Ok so this may be old news but like a true spotter I was just watching the Flightradar24 display when an undesignated target popped up at low level, climbing like a good’un and heading Northwest seemingly from the middle of nowhere near Oxford UK.
The only clue was the Flight Number SEY 3220 and airline designation Air Seychelles. After heading Northwestly for a while it slowly executed a left turn onto a Southwest heading, continuing to climb. It crossed Plymouth at around FL3200 still on a Southwesterly heading. I was curious…what would an Air Seychelles B767 be doing on that heading, having apparently taken off from the middle of nowhere and clearly heading towards another middle of nowhere.
I went to the Air Seychelles website and punched in the flight number in the search block but came up empty handed then came across an entry in the ‘Latest News’ box. It would appear that the Falklands Airbridge has been privatised…The flights that were formerly operated by the RAF using the trusty L1011 between Brize Norton-Wideawake Is (Ascension Is)-Falklands Mount Pleasant are now flown by…you guessed it…Air Seychelles!
Here’s a link to the Press Release…
So I wasnt too far out in my guestimation…'going from the middle of nowhere routing via the middle of another nowhere to yet another middle of nowhere…
Not quite the end of the world but you can see it from 35000 feet!..all the way!