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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen today?

Old 2nd Jun 2020, 10:22
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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen today?

Thought a single thread on the more interesting and unusual aircraft we see passing over our heads or perhaps notice on ADSB might be ... of interest! So, wherever you are in the world, what have you seen?

Just noticed that the DLR flying laboratory Falcon 20 D-CMET flew westbound over London this morning and is currently doing 75 mile north/south runs at 34000' off the west coast of Ireland. Doing some form of meteorological research perhaps?
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 10:44
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That Falcon went past outbound/inbound on Saturday, again out to the Atlantic off the West coast of Ireland. Perhaps trying to predict the next wave of less clement weather that is apparently heading our way for the next days. Either that or he's looking for Hy Brasil ;-)
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A340-600 going into Bournemouth again this morning from China. Big NHS lettering on fuselage. Think its the third trip there for it. 2 days ago, 747 Dream Lifter over Minehead to Taranto
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 11:18
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https://www.flightradar24.com/DADLR/249d1a6f

D-ADLR, G550, doing the same.
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Thereís a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000í.

Madness.
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According to FR24, the A340's which have been coming into Bournemouth several times a day have been coming from Cardiff. I notice them because, they fly past my study window on final approach onto 08. Do they land at Cardiff to unload and then fly across to EGHH? The first flights to Tianjin a few weeks ago certainly came direct to EGHH.
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There’s a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000’.
That's interesting! Where can one follow it's progress ? No luck with the usual offerings. Is it going to retire in Norway ? Surely not hauling oil drilling equipment ?
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
That's interesting! Where can one follow it's progress ? No luck with the usual offerings. Is it going to retire in Norway ? Surely not hauling oil drilling equipment ?
its in & out of ADS-B just north of Scotland last I saw - maybe about 90 mins flying time to go.

I believe itís going to a Museum, but it is carrying one passenger - the Norwegian winner of this years Iditarod dogsled race!

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.c...ntl/index.html
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Just had a Spitfire past my bungalow in Chedburgh, Bury St. Eds. Nice.
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DC6 and Yellowknife ? Does that mean Buffalo ??
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Nice idea for a thread - sat in the sun earlier watching an A400 doing low/go around Newcastle.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 12:16
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There is a Pilatus PC-6 doing aerial survey runs over Lanarkshire, for the third day in a row.
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Originally Posted by thetimesreader84 View Post
Thereís a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000í.

Madness.
https://www.flightradar24.com/N151/249c8673

On approach to Bergen by the look of it
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Originally Posted by thetimesreader84 View Post
Thereís a DC-6 currently on route to Stavanger in Norway from Yellowknife. 14 hour flight at 11,000í.

Madness.
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.
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Not many around these days. DC6 or jobs flying them.

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What an interesting flight.

Everts are advertising for a DC6 FO.

https://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs...recruiter/2388





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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 14:10
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Originally Posted by pulse1 View Post
According to FR24, the A340's which have been coming into Bournemouth several times a day have been coming from Cardiff. I notice them because, they fly past my study window on final approach onto 08. Do they land at Cardiff to unload and then fly across to EGHH? The first flights to Tianjin a few weeks ago certainly came direct to EGHH.
No. They are Maleth Aero acquisitions, doing crew training OUT of Bournemouth.

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Nordwind 777 from Moscow inbound to DSA overhead at 13000'.
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We had a Wildcat come over an hour ago. I wouldn't go as far as to describe it as 'exciting' though; not compared to last week's flying visit from a Spitfire/Hurricane combo from the BBMF.
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We had a Wildcat come over an hour ago
Westland or Grumman?

The DC-6 would have been a lovely thing to see... will they fly it for a bit or is it static? Can't imagine it will fly given the snags that have beset other European propliners recently.
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Several Tiger Moths (once a formation of three) up and down the Thames over Canary Wharf at about 1,500ft.
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