Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Misc. Forums > Spectators Balcony (Spotters Corner)
Reload this Page >

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

Spectators Balcony (Spotters Corner) If you're not a professional pilot but want to discuss issues about the job, this is the best place to loiter. You won't be moved on by 'security' and there'll be plenty of experts to answer any questions.

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

Old 14th Feb 2021, 08:00
  #1081 (permalink)  
Ant
even ants need some lovin'
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kent, UK.
Posts: 148
Can anyone identify the engines on the aircraft in the second of Dave Reid's links above. Not the shape of the old P&W nor the newer CFMs.
Ant is offline  
Old 14th Feb 2021, 08:11
  #1082 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 12,912
Originally Posted by Ant View Post
Can anyone identify the engines on the aircraft in the second of Dave Reid's links above. Not the shape of the old P&W nor the newer CFMs.
As already noted, JT8D-219s.

The aircraft in question was retired to AMARC in 2015, which would suggest that the upgrade programme is dormant, if not dead.
DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 14th Feb 2021, 08:27
  #1083 (permalink)  
Ant
even ants need some lovin'
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kent, UK.
Posts: 148
Oops, thanks Dave. Didn't properly read the post before browsing the photos! Thanks.
Ant is offline  
Old 16th Feb 2021, 14:28
  #1084 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: There and here
Posts: 2,254
A very loud Qatar AF C-130 overhead London early afternoon, a Ukranian AN-26 going along the South Coast and a US GLF3 doing spaghetti circuits over the west country, either Mil or Geo by the looks of it.
SpringHeeledJack is offline  
Old 16th Feb 2021, 16:17
  #1085 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 12,912
Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A very loud Qatar AF C-130 overhead London early afternoon, a Ukranian AN-26 going along the South Coast and a US GLF3 doing spaghetti circuits over the west country, either Mil or Geo by the looks of it.
The Qatar C-130J popped up briefly yesterday with a Marshalls callsign, so looks like a post-maintenance airtest. Today's flight used the more usual DEMA callsign and disappeared heading SSE at FL270, so presumably homebound.
DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 12:34
  #1086 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 231
The A318 'Babybus' is in flight. FR24 shows BA9279 from MAD-ENS - Madrid, yes; Enschede, not sure about that as currently 1330 GMT out over the bay of Biscay!
Tocsin is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 12:50
  #1087 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 8,348
A380 F-WWOW at play in the Brest area - also a pair of French Falcon 20s F-GPAA and AD, presumably being used in a similar role to the FR Falcons.
treadigraph is online now  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 13:16
  #1088 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 12,912
Originally Posted by Tocsin View Post
The A318 'Babybus' is in flight. FR24 shows BA9279 from MAD-ENS - Madrid, yes; Enschede, not sure about that as currently 1330 GMT out over the bay of Biscay!
Bound for Enschede, which will be its final resting place.
DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 13:45
  #1089 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Farnborough
Posts: 10
Half the RAF are up over the North Sea as well
SimonPaddo is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 13:55
  #1090 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 8,348
Scrapping or some sort of ground based use?
treadigraph is online now  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 14:03
  #1091 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Northumberland, England
Posts: 231
You're right Dave, but not exactly the most direct routing! Final fly-by (at FL390) of LHR?
Tocsin is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 14:48
  #1092 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Out on the bike in Northumberland
Posts: 530
KC-135 and 4 ‘chicks’ went over northbound at lunchtime, but couldn't make out what type
almost professional is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 16:46
  #1093 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 12,912
Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Scrapping or some sort of ground based use?
Parting out.
DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2021, 17:38
  #1094 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 8,348
Bloody hell - only 12 years old...
treadigraph is online now  
Old 18th Feb 2021, 09:40
  #1095 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oxfordshire
Age: 67
Posts: 193
Polish Air Force CASA C295M flew high overhead Oxford area (out of Dublin) a short while ago heading east.
goldox is online now  
Old 18th Feb 2021, 10:29
  #1096 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dorset UK
Age: 67
Posts: 1,315
Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Bloody hell - only 12 years old...
When Malev went down in 2012, I think their 737-600s were parted out at only 5 years old.
dixi188 is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2021, 10:55
  #1097 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Just over the road from Bicester airfield
Age: 78
Posts: 425
just had a a comment from SWMBO living here in Bicester, used to dash outside in days past when the Air Atlantique DC6 & Electra's used to go overhead on their paper runs etc, still doing same some 20 years later when the AN12 & 26 go overhead, what will the next 20 years bring ? assuming am still alive & can still dash outside ?.
zetec2 is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2021, 12:52
  #1098 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 12,912
Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
When Malev went down in 2012, I think their 737-600s were parted out at only 5 years old.
They were scrapped at Goodyear in early 2012, having been delivered to Malev in 2003-2004, so around 8 years old when they met their demise.
DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2021, 13:21
  #1099 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 8,348
French AF Xingu out of Brum just passed over me during a nice sunny spell.

See Boeing only built 69 737-600s and most have been scrapped or are parked - seems to equate roughly to the 100 in size.
treadigraph is online now  
Old 18th Feb 2021, 14:36
  #1100 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: There and here
Posts: 2,254
I saw the Xingu as well, or should I say heard it and spotted the whitish dot heading over. Can't be many of them flying outside of the FAF squadrons these days.
SpringHeeledJack is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.