Cool things seen on FlightRadar

Cool things seen on FlightRadar

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PRTVR

5,828 posts

185 months

Friday 26th February
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Chimune said:
g7jtk said:
Two passed over Hexham this morning
Been hearing lots of long grumbling overhead during past few days but nothing on fr and too clouds to see anything.
Just heard it again and clouds parted enough to see these heading south over hexham / a68

Watched the same 4 heading south , nothing showing on flight radars, suspect they were American.

aeropilot

23,811 posts

191 months

Friday 26th February
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PRTVR said:
Chimune said:
g7jtk said:
Two passed over Hexham this morning
Been hearing lots of long grumbling overhead during past few days but nothing on fr and too clouds to see anything.
Just heard it again and clouds parted enough to see these heading south over hexham / a68

Watched the same 4 heading south , nothing showing on flight radars, suspect they were American.
F-15's heading to Iceland or Stateside most likely...?

PRTVR

5,828 posts

185 months

Friday 26th February
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aeropilot said:
PRTVR said:
Chimune said:
g7jtk said:
Two passed over Hexham this morning
Been hearing lots of long grumbling overhead during past few days but nothing on fr and too clouds to see anything.
Just heard it again and clouds parted enough to see these heading south over hexham / a68

Watched the same 4 heading south , nothing showing on flight radars, suspect they were American.
F-15's heading to Iceland or Stateside most likely...?
F15's was my first thought, but heading in the wrong direction for Iceland, reinforcements for possible increasing tensions with Iran?

aeropilot

23,811 posts

191 months

Friday 26th February
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PRTVR said:
aeropilot said:
PRTVR said:
Chimune said:
g7jtk said:
Two passed over Hexham this morning
Been hearing lots of long grumbling overhead during past few days but nothing on fr and too clouds to see anything.
Just heard it again and clouds parted enough to see these heading south over hexham / a68

Watched the same 4 heading south , nothing showing on flight radars, suspect they were American.
F-15's heading to Iceland or Stateside most likely...?
F15's was my first thought, but heading in the wrong direction for Iceland, reinforcements for possible increasing tensions with Iran?
Oh yeah......completely missed the 'south' bit in my rush reading laugh

So, yes, 4 replacement birds coming in from USA probably for 4 that went t'other way.


Beato

196 posts

89 months

Friday 26th February
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They flew over Edinburgh on there way down the Uk. Pretty cool to see

Chimune

2,749 posts

187 months

Friday 26th February
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Another 2 heading south. Bit further east this time.

Beato

196 posts

89 months

Friday 26th February
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Chimune said:
Another 2 heading south. Bit further east this time.
Came over Edinburgh again. Lot of bombing to be done this week!

Chimune

2,749 posts

187 months

Friday 26th February
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Ha who needs fr? We tracking them ourselves!

Horsham558

30 posts

21 months

Friday 26th February
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aeropilot said:
Oh yeah......completely missed the 'south' bit in my rush reading laugh

So, yes, 4 replacement birds coming in from USA probably for 4 that went t'other way.
It's just the Lakenheath F-15s being very busy and out and about all over the place today. I live local and caught at least 2 flights on the scanner departing to the Scottish low-fly areas plus others going to Wales, SW England, heading for the tankers over the North Sea etc. Nice day for it.

Chimune

2,749 posts

187 months

Saturday 27th February
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Heading north just now.

ecsrobin

12,673 posts

129 months

Saturday 27th February
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Chimune said:
Heading north just now.
On a Saturday! Must be an army exercise somewhere.

sherman

8,222 posts

179 months

Saturday 27th February
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Whats this Apache doing over Edinburgh. We dont see them up here at all usually?
Its flight path isnt from any army base/airfield I knos of?
At best you grt hercules or A400m doing touch and goes at Edinburgh airport.
VIPER2 https://fr24.com/VIPER2/26f02127

Chestrockwell

2,416 posts

121 months

Sunday 28th February
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Iranian 747-200F, must be a ropey old thing, 30 year old jumbo jet with most of its parts presumably sourced on the black market because of the sanctions


MikeGTi

1,904 posts

165 months

Sunday 28th February
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Chestrockwell said:
Iranian 747-200F, must be a ropey old thing, 30 year old jumbo jet with most of its parts presumably sourced on the black market because of the sanctions
Well.. it made it to Caracas.. It seems to fly to some interesting parts of the world

El stovey

37,944 posts

227 months

Sunday 28th February
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MikeGTi said:
Chestrockwell said:
Iranian 747-200F, must be a ropey old thing, 30 year old jumbo jet with most of its parts presumably sourced on the black market because of the sanctions
Well.. it made it to Caracas.. It seems to fly to some interesting parts of the world
I wouldn’t be happy to be getting on that thing.

Petrus1983

Original Poster:

4,767 posts

126 months

Sunday 28th February
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Would they be able to service it whilst on the ground in other locations to get around any import bans in Iran?

Dr Jekyll

21,226 posts

225 months

Sunday 28th February
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Chestrockwell said:
Iranian 747-200F, must be a ropey old thing, 30 year old jumbo jet with most of its parts presumably sourced on the black market because of the sanctions

The Iranians still keep 40 odd year old Tomcats in service, they are clearly a resourceful lot.

Total loss

2,128 posts

191 months

Sunday 28th February
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Dr Jekyll said:
The Iranians still keep 40 odd year old Tomcats in service, they are clearly a resourceful lot.
I think its only a few of them, the others providing the spares to keep the few flying.

djc206

7,702 posts

89 months

Sunday 28th February
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El stovey said:
I wouldn’t be happy to be getting on that thing.
Where’s your sense of adventure?






I wouldn’t either

El stovey

37,944 posts

227 months

Sunday 28th February
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djc206 said:
El stovey said:
I wouldn’t be happy to be getting on that thing.
Where’s your sense of adventure?






I wouldn’t either
I’ve been on some dodgy old aircraft over the years but most were designed to be robust and a bit agricultural in the first place. More complex aircraft like a 747 that’s had less than optimum maintenance must have all sorts of things just waiting to go wrong. God know what it will be like when really complex things full of one off systems and composites etc like B787s and A350s end up on the used market.

I expect some new passenger aircraft are more like modern appliances like fridges and are just designed to be scrapped after 20 years or so.