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Devcon120/08/2019 13:29:07
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Couldn't get any text on the post. Just happen to be overlooking Croyde Bay working my way back home after an epic bike ride and heard a noise to my right. Assuming it's a C130 or similar.

Steven S20/08/2019 13:47:29
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I could hear the people in the basket tailing.

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Devcon120/08/2019 13:52:07
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David P Williams27/08/2019 18:24:58
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So I was just relaxing in my armchair, perusing the latest RCME mag just delivered, and reading about the EFlite V22 Osprey when an unusaul aircraft sound outside made me look up to see a full size Osprey reefing round the corner of the valley and flying straight over the house at a couple of hundred feet.

Yesterday it was an A400M at the same height or possibly lower heading the other way. It's usually Hawks from Valley or Hercules or Chinooks (at treetop height). Our valley is one of the routes out to the tactical manoevering area in mid-Wales and the Mach Loop. They use different valleys in rotation it seems, and it's obviously our turn this week. Even if I have a camera or phone to hand I'm never quick enough as by the time your hear them they're overhead. Great fun though.

Nigel R28/08/2019 08:33:56
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B-52s today from Fairford. And some helicopters, possibly Merlins, I'm not too sure on the rotary stuff.

Last night, B2 Spirits came overhead although I didn't actively see them, they were reported in the paper (callsign "DEATH" according to the local rag).

En route to Georgia, I believe, part of Nato show of strength on Russia's doorstep. And I thought the cold war was over...

Devcon102/12/2019 15:35:54
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Mid Devon last week.


Chris Walby02/12/2019 16:12:09
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Nice to know even the pros get them stuck in trees...did they ask before retrieving it?

cymaz02/12/2019 17:12:22
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What’s flying over my house?

Father Christmas in just over 3 weeksgift

Eagle 89921/04/2020 18:57:08
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Just had three big RAF transport aircraft landing at BHX. We live about four miles to the east, inside the ATZ.

Well done chaps yes

john stones 121/04/2020 19:13:29
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Low flying Hercs, no camera was driving.

Martian21/04/2020 19:15:05
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Mainly birds

Martin Harris21/04/2020 19:15:10
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Not a lot at all!

Richard Acland21/04/2020 19:30:03
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I live close to the old Severn bridge. Above me is one of the main air corridors for aircraft leaving and returning to this country. On a day like today ,clear blue skies I would normally see lines of con trails. Today was quite remarkable because I did actually see one.

Skippers Walker21/04/2020 19:47:43
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East Kent Romney Marsh Margins

Just one con-trail at breakfast time heading East towards the Dover VOR! That's all for the day. Normally the sky would be criss-crossed with trails into and out of Gatwick & Heathrow. Usually plent of light traffic to and from Lydd Airport, today silence!


Paul Marsh21/04/2020 19:53:25
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Saw a airliner today, in Cheshire where I live so Man Airport is a few miles away. first one I've seen for weeks, just took off, though I saw a C17 Galaxy last week.

andrew exton21/04/2020 20:22:28
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nice rare one today Ilyushin IL-62 over the back garden departing from robin hood ,sorry no photo


Cliff Bastow21/04/2020 20:34:48
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I looked on Flightradar tracker at 5 o'clock yesterday and there were less than 30 aircraft showing for the whole of the UK. There were no aircraft showing at Gatwick, 2 at Stanstead and only 5 at Heathrow, 1 of which was military and 3 were cargo.

The only things I have seen locally for the last few weeks has been some F15S which come over fairly regularly and a Osprey the other day.

Seems really strange to see the sky so empty.

John Privett21/04/2020 20:45:17
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I'm about 15 miles from Heathrow and I'm one of the people who provide data to Flightradar24.

My receiver is currently able to see TWO aircraft in the area. One is at 35,000 feet, the other at 15,000 and climbing so neither are heading from or to LHR or LGW. Normally I'd be seeing around 20 or 30 aircraft at this time of day.

Glyn4421/04/2020 21:24:14
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Elon Musk’s Skylink (8:58 pm)

Dwain Dibley.21/04/2020 22:41:47
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Snap Glynn44, my kids dragged me out again tonight to see them.


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