The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 26 Feb 2018, 2:41 pm

PRIMUS 1 ( GR.4, ZA591 ) currently running approaches to St Athan/Cardiff.
Confused me at first, because the pilot sounds American.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 2:29 pm

REBEL 56 out & about, currently working Cardiff for RTB Coningsby.
Typhoon, but an American pilot ( don't know if it's the same pilot reported in my previous post, given that that was a Tornado )
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 2:15 pm

Well, that was interesting.....it's not very often you look through your upstairs window and see an RN Merlin going full chuff at eye-level :clap:
Altitude showing on ADS-B Exchange as 1175ft, but it sure as heck wasn't that high - knock off the first 2 numbers and that would be closer to the mark.
More, please ! :up:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 12:06 pm

A pair of RAF Herkys ( JIGSAW 1 & 2 ) currently low-levelling along the Devon-Cornwall coast, currently between Ilfracombe & St. Ives
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 3:31 pm

SPUR 69, flight of 3 - at least one of which is a KC-10 - routing Westbound currently over South Wales.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 3:52 pm

SPUR look to be a flight of 2 KC-10s & a C-17 ( REACH 277 )
Also currently got QUID 188 FLIGHT ( 188 & 189, a pair of KC-135s ) routing towards Lands End.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 4:03 pm

Thought I was hearing things with the callsign..... USAF C-32, callsign THICK 75, just coasted out Westbound over South Wales :lol:

Edited to add...
USAF E-4B, callsign HANK 15 coasting out Westbound over Brest.
KC-135 QUID 42 routing towards Lands End ( may be using QUID 190 callsign, or that may be yet another tanker )
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12:36 pm

STRIX 22 ( MC-130 ) currently over East Wales, scheduled to do practice approaches to Coningsby but discussing doing them at Cranwell instead, then RTB Mildenhall.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 2:34 pm

G-PROV, Jet Provost, just departing St Athan.
Air test?

Edited to add...
....or not.....
It took off, did a circuit, and has now landed.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 3:52 pm

If anyone's interested ( it's painted in Yemen AF colours & I think it's still the only airworthy T.52 ) according to the SWAG website, G-PROV is scheduled to depart for Nottingham at 16:15hrs.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 12:50 pm

G-BKOU ( Jet Provost XN637 ) currently up out of St Athan.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 12:16 pm

Not sure who, but there's currently a team up over South Wales practicing their display elements.
Working 123.30
I have a feeling it's 'Team Raven', but for some reason they seem to be using the callsign 'Britannia'.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby capercaillie on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 12:23 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Not sure who, but there's currently a team up over South Wales practicing their display elements.
Working 123.30
I have a feeling it's 'Team Raven', but for some reason they seem to be using the callsign 'Britannia'.


The FR24 equivalent of a slow news day then. :grin:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby cg_341 on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 3:20 pm

Isn't BRITANNIA a Yeovilton Tutor callsign?
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 3:53 pm

:dunno:
Not one I've heard being used up my way, other than by the airline.
There were several UAW Tutors up at the time ( and a couple of Cranwell ones ) but whilst I've often heard them doing formation flying I've never heard them doing formation aerobatics.
Don't think it was the L-29 ( G-DLFN ) which departed St Athan either, as that was a singleton & I don't think it was up that early.

As Toya would say...'It'h a mythtewy' :biggrin:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Big Eric on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 3:59 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:
As Toya would say...'It'h a mythtewy' :biggrin:


Toyah, not Toya. :facepalm:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 4:12 pm

Thowy...I would thay finger twuble, but it'h acthuwally a cwappy wireleth keyboard. :oops:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Big Eric on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 4:39 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:Thowy...I would thay finger twuble, but it'h acthuwally a cwappy wireleth keyboard. :oops:


Nice reply ! :grin:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:40 pm

cg_341 wrote:Isn't BRITANNIA a Yeovilton Tutor callsign?

You may have been right about them being Tutors.....no comms heard yet, but I think there are currently 3 of the whiny objects flying in formation near my location ( just far enough away & high enough not to be able to read the IDs or see the cockpit canopy, so can't tell if they're Grobs or Van's )
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby capercaillie on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 1:02 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:
cg_341 wrote:Isn't BRITANNIA a Yeovilton Tutor callsign?

You may have been right about them being Tutors.....no comms heard yet, but I think there are currently 3 of the whiny objects flying in formation near my location ( just far enough away & high enough not to be able to read the IDs or see the cockpit canopy, so can't tell if they're Grobs or Van's )


Try the easy way. Have they got a nose wheel or a tail wheel? :whistle:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 1:35 pm

Wrong angle to tell ( yes, I know RV-8s are tail-draggers )
Given that they've gone to St Athan, I think it's safe to say they were Tutors.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Big Eric on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 2:44 pm

Don't vans have a wheel near each corner?
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 4:03 pm

T'was Grobs....G-BYVB, VW, XD
( from the SWAG website )
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 1:58 pm

RAF BAe 146 ( KITTYHAWK 29 ) just landed at Cardiff Airport.
Presume it's Teresa Mayhem coming to churn out a load of bovine excrement about BREXIT.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 3:54 pm

Seems rather pointless, but KITTYHAWK 29 departed Cardiff and landed about a minute later at St Athan :dizzy:
Departed about 10 minutes ago.
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