Cool things seen on FlightRadar

Cool things seen on FlightRadar

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PRTVR

5,871 posts

186 months

Sunday 18th April
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Skyrocket21 said:
CCF Harvard Mk.IV based at Dunkeswell Devon.

It seems a popular area for Harvards.
Last year I was walking along the coast near Boscastle and managed to snap these two, rubbish picture due to sunglasses making the screen all black , so it was point in the general direction and click.

yellowjack

14,241 posts

131 months

Sunday 18th April
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Not on FR24, but yesterday I was out in my garden when a Hughes/Schweizer 300 flew over, heading ESE in the general direction of the Isle Of Wight from Bournemouth.

Pretty cool for a basic design which first flew in 1956...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweizer_S300

PRTVR

5,871 posts

186 months

Sunday 18th April
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yellowjack said:
Not on FR24, but yesterday I was out in my garden when a Hughes/Schweizer 300 flew over, heading ESE in the general direction of the Isle Of Wight from Bournemouth.

Pretty cool for a basic design which first flew in 1956...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweizer_S300
Great picture, are they three seater ? hehe

smack

9,502 posts

156 months

Monday 19th April
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An RC-135S Cobra Ball currently flying to Mildenhall from the Med as Olive16. It is one of 3 aircraft who track Ballistic Missile tests, and can be identified from other Rc-135's from the right wing and it's engines which are painted black to improve the performance of it's tracking camera.



Edit to add an older photo when they ran P&W TF33 turbofans, later re-engined with F108's, aka CFM56's.



Edited by smack on Monday 19th April 15:27

tonyvid

9,414 posts

208 months

Monday 19th April
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thumbup I'll be keeping an eye out as it will be cool to see a different one of these, hopefully it will go into the circuit rather than straight in to Mildenhall.

tonyvid

9,414 posts

208 months

Monday 19th April
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It got to the Wash at 26000ft and then vanished but is that because it's tanking with LAGR147 which was in the same area?

LotusOmega375D

5,418 posts

118 months

Monday 19th April
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Popped up again over the Borders. Presumably had a quick drink from its colleague.


tonyvid

9,414 posts

208 months

Monday 19th April
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I'm going to need a long lens to see it now, nice to see this stuff in real time though smile

mybrainhurts

90,520 posts

220 months

Monday 19th April
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aeropilot said:
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?
To be renamed Stannahsted for the day, I hear...whistle

hammo19

2,358 posts

161 months

Tuesday 20th April
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LotusOmega375D said:
Popped up again over the Borders. Presumably had a quick drink from its colleague.

Yep I actually saw this being air to air refuelled at 27,000 feet late yesterday afternoon

some bloke

256 posts

32 months

Tuesday 20th April
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I didn't get a FR24 screenshot but I saw this UPS 747 at 34,000ft over Edinburgh a couple of days ago.

BREMBOV6

408 posts

113 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Currently Ryanair out of Edinburgh - RYR401 Reg - EI-DWV

Looked awfully low over the city looks like its on the way back to Edinburgh flight radar has route as Edinburgh to Edinburgh. Any thoughts? plane that has been sitting for a while maybe?

Its also a Boeing 737-8AS - is that the Max?

aeropilot

24,163 posts

192 months

Tuesday 20th April
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BREMBOV6 said:
Its also a Boeing 737-8AS - is that the Max?
Yes.

smack

9,502 posts

156 months

Tuesday 20th April
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BREMBOV6 said:
Its also a Boeing 737-8AS - is that the Max?
No, the code translates to 737(type 737)-8 (800 Model) AS (Ryanair Customer code).

So BA's 747-400's would come up as 747-436, as 36 is their customers code, while a Qantas one would be 747-438. The customer code relates to the first owner, and was dropped with the 787's and the Max's.

MikeGTi

1,918 posts

166 months

Tuesday 20th April
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If it was a Max it would be one of:


ICAO/IATA
B37M/7M7 Boeing 737 MAX 7
B38M/7M8 Boeing 737 MAX 8
B39M/7M9 Boeing 737 MAX 9
B3XM/7MJ Boeing 737 MAX 10

alangla

3,054 posts

146 months

Tuesday 20th April
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smack said:
No, the code translates to 737(type 737)-8 (800 Model) AS (Ryanair Customer code).

So BA's 747-400's would come up as 747-436, as 36 is their customers code, while a Qantas one would be 747-438. The customer code relates to the first owner, and was dropped with the 787's and the Max's.
Worth saying that new deliveries of older models don't include the customer code, e.g. BA now have 777-300s and FedEx have 767-300Fs

K25

5 posts

3 months

Wednesday 21st April
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yellowjack said:
Not on FR24, but yesterday I was out in my garden when a Hughes/Schweizer 300 flew over, heading ESE in the general direction of the Isle Of Wight from Bournemouth.

Pretty cool for a basic design which first flew in 1956...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweizer_S300
Looks cosy!!

Harpoon

879 posts

179 months

Wednesday 21st April
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I was wondering what was making some nice circular contrails above us, so loaded up FR. It's a E3 Sentry wafting along. I suspect it's taking to the pair of Typhoons which are up (one from Coningsby). There's another unidentified plane up from there as well listed as Chaos011 - what might that be?

towser44

2,305 posts

80 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Harpoon said:
I was wondering what was making some nice circular contrails above us, so loaded up FR. It's a E3 Sentry wafting along. I suspect it's taking to the pair of Typhoons which are up (one from Coningsby). There's another unidentified plane up from there as well listed as Chaos011 - what might that be?
Probs another Typhoon, there were several with CHAOS call signs heading towards the Lakes this morning

Edit - CHAOS011 is a Typhoon, reg ZK350 just off the East Coast now near Cleethorpes way. Check out Global ADSB Exchange rather than FR and you'll see it

Edited by towser44 on Wednesday 21st April 16:24

Chimune

2,761 posts

188 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Just came on to report same huge trails over hexham. There is an awac doing loops over North Sea and Edinburgh. Thought they may have drifted over from that.