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Civil Aviation => Aircraft Movements => Topic started by: Slider on March 13, 2012, 07:01:21 PM

Title: Anyone know what its doing?
Post by: Slider on March 13, 2012, 07:01:21 PM
Hi, anyone know what the A330 is doing circuits to the east of the isle of man?
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Post by: String on March 13, 2012, 07:04:49 PM
It's another one of them  casa christman air service aircraft must be on test flight.
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Post by: CanonJohns40d on March 13, 2012, 09:26:38 PM
Hi  a bit late sorry; there were good clear comms here in NI 2 way I assume aircraft to aircraft on 241.925 at 19.25. Just started a "hook up" now. Reg EC-335 on Radarbox. Also face mask callsign Tarnish? Strobes are causing problems with the onboard camera. Some banter about having turned off the strobes that they were needed on again. Female crew member on tanker saying she "gets blamed for everything".

Not related but just noticed a green laser over Bangor hard to tell where but in the sorta Bloomfields Shopping Area.
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Post by: Causeway74 on March 13, 2012, 09:42:15 PM
Tarnish callsign is usually used by BAe stuff from Warton.
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Post by: CanonJohns40d on March 13, 2012, 09:44:27 PM
Hi Ringo yep confirm he was up from Warton. Really good comms and lasted for quite a while.
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Post by: Causeway74 on March 13, 2012, 09:52:32 PM
I used to hear Tarnish/Avro callsigns quite a bit a few years back. I think they used to have a nimrod on the go too. Avro 04 sounds a familiar c/s. I don't have a big aerial up at the moment so didn't get anything on the frequency you posted. Is it all quiet now?
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Post by: Slider on March 13, 2012, 10:24:26 PM
Great info guys thanks
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Post by: CanonJohns40d on March 13, 2012, 10:28:14 PM
Hi Ringo yes stopped about 8.00ish. I have several Warton frequencies on the radio from  a visit  there (outside the fence) a couple of years ago. I saw it on the Radarbox and locked down the Warton freqs and bingo great entertainment for over an hour. I think all the Test Pilots from Warton use Tarnish with additional identifying digit(s) Sad or what!!!
Title: Re: Anyone know what its doing?
Post by: CanonJohns40d on March 13, 2012, 10:29:58 PM
Ohh the laser Bloomfields I said. Ooooppppssss try an organised event at Scrabo Tower. Thought it was either a very large laser or must have been close to me. Laser will be visible to 17th March.
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Post by: CanonJohns40d on March 13, 2012, 10:35:25 PM
With due thanks to the Warton Log at Fighter Control; 19:58hrs Tarnish 5 , Arr (Typhoon) , been up with Voyager Casa 016 over Morecambe Bay.
Title: Re: Anyone know what its doing?
Post by: Causeway74 on March 13, 2012, 10:42:06 PM
You have any other Warton freqs worth noting John?
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Post by: CanonJohns40d on March 13, 2012, 11:04:27 PM
I have I assume Casper is happy to have them posted? They are freely available on other sites.
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Post by: casper on March 14, 2012, 09:06:30 AM
Post away John, if they're available elsewhere, or if you'd feel happier just link to them :)
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Post by: CanonJohns40d on March 14, 2012, 11:12:12 PM
Thanks Casper
126.575 Warton Radar Standby air to air, 129.525 Approach/Zone, 129.725 Radar, 130.575 Operations, 130.800 Tower 2, 131.600 BAE/Felix Company Operations, 233.175 Approach 3, 234.650 Radar PAR, 241.925 Discrete Evaluation 7, 264.750 Tower/Approach 1, 338.450 Discrete Evaluation 8, 341.775 Discrete Evaluation 5, 370.750  Boffin, 389.450 Operations.
Off those above the Evaluation Frequencies offer traffic when tests are ongoing.The other in this list above have proven useful when nearby the Airfield.
455.475 Airfield Ops, 455.625 Ground Ops, 455.775 Airfield Tankers, 456.675 Tankers. These are more likely to raise a taxi company locally but again useful when nearby the airfield.
 
Warton is well worth a visit not a lot of traffic but some good stuff when it is there. Local spotters are very friendly and helped me out on getting there and then with this sort of information. You can get shots like this from the crash gate
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3101/2811460348_a646b3cc53.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bangorfuji9500/2811460348/)
ZK011 Hawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bangorfuji9500/2811460348/) by Canon John's 7D (http://www.flickr.com/people/bangorfuji9500/), on Flickr

John