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michel N
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Re: Hohn 2021

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According Flugzeugforum, the 50+88 will stay in Hohn, for use by the fire department
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Re: Hohn 2021

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With a very fast and low overflight plus a nice sound after take off C-160D 50+79 of LTG 63 left Hohn just after 10.00h local for the last time on 7.12. en route to Zweibrücken. Crew ferry was 50+83 which left one hour earlier and returned in the afternoon.

One week before 50+51 was written from use and this is leaving 50+36, 50+55, 50+83 and 50+88 as the only active Transalls in German service.
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Re: Hohn 2021

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michel N wrote: 04 Dec 2021, 12:27 According Flugzeugforum, the 50+88 will stay in Hohn, for use by the fire department
Thanks! I will tell him, that should make him happy :-)
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Re: Hohn 2021

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Today it was announced that on 14.12. the last Transall flights will happen. Presumably two or three C-160D will take off at 11.00h (weather permitting) with one aircraft and the formation in command of Kommodore Oberst Kleinbauer.

One day later the wing will disband during a closing-down ceremony. The base is closed for this (NOTAMs) from 11.30-13.45h.
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Re: Hohn 2021

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Thank you Herby, for all the updates, and to all involved with Transall ops over the years for operating such a great plane.

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Re: Hohn 2021

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On December 14th, 2021 the German Air Force performed it’s last two C-160D Transall flights of all times with 50+55 flying from 10.00 h local for more than an hour and 50+36 as the oldest one in service landing just after 13.00h as GAF601 under the command of Oberst Markus Kleinbauer.

The first production line C-160D was delivered on August 8th, 1968 to LTG 63 at Hohn in the shape of 50+09.
Flugzeugführerschule „S“ at Wunstorf got the first aircraft on May 22nd, 1969 with 50+17. The training unit was remaned as LTG 62 on October 1st, 1978 and flew the C-160D until July 2015.

The first Transall for LTG 61 at Penzing (Landsberg/Lech), tactical number 50+50, arrived on June 16th, 1970 and the wing flew the type until December 2017.

LTG 63 operated this aircraft for more than 53 years and four months and it is unclear if another German Bundeswehr aircraft or helicopter will ever reach this number or if another unit will fly an aircraft for this long period.

The Rolls-Royne Tyne „Brummeln“ is gone for ever…
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Re: Hohn 2021

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Thansk for the update. It 's a sad day indeed.
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Re: Hohn 2021

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Noted here for the disbandment parade of LTG 63 were:

A400M 54+37 of LTG 62
A.319-133 15+03 of FBS
Do 228NG 57+05 of MFG 3

Landing at Jagel in connection with this were Eurofighter GT 30+77 of TLwG 73 and GT 31+25 of TLwG 74 and a TLwG 33 Tornado IDS.
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