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Old 10th Oct 2022, 00:53
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The Air Atlantique DC-6 coming over South London in the small hours was a regular treat for several years after I moved into this house in 1997; just sounded so good fading gently into the still night. Not sure just how long ago it stopped, but I'd think it was no more than 20 years ago, probably a little less.
Arriving at the house on winter evening, low cloud and drizzle, what was most likely the DC-6 was notably approaching, and spectacularly thundered overhead in the gloom, must have been at minimum IFR 3,000 ft, going all out, routing over the London City NDB.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 10:58
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An L-100-30 of the UAF went past me a while ago into LHR, not so many of those about in UK airspace these days, let alone into a civilian airport.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 13:31
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With regard to the above posts regarding the MO F-15E’s……apparently they are routing down to the sandpit, to exchange with the Seymour Johnson F-15’s that have been on deployment there for the past 6 months! . In respect of this 3x KC-46A’s have arrived in Mildenhall today to drag the SJ’s back to the US. This should be happening Weds/Thurs this week, with possible night stops for the F-15’s at Mildenhall. KC-46’s are operating as “Clean 06/16 and 26 respectively and should drag 4x F-15’s each!.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 15:49
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Ah, I noticed one of those Clean KC-46s this heading down through the northern counties this morning!

Cessna Corvalis droned over yesterday afternoon at cor blimey nose bleed altitude and behind the trees on the common. Don't think I've ever seen one or indeed a Columbia 300/350/400 unless there was one or more at Oshkosh 2001 - though I didn't peruse the stands all that much, preferring the serried ranks of warbirds and vintage types! Was one based at Biggin which carefully eluded me...
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 20:15
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As I was walking along the Thames this afternoon a 380 was turning onto finals and it looked 'different', at first I thought that it was one of those Emirates advertising colour-schemes, but no it belonged to Korean Airlines! I haven't seen one in LHR for a few years. Perhaps 2018 ?
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Old 11th Oct 2022, 10:29
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German Air Force A319, Cologne to Cork including a low pass over the Outer Hebrides.
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Old 11th Oct 2022, 10:57
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Currently southbound towards Barkway is RRR9280. Voyager ZZ334 fl260…..should be with 4x Typhoons headed for Greece…..should route to east of London, southbound
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Old 11th Oct 2022, 16:22
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Currently crossing UK South of Lincoln: Douglas DC-8-72CF

Now there's history. Still a few around.

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Old 11th Oct 2022, 19:28
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Went into Katowice. Nice old bird, been noted several times on here owned by Samaritan's Purse, delivering charitable donations...

Formerly with Finnair, French AF and Air Transport International. Apparently I saw it at Gatwick in April 1979 as OH-LFT, love to see it again!
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Old 11th Oct 2022, 19:42
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USAF C130J just been busy at Sculthorpe,I didn't try to count how many circuits he made.Not long after a German Military A343 16+01 passed over at high level.C/S GAF873. Shortly after the RAF was busy in the Fairford area with C130Js using C/S Zorro 1 @ 2 plus a A400 using Ascot 449 was in the same area..
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This morning 2 x KC135s in close formation off the Norfolk coast possibly a refueling excercise.Using c/s Quid31 and Quid33..
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 10:18
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Italian AF Falcon 50 passed over earlier this morning. I see it's now heading out over the pond after a fuel stop at Shannon. Still one of the most elegant looking bizjets.
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I see Clean16/26 are shortly to enter UK airspace down to the southwest, towing those F15s? Hoping for clear skies tomorrow as they head home and maybe a picture or two!
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack
As I was walking along the Thames this afternoon a 380 was turning onto finals and it looked 'different', at first I thought that it was one of those Emirates advertising colour-schemes, but no it belonged to Korean Airlines! I haven't seen one in LHR for a few years. Perhaps 2018 ?
Chartered for F1 teams
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 13:13
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See Clean is heading towards London over Winchester, just about to detrain at Forest Hill, might I get a glimpse?
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 16:47
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Thank you, it did make me curious as to why it came from Chiba in Japan and why at all. Does anyone know when the last scheduled A380 of Korean oe Asiana was in LHR ?
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 17:43
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See Clean is heading towards London over Winchester, just about to detrain at Forest Hill, might I get a glimpse?
What is that then?
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 20:00
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Does anyone know when the last scheduled A380 of Korean or Asiana was in LHR ?
Last KAL before this week's was October 2019.
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A couple of Typhoon’s flew over a short while ago, northbound, after a QRA shout and escorting a Jet2 A321 into Stansted…..

They’re waiting for a tanker over Norfolk now.
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Old 12th Oct 2022, 21:06
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What is that then?
Sorry, reference to almost professional's post 3313 above...
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