Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Today in the afternoon 4 Flankers flew (at least) 2 missions, making some very nice overshoots/flyby's at Orange as well (and the Singaporese F16's overflew Istres although a bit high...).


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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Do not stay too long at spot 1 and 2 (be very careful with photos, you are in direct sight of the tower) , within 5 minutes you will see the Gendarmerie :(
Spot 3 is OK
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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Does anybody know, which KC-135 were at Istres the 14th june in the morning? I counted at least 6 while flying above the base on my way back home: One next to the Indians, then 3 next to each other on the ramp, 2 others on the ramp next to the runway.

Another C-135 (?) was parked half inside a hangar next to the 3 KC-135, and one C-160 was visible.
Also one other grey plane was parked on the ramp behind the IL-76/78s.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Do not stay too long at spot 1 and 2 (be very careful with photos, you are in direct sight of the tower) , within 5 minutes you will see the Gendarmerie :(
Spot 3 is OK
Hi Joris,
We parked our car near the orchard at spot 2 all morning on 11th June. We had no trouble from the Gendarmerie and were taking photos along the track beside the orchard which leads to the fence. We did not go right up to the fence though but we did stand in the long grass in the open. There were also a couple of local French photographers there.
By keeping in the line of the orchard you are hidden from the tower and I guess that is why we did not attract any attention.
Hope this helps.
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Noted during the morning of 11th June were the following:-

TBM700 94/ABZ
Mirage 2000N 351/125-AQ special marks 70 Ans
TBM-700 95/XH
AS-555 (5458)/VV
KC-135FR 472/93-CC
Rafale M-02
Mirage 2000 (95)/103-KM
Mirage 2000 124/103-YT
Dyn Aero F-WUAV
AS-555 5455/VT
AS-555 (5468)/VX
NH-90 * ??? Omani c/s
A-340 F-RAJA
A-400 F-WWMT
KC-135FR 474/93-CE
Mirage 2000N 360/125-CB special marks 70 Ans
KC-135FR 525/93-CN

Also arriving were the previously reported Su-30's, 2 x IL-78's and IL-76.

There were at least another 5 x 2000N's which we could not read off as they landed due to heathaze.
There was also a CEV Mirage 2000D which was uncoded.
If anyone can help with these ones it would be appreciated.

Thanks
Rod
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Also one other grey plane was parked on the ramp behind the IL-76/78s.
Hi Lutz,
The grey plane behind was an Atlantic. I took several photos as we flew over on the way home.
If anyone knows which one I would be pleased to hear from them.
Cheers
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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Reach4060 wrote:
Do not stay too long at spot 1 and 2 (be very careful with photos, you are in direct sight of the tower) , within 5 minutes you will see the Gendarmerie :(
Spot 3 is OK
Hi Joris,
We parked our car near the orchard at spot 2 all morning on 11th June. We had no trouble from the Gendarmerie and were taking photos along the track beside the orchard which leads to the fence. We did not go right up to the fence though but we did stand in the long grass in the open. There were also a couple of local French photographers there.
By keeping in the line of the orchard you are hidden from the tower and I guess that is why we did not attract any attention.
Hope this helps.
Regards
Rod
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Thanks you for sharing this information. One question left. While standing in the open (in the long grass) were you only taking pictures of the aircraft while airborne or were you able to shoot some taxi/runway shots?

Thanks in advance for the additional information.
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Goodevening guys, just an information. We'll be probably coming down there next sunday; what about the floods around Trans-en-Provence zone? Are there any consequencies about it? Do you know if the main roads are available?

Thank you so much
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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Hi,

I heard some rumours about the Indian Flankers wearing fake serials.
Can anyone confirm this? Or is it just a new batch of aircraft.
Perhaps anyone can check the c/n when close by.

Anyone any idea which squadron they belong to?

Best regards, Rob.
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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Thanks you for sharing this information. One question left. While standing in the open (in the long grass) were you only taking pictures of the aircraft while airborne or were you able to shoot some taxi/runway shots?

Thanks in advance for the additional information.
Airbourne only. You would need steps if you want to shoot on the taxiway as there is a fence.

Hope this helps

Regards
Rod
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it did help :D

care to share a picture?

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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Jon Snow wrote:Does anybody know, which KC-135 were at Istres the 14th june in the morning? I counted at least 6 while flying above the base on my way back home: One next to the Indians, then 3 next to each other on the ramp, 2 others on the ramp next to the runway.

Another C-135 (?) was parked half inside a hangar next to the 3 KC-135, and one C-160 was visible.
Also one other grey plane was parked on the ramp behind the IL-76/78s.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Greets Lutz
The KC-135 near the Indians is RSAF 753, confirmed Tuesday and this morning.
Regards, Arjen.
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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Logged today thursday 17/06 (all flying):

753 KC-135R RSAF
RK-3451 IL-78MKI IAF
SB-058 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-060 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-303 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-304 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-305 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-309 Su-30MKI IAF
C-GZIB Hunter F58 Apache Aviation
F-ZVMP C-212 CEV
F-ZAGD SA-365N CEV
579/AI PC-7 CEV
580/AJ PC-7 CEV
94/ABZ TBM-700 ALAT
95/XH TBM-700 FAF
E60 Alpha Jet CEV
(2244)/PM AS-332L FAF
(5455)/VT AS-555AN FAF
(5468)/VX AS-555AN FAF
(5536)/WK AS-555AN FAF
525/93-CN C-135FR FAF
301 Rafale B FAF
17/115-OZ M-2000C FAF
530/115-OL M-2000B FAF
95/103-KM M-2000C FAF
354/125-BJ M-2000N FAF
356/125-BX M-2000N FAF
371/125-BD M-2000N FAF
375/125-CL M-2000N FAF

The Indian Sukhoi's flew 10 sorties, starting at 12:00, final landings 17:25.
Some flights together with the Orange Mirages.
Typical callsigns Wolf 21,22 for the Mirages, Wolf 23,24 for the Flankers.
The IL78 departed 14:30 and returned around 17:00
The Singapore KC departed 14:45 and landed 18:00 local time.
A departing FAF A.310 could not be identified.

Regards, Arjen.
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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Nice log Arjen.

Yesterday when I left around 1800lt a A310 was still parked at the ramp, F-RADA
This could be the one.

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Re: Istres-Le Tubé (LFMI/QIE) - MIL 2010

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Trout89 wrote:Logged today thursday 17/06 (all flying):

753 KC-135R RSAF
RK-3451 IL-78MKI IAF
SB-058 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-060 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-303 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-304 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-305 Su-30MKI IAF
SB-309 Su-30MKI IAF
C-GZIB Hunter F58 Apache Aviation
F-ZVMP C-212 CEV
F-ZAGD SA-365N CEV
579/AI PC-7 CEV
580/AJ PC-7 CEV
94/ABZ TBM-700 ALAT
95/XH TBM-700 FAF
E60 Alpha Jet CEV
(2244)/PM AS-332L FAF
(5455)/VT AS-555AN FAF
(5468)/VX AS-555AN FAF
(5536)/WK AS-555AN FAF
525/93-CN C-135FR FAF
301 Rafale B FAF
17/115-OZ M-2000C FAF
530/115-OL M-2000B FAF
95/103-KM M-2000C FAF
354/125-BJ M-2000N FAF
356/125-BX M-2000N FAF
371/125-BD M-2000N FAF
375/125-CL M-2000N FAF

The Indian Sukhoi's flew 10 sorties, starting at 12:00, final landings 17:25.
Some flights together with the Orange Mirages.
Typical callsigns Wolf 21,22 for the Mirages, Wolf 23,24 for the Flankers.
The IL78 departed 14:30 and returned around 17:00
The Singapore KC departed 14:45 and landed 18:00 local time.
A departing FAF A.310 could not be identified.

Regards, Arjen.

Hi Arjen and others,

A few questions I hope some of you can answer.

Can you confirm that the Rafale and three AS555 were on the platform near the tower? (On Wednesday there were 6 Rafales on this platform, also not read off...)

Was Alpha Jet E60 the one flying at 13:00?

Around 13:00 Four Flankers came back with three Mirage 2000's. Does anyone know the Mirage serials?

Any help would be appreciated!

Jelle
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