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Martin Whybrow06/08/2016 21:39:37
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Sitting outside eating lunch when I heard the sound of a multi-radial engined plane which turned out to be Sall B, the B17; I wasn't aware she was flying past today, but we got a good look at her; one of the less well-informed diners pointed it out to his wife saying 'look, it's a Lancaster!'

Andrew Price 206/08/2016 22:14:10
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She also flew over my house in Finedon, Northants today, Martin, twice. Both low and slow - fabulous! She does sound so very good, and looks to be in great condition. I'm assuming she still livwes at Duxford. Another good reason to revisit!

The eldest kid next door was, like your fellow diners, a little off with his observations. "It's an RAF plane. There must be a war somewhere" !!

Does anyone know what she was up to?

Martin Harris06/08/2016 23:12:07
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@ 2000 feet? laugh

onetenor07/08/2016 01:36:56
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And neither of you put them right. Especially the kids . I would have I feel it's important to keep education up. It could even have led the kids taking an interest in the hobby. i'd be showing them models .Maybe take them flying

Dave Bran07/08/2016 05:34:41
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Posted by Martin Harris on 06/08/2016 23:12:07:

@ 2000 feet? laugh

Those Lancasters all had bouncing bombs, you know.............................

Dave Bran07/08/2016 05:46:44
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Flying Field , not house only 10 mins away, but the dark blue "Texan" (I assume the one that used to fly trips from Shoreham) has been very active, including one particularly low pass. That one always seems noisier then most of the radial birds, its quite obtrusive.

Question for you, no need to answer here, when do you think the last one (as the Harvard) left RAF service? Don't spoil it for others by printing the reply, but the answer might surprise you..............................

Peter Miller07/08/2016 08:33:05
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The "Texan"or "Harvard" is noisy because the propeller tips go supersonic.

ChrisB07/08/2016 09:14:07
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Not the house but the flying field the other Sunday was a C17 heading North from Hinckley (Leics). He was climbing slowly and passed overhead at about 5000ft. Unusual for a Sunday and no where near Brize Norton. Could have been going to EMA but not in the right circuit at all.

ChrisB07/08/2016 18:08:13
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Just seen and heard a single Breitling Stearman heading South over Nuneaton, Warks. He was working hard on the stick, some decent gusts today!

Andrew Price 207/08/2016 21:51:25
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i'll gladly send you the address Onetenor. You can educate to your hearts content.

Erfolg08/08/2016 20:25:45
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Where were you all on Sunday? Ah perhaps you all went today then. That is to the Blackpool airshow.

So what performed and was it any good, I bet you are all thinking. About 100, 000 people seemed to think it was good. Stretched out along a promenade of a couple of miles in length. Oh what sort of day was it, best described as very, very blustery. Hot though. Although this did not stop the show, or even hinder the smoke effects.

Ah, the planes, there were a team of 6, RV-4 aircraft undertaking aerobatics, called team Raven. Excellent.

The Breightling team were there.

Then there was a team of Twister Silence aircraft, very Spitfirish, again fantastic.

A BAC Strikemaster, strutting its stuff.

A few helicopters, plus a few other aircraft.

Probably the highlight for everyone was the Red Arrows.

Perhaps I should mention the Eurofighter, although around here they are a daily sight, the noise from them alerting you to their presence even if not visible. Earlier this week, I was about 2 miles or less from the runway, only to see one appear to take of vertically straight up, continuing going until a dot. Where it did something, went level, to immediately return to the runway, in a minute or so. Pretty common around here though, only strangers make a second glance.

Next year then, I will see you here, sitting on the balcony of Witherspoons, glass in hand? As for the cost, it is free, other than the beer.

Devcon110/08/2016 19:19:30
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Mid afternoon over Powderham Castle by the river Exe in Devon. It was flying around the estuary on a number of different flight paths.

Not an aviation plane spotter so my amateurish guess was a C5 Galaxy.

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David Gilder10/08/2016 19:26:54
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Great pics Devcon 1

Its a C17 Globemaster!

Devcon110/08/2016 19:57:23
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Thanks David.

I got the C and the G part right but was 12 marques out on the version .

I wonder what its task was today, my only guess was something to do with the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines at Lympstone with the aircraft landing at Exeter Airport.

Dave Bran16/08/2016 18:27:59
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A red coloured Autogyro has gone gone right over my house heading NNE.

Dave Bran16/08/2016 18:34:59
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Posted by Erfolg on 08/08/2016 20:25:45:

Where were you all on Sunday?

Next year then, I will see you here (Blackpool), sitting on the balcony of Witherspoons, glass in hand? As for the cost, it is free, other than the beer.

However, the mileage and overnight acc isn't free, and this year Herne Bay and Eastbourne were far more attractive propositions!

John Privett16/08/2016 18:42:07
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Posted by ChrisB on 07/08/2016 18:08:13:

Just seen and heard a single Breitling Stearman heading South over Nuneaton, Warks. He was working hard on the stick, some decent gusts today!

I saw both of them on Sunday afternoon - possibly en route between the Herne Bay and Eastbourne shows?

Tony Bennett16/08/2016 18:46:52
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6 red bull racers in formation yesterday followed by another pair later in the day.

John Privett16/08/2016 18:53:30
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Forgot to mention the 10 Hawks, coloured red, heading west on Saturday afternoon. AKA the Red Arrows, complete with the "spare" aircraft. Flying in two V formations of 5, we got a quick blast of smoke as they passed south of the Downs, somewhere near the M25.

Then one of the rear group of 5 (the spare) pulled off to the side and the remaining 4 joined up with the rest to form a 9-ship V that (I discovered the following day) then did a flypast at the Red Bull Air Races at Ascot. We saw the smoke way, way, off in the distance - now we know what direction Ascot is from the Downs!

Peter Miller16/08/2016 18:57:40
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I have had a Van's RV flying round the last couple of days, Not sure which one as they all look similar from underneath

Identified as RV-4 I now know who the owner is.

 

Edited By Peter Miller on 16/08/2016 19:15:35

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