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MQ-9 Drone coming to Fairford

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Old 11th Jul 2018, 14:38
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MQ-9 Drone coming to Fairford

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https://www.flightradar24.com/N190TC/1d16246d
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 18:16
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Nearly 4hrs later and it still hasn't landed! Just circling over Fairford over and over, after a flypast of sorts in Herefordshire. I wonder how long it can keep going ?
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 18:21
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Just zoomed in and wanted to correct the 'over Fairford' part, it's actually to the NW....at 9,000ft. Wonder what it can see ? ;-)
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 18:27
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That is some odd shaped holding pattern:


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Old 11th Jul 2018, 23:43
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Be a few folk out there covering their heads I guess....
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It felt quite a bit different talking to ‘it’ knowing the aircraft was unmanned and you were talking to a pilot sat on the ground.

it can stay airborne for over 48hrs, so this flight was easy for it.
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Wow! 48hrs, that must be one incredibly efficient engine....Yes, the ATC aspect must be strange, in a few years you'll be talking to an AI computer somewhere ;-)
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