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

Old 4th Sep 2022, 12:09
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For any ppruners floating in the North Sea, there's a gaggle of 7 C-130's in a line headed home to the US that you might like to look up at ;-)
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Old 4th Sep 2022, 12:21
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Actually it looks like some Geordie or Jocky spotters will have the pleasure after all. 8 Hercs out of Ramstein.
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Old 4th Sep 2022, 12:36
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That's taking a "same way same day" formation to the extreme...
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RCH313 just crossed the overhead, clouds breaking but not enough to see it, wait and watch for the others!
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack
Actually it looks like some Geordie or Jocky spotters will have the pleasure after all. 8 Hercs out of Ramstein.
Several elderly USAF C-130H's noted heading NNW over southeastern UK on Friday, makes you realise that the C-130J isn't ubiquitous.
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Old 4th Sep 2022, 20:59
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B-52 (and pal?) heading NW up towards Sardinia after a play down Middle East way. Departed Fairford at 3am! Wonder if they've been aloft the whole time...?
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Out of interest are they "carrying" or just flying sorties to show presence ?
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 00:38
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Flying the flag I would think...

Wow, 1.30am and absolute chaos across southern England as a line of storms leaves a lot of aircraft orbiting and diverting all over the shop...
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 10:17
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There's a stranger on the ground at Mildenhall this morning. Boeing Poseidon P-8 . Reg.169567.
A/c left Mildenhall at about 1130 heading North.

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Old 5th Sep 2022, 11:54
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I see the Italian G550 AEW is heading south after a morning orbiting Scotland, back to Waddington it looks like
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Typhoon ZJ914 plus a Chinook plus Caravan G-EELS seem to be enjoying a ménage ŕ trois in the Beachy Head area... actually the Chinook looks heading back towards Odiham, spot of air to air photography?
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Yes, the Typhoon had an interesting AoA! Anyone got a nice photo or more information? Then two independant Typhoons. What's going on?
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack
Actually it looks like some Geordie or Jocky spotters will have the pleasure after all. 8 Hercs out of Ramstein.
They were all parked up in Keflavik when I arrived and departed again this morning…..
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Very reminiscent of the cold-war days when large squadrons of Hercs were based/rotated through Keflavik. Did you get a photo >
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Typhoon ZJ914 plus a Chinook plus Caravan G-EELS seem to be enjoying a ménage ŕ trois in the Beachy Head area... actually the Chinook looks heading back towards Odiham, spot of air to air photography?
Saw them on adsb-exchange and wondered what was happening.
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack
Very reminiscent of the cold-war days when large squadrons of Hercs were based/rotated through Keflavik. Did you get a photo >
I didn’t sadly. I only noticed them as we taxied out for departure. They were parked on a remote stand, but impressive nonetheless……
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F.900 on a KRF callsign heading north out of Northolt...
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F.900 on a KRF callsign heading north out of Northolt...
And arrived ABZ.

Second KRF F900 now preparing to depart Northolt.

One might think they could have shared.....
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Exactly in these times it would've sent a good message to the nation, practice what you preach, but no doubt protocol forbade the PM from travelling with other, er.....PM's ;-) Is this the first time that the UK has had 2 Prime Ministers at the same time, assuming that the official swap-over didn't happen until they did the dance in front of HMTQ in Balmoral ?
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack
Exactly in these times it would've sent a good message to the nation, practice what you preach, but no doubt protocol forbade the PM from travelling with other, er.....PM's ;-) Is this the first time that the UK has had 2 Prime Ministers at the same time, assuming that the official swap-over didn't happen until they did the dance in front of HMTQ in Balmoral ?
There are not 2 PMs at the same time. Liz was only made party leader yesterday. Then Boris resigns to HMQ this morning, and then Liz is invested as the new PM.
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