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

Old 21st Mar 2022, 14:03
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“So yesterday afternoon Air Alderney were advertising Islander experience flights from Brighton City Airport (Shoreham) for this weekend. With the scenic flight cost of £39.99 I decided to pop along to support their adventure. I turned up fairly early and found that I was number one in the queue for the first pleasure flight of the day. The aircraft doing the flights would be BN2B-26 Islander G-BLNI c/n 2188. After going through the formalities of being weighed (that’s a first for me) and watching the safety video it was time to board. Under the callsign “Puffin 101” and in glorious sunshine we taxied out to Shoreham’s runway 02. On departing we headed east in a clockwise direction around Brighton city overflying the American Express Community Stadium ( home of Brighton & Hove FC), Brighton Marina, along the coastline and over the sea before turning finals to land on runway 02. A flight just under twenty minutes and thoroughly enjoyable. A big thank you to Air Alderney for putting on the experience and to our pilot Rob who absolutely nailed the landing kissing the runway with a 17 gusting 25 knot crosswind.“

Many people were asking about more flights. No response from Air Alderney

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Old 21st Mar 2022, 15:26
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Hearing definitely working! Just heard (and seen) three military turboprops in quick succession, USN C-26, RAF A400 and an Italian Navy Avanti. First time I've seen one of those C-26s, inbound Northolt as is the Avanti. French Xingu also inbound Northolt...
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 17:17
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I noticed them on a tracker, but didn't see, nor hear them. Must be a powow between some of the upper echelons of the military. Hopefully something positive.

It would be interesting to know which is loudest going by, as the Xingu, P180 and C-26 are all pretty LOUD!
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 07:40
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Omega DC-10 Air Tanker and 6 CAF CF18s due into Prestwick this evening at 17:45
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 18:40
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Goddamit, missed an E-4B sail almost directly over my head about an hour ago! STILL never seen one... always so near and yet so far...

Went into Mildenhall, supporting Biden's visit to Brussels.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 18:58
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Goddamit, missed an E-4B sail almost directly over my head about an hour ago! STILL never seen one... always so near and yet so far...
Sod's law, I DID see it, but by complete chance. If it makes you feel better the sky was a bit hazy despite the lovely sunshine we've had. AF1 is over southern Ireland, perhaps it will come over this way and we can see it's twinkling lights ?
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 19:05
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Lucky sod! Getting off a bus in a mo and disappearing into Sovereigns pub in Woking. Saw AF1 last year! At last...
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 22:14
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It flew over southern UK skies, as did the C-32 following behind, probably over your home even! Sadly the darkness only allowed fhe viewing of nav lights.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 23:07
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Even as I approached Sovereigns, I could see a pint of Stowford Press awaiting me on a table near the entrance...all thoughts of AF1 were driven from my mind. Now on the 2301 back to Clapham, the 22.48 having been delayed interminably by trespassers on the line. Run the gits over.

Edit. Trains at Clapham also delayed by trespassers. Hmm. Much amused by young lad who tried to barge past me as train came in and dumped half his mobile tech over the platform. Silly .

Edit 2: same silly bastard on same bus as me - this time he didn't barge past me when the bus arrived and nor did he drop his tech everywhere. A salutary lesson?

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Old 24th Mar 2022, 10:58
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Thought you must have been indoors or a long way from home not to have heard and commented on the An26 that came rattling overhead around teatime yesterday. Birmingham - Reading then ESE to pass over Treaders Towers
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 13:33
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Didn't hear an AN-26 yesterday but I sure as hell heard one just a minute ago! Similar sort of track.
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 15:00
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This same aircraft went over just after 6am this morning and again just after one, same track all times, coming from BHX, but I didn't look where it was going to. Lovely sound.
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 14:27
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Dutch Diesel Day... funny aero engine sounds revealed a diesel Robin PH-XYZ, followed a few mins later by a Dutch diesel Warrior/Archer, can't recall the reg. Looked like it headed south into Redhill.
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 21:21
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UR-CQE AN-26 just droned overhead at 18000 heading SE towards Brighton-ish area.
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Even as I approached Sovereigns, I could see a pint of Stowford Press awaiting me on a table near the entrance.
My kind of spotter!
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Old 26th Mar 2022, 23:35
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Just spied a Motor Sich Airlines AN 12 departing Doncaster, AN-12s still keep going.
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Old 27th Mar 2022, 10:35
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Swedish Gulfstream flying the Polish Belarus Ukraine border. US UK giving the Rivets a rest?
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Old 27th Mar 2022, 15:28
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Got to love those AN12's, they keep on ticking along. A private 727-100 flew over Guildford this morning, not that you'd have seen it with the grey clouds, although the acoustics were good.
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Old 27th Mar 2022, 16:48
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Apparently the small dot I'm looking at heading east towards Dover is an Aramco Beech 350 which has crossed the pond via a stop at Shannon.

The E-4 left Mildenhall late last night after AF1 stopped in for a gas 'n' go. The E4 as Grimm 99 came south over West London efore heading west towards Lands End but the hazy sky and trees at back of garden made even spotting nav lights impossible!
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The GIV has been monitoring Kaliningrad most days last few weeks, but appeared on the Border yesterday, guess one or more Rivet is U/S….
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