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  • Big increase in military flights
  • Premier Icon endoverend
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    I did some ‘research’:

    from the CIA website on the AR71-A12 Oxcart:
    “….By then, CORONA satellites were regularly launched to collect thousands of images worldwide each year, and although its imagery was less timely and of poorer resolution than that from the A-12 and SR-71, CORONA was safe from anti-aircraft missiles and much less provocative than aircraft overflights.”

    makes you think etc…

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    That live tracker is immense. Never wonder what that is or where it’s going again!

    Premier Icon endoverend
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    Top Trumps. What’s this bad boy, the X37B doing then? First one to spot it wins a prize.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52698133

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    A fast military jet just flew over our house and it ISN’T on the tracker so perhaps the Russians are prowling and this was business not playtime…

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    U2 just about to land at fairford.

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    What’s this bad boy, the X37B doing then?

    Those chemtrails don’t seed themselves you know, lot of lost ground to make up!

    Premier Icon endoverend
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    The X37B just looks a bit naff like it was cobbled together out of spare bits and gaffer tape in some backroom by out-of-work and bored ex space shuttle engineers. Now the SR71 & X12…they were proper bits of kit, proper badass.

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    U2 just about to land at fairford

    Pretty sure I heard it taking off again some time very early this morning

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    Must have fixed it then.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Must have fixed it then.

    Replaced the left Filanji.

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    US Airforce having fun at the moment. One tanker and six F16s enjoying the clearer skies

    Tanker circling

    One of 6 F16s

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    I live pretty close to LBA, and have seen quite a few random military aircraft over the last few weeks, but the best of all was a Red Arrow doing a fast fly past then “giving it some” up the Wharfe valley towards Ilkley, wonderful stuff to see.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Awacs out over North sea atm, a favourite of mine in an ‘it shouldn’t really work’ kinda way. 🙂

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    The X37B just looks a bit naff like it was cobbled together out of spare bits and gaffer tape in some backroom by out-of-work and bored ex space shuttle engineers. Now the SR71 & X12…they were proper bits of kit, proper badass.

    Completely different job descriptions – the X37B is basically a space-going Transit, a pint-sized space shuttle doing routine ground-space operations with a variety of science and military projects autonomously. The SR71 was an ultra high-speed spook ship based on an ultra high-speed interceptor.

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    Been watching a A400 doing touch and goes at Mildenham, 3 large circuits, now doing smaller ones. The first passed right overhead.
    Must stop watching and do something.

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    Looks like there’s something of interest in Kalingrad with signals gathering aircraft having a look from either side for the last few hours

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    Awacs out over North sea atm, a favourite of mine in an ‘it shouldn’t really work’ kinda way

    Saw that at lossie the other night I think, thought it looked weird.
    Jets out and about at 3am today…

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    Well **** knows what flew over me in the middle of the night! Mega loud and/or mega low! Staying about 10 miles SSE of RAF Fairford.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Typically, since I posted this thread, PIK has been back to sleepy hollow again!.

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    SPITFIRE!

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    Lots of private aircraft ‘p1ssing’ about in the North West – i.e. joyflights (just meandering flightpaths). I few IOM flights, some cargo.

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    SPITFIRE!

    https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao=43c393

    Good spot!

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    That website is immense. Far more interesting than all the things I should be doing. Can now see the route the Airlines takes from Heathrow going West and how surprisingly busy little airports like Gloucester are.

    I wonder what the C130 flying at 150feet over Hereford might be doing 😉

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    richmars

    Been watching a A400 doing touch and goes at Mildenham, 3 large circuits, now doing smaller ones. The first passed right overhead.
    Must stop watching and do something.

    There’s a C-17 Globemaster currently training out of Wittering (until Friday, I think). It went pretty much over our house yesterday.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Took the Wee yin out for a lunchtime pedal, A400 on and out of PIK a few times.

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    Something just flew over, low, I heard it out of the window, and it’s not appearing on the tracker.

    Makes you think, eh? There must be a CIA BlackOps site just outside Cirencester…

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    something of interest in Kalingrad

    Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave and chock full of bits of Russian military.

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    Couple of F35 over the coast, not hanging around one hit 952 knots 1100mph cant be far of max speed.

    It the speeds are correct then one just hit 980kt 1127mph

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    A couple of Euro fighters want in on the action now.

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    That tracking site is excellent, I’ve saved it onto the homepage on my pad and phone for easy access in future. I didn’t get around to it until this evening, shame ‘cos there were a lot of contrails around, one was clearly a fast jet of some sort, but far off.
    Thanks for the link, it will be used a lot!

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    It is a bloody great site, eh! So much so that I’m considering moving it from my ‘Mapping’ folder to my ‘Entertainment’ folder on Chrome…

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    B52 flying half way round the world!

    https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae587c

    Not local though.

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    British F-35 making shapes over Norfolk:

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    I love under the approach into RAF Lossiemouth and have typhoons over my head almost constantly – though they don’t show up on that site. Anyone got an explanation why? I don’t really understand what I’m looking at to be fair…

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Aye, lots of military stuff in and out of PIK doesn’t show up either, not worked out if I’ve a filter by altitude set up or something

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    Aye like @mulacs there are Typhoons in and out a lot but not visible. Maybe is a height filter.
    Lots from Lincs, not many seem to get this far north.

    @nobeer PIK – might be a height filter on their side — see quite a few flights heading that way, then dropping, then just disappear.

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    A U2 just off Lincolnshire looks like it’s been over Russia

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    A U2 just off Lincolnshire looks like it’s been over Russia

    Nice spot, just watch it land at Brize Norton.

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    Probably Fairford rather than Brize? I saw it’s contrail as it headed in front of the moon between Bridgnorth and Kiddy

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