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

Old 21st Dec 2022, 11:30
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Belgian AF F-16s, looks like they visited the Salisbury Plain area briefly before doing a little sight seeing. Came over my place at 28000' a little while earlier, surprised I didn't hear them
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 12:11
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Hi Treadi, thanks for that. Sound would be about right but it was not 28000 it was a lot lower.
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 12:40
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Hi sealo0: they dropped to low level over Salisbury Plain, stayed low level to the south coast before turning eastwards along the south coast (below 1500' just offshore Bournemouth) before turning out to sea just east of the Isle of Wight and climbing back to FL280 for the return to Belgium.

By they way, the lead aircraft showed up just fine on ADSB Exchange, which doesn't filter out military or bizjets, and has a neat replay function.
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Old 21st Dec 2022, 12:41
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Yep, sorry meant to say, they were down at around 2000' in your neck of the woods.

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao...21&trackLabels
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Hi all

sorry for late acknowledgment I’ve been tied up for most of the day. Yes I did see it on adsbexchange. I have not use that very much so it took some time to see the track but as I suspected it was right over our house at 1500’ no wonder most of the local birds took flight (feathered kind) but was not able to see it.

anyway thanks for your help.

Mike
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Irish AC Islander nosing around the Solent out of Lee-on-Solent, presume an air test after an overhaul at BN...

Edit: no longer nosing round the Solent, he's heading my way and will be passing a little to the south shortly. He's looking for me!

Edit 2: blimey, orbited right over the top of me, wonder if they saw my salute - looked a lot lower than the 1450' showing up on ADSB. Downwind for Biggin now.

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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 16:24
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
Edit 2: blimey, orbited right over the top of me, wonder if they saw my salute - looked a lot lower than the 1450' showing up on ADSB. Downwind for Biggin now.
QNH this afternoon was around 1001 hPa, so everything would have been around 350' lower than shown on the flight trackers.
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 16:40
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Presume that's ASL? Given that I'm at around 200' ASL in a valley and the surrounding downs rise to over 500' in places, that does make him quite low!
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Yes, Mode S returns adjusted for QNH give height AMSL.
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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 19:37
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Thanks Dave! Should have taken my camera out and got a snap!
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From
http://www.dtvmovements.co.uk/2022Mo...2Dec/Dec26.htm
"Highlights of overflights and zone transits over northern airspace today (all levels); this includes 1st timers, rare aircraft and delivery flights
N97JF Pacific Aerospace PAC-750XL 1210 - 1300 FL130 N97JF Private HER-LIN-GLA Ferry flight (POL-TLA) - Ex 5R-MKI (Very slow!!)"

En route -
- POL - Pemba, Mozambique
- TLA - Teller, Nome, Alaska
at 140kts. 7h Milan to Glasgow.

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Originally Posted by jimjim1
En route -
- POL - Pemba, Mozambique
- TLA - Teller, Nome, Alaska

at 140kts. 7h Milan to Glasgow.
Er, not really !



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Old 27th Dec 2022, 15:25
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AN-26 REALLY droning overhead, seems much louder/deeper than usual. Is it because of the overcast?
FR24 not much info except its heading south at 16000 feet. Near Basingstoke now...
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Tracking the jet stream, SQ21 now eastbound and south of Le Havre, Newark to SIN 18hrs 31’ A350 ulr, few others also using the jet stream .
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 11:19
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AN124 hdg 300, trailing over N.Yorks. 12.00 hrs 6/1/23.
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AN26B droning over Oxfordshire heading south.
Hear it, won't see it in all this clag.
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Old 9th Jan 2023, 16:49
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Well that sounded a bit different! Just out walking, something droned over low above the clag - turns out to have been an Italian AF C-27J inbound Northolt...
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Old 16th Jan 2023, 12:44
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Blimey, that was a particularly loud A400 outbound from Brize! When I first heard it, thought it was an Avanti at a coupla thousand in the clag!
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Came past Abingdon around 1500 today. There was a Hercules in the area and appeared to have the rear ramp down. Do they do air dropping for the Army at Abingdon?
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Old 17th Jan 2023, 08:44
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Yes, RAF Hercs do occasionally do air-drops at Abingdon (aka Dalton Barracks).
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