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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 09:50
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Recently, the USAF seem to have abandoned the routing Navpi-MAM-Gitus,(basically over Norfolk-Marham,then out west), for Clacton-Biggin-Southampton-Lands End routing!. Not sure of the reasons for this, but is great for sightings….been around 30 transits of both C-5 and C-17s on this route in the last 3 weeks. Happy days😁
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 10:12
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I assume weather conditions are dictating a more southerly route at present?
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 11:21
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RCH 590.C-17A. 98-0057 just passed Biggin for SAM fl320 trailing!
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Old 23rd Nov 2021, 18:35
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Certainly been a few over in the last few days, see another one just whistling over, lights showing up nicely against the frosty sky.

Recall the old days when C-141s and the odd C-5 trundled eastwards from Strumble or Lands End towards Dover... I recall spotting six one day, trusty airband getting me the serials (I was recently told that if a substitute airframe flew the mission, they still used the serial submitted on the flightplan...)
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 13:48
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Seen on a tracker, Swiss AF Puma tracking up the East Coast of the UK flying from Switzerland.
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Old 25th Nov 2021, 09:34
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The 3 Swiss Cougars were heading to Leeming to join the 9 F-18s already there for exercise 'Yorknite2021'.
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Old 25th Nov 2021, 23:38
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Noticed a BA A380 tracking on a route between Heathrow and Frankfurt this morning.
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 12:28
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Tuesday night we had an extremely low flying helicopter type unknown, but assume military tracking down the Pennines, which flew slightly to the west of our house, (elev 1100ft) and dropped down into the valley in front and did the same all the way south as far as we could see ( about 15 miles). We are on low flight route but this was 21.30 and as I say very low and east of normal track. Nothing on Flightradar24 radar. Anybody got any ideas what it was ?

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Old 26th Nov 2021, 14:08
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Can't see anything on Plane Finder but there were several RAF Hercs playing around in various UK locations that I noticed on several evenings earlier in the week.
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 16:20
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Just listened to a An-12 fly overhead at 23,000'. Almost as loud as an Atlas!
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 18:58
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AN-12 UR-CAJ just headed over here... yep, loud!
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Old 27th Nov 2021, 18:19
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Where have all the Reach Flights gone?

After rather a flurry this week, seem to have been none today each time I've peered at ADSB... Thanksgiving? Can see a C-5 heading into Ramstein from the mid-East...
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Old 27th Nov 2021, 23:10
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They've been scheduled on the LHR-FRA route for a short while since BA started operating them again. Probably to help in getting the crew landings up.
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 16:26
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Exceptionally loud large turboprop westbound over central London at 1530 local on Sunday. Any ideas ? Well used to an-12s at 20,000ft but this one was different.
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 17:21
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Another An12 - about 10 miles west of us but still clearly audible - came over yesterday as well but even louder then as it was overhead. A deeper drone than the Atlas. Now over the Pyrenees. I'm surprised Treaders hasn't been on - perhaps he was stuck in the pub again!
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 17:33
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I was trudging through a muddy field near Caterham (nervously eying the cloud base and wondering about snow) and could hear the AN12. Also heard but didn't see the C-5 that came over at 18000 from Ramstein around 1445, and only started climbing once past Southampton. Strange...! Believe me, I was tempted to divert into the Fox on Coulsdon Common, brrrrr!
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 19:16
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WHBM, yes I heard that as well 15.20 over Walthamstow, no sighting due to cloud cover but defiantly Loud and deep...Treaders where are you when needed?
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 19:31
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Your AN-12 today was UR-CTJ MEM3096 out of Ostend and it headed south from OH London down towards Africa.
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 19:34
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There was another An-12 UR-CBG came the opposite way after midnight last night right overhead central London, St Johns Newfoundland to Ostend, which I suspected to be returning, but this afternoon it was still on the ground at Ostend, and has since departed eastbound and is currently overhead Austria. So not that. My hunch is it was another An-12 which had been given a climb and was on full power, possibly with the prop syncs not working fully. I feel I may have even heard it do a power change and throttle back at top of climb. But which one ...

The midnight one had routed Newark-St Johns-Ostend yesterday, which in a 55-year old 4-engined turboprop must be a long, loud haul. I notice the Antonovs tend to use St Johns rather than Gander as their eastern Canada point.

Your AN-12 today was UR-CTJ MEM3096 out of Ostend and it headed south from OH London down towards Africa.
Ah, thank you. Though quite why a flight from Ostend to Agadir would route over Lambourne, where it finally seems to have turned southwards, is a bit of a mystery in itself.

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Old 28th Nov 2021, 21:52
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As the details have been revealed, I'll only add that it was incredibly loud most likely as it was in the climb on near max power, sounded wonderful!
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