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#1625784 - 07/10/2018 18:13 Can anyone track aircraft?
G_Man Offline
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Got a brief glimpse of a pale grey, twin engined, possibly WW2 vintage aircraft flying over the house about 30mins ago. Thought it was a Beaufighter for a second but none are left flying anymore and all the tracking sites are commercial frown. Anyone got a whizzy app that could shed some light on it please? smile

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#1625788 - 07/10/2018 18:38 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: G_Man]
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Does this one help Alan?

https://www.flightradar24.com

edit There was a Blenheim flying over Brands Hatch at the AGM, could it be that?


Edited by PeteP (07/10/2018 18:42)
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#1625795 - 07/10/2018 19:53 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: G_Man]
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Flightrader24 can only track planes fitted with mode-S transponders - basically, modern passenger and transport planes. I doubt that a WW2 plane, even refurbished, would have such equipment. I'm not sure any military planes carry the kit - or at least, have it turned on all the time.
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#1625799 - 07/10/2018 20:57 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: PeteP]
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Cheers guys. I reckon you might have it Pete with the Blenheim cool The serial numbers are in duck egg and that's what caught my eye thinking it was in overall pale grey. I've emailed the company to check if it was in the area and I'll let you know smile

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#1625802 - 07/10/2018 21:32 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: G_Man]
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Isn’t the BBMF Dakota painted light grey?
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#1625811 - 08/10/2018 09:23 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: G_Man]
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I hear the Russians are quite good at tracking aircraft and they're not fussy about what type of plane either.
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#1625814 - 08/10/2018 09:57 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: G_Man]
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There’re is a tracking app that tracks a few different modes I think and some of the RAF training flight aircraft are showing on https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/mobile.html
Lots of private aircraft also
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#1625828 - 08/10/2018 19:43 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: Cooperman]
G_Man Offline
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Thanks all. The company confirmed it wasn't the Blenheim so I guess I'll never know frown

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#1625831 - 08/10/2018 21:51 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: G_Man]
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Not vintage, but the RAF’s Beech 350 shadows are painted light grey.

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#1625911 - 10/10/2018 22:25 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: DavidRobot]
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Classic Air Force based in Coventry have an Avro Anson.
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#1625952 - 11/10/2018 19:35 Re: Can anyone track aircraft? [Re: G_Man]
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The BBMF Dakota is light grey as Nigel suggests but has black and white stripes on the wings and fuselage
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