CKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
Just now 7.40pm, a huge turboprop departed over my house from MAN southbound off runway 24,very low and noisy (i live 45 miles south of the runway in stoke on trent).It had 6 engines as far as I could see, high wing, looked like an L-100 at first.Any clues as to what it was, where it was going and why it was so low?
CKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3712 times:
WOW! thats weird, we normally only get 24 departures over here, we're on the CONGA1R ( not sure if its still called that).They usually depart MAN on 24, make a left turn over Knutsford then over Congleton, then me in Stoke, then over Stafford, Birmingham and over towards Honnelly (maybe incorrect spelling).
Ant72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
Sorry don't know the ATC jargon for the routes out of MAN but I saw the Hercules on Sunday directly over here (near Handforth station - check Multimap out for the exact location) having already turned and heading south. This is way sooner than any jets do, I sometimes see those from here but they are much further east and much higher than the Hercules was, confirming what Jamo said about the early turn.
I saw a Hercules taxiing, presumably having just landed, on Sunday morning when I was at the viewing park, around 10.45am. I also saw another (same one I guess) on a similar flight path to the one in the evening, albeit much higher, during mid-afternoon Sunday. Any idea what it was doing in the area? I assumed it was making an appearance at an airshow/event.