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Romeo Whisky08/09/2015 18:14:02
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Last Sunday (6th Sept) I was standing in the front garden in SW Scotland when I heard a jet - looked up and THE Vulcan flew right over our house. My wife rushed out with her camera and amazingly managed to get a shot of it.

I sat in one as an air cadet in the 1960's. I suppose I'll never see one flying again.

Dave Bran08/09/2015 19:52:23
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Today was a real mixed bag, the inevitable Spitfire (unusually low on one circuit!!) and lots of GA, but a Rutan VariEze made an appearance

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John Privett08/09/2015 20:24:32
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Posted by Dave Bran on 08/09/2015 19:52:23:

..., but a Rutan VariEze made an appearance

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I believe there is (at least) one based around here somewhere. I've seen one on 2 or 3 occasions in the past few months.

ChrisB08/09/2015 23:15:50
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A VariEze and cessna type came over the field on Sunday evening about 6pm heading NW and a Luscombe Silvaire, Steen Skybolt and Cessna with retracts..177 cardinal I think.

Edited By ChrisB on 08/09/2015 23:42:29

Wiltshire Flyer12/09/2015 17:55:38
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Just been into town and saw a beautiful B-17 flying over low and very slow!

It's the old Sarum air show today, awesome sight! 😃

Martin Whybrow12/09/2015 18:00:03
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Yetserday evening I heard the distinctive noise of an old jet engine, looked up to see a pair of small aircraft, possibly Jet Provosts, flying in formation together.

Dave Bran12/09/2015 19:37:27
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I don't know what I saw today!! It's stumped me so far. Sort of Harvard ish (an impression helped by being partly if not mostly dark blue), def radial type cowl, but with far too much white on Fus and not quite the right shape, esp canopy, and it didn't sound like a large radial, though it seemed to be well off throttle at the time.

cymaz12/09/2015 20:27:41
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Not over my house but over Bodmin airfield today

G-BRHP

Mike Etheridge 113/09/2015 21:50:33
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At 4.45 this afternoon a Warbird flew over the house. It was high- winged with large wheel spats so it must have been the Lysander based at Old Warden on a flight from Biggin Hill?

Erfolg17/09/2015 18:12:09
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Walking near Dunham Park at 14:00 hrs today, my wife and I heard what sounded like a massed shot gun shoot.

The noise came nearer to us, when my wife said that are a lot of guns, what can they be shooting here.

Then a twin engined plane came into view, and I was convinced the noise was coming from it, particularly as the nose died as it disappeared into the distance.

My wife then said, if it is that plane, I am glad I am not on it.

This evening Manchester Int airport that a plane had landed today with engine trouble.

I assume that it was the engine repeatably flaming out, more probably only partial combustion initially, then some combustion somewhere outside the normal combustion area.

To be honest i am glad I was not on it, as the plane was low, and the noise must have been audible in the cabin. Thew good news it landed safely,

Edited By Erfolg on 17/09/2015 18:12:40

Martin Whybrow17/09/2015 19:01:57
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Birdstrike apparently Erfolg; there's some footage on the MEN site here (go to the 3:57 posting)

Dave Bran17/09/2015 20:30:13
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Spitfire..................................Yawn..................

Several Piper Arrows or the same one screwing itself into oblivion......................too bored to look................

Andrew Price 217/09/2015 23:00:03
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Erfolg. If you look at the Manchester, Thompson bird strike you will hear the gunshot effect that stared a shortwhile after the strike. Can understand why it didn't make any sense to you. Not the norm methinks.

We are off to Bangkok on Monday. I'm ok with it all but the "she" does not appreciate hearing about these things just before we leave on our next little adventure!!

John Privett18/09/2015 01:01:33
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Posted by Andrew Price 2 on 17/09/2015 23:00:03:

Erfolg. If you look at the Manchester, Thompson bird strike you will hear the gunshot effect that stared a shortwhile after the strike.

Here's the Thomson bird strike video. The 'shotgun' effect only lasts a few seconds until they stop the affected engine. The plane is perfectly capable of flying - even on takeoff - with just the one. I wonder why, in the more recent incident, the engine is not shut down earlier.

Wiltshire Flyer18/09/2015 01:07:09
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Posted by Dave Bran on 17/09/2015 20:30:13:

Spitfire..................................Yawn..................

Several Piper Arrows or the same one screwing itself into oblivion......................too bored to look................

He who is tired of the majestic sound and sight of the legendary spitfire, is surely tired of life itself?

(Passes Dave a rope) 🎻

Mike Etheridge 119/09/2015 20:31:42
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Well I expected to see Spitfires and Hurricanes over my house last week but saw none. However today I went to a model railway display in Dartford with a friend and whilst in the car park at the Leigh Academy where the exhibition was held, I saw first a single spitfire with invasion stripes and later when we were leaving, five aircraft , two Hurricanes and three Spitfires- a great sound and visual display.

I am not current involved with model railways but spotted a book for sale titled 'The Meccano Super Models'. The asking price for the 'as new' book was £1.50, so when I got home I checked out the Amazon price. Would you believe that a new copy is listed at £999.11---must be a mistake?

 

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Peter Miller20/09/2015 08:15:15
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I am not current involved with model railways but spotted a book for sale titled 'The Meccano Super Models'. The asking price for the 'as new' book was £1.50, so when I got home I checked out the Amazon price. Would you believe that a new copy is listed at £999.11---must be a mistake?

Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 19/09/2015 20:33:37

I have noticed that a lot of the S/H book sellers ofte put exhorbitant prices on books on Amazon. I don'y know why. I thought that I had a very rare expensive book based on that. I was wrong and find I can buy copies really cheaply.

I think that they must just hope that there is some mug out there who will buy it.

Erfolg20/09/2015 14:01:17
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I have observed the same phenomena Peter.

There was one case where i knew where the book warehouse where one book was located that was advertising a book I was interested in.

I went to the reception, where I was told they did not deal directly with the public. I then said i was very interested in the book, and would like to verify the condition, before ordering on the net.

It then became apparent that they possibly did not have the book.

From this conversation, I started to think that some of the books were subject to some type of arrangement, between dealers. The listing more of a come on than occupying shelf space and costs such as heating, rates, cost of purchase. Potentially a method of artificially inflating prices, between a ring of traders, perhaps?

Martin Whybrow20/09/2015 21:15:51
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Standing in my back garden working on my car when I heard multiple jet engines approaching; looked up to see the Red Arrows approaching from the direction of Duxford, flying in a 2 +7 formation; I waved my hands over my head as they came close and immediately the rearmost plane pulled of to one side of the formation, did a slow barrel roll directly overhead, then rejoined the formation smiley My mate had chosen just that moment to go in and use the loo, so he was rather annoyed at missing the impromptu display.

Edited By Martin Whybrow on 20/09/2015 21:16:24

Dave Bran21/09/2015 08:04:35
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Posted by Wiltshire Flyer on 18/09/2015 01:07:09:
Posted by Dave Bran on 17/09/2015 20:30:13:

Spitfire..................................Yawn..................

Several Piper Arrows or the same one screwing itself into oblivion......................too bored to look................

He who is tired of the majestic sound and sight of the legendary spitfire, is surely tired of life itself?

(Passes Dave a rope) 🎻

Got rope but not long enough to lasso Spitfire. Need more Hurricanes.............

Saturday? Guess............S P I T F I R E on circuits................................sigh............ and a Eurofighter Typhoon rising out of Biggin Hill, bit far off but I assume the pseudo WW2 livery one, only saw the underside briefly and got deafened by the roar....................

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