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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen today?

Old 14th Sep 2020, 03:21
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Might have been a belated 9-11 tribute but the four Nanchangs CJ-6 trainers were back over Belleville, Florida joined by several other rare birds - a Pitts & Stearman/Great Lakes pair, an Enstrom or Brantly helicopter and finally a Cessna foursome (not pictured).


Four Nanchang trainers

Now with smoke!

A Pitts and a Stearman

A rare Enstrom or Brantly helicopter
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 06:38
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Originally Posted by ICT_SLB View Post
A rare Enstrom or Brantly helicopter
It's an Enstrom (around 350 on the US register, compared to about 50 Brantlys).
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 15:39
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Agusta Westland AW109 Royal Air Force GZ100 2000 feet 16:15 BST E>W , @ West Bracknell , seem to originate from Sloane Square London area FR24 ? on Battle of Britain Day . Now BST16:36 ~ 3700 feet heading to the west country ie past Basingstoke , Salisbury.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 17:20
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Didn't see it, but a 737MAX G-TUMF flew from Malaga to Birmingham at FL180, crossing the Channel at almost the narrowest point. rather than the more conventional Channel Islands-IoW. Are MAXs scared of water AND thin air?
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 18:57
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Perhaps a ferry flight from where it might have been stranded after Boeing stopped them flying. That might explain the low-ish level and flightpath.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 21:37
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Originally Posted by TheFrenchConnection View Post
Agusta Westland AW109 Royal Air Force GZ100 2000 feet 16:15 BST E>W , @ West Bracknell , seem to originate from Sloane Square London area FR24 ? on Battle of Britain Day . Now BST16:36 ~ 3700 feet heading to the west country ie past Basingstoke , Salisbury.
Maybe took off from Buck House or Wellington Barracks...
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 06:28
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Perhaps a ferry flight from where it might have been stranded after Boeing stopped them flying. That might explain the low-ish level and flightpath.
It's been at Tenerife since the grounding began, stopped off at Malaga on its way back to Birmingham yesterday.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 10:23
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Are there any more stranded elsewhere that need to get back to the UK ?
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 12:17
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Are there any more stranded elsewhere that need to get back to the UK ?
No, the only Max aircraft on the UK register are the six TUI aircraft, all now at MAN/BHX.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 20:29
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Thanks for the info. What happens now ? Are they to be scrapped, or made airworthy again with some new super-duper software ?
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 22:29
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I'd be very reluctant to try to predict what the future holds for the Max, in European airspace at least.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 17:33
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There is a fourship trail of Dutch and Belgian C-130s, something German and a French Atlas assing about at low level to the NW of Eindhoven. Anniversary?

Ah, can now see Spitfire PH-OUQ and B-25 PH-XXV as well...
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 17:35
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Market Garden,possibly?
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 17:37
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The Dutch commemorate it every year.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 18:07
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Ah, thanks - hadn't realised it was in September.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 18:36
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Just ask a British Para
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 19:19
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Ah, landlord of my former favourite pub is an ex-Para but I no longer drink there - got too damn expensive. Think I might put A Bridge Too Far on...
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 19:41
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Enjoy,think I will go to Oosterbeek War Graves on Monday,and pay my respects
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 16:54
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MD Helicopter MD 500 N124PD In dark Blue black W > E out of Blackbushe west Bracknell BST 17:50 1000 feet -
very nice , very fast rotors like the / our Cop Helicopter -
looks like a US Police
Helicopter ,
in sunny leafy Berkshire ...TFC
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 20:50
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Originally Posted by TheFrenchConnection View Post
MD Helicopter MD 500 N124PD In dark Blue black W > E out of Blackbushe west Bracknell BST 17:50 1000 feet -
very nice , very fast rotors like the / our Cop Helicopter -
looks like a US Police
Helicopter
That's because it was - formerly flew for Policia de Puerto Rico.
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