AWACS lurking over Newcastle

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by TheIronDuke, Mar 18, 2008.

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  1. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    A few people have commented on this mystery plane. Its not an E-3, its a 2 engine jet. Sort of AWACS Lite. And it is not in RAF livery.

    We get some odd military planes into Newcastle airport from time to time, but this thing acts strange.

    Where miliary aircraft refuel (or whatever) then sod off, this thing circles the city fairly low, a few thousand feet up, for an extended period. If planes are stacked up here, waiting for a slot, they tend to circle out over the North Sea a few miles away.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Could it not be the RAFS newest plane perhaps
     
  3. Not a Police spyplane, like they use round here now and again?
     
  4. NATO operates 17 E3-A's?
     
  5. I know keegan is still looking for his first win but using AWAC's to find it is a bit over the top, don't you think?
     
  6. Sentinel? Sort of Nimrod-ish.

    Might be someone elses Air Force aircraft of course - we do have exercises with other mil.
     
  7. Get someone tp paint "Pi55-off, Biggles" on the roof of St James' Park. That'll get rid of them.
     
  8. Although, someone might replace the word "Biggles" with "Keegan"!
     
  9. Twin engined on the wings? If so, it could be the spick Boeing 737 AEW&C.
     
  10. Had one over North Yorkshire flying in & out of Yeadon Airport last year and it turned out to be an aerial survey for global mapping (aka Goggle Earth)
     
  11. Is it lining up on Sunderland?

    Bomb gone!
     

  12. It would cause 3 millions quids worth of improvements if it bombed Sunderland.
     
  13. You remember those ads where the Mysterons are looking for benefit cheats?

    New technology means they can do it in daylight now, so it's being trialled over Newcastle.