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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen today?

Old 2nd Jun 2020, 16:13
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A340-600 crew training???. Surely not! Currently heading back to Qingdao [TAO] 39,000 feet on crossing the English coast going east.. Just off North Netherlands coast at this mo. MLT621 on FR24
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 16:18
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Saw this over Ascot Today

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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 16:22
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Just trying to work out which model, er, I mean mark that is!
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 16:27
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PK553: :according to Google it's a mark 22. Didn't know any of those were flying. That's a nice picture and a nicer catch!!
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 16:30
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I just happened to be passing Mildenhall and Lakenheath today. They had the usual KC135's, RC135's C130's and F15's blasting around.
Nothing really special, but the sight, and sound of freedom was morale!
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 16:36
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Originally Posted by Jaydubya View Post
Saw this over Ascot Today
1/48th, I presume ?
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 17:11
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A340-600 crew training???. Surely not! Currently heading back to Qingdao [TAO] 39,000 feet on crossing the English coast going east.. Just off North Netherlands coast at this mo. MLT621 on FR24
Crew training with callsign MLT346T for the past two days and some last week as well. Multiple flights plans BOH-CWL-BOH-CWL-BOH. They have two A346 flying atm, the one not used for training doing China cargo charters for NHS.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 17:37
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
1/48th, I presume ?
Spot on, Killed a few hours during lockdown
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 19:38
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I think thatís one of the Everts planes. If itís the one Iím thinking about Itís heading for a museum in Norway. Its cargo includes a Norwegian musher and his dogs: they ran the Iditarod but couldnít return to Norway due to the coronavirus lock down.
Interestingly, the DC6 involved ,N151, used to live in Europe as OO-VGL with Delta Air Transport
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 20:02
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Originally Posted by MARK 101 View Post
Interestingly, the DC6 involved ,N151, used to live in Europe as OO-VGL with Delta Air Transport
According to this FB page:
DC 6 B ex LN-SUB Braathens SAFE ex OO-LVG Bangladesh Biman ex OO-VGL DAT ex C-GICD ship 45 waterbomber Conair Canada, N-151- Air Cargo Express freighter Alaska
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Spot on, Killed a few hours during lockdown
Is it Airfix? Do the wings fit any better than their other 1/48th Spitfires?
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 20:24
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The DC-6B in question was originally delivered to Cathay Pacific Airways in June 1956 as VR-HFK. It was sold to Braathens SAFE in Nov 1962 and operated with them until circa May 1971. Having operated with several owners, already mentioned, it finished up with Everts in Apr 2004. It is now returning to go on display at one of its past homes.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 21:35
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BBMF Hurricane FL363 flying out of Coningsby earlier. Playback available on FR24. Sadly not visible from here. Anyone see it?
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Is it Airfix? Do the wings fit any better than their other 1/48th Spitfires?
Yes it is and no the wings did not fix too well. Last time I did one was forty odd years ago and they do not seem to have improved that much. But Passed away a few hours during lockdown.
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Not today, but back in March & again last week, the Samaritanís Purse DC8-72CF flew over us here in Jersey carrying aid to Italy. Came as a complete surprise, as I didnít know any DC8s were still flying. Got a few photos of it as it flew over , to add to the collection .
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Thanks Jaydubya, think I have one in the stash - will need more filler then.

A DC-8, eh, love to see that!

There's a float-equipped Soloy (presumably) Cessna 206 D-EBIW approaching the Essex coast - interesting visitor!
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 09:13
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A400 Going round and round Gatwick at the moment, not landed yet. Presumably this is to give the local controllers something to do/practice? Got close enough, just, to see him in the distance on his downwind leg, can someone ask him to make that leg 3 miles further south please?


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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 09:36
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Originally Posted by Jaydubya View Post
Saw this over Ascot Today
You should try DCS World game. It's free for the PC. You only pay for modules. There's a really nice Mk 9 with normal; or clipped wings and a Normandy 1944 map to play it in. It'll use up all the time you have if you let it!
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 09:48
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Just woken up the controllers at Southend and the pilot of a DA42!


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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 10:51
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And so onto Norwich Airport...


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