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

Old 11th Dec 2021, 08:01
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack
What on earth would bring those two things together ??
Maybe they were stocking up on Stottie Cake and Pease Pudding
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 10:37
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Might have been the contents but no obvious caution was being taken.
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 11:02
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Maybe the Pease Pudding wasn't hot ...
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Old 11th Dec 2021, 14:45
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Maybe the Pease Pudding wasn't hot ...
They might have to come back in 8 days....
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Old 21st Dec 2021, 20:06
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Not a current pot, but been amusing myself with Googlemaps in the evening several times recently looking around airports - noticed several Starships on ramps somewhere in the Mid West/North Western States! Looking up the type to see how many are still active (4 or 5?), it seems one US registered aircraft is based in Germany - which may explain what I saw on FR24 heading NE at about 18000' over High Wycombe a few years ago - thought it must be a mistake!

Edit: Hark! No, not a Herald or even an Angel, those baritone (well maybe) turboprops singing overhead announce the passage of an AN-26...

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Old 21st Dec 2021, 20:40
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AN26 Direct over Bracknell Great sound ! as always , clear night.

21:31 AN26 Direct over Bracknell Great sound ! as always , clear night ; Info @ 21:36 GMT : Reg.:UR-CQV Ukraine DB flags: none Type : AN26 ANTONOV An-26 Type Desc.:L2T Squawk: 2045History SPATIAL Speed:231 kt Altitude:16975 ft Vert. Rate: 0 ft/min Track: 103.3 Pos.: 51.369, -0.386 Distance: 14.3 NM from Bracknell - From out of Shannon .
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Old 22nd Dec 2021, 11:57
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Shannon-Ostend, per FR24 (which, strangely, doesn't show the ID of the Antonov).
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Old 22nd Dec 2021, 12:08
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Flight Tracker didn't show it at all, ADSB Exchange did with reg - assume that's where TFC got his info?

Saw my first ever AN-26 at Gatwick a couple of days before Christmas 1978; one of five on delivery to Cuba, it had gone tech...

This one: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1562948
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Old 23rd Dec 2021, 13:25
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See Emirates A380s are back at Gatwick and also Qatari A380s at Heathrow - is this recent or have I been unobservant?
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Anyone got any idea what's happening with NetJets Europe today?...About 14 of their jets [various types] all headed up to and are currently showing on the ground at KEF
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 17:49
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Originally Posted by MAC 40612
Anyone got any idea what's happening with NetJets Europe today?...About 14 of their jets [various types] all headed up to and are currently showing on the ground at KEF
Yes, I noticed that as well. I think that they've gone over to the USA to help out with NetJets USA bookings for the Christmas rush to get to the Caribbean for the rich peeps.
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A few days ago, I was at a park near Paine Field (Everett) - and there was what I'm reasonably sure was an electric airplane doing circuits. It was basically shaped like a sailplane (long, thin high aspect ratio wings) but was nearly silent - no motor noise, just a drone like whirring noise from the prop.
I know there is at least one aircraft company working on battery powered aircraft headquartered at Paine Field - I wonder if was watching a test...
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 13:33
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Bell Aerospace's Basler DC-3 C-FTGI has been busy surveying the NW Cornish coastal area between St Ives (Snives) and Newquay today... it got a mention on the Beeb a few days ago.
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Old 30th Dec 2021, 21:31
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Antanov AN12 just droned over me at Newport, 22k low cloud so couldnt see him. Heading North having started at Casablanca.
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A red tailed Boeing 747-400 at Bournemouth this morning parked on the ramp where the European Cargo A340s normally park. I couldn't read the small name on it as I went past.
Is this now doing the Covid flight to Fouzou?
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A red tailed Boeing 747-400 at Bournemouth this morning parked on the ramp where the European Cargo A340s normally park. I couldn't read the small name on it as I went past.
Is this now doing the Covid flight to Fouzou?
VQ-BZV, Jet One X/Longtail, ex Virgin G-VXLG, came in from Shenzen via Seoul and Dubai
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 12:46
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Happy New Year!

F-35 out of Lakenheath disporting itself over the North Sea at the mo, first USAF (presumably) I've noticed since they arrived a few weeks ago.
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And at the other end of the scale, Chipmunk operating out of Prestwick earlier.
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USN KC 130T just overhead heading NE at 10000ft..
From Cardiff?... heading towards Mildenhall it looks like.

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Old 4th Jan 2022, 15:52
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Vulcan Air AN 26 heading west towards East Anglia.at 18000ft.
No route details on trackers. Where be he a-goin?
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