Cool things seen on FlightRadar

Cool things seen on FlightRadar

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NM62

773 posts

114 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Dr Jekyll said:
HM-2 said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Anyone know why the Gnat in the first picture is painted green? I mean to ask when I was there but forgot.
Isn't that an F-105 Thunderchief? Looks like its still in Vietnam-era paint.
Behind the nose of the F-105/Rf-101 or whatever there's a T-33 or similar, look behind that.
Royal Air Force Flight Test Colours according to this

Total loss

2,128 posts

191 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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IJWS15 said:
Large RC aircraft - first one I have seen on radar

Have a look off the Welsh coast near Harlech, the RAF fly theirs out of Llanbedr.

El stovey

37,914 posts

227 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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NM62 said:
Dr Jekyll said:
HM-2 said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Anyone know why the Gnat in the first picture is painted green? I mean to ask when I was there but forgot.
Isn't that an F-105 Thunderchief? Looks like its still in Vietnam-era paint.
Behind the nose of the F-105/Rf-101 or whatever there's a T-33 or similar, look behind that.
Royal Air Force Flight Test Colours according to this
Google street view runs through the museum also.




ecsrobin

12,647 posts

129 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Total loss said:
Have a look off the Welsh coast near Harlech, the RAF fly theirs out of Llanbedr.
Don’t the RAF fly out of Aberporth? Llanbedr was setting up as a commercial drone operating area and I’ve been along to some trials there but all civilian.

DavieBNL

153 posts

27 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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ecsrobin said:
Total loss said:
Have a look off the Welsh coast near Harlech, the RAF fly theirs out of Llanbedr.
Don’t the RAF fly out of Aberporth? Llanbedr was setting up as a commercial drone operating area and I’ve been along to some trials there but all civilian.
The Army (certainly not the not RAF!) operate Watchkeeper out of - what was - Aberporth (it's now known as West Wales) on some training and trials flying. There has been some occassional MoD sponsored activity at Llanbedr but, as you say, the site is now commercially owned and operated and primarily used by industry for the testing of unmanned systems.

LotusOmega375D

5,342 posts

117 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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LotusOmega375D said:
Turkish Airforce C130E approaching Prestwick after a long flight from Ankara. According to Google, the distance is 4175km and the Herc has a range of 3800km...

Coincidentally just arriving back at Prestwick from what looks like a transatlantic return flight.



tonyvid

9,398 posts

207 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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That’s a funny route to Madrid...?

Total loss

2,128 posts

191 months

Wednesday 24th February
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DavieBNL said:
ecsrobin said:
Total loss said:
Have a look off the Welsh coast near Harlech, the RAF fly theirs out of Llanbedr.
Don’t the RAF fly out of Aberporth? Llanbedr was setting up as a commercial drone operating area and I’ve been along to some trials there but all civilian.
The Army (certainly not the not RAF!) operate Watchkeeper out of - what was - Aberporth (it's now known as West Wales) on some training and trials flying. There has been some occassional MoD sponsored activity at Llanbedr but, as you say, the site is now commercially owned and operated and primarily used by industry for the testing of unmanned systems.
OK, OK, my mind was associating drones of old, target drones with Llanbedr & the RAF do fly things, right? biggrin
At least the Welsh coast was right.

Edited by Total loss on Wednesday 24th February 08:22

motomk

2,029 posts

208 months

Wednesday 24th February
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tonyvid said:


That’s a funny route to Madrid...?
On the other websites it was actually going to New York JFK.

aeropilot

23,745 posts

191 months

Wednesday 24th February
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NM62 said:
Dr Jekyll said:
HM-2 said:
Dr Jekyll said:
Anyone know why the Gnat in the first picture is painted green? I mean to ask when I was there but forgot.
Isn't that an F-105 Thunderchief? Looks like its still in Vietnam-era paint.
Behind the nose of the F-105/Rf-101 or whatever there's a T-33 or similar, look behind that.
Royal Air Force Flight Test Colours according to this
Which is clearly a figment of his imagination.......

naturals

236 posts

147 months

Wednesday 24th February
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El stovey said:
The museum looks awesome! Is there an ANA 787 there?

Yes (at least it was there in 2015 when I went). It was the 2nd 787 ever built and was a test aircraft (no idea why it ended up in ANA colours or whether it was ever put into service).

LotusOmega375D

5,342 posts

117 months

Wednesday 24th February
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ANA were the first Dreamliner customer weren’t they?

DavieBNL

153 posts

27 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Total loss said:
DavieBNL said:
ecsrobin said:
Total loss said:
Have a look off the Welsh coast near Harlech, the RAF fly theirs out of Llanbedr.
Don’t the RAF fly out of Aberporth? Llanbedr was setting up as a commercial drone operating area and I’ve been along to some trials there but all civilian.
The Army (certainly not the not RAF!) operate Watchkeeper out of - what was - Aberporth (it's now known as West Wales) on some training and trials flying. There has been some occassional MoD sponsored activity at Llanbedr but, as you say, the site is now commercially owned and operated and primarily used by industry for the testing of unmanned systems.
OK, OK, my mind was associating drones of old, target drones with Llanbedr & the RAF do fly things, right? biggrin
At least the Welsh coast was right.

Edited by Total loss on Wednesday 24th February 08:22
Ah the glory days of Jindiviks and radio controlled Meteors! Interestingly they do still fly targets in the Aberporth Range but none need a runway, they are fired off the cliffs at the Aberporth rangehead mainly for RAF Typhoon and Navy ship missile firings. The targets are all owned and operated privately by QinetiQ now.

bungz

1,446 posts

84 months

Wednesday 24th February
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tonyvid

9,398 posts

207 months

Wednesday 24th February
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If you listen carefully you can probably hear it from here! I used to see the occasional one going into Luton and you could hear it screaming a long time before it arrived, weird but lovely aircraft.

Arun_D

2,242 posts

159 months

Wednesday 24th February
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This caught my eye over Belgium earlier.

Little did I know this is the site of for DronePort drone testing site.



RacingPete

8,284 posts

168 months

Wednesday 24th February
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gobuddygo said:
Never seen one of these before hoping it turns left and comes over Leeds where i am.

Do a track day at Snetterton on a week day and you get a good chance of seeing one.

tedmus

1,534 posts

99 months

Thursday 25th February
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tedmus said:
Alouette HA-WKZ overhead just now.
This is up again now, just over Crewe heading towards Stoke

Alxxx

106 posts

108 months

Thursday 25th February
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Just spotted this over Kenya, that's a lot of balloons



Munter

30,449 posts

205 months

Thursday 25th February
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Alxxx said:
Just spotted this over Kenya, that's a lot of balloons


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