Luftwaffe Eurofighters Visit

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Update 2339 03/03/2016: The following aircraft have been logged over at fightercontrol Forum:

Monday 15th February 2016

TYPE: CALLSIGN: SERIAL:
Transall C-160 German Air Force 291 51+09

Monday 29th February 2016

Transall C-160 German Air Force 274 50+81
Transall C-160 German Air Force 214 50+75

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Transall C-160 German Air Force 208 50+61
Transall C-160 German Air Force 211 50+54

Thursday 3rd March 2016

Eurofighter EF-2000 German Air Force S10A 30+45
Eurofighter EF-2000 German Air Force S10B 30+48
Eurofighter EF-2000 German Air Force S10C 30+56
Eurofighter EF-2000 German Air Force S10D 30+50
Eurofighter EF-2000 German Air Force S10E 30+58
Eurofighter EF-2000 German Air Force S10F 30+57

Original Article

Rumour has it RAF Coningsby will host six German Air Force Eurofighter 2000’s of the Tactical Air Force Group (Taktische Luftwaffengruppe “Richthofen”) from Wittmundhafen Air Base in Germany. The date I have for arrival is Thursday 3rd March 2016. I had featured it on the diary only, however I thought a quick post was in order as it is likely to generate some interest.

There were a couple of German Air Force movements at Coningsby in the last week:

“GAF214” 50+75 [C-160D Transall] Arrived in the Morning of Wednesday 24th February and Departed in the Afternoon of Monday 29th February

“GAF274” 50+81 [C-160D Transall] Arrived in the Morning of Monday 29th February and Departed in the Afternoon (Rumour is that it contained parts for 50+75)

At the moment this is a rumour and I am unable to say how long they are stopping for or the purpose of the visit but if you have any information please send it in here.

The only other item of note is a NOTAM active from 01/03/16 to 29/03/16 in the hours 0800-1700, it may or may not be related, the NOTAM text reads:

Q) EGTT/QFALT/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5306N00010W005
B) FROM: 16/03/01 08:00C) TO: 16/03/29 17:00
E) NO PRACTICE DIVERSIONS, DIVERSION COMMITMENTS OR VISITING AIRCRAFT
SCHEDULE: 0800-1700

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