Despite claims in local media to the contrary, the “unmarked” aircraft seen over Glasgow was in fact clearly marked with three words… ‘Royal Air Force’.
An article appeared in the Glasgow Evening Times with the headline ‘Mysterious military plane spotted over Glasgow during coronavirus lockdown‘.
The article claims:
“The unmarked grey aircraft was seen over Glasgow Airport and in various locations around the city”.
Well, we spoke to an aviation expert that assured us that in order for the aircraft to get to Glasgow Airport it had to in fact fly over parts of Glasgow. Oh, and the aircraft was emblazoned with its registration and three words in massive black text, ‘Royal Air Force‘.
The article headline also claims the aircraft was “mysterious”. In fact, the Royal Air Force had previously tweeted it’s specific purpose, type and location multiple times in advance of the flight.
This afternoon, our A400M aircraft will be operating in the vicinity of Newcastle, Glasgow and Waddington, whilst engaged in essential training
— RAF Brize Norton (@RAFBrizeNorton) April 28, 2020
“This afternoon, our A400M aircraft will be operating in the vicinity of Newcastle, Glasgow and Waddington, whilst engaged in essential training These are necessary, routine, flights and not connected with RAF support to the UK’s fight against Coronavirus.”
So there we have it, despite provocative headlines to the contrary, the aircraft that was conducting training in and around Glasgow Airport was not “mysterious”, “unmarked” or anything at all to do with the “Coronavirus lockdown”.