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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:02 pm Reply with quote
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Hercules transporter flying really low over Oroklini from the north heading south at 12.30 today. Then another (or perhaps the same one flying a loop) a few minutes later.

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:17 pm Reply with quote
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Is Cyprus expecting visits from wealthy citizens of other countries (e.g. Saudi, UAE)?

Did you see any markings?

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Post: #3   PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:51 pm Reply with quote
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No markings, Kwacka, so I guess it is military. From the direction (north) it could be Turkish, but overflying the free area here at low altitude?

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:23 am Reply with quote
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I doubt that the Turkish Airforce would be daft enough to fly one of their slow planes into ROC airspace.

I know that USAF used to fly into airports/fields in the north not long ago, they would have NATO overflight permission although it would be a bit insensitive to do it at low level without a good reason.

Given the location of Oroklini, it would not be a problem for a Herc to make a lazy turn near the border before heading south.

A few years ago I saw a matt black Herc near Larnaca over the sea, low enough to see the crew, it had no visible numbers or markings and its wheels were up.

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Post: #5   PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:40 am Reply with quote
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One flew over my house in Oroklini late this morning. It did a right turn & appeared to land at Larnaca airport.
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:46 am Reply with quote
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Just seen a memory on facebook from this day last year, my photos of a Hercules dropping paras over the proposed golf courde at Tersefanou.

Also saw one about an hour ago but very windy so might have aborted the drop. After dropping the paras they carry on then make a wide turn, come back and repeat until empty then returns to Larnaca for another load.
You might have seen it,s wide turn for the return run.
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