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Thread: Hercules C130 landing at Glasgow airport

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    Hercules C130 landing at Glasgow airport

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    Just lucky i had my camera at the front door. Came in un announced

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    Edinburgh gets them back and forth

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    Because they don't show up on FR24 it's more difficult to get a good photo of one since you don't know they are coming.
    I got lucky for 2 reasons.
    1. I had my good camera on me
    2. It was nice and sunny.

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    Silvertouran,

    I've found this shortcoming can be overcome by using a scanner (or LiveATC if available in your country) which is how I managed to track aircraft before FR24 and the like came along. Learning their frequencies, departure and approach patterns etc was all part of the fun. To then get a good pic was even more satisfying. Over time I've become more proficient at knowing when they'll fly overhead.

    Hope this is of some help,
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    My ADS-B receiver is public for future use and isn't filtered....

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    Brilliant.

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    Two Hercules flew south over me earlier today, heading due south from Edinburgh.
    EDITED husband told me they were Hercules but says they were smaller ones (?) with only one prop on each wing.
    Last edited by fumanchu; 2017-08-18 at 14:59.

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