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

Old 24th Oct 2021, 05:12
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Well, the logical way to go is neither east nor west.



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Old 24th Oct 2021, 09:31
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Understood, but one goes over Greenland, others over northern Canada westwards.
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 10:34
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11.20 am Great R44 overhead Bracknell 1,500 feet Reg.: G-TPTP United Kingdom DB flags: Type:R44 Robinson R44 Type Desc. :H1PSquawk: 4520 tracking E>W now tracking to NW after Bracknell, seemed to take off from west of Silwood College Campus . Just over the road ( A329 ) from where John Lennon use to live ,years ago ( Sunninghill ) . Weather is back so good observations, today Sunday.
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 15:57
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Incredibly con trailed in today's blue sky. Either the atmospherics were perfect, or the chem-trails contracts were being fulfilled, but it made for a rich tapestry in the blue yonder.
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17:37 C-130J Over South Bracknell tracking 296 degrees @ 18,000 feet ggggreat ! noise ; ZH871 C-130J United Kingdom DB flags: military type.

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Old 24th Oct 2021, 19:51
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Your database is wrong - Type: C30J
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 13:14
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14:00 approx. over Bracknell East > West 900 feet 125 knots a nice Cirrus Reg.: N866C United States DB flags: none Type:SR22 2002 Cirrus SR-22 APUS AVIATION INC TRUSTEE Type Desc.:L1P Squawk: 0431 , took off from Farley Green Surrey, just south , now heading NW ~ North after Wokingham. TFC.
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 14:27
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Interesting - I didn't know there was a strip at Farley Green (although confusingly there is one at the other Farley Green, in Suffolk, aka Peacocks Farm).

Both FlightAware and FR24 would suggest that the Cirrus routed from Fairoaks (its base) to Cranfield or thereabouts.

Edit: Just landed back at Fairoaks, from Cranfield.

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Old 26th Oct 2021, 18:01
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Three US Army CH-47s clattered over Norfolk heading NW, did a smart about turn abeam Lincoln and now appear to be heading into Mildenhall/Lakenheath - COP26 related? Look like they've come from Illesheim near Nurnberg.
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 20:26
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C30J is the ICAO designator for the C130J as flight plans require only 4 letters/digits. So the type is C130J - or in the case of this aircraft a C130J-30. As far as the RAF is concerned this is a Hercules C Mk 4.
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 21:33
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Almost correct.

The "Type" field displayed by most, if not all, flight tracking apps and sites is indeed the ICAO designator, hence C30J for the C-130J Hercules (short or long variants - but note the hyphen after the role letter(s) as used in US military designations since 1962).
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 21:45
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EP-3E is just arriving at Mildenhall.
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The EP-3E has just departed Mildenhall and heading south towards London - any chance of a glimpse, I can see blue bits in the sky!

Lovely deep drone but couldn't see him - too much scud...

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Old 28th Oct 2021, 12:59
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Yes, a most lovely sound, somehow sounded 'old' in comparison to the varying propellor driven aircraft both military and civil. That's quiye a rare type, or variant these days. I've always liked the Orion.
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E4B GRIMM99, Reg 40787L arriving Mildenhall from Andrews around midnight tonight...
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 20:30
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Only just abeam St Johns, with over 2000 miles to go must be arriving well after midnight - might be midnight Zulu, 0100 local? Tempted to stay up and see if the arrival is via London but I suspect not. Still haven't seen one.

SHJ, yeah the Orions do sound good, one assumes much the same as the the C-130H as I think it's the same engine/prop, tho I don't recall it quite so deep.
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 23:27
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On its last visit to the UK, in connection with Biden's trip in June, it flew straight OTT Hounslow/Wembley/Edgware en route to Mildenhall.

https://myneighbourhood.emsbk.com/lh...btrak/50833236

No sign of it yet this time around.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 03:17
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This afternoon, I heard an amazingly loud twin overhead, climbing out of Calgary.

FR24 told me it was a Beechcraft Duke. I donít think Iíve ever seen one before.





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Old 29th Oct 2021, 04:39
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Ah yes, the Lead Sled, effectively a cabin class Baron. Never seemed very popular in Europe, just a handful on the UK Register - Roger Whittaker had one that he whistled around in (G-SONG)...
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Finally appeared around 01:15, this time staying well north of London - over Swindon and Didcot, then a bit of a jiggle to overfly Luton and Stevenage:

https://myneighbourhood.emsbk.com/lh...btrak/52090288
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