JezUK77
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Awac Plane Spotted At EMA!

Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:02 pm

Hey all!

If I am in the wrong section - I apologise!

I was alerted today by a buddy of mine that he saw an AWACs plane (he described it as a plane with a radar dish on but didn't know the aircraft type!) taking off from runway 09 at EMA today or yesterday!

Can anyone tell me why it was at a civilian airport. Must have been a fuel stop or something but surely a uS air base in the UK would have handled this!

Cheers
 
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RE: Awac Plane Spotted At EMA!

Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:28 pm



Quoting JezUK77 (Thread starter):
Can anyone tell me why it was at a civilian airport. Must have been a fuel stop or something but surely a uS air base in the UK would have handled this!

Maybe a minor in-flight emergency?
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RE: Awac Plane Spotted At EMA!

Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:42 am

There was one doing touch and goes at Durham tees valley a few days ago but I had no car to go and take pics.

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RE: Awac Plane Spotted At EMA!

Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:44 pm



Quoting JezUK77 (Thread starter):
Hey all!

If I am in the wrong section - I apologise!

I was alerted today by a buddy of mine that he saw an AWACs plane (he described it as a plane with a radar dish on but didn't know the aircraft type!) taking off from runway 09 at EMA today or yesterday!

Can anyone tell me why it was at a civilian airport. Must have been a fuel stop or something but surely a uS air base in the UK would have handled this!

Cheers

EMA is not very far from RAF Waddington, where the RAF's Sentries are based.

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