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Interesting aircraft - what have you seen on your computer today?

Old 12th Oct 2021, 12:31
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Rare bird, in these parts. 4K-AZ101 Silk Way IL 76 Tamanrasset to Leipzig just passed east of here routeing along French Coast towards Portsmouth. Lovely sight ! Bit of a detour, though !
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 13:22
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
It was inbound Dave, came overhead me via Biggin. Delicacies for the Sheik's London abode then! 747s do tend to be noisy but I kind of thought the -8 would be a bit quieter. Think that is the first I've seen from relatively close quarters, otherwise they have been dots at the end of a trail!
Ah right. It departed LHR yesterday morning, after a 9 day stopover - but only for a quick trip to the cash machine in Luxembourg before returning mid-afternoon for another stint at Harrods.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 17:23
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Rare bird, in these parts. 4K-AZ101 Silk Way IL 76 Tamanrasset to Leipzig just passed east of here routeing along French Coast towards Portsmouth. Lovely sight ! Bit of a detour, though !
Perhaps it was carrying hazardous cargo ? The routing is a bit strange!
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 20:08
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Ah right. It departed LHR yesterday morning, after a 9 day stopover - but only for a quick trip to the cash machine in Luxembourg before returning mid-afternoon for another stint at Harrods.
Bloody hell! Must have picked a heck of a lot of lower denomination shrappers then!
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 20:15
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Boeing 727-200 M-STAR out of Lasham and doing circuits at Cardiff and Exeter this afternoon was nice.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 22:01
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Looks like it was back on the ground at Lasham again a couple of hours later.

Notwithstanding what FR24 and FlightAware show, it's not a B722 but an R722 (Super 27). Wears a very nice blue/white scheme.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 23:15
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This was some time ago, but one of the coolest sightings I've had. Back in Las Vegas (which is fairly close to Nellis) I was able to spot what I thought was a B-2 flying relatively close to the ground. Was a little unnerved by it honestly, but looking back it's one of the coolest planes I've seen.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 09:54
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Boeing 727-200 M-STAR out of Lasham and doing circuits at Cardiff and Exeter this afternoon was nice.
Nice to see M-STAR still going, it spent a lot of time in the middle east whilst I there and it certainly is a R722 great performance compared to the other 72's that still knock around! Iranair still had a B721 that used to get into DXB around 10 years ago!
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 11:05
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Originally Posted by IBMyke View Post
This was some time ago, but one of the coolest sightings I've had. Back in Las Vegas (which is fairly close to Nellis) I was able to spot what I thought was a B-2 flying relatively close to the ground. Was a little unnerved by it honestly, but looking back it's one of the coolest planes I've seen.
I ttook a tour of Alaska a few years ago. As the bus approached Fairbanks we passed Eilson AFB and I spotted a B-2 in the air. Lot's of signs saying no stopping or photographs so the driver slowed to a crawl as the aircraft landed. In the end two landed, a third already on the ground. The passengers were nearly all USAians and despite all the signs they were all taking phitos like mad!
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 16:56
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Does anyone know where/when the Protector took 'part in airspace integration flights and conduct capability demos' (quote from RAF site)?
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 20:17
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G-YAKC doing aerobatics near "The Newt in Somerset" this afternoon.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 21:36
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Originally Posted by Hartington View Post
I ttook a tour of Alaska a few years ago. As the bus approached Fairbanks we passed Eilson AFB and I spotted a B-2 in the air. Lot's of signs saying no stopping or photographs so the driver slowed to a crawl as the aircraft landed. In the end two landed, a third already on the ground. The passengers were nearly all USAians and despite all the signs they were all taking phitos like mad!
As a yank myself, we kind of play by our own rules until we get caught.
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 21:48
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Does anyone know where/when the Protector took 'part in airspace integration flights and conduct capability demos' (quote from RAF site)?
Ahem... may I refer you to an earlier post in this very thread: Interesting aircraft - what have you seen on your computer today?
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Old 13th Oct 2021, 22:08
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SkyGuardian drone arrives at RAF Waddington ahead of testing trial
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 09:48
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Yesterday (13th) morning around 09:00 - something noisy (multi-jet) heading north and climbing over Cheltenham, probably out of Brize Norton/Fairford. It was too cloudy to see and nothing was showing on FR24, but given the prolonged volume I guessed B52(s). A local Facebook page later indicated that they were B1B Lancers, which returned later in the morning while I was elsewhere.

It sounded like they went over again this morning around 08:10, but again it was too cloudy to eyeball them.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 11:34
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Miss you! as dear old Uncle Roger used to say...

Shadow and P-8 doing opposing orbit thingies a couple of thousand feet vertically apart around Weymouth Bay...

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Old 14th Oct 2021, 12:10
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11.44 BST just over Bracknell Reg.: G-EMHN United Kingdom DB flags:none Type: A109 Agusta AW.109 S Type Desc.H2T Squawk: 7036 , 900 feet very nice W>E looks like its going into Battersea via the normal Thorpe/Chertsey/Shepperton waypoint. Lot of Heli traffic this last month or two, ( and props ) lucky to be two miles from Bagshot Tower so on the egde / corner of London CTR. I must be just slightly west of the pink dots, bottom right here London CTR EGLL Heli map TFC.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 12:23
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The 'Scots' are having a moan about this here :-( SKYGUARDIAN

Hi DR. The 'Scots' are having a moan about this here :-( https://theferret.scot/residents-rai...n-over-drones/ @ Lossiemouth , looks like AFTER Waddington, anyway some brief tech. stuff on this here :-) ;
https://www.airforce-technology.com/...af-waddington/ TFC.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 21:32
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Jordan Aviation A330 just departed Heathrow - new outfit to me! JY-JVB, ex KLM originally.
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Old 15th Oct 2021, 23:42
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Weekly-ish service from/to Islamabad.
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