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    A lot of military over the North Sea around Norfolk today. (Stratotankers and un-named)
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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    Closest any aircraft can fly to structures (generally) is 500ft...which isnít very high when itís a fast jet. There are obviously occasions when the 500ft is permitted to be broken but military planes on training sorties is not one of them.
    Depends if they know where they are, we were regularly told by airtragic to fly NOT ABOVE 200ft agl when transiting some areas to avoid other traffic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
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    Flying again today...out of Boscombe Down...and in a bit of a hurry at 600+ knots in places.
    In the air up north...https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=43c925...showing as callsign SMZ34 with reg XE688 rather then PP-XHH as before.
    Last edited by PickleB; 10th February 2021 at 14:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    In the air up north...https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=43c925...showing as callsign SMZ34 with reg XE688 rather then PP-XHH as before.
    It seems to be based at RAF Leeming now.

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    Did anyone hear the Sonic boom over north Cornwall and Devon?

    Residents in the Bude area in Cornwall started saying on social media at about 12:15 GMT that they heard "a big bang", an "explosion" or "rumblings".

    The noise was heard more than 14 miles (23km) away in Bradworthy, Devon, with people saying buildings shook and one thinking "it was an earthquake".

    The RAF said it was caused by F-35 Lightning aircraft training about 25 miles (40km) offshore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Did anyone hear the Sonic boom over north Cornwall and Devon?

    Residents in the Bude area in Cornwall started saying on social media at about 12:15 GMT that they heard "a big bang", an "explosion" or "rumblings".

    The noise was heard more than 14 miles (23km) away in Bradworthy, Devon, with people saying buildings shook and one thinking "it was an earthquake".

    The RAF said it was caused by F-35 Lightning aircraft training about 25 miles (40km) offshore...
    It was the sound of the RAF punching the air over the pension announcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    It was the sound of the RAF punching the air over the pension announcement.
    Flying up through the McClouds?
    Last edited by Christian; 10th February 2021 at 21:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Flying up through the McClouds?
    Yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    Yup
    Good news indeed...looking forward to getting what I was promised when I signed up...thank you firemen and judges!

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    Bit of an unusual one...Aero L-39 Albatros...https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=4078b9.

    However, it is likely to be seen again as it is owned by L39 Aviation operating out of Blackpool Airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Good news indeed...looking forward to getting what I was promised when I signed up...thank you firemen and judges!




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    Ignore, sorry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Coastguard plane searching for missing fishing boat at the moment off Conwy. Lets hope they can find them.

    Life Raft...recovered:

    The life raft for fishing vessel Nicola Faith which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27th January has been recovered. The raft was found off the coast of Kirkcudbrightshire by HM Coastguard and has been positively identified by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch as being from the Nicola Faith. The raft will be transported to the MAIB in Southampton for further investigation and analysis.

    The investigation into the causes and circumstances surrounding the vesselís loss is ongoing. The search for the vessel which is being co-ordinated by the MAIB is continuing. MAIB has been working with underwater search experts to cover a wide area including all of the vesselís historic operating area.

    The next of kin have been informed of this development.

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    I presume this is Phil the Greeks lift back home to Norfolk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    ...image...

    I presume this is Phil the Greeks lift back home to Norfolk.
    Maybe not...see Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital after a month for "The duke has now returned to Windsor Castle."

    This morning's track (https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=406f2b) shows them landing nearby the Holtsmere End Junior School , Hemel Hempstead. and so this may be a transfer to University College Hospital or one of other hospitals in that area of London.




    Edit Now heading back to the East Anglian Air Ambulance base at Cambridge City Airport.
    Last edited by PickleB; 17th March 2021 at 12:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Life Raft...recovered:

    The life raft for fishing vessel Nicola Faith which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27th January has been recovered. The raft was found off the coast of Kirkcudbrightshire by HM Coastguard and has been positively identified by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch as being from the Nicola Faith. The raft will be transported to the MAIB in Southampton for further investigation and analysis.

    The investigation into the causes and circumstances surrounding the vesselís loss is ongoing. The search for the vessel which is being co-ordinated by the MAIB is continuing. MAIB has been working with underwater search experts to cover a wide area including all of the vesselís historic operating area.

    The next of kin have been informed of this development.
    They are still looking for the wreck...Search extended:

    The MAIB will extend the search for the fishing vessel Nicola Faith, which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27 January. Although three bodies have been recently found, which are thought to be the crew of Nicola Faith, the MAIB is keen to find the wreck to understand the causes and circumstances of the sinking.

    With poor weather forecast in the coming days, additional search assets with enhanced capability will be deployed over the weekend, with plans to continue once the weather improves. In addition, the search area planned to be covered has been expanded...

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    There's a government drone over the white cliffs of Dover
    (or thereabouts)

    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=407918

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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    There's a government drone over the white cliffs of Dover
    (or thereabouts)

    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=407918
    That one has reappeared after a short absence. First seen in late 2019...link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    That one has reappeared after a short absence. First seen in late 2019...link.
    Yes, it's the start of the spring migration.

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    Not a plane and not in the UK but not worth it's own thread - a bit of a problem:

    EVER GIVEN Current position (Container Ship, IMO 9811000) - VesselFinder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Not a plane and not in the UK but not worth it's own thread - a bit of a problem:

    EVER GIVEN Current position (Container Ship, IMO 9811000) - VesselFinder
    Woops...link.

    That reminds me of this...link.

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    It looks as though HMCG are exercising with a drone at Caernarfon...https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=407951.

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    Anyone near Barnstable? I think that you don't often see the Boeing E-3A Sentry on that side of the country: https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=4d03d0


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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    They are still looking for the wreck...Search extended:

    The MAIB will extend the search for the fishing vessel Nicola Faith, which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27 January. Although three bodies have been recently found, which are thought to be the crew of Nicola Faith, the MAIB is keen to find the wreck to understand the causes and circumstances of the sinking.

    With poor weather forecast in the coming days, additional search assets with enhanced capability will be deployed over the weekend, with plans to continue once the weather improves. In addition, the search area planned to be covered has been expanded...
    And still looking...Investigation updates: fishing vessel Nicola Faith:

    Statement from MAIB:

    • We are delighted that the Welsh Government Fisheries Patrol Vessel, Rhodri Morgan, is today joining the search for the missing fishing vessel the Nicola Faith.

    • The Rhodri Morgan will be mobilised with a towable multi-pulse side scan sonar. We are extremely grateful to the crew and technicians onboard for their collaboration.

    • In addition, mounted on a second vessel, Natural Resource Wales are also operating a high definition side scan sonar which has been used by the MAIB for a number of days.

    • MAIB remains focused on getting answers for the families and learning what went wrong so that steps can be taken to prevent this happening again.

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    U2 over Liverpool @ 51,000 ft.

    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae094f

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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    U2 over Liverpool @ 51,000 ft.

    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae094f
    Every time I hear these planes mentioned I marvel at them still actively flying. Somewhat serendipitously I caught this heads up whilst it was only a few minutes away on a direct track to go overhead our garden. Unfortunately though, it subsequently turned off to make a more leisurely and scenic approach into Fairford. I'd love to see one in the metal, especially airbourne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petethegeek View Post
    Every time I hear these planes mentioned I marvel at them still actively flying. Somewhat serendipitously I caught this heads up whilst it was only a few minutes away on a direct track to go overhead our garden. Unfortunately though, it subsequently turned off to make a more leisurely and scenic approach into Fairford. I'd love to see one in the metal, especially airbourne.
    Get yourself to RIAT next summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post

    And...found:

    Notice of direction to prohibit access issued

    A sunken vessel deemed to be of significant interest has been located in the Colwyn Bay area by an MAIB commissioned vessel searching for missing the fishing vessel Nicola Faith.

    ...

    MAIB DIRECTION No 1/2021

    WRECK OF UNIDENTIFIED VESSEL 53į 20.019íN - 003į 41.876íW

    Under the powers contained in:

    Regulation 10(6) of the Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1743)

    and

    Section 259(2)(d) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995

    the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) hereby PROHIBITS access to and/or interference with the wreck of the Unidentified Vessel in the position stated, or its equipment and GIVES DIRECTION requiring that the same shall be left undisturbed until further notice, pending investigation by the MAIB.

    Specifically prohibited are: anchoring in the vicinity of the wreck, fishing by nets, trawls or lines in the vicinity of the wreck, and any diving operations on the wreck or its outlying gear. For the purposes of this direction, the vicinity of the wreck shall be taken to be a circle, radius 200 metres, centred on the wreckís location.

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    Two high-altitude US drones in the vicinity of Ukraine overnight.

    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae54b6

    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae540e

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    To put a slightly different angle on things :

    EasyJet recently recommenced flights between Bristol and Inverness. Pre-Covid it may have operated up to ten flights per week, but its presently operating two.
    They are utilising their 320 Neos, with approx 180 seats.
    So far, the average number of passengers per flight is 35.

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