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Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

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Aircraftpaulcornwall
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Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by Aircraftpaulcornwall » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi all,
A few minutes ago at around 1823Z (1923BST) I noticed what I think was a KC-135 tanker accompanied by 2 typhoons - one either side.
Both then soon transferred to the right of it. Estimated height 12,000ft travelling SW/NE over here (Stithians)
Please keep a look out and a listen out! --Paul

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Re: Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by Sussex to Devon » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:36 pm

Hi,

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Ian

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Re: Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by rh226 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:47 pm

French C-135FR 474 plus, probably, Rafales.

See viewtopic.php?f=8&t=152354
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Re: Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by Aircraftpaulcornwall » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:47 pm

Hi to you both,
Thank you for the replies.
They were an unusual sight to see around here and it just goes to show how easy it is to mistake aircraft types at a distance and also at height! --Paul

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Re: Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by Aircraftpaulcornwall » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:51 pm

A good deal of interest has been generated by these sightings! (even the suggestion that it may have been a Russian interception - as was reported today in the Mirror newspaper!!)
The MOD said that were no military aircraft were operating over Cornwall last evening - all of us of course, know differently! (Also Ref the NOTAM as above link)
Anyway, here is an interesting link with some pictures and some video too!
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwa ... ing-515028

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Re: Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by rh226 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:33 pm

At least Kyle got it right :thumb: - but that explanation was not acceptable to the press!!
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Re: Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by Aircraftpaulcornwall » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:30 pm

Hi rh226,
Yes - Kyle has indeed nailed this one! - and has also proved the 'press' completely wrong! :thumb: --Paul

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Re: Refuelling tanker and 2 typhoons heading northeastwards

Post by Cornish-guy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:48 am

Unfortunately the press and the news channels are not blessed with skill in reporting the facts.

C. :thumb:
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