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by Trabanti
10 May 2022, 14:11
Forum: Ramstein
Topic: ETAR 10-05-2022
Replies: 1
Views: 544

ETAR 10-05-2022

C-5M RCH552 on approach to rwy26, arriving from Mildenhall now.
by Trabanti
10 May 2022, 14:08
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: KC-135s at ETAD. Help needed for the overview . Your input please
Replies: 63
Views: 6948

Re: KC-135s at ETAD. Help needed for the overview . Your input please

Good initiative Frank! Not sure if you want to include it, but for me personally it's interesting which ones are MPRS-equipped. As these accompany the Growlers.. I know at least 80035 is.

Cheers, Bart
by Trabanti
06 May 2022, 14:42
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: ETAD 06-05-2022
Replies: 27
Views: 3155

Re: ETAD 06-05-2022

KC-135 Roma05 over Scotland now, heading SE from Keflavik. Dragging A-10's here?
by Trabanti
06 May 2022, 12:20
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: ETAD 06-05-2022
Replies: 27
Views: 3155

Re: ETAD 06-05-2022

A C-5 also departed westbound, as RCH438.
by Trabanti
02 May 2022, 16:59
Forum: Ramstein
Topic: E8 RS landing time
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: E8 RS landing time

Today also a relatively short mission. It's on its way back from an orbit over Romania, close to the Moldova border, after having taken off after 10 AM today.. Scaling down? Tech issues?
by Trabanti
30 Apr 2022, 20:29
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: Growlers back home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Growlers back home?

Rumors at the fence were last week only 4 were at Spang, indeed. Anyhow, at least 2 fighters just went out as well, not F-16s. Taking into account the missions they flew Thursday and Friday and the MPRS Tanker that just went out before the fighters, I agree they (EA-18G's) have not returned to CONUS...
by Trabanti
30 Apr 2022, 19:39
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: Growlers back home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Growlers back home?

2 tankers departed SP just now, eastbound with Lager callsigns. One of them appears to be 80035, which is equipped with the MPRS drogue pods and lacks the USAF probe in its boom.. This is the same KC-135 that supported the Growlers yesterday, so it seems they, or at least some, are still here, flyin...
by Trabanti
29 Apr 2022, 21:04
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: ETAD 29-04-2022
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: ETAD 29-04-2022

Stratotanker 80035 is 141 ARW, according to its flying boom and nose markings.
by Trabanti
29 Apr 2022, 09:35
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: Growlers back home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Growlers back home?

Activity very low past few days. Apparently only 1 flew each day the past few days. Rumor at the fence is that only 4 are currently here..
by Trabanti
29 Apr 2022, 08:57
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: ETAD recent activities
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: ETAD recent activities

Looks like the Growlers are already preparing their return journey. Awfully quiet at the moment with only 1 of them active daily the past few days. Rumors at the fence are that only 4 are currently at Spangdahlem.
by Trabanti
26 Apr 2022, 11:04
Forum: Ramstein
Topic: ETAR 26-04-2022
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: ETAR 26-04-2022

Ukrainian An26 inbound? Callsign 42525, 04 blue..ETA 15 mins I estimate, landing from the east.
by Trabanti
20 Apr 2022, 21:00
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Spangdahlem Easter Weekend. Growlers, Lightnings and Tankers
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: Spangdahlem Easter Weekend. Growlers, Raptors and Tankers

05 is ok in the morning, especially when they turn in tight. The spot is still the same as 15 years ago (and also the nort side, so evening 05 landings). For the eastside, park at the end of the Saalholzstraße, at the start of the public footpath. If you bring stairs, you can also (with some luck) d...
by Trabanti
20 Apr 2022, 10:16
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Spangdahlem Easter Weekend. Growlers, Lightnings and Tankers
Replies: 11
Views: 2620

Re: Spangdahlem Easter Weekend. Growlers, Raptors and Tankers

Very nice Frank, and thanks for sharing. Was there yesterday, the CAG bird is just smashing isn't it, but unfortunately we had easterly winds. Hopefully better luck next week. Question: Do you need a stairs for the spot with runway view on the east-side? I remember the hill but not sure it's still t...
by Trabanti
14 Apr 2022, 15:53
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: Help kindly needed on SP ;-) thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Help kindly needed on SP ;-) thanks

Locals won't fly. You can expect some F-35s (please remember they fly 6-7 hr missions, usually a 4-ship early morning followed by 2 2-ships over the day) and perhaps a few Growlers with tanker support.
by Trabanti
25 Mar 2022, 09:33
Forum: Spotting Eire & UK
Topic: RAF Fairford (EGVA/FFD) 2022 MIL
Replies: 22
Views: 16554

Re: RAF Fairford (EGVA/FFD) 2022 MIL

61-0039 just took off as Fader52.