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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5235 on: March 01, 2019, 03:42:53 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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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5236 on: March 01, 2019, 05:58:36 am »
Gorgeous clear sky enabling those B2 shots  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5237 on: March 03, 2019, 02:45:04 am »
Bushfires in Gippsland meant footage on the TV news of Coulson Aviation's 737 Fireliner dropping retardant.

Not my picture.

How about that as a build Brad C?  You could model it in flight with the retardant replicated by dyed cotton wool and hiding the support.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5238 on: March 03, 2019, 07:22:04 am »
Super cool pic Fred   :thumbsup:

I had to go look that up because this is the first time I've seen a pic of their 737.  Interesting where they have the water tanks too, two of them inside the cabin ---- plus the capability of transporting ground fire fighters to the scenes, up to 60 at a time.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5239 on: March 03, 2019, 10:34:47 am »
Bushfires in Gippsland meant footage on the TV news of Coulson Aviation's 737 Fireliner dropping retardant.

Not my picture.

How about that as a build Brad C?  You could model it in flight with the retardant replicated by dyed cotton wool and hiding the support.

Needs air to air refilling of the retardant tanks to cut time landing and taking of from an airport. Perhaps a C-5 or Airbus A-380?  :wacko:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5240 on: March 14, 2019, 03:16:47 pm »
A very unusual flyby today at lunchtime over central London. A French Navy Allouette III helicopter of all things. Practically flying sideways due to the strong winds!

I didn't realise that France still flew these machines, according to Wiki they are 50+ years old and now being replaced by Puma. I wonder if this one is on the way to a UK museum, possibly the Army Flying Museum?

Is there any way to track past flights and find out where it came from or went?

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5241 on: March 14, 2019, 03:49:33 pm »
The usual Thursday  Hercules low over chateau Rheged in mid afternoon.  I think Thursday is the day when the SAS send a party up to Shobdon airfield to be picked up, and then dropped on their adventure playground near Pontrilas. Later, a yellow Eurocopter EC135   with the word ELECTRICITY in the side flying low over power cables in our area.....possibly looking for problems after our recent bout of high winds.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5242 on: March 15, 2019, 07:25:31 am »

Is there any way to track past flights and find out where it came from or went?

There must be I would of thought. You quite often see "flight tracks" being used in news bulletins.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5243 on: March 15, 2019, 09:11:50 am »
https://www.flightradar24.com/2019-03-15/11:17/12x/51.5,-0.35/10
gives a pretty good view of at least what airliners are doing now, or at a specific time.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5244 on: March 15, 2019, 09:53:56 am »
The problem with Flightradar24 is that it relies on a/c transmitting on ADS-B which does give a lot of information to whoever is looking at it. Military types, especially operational ones, tend not to use ADS-B for this reason.
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« Reply #5245 on: March 15, 2019, 11:16:11 am »
A couple of yawn darts y'day and today, and a C-130 doing touch and goes at ACY y'day as well.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5246 on: March 15, 2019, 09:32:15 pm »
Bushfires in Gippsland meant footage on the TV news of Coulson Aviation's 737 Fireliner dropping retardant.

Not my picture.

How about that as a build Brad C?  You could model it in flight with the retardant replicated by dyed cotton wool and hiding the support.

Zigactly what I plan (eventually  :rolleyes:) for my 'Always' A-26... just have to get the nerve and enthusiasm to shave and sand the Airfix kit (again...  :banghead:)

And yeah, the Italeri kit is MUCH nicer and smooth too, but 1. I have a couple of cheap Airfix kits, and 2. the Italeri isn't readily available here at present...

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5247 on: March 25, 2019, 06:54:26 pm »
Since I basically like in Grand Junction now.....

KC-10 overhead yesterday.



This Avenger flew over today



And this was cool, an F-18 on finals while the Avenger is turning in. The Final Countdown !

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5248 on: March 28, 2019, 10:41:45 am »
Young Rheged and I went off to Abergavenny today (decent model shop).  On the way home, near the village of Talgarth, a couple of gliders and then a third one in tow by an unspecified low wing single engine aircraft.  As I was driving and not in a place where I could stop I'm afraid that no more positive ID could be managed.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5249 on: March 28, 2019, 12:07:28 pm »
a third one in tow by an unspecified low wing single engine aircraft. 

I suspect it would have been a Piper Pawnee tow plane. As these are no longer in use as crop dusters a lot of them are now used by glider clubs,
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