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Hercules circling

Postby mistyar66 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:19 am

Morning all . . just a quickie, I keep hearing it, then keep seeing it on FL24 - but anyone got any ideas why this Herc would spend the morning at 19,000ft circling just to the south of Scampton??
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby tazmin88 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:30 am

Its showing on PP as ASCOT186 ZH879 in case you are not aware of the ser and cs
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby tm74sqn » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:36 am

Perhaps it is pretending to be an AC-130J . . . . !
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby mistyar66 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:48 am

Cheers chaps . . just curious what it might be up too . . like the idea of it being a AC-130!! It is circling Skellingthorpe and never been too keen on that place lol . . .
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby mistyar66 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:59 am

ImageCapture by andykr66, on Flickr
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby martmpf » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:11 am

See Ascot 186 at 10.09am
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby C24 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:29 am

It was doing something similar at 18000' yesterday on FL24, too
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby baz1 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:41 am

get it up there most days doing my head in.. its been doing it :grr: for months now
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby tazmin88 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:51 am

ZH882 c130j is plotting on PP doing a similar pattern at this time at least its at 19000 ft but understand the constant droning must be annoying
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby baz1 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:07 am

yes is does get on your nerves, I often stand in the garden on a clear day watching it' and of course the reds
when they are up there.
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby Vulcanone » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:37 am

At least you get to see some military

Even if its droning around for hours, I rarely see anything down here in London (excluding the winged buses) at Heathrow, and the odd Helicopter here and there

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Re: Hercules circling

Postby Doughnut » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:20 pm

Always surprises me how accurate these sort of flights are. Guess they must use some sort of autopilot as manual control would never be so precise. So if you are feedup sitting on the ground listening to it just think about being on the aircraft. It would appear to be a surveillance profile, maybe with rear crew operating equipment. All very hush hush.
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby John W » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:57 pm

Must be annoying if directly underneath, although I can intermittently hear it from my position.

However, for my money, the sound of British Military Aircraft, is the sound of freedom.

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Re: Hercules circling

Postby baz1 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:16 pm

sadly gone are the days when i used to get USA mill flights straight over the top of my garden until they moved the airway further N/E when Doncaster airport opened.
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby Lowfly11 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:12 pm

tazmin88 wrote:ZH882 c130j is plotting on PP doing a similar pattern at this time at least its at 19000 ft but understand the constant droning must be annoying
..ZH882 was in Doncaster today as mentioned in Heads Up/OTT section Tazmin.Regards Tim :thumb:
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby jediwarrior » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:29 pm

its been going in and out of scampton ZH882 was in scampton monday i have a great pic
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby blackbelt » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:09 pm

Ive seen defenders and islanders to in same orbit for couple of years now ,Its seems to remind me of E3s circling awacs .So i asume there snooping elint extra .
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby reaper493 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:19 pm

Something has been circling most of the day today, still at it now, sounds like an Islander.
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby Mike » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:25 pm

reaper493 wrote:Something has been circling most of the day today, still at it now, sounds like an Islander.


What's that got to do with a Hercules circling around last October?

Anyway, Defender ZH005 has been circling Lincoln at 10,000' for quite a while now. :)
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Re: Hercules circling

Postby baz1 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:34 pm

yes and up there for the last few days numerous passes ott my back garden.
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