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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Viper » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:40 pm

We had an RAF Tornado Gr.4 today (25/07), it made an emergency landing here at Malta at about 14:10, due to a generator failure, with callsign OUP012 and it is loaded with 2x rocket pods and 2x GBU-49. This was the first RAF diversion since the start of Operation Unified Protector.

Apart from the Tonka, we had 2 x Kuwaiti AF L-100-30, FAF C-160, RAF HS125 CC.3 and a British Army Lynx

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26/07
An other RAF Tornado Gr.4 diverted to MLA early in the morning due to a hydraulic failure. This was also taking part in Operation Unified Protector.
An Italian Air Force KC-767 made a touch and go at about 11:00, and a Royal Navy Lynx landed at 14:30

27/07
FAF C-160
KAF L-100-30
RAF HS.125 CC.3
RN Lynx

28/07
FAF Mirage 2000 ... emergency, low on fuel. callsign OUP834

29/07
1 x RAF Tornado Gr.4 callsign OUP441 diverted after running low on fuel at about 0400 and departed at 0630.
A Spanish Navy SH-60 landed at about 1500lt
1 x RDAF F-16 callsign OUP913, made an emergency landing after suffering from an engine failure at about 1610lt, an other RDAF F-16 accompanied him till touch down and then proceeded to NAS Sigonella

I know, I know, I'm living in a spotting heaven atm, especially for military aircraft :D :D
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Strik3agle98 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:39 pm

uh-60l blackhawk fly over my school yesterday
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Viper » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:23 pm

Royal Danish AF C-130J-30 callsign DAF6180 landed at 1630lt, it came with an F-16 engine for the F-16 that landed yesterday with an engine failure.
A Royal Navy Lynx from the HMS Ocean, callsign Navy348 landed at 1500lt

An RAF jet, with callsign OUP122, just landed after suffering from an engine failure...since I did see it yet, I don't know if it is a Typhoon or Tornado, I'll tell you later......it's another Tonka :D

So at Luqa we currently have 3 x RAF Tornado Gr.4s, 1 x Royal Danish AF F-16 and 2 x Libyan AF Mirage F.1.
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by waspe414 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:58 am

AN-124-100 from Volga-Dnepr, was at my local airport for some unknown reason. It sat for an hour and a half with the APU running and nothing on, then took off. Very strange occurance.
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Viper » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:53 am

31st July
RAF C-130J-30 (ZH888),arriving with parts for the Tornados
RDAF F-16 (E-597) doing high power engine runs after engine change, then departed to Sigonellla

1st August
RAF Tornado (ZG709) doing high power engine runs with after burner on rwy05, and then departed to Gioia Del Colle
2 x RAF HS.125 (ZD620 & ZE396) CC.3

2nd August
RAF Tornado (ZA463) doing high power engine runs with A/B on rwy 05, and then departed to GDC

3rd August

A FNY E-2C Hawkeye made 2 touch and goes at Luqa then continued to tactical airspace.

4th August
2 x RAF Tornado (ZD790 & ZA463). ZD790 had cockpit smoke and landed rwy 31 and ZA463 accompanied him till landing, then proceeded to GDC
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Crazypilot » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:55 am

A 747 right above our house and a......SQUIRREL!
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Viper » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:26 pm

Today we had a USMC KC-130J (serial 165738) that made a touch and go after coming back from tactical airspace over Libya. Callsign was OUP968.
We also had an RAF C-130J-30 (ZH873) which brought an engine for the RAF Tornado ZD790....The herc was supposed to depart at 2130 but went technical, don't know if it departed yet.
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Crazypilot » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:05 am

Three F-16s doing a formation flight above lahore probably going to chacklala airforce base.
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Styk » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:01 pm

Grummen TBF, A B-25 and an L-39. You guys and your silly general aviation.
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Viper » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:14 pm

RAF Tornado (ZD790) doing high power engine runs with A/B, British Army Lynx from the HMS Ocean, 2 x French AF Mirage 2000D overflying at 10,000ft, and a USAF KC-10 overflying at 15,000ft as OUP004
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by halberdier25 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:33 am

Crazypilot wrote:chacklala
That's the name of a place?

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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Viper » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:48 am

Today we had the long awaited and quite rare, 1 x Sea King (serial 'QA33', c/s 'LAFFAN 02') and 1 x AW-139 (serial 'QA67', c/s 'RAYYAN 02') of the Qatar Air Force....never seen such an amazing livery on military helis :D
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Phoenix » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:30 am

1 lancaster very very very low right over my house!

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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Alpha Star » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:26 am

Cougar and Chinnok formation 10 above my house. Chinook, usual. Cougar not usual. :)
And the day before a very very rare sight.(for me that is) Tornado going oer 500 MP/H very low
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Welshy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:26 am

Alpha Star wrote:Cougar and Chinnok formation 10 above my house. Chinook, usual. Cougar not usual. :)
And the day before a very very rare sight.(for me that is) Tornado going oer 500 MP/H very low
Are you sure it was not a Puma ;)
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Honey Badger » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:35 pm

Saw a bell 429 yesterday. Circled our house like three times.
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Gennaro » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:09 am

and F-16A and an F-16B flying out of the local airbase , probably going home to their homebase.
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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by halberdier25 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:57 am

Flight of MV-22's... again... They really need to stop waking me up.

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Re: Aircraft you spotted today

Post by Honey Badger » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:17 pm

USAF Blackhawk, directly over my head, 30 seconds ago.
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