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Ian

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles
« on: September 03, 2010, 03:37:43 PM »
See topic title.  :D
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Jack

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 08:53:15 PM »
Does anyone know what the passenger jet was doing flying low over the town yesterday (Friday 3rd) about 4pm ish.  At first I thought it might be in trouble but it circled and went around again? Thanks in advance. Jack

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 09:01:11 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, Jack. I did hear that plane myself yesterday and wondered what was going on. Anyone know?

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 11:18:46 PM »
I saw a huge plane yesterday flying low over Ruthin about 3.30 I think it was a transporter rather than a passenger jet

Ian

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 08:10:31 AM »
From time to time the RAF fly large prop-driven tankers and transports low across the Conwy region.  Might it have been one of those?
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Jack

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 11:54:24 AM »
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From time to time the RAF fly large prop-driven tankers and transports low across the Conwy region.  Might it have been one of those?
No it definitely wasn't one of those RAF transporters that you often see in threes going down the valley.  This was white and jet engined and while it did appear to have rows of windows like a passenger plane but then again I am no aviation expert!

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 10:05:45 PM »
It was a Lockheed 1011 Tristar K1 on a test flight
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Here's a map of its route from planefinder.com.



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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 10:08:45 PM »
Nice detective work, Paddy!  D)

Looking at that map, did the plane get lost over Llandudno?!  _))*

Paddy

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 10:18:54 PM »
Probably stuck in the traffic Dave!

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 10:34:38 PM »
the one I saw was different, it had kind of a bulbous top part above the cockpit, sorry not good with aviation terminology

Jack

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 07:15:09 PM »
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It was a Lockheed 1011 Tristar K1 on a test flight
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Thanks Paddy, that was definitely the one I saw.

I don't want to turn this thread into a plane spotting one but driving down the A55 at lunchtime there was a chinook helicopter circling over Bryn Euryn on the Mochdre side.

Ian

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 07:32:34 PM »
The Chinook has also touched down on the Orme - opposite the cafe on the Marine Drive.
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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 12:02:04 AM »
It flew very low over the Pier,  and came straight towards me as I sheltered from the rain by the Shell Shop.
It was mightily impressive and I imagined the fear in those who were facing such a machine when its guns were trained on them.
Scary...

Didn't Prince William pass his helicopter flying degree recently?   It could have been him at the helm?
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Ian

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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 08:10:47 AM »
The basic chopper licence covers flying in VMC on a single engine.  You then add bits, the main one being your IFR and then night-flying regs, then you graduate onto the twin-engine types, such as the Chinook.
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Re: What's Llandudno like right now?
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 10:53:33 AM »
Ah ....so very unlikely to be HRH then...
Never mind, one can dream...
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