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Interesting aircraft spotted today-2

Old 20th Oct 2021, 18:57
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Interesting aircraft spotted today-2

German Mu-2 zipped over a little while ago, out of Waterford and currently heading towards the Frankfurt area...
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 21:34
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2x An-26 arrived NCL and later left early evening for ALF (Alta, Northern Norway) - noisy aircraft
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 13:22
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Probably shipping out the Special Operations Winter Warfare Battle Group from Bigg Market out into the Tundra for manoeuvres.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 21:54
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Good point - dressed for Arctic Ops in boob tubes and pelmet skirts
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Old 22nd Oct 2021, 12:19
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Scout G-CIMX currently showing nearly 54,000' near Great Dunmow - shattering Jean Boulet's 1972 helicopter altitude world record of 41,000' in a Lama; trust the Nimbus doesn't conspire to also break Jean's subsequent and inadvertent record for the highest ever autorotation...

It's doing 500kts as well... ah, back down to 82kts.
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Old 22nd Oct 2021, 22:38
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First AN-12 I've heard in a while just droned over westbound... taken a rather indirect route from somewhere down near Troyes...
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 09:40
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Seems to have been seeking a track N out over the Atlantic.Long may they continue to fly!
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 12:24
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When I glanced at ADSB Exchange half an hour ago, it was still hanging about amidst current traffic just east of Heathrow where I last noted it last night! Staying power! Its image has disappeared now...
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Old 23rd Oct 2021, 20:44
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My only interest is watching east and west bounds out of USA. Tonight China Southern 787 goes eastwards over Greenland towards China, but all the various 777 of several airlines, including Chinese carriers go west from the eastern seaboard. Any comments?
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 06:12
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Well, the logical way to go is neither east nor west.



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Old 24th Oct 2021, 10:31
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Understood, but one goes over Greenland, others over northern Canada westwards.
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 11:34
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11.20 am Great R44 overhead Bracknell 1,500 feet Reg.: G-TPTP United Kingdom DB flags: Type:R44 Robinson R44 Type Desc. :H1PSquawk: 4520 tracking E>W now tracking to NW after Bracknell, seemed to take off from west of Silwood College Campus . Just over the road ( A329 ) from where John Lennon use to live ,years ago ( Sunninghill ) . Weather is back so good observations, today Sunday.
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 16:57
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Incredibly con trailed in today's blue sky. Either the atmospherics were perfect, or the chem-trails contracts were being fulfilled, but it made for a rich tapestry in the blue yonder.
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Old 24th Oct 2021, 17:45
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17:37 C-130J Over South Bracknell tracking 296 degrees @ 18,000 feet ggggreat ! noise ; ZH871 C-130J United Kingdom DB flags: military type.

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Old 24th Oct 2021, 20:51
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Your database is wrong - Type: C30J
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14:00 approx. over Bracknell East > West 900 feet 125 knots a nice Cirrus Reg.: N866C United States DB flags: none Type:SR22 2002 Cirrus SR-22 APUS AVIATION INC TRUSTEE Type Desc.:L1P Squawk: 0431 , took off from Farley Green Surrey, just south , now heading NW ~ North after Wokingham. TFC.
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 15:27
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Interesting - I didn't know there was a strip at Farley Green (although confusingly there is one at the other Farley Green, in Suffolk, aka Peacocks Farm).

Both FlightAware and FR24 would suggest that the Cirrus routed from Fairoaks (its base) to Cranfield or thereabouts.

Edit: Just landed back at Fairoaks, from Cranfield.

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Old 26th Oct 2021, 19:01
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Three US Army CH-47s clattered over Norfolk heading NW, did a smart about turn abeam Lincoln and now appear to be heading into Mildenhall/Lakenheath - COP26 related? Look like they've come from Illesheim near Nurnberg.
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C30J is the ICAO designator for the C130J as flight plans require only 4 letters/digits. So the type is C130J - or in the case of this aircraft a C130J-30. As far as the RAF is concerned this is a Hercules C Mk 4.
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Almost correct.

The "Type" field displayed by most, if not all, flight tracking apps and sites is indeed the ICAO designator, hence C30J for the C-130J Hercules (short or long variants - but note the hyphen after the role letter(s) as used in US military designations since 1962).
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