Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht into Germany...

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Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht into Germany...

Post by Stratofreighter »

...so no Rotterdam or Eindhoven... :wink:

https://helispot.nl/hs/page/detail.asp? ... ub=logboek
De Nederlandse Defensie ondersteunt van 10 november tot 24 december 2021
de wissel van twee Amerikaanse helikopterbrigades.
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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ARC Endurance left Beaumont,TX for Vlissingen earlier today: https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9121273
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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Joolde wrote: 11 Nov 2021, 21:02 ARC Endurance left Beaumont,TX for Vlissingen earlier today: https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9121273
Probably the choppers will be on the ARC Independence. As the choppers were loaded before the Endurance entered the Harbour of Beaumont.

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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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Marinetraffic reports the Arc Independence as heading for Greece.
The Arc website gives a schedule for the Independence as a regular route to Antwerpen, Bremerhaven, Southampton.

Arc Endurance isn’t mentioned at the Arc website at all, and is usually used for the military transports.
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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michel N wrote: 11 Nov 2021, 21:44 Marinetraffic reports the Arc Independence as heading for Greece.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/nl/ais/de ... :ENDURANCE

Destination Vlissingen (NL). ETA 2021-11-25 08:00 LT

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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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Hans van Herk wrote: 11 Nov 2021, 21:54
michel N wrote: 11 Nov 2021, 21:44 Marinetraffic reports the Arc Independence as heading for Greece.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/nl/ais/de ... :ENDURANCE

Destination Vlissingen (NL). ETA 2021-11-25 08:00 LT

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Thats the Endurance. Independence is listed for Greece on Marinetraffic

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/de ... DEPENDENCE
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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According to my knowledge the helicopters have been loaded on the ARC Endurance.
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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The following have been noted going to the port of Beaumont/ TX in October, so should/could be on board. Data ADSB etc.
CH47F
AE599A 13-08433
AE59A8 13-08138
AE59DC 15-08177
AE59E0 15-08180
AE59E1 15-08181
AE59E2 15-08182
AE59E3 15-08183
AE59E4 14-08463
AE5A11 16-08217
H60's
AE0B7C 94-26565
AE0BC8 98-26820
AE0BC8 98-26828
AE0C15 92-26436
AE0C1B 93-26510
AE0C1F 93-26525
AE5D62 16-20857
AE5D64 16-20859
AE5D69 16-20864
AE5D6B 16-20866
AE5D6C 16-20867
AE5D6F 16-20870
Time will tell what's actually on board.
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

Post by AndyMarden »

Can you reconfirm 98-26820 please?

Also:
CH-47F
14-08462
UH-60M
15-20731
15-20791
15-20793
15-20795
15-20796
16-20809
16-20813
16-20815
16-20816
16-20818
16-20819
16-20820
16-20821
16-20832

By my reckoning, when compared with the last Fort Hood deployment (Chievres late 2017) there should be roughly:
4 new CH-47
6 new H-60
plus a completely different set of AH-64s
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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Andy, 26820 is a typo indeed, guess you noted it has the same hex as 26828 in my list :oops:
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

Post by Giovanni »

till when will they fly to and from Gilze-Rijen?
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

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Can an Admin split topics for the helicopters? Above mentioned are inbounds from the USA, so via Woensdrecht.
I see Arno has already created a topic for the outbounds via Gilze, perhaps a similar one could be made for the inbounds via Woensdrecht?
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht and Gilze-Rijen...

Post by Sjoerd »

Vessel Endurance arrived and is berthed just slightly southwest of the huge emplacement where likely all equipment will be parked. So it seems from accross the quay you should have a clear view of the parking area (unless walls of containers will block the view). I'd love to hear from any respondents on the scene what one can expect.
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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht into Germany...

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Official spotters area, signposted (!). Bring a small ladder, two steps should suffice.
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4664649 ... a=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Nov/Dec2021: the US Army helicopter switch thru Vlissingen, Woensdrecht into Germany...

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Thanks for the info... Tomorrow departures ? or today?
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