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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: May 12, 2021, 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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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5900 on: May 14, 2021, 06:27:14 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.

Just got told of some grim news about this sighting, it went to an accident about 2 1/2 miles to the northeast of us. A couple of old ladies in a car ran a stop sign and got broadsided by a truck which had the right of way. Impact knocked the engine clear out of the car and the passenger succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5901 on: May 14, 2021, 06:34:31 am »
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5902 on: May 18, 2021, 09:09:17 am »
Saw a Sentry AEW as I was walking home, two days in a row.  I believe they're NATIO aircraft covering the retiring Sentries untill the Wedgetail enters service.

An AW169 air ambulance of Specialist Aviation Services over Hull city centre.  Quite striking in line green and grey.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5903 on: May 19, 2021, 12:57:52 am »
Saw a Sentry AEW as I was walking home, two days in a row.  I believe they're NATIO aircraft covering the retiring Sentries untill the Wedgetail enters service.

An AW169 air ambulance of Specialist Aviation Services over Hull city centre.  Quite striking in line green and grey.

Sounds like it was one of the Childrens Air Ambulance helis. https://www.helis.com/database/news/childrens-air-ambulance-aw169/
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5904 on: May 19, 2021, 04:43:32 am »
Two Finnish Army NH90 helicopters pretty low over the suburb.
I don't usually see them here, and they were not headed straight for the airport/air base.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5905 on: May 30, 2021, 07:52:45 am »
Family Rheged sat out in the garden, having a lunchtime barbecue. Several single engined light aircraft flew over, probably from nearby Shobdon airfield, using the unusual shape of the building of which Chateau Rheged is part as a landmark.    One aircraft flew in several  decreasing circles over us and Madame R and I idly speculated about  it, wondering if  (like the far famed Ooozulum bird) it would finally disappear up its own exhaust pipe. I even went to get my camera in order to record this phenomenon but after a few more circles, it aviated off towards the airfield.  Half an hour later, a couple of microlights flew low over us, converting valuable hydrocarbon fuel into noise and annoyance.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5906 on: May 30, 2021, 08:13:18 am »
While waiting for train (as you do...) at Watchet on the West Somerset Railway y'day, I was buzzed repeatedly by numbers of Wildcat helicopters. They were in groups of two mostly and seemed to be heading for Wales and returning.

The proximity of No. 40 Commando's HQ at nearby Taunton may have had something to do with the activity of course.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5907 on: May 30, 2021, 10:09:22 am »
Not exactly what you'd expect flying through the air --- well not now anyway. Yesterday the tree guy who cut our old dead trees down last year came back to grind the stumps out, and dug up this with the grinding machine  --

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5908 on: May 30, 2021, 10:15:36 am »
Erm................. is that a hand grenade?  :o :o :o

And no, I DON'T mean the ladybird......................
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5909 on: May 30, 2021, 10:21:44 am »
As best I can identify it -- yes.

I fairly sure it's one of these, a Type 17 German WWI grenade. Whether it's live I've no idea, it didn't go bang when the machine hit it but you can't be certain. I'm going to report it to the police tomorrow.

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