (Sorry, temporarily unsure of their position!)         :wacko:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5734 on: September 25, 2020, 01:45:55 pm »
Maybe connected, maybe not.

The Daily Snail posted a story about a couple of B-52s circling over Gloucestershire today, one sqawking 7700 (the paper, naturally, quotes 770....) which then returned to Fairford, where six more are based apparently.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/us-air-force-b-52-bomber-sends-distress-signal-over-gloucestershire/ar-BB19qvou?ocid=msedgdhp
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5735 on: September 25, 2020, 02:09:42 pm »
Either the same B-52 or another one, just passed overhead going in the OPPOSITE direction!  :o

Perhaps they'd flown over from Barksdale to Lakenheath for lunch?  ;D

Could be in a hold, maybe a formation split or join.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5736 on: September 26, 2020, 03:24:28 am »
Something's going on................  :unsure:

Yet ANOTHER BUFF overhead today, this time coming from the west, and doing a long slow 90 deg turn northwards right overhead the house.

I've never seen this many B-52s in a week, not since I lived in Oxford and I saw them on approach to Brize. Even the Gulf War didn't produce this many so frequently.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5737 on: September 26, 2020, 06:00:58 am »
The USAF is currently performing a serious show-of-flag-exercise throughout Europe, flying B-52 formations along the borders of NATO, in particular around the Baltic countries and over the White and Black Seas. This has been ongoing for about two weeks now and they’re also flying very long distance missions from bases in the CONUS and Alaska. Yesterday, a two-ship BUFF formation flew from Eielson AFB across the arctic ice-cap, making a mock attack on a target in the Norwegian Sea, then returning to Alaska.
Another component of this is intensified ELINT and SIGINT flights along enemy borders, in particular in the Baltic and off Crimea.

Intelligence commentary interpretation is that this is a way of telling the enemy that the west still is prepared not only to fight, but to bring the fight to his home.

And for the rest of us - it’s certainly a nice, if ominous - show..
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5738 on: September 27, 2020, 04:08:21 am »
I have a couple of theories.  This is not the place to voice them though.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5739 on: September 27, 2020, 11:46:27 am »
Near Cirencester, a B52 seen circling in a rather ponderous fashion.  I assume using the long runway at Brize Norton or somewhere similar.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5740 on: September 27, 2020, 11:52:01 am »
Nah, he was just lost/tempoarily unsure of his position.  :wacko:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5741 on: September 27, 2020, 12:47:44 pm »

Near Cirencester, a B52 seen circling in a rather ponderous fashion.  I assume using the long runway at Brize Norton or somewhere similar.


Sounds like a repeat of that one sqawking 7700 the other day.

He'd have come from Fairford anyway, there's a whole unit on TDY there. Brize is an RAF base these days.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5742 on: September 28, 2020, 11:04:27 am »
Madame R and I to Eastleigh to visit No 1 son, wife and daughter.   Our rented cottage is more or less under the flightpath of Southampton airport.  ATR, SAAB and similar  regional airliners regularly overhead, and a single BAe146 too.  Then, a few minutes ago, something noisy, low and made the television picture flicker as it went over.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5743 on: September 28, 2020, 11:59:45 am »
Something like this, perhaps?  :wacko:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5744 on: September 29, 2020, 07:04:48 am »
Always nice to see the B-52. At London ON on Sept. 12

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