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A question once again about PVD.

Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:50 am

Today while talking to my neighbor, once again for about the fifth time in the last month, I and my neighbor this time, not just I, watched a military fighter type appear to take off from PVD. It has had the same color scheme everytine. It has always been in the afternoon and is headed in the direction of Quonset Point in a Southerly direction. It comes and goes so quickly, it is hard to get a good look. It appears to be gray in color with a blue Insignia on the tail. This is separate from my last question about military aircraft. I could not find anything on Flight Aware which seems to point in the direction of a military aircraft. I cannot tell if a single or double crew. I live off the end of the main runway and this is a recent new happening as far as I know. I wonder where they are from and why PVD.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:11 pm

Did the planes have red stars on them? If no, not a problem, they’re ours. Grey paint scheme covers just about every US plane (and most European allies) except the 89th Airlift Wing. Most likely Mass or VT ANG planes as they’re the only fighters in the Northeast, sadly

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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:16 pm

No red stars, but a new reality it seems to a guy who was born on the end of the runway at PVD and has watched many, many military flights from WW 2 on to this day, and still lives on the same end and watches flights every day. I ask because of this new to me frequency of Fighter Aircraft in the traffic pattern these days. I was checking to see if anybody living around here had observed these flights. Technically, I was born on the side of the main runway, and now live on the Southerly end. There is now a hotel where our house was way back. Think Hurricane of 38.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:17 pm

No red stars, but a new reality it seems to a guy who was born on the end of the runway at PVD and has watched many, many military flights from WW 2 on to this day, and still lives on the same end and watches flights every day. I ask because of this new to me frequency of Fighter Aircraft in the traffic pattern these days. I was checking to see if anybody living around here had observed these flights.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:39 pm

Yes, it is an odd change as there are not any obvious reasons esp with Quonset Point nearby
 
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:05 pm

Someone bought a MIG and parks it at PVD. Heard he’s building a hangar for it. It’s parked over by the UPS jet, coworker showed me a pic on Friday.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:13 pm

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Someone bought a MIG and parks it at PVD. Heard he’s building a hangar for it. It’s parked over by the UPS jet, coworker showed me a pic on Friday.


I thank you for that information, I will try the news station to see if they know about that, maybe I am not crazy after all. :smile: I will drive over to see for myself tomorrow.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:27 am

Gee, my question about red stars wasn’t that far off....


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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:42 am

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Gee, my question about red stars wasn’t that far off....


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For sure, I will drive over tomorrow and see if I can see it. I tried google Earth, no luck.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:29 pm

WarRI1 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Gee, my question about red stars wasn’t that far off....


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For sure, I will drive over tomorrow and see if I can see it. I tried google Earth, no luck.


I just went by PVD and stopped and asked a guy there if there was a Russian aircraft on site , he said right in front of you, sure enough there was the Red Star on the tail. He said it had been flying around also. I took a picture of the tail from the street, it was not possible to see the entire aircraft, it was covered by a cover. It was near the flying school building. I will put the picture on later. I believe the guy said it was an L39. So there are Russian Stars in Warwick and I am not worried at all.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:32 pm

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Someone bought a MIG and parks it at PVD. Heard he’s building a hangar for it. It’s parked over by the UPS jet, coworker showed me a pic on Friday.


Good information, and they are building a new hanger, or a new building nearby. Thanks for the help once again.
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:04 pm

I'm 4 miles off the end of 23 in Edgewood. I'll be sure to be on the lookout for this!
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 am

It comes fast, by time you hear it, it is almost by. That is why , I could never really describe it. It comes over the tree line near my house and is gone in a blink. Good luck.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:29 pm

L39 is Czech trainer, no threat to Warwick.
 
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:49 pm

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L39 is a Czech trainer, no threat to Warwick.



I know that it is one of a kind at PVD and around this area as far as I know.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:04 am

WarRI1 wrote:
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L39 is a Czech trainer, no threat to Warwick.



I know that it is one of a kind at PVD and around this area as far as I know.

Believe there is one in BDR as well, believe they even doing training flights in it.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:23 pm

Upset training at BDR.

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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:26 am

Likely this one (they have not blocked tracking yet): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N139DZ . There is a photograph there too.
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Re: A question once again about PVD.

Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:36 am

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Likely this one (they have not blocked tracking yet): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N139DZ . There is a photograph there too.


Thanks for the picture, the one I took was only of the tail, the rest was covered by a tarpaulin. That is definately the aircraft I have been watching leaving PVD.
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