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Chinook Overhead

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Chinook Overhead

Post by XPLUMBER » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:52 am

At approximately 07:40 this morning 14th November 2016 a Chinook appeared overhead RAF Wittering and hovered stationary except for a few turns at 600 feet.

He is still buzzing the airfield.
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Re: Chinook Overhead

Post by romeo bravo » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:37 am

Didn't stay long as not around, or I didn't see, when I went passed at 0815

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Re: Chinook Overhead

Post by reheat module » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:55 pm

Thought I caught sight of something resembling the Chinook in the distance as I was heading south on the A1 earlier this morning.
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Re: Chinook Overhead

Post by 3Greens » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:50 am

I was southbound on the A1 at 07.45 and saw his several wide orbits at around 3000' from the traffic queue. Think he was awaiting airfield opening at 08.00 as by the time the traffic progressed under the approach he had just landed and was taxiing over to the north side

Any I/D on this one anyone ?

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Re: Chinook Overhead

Post by warrior2035 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:09 am

Are they using Wittering as a base for Ex low Rider at Donna Nook range?

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Re: Chinook Overhead

Post by Skymaster » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:19 am

Having just run a report on adsbexchange, it looks like ZA710 [SHF444] was in the Wittering area at that time.

It then departed to the NE, and plotted near Cadwell Park, so could have gone to Donna Nook.

Return flight as SHF394.

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Re: Chinook Overhead

Post by reheat module » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:50 pm

Thank you 3Greens and Skymaster; timing of the sighting is spot on.
Details following make sense too, as a colleague advises the range has beeen busy.
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Re: Chinook Overhead

Post by 3Greens » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:20 pm

Thanks all :clap: knew all would become known :thumbs:

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