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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen today?

Old 28th Feb 2021, 21:04
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I was woken up by the rumble of radials at Oh My God It's Early Hours while staying at the University of Oshkosh during you know what week. I peered blearily out of the window into a beautiful dawn sky and saw the gorgeous Boeing 307 heading off for a spin. It didn't fly during the show the three days we were there and my travelling companions, in another room, slept through it. Early bird and all that...

Missing the EC-121 passing over here early one morning 40+ years ago still rankles as I've said several times before... and I heard it!

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Old 28th Feb 2021, 22:33
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You could hear it flying over London during the Chelsea v Man Utd game.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 12:29
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Navy & Orange looking like a kite, Antonov An-12B at 20,000 feet heading SE out BHX

13.15 Navy & Orange looking like a kite Antonov An-12B at 20,000 feet heading SE out of Birmingham to TAT, looks great at height ,sounds great , just skimming south of Bracknell, UR-CNN

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Old 1st Mar 2021, 12:53
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Yeah, it crept over me just now, unusually quiet; just heard it over the microwave! Very milky sky here, hard to see anything high not leaving a trail
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Mr @ Spotty M View Post
You could hear it flying over London during the Chelsea v Man Utd game.
Do you mean you could actually hear it being picked up on the television sound (impressive), or that you heard it from your own house while the game was in progress.
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 17:07
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I was woken up by the rumble of radials at Oh My God It's Early Hours while staying at the University of Oshkosh during you know what week. I peered blearily out of the window into a beautiful dawn sky and saw the gorgeous Boeing 307 heading off for a spin. It didn't fly during the show the three days we were there and my travelling companions, in another room, slept through it. Early bird and all that...

Missing the EC-121 passing over here early one morning 40+ years ago still rankles as I've said several times before... and I heard it!

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No - I took you at your word.

Though there was only ever a single example of the EC-131.

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Old 1st Mar 2021, 17:26
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One lives and learns! But I've flown in a Cv440 and it took me a long time. to see a Connie Airborne (N494TW at Biggin - even when I was at Miami in 1984, the few regular visitors stayed away and the four I saw were all unairworthy - though the Starliner subsequently flew at least twice and is now at Kermit's place).
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 21:39
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Picked it up on the sound from the TV, was using the channel that only had the noise from the ground and not the artificial fan noise that is on the other channel.
Looked at the Flightradar 24 app on my phone which showed it flying west over London.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 12:09
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After stories about reliability problems with RAF E-3's, somehow they have managed to get 2 of them flying this morning. 101 still circling over the North Sea but 103 now heading back to Waddo after a shortish flight.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 12:48
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You mean something broke shortly after take-off?
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 17:29
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How about a Cessna 172 over Wisconsin at 45,000 ft doing 450 kts I kid you not.....


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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 18:09
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Had a fairly low level visit from a Chinook earlier, always nice to see mil traffic round here - wish Mildenhall would send their Ospreys for a sight-seeing tour over here.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 19:05
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C-GECG isn't a Cessna 172 any more. It is now a Citationjet 3 (C525B) which makes more sense

Out of date info in the tracker I'm afraid!
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 21:07
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Originally Posted by sewushr View Post
C-GECG isn't a Cessna 172 any more. It is now a Citationjet 3 (C525B) which makes more sense

Out of date info in the tracker I'm afraid!
The C172 was written off in a fatal crash in December 2019.

Time to change to another flight tracker, methinks.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 10:58
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CV-22 hugging the south coast westbound and just approaching Selsey Bill - alerted my Worthing mate for a photo op but I suspect he's off line at the mo and has missed the chance.
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Loud old USAF C-130H just bundled over London inbound Mildenhall. Two more in very loose trail over France, emanated from sandy regions...
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 15:41
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Bit late to this, but I am sure an AN124 passed over northern UK last Sunday pm around 14.30 bound for Europe, there was a Cargo Lux 747 some 20 miles in front I think. I did not have phones or binoculars, and quite forgot about it until looked in on this thread. Very odd sounding engines which initially caused me to look up, though the fact that there were some Contrails was unusual enough these days.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 17:16
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Loud old USAF C-130H just bundled over London inbound Mildenhall. Two more in very loose trail over France, emanated from sandy regions...
And, round about the same time, an (ex-RAF) Austrian Air Force C-130K heading in the opposite direction, in the climb and heading back home after a brief visit to Marshalls at Cambridge.
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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 23:56
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Wondered what the distant and persistent droning was over London earlier - another AN-12 westbound!
That westbound An-12 which several here heard overhead London on Sunday 28 Feb has made it, after four days travel (same flight number) from Brno, Czech Republic, where it started from, to .... San Salvador in Central America, routing via Shannon, St Johns Newfoundland, and Bermuda, with a night stop at each.

Wonder what was in it.
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Old 4th Mar 2021, 08:11
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Loud old USAF C-130H just bundled over London inbound Mildenhall. Two more in very loose trail over France, emanated from sandy regions...
It flew over me, 10/10 cloud cover so did not see it, but I was surprised how loud it was at 20,000 ft

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