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'Unknown' aircraft at Akrotiri

Old 7th Jan 2019, 20:27
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'Unknown' aircraft at Akrotiri

Don't know how long it will be there but on www.zoom.earth/#34.587014,33.000716,19z,map is a 'strange' aircraft lined up on 28.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 20:29
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Can't see anything?
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 20:33
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Unknown? It's one of the most famous aircraft around.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 20:42
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Look hard enough and you too could see it.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 21:09
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Not that unknown!!
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 21:18
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There is a U2 and a couple of vehicles on the threshold.
Is there something there that shouldn't be there, or something that should be there that isn't?
Sorry - this has me baffled. What on earth do the replies above refer to?
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 21:24
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What was known as the U-2, then the TR-1, now known as .... the U-2.
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
There is a U2 and a couple of vehicles on the threshold.
Is there something there that shouldn't be there, or something that should be there that isn't?
Sorry - this has me baffled. What on earth do the replies above refer to?
Sshhhh - Aurora?
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 21:37
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Looks like a 'Dragon Lady' to me.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 21:45
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That's the aircraft that wasn't there in 1975, and still wasn't there when I went back in 2004.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 22:00
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Didn’t half make the hangar shake when it wasn’t there doing engine tests!
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 22:26
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"If we are not here where the hell are we"

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Old 7th Jan 2019, 22:50
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That's the aircraft that wasn't there in 1975, and still wasn't there when I went back in 2004.
Wasn't there in '86 when I visited with cadets for 10 days either.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 23:04
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Lying on my pit recovering from a night in the Green Rock when someone came in and said "did you see the U2 taking off?"

Never had another chance.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 23:06
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Cobra Ball at Mildenhall today though, a far rarer beast.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 04:08
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Much more interesting, I happened to just be going down a Google Maps wormhole and was looking at NAS North Island, San Diego. Someone’s had an unplanned end to their sortie on runway 36.
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Don't know how long it will be there ... is a 'strange' aircraft lined up on 28.
"Dates for Bings Maps imagery canít be determined"
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NAS North Island (Coronado)

Could there be a finer place to be based? I canít think of one.

I know you might say Honolulu and it is a close run thing but Iíd take Coronado personally.

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Old 8th Jan 2019, 08:08
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I certainly didn't see a U-2 landing at Akrotiri when I was standing at the bar on the stern of Queen Victoria leaving Limassol harbour a few years ago...
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 08:29
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I most certainly didn't see one in Akrotiri or Alconbury and I've never seen a SR71 in Okinawa.
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