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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen on your computer today?

Old 6th Oct 2021, 09:07
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A pair of B-1Bs are inbound to Fairford and are currently about 200 miles off the Western coast of Ireland, another pair 'should' arrive tomorrow.
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 10:15
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Yesterday around 1630 the rectangular grey icon which denotes a vehicle climbed out of Stornawy at 230 kits climbed to 10000 ft heading SE. It decended to 5500 ft disappeared from FR24 south of Inverness
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 10:21
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USAF KC-135 “CLEAN 04” southbound via Barkway,-Seaford …..should have 5x Seymour Johnson F15’s in tow! ….routing to Larissa , Greece.

Should be 2 more waves to come this morning

KC-135R was 59-1464

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Old 6th Oct 2021, 10:33
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“CLEAN 14” just getting ready to depart Mildenhall with 2nd wave….KC135T. 59-1740….visible on Adsb


1158 local….Clean 14 plus chicks routing out via BKY-SFD

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Old 6th Oct 2021, 10:45
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Originally Posted by Brookmans Park View Post
Yesterday around 1630 the rectangular grey icon which denotes a vehicle climbed out of Stornawy at 230 kits climbed to 10000 ft heading SE. It decended to 5500 ft disappeared from FR24 south of Inverness
Sounds like the Loganair E145 that departed SYY for GLA around that time.

Maybe whichever flight tracker you were using doesn't have an icon for that type?
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 14:36
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Bugger, might have seen those F-15s if I was at home!
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 18:02
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Sounds like the Loganair E145 that departed SYY for GLA around that time.

Maybe whichever flight tracker you were using doesn't have an icon for that type?
This sounds more like the Loganair SF340 (I can't remember which one it is) that has a wonky transponder for use on tracking sites and usually just it's flight number shows, but they all disappear from tracking sites once they're under around FL30, much like the E145s do.
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 19:57
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Originally Posted by Big Eric View Post
This sounds more like the Loganair SF340 (I can't remember which one it is) that has a wonky transponder for use on tracking sites and usually just it's flight number shows, but they all disappear from tracking sites once they're under around FL30, much like the E145s do.
Well it's true that a Loganair SF34 (G-LGNA) departed SYY just before the E145.

But it headed SW (LM155 to Benbecula), not SE as described by the OP, so it doesn't sound like the same aircraft.
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Old 7th Oct 2021, 11:09
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Another pair of B-1Bs arrived at Fairford around an hour ago.
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 10:37
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Regarding the B1's det to Fairford. I have noticed that they seem to be getting a Voyager and Typhoon welcoming just west of Scotland. Said UK aircraft are roughly in same position at present so maybe another pair of B1's are about.
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 13:48
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NATO E-3A (AWACS) practice landings at Mildenhall today. ADS-B indicates they are fitted with CFM 56's but seemed too noisy for that?
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Old 8th Oct 2021, 13:50
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Originally Posted by lefty loose View Post
NATO E-3A (AWACS) practice landings at Mildenhall today. ADS-B indicates they are fitted with CFM 56's but seemed too noisy for that?
ADS-B won't tell you the engine type. But you are correct - the NATO E-3As have TF33s.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 08:46
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Originally Posted by esscee View Post
Regarding the B1's det to Fairford. I have noticed that they seem to be getting a Voyager and Typhoon welcoming just west of Scotland. Said UK aircraft are roughly in same position at present so maybe another pair of B1's are about.
They have had nothing to do with the arrival of the B-Is, but a different pair of Typhoons did intercept them on Wednesday over Wales - these didn't show on ADS-B though.
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Unusual formation just passed over me... Cessna 180 and a Yak 52!
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 15:49
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Coningsby Typhoon just gone overhead having raced down to near Stansted and then appeared to have a bit of "fun" in the general area of Duxford'ish before heading home
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 20:11
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Noticed the ex-RAF C-130J we sold on to the Blue Angels busy over San Fran Bay to the east the Golden Gate Bridge a little earlier - several other aircraft manoeuvring in the area as well, must be the annual air show!
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Clattering Robinson 44 - hmmm, Czech reg'd...

And what is that noisy [email protected]:[email protected]? That Qatari 747-8 A7-HBJ again...
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 20:08
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We must be twins (sort of), I 'saw' the R44 on a tracker, long way from home and yes, that lovely 748 was noisy. I wonder why ?
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 06:53
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It takes a lot of thrust to get all that shopping off the ground ...
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 09:21
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It was inbound Dave, came overhead me via Biggin. Delicacies for the Sheik's London abode then! 747s do tend to be noisy but I kind of thought the -8 would be a bit quieter. Think that is the first I've seen from relatively close quarters, otherwise they have been dots at the end of a trail!
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