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readytotaxi
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Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:38 pm

FR24 is showing a Beech B200 Super King Air circling London at 23,000ft, no reg, and has been doing laps for a long time, would it be some sort of survey flight from France?

https://www.flightradar24.com/BE20/218cfcb9
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:44 pm

Notice the helicopter circling the same areas? G-VVBA. I guess it's air surveillance for Anti Fascists march
 
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:44 pm

Maybe to do with a cycling event? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cycling/48953010
 
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:36 pm

Landed at BQH. Why no Reg available?
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:40 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
Landed at BQH. Why no Reg available?


I suppose it might be in military or government service, in that case it's obvious they don't give away any details.
 
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:03 pm

It’s more than likely a Reconnaissance Ventures they do a lot of work for various government departments some of it fairly mundane stuff like mapping surveys for the Ordinance Survey though rumour has it they also do more secretive work too I think they changed their name a few years back to RVL Group

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RVL_Aviation
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:06 pm

It was F-GJFE B200 registration was showing on planefinder.
 
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:10 pm

A Be200 is regularly used as a TV relay platform during live sports events such as the London marathon, this is certainly the same thing
 
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Re: Odd flight over London just now.

Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:14 pm

Registration was showing on SBS with ASR271A as its flight number.

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