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Old 20th Sep 2022, 21:06
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RAF Voyager ZZ334 using c/s TARTN15 has been flying orbits between Norwich and Spalding for the last couple of hours,I gave up counting after 15 orbits.Doesn't seem to be anything else military flying.Possibly its for the duration of the Royal Funeral ?? Also in the vicininity of Sandringham.

Tartan15 was fuelling 2x Typhoons out of Coningsby, operating a CAP watch for the Queens funeral. Typhoons were callsign “Stone 1&2 or 11&12” depending on who heard what and when! Both operated without mode-s for the duration…..there are some photos of one refuelling over Norwich.
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Old 20th Sep 2022, 21:10
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Funeral attendees leaving various UK airports. Air Force One well on it's way,

Macron's Falcon left Northolt heading west. Assume he's off to the US for this weeks (UN?) meeting. Currently in the descent for Shannon; guess the Falcon hadn't got the payload off Northolt's runway for transatlantic fuel.

Hi…Macron’s Falcon did route Northolt to Shannon. Much earlier in the day an A-330 F-RARF had positioned Paris- Shannon as CTM0001. This aircraft took Macron to New York for UNGA.
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Originally Posted by KING6024
Right now there are two German jets using c/s RAGE51 & RAG52 manaevring over N.Norfolk,aircraft type not transmitting, edit:- they are are en route into Lincolshire to possibly Coningsby.

Hi. Rage 51 & 52 are German Tornado ECR’s taking part in exercise “Cobra Warrior”.
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Virgin hot air balloon wafting gently NE from the late lamented Hatfield and approaching the late lamented (*but still revivable?) Panshangar.

Funny thing, I can probably pinpoint just about every SE airfield that's operated in the last 50 years, but Panshangar always eludes me. I did manage to find it once for a visit in the 1980s, vague recollection is of a decrepit T2 hangar with some ex-Danish Whirlwinds decaying within! An acquaintance tells me he went there several times a few years ago with a view to acquiring and rebuilding a bent Saratoga - the arrival of a small daughter diverted his attention!

*the airfield is still extant I see but the buildings have gone. Street view is 10 years old and shows the hangar looking even more decrepit! I can see a wingless Saratoga inside, presumably the one David was interested in.
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After flying a few circuits a USAF C130J has just landed at Sculthorpe. Took off again straight away now over the sea.
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What state is the runway in at Sculthorpe ? I remember seeing F-86's F100's there back in the day, possibly left behind.
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They appear to be special forces C130's and do that on regular basis as I described in a post elsewhere on pprune
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I think that I've just had two German Tornado aircraft over my house in north-east Norfolk at just before 1500 hrs lt.
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I've read else where that funding permitting the US Special Forces are hoping to develope a Flying Boat version of the C130J !!
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I've read else where that funding permitting the US Special Forces are hoping to develop a Flying Boat version of the C130J !!
Indeed, not heard anything for a while but it is a curious development. Curiouser things have happened I suppose...
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RC-135W Rivet Joint flying up and down Syrian border in Iraqi air space. Overt for once.
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RC-135W Rivet Joint flying up and down Syrian border in Iraqi air space. Overt for once.
An RAF one or a USAF one ?
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A Netherlands Military C-130 G-273 just left Cambridge at 1445 ,From Marshalls ?? ,looks like its en route home.
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An RAF one or a USAF one ?
USAF out of Qatar
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Qatar C17 LHOB257 just appeared over Iran, on way back in seems from 'somewhere'
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Cute little white Gippsland Airvan just buzzing over towards Oxford area. Think that's a first for me.
G-TVCO interesting reg? Television related? Or just luck of the draw registration-wise?
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An AN12 currently approaching the Wash reg UR-CNN. flying ENE destination not yet apparant . Currently passing Leeds at 22.000' at 1935 will update when destination becomes apparant.

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Now descending passing Carlisle so I'm guess Prestwick is the destination.At 2015 UR-CNN landing at Prestwick.. Final destination or re-fuelling stop ???

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An AN12 currently approaching the Wash reg UR-CNN. flying ENE destination not yet apparant . Currently passing Leeds at 22.000' at 1935 will update when destination becomes apparant.
Nice to seem them around, haven't noticed (or heard!) any recently.

Had an American Caravan zip over this morning, strange that it didn't really sound like a turbine for some reason, only got a slightly distant rear view after stumbling daintily outside; as it had passed overhead I thought it must be a Jabiru or something like that.
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The A124 landed up in Aldergrove about 1800 yesterday
not got a clue what it's there forAnything from an electrical generator to cows !
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