A400 colchester

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baggy
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A400 colchester

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Currently doing circuits over the barracks. Has been for quite a while. Nice and low. What a treat
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A400M Atlas ZM407 is in the area, not sure about a C-17 though.

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It was for the flypast over London for the Lord Mayor's show.

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She was bashing the circuit at Southend, the first run in over the town was not much more than 1000ft! a couple of approach and go-arounds
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Big Eric wrote:A400M Atlas ZM407 is in the area, not sure about a C-17 though.

100% A400. Identified by 3 other friends in different locations over Colchester and a Herc for good measure
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baggy wrote:
Big Eric wrote:A400M Atlas ZM407 is in the area, not sure about a C-17 though.

100% c17. Identified by 3 other friends in different locations over Colchester and a Herc for good meadure


Really? There were no C-130s or C-17s flying anywhere near Colchester at the time, A400Ms and C-17s are often mistaken for each other - especially from a side-on view at distance due to both having a very similar tail profile.

Nothing like having a Herc for good 'meadure'(?) - that's someone that has noticed the big whirly propeller thingies at the front of each engine!

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It flew over me later London bound 100% C17

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A vole AND a mole?

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baggy wrote:It flew over me later London bound 100% C17


What time was that?

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Mike wrote:A vole AND a mole?


Eh? :dizzy:

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baggy wrote:It flew over me later London bound 100% C17

50% incorrect.

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It was an A400 when it passed Needham Market, visually and orally.

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:surrender: Bring back the Royal Observer Corps. :whistle:
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Amp wrote:It was an A400M when it passed Needham Market, visually and orally.


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Dom, less haste more thinking, maybe aurally - well corrected sir!

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Here is a link to a pic on another forum.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... &t=1840061

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Having watched the flypast over the Lord Mayors parade and tracked its flight path on radar it went over my house in Westcliff at about 1000ft, I saw four big spinning rotating things at the front, there was a US C130 in the area at the same time but that was at about 20,000ft, NO C17's were on radar
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baggy wrote:
Big Eric wrote:A400M Atlas ZM407 is in the area, not sure about a C-17 though.

100% A400M. Identified by 3 other friends in different locations over Colchester and a Herc for good measure


I've just noticed that baggy has edited this post and also the thread title.

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Big Eric wrote:
baggy wrote:
Big Eric wrote:A400M Atlas ZM407 is in the area, not sure about a C-17 though.

100% A400M. Identified by 3 other friends in different locations over Colchester and a Herc for good measure


I've just noticed that baggy has edited this post and also the thread title.



Perhaps he got the message...
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