1. Clouds Givemethewillies

    Clouds Givemethewillies Active Member

    DSCF4039 cropped. DSCF4039.JPG ufo.PNG What the heck is this?
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  2. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

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  3. Clouds Givemethewillies

    Clouds Givemethewillies Active Member

    It looks like you can drop unwanted guests out the back..
     
  4. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

    :) Those tail strikes do look like a chute from this angle...
     
  5. Clouds Givemethewillies

    Clouds Givemethewillies Active Member

    Flying from Luton to Dublin for the craic is not the conspiracy I hoped for..
     
  6. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

    Oh yeah, its the private jet of choice for aspiring Bond Villains. ;)
     
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  7. Alucard146

    Alucard146 New Member

    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.
     
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  8. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, Planefinder.net identifies this plane on January 2 2017 at the time and location of the photograph:

    upload_2017-11-7_14-59-59.

    As stated above it is a Cessna Citation 560, with registration G-CIEL. It's owned by Luxaviation, a British private jet charter company.

    upload_2017-11-7_15-2-45.

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    Compare the stripes on the nose and the zigzag lines on the engines to the photo in the OP:

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    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.
     
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  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    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.

    https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/
    20171107-082404-n7nsc.
     
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