At the STN rwy 04 hold the other morning and had to wait for 'White Knight' who had called 7 miles. After what seemed like hours, something resembling a puddle jumper like a PA28 merged out of the gloom and landed.
The only aircraft officially known as "White Knight" without any other attributes belongs to Scaled Composites and looks, typically, like more-or-less nothing else. But they just might take forever to cover 7 miles.
As far as I know, the WN is occasionally leased to companies needing it for research&development activities. But whatever it might want at STN of all places, I can't fathom. Nor does it really match your description. Hope someone else knows better.
3SDL is pleased to announce that we have been selected as the winner of a UK MoD contract to provide ...... and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) emulation in support of 2 major live exercises later this year.
Spittoon, that really is a hilarious bit of topsy-turvey doublespeak, isn't it? In this age of advanced technology the MoD, who are using UAVs to emulate manned aircraft are employing manned aircraft to "emulate" UAVs in exercises... I thought they were supposed to have - er - UAVs to do that?
Pure Alice in Wonderland!
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