Cool things seen on FlightRadar

Cool things seen on FlightRadar

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andym1603

1,692 posts

137 months

Wednesday 14th April
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Must be thirsty work. Looks like a drink is required now.

Pothole Racing

105 posts

88 months

Thursday 15th April
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Couple of US F-16's picked up and escorted a N/A jet over the east coast of Italy, coming up as call sign VIPER14. VIP personnel onboard? Its flightpath doesn't start till picked up by the F-16's.

K25

5 posts

3 months

Thursday 15th April
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One of the Airborne Command Posts just landed at Stansted


AlexIT

746 posts

103 months

Thursday 15th April
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Pothole Racing said:


Couple of US F-16's picked up and escorted a N/A jet over the east coast of Italy, coming up as call sign VIPER14. VIP personnel onboard? Its flightpath doesn't start till picked up by the F-16's.
Close to Aviano AFB.

aeropilot

24,070 posts

192 months

Thursday 15th April
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K25 said:
One of the Airborne Command Posts just landed at Stansted

Again, recce planning flight for Pres visit to G7 meeting in June I suspect.
For security reasons though you would think it would go into Mildenhall?

C70R

7,930 posts

69 months

Thursday 15th April
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Just watched a Black Hawk come in very low over North London and land at the US Ambassador's residence in Regent's Park.


sherman

8,436 posts

180 months

Thursday 15th April
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Blackhawk to do with the airforce 1 plane above?
Just practice for the G7 or is biden coming over before that.

Is Stansted not the Secure airport where planes with problems etc land like if theres a hijack or similar?

towser44

2,298 posts

80 months

Thursday 15th April
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sherman said:
Blackhawk to do with the airforce 1 plane above?
Just practice for the G7 or is biden coming over before that.

Is Stansted not the Secure airport where planes with problems etc land like if theres a hijack or similar?
It is and Trump and Obama flew into Stansted recently also on AF1

eharding

11,615 posts

249 months

Thursday 15th April
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towser44 said:
sherman said:
Blackhawk to do with the airforce 1 plane above?
Just practice for the G7 or is biden coming over before that.

Is Stansted not the Secure airport where planes with problems etc land like if theres a hijack or similar?
It is and Trump and Obama flew into Stansted recently also on AF1
Stansted is a long way from Carbis Bay though - they're spending about £8 million on tarting up Newquay Airport for the event - improved lighting, beefing up the taxiways and apron - in order to accept the G7 heads of state. I don't think the runway at Newquay is long enough for a 747 to depart fully loaded, but Air Force 1 could probably stop off at Prestwick to top up on the way home. Should be fine for everyone else though - Canadians in an A310, French in an A330 if they're feeling flash, the Germans probably won't like the optics of rolling up in an A340 so will turn up in something smaller, the Italians in an A319, the Japanese 777 will probably have to leave with less than full tanks, and Boris will probably take the train.

Sherpa

81 posts

141 months

Thursday 15th April
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LP12 said:
You might want to amend that. JTACS don't fly (Joint Terminal Attack Controllers - what used to be Forward Air Controllers until the Yanks HAD to change the term to suit them) .

JTACS don't DO CAS, Aircrew do that!
Close Air Support is the delivery of air effects in close proximity to friendly forces. JTACs are part of the delivery of these effects.

LotusOmega375D

5,400 posts

118 months

Thursday 15th April
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K25 said:
One of the Airborne Command Posts just landed at Stansted

Off again.



It flew right over my house at about 16,000ft. Here’s a photo of the underside.



Edited by LotusOmega375D on Thursday 15th April 14:42

zsdom

198 posts

85 months

Thursday 15th April
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aeropilot said:
K25 said:
One of the Airborne Command Posts just landed at Stansted

Again, recce planning flight for Pres visit to G7 meeting in June I suspect.
For security reasons though you would think it would go into Mildenhall?
Nothing to do with G7

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sherman

8,436 posts

180 months

Thursday 15th April
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eharding said:
Stansted is a long way from Carbis Bay though - they're spending about £8 million on tarting up Newquay Airport for the event - improved lighting, beefing up the taxiways and apron - in order to accept the G7 heads of state. I don't think the runway at Newquay is long enough for a 747 to depart fully loaded, but Air Force 1 could probably stop off at Prestwick to top up on the way home. Should be fine for everyone else though - Canadians in an A310, French in an A330 if they're feeling flash, the Germans probably won't like the optics of rolling up in an A340 so will turn up in something smaller, the Italians in an A319, the Japanese 777 will probably have to leave with less than full tanks, and Boris will probably take the train.
So will Biden take Airforce 2. Its a 757. Will that fit at Newquay?

aeropilot

24,070 posts

192 months

Thursday 15th April
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sherman said:
eharding said:
Stansted is a long way from Carbis Bay though - they're spending about £8 million on tarting up Newquay Airport for the event - improved lighting, beefing up the taxiways and apron - in order to accept the G7 heads of state. I don't think the runway at Newquay is long enough for a 747 to depart fully loaded, but Air Force 1 could probably stop off at Prestwick to top up on the way home. Should be fine for everyone else though - Canadians in an A310, French in an A330 if they're feeling flash, the Germans probably won't like the optics of rolling up in an A340 so will turn up in something smaller, the Italians in an A319, the Japanese 777 will probably have to leave with less than full tanks, and Boris will probably take the train.
So will Biden take Airforce 2. Its a 757. Will that fit at Newquay?
It would still be Airforce 1 though even if he took the 757, as what ever aircraft the Pres is on adopts the callsign Airforce One....IIRC.
I think he'll come in on the 747 into Stansted anyway, and then use Marine One V-22 and helo's to get to US Embassy and down to Newquay?


sherman

8,436 posts

180 months

Thursday 15th April
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aeropilot said:
It would still be Airforce 1 though even if he took the 757, as what ever aircraft the Pres is on adopts the callsign Airforce One....IIRC.
I think he'll come in on the 747 into Stansted anyway, and then use Marine One V-22 and helo's to get to US Embassy and down to Newquay?
I appreciate the call sign I was more wondering about the diffrent size aircraft and if it would fit at Newqusy. I called it Airforce 2 so you would know what plane I was on about.

aeropilot

24,070 posts

192 months

Thursday 15th April
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sherman said:
aeropilot said:
It would still be Airforce 1 though even if he took the 757, as what ever aircraft the Pres is on adopts the callsign Airforce One....IIRC.
I think he'll come in on the 747 into Stansted anyway, and then use Marine One V-22 and helo's to get to US Embassy and down to Newquay?
I appreciate the call sign I was more wondering about the diffrent size aircraft and if it would fit at Newqusy. I called it Airforce 2 so you would know what plane I was on about.
I don't think there will be a problem of the 747 getting into and out of Newquay anyway, as its got a 9000ft runway, which should be plenty long enough for a AF1 to operate into and out of and get to the east coast of USA in one hop.


cologne2792

1,683 posts

91 months

Thursday 15th April
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aeropilot said:
sherman said:
aeropilot said:
It would still be Airforce 1 though even if he took the 757, as what ever aircraft the Pres is on adopts the callsign Airforce One....IIRC.
I think he'll come in on the 747 into Stansted anyway, and then use Marine One V-22 and helo's to get to US Embassy and down to Newquay?
I appreciate the call sign I was more wondering about the diffrent size aircraft and if it would fit at Newqusy. I called it Airforce 2 so you would know what plane I was on about.
I don't think there will be a problem of the 747 getting into and out of Newquay anyway, as its got a 9000ft runway, which should be plenty long enough for a AF1 to operate into and out of and get to the east coast of USA in one hop.
We had a pair of V-22 over Axminster, Devon on Monday.

The first time I've ever seen them here.

Is that likely to be G7 related?

aeropilot

24,070 posts

192 months

Friday 16th April
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cologne2792 said:
We had a pair of V-22 over Axminster, Devon on Monday.

The first time I've ever seen them here.

Is that likely to be G7 related?
Probably the pair of USMC ones that were at Farnborough, and my guess is yes, G7 related, doing recce flights for timings and suitability for Marine One going to-from G7.

zsdom

198 posts

85 months

Friday 16th April
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Nope, they were a pair from the Iwo Jima which also gifted a pair of CH-53s, they’re here on training mission & could be due to take part in the upcoming Joint Warrior excercise

Skyrocket21

151 posts

7 months

Sunday 18th April
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CCF Harvard Mk.IV based at Dunkeswell Devon.