AAC Apaches next week

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AAC Apaches next week

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As mentioned before the exercise in Finland will end May 19th and the British choppers were planned to fly back via Gilze as on April 23rd. Than they nightstopped at Aalborg.
If they will fly the first leg on 20th (2nd Pinsterday, is it a public holiday in the crossing countries?), they might be expected the 21st at Gilze or 22nd?
1 Chinook and 2 (?) Wildcats already returned home last week(s).
Anyone has already more info?
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are you sure on the wildcats ? because 4 others returned back home last weeks (stop at Eelde) and these are not from the Finland group if i am correct ;-)
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dinovandoorn wrote: 17 May 2024, 22:01 are you sure on the wildcats ? because 4 others returned back home last weeks (stop at Eelde) and these are not from the Finland group if i am correct ;-)
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Oké, I thought it were those that returned via Midden-Zeeland, but I also saw one on ADSB near Baltic around that time.
So hopefully 15 back in 1 day...
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Is it already known whether they will also come on Thursday May 23?
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I have been told....wednesday the 22nd
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GIPS wrote: 20 May 2024, 14:19 I have been told....wednesday the 22nd
Wednesday arrival and dep? or is it arrival and a night stop, which leads to a dep at Thursday.
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Wildcat ZZ391 call sign "Carbon09" is flying between Helsinki( Finland) and Tallinn ( Estland), maybe a good one to keep an eye on...
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Yesterday also ZM712 Apache was still flying out of Amari as Hunter1.
Today still no UK choppers on ADSB visible in direction of Germany, so I don't expect them 22nd at Gilze. Hopefully 23rd....

Edit 18.51LT:
Now on ADSB Hunter1 ZM710 making local mission near Amari
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Lets hope they come, the weather looks good for Thursday...
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ZM705 Hunter1 still operating in Latvia today.
Could it be that the exercise in Finland was finished the 19th, and they continued further on to Latvia to participate in, for instance Saber Strike/ Swift Response/ Spring Storm. Most of these end on May the 30th......
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According to sources at Wattisham, the helicopters will return "early June".
Don't shoot the messenger please :-)
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Antilliaan wrote: 22 May 2024, 12:06 According to sources at Wattisham, the helicopters will return "early June".
Don't shoot the messenger please :-)
that was what i heard as well and some of them would go in the direction of the D-Day area/commemoration (June 6 )
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ZH902 call sign:RFR7160 is flying in Poland going to Germany, someone more info about this?
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Chinooks will go back via Koksijde tomorrow
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