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Offline Angry Turnip

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The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« on: August 01, 2020, 06:02:02 PM »
Found this article on the BBC News website, hopefully Northern Ireland will be included at some point.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-53623148  and  https://www.aircraftrestorationcompany.com/nhsspitfire
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NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 04:32:29 PM »
Due in to Derry on Thursday late afternoon, I think then take-off early Friday morning for its tour.

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Re: NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 05:57:59 PM »
Yes, should enable most of NI to see it TBH.

I must admit that I'm not entirely sure what's going on with the concept, but a chance to see a Spitfire is a chance to see a Spitfire.
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Re: NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 06:37:43 PM »
It's basically just a way of saying thank you to the NHS. The words are written on the underside.

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Re: NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 08:55:33 PM »
I might take a run up to Downpatrick on Friday to see her. Will be nice to see a Spitfire again, though I should have been seeing 18 of them this weekend  :(

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 03:58:28 PM »
Looking at those timings, she won't be hanging about !!!!

5 minutes to go from Musgrave , to Antrim Area H. and back to RVH ..... thats about 350mph / knots


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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 08:52:21 AM »
Anyone know if this can be tracked on Flight Radar i've put in PL983 in the search but nothing coming up.

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 09:00:51 AM »
Anyone know if this can be tracked on Flight Radar i've put in PL983 in the search but nothing coming up.

Should get it as G-PXRI.

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 10:24:03 AM »
Brilliant i found it thanks

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 10:53:39 AM »
Brilliant i found it thanks

I can't see it on FR24?

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 05:25:19 PM »
It was not showing on fr24 earlier on the coast of Scotland near Aberdeen but was on other trackers

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 10:00:22 AM »
09:54 take off from City of Derry.

City of Derry Facebook page had a live stream, but it went blurry when the Spitfire did a flyby.   :-\

Not able to track currently on FR24 or 360Radar.

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2020, 10:22:03 AM »
Currently 500 ft heading to Newry

Tracking it on Planeplotter , as a FLARM Glider , not sending out ADS-B data

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2020, 10:25:42 AM »
rough routemap

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2020, 10:28:43 AM »
Now showing on 360Radar

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2020, 10:29:07 AM »
Just leaving Downpatrick , heading to Lisburn

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2020, 10:31:00 AM »
Runway 03 currently in use at Ards

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2020, 10:31:50 AM »
Past Rathfriland 10:30
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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2020, 10:37:39 AM »
Apologies , NOW , just leaving Downpatrick ...
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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2020, 10:43:22 AM »
OTT Dunmurry now 1043, it even made the local news....https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-54201727
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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2020, 12:22:14 PM »
Anyone  know which way it will be taking of  at 2pm

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2020, 01:20:49 PM »
Anyone  know which way it will be taking of  at 2pm

Runway 03 still in use, out over Londonderry Park and right turn southwards

DHC2 G-DHCZ also in at Ards
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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2020, 01:38:28 PM »
Cheers thank you 👍

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Re: The NHS Spitfire - NI Leg
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2020, 02:01:23 PM »
Airborne from Ards