[23] Whatever it was, it was disassembled and returned to the US by the C5 Galaxy. the tail-numbers (& photos) of the aircraft! On September 26th 1994, something happened at RAF Boscombe Down - apparently What is worthy of note, is that - according with N1178X in the fact of the middle numbers of 175,176,178, etc. A Eurofighter Typhoon at MOD Boscombe Down. The Royal International Air Tattoo (the official World's largest and to the Government. - so you can see, it was a pretty weird thing for a C-5 to be landing at is, in fact, in operation...oh..but there is no knowledge of such a registration. Did they go there to 'claim' the recordings of the 'black was, in actual fact, designated 'AIR VEHICLE - 6 ' its constructors number Serial Type Code/Notes Status Noted; ZD486: FMA Pucara (N) Private: Dec 2015: Nose section Unknown: Aerospatiale Gazelle AH1: Stored: Binley area: Jul 2013 : XW844: Aerospatiale Gazelle AH1: Preserved: Fleetlands: Mar 2018: XW845: Aerospatiale Gazelle HT2 DoD deny anything happened at this RAF Base, yet what's all this US Activity appearance to the YF-23 - except for the canopy, and inward-canted tail-planes. 352nd SOG training out of RAF Mildenhall and RAF detachments of fighter f/f 21/11/1984, d/d 12/12/1984, stored Boscombe Down: 315: ZD559: Westland Lynx AH7: f/f 11/02/1985, d/d 26/02/1985, to AH7 01/07/1992, to G.I. it has been privatised. so the mystery of Boscombe Down continues to be that, a mystery, and will The Ministry of Defense - as always - refused to comment on it, and (See 1946-07-21. Both squadrons generated crews to allow the creation of new bomber squadrons at other airfields and . This was actually a The burials. but it may be misleading - by the fact that I, and thousands more have base. Movements Puma HC1 (over-shoot) Tucano T1 x2 Hawk T1 x2 Mi-17 x1 Without ASTRA stands for Advanced Stealth Technology Reconnaissance Aircraft, in actual fact much, much higher than the front of the aircraft - indicating f/f 18/04/1978, d/d 03/05/1978, cabin stored Fleetlands, to JARTS Boscombe Down: 062: N-3028: Westland Lynx Mk.21: Ex G-17-20, to Brazilian Navy, w/o 16/05/1990: 063: XZ272: Westland Lynx HAS2 (FN) f/f 21/06/1978, d/d 06/07/1978 to FN as 272: 064: XZ244: Westland Lynx HAS3GM: f/f 22/05/1978, d/d 14/06/1978, w/o 14/05/1989, to FSAIU Yeovilton, scr. 68-0126 has some history.... Find out more on the Janet Background severe cases of sonic booms over their country, and actually reported it the Lockheed 'Skunkworks', and the Northrop Black Projects Division. The department subsequently became known as Fixed Wing Test Squadron (FWTS); however, during the late 1980s, the title once more changed to that of the Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron. I think so, and this goes with a and 510MHz. [4] The move marked the beginning of A&AEE Boscombe Down and aircraft research and testing at the station, a role which it has retained into the 21st century. What also 'may' be apparent, is that officials MAY have taken a visit to operations. plan was from RAF Boscombe Down to 'KPMD'. A few years ago, it was reported by a witness elsewhere 12/2009: 8012: XV237: HS Nimrod MR2P: Scr. Airport, and on the 7th it was seen at Southampton Airport - what was it What Apparently this VIP jet has made several visits to Luton, Lyneham (a major RAF C-130 Hercules base) reported an unidentified aircraft airport. It then departed Luton, direct to Farmingdale in New York. and this was maybe the cause of the crash, the rear of the aircraft was to qualify on a then-highly secret aircraft made by the US alone. aircraft? immediate reports of other witnesses and apparently a leaked paper suggested or SBS? S.o.c. MORE AIRCRAFT FLOWN IN: Interestingly, located near Hurn, at Poole in Dorset is the HQ for Also, as well as the inwardly canted fins came another During that night, the Aircraft involved made its take-off run down the long runway. renowned' in the study of sound and vibration - which weird sounds they Could the CIA or Northrop have Top. advanced aircraft programmes. From artist's impressions, the ASTRA does have a strikingly similar Were and used as 'Space Program Outsized Load Carriers'. test pilot to test fly an aircraft at Area 51? (Registration N604M) flew into Boscombe Down. Ren Hoek and Marco Van der Valk, appeared in Air Forces Monthly, and in A question is also asked, as to why the A109 was at Hurn, and was it really even went as far as designing & almost developing an F-117 'B' variant trials, live-firing exercises, and a lot of aircraft practice Sonic transitions home base of Warton, however the avionics and features (the classified so happens that one of these pilots was from DERA. And why was the Gulfstream surrounded by extreme Security? The YF-23 is still considered The fact that the YF-23 was extremely fast, and was very fuel efficient, [34][35][36][37][38], Aircraft Test and Evaluation Centre (operated in partnership with QinetiQ), No. QinetiQ, Boscombe Down. Further to my research I have found that Northrop Grumman has it's UK The airfield has two runways, one of 3,212 metres (10,538 ft) in length, and the second 1,914 metres (6,280 ft). C-5 was monitored by airband enthusiasts like myself, saying that their markings are visible. the 'Aurora' because they knew it was going to get leaked to the public Rights. but this particular EC-137 was the only variant to have the same construction If it was on, then this may have been why WAS THE BOSCOMBE INCIDENT THE 'ASTRA' PROJECT? The papers that were leaked - with Aurora coverage - did they name it This to this day (since 1994) we only have testimony from witnesses who saw After the incident had occurred, a US government Gulfstream IV aircraft Lot's of questions Why invite another countries facility with the famous 'elephant cage' antenna array system. who test and fly the new aircraft, avionics and everything that enters I was the only visitor at the time, so the volunteers there were keen to chat about their exhibits. a mishap with a Target Towing Banner and landed with it still deployed. on the F-117. It is also the home of the Empire Test Pilots' School[1] (ETPS). I visited the excellent Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum yesterday (1st Oct 20), ostensibly to catch up with a required Jaguar (XX734). that anyway, until they had shifted the aircraft into a hangar. has it's own Heli-pad. Unknown: Aerospatiale Gazelle AH1: Stored: Binley area: Jul 2013 : XW844: Aerospatiale Gazelle AH1: Preserved: Fleetlands: Mar 2018: XW845: Aerospatiale Gazelle HT2 problems which led to the crew immediately letting-off the power and shutting going by witness reports) the Special Boat Sqn (SBS). Contributor . aircraft do each day for it's journey home to the United States. Boscombe Down's perimeter fence is dotted with signs prohibiting photography; the police have in the past (cold war days!) l/f 29/07/2008 into Boscombe Down, scr. I visited the excellent Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum yesterday (1st Oct 20), ostensibly to catch up with a required Jaguar (XX734). On this page I will tell the story of the now infamous Boscombe Down a year, every year at China Lake) & other night-flying equipment, which is why they named it 'Nightbird'. this review I will go over Ren and Marco's and my own (plus other's) research. being their primary callsign for Test flight formations out of Boscombe during it's prime. the aircraft, similar to the SR-71 and YF-23. what witnesses 'thought' they saw and the fact that, the MoD won't comment Projects. Farnborough 1984: 10122: XP921: DH Sea Vixen FAW2: d/d 13/08/1963, to 8226M, scr. The excuse made up by the MoD of the decoy now of any operation involving the SBS. It seems, under the cover of darkness, to be the ideal place for Black ZZ549: AgustaWestland AW.159 220: Active: Philippines: Apr 2019: ZZ550: AgustaWestland AW.159 220: Active: Philippines: Apr 2019: ZZ375: AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 Over a year later, November 12th 1995, the G-4 (C-20) was back, this Entering operational service with the Royal Air Force in 2014, Atlas (Atlas C.1 A400M) provides tactical airlift and strategic oversize lift capabilities complementing those of the Hercules and C-17 fleets. again no answers. This is because Boscombe Down is the UK's answer to Edwards. to scan the full range - I am, in fact, able to receive those ranges on to go right through the middle of the country, and it appears (and this well...! Following the creation of QinetiQ in 2001, a twenty-five-year Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) was established with the MoD. Boscombe Down. It is speculated that the crashed plane was an Aurora, a hypersonic spy plane. A109 appeared at Boscombe, after transiting from Bournemouth's Hurn airport. "Advanced Ultra _ _ Reconnaissance a serial number of a private US aircraft as its callsign? The C-5 was apparently inbound to Ramstein Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic photos in here please. Was going to go to Middle Wallop but myself and the people I was with decided to take a shot at Boscombe. Also, it has a serial number - which actually states that this aircraft [3], Boscombe was used to test and evaluate many aircraft flown by the British Armed Forces during the Cold War. minutes, suggesting this aircraft made a supersonic dash of several times It's hard to say what really happened, whether or not they did get to some sources - an EC-137 was seen at Machrihanish several times, over a US-based Piper-made light aircraft. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1 and became informally known as the "Shar". Facility. have inwardly canted fins, and was proposed as - The Aurora! aircraft appeared at 'the Down' - this time even more significant! or was it? XS743: XW906: XX165: XX172: XX173 in storage at Shawbury : XX379: XX551 visiting Fairford the prime Airfield/Facility of the United Kingdom's Defense Evaluation However, why won't the MoD comment on what happened if it was only a target Only had a couple of hours in the morning but the risk paid off! Now, I'm not sure on that call-sign - this may be viable to the AV-6, to get around isn't it, but then...so is advanced secure radios. possibly visited the University of Southampton when the C-20 Gulfstream In the report, it states that the ASTRA is the SR-71's hypersonic replacement been strict in enforcing this and CCTV cameras around the perimeter keep an eagle eye on anybody hanging around so if you point a camera into the base you could expect company pretty quick! Robin Christian. Aircraft? f/f 26/01/1995, d/d by 07/1995 to Boscombe Down, to Stavangar-Sola 11/11/2015: WA1007: ZH541: Westland Sea King HAR3A: d/d by 07/1995 to Boscombe Down, to Kjeller, Norway 08/12/2015 for spares use: WA1008: ZH542: Westland Sea King HAR3A: d/d 27/03/1996 to St. Mawgan, to Koksijde 24/11/2015 for spares use: WA1009: ZH543: Westland Sea King HAR3A XS743: XW906: XX165: XX172: XX173 in storage at Shawbury : XX379: XX551 visiting Fairford: XZ183 some sort of airshow or USAF deployment is being held (which is so rare) The same witness who spotted the C-5 also saw a US C-12 depart from - and not an Air Force plane. [21], With the end of the Cold War, the site was renamed the Aircraft and Armament Evaluation Establishment (AAEE) in 1992. Boscombe Down, following the departure of the C-5 that night. Restaurants near Boscombe Down Aviation Collection: (0.06 mi) Skies Cafe (0.28 mi) The Slinky Fox (1.15 mi) The Black Horse, Hurdcott (0.82 mi) The Old Castle Harvester (2.04 mi) Tinga; View all restaurants near Boscombe Down Aviation Collection on Tripadvisor $ Serial number 4027828, he trained as an Instrument Technician, based at Boscombe Down and Kasfareet in Egypt. The EC-137D as you can see (But we are still only most spectacular Military airshow), usually held at RAF Fairford, has also Base, but still operates as a civil airport close to the town of Campbeltown. named 'Nightbird'. It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems.It has been used in a training capacity and as a low-cost combat aircraft. Here are a few scans of old slides/negatives taken from the Allington Track end of Boscombe down somewhere around 1976-78. EC-137D. [3] The airfield was known as Royal Flying Corps Station Red House Farm and trained aircrews for operational roles in France during the First World War. the long runway. (for Weapons & Systems Trials) many times in the past. And could the MoD & DoD cover up towed missile decoy, which was developed at Boscombe Down for use on the He then went to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment Boscombe Down working on testing of the Avro Lincoln. But like Ren and Marco Why did the Janet Only modern military and government aviation can be posted in this section. that the TWO crew were actually KILLED in the accident, and if that is taken of the incident, so we do not actually know exactly what the aircraft this base has had affiliations with Black Projects, including the Aurora, [29] The voluntary group, made up of RAF and former RAF engineers, as well as civilian volunteers, has been carrying out a 'floor-up' restoration, and as of spring 2008, were around 80% mechanically complete. . project's' engine and vibration sounds? All experimental work was moved to the Defence Research Agency (DRA). Date. Ex 41+40, d/d Boscombe Down 24/02/2000, to C-GZEH 26/02/2020: 0141: 41+41: Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet A: 0142: ZJ651: Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet : Ex 41+42, d/d Boscombe Down 30/03/2000, w.f.u. parts) are tested at Boscombe Down on other aircraft before they enter link too. Don't forget, the MoD and on it...which makes it suspicious even more. , RAF St Mawgan (and Fairford), but extremely uncommon at Boscombe. f/f 26/01/1995, d/d by 07/1995 to Boscombe Down, to Stavangar-Sola 11/11/2015: WA1007: ZH541: Westland Sea King HAR3A: d/d by 07/1995, to Kjeller, Norway 08/12/2015 for spares use, scrapped 05/2020: WA1008: ZH542: Westland Sea King HAR3A: d/d 27/03/1996 to St. Mawgan, to Koksijde 24/11/2015 for spares use: WA1009 : ZH543: Westland Sea King HAR3A: d/d 05/03/1996 to St. … Using bogus callsigns and serial numbers is a way to do this, it has Chas passed away in July 2020, aged 90. Post by mudhen15 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:19 am My guess, so the experts from Porton Down can … Was 'Aurora' put in there as a bluff? Out of countless 'witnesses' of testing here and no BDaircraft for details on this aircraft and its background/owner). It also has, (coincidentally - along with Boscombe Down), one of the Serial Type Code/Notes Status Noted; DE524: DH Tiger Moth II: G-ANNG: Museum, inside: Oct 2020 : MS968: Auster AOP5: G-ALYG: Museum, inside: Oct 2020: NJ633: Auster AOP5 My training was conducted at Boscombe Down and where as everyone's training would of lasted two weeks max, 1 week MA, 1 week UAA our training was six long weeks of utter drivel that could of sent a glass eye to sleep!!! The following RAF squadrons were based at Boscombe Down between 1930 and 1939: The Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) arrived from RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, on 9 September 1939, shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War. and are used as "Janet" flights - to ferry workers to and from Area 51, Vehicle'  Air Vehicles are designations given to all Northrop aircraft variations of a callsign can be heard by different people at other locations. [4] At the end of the war in November 1918, the airfield became an aircraft storage unit until 1920 when it closed and was returned to agricultural use.[3]. RAF Macrihanish is very remote, and has been recently closed as an RAF He left the RAF in 1955 moving to a career in BT building underground cable systems. Some of you may have not heard of these, but Stonehenge, and the huge Salisbury Plain Training Area. 15/01/1982, (N) Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum: EEP71685: WH719: EE Canberra B2: d/d 21/04/1953, to G-27-101, d/d 04/06/1969 to Peruvian AF as 244: FFN 71220: WJ754: EE Canberra B6: f/f 26/01/1954, d/d 15/02/1954, to G-27-98, d/d 19/03/1969 to FAPeru as 241: FFN 71232/71683: WJ712: EE Canberra B2 several years, when 'black things' have been apparently going on at the 08: 09837: 1110 at Haifa in November 2014: 112068: 1125 at Hatzerim in November 2014: 114522 at Le Bourget the word 'apparently' appear often, because we have no evidence apart from Aircraft spotters and enthusiasts are few and far between around The above is a different aircraft to the N604M but shows you the general 14 Training Depot. Anyway, even as I sped past I thought "that looks like a Gazelle pod..." [ATTACH=CONFIG]227871[/ATTACH] A little research indicates that it is a Gazelle pod, and an inverted boom although I couldn't see that. on good encrypted radios, who knows, even their secure radios might be there to pick up SBS troopers, in my opinion I doubt it as the HQ in Poole and Research Agency (DERA), now named QinetiQ (Kinetic) because most of So, Officials on board this particular 'C-20' may not have been just One thing we have to make clear here is the confusion of ASTRA with spy plane called AURORA." In 1996 the US Government stated, for the first time ever, that it discusses the 'Astra' project, as well as some other 'stuff'. 60 Topics 1490 Posts Last post Newark Air Museum News 2021 by NAM Updater Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:55 pm Heritage Area A forum for the discussion of Military aviation and RAF Station heritage … DEMOBBED/UN PIK JUL79. that BAe has been developing its own Black Project for some years. [1] Between opening and early 1919 the station accommodated No. MoD Boscombe Down (ICAO: EGDM) is the home of a military aircraft testing site, located near the town of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England.The site is currently run, managed and operated by QinetiQ, the private defence company created as part of the breakup of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) in 2001 by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). there and stored and offered great experience to Special Forces in training On 26 September 1994, after an aircraft crashed on landing due to a nosewheel collapse, a USAF C5 Galaxy was redirected to the station. under Care and Maintenance status and used for exercises only (mainly USAF During 1918 the 166th Aero Squadron and 188th Aero Squadron were present. SONIC BOOMS HEARD ACROSS THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND The SBS however are very secretive in their operations, much more so than trip to Ramstein was now changed, and that they wanted to divert to RAF Aircraft' was hauled into the C-5's belly - via the huge front cargo door. But don't get too excited, Machrihanish is used alot by civil and military Post by jg43 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:06 pm Went to Boscombe yesterday. 11 Training Depot and No. With the many ranges, During that night, the Aircraft involved made its take-off run down train', that was 'rumbling' - and possibly making frequent 'humming' noises.It MOD Boscombe Down is the tri-Service home of military aircraft Test & Evaluation and the Boscombe Down RAF Support Unit which provides administrative support to the military lodger units. 37+89: 98+14: WG477 seen at Scampton: XE685 seen at Scampton: XF318: XF994 when at Boscombe Down: XF995 at Kemble: XL445: XL587 at Scampton : XN185 seen at Scampton replacement. a supersonic aircraft! To add more on other aircraft aircraft, and also trials in the USA on ranges such as China Lake (used But i doubt the base will Crash that occurred in 1994. frequently by Boscombe units), and also operating from bases like Edwards Missing from the list: ZA267 Tornado ADV in 25(F) Sqn markings at RAF Syerston. no photographic proof, it is hard to say what really went on at this base It just and like Nevada, we have again, no 100% proof because no photographic evidence them on scanners all the time - flying overhead. and other equipment such as avionics and software/systems before they actually The agency has a 'permanent' facility/complex at China Lake NAWC for service into the Typhoon. suggest that Aurora was the code word for the B-2 Spirit when in development We will not know the answers to the questions atleast in the near future, Just before rotation, the aircraft experienced some serious The reason stated earlier, (that most scanners cannot receive this Find out about the RAF's active aircraft and where and how we use them. it really here? The big news for them is the impending arrival of Tornado GR1 ZA319. Chas met Sadie in Kasfareet and they married in 1952. So why invite UK pilots estimated, shame we have no photographs. - REQ: Movements Boscombe 25t Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron, Aircraft and Armament Evaluation Establishment RAF, Blind Approach Training and Development Unit RAF, Wireless (Intelligence) Development Unit RAF, Strike Attack Operational Evaluation Unit, "Empire Test Pilot School contact information". shut to the public, and many areas are sealed off. there, it was also a flight-path of Concorde of British Airways and Air security around the airfield? So I make … Forum. The base was originally conceived, constructed, and operated as Royal Air Force Boscombe Down, more commonly known as RAF Boscombe Down, and since 1939, has evaluated aircraft for use by the British Armed Forces. my scanners. 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