The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 12:52 pm

Unless it's those pesky Roosian Bears pretending to be Airbuses..... :wink: :lol:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby CaptainKirk on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 7:22 pm

There seems to be a lot of late evening/night flying today. I heard the sound of fast jets and 3 X typhoons were westbound in the Daventry corridor. Looking on ADSB they seemed to be doing circuits at Brize before heading back separately and on differing routes to Lincolnshire. But looking around still some cranwell call signs up and a couple of helicopters and Hercs. The typhoons were ZJ806,ZJ804 and ZK382. Sadly too much cloud to see them but enjoyed the noise none the less.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 02 Nov 2016, 8:50 am

Up on ADS-B Exchange , U-2 DRAGON88 inbound Fairford , currently just South of Chipping Norton.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby CaptainKirk on Wed 02 Nov 2016, 4:09 pm

Noticed on ADSB that C17 ZZ176 was in the Daventry Corridor so popped into the garden and had it go past at 11,000ft with a Reach flight C5 in the background slightly further south and at 24,000ft. The C5 was 85-0007 which I assume had just left Mildenhall. Rare to get two heavyweights in the same eyeline and wished I had a decent camera. G-XXEB has also just passed so these clear autumn days do have some nice benefits.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Pringles on Wed 02 Nov 2016, 7:22 pm

http://m.plymouthherald.co.uk/did-massi ... story.html

Aircraft enthusiasts believed a massive Cold War era spy plane was flying over Plymouth after it was spotted on a flight tracking app.

The plane was tracked – flying at about 400mph some 62,000ft – over Dartmoor before heading for Plymouth and then onto Cornwall.

...

"It was a glitch on the radar," one expert said. “After checking the radar we can confirm the aircraft was in fact a Sea King from RNAS Culdrose. After checking various codes on the system, it matches one for this particular aircraft."


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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby cg_341 on Wed 02 Nov 2016, 7:50 pm

Haha, no, the U-2 was earlier in the day!
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Postby westie38 on Sat 12 Nov 2016, 4:20 pm

Botswana Defence Force Global Express XRS (OK1) just gone in to Stansted. ADS-B Exchange.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 4:00 pm

QUID 471 ( KC-135 ) has been lurking off Lands End for a while.
Not heard any receivers working it yet.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 4:07 pm

Now appears to be RTB.
No comms heard.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby cg_341 on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 4:16 pm

Was down in the Azores I believe, left earlier this morning.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 4:30 pm

:up:
Heard it routing down towards Lands End , but unsurprisingly no destination given.
Tracked it on ADS-B Exchange , and as frequently happens with such trackers it disappeared once it went out of range off Lands End but would occasionally pop up again , giving the impression it was still there.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 14 Dec 2016, 3:33 pm

Israeli AF B707 , callsign IAF-130 , currently inbound Brize ( On finals now , for Rwy 07 )
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Black Projects on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 7:43 am

2 x Polish AF C-295"s are due into Biggin today around 1250 Local :ninja:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 12:15 pm

RRR9101 ( ZZ336 ) and 3 Typhoons currently off Newquay, transit flight to the Azores.
One other Typhoon currently RTB Coningsby due to fault indications.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 4:17 pm

Two pairs of QUIDs ( 31/32 & 33/34 ) currently heading SSW coasting out over Weymouth area.
Did hear another couple of aircraft flights using the callsign VICTORY , no idea what or if related to the QUID flights.

Currently working 278.60 if anyone's interested.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby cg_341 on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 4:22 pm

Based on their current routing, I'd imagine off to tank CLIP11 flight.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 4:25 pm

Now working Brest on 118.8625
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Tilney.G on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 4:27 pm

Think I've just see these two but sorry to sound stupid, what's a QUID?
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Big Eric on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 4:29 pm

Tilney.G wrote:Think I've just see these two but sorry to sound stupid, what's a QUID?


It's a radio call sign that KC-135s from Mildenhall use when on missions.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Tilney.G on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 4:32 pm

Big Eric wrote:
Tilney.G wrote:Think I've just see these two but sorry to sound stupid, what's a QUID?


It's a radio call sign that KC-135s from Mildenhall use when on missions.



Ahh right. Thanks very much. :smile:
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 10:56 am

Flight of 3 QUIDs heading out again, currently SW approaching Weymouth
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 11:18 am

Atlas ZM409 ( the one with the special '75 years of the Paras' tail ) is currently working in the Plymouth area, if anyone's interested


Edited to add..
Just RTB'd Brize.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 10:30 am

QRA up.
Tanker currently off North coast of Scotland, pair of Typhoons look to be heading up there too.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby stratocaster on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 10:49 am

Returning to Brize by the look of it, just over Tiree. Q9R62 for those on FR24.
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Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 10:59 am

Looks to be lurking rather than RTB.
HF freq. 8.131 is active, so presumably something's out & about.
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