JewPilot From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4308 times:
Today, at around 4 o'clock, I saw a RAF Nimrod on approach for MSP. It was in that military light brown color, and had no visible registration. It was a Nimrod, though, because I saw the probe out of the tail, and the two pods forward of the wings. Boy was she loud!! Does anyone know why the British anti-sub/maritime reconnaissance aircraft was here in the "North Star State"??
CBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1671 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4212 times:
Quoting JewPilot (Thread starter): Does anyone know why the British anti-sub/maritime reconnaissance aircraft was here in the "North Star State"??
A pair of Russian Subs was spotted in lake superior, The US Navy called in the Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, etc..... to help with the reconnaissance of the subs!!!
Of course I am just kidding, the RAF regularly sends C-130s, VC-10s and occasionally Nimrods to the US for training exercises, as well as vacation trips to Vegas (no joke). MSP is a good re-fueling point/customs place for them to land before they continue there trip onwards in the US. Hope this helps a bit!
Sunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2102 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4126 times:
I have seen Nimrods here in MSP before, get them once or twice a year. No real surprise. But great to see. Also have RAF C-17 all the time. I think they end up at Red Flag outside LAS, Twentynine Palms in California, or Yuma, AZ.
They come to MSP because they fly the great circle route to the UK. They get great in and out service by ASIG and Customs @ the HHH term.