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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2022 21:37 
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the cause of the increase in army planes and helicopters in British skies? Is it because they have been flying to the Eastern part of Europe as a show of force, or is it as a patrol, or training exercise in case it all kicks off in a wider sense? Something else?


All of the above. There are plenty of NATO planes doing patrols up and down the border with Ukraine - a mixture of fighters, unmanned drones and airborne radar, plus tankers. Some are based in the Uk but mostly to the west of you.

Some of the cargo planes are delivering supplies to the Ukrainians via Poland and other neighbours, and they have been going over the midlands.

There are more US fighters here than normal, based at Lakenheath, and they are doing low level training in wales so you’ll see them going past. F16s as well as the more common F15s that we get

There’s also B52s flying out of Fairford but again not so busy over the midlands.

Flightradar24 is good to identify what they are and where they are going.


We’ve got a few dark grey military planes going over jjst now. I tried to look them up on flightradar but either I’m using it wrong or they aren’t in there.

They are big, stubby dark grey things.


Could be one of these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-130_Hercules or these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A400M_Atlas

Not everything military is on Flightradar24 as they turn off the civilian transponder when they don’t want to be too easily tracked.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2022 21:43 
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That's a woodpigeon.

Just waved a few friends off at Hebden Bridge station, and as I left, the birds were mimicking the doors-closing sound of the train. Impressive.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2022 21:46 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the cause of the increase in army planes and helicopters in British skies? Is it because they have been flying to the Eastern part of Europe as a show of force, or is it as a patrol, or training exercise in case it all kicks off in a wider sense? Something else?


All of the above. There are plenty of NATO planes doing patrols up and down the border with Ukraine - a mixture of fighters, unmanned drones and airborne radar, plus tankers. Some are based in the Uk but mostly to the west of you.

Some of the cargo planes are delivering supplies to the Ukrainians via Poland and other neighbours, and they have been going over the midlands.

There are more US fighters here than normal, based at Lakenheath, and they are doing low level training in wales so you’ll see them going past. F16s as well as the more common F15s that we get

There’s also B52s flying out of Fairford but again not so busy over the midlands.

Flightradar24 is good to identify what they are and where they are going.


We’ve got a few dark grey military planes going over jjst now. I tried to look them up on flightradar but either I’m using it wrong or they aren’t in there.

They are big, stubby dark grey things.


Could be one of these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-130_Hercules or these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A400M_Atlas

Not everything military is on Flightradar24 as they turn off the civilian transponder when they don’t want to be too easily tracked.


I know enough about planes to say it looked like both of those. It definitely had four of the propellor things.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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https://military.freedar.uk/VirtualRadar/mobile.html can show a bit more, and filters out all the civilian stuff.
Air Force 1 is heading over Cambridgeshire right now for example.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2022 21:48 
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That's a woodpigeon.

Just waved a few friends off at Hebden Bridge station, and as I left, the birds were mimicking the doors-closing sound of the train. Impressive.

Haha!! That’s brilliant.

There was a wood pigeon sitting right by our chimney yesterday as when I was trying to concentrate it was ‘cooo-cooooo, coo, cooo-coooing’ out of the fireplace :D

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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
https://military.freedar.uk/VirtualRadar/mobile.html can show a bit more, and filters out all the civilian stuff.
Air Force 1 is heading over Cambridgeshire right now for example.

Is that the presidential plane? Is he over here?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Mimi wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
https://military.freedar.uk/VirtualRadar/mobile.html can show a bit more, and filters out all the civilian stuff.
Air Force 1 is heading over Cambridgeshire right now for example.

Is that the presidential plane? Is he over here?


He was in Poland to meet US troops and Ukrainian ministers.
I think it’s possibly now landed at RAF Mildenhall where a lot of US Air Force are based as it’s dropped off the radar.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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And he’s off again.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2022 23:38 
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Ohhhh… that makes more sense!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Ah, that specific plane was part of his entourage, but not the one he was on.
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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Mimi wrote:
Happy birthday to two lovelies!


...and to Pete and Curio!

Happy bday folks.


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Happy birthday Curio! Thanks Beexers!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Whoops, missed it again, but Beex turned 14 a few days ago (26th March).

It can now go into a pub on its own, go to a gig on its own, and be fined for not wearing a seatbelt. Good work, Beex!

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And presumably it’s thinking about who it would like to have sex with in a couple more years.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Aww, does it have a little bum fluff moustache yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Thank you Mali. :luv:

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Happy Birthday!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Happy birthday Jazzy! I hope you have the best of days :luv:

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Haha! Amazing Malc - thank you. :D

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The best birthday wishes are always a day late. It make your birthday longer ;)
Happy Birthday Jazzy! Hope you had a great day x

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The best birthday wishes are always a day late. It make your birthday longer ;)
Happy Birthday Jazzy! Hope you had a great day x

Haha! Nicely done sir. :D

I had a lovely day thank you. We've made a start on sorting the house out which is something that's been bothering me for ages. Ended the day with a Chinese and a crap film. Brilliant. :)

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Getting a new dishwasher installed today so I've moved my old one out of its bay. What was beneath was quite disgusting but thankfully it wasn't too stuck to the flooring so I was able to clean it up pretty well.

When the new one comes I won't need to think about it again for another decade or so. Might leave a note to for the future.


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In what I initially thought was an issue with this site, with none of the icons in the bottom right of the site working. It turns out that my mouse won't click on anything in the bottom right of this monitor.

If I drag this window to my other monitor, then I can click on anything and it works fine.

but anywhere in the bottom right third of this monitor clicking doesn't do anything (the task bar works though, it's just everything above that!)

I will be rebooting to check to see if that fixes it, but I just don't understand what could be causing it

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And in an even more bizarre twist, it's now started working fine, straight after posing that last update!

Most odd

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Beerhawk are advertising the sale of the favourite Ukrainian beer, profits to humanitarian relief etc. I was up for it till the description:

"Moderate strong fruity banana with a slight solventy flavour."


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The wildlife camera has captured the milk being delivered, and I am genuinely surprised it is at 3am.

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Does @maliA know about Julia and Peter?


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Beerhawk are advertising the sale of the favourite Ukrainian beer, profits to humanitarian relief etc. I was up for it till the description:

"Moderate strong fruity banana with a slight solventy flavour."


Morrisons have ten cans for a tenner. It’s pretty good, and nothing like that description.


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Does @maliA know about Julia and Peter?


Haha . There's a running thing with ("Kindly Uncle Joe" - ed) on my Facebook about her having had dinner with him.

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