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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: Today at 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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