Region: London Area
Airport: EGHH - EGKL
Aircraft: Any Fighters or A330 or B767 (Generic livery only)
NOTAM: Air to Air Refuelling Practice
HEIGHT & SPEED: FL140 @ 260 KTS
COURSE: 090 / 270
CALL SIGN: XOM 4077
COM CHANNEL 1 EGHH UNICOM
COM CHANNEL 2 EGKL UNICOM (used if Com 1 is not available)
nb will use the Unicom phrase “Going Around” to indicate my turns. Will always turn to Starboard (Right)
Fancy something different? Fancy practice Close quarters flying?
At 2100z I will be staging out of RAF Brize Norton (EGVN) and going on to refuelling station between EGHH (Bournemouth) and EGKL (Deanland) at FL140 @ 260 kts. in the A330 MRTT , RAF Voyager. (Yes ok I will be using a A330 in generic livery!) 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. 2115z until 2145z, flying a racetrack between EGHH and EGKL.
1 If waiting to refuel then wait in lose echelon to Port (Left) at about 500ft higher then next aircraft in line, when cleared to refuel then move down a place in the queue until you are No1.
2 No1 aircraft to join when XOM14 is free, do not join on a turn.
3 Refuelling Operation takes 60s, be directly astern of my aircraft
4 Once refuelled break off by slowing down to 250kts, 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 you have time!