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    End of an Era Airfields

    Great shots there and lots of memories. I live close to what was RAF Lyneham which closed down as an active airfield almost three years ago. It was home to the RAF's C-130 fleet but would also play host to many exotic visitors from foreign air forces. I clearly recall as a lad seeing Comets and...
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    Thomas Cook TCX87HP

    Morning all This flight to Mahon departed Manchester at around 6am this morning. It was displaying the hex 402AE0 which is incorrect and is for a balloon. I suspect it was TC's latest A321 G-TCDG which should be coded 406AE0 but can anyone confirm if this was indeed the frame that departed...
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    Inbound to Kazantzakis International, Iraklion, Crete

    It's been miserable here for most of the day but is clearing up now, but it's 8.20pm and almost dark. Here are another couple of shots with the 300mm lens.. https://www.flickr.com/photos/brownieboy27/12102893596/in/set-72157643199997924...
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    Inbound to Kazantzakis International, Iraklion, Crete

    Hi again Rich Crete's about 280 kms long which I guess is about 175 miles, it has two international airports at Iraklion ( Kazantzakis) and Chania ( Daskalogiannis) and a regional one at Siteia which doesn't take anything bigger than an ATR72 or Dash 8. It's very dodgy trying to take photos at...
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    Inbound to Kazantzakis International, Iraklion, Crete

    Thanks Richard, surprisingly, there's very little noise, it's where we always stay on Crete and we like peace and quiet so if it were noisy, we certainly wouldn't stay there. The main changeover days are the best - Brit changeover days are Tuesdays and Saturdays but the German changeover day is...
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    A bit of guidance needed please

    Hello to all I would like to invest in some form of flight tracking hardware and have seen the following bit of kit on this website at what appears to be a good deal http://www.hamradio.co.uk/avionics-avionic-aircraft-radar-airnav-systems/airnav/airnav-radarbox-pro-pd-2990.php I'm the first...
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    Southern Air 777 beyond the sound barrier?

    Thanks Lee for the explanation
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    Southern Air 777 beyond the sound barrier?

    I was tracking a Southern Air 777 flight # SOO275 this afternoon as it crossed the Irish Sea towards northern Britain. According to Planefinder, it was travelling at 725mph/630 kts at FL 35 zer0. I had a look at the speed of sound at various altitudes and it reckons that at 35,000 ft, it's...
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    CHINESE 737s at KEMBLE

    Thanks for the link Shine, I took a look. Funny thing is, Matt Falcus went there on the 29th Sep and said that B5092 was definitely there, whereas I visited on the 25th and there was no sign of her unless she was parked inside a hangar
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    CHINESE 737s at KEMBLE

    Rather confused here, can any one shed some light on this please? I visit Kemble regularly, and back on 4th April this year, there were two Chinese Lucky Air 737s at Kemble, B5091 and 5092, one on each side of the Cathay Pacific 747 in the scrap area. B5092 was in a bad way, minus nose cone and...
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    Uploading photographs

    Hi there Shine I've signed up for pinkfroot now and have uploaded the Crete photos plus a some from Kemble which I go past at least once a week. Kemble used to be an active RAF base but these days it's used mainly by light aviation, flying clubs and also has a company who scrap and refurbish...
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    Inbound to Kazantzakis International, Iraklion, Crete

    Thanks Shine, glad you like them. Most were passing over at around 2,500 feet but the 300mm lens made for some good shots.
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    Uploading photographs

    Hello Shine Thank you for the welcome and your comments. Strange thing is, I started my interest in aircraft aged 13, continued with it till I got married at 22, then it all went on the back burner what with kids, marriage, and all the rest of it until about 6 months ago when I bought the new...
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    Uploading photographs

    Hi there I have a lot of aviation photos, some of which might be of interest to the members here but I can't figure out how to embed them in the text. I can copy and paste the URL without a problem but that's just a link, so how do I go about embedding the photos please? Thank you
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    Aircraft repainting - Iberia to Vueling

    Great photos, thanks. I visit Kemble often, always interesting to see what's there or what's recently arrived. There's a Vueling A320 there right now, EC-ICQ, as well as another A320 which carries registration M-RAFF for which I can't find anything out...
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