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

Old 13th Jun 2020, 11:15
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Lots of expats, oil workers, gas workers, etc in Luanda. Probably being repatriated.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 11:36
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Possibly the most expensive city in the world for expats to live is Luanda. Extreme poverty all around, but anything that we might consider normal, and everything luxury cost many times what we might pay in the western world.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 14:51
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Cirrus and a Cessna 195 both orbiting clear of the circuit while other traffic lands at Biggin Hill. I get the ruddy Cirrus and the lucky people of Hayes/Coney Hall get the 195. Blast.
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Nice to see my first Spitfire of the year albeit rather distantly and a muted Merlin as G-BMSB returned to Biggin from a jolly down to Capel-le-Fern. Heard it take off earlier from a mile further away - unmistakable.
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Saw this old smoker in Kuwait this morning.

Behind us was was an old B747-200. ER-BAT. Sorry I’d didn’t get a piccie.

The things you see on a freight ramp!

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AN-124 came eastbound over London a little after 7.00 this morning - clear blue sky, still couldn't bloody see it!
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
AN-124 came eastbound over London a little after 7.00 this morning - clear blue sky, still couldn't bloody see it!
Here's the bit of sky you should have been looking at



Courtesy of NATS & Heathrow.
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 08:40
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Yeah, that's where I was looking - amazing how sometimes high aircraft really don't show up unless there's a white line with an arrow pointing at them. Actually, one of the Heathrow inbounds was trailing loads of vapour earlier so maybe moisture in the lower atmosphere and the lowish sun conspired to hide the monster.

Noticed a USAF C-17 go right round the houses yesterday: took off from Rota, N across Spain to the Lizard, NE, passing over London to Clacton, across to The Netherlands and down to Ramstein where, after a brief hold at 21000', it landed. Curiouser and curiouser...
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i only saw the Angola flight -the Air Rwanda one was on FR 24 which I looked at to see what had just overflown me . So the time disparity is probably an FR 24 issue
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Noticed a USAF C-17 go right round the houses yesterday: took off from Rota, N across Spain to the Lizard, NE, passing over London to Clacton, across to The Netherlands and down to Ramstein where, after a brief hold at 21000', it landed. Curiouser and curiouser...
I saw that one yesterday as well, but gave up following after it went out over the North Sea. Perhaps a training mission of some kind, but as you say a very curious affair. All those tax-dollars getting burned for little benefit it would seem.
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As I've mentioned before, USAF C-17s and C-5s always give Belgium a wide berth - but this one avoided France as well.

I did see one USAF C-17 sneak westbound across Belgium early one morning recently...
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You don't see one of these every day, up there now out of Scampton


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It's Belgium that makes the USAF avoid overflying London, it it? I always thought it must be the possibility that they're shifting nuclear weapons that aren't welcome over the capital.
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XE668 is supposed to be in a paintball park near Bristol. I wonder what that plane actually is.
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Originally Posted by c52
It's Belgium that makes the USAF avoid overflying London, it it? I always thought it must be the possibility that they're shifting nuclear weapons that aren't welcome over the capital.


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On Thursday 18/6/20 the RAF and the French Air Force are planning a special flypast..

The RAF and the French Air Force Display Teams , could both fly over London Heathrow to commemorate the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s appeal for French resistance,
on Thursday 18th June 2020 @ 5pm ish
On Thursday, both the RAF and the French Air Force are planning a special flypast of 18 aircraft over Heathrow.
However, this event, is still to be 100% confirmed
The event will commemorate the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s appeal for French resistance.
French president Emmanuel Macro is expected to visit UK for face-to-face visits with Prince Charles and Boris Johnson.

SW of Heathrow

1641 – departure from RAF Brize Norton
1656 – Flypast Bagshot
1658 – Flypast Richmond Park
1700 – Flypast Buckingham Palace
1702 – Formation Separation NE Brentwood/ Stapleford area after which the Red Arrows will return to RAF Scampton and the Patrouille de France back to Salon-de-Provence Air Base The Patrouille de France is expected to land at RAF Brize Norton..
TFC
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AN-124 just passed over Basildon at FL240, heading for East Midlands Airport
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Originally Posted by Kabobble
XE668 is supposed to be in a paintball park near Bristol. I wonder what that plane actually is.


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Old 16th Jun 2020, 14:48
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This is a former chase plane for Embraer and now owned by Hawker Hunter Aviation Ltd. based at Scampton
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 15:08
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First Easyjet aircraft into Edinburgh for months.
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