Discussion in 'Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky?' started by Clouds Givemethewillies, Jan 2, 2017.
What the heck is this?
I think it's a Cessna Citation Excel. I'm still not great with business jets though.
It looks like you can drop unwanted guests out the back..
Those tail strikes do look like a chute from this angle...
Flying from Luton to Dublin for the craic is not the conspiracy I hoped for..
Oh yeah, its the private jet of choice for aspiring Bond Villains.
Given there is no information nor tail numbers or any other markings I can tell you from my own observations thats a UAV they fly them constantly ,I've even had a run in with a remotely piloted helicopter , I mean a real heli a hummingbird possibly.
Actually, Planefinder.net identifies this plane on January 2 2017 at the time and location of the photograph:
As stated above it is a Cessna Citation 560, with registration G-CIEL. It's owned by Luxaviation, a British private jet charter company.
Compare the stripes on the nose and the zigzag lines on the engines to the photo in the OP:
In fact if you know what the registration is, you can just about make it out on the underside of the left wing in that photo.
A plane ID tip, the web site "3D Warehouse", aka "Sketchup Library" has 3D models of most planes (and most everything else). If you've got a reasonable idea of the plane model you can find it there, and then use the built-in 3D viewer to rotate it to see how well it matches.
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