insider asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 10 years ago

Can anyone identify this unusual aircraft?

Flying over London, England not far from Northolt semi-military airport..

It's RAF, I believe, and it looks as though it's built to fly high with those narrow wings and extra control surfaces. So probably a spy-in-the-sky aircraft.

http://imgur.com/WmXaL.jpg

Sorry, it's a bit blurry...it was so loud that I thought it was just one of the commuter helicopters that come over at various times and I was slow to react :-)

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  • 10 years ago
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    Looks like a Piaggio Avanti to me, http://www.piaggioaero.com/

    Check those and see but the forward wing and the pushers are a giveaway.

    Source(s): Years - TL
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  • 10 years ago

    Piaggio Avanti, not a spy plane at all. Just an Itallian made light turboprop. They are pretty common business/personal aircraft. They are very fast and efficient little planes, and suprisingly roomy inside.

    Sorry to say it's nothing special.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It's a Piaggio P.180 Avanti

    My guess would be it's in support of the forth coming airshow at Farnborough.

    Ian M

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  • 10 years ago

    The picture is not fake, so ignore Hybrid's comment. And it is not a spy plane. It is a Piaggio Avanti.

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  • 10 years ago

    It looks like a piaggio avanti one unusual model and is used for commercial purposes and is very nice inside,nothin' to special just odd looking.

    Source(s): Personal experiance
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  • 10 years ago

    deffinatly is a Piaggio Avanti

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  • 10 years ago

    Piaggio Avanti. They are also very loud.

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  • 3 years ago

    no longer understanding the place you're there are countless strategies: -Vulcan bomber -Black chicken -Northrop X216H -Armstrong Whitworth A.W.fifty two -northrop YB-40 9 -B2 spirit if its none of those mount an AA gun on your back backyard and prepare for the invasion.

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  • Hybrid
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    10 years ago

    the pic mite be fake

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