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

Old 24th Jan 2021, 10:51
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Actually it was a positioning flight to Speke ;-) and then a charter for LandRover to Bratislava. I beleive that there have been and will be several such flights in the next period.
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Old 25th Jan 2021, 14:53
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A very distinctive sound just now - popped out of the door, looked up and saw B727 G-OSRB heading east just off the coast here (N/E Norfolk). Lovely haven't seen one for years.
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Old 25th Jan 2021, 18:27
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Interesting aircraft seen today

Two interesting over-fliers today seen from Guernsey at 1345L -C/s IRL281 and closely followed by IRL280, PC-12s from Malaga back to Ireland. Made easy to see because they were both

producing a significant vapour trail @ FL300 ! I've seen the FlyBe Q400s trail at FL250 before.....what a beautiful clear day today!
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Old 25th Jan 2021, 20:12
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Speaking of Ireland, I've just seen my first EJ- registered aircraft, Challenger EJ-AWES. Corporate aircraft only, sort of superior flag of convenience?
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Old 25th Jan 2021, 21:45
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Had what I believed was a Merlin doing circles above our office in Cheltenham today about 300ft, not sure what he was doing unless he was helping the local plods out chasing somebody!
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Old 25th Jan 2021, 23:02
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Speaking of Ireland, I've just seen my first EJ- registered aircraft, Challenger EJ-AWES. Corporate aircraft only, sort of superior flag of convenience?
Yes, Ireland's belated attempt to jump onto the Manx/Guernsey bandwagon. I don't think the EJ- register has made it into double figures yet.
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Old 26th Jan 2021, 01:14
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Yes, Ireland's belated attempt to jump onto the Manx/Guernsey bandwagon. I don't think the EJ- register has made it into double figures yet.
Some 6 bizjets only on the EJ register to date.
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 18:20
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Dagger 77 passed over the North Essex area late this afternoon on its way from Wick to Europe. I think it was an M-28 SkyTruck of the RJAF, I guess after a transatlantic ferry?
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Old 27th Jan 2021, 20:54
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Originally Posted by Double Hydco View Post
Dagger 77 passed over the North Essex area late this afternoon on its way from Wick to Europe. I think it was an M-28 SkyTruck of the RJAF, I guess after a transatlantic ferry?
Reportedly a C-145A Skytruck, ex USAF (6th SOS), recently sold to Estonia.
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Old 28th Jan 2021, 09:13
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Reportedly a C-145A Skytruck, ex USAF (6th SOS), recently sold to Estonia.
Destination is Kenya, 2 more should follow.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 13:11
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No less than three Algerian IL-76s over SE and eastern Europe just now - one seems to have done a hurried 180 over Slovenia and is heading SW again...
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 15:34
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Noticed one Algerian IL-76 was in Russian airspace heading SW a couple of days ago, presumingly heading back home. Does make one wonder what is in the cargo bay?
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 18:21
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COVID-19 vaccine, I presume. There's an article on the BBC website somewhere about Algeria buying it from Russia.
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Old 29th Jan 2021, 21:48
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See what you mean, 7T-WIP is on her way to Moscow again...
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Old 30th Jan 2021, 19:31
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We had F-GSTA Beluga in Amsterdam yesterday,a Hamburg diversion,apparently the airfield was closed due to snow,
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 13:13
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I have just seen a Cargojet (Canada) B767 on the passenger terminal at Bournemouth. I wonder why it is here?
Last time I saw a Canadian long-haul aircraft at BOH was about 1970 when a Wardair B707 diverted from Gatwick. It departed to Calgary, with a tech stop at Prestwick.
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 17:58
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They seem to be an almost daily visitor to LHR since last March, both US and Canadian regd aircraft, so perhaps it was a divert ? Or an Mx issue ?
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Old 31st Jan 2021, 19:00
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Today is one of those very rare days when I haven’t seen even ONE aircraft.
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 11:02
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A lovely drone that could only be an Antonov went over London a little while ago. A Motor Sich airlines AN-12 heading for Birmingham. The Brummies must be fed up to the back teeth with all those Antonovs! ;-)
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Old 1st Feb 2021, 12:07
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A lovely drone that could only be an Antonov went over London a little while ago. A Motor Sich airlines AN-12 heading for Birmingham. The Brummies must be fed up to the back teeth with all those Antonovs! ;-)
You can never tire of those Antonovs, unless of course you live in Kitts Green or Hampton in Arden and have your washing on the line when they depart!!!
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