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shrtfld
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Post by shrtfld »

Came through Shannon from LHR this evening. A most unusual sight for Shannon is flight (five) F-18s parked on the taxiway under heavy security presence.

There is an unmarked DC10 / MD11 with them. Maybe a coincidence and no connection to the Hornets.
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Post by ei6265 »

Hiya,

Yep they are canadian F-18s and were flying across Atlantic when their refuelling aircraft experienced 'technical faults' so they had to make an emergency divert to Shannon.

They are due to depart sometime tomorrow...(Sunday)

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Post by Krusty »

All 5 F-18s just departed 2 mins ago.
Took off with around 10 secs separation.
Nice!

:lol:

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Post by dowlingm »

A mate of mine back home texted me (I live in Toronto) with the following - "last week we found your sub, this week we saved your fighters - next thing that arrives we're keeping it"

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Post by Rallye EIBFP »

Last sunday a 737-900 (US army) arrived, along with two hurcules's

Both taxied to gate 45 with a massive security presence

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Post by FireFoxDown »

and weren't come Globemaster's there recently?

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Post by RV BLUE »

Rallye EI-BFP wrote:Last sunday a 737-900 (US army) arrived, along with two hurcules's

Both taxied to gate 45 with a massive security presence


Vice President passing tru......friend is detailed to VIP trans out of Andrews.

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