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Old 16th Apr 2020, 08:38
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Bahrain Defence Force C-130 just overflew, either out of Mildenhall or Cambridge... tried for a pic, couldn't get the damn camera to focus. Bloody automated technology!
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 19:00
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Another Qatari C-17 currently floating into STN in the empty skies.
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 19:07
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The third different Serial This week

A7-MAC C\N5250 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III

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Old 17th Apr 2020, 19:17
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All coming from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Perhaps someone bringing their belongings back home ? Or maybe medical supplies ?
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 19:22
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Nice to see an RAF Herc low level over Purley/Kenley from the west this evening - looks like he did a touch and go at Biggin; we had a nice view of him cranking round after the T&G, I wondered for a second if he'd do a "Mach Loop" down the Godstone Road valley; another turn over Biggin then back over us and westwards back to Brize - he is still doing circuits there now! A little treat...
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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 09:14
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Passed over Farnborough at around 2k both ways, great site as you say :-)
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 15:19
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C-17 looking like it's going to nip into Gatwick...

A full stop on 08L - following a go around at Yeovilton and a touch and go at Hurn.
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 15:27
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Beat me to it! It does seem to have landed at Gatwick, having arrived there via the most circuitous route. (Chippenham, Bournemouth, Portsmouth)
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 15:34
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RAF 146 on approach now... coming in from Edinburgh...

C-17 on the move again, looks like it will be off shortly.

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Old 25th Apr 2020, 13:52
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A Kuwait AF C-17 has just arrived at STN after coming in relatively low over SE England. He was at 16,000ft at the coast and under 5,000 by the Thames.
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 13:54
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Had a peer out of my bedroom window as I can usually see the eastern end of the Biggin stack from there and reckoned he might be visible, but he must have been below 10000' by then...
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 14:01
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For those interested in the Serial KAF342 - Boeing C-17A Globemaster III - KAF3229 C\S
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 19:30
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KAF342 - Boeing C-17A Globemaster III Noted leaving UK Via the South coast arround 1925z 2025 uklocal
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 19:56
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Funnily enough I was walking back down the hill and noticed it was outbound - got a nice view of it this time!
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 23:24
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ZZ178 From Belgrade arrived Northolt 2210z 28 April.
Is it common for RAF C-17 to visit Northolt? Would have expected Brize Norton.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 11:09
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Originally Posted by Hartington View Post
I've seen reports of RAF C17s doing touch and gos at Luton and Southend. In both cases local "normals" seem surprised suggesting this is unusal. Is it unusual?
The current situation is the perfect opportunity for the RAF crews to familiarise themselves with civil approach procedures, different routings, different types of approaches, particularly LCY which will carry out steeper approaches. It is not unheard of, but certainly not a common site. It's a great opportunity for training 'outside the box' for when it's needed it other climates.

Same thing is happening in NYC with C17s/KC10s using LGA.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 11:36
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RAF Brize Nortan every day there UK only flights put on TW------ER Where these flights are taking place and type. They make it plane that it is nothing to do with the Virus
yesterday there were flights in Scotland and north of England..
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 21:31
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RAF C-17 just came over me at 7000' and is going in to.... wait for it! Looking like Northolt... Yep.
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Old 1st May 2020, 14:50
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In the westcountry arround Newquay and exeter today

ZZ176 RRR803 was In the swest area to 1530 and a A400 Is now in the area now c17 has left ZM402 Over newquay at 1550
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Old 3rd May 2020, 12:58
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03/05/2020

C17 177703 CFC4004 Passed through South UK Arround 1035 to 45 at the coast
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