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    I'm posting this as a favour for a friend, and I have copied his original request below. If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be most grateful..

    <<Can anyone help please?
    At 1645 September 30th,5 miles east of Bristol Airport,going south,a large airliner,possibly
    an A330,it was only a couple of thousand feet up.
    I have never seen anything so large and so low on that heading before,i could not believe what i
    was seeing so my reflexes did not kick in to get my camera.
    Any help appreciated.>>

    I have replayed FR24 for that period and can't see anything that would fit the bill. Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help.

  • #2
    Possibly an RAF Voyager out of Brize Norton?

    Radarspotting since 2005


    • #3
      Thank you for replying Anmer, the Voyager was a possibility we considered as it did not show up on FR24 replay.


      • #4
        I live between Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon and have seen this aircraft overhead many times en route to Brize Norton. It's an A330-243 operated by Air Tankers Ltd on behalf of the RAF. For a long time it had the (Civil) Registration G-VYGG but seems now to have acquired ZZ336 which is why it no longer seems to appear on FR24 (as few RAF aircraft do, it seems). If you Google G-VYGG you will see it and your friend can compare with what he recalls seeing!


        • #5
          Many thanks Mike, I'll copy your reply to my pal.