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RAF Atlas, circiuts N oxfordshire

Old 23rd Jul 2015, 17:27
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RAF Atlas, circiuts N oxfordshire

Saw an RAF Atlas doing circuits this morning possibly using Enstone Airfield. I was playing golf nearby and it was going round and round for the best part of a couple of hours while I was there. Very impressive too. My first sight of this beast.
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Old 24th Jul 2015, 17:03
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Brize Norton, it was doing radar circuits to the north.
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Dont want to start a PPRuNe debate, but I was north of Enstone and the Atlas was far too low and circuits too short for it to be using Brize as its supposed landing/aiming point. I was surprised that it should be using Enstone but couldnt think of anywhere else in the vicinity. It was definitely climbing away strongly from somewhere in that area. Definitely not full landings, maybe touch and go or just go arounds?
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Potentially. I just got my info from a friend who works at Brize tower.
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Thanks for the info. Not sure that I know what radar circuits are but I guess that Enstone could have been their chosen location. Whatever, certainly very impressive and I am sure kept the locals entertained!
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