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Stan

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been buzzed by the R A F
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:38:09 PM »

This week at Leeds Bradford  Airport we have seen a lot of  military aircraft movements  from fighters to transports. I managed to get just one shot.

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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 11:23:25 PM »

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft. I sometimes see them near us, as the RAAF uses them.


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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 12:43:51 AM »




You see them all the time around Amberley (RAAF Base) doing touch and goes.


They are able to carry an Abrams main battle tank.
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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 01:40:50 AM »

Does the RAF use C17s or is this a USAF plane in transit, to Germany or the Middle East, perhaps?
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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 06:24:27 AM »

Hi this one was RAF.
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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 06:53:26 AM »

During the week there was also Canadian C17s operating from Leeds too
Seems it was a busy wee place this week :-))
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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 09:32:55 AM »


This plane was spotted over Strathdon Aberdeenshire last Tuesday afternoon ,from Lossiemouth I assume. How it stays up is all clever stuff seems to be going so slow .
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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 10:14:42 AM »

The RAF operates 8 of them from Brize Norton as part of 99 Squadron. They were originally on loan for a certain amount of flying hours but it was quickly exceeded and now the RAF has flown the most flying hours with C17ís- so much now that Boeing has to ask them about any future problems that may occur as we have experienced almost every snag for over 100,000 flying hours!
And it takes a long time to refuel too- I did a couple in the Falkland Islands!
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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 04:41:05 PM »

   Had a C17 doing touch and go at Newquay Airport (St.Mawgan) this week.
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Re: been buzzed by the R A F
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 12:22:49 AM »


In RAAF livery,



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