I've often wondered how far we can possibly see.Saw my "furthest away away from me" flyover this evening I was on the bus by the Hulme Arch (so roughly 1 mile from city centre Manchester) and I saw a trail that had a kink in it. There was nothing nearby (u.e within 50 miles) so I kept zooming out until I found PH-TXA which departed Manchester and that I saw pretty much overflying Skegness or around 110 miles away
It sees a lot of blocked aircraft and the info. I have followed the trail back on a blocked aircraft and that shows where it took off from.Yesterdays FR24 playback shows a USAF C-130 from Iceland overflew Birmingham, but flying N-S. There was also an aircraft with a blocked callsign flying E-W
I was walking home from my local Co-Op in Willingham just north of Cambridge, this evening and had a KC-135 come over lit up like a Christmas tree and approx 2,000 ft altitude. Obviously inbound Mildenhall. I checked up on it on FR24 and watched it's approach. I get a lot of F-15's fly over from Lakenheath, but sadly they don't show up on FR24. I also see a few V-22 Osprey's. They make the strangest sound. The first time I heard one approaching, I went outside expecting to see a C-5 and was surprised to see a v-22.RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath in particular seem to be very busy at the moment, in recent days I’ve seen an Apache, multiple KC-135s and a C-130.