Region: London Area
Time: 1930Z - Check your local time here —> http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc
Aircraft: Any Fighters, C-17 or C-130
NOTAM: “Tanker Trash” Air to Air Refuelling Practice*
The Sport of Kings is one way that fighter jocks describe the skills involved in Air to Air refuelling, there are other descriptions involving spaghetti, cats and doughnut’s, however I wont mention those here!
Fancy something different? Fancy practice Close quarters flying in your fighter?
At 1930z I will be staging out of RAF Brize Norton (EGVN) and going on to a refuelling line between EGHH (Bournemouth) and EGKL (Deanland) at FL120 @ 175 kts. in the KC-46 “Pegasus” (Yes ok I will be using a B767 in generic livery! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_KC-46_Pegasus ) My Call Sign will be “XOM 4077”
If you want to practice your skills as a fighter jock, come and practice being refuelled from me, I will be on station from approx. 2100z until 2145z, aprox flying a right-hand racetrack between EGHH and EGKL
HEIGHT & SPEED: FL120 @ 210 KTS IAS
COURSE: 090 / 270 EGHH/EGKL
CALL SIGN: XOM 4077
COM CHANNEL 1 EGHH UNICOM (Used at Western end of line)
COM CHANNEL 2 EGKL UNICOM (Used at Eastern end of line)
nb will use the Unicom phrase “Going Around” to indicate my turns. Will always turn to Starboard (Right)
1 If waiting to refuel then wait in lose echelon to Port (Left) at about 500ft higher and astern the next aircraft in line. As each aircraft clears to join the Tanker then move down a place in the queue until you are No1.
2 No1 aircraft to join when XOM 4077 is free and previous receiver has broken away clear to the right.
3. Do not join on a turn.
4. Refuelling Operation: be directly astern of XOM 4077 When stable; 200’ Astern 200’ below refueler for aprox 3 minutes.
5. Once refuelled break off by slowing down to 160kts, drop by 500ft and then break away to Starboard (Right), feel free to re-join the queue on the Port Side for a second attempt if time!
Thanks to @Maxmustang for the original version of this event which I enjoyed flying in [Closed] Tanker Mission (complete, SITREP to follow) @ KNUQ - 102230ZSEP15 as well as thanks to those who had attended my earlier attempts at this type of event