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

Old 4th Jan 2022, 16:06
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Birmingham, perhaps ?
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 16:08
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Cheers DaveReid. Going to miss me then. Labouring along at 165kts. Is that usual?
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 16:18
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Stonking headwind i should think
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 16:24
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Ah yes of course. It's been a bit blowy today...
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 18:41
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Originally Posted by goldox
Vulcan Air AN 26 heading west towards East Anglia.at 18000ft.
No route details on trackers. Where be he a-goin?
Landed at Shannon. UR-CQE was the machine.
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 18:55
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TAS should be around 230 kts, so that would be a heck of a headwind.

If you have a time for it/ I'll see if I can find today's actual TAS/IAS/GS values.
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 19:07
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Originally Posted by goldox
Ah yes of course. It's been a bit blowy today...
I was watching Shoreham's runway webcam earlier as a visitor was in the circuit, bounce, bounce, drift sideways, bit of wing drop, go around and (I imagine) "let's go home! Looked to be a fair old crosswind making things interesting on the narrow tarmac runway today.
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 09:30
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An exotic visitor came into Manchester yesterday due to the death of a crew member apparently. Air Tahiti Nui between Paris and Los Angeles. Great for spotters, but tragic for the airline, crew and passengers. Anyone know more ?
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 11:11
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F/A (male) suffered cardiac arrest, sadly.

Un vol d'ATN dérouté sur Manchester pour urgence médicale • TNTV Tahiti Nui Télévision
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 12:46
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According to that link the crew member didn't die, which is great news.
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 12:51
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
TAS should be around 230 kts, so that would be a heck of a headwind.

If you have a time for it/ I'll see if I can find today's actual TAS/IAS/GS values.
Cheers DaveReid. It was yesterday 4 Jan at 1700 UTC.heading for north Norfolk coast at approx 165kts.
A little later across the Peak District it gained speed, if I recall up to about 190kts.
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Old 5th Jan 2022, 13:13
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Originally Posted by Liffy 1M
Landed at Shannon. UR-CQE was the machine.
Much obliged Liffy!
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Originally Posted by goldox
Cheers DaveReid. It was yesterday 4 Jan at 1700 UTC.heading for north Norfolk coast at approx 165kts.
A little later across the Peak District it gained speed, if I recall up to about 190kts.
Alas, it was too low/too far away to pick up any packets.

Looking at recent flights by the same aircraft, TAS was typically 226-230 kts and IAS 173-176 kts at FL160/170. GS obviously dependent on winds aloft.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Alas, it was too low/too far away to pick up any packets.

Looking at recent flights by the same aircraft, TAS was typically 226-230 kts and IAS 173-176 kts at FL160/170. GS obviously dependent on winds aloft.
Cheers, thanx for trying anyway!
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VQ-BZV just departed BOH for Dubai DWC.
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 14:46
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V22 Osprey

3 of them at low level - below 500' - dark grey or black in colour flying South West between Brize Norton and Fairford about 1500Z.

Does anyone have more information.

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Most likely the one's based at Mildenhall out and about. They do seem to practice a lot, which bearing in mind their missions seems like a good idea. Must have been impressive to see 3 of them together.
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 17:07
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Ref 3 Ospreys….these were en route from Mildenhall to Fairford where they have remained…..callsign was OATH 71 flight(71- 73). They were subsequently joined by 5 MC-130J’s also out of Mildenhall….callsign ASHER 41-45. These have remained at Fairford also! Believed to be there on exercise/deployment but no other details at present! Serials of all aircraft are known if anyone requires them.
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Aye aye... C-5 coming west across the top end of the English Channel, ar... er botty end of the North Sea... are we in South London going to get an overflight? Clouds? Negative. Rain? Negative... Blue sky? Check!

Been watching B-52s drifting round central USA via ADSB-Exchange on and off over the last couple of days - fascinating for some reason...
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What's up with the increasing number of flights from BHX to Jonkoping? Car parts for Volvo/Scania?
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