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Offline gooberliberation

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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2007, 12:19:15 am »
On the way home from visiting my girlfriend I saw what appeared to be a KC-135. That route takes me near Travis AFB in CA.
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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2007, 03:19:29 am »
Not over my house, but at work in Lewisville, I saw a Continental (I think) 747 outbound from DFW, then, when we went to Fort Worth to see the Star Wars exhibit, we saw a 747SP.  No idea whose it was, as I couldn't see the tail or side.  Only reason I knew it was an SP was the short fuselage.

IIRC, that is a Quantas exclusive, innit?

Also, in Lewisville, I catch quite a few A340s...
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2007, 05:24:45 am »
yesterday evening, but in quick succession over about an hour to ninety min's at coventry airport  :wub:  B)  :rolleyes:

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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2007, 12:37:57 pm »
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IIRC, that is a Quantas exclusive, innit?

I take it you mean QANTAS?  Which aircraft - the 747SP?  If so, no!  QANTAS never used a single one.

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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2007, 03:06:29 pm »
Some activity this morning, mostly heard rather than seen, there was a lot of jet noise for a couple of hours.  I saw a couple of Typhoons playing about when I went to do some shopping, taking it turns to pull some very tight maneouvers around each other.  They were pretty high in the sky & it's the first time I've seen Tiffies in my area, woo hoo!  At home a little later on, very breifly saw a Tornado between two houses, banking hard low down.  And yesterday there were those two F-15's again!
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« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2007, 02:43:22 pm »
seems to have been a small evening airshow type event at the local Sywell aerodrome. weve had a sea fury orbiting the village for at least half an hour waiting its turn to perform. looked like the RN historic flight bird.

There was a Sea Fury based at Sywell untill a few years ago when she over turned on landing killing her owner/pilot Paul Morgan. She was last reported in the states being rebuilt for her new owner, while the rest of Morgans collection of warbirds was sold off by his widow. His daughter kept his Havard thou, It was doing a few aero's over the village on thursday.
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2007, 05:13:19 am »
Lost count of the amount of hardware that fly's over/near my house. But then I do live in the TCA zone for Heathrow airport. Also get a lot of light aircraft from Blackbushe airport a few miles uo the road, and last weekend, I thought I saw something that I would swear was a replica Ki84 while I was out waliking the dog. Unfortunately I only had my compact bino's on me and they aren't that good. Next time I'll take my 16X ones with me.
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« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2007, 07:54:53 am »
dunno if it had any connection with last nights sea fury sighting, but we had a P-51D over the house today.
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« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2007, 07:47:23 pm »
2 Hercs. By the time I got back outside w/ camera, they were lost in the haze.......
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« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2007, 08:51:17 pm »
Some kind of Dash-8. Wasn't flying in the usual pattern, but it was to far off to see the colour.

A helicopter. Squirrel ? Not sure what it's called...that boring one that's not a Huey.

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« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2007, 10:42:24 am »
Identified that dasher today....Kulry and I saw her flying down river, a bright red CDN surveillance bird, with little bells and whistles hanging off her. Didin't look like it had the big SLAR canoe like it used to have, tho....
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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2007, 02:40:43 pm »
A week in the Lake District, and what do I have to show for it?

1 x Hawk, a mile away down in the valley where I was half an hour ago  :banghead:

1 x Hercules (green camo) at about 50 feet which I felt before I heard or saw.  Naturally I was driving down a tree lined road at the time  :banghead:


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« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2007, 02:52:49 pm »
Not so much over my house, but at work the last few weeks the RAAF having been essentially doing beat ups in their new C-17s.  A C-17 coming in at very low level and then roaring over your head is certainly a site to behold!

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« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2007, 10:48:39 am »
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A week in the Lake District, and what do I have to show for it?

1 x Hawk, a mile away down in the valley where I was half an hour ago  :banghead:

1 x Hercules (green camo) at about 50 feet which I felt before I heard or saw.  Naturally I was driving down a tree lined road at the time  :banghead:


Where have the RAF gone?  :(
Well the RAF is still there, but I don't think that they have any effective planes any more.  
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« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2007, 12:32:54 pm »
Just saw an A319 climbing out of Humberside Airport over my house - a rarity as they normally fly off south, not east as this one was.  Was pretty low, but didn't recognise the airline (lots of charters carrying boozed up chavs to Torremelinos)
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