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

Old 13th Mar 2022, 16:57
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Seemed to be heading up to southern Norway. They don't seem to visit the UK much these days outside of the odd airshow. Doe it sound like a Transall, or more like an Antonov ?
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Old 13th Mar 2022, 18:19
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From distant memory of occasionally seeing Dutch Atlantics routing Midhurst - Clacton, with those Tynes just like a Transall. Used to see the odd Dutch Neptune too in the 1970s... Don't know what they'd been doing, patrol over the Atlantic, visiting Yeovilton/Culdrose/St Mawgan maybe? German Transalls heading home from Brawdy were a regular sight and sound too.
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Old 13th Mar 2022, 18:36
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does this one qualify as an interesting A/C?
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Old 13th Mar 2022, 19:47
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Possibly, but unless that video starts working, we'll never know! 😁
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Any one else see the Japanese defence force Kawasaki C2 transport outbound from RZE on FR24?
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More like whats not on my PC! After several days last week of US F15s zooming around Somerset they are back today but no FR 24 track so perhaps the Mil folks are looking for a bit more security since there was a lot of local press speculation last week.

All i can think they are doing is being targets for army ground to Air missile practice from Salisbury plain because its not like their usual playgrounds in East Anglia and N Sea were especially busy last week

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Canadian registered Skyhawks over Germany three of them !

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Old 15th Mar 2022, 15:49
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Originally Posted by pax britanica
More like whats not on my PC! After several days last week of US F15s zooming around Somerset they are back today but no FR 24 track so perhaps the Mil folks are looking for a bit more security since there was a lot of local press speculation last week.

All i can think they are doing is being targets for army ground to Air missile practice from Salisbury plain because its not like their usual playgrounds in East Anglia and N Sea were especially busy last week

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Spank 21/22 and Scoff 21/22 visible over Salisbury Plain at the mo, outta Lakenheath.
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Danish C-130J hummed NE over London a couple of minutes ago out of Malaga. See a Canadian P-3 headed NW over Eastern London earlier, looks like stopping at Prestwick...
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Danish C-130J hummed NE over London a couple of minutes ago out of Malaga.
I heard it hum too, right overhead, and looked it up. Must have had the power well back, not even as noisy as the Saab 340 that comes over at midnight.

It's more than a bit of a dogleg north-west for Malaga to anywhere in Denmark. I do wonder why so many routings around Europe make a significant bend to pass right over Central London, and turn here. That Saab 340 from Karlsruhe to Dublin does just the same every night.
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"When an aircraft is tired of London, it is tired of life"
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Smile

They need to get their bearings from a gasometer with LH written on it.
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Alas, 'tis no longer there. Mind you, it wasn't far from the London VOR.
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Out of interest, where is that ? I seem to recall it was close to LHR in those fields where a couple of aircraft came down years back 27R-ish.
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51.48601155063387, -0.46611255802387

About halfway between A4 and M4 and perhaps 2/3 mile west of M4 spur.

3.5 miles from the absent gasometer it seems! Close enough for government work...
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And more info.... click pic...

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Old 16th Mar 2022, 18:31
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IIRC, there was some discussion of the gasometer on a previous thread.

The coordinates quoted above appear to be just south of the location of the current LON VOR.
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Anyone else hear the lovely tones of the CAVOK AN-12 that went over London headed to (?) around 8pm ?
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Titan 757 G-POWH enroute Muscat-Brize, with certain precious pax! Welcome home!
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Spank 21/22 and Scoff 21/22 visible over Salisbury Plain at the mo, outta Lakenheath.
Hi, “Spank and Scoff” are callsign of Aviano F-16’s which are currently on detachment at Lakenheath!. Cheers
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