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Interesting aircraft spotted today-2

Old 27th Oct 2021, 22:45
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EP-3E is just arriving at Mildenhall.
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 13:29
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The EP-3E has just departed Mildenhall and heading south towards London - any chance of a glimpse, I can see blue bits in the sky!

Lovely deep drone but couldn't see him - too much scud...

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Old 28th Oct 2021, 13:59
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Yes, a most lovely sound, somehow sounded 'old' in comparison to the varying propellor driven aircraft both military and civil. That's quiye a rare type, or variant these days. I've always liked the Orion.
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 14:34
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E4B GRIMM99, Reg 40787L arriving Mildenhall from Andrews around midnight tonight...
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Old 28th Oct 2021, 21:30
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Only just abeam St Johns, with over 2000 miles to go must be arriving well after midnight - might be midnight Zulu, 0100 local? Tempted to stay up and see if the arrival is via London but I suspect not. Still haven't seen one.

SHJ, yeah the Orions do sound good, one assumes much the same as the the C-130H as I think it's the same engine/prop, tho I don't recall it quite so deep.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 00:27
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On its last visit to the UK, in connection with Biden's trip in June, it flew straight OTT Hounslow/Wembley/Edgware en route to Mildenhall.

https://myneighbourhood.emsbk.com/lh...btrak/50833236

No sign of it yet this time around.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 04:17
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This afternoon, I heard an amazingly loud twin overhead, climbing out of Calgary.

FR24 told me it was a Beechcraft Duke. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before.





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Old 29th Oct 2021, 05:39
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Ah yes, the Lead Sled, effectively a cabin class Baron. Never seemed very popular in Europe, just a handful on the UK Register - Roger Whittaker had one that he whistled around in (G-SONG)...
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 08:40
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Finally appeared around 01:15, this time staying well north of London - over Swindon and Didcot, then a bit of a jiggle to overfly Luton and Stevenage:

https://myneighbourhood.emsbk.com/lh...btrak/52090288
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 09:35
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Cheers Dave - my decision to go to bed around 11pm is vindicated!
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 15:35
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Watching 757 G-OOBA TOM757T on flightradar out of Birmingham a box in the Irish sea and back in land 14000ft.
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Old 29th Oct 2021, 16:02
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Sides are a bit wonky.
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Old 30th Oct 2021, 09:42
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The AN-225 flew over north London yesterday on it's way to Shannon. The blue patches in the sky might have let it be visible, if only I'd had a clue it was coming! Oh well, another time perhaps.
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Old 30th Oct 2021, 12:29
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12.20pm Sat 30.10.21 Great noise at 20,000 feet tracking about 190 degrees across SE. Bracknell heading SW. ; Reg.165810 United States DB flags: militaryType:C130JLockheed KC-130J HerculesType Desc.:L4T Squawk: 5250
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Old 30th Oct 2021, 13:40
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Lovely sound to the left Spitfire G-AWGB visible in the distance ,busy earning keep, while directly ahead one of 615 VGS's Vikings has just got off the top a good launch from Kenley in the breeze, against a lovely sun enhanced cloudscape - chiaroscuro I believe it is called. Good to see them back.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 11:42
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Southbound from the Wash area is RRR9101. Voyager ZZ338…..should have 4x Typhoons in tow….routing to waypoint Benbo. Flight level around 240
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 11:47
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I saw the Tiffies out of Lossie earlier, presume they are off to the Med somewhere.
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Voyager profiled to Athens,apparently
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Old 1st Nov 2021, 14:44
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Bangladeshi and Kuwaiti C-130Js on air tests out of Cambridge and an Indian AF C-17 coming up the Western Approaches off Cork - not just COP26 attracting interesting military visitors!
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EXS8HQ overhead the Lizard now, FR24 reckons it’s routing Alicante to Malaga. Clearly not taking the direct routing 😂
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