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deaphen
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What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:54 pm

Today i heard something buzzing like a loud bee over my house.. and i see this lil dinky thing... what is it? and what is it used for? Its definately an Indian Airforce craft... what int he world do they do with it?
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What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:28 am

It's probably used for Flight Training. It looks like an ordinary ultralight.
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What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:36 am

Also it is not an Indian Registered Aircraft, the G registration [Golf] is from UK

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What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 2):
Also it is not an Indian Registered Aircraft, the G registration [Golf] is from UK

Mmm, though do UK regs not use letters rather than numbers?
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What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:48 am

Experimental aircraft use the G- numeric , is there an Indian air force base near you as it may be a demonstrator ???

May be it 'watching you' big brother style  Smile
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What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:04 am



It's a Streak Shadow, used for bird control/bird strike prevention.


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What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:07 am

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 2):
Also it is not an Indian Registered Aircraft, the G registration [Golf] is from UK

It is an indian airforce plane... as rightly pointed out... reg's from the uk are Golf followed by alphabets and NOT numbers. If you look at other pics of the IAF planes... they have similar regs.

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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:20 am

Reminds me of everytime I see - er, hear - other pusher-prop planes fly overhead. The Piaggio P-180 Avanti is one of the easiest planes to recognize. The aircraft looks neat on the ground, but that is one L-O-U-D airplane!

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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:31 pm

If it is a military registration, does India use UAVs? Maybe its for those pilots to get the feel down and add a little flight time under their wings. Just a thought.
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:43 pm

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 8):
If it is a military registration, does India use UAVs? Maybe its for those pilots to get the feel down and add a little flight time under their wings. Just a thought.

Yes we do use UAV's.
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:07 pm

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 8):
does India use UAVs?

It may be that India uses UAV's but this is not a UAV as the U is for UNMANNED
 
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:08 pm

The G registration followed by numbers is because of the fact that it is an ultra-light.
Here in the netherlands we normaly have PH-XXX, but for gliders, ultra-lights, micro-lights etc.... its PH-999 (with 3 of even 4 digits after the PH-).
I think its to keep the "normal" registration exclusively to general aviation all the way up to commercial.
 
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:37 pm

Quoting Fanofjets (Reply 7):
The Piaggio P-180 Avanti is one of the easiest planes to recognize. The aircraft looks neat on the ground, but that is one L-O-U-D airplane!

Sorta off topic, but you're right. There's a company sells shares in them at PIE..you KNOW when one's in the area....
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:52 am

Quoting Baron52ta (Reply 10):
It may be that India uses UAV's but this is not a UAV as the U is for UNMANNED

I am aware of that.. waw simply asnwering the question whether we have UAV's in India or not. I could clearly see the pilot in these pic after i took them.

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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:28 am

Deaphen

What airport are you near? As 2H4 has said it is used for bird strike prevention. I know Mumbai has always had a bird problem and I thought I'd heard about others there. If it's irratating to you it's hopefully bothersome to the vultures and others that can ruin the day for pilots and planes.
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:46 am

Good to see that the Indian Air Force maintain a serious frontline air wing in this era of global terrorism!  Wink

You can imagine a "Simpsons" like interception (remember the Wright Brothers plane being intercepted by F-14s in the Airshow episode) - Pakistani fighters approaching fast from six o'clock, only to cruise straight on past whilst saying "wtf?"  Wink
 
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:22 pm

Quoting M404 (Reply 14):
Deaphen

What airport are you near? As 2H4 has said it is used for bird strike prevention. I know Mumbai has always had a bird problem and I thought I'd heard about others there. If it's irratating to you it's hopefully bothersome to the vultures and others that can ruin the day for pilots and planes.

Hey:
Strangely enough the closest internation airport to me is about 50 miles away, i live in chandigarh (IXC) which is primarily an airforce base. I think they are using these for the Presidents Air fleet Review which is tomorrow.... infact its the biggest show our air force has.. and its being held after a long 31 years.. so other than this thing buzzing around over my house i have SU-30 MKI's roaring past too!

Infact the other day we had an interesting articl ein the newspaper tell residents to make sure their trash bins are covered so that birds dont get attracted and fly around! lol
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RE: What Is This Irritating Thing (Indentify This A/C)?

Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting Baron52ta (Reply 10):
It may be that India uses UAV's but this is not a UAV as the U is for UNMANNED

I didn't say it was a UAV...thanks for not reading my post!

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 8):
Maybe its for those pilots to get the feel down and add a little flight time under their wings. Just a thought.

You need to read the entire post I typed, please read the statement above this line.
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