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TUPE 18th May 2017 13:26

A400M over Shetland
 
Thank you to the A400 crew(s) who visited yesterday. I missed it but Mrs T was most impressed, as were many of the other islanders. A nice change from the usual O&G & FlyMayBe traffic. :D

Any plans for a return to 60oN? :ok:

RAF aircraft training exercise | Shetland News
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mmitch 19th May 2017 11:44

Getting down lower in the valleys too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URSit14R9OE
mmitch.

chevvron 19th May 2017 13:22

When I was at Sumburgh in 1972, we regularly had things like Nimrods doing flypasts in the guise of 'practice diversions'.

H Peacock 19th May 2017 18:51

Saw one mincing about near Waddo last week. In fact it was the noise that first drew me to it. That has got to be one of the most dreadful aircraft sounds I've ever heard. I'm not too sure how many they have at Brize, but that buzz/whine must drive the locals crazy.

And I thought the Tucano was bad!!!

VX275 19th May 2017 19:02

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Originally Posted by H Peacock (Post 9776190)
Saw one mincing about near Waddo last week. In fact it was the noise that first drew me to it. That has got to be one of the most dreadful aircraft sounds I've ever heard. I'm not too sure how many they have at Brize, but that buzz/whine must drive the locals crazy.

And I thought the Tucano was bad!!!

You obviously don't have Apache flying over your house all times of day or night, now that is an annoying noise. I can't think why they built the things using gearboxes left over from Ford Model T 's.

chevvron 19th May 2017 20:56

And Apaches are so slow when in transit (about 100 kt GS)so the noise lingers for longer. At least the A400 should do 250 ish at low level.

Pontius Navigator 19th May 2017 21:35

But do you FEEL it like Osprey or Chinook


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