A C-17 Military Plane Flying RAF Essentials

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A C-17 Military Plane Flying RAF Essentials

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The air force will be performing “essential training” in the region this afternoon.

The Royal Air Force will be carrying out “essential training” over the skies above Edinburgh this afternoon, it has announced.

A C-17 - a military plane designed by Boeing - will fly over Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham as part of the crew’s training mission.

Based in Oxfordshire at RAF Brize Norton, the RAF’s largest air base, the C-17 was developed to perform strategic airlifts, and transporting troops.

I saw the plane fly by my house and take off again
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Been entertaining watch it take different routes. Now heading south.

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I wish I took a photo of it coming in to Edinburgh Airport I wasn't prepared but saw it take off so got this shot. https://pasteboard.co/JfuF6fb.jpg
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Saw the same aircraft yesterday it was circling above my house twice before coming in to land.
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Euan Buchan wrote:
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 6:54 am
Saw the same aircraft yesterday it was circling above my house twice before coming in to land.
It was a Airbus A400M yesterday, not a C-17.

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