81st A-10's Leaving

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81st A-10's Leaving

Post by larrythechief »

Does anybody know when the formal withdrawal/ceremony is of the A-10's/81st?
Is there a special day for that? Any info welcome! Thanks.
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Re: 81st A-10's Leaving

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larrythechief wrote:Does anybody know when the formal withdrawal/ceremony is of the A-10's/81st?
Is there a special day for that? Any info welcome! Thanks.
Sometime early next week I guess. They did test flights with center line tanks earlier this week already.

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Hi,

The final A-10s should be departing tomorrow, Friday May 10.

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Todays departure is not the final as some sorties are planned for next week as well.

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wamovements wrote:Todays departure is not the final as some sorties are planned for next week as well.

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Like I said. Focus more on Thuesday, if not Wednesday for disbandment ceremonies.
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Wam,

Do you know when and what kind of sorties it will be ??

Thanx in advance Dan
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They don't have the exact date, but they will be leaving sometime next week. According to a mail I received from the PAO.
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It is as of now postponed till saturday ( tomorow) for some deaprtures of A-10's

Logical, as some tankers just arrived in the UK for delivery of some CONUS based F-16's to Poland today.


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Last official mission is next Tuesday....Then they will overfly the old FOL airfields such as Sembach, Leipheim etc........ ;-(
There are still 10 A-10C's on strength but all are gone at the end of May. In June the 81st Fighter Squadron will be deactivated.
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Hi Kier,

If i understand you what you've said, there will depart tomorrow some A-10s from Spangdahlem??
Do you know if it is into the morning or evening??
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Post by andel »

Just checked in at Dutch Mil 128.350
HURON1/6
Flight of A-10.s out of Spangdahlem ??
Heads up U.K ??

So if they are leaving !? only 4 still on Spang ? :-( .
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6 A-10C dep. 1133LT Huron81-86 tails 649, 985, 654, 991, 966 52OG mk's with KC-10A Blue71 79-1946
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viper1992 wrote:6 A-10C dep. 1133LT Huron81-86 tails 649, 985, 654, 991, 966 52OG mk's with KC-10A Blue71 79-1946
And Nr 6 was 656 ;)

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Thanks for your very helpful updates, guys! And so, the remaining four "Spang Hogs" should be A-10Cs 81-0945, 81-0988, 81-0992 and 82-0647. Any update would be welcome! Last mission in Europe before leaving? Fly-overs to honor former operating bases?
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To help anyone who might want to witness some last A-10 activities out of Spangdahlem: Media has been invited for tomorrow, Thuesday. So thats eventually becomming the formal ceremony for disbandment of the 81st Fighter Squadron.

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