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Dave Bran07/07/2017 13:45:44
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Yesterday late afternoon, while sheltering out of the sun in the garden, the distinctive sound and then sight of a Chinook heading SW towards Surrey. It was motoring, too.

Dave Bran07/07/2017 13:51:54
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Incidentally, government figures for the Chinook as at end 2016 were 66 extant with 60 in service.

maurice northcott07/07/2017 17:20:38
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About 1530, over Welwyn Garden City, 1 - Spitfire and 1 - Mustang in very close formation. About 1600, same location a single Chinook.....

Peter Miller09/07/2017 18:59:48
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Over the flying field today, just nudging into the clouds, that Dakota heading south.


Nigel R10/07/2017 13:09:44
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A400s circling night and day recently. Air trials, I guess. Chinooks + Hercs going over quite a lot, too.

Pitts, possibly local(ish) G-WHIZ judging by the practice routine.

And a Tornado, very low, under 1000', and very fast, and very loud, heading toward the Malverns.

Peter Christy13/07/2017 12:25:42
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Warm night, last night, so had a few windows open. Was watching the box, when I heard a familiar sounding buzzing outside - went out to find a camera equipped drone hovering about 50 feet above my roof!

We're in a quiet residential area, on the side of a hill, so I assumed it was being flown from the common at the top of the hill. I went up intending to have a "quiet word" with the pilot, but there was no sign of anyone up there, and by the time I emerged from the woods, the drone had disappeared. I can only assume that it was being flown from a nearby garden, but none are really suitable for the purpose.

It must have been quite low when I first heard it, to hear it over the TV - especially as my hearing isn't what it used to be (too many years standing next to unsilenced 2-strokes in my youth!).

Its no wonder drone operators are getting a bad name. The problem is, that knowing my hobby, my neighbours are likely to start looking hard at me........! angry



Alan Pennington19/07/2017 11:52:40
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At long last I can post something here.

Last night over the house here in France flying high was looked like a jumbo jet with 4 fighter escort 2 on each side about 10 pm.

Martin Whybrow19/07/2017 12:43:42
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A Thomson 757 lost comms on Monday near Rennes and was escorted by a pair of Mirages, but I haven't seen any reports of a similar incident yesterday. Report here

Ernie19/07/2017 12:53:06
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Alan, probably Romain Bardet on a Tour de France transfer


Tony Read 208/08/2017 13:52:44
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Not over my house, but spied a Hurricane fuselage on the back of an artic trailer going anti-clockwise round the north M25 on Sunday. It looked new but uncovered. Any idea where it was headed for?

Paul Marsh09/08/2017 20:34:02
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An Avro Anson flew over Congleton on Sat. Was doing a pagent at Woodford and probably heading back to Shuttleworth around 10:30 am Sat morning.

Cliff 195909/08/2017 22:17:05
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Red Arrows flying over Dartmoor after a display in Falmouth, Cornwall, sloping at the time, roughly 19:00.

Devcon110/08/2017 01:09:53
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Sadly not quick enough to get my phone out but cycling along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal the other week two Osprey V22 or MV22 flew over the canal basin and skirted just north of the Beacons at about 300ft.

The sound was terrific as all you could hear were the props.

First time I've seen one flying. 😊

Keith Sharples10/08/2017 07:28:29
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Yesterday the 9th Monmouth, cutting the grass and above the noise of the mower, looking up, the mighty Red Arrows in loose formation about 3.30pm heading south.

Edited By Keith Sharples on 10/08/2017 07:35:58

Scott Edwards 211/08/2017 14:35:16
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Ooooooh !!! The Lancaster just flew over my house in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire ! It was heading south.

I've checked on the BBMF website, and it's at Blackpool Airshow tomorrow ? It's based in Lincolnshire, so what the blazes was it doing down here at 2pm this afternoon ?

Fabulous to see though, I was running around the garden waving and whooping like a six year old


Paul Smith 223 Sqn11/08/2017 15:32:47
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Ditto! I was at West Lodge Farm, Desborough with the grandkids at 13.57 when it flew right over us! I got some lovely pictures as I had my Nikon with zoom lens on and I captured the starboard VM-T side of the aircraft.

And this is my first ever post on this site although I have lurked for some years!

Paul Smith 223 Sqn11/08/2017 18:35:18
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Paul Smith 223 Sqn11/08/2017 19:36:00
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Realised my mistake - it should have read VN-T. Must go to Specsavers!

Erfolg11/08/2017 20:13:04
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Well, we normally have high flying Typhoons here. Plus a few Hawks, developing systems, coming into land, having been out at sea, or been over the Lancashire moorlands..

Today, late evening a low flying, perhaps 400 foot up, BAE Hawk flashed past. It is the Blackpool Airshow tomorrow and Sunday.

I am told that we will see Spitfires and the Lancaster.

It was a good event last year, as my wife and myself mixed with the throng of people on the promenade. There are some really good class bars now, not just the stag bars of old.

Erfolg13/08/2017 17:10:52
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Were you here today.

The Lancaster and Spitfire flew directly over my house and I mean directly, I was just not quick enough to get my phone to take a picture. A little while later two groups of three Red Arrows did exactly the same.

I then took a walk to the beach, saw a Typhoon, a few acrobatic types, a Heuy helicopter and other stuff.

I guess you must have all been here, as i could not get to the bar at the Toby, directly by the beach. At least you could have let me know who you were. an absolutely great day here. I, went flying my models in the morning. We could see some aircraft making their way to the airport, although most arrived on Friday, from the activity. I was told some were at Warton.

Everyone who makes this a great event every year, can be proud of what they do and have my thanks.

Edited By Erfolg on 13/08/2017 17:13:02

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