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Wednesday 15th August 2018

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Knife75
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Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Knife75 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:44 pm

A really good day around 3 different airfields, starting at RAF Mildenhall to catch the P-8A doing approaches, then I headed to Cambridge in hope to catch the two Globals returning from test flights. Then I went back to the hall and caught the WC-135C return from a long mission out near the Black Sea. Thanks for viewing :thumbs:


ImageP-8A 168849LANCER 55 by Tom Martins1, on Flickr

ImageP-8A 168849 LANCER 55 by Tom Martins1, on Flickr

ImageP-8A 168849 LANCER 55 3 by Tom Martins1, on Flickr

ImageGLEX 1326 returning from a test flight into Cambridge by Tom Martins1, on Flickr

ImageGLEX 1325 returning from a test flight into Cambridge by Tom Martins1, on Flickr

Image62-3582 by Tom Martins1, on Flickr

ImageWC-135C 62-3582 OF by Tom Martins1

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Supra » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:31 am

Perfect planning & execution :thumb: Any idea why GLEX 1325 is landing with what appears to be a trailing antenna deployed?

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Punkrunner62 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:14 am

Nice set, thanks for posting.
Cheers.

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by f106dart » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:29 am

You have to love when it all comes together. It was worth all the driving around. Nice shots

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by paddyboy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:18 am

Hi Tom :P

Cracking set there :thumbs:

Well worth your trip ;)

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Fink123 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:49 am

wow great catch!

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by markranger » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:11 am

Very nice.
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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Knife75 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:21 am

Supra wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:31 am
Perfect planning & execution :thumb: Any idea why GLEX 1325 is landing with what appears to be a trailing antenna deployed?
Thanks, I guess it is for some kind of testing.

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Knife75 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:21 am

Punkrunner62 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:14 am
Nice set, thanks for posting.
Cheers.
Thanks :thumbs:

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Knife75 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:22 am

paddyboy wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:18 am
Hi Tom :P

Cracking set there :thumbs:

Well worth your trip ;)

Thanks for posting :thumb:

Paddyboy :clap:
Cheers!

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Knife75 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:22 am

Fink123 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:49 am
wow great catch!
Thanks alot!

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Knife75 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:22 am

markranger wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:11 am
Very nice.
Cheers!

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Richard E » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:20 pm

Knife75 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:21 am
Supra wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:31 am
Perfect planning & execution :thumb: Any idea why GLEX 1325 is landing with what appears to be a trailing antenna deployed?
Thanks, I guess it is for some kind of testing.
It's an instrument which is sometimes called a “Trailing Cone”, the cable is normally 1 to 1.5 times the test aircraft's wing span length, it trails behind the aircraft and precisely measures the ambient atmospheric pressure (static pressure) in the “free-stream air-flow” outside the disrupted air-flow generated by the aircraft, this measurement is used to measure the plane’s exact airspeed and altitude during test flights.

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Re: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Post by Supra » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:41 pm

Thanks for the info'. Sounds like they're getting into 'fine-tuning' by calibrating the instruments. Can't be long before 1325 flies the nest?

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