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

Old 21st Aug 2022, 08:25
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I gather the Buffs are back at Fairford!
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'Something' flew over my house (Essex, just inside the M25) at 15:00 today. South to north, low and loud, caught the briefest glimpse and it looked like a Buccaneer. Nothing on FR24. Any ideas?

Edit: I realise I have not given much information but I am guessing that someone out there will know of an airshow or something at which the mystery plane will have appeared.

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Old 21st Aug 2022, 17:05
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There's a MiG 15 about, maybe returning to Duxford or North Weald from Eastbourne show? There's no Buccan 'ere... not flying anyway.

Just had a Midget Mustang within earshot, was in the woods and unable to eyeball!
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
There's a MiG 15 about, maybe returning to Duxford or North Weald from Eastbourne show? There's no Buccan 'ere... not flying anyway.
Thank you

Both North Weald and Duxford are in a more or less straight line from my abode so I'd say you nailed it.

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See if I can spot it on replay when I get back to confirm...
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Red Arrows about to land at Scampton,looks like they flew fom Southend.
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Originally Posted by Geordie_Expat
The Blades just called in to Shoreham on the way back from Eastbourne. New colour scheme ?
Actually, they were at Shoreham all weekend,as were the Wingwalkers, although the WW didn't show on adsb-exchange so catching them on the runway cam was sort of lucky dip. Caught one departure where they took off together, one on the tarmac and the other on the grass (show-offs).

All-in-all, nice change from Cherokees and DA40/42/62.
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Originally Posted by togsdragracing
Thank you

Both North Weald and Duxford are in a more or less straight line from my abode so I'd say you nailed it.
Couldn't spot the MiG on radar replays so it remains a guess from me! Flew over here once a few years ago and showed up on ADSB-Ex...
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Just tracked a Ukraniian AN 124 out of Doncaster still climbing as it cleared the Norfolk coast heading 105. UR - 82074.
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
Couldn't spot the MiG on radar replays so it remains a guess from me! Flew over here once a few years ago and showed up on ADSB-Ex...
MIG was certainly at Eastbourne. (LN-MIG)
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Old 23rd Aug 2022, 15:39
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Just had a visit by the Grace Spitfire - seems to have routed Sywell, Duxford, North Weald, Biggin, north of Kenley (Surrey Hills GC should be active today), Wisley, my mate in Woking, Blackbushe next...
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Yesterday evening I heard the now familiar noise of a Hercules (Canadian) some distance away (Tunbridge Wells) at 20,000 ft, Confirmed by ADS B

I have just heard the noise of a Hercules (Polish) some even further away (Tonbridge) at 20,000 ft, Confirmed by ADS B, it wasn't exactly quiet either!

It seems that you don't realy need radar for locating the Herc, just the Mk 1 EarHole. If you placed three people say a mile apart, you could triangulate the sound and that should be good enough to launch a SAM

I though the Canadian one yesterday might have been going to St Athan for maintenance, but has it got close to Brize it did one of those Khe Sanh Approaches and landed at Brize. I suspect the Poles are about to do the same thing

Edited to add - The Poles are doing a Khe Sanh into Brize. Practice for supplying forward air strips in Eastern Europe???



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B-52 circling over south Belgium.
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Old 24th Aug 2022, 16:06
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B-52 circling over south Belgium.
Keeping an eye on them (it has a playmate) in case the RTB is via the London area. But I expect they'll go back via Narfalk and Daventry...
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if you're still keeping an eye open, youu've waited a long time! (now Ostend)
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An occasional glance - they've just thundered over my sister's gaff near Diss... ah well.
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60-0005 just about to land at Fairford.
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what have you seen on your computer heard today?
A400M, 20,000ft over Tonbridge that's 11.3 miles!!!! as the Crow flies

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Yeah, it came over me just west of Biggin; considering it was descending into Brighton, rather loud!
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Just caught a fleeting image this morning 11-ish of a Spit (might have been Hurricane) over the carpark in Henley.
Literally 1 second view and it was gone....
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