This is coolbert:
Thanks to the article as seen at the Internet web site "The Aviationist" and the tip from Freeper we have some details of the massive Russian airlift to Syria and the "roundabout" air bridge as it is referred to:
"Online flight tracking provides interesting details about Russian air bridge to Syria"
"Once again, Flightradar24.com provides an insight into military operations. This time, the Russian air bridge to Syria. Some days ago we explained how everyone (including low-tech terrorists “armed” with a mobile device and an Internet connection), could have the operational equivalent of a ground-based radar detection system to predict (and avoid) U.S. airstrikes and reconnaissance missions thanks to ADS-B, Multilateration, online tracking systems and some poor OPSEC procedures."
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"On Sept. 9, aviation enthusiasts from all around the world tracked as much as five An-124 Condor airlifters heading towards Syria. An additional one could be tracked on Sept. 10."
"Unlike the flights tracked on the previous days, the six cargo planes spotted on Sept. 9 and 10 took an easterly roundabout route to avoid the airspaces of Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus, closed to Russian aircraft supporting the military buildup in Syria."
THE AN-124 CONDOR. LARGEST TRANSPORT IN THE WORLD OPERATIONAL. AS BEING USED FOR THE AIR BRIDGE AND THE RUSSIAN MILITARY BUILD-UP IN SYRIA. SURELY AN INDICATION TOO OF THE RUSSIAN RESOLVE AND SERIOUSNESS!
Also that talented amateur "plane spotter" now having at his disposal a capability at one time only within the purview of specific elite branches of the military or civilian intelligence agencies. Formidable, amazing and also for free!