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giatttt

Old-Salt
Chinook clattering around the back of Bridge of Weir, but can't see it on F24 or Freedar. Think it is a civilian one working on the pylons so it seems a bit odd it is not on either tracker - any ideas?
 
Chinook clattering around the back of Bridge of Weir, but can't see it on F24 or Freedar. Think it is a civilian one working on the pylons so it seems a bit odd it is not on either tracker - any ideas?
A civilian Chinook? Working the pylons? Hmm.
 
Chinook clattering around the back of Bridge of Weir, but can't see it on F24 or Freedar. Think it is a civilian one working on the pylons so it seems a bit odd it is not on either tracker - any ideas?
Oh, I have an idea. It's either not a Chinook, or it's not anything to do with powerlines.
 

Rab_C

LE
Oh, I have an idea. It's either not a Chinook, or it's not anything to do with powerlines.
Why not try and explain why it couldn’t be a chinook and wind back on the sarcasm. I follow this thread because people are normally helpful and willing to explain things to the uninitiated.
Just a quick search shows there at least were civvy chinooks and there were plans to use them in heavy lift, for example maybe moving pylons?
 
Why not try and explain why it couldn’t be a chinook and wind back on the sarcasm. I follow this thread because people are normally helpful and willing to explain things to the uninitiated.
Just a quick search shows there at least were civvy chinooks and there were plans to use them in heavy lift, for example maybe moving pylons?
Thanks for your advice. Duly noted and ignored.
 
Chinook clattering around the back of Bridge of Weir, but can't see it on F24 or Freedar. Think it is a civilian one working on the pylons so it seems a bit odd it is not on either tracker - any ideas?
Helicopters often don't show up if they flying low, especially over areas like West Renfrewshire that are both hilly and likely to have a low density of people with ADSB receivers feeding in.
 

giatttt

Old-Salt
Seems it might be a different noisy helicopter.

G-UHGB, a Bell 205A-1 operated by aviation specialists Heli-Lift Services, during pylon removal operations on the Renfrewshire Heights in Inverclyde, Scotland. The pylons are taken down on the hillside and broken up on site, then removed by helicopter to a drop-off site where the metal is then loaded on to lorries, and finally moved by road.
 
Seems it might be a different noisy helicopter.

G-UHGB, a Bell 205A-1 operated by aviation specialists Heli-Lift Services, during pylon removal operations on the Renfrewshire Heights in Inverclyde, Scotland. The pylons are taken down on the hillside and broken up on site, then removed by helicopter to a drop-off site where the metal is then loaded on to lorries, and finally moved by road.
Is it drowning out the sound of banjos?


;)
 
With an attitude like that you’ve got to be an ex Crab or close (pilot)
Given you say that you follow this thread you'll have seen that I dispense sound advice and knowledge freely, you'll also know I don't hide my background or experience, as many here will testify.
 

ZW Clanger

Old-Salt
Why not try and explain why it couldn’t be a chinook and wind back on the sarcasm. I follow this thread because people are normally helpful and willing to explain things to the uninitiated.
Just a quick search shows there at least were civvy chinooks and there were plans to use them in heavy lift, for example maybe moving pylons?
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Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
I was in a small unit based at RAF Leuchars a while ago. There was one of those over on exercise and they offered to take one of our lads up for a trip. All was well until they had a major equipment failure and diverted back to Geilenkirchen! Two days later he got back.
Geilenkirchen is all right!
 

Ritch

LE
I wonder if the QRA is up as a Voyager is doing laps off the coast of Scotland.

QRA or an exercise?

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Ritch

LE
Typhoon and Voyager AAR returning to Akrotiri
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from Syria.
 

R0B

War Hero
3 new F-35s should be making the journey across from Gander in Newfoundland later today on delivery to RAF Marham. I think that will still mean there are more serviceable Spitfires in the UK than there are F-35s but it's all going in the right direction. I think we might only be getting one or two next year.

Two new Apache 'E' Guardian's arrived by road at Wattisham yesterday.
 

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