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

Old 11th Jun 2021, 14:19
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Hartington/Dave Reid

thanks for suggestions, I am going to go with the T6, Ive not seen one before . I am pretty familair with the Yaks and their own brand of lovely piston noise and it seemed a different deeper note
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 15:46
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T-6s often have a distinctive prop howl when manoeuvring - I believe they were banned from Biggin for years though one is active there again now.

Meanwhile, heading Britain-wards across the North Sea is Korean AF 10001, a 747... assuming it will be heading into Newquay, should be over London in a little while.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 16:48
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Meanwhile, heading Britain-wards across the North Sea is Korean AF 10001, a 747... assuming it will be heading into Newquay, should be over London in a little while.
Did you see it ? No such luck for me.
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 17:10
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Of course not, ruddy cloud!
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Another Japanese AF 777 approaching the North Kent coast, at relatively low level - Gatwick or Heathrow? Looks poised to intercept a very extended centreline for 26 at Gatwick...
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Wish AF1 would take this route into Heathrow...
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Old 12th Jun 2021, 20:19
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Maybe it will ? Apparently there are two B742's headed to LHR tomorrow, one is a freighter, which is pretty rare these days.
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 12:14
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USCG GV heading south across this Midlands. I remember seeing their GII "01" at Heathrow once many years ago.

AF1 due in at Heathrow around 4.30 I think. Might head up to Croydon Airport site in case they come via Bovingdon.
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Looks like it's turning north just up from Croydon 31 nm to run
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Yaaay, fairly nice view through the haze - might have a pic or two. First time I've ever caught up with any of the Presidential jets, though I've seen the VH-3s several times.

Biggin stack with aircraft in it. A rare event recently!

SAM C-32A coming in...
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I saw AF1 from an open space and saw it turning onto finals for 27L. All very serene and a non-event, but all the same very nice to see.
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Old 13th Jun 2021, 17:38
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
I saw AF1 from an open space and saw it turning onto finals for 27L. All very serene and a non-event, but all the same very nice to see.
...then the helo"s, a brace of VH-3's supported by a Puma, one of 'those' Dauphins, and a Met EC-145
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Sadly they must have approached and left from points North and West from me and likely will do the same tomorrow. Who is in the Puma ? The others I can imagine ;-)
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Sadly they must have approached and left from points North and West from me and likely will do the same tomorrow. Who is in the Puma ? The others I can imagine ;-)
Probably the type whose beer you wouldn't knock over in a crowded bar...
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Just about max digi zoom - and through the haze. See Joe had a tour of the south coast after departing Heathrow...
Saw the Aussie A330 heading into Stansted.
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That's a great shot! Atmospheric with the sky and cloud matching the livery. I'm more interested in the feeling of a shot than whether it's in super-focus.

The Canadian PM seemed to head to Brussels via London after departing Newquay at relatively low level, probably a nice evening to look out the window along the route.
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 07:52
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Thank you, looks very snappish to me . Heard him a while before I saw him.

Shortly beforehand a turbine aircraft headed north across London and to the east of me, prob between 5000 and 10000'. Nothing on radar sites, might have been a PC-12 but didn't sound right. A certain Islander is a possibility but I've never seen it flying fast or even in a straight line...
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Air Senegal A339 approaching the South Coast, possibly inbound Luton/Stansted. Not seen one of them before...
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Old 14th Jun 2021, 10:01
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Was watching Compton SIDs from my back bedroom window when a USAF Globemaster zoomed overhead at about 5000ft.
Snapped a bad photo on my phone max zoom. Awful!

Looks like Northolt to Brize.


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Volga Dnper IL-76 just went westbound over London...
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