T8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 421 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5194 times:
Being more of a civil aviation nutter this is my first post in this section so please bear with me!!
I live in a small city called Redditch near Birmingham in the United Kingdom and at about 1450 very low, i would say about 2,000ft I saw a aircraft. Now im no good with military a/c however this was kinda scary as it was very unusual. Over the past few days I have seen several low flying planes circle around my home at night.
GPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 837 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4943 times:
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It was probably one of the RAF ones. They are regular visitors to BHX, often transferring injured troops from Afghanistan to hospital in Birmingham. If they then return to Brize, they will possibly be transiting at relatively low altitudes as it is not that far by air.
BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1095 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 3922 times:
Hi Marshall !
Ironically I also live in Redditch... The Globemasters usually take an approach into Birmingham low and slow over the town (usually out over Astwood Bank - Parallal to the M40 - then Parallal to the M42 and then over the M42 and into BHX)
They park at Elmdon and are mostly troop movement flights bringing home injured troops. They usually use one of the hospitals in Selly Oak (The QE if im correct)
Anyway, I've seen these low and slow about... hmmm.. 4 times ? I work in Edgbaston and sometimes they take an approach over my office also.
I've also seen a VC10 landing into BHX and park up at Elmdon.. that was pretty cool.
And yes, they are RAF and not USAF.