Cool things seen on FlightRadar

Cool things seen on FlightRadar

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the cueball

573 posts

20 months

Saturday 6th March
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Rockatansky said:
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??
One of these flew over my house at 4.16 this morning!

I managed to grab a quick screenshot of Flightradar24 then it just vanished off the app..

What a noise... but could have left it a bit later on in the day!

ben5575

4,066 posts

186 months

Saturday 6th March
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Tracked on flight radar picking up your sandwich...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-5...

The Brummie

8,772 posts

152 months

Sunday 7th March
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A pair of B52’s out of Minot waiting too be tanked.




By a pair of KC135’s out of Mildenhall.


The Brummie

8,772 posts

152 months

Sunday 7th March
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Another pair of Mildenhall KC135’s heading too meet up with another B52.




MB140

2,841 posts

68 months

Sunday 7th March
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ben5575 said:
Tracked on flight radar picking up your sandwich...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-5...
I’m pretty sure if someone can afford to fly a helicopter around to pick up a sandwich they will give precisely not one iota about the £250 fine.

Besides if he is required to do it for currency for example who’s to say it’s a none essential bit of travel.

One of my wife’s friends flys his R44 to work most days.

The Brummie

8,772 posts

152 months

Sunday 7th March
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Tupolev TU-204 out of BHX this afternoon.


manracer

1,268 posts

62 months

Sunday 7th March
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Only just discovered this thread!

2 x C-130s flew over me today while on a walk, I heard a very different sound coming from the distance. Couldn't see them but knew it wasn't the usual 787 or a380 sound I usually hear from Manchester.




aeropilot

24,163 posts

192 months

Monday 8th March
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manracer said:
Only just discovered this thread!

2 x C-130s flew over me today while on a walk, I heard a very different sound coming from the distance. Couldn't see them but knew it wasn't the usual 787 or a380 sound I usually hear from Manchester.



If the rumours turn out to be true, you won't be hearing them for much longer...... frown

Dashnine

391 posts

15 months

Monday 8th March
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aeropilot said:
manracer said:
Only just discovered this thread!

2 x C-130s flew over me today while on a walk, I heard a very different sound coming from the distance. Couldn't see them but knew it wasn't the usual 787 or a380 sound I usually hear from Manchester.



If the rumours turn out to be true, you won't be hearing them for much longer...... frown
Going on eBay are they?

alangla

3,054 posts

146 months

Monday 8th March
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2 questions - How come some of the Hercules seem to have much darker panels on the side (e.g. the upper picture above) - have they been really badly patch-painted after being reskinned or something?

Have the Dutch got rid of their ancient DC10 tankers? There used to be one that plodded around the North Sea pretty much every day, but it's now disappeared and a NATO owned but Dutch registered Voyager seems to have appeared in its place.

DavieBNL

162 posts

28 months

Monday 8th March
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alangla said:
2 questions - How come some of the Hercules seem to have much darker panels on the side (e.g. the upper picture above) - have they been really badly patch-painted after being reskinned or something?

Have the Dutch got rid of their ancient DC10 tankers? There used to be one that plodded around the North Sea pretty much every day, but it's now disappeared and a NATO owned but Dutch registered Voyager seems to have appeared in its place.
Dutch sold the KC-10s to Omega Air Refueling (US civvie AAR company) couple of years ago.

swampy442

1,089 posts

176 months

Monday 8th March
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alangla said:
2 questions - How come some of the Hercules seem to have much darker panels on the side (e.g. the upper picture above) - have they been really badly patch-painted after being reskinned or something?
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The sides and belly have surface impact protection which is a darker green than the original paint

El stovey

38,315 posts

228 months

Monday 8th March
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swampy442 said:
alangla said:
2 questions - How come some of the Hercules seem to have much darker panels on the side (e.g. the upper picture above) - have they been really badly patch-painted after being reskinned or something?
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The sides and belly have surface impact protection which is a darker green than the original paint
I think it’s more this kind of thing?





I assumed it was different paid jobs on different panels as they’d been replaced etc.

alangla

3,054 posts

146 months

Monday 8th March
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El stovey said:
swampy442 said:
alangla said:
2 questions - How come some of the Hercules seem to have much darker panels on the side (e.g. the upper picture above) - have they been really badly patch-painted after being reskinned or something?
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The sides and belly have surface impact protection which is a darker green than the original paint
I think it’s more this kind of thing?





I assumed it was different paid jobs on different panels as they’d been replaced etc.
Yep, that & the picture of ZH874 above shows a large dark panel on the side.

On the Dutch DC10s - I'm sure they were still flying about showing as Royal Netherlands Air Force up to the end of last year, unless they were being operated by a civvy company under contract.

smack

9,502 posts

156 months

Monday 8th March
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DavieBNL said:
Dutch sold the KC-10s to Omega Air Refueling (US civvie AAR company) couple of years ago.
They still have one left (T-235), and it is still in use, but due to leave for Omega by the end of the year (one of their 707 tankers was in an episode of 'Mighty Planes', shown on Discovery/Quest).
They are being replaced with 3 A330 MRTT's, aka Voyager, but with a Refuelling Boom which the RAF versions don't have, although we now have a load of aircraft that required boom (E-3, C-17, RC-135, and E-7's when they arrive, yes I know they have different designations because that is what the RAF do!) so we have to rely on the Yanks and their KC-135's out of Mildenhall.

DavieBNL

162 posts

28 months

Monday 8th March
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Yes, apols for the duff gen there, they do indeed still have one left to handover.

velocemitch

3,193 posts

185 months

Monday 8th March
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Hawker Hunter, out of Leeming today, doing loops around the North East and currently over the NY moors.


IJWS15

642 posts

50 months

Monday 8th March
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Not seen any eight engined jets before today. started off near the Gulf and almost into Canada . . .

IJWS15

642 posts

50 months

Monday 8th March
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MB140 said:
I’m pretty sure if someone can afford to fly a helicopter around to pick up a sandwich they will give precisely not one iota about the £250 fine.

Besides if he is required to do it for currency for example who’s to say it’s a none essential bit of travel.

One of my wife’s friends flys his R44 to work most days.
What is illegal about that - if a shop is allowed to open you are allowed to travel to it. It may be the only sandwich shop open where he knew he could park the helicopter!

swampy442

1,089 posts

176 months

Monday 8th March
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velocemitch said:
Hawker Hunter, out of Leeming today, doing loops around the North East and currently over the NY moors.

Spedeadam is booked, so we decided to attack ships round the North East area biggrin