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  • Big increase in military flights
  • Premier Icon Kuco
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    Yea, I’m a bit addicted to ADS as well. You can get some interesting flight paths and aircraft at times. Watched a UK Euro fighter fly down the coast of Israel Saturday evening and cut inland just before the Gaza strip and last week a US Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post went over.

    Premier Icon ashmonkey
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    Yep, I live near Hook and do see Chinooks, often in pairs coming over from Odiham. Sometimes with a landy hanging down below.

    Used to live very close to AWE and we always had Chinooks coming very low over the house, used to shake the windows and we could see the pilots faces smiling down.

    Most days its just Learjets going into Blackbush

    Premier Icon aP
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    Last weekend I was at my dad’s and Friday morning a couple of helicopters drove up the field at the back at what appeared to be hedge top height. Out of Shawbury I suspect, followed a little later by a winged plane which I assume was to watch them playing in Snowdonia.

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    Pretty sure F-15’s are permanent at Mildenhall, but they don’t show up on Flight radar. They take off early, so if you’re cycling at Thetford you get an earful, and they return mid afternoon over my house.

    F15 on Flightradar this morning:

    Premier Icon richmars
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    Beamers,
    That’s interesting, I’ll have to check again. They come over my house in the afternoon so easy to check.

    Premier Icon thenorthwind
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    My friend clocked an F15 from Maidenhall flying over Germany yesterday on Flight Radar.

    There was also a Eurofighter up her (Newcastle) from Coningsby. I heard it and went on Flight Radar to see what it was. Did a touch and go at the airport, then headed back down south, with a few small loops just SW of the North York Moors.

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    There was also a Eurofighter up her (Newcastle) from Coningsby.

    The Eurofighters look to be busy today. Just had one go over which looks like it and a friend popped down to Southern France for a quick visit.

    Premier Icon tewit
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    Osprey just flew out over Morecambe bay and out to sea. Would have loved to have been there to see that come over. Also what looks like a drone off the coast of Cardigan.

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    Beamers,
    That’s interesting, I’ll have to check again. They come over my house in the afternoon so easy to check.

    That’s the first time that I’ve spotted and F15 on there (and I spend quite a bit of time looking at that site!)

    None of the Lossie Typhoons show up on Flightradar and the Posiedons show up very infrequently.

    Premier Icon stcolin
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    Spotted a few Posiedons recently on FR. We get lots of A400/Hercs OTT here in Manchester, occasionally a circuit or two into MAN.

    Premier Icon shinton
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    Anyone know how to get the times for the Beluga landing at Airbus Chester? They bank over our house before lining up to land from the east and I want to get some photos.

    Premier Icon stcolin
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    They don’t have a timetable as such, but flights are usually late morning/early afternoon. Get FR24 and set a filter on it and keep an eye out.

    Premier Icon shinton
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    Thanks Colin, I’ve got FR24 so will look into filters. Yep, usually around 11am but before Covid they had extended operating hours into the evenings.

    Premier Icon Haze
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    The F15s have only started showing up last couple of days, we often get the Typhoons pass over here on the way to Wales…heard something roar over on Monday, quickly checked ADS and 2 of them were showing.

    Premier Icon Haze
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    2 of them just been over, they have fancy new avatars on ADS today

    Premier Icon andrewreay
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    The F15s have only started showing up last couple of days

    Suddenly gone crazy.

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    Global Hawk in action this morning:

    Linky

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    There is a joint stars hanging around over Poland as well although it has disappeared now.
    The little blue plane near bristol is interesting. One of the UK spy planes

    Premier Icon scratch
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    B-52 did a decent jaunt from Spain to the Black sea and back yesterday, thought it might head North to Belarus to show a bit of presence but did’nt in the end.

    One of those Global hawks was out over the Ukraine a few weeks ago

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    Eurofighters seem to be making a habit of heading to the south of France to meet a tanker before heading back again.

    Premier Icon jca
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    Tankers are like cows – if they aren’t ‘milked’ regularly they get uncomfortable

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    Even though we are several miles away, not even line of sight, the dogs and I heard what I initially thought was a distant Chinook earlier this evening; thought it sounded different so pulled my phone out – turned out to be an Osprey landing at Leuchars. First time I’ve been aware of one visiting, not that I’ve been keeping my eye on what’s about.

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    There’s been a couple of K35’s flanked by F15’s fly over this morning

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    There’s been a couple of K35’s flanked by F15’s fly over this morning

    Big exercise based out of RAF Wittering next week, lots of stuff coming in.

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    V loud and low flying last night near Stroud, nothing on flight radar playback, usually flight path to Brize Norton or Fairford?

    Premier Icon scratch
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    Just been lucky enough to have that Hawker Hunter over the house twice this afternoon, seems to be visiting Washington and Newark Air Museum among other places

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    An Osprey flew over work, (West Wilts Industrial Park, Westbury) this afternoon, but it wasn’t showing on ADS – they usually do around here, but not this one. It’s also not unusual to hear fast jets around, but they’re almost impossible to see, even in clear weather, and they often don’t show on ADS, but others do.

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    Even though we are several miles away, not even line of sight, the dogs and I heard what I initially thought was a distant Chinook earlier this evening; thought it sounded different so pulled my phone out – turned out to be an Osprey landing at Leuchars. First time I’ve been aware of one visiting, not that I’ve been keeping my eye on what’s about.

    There has been an American carrier around the coast, US Marines Ospreys and Sea Stallions have visited various bases around the UK including Leuchars.

    Premier Icon TheWrongTrousers
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    V loud and low flying last night near Stroud, nothing on flight radar playback, usually flight path to Brize Norton or Fairford?

    The U2s at Fairford are in and out quite regularly. They’re noisy buggers and rarely show on any of the flight tracking apps.

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    Hurricane out and about this morning:

    Linky

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    Two or three Ospreys flew overhead with a couple of helicopters this evening (Cornwall – G7 happening just down the road). Allegedly, Marine One.

    Was an impressive sound

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    Straight over my place in Holywell Bay. 3 Ospreys followed by 2 helicopters. Looked like they were headed to Culdrose? Weren’t showing on the tracker

    Premier Icon tcomc1000
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    Yep.
    Marine one. So good to hear a Sea King launching from Culdrose.
    People in cornwall- expect to see a lot of military hardware overhead this week for the g7.

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    saw four ospreys flying in formation over dartmoor last friday. been camping in cornwall this weekend just north of mawgan porth and never seen so much air traffic. saw about 6 of the big C17 cargo planes yesterday alone.

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    Airforce1 inbound on ADS

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    Grim99?

    Scratch that, Air Force One has just left Mildenhall

    Premier Icon dickyhepburn
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    Two other USA government aircraft around too on ADS

    Premier Icon andrewreay
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    Looks like AF1 is taking the long way round to Cornwall.

    Are they discussing climate change at all?

    Cambs - Cornwall via Derby

    Premier Icon scratch
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    AF1 just coming in to land at Cornwall international

    You’d have thought he’d taken the limo from Mildenhall to Cornwall, it’s an arse-drag of a drive but saves the cost of getting that 747 up again – isn’t there meant to be a focus on environmental issues over the next few days??

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    Posted at the same time!

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