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John Privett13/06/2014 21:40:57
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Posted by Dave Bran on 13/06/2014 14:34:30:

Earlier there were two mid sized polluters in the 06:00 - 06:30 dash for landings that were VERY VERY close as they reached the bottom of the stack, one South African, one Kenyan, witness the sudden port/starboard split...................bit like the Arrows pair......................... cool

Just had a quick look at the replay on flightradar24.

At 05:00 UTC (06:00BST) this morning KQA102 (Kenya Airways B777 from Nairobi) is arriving, heading WNW, whilst SAA234 (South African Airways A330 from Jo'berg) is in the stack and heading WSW - both aircraft converging on Biggin Hill. Their paths almost cross after passing over Luxted Road, to the east of Biggin. However there is quite a height difference between them - the 777 was at 12,000 feet and descending, the A330 at 8,375 feet, also descending. Both were travelling at a little over 250 kts.

After this the SAA 777 continued west in my direction, before turning north-east and joining the queue of aircraft heading over London on final approach for LHR, the A330 did one orbit in the stack, then followed a similar track to LHR.

Dave Bran14/06/2014 19:26:45
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Posted by John Privett on 13/06/2014 21:40:57:
Posted by Dave Bran on 13/06/2014 14:34:30:

Earlier there were two mid sized polluters in the 06:00 - 06:30 dash for landings that were VERY VERY close as they reached the bottom of the stack, one South African, one Kenyan, witness the sudden port/starboard split...................bit like the Arrows pair......................... cool

Just had a quick look at the replay on flightradar24.

At 05:00 UTC (06:00BST) this morning KQA102 (Kenya Airways B777 from Nairobi) is arriving, heading WNW, whilst SAA234 (South African Airways A330 from Jo'berg) is in the stack and heading WSW - both aircraft converging on Biggin Hill. Their paths almost cross after passing over Luxted Road, to the east of Biggin. However there is quite a height difference between them - the 777 was at 12,000 feet and descending, the A330 at 8,375 feet, also descending. Both were travelling at a little over 250 kts.

After this the SAA 777 continued west in my direction, before turning north-east and joining the queue of aircraft heading over London on final approach for LHR, the A330 did one orbit in the stack, then followed a similar track to LHR.

Well used to looking at the stack with FR running to compare.............and the routing you have appears right, but FR does not show the finer path detail, and no way did they show "live" that far apart height wise accounting for relationship of aircraft size!!

Just had a private Red Arrows series of flypasts of the "five" in various changing formations, while they negotiated the BH show, twice right overhead. Apart from that one, of the quietest shows I have experienced since coming to the area in 1979, not a single warbird.......

Robin Kearney14/06/2014 19:35:34
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We had the pleasure of the Queens birthday flypast right overhead today. The helicopters were absent, presumably taking a different route after passing the palace, but all the aircraft overflew us. My daughter being especially excited by the Reds!

r.

John Privett14/06/2014 19:55:05
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Must admit, I'd forgotten (or hadn't realised!) there was a show on at Biggin Hill today... I haven't seen any traffic from the show today, but that's mainly because I've only just returned from Manchester having been there all day! face 20

I was going to keep a look out tomorrow for any airshow traffic, but I see it was a one-day only show - and no tickets were available on the gate, pre-booked only!

John Privett14/06/2014 20:04:27
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Posted by John Privett on 14/06/2014 19:55:05:

I haven't seen any traffic from the show today...

OK, OK... So just to prove me wrong, no sooner had I posted that comment than a pair of helis flew over heading west away from Biggin Hill. By the time I got a clear view of them they were somewhat distant, so a positive 'id' was impossible, they may have been Gazelles, but on the other hand they may easily have been something else. But flying as a pair in close formation I'd put money on them being from today's show.

Martin Whybrow14/06/2014 22:46:55
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We heard the sound of helis flying towards us early this afternoon; I could distinctly hear a Chinook amongst the other; when the came into view, they were lead by a huge single rotor heli that made the Chinook look small; that was followed by a pair of Sea King sized choppers, both flying with the doors open and they were all followed by the Chinook. The all passed over at at less than 1000 ft I would estimate.

Just seen the 'Queen's Flight' thread, it was obvioulsy the Merlin, 2 Pumas and the Chinook heading inbound.

Edited By Martin Whybrow on 14/06/2014 22:52:47

David P Williams14/06/2014 23:07:21
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I think it was a Merlin, two Pumas and the Chinook. Coincidentally (I think) a Merlin flew over my house in south west Shropshire about 20 minutes after the Trooping flypast, heading northeast. Surely can't have been the same one....

...sorry Martin, just saw your edit!

Edited By David P Williams on 14/06/2014 23:08:07

Mike Etheridge 115/06/2014 09:52:34
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Yesterday the Red Arrows, five in formation and one or two close to the roof tops!--------They were performing I think at Biggin Hill in a one day rather than two air show. Almost put me off making a servo tray for Phil Claridge's repaired Super Air!

 

Edited By Mike Etheridge 1 on 15/06/2014 09:54:52

Tony Bennett15/06/2014 10:06:12
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had four aerobatic planes go over in formation yesterday, heading north.

David Pearce 415/06/2014 11:21:41
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Yesterday was a good day with the Tiger Airways Stampe, Stearman and Firefly plus Aviat A-1B G-USKY puttering over my chimney. Today the mighty Texan has been doing a circuit or two. I grabbed a small camera and the image, and the dull day, doesn't do this immaculate aircraft justice. It's a great place to live!texan over staverton-1.jpg

Edited By David Pearce 4 on 15/06/2014 11:22:35

Glenn Stratton15/06/2014 16:22:34
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Gloucester Gladiator, Hawker Hurricane & Westland Lysander flying around in formation over the house for a couple of minutes today, LAA 'Party in the Park' event at Old Warden.

Gladiator,Hurricane & Lysander

ps, sorry about the poor quality pic!

Robin Kearney15/06/2014 16:30:38
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What a glorious sight that is Glenn. I bet it sounded fabulous as well.

r.

Glenn Stratton15/06/2014 17:06:33
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Sure was a magnificent sound Robin, a pair of radials and a Merlin! Makes up for not seeing any overfly from the Queens display.

Andy Meade19/06/2014 16:23:47
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I'm fairly sure we were just buzzed by a Gloster Meteor at work. Is there still one flying? Ooh, just saw on wikipedia we have four in the UK, that's excellent Always fancied one as a PSS machine...

John Privett19/06/2014 20:23:57
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Posted by Tony Bennett on 15/06/2014 10:06:12:

had four aerobatic planes go over in formation yesterday, heading north.

Maybe the Blades?

Tony Bennett19/06/2014 21:29:42
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could very well have been sir.

they looked a bit like them.

 

we tend to get masses of helicopters and private jets over our place. few light aircraft as well.

Edited By Tony Bennett on 19/06/2014 21:30:31

Martin Whybrow23/06/2014 23:08:35
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On Saturday, I heard several aircraft flying together, when they came into view, it was a pair of Dragon Rapides and, I think, 3 Tiger Moths all flying in formation with a much more modern aircraft trailing them (possibly a photo / video aircraft).

John Privett23/06/2014 23:15:10
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Very nice! What part of the world was this in, Martin?

Terry Walters25/06/2014 14:27:05
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Just had a little treat here in SW France - Two RAF Apaches keeping top cover for a Chinook and a Merlin which flew over our house 'not very high'! More pics in my album:

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Here they come after we waved at them!

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Wow!! Teeth and tile rattling!

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After that I had to have a sit down! The Apaches remained on station for about an hour or so.

Just like being at Greenacres!

Terry

Edited By Terry Walters on 25/06/2014 14:31:19

Colin Leighfield25/06/2014 14:45:58
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Fantastic photos Terry. I'm just finishing reading Stephen's Clarke's book "1,000 Years of Annoying the French". What a hoot! I'm amazed that our military are allowed to occupy French air-space, or have we decided to invade them again? Perhaps it's a special operation to liberate you, sort of a re-run of Pegasus Bridge with helicopters instead of Horsas. Did they land in your back garden?

Sorry I didn't catch up with you at Greenacres, I was probably too pre-occupied with making a mess of my Pushy-Cat, now deceased.

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