St530 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 13511 times:
I just saw what looked to be a commercial airliner heading for landing at Heathrow under military escort at either wing. I noticed it at the last second so couldn't tell what airline or type. Anyone know what it is?
Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 13017 times:
How many of the fly past aircraft returned to Brize Norton?
At about 1.15 I saw a few aircraft, still in formation flying over Oxford, in the direction of Brize Norton.
Particularly impressive was the C-17 Globemaster. There was also a VC10, and an early warning aircraft -all ecorted by fighters.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4750 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8704 times:
Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 3): There's usually a tanker 'escorted' by a couple of fighters in this kind of event, so that's what you will have seen. Didn't you see all the other aircraft too? There were apparently 55 in total!
Gotta love anything that includes a VC10!
Isn't the 10 the largest UK built aircraft that still flies now that Concorde is gone?
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!