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.
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 :-)
- Tracy LLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
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
- Dennis MLv 510 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.
- Anonymous10 years ago
It's a Piaggio P.180 Avanti
My guess would be it's in support of the forth coming airshow at Farnborough.
- captainvanadiumLv 410 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
- 10 years ago
deffinatly is a Piaggio Avanti
- Warbird PilotLv 710 years ago
Piaggio Avanti. They are also very loud.
- lougheedLv 43 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.
- HybridLv 410 years ago
the pic mite be fake