727 Low over Rochester

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727 Low over Rochester

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Went out for a lovely stroll earlier ,as its a lovely clear and crisp day,when i was suddenly aware of an airliner above me,extremely low (500-750ft?) Heading towards the coast. It was a 727 ,which was red and white ,and on looking on the Manston Website it looks like a recent visitor there. G-OSRA (Oil Spill Response) I could be wrong? Very quiet in the overhead to.A lovely sight.
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Probably was. 2 Excel (AKA the Blades owners) have bought 2 for pollution control!

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Interesting! Thanks for that.
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Here's your 727 looking lovely at Manston last week:
http://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/forum ... 10&t=17086

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Nice photo of it here, not my image

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LOWER: 100 Feet AMSL, UPPER: 4,000 Feet AMSL
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G-OSRA left Lasham this afternoon......evidently has Air space reservations for low level spraying off Spurn Head later in the week

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Thanks for all that information.Very Interesting.
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I saw this nice and low over Sittingbourne was a nice sight to see a British reg 727 and the last one built :biggrin: Though talking off Manston http://ch-aviation.ch/portal/news/25050 ... ter-201415

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Arr back at Lasham this afternoon

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Rampvan wrote:Arr back at Lasham this afternoon


are you sure its the same one, as 727 9Q-CDC left us this afternoon on a brief flight down to lasham

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Did 9Q-CDC go straight to lasham? I saw her climbing towards Clacton/North Sea. Quite a few engineers out on the hangar apron watching her go :smile:
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Rampvan wrote:G-OSRA left Lasham this afternoon......evidently has Air space reservations for low level spraying off Spurn Head later in the week



not heard on our local news of any need for them to spray............................. :shock:
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rambo wrote:
Rampvan wrote:Arr back at Lasham this afternoon


are you sure its the same one, as 727 9Q-CDC left us this afternoon on a brief flight down to lasham


CDC arr late afternoon 23rd from Southend after a brief flight test, OSRA arr late afternoon 22nd

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flashman8 wrote:
Rampvan wrote:G-OSRA left Lasham this afternoon......evidently has Air space reservations for low level spraying off Spurn Head later in the week



not heard on our local news of any need for them to spray............................. :shock:



there was a NOTAM in one of the above posts

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