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by Xan
23 Dec 2021, 14:07
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EBFN - 23/12/2021
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: EBFN - 23/12

WernerV_ wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 12:45
L-13 (DIAMO12) and L-12 (DIAMO15). I guess they'll depart around 2 o'clock, at that time the afternoon 'wave' will start at Woensdrecht.
Thank you. That was spot on. L-12 (REBEL01) so just departed.
by Xan
23 Dec 2021, 13:04
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 17-18/02/2022 - 55 African Union members meet with EU members
Replies: 0
Views: 601

BRU 17-18/02/2022 - 55 African Union members meet with EU members

Apologies for this early heads up, but otherwise I may forget about it. On the upside, it gives you some time to keep your agenda free for this should you wish to do so. On 17-18 February 2022 the European Union - African Union (AU) Summit takes place. Previous summit was in the Côte d'Ivoire (2017)...
by Xan
23 Dec 2021, 12:16
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EBFN - 23/12/2021
Replies: 3
Views: 569

EBFN - 23/12/2021

Earlier today I noticed two Dutch military Pilatus PC-7 Astra's landing at EBFN (came from EHWO).

One of them was was L-13.

No idea when they will depart again.
by Xan
20 Dec 2021, 13:27
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 17/12/2021 Goodbye BAF C130
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: BRU 17/12/2021 Goodbye BAF C130

Rather surprisingly, a BAF C130 is currently in the air, seemingly doing its farewell flight
https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=44f425
by Xan
16 Dec 2021, 11:51
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)
Replies: 10
Views: 2808

Re: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

Since I can't edit my post: this is Politico's running commentary of the EU Council meeting to find out when the meeting ends and thus when Leaders will be departing from Brussels airport.
https://www.politico.eu/article/live-bl ... se-energy/
by Xan
13 Dec 2021, 18:11
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)
Replies: 10
Views: 2808

BRU 16/12/2021: EUCO (spotting opportunity)

Brussels spotting opportunity: - what: EU COUNCIL meeting (aka Leaders Meeting = board that leads the EU consisting of the elected heads of state/government of the member states, short EUCO - current Leaders: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/european-council/members/ ) (note that EU Commission cha...
by Xan
02 Dec 2021, 14:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: FRONTEX airplane surveillance of Channel and North Sea starting soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: FRONTEX airplane surveillance of Channel and North Sea starting soon

In one form or another, I have been part of the radar spotting community since tracking websites began. Right from the start there has been a debate about what information we should and should not share publicly, just like right from the start there has been tension about this with the authorities. ...
by Xan
01 Dec 2021, 21:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: FRONTEX airplane surveillance of Channel and North Sea starting soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: FRONTEX airplane surveillance of Channel and North Sea starting soon

The aircraft in question is a ... I guess that should teach me. Considering that transmigrants have cell phones and can track this airplane too if they know its identifiers, sharing the above information makes it easier for them to avoid being detected. I for one do not think posting the informatio...
by Xan
01 Dec 2021, 01:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: FRONTEX airplane surveillance of Channel and North Sea starting soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: FRONTEX airplane - reply of the EU Commission

Which type of aircraft? Where will that plane be based? I don't know which airplane they will use nor where the airplane will be stationed. On French TV I heard a French minister saying that the operation would run 24/7 but whether that is accurate I don't know either. I looked into it and did find...
by Xan
29 Nov 2021, 18:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: FRONTEX airplane surveillance of Channel and North Sea starting soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

FRONTEX airplane surveillance of Channel and North Sea starting soon

Spotting opportunity: From what I hear, from 1 December onward a FRONTEX ( https://frontex.europa.eu/ ) airplane will be deployed for surveillance of irregular migration via the Channel and North Sea. The airplane will be surveilling a long stretch of French, Belgian, Dutch and possibly German water...
by Xan
01 Nov 2021, 19:06
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

List of world leaders at COP26

You can find the list of world leaders present at the World Leaders Summit (COP26) https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/COP26_List_of_speakers_1st_part_HLS_0.pdf This ends tomorrow, but some may leave early (today) So if you want to catch all government airplanes, it's best to start radar...
by Xan
01 Nov 2021, 06:04
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

AF1 - ETD (Rome) - ETA (Edinburgh)

AF1 scheduled to depart from Rome today at 08:45 AM Local and to arrive at Edinburgh at 10:30 AM Local.

Details here: https://factba.se/biden/calendar
by Xan
31 Oct 2021, 22:14
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

Re: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)

Indonesia, India etc also headed for Glasgow.

It will be easier to spot and list them all when they depart from Glasgow.
by Xan
31 Oct 2021, 18:52
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

Departing from Rome

16+02 - Germany - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=3e89e7 climbing out of Rome T.22-2 - Spain - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=354556 departing from Rome F-RAFA - France - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=3b770d on the tarmac F-RAFB - France - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=3b76b...
by Xan
31 Oct 2021, 18:03
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

Rome - Glasgow - G20 leaders

L1-01 - Slovenia - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=506f24 (en route) 15001 - Canada - https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=c2b355 (on the ground, Rome) The G20 Leaders Declaration was released 10 minutes ago, which means it probably won't be much longer before the caravan of G20 leaders will ma...
by Xan
31 Oct 2021, 17:53
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: Glasgow 31/10-12/11/2021 (123 world leaders and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

Rome - Glasgow

Aforementioned SAM just entered Belgian airspace. Interesting flight path. Unfortunately the sky is still 8/8 clouded but later this evening the sky should clear for large parts of Belgium. No idea yet when the G20 leaders will depart from Rome for Glasgow. If - big IF - they follow the same route a...