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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen today?

Old 26th Feb 2021, 08:21
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Originally Posted by G-ARZG View Post
Not forgetting the British Antarctic Survey DHC-7 VP-BFQ, of course...still earning its keep.
That's an Aeroflot Airbus A321 !
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 09:20
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Try VP-FBQ.

(VP-F being the registration prefix for the Falkland Islands).
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 09:21
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Originally Posted by Big Eric View Post
That's an Aeroflot Airbus A321 !
Fat fingers moment - VP-FBQ, not BFQ
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 10:30
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One of they big Ant-nov 124s just hied westwards across London...
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 10:36
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Passed over me in Didcot a few minutes ago at 30,000. RA-82044. Headed for Goose Bay. Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 11:55
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Airbus A330-302 EC-LUK directly overhead Bracknell ie.90 degrees~5000 feet>SW >MAD

Just after 11:15 this morning ; Airbus A330-302 EC-LUK directly overhead Bracknell ie. 90 degrees ~ 5000 feet > SW to Madrid , brilliant.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 11:59
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Tipsy Belfair G-APIE getting some sunshine on a maintenance flight near Peterborough...
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 12:14
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Just had my first survey aircraft visit of the summer spring, P-68 G-RVNM inbound Biggin - it's been doing runs along the runway extended centrelines at Gatters, presumably taking advantage of the glorious weather and absence of most traffic.
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 16:36
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Disappointed to miss a formation of the Red Arrows F-15's over the north east today...

What actually happened was a Hawk did a couple of approaches to Teesside while Lakenheath F-15's have routed overhead at high level while en route to low level work in the north of Scotland. Seems to have caused some confusion.

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...ation-19923426
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 18:54
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Close up Red 2! And Red 3! And 4...
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Old 26th Feb 2021, 20:14
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DC-8 72 N782SP has just flown down the eastern side of the UK and crossed into France out of Prestwick...
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 07:03
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The Teesside mayor claims he organises everything. Even four F15s that I observed yesterday.
Red Arrows captured in stunning formation across Teesside skies as team pays a visit - Teesside Live (gazettelive.co.uk)
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 08:07
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707 - not seem any such claim from the Mayor. Is that an inaccurate comment on the inaccurate reporting?
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 08:20
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Whilst watching a tracker earlier, I noted a Danish-regd Falcon over NE London at almost 40,000ft (by the M25 for accuracy) and it had just come out of Farnborough! I don't think I've ever seen an aircraft above 20,000ft before within the London area having just taken off from one of the airports/airfields.

Obviously traffic was light, including E-W/W-E flyovers and he was given clearance to space by ATC, but still surprising. He was at 45,000 by Essex and carried on at that altitude to Scandiland.
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Old 27th Feb 2021, 12:13
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Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen confirmed on Facebook that the much-loved formation team had been carrying out training approaches at Teesside Airport. If it Teesside it must be the mayor, if you know what I mean.
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 17:26
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Wondered what the distant and persistent droning was over London earlier - another AN-12 westbound!
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 18:21
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Wondered what the distant and persistent droning was over London earlier - another AN-12 westbound!
What height was it ? I was having an afternoon nap and it woke me up !
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 19:57
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Up in the 20s I think - I was up on the common about 10 miles to the south and heard it as a rumble, must have been about 5pm... Mind was elsewhere and it took a while to sink in...
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 20:16
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UR-CKM passed over Didcot westbound just after 5...at 24000 ft. Louder drone then usual?
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 20:50
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Not the first prop to wake me up. We were on the beach in the south of France in Theoule-sur-Mer about 10 miles west of Cannes, which latter has a major GA airport with periodic business jets climbing across the bay in front. Nothing of consequence, and I fall asleep in the afternoon sun, dreaming of all sorts, eventually including R-1830s it seemed. My, that's a loud noise in the dream ... woke up suddenly and there it was, climbing so slowly in front of us, the heritage Swiss DC-3. Disappeared southwards out over the Med, but returned at altitude up in the heat haze 10 minutes later, when it presumably had enough height now to head northwards over the mountains. Mrs W said I had slept right through several biz-jets, but woke up pronto for this !
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