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nbquidditch

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Low Flying Tornado's
« on: December 10, 2008, 07:47:09 AM »
Hey guys I get lots of military stuff flying low over my location doing night manoeuvres including C130 & Tornado's at around 2K feet.
My RB picks up the C130's flying low at about 1800Ft with minimal information, usually just A/C type, height but never shows the Tornado's at all! Is this the norm?
I have show all selected. I'm obviously not referring here to the radar screen.
Also what does Tie-up extracted from Country Sequence mean which appears in My Log A/C name.

Cheers :)

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Re: Low Flying Tornado's
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 07:56:54 AM »
hi nbquidditch,
it's normal, because military flights and some others dont send position data to ours RB.
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Miguel Teixeira
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Re: Low Flying Tornado's
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 07:57:29 AM »
Unfortunately most Tornado GR4s do not have ModeS fitted.  I've only ever picked up two of them (ZA404, ZA560), and that's living 2 miles from the Tain bombing range!!!   Tornado F3s (ZE, ZG, ZH) are a lot more common - I've logged 64 of them, but they generally fly high level.  It's my biggest dissapointment with RAF ModeS fitment policy!!

I think "Tie-up extracted from Country Sequence" is what gets put into GAS as a temporary "placeholder" until someone visually identifies an aircraft.

So, you'll see high level Tornado in the list - for example, see http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=1689.0
« Last Edit: December 10, 2008, 07:59:51 AM by tarbat »

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Re: Low Flying Tornado's
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 08:10:17 AM »
Thanks for the info guys. Tarbat I've just reviewed my log & there are a few high level tornado's within so thanks for that.

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Re: Low Flying Tornado's
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 10:41:58 AM »
Hi

Not sure how accurate but these are the Hex codes I have for Tornado.

43C007   ZE161
43C 008   ZE162
43C 00B   ZE164
43C 00C   ZE165
43C 00F   ZE200
43C 010   ZE201
43C 011   ZE203
43C 015   ZE254
43C 016   ZE250
43C 018   ZE256
43C 019   ZE257
43C 01C   ZE292
43C 022   ZE728
43C 023   ZE341
43C 026   ZE342
43C 027   ZE731
43C 02C   ZE757
43C 02D   ZE758
43C 02E   ZE763
43C 02F   ZE764
43C 032   ZE790
43C 042   ZE786
43C 16A   ZA560
43C00D   ZE168
43C018   ZE288
43C01A   ZE287
43C078   ZE255
43C141   
43C154   
43C190   
43C196   ZD851
43C1D5

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Re: Low Flying Tornado's
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 10:54:44 AM »
Thanks for that Dudley I'll try them in my alerts :)