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  • Wyvernfan
    wyvernfan@gmail.com
    • Oct 2007
    • 5885

    Stansted US Airforce visitors - why?

    I saw a US Airforce KC-10 Extender and two KC-135's at Stansted today and was curious to know why they are there. Anyone?

    Thanks,

    Rob
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  • snafu
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2013
    • 2825

    #2
    Mildenhall closes for the weekends now, maybe?

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    • J Boyle
      With malice towards none
      • Oct 2004
      • 9790

      #3
      Cheaper fuel?
      Good duty free shop?
      There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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      • bazv
        olde rigger
        • Feb 2005
        • 5875

        #4
        Rob
        According to 'Fighter Control' - weather diversions - xwind in excess of 25kts.

        rgds baz

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        • Wyvernfan
          wyvernfan@gmail.com
          • Oct 2007
          • 5885

          #5
          Thanks for the replies.

          Baz - ah that would explain it . I wasn't complaining as I haven't seen them there before and it made my day when I realised it was a KC-135 coming in on finals.


          Rob

          Edit; I think the KC-10 left this morning as one flew over Duxford fairly low about half an hour ago heading Mildenhalls way.
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          • Mpacha
            Moderator
            • Jan 2000
            • 1279

            #6
            Yes, they were weather diversions. The KC-10 circled Mildenhall a few times before diverting.
            pb::

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