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Old 21st May 2020, 10:23 PM
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Just heard a very loud plane going over, it was another A380 heading for China!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:56 AM
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Oddly there was an almost-normal level of flights over me on Wednesday lunchtime - 2 in the air and 6 vapour trails. Yesterday, down to 1 of each, so a slightly odd blip.

Also one very unusual flight path which was heading just South of West, then turned almost 90 degrees and headed due South. Never seen that before.

Oh and an Apache helicopter too, which is quite common round here. Unarmed so not very exciting, but flying quite low.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 09:45 AM
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I've noticed a fair few vapour trails in recent days, I think it's atmospheric conditions high up, almost all planes with trails are near or above 40,000ft.

As for helicopters our regular/irregular low-flying Chinook went over late yesterday evening, not showing up on any trackers of course....

The weirdest one I spotted the other day on Flightradar24 was a tangled track just off Brittany that went on for nearly 2 hours!
Turned out to be a Douglas A4 Skyhawk flying out of a small French airport called Lorient-Lann-Bihoué Airport but owned by a big American military corporation that I can't recall the name of. I think it's also a French military airfield too. So heavens only knows what it was up to!
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Old 23rd May 2020, 04:33 PM
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And todays novelty was an RAF Airbus A400M, just went over very low and very loud heading West. Must have come out of Northolt and be keeping below the Heathrow Asian exit flight paths that usually go over us at around 10,000ft and climbing.
It's staying at around 2,000 ft heading towards Oxford.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 04:39 PM
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And todays novelty was an RAF Airbus A400M, just went over very low and very loud heading West. Must have come out of Northolt and be keeping below the Heathrow Asian exit flight paths that usually go over us at around 10,000ft and climbing.
It's staying at around 2,000 ft heading towards Oxford.
Judging by the track, it's come all the way from Cyprus
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Old 23rd May 2020, 04:42 PM
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Yup, just checked that, RAF Akrotiri, probably going to Brize Norton.
Odd route though.....
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Old 28th May 2020, 02:22 PM
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The 747s going over high are very obvious, even at 40,000ft you can see the 4 separate contrails from the engines.
More intriguing are the 3-engine freighters, I didn't even know they were still around. Seen a fair few MD-11s (DC-10 upgraded basically) going over. Looking them up it seems only about 200 were ever built and around half are still flying! And even a few DC-10s apparently.
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I've just detected what I think is an aerial survey plane of some description, operating at 13,000 ft and performing some very straight north-south flying skills.

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Old 29th May 2020, 09:23 AM
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Rather quickly followed by an RAF flight from Brize Norton

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http://bergkamp.uk.to:8080 (if anyone's interested, runs 24x7)
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Old 29th May 2020, 09:35 AM
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I've just detected what I think is an aerial survey plane of some description, operating at 13,000 ft and performing some very straight north-south flying skills.

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Came from Germany - Munster/Osnabruck.

Aircraft type (BE20) Beech B200 Super King Air Registration D-IWAW according to FR24. https://www.flightradar24.com/DIWAW/24962951

Ah no! That's another one...…,
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