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Old 12th Jan 2021, 14:01
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QRA Sonic Boom

They don’t seem to make them as loud as they used too.....

https://news.sky.com/story/sonic-boo...plane-12185918

Sonic boom after RAF jets scrambled to intercept private plane
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Is this the culprit? D-AFAL
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 14:34
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They don’t seem to make them as loud as they used too.....
Recall doing a RAS (Ammo) in the South West Approaches one Summers evening. Then, unknown to all, a Concorde decided to do its accel out into the Atlantic heading off to the States..........

That is NOT what you want to hear during a RAS (Ammo)!!!!!!! If the Concorde crew could have seen the looks on our faces bobbing about on our "war canoe" 50,000+ ft below them..........
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 14:48
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They donít seem to make them as loud as they used too.....

https://news.sky.com/story/sonic-boo...plane-12185918

Sonic boom after RAF jets scrambled to intercept private plane
It was loud enough here. Windows duly rattled. But we are getting used to them - second one this year.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 15:05
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Heard it over here in Cambridge earlier ..and RTb



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Old 12th Jan 2021, 15:19
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Is this more common or is it just a social media thing?
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...d-barrier.html

Bombardier Global Express D-AFAL




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Are those ripples in the paintwork down to the shockwave?
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:26
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Question is, What was it doing flying into UK airspace without a known flight plan or communications with ATC? I hope the owners get billed the cost of the QRA shout. Travel into this country is essential work only, not leisure. If it is not for business reasons inside the government restrictions.
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That is one shocking paint scheme. Good to see the Brits intercepting the Germans again.
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Good to see the Brits intercepting the Germans again.
Just an old habit.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 22:09
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Question is, What was it doing flying into UK airspace without a known flight plan or communications with ATC? I hope the owners get billed the cost of the QRA shout. Travel into this country is essential work only, not leisure. If it is not for business reasons inside the government restrictions.
They will be billed according to a pilot colleague as one day we were flying a fixed wing aeromedical flight from Europe to the UK, he called me up to the front and said a well known airline had an aircraft with two Typhoons sat off their wings some miles ahead and it was going to cost the airline a lot of money unless it was a system failure. Knowing the airline it was probably the pilots who were going to be paying and I suspect a short sharp interview with the CAA.
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I rather like the paint scheme. I wonder if I should apply for the newly opened position?

Apparently mocking journalistic standards today is too easy to even bother with anymore.
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They will be billed according to a pilot colleague as one day we were flying a fixed wing aeromedical flight from Europe to the UK, he called me up to the front and said a well known airline had an aircraft with two Typhoons sat off their wings some miles ahead and it was going to cost the airline a lot of money unless it was a system failure. Knowing the airline it was probably the pilots who were going to be paying and I suspect a short sharp interview with the CAA.
Hope the passengers, if no essential travel pay for it. They paid the bucks and likely told the pilots so. If not essential, they should get a flea in the ear too.
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I just hope he didn’t have any ham sandwiches on board, or he’ll really be in it.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 07:10
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Originally Posted by Non Linear Gear View Post
Question is, What was it doing flying into UK airspace without a known flight plan or communications with ATC? I hope the owners get billed the cost of the QRA shout. Travel into this country is essential work only, not leisure. If it is not for business reasons inside the government restrictions.

Nothing unusual here. In 1940 they came into UK airspace without lodging a flight plan or checking in with ATC!
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Originally Posted by Non Linear Gear View Post
Question is, What was it doing flying into UK airspace without a known flight plan or communications with ATC? I hope the owners get billed the cost of the QRA shout. Travel into this country is essential work only, not leisure. If it is not for business reasons inside the government restrictions.
The aircraft would have been on an IFR Flight Plan and would have been talking to ATC. From the info released so far it looks like an equipment problem (or finger trouble) leading to a prolonged loss of communication. If ATC canít get hold of the crew using all means then an intercept in these circumstances is standard procedure.
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If it was a box problem it was fixed pretty sharpish. It was on the ground at Stansted less than 90 mins, did a short hop over to Birmingham for a hour (presumably to pick up the original intended pax) and then legged it directly to Barbados! Nice for some...
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Originally Posted by Non Linear Gear View Post
Question is, What was it doing flying into UK airspace without a known flight plan or communications with ATC? I hope the owners get billed the cost of the QRA shout. Travel into this country is essential work only, not leisure. If it is not for business reasons inside the government restrictions.
Do we have a credible source for "no known flight plan? It may be in one of the MSM links upthread and I've missed it but all I've read points to this being a loss of comms... as LeftBlank says " it looks like an equipment problem (or finger trouble) leading to a prolonged loss of communication."


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Another example of 'confused' journalism. Re the Daily Mail story - Learjet? or Global Express?.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...d-barrier.html
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