Friday 26 March 2010 - RAF Nimrod MR2 farewell flypast prior to retirement

RAF Nimrod MR2 XV250 made an ILS approach and go around to
Runway 15 as part of a series of flights to mark its retirement....
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.... from RAF service at the end of March 2010 - the
flight originated at RAF Kinloss, in Scotland, and....
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.... routed via Newcastle to BHX....
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.... after flying down Runway 15...... Photo:Laurence Jones
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.... it continued onto Liverpool and back to RAF Kinloss
Photo: Laurence Jones
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The reason for the visit to BHX was that the flight deck crew all
came from Birmingham or Solihull! - they are seen above with
the whole Nimrod crew back at RAF Kinloss
Photo: RAF Kinloss
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A number of Nimrod's have visited BHX over the years - Nimrod MR2
XZ284 was present for the airport's 60th anniversary air display in
July 1999 parking in the static display on the former cross runway
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Jet2 Boeing 737-330 G-CELH was an early morning arrival
operating a charter flight fromMunster/Osnabruck
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Newly registered Hawker 850XP M-IRNE was a late
afternoon arrival on the Elmdon apron....
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.... as was Gulfstream IV N317MJ
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.... while Gulfstream 550 N556TT which had arrived
on Tuesday afternoon departed

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