What’s going on with the Hercules C-130 over Loch Fyne

The Hercules C-130 sometimes seen flying low and heavy up Loch Fyne has been on the go very regularly over the last few days – and nights.

She’s been making some very late flights in the dark and in the small hours. She has just gone up again – at 00.40 and made around two trips earlier today.

What doe she do? Where’s she coming from / going to? And what’s going on at the moment?

Does anyone know?

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10 Responses to What’s going on with the Hercules C-130 over Loch Fyne

  1. Flying low at night may indicate it’s practicing for secret squirrel activities, like dropping international men of mystery in places they shouldn’t be. How low is low? If it’s below the height of the hills either side at night then they’re definitely practicing secret things with the pilots using NVG.

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  2. Perhaps there are exercises or trials related to submarine warfare, but – to be serious – it’s far more likely to be practising for the day when open warfare breaks out at Kilmory, involving the SNP, and NATO has to send in special forces to establish order.

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  3. There were two close together over Kintyre the other day, but that was in the middle of the day. You called one “she”. Maybe they are a pair looking for somewhere to nest.

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  4. on bbc website it was reported about helicopter from gannet being diverted to deal with a medical evacuation from strachur, it had been on a photographic practice exercise, probably related in some way

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  5. I have seen NOTAMs issued in the past for parachute operations around Kintyre but they could just be training in low flying.

    You can see any NOTAMs issued on the map but only future ones.


    You can see when Low Flying Areas are active here


    There are details of military exercises online somewhere but can’t find the pages at the moment.

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