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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5055 on: May 13, 2018, 08:14:41 am »
Cruising o'head at around 2500 ft this morning went a silver Spitfire XVI.  :thumbsup:

I heard that familiar Merlin song before I could see it, but it was too high to determine the markings. A lovely scene and sound track to start off the day.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5056 on: May 13, 2018, 08:20:23 am »
Moments ago, a biplane seen against the sun and not positively identified. From the hooligan way in which it was being hurled around the sky, it was possibly the Pitts Special I've previously seen from Shobden.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5057 on: May 13, 2018, 08:35:28 am »
The only way to fly a Pitts of course.  ;D ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5058 on: May 14, 2018, 01:41:43 pm »
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5059 on: May 16, 2018, 09:20:08 am »
Just had four Longbow Apaches pass over the house heading SSW. I suspect they were British Army. SWMBO reckons they are most probably heading down South for something this weekend  :rolleyes: can't think what it might be.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5060 on: May 16, 2018, 02:53:56 pm »
Some dirty great military transport took off from Newcastle and flew past the hotel.  I think it might have been that Airbus thing - the noise it made didn't sound like turbofans, more like turborpops.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5061 on: May 20, 2018, 11:18:30 am »

Some dirty great military transport took off from Newcastle and flew past the hotel.  I think it might have been that Airbus thing - the noise it made didn't sound like turbofans, more like turborpops.


That's an A400M, known as the Atlas to the RAF.

I saw, and heard, a short nose Spitfire drone o'head my friend's house nr Wellingborough the other day. Glorious weather, so it was only in silhouette so I have no idea what Mk. it was. Could have been a I, II, V or XI I guess.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5062 on: May 20, 2018, 01:24:39 pm »
Late this afternoon, there was  an irritating 2-stroke whine above me, that turned out to be a micro-light. It was making extremely slow progress over my  house and garden and seemed to exist purely to convert valuable hydrocarbon energy into annoying noise. It was probably 250 feet above me.  Had I gone into the garage and found my bow and some arrows, I could probably have nobbled it.  If I had hit it and brought it down, what would I have got?  An MBE is too much to hope for, but surely at least the heartfelt thanks (recorded on vellum) of everyone it had irritated between here and Shobdon 5 miles away, where I think it is based.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5063 on: May 21, 2018, 02:43:54 am »
You could have had it stuffed and mounted.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5064 on: May 21, 2018, 06:23:23 am »
You could have had it stuffed and mounted.

I've seen a film or a t.v. comedy (can't remember which) where one of the protagonists had a startled micro-light pilot's head stuffed and mounted together with part of the airframe  ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5065 on: May 21, 2018, 01:05:14 pm »
a single hawk over Monmouth today, wile I was down there.  Very odd in the fact I could get out of the house, and into the back garden and still see it,  I am used to things being much faster from the RAF flight path I grew up under.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5066 on: May 22, 2018, 10:36:43 am »
Proceeding north on the M5 at about 45 mph on a low loader, a yellow Wessex labelled ROYAL AIR FORCE RESCUE.  No more data available, as I was going south at 55mph at the time.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5067 on: May 22, 2018, 11:07:49 am »
You could have had it stuffed and mounted.

I've seen a film or a t.v. comedy (can't remember which) where one of the protagonists had a startled micro-light pilot's head stuffed and mounted together with part of the airframe  ;D

Wasn't that in Hot Shots? The guy (Ryan Stiles) survives a crash but gets mistaken for a deer and shot? So they mount his head on the wall!

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5068 on: May 22, 2018, 05:24:09 pm »
At YYC today, I spotted a CORSAIR International 747-400 on Apron 2, when I went to look at it a short while later, an A340 had been parked right beside it. This one was all over white with a long green cheatline which turned up at the tail and then formed one arm of a big green 'X'
Belongs to a charter airline called 'Big X' apparently and is being used for trooping flights for the Brit Army.

EDIT: (later and before I forget it again), something else I saw yesterday which is getting very rare these days --- a Canadian North 737-200 arrived a bit later in the day, but not just any 737-200, this one was equipped with a gravel kit ---
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5069 on: May 23, 2018, 04:05:28 am »
I had to google "gravel kit".
And found it was exactly what I suspected...


...a hopper system for gritting iced runways prior to landing on them.  ;D ;D ;D
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