Tracked a Thomson flight BY 9007 from Brussels, landed at RAF St Athan. What was going on.
Flights into and out of Cardiff airport (CWL) often show up on Flightradar as being to or from RAF St Athan, which is just a mile or two away.
That said, there's also an aircraft "graveyard" there - sorry, not sure what the correct terminology is! - which could be why a flight from Brussels was going in there. There are no scheduled flights between CWL and BRU.
You sure that's the right flight number? Looks like one Thomson (now TUI) have used in the past as a repositioning flight.
It was a repositioning flight - it does appear to have gone to DGX
It was a 767-304ER tail no G-OBYE (wan kanobi) ;-))
It's either off for a winter dust down, or to get stripped for spare parts ;-)
Too late to edit previous reply; based on what Cymraes has posted, it could be a repositioning flight for a plane going to storage, maintenance or scrapping?
Just reading on a forum that it was indeed landing in St Athan - it has a new owner and will be leaving in December.
Wonder what movies were being shown on that flight?
And SF = a Chinese cargo airline owned by SF Express (Group) Co.
So, it's off for a respray and to nick the best of the seats and IFE ;-)
Seems not only do TUI have the only true 'Dreamliners' they also now have the ability to create a whole extra day in the month of November. What a company...Edited: 23 November 2017, 01:34