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

Old 23rd Jul 2021, 21:17
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EP-3E heading NW through France just passing to the east of Paris - looks like it should pass over Kent, presumably en route Mildenhall or Prestwick. Think weather too hazy for a glimpse from South London, plus the build ups for this afternoon's thundery showers are under way...
It was returning to the USA from the detachment at Souda Bay, Greece [where it had been based for a few years] Now replaced by another EP-3E
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Old 25th Jul 2021, 15:09
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USN C130-T just droned overhead at 25000 heading SE towards Farnborough area.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 07:24
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A-340 of Hi Fly Malta passing eastwards overhead Swindon at 37000 ft. Out of Pittsburgh to ???
Don't recall ever seeing this carrier before.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 11:17
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It's an offshoot of the original Portuguese Hi Fly, with a bunch of second-hand A340s and a few other assorted Airbuses.

Today's flight is probably bound for Delhi.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 11:33
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Thanx for the info DaveReid
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 16:18
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Hi Fly seem to be based at a Portuguese Air Force base rather than at Lisbon, Oporto or Faro airports. Perhaps they have Mil/Govt connections and it's a better fit for their operations. I do like seeing the A340's still flying around.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 16:25
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Hi Fly seem to be based at a Portuguese Air Force base rather than at Lisbon, Oporto or Faro airports. Perhaps they have Mil/Govt connections and it's a better fit for their operations. I do like seeing the A340's still flying around.
Not forgetting their brief dalliance with ex-SQ A380 msn 006 (9H-MIP)...
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 19:05
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Hi Fly seem to be based at a Portuguese Air Force base rather than at Lisbon, Oporto or Faro airports. Perhaps they have Mil/Govt connections and it's a better fit for their operations. I do like seeing the A340's still flying around.
If that's a reference to the former Portuguese AF base at Beja, while Hi Fly use it for parking stored aircraft, their main operating base (notwithstanding what Wikipedia might say) is Lisbon/Portela (LPPT).
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 19:05
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A Fokker 50 on a domestic flight in Eire.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 20:18
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A Fokker 50 on a domestic flight in Eire.
Swedish operator Amapola,2 x daily Donegal-Dublin
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 08:27
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Could you speak up a little please, I'm having a hard time hearing you.
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 10:56
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Regarding HiFly's having aircraft at Beja, simple matter of parking space scarce at Lisbon and also the cost, much much cheaper at Beja even taking fuel and crew travel costs into consideration. Was at Beja a couple of years back with another operator and the base still being used for fast jet training as well as P-3's based there.
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 12:07
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Just saw a blue painted Dauphin whistling overhead... not showing up on radar sites; still, who dares wins, eh!
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 18:48
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Just saw a blue painted Dauphin whistling overhead... not showing up on radar sites; still, who dares wins, eh!
A pair of them were at Glasgow Airport a couple of nights ago.
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Old 31st Jul 2021, 05:15
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C-135 61-2667 inbound Mildenhall - ADSB says this is a WC-135W which is used for sniffing for radiation from nuclear incidents...
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Old 31st Jul 2021, 06:57
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C-135 61-2667 inbound Mildenhall - ADSB says this is a WC-135W which is used for sniffing for radiation from nuclear incidents...
In fact it's the one and only WC-135W.
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Old 1st Aug 2021, 16:29
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B17 over Bury St Edmunds

B17 G-BDEF Flying over Bury St Edmunds at 17:15 going ?
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Old 1st Aug 2021, 16:33
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Display at Old Buckenham. Tiger Moth G-ACDA routed over Purley earlier - just missed her as she was on the other side of the house, looked like she'd been up there too.

Spitfire G-ASJV displaying there now.
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Old 1st Aug 2021, 19:30
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Originally Posted by lefty loose View Post
B17 G-BDEF Flying over Bury St Edmunds at 17:15 going ?
Cunningly disguised as a Seneca, to confuse the enemy.

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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 11:26
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Any one know what this is all about?

A Chinook
An RAF F35
An F35
The Red Arrows
Borisís Voyager
And a U2

All over Chepstow????



I read to day the someone is spoofing AIS and moving Royal Navy ships, is someone doing the same to ADS B?



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