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Old 8th Nov 2021, 19:47
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The JetBlue JFK-LHR flight is back to daily from 1st November
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 12:41
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I see that several of the BA 380's are flying short-haul again. Is this a precursor to long-haul operations in the near future ?
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 15:25
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I love the sound of an AN-12 in the afternoon - pity the cloud obscured it. UR-CKM, the Orange and Black one, out of Chalons and heading west...
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Old 11th Nov 2021, 11:40
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Saw this heading home about 30 minutes ago, made me laugh
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Old 11th Nov 2021, 18:14
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Unusually for Lufthansa, that particular 777F isn't a new-build, but is an ex-Emirates aircraft.
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 12:27
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I wonder if I am alone in seeing the RAF P-8s showing up on ADSB Exchange using the "STGRY" callsign and mentally translating it as "Stargazy". My innermost Cornishman emerging... and of course the MPA link with St Mawgan.
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 16:35
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GMT 16:08 direct over Bracknell BA A380 , ( 90 degrees azimuth ) 6000 feet , heading SW. - great view and sound Reg.: G-XLEG United Kingdom DB flags: none Type: A388 Airbus A380-841 Type Desc.:L4J Squawk 5211 on the way ... LHR - Madrid ! It just shows you how big the 380 is still climbing over and past the channel islands ( 37,000 feet ) now cruising at 41,000 feet over France , fantastic ... large Friday euro getaway :-) after the US sector PR this week TFC.

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Old 12th Nov 2021, 17:15
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Sadly it's 'Stingray' in this case
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 18:09
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I doubt many of the crew are familiar with the Gerry Anderson series from the 1960s.
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 12:35
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Yes what a difference 57 years makes ;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_(1964_TV_series)
2021 " Stingray " both brilliant - but the USAF refuel is just in another league for drone technology IMO fascinating as an engineer ;
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Wish the USAF and / or Boeing had music to accompany this ( 2021 ) , like the " magic " of the Barry Gray Orchestra in 1964.. this series was a year BEFORE Thunderbirds - Gerry Anderson .... TFC
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 10:10
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Beluga is heading for Chester, currently (1009Z) N of Cromer
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 13:13
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Hornet Moth bashing the Biggin circuit at the moment...

Walking home earlier I noticed a large trail NE of London, heading towards Clacton. "Must be a C-5!" I thought... close, AN-124!
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 21:00
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AN-26 UR-CQD just went over here making a funny old racket - would never have guessed it from the sound. Very loud.
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Old 19th Nov 2021, 09:17
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I heard that as well, had a look on a couple of trackers, nothing showing and convinced myself it was something in the next street making a racket!
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Old 19th Nov 2021, 10:26
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It was on ADSB Exchange but not Plane Finder. Out of Shannon and went into Ostend (or somewhere along the Belgian/Dutch coast, I didn't look that closely!). Definitely sounded strange, rather a grinding noise. I actually thought it was a much lower piston engined aircraft at first - got a glimpse of its lights through the odd gaps in the cloud!

Islander G-BLNI came past on its way into Biggin a short while later... they always sound slightly out of synch!
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Old 19th Nov 2021, 19:44
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The sound I heard was like one of those large tree branch shredders, which was what made me think it was at ground level somewhere close-by. Maybe they need to change the oil in those engines.
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 16:26
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I saw an A380 coming out of LHR this morning and it wasn't an EK, nor BA example. I couldn't quite make it out, but it was a Singapore Airlines example! I hadn't realised that they were still flying them, save for domestic roundtrip pleasure flights. Also, I thought they had started scrapping/parting out their A380 fleet. Anyone know what's going on with the future plans of these behemoths ?
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 16:45
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I believe there are 5 A380s active with SIA at present, with another dozen or so that have up to now escaped the breaker's axe.
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Old 21st Nov 2021, 18:23
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Singapore Airlines re-introduced A380s on one of their three daily flights to Heathrow on 19th November.
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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 12:58
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Two C-5s came over here a little while ago, Clacton - Lands End, walking home musing about me not noticing any Heathrow traffic, missed the first one, noticed the second on ADSB and saw the trail somewhere past Guildford! A C-17 was accompanying him... Send us another trhat I can see properly this time!

UAE AF C-130 into Stansted just now...
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