Big increase in military flights
Great minds!Posted 3 months ago
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.Posted 3 months ago
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.Posted 3 months ago
Couple of Typhoons from RAF Coningsby flying circuits just north of St Ives yesterday evening for a good few hours.Posted 3 months ago
They were there join the day as well.Posted 3 months ago
Red Arrows are down there tomorrow as well. Nothing quite like flying 9 jets trailing coloured smoke over a climate emergency conference… 😉Posted 3 months ago
Euro fighter and tanker back off the coast of Cornwall.Posted 3 months ago
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.
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.Posted 1 month ago
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.Posted 1 month ago
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.Posted 1 month ago
tar adsbPosted 1 month ago
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.
Brillo, ta! 🙂Posted 1 month ago
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 tooPosted 1 month ago
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.Posted 3 weeks ago
Couple of Canadian F18 Hornets doing a run and break at Prestwick this afternoon. Beautiful looking planes, and proper noisy!Posted 3 weeks ago
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.Posted 3 weeks ago
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.Posted 3 weeks ago
Oh, I changed the background colour partway through by accident, trying out different settings.
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 apartPosted 3 weeks ago
Spitfire doing laps in Stirling today. Brill to see and hearPosted 3 weeks ago
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