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Old 17th Jun 2020, 07:48
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An RAF A400 droned over London earlier this morning, climbing out of Gatwick heading towards Humberside International Airport of all places!
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 08:23
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
An RAF A400 droned over London earlier this morning, climbing out of Gatwick heading towards Humberside International Airport of all places!
Heard one the other day, can't mistake the sound!
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:15
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I was walking up the hill and heard it passing over Biggin Hill...
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:26
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KLM had a B777 in this morning to LHR, I haven't seen one of those before on the KL1007 flight.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 10:33
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An 'Air Tanker Ltd' A330 heading out of LHR. I wonder if it's got a cabin or just a freight hold ?
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 11:03
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
An 'Air Tanker Ltd' A330 heading out of LHR. I wonder if it's got a cabin or just a freight hold ?
Off to Dammam in Saudi. These days it's operated by/for Titan when it's not busy Voyaging.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 11:47
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An Alitalia A321 just departed 09R and flew straight out over London
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 12:44
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An Alitalia A321 just departed 09R and flew straight out over London
Some very odd departure flight tracks today. BA117F to JFK off 09R climbed straight ahead as far as Putney before starting its RH turn towards Compton.

The usual reasons for flights being so markedly off-track are either weather (e.g. storms) or conflicting traffic (for example police helicopter operations). It will be interesting to see the reason for today's infringements.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 13:02
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I noticed this too, very unusual. In fact I've never seen this before! Perhaps there was a fire at one of the industrial units just east of Heathrow, somewhere in Feltham ?
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 13:47
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Seen a few of these straight out departures while things have been quiet, but yeah most unusual
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 11:54
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The usual reasons for flights being so markedly off-track are either weather (e.g. storms) or conflicting traffic (for example police helicopter operations). It will be interesting to see the reason for today's infringements.
Any updates ? My curiosity is, well........curious! :-)

Just saw a Vistajet Bizjet go by into LHR. Are these all LCY refugees, or simply customers to whom the landing/handling fees are immaterial ?
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 12:01
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Reason for straight out departures LHR this week ??

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Seen a few of these straight out departures while things have been quiet, but yeah most unusual
There have been some strange survey aircraft types , around , very close to LHR this week , different types , different days , bothered to take a screen shot Tuesday ? Yesterday survey was close to East LHR.
Maybe this TFC

This happening last 2 , 3 days during the day - have not checked today ..


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Old 26th Jun 2020, 12:03
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Yes these survey flights have been going on for weeks, makes a nice change to be honest. The Islander out of Northolt has been droning about over London too in this good weather.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:02
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Originally Posted by TheFrenchConnection View Post
There have been some strange survey aircraft types , around , very close to LHR this week , different types , different days , bothered to take a screen shot Tuesday ? Yesterday survey was close to East LHR.
Maybe this TFC
Being picky, FR24 have the type wrong. The aircraft pictured is a P68C, but not an Observer (which has a transparent nose for, well, observing through ).

Spot the difference:



https://www.airteamimages.com/vulcan...te_343162.html
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 09:40
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BA's new 787-10 G-ZBLA is currently on its way in to Heathrow
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 18:56
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There was an A343 into LHR today, from a Spanish Operator 'Plus Ultra'. They're getting pretty rare these days. Also an A380 from China Southern, another 'rare' bird since 4 months.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 20:49
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Quote from HAL below.Whilst we expect the number of flight movements to increase, they will still be relatively low, and so we will continue to consolidate our operations by operating on one runway until flight movements reach around 45% of our normal operations. At this point, we’ll return to operating on two runways
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 21:56
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Originally Posted by Trinity 09L View Post
Quote from HAL below.Whilst we expect the number of flight movements to increase, they will still be relatively low, and so we will continue to consolidate our operations by operating on one runway until flight movements reach around 45% of our normal operations. At this point, we’ll return to operating on two runways
Currently running at about 24% of normal - the last two days have seen the first time that there have been 300+ daily movements since the start of the lockdown.

So still some way to go.
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 10:36
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
There was an A343 into LHR today, from a Spanish Operator 'Plus Ultra'. They're getting pretty rare these days. Also an A380 from China Southern, another 'rare' bird since 4 months.
4-holers have practically vanished from the skies these last 3 months part from the odd exotic cargo 747
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 12:46
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Think Singapore have a daily freighter 747 late afternoon - or they did, I haven't noticed it for a while. Usual arrival via Lydd (?) and Biggin...

That said, looking at replays yesterday about 5.30, Cathay had one inbound Heathrow, no sign of the Singapore.
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