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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5895 on: May 03, 2021, 06:22:36 am »
Visit to Meg's Cafe at Shobdon airfield for coffee and a very good bacon roll.  Half a dozen different gliders preparing for launching, plus a couple of Robinson helicopters and an elderly Cessna doing circuits.

I used to do gliding myself until I realised I spent on average 40 hrs mucking about on ground for each hour actually flying. That hour was good fun, though.

Appears to be a similar ratio to that which is achieved by horse riders. 1 hour in the saddle ; 40 mucking out  ;D and I'm only mildly exaggerating.

40 to 1 ratio is about the  going rate. A chap I once shared a school staffroom with spent time rallying, and reckoned on 40 hours preparing the car for every hour of actual competition driving.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5896 on: May 05, 2021, 10:14:38 am »
One of Alberta's STARS Airbus H145 helicopters just flew over the house, 15 mins ago it was rushing north, and just now, it came back flying a lot slower ---- first time I've seen their H145, it does have quite a different sound to it.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5897 on: May 11, 2021, 09:05:17 am »
I drove up to Carlisle on Sunday, and saw NO ARIAL ACTIVITY WHATSOEVER, until 5pm today, when a coastguard helicopter went over our cottage travelling fast and low towards the Cumberland Infirmary,  Carlisle.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5898 on: May 11, 2021, 09:33:01 am »
The RAF are taking the opportunity of your absence to pepper the skies in Glos, and Hereford with Herks. All sorts and colours at all levels.

Some of them may even have been foreign, but if they didn't land or drop anything off I guess they won't have to self-isolate for 10 days....
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5899 on: Yesterday at 01:32:59 pm »
overflying at an altitude, while makign an approach for Ostend Airport, was an Indian Air Force C-17A Globemaster.
came in to pick up 4 large tanks of oxigen for the Indian Covid aid.
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