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

Old 30th Jun 2021, 13:34
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The Goodyear Zeppelin is going down the Thames through central London
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 13:56
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Looks like their not taking last nights result lying down!
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 13:56
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It's going back and forth - not here for the tennis is it?
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 14:45
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Looks like their not taking last nights result lying down!
It did cross my mind!

It's going back and forth - not here for the tennis is it?
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 16:58
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I wonder if I walk up t'hill if I'll be able to see it?

Edit: probably...
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 06:40
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That's the Heineken dirigible.

The Qatar A342 is leaving LHR at around 9am if anyone wants to look out for it.
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 12:51
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Antonov 12-BK droning overhead at 27000. Heading SE towards Reading/Farnborough right now.
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UR-CBK droning this way now... the orange and black AN-12; showed up very nicely against the blue sky through a tiny hole in the cloud!
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UR-CKL Mr T, UR-CKL! Have you been on the real ale already ?
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 14:09
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Not ale-zheimers but too many coffees in the pub!
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Tomorrow 7-7 the RAF will be celebrating 50 years of the Puma helicopter! As part of this there is apparently,(weather permitting) a formation of 10-12 Pumas(allegedly), routing out of Benson and passing over many RAF bases and installations etc etc! Timings are shown for each of the 3 formation segments on current Notams.. The formation is due to fly over Northolt at 0935 and route up to Scampton in sector1.From Scampton they route down to Middle Wallop for sector2.From Wallop they are routing over Odiham/Farnborough back to Benson.

Hopefully the weather will play ball !!

Add +1 hr for local times!
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 21:06
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Looks like they'll be heading from Benson east-ish towards Aylesbury/Tring - so no formation over my garden 5 miles west of Benson! Shame.....
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Will they be staying over the north of London when they transit through Northolt this morning, or will they visit other cardinal points ?
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 08:50
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USAF Boeing TC135W Stratolifter 62-4217 at 17000' passed overhead just now, heading east towards St Albans area.
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Or 62-4127, even (4217 was a Thud lost in Vietnam).
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 09:18
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Or 62-4127, even (4217 was a Thud lost in Vietnam).
Ah yes indeed 4127. Oops!! My fingers aren't as nimble as they used to be.
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Looks like they'll be heading from Benson east-ish towards Aylesbury/Tring - so no formation over my garden 5 miles west of Benson! Shame.....
Apologies for the poor photo - wife took it on her mobile. She said they made quite a racket when they passed overhead. Looks like 9 helicopters from the blurred mess - we live near the BPK VOR.


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Apologies for the poor photo - wife took it on her mobile. She said they made quite a racket when they passed overhead. Looks like 9 helicopters from the blurred mess - we live near the BPK VOR.

A 10th cab joined up later in the voyage

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10 Pumas flying south down the Wye Valley makes a FABULOUS sound!
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 15:10
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At least she saw them, which was probably more than many!

What does a TC-135 do in comparison to an RC-135 ? I've not knowingly seen one before.
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