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Hi, did any members happen to see a V22 Osprey over Newcastle Upon Tyne today (7/5/15)? I wasn't aware that British forces had that aircraft? Cheers.
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It was US 11-0057, flew up over the Humber and the edge of york, landed for fuel and Newcastle
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Ok, thanks for the reply. Just checked on the net and it looks like it's been in the UK conducting NATO operations. Did it appear on FR24?
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Yea i think they are doing para drops, no i was using planeplotter.
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Quite a lot of activity round STANTA... Spent many happy times there watching various para drops n trying to sort numerous
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How do they get the Osprey over here from the states? Surely it can't fit on a C17?
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May fit in a C5 :)
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Fit in a C17 but in bits.
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Ah, I see. Thanks. 'In bits' is their normal state anyway according to some accounts on the net! While I'm on could you tell me the best outdoor antenna to use for listening to the air band. I've got a UBC92XLT and I'm only approx 6 miles from the airport. I can get ground comms on UHF but it's very noisy. Thanks in advance.
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Im a handheld man so i use a Watson w-881 30cm whip, works good for airband when i am inside and when out and about.
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Cheers for the advice. I'll look it up and let you know how I get on.
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Callsign would probably have been "Knife #".
Part of 7SOS (Special Operations Squadron) based at Mildenhall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Specia ... s_Squadron
It has a ferry range of 2230 miles, so a CV22 could hop across the Atlantic via Greenland and Iceland if they really wanted.
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Minus1 wrote:Callsign would probably have been "Knife #".
Part of 7SOS (Special Operations Squadron) based at Mildenhall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Specia ... s_Squadron
It has a ferry range of 2230 miles, so a CV22 could hop across the Atlantic via Greenland and Iceland if they really wanted.
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Was Knife75 i think.
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2 heading your way again. knife76 and another with no Id showing on PP,just went over York at 3000ft.
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