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

Old 29th Jun 2020, 12:23
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This morning an Hungarian AF C17 landed at Farnborough for about 30 mins then straight off again.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 15:12
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EGLF\FAB C17

01 BARTK89 Arrived and departed very Quickly , does this at least twice a week . 02 Has been used ,in past week.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 15:13
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A TB-30 Epsilon, at about 150 metres, pulling a hard, banking turn to port - right above me whilst I was mowing the lawns!
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 16:29
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RAF E3 AWACS just did a practice approach at Edinburgh, heard it but cloudbase is about 1,500 feet.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 07:48
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Typhoon ZK349 heading south from Lossie just abeam Southampton, Voyager waiting for him mid Channel...
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Something happening at Orleans, various French heavies have been orbiting and made a low pass at the air base. KC-135s, A400s, A330, CN235, Falcons, E-3A, C-130, Atlantique... CL215 just popped up...

The RAF Typhoon mentioned above is also nearby at 8000'... climbing on a northerly heading, the RAF Voyager is still lurking mid Channel.
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Brazilian Hunter PP-XHH in the Southampton area - is this ex-Embraer one that was (I think) referred to earlier in this thread? It's out of Scampton and had a little tootle round Norfolk and another round eastern Hampshire/West Sussex via Boscombe. Currently closing in on Shaftsbury.

Edit: it is the same one - XE688, landed at Yeovilton.
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Air Ambulance H135 G-TVAL over Bracknell 1600 feet , love the sound ! , N-S tracked over Bagshot, skimmed round London Control , think landed Frimley Helipad , had to do something else , then noticed transponder off ..
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:52
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RAF C-17 going round and round Edinburgh





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Old 30th Jun 2020, 14:00
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@RAFBrizeNorton This afternoon, our C-17 aircraft will be operating in the vicinity of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham, whilst engaged in essential training.
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Picture of C 17 02 Departing Runway 06 at farnborough

02 Departing EGLF
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Old 1st Jul 2020, 13:41
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I think at least a couple more BA Minibuses have returned to Heathrow from Bournemouth today.

Anyone know what the A380 symbol is that's constantly visible in the T2 area of Heathrow? Shows up on Plane Finder but not FR24 or ADSB Exchange - been there for some days...
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I think the A380 symbol on Plane Finder may be a vehicle.
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@RAFBrizeNorton This afternoon, our C-17 aircraft will be operating in the vicinity of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham, whilst engaged in essential training.
We got a nice view (x3) of this as it passed our (home) office window in Solihull at about 3000ft.

It does make me wonder what is going on onboard these flights, i.e. what specific training? Practicing ILS approaches? Practicing CATIII landings in simulated bad weather/darkness? Practice for the ATC? Taking advantage of the empty runways (definitely)? All of the above? Also how much of the flights e.g. the multiple tough and gos are planned in advance, vs being made up on the fly to test the pilots?

I dont suppose we'll get one, being military and all, but an onboard video would be fab!

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DUB 1 A6-HRM just taken off from Stansted.
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Old 2nd Jul 2020, 11:08
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A KC-135 of 1963 vintage just gone over noisily over central London. They do pass this way regularly, but this one for reasons unknown was louder than usual, almost 70% of an old VC-10 departure. Perhaps it's one of those that haven't been re-engined ?
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Followed by a C-32 99-6143 which seems to be something of a mystery airframe!

Also a Lithuanian C-27J 02/Blue passing Lydd - funnily enough its pic on Plane Finder is of a fishing smack! Biggin inbound?
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Old 2nd Jul 2020, 12:41
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A KC-135 of 1963 vintage just gone over noisily over central London. They do pass this way regularly, but this one for reasons unknown was louder than usual, almost 70% of an old VC-10 departure. Perhaps it's one of those that haven't been re-engined ?
Came up on Mode S as a regular KC-135R with CFM56s. Some of them can still be quite noisy.
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I'm tempted to say "can you see what it is yet?" but Rolf is rather persona non grata these days...

Sentinel ZJ691 - it traced the octagon round East Anglia three times (apart from the blip towards Brum) - probably could have seen it as turned east over my head each time, now retracing the northern sector of its task and will presumably be back at Waddington in time for tea and scones...


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Nice start to the Day G-OSRA - Boeing 727-2S2F(A)(RE) of JET2 OIL Response flight . into QLA (Lasham) at 0915 this morning . Had a nice circle of Aldershot and farnharm
Later in day look out for G-OSRB Going the other way
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