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16 minutes ago, NoTailT said:

Problem is PTS.

For the first time ever they're handing out a FIVE year contract for it. Which is a bit brave...

Flybe won't be able to sustain Liverpool without PTS. Always was the case.

Very good point.

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1 minute ago, The Phantom said:

Two big propellers on wings?  Mix between a plane and a helicopter?

Yep.  Just gone up the coast past Ramsey.

Does vertical take off doesn’t it?  Weird watching it go past as didn’t look like it was going fast enough to stay in the air.

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4 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Yep.  Just gone up the coast past Ramsey.

Does vertical take off doesn’t it?  Weird watching it go past as didn’t look like it was going fast enough to stay in the air.

It does indeed.  

Probably isn't going fast enough to fly traditionally.  It's a weird mix between a plane and a helicopter.  If the nacelles are at 45 degrees or similar, it would be getting lift like a helo rather than through forward speed. 

I think it's only the US Marines operating those. 

Many of the military aircraft will still have their transponder on so you can see them on flightradar, but not this. 

Weird.... 

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16 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

Nothing on Flightradar - military? 

There are two.

One looks like a USMC V-22 Osprey and one looks like a Beechcraft Texan Trainer.

Both were practicing landing-runs, the Osprey also hovered over the runway.

I think they were from RAF Valley but only because its close and they usually are.

 

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2 hours ago, The Phantom said:

Same sort of thing happened in the early days of developing this type of aircraft when the Yanks landed one on a British aircraft-carrier. The decks on British carriers were wood-planking, as opposed to the US using metal decks, consequently the down-draft ripped up a sizeable portion of the landing-area scattering the planks everywhere.

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