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C17 flying around MAN

Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:13 pm

Dear All,

I was enjoying the sunshine this afternoon in my garden when I saw a C17 flying over and looking like it was heading for a short final on the 05's at MAN around 16.30 today.

Can anyone enlighten me?

Thank you.

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Re: C17 flying around MAN

Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:58 pm

The UK airports are quiet at the moment (for obvious reasons), the RAF is using the airports for training.
Even SEN has had a C-17 visit.
On 8 April, you saw ZZ171 as RRR829 doing a few circuits at MAN for training.
On 7 April, it was LTN's turn with ZZ171 also as RRR829 doing 8 approaches
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Re: C17 flying around MAN

Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:31 pm

Not RAF, nor fixed wing but last week a RN Commando Merlin overflew my road, next to a quiet LHR. Later read that RN Merlins and RAF Pumas are deploying to sites around the UK to support Air Ambulances during this pandemic.
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Re: C17 flying around MAN

Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:12 pm

Thank you GCT64 and GDB. Your replies are very much appreciated. Stay safe everyone. ADB1

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