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  • Big increase in military flights
  • Premier Icon andrewreay
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    Great minds!

    Premier Icon willard
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    AF1 probably has better fuel economy than The Beast and entourage of Suburbans. Also, those Secret Service agents would get really tired running beside it al the way from Suffolk to Newquay.

    Premier Icon andrewreay
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    those Secret Service agents would get really tired running beside it al the way from Suffolk to Newquay

    🙂

    I’m surprised that they haven’t given the agents those jet packs so that they can run alongside AF1 too.

    Premier Icon shinton
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    Couple of Typhoons from RAF Coningsby flying circuits just north of St Ives yesterday evening for a good few hours.

    Premier Icon Kuco
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    They were there join the day as well.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Red Arrows are down there tomorrow as well. Nothing quite like flying 9 jets trailing coloured smoke over a climate emergency conference… 😉

    Premier Icon Kuco
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    Euro fighter and tanker back off the coast of Cornwall.

    Premier Icon paino
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    Good time of year for some Arrows spotting! Reds arriving at EGPK yesterday, no display but always put on a run and break and a token smoke on for the locals!

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    Spotted this yesterday when I was in Leeds. I heard but didn’t see the ‘escorted pass’ but saw the Typhoon once the light plane had landed. I can only assume it was an exercise as the light plane did laps of the Typhoon’s start point (Scampton??) prior to heading to Leeds Bradford and landing, dunno though. Just goes to show what it takes to track in a Typhoon when the target is only flying 150 kts.

    EDIT – not an exercise https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/raf-typhoon-fighter-jet-scrambled-to-yorkshire-skies-to-intercept-plane-and-guide-it-to-leeds-bradford-airport-3345099

    Premier Icon thelawman
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    I saw the wiggly track of that Typhoon yesterday afternoon, but didn’t notice that he was escorting something else, as I’d filtered non-military aircraft out of my selection. My thoughts at the time were basically “Christ, he’ll have made himself proper dizzy weaving around like that” but if it was an exercise to throttle his effective overall groundspeed back to 150 knots or so, that explains it. Good to know we have the Quick Reaction Alert force available and scrambled when something raises suspicions, even if, presumablyas in this case, it’s just a perfectly innocent radio comms failure.

    Premier Icon p7eaven
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    C-17 Globemaster has been practicing ‘stuff’ around the Midlands

    That rattles our windows occasionally of an evening. The gargantuan airborne slug of oil-belching doom.

    Premier Icon pondo
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    Where can you track military flights, if you can? Was in Aberporth this week, two late nights in a row there was a big helicopter mooching around very low, nav lights on but nothing else showing, not visible on flightaware.

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    tar adsb
    Click the U up the top to only show military flights. It wont show all depending on whether they switch on the beacon or not.

    Premier Icon pondo
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    Brillo, ta! 🙂

    Premier Icon carlos
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    Someone’s out having fun in a Hurricane over Dartford just now. Been in the air for a while and got about a it, as it looks like they started over Lincon way

    Spitfire out over Oxford too

    Premier Icon Kuco
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    Amazing seeing all the military transporters/passenger planes in and out of Afghanistan the past week and still today seeing them flying in and out of the surrounding countries.

    Premier Icon paino
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    Couple of Canadian F18 Hornets doing a run and break at Prestwick this afternoon. Beautiful looking planes, and proper noisy!

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    Saw some ninjas** on ADSB heading out of Mildenhall one night last week, went down through France not sure where via but I can guess where they end up.

    ** 2 x MC130 in formation 19000 ft + 19050ft, and an Osprey some way in front. The Osprey was following the A26 motorway like some sort of Sunday chopper pilot.

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    Not a military flight, but quite late the other evening I could hear a low-flying helicopter stooging around where I live, which isn’t that unusual; the local air ambulance does get called out sometimes, and the police chopper as well, on rare occasions, used to be quite common, until the government decided that Wiltshire wasn’t allowed to have one any more, and gave it to Bristol, which meant the loss of the air ambulance as well, so fundraising got one back. Anyway, I checked online and it was the North Wales Air Support chopper, which had flown from St Athan, near Cardiff. It flew an odd track, too, so I can only think there was some training going on.

    This is the outward flight, it stopped and circled over Burnham-on-Sea, then flew on to Chippenham, where it spent quite some time, before flying straight back to St Athan.

    It also circled over Biddestone as well – just struck me as odd that a North Wales police chopper, flying from South Wales, should come all the way over here, to circle around before flying back.
    Oh, I changed the background colour partway through by accident, trying out different settings.

    Premier Icon piemonster
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    Couple of Canadian F18 Hornets doing a run and break at Prestwick this afternoon. Beautiful looking planes, and proper noisy!

    I may have seen these head down Loch Ness (NE to SW).

    2 pairs a minute apart

    Premier Icon stevemuzzy
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    Spitfire doing laps in Stirling today. Brill to see and hear

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