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

Old 19th Feb 2024, 13:20
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ZK-KCE at Hinton became G-GWMB over 4 years ago!
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Old 20th Feb 2024, 16:06
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Farmer's yard collection near RAF Defford (as was)

Been driving past these for 40-odd years, some seem to be disappearing in the undergrowth now. They were quite shiny in 1979. Here they are on Bing Maps - no, I can't post links as a newbie. Just outside the village of Defford, on the left hand side of the road to Pershore. Just after the junction of A4104 and B4080.
Can't post pics or links, you'll have to use Bing Maps on satellite view

I make that a Meteor, a not sure, a Jet Provost, a Hawker Hunter and something twin-boomed - de Havilland Vampire? was there a twin-boomed naval jet back in the 1950s?
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Old 21st Feb 2024, 07:23
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Originally Posted by Fred Flubster
Been driving past these for 40-odd years, some seem to be disappearing in the undergrowth now. They were quite shiny in 1979. Here they are on Bing Maps - no, I can't post links as a newbie. Just outside the village of Defford, on the left hand side of the road to Pershore. Just after the junction of A4104 and B4080.
Can't post pics or links, you'll have to use Bing Maps on satellite view

I make that a Meteor, a not sure, a Jet Provost, a Hawker Hunter and something twin-boomed - de Havilland Vampire? was there a twin-boomed naval jet back in the 1950s?
Residents visible on Google Earth are/were:
XN632 Jet Provost T3
WZ425 and XE979 Vampire T11s (though one seems now to have gone)
WH166 Meteor T7
XF526 Hunter F6
WF299 Sea Hawk FB3
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Old 21st Feb 2024, 16:36
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Residents visible on Google Earth are/were:
XN632 Jet Provost T3
WZ425 and XE979 Vampire T11s (though one seems now to have gone)
WH166 Meteor T7
XF526 Hunter F6
WF299 Sea Hawk FB3
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Baker's Hill Farm is the location.
XE979 is the Vampire that has gone. It was dismantled with the nose/pod section going to Cantley, Norfolk, while the other parts remain at this location.
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Old 21st Feb 2024, 18:40
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Originally Posted by roger4
ZK-KCE at Hinton became G-GWMB over 4 years ago!
ADSB Exchange database may have been lagging - mind you, I can't actually recall when I last noticed it stooging around over the Hinton area...
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Just having a nose around US mil stuff, noticed a Boeing T-7 Red Hawk out of Edwards, being chased by a T-38.

AF1 also heading from LAX towards SFO...
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
ADSB Exchange database may have been lagging - mind you, I can't actually recall when I last noticed it stooging around over the Hinton area...
It's been a regular on Mode S now for almost exactly a year, typically pops up several times a day for 6-10 minutes at a time, always at around 10,000 feet.
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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 13:28
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
It's been a regular on Mode S now for almost exactly a year, typically pops up several times a day for 6-10 minutes at a time, always at around 10,000 feet.
Seek and ye shall find! It's just wombled down to the Hinton area from Langar. My gaze must have slid over its G-Reg during my regular squints for unusual aeronautica...

Noticed a Daher (nee Quest) Kodiak slipping into Oxford-London-International-Jetport (Kidlington to us old gits) earlier on,Jersey registered. Don't think I've seen one...

Edit: the G-GWMB was stooging around north of Hinton for a while at 2500, if they had hail-bearing weather like we just experienced, probably a wise move!

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Is there a red Beechcraft 18 or similar about the UK today. Saw twin fin - twin engine piston on my walk (between 1200-1330 local) it briefly flew over Southrepps and Northrepps at about 1500ft and coasted out over Trimingham. Thanks Chaps !
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Well spotted! Yes, there us a bright red Beech 18 (N868L) which has been at Old Buckenham since 2022. ADSB Exchange replay confirms your noted times and route exactly!
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Brilliant - Very many thanks roger4 - it made a lovely sound - unfortunately I hadn't bothered to take my Binos with me - it's always the way........ Owl calling outside as I write !
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 16:10
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Hmmm, Finnish PC-12 hummed over here a few minutes ago bearing the registration OH-FK...
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Hmmm, Finnish PC-12 hummed over here a few minutes ago bearing the registration OH-FK...
Operates for Fly7 Finland.

Which fortunately means that it uses their designator RSF for callsigns and Mode S ID, rather than the registration.

They have an interesting selection of other registrations on their largish PC-12 fleet. My Finnish isn't good enough (i.e. non-existent) to tell how rude the others are ...
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Sure I recall a Swedish Mu-2 with a similar registration in the 1970s... can't find any reference to it now!

See a Romanian AF AN-30 droned over here at lunch time, missed that one!
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Had a nice distant view across to Heathrow yesterday evening and observed a BA A320 rising out of the ground clutter - DAL 767 lined up next on 09R and rolling... looked up expectantly, nothing... eh? Ah, abandoned take off and returned to stand.
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G-LUXE first prototype BAe 146 flying over Salisbury Plain now. Forty-two years old.
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G-LUXE was flying figures of eight roughly centered on Chilbolton Observatory on the 21st presumably a scientific or engineering trial.
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Old 27th Feb 2024, 16:42
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I seem to recall it does air sampling.
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Old 7th Mar 2024, 10:18
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Apparently the deep drone that just overflew me was a German P-3!

Edit: down to a couple of thousand feet heading west off St Ives - a German AF Global Wotnot has just performed a flyby at St Mawgan/Newquay-Galactic-Fishing-Port...

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It's all happening - French AF PC-21 just zotted over apparently inbound Northolt, a second is not far behind. My friends in the P-3 have done a couple of beat ups at Culdrose and are now heading NE at 6000' over Somerset.
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