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

Old 13th Mar 2021, 14:35
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12.20 directly over south Bracknell above 90 degrees , 1800 feet black / yellow looking like a wasp , Aerospatiale AS355 F2 Ecureuil G-NLSE with the camera on the front. Heading W>E , now heading south
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Old 13th Mar 2021, 17:32
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I assume your comment was tongue in cheek Dave?

I'm sure you've seen that TUI Airways won't be operating any passenger flights until mid-May at the earliest due to the ban on 'non-essential travel'

The TOM B787s have been kept fairly busy on freight flights (car parts between Germany and the US), but the only other TOM flights you are likely to see in the next two months will be ferry or engineering sorties.
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Old 13th Mar 2021, 20:50
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
I saw my first MAX at Vancouver in March 2019.
I actually saw my first 737-200 at Vancouver as well, in 1969, 50 years beforehand (which itself says something about the 737 model I suppose). We were visiting from the UK and there was an open terrace and cafe on top of the terminal. How times change. It was dark, I looked down, and there was a United 737, looked to my juvenile spotting eyes like a 707 from the front but only two engines.

Few days later, drove down in first visit ever to the USA. Passed Boeing Field on the Interstate, whereupon I saw quite a few more lined up !
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Old 14th Mar 2021, 07:42
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KC-135 looks like it's tanking something to the west of Glasgow, heading SE towards Galloway.
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Old 14th Mar 2021, 17:43
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Originally Posted by treadigraph

Is City open at the moment? I know plans were in place to extend the taxiway full length and the ramp was being extended further over the dock (one of the jobs we were working on when our parent company crashed ) - just wondered if while it's quiet they have the opportunity to do some work which would clash with runway ops .
Counted this afternoon there are nine BA Embraers at LCY, parked down the full length of the new ramp. Extended taxyway not in use though, they are still backtracking the runway. The rest of the Embraers are apparently mostly at Norwich.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 13:36
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Just leaving the village on the bike to be overflown by Pair of Wildcats, pair of Merlins and pair of Pumas - swiftly followed by C-130. Helicopters just out of Eshott for refuel at a guess.
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A long way from home????


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Old 15th Mar 2021, 15:54
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Parachute aircraft. Been dropping here for a couple of years.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 16:43
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Omani AF C-130 501 crossing the Channel - click on it on ADSB Exchange and the accompanying pic is French AF Breguet Sahara (that's a Deux-Ponts to us Angleterres!) 501 which is preserved at Evreux!

Think the Herc may be inbound Bournemouth, seem to recall somebody there has done their maintenance for many years - certainly recall seeing the 1-11s there on my visits and an A319 (?) heading in and out on FR24.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 18:15
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
Omani AF C-130 501 crossing the Channel - click on it on ADSB Exchange and the accompanying pic is French AF Breguet Sahara (that's a Deux-Ponts to us Angleterres!) 501 which is preserved at Evreux!

Think the Herc may be inbound Bournemouth, seem to recall somebody there has done their maintenance for many years - certainly recall seeing the 1-11s there on my visits and an A319 (?) heading in and out on FR24.
Oman AF have been coming to Hurn (BOH) with freight flights since the 1960s. It used to be once every 2 weeks.
Started with DC-3s, then Viscounts, 1-11s and then C130s.
It used to be tied up with Airwork. Not sure who does the supply/shippping these days.
I don't think any maintenance is done on the C130s though.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 18:47
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The Samaritans Purse DC-8-72CF is descending into what looks like Prestwick.....
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 19:20
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Seems to be a regular across the Atlantic - be lovely to see it, even if just a small dot at the end of a trail...

Edit: thanks Dixi! (and Dave)

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Old 15th Mar 2021, 19:22
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Originally Posted by dixi188
Oman AF have been coming to Hurn (BOH) with freight flights since the 1960s. It used to be once every 2 weeks.
Started with DC-3s, then Viscounts, 1-11s and then C130s.
It used to be tied up with Airwork. Not sure who does the supply/shippping these days.
I don't think any maintenance is done on the C130s though.
RAFO also operates 3 A320s, which pop up on Mode S now and again. All have visited Hurn in the past, though nowadays they tend to use Farnborough.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 22:23
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Hmmm, Virgin 787-9 G-VDIA en route Tel Aviv (it says) has done a volte-face abeam Paris and is heading back to Heathrow... I hadn't realised Virgin had a service to Tel Aviv.
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Hmmm, Virgin 787-9 G-VDIA en route Tel Aviv (it says) has done a volte-face abeam Paris and is heading back to Heathrow... I hadn't realised Virgin had a service to Tel Aviv.
Virgin Atlantic flight to TLV returns to UK after [email protected] shone in cockpit

By a passenger, reportedly.

Blimey !
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Bloody hell! I hope he/she finds themselves before Judge Tudor Owen.

I see the ex-Brum AN-12s are getting wise to the interest in their activities expressed by we Londoners. This morning's flight was outside the NE stretch of the M25...
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Don't worry l could still hear it in Luton while climbing through 19000 to the east of Luton.
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Had the Police Crime Commissioner P68R flying around a shunt on the M62 this afternoon at low level, and then two high flying fighters (maybe Eagles) around 16.00 tracking NW/SE over Yorkshire.
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Is that the dulcet tones of an A400 drowning out Midsomer Murders? Aye, but the Belgian/NATO CE-01 for a change - looks like a few circuits at Brize and heading home. Think I noticed CE-03 droning round Europe the other day...
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Old 16th Mar 2021, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Mr Mac
Had the Police Crime Commissioner P68R flying around a shunt on the M62 this afternoon at low level, and then two high flying fighters (maybe Eagles) around 16.00 tracking NW/SE over Yorkshire.
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I saw and heard two high-flying fast jets heading south near Edinburgh at about 15:00. Didnít show on FR24 or ADS-B
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