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

Old 25th Jun 2024, 17:03
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All happening in West Surrey... Bangladeshi AF C-130 (I'm guessing) just droned over out of Cambridge. Couldn't see it, camouflage works well with haze...
Last of their 5 ex-RAF C-130J's.

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Old 25th Jun 2024, 17:27
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S3-AGE. C130J itís Serial number, as you say one of five with sequential serial numbers, he flew in on the 13th with his beacon on, but flew out over us without it on and lots of haze so no see, in fact there are a lot of USAF Hercs out of Mildenhall at the moment with beacons switched off?
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Old 25th Jun 2024, 20:00
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Thanks chaps! Showed up on ADSB Exchange o/h Farnborough heading Worthing/Seaford way. It sounded nice!
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Old 25th Jun 2024, 21:49
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My photos library reminded me today of the AN225 visit to Manchester this day in 2013
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Old 26th Jun 2024, 12:08
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More Cloggie Copters have been making their way into the UK as seen last week, noticed several more Pumas since then, a Chinook is just heading into Northolt after crossing the Channel and a trip up the Thames. Dutch treat!
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Originally Posted by 42psi
My photos library reminded me today of the AN225 visit to Manchester this day in 2013
Mriya was indeed a stunning aircraft (along with the 85% complete second fuselage and wings in the hangar), seeing them lost in that way was devastating. I didn't get the chance to see Mriya up close but did see her fly overhead a few times, beautiful piece of technology that we probably will never see again.
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Old 26th Jun 2024, 12:38
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AN225 visit to Farnborough was amazing, I don't think the left wing really did overhang the crowd line during takeoff/landing but it sure as hell felt like it!
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Old 26th Jun 2024, 14:00
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An Ilyushin IL-96 of the "Special Flight Squadron" on it's way from Moscow to New York...


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Old 26th Jun 2024, 14:31
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I was ground-crew on an RAF participant the year Mriya came to Farnborough. Its position parked on the taxiway meant that airside vehicular-traffic had to drive under the LH wing. It was like a motorway flyover; the radio used to go quiet.
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"Dream"

And at max take off weight, we still had a big push in the back at brakes off. Lovely aeroplane.
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Old 27th Jun 2024, 10:05
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A Mercury (Not Freddy) went past London looking rather resplendent in the sunshine on a blue background. Whilst not a unicorn, not a common sight these days.
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Old 27th Jun 2024, 10:08
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Furegn A400s are the order of the day - Spanish one coming west up the Thames Estuary at 29k, French one northbound over Portsmouth also at 29k. Careful lads I can see a Ker-raaang happening over Brent Cross...
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HB-PNM a little Piper Cub with floats spotted around Scampton area heading north from the Kelvedon area

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Turkish AF S-92 on air test out of Stansted.

The two A400s are both heading NW up the UK in a very loose echelon left, ie just about either side of the Peak District!

Not where the Spaniard went, but there's a German A400 now in echelon starboard to the Frenchie - though they are about 80 miles apart.

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Originally Posted by treadigraph
Turkish AF S-92 on air test out of Stansted.
That sounds an interesting scenario, any background to this ?
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Old 27th Jun 2024, 17:39
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It was out of Stansted pootling around in the St Neots/Huntingdon area - I think someone there does overhauls. I've seen an Azerbaijani (?) example in the past.

Appears it's Turkish Government rather than AF. TCCB 3.
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I was wondering what all the Jockey-copters were doing scurrying around southern England, a race meeting? Nope, they seem to be alighting at Glastonbury so assume it's the well-heeled who don't want to sit in a traffic jam or snooze in a mud-caked disposable tent... Sell out, man...
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Russian Air Force IL-62M heading precariously close to the unoccupied/Ukrainian part of Ukraine currently, reg RA-86559. Running east to west at 35500ft, north of Kherson.
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The Il-62M has stopped transmitting position and vanished off the screen close to Kherson, when last seen it was not descending from original flight level. Both Kherson and Mykolaiv airprots are closed/destroyed, so unsure where it is or has gone.
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N157LG American A-1-70G airship is out and about over Wooster, Ohio
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