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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5220 on: January 17, 2019, 10:18:14 pm »
Not exactly over my house, but within line of site of a client's office, I saw an Airbus A400 climbing skyward from the general vicinity of our city airport.

I found out later on through an internet search that it was a German air force machine on its way from Germany down to the Balkans and it used our airport to do a practice low pass. Apparently, another German A400 did the same last week.

Sadly, my Thursday morning schedule doesn't allow me to get out to the airport.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5221 on: January 18, 2019, 07:14:41 am »
T-38.  Almost didn't even bother. They have been and still are somewhat common place, but... when you think about it.... how cool it is to see a nearly 70 year old design rocketing over your house?????

So... yeah.... that Talon IS worthy of mention.  :thumbsup:   Going to be a sad day when they finally go away, and it's coming soon.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5222 on: January 18, 2019, 07:44:53 am »
Heard over my house today, a couple of very big fairly low turbo prop flying machines,  since cloud base is about 75 feet, they could have been anything.....but sounded vaguely Herculesish.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5223 on: January 22, 2019, 02:52:37 pm »
RAAF P-3 Orion, at some altitude and some distance.  I came out in the way to the car and heard its engines in the distance and glanced up and saw it travelling northwards towards Edinburgh Airbase where they are stationed.   When in Perth,  we had fairly frequent Pilatus P9 overflights from the training squadron there.  I thought it was unlikely I'd see a RAAF plane again.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5224 on: February 01, 2019, 07:00:52 am »
Was in Calgary yesterday drumming up work to do. On the way home went be the airport to see my old work mates and saw a Volga-Dnepr An 124 parked at the west end of Apron 9 at around 2pm. It had a logo on it which said 25th something or other, couldn't make it out what was actually written. My old workmates told me it had arrived a short while earlier in the morning but then they told me it was a second one that had come to YYC. The first one had arrived Wednesday morning and left an hour or so before this second one arrived.  They couldn't tell me what the load was that required two of them.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5225 on: February 01, 2019, 09:27:56 am »
Was in Calgary yesterday drumming up work to do. On the way home went be the airport to see my old work mates and saw a Volga-Dnepr An 124 parked at the west end of Apron 9 at around 2pm. It had a logo on it which said 25th something or other, couldn't make it out what was actually written. My old workmates told me it had arrived a short while earlier in the morning but then they told me it was a second one that had come to YYC. The first one had arrived Wednesday morning and left an hour or so before this second one arrived.  They couldn't tell me what the load was that required two of them.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines were formed in 1990 and they put the 25 Years logo on the fleet in 2015.
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https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/1053264/ra-82042-volga-dnepr-airlines-antonov-an-124/

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5226 on: February 01, 2019, 01:04:08 pm »
Was in Calgary yesterday drumming up work to do. On the way home went be the airport to see my old work mates and saw a Volga-Dnepr An 124 parked at the west end of Apron 9 at around 2pm. It had a logo on it which said 25th something or other, couldn't make it out what was actually written. My old workmates told me it had arrived a short while earlier in the morning but then they told me it was a second one that had come to YYC. The first one had arrived Wednesday morning and left an hour or so before this second one arrived.  They couldn't tell me what the load was that required two of them.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines were formed in 1990 and they put the 25 Years logo on the fleet in 2015.
https://airlinersgallery.smugmug.com/Airlines-Europe-1/Airlines-Russia/Volga-Dnepr-Airlines/i-F9jzVZh/A
https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/1053264/ra-82042-volga-dnepr-airlines-antonov-an-124/

I figured it was for some anniversary, just could read for which one.  I've found photos of some of the aircraft with 20th on too, so next year I suppose we will see 30th
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5227 on: February 03, 2019, 02:39:32 am »
best way to start off your sunday morning, i just had a flyby of 2 CH-47F Chinooks and 1 UH-60L Blackhawk belonging to the US Army 1st CAV. propably on a ferry flight from Zeebrugges port to Chievres AFB. so there are many more to follow  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5228 on: February 04, 2019, 07:31:22 pm »
Resident DH Venom was out and about yesterday afternoon. I think he was practicing for the Wings Over Wairarapa airshow which is in three weeks' time, two-and-a-half hours from here. No pics of the Venom inflight as he was too high and my iPhone is terrible for ground-to-air, but an hour earlier I visited the airport and saw owner John Luff preflighting:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5229 on: February 06, 2019, 07:07:17 am »
National Police Air Service EC-135.  First time that I've seen it since they retired the Humberside Police helicopter and draw from the national fleet.  Maneuvering hard over my work, then cruising about nearby.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5230 on: February 06, 2019, 09:04:05 am »
So they obviously did not manage to catch you!!!!!  :wacko:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5231 on: February 28, 2019, 04:36:41 pm »
Posting this one on behalf of someone else. This is some damn fine plane spotting. And, for pictures from the ground, decent quality. I couldn't NOT share this!

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On Monday 2/25/19 I couldn't believe my luck when I happened to look up and see a pair of contrails heading my way. I thought they were a little close together to be civilian so I grabbed my camera. Turns out they were a pair of B-2 Spirits heading northeasterly. The first pic shows the lead jet flying under another jet's contrail. Second pic shows the trailer following his lead's contrail. About an hour later I heard the sound of jets, but saw no contrails. After quickly scanning the sky, I found the source of the noise, a KC-135 and a third B-2 cruising west. Not the best of pics, but thought I'd share anyway. Have a good day all!"




There's a spot 15 miles North of here, as well, where they do this. I haven't been in awhile but I used to sit and watch them refuel all kinds of stuff. I always seem to forget about it but it's pretty neat to be so close to it.


In other news, I DID see a train (4 that I saw, and I only got curious and looked after I heard the clatter for a few minutes) of Chinooks about 2 hours ago about a half mile North and real low. These weren't like the ones I normally see..... they must have come from the Mideast somewhere because they were all a yellowish-tan color instead of green.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5232 on: February 28, 2019, 05:44:55 pm »
Is that ever cool ! Very lucky for sure. Love the refuelling pic what a treat to see that !
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5233 on: March 01, 2019, 12:14:16 am »
So on 18 January (yeah yeah, late to the party again... :rolleyes:) I landed at Auckland airport and saw a Singaporean Air Force 707-ish craft.
Goggle tells me it was probably a KC-135, but I don't recall the engines being quite that large... there again, I have been known to be wrong about details before...  :unsure:

Probably here to support their Boys and Girls playing with ours (as they are wont to do, more often than we realize).

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5234 on: March 01, 2019, 02:36:30 am »

Goggle tells me it was probably a KC-135, but I don't recall the engines being quite that large... there again, I have been known to be wrong about details before...  :unsure:


KC-135s come with three sizes of engine, the original ones used P&W J57 straight jet engines, the smallest of the engine variants. Later on they were upgraded to TF-33 engines with large front fan housings, and even later the KC-135R variant was re-fitted with the big fat CFM-56 engines.

Wikipedia says the Singapore Air Force has four ex-USAF KC-135s.
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