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Wittmund 2020

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2 new planes arrived for Top Aces at Wittmund by ship in a container
Alpha Jet C-GITA /040 and C-GLTO /069
According to info on Flugzeugforum they will fly alongside the Skyhawks
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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Both of those used to be on a contract in Australia (now completed).
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How often do the Skyhawks fly? Everyday during the week or just a few days per week?
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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Normaly 2 waves/day with an average of 2-3 different airframes per day
D5 + Nikkors 14/2.8 up to 400/2.8
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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There are plans to rebuild Wittmund in the future beginning in two or so years. The following should happen:

- complete new runway pavement with new turning points at both ends
- taxiways
- approach lights
- ATC Tower
- maintenance and cleaning hangars
- new QRA area
- "tenpack" hangars for visitors
- engine test run hangar
- modified easterly HAS area

When this happen it will be the most extensive MOD of a German Military airfield ever since the building of Hohn air base in the mid-sixties.
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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The first MODs just started, the runway will be rebuild from 2022 on. The base should be closed from early-2022 until late-2024 for this.

https://mobil.lokal26.de/wittmund/Wittm ... 56786.html
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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Herby wrote:The first MODs just started, the runway will be rebuild from 2022 on. The base should be closed from early-2022 until late-2024 for this.

https://mobil.lokal26.de/wittmund/Wittm ... 56786.html
3 years for just a 4km stretch of runway seems to be very long, i remember the runway of Leeuwarden was renewed a couple of years ago with a complete new foundation within 6 months.
They should call a Dutch contractor to do the job :D
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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The only area left in old condition will obviously be the maingate… :-)

Afterwards Wittmund will be the most modern air base in Germany.
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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roberto wrote:
Herby wrote:The first MODs just started, the runway will be rebuild from 2022 on. The base should be closed from early-2022 until late-2024 for this.

https://mobil.lokal26.de/wittmund/Wittm ... 56786.html
3 years for just a 4km stretch of runway seems to be very long, i remember the runway of Leeuwarden was renewed a couple of years ago with a complete new foundation within 6 months.
They should call a Dutch contractor to do the job :D
Current runway length is 'only' 2440m :wink:
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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3 years would be rather speedy, compared to BER ... (Hamburg opera, Stuttgart train station .....)

So let us take the 3 years as the theoretical target. Bets will be possible.

I may say so, being German :-)

..... and the Dutch are much faster and efficient with motorway repairs .....
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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Hello everyone I will soon be spotting for the first time at wittmund,
can you tell me where I can take the best pictures and where I can park the car?

Kind regards,
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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Theres a petrol station with an F-4 on the grass. The nearest runway treshold from this place is where you should go. There is a small side road into the fields. Park in a way to leave space for farm vehicles. You can then walk towards a treeline where there is a mound.
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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For those who were planning a visit to Wittmund next week with the beautifull weather predicted
Next week nightflying at Wittmund, so base opens every day at 13.00hrs except on friday when they fly only in the morning
P1645/20 - AD OPR HRS CHANGED TO: MON-THU 1200-2000, FRI 0700-1030. 23 MAR 07:00 2020 UNTIL 27 MAR 11:00 2020. CREATED: 19 MAR 15:10 2020
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roberto wrote:For those who were planning a visit to Wittmund next week with the beautifull weather predicted
Next week nightflying at Wittmund, so base opens every day at 13.00hrs except on friday when they fly only in the morning
P1645/20 - AD OPR HRS CHANGED TO: MON-THU 1200-2000, FRI 0700-1030. 23 MAR 07:00 2020 UNTIL 27 MAR 11:00 2020. CREATED: 19 MAR 15:10 2020
Can we expect any flying in the afternoon, you think?
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Re: Wittmund 2020

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Presumably one mission after 15h and one after 19h.
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