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

Old 30th Nov 2021, 21:52
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Interestingly, it's certificated as a TBM-700 (specifically a TBM-700N), but marketed as a TBM-930, which explains why that ICAO designator is TBM9 rather than TBM7.
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 09:56
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A rather snazzy looking French A321SL went past into LHR this morning. La Compagnie airlines from Orly. Perhaps a new route ? I 'think' that this airline used to do Business Class only 757 flights to JFK a few years ago, but i'm not sure.
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 10:17
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Westbound C-17 sailed over London earlier on - somewhere west of Lands End it has executed a smart about turn and sailed eastwards as far as Dover where it turned north and now appears to be inbound Mildenhall... Forgot the sandwiches?

Instant update: in a holding pattern at Dover... hmmmm... Still at 31000...

Edit: now heading north, no wait, turning east off Frinton - still at 31000... Must be returning to Ramstein then.

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Diplomatic clearance problem maybe? A USMC C130 left Mildenhall earlier and routed out over Lands End and the Western Approaches before setting course for Spain……
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The La Compagnie A321neo operated a Formula One charter to Jeddah.
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 18:49
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Two of the Swiss F18s fast and low over Ambleside at lunchtime, heading for Thirlmere - great spot!
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Aha! That would explain it's coming to London. I didn't even know that there was a Saudi F1 GP......
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G-OSRB

G-OSRB has been flying quite a bit this week. Living near Finningley I was used to having to stop a conversation until the Vulcans had buggered off, sorry, ... gone enroute. The G-OSRB 727 noise/sound (even with the hush kits on) now makes me smile, so distinctive from the boring new generation, safe, hi-tech, two crew, fuel efficient crew friendly aircraft of today.

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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 19:08
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Saw several F-22s after we landed in Honolulu. Most were parked - under cover - but at least two were taxing out presumably in preparation for takeoff. Nice looking aircraft (and a bit smaller than I expected), very sleek (unlike the F-35 which looks rather dumpy from the side view).
Were we're staying is not far from the southern departure route from the airport - when the winds right I can often see commercial flights on climb-out. A few times I've heard the sound of 'fast jets' - and took a look to see if they were F-22s, but so the sound hasn't resulted in any sightings of any type.
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Kuwait AF C-17 just flew over me heading west (Swindon way) at 12000 ft.
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...angling towards Brize now and descending.
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Old 8th Dec 2021, 14:45
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Just passed Gatwick on the train - as a change from myriad Easy A3xx it was lovely to see the BEA liveried A319 on the nearest stand to the railway.
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AN-12 UR-CTJ just droned over me heading south.
Tried to catch sight of it with my bins from my back bedroom wndow as it headed towards Newbury, but got sidetracked by Jupiter...
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Old 9th Dec 2021, 09:44
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Just passed Gatwick on the train - as a change from myriad Easy A3xx it was lovely to see the BEA liveried A319 on the nearest stand to the railway.
Yesterday was its last revenue flight, from Glasgow, before retirement. (This is an earlier photo at EDI)
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That's a shame... glad I got to see it properly though...

Just looking at Google Earth, I hadn't realised that the South Pier had gone and been replaced by five new stands about 6 or 7 years ago. I assume the original pier was the same one the roof of which I recall walking out along as part of the spectator's area, during my first visit in 1974 - albeit subsequently modified over the years!
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
That's a shame... glad I got to see it properly though...

Just looking at Google Earth, I hadn't realised that the South Pier had gone and been replaced by five new stands about 6 or 7 years ago. I assume the original pier was the same one the roof of which I recall walking out along as part of the spectator's area, during my first visit in 1974 - albeit subsequently modified over the years!
The south pier was extended by moving part of the north pier when the satellite was built in the early 1980s.
I remember walking along the roof of the piers in the late 1960s. I think there was a cafe somewhere. Also the roof gardens at Heathrow allowed you to get a good view of lots of aircraft. I especially liked the link to the T3 stands where there would be a line of 707s, DC8s and VC10s.
Those were the days.
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I didn't think I would ever see one but an Embraer KC-390 Millennium of the Brazilian Air Force arrived at Teesside airport today.
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What on earth would bring those two things together ??
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Picking up freight that had been unable to get to Manchester, presumably due to weather. It arrived at MAN on Monday.
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Picking up freight that had been unable to get to Manchester, presumably due to weather. It arrived at MAN on Monday.
The weather? Have I missed something??
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