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

Old 16th Jun 2021, 14:20
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SAAB Safir G-XCID just flew over my house near EDI
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 14:50
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This one been over our house 2 out of the last 3 days

https://www.t6harvard.com/uk-harvard...texan-trainer/
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 14:51
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SAAB Safir G-XCID just flew over my house near EDI
Appropriate registration.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 15:04
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Doubly so if the owner is a former police detective!
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 20:05
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Doubly so if the owner is a former police detective!

​​​​​​Flying Squad, obvs
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 10:56
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A somewhat rare B742F coming into LHR early this afternoon. It used to live there as a workhorse of British Airways in a previous life.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 11:23
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I see 4L-GEO, the 747 formerly known as G-BDXM is heading up through Romania at the mo...

Classics seem to be down to less than 20 active airframes now - six of which are operated by the USAF...
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 13:05
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Crazy, they were everywhere not so long ago and now down to just 20 airframes worldwide.....
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 15:27
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A Jazeera Airways A320 came in from Kuwait City today to LHR. Might this be a new airline for London to the M.E ?
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 18:07
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A Jazeera Airways A320 came in from Kuwait City today to LHR. Might this be a new airline for London to the M.E ?
New airline for Heathrow but pre-Covid they operated to Gatwick.
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 19:11
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Thanks, I can't say I ever saw much beyond orange aircraft at Gatwick!
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 21:46
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I see I (we?) missed the KC-390 heading home again this morning... demo to the Swedish AF?
KC-390 went to Orebro,Sweden in conjunction with the testing of the SAAB Gripens they will/have ordered
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Old 19th Jun 2021, 12:46
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Thanks Chinooker!

Apparently D-IAHT, an Mu-2P, just flew over returning from Cork. Despite insinuations on the Pacific section about the type's noisiness, I didn't hear a thing! Probably haven't seen one since my last trip to the US nearly 20 years ago.
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Old 19th Jun 2021, 18:37
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The lovely sound of an AN-12 has just graced London, coming from the west heading east. It's been a while since I last heard what was becoming a regular thing.
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Old 19th Jun 2021, 18:49
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Ahhh, I was extending my daily step count by inspecting some controversial new speed humps installed in our Tesco car park (don't know what the fuss is about, they are there for a very good reason) when I heard said dulcet tones... loud and clear!
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 09:07
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Are we being invaded? Two French KC-135s over Norfolk heading North, two French A330 MRTTs heading north over Yorkshire... another FrAF A330 coming SE across Norn Iron...
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 10:28
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Are we being invaded? Two French KC-135s over Norfolk heading North, two French A330 MRTTs heading north over Yorkshire... another FrAF A330 coming SE across Norn Iron...
I'd be more worried about the Rafales they're towing. Still, at least the food should be better
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 11:08
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I'd be more worried about the Rafales they're towing. Still, at least the food should be better
FAF deploying to Hawaii to exercise alongside USAF assets there….should be Rafales,A330 and A400 involved
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 14:06
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Blimey... long haul. Just crossing Baffin Island now, making good progress.

Israeli AF Herc just crossing the Channel towards Lydd and another Wolfhound passed over London a while back heading eastwards.
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Old 20th Jun 2021, 14:55
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Another of the few B742F's came into LHR an hour ago, leaving in an hour.
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