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G-IV over northern Benin right now

Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:56 am

Hi fellow aviation fans,

just noticed G-IV appearing out of the blue over northern part of Benin heading 270, entering the airspace of eastern Burking Faso, making a procedure turn and heading back in opposite direction 090 to Benin on the same track. FR24 doesnt provide any info about the airplane except its GLF4. Any idea what kind of flight it may be? Quite unusual especially in that part of the world, isn't it?

Have a great day, brgds,


EDIT: now the plane is doing exactly the same pattern again returning from Benin airspace to Burkina Faso, making procedure turn and heading back - at FL245 and 253kts. Must be some kind of training or something.
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Re: G-IV over northern Benin right now

Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:48 pm

I would guess it is some sort of surveillance pattern. It is now flying that pattern back and forth between Niger and Burkina Faso.

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