Cool things seen on FlightRadar

Cool things seen on FlightRadar

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MarkwG

3,018 posts

154 months

Thursday 4th March
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tonyvid said:
Total loss said:
LotusOmega375D said:
I know this has been mentioned before, but the age of these active USAF KC135s is incredible. Take this one for example: it first flew 62 years ago in January 1959, which is well over a year BEFORE Vulcan XH558’s first flight.
I had read before that a KC-135 was the oldest aircraft currently in USAF service, looking it up, it isn't this one! there's older, only just though. 57-1419 being the oldest.
I try not to think about that every time they fly directly over my house! (I'm to the east of Bury St Eds so under their circuit)
Triggers broom, though - not much of 1957 left, I suspect.

Total loss

2,130 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th March
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tonyvid said:
Total loss said:
LotusOmega375D said:
I know this has been mentioned before, but the age of these active USAF KC135s is incredible. Take this one for example: it first flew 62 years ago in January 1959, which is well over a year BEFORE Vulcan XH558’s first flight.
I had read before that a KC-135 was the oldest aircraft currently in USAF service, looking it up, it isn't this one! there's older, only just though. 57-1419 being the oldest.
I try not to think about that every time they fly directly over my house! (I'm to the east of Bury St Eds so under their circuit)
Just to add, 57-1419 first flew on 25th May 1958 & was in service in June 58, currently with the Arizona ANG, so not likely to be flying over you.

RichardAP

199 posts

7 months

Thursday 4th March
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Had these two make a racket the other evening, taking off one after the other, and flying in convoy to Plymouth before coming back to Bournemouth, Amber1 and Amber2




And this one clearly decided to take the scenic route




Total loss

2,130 posts

192 months

Thursday 4th March
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MarkwG said:
tonyvid said:
Total loss said:
LotusOmega375D said:
I know this has been mentioned before, but the age of these active USAF KC135s is incredible. Take this one for example: it first flew 62 years ago in January 1959, which is well over a year BEFORE Vulcan XH558’s first flight.
I had read before that a KC-135 was the oldest aircraft currently in USAF service, looking it up, it isn't this one! there's older, only just though. 57-1419 being the oldest.
I try not to think about that every time they fly directly over my house! (I'm to the east of Bury St Eds so under their circuit)
Triggers broom, though - not much of 1957 left, I suspect.
I did wonder that, but the main airframe & most skins would still be original I'd think?

Dr Jekyll

21,290 posts

226 months

Thursday 4th March
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LotusOmega375D said:
I know this has been mentioned before, but the age of these active USAF KC135s is incredible. Take this one for example: it first flew 62 years ago in January 1959, which is well over a year BEFORE Vulcan XH558’s first flight.
..and less than 57 years after the Wight brothers first flight.

MarkwG

3,018 posts

154 months

Thursday 4th March
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Total loss said:
MarkwG said:
tonyvid said:
Total loss said:
LotusOmega375D said:
I know this has been mentioned before, but the age of these active USAF KC135s is incredible. Take this one for example: it first flew 62 years ago in January 1959, which is well over a year BEFORE Vulcan XH558’s first flight.
I had read before that a KC-135 was the oldest aircraft currently in USAF service, looking it up, it isn't this one! there's older, only just though. 57-1419 being the oldest.
I try not to think about that every time they fly directly over my house! (I'm to the east of Bury St Eds so under their circuit)
Triggers broom, though - not much of 1957 left, I suspect.
I did wonder that, but the main airframe & most skins would still be original I'd think?
Yes, possibly so, depends on what the checks reveal - apologies for the link but explains better than I ever could - https://simpleflying.com/aircraft-maintenance-chec...

K25

5 posts

3 months

Friday 5th March
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The Pope in a holding pattern?


naturals

236 posts

148 months

Friday 5th March
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K25 said:
The Pope in a holding pattern?

I imagine in that part of the world you fly until you reach a 'safe' area and descend in that? No point doing a normal 100mile+ descent through bandit country.

LotusOmega375D

5,418 posts

118 months

Friday 5th March
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Somebody’s bored. Drone operator...


Robscim

743 posts

221 months

Friday 5th March
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I'm hopeless at posting screen shots but there's an RAF C-17a Globemaster doing "bumps and runs" at Gatwick as we speak!

He's flown up from Guernsey, apparently.

He keep appearing over my house!!

At least it's nice to hear a bit of aircraft noise again!!!

Rob

Total loss

2,130 posts

192 months

Friday 5th March
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Robscim said:
I'm hopeless at posting screen shots but there's an RAF C-17a Globemaster doing "bumps and runs" at Gatwick as we speak!

He's flown up from Guernsey, apparently.

He keep appearing over my house!!

At least it's nice to hear a bit of aircraft noise again!!!

Rob
It had landed & taxied in 5 mins ago, now it must have shut down as it has disappeared off screen.
PS. It was 'circuits & bumps' back in my day.

Robscim

743 posts

221 months

Friday 5th March
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Total loss said:
t had landed & taxied in 5 mins ago, now it must have shut down as it has disappeared off screen.
PS. It was 'circuits & bumps' back in my day.
That would explain why I'd lost it!!

Ah yes, I couldn't remember the right term - apologies!!! Maybe I was excited to see it!!! hehe

Rob

Beato

199 posts

90 months

Friday 5th March
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A couple of Apaches out and about. Wondered what was flying past in formation when we were out with the dog!

Rockatansky

1,564 posts

152 months

Friday 5th March
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Beato said:
A couple of Apaches out and about. Wondered what was flying past in formation when we were out with the dog!
Watching these on ads-b now, heard them transit in West Edinburgh.

What are snake 54 and snake 57, the beechcraft shadow things up to??

darreni

2,801 posts

235 months

Friday 5th March
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Robscim said:
I'm hopeless at posting screen shots but there's an RAF C-17a Globemaster doing "bumps and runs" at Gatwick as we speak!

He's flown up from Guernsey, apparently.

He keep appearing over my house!!

At least it's nice to hear a bit of aircraft noise again!!!

Rob
It actually landed here in Guernsey today. My house is about half a mile from the airport & it flew over my garden when departing- what a noise & sight!

darreni

2,801 posts

235 months

Friday 5th March
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C17 landing in Guernsey last November


https://fb.watch/42qEgHZsMF/


Take off from Guernsey last November

https://fb.watch/42qKKviyQq/


Beato

199 posts

90 months

Friday 5th March
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C130 up now as well. Busy night for the RAF

BFleming

2,865 posts

108 months

Friday 5th March
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Robscim said:
Total loss said:
t had landed & taxied in 5 mins ago, now it must have shut down as it has disappeared off screen.
PS. It was 'circuits & bumps' back in my day.
That would explain why I'd lost it!!

Ah yes, I couldn't remember the right term - apologies!!! Maybe I was excited to see it!!! hehe

Rob
I was following it online earlier; Guernsey to Gatwick, touched down, took off again, then went round clockwise, and did the same thing again. I think it had done 5 passes before I got bored!

XDA

2,093 posts

150 months

Friday 5th March
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Is there some sort of military exercise taking place over Scotland tonight?

We had a Chinook fly over earlier this evening which is unusual over Southern Scotland.



Then there’s two RAF aircraft circling over the Scotland/England border right now! This seems to be over RAF Spadeadam.



Very unusual to see this sort of thing happening here.

Also earlier this evening they were circling over HMNB Clyde.

Edited by XDA on Friday 5th March 23:38

PRTVR

5,871 posts

186 months

Saturday 6th March
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They look to be Practicing for an invasion now that cranky is distracted...... hehe