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

Old 18th Jul 2022, 09:20
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Looks EeB 73-1676 is about to land at Mildenhall.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 09:34
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Originally Posted by KING6024
Looks EeB 73-1676 is about to land at Mildenhall.
Yes, and departs later for Aviano.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 10:13
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Having flown 4/5 circuits its just dpeparted in a N'ly direction.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 11:35
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AN-30 just passed over, audible but invisible in the haze! Slovakian C-27 heading this way...

I see the E-4 passed over eastern Kent and looks like its heading into Aviano.

Friend reported 6 piston-engined aircraft passing Worthing in an easterly direction around 10.30am.
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It seemed to stay very low all the way until Dungeness and then go back to altitude. Nice for the Kent skywatchers.

In the last 15mins I have been graced with a GAF CH-53, A Czech AF Mil-8, Mil-24(?) Hind at low-level (600ft) over London and a RoAF AN-30 somewhat higher up purring along, at least in Antonov terms. Fairford kicking everyone out, was it any good this year ?
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 14:45
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Originally Posted by Banxie
Any FR24 pros out there? I noted that one of the most watched flights today was KX685 which was inbound to Hong Kong. When I clicked on the flight it seemed to have had a bit of a trek around the houses with what I assume was a go around and then many holds. I watched it come back round only for it to go around again and head north. It then appeared to be lining up for Guangzhou Baiyan airport was down to about 2,500ft then disappeared.

Any ideas what happened, or was it an erroneous trace? The winds at Hong Kong were a little bit gusty.

Thanks in advance.

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Are you sure about the flight number? Cayman Airways would need a few fuel stops to get any of their birds to HK.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 15:17
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Originally Posted by bobbytables
Are you sure about the flight number? Cayman Airways would need a few fuel stops to get any of their birds to HK.
Try Kargo Xpress (Malaysian carrier with 737Fs).

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/a...m-kxp#2c7a9ff8
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 15:54
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Nice surprise just now on the Shoreham runway cam - two Apaches ! Don't know why; don't care.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 16:05
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Piper Apaches? Or them Army thingies?
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 18:06
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He didn't actually say they were aircraft at all.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 18:21
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
Piper Apaches? Or them Army thingies?
THE GUNSHIP ONES.
Left about 15 mins ago.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 19:04
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Originally Posted by Geordie_Expat
THE GUNSHIP ONES.
Left about 15 mins ago.
Viper 1&2……were on a Navex out of Wattisham……routed back via LHR then joined London heli lanes, eastbound at Northolt,
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 19:25
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
He didn't actually say they were aircraft at all.
True...

A Herculeun afternoon overhead here, Italian, Austrian out of Fairford, plus a P4-LAE going westbound.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 21:39
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
True...

A Herculeun afternoon overhead here, Italian, Austrian out of Fairford, plus a P4-LAE going westbound.
And Swedish AF going very noisily over London around 4pm local.
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Anyone any idea what went screaming over Reading town centre yesterday (18th) late morning.
Unfortunately I was stuck in a shop till queue at the time and just heard it, sounded pretty much a low flying fighter type.
It drew OOOHS !! and AAAHS !! from a bunch of kids outside.
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How about a Kazakhstan government A321 that just landed at Norwich?
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I had the pleasure of listening to a civilian C130 yesterday. It was over Tonbridge 10km from me and at 22,000 ft .

Mind you, if it had ben an A400M, I would have needed my ear defenders LOL

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Ilyushin IL96 RA96018 was Putin’s taxi toTehran as RSD 840 from Vnukovo
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A normal An-24 overhead London at lunchtime today, Birmingham to Europe as ever. Audible and visible, glinting in the sun as it passed. Given the accident at the weekend to the An-12 in Greece, which I had watched pass on the same routing 10 days previously, and presuming that the Ukrainian Antonov crews likely all know one another, somewhat poignant.
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Originally Posted by goldox
Anyone any idea what went screaming over Reading town centre yesterday (18th) late morning.
Unfortunately I was stuck in a shop till queue at the time and just heard it, sounded pretty much a low flying fighter type.
It drew OOOHS !! and AAAHS !! from a bunch of kids outside.

Hi…..Think that it may have been one or more of the Red Arrows Hawks! Watched one,(the only one transmitting on Adsb), route out of Fairford, eastbound towards Farnborough. Some short time later it was northbound towards Leighton Buzzard around 2000ft. This could have taken it over Reading, Timeline fits as well looking at RIAT departures.
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