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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:50 
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I was looking at that flight tracker website yesterday while the kids were at cricket practice and there was a Ryanair flight overhead that took off from Liverpool, flew in a circle over the Wirral and landed back at Liverpool.


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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:51 
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I was looking at that flight tracker website yesterday while the kids were at cricket practice and there was a Ryanair flight overhead that took off from Liverpool, flew in a circle over the Wirral and landed back at Liverpool.


Ah, the flight to Malia

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 13:43 
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I was looking at that flight tracker website yesterday while the kids were at cricket practice and there was a Ryanair flight overhead that took off from Liverpool, flew in a circle over the Wirral and landed back at Liverpool.

I see that happening regularly at Manchester as well. I’m guessing they’re just maintenance flights to check their airworthiness.

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 14:33 
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It could well be that, however, I watched a video that suggested that if an airline doesn't use it's slots for a certain period of time then it will lose them, so it could also be that too (It's probably a bit of both)

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 13:14 
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I'm sure I've heard about that as well, but a lot of rules have gone out of the window because of the pandemic, e.g. I didn't get removed from my dentist's register after not having a check-up for nearly two years. I had one booked before lockdown began but that was cancelled when they closed.

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 18:32 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... e-56847090

That Osprey somebody mentioned has smashed up Addenbrooke’s helipad.

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 18:36 
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A vintage jet did something similar at Halfpenny Green
https://youtu.be/gX3_mQZ4gY8


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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 18:53 
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I can understand what is happening with the downdraught of that osprey thing, but I do t quite understand what’s happening with the jet. Is that due to the force coming out of those engines at the back? I thought that’d be more backwards than down.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:00 
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Yep, it’s angled slightly down while the plane is flat on its wheels then as it rotates to take off it really does some damage.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:11 
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Oh, that makes sense. It really seemed to damage the entire length of the runway!

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:33 
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Oh, that makes sense. It really seemed to damage the entire length of the runway!


I think this will illustrate the point quite nicely.


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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:36 
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Haha, yes! I’m surprised it doesn’t just melt the tarmac right off!

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:04 
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A pair of ospreys flew over here earlier, propellers up despite moving forward at height. Bit weird, and noisy buggers because of it. Someone getting some training presumably.


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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:15 
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I’d never heard of them before they were mentioned the other day. They’re such curious looking things.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:21 
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I had a very confusing conversation a while back about "till-trotter" planes, with someone who meant Ospreys but had misread the word "tiltrotor".


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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:22 
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We see military stuff quite a lot round here, North West of Worcester. Ospreys, Chinooks, fighters, atlases. Sometimes not just moving about but clearly on exercise - those ospreys today, fighters low and fast along the valley (and even more fun, right over the house!), The atlas did a super-slow run in the valley which was amazing last summer, or over the road in pairs very low with the back doors open.

Good to know there are trackers, now if only I can figure out history instead of live!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:27 
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I’ve never seen/heard the word ‘tiltrotor’ before. Google image search shows that they’re really quite different in design from each other. They all look really strange though, and ungainly.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:49 
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BikNorton wrote:
We see military stuff quite a lot round here, North West of Worcester. Ospreys, Chinooks, fighters, atlases. Sometimes not just moving about but clearly on exercise - those ospreys today, fighters low and fast along the valley (and even more fun, right over the house!), The atlas did a super-slow run in the valley which was amazing last summer, or over the road in pairs very low with the back doors open.

Good to know there are trackers, now if only I can figure out history instead of live!


I’m in Bromsgrove and we mostly get the A400 and C130 at high level but occasionally I see some F15s heading towards Wales and the Mach Valley.

This P51 has gone over a few times too.

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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:31 
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Mimi wrote:
I’ve never seen/heard the word ‘tiltrotor’ before. Google image search shows that they’re really quite different in design from each other. They all look really strange though, and ungainly.

Ospreys look mad but in practice they've turned out to be a bit crap, lower load capacity than a Chinook, shorter range and speed when in vertical mode and have a habit of falling apart and crashing.


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 Post subject: Re: Weird aeroplane
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 19:20 
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The American military paying billions on billions to replace perfectly functional designs with over-complicated, enormously expensive multi-purpose turds? Surely not!


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