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Royal Navy helicopter seen over Fulwood

Posted on - 6th April, 2020 - 10:31pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Greyfriars, Preston News, Sharoe Green, Videos
The helicopter was seen landing and taking off at Fulwood Barracks Pic: Jason Taylor
The helicopter was seen landing and taking off at Fulwood Barracks Pic: Jason Taylor

A military helicopter was spotted snapping pictures over Preston.

City residents on lockdown looked to the skies while out in their gardens to see a Royal Navy Wildcat in the skies.

Jason Taylor spotted the helicopter just before 3pm on Monday April 6 in Fulwood.

The aircraft enthusiast told Blog Preston: “It had just visited Fulwood Barracks to drop something off and then I saw it head off down towards the M62 and towards Bradford where it’s based at RAF Leeming.”

You can watch a clip of the helicopter below

Mr Taylor, who lives in Fulwood, used the ADS-B Exchange website to track the helicopter’s path.

He said: “The website uses data from all over the world to track aircraft movements and tells you where it is and where it’s been.”

Read more: Fulwood Barracks closure is put back by the MoD

Other posts in Facebook groups across the city said they could see a soldier taking pictures of the city from the observation deck.

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Did you spot the helicopter over Fulwood? Let us know in the comments below

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