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John Privett27/08/2016 18:41:25
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Posted by John Privett on 27/08/2016 10:50:42:

Sally B flew over my house at very low level (and probably over the Downs too) on probably this weekend last year...

In fact, looking back, I see that I mentioned that here on Sunday 30th August 2015!

Mike Etheridge 127/08/2016 21:17:47
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The yellow cowling on one engine was quite visible on Sally B, but I cannot remember why it was so painted,i did know but have now forgotten. I think the colour was linked to an aviator who was part of the process of maintaining or owning the plane-who can remember?

Once you retire John you will have far more time to plane spot with the rest of us ancient club members.

Kevin Fairgrieve28/08/2016 15:31:48
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"Janie" just flew over Diss,

Peter Miller28/08/2016 15:55:38
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Who is Janie?

zz29/08/2016 06:36:12
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I was on the back vehrandah earlier this afternoon charging some lipos for flying tomorrow when I heard the deep rumble of a big radial overhead. Outside in in double time, it was a FW190, I'm sure. Over the SW suburbs of Sydney, running S-N. estimated 5-7K feet, estimated 300 Kt. I was excited. Never seen one before.

There is one based in VIC I know, but this far north.

The moral is when on the vehrandah, have binoculars and camera within immediate grasp.

David perry 129/08/2016 07:28:36
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Janie
Kevin Fairgrieve29/08/2016 07:49:29
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Posted by Peter Miller on 28/08/2016 15:55:38:

Who is Janie?

**LINK**

Peter Miller29/08/2016 08:19:55
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Ah, a Mustang.

The only Jane I could think of was the non flting JUst Jane.

Kevin Fairgrieve29/08/2016 08:59:45
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Part of the Hardwick Warbirds outfit.

The owner Maurice Hammond used to fly RC at our club.

Hardwick Warbirds

Kev

Stuart Z29/08/2016 21:12:00
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Posted by Mike Etheridge 1 on 27/08/2016 21:17:47:

The yellow cowling on one engine was quite visible on Sally B, but I cannot remember why it was so painted,i did know but have now forgotten. I think the colour was linked to an aviator who was part of the process of maintaining or owning the plane-who can remember?

Once you retire John you will have far more time to plane spot with the rest of us ancient club members.

The yellow and black cowling commemorates Ted White who first brought Sally to Britain. He was killed in a plane accident .

Peter Miller29/08/2016 21:35:02
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I have a print of Sally B by Antony Harrold. IT was signed by Harold, Ted White and Bullock. Unfortunately Bullock signed in ballpoint and so it has faded to blank paper. Of course White and Bullock are no longer with us. Bullock tried to roll the Invader at Biggin Hill

And on the subject of prints, I have a print of a Spitfire over London Called Guardians of Freedom limited to 500, Signed by the artist Timothy O'Brien AND ALEX Henshaw. And a limited (200) edition print of aTempest by Keith Aspinall and signed be Bea Beaumont called "Lull Before the Storm.

Also a Robert Taylor print of Memphis Belle signed by Captain Robert Morgan. THis one I seem to remember was limited to 700.

Mark a29/08/2016 21:46:55
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Had a Spitfire and Hurricane fly over this afternoon heading north so presume they were BBMF.

Paul H30/08/2016 09:37:38
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The BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire (IX?) with invasion stripes displayed at the Aylsham Show in Norfolk held in the grounds of Blicking Hall at just after 14.00 yesterday if that ties in with your sighting Mark.

Dave Bran30/08/2016 16:42:41
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Spitfire over our flying field today, all boring and a daily sight, ............except, it wasn't the usual one.

Sadly by the time you could have seen the cockpit to be sure, it was into sun, but we think it was the second dual seat one now at Biggin Hill.

MaxG02/09/2016 10:57:16
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At flying field yesterday. Saw two bombers. One a low flying Tornado, nothing unusual there, here in North Lincolnshire. The second I took a quick glance at and saw twin fins so thought BBMF Lancaster, again a frequent visitor to our skies. Took a second look and decided it might not be a Lanc. I think it was a B25 Mitchell. Somewhat unusual that.

Maxg

Martin Harris02/09/2016 13:27:08
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Given that it's difficult to get significantly further from the sea in this country than where I live, it was fairly unusual to see a Coastguard S-92 directly overhead my garden yesterday!

John Privett02/09/2016 19:15:25
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I hope you gave them directions back to the nearest coast, Martin - they were clearly lost!

MaxG03/09/2016 11:58:03
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Posted by John Privett on 02/09/2016 19:15:25:

I hope you gave them directions back to the nearest coast, Martin - they were clearly lost!

Doesn't the Coastguard now provide the heli rescue for the mountain walkers etc since we sold out the RAF service? So if Martin is located Peak District or Pennines or the like they could have been on that mission or practice for it.

We have a base at Humberside Airport and I often see the helis charging off inland towards the Peak District.

Maxg

Andrew Price 203/09/2016 12:10:47
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Sorry to disappoint, Max, but it also flew across very close to my house, looking, compared with the normal Sywell traffic, very big and sounding very different, and very loud.

I'm guessing it actually flew over Raunds - in the fairly flat county of Northants!!

Andrew Price 203/09/2016 12:10:49
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Sorry to disappoint, Max, but it also flew across very close to my house, looking, compared with the normal Sywell traffic, very big and sounding very different, and very loud.

I'm guessing it actually flew over Raunds - in the fairly flat county of Northants!!

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