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Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by ChrisHunt » 03 Oct 2018, 15:23

Returning through France from Spain to the UK recently we had the unexpected pleasure of seeing a Noratlas being thrown around the sky at a small airfield at Issoire about 30 miles or so South of Clermont-Ferrand. Sadly I was driving so wasn't able to get a photo and although we had a scheduled stop at more or less the same place by the time we did stop the aircraft had had its fun and was headed North.

It was notable for being such an unexpected pleasure - a beautiful aircraft being well flown on a lovely sunny day.

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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by Swanoir » 03 Oct 2018, 15:55

Blimey, I didn't even know they were still around!

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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by Tomliner » 03 Oct 2018, 18:18

That would have been well worth seeing as well as hearing it’s engines! :agree: EricT
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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by FlyTexas » 03 Oct 2018, 19:28

Swanoir wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 15:55
Blimey, I didn't even know they were still around!
Me neither. :-O

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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by simondix » 04 Oct 2018, 09:15

Brings back memories of when I lived on the approach to Northolt as a child. They were flown a bit more sedately though.
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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by Paul K » 04 Oct 2018, 11:39

I imagine it was this one:

http://www.oldprops.ukhome.net/Noratlas.htm

Also, there's a very good freeware one for FSX by Jean-Francois Martin and Gilbert Millas, available at all the usual outlets.

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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by Archer » 10 Oct 2018, 14:26

There's a lovely video of this Noratlas here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIJktHo89-8

The aircraft is operated by 'Le Noratlas de Provence', see here: https://noratlas-de-provence.com/ (they don't do an English site unfortunately)
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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by Paul K » 10 Oct 2018, 17:18

Great video, thanks for that. It'd be nice to see her visit the UK.
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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by FlyTexas » 10 Oct 2018, 19:17

Looks like they were using the FSX tire smoke effect. :doh:

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Re: Unexpected Noratlas Sighting

Post by Archer » 11 Oct 2018, 13:01

I guess they've got enough spare tires! ;)
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