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General => Aviation => Topic started by: tarbat on August 25, 2011, 07:40:50 am

Title: Tornado GR4 Flypasts
Post by: tarbat on August 25, 2011, 07:40:50 am
Something to look out for today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14637529

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54775000/jpg/_54775885_raf_464.jpg)

A Tornado GR4 is expected to make a fly-past later at 13 sites that make up Scotland's newest university.  The jet from RAF Lossiemouth is to feature in a ceremony officially marking the creation of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).  The Tornado crew plans to complete the fly-pasts as part of a training flight.
Title: Re: Tornado GR4 Flypasts
Post by: Budgie on August 25, 2011, 08:34:12 am
We had two fly-pasts from them yesterday while we were out fishing on the West side of the island.
They use Stornoway Airport for practice approaches on a regular basis, we used to get the Nimrods doing the same thing but sadly that's a thing of the past.
Title: Re: Tornado GR4 Flypasts
Post by: smcm on August 25, 2011, 01:52:25 pm
Passed over Kirkwall about 1.10pm this afternoon.

I haven't been using Radarbox for a couple of weeks but just noticed today that I am at last starting to get Loganair/Flybe routing info again - has the probelm finally been resolved ?
Title: Re: Tornado GR4 Flypasts
Post by: tarbat on August 25, 2011, 02:31:44 pm
I haven't been using Radarbox for a couple of weeks but just noticed today that I am at last starting to get Loganair/Flybe routing info again - has the probelm finally been resolved ?

Yes.  See http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=6380.msg69308#msg69308
Title: Re: Tornado GR4 Flypasts
Post by: smcm on August 26, 2011, 07:34:44 am
Thanks, Tarbat

Will start monitoring more regularly now.  The routing info is quite important as mainly interested in the Loganair/Flybe flights around Orkney and Shetland.