Friday, March 20, 2009

RAF Waddington Sentinal R1

Has anybody else noticed a sentinal R1 flying a large rectangular pattern over different parts of the UK often for many hours at high altitude? I have noticed one (and heard it on the scanner) on a number of occasions over the central UK over the last month or two.

The callsign is always 'snapshot' followed by a number eg. 'snapshot 1' - appropriate I suppose for an airborne surveillance aircraft!
Anyway, please get in touch if you have any further information to add about these flights. Thanks, Mark.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


wondering if anyone can help.
Just bought a scanner and live near Luton, listening to the approaches and delivery, however, once an aircraft takes off does anyone know what frequency or who the aircraft then "talks" to. Help would be greatly appreciated