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Martin Whybrow16/07/2016 21:34:53
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Spotted a DHC Dash 7 painted all in red over the house this morning at 10:30; did a bit of digging and it seems it belongs to the British Antartic Survey.

Bravo Delta16/07/2016 22:23:27
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Posted by Martin Whybrow on 16/07/2016 21:34:53:

Spotted a DHC Dash 7 painted all in red over the house this morning at 10:30; did a bit of digging and it seems it belongs to the British Antartic Survey.

Saw this very aircraft take off from Duxford a bit after 10:00am

Martin Whybrow16/07/2016 23:48:40
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That would make sense, it came from the direction of Duxford.

Trevor Crook18/07/2016 08:02:10
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I live about 10 miles from Farnborough, and yesterday evening saw the following departing over my garden: WW1 formation, including 2 Fokker DR1s and a Sopwith Triplane, Spitfire (Mk9 I think), and for the first time a B17G, presumably Sally B. During the preceding 2 weeks I've also seen a P40 and Catalina, as well as other aircraft too far for a positive ID. Brilliant!

Dave Bran19/07/2016 06:57:51
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Quite a few less usual planes around the B H area yesterday. Apart from the usual Spitfire (Boring) a rare and exciting spot of a Hurricane, then later a Texan, and a couple of older civils that were a little too distant to identify. I assume show season generated.

John Privett19/07/2016 22:05:29
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Trevor - not quite "over my house" but last month a P40 did a fast pass followed by a landing just after the model flying finished at the Wings and Wheels show.

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It's usually worth hanging around for a few minutes at North Weald after DB has turned mic off as there is often something interesting waiting to land once the main runway re-opens.

Peter Miller21/07/2016 13:42:56
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Just had a formation of 10 turboprop trainers fly past. Tucanos? They were flying roughly North towards MIldenhall.

Gavin Livsey21/07/2016 16:03:50
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Posted by Peter Miller on 21/07/2016 13:42:56:

Just had a formation of 10 turboprop trainers fly past. Tucanos? They were flying roughly North towards MIldenhall.

Peter, it was the Swiss PC-9 team. They fuel stopped at Cambridge, then heading north.

Trevor Crook21/07/2016 17:45:20
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John, that's the P40 I saw - as it was circling I had time to get some binoculars for a good study. I knew it was based at North Weald as I recently assembled the Durafly kit and researched where the supplied "Skull" scheme came from. I saw in the latest Aeroplane Monthly that the full-size is currently for sale - yours for just under 2 million dollars!

Peter Miller21/07/2016 18:04:14
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Posted by Gavin Livsey on 21/07/2016 16:03:50:
Posted by Peter Miller on 21/07/2016 13:42:56:

Just had a formation of 10 turboprop trainers fly past. Tucanos? They were flying roughly North towards MIldenhall.

Peter, it was the Swiss PC-9 team. They fuel stopped at Cambridge, then heading north.

THanks for that. I am about 30 miles west of Cambridge. They were sideways on to me and I had not got my binoculars. really must grab them every time.

Barrie Warehand 222/07/2016 08:16:37
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We are situated west of Stanstead and with an easterly blowing the flight path turning point for the approach is right above us. I can sit in my lounge with my Flightradar24 App and watch them coming in about every 2 mins. We also live about 1/2 mile from the main A10 Viaduct near Hertford which seems be used as ref point by all sorts like the military, red arrows, memorial flight and numerous helicopters. We appreciate the show but our neighbour hate it, what can you say ! Barrie.

Peter Miller22/07/2016 08:19:27
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Posted by Peter Miller on 21/07/2016 18:04:14:
Posted by Gavin Livsey on 21/07/2016 16:03:50:
Posted by Peter Miller on 21/07/2016 13:42:56:

Just had a formation of 10 turboprop trainers fly past. Tucanos? They were flying roughly North towards MIldenhall.

Peter, it was the Swiss PC-9 team. They fuel stopped at Cambridge, then heading north.

THanks for that. I am about 30 miles west of Cambridge. They were sideways on to me and I had not got my binoculars. really must grab them every time.

I should have said EAST of Cambridge. I can't help t if I am thickembarrassed

Martin Whybrow24/07/2016 02:14:44
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Probably straying slightly from the thread topic (although the aircraft in question may have flown over my house!).

Saturday morning at Old Warden, spotted a very unusual twin lining up then taking off; not a collection aircraft, but from the private hangers. Reg was T7-NVH, it was a Tecnam 2006PT apparently, registered in San Marino, but usually operating in the UAE as a pipeline surveillance aircraft.

Definatey one of the rarer birds I've seen.

Also seen on Saturday was a Dornier Do28; we've seen this aircraft previously taking off from Old Warden, so I guess it's a resident at the private hangarage.

Dave Bran24/07/2016 06:17:21
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That Tecnam looks in pictures that give no scale a much bigger bird than it actually is, only a four seater.

Good looking thing, surprised no ARTF!!

BTW.................. it's not great that "u" is next to "i" on the keyboard when writing bigger........................nearly................... blush

Nigel Grant 124/07/2016 06:24:50
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Here in Christchurch, New Zealand we’re past the shortest day and winter is setting in. Today this has included a strong westerly wind which is more common in summer. It means that all but the largest planes approaching Christchurch airport descend and approach over the western fringes of the city which includes where we live and use the short west runway. Its not an everyday occurrence and I certainly enjoy the spectacle. There has been a steady stream of ATR’s and A300’s. Most of the A300’s in Air NZ’s striking scheme of the back of the craft in black with a striking silver fern in honour of our beloved All Blacks. As well there was a black Hercules that means “operation deep freeze” which services the camps down at Antarctica is already preparing for the approaching summer down there.

Too windy to fly. I have a ready to maiden a Peter Miller Swamp Rat and I have spent the day pondering what level to place the Sullivan tank in relation to the 45deg inverted engine in my 75% completed Maricardo.

John Privett24/07/2016 11:01:07
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Over the Downs yesterday afternoon (only 3 miles from my house, and all heading in that direction!) were various 'slightly different' aircraft.

Firstly a pair of biplanes. In the lead, a Rapide, followed a few minutes later by something smaller, and not recognised by any of us who were there. Single-engined but not a Tiger Moth.

Also a Cessna 150 aerobat doing a few loops, rolls and Cuban 8s. Possibly flown by one of our club members?

Another one we saw yesterday that I couldn't identify at the time but have just picked-up on the flightradar24 replay, was a 55 year old Piper PA22.

Tony Read 225/07/2016 13:48:17
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Posted by Peter Miller on 21/07/2016 13:42:56:

Just had a formation of 10 turboprop trainers fly past. Tucanos? They were flying roughly North towards MIldenhall.

Hi Peter, saw them the same day as you. Have just seen them again departing over the coast at Clacton about an hour ago.

Peter Miller25/07/2016 13:53:23
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They came past about 11.45. I didn't get outside quick enough to see them or get pictures.

They had been doing an Airshow at the Museum of Fight near Edinburgh

MaxG25/07/2016 20:40:14
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Hurricane yesterday, presumably the BBMF one as we live in Lincolnshire.

Maxg

John Privett31/07/2016 01:11:54
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Hurricane here today (well Saturday!) too.

We get (as I, and others, have previously said) a lot of Spitfires flying around in the south-east, but Hurricanes are a much rarer sight.

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