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Eurofighter Landing at GLA

Old 6th Jan 2012, 01:48
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Question Eurofighter Landing at GLA

Hi. I'm not in the aviation business, but thought someone here might be able to shed some light on a strange sight I witnessed.

I live under the NE approach to Glasgow Airport, and yesterday (05.01.12) around lunchtime I witnessed a Eurofighter overhead. It was going pretty slow, then extended its gear. I assume it was landing at the airport.

I've never witnessed any military aircraft heading to the airport before, apart from the odd Chinook. I've certainly never seen any fighter/bomber aircraft. Having said that, I did hear what sounded like a military jet passing overhead, perhaps within the past 2 weeks. In complete laymanís terms, I've always maintained you need some kind of super-special clearance to even cross commercial flight-paths.

Anyway, there is a scheduled Emirates flight due in around the same time, which on the day followed the Eurofighter by about 15 minutes. Coincidence?

I did a google search for a snippet of news, but it's either hush-hush, or not worth mentioning the event.

Anyone got any idea what went on yesterday?
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My guess would be that it was a practice approach and that the Typhoon didn't actually land, but did a 'go-around'. Military aircraft often practice approaches to civil airports.
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Anyway, there is a scheduled Emirates flight due in around the same time, which on the day followed the Eurofighter by about 15 minutes. Coincidence?
Nothing to do with Emirates.
Quoting : Glasgow Airport logs

ZK379(EX) Typhoon RAF "Cannon 33" overshot runway 23 at 1121.
It's more often done at Prestwick as ATC get fewer phone calls on the noise issue.
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