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Twin engined Turboprop with MAD boom

Postby RDG » September 6th, 2013, 1:48 pm

Wonder if anyone can help with this one:-

Twin engined Turboprop (Beech Queenair size) white underneath flew over here (Nr Lifton, West Devon) extremely low (below 300ft) on a E to W heading.
Aircraft passed directly overhead but being so low didn't have time to get much detail other than it had an extended tail boom similar
to a MAD boom and from the wing tips appeared to be trailing short antennas/sensors.

Nothing noted on Planeplotter and SBS not running at this time.

Any suggestions please?

Dave.

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Re: Twin engined Turboprop with MAD boom

Postby IANK » September 6th, 2013, 2:48 pm


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Re: Twin engined Turboprop with MAD boom

Postby bones » September 6th, 2013, 5:09 pm

Caravan on a stick.. :)

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Re: Twin engined Turboprop with MAD boom

Postby RDG » September 7th, 2013, 11:23 am

Thank you Ian and of course Bones....

I'd be interested to know what survey work they are carrying out and quite why they needed to fly so low.
It was well below any military low flying aircraft!

Thanks again
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Re: Twin engined Turboprop with MAD boom

Postby brucie1959 » January 26th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Roger,

Sorry about the late response but this is how it looked parked up at Exeter Airport on 23rd July 13 ...

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1415385/

I also saw it flying very low over Newton Abbot during November. Despite it being around the area for a while, and even landing at EXT a few times, I never picked it up on the SBS.

HTH, Brian


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