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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4560 on: March 11, 2017, 11:36:46 am »
I doubt it. I don't think there are any. My guess is a Falcon biz jet, 3 engines loud and with that wing sweep and the engines and tail feathers it could give the appearance. Just a guess but I've been fooled by those types turning off in the distance.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4561 on: March 11, 2017, 12:40:17 pm »
This is what happened to almost all of the Australian F-111s. I understand that only a couple went to museums.

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/raaf-f-111-buried-swanbank-landfill-queensland.jpg

And these were still around in 2009 at Davis-Monthan boneyard

http://www.passion-aviation.qc.ca/images/amarg07/f111.jpg
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4562 on: March 15, 2017, 10:43:00 pm »
F-111C/G:

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11 F-111Cs were retained as heritage assets. Five will be placed on display at RAAF bases.

    A8-125, RAAF Museum
    A8-126, Aviation Heritage Centre, RAAF Base Amberley
    A8-132, RAAF Base Edinburgh
    A8-138, RAAF Base Amberley, to become a gate guard
    A8-142, RAAF Base Wagga

On 4 October 2012, six more cosmetically restored and repainted aircraft were unveiled at RAAF Base Amberley for display at private aviation museums.[93] Ownership is retained by the Australian government and aircraft undergo continual maintenance and non-destructive testing. They were loaned to:

    Australian Aviation Heritage Centre Northern Territory Darwin, Northern Territory[94]
    Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Association, Evans Head, New South Wales
    A8-148 Fighter World, RAAF Base Williamtown.[95]
    A8-109 - Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Illawarra Regional Airport
    Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra Airport
    South Australian Aviation Museum

The Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association would also receive a crew module of A8-131. The crew modules of A8-135, A8-136 and A8-137 are also held at the Aviation Heritage Centre, RAAF Base Amberley.

    A8-130 was put on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in September 2013
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RAAF Operations ceased on 3 December 2010.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4563 on: March 16, 2017, 07:03:24 pm »
I recently updated the list of surviving ex-Aussie F-111s on the main F-111 page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-111_Aardvark#Aircraft_on_display
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4564 on: March 17, 2017, 07:11:59 pm »
I was lured outside by the sound of a "TV sound effect" helicopter (i.e. one with a two bladed rotor making the wokka wokka sound TV has taught us all helicopters make).
When it appeared from behind a tree I found it was not the expected Huey but a Robinson R22 or R44.  Flying low so prolly a joy flight rather than someone going from A to B or having lessons.
As usual with flyovers it came from the direction of Tyabb International Aerodrome SE of us.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4565 on: March 18, 2017, 04:01:16 am »
I was lured outside by the sound of a "TV sound effect" helicopter (i.e. one with a two bladed rotor making the wokka wokka sound TV has taught us all helicopters make).
When it appeared from behind a tree I found it was not the expected Huey but a Robinson R22 or R44.  Flying low so prolly a joy flight rather than someone going from A to B or having lessons.
As usual with flyovers it came from the direction of Tyabb International Aerodrome SE of us.

I know exactly what you mean about TV sound effect helicopters. We have Shobdon airfield just north of us, with a helicopter school there. We get a fine profusion of Robinsons on joy rides most week ends.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4566 on: March 18, 2017, 06:50:01 am »
I was lured outside by the sound of a "TV sound effect" helicopter (i.e. one with a two bladed rotor making the wokka wokka sound TV has taught us all helicopters make).
When it appeared from behind a tree I found it was not the expected Huey but a Robinson R22 or R44.  Flying low so prolly a joy flight rather than someone going from A to B or having lessons.
As usual with flyovers it came from the direction of Tyabb International Aerodrome SE of us.

I know exactly what you mean about TV sound effect helicopters. We have Shobdon airfield just north of us, with a helicopter school there. We get a fine profusion of Robinsons on joy rides most week ends.

You probably find that the pilots need to get their month hours in, I used to go flying with a young lady who had a private license but was going for her commercial one. She needed to get 'x' amount of hours in each month but she couldn't afford the rent of an aircraft to do it, I would go along with her for half of the rental cost. Bonus for me was once we got to the training area west of Calgary, I got to do the flying  ---    ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4567 on: March 18, 2017, 07:07:19 am »
Wifey took this pic at the Ronald Reagan Washington Natianal Airport ( in Virginia  ;D )

My guess it's a pair of Maryland State Police choppers

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4568 on: March 18, 2017, 08:36:08 am »
What a shame burying those F-111s like that  :banghead:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4569 on: March 20, 2017, 08:09:40 pm »
Criminal, wasn't it? Just criminal.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4570 on: March 21, 2017, 02:34:04 pm »
For sure. Pure waste. You think they would at least break them down in this eco day and age !
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4571 on: March 21, 2017, 02:38:48 pm »
Cracked the patio door open on this beautiful, sunny afternoon and heard somat. As it grew louder I shook the hounds off my lap, grabbed the camera and headed outside.







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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4572 on: March 22, 2017, 10:47:23 am »
Nice!! UH1N Twin Hueys?   
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4573 on: March 22, 2017, 12:18:17 pm »
I think they're 412s, they have 4 bladed rotors.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #4574 on: March 22, 2017, 12:55:42 pm »
Ah thanks! I'm practicing my plane spotting. I knew all the extra "stuff" up top was consistent with the UHN1 Twins but the 4 blades... well, I couldn't remember if the Twins had those or not, now I know! 

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