BHX Movements and Heads Up

Kevin Farnell

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FR24 is showing SRN342 inbound BHX from MST, but gives no info on aircraft type. A quick web search indicates SRN as Sprintair of Poland. Anyone have any further info?
Also, The Ruby Star An-12 has just departed BHX.

Kevin
 

HPsauce

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Kevin, i heard the Ruby Star An-12 depart yesterday evening. Had to turn the TV up!!. Seriously though, it's great to hear them. In fact it is so quiet again at BHX any aircraft passing over is given an extra glance!. The An-26 are also noisy beasts!.
 

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I remember when Aviogenex and Aeroflot operated Tu-134's into BHX. You would see a dark smudge in the sky, before you could see the aircraft on approach.

Kevin

And the Balkan Holidays Tu-134, they operated until quite recently I think ?? Maybe 6-7 years ago ??
 

rollo

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Spatax Convair 990 Coranado, four engines, fast, noisy as heck and could lay down a smoke screen a WWII Royal Navy destroyer would be proud of, would go down a bundle with the green party etc today.
 

rollo

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A quick Google says no but it does hold the record as the fastest subsonic passenger jet achieving mach 0.97 in level flight in the 1960s. A bit of thread drift going on again I'm afraid.
 

Kevin Farnell

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Just heard An-12 UR-CAJ go over my house here in Cambridgeshire outbound BHX to N/A. It went over at about FL190 and had a very distinctive sound. Great to be able to immediately check FR24 to see what it was, unlike my early days of spotting when you would have to wait for something like Stansted Aviation News and try and tie it up.

Kevin
 

HPsauce

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I heard that depart off runway 33 Kevin. Hard not to!!. But I don't mind hearing those old warhorses at all. They are nearly as old as me!!. I use FR24 and also Planefinder ( the £2.99? version) . A mixture of the two works well. Planefinder has some limitations but is useful as it flags most airliners with the operators logo.
 
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