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  • mlbaker
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    I live relatively close to Doncaster Airport, today a 747 took off which is unusual for that airport. I’ve also seen an A380 leaving (both since Covid, assume they were being stored there?) And I heard an (the?) Antov leaving at night as it was bloody loud. This departure was talked of in the news.

    So the question I have is is there any website that lets plane spotters know planned flights. Obviously domestic flights are shown the airport website but these are not that exciting.

    lerk
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    Have a look at Doncaster airport movements group on Facebook.

    You’ll find that 747s are common as muck at the minute!

    The Antonov you heard was a Illushin – last time we had an antonov in it left in daylight and THE antonov hasn’t been for several years now!

    Yes I’m a sad act!

    mlbaker
    Member

    Cheers! Requested to join Facebook group.

    Something flew over that was very loud though 🤔

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    The Antonov is due in Prestwick tomorrow I think.

    lerk
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    Any of the russian stuff is loud and usually climb like they are just barely able to fly away from the curvature of the earth!

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    I lived there when Vulcans used it.

    Some sort of sea plane just flew over my town (Strathaven), at abut 5pm. I was kinda excited. I couldn’t get to Flight Radar in time though.

    I lived there when Vulcans used it.

    I was there later. Twice!

    The Antonov mentioned above has a twitter account which is worth a follow if you’re geeky like that.

    boggie62
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    The Antonov An225 has just departed Bangor Maine and due to land at Prestwick around 3pm.

    gobuchul
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    Premier Icon phil5556
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    @codybrennan

    Some sort of sea plane just flew over my town (Strathaven), at abut 5pm. I was kinda excited. I couldn’t get to Flight Radar in time though.

    Was it small and yellow?

    It was similar in size to the ones that used to dot about Loch Lomond, Phil, but was disappearing into some cloud by the time I saw it. From that distance it may or may not have been yellow.

    stretch…
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    There’s a 727 that lives at Donny airport, that’s fairly loud. Not sure but I think they were banned from a lot of airports because of the noise. Easy to spot – it’s red and white

    patagonian
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    Red and white 727 – isn’t that the pollution control plane?

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    It was similar in size to the ones that used to dot about Loch Lomond, Phil, but was disappearing into some cloud by the time I saw it. From that distance it may or may not have been yellow.

    This was flying yesterday over Galloway area I think, not quite sure if it came as far up as Strathaven https://g-odip.weebly.com/

    G-DRAM was out the day before too.

    Oh my God. Prestwick is mental busy with plane w*****s just now. Must be lockdown fever, this bloody 225 comes here every 3/4 months and never seen a crowd like this.

    Phil…DRAM and WeeVans we’re out messing above Loch Lomond, but it wasn’t him over Strathaven-I’m sat next to Captain Ham 😎

    mlbaker
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    Cheers all, I heard about flight radar on here so knew there was some flying knowledge on here.

    Regarding the Vulcan, I wasn’t living in Rotherham then but saw the grounded one at Woodford many times 👍🏻

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    There’s a pretty active group on facebook, google “dsa spotters” and it’ll be first hit. Also dsaf.co.uk and it’s facebook group. Both of these facebook groups have gone private in the past few months, so message their mods if you want in.

    747s are common right now, there is a twice weekly run from Nairobi bringing cut flowers, fruit and veg. There has also been a frequent 747 from Baku bring in health PPE.

    lerk
    Member

    dsaf recently flounced because they want people to pay for information…

    ratt1er
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    I miss the Vulcan flying. It was epic, the sound was like it actually tearing a hole through the sky. I was lucky to see the last one flying a few times before it got grounded.

    Now it makes me sad.

    ElShalimo
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    I was walking up near Appleby a few weeks ago and through my binoculars you could see the V22 Ospreys doing “stuff” on the fell. They’re a lot bigger than I thought they’d be, even from a long distance. Very weird things indeed !

    Premier Icon phil5556
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    Phil…DRAM and WeeVans we’re out messing above Loch Lomond, but it wasn’t him over Strathaven-I’m sat next to Captain Ham 😎

    It was them disturbing me in my garden on their way home though 🙄

    I miss the Vulcan flying. It was epic, the sound was like it actually tearing a hole through the sky.

    I was at the Queens Silver Jubilee airshow at Finningley in 1977, there was a 4 Vulcan ‘scramble’. The earth shook, as you can imagine. Never heard or seen anything like it before or since. (apart from watching Vulcan XM610 crash)

    I was walking up near Appleby a few weeks ago and through my binoculars you could see the V22 Ospreys doing “stuff” on the fell.

    We were at Threlkeld last week & 2 Ospreys went over the site really low. Weren’t dawdling either.

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