Lockdown Military

Photos of operational aircraft from bases, airports and "spotter" outings
FarnboroJohn
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An A400M on its way home a couple of days ago. I missed one fairly low (under 10 thousand, anyway) through a lie-in yesterday, heard it while in the bath.

Image20200506 (10)_ZM407_Airbus_A400M_Atlas by John Dixon, on Flickr

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Couple more AAC Wildcats, Valiant 61 and Polecat 07, who came past a few minutes apart with Polecat 07 (ZZ523) somewhat higher. Plus a USAF C-17 (Reach 410 IIRC) of no photographic merit whatever, heading for Mildenhall a bit over 20,000 feet, some miles North of Reading: just to keep the account of what goes past fleshed out.

Image20200507 (7)_ZZ511_AgustaWestland_AW159_Wildcat_AH1 by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20200507 (8)_ZZ523_AgustaWestland_AW159_Wildcat_AH1 by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20200507 (11)_01-0192_Boeing_C-17A_Globemaster_III by John Dixon, on Flickr

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Thanks for the pics John. You seem very fortunate! Here in "sunny Sarfend" I've seen next to nothing - certainly nothing military. Do keep the pics something. They are appreciated.

Andy :smiley:
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Blackbird wrote:
Mon 11 May 2020, 4:53 am
Thanks for the pics John. You seem very fortunate! Here in "sunny Sarfend" I've seen next to nothing - certainly nothing military. Do keep the pics something. They are appreciuated.

Andy :smiley:
Thank you, some feedback does help! Even with the "easing" of lockdown it seems likely I'll be asked to carry on working from home for now, so I consider the thread still applies: I'll stay alert, keep the camera handy, an ear cocked for rotor noise and an eye on ADSB Exchange!

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VE Day and a Spitfire T9 North towards Bracknell, plus a very high A400M more or less over that town. Note the "Thank you NHS" on a blue heart under the Spitfire's centre section.

Image20200508 (7)_SM520_Supermarine_Spitfire_T9 by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20200508 (10)_ZM400_Airbus_A400M_Atlas by John Dixon, on Flickr

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The Spitfire is a lovely shot :clap:
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How do you know I didn't?

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CJS wrote:
Sun 17 May 2020, 7:55 am
The Spitfire is a lovely shot :clap:
Thank you very much!

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A few of mine from the last couple of weeks. Don't usually get military movements that high over here but they seem to be making use of the quiter airways:

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CH-47D Chinook HC.6 ZA683 - 18 / 27 Squadron RAF Odiham by stu norris, on Flickr

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C-17A Globemaster III 08-8199 - 62nd Airlift Wing McChord AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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C-5M Super Galaxy 85-0004 - 436th Airlift Wing Dover AFB by stu norris, on Flickr

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A400M Atlas C.1 ZM419 - 24 / 70 Squadron - RAF Brize Norton by stu norris, on Flickr

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Some nice contrailers there - no idea when I last saw a Galaxy! Canadian C-17 keeps coming over me but only when it's cloudy!

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Catchup - I didn't realise I'd put a couple of non-competition winners onto Flickr and not here a week ago. Another Army Air Corps Wildcat (if I was still a number-cruncher I'd be pretty pleased with the house score on those the last few weeks). A couple of Chinooks were most unsporting and went absolutely straight over the house giving me only a view of their bellies. Being in formation albeit a loose trail, only one was squawking, as well.

Image20200513 (12)_ZZ524_AgustaWestland_AW159_Wildcat_AH1 by John Dixon, on Flickr


Image20200513 (14)_ZA683_Boeing_Chinook_HC6A by John Dixon, on Flickr

On with the back garden show to more recent events. Royal Navy Wildcats have been much rarer on the scene so this one was appreciated as a small variation from the regular AAC fare; and a Chinook HC5 wokka-ing through the deep dusk up towards London during the evening.

Image20200519 (5)_ZZ522_AgustaWestland_AW159_Wildcat_HMA2 by John Dixon, on Flickr

Image20200519 (8)_ZH900_Boeing_Chinook_HC5 by John Dixon, on Flickr