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Mystery Aircraft Scotland

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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 05:22 AM
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isnt Faslane Naval Base where we keep the uks nukes the flight path goes very close to it




posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 06:04 AM
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Sounds like ASTOR to me, a Sentinel R1 is based on a global express and regularly flies those routes during training.

Cheers
Robbie



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 06:25 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

I seen the contrails of a plane yesterday or the day before over Glasgow, the direction of the contrails changing at 45 degree angle(estimate). Thought it seemed weird considering the airport was in the opposite direction and all other plane contrails were pretty much straight or heading out of the area or toward the airport.
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:02 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol
I saw a similar contrail heading home yesterday from Newton Mearns to Stewarton. (same one possibly?) It certainly stood out !



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:04 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol

Are you Yanks Spying on our dilapidated Nuclear Arsenal.?


Seeing as the Yanks built it I doubt it.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:05 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Soloprotocol

If it wasn't ours why didn't we scramble jets to take it down or have a look who it is?.


Likely cause we knew who it was.

USAF or Navy testing one of its new toys.

They do have a history of using Scotland.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Turning into a politics thread after 4 posts...predictable and pathetic in equal measures.


Blame Obama





sorry couldn't help it Maybe if we had the 2nd Amendment things would be different.




posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:15 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Soloprotocol

I seen the contrails of a plane yesterday or the day before over Glasgow, the direction of the contrails changing at 45 degree angle(estimate). Thought it seemed weird considering the airport was in the opposite direction and all other plane contrails were pretty much straight or heading out of the area or toward the airport.


As I said, that whole area is used for training missions for various aircraft, if you're seeing contrails and you are close to the airport it's very doubtful that any of the aircraft you are seeing are heading in or out of Glasgow airport anyway, contrails are usually formed at higher altitudes. Therefore the direction of the contrails have no relation to the location of the airport.

There is a lot of civilian and military international traffic flying over Glasgow, and a lot of it changes heading over Glasgow.

Also, if you follow the flightradar track of GLEX, the aircraft takes off and lands at RAF Cranwell, where the Sentinel is currently based due to resurfacing at Waddington. Also interesting is that the routes continually takes the aircraft over the ranges at RAF Spadeadam, where we do a heck of a lot of EW training!

No mystery here folks, sorry!


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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: stratsys-sws

Cheers for the info, just thought it seemed weird at the time and then seen Soloprotocol op and thought, hey someone else seen it to.
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:29 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: stratsys-sws

Cheers for the info, just thought it seemed weird at the time and then seen Soloprotocol op and thought, hey someone else seen it to.


No worries, always happy to chip in at the risk of sounding like a party pooper
You may well have seen it, it was hanging around for a long time at 43,000 feet and likely leaving a trail. If you want to see it up close, have a nip down to lincolnshire!

Cheers
Robbie



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Soloprotocol

If it wasn't ours why didn't we scramble jets to take it down or have a look who it is?.


Likely cause we knew who it was.

USAF or Navy testing one of its new toys.

They do have a history of using Scotland.


This instance was definitely not the US testing a new toy, but your last comment is very correct and very recently correct.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: tommyjo

Like stratsys-sws mentioned, it was just normal training.The pilot needed to log some hours in or they were doing calibration/testing of systems either on-board or ground based that they needed the Sentinel for.
If they were doing the later that might explain why you MOD didn't want to talk about it.
Happens all the time in the US.



It's amusing that people just blew over a logical explanation like yours and instead try to make a conspiracy out of what would be normally an un-extraordinary event.
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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Got excited when I read the title.

There's been rumours about a visit to Scotland from two long overdue friends recently :-P



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: Korg Trinity
a reply to: Soloprotocol

Probably a Russian stealth craft.

They have been buzzing us more and more frequently these days.


Think about it? Why is a Russian stealth aircraft appearing on Flight Radar 24 and other flight tracking software? It kind of defeats the objective. Also why was it operating at a height where its engines were laying down contrails. Again it kind of defeats the objective of an operational stealth aircraft.

The Sentinel was also squawking 4610 during its mission. Likely part of the Exercise Cobra Warrior that is ongoing.

B) FROM: 15/09/14 10:30C) TO: 15/10/01 13:30

E) EXER COBRA WARRIOR 15.
UP TO 35 MIL ACFT, INCLUDING FAST JETS, WILL CONDUCT HIGH ENERGY MANOEVRES WI AREA BOUNDED BY:
561800N 0012500W - 565300N 0011200E - 541100N 0032300E - 534400N 0030000E - 531600N 0030000E - 532000N 0023000E - 531200N 0023000E - 530900N 0020400E - 531900N 0003400E - 533900N 0002000E - 551400N 0012200W - 550400N 0020000W - 545100N 0021300W - 544700N 0023600W - 550900N 0030000W - 553100N 0025200W - 560000N 0024900W - 561800N 0012500W

The aircraft was squawking 4610 and appeared as a Bombardier Global Express of which the Royal Air Force Sentinel is a variant. It would have been fully visible and monitored by Air Traffic Control in the regions it operated in.

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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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They were planning to add a maritime capability sometime around mid year. There was no time frame given for exactly when though. It's supposed to just be a software upgrade, but they have to make sure the GMTI aspect plays well with the maritime.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: Korg Trinity

You can also see the track of the aircraft as it returns to RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire. You can also see the outward leg after take off. See following link. I watched it take off as it flew over my village in Lincolnshire.

Flight Radar 24 link
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Expand the map and see the entire flight of the RAF Sentinel which was serial ZJ692

ZJ692 Images
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: gfad
Got excited when I read the title.

There's been rumours about a visit to Scotland from two long overdue friends recently :-P

Machrihanish...????



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Don't know, other people in this thread know more than me. But there was a plausible sighting over the Moray Firth.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 06:08 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol

originally posted by: gfad
Got excited when I read the title.

There's been rumours about a visit to Scotland from two long overdue friends recently :-P

Machrihanish...????


No, not Machrihanish.

Some areas near Scotland allow systems to experience certain environments and conditions that would be useful in testing a capability.

Cheers
Robbie



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: stratsys-sws

You've peaked my curiosity... Conditions nonexistent in continental USA?




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