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Large Prop near EMA

Old 2nd Jun 2020, 13:47
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Large Prop near EMA

Any tips for finding out what the large 4 engined prop aircraft flying around here (near EMA) yesterday was? Unfortunately couldn't get a good look at it - it was noisy by modern standards so guessing it might have been a C-130 or similar - but cannot get any detail from any flight tracker sites - I imagine it might have been RAF although they are not frequent visitors.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 15:20
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Given they seem to have been everywhere recently, it sounds like an A400 Atlas. The RAF seem to have taken advantage of the relatively clear skies to practice arrivals and deartures from most UK airports, in between transporting supplies of PPE and patients from the northern Isles.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 15:20
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What time was it?
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 15:38
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As mentioned, I know the RAF's A400M's are popping into my local, Newcastle, a bit more than normal at the moment. Could it be one of those?
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 17:26
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
What time was it?
I can't be sure exactly - but mid-afternoon time.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 17:35
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 21:27
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I'm intrigued now! Also can't find it on any radar replay. I see Brize tweeted they'd be bringing an A400 and a C17 up to you today for training, but nothing for yesterday.
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ZH870 potentially?
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 09:21
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A400m currently having fun down at Gatwick according to FR24, callsign ASCOT488
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