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chevvron 7th Jan 2019 20:27

'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.

Tashengurt 7th Jan 2019 20:29

Can't see anything?

insty66 7th Jan 2019 20:33

Unknown? It's one of the most famous aircraft around.

RedhillPhil 7th Jan 2019 20:42

Look hard enough and you too could see it.

taffyhammer 7th Jan 2019 21:09

Not that unknown!!

meleagertoo 7th Jan 2019 21:18

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?

ShyTorque 7th Jan 2019 21:24

What was known as the U-2, then the TR-1, now known as .... the U-2.

superplum 7th Jan 2019 21:32


Originally Posted by meleagertoo (Post 10354504)
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?

Compass Call 7th Jan 2019 21:37

Looks like a 'Dragon Lady' to me.

Herod 7th Jan 2019 21:45

That's the aircraft that wasn't there in 1975, and still wasn't there when I went back in 2004.

taffyhammer 7th Jan 2019 22:00

Didn’t half make the hangar shake when it wasn’t there doing engine tests!

kaitakbowler 7th Jan 2019 22:26

"If we are not here where the hell are we"
 
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....dc566e50c3.jpg

chevvron 7th Jan 2019 22:50


Originally Posted by Herod (Post 10354525)
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.

Tankertrashnav 7th Jan 2019 23:04

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.

air pig 7th Jan 2019 23:06

Cobra Ball at Mildenhall today though, a far rarer beast.

MG 8th Jan 2019 04:08

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.

jimjim1 8th Jan 2019 04:35


Originally Posted by chevvron (Post 10354469)
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"

Bob Viking 8th Jan 2019 04:54

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.

BV

Captivep 8th Jan 2019 08:08

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...

Cubanate 8th Jan 2019 08:29

I most certainly didn't see one in Akrotiri or Alconbury and I've never seen a SR71 in Okinawa.


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