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Scottish overflies April/May 1977

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fatherfaff
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Scottish overflies April/May 1977

Post by fatherfaff » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:26 pm

Back in the spotting game after a long absence I am checking through old logs - here are some interesting overflies around Edinburgh - any confirmation or missing info welcome! I may have got some info from the radio or Scotland Scanned/SCAN

29/4/77 1317 Thought to be a Breguet SP-13 Atlantic Heading south-easterly towards Newcastle. Noted the letters "P" and "TG" but that means nothing to me
22/5/77 1652 Thought to be a Convair CV-990, local spotter Sandy Watt reckoned it was N990E at the time. Heading northerly
27/5/77 1155 Thought to be Boeing 707 10+02 "GAF1002" heading northerly.
28/5/77 1907 4 x A-$s heading apparently to Bentwaters. Delivery for Kuwaiti AF thought to be 160188, 189, 190 & 191
28/5/77 2023 Falcon 39 heading south, thought to be F-WAMD
30/5/77 1145 3 x EB-57Es(?) heading in formation northerly. Grey colours with dayglo red wingtips/tails

While I'm here are there any online sources or databases of aircraft movements from the 70s and 80s?

Tonka14
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Re: Scottish overflies April/May 1977

Post by Tonka14 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:57 pm

BARG magazine 6/77 confirms the A4's with those serials on that date at Bentwaters

mustang5861
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Re: Scottish overflies April/May 1977

Post by mustang5861 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:22 pm

Five EB-57Es of the 17th DSES/Kansas ANG (54278, 54280, 54287, 54290 and 54292) deployed to Bentwaters on 14/4 to take part in Exercise 'Dawn Patrol' with the 81st TFW. Unfortunately 'BAR' does not have any info for their departure from Bentwaters, which presumably was on 30/5, two C-141As having arrived on 29/5 to act as support.

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