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Huge military transporter aircraft comes over Sale twice

A RAF 130J Hercules transporter aircraft came over the Sale area twice this evening.

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RAF Hercules: Image Darren Marsden

The aircraft that looks similar to a C17 came over at around 3000ft before turning around and doing the touch and go drill at the airport, it then lifted itself to 100ft and began gaining altitude over Mobberly then turning around again towards Trafford, it was seen again a bit further West of Sale heading towards Scotland.

Do not be alarmed by the presence of military aircraft many are using the airports simply for training purposes whilst civilian aircraft are all but grounded due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Here is all the details of the aircraft in the picture: https://www.raf.mod.uk/aircraft/c-130j-hercules/

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