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

Old 13th Aug 2022, 11:14
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Missed a Hurricane G-HHII passing east of me a short while ago, now it's around Oxford/Bicester area heading NE
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Old 13th Aug 2022, 12:51
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Just watching the Lancaster travelling up the North East coast, probably for the Whitby regatta. 500ft.
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Old 13th Aug 2022, 14:38
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They've all headed west now, enjoying the Blackpool sands
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Old 13th Aug 2022, 14:46
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Originally Posted by ROC man View Post
Air Tractor out of Akrotiri EC-NRD. Also last night a Watchkeeper was circling the sea just south of the Station.
With one Watchkeeper already in the Mediterranean, hopefully it should be “circling over the sea”. Obviously the locally based WK are, unlike their Welsh colleagues at Aberporth, now fitted with ADS-B.
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Old 16th Aug 2022, 11:32
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Cessna Bird Dog west of Wantage heading South at the moment - 12:30.
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 12:13
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Bölkow Junior over Rågeleje 13:12 heading approx 180.
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 14:37
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As usual, always interesting to see the re-routings for LHR/LGW traffic to avoid all the CB activity in the SE area. Current top candidate for "routing of the day" is an Aegean A321 which instead of a Biggin/Ockham arrival has routed Abbeville to Chichester, Winchester, Wokingham, a left hand orbit in the Tring area, back down to Northolt/Uxbridge before joining the left hand downwind for 09L. Looks like a line of potential CBs will be crossing the airport soon, though most of the strikes are currently to the south/south west of the airport... Edit: ooops, bunch of strikes at the eastern end of the airport!

Several Gatwick arrivals from the east have flown downwind for 08 to the north of the airport, usually the preserve of departing traffic! Also a Gatwick hold (G-GATK) flown over the Channel.

Lightning Maps...
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Old 17th Aug 2022, 19:24
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This evening a USAF C130J flying low level approaches to Sculthorpe down to about 875' according to ADS-B.Flying low over Fakenham on one side of the circuit.
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 09:49
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This morning an AN12 just crossed the coast near Mablethorpe tracking 277 at 20000'. UR-CBG I don't know where its bound.
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 10:27
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Now an hour later and just past Carlisle and starting to descend,looks like Prestwick is the destination.
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 15:00
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Another Chilean AF C-130 into Waddington...
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 15:08
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Up to eight F-15s over Devon at low level this afternoon according to a relative.
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 16:47
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Originally Posted by tubby linton View Post
Up to eight F-15s over Devon at low level this afternoon according to a relative.
We had some here near Yeovilton around 1400hrs.. Saw DARK24 reporting as 91-0602. Also reporting, but no serials, DARK23 and DARK21 (DARK22 where were you?!)
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 18:09
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DARK23 & 24 noted here a bit earlier, presumably en route. Both using invalid ICAO24 addresses, as is their wont.
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Old 18th Aug 2022, 18:43
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Spitfire G-AWGB just zotted overhead, always nice to hear closer than normal...
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Old 19th Aug 2022, 13:44
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A Coastguard S92 dropped into our local hospital during the late morning. This heli was probably from Humberside, although I can't confirm that right now.
Hope whoever the casualty is makes a full recovery
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Old 19th Aug 2022, 14:17
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AN-124 trundling west past North London... just approaching Billericay

Edit: veered NW at Lambourne! Now just abeam Corby...

Edit: on a grand tour of South Yorkshire, think it must be descending in to Finningley-Robin Hood-Donnyshef International...

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Old 19th Aug 2022, 15:38
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The Blades just called in to Shoreham on the way back from Eastbourne. New colour scheme ?
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Old 20th Aug 2022, 15:48
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Gmt 15:45 Hamilton Glastar passing Rågeleje 1500' 070 degrees.
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Old 21st Aug 2022, 07:54
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Australian C17 A41-207 just crossed Norfollk at 31.000' tracking 114 now over the North Sea.Took off from Prestwick.
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