Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1053 times:
Ive always wondered this, and meant to ask it for a long time, how busy do RAF airfields get in a day (if theres no war on, and if there is a war on)
say how many planes would u expect to see in a day, and wheres the busiest and 'spotter friendliest' base in the UK.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 937 times:
Haven't been to military bases in a few years, but mid-1990s in the Netherlands it was eerilly quiet most of the day.
Hours go past without seeing a single aircraft, then a group of 2-3 take off or land on a training mission.
The average base had maybe 60 pilots assigned here (less now as the force has been slashed). Those fly maybe once every week (less now, once every other week).
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4298 posts, RR: 23 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 916 times:
I live on a military airfield, Apollo Soucek Naval Airfield in Virginia Beach, VA. In fact, during the day, it gets busy here, normally seeing one or two planes taking off every minute or so. If you live where I am right now, you will normally hear one jet a minute flying over my building at 150ft into the air for a few hours a day. At night, there is usually 1-2 -14s and/or 18s in the pattern for night quals. At day, they normally fly pattern work and/or formation flights just checking on everything that will work properly aka after heavy maintanence. So, it gets pretty busy here at day.