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

Old 6th Sep 2022, 22:51
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Air France A220 F-HZUH, Paris-Copenhagen set off flying NNW, reached Suffolk and turned round, looks as if it's heading back to CDG.
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 23:17
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Originally Posted by c52
Air France A220 F-HZUH, Paris-Copenhagen set off flying NNW, reached Suffolk and turned round, looks as if it's heading back to CDG.
Very unusual to see a CDG-CPH flight over Suffolk, routeing possibly weather-related?

Doesn't appear to have declared an emergency.
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Old 6th Sep 2022, 23:33
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Lot of lightning activity over eastern Belgium/western Holland (pretty much all the way from Luxembourg to Amsterdam - computer sounds like a Geiger counter right now) which might explain the routing to the north, though it actually routed further west via Bexhill and Detling area first before turning NW. No activity in Copenhagen area, can't see what the weather there is otherwise. Gulfstream V flogging through the main area of lightning around Maastricht but at 45000' maybe he's above it all!

Edit: Copenhagen weather looks good. Tech prob?

Gulf V owned by a US church!
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Two Dutch and an Italian C-130s and a Polish C295 rocking around at low level in the Nijmegen/Arnhem area - presumably a practice for commemorating Operation Market Garden?
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Canadian AF Herc landed at Lydd earlier...
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Old 9th Sep 2022, 12:35
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Intrigued to see that an Emirates 777 from Dubai to Glasgow has just flown North of Aberdeen at 30,000ft, done a 60 degree left and is now descending rapidly Southwards to Glasgow. Most unusual routeing - I wonder whether is a Purple in place for the flight from Aberdeen of Charles and Camilla.
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Old 9th Sep 2022, 17:55
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And talking about the Royal Flight, is it slightly odd that one of the RAF 146's wasn't used, rather than the privately owned Embraer?
The RAF 146's seem to have had a long association with Royal Flights.
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Ant The 146's are gone. There is a thread in the Military forum about replacement of the 32 Sqn 164's with a pair of Falcon 900LX

besides the King doesn't have the best of relationships with the 146
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Old 9th Sep 2022, 19:24
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Originally Posted by Ant
And talking about the Royal Flight, is it slightly odd that one of the RAF 146's wasn't used, rather than the privately owned Embraer?
The RAF 146's seem to have had a long association with Royal Flights.
The 146's were retired in March, hence those new Falcons.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
The 146's were retired in March, hence those new Falcons.
Oops!
Thanks muggins and Dave.

Not for the first time Ant is embarrassingly behind the curve.
Off to read the Mil forum now to learn about the 146 retirement, which I knew nowt about.
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A TUI flight from EGHH to Rhodes is currently holding over Bournemouth at about 4000' Sounds like a piston engine. Burning off fuel I guess.
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A TUI flight from EGHH to Rhodes is currently holding over Bournemouth at about 4000' Sounds like a piston engine. Burning off fuel I guess.
Hi

Seems to be on its way now.

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Seems to be on its way now.
But not to its planned destination ...
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Sounds like a piston engine
Had a Jet2 737 go overhead after a bird strike a couple of weeks ago - sounded the same, couldn't believe it was a jet!
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
But not to its planned destination ...
Hi

SoI see, sorry about that, did not look at flight details. silly me.

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Canadian AF Herc landed at Lydd earlier...

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/romney-...n-kent-273245/
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How about a Dsea3



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Old 11th Sep 2022, 00:29
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Nice one, thank you!
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Canadian Herc out of Prestwick has been holding near Brize Norton for a while - flown a couple of approaches with go arounds. Fog or a tech problem?

(Was at a BBQ last night, helped my friends clear their garden up at 11pm, everything was very wet with dew very quickly! Didn't seem particularly chilly to a t-shirted me which I might have expected but I guess there could be fog in the Thames vicinity...)

Edit: it's landed...
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A B350 flew over London on Friday afternoon having come from Wichita 2 days before. I just checked it's progress and it's already in NE Australia! No doubt a delivery flight, but remarkable progress for an aircraft of it's size.
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