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C-17 Blackpool

Old 4th Oct 2007, 14:56
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C-17 Blackpool

I've just been wandering around the grounds of castle monkey when a shadow was cast of the west wing, when I looked up it was a C-17 legs down on finals to Blackpool...

Any ideas? my initial thought was a grim one, wondering whether it was bringing back a local soldier in a box, but surely that would have gone to Lyneham?

Thoughts? or do I sound like a bit of a spotter?
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 15:15
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Gone to show the Torry conference what they need to buy 10 of when they get back in!!
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 15:44
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PD Perhaps?
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 16:03
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Would definitely have gone to Lyneham if it was a repatriation, must have been a PD
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 16:51
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Any idea what the TriStar was doing parked at Dakar when I arrived there at dark o'clock this morning?! Always good to see some other Brits in this part of the world.. it's usually BMed though!
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 18:02
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Thoughts? or do I sound like a bit of a spotter?

Saw him myself a couple of weeks ago over M6 Junction 31 then he turned left towards Warton/Blackpool. No idea what he was up to.
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 18:15
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I don't think it would be the same one mate, he'd have run out of juice by now
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 19:08
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I don't think it would be the same one mate, he'd have run out of juice by now

So he's got something in common with your girlfriend? Only kidding!

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Old 4th Oct 2007, 20:12
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He had a busy afternoon.

Looks like he did Leuchars, Kinloss, Prestwick, Isle of Man, Blackpool and Donny today. In that order.

This is he at Donny:



Aircraft was ZZ171.
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Old 7th Oct 2007, 13:27
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I spotter this whilst I had the family down at Blackpool for a brief-and-noisey holiday last week...I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me (thousands of Tory MPs swarming all over the Wintergardens, *and* a loose C-17?? I thought it was maybe a mass evac plan to take them all out to Diego Garcia to plan the 'election'....Lady Thatcher could have followed-on as wingman in that Eurocopter air ambulance they had buzzing about the Prom )
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