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Picture Post => Plane Spotting => Topic started by: Nils on July 04, 2007, 11:23:43 am

Title: Seen Over Your House Today
Post by: Nils on July 04, 2007, 11:23:43 am
this topic is where you can post movements from your local airport or the airport you visited. you can post civil movements or Military.

here's the movements from here in Ostend, Belgium from yesterday (03.07.07)
i left out the smaller planes (cessna, pipers) cause ther landing here all the time.

Military:
-1 x AH-64DN (Dutch AF, returning from waddington)
-1 x SF.260D (Belgian AF, refeul)

Civil:
-2 x Boeing 747 (MK airlines, arrival)
-1 x AN-124 (Antonov Airlines, arrival)
-1 x AS-365 (NHV, local)

anyone else got interesting movements  ;)  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on July 05, 2007, 12:37:58 am
How about a F-111.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 05, 2007, 12:55:20 am
Yesterday:

A robinson R-44
A cessna
3 or 4 F-16As. I saw the 2 of them chasing each other, and i heard the 3rd, but didnt see it. Perhaps a 4th was chasing the 3rd. Lots of widebodies (airliners) above the clouds.
The good old S-61 every now and then.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Archibald on July 05, 2007, 05:21:10 am
AlphaJets and 2000D from Mont de Marsan flight test center
(but no Rafale alas!  :( )

My crazy neighbour is a private pilot and regularly fly on the DR-400 of the local aeroclub. Its favorite hobby is making low-level flypass over our houses.
I know that because when I was its passenger he did such flybys and this was... unforgivable!  :lol:  

Securité civile Alouette III (and now EC-145)

some days ago a private A350 (not the airbus, the Eurocopter squirrel) with a camera overflew our valley at very low level. No idea what it was seeking nor filming  :blink:  
But it was not painted black, and has a standard registration on its side. So at least it was not CTU nor CIA  :rolleyes:  
Alas the digital camera battery went dead just at this moment  :(
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 06, 2007, 06:45:49 am
movements here at Ostende (EBOS) today:

Military:
-Alouette 3 (Belgian Navy, M-01)

Civil:
-747 (MK airlines, arrival)
-Ju-52 (yes, its "Tante Ju", back like every summer  :wub: )
-DC-8 (MK airlines, arrival)
-737 (Jetair)
-A-320 (Jetair)
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: elmayerle on July 06, 2007, 09:06:16 pm
Directly overhead, just some F-16s turning short final for the south end of the Carswell Field runway.  Off to one side, on a direct approach to the field, assorting C-130s and at least one all-black T-38.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 06, 2007, 11:02:11 pm
This morning, a Dash-8 or ATR
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 06, 2007, 11:33:59 pm
Not over my place, but a few days back I was visiting the town of Kutna Hora which is about halfway between Prague and Caslav.

While I was waiting to start a tour of one of the town's tourist attractions a Gripen and two L-159 ALCAs from the base at Caslav winged it over (one at a time not all together)

Not fast enough with the camera unfortunately.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 08, 2007, 11:48:50 pm
lets se, yesterday was jobday, ive seen:

Civil:
-DC-10-30 (gemini Airlines)
-3 x 747 (MK airlines)
-Cessna Citation
-Fokker 100
-Piaggio P.149 (in luftwaffe Markings  :wub: )
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 09, 2007, 09:38:02 am
Out walking 5 miles south of my house today, got caught in a torrential downpour, but saw a Tornado F3 and an Su-30MKI in very tight formation overhead.  Don't see that everyday B)

No camera (again!!)  :dum:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 09, 2007, 12:51:17 pm
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Out walking 5 miles south of my house today, got caught in a torrential downpour, but saw a Tornado F3 and an Su-30MKI in very tight formation overhead.  Don't see that everyday B)

No camera (again!!)  :dum:
I think i saw an advert in a aviation magazine, for some airshow in the UK, where an indian Su-30MKI would be participating, would explain a bit :rolleyes:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Archibald on July 09, 2007, 12:57:38 pm
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Out walking 5 miles south of my house today, got caught in a torrential downpour, but saw a Tornado F3 and an Su-30MKI in very tight formation overhead.  Don't see that everyday B)

No camera (again!!)  :dum:
Seems that there's an exercise between RAF and IAF these days (2 - 12 th July 2007). First encounter between Typhoon and Su-30 MKI  :wub:  (and Tornado F3 as cannon fodder  for these two :lol: )
Don't know where you actually live, Nev ?  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on July 09, 2007, 03:04:16 pm
Not quite over my home, but over the Steam rally i was working at yesterday

Red arrows formation fly by
Northants police chopper
Northants /warwickshire Air Aumbulance A 109.
DC-3
Pair of Extra 300's
Bell 206 doing joy rides.
Cessna Skymaster (very rare beast around here)

and over the house at least 3 times
DC-3 shuttleing between coventry to duxford.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: retro_seventies on July 09, 2007, 03:57:22 pm
The usual....

*dc-9's and 737's flying into SAT international, also 727 and dc-10 (fed ex)

*c-5 galaxies, f-16's, kc-135's at lackland afb

*t-6's, T-43's and T-38's from randolph afb
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 09, 2007, 05:45:09 pm
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I think i saw an advert in a aviation magazine, for some airshow in the UK, where an indian Su-30MKI would be participating, would explain a bit :rolleyes:
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Seems that there's an exercise between RAF and IAF these days (2 - 12 th July 2007). First encounter between Typhoon and Su-30 MKI  (and Tornado F3 as cannon fodder for these two  )
Don't know where you actually live, Nev ?

Yes, they are here for a joint exercise with the RAF, based at RAF Waddington (I saw them up close at the airshow).  My understanding of the exercise is it is a co-operation job, rather than a Flanker v Tonka bitchslap.

I live in northern Lincolnshire, about 40 miles north of Waddington.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 10, 2007, 01:56:06 pm
today here at Ostend there were the usual 747's and DC-8's AND (this one will interest our swedish friend SwedishMick) a Brand new A-109 LUH factory fresh landing here for a nightstop on Sunday (didnt see it, must have arrived when i left)

here's a pic  B)

(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images_v2/000/024/998/20070710/dyn010_original_720_540_pjpeg_24998_5c36d8ad529ba4701d0cbb3ef5eeb683.jpg)
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Andrew Gorman on July 11, 2007, 02:01:11 pm
The Goodyear blimp!  Always nice to see an airship.
Andrew
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 11, 2007, 03:40:28 pm
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Out walking 5 miles south of my house today, got caught in a torrential downpour, but saw a Tornado F3 and an Su-30MKI in very tight formation overhead.  Don't see that everyday B)

No camera (again!!)  :dum:
You saw them too Nev???  Forgot to mention it, but they came almost overhead as I was walking from the town after a small shopping trip.  Probably wouldn't have seen them had I been in the house, we're overlooked by several properties & it can be difficult to see low flying aircraft.  They were low & slow, a fair bit slower than the speed Tonka's normally shoot by at.  It was over a week ago, so I guess it was around the begining of the exercise.  Didn't have my camera either. :(  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: retro_seventies on July 11, 2007, 08:15:28 pm
Pair of cobras this afternoon - looked like "W"s.  Looked as though they were going into Lackland....and were followed a few minutes later by a TOTAL HORN INDUCING stampede of a half dozen sea stallions.

Chopper-tastic treat.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 12, 2007, 10:19:49 am
Just got back from working at the Airport, before stepping into the belly of an egyptian A-300, here wer some movements, the usual 747's, A-320, DC-8

one military movement was just landing infront of me, and that was a slovenian AF PC-9M on the way to Fairford, who landed here to get some gas  B)
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on July 12, 2007, 02:09:46 pm
RAF SAR SeaKing went by today, a very rare sight around here, slap bang in the middle of the country as far as u can get from the coast in any direction. And no mountains this side of the welsh border lol
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 12, 2007, 04:08:20 pm
I visted my parents in Virginia over the weekend.  I almost didn't see any military aircraft, but yesterday morning before I left, an E-2 Hawkeye flew over their house.  It took me back a long time.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Scooterman on July 12, 2007, 08:43:01 pm
DC-7 firebomber on the way home from work.  Maybe 500' up.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 13, 2007, 04:01:08 am
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and were followed a few minutes later by a TOTAL HORN INDUCING stampede of a half dozen sea stallions.
 
That I would have liked to see  :wub:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 13, 2007, 05:07:54 am
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Out walking 5 miles south of my house today, got caught in a torrential downpour, but saw a Tornado F3 and an Su-30MKI in very tight formation overhead.  Don't see that everyday B)

No camera (again!!)  :dum:
You saw them too Nev???  Forgot to mention it, but they came almost overhead as I was walking from the town after a small shopping trip.  Probably wouldn't have seen them had I been in the house, we're overlooked by several properties & it can be difficult to see low flying aircraft.  They were low & slow, a fair bit slower than the speed Tonka's normally shoot by at.  It was over a week ago, so I guess it was around the begining of the exercise.  Didn't have my camera either. :(
that will be the lads [and lasses] from 25 sqn, RAF jousting with the IAF Su-30's.  ^_^

nothing i know of that is outta the normal or interesting at baginton field [aka coventry airport].
low cloud and drizzle today, 13/7/7
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 13, 2007, 05:42:00 am
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and were followed a few minutes later by a TOTAL HORN INDUCING stampede of a half dozen sea stallions.
 
That I would have liked to see  :wub:
See what, Retro's total horn?!?!? :blink:  :wacko:  :ph34r:  :P  ;)

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that will be the lads [and lasses] from 25 sqn, RAF jousting with the IAF Su-30's.
They weren't jousting Trev, it was just a single pair of a Tonka & Su-30, guess the visitor was being escorted in.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 13, 2007, 07:45:22 am
perhaps simon as you say but see my entry in the waddington thread hereabouts,  ^_^
maybe these two were returning from an aerial joust and on their way back to compare notes
in the officers mess.   :tornado:

retro's total horn? more like a rampant sea stallion, if you ask me?  :ill:  :D  :rolleyes:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 13, 2007, 02:21:14 pm
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See what, Retro's total horn?!?!? :blink:  :wacko:  :ph34r:  :P  ;)
 
*nervously checks custom title beneath avatar*  :unsure:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 15, 2007, 10:56:26 am
Not too exciting but flying right over the roof top of my house, Piper PA-25-235 CropDuster.  He was using my driveway for lining up his next pass over the adjacent field to my place.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Overourhouse008.jpg)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Overourhouse017.jpg)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Overourhouse009.jpg)

The light standard is for my yard.  I guess seeing as I've moved out into the countryside this will be a common occurence for me now.

Robert
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 16, 2007, 07:20:07 am
First i thought it was a S-61. Then i thought it was a lynx. Then i saw it, and it was a Mi-8 :D  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: gooberliberation 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.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Lord Darth Beavis 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...
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham 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:

DC-6 G-APSA air atlantique
a civilian cessna O-2 [i forget their model no]
and one of those HM Coastguard twin prop's with some kind of SLAR canoe.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX 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.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie 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!
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H 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.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer 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.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H 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.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada 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.......
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada 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.

 :P  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada 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....
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev 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:


Where have the RAF gone?  :(  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX 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!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer 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.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev 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)
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 09, 2007, 06:13:08 am
A Mig-29! Really loud thundering noise, i love it already :wub: I supose its a Polish example, i cant really imagine any other operators that would bring theres anywhere near denmark :unsure:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RLBH on August 09, 2007, 11:35:13 am
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Where have the RAF gone?  :(
Iraq, Afghanistan and the scrapheap ;)

Now, over my house yesterday there was a Nimrod in the circuit, and a quartet of Tornadoes (56 Sqn, I think) displaced from Leuchars whilst the runway work is ongoing. And when I say over my house, I mean OVER my house. At sub-1,000 foot altitude, too, if my Mark One Eyeball can be trusted.

There's been a Bristows S-61R flying around lately for some reason, too, and a lighter helicopter of some sort. I think it might be a BO-105, although I'm not sure. It buzzed me on the back road last week with crop spraying doohickeys, and what those were for, I have no idea.

Oddly, the Vigilants haven't been up these last days, because the conditions have been glorious (zero cloud, light winds). Probably the ATC are all off on their holidays. I think the flying club's Cessna 172 was poking about this afternoon, but given that it was descending rather steeply and I was several miles away, it might just have been a seagull.

I wish that the Americans would send one of their Super Jollies to play. They're fun when they decide to hug the trees just behind the house :D
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 10, 2007, 11:01:19 am
Been pretty quiet over Brno the past week or so however a few days back I saw a Tupolev 154 heading into nearby Turany airport. Those Tupolev airliners are getting to be a real rarity these days.

Loud, smoky and completely non compliant with any EU regulations. Anyone who can replace them is replacing them.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Sentinel Chicken on August 10, 2007, 03:14:24 pm
Not at home in Texas, but have been vacationing on the Maryland Atlantic coast this week- yesterday was at the beach with the kids at Assateague Island and saw three P-3 Orions fly overhead about 2000' AGL in about a 2 mile trail formation.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RCoulterSr on August 12, 2007, 02:32:32 pm
Well, I could post here everyday but, it might get boring. Ehhhh, it might change a little.
Let's see, today.....A-10s, C-130s, F-18s, Blackhawk, Hueys and a Kiowa. Plus numerous private craft. Cessnas, Pipers, Beechs an a Lear.
Have a good one.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RLBH on August 22, 2007, 07:11:34 am
Day off work, nice sunny day so I went and sat off the end of the runway for a wee while. I'd forgotten how loud the Spey is when four of 'em are about 50 feet away. Thank goodness that they were on Runway 10, not 26, and no Tornadoes took off. You definitely know about that one...

Visiting aircraft today were an Aurora (the Canadian one, very nice livery) and four or five Grob Tutors from one of the Air Experience Flights. Number four, I think, but can't be sure.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 22, 2007, 07:15:02 am
Last week i saw a formation of 5 UH-1Ds and 1 Bolkow. Bundesheer i suppose :unsure:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 22, 2007, 07:33:42 am
monday, i forgot to post this, ive seen 2 aircraft flying low over my home.

an AVRO Anson  :wub:  and Lockheed Loadstar in dutch markings  :wub:

 :drink:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Radish on August 22, 2007, 12:30:42 pm
We had clouds AGAIN today :(

When we moved here 18 years ago, we regularly had A-10s, F-111s, Tornadoes, Jaguars, Harriers and C-130s.
Now.....nothing. :(  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 22, 2007, 12:50:04 pm
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We had clouds AGAIN today :(

When we moved here 18 years ago, we regularly had A-10s, F-111s, Tornadoes, Jaguars, Harriers and C-130s.
Now.....nothing. :(
A VERY sad sign of the times old mate....... :(  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on August 22, 2007, 02:11:18 pm
I was out driving during this afternoon's early rush, and one of the radio stations had an A-Star out flying traffic duty.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: phoenix54 on August 22, 2007, 03:19:16 pm
Hi all,
       Radish, keep yer eyes towards Barton, official low fly zone, 250 feet.
Used to work on Efflinch lane, back in the '80s so i know what you mean.

Or, do what i did, move north young man, come up to sunny Yorkshire and get,
regularly, in no particular order,
Robinson egg beaters, BO 105s, the odd Hughs NOTAR, Police force Islander, Sea Kings(grey and luverly yellow) Tucanos, Hawks, Tonkas, (mud and ADV) Tiffies, and not forgetting my own personal air display F15s, normally 2, but end of last week got 4, was hoping the last would have been a little lower, then i could have gone down to 'da heath and asked for it back  :wub:
Oh and before anyone gets the wrong idea, my particular tree is 750' ASL.
So glad that the low fly limit is 250' AGL! :blink:
Mind you, so far this week, even the gulls are walking
 :cheers:
phoenix  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 23, 2007, 05:37:41 am
Saw a pair of MiG-29s (likely Slovak) shoot over town today, pretty high up though.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 24, 2007, 07:35:47 pm
747 LCF 'Dreamlifter', becoming a regular occurrence as I live in Everett, Washington.  :D

Cheers, Jon
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 25, 2007, 01:00:36 pm
Not exactly over my house, but I did have a Shorts SD330 Skyvan fly over me whilst I was on the M40 coming back home from a VERY unwanted couple of days in nottingham. It's a pity that I had my radiator eplaced.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: NARSES2 on August 26, 2007, 01:59:12 am
At a friends BBQ near Biggin Hill :

SPITFIRE [/size]- fantastic flew over a couple of times fairly low  :bow:  :salute:  :wub:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 26, 2007, 12:37:19 pm
Saw a 4 ship formation of what looked like aerobatic aircraft go overhead earlier on this afternoon. Very nice finger 4 / schwarm formation.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 26, 2007, 12:37:51 pm
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At a friends BBQ near Biggin Hill :

SPITFIRE [/size]- fantastic flew over a couple of times fairly low  :bow:  :salute:  :wub:
Very nice too......
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Blacklion213 on August 27, 2007, 09:51:55 pm
alright best this, a S-92 flew over my house 2 days ago, C-17's at  McGuire AFB, F-22A's and F-15C/D's at Langley AFB, F/A-18E/F at Oceana, A-10A's and C-130's at New Castel ANGB, F-16C/D's and a F-117 at Langely again, KC-10 at McGuire AFB
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Tornado on August 30, 2007, 12:11:12 pm
Not at home but at work, just about to go home when a high-winged monoplane passed low overhead. At first I thought is was a DHC-2 Beaver but I realised it had twin fins. I thought it must have been a Broussard, indeed I got home checked my Jane's recognition guide and only the Broussard fits what I saw. It was a piston powered job too but I was indoors and didn't hear any engine noise.

Are there any/many Broussards on the British register? It was all-over white with red tailplanes.

At home tonight I heard a meaty piston fly overhead but I didn't have my glasses on and missed it.  <_<  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on August 30, 2007, 03:39:07 pm
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Are there any/many Broussards on the British register? It was all-over white with red tailplanes.
there are one or two on the Uk register.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on September 01, 2007, 01:01:04 am
To be seen over many people's houses tonight in Brisbane:

Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=xjeRDuh3lVc)

(http://www.defence.gov.au/news/raafnews/EDITIONS/4618/images/03-riverfire.jpg)
(http://l.yimg.com/www.flickr.com/images/spaceball.gif)

and if you're still confused, here what it looks like in the daytime:

(http://www.defence.gov.au/raaf/images/for_site/6sqn/6sqn-f111-afterburn.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 01, 2007, 02:48:18 am
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Saw a 4 ship formation of what looked like aerobatic aircraft go overhead earlier on this afternoon. Very nice finger 4 / schwarm formation.
About where do you live? Piston or jet? Colours? (black?) Bubble canopy?

If in europe, it might be the flieger revue airshow team "Black Yacks" with Yak-50/52
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 01, 2007, 05:18:21 am
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Saw a 4 ship formation of what looked like aerobatic aircraft go overhead earlier on this afternoon. Very nice finger 4 / schwarm formation.
Probably these guys Lance, The Blades, they attended the Wings & Wheels show at Dunsfold, nearby you I think?  Orange/black on top, black undersides with white right wing. They're pretty popular at the moment as the pilots are all ex-Red Arrows.  Snapped these at the Yorkshire Airshow a couple of weeks ago.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Yorkshire%20Airshow%202007/STA60303.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Yorkshire%20Airshow%202007/STA60311.jpg)
 
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on September 01, 2007, 02:56:53 pm
Yep, that looks like the ones I saw Mossie. thanks for clearing up who they were.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on September 04, 2007, 12:05:12 pm
Saw an Austrian Airlines Dash 8 circling over my part of town today.

I haven't seen one of those since I left Canada back in 2004. Almost forgot how beautiful and graceful they look. :wub:  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Blacklion213 on September 04, 2007, 12:45:15 pm
i saw what looked like one of Rutan's Starcruisers, or what ever thire caller, the twin pusher with the conard up front
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 04, 2007, 01:44:22 pm
I think there are a few left flying, as Beech pulled the plug on the Starship a few years ago, all the aircraft were recalled when the company ceased supporting the type.  A stubborn owner or two is keeping the type going IIRC.

The other possibility is that it was a Piaggio Avanti you saw, has a straight wing & T-tail compared to the tailess swept wing layout of the starship:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/PiaggioAvanti.jpg)
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 05, 2007, 07:41:04 am
Not actually over my house, butwe were walking in the glorious sunshine around north Shropshire yesterday, constantly being buzzed by one or more 'Squirrels' from RAF Shawbury about ten or so miles south, whilst we were eating our picnic, a RN Sea King came over so near that Missy (my daughter) sat up to wave at it (that's my girl !).

Later-on I 'felt' a Chinook - nothing else it could have been - but didn't see it.

Ian
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 05, 2007, 07:48:47 am
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and one of those HM Coastguard twin prop's with some kind of SLAR canoe.
Yep I was talking to it earlier - It was monitoring the wreck of the bow-section of the MSC NAPOLI as it was being towed up to Belfast, checking for pollution. C/s Atlantic 21 (I think).

Ian
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 05, 2007, 07:59:41 am
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I think there are a few left flying, as Beech pulled the plug on the Starship a few years ago, all the aircraft were recalled when the company ceased supporting the type.  A stubborn owner or two is keeping the type going IIRC.
 
Ah, one of the lergest questions on general aviation in my head. Why were all those magnificent planes recalled to be scrapped? :( Why did beech pull the plug?
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 05, 2007, 01:28:51 pm
Beech's story was that they sold so few that it wasn't economical for them to support the Starship with spares & maintainance, so they recalled it & the FAA withdrew it's certification.  Some say there must be other reasons behind the decision (I don't know what those might be) as Beech were very aggressive in trying to recall the Starship from those owners that were keen to keep it flying, with support from sources other than Beech.

Saw a few types while at our York campus, saw a couple of RAF Tucano's (& heard some more, the Tuc has a pretty distinctive sound), a British Army Lynx & yellow painted GA type that I couldn't identify.  On the drive home, I saw a Glider cast of it's tow line & fly straight other the car, I pass Pocklington Gliding Club (ex-WWII bomber station RAF Pocklington) on the drive back home.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 09, 2007, 11:43:43 am
it was what i thought to be another lazy sunday morning, but that changed when there was a flypast over my house with a Dutch KLM DC-3 Dakota and 6 Pitts S-2's  B)  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: elmayerle on September 09, 2007, 11:39:52 pm
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Beech's story was that they sold so few that it wasn't economical for them to support the Starship with spares & maintainance, so they recalled it & the FAA withdrew it's certification.  Some say there must be other reasons behind the decision (I don't know what those might be) as Beech were very aggressive in trying to recall the Starship from those owners that were keen to keep it flying, with support from sources other than Beech.
 
I think Beech management sees them as an expensive embarrassment that they'd just as soon have everyone forget about, so they're trying their best to kill it.  My understanding is not one of them wsa sold for anywhere near what the real cost was to Beech.  There have been rumors that the basic layout was once intended for the Learfan II and that Linden Blue took the info with him to Beech when he changed company presidencies, but it appears to have bit them badly (certainly the folks I knew there didn't think highly of the effort).  Mind you, I'm in no way enamored of Beech/Raytheon Aircraft's management style (30's management techniques just plain don't work today).  You really want to annoy some folks there, ask what happened to the "Hawker Horizon" and why it seems to have disappeared.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on September 10, 2007, 02:37:09 am
MiG-29 this morning, either a Slovak or Hungarian heading home from this weekend's airshow.

A fair distance from where I was standing, but still loud as hell and smoking like a chimney!
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Blacklion213 on September 11, 2007, 09:54:31 am
I think two F-15C's flwe over me today on thire way to the 9/11 tribute, i  was in class so i could see them
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 12, 2007, 02:58:25 am
at birmingham international airport yesterday.

RAF Tristar  :wub:  :wub: taxing out and an Air India Boeing? [not a 747] on finals.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Blacklion213 on September 12, 2007, 11:18:50 am
2 HH-65 Dolphins, and a C-130J
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 12, 2007, 12:11:52 pm
today:

Seaking (Belgian AF), DC-3 (Martin Air Charter), C-130H (Belgian AF)
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Blacklion213 on September 13, 2007, 01:22:03 pm
2x F-16's from Atlantic City

normal air traffice in to and of
 Newark Liberty  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 14, 2007, 10:29:33 am
today, a swiss REGA CL-604 landed here  B)  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 18, 2007, 05:01:03 pm
RE Blacklion's post, what appeared to be an Avanti flew right over me about ten minutes ago, enroute to KPIT - noisy bugger, if that is what it was , been ages since I've seen one. Quite the coincidence, two whiffers seeing these unusual types in short order!

Chris
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Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: simmie on September 21, 2007, 03:18:36 am
Monday 17 th September

Stepped outside to see what helo was flying over the house

a Sea king AEW. At medium altitude

It flew north over the town of Montrose, Scotland;(east coast), U.K

then south inland of town, then north over town, then south inland of town.

North bound runs the radome was deployed.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RLBH on September 21, 2007, 03:30:40 am
Yep, I think the Sea King ASaC bird(s) are flying out of Kinloss, given the number of times I've seen one around here the last week. Also got a Falcon 20, and apparently some Saudi Tornadoes, though I'm blowed if I can tell the difference between them and the British ones.

Saw a desert camo'd Hercules at Lossie last week, too. Most unusual.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on September 21, 2007, 06:21:41 am
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and apparently some Saudi Tornadoes, though I'm blowed if I can tell the difference between them and the British ones.
The sand/brown/green camo is the giveaway!  They've been up in Scotland for a joint exercise - there's some pics over on Britmodeler.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on September 23, 2007, 11:08:43 am
I saw a Hughes Model 269 fly over the house early this afternoon.  It was so low, it looked like you could reach out and touch it.  I couldn't really do that, so I snapped a quick photo instead.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Andrew Gorman on October 05, 2007, 05:18:50 pm
F-18s, Mr. Rico!  Zillions of 'em, and really loud too.  It's Fleet week and the US Navy Blue Angels are in town. Fun to look at, loud, and causing delays at the airport.
Andrew
 
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 12, 2007, 01:39:01 am
just a few minutes ago and flying some very odd looking circuits about coventry airport....

one of the RAF's new knobbly-nosed ex danish merlins. it appears to be have been
repainted in the RAF's standard all over green colours for the type.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on October 12, 2007, 04:03:46 am
Ive been in france, we went by bus. Bus was my home for part of the trip :D :

A-310  FedEx
A-318 Air France
A-319 Air France, Easyjet, many more
A-320 Air France, many more
A-321 Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, many more
A-330-200 Air France, a few others
A-340-300 Air France, Air Mauritius
A-380 :D  "First to see A-380 over house"

737-300 so many
737-400 even more
737-500 Lufthansa and even more
747-400 Air France, Air France Cargo, many more
757-200 Continental Airlines, American Airlines
767-300 American Airlines, Delta Airlines, US airways, many more
777-200 Air France, American Airlines, Japan airlines, All Nippon airlines
777-300 Air France

MD-10 FedEx
MD-11 FedEx, Saudi Arabian Goverment :D

Embraer ERJ-135 Air France Regional (operated by Brit Air)
Embrear ERJ-175 Air France (likely the same as above)

Fokker 70 Air France Regional (operated by Brit Air)
Fokker 100 Air France Regional (operated by Brit Air)

Rafale French Air Force

Fennec (helicopter) French Air Force i beleive, at bush top level right above me :D

Lockheed Tristar Dubai Air Wing :D

Mirage french air force

Sooooooo many more!

PS: the bus was parked at Charles de Gaulle international airport, paris  ;)  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: NaOH on October 21, 2007, 12:37:28 pm
(http://www3.telus.net/tejones/rcheli.jpg)

Well not really over my house.... but it was in my yard!
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on October 28, 2007, 09:34:47 pm
not much today, although i thought i saw a Metro LifeFlight S-76 (Cleveland) fly over the dorm (didn't see the skids like on St. Elizabeth's Life Flight's Bo-105, so i'm guessing). Friday, I was treated to not one, not two, but THREE flyovers by the Ohio State Highway Patrol's TwinStar helicopter. He flew about 30 feet over the dorms and went to the practice field/track. Amazing. And, of course, the almost daily flyovers of C-130s (910th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve, Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport). Also, I am a newbie here. Tried to build a couple models when i was younger (F-14 and AV-8B), but failed miserably. Oh well.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on October 29, 2007, 04:09:48 am
Saw an Mi-17 Hip come over the main train staion this morning. It was a bit foggy this morning so most of the time it was just a silhouette, but it did dodge in a out of the fog a bit too.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on November 04, 2007, 11:18:09 am
The sky overhead has been full of aircraft in the last 24 hours or so.  I've seen an MH-60S Knighthawk, AH-64, E-2C, and one of those Agcat or Avtruck or whatever they call 'em cropdusters.  That one was bright yellow, and the guy flew back and forth for about two hours at treetop level.  I didn't have my camera out for any of it.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 08, 2007, 01:47:47 am
yesterday afternoon flying into coventry airport one of air atlantique's lockheed electra's,
which is nothing unusual except that the port outer engine was shut down. not something
i had seen before.  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Scooterman on November 09, 2007, 12:15:48 am
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(http://www3.telus.net/tejones/rcheli.jpg)

Well not really over my house.... but it was in my yard!
Another new toy Troy?
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BadersBusCompany on November 09, 2007, 05:32:52 pm
I hope someone can confirm this, but I'm 99% sure I saw a Hind on approach to Warton, Lancashire, UK yesterday 9th November  :o  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on November 10, 2007, 08:44:27 am
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I hope someone can confirm this, but I'm 99% sure I saw a Hind on approach to Warton, Lancashire, UK yesterday 9th November  :o
From what I've heard, BAe does have one of those contraptions to play with, so if that's true its not outside the realm of possibility.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: NaOH on November 17, 2007, 05:56:23 pm
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Another new toy Troy?

The Nikon D80 and 18-200mm VR lens is my new toy, the R/C heli is a friends new toy.  :D

 
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on November 18, 2007, 05:14:13 pm
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Quote
I hope someone can confirm this, but I'm 99% sure I saw a Hind on approach to Warton, Lancashire, UK yesterday 9th November  :o
From what I've heard, BAe does have one of those contraptions to play with, so if that's true its not outside the realm of possibility.
Isn't that now at the Midland Air Museum?  The one with the pictures somewhere on the forum with Ian and Lance playing in the cockpit.
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on November 19, 2007, 04:40:54 am
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Quote
Quote
I hope someone can confirm this, but I'm 99% sure I saw a Hind on approach to Warton, Lancashire, UK yesterday 9th November  :o
From what I've heard, BAe does have one of those contraptions to play with, so if that's true its not outside the realm of possibility.
Isn't that now at the Midland Air Museum?  The one with the pictures somewhere on the forum with Ian and Lance playing in the cockpit.
You're just jealous 'cause you didn't get to play in her.  :ph34r:  :ph34r:  :ph34r:
 
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 28, 2007, 03:42:27 am
yesterday when at my grandfather's funeral,  a noisy FAA lynx interrupted proceedings a bit twice!  <_<  <_<  
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on November 30, 2007, 03:31:59 pm
Yesterday as I came home from work, a Super Stallion flew over the house.  I ducked inside and grabbed my camera, and snapped this:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3529_2_0091_091.jpg)
Title: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 10, 2007, 02:35:37 am
Not exactly "Over my house":

Over in Germany last week visiting the in(out)-laws, walking in the fields outside Schwarbach in the late afternoon, two  :f16:  of unknown nationality at around 1000ft dodging around the hills, appeared to be carrying stores, but were moving so fast - and the light was quite poor - I cannot be certain.

No military airfields or ranges anywhere nearby....

Ian

 
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2008, 05:45:54 pm
What a treat to see that big beauty fly over your house, Jason........love big choppers. All that noise and power !

 :wub:

The front rotor blade looks like it's about to break off, tho ! Freaky !

 :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 11, 2008, 03:05:04 am
Not exactly "Over my house":

Over in Germany last week visiting the in(out)-laws, walking in the fields outside Schwarbach in the late afternoon, two  :f16:  of unknown nationality at around 1000ft dodging around the hills, appeared to be carrying stores, but were moving so fast - and the light was quite poor - I cannot be certain.

No military airfields or ranges anywhere nearby....

Ian
 

Looking at a map (it is in south germany?), it could be either Danish, Belgian, Dutch, Polish or even Italian or USAF. It could even be a greek or turkish viper returning from exercise in the cold north.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: gooberliberation on January 18, 2008, 05:51:42 pm
(http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/cosmic_reference/images/kao.jpg)
Actually looks slightly different now.

Not quite over my house but my normal routine takes me past Moffet Federal Airfield, right now they have the Kuiper Airborne Observatory C-141 parked outside.

Took me a while to figure out what it was, I had my hopes up thinking it was a civil IL-76 :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Lord Darth Beavis on January 19, 2008, 03:48:48 am
I saw a FEDEX DC-10 or MD-11 (might have even been an L-1011--I couldn't really tell, as I was almost directly under it(Does FEDEX even have an L-1011s?)) on it's way to DFW.  Made me wish I had a camera with a decent zoom lens.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 19, 2008, 11:57:35 am
I live right under the flight path that leads from europe to asia, and the middle east to the americas. I recently found a website that provides live radar coverage of denmark, and shows all aircraft above my house (not including MD-80s and general aviation, as well as military). I have been waiting for clear weather for weeks now, and today it was finally good! I saw the contrails outside my window, looked it up on the computer, and dicsovered that it was a Japan Air Lines Boeing 777-300ER!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 19, 2008, 12:50:24 pm
British Airways A-319-131 G-EUOB just passed over
EasyJet 737-73V G-EZJW about to pass over!

This is fun! ;D :wacko:

Would anybody know why the Russian State Transport A-319 is headed down to western europe each day?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on January 23, 2008, 04:48:17 pm
you have a linky to the site? and be careful lest you have burly men in furry hats named Ivan and Mikhail (or whatever) come to your door :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 23, 2008, 11:58:35 pm
you have a linky to the site? and be careful lest you have burly men in furry hats named Ivan and Mikhail (or whatever) come to your door :o

http://www.presspix.dk/modessyd/Mode-s_Online.htm

http://www.vhf-online.dk/billeder/Mode-s_Online.htm
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 24, 2008, 07:00:38 am
Yesterday a Czech Goverment Airbus A 319-100 yesterday. Spotted it with radar, and thereafter with mk.1 eyeball
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on January 28, 2008, 11:24:33 am
A bit of activity over our York campus today, several GA types, one came fairly low & was definately a Piper Cherokee/Warrior.  Several of them seemed to be follwing a similar flight pattern, there was some heavy flooding in York last week so I'm guessing they were surveying it's extent, it's still not receded much in some places.  The North Yorkshire Police Squirrel was following a similar route & came in pretty close as I was leaving.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on January 29, 2008, 02:02:30 am
Crystal clear day yesterday, saw a Sentry cruising back to Waddington in the bright morning sun  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on January 31, 2008, 09:18:52 am
Saw a Piaggio P.180 Avanti winging over town against a lovely sunset today. Couldn't tell if it was military or civil (civil most likely) but the silouhette was unmistakable.

That is one exceedingly sexy turboprop and I wish someone would do her up in styrene in 1/72 someday.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on January 31, 2008, 10:37:09 am
have in the past few weeks seen

civil il76
antonov 24 or 26
antonov 124 ruslan

the joy`s of living near to nottingham east midlands airport

don`t get much military but sometimes some gems, last year saw a libiyan air cargo ruslan, first time i`d seen that one and first libiyan aircraft also




Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 31, 2008, 01:33:53 pm
Not exactly over my house, but i noticed a Boeing 737-800 N738MA from International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC) headed from the US towards Hamburg or Germany/Eastern Europe. I didnt know ILFC operated any aircraft themselves?!? I thought they just parked them in the desert until an airline leases them...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 08, 2008, 02:13:39 am
RAF puma helo yesterday morning on finals to coventry airport.

the usual very dark and drab look.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on February 08, 2008, 03:16:50 pm
A C-2 Greyhound whizzed over this morning.  I got a very blurry photo with my A330 at maximum (5x) zoom.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BadersBusCompany on February 10, 2008, 07:13:32 pm
Not an aircraft, but thought you chaps might like to see whats parked off my promenade!

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/markjones980/picture1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 11, 2008, 02:39:05 am
Oops, someones in for one serious bollocking in the morning!!!!! :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 11, 2008, 04:49:33 am
How on earth did the ship end up like that? :o I could imagine the person at the helm was sacked...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BadersBusCompany on February 11, 2008, 08:08:14 am
It was eight miles off Fleetwood Lancs., from where it departed, and was hit by a 30foot freak wave last week. There were 23 passengers and crew aboard, including a baby, all of which were rescued by helicopter. The following morning it was beached at Anchorsholme Lancs. like this and has since started to disgorge some of its cargo, (biscuits and crisps apparantly).
The tide is very shallow there and they have blocked access to the promenade and beach to recover it by means of big 'feck off' winches and a number of cranes.
Still there as of 1600 Mon 11-02-08
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 13, 2008, 05:25:34 am
i'd heard about those biccys bbc, apparently now just too soggy for dipping in yer tea. thanks for posting the photo!

but yesterday afternoon i saw what looked like a beech C-45 in dark earth and green on circuits at
coventry airport. it was just too far away to see what the markings were but i suspect that it was test
flying after repair work. first time i've seen one at the airport.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 13, 2008, 07:05:07 am
The tide is very shallow there and they have blocked access to the promenade and beach to recover it by means of big 'feck off' winches and a number of cranes.
Still there as of 1600 Mon 11-02-08

Be sure to stay far away when they start towing it out. My mother worked at Maersk once, and her boss had to inform a family that the person had been chopped in two when the cable connecting the oil rig and the tow boat broke....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BadersBusCompany on February 13, 2008, 09:30:15 am
[quote
i'd heard about those biccys bbc, apparently now just too soggy for dipping in yer tea.


[/quote]

Soggy yeah, but the seagulls are all fat b*stards round our end!! :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 21, 2008, 02:22:58 am
Well, not over anything & definately not my house but I thought it was strange enough to post.  When I drive to York for work, I pass Pocklington Gliding club on the way.  Outside one of the sheds is the fuselage of a Shorts 330, no wings, tail or undercarriage.  It seems to have had a pair of wheels attached mid away, the best I can think is that it's used as a trailer or mobile storage.  Very unusual.

And a complete aside, but I found out yesterday that Heslington Hall, one of York University's buildings was HQ for 4 Group Bomber Command during WWII.  I've been working here for 4 years & never realised, as I've never needed to go into that building before.  There's a memorial plaque on the wall in the reception.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 22, 2008, 01:20:28 am
And a complete aside, but I found out yesterday that Heslington Hall, one of York University's buildings was HQ for 4 Group Bomber Command during WWII.  I've been working here for 4 years & never realised, as I've never needed to go into that building before.  There's a memorial plaque on the wall in the reception.

perhaps simon, you could do a model of one of 4 group's aircraft? look out for the ken delve book on bomber command
in the library. iirc they moved to transport command after the war.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 22, 2008, 01:58:42 am
Hmm, I'd never thought about that Trev.  I've got a couple of Spitfires that were based at Leconfield before the Battle of Britain, from 72 & 616 Sqns.  Leconfield was then under 13 Group Fighter Command, but later in the war became a bomber station & came under 4 Group.  Maybe I could have a Leconfield theme going.  I think Halifax's flew from there, but I'd have to check.  Theres a few locally available books on Yorkshire Airfields & there's 'Hull, Hell & Halifax; An Illustrated History of No.4 Group' that I really could do to pick up.  I've got Paul Bright's 'Air War Over East Yorkshire in WWII' which is a very good book & where I got the profiles for the Spits, it's a while since I flicked through it but it'll probably have a couple of 4 Group Bombers in there.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 24, 2008, 10:14:22 am
I passed the international airport in copenhagen yesterday. Next to the SAS Maintenance hangar i saw a line of 5x SAS Dash-8 Q400s, grounded. I will try getting some photos next sunday when im flying to Prague...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on March 01, 2008, 12:41:57 am
Earlier this week the Czech Police EC-145 helicopter came in really low over the centre of Brno, I think it was escorting a van of prisoners to the courthouse.

I was kicking myself on two counts:

1: I didn't have my camera.

2: I was standing at the foot of the hill where the city's cathedral sits, had I been near the top of the hill, the helicopter would have been near eye level.

Would have been some nice pics if I'd been in at the top of the hill with camera in hand. :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on March 09, 2008, 04:35:31 pm
About a month ago, I mentioned that I had seen and snapped a C-2 Greyhound going over the house.  It took me a month to get around to processing the photos.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3732_2_0054_054.jpg)

I told you it was a little blurry.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on March 09, 2008, 04:38:05 pm
On the other hand, I did get some nice snaps of one of the local traffic choppers, a Hughes 269.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3754_2_0052_052.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 09, 2008, 05:05:25 pm
Nice ones, Jay. I saw a pair of Greyhounds at an airshow a few years back, and was quite surprised how spritely the big fatty was !

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on March 10, 2008, 12:00:06 am
I saw the Aeroflot Cargo 737-300 this morning. I beleive its the first and so far only 737 freighter they operate.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Lord Darth Beavis on March 10, 2008, 02:18:57 am
On the other hand, I did get some nice snaps of one of the local traffic choppers, a Hughes 269.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3754_2_0052_052.jpg)

Somebody get a flyswatter!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on March 11, 2008, 01:57:42 am
Yesterday morning a Czech air force PZL W-3 Sokol helicopter puttered about over the centre of town for a bit.

Later in the afternoon one of their Gripens went over. It was pretty high up, sort of between being barely identifiable and just being a roaring dot in the sky. I could just make out the canards and I know the sound well enough to say she was a Gripen.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on March 14, 2008, 08:21:24 pm
No pics, because I didn't realize I live under a flight path again, but last night as I was having a cigar to celebrate the death of Winter, one of CGAS Detroit's HH-65C's flew directly over my house, with it's spotlights on.  I thought it odd since I live about 20 miles from Lake St. Claire.

Then today, after I left work early because my idiocy, BS, and frustration meters all pegged at the exact same time, I was again enjoying a victory over Winter cigar on the back deck, when one of the 107th FS's F-16C's flew over my house.  Pretty low, too.  Scared the crap outta the dogs.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2008, 12:44:39 pm
Yesterday we had an Apache Longbow doing a few slow circles over central London, must have been a flight path clearance issue as they normally follow the river through town. Got quite a few looks from tourists and made a change from the regular EC-145 Met Police helo's we usually see doing noisy circles!

Nick :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on March 15, 2008, 05:43:44 pm
Today I was out returning things (overdue library books, an unused alternator belt to AutoZone, useless CAT5 cables to GameStop), and on the way back, I spotted a CH-46 Sea Knight. 
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on March 16, 2008, 03:00:55 pm
Yesterday we had an Apache Longbow doing a few slow circles over central London, must have been a flight path clearance issue as they normally follow the river through town. Got quite a few looks from tourists and made a change from the regular EC-145 Met Police helo's we usually see doing noisy circles!

Nick :mellow:

Seeing as it was a crapache, I'm surprised it was actually flying. But as it was there, it ewas probably there to keep the Sheple suitasble subdued and compliant...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on March 18, 2008, 05:07:51 am
I am on the lookout for the Singapore A380 bound for LHR at the moment. I nearly missed an Emirates B772LR that went over!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on March 18, 2008, 12:38:43 pm
I've mentioned before about the manuevering area that appears to exist on the Humber bank between Immingham and Grimsby.  Walking into work on Friday - gorgeous day with clear blue skies - got to see an F-15 twisting and turning, glinting in the sunlight with afterburner rumbling all around.  Wonderful  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2008, 03:20:09 am
I spent the last few days in Somerset visiting family and getting out in fresh air and I've seen a few aircraft. First couple were Hawks screaming past fairly low near Taunton, got a few glimpses of them through the hills.

Was walking up near Withypool on Wednesday when I heard that low roar that signifies a Tornado, turned round and spotted it low down about 3 miles away. That made it too small to get a decent picture but my binoculars were just getting into focus when I realised something odd.... :huh:

I was looking directly at the Tornado but the noise was behind me and getting louder :o. Span around and just 1 mile away was a second ship, straight and level, low down and in a good spot for the camera if I'd been holding it in time....  :banghead: :tornado:

Got a good natural bonus when I saw a bird of prey soaring high above the river valley, think it was a Peregrine Falcon or Eagle. Need to check the details in a birdbook.

Nick
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on March 21, 2008, 04:39:17 am
Forgot to post this on Tuesday:

I've mentioned before abot the special ops Chinooks that occassionally use the Army training camp across the fields from our place. Well on Tuesday one came back for the day..... didn't bring any support units so quite literally a flying visit. Been relatively quiet over here for a while, first (unusual) thing I've seen in ages.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitbasher on March 21, 2008, 05:14:18 am
Pssst...keep it to yourself, but a mole tells me that those of you living in the Lincoln area might be lucky enough to see a pair of Blackburn's finest operating in the local area later this year. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 21, 2008, 08:55:05 am
Now there's a rumor I'd like to see ! Anyone want to invite me over ? I'll bring the beer !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 24, 2008, 10:14:08 am
Saw what looked to be a USCG Herc way up in the sky.....sporting little contrails and making a heck of a racket. I was hoping that it was a HeavyLift Belfast......that way I can say I've actually seen one. The things you see when you don't have your bloddy camera.....

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 24, 2008, 09:44:40 pm
Erickson S-64 Aircrane thumping northwards looking like a big bug.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on March 28, 2008, 09:37:20 am
In the last 24 hours, I've seen over my house:

C-130H
CH-53E
USCG HC-130
E-2C
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on March 28, 2008, 06:59:00 pm
saw a Marine Cobra yesterday. heard the "thump thump" for about ten minutes before the helo actually appeared. also saw one of the 910th's C-130s.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hobbes on April 01, 2008, 05:51:24 am
The Dutch Marines are on the loose, today I saw 2 of their Hagglunds BV 206 in the town where I live. Driving on the road no less, normally they're transported on an artic.

Those tracks make quite a bit of noise, you can hear them coming from several hundred m away  ;D

(http://www.one35th.com/attc/author/arthur21s.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Hagglunds_BV-206_Bandvagn.jpg/450px-Hagglunds_BV-206_Bandvagn.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 01, 2008, 01:21:35 pm
Funnily enough, I tried posted a little a while ago about a BV206 in this thread, but it wiped my text when I posted so I didn't bother again, but this has stirred the memory.  I was suprised about a month ago to be passed by BV206 but the Defence School of Transport is nearby & I thought it might be one of theirs.  When I pulled along side, I realised it was being used a novelty limo!  There's been quite a proliferation of these in the last few years, Hummers, Fire Engines & the like but it was a shock to see a military vehicle!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/BV206Limo.jpg)

Website with gallery:
http://www.limotrack.co.uk/index.php (http://www.limotrack.co.uk/index.php)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Radish on April 03, 2008, 07:37:27 am
A Typhoon has just gone over, very low too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 08, 2008, 11:41:50 am
They're back !

Special ops Chinook/Sea King & Commandos/Lynx are busy again. I've mentioned this before; two or three times a year, there's a joint RAF/RN (SBS/SAS) exercise centred on the gas rigs in Liverpool Bay. They use the Army training camp just across the fields from our house as a carpark & petrol station, but the really great thing is.... they use our house as the turn-in point to the upwind leg of the approach  :thumbsup:

No pics as I've posted them here before, unless someone REALLY wants me to - Toad, I'm looking at you, eh ?

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 08, 2008, 01:12:40 pm
A piper of some sort made some low passes over my house. Got this photo! And i even think its got spats!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Hangarskib001.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 10, 2008, 02:14:33 am
as i was riding allong the coas line about 40 minutes ago, i was surprised by a low passing Danish Merlin Mk.512 :o

those things appear bigger in flight then on the ground  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 10, 2008, 04:26:22 am
Last week I saw a few things on my travels to & from York.  The better weather means there's some activity at Pocklington Gliding Club, saw a glider sailing away.  More unusually, I saw three Renault Formula 1 Team trucks just outside York.  Seemed like they were making there way to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, the old RAF Elvington runway is still operational & the YAM have fire trucks available.  Would have been nice to watch some testing going on!

Over my house, that clattery Alouette II has been back again.  I've heard some fast jet activity at night on a few occasions, but not managed to see anything.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 12, 2008, 12:31:16 am
yesterday, another new A-109LUH power for the Swedish Armed Forces made a nightstop here in ostend. compared to the earlier splinter camo'd powers that landed here before, this one was overall grey, possibly for use by the swedish navy  ;D

here's a picture, taken by the the koksijde AB spotting group that was in the area  :mellow:

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/sgkoksijde/Oostende%202008-04-10/IMG_6038.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: retro_seventies on April 14, 2008, 05:00:42 pm
The usual Galaxies, C-17s and F-16's....bonus highlights this weekend included an HH-60 pavehawk, a brace of AH-1s cobras, and 4 F-15c eagles...yum.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 15, 2008, 03:35:02 am
Forgot to tell you 'bout this one from last week ! :banghead:

Nimrod, Over Formby on Thursday (10th) @ 1535, coming from the east and turning to the north, approx 5000ft and motoring very slowly. (presumably inbound to Warton for it's upgrade).

Yesterday (Monday 14th). Hawk T1 from Valley - they often shoot approaches to LJLA then follow the river and coastline back to North Wales. This one came a little further north and rattled the windows of the station as it pulled left at low level. Very smokey  :wub:

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 15, 2008, 07:35:29 am
an AS355 medical helicopter landed at a local hospital today, took the chance to take these pics when i arrived  :mellow:

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/140408Hserruys2.jpg)
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/140408Hserruys1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 15, 2008, 10:39:39 am
Mein gott! :o Attack helicopter!

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/as550_fennec/as550_fennec1.html
 
 ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 17, 2008, 04:10:48 am
Here's one of the aforementioned CH-53s.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3871.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 17, 2008, 04:17:27 am
This past weekend, I went down to Charlotte for a couple of days to see some friends, and I took a couple of hours out to drop by the Museum.  They had done some rearranging since I was there last, and some of the aircraft were in better spots for photos.  Of course, the weather was crap, so some of the shots are darker than I'd like.

Here is the Medal of Honor CH-46, now moved into Helicopter Row.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3923.jpg)

All of the jets have been rearranged into sort-of chronological order in a fan-shaped array from the parking lot to the runway.  This array now includes a sad pile of junk that used to be an F-100D Super Sabre.  The aircraft is missing the tail, nose section and numerous small panels.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3934.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 17, 2008, 04:29:22 am
A diddy little Robinson R44.  Noisy bugger, even more than the Alouette!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 17, 2008, 04:30:42 am
Last up are some shots of the V-33 Skycat.  This is a homebuilt tilt-rotor aircraft that was designed by a Hal Fogle of Matthews, NC.  Mr. Fogle reportedly worked for Lockheed's Skunk Works back in the 50s-60s, and tried to keep his hand in after he retired.  He read about the military testing tilt-rotor aircraft and decided to build one himself.  It never flew (it's ridiculously underpowered), but was shown to the public at the EAA fly-in in Oshkosh in 1983.  According to the little placard in front, Mr. Fogle is still working on a larger , more powerful variant.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3936.jpg)

Power was supplied by a V-8 auto engine, mounted in a compartment behind the pilot.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3938.jpg)

There is an odd-looking fan mounted behind the engine.  Supposedly, this is to provide supplemental lift, and also to aid in maneuvering, via many tiny holes in the airframe.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF3940.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 18, 2008, 02:18:13 am
hmm, what looked like an AAC Gazelle AH1 with IR suppressor exhaust over coventry city
center this morning at about 0900hrs.

trevor
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 18, 2008, 08:14:22 am
Had a Hind do a pass over the city centre today, haven't seen one for a while.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on April 18, 2008, 09:07:49 am
While I am at my folks here in Delaware I have seen a few things I don't normally see in SLC.
They live about 17 miles south of Dover AFB, home of the C-5.  Seen several of these big birds fly over and some C-17's also.
My mom is in the hospital in Dover so we drive up each day.  The cargo planes have been shooting touch and goes, very impressive site to see them fly around you as you drive up Rt 1.  The main runway is being redone so they are using the shorter one and that approve is right beside the road.
Managed to get in the Air Museum there yesterday.  Lots of good stuff but you will have to wait till I get home to post the pics as I left the cable for the camera home  :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: K5054NZ on April 19, 2008, 06:28:08 pm
P-51D  ;D :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 22, 2008, 07:04:52 am
An EH-101 turned over my house. Oh, and the lake in front of the house has been taken over by 2 Mothernature Swan B.Mk 1
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 23, 2008, 03:23:29 am
heard a chinook flying about over coventry yesterday morning, they are sooooooooooo distinctive
sounding. but could i see it? hell no!  :banghead:

trevor
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 23, 2008, 04:33:48 am
An F-16 passed school during physics lessons (nice change from studying), and minutes ago a medical Eurocopter EC-120 came over...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Patrick H on April 27, 2008, 12:34:41 pm
Heard a very familiar roooaaaaar over the house this afternoon, Rolls Royce Merlin like. Ran out, just in time to see P51 banking a bit further and coming back.

Scandinavian Hystoric Flight P 51 "Old Crow" is back :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

After an engine refurbishment he is now back at his base of operation in Antwerp. He will stay in the country and will be at Deurne (Antwerp) or Wevelgem (Kortrijk) for the next airshowseason. Seems Belgium is centraly located in Europe so it will be easy to fly to most shows  :thumbsup:

Unfortunately, my camera wasn't on hand but here's a picture from last year for those of you that don't know this aircraft (unlikely, I know  :rolleyes:)

(http://highandlow.topcities.com/2007-09-13_Jersey_International_air_display/08.JPG)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 27, 2008, 01:11:01 pm
Not over, but next to. The road was suddenly filled with brand new cars, and a quick inspection revealed that they belonged to a neighbour, a car dealer! Dunno what he was going to do with 10 new cars though... (PS: The new Fiat 500 looks sweet, very retro!)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on April 27, 2008, 01:50:55 pm
Was driving to work past the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel when a bright red helicopter appeared!
They flew from high on my right, across the road and down onto the landing pad on the hospital roof. It was G-EHMS, Londons Air Ambulance and looked very cool! ;D
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=G-EHMS&distinct_entry=true (http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=G-EHMS&distinct_entry=true)

BTW, this is how to park a Fiat 500!!! It was actually driven in there! :o
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z181/Baloonick/Roads/PhoneApril08060.jpg)
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z181/Baloonick/Roads/PhoneApril08059.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 27, 2008, 02:13:58 pm
We were working away at the shop this afternoon when I said to Kurly " on a day like today, I ought to dig my camera out...just in case " And about two minutes later I heard the Chopteriffic sound of this baby....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/chop-2.jpg)

It the Enbridge chopper they use to check pipelines with.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 28, 2008, 04:37:33 am
Saw it's stablemate while I was in London at the weekend, a Dauphin, came fairly low over the rooftops.  When at home, I occasionally see a locally based CHC Dauphin rig runner, & their Super Puma too.
Title: Postcard from Lucerne
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on April 29, 2008, 04:33:39 am
A boat trip on lake Lucerne - a roar of piston engines, sounding like radials. Twelve engines? Yes - FOUR Ju 52's all together!
Alas, could not fit all four in to one frame.
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/glenngilbertson/IMG_1587.jpg)
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/glenngilbertson/IMG_1589.jpg)
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u68/glenngilbertson/IMG_1594.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 29, 2008, 02:12:08 pm
If you put that last one in B&W Glenn & you'd hardly know it was taken this year. :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 30, 2008, 12:07:21 pm
ITS BACK! The Russia State Transport Airbus A319-114 VP-BTO is back!

Oh, i also saw P4-MES, aka the 767 "Bandit"! From Roman Abramovich airlines ;D :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 02, 2008, 01:28:41 pm
Yesterday was a good day for spotting, I was at the Yorl campus.  Every time I walked out the building there seemed to be an aircraft of some kind.  First up was a Lynx, bit high but pretty sure it was an AH.7.  Then there was a Tucano & another one the next time I ventured out.  A Piper Cherokee/Warrior later & then on an errand to York Hospital (via the model shop!) there was a Jet Ranger.  Good day in all!

Today I was back in Hull & there was plenty of activity, but for either cloud or buildings the only one I saw was a twin engine airliner (don't do airliner types!).  Some fast jet activity, but despite bobbing my head around & looking like a n*b head I couldn't see a thing!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on May 03, 2008, 03:46:52 am
Yesterday, my girlfriend and I were in a town west of Brno called Rosice to check out a chateau there.

Rosice isn't very far from the Czech air base at Namest nad Oslavou and less than a minute after we got of the train in Rosice, a two ship of L-39s from Namest flew over.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to focus my camera quickly enough before they were out of sight. Damn slow digitals! :angry:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: simmie on May 03, 2008, 04:56:52 am
On The afternoon of Thursday just past, I was enslaved into digging the veg patch of my beloved.  I toiled away under the weak sun till my labours were interupted by a BIH super Puma, then aleast 2 tornado F.3's.  The latter proceeded to do their usual chase-me thing, much as usual for a Thursday.  This time they were joined, suddenly from behind some nearby trees, by a Army Air Corps Gazelle, which they then carried out a number of gun passes on, while it tried to run for cover.

Nothing that exciting really!!!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 06, 2008, 04:28:57 pm
A pair of Tornados over Dorchester. Too far away to see what type they were, but they were flying North pretty low. I can only assume they'd taken a run at the Lulworth test range.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on May 06, 2008, 04:47:41 pm
Bo-105 (i think) of St. Elizabeth's Hospital LifeFlight, and a rare appearance by an S-76 from MetroHealth LifeFlight.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on May 06, 2008, 11:51:58 pm
Finally got my pics on line that I took in Dover, DE last month.

First off, this C-5 was doing touch n goes as we were driving up Hwy 10 for a Dr appointment for mom.  Sucker seemed to be moving so slow but trying to get a decent pic of it while driving...
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/phil13/SCFBDpZZs6I/AAAAAAAAD-Q/TnrZUPoOUmw/s400/P4144278.JPG)

Looped around and flying up the other side of the car.  Sure is a bigun.
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/phil13/SCFBGJZZs7I/AAAAAAAAD-Y/zniUsnkSH9c/s400/P4144279.JPG)

And we go by it again as it touched down.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/phil13/SCFBIZZZs8I/AAAAAAAAD-g/PWVpDMuHfFo/s400/P4144280.JPG)

C-17 doing the same thing while I was visiting the Air Command Mobility Museum
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SCFE_5ZZuDI/AAAAAAAAEH8/bqWz78XRWaY/s400/P4174358.JPG)

as well as another Galaxy.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SCFFa5ZZuMI/AAAAAAAAEJI/of0g3NugM8E/s400/P4174367.JPG)

Then there was this visitor in a different color scheme.
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/phil13/SCFFTJZZuJI/AAAAAAAAEIs/YOBcceeBMiM/s400/P4174364.JPG)

And finally, a shot down the flightline.
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/phil13/SCFFMZZZuHI/AAAAAAAAEIc/n2WmjfxManU/s400/P4174362.JPG)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 07, 2008, 06:40:27 am
This bird was circling the house this morning...at least it wasn't black ;-)

Chris
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http://aviationheritage.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 07, 2008, 01:56:39 pm
Two F-15's, see them playing around occasionally, think I posted something about them last year.  Almost directly over the house, then turning in a wide circle.  Heard them, but didn't see them about an hour later too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on May 07, 2008, 03:57:59 pm
A pair of Tornados over Dorchester. Too far away to see what type they were, but they were flying North pretty low. I can only assume they'd taken a run at the Lulworth test range.

Damm, and all the time I spent in Dorchester and I never even saw anything like that.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on May 07, 2008, 03:59:58 pm
This bird was circling the house this morning...at least it wasn't black ;-)

Chris
-----------------
http://aviationheritage.blogspot.com

Naaah , the Black copters are too well known, so they've coloured them up so as to disguise them....Now we'll never see the buggers coming
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 07, 2008, 04:16:44 pm
This was the third and *highest* pass by this guy tonight...first one he damn near took the roof off..could've looked into the cockpit. Love seeing 'em, but makes me nervous too, as the little valley I live in is usually teeming with turkey vultures and hawks, with occasional transit of geese...

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on May 07, 2008, 10:31:26 pm
KC-135R (i think those were CFM-56s) shooting finals (i think) at the airport while on the way to spend what i got for selling my book(s) in the afternoon and a C-130 around five or six in the evening. Chris, i think you and i saw the same herk.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 08, 2008, 05:46:28 am
RN Merlin at low level. Lovely thing. :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 08, 2008, 12:39:36 pm
>Chris, i think you and i saw the same herk.

Could well be! That was right around that time IIRC. I missed the -135s unfortunately :-(

Are you heading to Wings over Pittsburgh? looks to be kinda soggy...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 09, 2008, 12:29:33 pm
Seen over the house today (arrival day for Wings over Pittsburgh) as evident, wx was not terrific. Missed photo opportunities were a B-17, Hornet, 2 DC-3s, and the Geico Skytypers

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on May 10, 2008, 10:16:21 am
next to the usual Socata's, cessna and Grobs. was a Piaggio P180 Avanti  :o (white/orange, possibly a visiting italian coast guard aircraft)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 10, 2008, 12:30:33 pm
Love that Herc over the house pic, Chris !
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on May 10, 2008, 12:57:34 pm
Seen over the house today (arrival day for Wings over Pittsburgh) as evident, wx was not terrific. Missed photo opportunities were a B-17, Hornet, 2 DC-3s, and the Geico Skytypers

Chris
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Cooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllll. :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :mellow: :mellow:
and the -135 was shooting finals at YNG, where the 910th is based.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Tornado on May 15, 2008, 08:20:55 am
Today at work an AAC Apache flew over just further down the road. I heard a chopper and thought it was the usual police chopper (we're next to two dual carriageways here) but I just turned around in time to see it flying low over the industrial estate.

Still I'm glad I don't have low flying Herks over my house! Although once a power-company owned EC145 flew very low alongside the pylons behind our house after some nasty gales (he was no higher than the pylons). Lucky its open ground there!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 15, 2008, 02:19:18 pm
A couple of Jet Rangers passed by at the York campus.  Seen a couple of gliders again on the drive home, both flying & parked up.  Saw a pair of Tucanos at the Hull campus, that's unusual as they're more likely to be around York, RAF Linton on Ouse is a stonesthrow away.

Still I'm glad I don't have low flying Herks over my house! Although once a power-company owned EC145 flew very low alongside the pylons behind our house after some nasty gales (he was no higher than the pylons). Lucky its open ground there!

Tonka, you've stirred the memory.  As a kid I remember a RAF SAR Wessex putting down in a field right next to me as I was doing my paper round.  Can't have stayed there for more than a minute, then promptly took off again.  No idea why to this day, but my mates wouldn't believe me!  I had it confirmed a short while later when there where a few mutterings in the village about the noise, scared cats etc.  I din't care, I was about 100 yards from it!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 16, 2008, 05:49:21 am
Last night we drove across the river to Newport News for dinner.  Just before we ducked into the tunnel portion of the MMBT, we spotted a USCG HH-60J and some sort of SAR boat a hundred yards or so away.  Naturally, I didn't have my camera.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on May 16, 2008, 07:51:23 am
it was a grey and rainy day, but today, the local aairport recieved a very nice visitor from the Netherlands, a KDC-10  :o. here are some pictures i took today  :thumbsup:

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/EBOS%2016mei08/ebos160508a.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/EBOS%2016mei08/ebos160508b.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/EBOS%2016mei08/ebos160508c.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 17, 2008, 06:15:03 am
^^^^
Nice KC-10 there! :wub:

Helped my dad get his yacht into the water. In the dry-dock at the shipyard, there was a Standard Flex corvette. It was the HDMS Viben. Also in the shipyard, 4 new patrol vessels under construction (also for the Danish navy).

Came home, and i saw an aircraft that was either a KZ III, KZ VII or KZ X.

http://www.flymuseum.dk/fly/alle_fly.php
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 17, 2008, 06:50:47 am
Glider again, I'll only keep mentioning them if there's somerting noteworthy as I probably see a lot of them in the next few months.  I saw this one leap into the air like I've never seen it before, it really pulled up at high rate of climb.  It landed just a few minutes later, buxxing right over the top of the van I was driving!  Gave me a little shock, as there was just a dark shadow & then I saw a large shape in my rear view mirror.

Not an aircraft, but saw a Ford Model T going in the opposite direction as me, holding up a huge queue of traffic!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 17, 2008, 08:57:33 pm
A Jet Ranger from one of the local TV outlets flew over yesterday.  I just got a quick snap just as they passed over the house.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF4035_0040_040.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Sentinel Chicken on May 17, 2008, 09:50:51 pm
The usual air traffic over my house (where inbound flights to the west complex at DFW turn base to final):

American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American 757
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American 737-800
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American Eagle ERJ or CRJ
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American Eagle ERJ or CRJ
American MD-80
oh wait, that might be....no, it's an American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
hey, that's look like it's not a...no, it is, it's an American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
Delta MD-80...THANK GOD!
American MD-80.....American MD-80.....American MD-80
hey, I wonder what's making that contrail high up thatta way....over there, past that American MD-80....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on May 17, 2008, 10:09:20 pm
The usual air traffic over my house (where inbound flights to the west complex at DFW turn base to final):

American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American 757
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American 737-800
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American Eagle ERJ or CRJ
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American Eagle ERJ or CRJ
American MD-80
oh wait, that might be....no, it's an American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
hey, that's look like it's not a...no, it is, it's an American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
American MD-80
Delta MD-80...THANK GOD!
American MD-80.....American MD-80.....American MD-80
hey, I wonder what's making that contrail high up thatta way....over there, past that American MD-80....
hahahaha!!!!! here, just about every plane is Continental, with some Southwest and Delta mixed in (and sometimes Ernest Angley's 747SP [Star Triple Seven {Heavy?}] will fly over, but that is a very, very rare occasion)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 18, 2008, 01:28:13 am
When i lived in Værløse, the most common i saw was SAS MD80s, and the oh so common Crash-8 Q400 :drink: And every now and then the awesome sight of an A-340 or A-330 gliding towards copenhagen...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 18, 2008, 03:23:27 pm
Whirlbirds a-go-go.  Was at my freinds in Hull listening to the Hull KR vs Huddersfield (nightmare, Rovers hardly bothered to turn up :banghead:) when a RAF Sea King buzzed down the bank of the Humber low & fast (well, as fast as Sea Kings go).  It then came back the opposite way a few minutes later.  Not long later, we walked into town via the river bank & the Humberside Police MD902 followed a similar route.  Some time later, enjoying a pint outside The Green Bricks pub on the Marina, we saw another MD902 of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (they have two now) go over.  Guess there was an incident of some kind.  Saw the Police Helicopter a little later, but it was back to normal activity, seemed to be over the Hessle Road area, in which case it was probably chasing down some local scallies!

Apart from that my Aloutte II freind made an appearance, as well as a Robinson R44 & a Cessna 152 or similar.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 19, 2008, 04:00:43 pm
Saw a Royal Navy Lynx on four separate occasions over Weymouth. Three times going out to sea, and once coming back. I'm pretty sure I spotted an RFA tanker in Portland harbour on my drive into work, so I suspect it was one helo flying circuits or ferrying back and forth between the ship and Yeovilton(?). Seems a bit much to believe that the RN could afford to fly three or four helicopters on the same day!!  :rolleyes:

On a more mysterious note, I saw a small business jet over Weymouth this afternoon. Not that odd in and of itself, but it was painted black, and had what looked like a missile launch rail under each wing. Definitely some sort of pylon, anyway. Anyone have any ideas as to what this could be?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RP1 on May 19, 2008, 04:07:44 pm
It's a target tug used for the RN.  The pods deploy towed radar targets, although sometimes Hawks are used as "missiles" that can be "launched" by breaking from a close formation and making a high speed run at the target ship.  They are run by a private firm, IIRC.

Edit:

http://www.fraviation.com/ (http://www.fraviation.com/)

RP1
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 19, 2008, 04:22:43 pm
Ahhhh. Thanks - that had been bothering me all day. :cheers: Wonder what they were doing off Portland today then?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2008, 07:17:48 pm
Wouldn't you know it....the one night I go out and get loaded while in NF, the next morning a C-5 flies in to refuel ! Of course I was still drunk and passed out and never heard a damn thing.....what a shame, as the hotel was a stone's throw from the aeroport. Stephenville is a wicked place to spot, with a huge runway you can see from either side.

Argh......

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 22, 2008, 05:01:27 am
yesterday afternoon about 1710hrs on a high level approach to coventry airport....

one of the RAF's merlin HC3's

and then about 1/2 hour later, a very smoky air atlantique lockheed electra departed in the opposite direction.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 22, 2008, 06:06:59 am
At about 14:40 a pair of Luftwaffe Tornado roared over. Not everyday i see those :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 22, 2008, 06:39:41 am
Ahhhh. Thanks - that had been bothering me all day. :cheers: Wonder what they were doing off Portland today then?

two possibilities spring to mind. one is that the ship was working up so to speak and two they were having one
of those PWO courses [PWO = principal warfare officer] and the ship the course was on was being 'attacked'.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 22, 2008, 12:33:30 pm
Went sailing. A television helicopter dropped by, and landed on the harbour. Took off about an hour later, returning after 30 mins. Thereafter it picked someone up and flew off.
Not just any old helicopter though, i think it has gained status as the most famous helicopter in denmark :o

Eurocopter 120, very silent:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Eurocopter-EC-120B-Colibri/1261462/L/&tbl=photo_info&photo_nr=1&prev_id=&next_id=1253279
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 22, 2008, 04:39:33 pm
Caught this fellow a few minutes ago...


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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 22, 2008, 06:44:07 pm
The PM was in town tonite....here's a few pics of his ride from the airport :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/cha1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/cha2.jpg)

And from my backyard......

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/cha3.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on May 22, 2008, 07:20:20 pm
Nice pics Todd, I've been thinking about getting this kit of the Challenger:  http://www.classic-plane-mrr.de/index_e.html

I've got a 1/72 Execuform vacuform but it's not that great and putting the CanMilAir decals I've got for it, would be sacrilege
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 23, 2008, 09:52:27 pm
Nice.....no idea what the kit is like. To bad LE won't release theirs again, eh ?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 24, 2008, 03:21:06 pm
A DC-6 in British Eagle markings, seen by myself & most of the SIG members at the Midland Air Museum.  Took off from the adjacent Coventry Airport, twice!  Beautiful sound of four big piston engines, first thought before I saw was it might have been a bomber.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 25, 2008, 09:43:10 am
Last Sunday I was on my way into work for a few minutes before meeting Donna as she flew home from a day at her mom's I heard a noise that you dont normally hear around Charlotte International Airport.  As I drove past the departure end of Rwy 18L an F-16 flew overhead, followed quickly by two more.  I assume they were on their way to the local speedway for the Nascar race.  There is another race today, so I'm sure they will bearound again, but I dont feel like driving 45 minutes to see them!

Then on Friday going in to work this was sitting on the cargo ramp:

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/Cathay.jpg)

I've never seen Cathay in CLT before.  There were signs up for a Samaritan's Purse media briefing, so I assume it was there to pick up relief supplies for the earthquake victims.  (Samaritan's Purse is one of the few evangelical organizations I truly admire.  It is run by the son of Billy Graham and they collect for disaster relief as well as an annual Christmas 'shoebox' program for needy kids around the world, which they usually fly out of CLT in an Antonov.)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 25, 2008, 10:43:35 am
Nice shot, Nick ! Natural metal birds are so nostalgic....and just plain cool !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 25, 2008, 12:22:28 pm
Nice, a 747-400BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter)  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on May 25, 2008, 11:47:08 pm
seen yesterday:

-DC-3 Dakota
-SA-355

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on May 26, 2008, 12:47:20 pm
While we are too far south to see what is flying in and out of Hill AFB, my house is on one of the flightpaths for SLC International Airport as well as Airport 2 which is the home of the local Army Guard helicopter unit.
So, besides large numbers of 737, 757, 767, MD-88's, etc, I also see KC-135's (USAF Guard at SLC), Apache and Blackhawk choppers and the occasional C-130.  Yesterday, a C-17 flew over (no camera with me) and I got to see its belly with the gear open.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 27, 2008, 03:57:03 am
A DC-6 in British Eagle markings, seen by myself & most of the SIG members at the Midland Air Museum.  Took off from the adjacent Coventry Airport, twice!  Beautiful sound of four big piston engines, first thought before I saw was it might have been a bomber.

it was flying again the following day [sunday] at about 1340hrs. interrupted some modelling it did......  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 27, 2008, 04:04:21 am
Bea-utiful! :wub:
Title: "Cookie" DC-3
Post by: sequoiaranger on May 27, 2008, 10:34:48 am
OK, it wasn't "today", but recently. South of Tongariro National Park (maybe Mangaweka) in New Zealand, there is a small town with this DC-3 painted to look like chocolate-chip cookies! It's part of a cookie factory.

From a long way away I thought it was camo-ed in Italian desert markings!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 27, 2008, 04:10:39 pm
A Chinook buzzing up and down Weymouth beach. Went back and forth once in the morning, and again in the afternoon. Noisy bugger, but great to watch.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 27, 2008, 04:25:54 pm
My nightly Herk sighting LOL..at least he was high enough that I couldn't read the serial...

Chris
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Title: Re: "Cookie" DC-3
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 28, 2008, 07:50:54 am
OK, it wasn't "today", but recently. South of Tongariro National Park (maybe Mangaweka) in New Zealand, there is a small town with this DC-3 painted to look like chocolate-chip cookies! It's part of a cookie factory.

hmm, this would be a hard one to decal evenin 1/48!  ;D

crackin'!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: K5054NZ on May 28, 2008, 08:24:14 pm
one hour's drive from my place :D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 29, 2008, 02:56:56 pm
A solo Tucano, west of Dorchester.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on May 29, 2008, 05:44:31 pm
How about seen not over my house, but in the bay at work?

(http://cmsimg.detnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C3&Date=20080529&Category=BIZ&ArtNo=805290324&Ref=AR&Profile=1001)

This is from a Detroit News article  (http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080529/BIZ/805290324/1001)about our expansion in Sterling Heights, MI.

It's a really, really unflattering (read: REALLY BAD) picture of the VP of Combat Systems, who's based in my office.  The vehicle he's in front of is TACOM's A3 Bradley with BRAT reactive armor installed for a function over at TACOM.  We just store it when they don't want it there.  It's really impressive when we have it and the BTDII in the bay (Bradley Tech Demonstrator II), and you can compare and contrast the two together.

Not pictured are the M113A3 with bar amor and the Black Knight unmanned ground vehicle prototype (they're at the back of the bay).

That is a really bad pic of Andy.  I mean really bad.  He's gonna be so pissed when he sees it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 29, 2008, 06:27:13 pm
Not to be too nosy, but what's the mounting over the back end of the Brad turret?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on May 29, 2008, 07:53:20 pm
That's the IBAS turret.  IBAS stands for Improved Bradley Acquisition System, ie, better targeting equipment (next gen FLIR).

The BTDII has stuff beyond the IBAS (even though its still got an IBAS).  It's what we're using for FCS spin-out technology (mock up one).  There used to be a video on Foxnews.com with the above VP showing the BTDII at an AUSA show late last year.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on May 30, 2008, 12:28:44 am
Well, according to the local news I missed them.  Air Force One and Marine One were in town Wednesday and left Thursday and I was at work so missed em completely.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 30, 2008, 06:42:54 am
Well, according to the local news I missed them.  Air Force One and Marine One were in town Wednesday and left Thursday and I was at work so missed em completely.

oh dear phil! :) my sympathy, honest.

anyhow i went for a walk at 0600hrs this morning and the first thing i see when i leave is a F-27 friendship climb
out of coventry airport and the first time i have been in the right place to see this one a bit closer up. the basic
scheme was allover royal blue with yellow and orange company markings over. followed by a TUI B737 and then
a T-47A lookalike [it was perhaps a cessna citation] in quick succession.

trevor
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 30, 2008, 11:32:21 am
I was coming home from lunch when a Coast Guard HH-60J flew over.  It was really low, but I couldn't get my camera up in time.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 30, 2008, 01:10:11 pm
Talking of SAR aircraft, the local Leconfield Sea Kings have been making several appearances recentley.  Probably taking a look at my Cougar project!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 31, 2008, 12:55:15 am
anyhow i went for a walk at 0600hrs this morning and the first thing i see when i leave is a F-27 friendship climb
out of coventry airport and the first time i have been in the right place to see this one a bit closer up. the basic
scheme was allover royal blue with yellow and orange company markings over.

Looked like this?

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6067949&nseq=11
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on May 31, 2008, 04:46:19 am
Its a beautiful sunny day today and someone is putting a Zlin 142 through its paces not far from here. Seen him do some nice loops and wing overs and a roll or two.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 31, 2008, 11:42:06 am
Busy day over Weymouth today! At about 12:10, I heard a racket, went outside, and just caught sight of a large number (nine or thereabouts) of single-engine prop jobs in formation, heading west along the coast. Couldn't make out what they were, but some were definitely warbirds, and one or two had very long, thin wings, almost like glider wings. No idea what they were. A lot of them seemed to head back east later in the day, on their own.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 01, 2008, 11:27:37 pm
A Delta Boeing 767-400ER :wub: First time ive ever seen a -400! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on June 02, 2008, 04:01:56 pm
Another busy day today - the Coastguard AW139 based on Portland was buzzing around all day, and a pair of Hawks in tight formation made a fast run over the harbour at lunchtime. I saw what I think was the Falcon 30 with decoy pods again at one point as well, but there was lots of low cloud so I only saw it for a second.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 03, 2008, 05:37:54 am
CHC Super Puma, probably on it's way to Humberside Airport after picking up from one of the Gas Rigs off the coast.  Heard it again later going in the opposite direction, but didn't see it due to low cloud, it's a mucky old day.  Which probably means it'll have to come back again, so I'll keep an eye & ear out!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 03, 2008, 05:43:49 am
And it did, just a few minutes after posting!  Only just made it out through the low cloud.  Either there's two of them messing about today, or it wasn't going as far as the rigs.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on June 03, 2008, 05:56:32 am
and a pair of Hawks in tight formation made a fast run over the harbour at lunchtime.

This sounded familiar, reminded me of an incident I had back in the 70's.  I was riding my motorcycle along the coast road which comes into Weymouth from the east when out of the corner of my eye I spotted a Harrier zipping in from the sea very low, I nearly crashed my bike rubber-necking as it shot right over my head as it went inland.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 03, 2008, 07:23:17 am
seen today  :mellow:

egypt air A300
DC-10
Piaggio avanti
SA-365 dauphin
MD900
Title: Two Grummans
Post by: sequoiaranger on June 03, 2008, 03:32:23 pm
I saw two S-2 "Trackers" over my house. Usually a bad sign. These are fire-spotters. When I hear some big piston-engines and see them it usually means a wild fire nearby, and more than local trucks can handle. No smoke seen, however, today. Last October I had to evacuate as the "Witch Creek Fire" destroyed a whole lot of back-county San Diego (but not my house), so I am leery of seeing firefighting aricraft.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 04, 2008, 05:27:21 am
Alright.....if you guys don't start taking pics I'm gonna lose it !

 :blink:

Would love to see a Super Puma again, as well as a Tracker. Couple of my favourite a/c. Had some funky looking Bizjet buss my house yesterday. Had the gear down and looked like it was going to alight at marystown, MI. Had my camera in the garage and evrything...but unfortunately I was putting new tires on the kids dirtbike and my hands were waaaay to greasy to pic up the Nikon. Now, if it were a Puma or a Tracker.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 04, 2008, 06:06:56 am
I wouldn't have got very good pics I'm afraid Todd, it wasn't much more than a smudge in the low cloud.  It's an infrequent visitor, but I'll try & snap it next time it's over.  Can't promise much though as my camera's just a point & click with a modest zoom & my street is realtively built up so by the time I've spotted her, she's usually behind another house when I find the camera!

In the mean time, I'm pretty sure the girl is G-PUME, lives up in Aberdeen usually, here she is on Airliners:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/CHC%20Scotia/Aerospatiale%20AS-332L1%20Super%20Puma/0818835/L/&width=1200&height=812&sok=&photo_nr=3&prev_id=1210524&next_id=0818783 (http://www.airliners.net/photo/CHC%20Scotia/Aerospatiale%20AS-332L1%20Super%20Puma/0818835/L/&width=1200&height=812&sok=&photo_nr=3&prev_id=1210524&next_id=0818783)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 04, 2008, 07:08:01 am
Beauty !

No worries about the pics, Mossie....I was just razzing you guys.

Not over my house, on my house ! Stupid Urban Ducks.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/duck.jpg)

This close up reveals the Missus giving it to the old man " I told you not to land here....see ? Not a drop of water in sight "

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/duck2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on June 04, 2008, 07:19:17 am
Alright.....if you guys don't start taking pics I'm gonna lose it !

 :blink:

Would love to see a Super Puma again, as well as a Tracker. Couple of my favourite a/c. Had some funky looking Bizjet buss my house yesterday. Had the gear down and looked like it was going to alight at marystown, MI. Had my camera in the garage and evrything...but unfortunately I was putting new tires on the kids dirtbike and my hands were waaaay to greasy to pic up the Nikon. Now, if it were a Puma or a Tracker.....

 :cheers:

You should try to get over to Abbotsford sometime Todd, the last time I was there I saw an enclosed compound which had about fifty Tracker airframes in it, plus the one that was flying as a fire waterbomber. There were Canadian and USN Trackers in the compound.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 04, 2008, 01:50:50 pm
Careful, before you know it, the male will be inside the female before you can say stop! Im telling ya, the males are sex monsters! :thumbsup:

But since Mr. C. Canada asks for photos, he can see this über interesting Piper something...ZZZZZZZZZZZ

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Hangarskib001.jpg)

I did see a Bell 47 today!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on June 04, 2008, 04:55:35 pm
I saw something a little bit different today at work.... a CH-53 over central London :thumbsup:

Normally we see EH-101 Merlins and it took a second look before I realised it was not one of those! Being at work I couldn't get a picture :angry:

Also saw a couple of Apaches and last week we had some RN Lynx fly by, probably getting ready for the Queens Birthday do!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 05, 2008, 06:38:02 am
yesterday's movements  ;D

Diamond DA42
Seaking Mk.48
SA-365
Stampe SV-4B
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 05, 2008, 08:53:57 am
Yesterday, I saw a pair of UH-60s, as well as a Bell Jet Ranger type with a searchlight or FLIR mounted under the nose.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 06, 2008, 11:06:39 am
seen today here over ostend, Belgium  :thumbsup:

jetair 737-600
Belgian army A-109
Czech AF Mi-171sh
Civil King Air 200
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 06, 2008, 02:20:18 pm
seen today here over ostend, Belgium  :thumbsup:

jetair 737-600
Belgian army A-109
Czech AF Mi-171sh
Civil King Air 200

But Jetair doesnt operate the 737-600? Must have been a -500 or -700?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 07, 2008, 12:11:01 am
CHC Super Puma, probably on it's way to Humberside Airport after picking up from one of the Gas Rigs off the coast.  Heard it again later going in the opposite direction, but didn't see it due to low cloud, it's a mucky old day.  Which probably means it'll have to come back again, so I'll keep an eye & ear out!

Never seen a civvie Puma round these part Mossie.  S-76s and Dauphins - all day long.  But no pumas.

Todd - you want pics?  Went to Conningsby on Thursday, got a ton of pics as soon as I sort em out.  Typhoons, Tornados, Hawks, even an Islander!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 07, 2008, 12:21:46 am
But Jetair doesnt operate the 737-600? Must have been a -500 or -700?
could have been a -500, i dont know the different versions of civil airliners that well  :unsure:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 07, 2008, 06:02:48 am
But Jetair doesnt operate the 737-600? Must have been a -500 or -700?
could have been a -500, i dont know the different versions of civil airliners that well  :unsure:

The 737-500 has a shorter fuselage, shorter wingspan, smaller engines, and slight shorter tail than the 737-700. The latter seats 17 more passengers. If you got into the cockpit, the -500 should have more gauges, while the -700 has only screens. Also, if you look at the engine pylon, the pylon of a -500 extends aft of the rear edge of the wing, while the -700 pylon ends before the end of the wing.
And finally, i have no life...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 07, 2008, 06:47:01 am
CHC Super Puma, probably on it's way to Humberside Airport after picking up from one of the Gas Rigs off the coast.  Heard it again later going in the opposite direction, but didn't see it due to low cloud, it's a mucky old day.  Which probably means it'll have to come back again, so I'll keep an eye & ear out!

Never seen a civvie Puma round these part Mossie.  S-76s and Dauphins - all day long.  But no pumas.

Todd - you want pics?  Went to Conningsby on Thursday, got a ton of pics as soon as I sort em out.  Typhoons, Tornados, Hawks, even an Islander!

Could have been an S-76 Nev, the cloud made it a little difficult to make out.  Seemed larger though.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 07, 2008, 08:59:47 am
You should try to get over to Abbotsford sometime

My Bro was there a few years back, and took a bunch of pics. I've also got some froma few other sources. It's pretty wild, but at the same time, such a shame....I love those little Trackers ! Makes you wonder what a force that would be, if they were all up and running.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 07, 2008, 09:02:24 am
Todd - you want pics? 

Yes please ! Are you talking about a military Islander ?

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on June 07, 2008, 11:54:22 pm
On Wednesday I went out to a new client in an area of town I don't usually go to.

I got off the bus and walked for a bit and went past a parking lot. Inside the parking lot were a couple of rather tatty looking aircraft. An L-29 Delfin and a MiG-21 F-13 (yep, an early one!).

The parking area was gated as it belonged to a private company, but it looked like some vandals had gotten to the aircraft despite this. The MiG had been hit with grafitti and the L-29 had a tarpaulin over its canopy and it was pretty clear that part of the canopy had been smashed judging by the contours of the tarpaulin.

The MiG looked like it had been there a while as the tops of the wings were quite green and mossy.

I'll try to get some pics through the fence when I go out again this Wednesday.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 09, 2008, 12:13:10 am
Todd - you want pics? 

Yes please ! Are you talking about a military Islander ?

 :wub:

Yep, RAF - never even knew we had any!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 09, 2008, 10:07:30 am
I'll try to get some pics through the fence when I go out again this Wednesday.

That'd be cool......old ratty looking aeroplanes are always a delight to see !

 :cheers:

And Nevster...bring on the photos already !

Here's one that flew over yesterday. By the time I ran in the house, found the camera, found the bag with the zoom lens and attached it....it was this far away ! I'm guessing it's one of those stinking Swedes, uh, I mean Saabs. Never seen one around these parts before.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/saab.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 09, 2008, 01:38:26 pm
Or perhaps an Il-114? I thought most SAAB 2000s were headed to Linköping to be converted in AWACS aircraft...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RP1 on June 10, 2008, 10:53:46 am
Mine for the day: C-47

Seen over Arsenal, heading approx. SE, 12.10.  There used to be a civilian machine that operated from city (IIRC), but I thought that was no longer operational - or something to do with the recent D-Day anniversary, perhaps?

RP1

(Moved to correct thread)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 11, 2008, 02:19:26 am
Just had a DC-3 fly over Bishop Auckland at about 500ft heading north, light grey underside, now thats something you don't see everyday  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 11, 2008, 03:49:19 am
Air India B777-200LR :wub: :wub: :wub: Name sounds familiar ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on June 11, 2008, 07:14:31 am
Todd - you want pics? 

Yes please ! Are you talking about a military Islander ?

 :wub:

Yep, RAF - never even knew we had any!

Nev, I read somewhere that RAF or Army Islanders were used in Northern Ireland in the observation roll.  I seem to remember a photo of one in overall green.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on June 11, 2008, 07:38:44 am
As I said in my previous post last Wednesday, I'd try to get get pictures of the MiG-21 and L-29.

You may want to look away now if you're the least bit squeamish about seeing aircraft suffering:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Holzova%20jets/2008_0611Holzovajets0008.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Holzova%20jets/2008_0611Holzovajets0006.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Holzova%20jets/2008_0611Holzovajets0004.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Holzova%20jets/2008_0611Holzovajets0001.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Holzova%20jets/2008_0611Holzovajets0007.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Holzova%20jets/2008_0611Holzovajets0003.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Holzova%20jets/2008_0611Holzovajets0002.jpg)

I couldn't find anyone to ask who they belonged to ore why they were there.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 11, 2008, 11:45:29 am
Todd - you want pics? 

Yes please ! Are you talking about a military Islander ?

 :wub:

Yep, RAF - never even knew we had any!

Nev, I read somewhere that RAF or Army Islanders were used in Northern Ireland in the observation roll.  I seem to remember a photo of one in overall green.

This one was grey.  According to the RAF Website it belongs to the RAF Northolt station flight and is used for photographic mapping and light transport.

And today I saw something *very* rare round these parts - a Tristar!  Was flying low, slow and on a heading in the general direction of Waddington.  Occasionally I'll see a Sentry or a Nimrod recovering to Waddington at that heading, speed and altitude, but a Tristar?  :huh:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 11, 2008, 12:55:06 pm
Nev/Toad
Funny you should mention the Northolt Islanders, one came-in on Sunday but parked-up on the far side away from the Photo-call. I first saw one at Blackpool airport in 1990. It was collecting a 'special' passenger and had filed a flight-plan for Belfast :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on June 12, 2008, 07:58:21 am
Had a Hind fly over the centre of town this afternoon.

Nice and low, so of course my camera was back at the flat. :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 13, 2008, 05:46:18 am
Three Tucanos came over York University, in Vic formation.  Seeing three Spitfire size prop aircraft in Vic formation, it kind of gave a glimpse back to early war time.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on June 13, 2008, 07:45:13 am
Had a Hind fly over the centre of town this afternoon.

Nice and low, so of course my camera was back at the flat. :banghead:

I thought that there was an unwritten law that says all wiffers should have thier cameras with suitable zoom lenses on them at all times, in case of situations just like this???
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 13, 2008, 10:26:03 am
That sodding Dakota was going round and round yesterday.

Bloody EU...

What is this Dak you speak of?  There's one parked up at Humberside Airport right now - gunna get some pics first thing in the morning.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on June 13, 2008, 04:30:35 pm
These were among the departures from KPIT overhead tonight...


(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/ka-1.jpg)

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/ka-2.jpg)

Chris
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http://aviationheritage.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 14, 2008, 06:03:02 am
Whizzed round to Humberside Airport first thing this morning with my camera and luckily the Dak was still there.  No idea whose it is or why it is here  :huh:

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/dak1.jpg)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/dak2.jpg)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/dak3.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on June 14, 2008, 04:55:09 pm
Now what did I see at work today........?

Lancaster, 2 Spitfires and 2 Hurricanes
C-130J Hercules and 2 King Air 200
9 Eurofighter Typhoons
VC-10 (with refuelling drogues trailing), E-3D Sentry and 2 Tornado F.3
9 Tornado F.3
C-17 Globemaster and 2 Tornado F.3
Nimrod and 2 Tornado F.3
Tristar and 2 HS125
16 Tornado in formation.

55 aircraft in the space of 8 minutes..... I suppose the other half of the RAF had a day off instead! ;D
All to wish the Queen a happy birthday :party:


Nev! That Tristar was the same one, they all did a practice run over Waddington on Thursday at 1pm!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 16, 2008, 08:11:36 am
Aye, it was on't telly doin' fly'ts from Newcastle hairport  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on June 16, 2008, 01:52:11 pm
same dak i flew in out of coventry the other week Lee. doing its fairwell tour.  The other pair in teh fleet seem to be mothballed at the mo (albeit is very good nick)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 17, 2008, 09:30:28 am
Saw this out walking a few miles south of Waddington

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/merlin1.jpg)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/merlin2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 17, 2008, 12:35:40 pm
Saw this out walking a few miles south of Waddington

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/merlin1.jpg)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/merlin2.jpg)

Looks like one of the knobbly nosed ex-Danish Merlins...

They are only used for training though, which is hard to understand, since cockpits in the Danish are more advanced and newer than the RAF Merlins. (the Danish version has no gauges at all in the cockpit)

RDAF:
http://www.sis-denmark.dk/images/Frequency/Search%20And%20Rescue%20(SAR)/EH-101/Data/EH101%20cockpit.jpg

RAF:
http://www.targetlock.org.uk/eh101/cockpit.jpg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on June 17, 2008, 02:07:01 pm
they are only being used for training while the squadron works up to full caperbility. then its off to the sand pits to play.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 18, 2008, 04:59:03 am
Lynx AH.9 over York University.  A little distant, so could have been a Navy variant, but I've seen AH.7's over there before.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: The Rat on June 18, 2008, 03:30:33 pm
Spitfire doing a beat-up over runway 33R at Pearson on Monday, probably heading for the aviation show in Oshawa this weekend.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 18, 2008, 03:51:49 pm
Oooh......lucky man, Rat !

Been cloudy for weeks down here. Hear lots of stuff, but I don't see 'em !

 :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 19, 2008, 11:05:53 am
Dak over Formby around 1530 this afternoon, 'bout 1500/2000ft hdg southeast, then saw it again on my way to work this evening around 1825 over the fields to the east of us, turning east toward Maghull & Lydiate.

White top, very dark blue, wide,  cheatline, some sort of two-tone blue design on the fin, underside between the engines same very dark blue. balance of the side & underside could have been pinted aluminium or a light grey, difficult to tell.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RP1 on June 20, 2008, 06:11:20 am
Holloway Road / Arsenal, London, 14.00 to-day (and on Wednesday), what appeared to be an EH-101 escorted by A109s, headed broadly SE. I didn't think EH-101 was used for VIP transport yet?

Plus a great view of an RN Lynx landing when I visited someplace Oop North recently.

RP1
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on June 20, 2008, 06:41:49 am
Dak over Formby around 1530 this afternoon, 'bout 1500/2000ft hdg southeast, then saw it again on my way to work this evening around 1825 over the fields to the east of us, turning east toward Maghull & Lydiate.

White top, very dark blue, wide,  cheatline, some sort of two-tone blue design on the fin, underside between the engines same very dark blue. balance of the side & underside could have been pinted aluminium or a light grey, difficult to tell.

Ian
Ian
Just saw that one 15 mins ago - 2nd time in 2 days- definitely as described- with G reg letters

Ed
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on June 21, 2008, 07:10:32 am
Addendum.

                the Dak in question was a special out of Liverpool JLI ,ie the  last commemorative flight out of the airport

                Flight documented in the Liverpool weekly echo Sat 21.06.08

Ed
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 21, 2008, 09:16:59 am
as i was building a 1/72 (Real World) UH-1F in Dutch Navy colors, i sudddenly got a visit from a 1/1 scale example  ;D

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/what%20if/UH-1F/huey21062008ebos.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 24, 2008, 04:51:15 am
So far today:

3x F-16
1x Lynx
1x S-61
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 24, 2008, 04:58:38 am
Aerospatiale/Eurocopter Ecureuil, flew in front of me I was doing the commute to York.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 27, 2008, 03:03:08 pm
ATAC operated F-21 Kfir, its in the area doing tests with the Wedgetails.


Jon
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on June 29, 2008, 10:30:34 pm
On Saturday, the police were doing circles over the centre of Brno in their EC-135.

Apparently the gay parade that took place in the centre stirred up some protest and somebody threw a tear gas cannister into a restaurant.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 02, 2008, 01:58:22 am
Yesterday i went sailing with an insainly powerful RIB. It only had 500 hp. :thumbsup: Being dragged behind it in a banana was fun! :drink:
2 F-16 drivers noticed us though, and decided to buzz us at extremely low altitude :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on July 02, 2008, 10:34:00 am
Today's lunchtime Herky Bird show:


Chris

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 02, 2008, 11:24:39 pm
Ohhh, second photo is a beauty :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 03, 2008, 01:31:52 am
I saw a C-17 yesterday.  It must have zoom climbed out of Langley AFB, because it was climbing steeply from that direction.  Then it made a wide, wide turn before banking to the east.  It was a great photo op, but the batteries in my camera picked exactly that moment to die.  Better luck next time, I guess.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 03, 2008, 02:57:11 pm
E-3 Sentry heading low and *fast* directly east.  Very unusual cos the occasional sightings are not very low and quite slow, heading south to Waddo on long finals.

Then again, we got hit my a tropical downpour 5 minutes later, so he was probly running away from that.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on July 04, 2008, 08:12:55 am
Ah, Independance Day!  Four of the 107th's F-16C's just flew by about a mile to East of me, maybe 5000 feet up.  I expect to see them later, as well as some of the Michigan ANG's and Michigan NG's other flying machines (KC-135's, A-10's, UH-60's, CH-47's).

Saw a C-130 the other day, flew right over my house on approach to Selfridge.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 07, 2008, 07:41:52 am
It's crop spraying day today all around our house, but after yesterdays wobbly pop session around the firepit, my eyes are all blurred today, I can't seem to get a clear shot of the duster.  This pic is all that came out clear enough to post.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 08, 2008, 01:11:13 pm
Not me, but my dad - he works not far from the range at Donna Nook.  He was driving home yesterday and saw a C-17 over there, popping flares!  B*stard!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 11, 2008, 08:04:19 am
Was outside having a few pops with the neighbours when this KC-135 flew over. Get back on your own side, eh ?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/kc.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 11, 2008, 08:46:05 am
While on holiday on Turkey saw a Ka-32 pass over, twice.  It had a bucket strung beneath it & second time there was a wisp of water vapour leaking from it.  Firefighting duties, temperatures were 450C plus, we saw a small scrub fire one day that the locals managed to put out themselves, the vegetation on the hills was just waiting for the tiniest spark.  I had a camera on hand both times, but unfortunately the buildings nearby limited my view of it. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:  It was a noisy fecker!
Title: Fire Bomber
Post by: sequoiaranger on July 11, 2008, 09:26:49 am
Not today, but recently I was "treated" to a fire-bombing demonstration and I was in the front row! A fire had broken out in 107-degree heat (FELT like Centigrade, but wasn't!) and wind in a dry field I was approaching by car. The smoke was blowing 90-degrees across the road, so traffic was being stopped by local Sheriffs. I was the "lead" car. I heard a somewhat familiar ROAR! and this Grumman S-2 Tracker (twin Pratt-and-Whitneys!!) flys LOW (less than 75 feet off the ground) and then pulls up with a huge pink cloud spilling out of it! The retardant hit the flame wall PERFECTLY and knocked it out. I *WISH* I had had the camera ready, as it was a spectacular sight and would have made a spectacular photo. But, oh! The sound of those engines!

Photos (not mine, regrettably) show a standard Navy Grumman S-2, and then another photo shows a Lockheed Neptune making a drop with the close-up drama I experienced with the S-2.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 11, 2008, 09:38:23 am
Fantastic!  I'd love to see water bombers more often, but I'm also kind of glad I live in a place that isn't susceptible to that kind of thing! :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 11, 2008, 11:22:50 am
saw something unique today, it only come few times a year, mostly twice each summer  ;D

Junkers Ju52 (D-AQUI)  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 13, 2008, 06:41:50 am
at 0619hrs, today and from the real but proverbial kitchen sink....

 :wub: an air atlantique Lockheed L-188 electra departed the field and climbed out  :wub:

weather cloudy but sunny.

trevor
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 14, 2008, 05:09:35 am
Approx 3:30 this afternoon,
BoB Flight Lancaster! 
Caught me by suprise, so no camera and no pics   >:(

hmm, quite its the only way that this ever happens.

i still kick myself for buying some film and disposable cameras the thursday before going to fairford in um 2002 or
was it 2003 or was it for the much missed airshow at coventry airport.

damn! i walks to work and the canberra B2 based at the airport takes off on final show practice sortie as i walk
along rowley road.... right over my head no warning would've made a great picture and i'd let the cameras at home!

 :banghead:  :banghead:  :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 14, 2008, 06:05:13 am
Bright & shiny Thunderbirds style airport fire engine, piggybacking on a lorry.  'London Luton Airport' was plastered on the side, along with the number 3.  Just off the ferry in Hull from Rotterdam, so I guess it's brand new delivered from the continent.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 14, 2008, 07:12:06 am
Bright & shiny Thunderbirds style airport fire engine, piggybacking on a lorry.  'London Luton Airport' was plastered on the side, along with the number 3.  Just off the ferry in Hull from Rotterdam, so I guess it's brand new delivered from the continent.

<sfx> thunderbirds theme [supermarionation one btw!  :ph34r:]

does this count? yeah, def'!

<sfx off>

thanks simon!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 14, 2008, 07:18:12 am
movement over my house yesterday

-sf260D/M (BDF/AC)
-PBY-5 Catalina  :o


ok, movements over my house today

-F-16AM (BDF/AC)
-Rutan Varyéze
-Seaking Mk.48 (special paint RS05)
-boeing 737 (Jetair)
-boeing 747 (MK Airlines)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Bryan H. on July 14, 2008, 07:41:43 am
On my Geology field camp last month we stayed at Navarre Beach, FL just outside Elgin AFB & Hurlburt Field.  Lots of interesting things in the air...  I saw a V-22, MH-47's, MH-53's, MC-130's & other C-130's.  At night I heard lots of bombing and rapid-fire cannons - boom, boom, boom, bbrrrrrrap, bbrrrrrap...  It's a very active base with lots of SF aircraft.

Locally, I see US Coast Guard HC-130's & HH-60's virtually daily on the air or at St.Pete/Clearwater airport.  Occasionally, I'll catch a glimpse of a KC-135 or F-16's or F-15's going to MacDill AFB.  The Bayflite air ambulance & Sheriff's Dept. helos are also very common here.  The Bayflite seems to fly a regular schedule over our house.

 :cheers: Bryan
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 14, 2008, 08:34:16 am
On my Geology field camp last month we stayed at Navarre Beach, FL just outside Elgin AFB & Hurlburt Field.  Lots of interesting things in the air...  I saw a V-22, MH-47's, MH-53's, MC-130's & other C-130's.  At night I heard lots of bombing and rapid-fire cannons - boom, boom, boom, bbrrrrrrap, bbrrrrrap...  It's a very active base with lots of SF aircraft.

 :thumbsup: git!  :thumbsup:

 :wub:  :tornado: wish i was there!  :tornado: :wub:

nice bryan just thinking about it!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 14, 2008, 02:57:21 pm
Wow....does that ever sound like a good trip ! Love all those tough SOA types. Thanks dor the tip on where you were....gonna save that info for the next time we think of seeing F-L-A.

 :cheers:

Up here, I saw the USCG Dolphin a few times whilst golfing Saturday. Love the sound of that machine.

 :party:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 16, 2008, 09:43:37 am
A total of four RN Lynx over Weymouth yesterday. The Black Cats were buzzing around at lunchtime, flying close formation over the bay and the town itself. They also had another Lynx along with them, painted with bright red or dayglo orange on various parts. Don't know what it was doing, but it was leading the Cats over the bay, and then pulled a very hard and fast turn to come in behind them. Filming them perhaps? Another Lynx also flew in from the sea later on, heading inland.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on July 16, 2008, 05:23:40 pm
seen overhead this morning...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 17, 2008, 01:24:17 am
seen overhead this morning...


Mmmmm....I recognize that little beauty.... :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on July 17, 2008, 12:21:15 pm
This guy was shooting approaches on a day when you literally could have cooked eggs on the sidewalk it was so hot...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 18, 2008, 03:16:25 am
seen overhead this morning...


Mmmmm....I recognize that little beauty.... :wub:

lets see ad knows how many hours he has flying this a/c.....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 18, 2008, 05:47:12 am
The sky has been rather full the last couple of days, but I haven't been able to get many decent photos.  I've never before seen a sky so clear that it messed up the photos, but that appears to be happening.  I've seen MH-60s, an E-2 Hawkeye, C-2 Greyhound and a C-17.  I did get a couple of blurry shots of one of the MH-60s, but it needs to be blown up a bit before I can post it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 19, 2008, 12:11:48 pm
Here's the H-60 I was talking about.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF4471_0011_011.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 19, 2008, 12:17:05 pm
I started carrying my camera with me everywhere a couple of years ago.  You just never know when something good might appear.  I got one of those opportunities the week before last, while I was out running errands.  I was out in Suffolk, some twenty miles or so from ORF, when I spotted an airliner flying very low.  While I was pulling out the camera, it dropped its gear and turned back.  I just managed to get this tiny shot.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/DSCF4451_0022_022.jpg)

You can just make out the jet below the traffic pole, between the second and third set of signals.

The actual print is a damn sight clearer than the Photobucket rendition.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 20, 2008, 03:01:51 am
it dropped its gear and turned back.

I bet they forgot the beer.......
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 20, 2008, 06:35:40 am
it dropped its gear and turned back.

I bet they forgot the beer.......

.....and the BBQ gear too!  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on July 20, 2008, 10:53:07 am
Not quite sure what she was doing in this area, but we just had the BBMF's Lanc do a very low level east to west pass right over the house.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on July 20, 2008, 11:48:02 am
It'll be a time warp OGL  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 21, 2008, 05:15:56 am
It'll be a time warp OGL  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

 :tank: no it won't! its what always happens when you see avro's before yer eyes..... aircav!

if he was a HP nut he'd be seeing things much better! :tank:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 21, 2008, 12:30:12 pm
Not quite over my house, but at RAF Woodvale (about 2miles from our house) this afternoon, a Navy Lynx, not that unusual, however this one was sporting enormous patches of Dayglo Orange (nose/cabin doors etc) - couldn't tell if it was RN or not, probably connected with the number of warships that are buzzing around the Irish Sea just now.

ALSO

'Bout fifteen minutes ago, a  :tornado: went past the Station here below window level at around 400kts....... Great !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 21, 2008, 12:55:55 pm
 :tornado: Two more just shot past - Lower but slower !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 21, 2008, 07:15:33 pm
Like these Ian,  http://thekitforum.16.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=280  all these photos are taken by James who is jamatari on this forum, some might know him as Seaking too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 22, 2008, 01:08:39 am
Mmmmmmm.....Mach Loop...  Gotta get there eventually.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 22, 2008, 02:25:59 am
Mmmmmmm.....Mach Loop...  Gotta get there eventually.

AD! take train from manchester airport station to liverpool lime street next time you are over this side of the pond.

I-H-G may even be off work and trying to relax when you get there, failing that there's DKS or worse still me,  ;D

:tornado: who has cabbed both GR1/F3 and GR simulators  :tornado: in his time.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 22, 2008, 11:50:55 am
a Navy Lynx, not that unusual, however this one was sporting enormous patches of Dayglo Orange (nose/cabin doors etc)

Sounds like the one I saw with the Black Cats the other day.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 23, 2008, 04:48:48 am
hmm, 0400hrs BST departing coventry airport and passing 2,000ft and my kitchen sink..... this morning!  :party:

 :wub: air atlantique L-188 electra  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 23, 2008, 07:06:26 am
Two Puma's were circling above York Uni, before disappearing.  Twenty minutes later, they were back again.  Another twenty minutes late, a Lynx AH.9 came overhead, quite slow in a lazy arc.  In between these, a little Microlight buzzed over.  I haven't really seen anything much since I got back off holiday.  Aircraft are like buses, you none for ages then several come at once!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on July 24, 2008, 07:18:54 am
A UH-60 eastbound, KC-135T also e/b at high altitude, and a FEDEX DC-10 - nice change from the Airbus they usually fly into here...

Chris
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 24, 2008, 07:42:08 am
And on the way home from York yesterday, no less than NINE sail-birds all in the air once!  Taking advantage of the best conditions we'll have had for gliding for weeks.  With the helicopters too, it was a good day!  Probably won't spot much of interest for months now!
Title: Re: Seen Over Your House Today
Post by: John Howling Mouse on July 25, 2008, 07:02:34 pm
Hornets!  Might not sound exciting to some but a trio of them kept circling our house today and then heading back into town (for the opening ceremony of the Indy 500 race).  One of them did a solo pass directly over our house and lit the cans....my daughter has suddently decided that an airshow would definitely be too loud for her.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 26, 2008, 02:46:17 am
Not much new in the skies over me these days. I did see a twin turboprop transport the other day and thought it might be an Antonov AN-26, but at the hight and distance it could just have easily been an Austrian Airlines Dash 8, we see those with fair frequency here.

However, I did see a news story recently that may increase Hind and Hip helicopter sightings over the city.

Apparently the air force base at Prerov (a couple of hours north of here) is being shut down either permanently or for upgrades and the Hinds, Hips and some other helicopters that are based there will soon be moved to the base at Namest nad Oslavou which is a mere 30-45 minutes west of here.

I hope that will increase the number of flyovers we have of those types, but I'm not really sure it will. Namest has a unit of L-39 Albatrosses and we hardly ever see them over the city.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on July 26, 2008, 08:08:25 am
Was outside two nights ago, enjoying a stogie and a beer, when about a half mile to the north of me (behind me) I heard the distinct quiet whine of a KC-135R's engines.  About 20 minutes later, another flew the same path into Selfridge.
Title: Re: Seen Over Your House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 26, 2008, 10:01:01 am
Hornets!  Might not sound exciting to some but a trio of them kept circling our house today and then heading back into town (for the opening ceremony of the Indy 500 race).  One of them did a solo pass directly over our house and lit the cans....my daughter has suddently decided that an airshow would definitely be too loud for her.   :rolleyes:

There's a Red Deer Airshow this year Barry, when's that? do you know?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 27, 2008, 12:03:32 am
Ryan SCW heading North.

One of these for those not familiar:
(http://www.antiqueairfield.com/images/Airplanes/18914-2002.jpg)

Jon
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on July 27, 2008, 12:36:12 am
Stopped at the book store today and had to avoid a guy walking through the parking lot, looking up at the sky.  When I got parked and got out, tried to find what he was looking at.  A Skycrane had just flown over.  Probably one of the Firebomber versions but didn't get a good enough look.  There was one that stopped at our Airport 2 one or two years ago that I got permission to go out and photograph but this one wasn't out there when I drove by later.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: tanktastic43 on July 27, 2008, 02:23:58 am
Yesterday afternoon about 16.15, flying over north leeds, what looked very much like a hurricane flying south.
Possibly from the Sunderland airshow?

The engine growl was fantastic, that's what made us look up in the first place.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 27, 2008, 07:50:54 pm
Looks like somebodys A-330

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/bird.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 28, 2008, 12:40:53 am
BMI from the look of it.  Heading into or out of ORD I would bet.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 28, 2008, 01:36:55 am
Ryan SCW heading North.
One of these for those not familiar:
Jon

Now that is a thing of beauty !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on July 28, 2008, 05:49:30 am
We had this float past yesterday evening
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF0557.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: sequoiaranger on July 28, 2008, 05:04:35 pm
This beauty buzzed overhead and I was able to snap a photo of it!   :wacko:

OK....I lied.  It's just a model. It's "sotoolslinger's" American Messerschmitt with a little photographic prestidigitation.

We can dream, can't we?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on July 28, 2008, 06:28:29 pm
Local Triple A Baseball team has been doing a little extra advertising on game days.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5msBXX2yI/AAAAAAAAEU0/o8AHQmVK3lY/P6115166.JPG?imgmax=512)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on July 28, 2008, 06:48:14 pm
Yesterday I was putting the dogs outside when a Southwest 737 flew over.  Went in and got the camera but he was too far away to get a pic.  So I waited.  These were taken over the next 30 minutes.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5mt2rgurI/AAAAAAAAEU8/XieZ_83oVrw/P7275185.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5muoMf49I/AAAAAAAAEVA/vuWBqAhL-0I/P7275186.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5mvtdhN9I/AAAAAAAAEVE/Q1koui1i0Xg/P7275187.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5mwRwZ3YI/AAAAAAAAEVI/m4UVDo-4ajo/P7275189.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5mxD2P7eI/AAAAAAAAEVM/hibqFvWc5Z0/P7275190.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5mywjqBwI/AAAAAAAAEVU/sCZDr9S4_ac/P7275193.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5mzkq4xzI/AAAAAAAAEVY/2EhBBL4IlRk/P7275194.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m0vom4iI/AAAAAAAAEVc/eLGAHhEFD6U/P7275195.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m2NtGgDI/AAAAAAAAEVk/8zy3yfY-cho/P7275197.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m3A3vW8I/AAAAAAAAEVo/oZGZDUX4p9M/P7275198.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m4rM3TqI/AAAAAAAAEVs/LekY0u461J8/P7275200.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m6bz8w8I/AAAAAAAAEV0/zG3mbH2GaVQ/P7275202.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m7KIPY3I/AAAAAAAAEV4/Lk8JKzveFbU/P7275203.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m74mwN4I/AAAAAAAAEV8/0h6HwJeg9RY/P7275205.JPG?imgmax=512)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/phil13/SI5m8ufwzUI/AAAAAAAAEWA/NMUzS_C_vjU/P7275206.JPG?imgmax=512)


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 29, 2008, 03:56:52 am
at 1000hrs this morning from my kitchen sink.....

one of 78 sqns ex RDAF merlins  :wub:

and a few minutes later, a dart friendship from turkey i think.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on August 02, 2008, 06:23:02 am
No pics, but was at Selfridge ANGB yesterday for a golf outing.  Right at the beginning of the outing, an F-16 took off and did a flyover right over the clubhouse.  Later, it showed up again for its landing.

Meanwhile, on the ramp, eight of the base's KC-135R's were being worked on, two of which spooled up and took off during the outing.  One was a recent transfer to the 171st (seeing as how it still had another unit's markings on the tail, which were partially covered), as well as eight of the 107th's F-16's.  It was sorta sad, though, because two of the F-16's had their tails repainted to show no squadron markings.  The drawdown of F-16's at the base seems to be ramping up, with those two probably heading off to Davis-Monthan soon for their retirement.

Had one of the Coastie HH-65C's fly over during the outing as well.

Pretty cool day yesterday.

EDIT:  Dang, my keyboard and computer were doing some funky edits to this post as I was typing... wow.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 02, 2008, 06:36:21 am
I just narrowly missed an airborne encouter with the first Emirates A380 flight, to New York. :(

Captn sighted a BMI Airbus A330-200 :wub: God i love the A332 :wub:

Yesterday I was putting the dogs outside when a Southwest 737 flew over.  Went in and got the camera but he was too far away to get a pic.  So I waited.  These were taken over the next 30 minutes.

What i see here:

1. Delta 757-200

2. Delta 757-200

3. Delta 757-200

4. United CRJ NextGen

5. Delta CRJ

6. Delta CRJ?

7. GA

8. Cant see, but i think its a Delta CRJ or ERJ.

9. Delta ERJ-145

10. GA

11. Mother Nature Tree Mk. 1

12. Southwest 737-700

13. United CRJ

14. Cessna

15. Delta CRJ NextGen

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 02, 2008, 08:34:10 am
Well, can't match Thomas's list, but I spotted a little Piper Cherokee & an airliner in the MD-80/90/B717 family on approach to Humberside airport.  A quick look on their site identified it as Spanair Flt JKK3121 from Plama, a further look at Spanair types further ties it down to a MD-81 or 83, it seemed a touch longer than the MD-87's they run.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 06, 2008, 04:20:30 pm
Couple of pics from Coningsby last week.  Check out the load on the first Tiffie - 6 AMRAAMs! :D

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/6AMRAAMs.jpg)
(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/6AMRAAMs3.jpg)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/AB.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 06, 2008, 10:24:42 pm
Saw and Antonov AN-26 flying into the sunset yesterday evening just as I got off the tram.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 07, 2008, 04:18:34 am
Nice Tiffy piccies Nev! :thumbsup:

Over Hull University, a biz jet which I'm pretty sure was a BAe 125.  Guess it was due at Humberside airport, but It's the first time I've seen one.  Very quiet.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 07, 2008, 09:40:07 am
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/TiffieCU.jpg)

Are they also carrying 4 ASRAAMs or am I seeing something wrong?  Six AMRAAM + 4 ASRAAM makes for a pretty potent AA loadout.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 07, 2008, 03:58:29 pm
I think it's only 2 ASRAAM, going by the second shot.  I think your seeing the ASRAAM from the right wing, rather than another on the left wing, it'd probably be mounted further forward?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on August 09, 2008, 09:53:01 am
Two yellow T-34s heading west; kinda odd as Lima Lima Lima is supposed to be in Illinois today - granted, they are heading in the right direction, but it's a bit far!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on August 09, 2008, 12:21:23 pm
I think it's only 2 ASRAAM, going by the second shot.  I think your seeing the ASRAAM from the right wing, rather than another on the left wing, it'd probably be mounted further forward?
I think AD is right, look at the angle of the tail pipe and the undercarriage if it was the missile on the other wing wouldn't you see both tail pipes ?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 12, 2008, 08:32:04 am
Now I look at it again I'm not sure either way! :unsure:

Sea King on Sunday, on Bridlington promenade while playing a round of Crazy Golf....  Anyway, it was close enough to see the serial & identification letter, ZA105 'Q' & a quick web search reveals she was the Sea King that saw service in the Falkands immediately post war.  Stationed at RAF Leconfield, part of E Flt, 202 Sqn.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 12, 2008, 11:22:06 am
Last Tuesday I noticed this trio of MiG-21s not far from one of my clients, today I went back with my camera:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Slatina%20Jets/2008_0812slatinajets0002.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Slatina%20Jets/2008_0812slatinajets0001.jpg)

They were located in a lot on part of the land that used to be the old Brno airport but is now a business park.

Fortunately they are behind a strong high fence, not near residential areas and not easy to see from the nearby street so that has kept them safe from vandals. Unfortunately, they are a good distance in from the fence and this is the best I could do with the weak zoom on my camera. I was not able to find anyone to let me onto the lot for a closer look. According to the signage on the fence, the lot is property of the University of Defence.

The closest aircraft is a MiG-21PF, behind that is a MiG-21 F-13. I couldn't see precisely what variant the furthest aircraft was, but based on what I could see of the front end and the look of the fin, I'd say it's either another F-13 or possibly a UM trainer version.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 13, 2008, 01:21:35 pm
What a shame to see 3 lovely MiGs being left to rot. Somebody should at least try and do something.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 14, 2008, 07:48:36 am
What a shame to see 3 lovely MiGs being left to rot. Somebody should at least try and do something.

Aviation spotters opinions on the retirement of a Soviet era plane:

Western spotter: (crying) so sad to see an old and rare aircraft getting retired

Eastern spotter: Yay! New A320/737/F-16, finally the old junk is retired...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 14, 2008, 10:51:18 am
What a shame to see 3 lovely MiGs being left to rot. Somebody should at least try and do something.

I have a feeling these ones are being looked after to a respectable degree.

There are some out there that truly are rotting away:

http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/kevan_vogler/mig-19s/

The Brno Technical Museum has a MiG-19 on display that looks like a banged up Beer can and its landing gear wells are corroded to hell and back.

Such is the lot of museum aircraft at times. Not alway's the museum's fault either.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on August 14, 2008, 08:15:52 pm
Sitting in the garage, working on a project for the NDIA, I was treated to one of Selfridge's CH-47's flying DIRECTLY over the house!  Awesome...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on August 15, 2008, 03:48:06 pm
Dudes, seriously cool day at Selfridge while on the golf course. 

None of the 171st's KC-135's were around, but there were 3 of the 107th's F-16's on the ramp, while one was launching, screaming around the golf course on full burner, and doing touch and goes.  Awesome.

Then there was the HH-65 practicing on the other side of the base.

And then the coup de gras!  A CF-18 got confused and did it's best impression of one of the base's F-16's doing touch and goes.  It finally landed and parked near the F-16's.

Awesome!!!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 16, 2008, 02:32:04 pm
Whilst visiting Sutton Hoo saw several Apaches trolling around, and a yellow SAR Sea King.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on August 16, 2008, 08:07:25 pm
Continental 737-??? N14655 on final to Hopkins. I had went to the camera store to pick up my zoom lens (actually a new one, as they ran into problems fixing the old one, so it was replaced free of charge). It's a 55-200mm. It was kinda quiet this afternoon, no birds out, no nothing. There weren't even any planes taking off. Heard a jet noise and ran to the backyard and looked west, thinking one was taking off. Nope. Then I looked to the east and:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd8/ytownpenguin/newoldlensmrmoon050.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 16, 2008, 09:19:45 pm
That's a 737-500 series.  Nice shot!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on August 16, 2008, 11:13:49 pm
thanks! they don't usually fly final approach over my house, so when they do, out comes the camera. (if you are familiar with the Greater Cleveland airspace and the area, finals usually fly south along I-71 and over I-480. sometimes, they'll come down the Brookpark Rd corridor if the wind's right.)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on August 17, 2008, 04:52:47 pm
this is kinda rare. saw a couple of B-2s just now. heading west (towards whiteman most likely). was looking up at a plane that was trailing contrails, looked kinda weird and i ran in and grabbed my binocs, and lo and behold!!! not so sure they'd be happy that they were making contrails though (even though they were disappating rather quickly)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: RP1 on August 17, 2008, 05:56:16 pm
Down in Bexhill, on the south coast, for the weekend, saw a KC-135 (chug chug chug...quick, more coal!), and a black-painted Hawk (I presume RN) showboating "over" the promenade. The Hawk seemed to have a white logo of some sort painted on the underside - that I could see in the few seconds the underside was actually, well, underneath.

RP1
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 17, 2008, 08:37:52 pm
Good thing my wife and kids have eyes and ears.......

" a grey chopper "

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/a1-1.jpg)

Looks like a 400 Griffon, to me.......

" silver jet "

Ten points for this one.....sounds rather jetty but looks rather classic.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/a2-1.jpg)

And just for the feck of it, here;s the wee man doing the deck stairs.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/a3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 18, 2008, 05:45:49 am
Had a Mil Hip helicopter pass over town this morning (I can't tell an Mi-8 from an Mi-17 on the ground let alone flying).

It was either civil or the Czech air force's VIP Hip as it was quite high vis in finish. Usually when a Hip goes over its a low vis camoflaged one.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on August 18, 2008, 12:18:58 pm
saw a B-17 in the distance while changing the sign for my former boss (i was there to pick up my pay and he asked for a favor). looked like it took off from CLE.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 20, 2008, 09:26:52 am
These are from the last couple of weeks.

KC-135R WI ANG shooting touch and goes at the neighboring airport. Hard to get anything done when this flies past your window.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/51heavyskimtrees.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/51heavyrearqtr.jpg)

Someone who knows how to have fun.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/r44blackrqtr.jpg)

Backyard party peeper.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/N5551k.jpg)

Goodyear Blimp over the homestead.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/blimpnannie1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/goodsign.jpg)

Power company surveying the power lines.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/helosurveyor.jpg)

Local Air Medevac flying by.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/tsflyby.jpg)

Delta Connection approaching for landing on runway 29. This one just happens to be carrying a cousin in for a family reunion.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/pennysjet.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 20, 2008, 12:47:02 pm
That first one, may be deceptive if she's heading into the circuit, but sure looks like a fast break!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 20, 2008, 03:57:48 pm
That first one, may be deceptive if she's heading into the circuit, but sure looks like a fast break!

Just turning onto the downwind for left closed traffic to runway 21. The next picture taken in that circuit (wheels up)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/51heavylowrqtr.jpg)



Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 20, 2008, 07:40:05 pm
Nice shots Hawkeye!

I got out of work early today and as I was driving past the end of the runway I saw that an A330 was about to leave (Frankfurt I think), so I stopped into the observation area and took a few pics.

Runway 18R at Charlotte, NC (CLT)...

A pair of Canadian contaptions...
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1397.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1407.jpg)

The Big Bus heading to Europe...
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1398.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1401.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1403.jpg)

The Wee Beastie I teach on, the Boeing 737-400

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1409.jpg)

Some Government hardware; NCANG C-130, an unusual sight on 18R, their hangar is on the east side of the airport so they usuall use 18L

CLT skyline and another Dash in the background

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1405.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1411.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1412.jpg)

New Kid On The Block...Embraer E-190.  I'll probably be teaching on this in a few years when the 737s are gone from the fleet, unless some senior guys retire, then I may have a shot at the A330.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/IMG_1400-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 20, 2008, 08:51:47 pm
Nice work, guys ! Nothing better than pictoral updates.

Love that shot of the CRJ turning in....such a sweet lloking bird. And of course, the mighty KC-135 is always a welcome sight !

Nice to see those canucks hard at work down ther as well. And it's neat to see how small a -330 makes a 737 look !

I had a nice chat with a couple of pilots whilst awaiting the fog in St. John's. They were telling me about the rules for landing in fog like that, and why the 'liners were diverting to Deer Lake and Gander. They also told me that the Embrears were POS....everybody from ground crew on up don't like them. I had heard that before from a abaggage hamdler a few years back, but this time it was a pilot talking.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 21, 2008, 01:52:31 am
And just for the feck of it, here;s the wee man doing the deck stairs.

How on earth does he make the front wheel climb in altitude?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Weaver on August 21, 2008, 04:26:43 am
Had a Mil Hip helicopter pass over town this morning (I can't tell an Mi-8 from an Mi-17 on the ground let alone flying).

It was either civil or the Czech air force's VIP Hip as it was quite high vis in finish. Usually when a Hip goes over its a low vis camoflaged one.

In principle, you can tell by which side the tail rotor's on (and no, I can't remember which is which either  :rolleyes:). However, IIRC, some Mi-8s were refurbished and got Mi-17 tailbooms and rotors in the process, so even that's not 100%
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 21, 2008, 06:31:30 am
Had a Mil Hip helicopter pass over town this morning (I can't tell an Mi-8 from an Mi-17 on the ground let alone flying).

It was either civil or the Czech air force's VIP Hip as it was quite high vis in finish. Usually when a Hip goes over its a low vis camoflaged one.

In principle, you can tell by which side the tail rotor's on (and no, I can't remember which is which either  :rolleyes:). However, IIRC, some Mi-8s were refurbished and got Mi-17 tailbooms and rotors in the process, so even that's not 100%

I beleive some Mi-17s have a hard nose. (no glazing in the nose). Some Mi-17 come with a downwards folding ramp, while the Mi-8 has clamshells.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 24, 2008, 08:33:46 am
Ive been sailing all weekend.

Spotted a CL-604 today, doing some maritime patrol. Also spotted an An-124 :o , presumeably on the way to pick up some tanks.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 24, 2008, 09:30:27 am
I've had a Sea King of the RAF yellow variety following me around recentley, firstly at Bridlington that I've mentioned before.  Friday, one flew right over the spot where I was working, it seemed to be heading on it's way to the local hospital.  It came back again a short while later.  Then it was back yesterday, almost literally flying over my house.

Yesterday seemed to be a good day for GA types, saw several in the skies.  With this summer being a bit of a damp squib, I guess everyone jumped into the sky when there was a rare bit of decent weather over the weekend.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 24, 2008, 01:40:12 pm
I do enjoy living so close to the airport.....this baby flew over about 20 mins. ago, so of course we had to drive over to the airport and see her up close ! What a beauty !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/spit1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/spit2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/spit3.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 25, 2008, 05:23:57 am
Sweet! :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 25, 2008, 10:20:50 am
Had a Mil Hip helicopter pass over town this morning (I can't tell an Mi-8 from an Mi-17 on the ground let alone flying).

It was either civil or the Czech air force's VIP Hip as it was quite high vis in finish. Usually when a Hip goes over its a low vis camoflaged one.

In principle, you can tell by which side the tail rotor's on (and no, I can't remember which is which either  :rolleyes:). However, IIRC, some Mi-8s were refurbished and got Mi-17 tailbooms and rotors in the process, so even that's not 100%

I beleive some Mi-17s have a hard nose. (no glazing in the nose). Some Mi-17 come with a downwards folding ramp, while the Mi-8 has clamshells.

Both the Mi-8 and Mi-17 have the clamshell rear doors and the Hip I saw had them. Its the upgraded Mi-171 that has the ramp.

I saw the same Hip again yesterday and I'm still not sure if it's an 8 or 17.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 25, 2008, 02:03:36 pm
We hardly ever get any interesting traffic over our house, military or otherwise, so it was a treat to hear the sound of lots of Shaft Horsepower today to find this when I went outside:

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d87/AeroplaneDriver/OspreyHerk.jpg)

Not a great pic because they are pretty high, but two Herks and two Osprey is an unusual sight 'round these parts.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on August 25, 2008, 02:14:12 pm
THE MARINES HAVE LANDED!!, very cool AD  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 25, 2008, 03:08:24 pm
Awesome sight, Nick ! How lucky was that ? BTW...which one is faster ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 25, 2008, 03:27:50 pm
BTW...which one is faster ?

 :cheers:

Fast as the Osprey is, I think the C-130 has at least a good 60-70kt advantage if it comes down to who is buying the beer.  Maybe less if it's not a J.

edit-I zoomed in on the original and the -130s are Js based on the number of prop blades (KC-130Js from the look of the pods outboard of the engines), so they could definately beat the Ospreys to the bar.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 25, 2008, 07:41:55 pm
Like this beauty I saw in St. John's a few weeks back.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/J-HERC.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 27, 2008, 09:06:14 am
Yet another Hip over town today! What do they want from me?!

This time it was definitely a Mi-171 in camo.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 27, 2008, 11:35:04 am
for the last 2 days i was being invaded by the militaries from belgium, Holland, Spain and britain.

as can be seen in this thread.
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21323.0.html

in other words for the last 2 days nothing but C-130H's and Agusta A-109BA's  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 29, 2008, 08:51:56 am
Monday was a public holiday here, also the day of the local Lifeboat Open Day. We went out for a pub lunch with the kidz, when we got back we found seven of the RED ARROWS parked over our house 'holding' whilst the synchro pair did their act over Hoylake !

Today in work we were buzzed by a (very) low flying RAF Puma, couple of passes, doors back, waving at the 'grockles' on the prom..... must have been running 'lean mixture' or had an engine upgrade as the usual tell-tale plume of sooty smoke was noticeable by its' absence !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on August 29, 2008, 11:29:18 am
missed that one............... :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on August 29, 2008, 01:14:46 pm
To be seen over many Brisbane houses tonight:

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/ra.albums/RwQOZQ4bnUI/AAAAAAAADUQ/MnJIb-ovTRY/DSC_0106.JPG?imgmax=720)
(http://defendingscoundrels.com/images/riverfire2004_F111-pass2.jpg)

See here (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/f111-dump-and-burn-to-light-up-festival/2008/08/29/1219516723547.html) for more details.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Scooterman on August 30, 2008, 04:40:33 am
Looks like Varks playing dump and burn.  Neat.  Would love to see that live.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on August 30, 2008, 06:44:45 am
ALIENS!!!!!, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES
Cool pictures Greg ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 31, 2008, 11:29:32 am
Holy POO ! :thumbsup:

Just saved those piccies - Just brilliant !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 31, 2008, 01:14:35 pm
Pretty boring here by comparison...just the local RJs but I do like it when they do a left base for runway 29, so they pass by so closely.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n496camidwest.jpg)

Now that the official NFL season is starting, the aircraft that transport the teams that are playing the Green Bay Packers will make their appearances. Usually the opposing team flies into KATW and the team stays in Appleton, WI the night before the game. Then they are whisked away afterwards out of the airport at Green Bay. The first home game is against the Vikings..which is close so I suspect they will fly direct to GB the morning of the game.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2008, 12:04:55 pm
Those dump and burn pics are awesome ! What a treat !

 :wub:

Saw a pair of F-16s, and a red and white Tiger Moth on Saturday. What an attractive little aeroplane.....

Saw this beauty today at the beach. Looks like the sniffer variety. Odd that it doesn't carry any reg under the wings.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/twotter.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on September 02, 2008, 07:53:59 am
That's an interesting Twin Otter Todd,  what do you think it's sniffing for?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 02, 2008, 10:34:37 am
Back in the mid seventies there was a modified Convair that was used to sniff for air pollution around St Louis Missouri. It routinely stayed at Scott AFB, IL.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 03, 2008, 02:34:07 pm
Driving home from work today, I saw the Obama-plane shoot a landing at the nearby airport. It looked like it was only 100 feet above me as it came in. It's got a big "O" logo on the tail. Unfortunately, I was driving at the time and couldn't snap a photo.

Brian da Basher

P.S. I've also seen Air Force One land at the same Air Guard base as well as the weekly "ConAir" flight. I bet the in-flight movie on ConAir is always Cool Hand Luke.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on September 05, 2008, 02:17:05 am
I'm being somewhat tortured today. There's an airshow this weekend here in Brno and I'm hearing all kinds of jet noise overhead but seeing nothing!

Yesterday while I was at work I saw an L-39 or L-159 fly past. Close enough to know it was L-39 family but far enough away to not be able to tell which member.

Oh well, I will be going to the show tomorrow so hopefully will have some good shots to show.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on September 05, 2008, 09:27:07 am
Saw a Sea King go over about an hour ago.

Going by the line up for this weekend's airshow it should be Belgian.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Glenn on September 11, 2008, 12:33:40 am
A couple of days ago a formation of old aircraft flew over Brisbane. They consisted of a Dragon in the lead, with a pair of moths (slightly behind and at either side) and behind them, an Auster, a Chipmonk and a Cessna Bird dog. I took a few frames of them, (still in the camera) but I'd like to know why? It wasn't DH's birthday, or QANTAS, or the RFDS....any ideas are welcome.
Glenn
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: deathjester on September 11, 2008, 03:38:18 am
might it be some sort of celebration of army co-operation aircraft, and/or basic trainers?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 11, 2008, 07:26:46 am
A Dutch Lynx of all things flying! :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 11, 2008, 09:11:04 am
Was in Leeds with work earlier today & I saw something I couldn't identify at the time.  The light played on it unusually on it's forward fuselage & at first I thought it might be an amphibian, but at as it turned it clearly wasn't.  A quick web search shows it to be a Dash 8 of Southwest Air, making it's approach from Bristol.

Saw a Jet2 737 making it's approach as well, can't miss those guys in silver & red.  Here's a Jet2 757 & 737 I snapped on a trip to Prague a couple of years ago, flying from LBA.  I flew on the 737 'Yorkshire Jet'.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/Jet2Plane01.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/Jet2Plane02.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 12, 2008, 01:46:03 pm
Buzzing around today here.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n9211d.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on September 12, 2008, 02:01:16 pm
A couple of days ago a formation of old aircraft flew over Brisbane. They consisted of a Dragon in the lead, with a pair of moths (slightly behind and at either side) and behind them, an Auster, a Chipmonk and a Cessna Bird dog. I took a few frames of them, (still in the camera) but I'd like to know why? It wasn't DH's birthday, or QANTAS, or the RFDS....any ideas are welcome.
Glenn

I would say they were practising for the upcoming  Amberley Airshow (http://www.raaf.gov.au/airshow/index.aspx), but its probably a tad early.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 12, 2008, 02:05:36 pm
Buzzing around today here.

They do buzz as well don't they, like angry Hornets!

XL Airways 737..... Oh sorry, my mistake!!!! :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:  Actually, their going bust has caused the Missus some serious agro today, she's manager for a travel agent & her day has been turned upside down, likely to follow on tomorrow too.  She's so knackered she had to miss a freinds birthday do, poor lass.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 13, 2008, 02:09:25 am
RAF Woodvale is just two miles away from Schloss Hunter-Gatherer, there's been a Strikemaster/JP5 there most of the week in pseudo RAF colours, on Tuesday a RN Lynx (with big dayglo orange panels & doors) came-in and on Wednesday a Bell 222, (I think that's what it was - looked like Airwolf but without the guns sticking out of the sponsons) flew over the house @ 1000ft or so.... very loud & slow.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 13, 2008, 09:45:54 am
Buzzing around today here.

They do buzz as well don't they, like angry Hornets!

XL Airways 737..... Oh sorry, my mistake!!!! :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:  Actually, their going bust has caused the Missus some serious agro today, she's manager for a travel agent & her day has been turned upside down, likely to follow on tomorrow too.  She's so knackered she had to miss a freinds birthday do, poor lass.

I cant imagine how the employees of XL felt either...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 13, 2008, 12:08:38 pm
not much today except the usual DA42's and cessna's.

only interesting movement yesterday was a DC-3  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2008, 04:18:06 pm
I spent last week walking Hadrian's Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Newcastle. Along the way I saw several aircraft but didn't get any pictures.... :banghead:

There are no major flightpaths up there so the air was nice and quiet but the western section lies to the south of RAF Spadeadam, Europes largest electronic warfare training centre. There the RAF and allies fight a daily battle against the Umberland forces who have a strong SAM defence system tied in with a fighter squadron and airborne ECM.

First surprise was hearing a rather large pair of old tractors grinding up a hill. They then turned into a C-130 Hercules at low level in the valley, about 500 metres away!
Over the next 3 days I heard and saw Harriers, Tornado GR.4, Tornado F.3 and a Typhoon which rumbled on and on for ages, Must be something to do with the echo from the valleys. Hardest to identify was probably a Dominie which made a couple of loops over the area.

Really stupid one was a helicopter which I heard from 3 miles away and watched as it flew towards me for some minutes. I was wondering if it was a Police machine, an Air Ambulance or some private pleasure bird.... Turned out to be an Army Lynx and I could have got a half decent photo of it.

Finally, I was on the train heading south from Newcastle when I saw an airliner unusually low. As the train kept moving I spotted the large radar dish on top and realised I was watching an E-3 Sentry from RAF Waddington.

All in all a good selection of machines I don't often see
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 21, 2008, 01:20:05 pm
I spotted P4-MES over my house today :wub: Mmmm, the "bandit"... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 22, 2008, 06:39:42 am
My old freind the Alouette II came over again.  I also saw a Sikorsky S-76 on my way into Sheffield yesterday. 

Most strange was that I saw one of the RAF's SAR Sea Kings, which wasn't unusual, but he was doing a very slow creeping hover a patch of field out the back of the town were I live.  Don't know what he was up to, although there is an open dran there, so I guess kids or animals could have fallen in but I'd probably have heard something it that had happened.  Strange.....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 22, 2008, 07:18:32 am
Large formations flying over the house, I managed to single one out to ascertain type and markings.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Misc%20Stuff/goose.jpg)

The migration has begun. Small groups are gathering into large flocks. Each morning they circle the fields on their approach to land to feed. Then leave in the evenings before dark. They are a challenge for landing aircraft at the airport, they find the open fields quite luring to land and graze at.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on September 22, 2008, 07:20:03 am
Driving home from Oceana, a UH-60 flew over the highway.  This morning, on the way to Walgreen's to pick up the prints from this weekend, a P-3 Orion cruised overhead.  
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 22, 2008, 07:40:10 am
Saturday around 1730-1745

Just coming off the M62 m'way at the Liverpool end (locally known as 'The Rocket' junction - Entlim knows where I mean, right bud ?), there was a TANDEM SEAT, AUTOGYRO overhead at around 1500ft cruising at 40 to 50kts..... Really an Autogyro, never seen one outside an airshow before ! - D*mned if I know why he was there, maybe an eccentric Stoke City fan returning home after the match, who can say !!

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on September 22, 2008, 09:48:19 am
Bugger I missed that..................
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on September 22, 2008, 03:15:03 pm
On Sunday I spotted 4 Tornadoes in tight formation zoom over Westminster Abbey in central London in remembrance of The Few. Yesterday was Battle of Britain Day and the service remembered the 544 RAF pilots who died.
 :tornado:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on September 23, 2008, 01:40:20 am
Forgot to say, Friday morning, had a Dominie fly due west over the village at quite literally rooftop height.  In the afternoon a King Air did exactly the same thing.   Not sure what was going on there.

I've also seen a Sikorsky S-61 a few times the last week.  Wondering if they've got a new chopper at Humberside Airport for going to the rigs.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 23, 2008, 04:56:09 am
Large formations flying over the house, I managed to single one out to ascertain type and markings.

It's obviously a B-1RD.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 23, 2008, 04:56:56 am
I've also seen a Sikorsky S-61 a few times the last week.  Wondering if they've got a new chopper at Humberside Airport for going to the rigs.

Don't be afraid to take a few pics, eh Nev ?!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 23, 2008, 05:18:52 am
well actually on the ground@wellesbourne mountford airfield at about 1000hrs....

XM655 - a tin triangle sheeted up for the winter [well over the cockpit anyway] and the intake blanks in,  ;D

must look at a picture of a HP80 [or similiar] to feel better....

mind you at least '655 is being looked after, can someone find her a nice cosy hangar to hide in....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 23, 2008, 05:27:16 am
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Victor%20Walkaround/STA60199.jpg)

Feel better now Trev??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 23, 2008, 05:45:02 am
 :wub: yes, mossie, yes!  :wub:

thank-you!

t,

[ps moderators we need a blushing smiley, i am doing just that now!]
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 23, 2008, 11:23:30 am
well actually on the ground@wellesbourne mountford airfield at about 1000hrs....
XM655 - a tin triangle sheeted up for the winter [well over the cockpit anyway] and the intake blanks in,  ;D

One of the best preserved Vulcans around, they still run the engines from time to time. Nice field too, always a few oddities around and they're quite relaxed about you going 'air-side' to take pics as long as you're sensible about it and ask at the tower first. Took some great pics there a few years back, of a Beech V35, still carrying its' US reg. The owner was so pleased with them he took the future Mrs. Hunter-Gatherer and I for a flight - came-up to Barton to collect us, took us back to W.M. for lunch then back to Barton. Bl**dy marvellous !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 24, 2008, 06:16:00 am
Large formations flying over the house, I managed to single one out to ascertain type and markings.

It's obviously a B-1RD.

 :thumbsup:

Im not so sure. Looks more like an ASW type to me...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 25, 2008, 05:18:17 am
hmm, the tin triangle is still at wellesbourne mountford but when passing
on the bus on the way back from hampton lucy, there was an interesting
white US reg'd biz-jet with a red trim. it was only BAe 125-800 sized or
smaller. this was yesterday, 24/09/08.   :thumbsup: and for some reason
the light a/c pounding the circuit here were even more noticable than at
coventry and noiser too!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 25, 2008, 01:42:14 pm
This fellow was around a couple of times today - maybe Brian saw him as well. This was the second pass - the first (which of course I didn't have the camera handy for) was _much_ lower!

Chris
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http://www.dataviewbooks.com
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: sotoolslinger on September 27, 2008, 12:09:29 pm
Looky what just flew over me ,Noon Pacific time ,Fresno ,CA.
(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/sotoolslinger/IMG_1799.jpg)
(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50/sotoolslinger/IMG_1800.jpg)
F-18 coming in for touchdown ;D :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on September 27, 2008, 04:09:45 pm
Last week before the airshow I snapped these, on two different days, naturally.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/oceana08004.jpg)

E-2C Hawkeye.  If you look closely, you can make out the multi-blade props from the Hawkeye 2000 upgrade.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/oceana08046.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 28, 2008, 11:56:23 am
Two airliners, making the final approach into Humberside airport.  Humberside is a realtively small airport so to see two at once is unusual, one had to go around & flew directly over my little town, which again, is unusual.  The one that flew over looked to be a Balkan Holidays aircraft, I think it was an A320 but cigar-tube identification is not my strong point!

Not my pic, but Balkan Holidays has a pleasing livery:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/A320BalkanHolidays.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 30, 2008, 07:19:14 pm
Pattern altitude is 1400 feet...most of the aircraft passing overhead are descending below that as they make their final approach to the runway.

A couple from this past week.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n450xjnwa.jpg)

This one ducked under the street lamp...lol
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/underlampjet.jpg)

Same lamp different aircraft...A310 FedEx making its early morning arrival.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/fedexunderlamp.jpg)

And the last one...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/toolowtwin.jpg)
It sounded like he passed through the living room.
Title: Over Head, anyway.
Post by: sequoiaranger on October 03, 2008, 05:53:13 pm
OK, not over my house, but close. Miramar Naval Air Station had their Airshow day, replete with Blue Angels and all manner of flying stuff. A Corsair and an F-18 flew together. Not a great pic, but a great show!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 04, 2008, 08:23:05 am
Nice!  :ph34r: Just finishing off a Corsair kit.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 06, 2008, 02:46:17 am
The sodding Red Arrows.  The Great North Run is on tomorrow so they just had to cras the party.

don't lee look at the front of the metro freebie paper this morning as they are all
over the front of that one too in flypast mode over one of the road bridges.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on October 08, 2008, 01:39:08 am
We had a bright red helicopter land in the park next to work on Monday night. It was an MD-900 Explorer in the colours of G-EHMS, London's Air Ambulance and was accompanied by lots of police officers and a regular ambulance crew on land.

Seems that some guy jumped off a bridge onto the pavement 60ft below, missing the water. No announcement yet on why or who or if they survived.

Oddest part was the tourists paying more attention to the street performers than the incident itself.... :unsure:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on October 08, 2008, 10:25:15 am
Saw a Chinook in the distance yesterday, then a Sea Thing as I was going into work, and a Sea Thing as I was coming back (probly the same one, pretty rare 'round here except for the SAR birds, which it wasn't)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Andrew Gorman on October 12, 2008, 06:35:46 pm
A V-22 Osprey tracking down the coastline in Moss Beach, CA.  Even my wife noticed it, asking what that weird looking helicopter was.  Seemed to be painted in overall grey.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on October 13, 2008, 09:41:07 am
And it turns out the choppers I saw were part of a SAR exercise....know anything Ian?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 13, 2008, 02:16:02 pm
Usual (well, fairly) Tucanos over York Uni.  Treated to two classic vehicles on the way home, a WWII Jeep that was more or less on the site of RAF Pocklington (a WWII bomber station, home to a glider club & industrial estate with vestiges of the old runway) so kind of a trip back in time.

The other was a Green Goddess fire engine, based on the Bedford RL truck that dates from the 1950's.  Believe it or not, the MoD still had nearly a thousand of these until a few years ago, part of a military back up to the civillian fire brigades.
http://www.tarasupport.co.uk/index.php?id=17 (http://www.tarasupport.co.uk/index.php?id=17)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on October 16, 2008, 06:26:10 am
Can anyone identify this one?  I was out apartment hunting over the weekend when I spotted this off in the distance, heading into PHF.  I apologize for the lousy pic, but my camera only zooms to 5x, and I had to blow it way up just to get this amount of detail.  It looks like it's got four engines, and the paint scheme resembles a United bird I spotted at CLT last year.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/misc1016001.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on October 16, 2008, 06:34:23 am
EC -135 after a stolen car, and a  ATP en route for LJL
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on October 16, 2008, 09:32:09 am
Can anyone identify this one?  I was out apartment hunting over the weekend when I spotted this off in the distance, heading into PHF.  I apologize for the lousy pic, but my camera only zooms to 5x, and I had to blow it way up just to get this amount of detail.  It looks like it's got four engines, and the paint scheme resembles a United bird I spotted at CLT last year.

Is it a DC-8?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on October 16, 2008, 11:19:39 am
Can anyone identify this one?  I was out apartment hunting over the weekend when I spotted this off in the distance, heading into PHF.  I apologize for the lousy pic, but my camera only zooms to 5x, and I had to blow it way up just to get this amount of detail.  It looks like it's got four engines, and the paint scheme resembles a United bird I spotted at CLT last year.

Is it a DC-8?
i was thinking that too, but the tail is too "fat."
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on October 16, 2008, 11:36:39 am
What about a Airbus A340-600  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on October 17, 2008, 12:17:38 pm
P3 Orion of all things on fianl approach to Heathrow airport
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on October 17, 2008, 12:48:58 pm
P3 Orion of all things on fianl approach to Heathrow airport

Who's???

Regards,

Greg








Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 22, 2008, 08:49:12 am
Tucanos again, but on the way to work for a change.  First one came over the road just in front of the van & fairly low, I spotted it's lights first in the dull morning light.  Second one about ten minutes later, a bit further in front of the van but also low, possibly the same aircraft.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on October 22, 2008, 01:10:08 pm
Yesterday was like a bad TV movie.
First a pair of Chinooks going one way and doing several loops over central London (probably sightseeing!).
Then it was a pair of Apaches going the other way quite low and fast.
Finally an Army Lynx followed the Chinooks.

All this went by in the space of an hour. Hollywood could have used it for background shots and claimed it was all the same aircraft! ;D :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 22, 2008, 03:08:41 pm
And on the way home a strange light in the sky flying over the Yorkshire Wolds.... cue X-Files music.... :dalek:

Couldn't identify it.  Thought it was the glow from a hot air balloon at first, but it was getting very dark by then so it's unlikely one would have been flying.  Then I thought it must be a slow flying aircraft, a microlight maybe, but I wound down the van window to try to make out any sound, nothing. Very odd.

Yesterday was like a bad TV movie.

Bad movie?  I watched 'Stealth Fighter' a few weeks ago on Sky & if it had been about helicopters I'm sure that's the footage it would have used.  Saying that, since I couldn't bare to watch past the first five minutes I wouldn't have been suprised to see them passed off as fighters.  I kind of guessed what I was in for when I saw it starred Ice T & Erika Eleniak, it didn't disapoint!!! :wacko:

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on October 22, 2008, 03:26:43 pm
Yesterday was like a bad TV movie.
First a pair of Chinooks going one way and doing several loops over central London (probably sightseeing!).
Then it was a pair of Apaches going the other way quite low and fast.
Finally an Army Lynx followed the Chinooks.

All this went by in the space of an hour. Hollywood could have used it for background shots and claimed it was all the same aircraft! ;D :banghead:


Sounds like more helicopters than we have in Afghanistan.......
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on October 23, 2008, 08:50:28 am
P3 Orion of all things on fianl approach to Heathrow airport

Who's???

Regards,

Greg

There's been a USN special at Mildenhall lately - lotsa pics on UKAR
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on October 27, 2008, 05:19:47 pm
He shot a visual, an ILS and a GPS approach before making a full stop and taking on fuel. I had to leave so I don't know what he did after that.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n411jw.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on November 03, 2008, 09:41:58 am
Some of the latest from overhead, either at home, work or out and about.

C-2 Greyhound
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/misc1102009.jpg)

Southwest(?) 737(?)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/misc1102006.jpg)

An RJ of some sort
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/misc1102022.jpg)

This guy was high!  But I just managed this little shot.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/misc1102015.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 03, 2008, 01:34:59 pm
A Faun Koloss was at a petrol station in Hull when I pulled in to fill up on Saturday.  The thing was huge (http://huge).

Today I got a brief treat, when I rolled into work at York I could here at least one fast jet messing about, but couldn't see it/them.  I went into the building on the opposite side, heard them again & just managed to spy the sihouette of an F-15 through the window for a few seconds, enough to see it pulling some maneouvers.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on November 03, 2008, 02:46:09 pm
I didn't see this but my wife did, she was driving into Red Deer from the south when she saw a fairly large airliner fuselage being transported on a low-loader heading in the opposite direction, probably going to the Red Deer Regional Airport which is the former CFB Penhold.  She said the fusealge was white with red lettering, I tried to find out more but wasn't able too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on November 03, 2008, 04:37:01 pm
I didn't see this but my wife did, she was driving into Red Deer from the south when she saw a fairly large airliner fuselage being transported on a low-loader heading in the opposite direction, probably going to the Red Deer Regional Airport which is the former CFB Penhold.  She said the fusealge was white with red lettering, I tried to find out more but wasn't able too.
isn't air canada scrapping some of its 767s? i thought i heard something about that, but i could be wrong.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on November 03, 2008, 06:55:55 pm
I just quizzed my wife on what she saw, she said that the title started with a 'B' with either 'AIRWAYS' or 'AIRLINES' following.  She also said that a work-mate of hers also saw it but this was further south than Penhold, almost into Calgary.  It apparently had quite a bit of it's wings on too because it took up the whole south bound lanes, 3 or 4 depending where it was spotted.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 04, 2008, 12:26:50 pm
Interesting :o

The only Air Canada 767 that has so far been scrapped in Canada is C-GAUP. Scrapped in Montreal, in September 2005. The remainder would be in Mojave.

Alas, C-GAUP did not have any paint scheme.
http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?regsearch=C-GAUP&view=true
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on November 04, 2008, 02:54:16 pm
Interesting :o

The only Air Canada 767 that has so far been scrapped in Canada is C-GAUP. Scrapped in Montreal, in September 2005. The remainder would be in Mojave.

Alas, C-GAUP did not have any paint scheme.
http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?regsearch=C-GAUP&view=true
i apologize. i thought it was AC's B767s being scrapped. their A340s are the ones being scrapped.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Andrew Gorman on November 06, 2008, 01:47:14 pm
A Zeppelin NT!  This is the sightseeing ship based a Moffett Field operated by airship ventures-
http://www.airshipventures.com/
I like seeing airships of any kind, and this one is quite abit larger than the usual Lightships corporate blimps.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on November 07, 2008, 06:41:49 am
Surprise !- the Airbus Beluga, over Edge Lane................
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 10, 2008, 03:10:36 am
Two Apaches! :ph34r: Seen just outside York, first time I've seen them other than in static displays at Airshows.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 10, 2008, 09:15:32 am
Interesting :o

The only Air Canada 767 that has so far been scrapped in Canada is C-GAUP. Scrapped in Montreal, in September 2005. The remainder would be in Mojave.

Alas, C-GAUP did not have any paint scheme.
http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?regsearch=C-GAUP&view=true
i apologize. i thought it was AC's B767s being scrapped. their A340s are the ones being scrapped.

Nope, the A340s have a much higher value, and are newer. They have all been sold to other airlines.

2 x TAM (A340-500)
6 x Swiss International (A340-300)
1 x Aerolineas Argentinas
1 x LAN Airlines
2 x Gestair
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: The Rat on November 11, 2008, 09:05:22 am
Just heard the distinctive sound of a Harvard overhead, no doubt returning from a flypast at one of the local cenotaphs.

Lest we forget.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on November 11, 2008, 11:05:14 am
I saw one of those little Robinson choppers while I was out chatting with my neighbor this morning.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on November 11, 2008, 11:17:22 pm
well, maybe not over my house, but it did fly very low over my head today at work - this baby:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/V-22/39340_1223605587.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/V-22/98582_1223198203.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/V-22/95609_1224496090.jpg)

The new darker scheme looks really good in real life!!!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Andrew Gorman on November 12, 2008, 07:54:36 pm
More Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT!  I am really enjoying seeing this ship overhead and hope it stays around for a while.  It seems l to handle like the smaller blimps, but is big enough to give an impression of what a real 1910's- 1930's rigid would have been like to see.  Just tickled pink to see this as part of my skyscape every day.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on November 13, 2008, 04:45:22 am
Lotsa jet noise about this morning, then went for a walk round the village with the missus and saw a Tonka then 30 seconds later 2 Eagles in close formation.  Wonder if its all to do with the Italian Typhoons at Coningsby? (Wish I'd known earlier, I could've nipped down this morning  :( )
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on November 13, 2008, 04:51:43 am
The new darker scheme looks really good in real life!!!

Wow....that's a real beauty ! Very US special forces......I like how much the different lighting really changes the colour.

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 13, 2008, 05:07:39 am
The new darker scheme looks really good in real life!!!

Wow....that's a real beauty ! Very US special forces......I like how much the different lighting really changes the colour.

 :wub:

Were it not for the horrible simple 4 blade props, and much too small engines, one would think it had just come off the production line! :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on November 13, 2008, 07:03:31 am
Not over the house but nearby...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/af70400side.jpg)

Drizzly cold day.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on November 15, 2008, 06:40:39 pm
Not a plane, but I was driving out of Weymouth the other day, and passed a Warrior IFV parked on the side of the road...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hman on November 17, 2008, 04:08:07 am
I spotted...nothing not a thing... :banghead:

All I ever see are airliners... :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 17, 2008, 01:02:48 pm
I spotted...nothing not a thing... :banghead:

All I ever see are airliners... :banghead:

Airliners are cool  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on November 17, 2008, 01:12:11 pm
Not a plane, but I was driving out of Weymouth the other day, and passed a Warrior IFV parked on the side of the road...
If that was the main Weymouth to Dorchester road, a Warrior is a good vehicle to have!!!!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on November 17, 2008, 01:14:17 pm
I spotted...nothing not a thing... :banghead:

All I ever see are airliners... :banghead:

Airliners are cool  :mellow:

Airliners also get bloody boring when they are over head all day, every day!! I live under the western TCA for Heathrow airport and all I ever get to see is airliners of all shapes and sizes....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on November 17, 2008, 01:40:52 pm
i can't see anything...but snow.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on November 17, 2008, 05:23:10 pm
Not a plane, but I was driving out of Weymouth the other day, and passed a Warrior IFV parked on the side of the road...
If that was the main Weymouth to Dorchester road, a Warrior is a good vehicle to have!!!!

Too bloody right! Awful bit of road, that. Just as you go over the top of the hill and start to go down to Dorchester. The crew were sat on top looking bored - must be tempting to just roll over the traffic at a time like that...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 18, 2008, 04:34:42 am
That reminds me, I saw several Saxon APC's just trundling through Hull a few weeks ago, no idea why.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on November 18, 2008, 09:43:33 am
Lotsa jet noise about this morning, then went for a walk round the village with the missus and saw a Tonka then 30 seconds later 2 Eagles in close formation.  Wonder if its all to do with the Italian Typhoons at Coningsby? (Wish I'd known earlier, I could've nipped down this morning  :( )

Told you there was a lot going on!  Check out this thread on UKAR for CBY that day....shoulda gone.... :(

http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3276
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on November 18, 2008, 01:20:00 pm
Not a plane, but I was driving out of Weymouth the other day, and passed a Warrior IFV parked on the side of the road...
If that was the main Weymouth to Dorchester road, a Warrior is a good vehicle to have!!!!

Too bloody right! Awful bit of road, that. Just as you go over the top of the hill and start to go down to Dorchester. The crew were sat on top looking bored - must be tempting to just roll over the traffic at a time like that...

Personally, I'd rather take pot shots at random cars with that 30mm pop gun in the turret. Mich more fun!!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on November 19, 2008, 02:36:40 am
Heheh. ;D

Passed two Viking APCs in desert camo going through Preston, and then a landing craft on a low loader just off Warmwell roundabout. Bloody thing nearly ran me off the road!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on November 21, 2008, 08:54:17 am
N911TS flew over just a few minutes ago enroute to KATW for fuel. Love the sounds she makes.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/N911TSoverhead.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on November 22, 2008, 07:40:14 am
HMS St. Albans, a Type 23 frigate, is in Portland Harbour today, and open to the public. So I went along and got a few pics:

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/671/stalbans1lb7.jpg)

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2924/stalbans2ux2.jpg)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9097/stalbans3bu6.jpg)

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8144/stalbanslynxjh8.jpg)

RFA Mounts Bay, one of the new LPDs, was across the harbour as well:

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/55/mountsbay1fm0.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on November 24, 2008, 09:48:03 am
That reminds me, I saw several Saxon APC's just trundling through Hull a few weeks ago, no idea why.
New Police Armed Response Vehicles ? - Sorry Simon, couldn't help m'self  :blink:

Took a call this morning from a Merlin navigator at RAF Benson. They were planning a nav training ex out to the Oil Rig in Liverpool Bay and needed a some contact details. Long-story-short, I took the opportunity to ask him to come past and buzz the station.

They did !!

Two VERY smart passes at 50ft and a couple of handbrake turns with a superb sunset as a backdrop and the rich smell of burnt kerosene lingering in the air..... couldn't have asked for more. No, folks, no piccies waaayyyy to dark, all you would have seen is a blurry silhouette and some lights. You're going to have to take my word for it !

Nice way to brighten-up a very mundane Monday.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on November 24, 2008, 09:58:28 am
pix lad?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Amphion on November 24, 2008, 12:12:28 pm
HMS St. Albans, a Type 23 frigate, is in Portland Harbour today, and open to the public. So I went along and got a few pics:

[Homer] Mmmmm, grey ships [/Homer]
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 27, 2008, 07:19:26 am
Puma HC.1, over York Uni.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 27, 2008, 07:27:07 am
That reminds me, I saw several Saxon APC's just trundling through Hull a few weeks ago, no idea why.
New Police Armed Response Vehicles ? - Sorry Simon, couldn't help m'self  :blink:

Ian


Almost missed this one, can't go without comment!  Hey, just because they need Saxons in Scouseland doesn't mean Hull Police have them, thank you very much!!!

No, they have Chieftains here.... :dalek:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on November 27, 2008, 08:09:36 am
not much going on arround here.

2 days ago:
-F-16AM (Belgian Air Force, Tigermeet '07 colors  :wub:)
-Seaking Mk.48 (Belgian Air Force)

yesterday + today:
-SA365 Dauphin (local)

also noted this week was the medical trust helicopter, unfortunatly, the AS355 they use crashed monday near Brugges, the chopper skidded into a ditch and the tail broke off, luckely no one got hurt :(

here a picture of the helicopter that was lost
(http://www.freewebs.com/victorinho/OO-HSB%20Home.jpg)

ive seen it at the local hospital here only last month :(
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on November 27, 2008, 11:32:19 am
Took a call this morning from a Merlin navigator at RAF Benson. They were planning a nav training ex out to the Oil Rig in Liverpool Bay and needed a some contact details. Long-story-short, I took the opportunity to ask him to come past and buzz the station.

They did !!
Nice way to brighten-up a very mundane Monday.

Ian

Our Air force are a truly great bunch...... No I MEAN it. After the Merlin disappeared into the aforementioned dramatic sunset, I eMailed RAF Benson with a quick thank you, to be passed on to the crew. Got two replies: One from the Station PR lady, saying thanks for saying thanks and that she would pass-it-on to the 78 Sqn boss, the second message was from the Sq. Ldr himself, thanking US for all our help, and to be assured he'd have his guys come past the station each time they were transiting the area.

R E S U L T  ! !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 27, 2008, 01:27:05 pm
Make sure your camera is glued to your hand!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on November 27, 2008, 04:09:54 pm
Wow, great story, Ian !

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on November 27, 2008, 04:12:52 pm
I was heading home from work when I saw a white shape heading in to land......a little closer to home and I noticed it was the Nav Canada Dash-8 ! I quickly grabbed my camera and ran out the door. I only got a few shots of her, as she did her last pass. What a shame, as the backdrop on the other side of the airport was dark snow clouds, with sunlight from the other side. Would have made a perfect shot.

Anyway....what a job these guys have ! Buzzing every airport in the country ? He did a few really hard pulls that would have made great shots as well.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/dash-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on November 28, 2008, 01:52:10 am
well, there has been some action here this morning to  ;D

was woken up today by a Piaggio Avanti  :wub:

furthermore there was the local yellow SA365 Dauphin and an MD-11  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 28, 2008, 04:26:46 am
well, there has been some action here this morning to  ;D

was woken up today by a Piaggio Avanti  :wub:

haven't seen one of these for several years. lucky fella!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on December 02, 2008, 03:08:42 pm
So I've been in my new place for a couple of weeks, soaking up the atmo and shooting targets of opportunity, when suddenly I realized I hadn't posted any pictures.  My new apartment is just a few blocks from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth Marine Terminals and assorted other points of interest.  I apologize if anything's blurry, but a lot of these were shot on the fly.

Navy H-60 (not sure if it's HH, MH or SH)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/jaye014.jpg)


Cranes from the aforementioned terminals
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/cat004.jpg)


San Antonio class LPD (you can just see an Aegis cruiser off to the right)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/jaye019.jpg)


No vehicles here, I just liked how the sun came down through the clouds
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/cat003.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on December 03, 2008, 08:58:29 am
A Storm Trooper was patrolling the University campus!  Plenty of rebel scum to be found here...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on December 05, 2008, 04:58:45 am
I saw two RAF Merlins just past noon today over Bishop Auckland heading north at low level, sorry no pictures I was in a stream of traffic at the time and we've had a bit of snow so no sudden stops  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on December 05, 2008, 11:38:57 am
F-15's, heard two, saw one.  Seem to see these more than RAF aircraft these days.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on December 07, 2008, 02:23:48 pm
Out the living room window I spied this B757 arriving at KATW with the NFL team Texans from Houston that played the Packers today. I expected him to use a different runway which would have put him over the house. He landed during a snow squall with gusty high winds. Did I mention it was cold outside? IT STILL IS!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/757lands03.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on December 07, 2008, 07:10:46 pm
Forgot about this one...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/astra.jpg)

And this one just before the leaves were all blown away from the wind and snow
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/allegianttrees.jpg)

Check wheels down, cleared to land...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/geardown.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on December 09, 2008, 07:32:52 am
As I was arriving home from work this morning, I heard the distinctive thump of helo rotors, but I couldn't tell immediately where they were coming from.  Gradually I got my bearings, and the sound emanated from the east, over the river.  As I said, it sounded like a helicopter, but not one I was familiar with.  I got just a glimpse as the bird flashed through the clearing at the end of the block.  I'm not 100% certain, but it looked an awful lot like a Lynx.  I'll have to check the news, see if any British or other ships have put in for port calls or whatever.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on December 10, 2008, 08:15:45 am
been a very interesting day.

-Fokker 50 (Royal Netherlands Air Force, serial U-05)
-CH-47D (Royal Netherlands Air Force, D-???, overshoot to koksijde)
-C-130H (Belgian Defence, CH-09, low pass over Koekelare)
Title: Tall Texans
Post by: sequoiaranger on December 15, 2008, 06:43:44 am
The Ramona airport nearby has a core of warbird enthusiasts, as well as aerobatics, and fire-bombers (put OUT fires, not start them!). So I often hear deep-throated engines overhead.

Hearing TWO, out-of-sync throaty engines, I ran out of my house and saw these two AT-6 (SNJ or whatever) Texans in formation cruising around the area. I couldn't see any markings to tell if they were painted up as mock-warbirds or just nice, civilian cruisers.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on December 15, 2008, 12:05:25 pm
In a classic case of me not grabbing the camera when I should have, an Army CH-47 just flew over.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on December 17, 2008, 03:15:17 am
In a classic case of me not grabbing the camera when I should have, an Army CH-47 just flew over.

Well, that's what happens when your hands are....what ? This is an all ages forum ? Oh, sorry......

Next time, eh ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on December 19, 2008, 07:18:58 am
A pair of AAC Lynx flying below a low rainy cloud base and very slow in a square pattern over Willington this afternoon, cool  :thumbsup: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on December 19, 2008, 09:36:13 pm
Had a Navy Lynx go over at about 100ft the other day. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on December 20, 2008, 09:48:01 am
It seems the two Army Air Corps Lynx were a salute to a funeral of a lad that died in Iraq not so long ago.
RIP
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on December 29, 2008, 09:37:04 pm
Gotta be the coolest looking 1800D going. And kinda neat to see an Air lab bird this far south !

Here she is taxiing in past the V-1 replica that a CDN clown tried to sell in the X-prize. Very imginative, eh ?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/j1.jpg)

Making the turn towards the terminal

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/j3.jpg)

Beauty, eh ?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/j4.jpg)

The close-up

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/j2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Andrew Gorman on December 29, 2008, 10:50:17 pm
Not quite over my house, but out of a train window I had a minutes worth look at the Castle AFB Museum collection-
http://www.elite.net/castle-air/ondisplay.html (http://www.elite.net/castle-air/ondisplay.html)
I'd seen the B-36 when it was at Chanute AFB in Illinois 20 years ago.  It was dismantled and loaded on to railcars when that base closed.  Castle has an interesting collection, and one of the few Vulcans in North America.  I wish the Victor that crashed in Canada 20 odd years ago had been saved..
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on December 30, 2008, 04:31:08 am
Went for a walk in the fields Saturday - didn't bother taking my camera which was a mistake.  Had a bright yellow SAR Sea King fly over very slow and low, then 10 minutes later an S-61 heading out to the rigs.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 30, 2008, 04:43:39 am
Gotta be the coolest looking 1800D going. And kinda neat to see an Air lab bird this far south !

The 1800D just HAS to have the largest number of flying surfaces on any aircraft in the world today!

Wings 2, Fin 1, Tailplanes 2, Downward pointing fins 2, Winglets 2, Ventral strakes 2.

How come it doesn't have canard foreplanes?

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on December 30, 2008, 07:53:56 am

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/j2.jpg)

Hey Todd, looks like the Matchbox guy has been having a go at it.  Nice pics though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on December 30, 2008, 09:16:05 am
Cool -1900D :wub: I like it :thumbsup:

Here she is taxiing in past the V-1 replica that a CDN clown tried to sell in the X-prize. Very imginative, eh ?
Surely you ment V-2 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on January 01, 2009, 05:26:48 am
We were coming back from a couple of days in Prague earlier this week and our train went through the central city of Pardubice.

Just before we got to Pardubice our train went past a Mi-24 Hind and a MiG-21 sitting in a lot beside the tracks. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough with the camera. I have a feeling they were recently put there or well taken care of as the looked quite clean and their canopy perpex was relatively clear from what I could see.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on January 06, 2009, 02:02:27 am
as i was biking along the seaside this morning (like i do everyday) i was suprised by an E-2 Hawkeye flying overhead  :o
it was a bit high up, but the H-tail and radome made it pretty obvious  :lol:

must have been a French Aeronavale bird  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on January 09, 2009, 04:59:22 am
passing by the NHV this morning on my way to the hardware store, i noted there were 2 Dauphins outside the hangar on the helipad this morning  :mellow:

1 was the local dauphin from NHV (the yellow one) and the other was a LOS SA365 dauphin the company has leased from the Norwegian operator (yellow & red)

dispite the dense fog, the pics came out quite well  &lt;_&lt;

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/NHV090120092.jpg)
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/NHV090120093.jpg)
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/NHV09012009.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2009, 06:28:44 am
That's awesome, Nils ! I love photos with atmosphere like that....way cool !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on January 10, 2009, 10:32:35 am
Lovely aircraft in a lovely setting against the hoar frost, looks bloody chilly though!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on January 11, 2009, 05:42:26 am
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/lowpass135.jpg)

A KC-135R makings its way around the pattern...I caught this image as it had just passed the house. Then I jumped in the car and positioned myself closer to the airport to get these:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/af80130rightside1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/135fencecheck1.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on January 11, 2009, 07:23:46 am
That 2nd one is a great shot - even hanging in midair you can tell its cold :)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 11, 2009, 08:23:16 am
An amazingly clear morning here today (but darn cold!) with this amazing show of contrails out of my lounge window.

Haven't a clue what any of the types were, but I'd say there are no 747s in that lot. They make a characteristic 4-1-2 contrail, the 400s even more so, and I couldn't see any like that today. The stuff going away from the window is all on airway UL9 heading for the BASET intersection en route to Compton VOR. The few trails heading south, from left to right in the distance, could be on L18 heading for MALBY.

(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/6637/contrailsic8.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 11, 2009, 08:32:32 am
Great KC shots ! I like the first one, looks like she's right down there in the weeds ! The second pic is a real beauty as well, the lighting showing off the underside is awesome.

Great stuff !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on January 11, 2009, 08:47:54 am
Sorry if this first one is blurry.  I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I thought I had seen a Lynx.  I think, rather, that it was an Agusta 119.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/frost008.jpg)

Here's one from work.  No jets to speak of, but I liked seeing all the contrails.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/frost007.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on January 12, 2009, 02:12:49 pm
Here's a couple of shots from last week.  The first is a Portsmouth (VA) police "Field Operations" vehicle.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/new002.jpg)


I was out running errands Saturday afternoon/evening when I heard the unmistakable sound of heavy rotors.  The sun was almost down, and it was very nearly too dark to take a picture, especially with the helo at the distance/altitude, but I hadn't snapped an aircraft photo in a week.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/new004.jpg)

If you can't tell, it's an MH-53E Sea Dragon.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: cthulhu77 on January 15, 2009, 10:45:33 pm
was too far away from the camera to catch the two Buff's, but did hear this one buzzing overhead ;
(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/GregEwald/C-17.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on January 18, 2009, 01:36:01 pm
Again, too high, but I've been going through aviation photography withdrawal.  I present the flying Hyphen:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/hair003.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 18, 2009, 01:59:12 pm
That's better, Jason. We were all getting a little bit tired of you seeing all the cool stuff !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Andrew Gorman on January 18, 2009, 05:32:04 pm
Not over my house, but on the highway  we saw a Tesla- the $100,000 US electric sportscar.  Looked sharp, and seem be working just like a regular internal combustion car.  I was impressed.  It did have manufacturers plates on it so it had not been delivered to a lucky owner.  Hopefully I'll be seeing more electrics soon!
http://www.teslamotors.com/
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on January 19, 2009, 02:40:48 am
Here's a couple of shots from last week.  The first is a Portsmouth (VA) police "Field Operations" vehicle.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/new002.jpg)


Good to see Portsmouth Police are thinking of the environment by introducing FlintsoneTM Technology to their vehicles (note the foot)! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on January 22, 2009, 04:13:11 pm
Sorry, Todd, but I just had to shoot something cool again.  I only wish I had been a little faster getting out the door of the bookstore (keep your minds out of the gutter, please!).

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/o008a.jpg)

I'm pretty sure that's another MH-60.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 23, 2009, 05:00:09 am
Another week gone by:

Monday:

US Army HUMVEE drove through town. Looked brand new :wub:

Tuesday:

Robinson R-44 flew over the school during a boring lesson...
In the afternoon, the Luftwaffe thundered back and forwards with some Tornados

Wednesday:

A single F-15 spotted over my house, with gear extended, flying towards Skrydstrup AB

Thursday:

A bunch of F-16, F-15 and Tornado everywhere in the sky...

Friday:

Nothing

 :tornado:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on January 25, 2009, 12:41:27 pm
Kinda slow around here of late, did catch this CJ on the crosswind though.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/P1070372.jpg)

The only other thing flying that I have been photographing are the Eagles gathering for mating season.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Misc%20Stuff/fourmatureones.jpg)

On another topic...we have plenty of snow. They are pushing back the banks to make room for MORE!!!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Misc%20Stuff/P1070140.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on January 31, 2009, 10:17:13 am
A most unusual aircraft just now flew over the house very low (minimum height I would say), time I had grabbed the camera it was gone.  Twin engined (I think) painted overall white with red cheat lines but the most notable thing about it was the continuous ring which circled the whole aircraft but not all on the same plane, it was connected to the nose, wing tips and tail.  I can't find anything about it on the internet, anyone have any ideas?

Robert
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on January 31, 2009, 11:30:59 am
Wasn't something like this was it?

(http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=27030)

See here (http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/01/19/321303/aerocopter-seeks-funding-for-mono-tiltrotor.html) and here (http://www.aerocopter.com/) for more info.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on January 31, 2009, 01:33:59 pm
No not like that Greg, it was a normal aircraft but had this ring much like the old WW.II magnetic anomaly detectors.  Only the ring was sort of wavy as it went from the wing tips to either end of the fuselage.  I tried to call the airports around here to find out what it is but being Saturday all you get is an answering message.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on January 31, 2009, 03:08:03 pm
OK, I found out what I saw. It was a Casa C-212, registration C-FDKM, which is sometimes based at Red Deer Regional (which is about 65 kms away to the north west and is the direction it was heading)  Only thing is I'm sure there was red stripes or cheat lines on it and not like in the photo.

Edit: got a pic of it with some red on it.  http://jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?regsearch=C-FDKM&view=true
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on January 31, 2009, 03:47:16 pm
I found a little information.

Quote
a Casa aircraft (C-FDKM) equipped for transient electromagnetic (GEOTEM) and magnetic surveying
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2009, 04:17:52 pm
I think their based in Sa-sa-saska-to-to-toon'.

There was news here last week that a major aerial geo surbey was going to be conducted over parts of southwestern Ontario. I was hoping to see the Twotter myself !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on February 01, 2009, 05:33:30 am
It's a bit far inland to clearing sea lanes ain't it? :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on February 01, 2009, 10:01:23 am
It's a bit far inland to clearing sea lanes ain't it? :lol:

Well, Lake Athabasca in Northern Alberta/Saskatchewan is about the size of Belgium, and then the Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake in the NWT and Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba are about the size of Belgium and Holland and probably some of the little countries theres about all put together, and of course the Great Lakes aren't called that for nothing you know, then there's Hudson Bay about the size of France  -------- ;D ;D ;D

You never know who might creep in, the Bow River that passes through Calgary eventually empties into the Atlantic
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on February 01, 2009, 12:22:14 pm
It's a bit far inland to clearing sea lanes ain't it? :lol:

Well, Lake Athabasca in Northern Alberta/Saskatchewan is about the size of Belgium, and then the Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake in the NWT and Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba are about the size of Belgium and Holland and probably some of the little countries theres about all put together, and of course the Great Lakes aren't called that for nothing you know, then there's Hudson Bay about the size of France  -------- ;D ;D ;D

You never know who might creep in, the Bow River that passes through Calgary eventually empties into the Atlantic

Well of course being an Alberta boy I know there's lots of "big water" out there. :lol:

Maybe they need to clear lanes for the CL-215 and CL-415 water bombers.

Or perhaps keeping the hydroplane lanes around Fort Chip is a big job in itself.

God knows they'd have no business in Edmonton. I dont think there's a point deep enough in the North Saskatchewan through Edmonton that you could completely submerge anything beyond a tire, rubber boot or a body in. The silly river boat kept getting hung up on the sandbars that they had to stop running it and keep it permanently moored.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on February 01, 2009, 01:16:27 pm
I didn't realize you were from around here upnorth  -- whatcha doing over there?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on February 01, 2009, 08:30:03 pm
One that I wish I was on...its headed south to warm sunny Florida away from the cold snow and ice.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/allegiantsunreflect.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on February 02, 2009, 03:38:48 am
I didn't realize you were from around here upnorth  -- whatcha doing over there?

Well, I got really drunk one night and some buddies stuck a FedEx label on my head.....


Seriously,  I came over here about five years ago to be with girl. Jana and I had been pen friends for about four years prior to me coming over here and I had been getting increasingly tired of my old career in graphic design and was itching for major change in life. I took a course to get my ESL teaching certificate and bought a one way ticket from Edmonton to Prague. Roughly five years later, no regrets. :wub:

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on February 02, 2009, 07:53:27 am


Seriously,  I came over here about five years ago to be with girl. Jana and I had been pen friends for about four years prior to me coming over here and I had been getting increasingly tired of my old career in graphic design and was itching for major change in life. I took a course to get my ESL teaching certificate and bought a one way ticket from Edmonton to Prague. Roughly five years later, no regrets. :wub:



Cool  :thumbsup:

I got a call from the Manager of the Red Deer Regional this morning (I had called on Saturday but no one was there) and she confirmed it was the Casa C-212 I saw.  She said I would probably see more of it in the next little while as it's here for six weeks doing a geological survey in the area.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on February 03, 2009, 02:43:22 pm
A strange buzzing sound was heard today...barely noticed it (it's WINTER and the windows are closed) but when I peeked out what did I see...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/btoverhead.jpg)
Fortunately I had a camera sitting next to me and was able to snap this. Let's see how many know what it is...be careful!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on February 03, 2009, 04:21:23 pm
Looks to be a Basler BT-67 judging by the wingtips and five-bladed props on the turboprop engines.

Logan Hartke
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on February 04, 2009, 01:38:27 am
I didn't have the camera with me but yesterday the Czech police Bell 412 was buzzing around and area where I was teaching.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on February 04, 2009, 06:19:08 am
Looks to be a Basler BT-67 judging by the wingtips and five-bladed props on the turboprop engines.

Logan Hartke

BINGO! You are correct!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on February 04, 2009, 07:39:31 am
Hawkeye, can you make out the reg on that?  I wonder to whom that example belongs.  A lot of them are operated by special operators trying to maintain a low profile.

Logan Hartke
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 04, 2009, 08:22:06 am
It's a home bird, N300BF, Basler Airlines.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Basler%20Airlines/Basler%20BT-67%20Turbo-67/1132008/L/&width=1024&height=700&sok=keyword_(%27+%22Basler%22_+%22BT-67%22%27_IN_BOOLEAN_MODE))_&sort=_order_by_photo_id_DESC_&photo_nr=43&prev_id=1134407&next_id=1127345 (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Basler%20Airlines/Basler%20BT-67%20Turbo-67/1132008/L/&width=1024&height=700&sok=keyword_(%27+%22Basler%22_+%22BT-67%22%27_IN_BOOLEAN_MODE))_&sort=_order_by_photo_id_DESC_&photo_nr=43&prev_id=1134407&next_id=1127345)

http://www.baslerflightservice.com/basler_airlines/dc3tp.html (http://www.baslerflightservice.com/basler_airlines/dc3tp.html)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on February 04, 2009, 08:25:02 am
Yeah, I figured it was coming from home since I knew Basler had its home base right up by where Hawkeye lives, but I didn't know it was theirs.  Thanks, Mossie.

Logan Hartke
Title: An Ultralight
Post by: sequoiaranger on February 05, 2009, 10:57:12 am
I saw this crazy "hang-glider" skirting the mountaintop behind my house, and nearly running into boulders, then realized at least it had motive power. And no, it wasn't trying to circle the moon, it just looks that way in the picture.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on February 07, 2009, 08:05:00 am
WPXI's Bell 206L circling overhead...I don't think I did anything newsworthy ;-)


Chris
---------------------------------
http://aviationheritage.blogspot.com
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on February 07, 2009, 09:18:32 am
nothing much today except a belgian Defence force Seaking Mk.48.
and it was the one in that sexy black color scheme with the 25th anniversary markings from 2001  :wub:

(http://www.aircrafts.nl/uploads/images/vliegtuigen/sea-king-big.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 07, 2009, 09:38:47 am
Snap!  Spotted an RAF SAR Sea King out the back window, wife thought I was nuts for darting across the house to get a look!

A couple of pics I took about a year & half ago.  Possibly the same machine as only two operate out of nearby RAF Leconfield.
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/RNLI%20Flambourough%20Open%20Day%202007/STA60056.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/RNLI%20Flambourough%20Open%20Day%202007/STA60036.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on February 13, 2009, 10:14:52 am
This ones for Todd - and kinda goes with the last 2 ;)  Its been at Humberside Airport for a couple of months now, but this is the first time its flown right over the house close enough for a photo.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 13, 2009, 12:30:09 pm
Heck, Todd will be having Raptures.  Squeakings are like buses, none for ages then three come at once! :drink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2009, 12:39:52 pm
Yes, no doubt there ! Thanks for the pics, guys ! Sea Kings are truly the most asthetic helicopters of all time.....I really need to get myself one of those S-61 conversion kits !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on February 20, 2009, 11:37:09 am
I love'em when they fly by low and fast! Nice clear day today...buzzzzed by

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n962cc.jpg)

This is the pics I took yesterday as he passed:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/pipeplane.jpg)

and yes those are power lines in the picture.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/pipepatrolbellyview.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on February 24, 2009, 01:18:43 pm
as i was playing on my Xbox this afternoon, i was suddenly spooked by 2 loud Sonic Booms  :o
my entire room and shelves were trembling.
at first i thought there was an explosion at the nearby chemical plant, but on the news it appeared to be caused by 2 Belgian Defence F-16AM's from Florennes AFB.

they were scrambled to intercept an airliner over the north sea after ground control failed to communicate with the aircraft. by military regulations it is forbiden to go Supersonic over populated areas at medium altitude.
apparently the pilots (both walloons) didnt think of that.

result:
-broken windows and police phones ringing of the hook in Gent
-collapsed seeling lighting in a furniture store in Brugges
-concerned parents here at my house  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on February 24, 2009, 01:48:06 pm
The pilots will be getting quite the bollocking today then! I've never experienced a sonic boom...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 24, 2009, 02:45:17 pm
Maybe it was deemed an emergency, that might explain the sonic boom?

Several years ago we had an aircraft incident that caused a lot of people to complain about the noise, but the aircraft was going slow.  It had full afterburner on & was hardly going anywhere, my guess is that it was a Tornado (too dark to tell for sure) in some serious trouble.  Many people reported an aircraft with 'lights at the rear'.  The RAF stated in the local paper that the only aircraft they had with lights at the rear were tankers & transports, which weren't in the area at the time.  They didn't mention if they had any other aicraft around, I guess they wouldn't want people thinking there had been a Tonka at risk of falling out of the sky.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 25, 2009, 06:50:52 am
Supersonic fighters are, from what i read in the media, not that uncommon over Denmark. Just sucks that they avoid me... (or is it just the media exagerating... :lol:)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on February 25, 2009, 07:25:55 am
as i was playing on my Xbox this afternoon, i was suddenly spooked by 2 loud Sonic Booms  :o
my entire room and shelves were trembling.
at first i thought there was an explosion at the nearby chemical plant, but on the news it appeared to be caused by 2 Belgian Defence F-16AM's from Florennes AFB.

they were scrambled to intercept an airliner over the north sea after ground control failed to communicate with the aircraft. by military regulations it is forbiden to go Supersonic over populated areas at medium altitude.
apparently the pilots (both walloons) didnt think of that.

result:
-broken windows and police phones ringing of the hook in Gent
-collapsed seeling lighting in a furniture store in Brugges
-concerned parents here at my house  :rolleyes:



Sounds to me that a good crack from a bolt of lightning would have done the same thing. What do you consider medium altitude? Anything over 10,000 feet shouldn't have any ill effects on the populace. I've lived where the military would break the barrier on a daily bases and nothing other than a boom was heard. Now if they dropped down lower than 10,000 feet, there might be a little rattle.  Blame the broke glass on defective installation...had mum gotten made and slammed a door, it would have broke anyway.  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on February 26, 2009, 06:11:08 am
Supersonic fighters are, from what i read in the media, not that uncommon over Denmark. Just sucks that they avoid me... (or is it just the media exagerating... :lol:)

Well, all you have to do is paint a big red X on your house with the message 'Bad Guys Here' I'm sure you'll get all the attentioon you want from ilitary aircraft..... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 26, 2009, 07:08:19 am
Think I saw a Puma.  I was in the works van about an hour ago & heard some loud clattery rotors.  Managed to spot something in the rear view mirror, it was low-ish & fast & seemed to be following the contours of the ground, disappeared over a hill before I could get a proper look at it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on February 26, 2009, 10:01:20 am
Simon, I drove past Coningsby today and there was a Puma on the pan, so it may have been yours.  Was dinner time so there was nothing moving :(
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 26, 2009, 10:09:18 am
Yeah, it was about 2.15ish so that could well have been the same machine. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on February 27, 2009, 09:35:19 pm
We were driving home from London on Wednesday afternoon when I noticed the life flight bird on the ramp at the Sarnia Airport. Not long after, we saw an ambulance heading to the airport. When we got home, I grabbed the kid and the camera and we headed back.....got there just in time to see this beautiful S-76 take off.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/76.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/76-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2009, 04:53:12 am
That's a long drive & I guess you got pretty wet ;D  Lovely pics, you can't miss that one!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on February 28, 2009, 05:01:45 am
Yeah, it was about 2.15ish so that could well have been the same machine. :thumbsup:

Checking UKAR there were also a couple up at Carlisle airport on Wednesday using the Spadeadam Range.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2009, 06:44:58 am
York is pretty much in the middle between Conningsby & Spadeadam so I guess it was on it's way back, it was heading south when I saw it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2009, 06:57:22 am
Just a quick mention, I looked up Spadeadam on Google maps & there's a very interesting looking silhouete of a Su-17 on the range, a quick digging around confirms it is an ex-German Su-17.  There's plenty more mock ups too, tanks, SAM's, even a Scud launcher.  MIght be worth digging a bit deeper with Google Earth.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 28, 2009, 08:56:16 am
That's a long drive & I guess you got pretty wet ;D  Lovely pics, you can't miss that one!

I'm a bit suprised the Captain's car held together in one peice. Transatlantic in a car would cause lots of problems like corrosion...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2009, 08:58:32 am
Yeah, the sinking is a bit of bummer too! :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 28, 2009, 10:47:38 am
Browsed the archives:
Dragon in the Danish technical museum
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Models/IMG_0640.jpg)

JetTime 737-300 OY-JTC in Arrecife

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Models/blandet004.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Models/blandet005.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Models/blandet006.jpg)

Using spoilers on approach to Faro. The aircraft could'nt do Arrecife - Billund nonstop.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Models/blandet007.jpg)

My first visit to Portugal, almost over before i landed. I was in Portugal for 20 minutes ;D

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Models/blandet008.jpg)

Belgian Embraer in Faro. Photo taken from the door.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Aircraft/Lanzarote127.jpg)




Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on March 01, 2009, 02:06:27 am
A par of Sea Kings clattered past in the distance just now, heading for the sea. Heard them long before I spotted them, as usual...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on March 01, 2009, 04:19:06 am
Just a quick mention, I looked up Spadeadam on Google maps & there's a very interesting looking silhouete of a Su-17 on the range, a quick digging around confirms it is an ex-German Su-17.  There's plenty more mock ups too, tanks, SAM's, even a Scud launcher.  MIght be worth digging a bit deeper with Google Earth.

Can't find my OS map right now, but there is a public footpath that runs right alongside part of Spadeadam - I've always wanted to take a stroll there to see what I could see.  When I did Hadrians Wall, in the bit to the south of the range there was a pair of Tiffies circling high overhead waiting to pounce on any unsuspecting prey :D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on March 01, 2009, 07:39:03 am
They really do look like circling birds of prey don't they???  I saw two playing above Hull Uni about a year ago, taking it in turns to pull some very tight circles around each other.  I was impressed by just how tight they were.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on March 03, 2009, 01:44:23 pm
Last Sunday was a mostly clear day, there was some ground haze from the warmer temps and evaporating snow...anyway Sunday morning is a prime time to see numerous aircraft traversing the area at high altitude. Here is a B747 that departed Chicago bound for Sydney...if I remember correctly...that or Tokyo.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/747highup.jpg)
With more aircraft using the over the top of the pole route, I get to see more heavies originating not only from Chicago KORD but Dallas KDFW as well. We area also in the main "flyway" for east/west traffic as well. KSEA-KJFK as an example. Guess it is time to setup the tripod and start snapping pictures. It is fun to track the traffic on Flightaware.com and watch them through my spotting scope.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on March 03, 2009, 02:52:15 pm
First B747 I have seen with only two engines!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on March 03, 2009, 03:36:31 pm
The skies over me have been remarkably empty lately, but I spotted this lovely machine in the parking lot outside work this morning.

Pontiac Solstice
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Wheels/snow2001.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 03, 2009, 04:29:03 pm
Great stuff, Hawkeye. I'll have to check out this flighaware and see what's going on over my house !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on March 04, 2009, 12:31:53 am
Had to put up with low flying F-111s doing beat ups including dump an burns for the last few days at work!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on March 04, 2009, 06:40:48 am
First B747 I have seen with only two engines!

The distortion from the ice crystals in the air really makes seeing the outboard engines difficult. A one point it turned into nothing more that a glint of light.  It is was a NWA 747-400, had I gotten the shot as it approached you'd have seen the engines clearly. 
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on March 04, 2009, 08:21:28 am
First B747 I have seen with only two engines!

The distortion from the ice crystals in the air really makes seeing the outboard engines difficult. A one point it turned into nothing more that a glint of light.  It is was a NWA 747-400, had I gotten the shot as it approached you'd have seen the engines clearly. 

Hmm, what i see is a twin engined airliner, no matter how hard i try to imagine a 747. The 2 engines simply look too big to be a 747s. In fact, wingspan, wingsweep and tail shape makes me think that this is in fact a 777 with GE-90-115 engines. Tail logo looks like Air Canada too. Fuselage is not a 747 either:

A 747:
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6499065

A 777:
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6466743&nseq=35
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on March 04, 2009, 08:32:24 am
I was thinking more of a B767, not one of the streached ones. The fuselage to wing proportions look right, and the wing sweep angle looks right. Certainly not the sweep of a 74's wings.
Also the number and shape of the con-trails is not a 74. If you have ever looked at a 74's trails they come out as four then about three a/c lengths back the two pairs (port and starboard) twist round themsleves. This is very distinctive of the 74, and is a good way to tell whether it is a 74 or an Airbus 340 that you are looking at.
O.K. I am an old spotter, I have also been in civil ATC for the last 41 years and still am, and in 1966 I was the U.K. Air Traing Corps (Air Cadets) Individual National champion in aircraft recognition, also the team captain for the team that won the Air Britain , All England Aircarft Recognition trophy, for the winning youth organisation.
I hope I have not upset you, Hawkeye.

Jim
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on March 04, 2009, 09:09:16 am
Not over our house, but my wife who is staying with her very ill friend down in Yuma and very close to the Marine Air Station, tells me today there's an An-124 on the tarmac there.  Her description was ' a huge cargo plane which reminded her of the Russian one that frequents Calgary International from time to time, and is painted all over white with blue markings'.

So I sent her a photo of an An-124 painted like that and asked if it was like it, she confirmed that is what she has seen.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 04, 2009, 10:22:49 am
JayBee,

I'm with you there about 747 contrails.

Nowadays most 74s you see are -400s but when there were more winglet-less 74s about you could differentiate the -400s from their lesser brethren by the way that 'four to two' contrail was formed. The -400s leave a very distinct twin trail, after the join, that lasts for miles and miles. The -200s and -300s, while still making the 4>2 contrail, left a much less firm twin trail behind them.

There's not a sign of a four engine trail in that piccie I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on March 04, 2009, 12:15:58 pm
I was thinking more of a B767, not one of the streached ones. The fuselage to wing proportions look right, and the wing sweep angle looks right.

I think the wingspan looks a bit wrong of a 767. The 767-300 should be longer compared to the wings, and 767-200 should be more stubby. Wingspan is too great of a 767. Perhaps a Northwest A330-200 that replaced a 747 on that particular flight?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on March 04, 2009, 12:38:29 pm
I was thinking more of a B767, not one of the streached ones. The fuselage to wing proportions look right, and the wing sweep angle looks right.

I think the wingspan looks a bit wrong of a 767. The 767-300 should be longer compared to the wings, and 767-200 should be more stubby. Wingspan is too great of a 767. Perhaps a Northwest A330-200 that replaced a 747 on that particular flight?

Nah. Don't think so. I have zoomed in and the taper on the fin is not Airbus, more Boeing. I think so anyway.

JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on March 04, 2009, 10:31:29 pm
I was thinking more of a B767, not one of the streached ones. The fuselage to wing proportions look right, and the wing sweep angle looks right.

I think the wingspan looks a bit wrong of a 767. The 767-300 should be longer compared to the wings, and 767-200 should be more stubby. Wingspan is too great of a 767. Perhaps a Northwest A330-200 that replaced a 747 on that particular flight?

Nah. Don't think so. I have zoomed in and the taper on the fin is not Airbus, more Boeing. I think so anyway.

JimB

You are right.

Me thinks Air Canada 777-200LR
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on March 06, 2009, 03:42:13 pm
I really need to see about getting the A330 fixed.  I sat on the porch this afternoon and tried to get some photos with Dad's D-550.  It's great up close, but shoddy on the long-distance stuff.

I got another flying hyphen.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/air003.jpg)


And one of the Eurocopters, I can never keep them straight.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/air005.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on March 07, 2009, 12:20:21 pm
Went to the FAA museum at Yeovilton today, and there was a C-17 parked out the back. Too far away to make out any details, but it had a yellow band on the tail fin...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on March 08, 2009, 05:15:27 am
Musta been a Yankee one then - they're in and out of Mildenhall all the time, but Yeovilton?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on March 08, 2009, 10:51:48 am
Sea King parts ?

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on March 09, 2009, 02:00:55 am
Dunno, but there are pics of it on UKAR
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 09, 2009, 02:19:23 am
most unusually on saturday lunchtime.....

RAF chinook from odiham. did a high level approach, disappeared for a couple of hours and
then came back for another approach. it may have been visiting coventry i guess to
pick up some urgently needed cargo as i wasn't aware that they did training flights at
weekends.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on March 09, 2009, 07:21:44 am
Saw a Chin-uk myself Trev, but forgot to mention it.  Was last first Thursday, heard the distant wokka-wokka & just managed to make out a Chinook quite a way out.  Seemed to be follwing the same path as the Puma from the following week.

Saw my old SAR Sea King mate again on Saturday, along with multiple sitings of 'Oscar 99', the Humberside Police MD902.  Interestingly, there was a piece in the local paper that mentioned the MD902 had been updated with some cameras that could read a number plate from seven miles away, day or night & were the first force to have such technology.  You'll never know they're there, Big Brother is watching you......
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on March 09, 2009, 08:18:37 am
Musta been a Yankee one then - they're in and out of Mildenhall all the time, but Yeovilton?
probably taking a VH-77 (Merlin) to the US ......
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on March 20, 2009, 12:34:36 pm
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/blackhawkoverhead.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/gsuphigh.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/redtailedsoaringx.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 22, 2009, 07:22:50 pm
The PM was in town again on Friday, so of course I had to go over to the airport. It's only about 1km from my place, so technically this would have flown over my house....

This cargo Caravan was there as well :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/al.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/al1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/al3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/al4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/al5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/al6.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on March 23, 2009, 06:48:52 am
Nice pics of the Challenger Todd, I've got a 1/72 Execuform kit to do which will have the JBot decals of this scheme.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on March 23, 2009, 07:14:36 am
It's almost a daily occurrence for me, but I see KC-135's on approach to Selfridge just to my north.

Every few days I see the base's CH-47's, HH-65's, and the MI National Guard UH-60's fly by.  Well, not really see them, but hear them.

Then there's the incessant traffic into Oakland International Airport to my west.  Yesterday I saw a 757 inbound (usually see Citations, Learjets, 737's, and Gulfstreams).
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on March 23, 2009, 09:13:18 am
Saw a Lynx AH.7 over York as I was walking down Gillygate on my lunch.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on March 23, 2009, 09:28:50 am
Saw the Red Arrows fly over the Peak District on Friday night. :tornado:

I was driving near Warslow and Wetton when I spotted a single Hawk out the corner of my eye. A quick double-take showed me the 4 Hawks in front of him and then another 4 Hawks in line in front of them!
 :thumbsup:
Must have been a training flight before a weekend off, or has the airshow season kicked off already?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2009, 11:14:07 am
Must have been a training flight before a weekend off, or has the airshow season kicked off already?

Nick,

At this time of year they're often at Akrotiri working up their routine for the season. Perhaps they're just back and are memorising the UK geography again.  :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on March 23, 2009, 11:31:46 am
On UKAR last week there were a lot of threads showing the Reds displaying over airfields all over the UK.  My completely uninformed guess is that, back from Cyprus, they are were practicing their routine over different airfields, to get used to the minor variations in the routine that different airbases require.  And the weather was unseasonably nice, so they could do it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on March 24, 2009, 12:37:25 pm
Saw a Cessna today :rolleyes:

Think i saw a Robinson last week...

And some 777s. Mostly B777-300ERs, but also a single B777-200LR and a couple of B777-200ERs. All of them either Emirates (Dubai - Scotland), Japan Airlines (Japan - Paris/Amsterdam), All Nippon Airlines (Japan - Paris/Amsterdam), KLM (Amsterdam - Japan) or Air France (Paris - Japan).

On a second note, the Danish military is short on cash, and as a result there will be no new Gripens this year :wacko: nor will there be any further ships, F-16s will be parked. All that is nothing though, compared to the following:

The airshow has been cancelled :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on March 27, 2009, 11:35:37 am

On a second note, the Danish military is short on cash, and as a result there will be no new Gripens this year :wacko: nor will there be any further ships, F-16s will be parked. All that is nothing though, compared to the following:

The airshow has been cancelled :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Its happening in other places as well - I know of cases where all maintenance work (including on parts already being worked on) has been order to be halted by Air Forces due to budget freezes!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on March 27, 2009, 01:33:16 pm

On a second note, the Danish military is short on cash, and as a result there will be no new Gripens this year :wacko: nor will there be any further ships, F-16s will be parked. All that is nothing though, compared to the following:

The airshow has been cancelled :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Its happening in other places as well - I know of cases where all maintenance work (including on parts already being worked on) has been order to be halted by Air Forces due to budget freezes!

Regards,

Greg

The Danish military has spent their money in Afganistan though, and the money put aside for the purchase of new fighters is too little, as the AF was busy trying to convince everybody that the JSF would cost half the price of what it does...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on March 27, 2009, 03:15:16 pm
While it's not exactly my house, I did see a Chinnok from the window in my hospital window in Oxford yesterday. Think it was headed for Odiham judging by the track it was on.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: rallymodeller on March 28, 2009, 06:42:34 pm
Didn't get any pics, but the US Border Patrol S-70 Blackhawk was flying around over Port Huron, MI on Thursday. At first I thought it was a regular Blackhawk, but then I saw its big ol' gold stripe.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 28, 2009, 08:01:22 pm
We were at Paddy's on Friday and I saw an EC-135 ( is that what Enbridge flies ? ) in all white eith either a blue or green band.....thatought it was a border patrol type.

I saw a Customs Blackhawk a few years back, same thing, looked ordinary until you see the gold stripe !

Blackhawks are cool.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on March 29, 2009, 12:33:29 pm
Two today, just the old yella Sea King & Police MD902.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 30, 2009, 01:13:18 am
yesterday....

what looked like a hawker sea fury [replica or otherwise] in all over blue and RAN markings
on finals into coventry airport.

about 10 minutes ago.....

a dakota taking off [well more of an airborne stagger into the air really]
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on April 01, 2009, 05:38:57 pm
A little off the usual, but it was above the house, so: ISS made a magnificent flyby 8:05-8:11pm tonight at a -2.3 magnitude - it was brighter than some high-altitude airliners. That is a powerline, not a star streaks...

A few minutes before (about 20 minutes after sundown) a 911th AW Herk flew by - had to blast the gamma correction up on that one...

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: KiwiZac on April 01, 2009, 11:08:02 pm
Just before midday today we had a visitor overhead at work......Spitfire IXc ZK-SPI/PV270, very recently returned to flight.
Made two circuits of the field around 1000ft, did one over the central city then returned to Ohakea AFB.

I've waited eight years to see this aircraft over my hometown. A day of strong emotions for this whiffer :)


And no pics - next weekend is the Classic Fighters Omaka airshow, public debut of PV270. You'll get your pics on Monday April 13.



If you wanna see them, of course.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 02, 2009, 01:42:42 am
In Chepstow y'day we had a Chinook doing a circuit of the town at VERY low level, almost literally 'beating the air into submission'!

My wife, as is her wont, stood in the middle of the car park and waved to it, and when asked why she told the questioner 'It's my daughter up there!' She seems to think that every Chinook we see has got our daughter on board for some reason. (The daughter in question is an Air Traffic Controller at Odiham where the Wokkas are based)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on April 02, 2009, 07:54:21 am
A sure sign of spring, the power company has begun surveying their high tension powerlines by helicopter. I missed it on its first pass over the house. We have a substation near us and they follow each trunk of lines outwards from it. Wished I had caught him directly over the house, he's only about 50 feet off the ground...just above the power lines. Last summer there was a technician sitting on a platform doing repairs as they found the need. Here he is going east away from me.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/lowhelo.jpg)

They do this a couple times a year. One day when I was without a good camera he was in and out of the area for a couple of hours.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 02, 2009, 08:03:14 am
A few today at York Uni, a couple of fast jets high in the sky (they were just dots unfortunately) & a small GA type I didn't recognise.  On the way home, there was a Lynx AH.7 circling around a village.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 02, 2009, 08:33:14 am
A few today at York Uni, a couple of fast jets high in the sky (they were just dots unfortunately) & a small GA type I didn't recognise.  On the way home, there was a Lynx AH.7 circling around a village.

So was it doimg a recce or setting up for a strafing run down the high street??? ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 02, 2009, 10:15:51 am
There was a couple of locals standing & pointing so they could have been a SAS insertion team.  I hear it can get pretty rough in the village Pub! :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 04, 2009, 03:16:30 am
The Czech police Bell 412 made a decently low pass over the area where one of the schools I teach for is located just as I was heading into work yesterday.

I haven't seen their 412 in a while, usually I just see their Eurocopter and I can't keep Eurocopters straight in my head. The Twin Huey/Griffon is a pretty distinctive shape by comparison.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 04, 2009, 08:46:44 am
The Czech police Bell 412 made a decently low pass over the area where one of the schools I teach for is located just as I was heading into work yesterday.

I haven't seen their 412 in a while, usually I just see their Eurocopter and I can't keep Eurocopters straight in my head. The Twin Huey/Griffon is a pretty distinctive shape by comparison.

EC-135 has a fan tail and a EC-145 has a tail rotor or the early has a later type tail and the late has a early type tail  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 04, 2009, 10:05:43 am
The Czech police Bell 412 made a decently low pass over the area where one of the schools I teach for is located just as I was heading into work yesterday.

I haven't seen their 412 in a while, usually I just see their Eurocopter and I can't keep Eurocopters straight in my head. The Twin Huey/Griffon is a pretty distinctive shape by comparison.

EC-135 has a fan tail and a EC-145 has a tail rotor or the early has a later type tail and the late has a early type tail  ;D

Thanks Aircav, all clear now! :lol:

In more recent Czech air traffic news.....

Just watched Air Force One pull into Prague airport on the news. Man, do they keep the bare metal parts of that aircraft shiny! It's like the White House has a controlling intrest in Turtle Wax or something.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on April 05, 2009, 02:21:34 pm
Caught this fellow departing while I was out in the front garden


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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 06, 2009, 03:09:35 am
The trip to & from the Cosford show yesterday brought a few sights, many enjoying the early spring weather in microlights, paragliders & hot air baloons.  At Cosford there were several overflights of at least one Grob Vigilant T.1 powered gliders & I saw a biplane of somesort in the distance.  Rooted firmly on the ground on the M1, there were two Chally 2's on civvy flatbeds stopped at the side of the road.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Green Dragon on April 06, 2009, 03:58:24 am
Had a couple of trooping flights yesterday here at Edinburgh. First out was an Omni Air DC-10, apparently taking the Blackwatch to Nairobi. Then in the evening an Air Italy 767-300 that had come in from Cairo went out to Brize Norton. Most of the recent troop movements have used chartered civilian planes.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on April 06, 2009, 06:17:29 am
Not over my house but my friend' in Calgary.  I was visiting my friend on Friday when we heard a very loud jet pass over the house, his house is on the flightpath to Calgary International but this didn't sound like an airliner.  A few minutes later it came over again so naturally we dashed outside to see what it was but the clouds were low and we couldn't see anything, but as we turned to go back into the house it came back around again.  Then I spotted two fighters circling just above the roof tops but quite a way away.  I couldn't identify what they were so on my way home I decided to stop at the airport to see if they were still around and sure enough found two CF-118's parked on the apron of the Shell Hanger.  That was cool I thought but then while watching the news on Satuday night I found out why they were here, seems that 4 Wing out of Cold Lake had a 'Freedom of the City' parade in Calgary on Saturday afternoon and the two jets were part of the fly-pass during the parade. 

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/7804996_EMUCD#505261655_mFpzP
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on April 07, 2009, 06:49:26 pm
Fortunately I heard the call on the scanner that N300BF was inbound to shot several stop and goes...I like it when they make their turns over the house.  I give you the BT-67.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n300bf.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n300bfllwside1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n300bflrqtr.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on April 07, 2009, 06:56:51 pm
Those are very nice, I really like the turbo prop Dak.  I've got two Heritage Aviation turbo prop conversions in 1/72 for my Daks, Dart and PT-6
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 07, 2009, 07:03:36 pm
Great shots, Hawkeye ! The first one is an absolute beauty.....thanks for sharing !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 08, 2009, 01:54:54 am
Speaking of wingtips, i love that DC-3 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on April 08, 2009, 02:49:14 pm
Had a Chinook go clattering over the field next door at very low level at about 7 this evening. Camera had flat batteries though... :(
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2009, 04:18:28 pm
An RAF Valley Hawk beat up Chepstow at low level today. Needless to say it got the obligatory big wave from my wife!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: cc115 on April 08, 2009, 07:44:19 pm
The famed Canadian Forces 431 Sqn, "Snowbirds". Of course, I get to see them at 0930 and 1400 hours everyday for the next 2 weeks. It is practice time here in Comox, BC.

If lucky, I will get on a promotion flight with the CC-115 Buffalo and the team. Just like last year. I managed to get some shots from the SAR windows, and the removed cargo door escape hatch while over the local glacier. I should post them one day.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2009, 02:00:50 am
I should post them one day.

No, you should pst them TODAY!  :lol: ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on April 09, 2009, 04:24:19 am
I saw the Nimrod that has been at Warton aerodrome not far from me again yesterday. It has been there a long time, as I used to see it a lot on my way to and from seeing my Mum in Hospital, it is always very low for some reason.
Maybe it is so the crew don't have as far to jump out :wacko:
There has been the usual test flights of Typhoons over our house, and a desert cam tornado has been playing out also.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on April 09, 2009, 05:15:25 am
most likely the Saudi ones in for upgrades...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on April 09, 2009, 03:03:46 pm
This slow-mover  :lol: was heading towards Pittsburgh a few minutes ago:


Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on April 09, 2009, 07:35:05 pm
On his return after dark:


Chris
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http://www.dataviewbooks.com
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on April 10, 2009, 06:11:52 am
It has a distinct sound for sure...always fun to watch gracefully float over.
It paid a visit to us last summer after Oshkosh. Here it is over the homestead. It buzzed back and forth giving local dealers rides for three days...a big fat mosquito buzzing around. lol

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/blimpnannie1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/goodsign.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 10, 2009, 10:16:35 am
woke up this morning to go spotting, outside for 2 minutes and overhead flew a german F-4F Phantom  ;D
then took the bus to koksijde to see the seakings and on the way home stopped at Ostend airport where i seen some 747's, DC-8, MD-900 and a russian IL-76MF  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on April 10, 2009, 03:40:50 pm

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/goodsign.jpg)

When I saw your pics the first thing that came to my mind was the UFO episode on The 70's Show, where Leo says he'd seen a UFO, it had flashing lights all over it and it told him he was going to have a good year -----
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 11, 2009, 08:23:00 am
We're in my girlfriend's hometown right now and the weather is gorgeous.

All afternoon, every five or ten minutes, a Zlin 142 or 242 would take off from the nearby airport with a glider (usually a Blanik of some description) in tow. From where the flat is, I could look out the kitchen window and watch the Zlin take the gliders up in nice lazy circles and eventually release them. Watching the gliders was a treat to, really graceful and majestic flying things.

A beautiful, lazy spring Saturday, a beer in one hand, watching tow planes and gliders do their thing..... Almost idylic really &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 12, 2009, 06:04:31 am
no planes, but i did spot 2 patrol boats  :mellow:

during my visit to Ostend harbour, there were 2 british Royal Navy vessels visiting  :mellow:
HMS Puncher and HMS Blazer  :thumbsup:
pics to follow.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 12, 2009, 11:35:03 am
Hmm, Czech beer, wish it was Eday  :cheers: :cheers: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 12, 2009, 12:24:27 pm
Hmm, Czech beer, wish it was Eday  :cheers: :cheers: :thumbsup:

Unfortunately it was Kozel, which I don't consider a prime exemplar of Czech brewing prowess, but better than nothing. I did later have a Pilsner Urquell to compensate.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 12, 2009, 01:11:21 pm
A little update from the Easter holidays:

Friday:

Woke up at 8 AM, coz i was meeting late at school that day ;D Ran the obligatory 5 km with my dogs, I'm now down to about 20 minutes. I showered, and was packing my bag, when a Robinson R-22 (rare around here, i usually only get R-44s) flew by:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/1.jpg)


Saturday:

Woke up at 6 AM, went to work. Came home from work 40 minutes later, ran the dogs, fell asleep. Woke up again at 11 AM. Played computer and started some models (Fiesler Storch, ANT-5 and T-6). Went asleep early, i was tired.


Sunday:

Slept late, no work. In the afternoon i went out with my friends to play hardball. Tried a few weapons, quickly narrowing my selection into a G-36 assault rifle and a Glock pistol.


Monday - Tuesday - Wensday:

Woke up late, ran the dogs, went to work around lunchtime, did some more modelling and computer gaming, etc.


Thursday:

We were going on a visit to some Family on Zealand. We passed what was once the most important airbase in Denmark, Værløse AB. I once lived in Værløse.
The road went right by the end of the runway, where a black Mercedes with blacked out windows was making a u-turn. KGB? ;D

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/6.jpg)

Hangars and some runway:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/7.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/8.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/9.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/10.jpg)

IDE (in drive entertainment)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/4.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/5.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/3.jpg)

On the way home i took some photos on the Great Belt bridge. I believe it was once the longest suspension bridge, but only for about a year.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/11.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/12.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/13.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/14.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/15.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/16.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/17.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/19.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/20.jpg)

Across the main span, approaching the island of Sprogø. Here the trains come up from the tunnel, and run along the highway on the remainder of the bridge.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/21.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/22.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/23.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/24.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/25.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/26.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/27.jpg)

At the end of the bridge is the city of Nyborg:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/28.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/29.jpg)

The failed attempt at getting the church tower

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/30.jpg)

Between Nyborg and Ringe, i spotted this little plane:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/31.jpg)

And some windmills:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/32.jpg)

Back in Ringe. We decided to get some food at the Chinese restaurant, as it was late. I noticed that the trees had grown eggs:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/33.jpg)

And finally, the church:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/34.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/35.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/36.jpg)

In the evening i watched Monty Python and the life of Bvian ;D


Friday:

Went on a bycycle trip with the scouts. At the coast i spotted a brand new Diana class patrol boat doing full speed trials (25 knots):

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/38.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/39.jpg)

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/40.jpg)

A Cirrus:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/37.jpg)

On my way home, i stopped by the largest European colony of Cormorans:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Other/41.jpg)

In the evening i watched Monty Python and the search for the holy grail ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 13, 2009, 09:15:16 am
This poor guy has been pounding the circuit here at Prestwick for the last six hours.
Esayjet Airbus A319.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 13, 2009, 09:16:27 am
OOPS, poor spelling should read EASYJET.

JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 13, 2009, 10:25:37 am
OOPS, poor spelling should read EASYJET.

JimB

To be entirely correct, it's spelled easyJet (not the small and large letters) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 13, 2009, 10:47:38 am
Bollocks!
Spelling has never been my gowb pint!

JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 13, 2009, 01:29:49 pm
So what did he do wrong to get 6 hrs of circuits ?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 14, 2009, 12:27:02 pm
spring has come, the sun in shining, birds are singing, no wind......
some people thought that is was perfect balooning weather, and you know what, they were right  ;D

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/EBWK13042009.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on April 14, 2009, 03:06:18 pm
I had just enough time to step outside to catch our area medevac chopper as it passed over. It was really hustling to get to the trama center...low and fast!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/tslowroof.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 17, 2009, 06:35:47 am
Bout 30mins ago, Tonka went past the station heading northwest then banked to the west. Quite slow but bl**dy low. We're at sea level and it went past BELOW our window height !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on April 17, 2009, 08:52:28 am
bloody loud eh?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 17, 2009, 12:08:32 pm
bloody loud eh?

Åre Tørnadø's just ås løud frøm abøve ånd side, ås they åre frøm belløv?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 17, 2009, 01:00:26 pm
Åre Tørnadø's just ås løud frøm abøve ånd side, ås they åre frøm belløv?

Tonkas are loud from ANY direction, especially from Denmark. :)

Somewhere I have a pic of a 4-ship GR4 flight taken from the threshold caravan at Lossie, all four in full burner. That was so  loud it HURT, even with ear defenders on.  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 17, 2009, 11:27:34 pm
Ahhhh Kit, don't get me started on memories of Lossie..... first time I ever went up there was in the 'Brick' days....... Glorious, simply glorious......

Ian
Nostalgia simply isn't what it used to be  :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 18, 2009, 01:05:54 am
I found this picture of a crazy Italian in a Tornado
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/cenciotti/varie/Tornado_low-pass.jpg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2009, 02:16:53 am
Ian,

I've been there during the 'Bricks Rule' too.

Just before 208 Sqdn. had to go out to Gulf War 1 (to help the Tonkas do their job....) I was there for almost a week. They were practicing low 'lay-down' drops over Tain Range and came back across the Moray Firth at the same altitude. I hope they didn't meet any ships en route!

The Sqdn. photographer gave me a large  poster size piccie of three Buccs over the lighthouse during their last week of operations, and it's still on my model room now. Fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 18, 2009, 10:09:42 am
Someone was throwing a Zlin 142 (maybe 242) around this afternoon from the local airport.

I could see it from a tram stop where I was waiting. Lots of loops and rolls and quite entertaining while I was waiting for my tram.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 18, 2009, 12:12:38 pm
Did it look anything like this ?

(http://gi54.photobucket.com/groups/g86/8Q59DYV0QQ/DSCF0934.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 18, 2009, 02:21:19 pm
Did it look anything like this ?

(http://gi54.photobucket.com/groups/g86/8Q59DYV0QQ/DSCF0934.jpg)

Looks like those i saw in Prague. Nasty things, they are everywhere! They are like railways in the middle of the street!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 18, 2009, 02:38:43 pm
Wonderful things are Trams, there should be more of them  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 18, 2009, 03:47:48 pm
Sometimes it really sucks, not having a camera.  The last couple of days have been beautiful, with clear skies and highs in the 60s.  I've seen all kinds of machines: WAVY's Chopper 10, a Bell 206 Longranger, a couple of C-130s, a Southwest 737 and this morning, a Coast Guard HU-25.  I was outside walking the dog (we're dogsitting for my dad) a few minutes ago when I heard the unmistakable snarl of big piston engines, coming from the southeast.  I looked back over the top of the house just in time to see a B-25 flying wingtip to wingtip with a P-51!  That was surely a beautiful sight (and sound!) to behold.  I watched them till they disappeared over the horizon.  *sigh*
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Lord Darth Beavis on April 18, 2009, 09:28:52 pm
Y'all are lucky.  All I see are MD-80s and 737s all day long.  The highlight of the past few weeks has been a 777 flying over WAY LOW on his way to DFW, and a Skyraider in gull gray and white I saw a few weeks back.

And, of course, I didn't have a charged camera!

I miss the F-15s, F-18s and A-10s from NAS New Orleans!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 19, 2009, 01:39:11 am
Did it look anything like this ?

(http://gi54.photobucket.com/groups/g86/8Q59DYV0QQ/DSCF0934.jpg)

No, no, that's a cruddy old Prague tram, we've got some slick new ones in Brno. Here's mine, a Skoda 13T:

(http://www.brno.cz/galerie/obrazky/1192007144-v.jpg)

And I agree, trams are great things! I love them, they have their own lanes, faster than busses and rarely if ever get hung up in traffic.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 19, 2009, 03:30:33 am
We saw some new swish Trams on the way to Prague castle near some NATO building  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 19, 2009, 09:32:52 am
Upnorth, the Prague trams are a mix of old and the new ones you showed. At least they were in the winter of 2008 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 19, 2009, 10:06:10 am
A Robinson R44 just passed almost directly overhead.  Thought it might be one of the Hughes 500 family from a distance, although the sound is fairly distinctive for both types.  Slightly gutted, as I've never seen a Hughes in the flesh, I've always wanted to since watching Airwolf as a kid! ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 19, 2009, 11:57:26 am
Upnorth, the Prague trams are a mix of old and the new ones you showed. At least they were in the winter of 2008 :thumbsup:

I don't doubt it, though October was my last run to Prague and I didn't see any of the newer trams at that time. Mind you, Prague is a fair bit bigger than Brno so perhaps the newer trams were on other routes the day I was there.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 19, 2009, 12:53:56 pm
A Robinson R44 just passed almost directly overhead.  Thought it might be one of the Hughes 500 family from a distance, although the sound is fairly distinctive for both types.  Slightly gutted, as I've never seen a Hughes in the flesh, I've always wanted to since watching Airwolf as a kid! ;D
Mossie,
not sure what you are talking about here.
Airwolf was based on a Bell 222.
Where does Hughes come in to it?
JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on April 20, 2009, 10:51:09 am
Where we are situated, we don't get many (if any) airliners passing overhead at any altitude.  But today, very high with exhaust plumes stretching out for miles, one passed over and definitely with four engines. Then not twenty minutes later, another passed over, on the exact same course as the first.  This time I had the binoculars handy and although by the time I got to look at it, it had already passed over but studying the exhaust plumes, this didn't look like any normal four engine job, the exhaust plume was very wide so I'm surmising that I saw two B-52's
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 20, 2009, 10:55:38 am
Where we are situated, we don't get many (if any) airliners passing overhead at any altitude.  But today, very high with exhaust plumes stretching out for miles, one passed over and definitely with four engines. Then not twenty minutes later, another passed over, on the exact same course as the first.  This time I had the binoculars handy and although by the time I got to look at it, it had already passed over but studying the exhaust plumes, this didn't look like any normal four engine job, the exhaust plume was very wide so I'm surmising that I saw two B-52's

I suppose that is very possible. In what way was it wide? Was each individual contrail wide (In other words, 2 contrails combined into one?), or was it just one big contrail from outer engine to outer engine?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on April 20, 2009, 11:23:28 am
Where we are situated, we don't get many (if any) airliners passing overhead at any altitude.  But today, very high with exhaust plumes stretching out for miles, one passed over and definitely with four engines. Then not twenty minutes later, another passed over, on the exact same course as the first.  This time I had the binoculars handy and although by the time I got to look at it, it had already passed over but studying the exhaust plumes, this didn't look like any normal four engine job, the exhaust plume was very wide so I'm surmising that I saw two B-52's

I suppose that is very possible. In what way was it wide? Was each individual contrail wide (In other words, 2 contrails combined into one?), or was it just one big contrail from outer engine to outer engine?

From what I could see it was one big contrail from outer to outer, very wide and not possible to be just two engines that's for sure (I've seen many high flyers to know the difference between two and four engines Thomas, living in Calgary you got to see hundreds criss-crossing the skies)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 20, 2009, 11:50:58 am
(I've seen many high flyers to know the difference between two and four engines Thomas, living in Calgary you got to see hundreds criss-crossing the skies)

I'm in no doubt about that :thumbsup:

I would agree on a B-52, but wouldn't leave out the possibility that water vapour/weather could do the same. Never seen anything like it though...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 20, 2009, 05:05:07 pm
I walked downtown to the post office this afternoon, and took a little stroll along the waterfront before returning.  The USS Nassau (LHA 4) was parked in the river, with a stripped-down CH-46 on the flight deck.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 20, 2009, 08:20:00 pm
Jason, don't make me have to call you into the office again ! Pictures, darnit !

 :banghead: :thumbsup: :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 21, 2009, 06:19:33 am
Jason, don't make me have to call you into the office again ! Pictures, darnit !

 :banghead: :thumbsup: :blink:

Todd, if I can get the cursed thing to work, I'll get you some photos.  I promise.

I used to take pictures almost daily.  The last couple of months, it's been like I was missing a limb.  I don't know how else to describe it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 21, 2009, 08:51:02 am
I had my camera today and as I was leaving a client's office a PZL Wilga flew over. Unfortunately the sune was in just the right spot to make any picture pointless until the thing was out of range of my camera. :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on April 21, 2009, 09:25:24 am
Let me play a bit of catch up...

This nice clean Gulfstream flew low over the place the other day.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/cleang1.jpg)

Then there were these two that flew formation from horizon to horizon. Not sure what they were, at first I thought one was passing the other but they held position.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/highuppair.jpg)

Then there was a spectacular sunset the other evening...this plane is on final for runway 3 and it looks as if it is entering the blazing sun.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/sundroplanding.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on April 22, 2009, 10:36:24 am
Last photo is an absolute beauty :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 22, 2009, 10:13:14 pm
I had my camera today and as I was leaving a client's office a PZL Wilga flew over. Unfortunately the sune was in just the right spot to make any picture pointless until the thing was out of range of my camera. :banghead:

I have to make a correction to that.

I looked at a few pics when I got home and realised it wasn't a Wilga I had seen but a Let L-60S Brigadyr. I guess the radial engine fooled me.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 23, 2009, 01:18:50 am
yesterday at or over coventry airport......

at a very high altitude, a C-17 and a BA 747

also a RAF merlin doing a few approaches
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on April 23, 2009, 01:29:49 pm
This one is definitely a 747...

KAL Flight 36 Atlanta GA to Incheon South Korea as it passed over my place. This baby was hauling...it had made it from ATL to here over ATW in just under two hours. When I last peeked, it was going feet wet over Hudson Bay in just a little over three hours. Here is its route plan

 BAE J101 GRB 4900N 09000W 5400N 09000W
 6500N 09400W 7000N 10300W 7500N 11500W
 OMEKA ORVIT G494 VIKBI G494 NALEB G494
 NINON G494 SIMLI A588 CHI W107 SANKO
 A326 DONVO G597 AGAVO Y64 GONAV GAYON

I hightlighted the point why it flies so close to me.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/kal747.jpg)

And the pipeline patrol flew over for a second day in a row...heading home this time.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/pipelineoverhead.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Around Your Local Airfield Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2009, 11:07:14 am
En route back from my old office, after spending a week helping them out, I drove past Kemble on the way home. Some guy was giving everyone a magic aerobatic display in an Extra 300L (G-IIDI for reggie collectors) This pic was taken as he was WELL over the vertical.

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4176/extra300l.jpg)

The aircraft scrapping operation that runs at Kemble is doing a land office business in the present economic climate, and they had three Air India aircraft there, as well as an Air Seychelles 767 and a SkuExpress 737 (whoever they are) There was also an ummarked BAe 146 but I couldn't get a pic as a truck was in the way.

The wierd smokey marks are because I was shooting through a chain link fence! Why the devil don't they make the mesh  larger? It's not as if it would stop anyone poking a rifle through it anyway, grrrrrr.........

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9935/ai747300.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8594/aia310.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/6155/767a310.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5518/737500.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on April 24, 2009, 11:35:57 am
En route back from my old office, after spending a week helping them out, I drove past Kemble on the way home. Some guy was giving everyone a magic aerobatic display in an Extra 300L (G-IIDI for reggie collectors) This pic was taken as he was WELL over the vertical.

The aircraft scrapping operation that runs at Kemble is doing a land office business in the present economic climate, and they had three Air India aircraft there, as well as an Air Seychelles 767 and a SkuExpress 737 (whoever they are) There was also an ummarked BAe 146 but I couldn't get a pic as a truck was in the way.

The wierd smokey marks are because I was shooting through a chain link fence! Why the devil don't they make the mesh  larger? It's not as if it would stop anyone poking a rifle through it anyway, grrrrrr.........

Without looking it up, i would say SkyExpress is a Russian LCC.

The Air India 747 would be 747-300 VT-EPX, delivered new to Air India in 1988, exactly 3 years before my birthday.

The Air Seychelles 767 is most likely 767-200ER S7-EXL. It is going to be scrapped. It was delivered new in 1988 to Britannia Airways.

The Sky Express 737-300, was first delivered to Lufthansa in 1986, and has since flown in Indonesia and Brazil, before coming to Russia. If it was a european airline, i suppose it would be scrapped, but given Russian airlines and their relationship with even more uneconomical Tupolev fuel guzzlers, it might only be in winter storage.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on April 24, 2009, 02:28:25 pm
Caught him landing just a few minutes ago....

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on April 27, 2009, 03:28:50 pm
CRJ-200 landing a few minutes ago:

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 27, 2009, 04:20:07 pm
Great pics of the a/c being scrapped......I love those kind of shots !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on April 27, 2009, 08:54:42 pm
Chinook flew over just south (not enough time to grab the camera  :banghead:) heading to the Army Guard base at Airport #2.

They normally have Apaches and Blackhawks but did see two Chinooks last time I drove by.  Not sure if they are just visiting or what.  May have to try and sneak a pic if they stay tomorrow.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 28, 2009, 01:58:56 am
Great pics of the a/c being scrapped......I love those kind of shots !

Cap'n,

That site has been use for scrapping for some years, but that's the busiest I've seen it since they had 4 DC10-30s in there at once about 4 years ago. I can't help feeling that one of those cockpits would lo0k much better in my garden..... ;)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2009, 07:00:14 am
Seen over Ullswater in the Lake District on Thursday, a C-130 Hercules hopping over hilltops.

On Friday I heard the deep roar long before I saw a Tornado zoom along the length of the lake heading north towards Spadeadam range, nice and low!
All-over grey with a black tailfin, any ideas whose it might have been?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on April 28, 2009, 08:08:16 am
KC-135T making some touch and gos this AM:

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 28, 2009, 09:37:54 am
All-over grey with a black tailfin, any ideas whose it might have been?

Nick,

Depends if it was a GR4 or an F3. Both XV(R) and 111 Sqdn. have been known to fly black finned examples in their time.

(other squadrons may be available....)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on April 28, 2009, 10:25:30 am
Had two AEW Sea Kings go over Dorchester town centre at about 1.30 today. Haven't seen them around here before...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 28, 2009, 10:37:28 am
I went out to the local airport today, not a lot was going on, pretty heavy winds were constant around the airfield. Anyway, here's a few to share:

This pic really is more about the Communist era hardened aircraft shelters than the Cessna. I did, however, find it more than a bit comedic to watch a Cessna 172 creep out of a HAS and onto the runway. There are five HAS units that I can see at the end of the runway at Brno Turany airport and I'm told MiG 15/17/19 and 21 all did tenures in them during the Cold War.
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Turany%20spotting/2009_0428turany0002.jpg)

This Let 410 Turbolet was just coming in for a landing and was getting tossed about a bit by the winds going across the field. The 410 is a an increadibly quiet aircraft, I didn't know it was coming in until it was almost on the ground.
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Turany%20spotting/2009_0428turany0004.jpg)

Across the field and on the apron was this TNT BAe 146. I saw one or two forklifts drive over to it so I was hoping to see it depart while I was there, no such luck.
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Turany%20spotting/2009_0428turany0005.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 28, 2009, 10:40:37 am
We were golfing at lunchtime the other day and we saw a USCG Dolphin fly by and return again, also another chopper ( maybe US Customs or Sheriff ? ) and then a thied chopper whcih was red, white and blue and carrying CDN reg. The latter two looked like Squireels or whatever they are called.

Then we were followed around by a bat. That was kind of wierd, seeing as it was high-noon. Got a real good look at him, tho ! Brown and black, with cute little ears....

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on April 28, 2009, 10:43:45 am
We were golfing at lunchtime the other day and we saw a USCG Dolphin fly by and return again, also another chopper ( maybe US Customs or Sheriff ? ) and then a thied chopper whcih was red, white and blue and carrying CDN reg. The latter two looked like Squireels or whatever they are called.

Then we were followed around by a bat. That was kind of wierd, seeing as it was high-noon. Got a real good look at him, tho ! Brown and black, with cute little ears....

 :thumbsup:
you think it could be for that kid who took a joyride from ontario to mizzou in his trainer?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on April 29, 2009, 05:29:49 am
A visit from the Wisconsin Air National Guard's KC-135R. Here it is passing just beyond the trees behind our house.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/kc135r098a.jpg)

Here it is passing a neighbors farm just down the road.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/kc135overbarn.jpg)

Here it is on the back side (downwind) of the pattern.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/135inpattern.jpg)




Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on May 02, 2009, 01:49:13 am
Yesterday there was a skinhead/Neo Nazi rally in the centre of town so the police were out doing circiuts in their EC135 helicopter for the better part of the afternoon.

I live far enough away from the centre that the helicopter did'nt come close enough for a decent pic, not to mention that the sun was looking straight at me too. I could stand out in the courtyard of our building and see it hovering over the centre in the distance.

Given the occaision for it being there, I'd have prefered to see a couple of fully armed Hinds, but that's hedging on socio political commentary so I shan't ply those particular waters further here. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 02, 2009, 08:08:07 am
2 Antonov An-124s just cruised over, headed towards Oslo. One was clearly Polet Air Cargo, the second i presume was Antonov Design Bureuo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on May 03, 2009, 09:27:46 am
just had the Battle of Britian memorial flight C 47 over fly the house, came from the southwest on a north eastern heading...looked like it was heading for home.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 03, 2009, 04:18:16 pm
Until last week, my brother was working at an office just outside NAS Oceana.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/jaye2002.jpg)


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/jaye2004.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 03, 2009, 07:18:22 pm
Seen several aircraft and other things in flight today.

A Air Ambulance from another community:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n227am.jpg)

The winds and traffic were favorable for aircraft to make their turns over the house today.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/bankingin.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/saabinbound.jpg)

Couple of Hawks too:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/hawkturning.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/hawk.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on May 03, 2009, 09:37:26 pm
Seen several aircraft and other things in flight today.

A Air Ambulance from another community:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n227am.jpg)



I love the looks of the Bell 222, but man the skids really spoil the lines on that bird!

I also really wonder why you'd use a Bell 222 for air ambulance work, plently of other airframes out there better suited to the purpose. The 222 is a corporate aviation bird.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 04, 2009, 05:45:01 am
It is based in Marshfield, WI and serves the Ministry Health Care facilities which are mostly rural northern locations. It is own and operated by Air Methods who's based in Denver. Probably cost drives the selection. We have an EC-135C as our unit of choice, the twin engine configuration is a must because of the large bodies of water that cover its service area. Skids also offer better surface floatation on soft surfaces such as marsh land or soft soils...the area it serves has an abundance of that.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 04, 2009, 10:31:42 am
Today while out I heard a jet, when I looked up I could see a circular pattern from it at high altitude...it circle three times then departed. Must have been on an exercise. Or maybe another sucidial Cessna pilot from our neighbors to the north was threatening another invasion. LOL Wish the skies were a bit clearer and crisper. AWACS

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/awacs.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 07, 2009, 10:26:24 am
This guy had done a missed approach just a few minutes before...


Chris
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F-4D walk-around:
www.dataviewbooks.com/F-4D/thum1.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Green Dragon on May 07, 2009, 11:09:19 am
House got buzzed by a Royal Navy Rescue Sea King about half an hour ago, only about thirty feet up!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 12, 2009, 04:13:44 pm
FEDEX A300 from Memphis, landing a few minutes ago...

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/fedex.jpg)


Chris
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http://www.dataviewbooks.com/aircraftreference.html

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on May 13, 2009, 05:05:41 pm
Early this evening, I had helos from two of the three news channels in town hovering pretty much right over the old homestead - I wasn't hearing any sirens, but I'm thinking there's been some kind of industrial accident or there's a mass murderer on the loose or something. Turns out that a small child down the road had been bit by a dog. Horrible thing to have happen, no doubt, but I wonder what about this merited helicopter coverage? (They got the dog, so no search was underway) Neither station had anything beyond the very basic info that something happened. Nothing about the child's condition; I didn't hear any ambulances, so hopefully it was not too extensive. Two hours later, the best information was coming from the one station that _didn't_ have a helo overhead!


Chris

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/helo-1.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/helo-2.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/helo-3.jpg)

updated: the child (little boy) is in very bad shape. The police took him directly in (explaining no ambulance) as apparently he would not have survived the wait. Luckily we're close to a hospital
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 14, 2009, 06:12:26 am
Spent the weekend down in Kent, riding on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, where they were having a 1940's weekend. Lots of people in 1940s clothing, loads of military re-enactment people all over the place, they even built a replica of their armoured train for the occasion.

But at luncht time they had a P-51D Mustang fly over the whole length of the raliway, orbiting over all the main stations! Looks like Duxford's 'Big Beautiful Doll' to me, and that Merlin sounded AWESOME! (Packard Merlin, not a Westland helicopter........)

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9003/p51a.jpg)

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4993/p51b.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 14, 2009, 07:37:30 am
Now a 1940's Merlin helicopter, that'd take some whiffin'! ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 14, 2009, 08:06:02 am
Now a 1940's Merlin helicopter, that'd take some whiffin'! ;D

Good idea, but considering the turbine engine for the Helicopter was yet to be developed, lets power it with 3 Merlins! :wub: That means a great large box on the top of the fuselage!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 14, 2009, 08:17:02 am
Think you should build it Thomas! :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 14, 2009, 01:07:32 pm
Back in the dawn of time there was a big chopper powered by Merlins, or one of them anyway.

The Cierva Air Horse had one mounted slap bang in the middle of its over-large fuselage. I saw it fly at Farnborough, but can't remember that it sounded anything like a P-51 or a Spitfire!

(http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7752/airhorse.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 18, 2009, 05:23:45 am
Over the weekend saw a SAR Sea King, the Humberside Police MD902, an unknown short haul airliner (not my strong point) & a Herc, all almost literally over the house.  The Herc was the only unusual one, it was a stretch so it'll have been a C.3 (C-130K) or C.4 (C-130J).  Saw a Lynx AH.7 over the Uni about an hour or two ago.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 18, 2009, 06:13:32 am
Caught this CRJ-2 flying past as it was making its evening approach a little while before sunset.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/airlinksunsetapp1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 18, 2009, 07:46:07 am
Lovely pic, with the sun glinting off the nose! :ph34r:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on May 18, 2009, 11:47:37 pm
Seen these over the past week.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_MBch-NiYE-U/Sgt3vHWxl9I/AAAAAAAAHH0/bmXWq2SqVOo/s512/P5076046.JPG)

Haven't seen too many Hueys flying around recently.
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_MBch-NiYE-U/Sgt3vyk0egI/AAAAAAAAHH4/0Y9OaND8ymE/s512/P5096047.JPG)

DC-10 cargo actually flew over me at work.  Just happened to have the camera in the car.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_MBch-NiYE-U/Sgt3wiCoaeI/AAAAAAAAHH8/aLVN3fr5Eiw/s512/P4286031.JPG)

Squadron of B1-RDs.  Pretty tight formation.
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_MBch-NiYE-U/Sgt3xd9YPKI/AAAAAAAAHIA/M5m6g209Az4/s512/P4055989.JPG)
Ok, Pelicans heading north.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 19, 2009, 04:54:54 am
Looks to me to be a squadron of White Pelicans.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on May 19, 2009, 02:21:03 pm

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_MBch-NiYE-U/Sgt3xd9YPKI/AAAAAAAAHIA/M5m6g209Az4/s512/P4055989.JPG)
Ok, Pelicans heading north.

Wonder if they'll end up in Calgary, every year a flock of about 50 pelicans summer on the Bow River in and just south of Calgary.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on May 19, 2009, 02:54:18 pm
If they were following I-15, that just may be where they were going.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 20, 2009, 02:00:05 pm
AWACS!  Sentry AEW.1 over Hull Uni, saw him breifly before he went into cloud.  Although Waddington isn't too far as the crow flies, I've never seen one flying before except at the Airshow.

Some twin engine jobby on the way home, actually detoured to try & identify it (geek!)!!!!  Still didn't manage it, it went right over top of me, but a quick check Google for HUY arrivals shows it was an Eastern Airways Jetstream from Aberdeen.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 20, 2009, 03:48:57 pm
A Jet Provost T5, of all things, flew over me while I wass driving along the A40 west of Oxford today. It was in the red/white ex-RAF scheme and quite low, around 2500 ft, and heading for Staverton approx. I think I'll run past there tomorrow and see if it landed.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on May 20, 2009, 04:37:53 pm
Had a KC-10 fly over work the other day as it was heading into the Air Guard base at SLC Intl.
Didn't have my camera ready  :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 21, 2009, 12:46:42 pm
I think this guy is aware that I am photographing him each time he makes his inspection tour...today he got down low and did his turns tight around my place.   :thumbsup:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/2cchardturn1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/2cctopside1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on May 21, 2009, 01:17:40 pm
Over the house tonight at about 8-30pm, the BBMF Dakota low and slow heading south.  ;D
Beautiful sound and sight.  :thumbsup:

Great pitures BTW Hawkeye  :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 21, 2009, 05:26:13 pm
Not taking spare engines anywhere, was it?  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Your House Today
Post by: ChuckAnderson on May 21, 2009, 10:57:36 pm
Hi Everyone!

I saw a T-33 flying over my house this afternoon, (Thursday, 21 MAY 2009, around 1600 hrs.)  The sky was clear, nice and sunny, with a slight breeze coming out of the west.

The aircraft was silver gray, dark wing tanks. I couldn't tell who owned it.

I live not too far from McChord AFB, and in the 1960's and 70's (or there abouts), we had T-33's flying in and out all the time.  At least a couple were attached to the 318th FIS (my Dad's old squadron, which flew F-106's), and we had others coming down from Canada (RCAF, then later CAF.)

I hadn't seen T-33's around here for quite awhile, which is why I was surprised to see it!

Chuck Anderson
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 22, 2009, 05:28:43 am
Great pitures BTW Hawkeye  :thumbsup: :cheers:

Thanks, I just wish it wasn't a low overcast day. That plane really pops when in direct sun.
Title: Re: Seen Over Your House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 22, 2009, 05:36:56 am

I hadn't seen T-33's around here for quite awhile, which is why I was surprised to see it!


There's a whole slew of former CAF birds out there lately....one local group bought six of them !

http://www.jetaircraftmuseum.ca/html/about_jam.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 22, 2009, 07:03:56 am
Whilst out for a bike ride yesterday I saw these....

Dept. of Homeland Natsicurity Citation

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/citty-1.jpg)

Nav Canada Chally

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/chally4-1.jpg)

Of course I had to pedal home and drive to the airport to see it again....love the paint scheme and the kind of retro FEAF style...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/chally2-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/chally3-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/chally-1.jpg)

Then I was treated to the usual airshow as it buzzed the airport a half dozen times....but I sat on my porch and watched instead of taking pics.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 23, 2009, 09:43:43 am
I'm baaaack!

After weeks of lamenting the loss of my Fuji A330, I decided to take out my dad's Olympus and see what I could see.  The D550 is a dinosaur compared to the A330, but I was able to deal with its shortcomings.  With a memory card, it only holds 21 images, so I had to carefully pick my shots.

First, a Robinson helo (jeez, these things are tiny)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/bus006.jpg)

Parked in the Metal Machine Corp drydock is this LPD/LSD thing, so swathed in protective coverings I couldn't make out a name or number.  You can just make out the CIWS, RAM launchers and assorted sensors.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Ships%20and%20boats/bus009.jpg)

A little further downriver, at the BAE Systems dock is what I think is the USNS Supply (T-AOE-6), a fast combat supply ship, assigned to MSC.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Ships%20and%20boats/bus010.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 24, 2009, 06:31:05 am
Mmmm....ships.....

Where are the other 18 shots then ?

 :thumbsup:

Saw another 'Orange' life flight bird at the kids races yeaterday....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/67-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 24, 2009, 10:59:49 am
Mmmm....ships.....

Where are the other 18 shots then ?

 :thumbsup:

To answer your question, some of what I shot was crap.  I didn't share those, to spare everyone's eyes.  I also took some photos of vintage buildings and such.  I didn't think you'd be interested in those.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2009, 08:09:26 am
Coming back from  :cheers: shopping in Harlow I spied a DC-3 Dakota flying into North Weald while I waited at traffic lights. Despite being in the distance I could just make out the D-Day invasion stripes on the rear, lovely.

On the other side of the roundabout I glimpsed another plane in roughly the same place which I assumed was another Dakota. Then I realised it was going the other way and had suddenly grown longer wings, 2 extra engines and a much bigger tail......
Avro Lancaster PA474 of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight! :wub:

A real double-take moment not helped by the fact of me driving at the time! The sun is shining and it's baking hot. Todays weather forecast was for heavy rain so I stayed at home instead of going to the Southend Airshow :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on May 25, 2009, 02:20:10 pm
Was out sailing this evening. Saw one DC-3 circling around the area, then a second, then they joined up in a formation and flew away!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 26, 2009, 01:36:38 pm
The Power Company appears to have restarted line inspections again...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/rangerpass.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n23wkpowerline1.jpg)

it is a cloudy dreary day here today...this would be better if there was some sunshine!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n23wkleaving1.jpg)

I suspect I will see it again in another 3-4 weeks...that was the cycle they were on last summer.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on May 28, 2009, 09:45:00 am
A Jet Provost T5, of all things,

Think I've netioned it here before; RAF Woodvale is just a mile and half from my house, there's a former Station Boss who owns (part owns ?) a JP T5/Strikemaster and keeps it up at Carlisle. He comes back to Woodvale with it once or twice a month - last time it was here for over two weeks, my guess is he flew it down, then went off to Manchester to catch his holiday flight  :bow: - but as I say that's pure speculation.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 29, 2009, 09:37:05 am
Alas, no photos this morning (I wasn't packing my camera), but I saw a pair of F-15s out of Langley fly over as I was leaving the job this morning.  They were noisy, but it was a pleasant noise.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on May 30, 2009, 05:14:10 am
look what i found in the harbour in Ostend today during the naval show  ;D

http://www.freewebs.com/nilssteyaert/spottersblogairshowpics.htm?blogentryid=4507823

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/OVA%20300509/OVA-3.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/OVA%20300509/OVA-13.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/OVA%20300509/OVA-.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/OVA%20300509/OVA-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 30, 2009, 06:06:14 am
A Gazelle went over the house earlier, don't think I've ever seen one around here before.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on May 31, 2009, 02:07:44 pm
A Gazelle went over the house earlier, don't think I've ever seen one around here before.
Gazelles, are probably the most common helicopters to fly over my place, all army ones, with the occasional Lynx. The Nimrod has stopped coming over, whether, they have fixed it and it has gone home or it is grounded because they broke it I don't know. The Agusta A-109 still comes over like the owner has stole it. It flies between the isle of Man and Botany Bay in Chorley Lancs.   
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 31, 2009, 03:33:34 pm
Apart from the SAR Sea Kings from Leconfield, I can't remember when I last saw a military helicopter around here.  There's nowhere other than Leconfield nearby & they only have a Flight of two.  I occasionaly see some at York when I'm working there, I've seen Lynxes, Chinooks, Puma's & even a pair of Apaches there once.  I think that part of York is on a military flight corridor.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 01, 2009, 12:00:44 am
Yesterday i went sailing yet again! I'm a bit sunburned by now, i look a bit like this smiley -> :wub:
This time a Robinson R-44 landed on the harbour (there's a rather high end restaurant next to the harbour, guests coming by helicopter are rather normal there).
Shortly after an EH-101 roared over! :wacko:

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 02, 2009, 04:19:56 am
A Gazelle went over the house earlier, don't think I've ever seen one around here before.
Gazelles, are probably the most common helicopters to fly over my place, all army ones, with the occasional Lynx. The Nimrod has stopped coming over, whether, they have fixed it and it has gone home or it is grounded because they broke it I don't know. The Agusta A-109 still comes over like the owner has stole it. It flies between the isle of Man and Botany Bay in Chorley Lancs.   

Last time I saw a gazelle was about 4 years ago up at Hadrians Wall.  Saw an Apache last year flying low and slow over the village.  Saw a puma following the railway line into Grimsby at my old house about 4 years ago (VERY noisy).  Just don't see those choppers round these parts.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on June 02, 2009, 07:31:14 am
Yesterday was a fun day.  It is the kick off of Air Force Week which will finish with the Hill AFB Open House this weekend.
I was taking one of my kids to the Ortho in the morning when I saw a flight of 4 F-16 in line abrest.  Driving so no pics.

In the evening we were out mini golfing with my parents (who are in from Delaware for my other sons graduation) and a formation of 4 F-16s and a KC-135 flew down the valley.  My oldest had his camera but was too late.  However, they turned around and made another pass, then another and continued to do this for about 30 minutes.  Jeff got a couple pics and I am sure he will send me a couple to post.

Course, then we got a rain storm and that was the end of the golfing.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 02, 2009, 01:18:18 pm
Bit of drama.  Driving through Lowgate in Hull, coming the opposite way was a lorry in quite a hurry with full blues & twos.  First thought was that it was Police (similar colours), but when it got close I could clearly read the title 'Royal Logistic Corp Bomb Disposal'.  Nothing on the news, no idea where he was going or what for.

 :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:   :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 02, 2009, 08:38:00 pm
Nice pics, Nils. Nothing better than choppers on boats....even one as funny looking as that !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 03, 2009, 10:41:31 am
Now this was a nice surprise...I heard it approaching so I ran out to snap this just minutes ago.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/b25overhead.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on June 03, 2009, 10:45:14 am
Nice job, Hawkeye.  That would be a pleasant surprise.

Logan
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on June 03, 2009, 01:12:34 pm
B-25?

Was walking round the local quarries (on the site of the old RAF Warmwell) this afternoon, and a Dassault Falcon with wing pods came howling over at low level.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 03, 2009, 01:53:36 pm
B-25?

Was walking round the local quarries (on the site of the old RAF Warmwell) this afternoon, and a Dassault Falcon with wing pods came howling over at low level.

Yeap a B-25 and the Falcon would of been one of FR's from Teesside, sorry Durham, Tees Valley airport.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on June 03, 2009, 03:47:17 pm
whilst painting my Luchs 8x8 armoured car, I heard a very loud and slow moving helicopter going over, I did not recognise it, so I had a look out the window and it was a Navy Merlin going over the back, following the M61.
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on June 04, 2009, 03:01:24 pm
Saw the Falcon again today (at work this time, Chesill beach), and an AEW Sea King went over an hour or two later. Must be doing some training in the Channel.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 04, 2009, 04:45:01 pm
Mmm.....Sea Kings.....

 :wub:

Just got in the door from work and the lovely wife said " did you see that white and red plane fly over ?" So, off to the airport I go !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/to-1.jpg)

You don't see these guys around here to often....bit of a stretch, I'd say. I actually saw this same plane out at Charlottetown a few years back, so that was cool. I'm also wondering if there aren't some covert operations going on, judging by the serial number on the gear doors....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/too-1.jpg)

And while sitting on the deck enjoying a full belly of Angus beef I heard a chopper. At first I thought it was the Chinook from Selfridge as it was so loud. But them old Huey's are pretty loud as well ! This was a treat, only wish it were closer....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/tooo-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 05, 2009, 12:49:00 am
Whats that? ^^^^
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 05, 2009, 04:44:47 am
The Beech 99 or the Huey ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 05, 2009, 06:59:17 am
The Beech 99 or the Huey ?

 :thumbsup:

The thing named after the place where the sand meets the sea :thumbsup:

Engines look strange
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 05, 2009, 08:14:48 am
The Beech 99 or the Huey ?

 :thumbsup:

The thing named after the place where the sand meets the sea :thumbsup:

Engines look strange

Gas Turbines. A lot of twins and large displacement singles are being converted over to turbine...more economical.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on June 06, 2009, 08:02:39 am
Yesterday whilst out the back repairing a fence, 2 Pumas went over, from a North westerly direction, then a bit later an army Gazelle went across from east to west. within 15 minutes the Augusta A-109 flew over pretty low. So it was a busy day for helicopters, and between all these a tornado was pootling about quite low, I think I may of heard a Tiffie about also as they have their own distinctive sound.
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 08, 2009, 10:01:35 am
not something you see everyday her over Westkerke, Belgium  :mellow:
a pair of AAC Lynx AH.7's  ;D
managed to get my camera just in time  :smiley:

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/005800x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 09, 2009, 01:07:17 am
Ah, Teenyweeny airways ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 09, 2009, 04:18:49 am
Cool....nice 'spot', Nils !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 09, 2009, 08:30:14 am
Its seems the British choppers are everywhere right now - saw a lesser spotted Puma this afternoon heading due west and very low.

And being a Puma, it made an infernal racket of course.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 10, 2009, 04:32:25 am
yesterday evening, an AAC lynx flew over, for sure a tiny dot against the sky.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 10, 2009, 06:54:25 am
the AAC must be doing exercises around these parts, yesterday 2 lynx AH7, and just now 2 lynx AH9's overflown us  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 10, 2009, 08:03:21 am
here's the pictures of the lynx AH9's mentioned earlier, zoom lever was maxed out and it was prettyy rainy outside  :huh:

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/001800x600.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/002800x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 10, 2009, 02:31:26 pm
Dot spotting with binoculars, spotted this baby a few minutes ago:
http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?regsearch=PH-KBX
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 11, 2009, 11:16:57 pm
I saw a USCG HH-65C fly over this afternoon when I went to pick up my paycheck.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 12, 2009, 01:36:56 am
here's the pictures of the lynx AH9's mentioned earlier, zoom lever was maxed out and it was prettyy rainy outside  :huh:

A Reliant Robin Lynx  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 12, 2009, 02:10:00 am
A Reliant Robin Lynx  ;D

Hooray!  :lol:

That's the first occasion I've seen of someone calling one by its proper name for ages! For some bizarre reason people will insist on saying 'Robin Reliant'! That's stupid, it's the same as saying 'Beetle Volkswagen' or 'Bus London'.

Well done Aircav!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 12, 2009, 02:17:49 am
Today i've seen my first Super Hornet! Loud :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 12, 2009, 05:07:01 am
Ha well, I've worked on a few Robins, lovely engine the 750  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 12, 2009, 05:43:44 am
Saw a Citation Cessna ;-) fly over yesterday. Nothing spectacular, but there was low cloud, so he was really low. Just something about a/c under low, stormy cloud......

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on June 13, 2009, 11:40:18 am
Actually got someting interesting to post. Whilst out walking the dog this morning, I had an Aerospatiale Trinidad or Tobago Turbine job go over head and the I saw what I would swear was a BF108, only saw it from the starboard quarter and it looked suspiciously like one. Wish I had 'acquired' it sooner.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on June 13, 2009, 03:59:42 pm
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/747.jpg)

what do you figure - 747? Don't see 4-engined contrails here too often, and this isn't one of the based -135s...

Chris
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http://www.dataviewbooks.com/sacoverseas.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 13, 2009, 08:03:35 pm
Sure looks like one to me !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 14, 2009, 01:44:21 am
I'd say a 747, it looks like its got winglets
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 14, 2009, 02:03:47 am
That certainly looks like a 747-400.

If you have a photo that shows more of the contrail, the -400s leave a very distinctive trail that starts off with four individual trails which combine quite quickly into two distinctive trails that are well separated. A340s leave 4 trails for a much longer distance which eventually end up as just one very thick one.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on June 14, 2009, 04:50:04 am
That certainly looks like a 747-400.

If you have a photo that shows more of the contrail, the -400s leave a very distinctive trail that starts off with four individual trails which combine quite quickly into two distinctive trails that are well separated. A340s leave 4 trails for a much longer distance which eventually end up as just one very thick one.

Yes indeedy.

JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 14, 2009, 06:12:40 am
If you have a photo that shows more of the contrail, the -400s leave a very distinctive trail that starts off with four individual trails which combine quite quickly into two distinctive trails that are well separated. A340s leave 4 trails for a much longer distance which eventually end up as just one very thick one.

Thanks for the tip !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 14, 2009, 09:40:31 am
Something very unusual just flew over the house, a single engined plane (Cessna 150 size) with floats fitted, now you don't see that everyday.  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 14, 2009, 09:45:50 am
That certainly looks like a 747-400.

If you have a photo that shows more of the contrail, the -400s leave a very distinctive trail that starts off with four individual trails which combine quite quickly into two distinctive trails that are well separated. A340s leave 4 trails for a much longer distance which eventually end up as just one very thick one.

I could tell by just looking at the wing sweep. The A340 almost has glider wings (not very swept) compared to the 747 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 15, 2009, 05:49:33 am
This little beauty buzzed over the house yesterday....someday I'd like to be rich and have my own !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/b-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 16, 2009, 06:38:37 am
Nice shot. We have one that departs each weekday evening about 8:30pm that hauls cargo. Last night while on our evening walk I caught it as it past directly overhead.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/cessna402night1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 16, 2009, 08:55:21 am
Not exactly over MY house yesterday, but over HM The Queen's house.  :lol:

I was at the Knights of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday (as a spectator I might add.......) and we must have had every one of BA's 747-400 fleet fly over, let alone numerous BA 777s, A320s, A319s etc. I also saw my first 'in service' A380 as well. A Qantas MegaJet climbed out just before the event started, and it was notably quieter than the -400s. It ain't half BIG too!  :o

Interestingly ATC stopped the flights leaving, or at least sent them elsewhere, during the Knight's parade down the Castle Walk, which took about 10-15 mins. Not one aircraft went o'head during that period and only resumed once they were inside the Chapel.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on June 16, 2009, 09:47:17 am
Not exactly over MY house yesterday, but over HM The Queen's house.  :lol:

I was at the Knights of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle yesterday (as a spectator I might add.......) and we must have had every one of BA's 747-400 fleet fly over, let alone numerous BA 777s, A320s, A319s etc. I also saw my first 'in service' A380 as well. A Qantas MegaJet climbed out just before the event started, and it was notably quieter than the -400s. It ain't half BIG too!  :o

Interestingly ATC stopped the flights leaving, or at least sent them elsewhere, during the Knight's parade down the Castle Walk, which took about 10-15 mins. Not one aircraft went o'head during that period and only resumed once they were inside the Chapel.

My wife's Dad was REME, and he was stationed not far from Windsor Castle, the 'Married Quarters' were directly under Heathrow's flightpath and when we were visiting I used to spend my time sitting in the outside recliner just watching the show.  I saw the Concorde a number of times there and have to say there were quite a few smaller airliners that were much noisier than the Concorde when they passed over.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on June 18, 2009, 07:18:56 am
BAC111's and Tridents defiantely qualified as noiser that COncord, but they were lovely little birds all the same. I'm just a few miles from Windsor and still in the heathrow TCA, so I get dozens of assorted passanger jest fly overhead every day. It's still interesting to watch them now and again but nothing really worth reporting on, so I don't bother unless there is somethin g worth talking about. Ironically I had some form of fast jet go screaming over head yesterday heading south East to Noth West, but all I managed to see was a black smusge against the sky. I guess it was at about 500ft under Special VFR Rules and well out of the airliners play area!!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 18, 2009, 10:18:13 pm
I saw a pair of F-22s over the river yesterday, but they were too quick for my camera.  There are regular H-60 flights back and forth all day long, and I snagged a couple.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/red004.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/red003.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 19, 2009, 03:24:54 am
Big and noisy...just the way we like our choppers !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 19, 2009, 06:48:05 am
Last evening I heard a helo but couldn't see it, then while I was shooting pictures of the sun setting it popped up over the nearby airport. Had I ventured out a few minutes earlier I might have gotten it while it was centered in the sun.  :banghead:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/blackhawksunset.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Misc%20Stuff/ss6182009a.jpg)

Also the other day we were getting a much needed rain. Caught ThedaStar returning from an accident site, it was flying ever so low and very slowly in a rain squall as it passed over head. Visibility was fair but the rain was pouring down.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/thedastarintherain1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on June 19, 2009, 03:51:24 pm
Saw a white/grey/black Sea King fly past work today. Not seen that camo style before but I guess it was one of the Royal Marines Commando variants. Looked rather like Norway winter camo to me.
Yesterday there was a Royal Navy Lynx with red doors and nose.

Also caught the end of the flypast last Saturday for the annual Trooping the Colour parade. A pair of Tornado's with a Tristar and then the Red Arrows zoomed past!

Last month a UH-60 went by with the huge refuelling probe sticking out. Guess it was going to do some SAR work.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 21, 2009, 12:26:15 pm
A CHC Dauphin buzzed over earlier, dropping the Roughnecks off at Humberside Airport from the local gas rigs.  An airliner went over not long after, quick check showed it was a KLM bird on it's way to Amsterdam.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 21, 2009, 02:08:37 pm
The locally owned and operated R44 was busy yesterday.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/r44.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on June 21, 2009, 11:38:59 pm
Back from Paris. Flew on a new plane type, the A320!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 23, 2009, 09:39:41 pm
Big and noisy...just the way we like our choppers !

 :cheers:

I was caught flat-footed this afternoon, outside without a camera, when four CH-53Es flew over.  Those twelve turbos were deafening!  I haven't seen that many up all at once in a long time.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on June 24, 2009, 12:42:23 pm
Was stuck in the traffic hell that is the run-up to Glastonbury :banghead: and there was a Sea King buzzing around for well over an hour - looked to be a SAR variant, as it had the big winch pod on the side. No idea what it would have been doing.

And then when I was almost home, I saw an autogyro (!) at a couple of hundred feet. Never seen one flying before. It was white and red.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on June 24, 2009, 02:40:51 pm
Was stuck in the traffic hell that is the run-up to Glastonbury :banghead: and there was a Sea King buzzing around for well over an hour - looked to be a SAR variant, as it had the big winch pod on the side. No idea what it would have been doing.

And then when I was almost home, I saw an autogyro (!) at a couple of hundred feet. Never seen one flying before. It was white and red.

When I returned to the UK for the first time in 21 years back in 2001 I stayed with my Uncle who lives in East Morden Alun, there's an Ultra Light airfield not far from there which he took me to see. It's on the little road called Newton Road which runs between East Almer and Sturminster Marshal and when we visited it there was a number of gyros there that weekend. 'Course, Tarrant Rushton isn't far from there either, went there too to see a Fly-In.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on June 25, 2009, 12:06:53 am
Aha, that would likely be it! I must check that out, as I'm not too far from there.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on June 25, 2009, 08:08:40 am
Aha, that would likely be it! I must check that out, as I'm not too far from there.

My memory is playing tricks on me, we went to look at Tarrant Rushton but most of the airfield is gone (you can just make out the runways but the perimiter road is still used) and we went to Henstridge to see the Fly-in (this was the end of August, beginning of September time).  It's a bit further north towards Yeovil but there's a lot of General Aviation and Ultra Lights there.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 26, 2009, 04:53:05 am
as i was biking allong the seaside the morning, ive seen 2 British AAC Lynx AH.7's.
the brits apear to be flying over alot recently, its the 3rd time this month im seeing them fly over  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 26, 2009, 06:38:19 am
Last night I got a fairly decent picture of FedEx A310 departing as it flew over.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/fedbikex.jpg)

Caught "Acey" heading out as well bound for Atlanta GA.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/aceydepartsnight.jpg)

Yesterday was a hot humid and hazy day...snapped this new Gulfstream as it was off on a shakedown sortie.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/newg.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on June 26, 2009, 01:14:59 pm
x2 RN Lynx

x1 AH-64 longbow
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on June 26, 2009, 02:36:54 pm
An RAF Merlin HC3 flew over me very low at work today. A glorious day, and a glorious machine. :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 26, 2009, 11:50:06 pm
I talked to a Navy helo pilot at work the other day, and he informed me that the helos which fly around my neighborhood all day are MH-60S Knighthawks.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/helo003.jpg)


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/helo004.jpg)


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/helo005.jpg)


On the way home from the post office I spotted this guy.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/helo009.jpg)
United, maybe?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 28, 2009, 02:13:47 pm
This guy looked to be having fun, but given that the winds are gusting to more than 30kts today, he's nutz!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/r22.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n2318xr22.jpg)

Another new Gulfstream arriving back after a shakedown flight.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/newgsabove1.jpg)

We were on the downwind today for runway 3, caught this Beechcraft just after the Gulfstream flew past.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/beachcrafttwin1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on June 28, 2009, 03:23:04 pm
First post here - - - just discovered the thread.   :banghead:

Nothing unusual, just a C-17 doing its usual quick climbout from Dover (DE) AFB, a couple of C-130's & a C-5.  Another dull day in Central Delaware

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: philp on June 28, 2009, 07:41:06 pm
Bobbo,
So, are you in Dover?  My folks live in Milford.  I love this small world called the internet.

Just the usual airliners flying over on and off all day.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 28, 2009, 10:02:13 pm
I just discovered via Google Earth that the Navy has a largish helipad a couple of blocks over from my apartment, adjacent to the hospital.  When I'm off in a couple of days, I'm going to wander over there and see what I can see.  Pics to follow...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 29, 2009, 03:29:58 am
This Robinson R44 over flew the Piraeus-Souvala ferry we were on, only managed to get the one quick shot.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF1520.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on June 29, 2009, 02:45:20 pm
Another shed load of winged busses making thier way into Heathrow, nothing interesting to report.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 01, 2009, 11:27:06 am
The Falcon's been zooming around again over the past couple of days. Still haven't got a decent shot of it...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on July 01, 2009, 06:24:03 pm
Not an airplane, but I saw 2 American Bald Eagles flying together over my house this morning . . . A truly beautiful sight.

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 02, 2009, 05:04:27 am
A couple of Microlights were lazilly wandering overhead yesterday.  I've been at home this week, just taking some days off work, relaxing & getting a few jobs done & I've heard a lot (http://a lot) of fast jets, especially on Tuesday.  Unfortunately they've either been too high (it's been hot so spotting contrails isn't easy) or too low.  Unfortunately our house is quite overlooked, my last place was only 500 yards away but looked onto a field & you could see low flying jets as they went around the town.

All I've spotted is a few twin engined ariliners & three fast jets due to their contrails, this just being a handful of the activity.  As I was wrtiting this, a helicopter went over that I've been stuggling to identify for ages, I got a pic, it just didn't come out well. :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 02, 2009, 11:41:37 am
The local police were doing a few circles over the centre of town with their Bell 412 this morning.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: fallenphoenix on July 02, 2009, 01:12:01 pm
Saw a Pair of Tornados this morning,  one of which given the time and place may well have been the one that crashed shortly before 12, sadly the crew were both killed.

Craig
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 02, 2009, 03:55:25 pm
Hadn't heard anything about a crash.  Sorry to here that :(

Despite my moaning earlier, I finally came up trumps, first with a Nimrod as I took a walk into town.  It was at medium altitude & I could clearly make out the tanks & MAD Stinger, so it wasn't one of the R.1's from nearby(ish) Waddington.  Later on I saw a Puma/Cougar in what appeared to be civvy colours, although it could be arriving for the Waddo show at the weekend.  Which is probably why there's been a lot of activity over the past few days.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 03, 2009, 12:37:13 am
Simon, there's 8 F-15s from Lakenheath at Conningsby this week, which is probly the reason for all the jet noise.  I've been hearing it too, well into the evening.  Unfortunately sat at home recovering I am unable to get to either Waddo or CBY :(
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on July 03, 2009, 02:31:45 am
Although this wasn't seen over the house it was flying and I think this was the best shot I took all holiday, its of a Flying Dolphin on the Aegina-Pireaus route.
Hope you like it
Steve

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF0281.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 03, 2009, 04:03:04 am
Simon, there's 8 F-15s from Lakenheath at Conningsby this week, which is probly the reason for all the jet noise.  I've been hearing it too, well into the evening.  Unfortunately sat at home recovering I am unable to get to either Waddo or CBY :(

I'm missing Waddo too.  Unfortunately, it tends to be in the same week as my wedding anniversary.  The missus said it was no problem that instead of spending the weekend away, we could go to Waddington, it was absolutely fine....  Fallen into that trap too many times....!!!! :wacko:

If she sees this my b******s are for the knife..... ;)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 03, 2009, 08:52:53 am
This week was quite eventful. We booked a house out by the west coast, to go surfing and waterskiing:
1x Luftwaffe Tornado
2x F-16 in formation
1x F-16 alone
1x Lynx

In front of the house was a proppeller that a fisher had dumped, after it has snagged a net. I identified it as the prop of an RAF Bleinheim that was shot down in the area.

Today i arrived home, and i saw a pair of autogyro, and an EC-155 hovering over the nearby lake.

Although this wasn't seen over the house it was flying and I think this was the best shot I took all holiday, its of a Flying Dolphin on the Aegina-Pireaus route.
Hope you like it
Steve

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF0281.jpg)

It's a Soviet hydrofoil! :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 03, 2009, 10:44:30 am
nice things that ive seen today.

-Belgian Navy Allouette III
-SA350 (medical thrusts new helo  ;D, looks nice)
-DCH-1 Beaver (Netherlands Air Force Historic flight)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on July 03, 2009, 12:00:53 pm


saw another Ruslan today, must be heading for Nottingham east midlands. Big and low.......nice
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Post by: JJC on July 03, 2009, 12:03:52 pm
Yet another Lynx
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 03, 2009, 12:08:12 pm
Simon, there's 8 F-15s from Lakenheath at Conningsby this week, which is probly the reason for all the jet noise.  I've been hearing it too, well into the evening.  Unfortunately sat at home recovering I am unable to get to either Waddo or CBY :(

I'm missing Waddo too.  Unfortunately, it tends to be in the same week as my wedding anniversary.  The missus said it was no problem that instead of spending the weekend away, we could go to Waddington, it was absolutely fine....  Fallen into that trap too many times....!!!! :wacko:

If she sees this my b******s are for the knife..... ;)

Well, I hear Lincoln is nice this time of year, especially the south side ....

*innocent whistle*
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 03, 2009, 02:15:35 pm
My brother is up at CFB Trenton for the RCAF Memorial airshow....keeps calling me with updates and now I want to punch him !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 03, 2009, 07:50:25 pm
Hardly saw any military stuff whilst on our hols in the Balck Forest. Spent a very nice day walking around a town close to where we were staying called Schiltach - think it was the Monday, as we walked out of the car park two Tornados roared through the valley. Couldn't see whether they were German of British. Very smokey and very loud  :wub:

We we're staying just northeast of Wolfach in a deep valley. On the previous Saturday or Sunday there was a single engined lightplane - looking suspiciously like a Mustang but probably not ! - rolling and looping on the west side of the valley, therefore only properly visible as it popped over the top of the hill, very impressive but hard to ID even wearing strong polarised shades  :mellow:

On the second stage of the drive home we stopped as we always do on the E411 at Wanlin services - I'm guessing Nils will be familier with this one (it's shaped like a Wigwam !). Anyhoos we clambered out of the air-conditioning into a 30deg wall of heat, just as two Mirage F-1's screamed over (about 3000ft) heading for Florennes. Not three minutes later two of the resident F-16's roared eastward at approx 1000ft evidently using the services as a way point as they both made a slight course change and throttled-up as they passed.

And that was it !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 03, 2009, 10:48:05 pm
An EA-6B Prowler and an EF-18G Growler flying side-by-side, both visiting from Whidbey Island for the Naval Base Everett Open House.

The Arlington, WA Blackjack Squadron formation flying group, they fly various home-built Van's Aircraft RVs: http://www.vansaircraft.com/
They flew directly over three times in three different 16 aircraft formations, pretty cool.

Snohomish County Sheriff Bell UH-1H.

Jon
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 05, 2009, 12:11:59 am
This weekend there were all sorts of festivities for the 4th, and there was much air traffic around my neighborhood.  Before I went to bed Saturday afternoon (night shift, remember?), I snapped a couple of a Robinson helo cruising over the waterfront (and my house).

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/geese004.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/geese005.jpg)

I woke up, insomniac, at about 1430, and decided to walk about the neighborhood for a bit to tire myself out.  I didn't bring my camera, because this wasn't a sightseeing trip.  You're going to kill me.

I heard the unmistakable sound of piston fighter engines, and looked up just in time to see a P-51D, a P-40 and an F4U cruising overhead in a stretched out echelon formation.  They made four or five orbits of the neighborhood before zipping east.  My roommate was at the beach, and he reported later that they had buzzed the oceanfront at treetop height.  What a show!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 05, 2009, 03:12:13 pm

Well, I hear Lincoln is nice this time of year, especially the south side ....

*innocent whistle*

Looked into it but everywhere was already booked up. :(  Still, had a lovely time in Harrogate without XH558...  Didn't get chance to post Nev, but I eventually spotted a Tonka just poking out between the houses, not as common a site around here as it once was.  Still could have been F-15's around though, especially the high level formation I saw.

Spotted a few while in Harrogate, saw one of Yorkshire Air Ambulances MD902's & at least one Jet Ranger kept popping over.  Had my camera with me, but never had a clear enough shot.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 05, 2009, 11:22:41 pm
Strangest thing yesterday at 1400ish a Huey went past at around 2000ft following the coastline from north to to south. Very strange as I realised as I was watching it, that I'd never seen a Huey flying before..... ever !
Also strange because it appeared to be a short fuselage version (B or C).

Too hazy to make out any detail whatsoever.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 06, 2009, 02:16:51 am
This one Ian?  It's a privately owned aircraft, I snapped it at the Yorkshire Airshow year before last.  It displays to Ride of the Valkyries, complete with MG special effects!  I might have some more pics of it somewhere.  Think this is a UH-1H though.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Yorkshire%20Airshow%202007/STA60205.jpg)
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Yorkshire%20Airshow%202007/STA60258.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today (HINDS)
Post by: Hman on July 09, 2009, 02:08:20 pm
Both my sons spotted a formation of 8 HIND Helicopters flying over Croydon this afternoon. I didn't :banghead:

I have just sent the MOD a FoIA request to find out what they were doing... :unsure:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 09, 2009, 02:52:00 pm
That would be the Polish AF Scorpion Team, flying 4 Hinds :thumbsup: 4 for display, possibly 3 for backup (maybe one of those for solo) and the 4th for static display
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on July 09, 2009, 05:42:28 pm
Wish I could've got a better shot - this was a spur of the moment type shot

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/kc135flag.jpg)


Chris
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http://www.dataviewbooks.com/kc135.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hman on July 09, 2009, 11:58:17 pm
That would be the Polish AF Scorpion Team, flying 4 Hinds :thumbsup: 4 for display, possibly 3 for backup (maybe one of those for solo) and the 4th for static display

B787

Thanks for the info.

I am just cross I didn't see them...two years ago my boys spotted a MV22 flying, which I denounced as 'rubbish of course you didn’t' only to see it mentioned on the news that night!  :banghead:


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 11, 2009, 12:46:03 pm
It's Bayfest weekend here in Sarnia. Trews, Counting Crows, STP, Kiss.....so there's been lots of biz jet action at the local airport. Saw a Falcon 900, Citation and a Challenger yesterday. No camera, tho.....

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 12, 2009, 01:43:52 am
Saw a shape in the sky a couple of days ago that I though was just one of the regular Austrian Airlines Dash 8s coming into the local airport, but it didn't sound quite right.

Took a second look and was pretty sure it was actually a Dornier 328. First time I've ever seen one if that's actually what it was.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 12, 2009, 08:51:05 am
Crop dusting season is here, one little bright yellow one flew right over the house yesterday, not sure of the make and it was gone before I could grab the camera.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on July 12, 2009, 09:48:15 am
The winds were favorable for aircraft being close at hand while in the pattern yesterday.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/ualcjlow.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/cessnaonfinal1.jpg)

This Navion did his break over the house...
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(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/navionrollout.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n457XJmesaba1.jpg)

One last one while out on a stroll...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n312phliftsoff1.jpg)

Counting down the days and hours until AirVenture 2009!!!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on July 12, 2009, 12:36:48 pm
Crop dusting season is here, one little bright yellow one flew right over the house yesterday, not sure of the make and it was gone before I could grab the camera.
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Yeah, they're around here, too.  I was awakened by the sound of a radial engine this A. M. (just before 0600, local time and too damn' early on a Sunday!) as they did their usual air show.  I watched as one did an eight-point roll an climb out, and later did a vertical roll on climb out.  Entertaining as usual, but a wee bit early for me to think about camera . . .

Also, on the way home from church, we watched a C-17 do a "Baghdad Approach" to Dover.

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 12, 2009, 02:05:37 pm
I love that Delta SAAB 340 in new colours :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 12, 2009, 02:50:09 pm
The RNAS Yeovilton air show was yesterday, and I went along with my brother and parents. The day could have gone a lot better, as the weather was crap, and the Vulcan didn't fly due to a brake system hydraulics problem. :( The low cloud meant that all the flying displays were severely curtailed - the Red Arrows appeared, did a few formation passes and then buggered off again, and the Frecce Tricolori didn't get off the ground. The Tiffies didn't fly either, much to my annoyance. However, the Armee de l'Air put on a good show, the pilot throwing his Rafale around in spectacular fashion at a few hundred feet. If you've ever seen a grand prix or the like, where a driver takes a corner too fast and only just hangs on through the bend, you'll be able to imagine what it was like - it was like the Rafale was scrabbling to find traction as it turned! Most impressive - it would have been nice to see what the Tiffie could have done to match it.

The other highlight for me was seeing the De Havilland Sea Vixen fly. What a glorious beast of an aircraft, and the noise was wonderful. The howl of twin Avons is something that has to be experienced. :wub:

The Belgian and Dutch air forces each brought their very attractive display F-16s, in grey and orange respectively. Didn't get any pics, but they did very well given the poor conditions. The Dutch AF was out in force, with no less than six Vipers present! Also there were two Spanish Harriers, a Portuguese Lynx, and the Royal Jordanian Air Force were present with their Silver Falcons display team, flying four Extra 300s. Again, the low cloud meant their display was sadly reduced from what should have been something spectacular.

Anyway, pics:

The ultra-sexy Rafale. I just wish the French would use retractable IFR probes.
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6986/rafale1.jpg)
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8626/rafale2.jpg)

The hulking beast that is the Sea Vixen. Sorry about the poor quality.
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2797/vixen1.jpg)
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2308/vixen2.jpg)
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/861/vixen3.jpg)
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XH558, with her socks on. She was parked on the far side of the airfield, but after they announced she wasn't flying, they towed her over to the crowd line for people to have a close-up look.
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/933/vulcan1.jpg)
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MFG 3 Breguet Atlantic "Graf Zeppelin".
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8735/zep2.jpg)
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French Hawkeye.
(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3701/hawkeye1.jpg)

Sea Kings galore!
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The Frecce Tricolori spent the day on the ground.
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9688/frecce1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 13, 2009, 01:56:55 am
Gerald, great pics, especially that EC-135 among the masts!

Alun, lovely pics of the Sea Vixen & XH-588 particularly.  I'm really hoping to see XH-588 this year, although I missed my closest show Waddington, although she didn't fly due to an administritive cock-up. :rolleyes:  I might try & get down to RIAT at the weekend (albeit a 7 hour round trip), or maybe Sunderland the week after.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 13, 2009, 08:08:45 am
Just moments ago while at the computer, I suddenly heard a jet coming over the house --- low down.  Unusual for around here because we're off the regular flight paths but they sounded military.  I dashed outside to see if I could spot them but they had already gone out of view.  I called the nearest airport to me (Red Deer Regional [in Alberta]) and they said they hadn't had anything so I called Calgary Internaional (100 miles south south west of us) to ask if they knew anything, turns out it was a couple of CAF CF-18's which had over-nighted in Calgary and were returning to Cold Lake in the north.

Robert
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on July 13, 2009, 09:24:02 am
Très sexy Rafale  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 14, 2009, 07:47:31 am
Not a plane, but this past Sunday some friends of mine and I were at a local park and late in the afternoon some folks launched a couple of balloons right near us.

I'm kind of proud of this picture, not bad for my 1.3 megapixel phone camera! :thumbsup:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/ballon.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 14, 2009, 11:25:44 am
A pair of Kriegsmarine sail boats moored on either side of our boat today.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 14, 2009, 12:05:35 pm
A pair of Kriegsmarine sail boats moored on either side of our boat today.

Ar you occupying a zone of timeslip?  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 14, 2009, 03:43:02 pm
During my library/post office run, I saw a few things of interest.  The flying machines are here, while the floaty things are in the "Ship Spotting" thread.

This first photo is actually from a couple of days ago.  It's WAVY's Chopper 10, a Bell Long Ranger
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/swath002.jpg)

This guy was towing an advertisement for a locksmith over the river and downtown area.  From the paintjob and the engine noise, I thought it might be one of those Fairchild or Vultee trainers, but I think it's actually a kitplane or something.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/swath014.jpg)

I just managed to snag this guy from the street outside the library.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/swath016.jpg)

Spotted this beast, an MH-53E Sea Dragon, on the way home.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/swath019.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/swath020.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 14, 2009, 06:34:36 pm
Argh....how many times do I have to tell you to stop seeing big helicopters ? Now quit it !

 :thumbsup:

Love the Long Ranger as well. It's amazing how even a plain old bird like that can look cool with a few bits hanging off her ! The atmosphere of the shot is neat as well...

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on July 14, 2009, 06:54:42 pm
I gotta start taking my camera everywhere.  I see Chinooks, Dolphins, and Blackhawks all the time around here.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 15, 2009, 01:12:29 am
mmmmm....MH-53...:wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 15, 2009, 07:59:22 am
I was at Marwell zoo yesterday (day out with the gf), which is near Portsmouth and Southampton. There was a Chinook thundering around at high altitude all afternoon, and a twin-prop job with weird angular wing- and tail-tips went over at about 5pm.

(http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/5025/chinook.jpg)
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on July 15, 2009, 08:40:03 am
I was at Marwell zoo yesterday (day out with the gf), which is near Portsmouth and Southampton. There was a Chinook thundering around at high altitude all afternoon, and a twin-prop job with weird angular wing- and tail-tips went over at about 5pm.

(http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/5025/chinook.jpg)
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8324/75994582.jpg)

Britten-Norman Trislander, third engine in the fin.

JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 18, 2009, 10:13:23 am
We had our village fete today.  Because all the proceeds are going towards Help For Heroes (http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/index.html) we were lucky enough to get a flypast by the BBMF Dakota.  Unfortunately it was chucking it down with rain, so poor light and he had to fly low, which was bad for photos, but exciting on the ground :)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/Picture61064.jpg)
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on July 18, 2009, 11:35:04 am
Cool Dak pics Nev  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 18, 2009, 01:03:21 pm
Yeah, lovely Dak!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 18, 2009, 01:10:58 pm
Good stuff! :wub:

Thanks for the ID, JimB - not really up to speed on civvie jobs. :)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on July 20, 2009, 09:27:20 am
This just flew over heading south towards OSHKOSH...a Breezy!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/breezyspotted.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: John Howling Mouse on July 22, 2009, 06:01:16 pm
Something you don't see everyday: last week, the newly restored F-86 "Sabre Hawk One" flew right over!  One of the ex-CAF pilots involved (Dan Dempsey) had been sending me progress photos of the restoration progress over the past year but I had no idea they were coming to town because our 'net has been down more than up for the past couple of weeks.  Sorry I didn't manage to get a pic of it overhead but here is what she looks like in all her restored glory:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v727/johnhowlingmouse/Miscellaneous2/HawkOneoverComox.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 23, 2009, 01:41:35 am
Gorgeous shot! :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 23, 2009, 08:50:32 am
Something you don't see everyday: last week, the newly restored F-86 "Sabre Hawk One" flew right over!  One of the ex-CAF pilots involved (Dan Dempsey) had been sending me progress photos of the restoration progress over the past year but I had no idea they were coming to town because our 'net has been down more than up for the past couple of weeks.  Sorry I didn't manage to get a pic of it overhead but here is what she looks like in all her restored glory:

I spent yesterday at the Airdrie Airshow (just north of Calgary) and watched the Snowbirds and Sabre doing their dispay, I went especially to see the Sabre flying as it's my absolute favorite jet.  I only had my little Sony Cyber-Shot with me and the batteries went dead on me (my wife had taken it to where a display of cars were and by the time I got it back, all the power that was left I used up taking a bunch of photos of a Piaggio Avanti) so no photos of either the Sabre or Snowbirds, which I might add was one of the best displays I've seen them do.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on July 23, 2009, 03:52:52 pm
Marine One flew over my house an hour or so ago. I've got the camera out for the return trip, but nothing so far. Saw a C-17 in CLE's landing pattern when I was getting food around 5:15.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on July 24, 2009, 09:04:00 am
This just rumbled overhead...bound for OSHKOSH! A thunderstorm is just about to roll in, he's just going to make it in before it hits.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/skycrane1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2009, 09:13:12 am
What...so now everybody gets to see big helicopters ?

Had one of those fly over us when we were working about 10 years ago....what a sight...what a sound !

 :wub: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on July 24, 2009, 09:24:28 am
This just flew over heading south towards OSHKOSH...a Breezy!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/breezyspotted.jpg)

Seeing that brings to mind one of my favorite quotes from the original Star Wars:

"You came in that?  You're braver than I thought."
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on July 24, 2009, 12:17:47 pm
a VERY low 757 not sure what air line but it had a dark blue body
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on July 24, 2009, 01:00:09 pm
chinhook on it's way down to Odiham along the M3
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 24, 2009, 03:41:25 pm
a VERY low 757 not sure what air line but it had a dark blue body

In the UK? The RNZAF 757 has been doing some displays around there.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on July 24, 2009, 04:43:44 pm
I asked for rain, but I didn't expect it to be delivered in this way...another one bound for AirVenture.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/dusterabove1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 25, 2009, 09:30:26 am
It's nice to know that in these economically tough times the US gov't can find ways to both invade your privacy and waste your taxes ! This is the new spy blimp thing that will be hovering over the St. Clair river to keep an eye on things......I guess it has some fancy gear dangling from it. I'm gonna go get a better pic of it next time I'm down by the river.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/blimp-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on July 25, 2009, 11:00:54 am
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/t37roof1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 25, 2009, 11:13:40 am
1655 Local..... Walking toward the farm at the back of our road.... I THINK I saw a bubble-top Spitfire following the dunes south presumably heading for Liverpool Airport. To be honest it was backlit by very strong sunshine, and at least a couple of kilometers away; it was the sound that gave it away, nothing sounds like a RR Merlin  :wub:

Later as I cycled along the dune path to work I was buzzed by an autogyro which was holding whilst waiting to get into the Microlight airfield just a kilometer east of the dunes.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on July 25, 2009, 11:14:16 am
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/t37roof1.jpg)

A model? Or real?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 25, 2009, 12:04:44 pm
Got a flyer through our door today - the village fete with the previously shown Dak raised £4130 for Help For Heroes :)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on July 29, 2009, 03:40:52 pm
During the wee hours last night, a C-5 came in to DAFB & I could have sworn he was coming in through our front window and heading out the back window.  Low AND loud! 

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 01, 2009, 12:45:14 am
Took my boy for his first visit to Coningsby yesterday - tbh he was more excited about climbing "The Mound" and having fish and chips on a tray from the village chippie than he was about the planes.  Kids eh? :banghead:

Being a Friday, there wasn't a huge amount of movement, but more than most RAF bases on a Friday.

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/DDlineup.jpg)
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on August 01, 2009, 01:00:22 am
I saw a hot-air balloon while waiting for the local transit bus yesterday morning. It was sponsered by a local radio station. As the bus was leaving(with me in it), a car being used as a ground chaser(follows balloon) drove past, with a trailer behind carrying what probably is hot-air ballooning equipement.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 01, 2009, 04:22:40 am
Lovely Tiffie pics nev! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 01, 2009, 06:02:25 am
Thanks Simon, also like this one which gives an impression of the busyness of Coningsby (and I must repeat, this on a FRIDAY which the RAF just don't do).

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on August 01, 2009, 07:12:03 am
Bit clean aren't they and where's all the panel lines  ;D
Looks like it was a nice day Nav, great pics and thanks for sharing  :thumbsup: 
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on August 02, 2009, 06:21:17 am
Sitting outside having lunch about an hour ago when this guy appeared, did a couple of orbits over the Clyde, and then set course SE over the house. While it is a common enough sight around the Scottish coast, it is not very often seen here at Prestwick.
Operated on fishery protection duties, by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (check out the registration).

JimB

(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/Do-228.jpg)


(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/Do-2282.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on August 02, 2009, 06:53:53 am
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/t37roof1.jpg)

A model? Or real?

Real.  As seen at Oceana last September.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Oceana08/oceana08131.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Scooterman on August 02, 2009, 07:18:30 am
The old NAS Dallas is just a few miles from here (oh why didn't I live here in the '90s when Tomcats and Scooters were overhead all the time).  Anywho, the Army Guard now roams the ramp with CH-47s.  Not that big of a deal, see them serveral times a month, but recently they've been SUPER active and I've seen them up just about every day for the last two weeks.  Wonder if they're slated for Iraq or the 'stan?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 02, 2009, 07:19:33 am
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/t37roof1.jpg)

A model? Or real?

Real.  As seen at Oceana last September.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Oceana08/oceana08131.jpg)

Eh? The first one is a T-37/A-37, the second one is a BAC Strikemaster or something along those lines.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on August 02, 2009, 07:34:40 am
Oops.  My bad.  I was fooled by the similar VNAF paint schemes.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 02, 2009, 01:22:34 pm
South Vietnamese Strikemaster???  Is that a 1/1 Whiff??? :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

My guess is it's supposed to closely resemble an A-37, movie bird?

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on August 02, 2009, 11:22:33 pm
Stepped out of my workplace at the right time as a red-coloured Sikorsky S-76 flew by.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on August 03, 2009, 10:09:48 am
Why I say there boy, I seed a Tristar fly over Bishop Auckland this afternoon  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on August 03, 2009, 04:54:14 pm
Sorry, Cap, I was out walking this afternoon, and I saw another Knighthawk.  I couldn't resist.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/merch017.jpg)

I also spotted this guy pulling up and away from ORF.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/merch013.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 04, 2009, 05:33:14 pm
Here is the local med vac helo landing at the town's municipal complex just a short distance from my place yesterday evening.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/tslandingtom1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 04, 2009, 06:13:27 pm
Mmmmm....helicopters.....

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on August 05, 2009, 10:07:32 am
A beechcraft(2 turbo-props & swept vertical tail) civilian plane(the usual) seen flying over the school near where I live. Was flying in the direction of the local Waterloo Regional Airport.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 06, 2009, 04:40:29 am
Tuesday 1740..... Unbelieveable, just stepped into the garden as a Dornier 28 flew right over the house from west to east at 2000ft. NEVER seen one before, deep blue undersurfaces on the wings & fuse, couldn't make-out the reg tho'

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on August 07, 2009, 11:20:30 am
a Dornier Do-228 just flew over, it was dark blue all over
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on August 07, 2009, 11:29:34 am
Not over my house as such, as I was sat in my Dingy fishing on Lake Windermere, First to come over was a Typhoon, flying pretty slow from South to North, the a couple of hours later a Tornado came over not flying slow. And then, the best was saved to last, 3 WAH-64's came over very low.
This free airshow made my day, as the fishing certainly did not :angry:
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on August 07, 2009, 11:31:24 am
oh yes at Newark air museum yesterday a very low NATO AWACS from waddington and a high flying spitfire! :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on August 07, 2009, 01:47:44 pm
Not over my house as such, as I was sat in my Dingy fishing on Lake Windermere, First to come over was a Typhoon, flying pretty slow from South to North, the a couple of hours later a Tornado came over not flying slow. And then, the best was saved to last, 3 WAH-64's came over very low.
This free airshow made my day, as the fishing certainly did not :angry:
Chris.

Just  remember, a bad day fishing is always better than a good day at work . . .

Seriously, I took my grandson (age 12) to Dover AFB Air Mobility Museum this morning, had a pretty good time.  It was my first visit there in over 4 years.  Several new (to me) displays, new aircraft - finally got to see the Connie up close.  I was surprised & pleased to see the A-26 Invader, always liked tthem.  Also, a C-5 outbound, sounded like it was pretty heavily loaded, went west.  Also a C-17 incoming, with a Cessna 172 about three minutes behind it. 

No camera, though, folks.

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 07, 2009, 02:57:03 pm
The C-5M at AirVenture made a nice max effort takeoff and climb out...it was so quiet with the new engines...miss that vacuum cleaner sound.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/AV2009/c5mdepartsosh1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on August 11, 2009, 01:14:14 pm
 RAF eurofighter typhoon just passed over  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 12, 2009, 01:09:54 pm
A new one...looks like a new contractor or just a different aircraft...either way he likes to fly low as well...though it was harder to hear his approaching the house compared to the Cardinal RG.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/ppcarivan1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 12, 2009, 01:28:28 pm
^^^^

Cessna Caravan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_Caravan
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on August 12, 2009, 06:39:09 pm
A Bombardier Q-400 flew over my apartment.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 12, 2009, 06:58:01 pm
We've been getting buzzed by A-10s of late....did the Selfridge Guard finally trade their F-16s for them ?

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on August 13, 2009, 06:00:44 pm
Seen landing here tonight...

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/737.jpg)

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 15, 2009, 06:26:51 pm
The inspector Caravan made another visit the next day and once he saw me on the ground waving and taking pictures he circled around again and gave me a wing wag.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/N968TCoverhead1.jpg)

Then yesterday a B757 brought in the NFL Football team that is playing the Packers on Sunday. When it departed it went over the house.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/hockeystick1.jpg)

Not exactly over the house but just a mile away at the airport, a KC-135R was shooting some touch n goes the other evening.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/tankersun1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 16, 2009, 02:58:40 am
Just came back from a week of holidays in North east Czech Republic (right around the city of Opava) and the sky was almost crawling with ultralights of one descrition or another whenever the weather was nice.

Saw quite a few odd looking birds in the air while sitting poolside at the hotel.

Saw quite a few odd looking birds on the ground while sitting poolside at the hotel too. Why is it that the only women who take the notion to sunbathe topless are the ones who should have the good sense not to? :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 16, 2009, 06:26:52 am
Saw quite a few odd looking birds on the ground while sitting poolside at the hotel too. Why is it that the only women who take the notion to sunbathe topless are the ones who should have the good sense not to? :blink:

For a starter, all the best ones are hanging around in Sardegna, Italy. Quite a few on the boats around these parts.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 16, 2009, 11:02:12 am
Went to the Rugby today, surprised to see quite a lot of British Army equipment, a Leyland truck, MAN HX, Landrover & even an old Jeep.  They were there from the Defense School of Transport, part of an Army recruitment drive & also because the club has been active in fundraising for the Help the Heroes charity.  Our club mascot was ferried aound the club in the Landrover before the match, then at half time he marched a bunch of Squadies round the club!

Oh, and the score:  Hull Kingston Rovers 26, Saint Helens 10!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

First time we've done the double over them in 27 years (beat them earlier in season away 19-20) & not many other clubs have since then.  Playoffs here we come!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 16, 2009, 11:23:18 am
today visited the beach in Koksijde, nothing but sun, sand, sexy ladies  :wub:......

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/koksijde%2016082009%20-%20xbeach/001800x600.jpg)

and lets not forget................Seakings  ;D

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/koksijde%2016082009%20-%20xbeach/005800x600.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/koksijde%2016082009%20-%20xbeach/008800x600.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/koksijde%2016082009%20-%20xbeach/009800x600.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/koksijde%2016082009%20-%20xbeach/012800x600.jpg)

and of course, a famous belgian singer (perhaps unknown in your country), a guy where all the ladies fall for (besides for me).....Dean (why cant they send a sexy female artist, like Sylver, for a change  :rolleyes: ).

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/koksijde%2016082009%20-%20xbeach/020800x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 17, 2009, 08:03:14 am
nothing special today, except a SPITFIRE  ;D, couldnt see what mark though, but i think it was a metallic colored Mk.XVIII  :huh: although im not sure.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 19, 2009, 10:00:48 pm
Yesterday a Czech air force PZL W-3 Sokol helicopter did a couple of low circles over the town centre.

I tried to catch it on my mobile phone camera, but it was just out of effective range.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on August 20, 2009, 05:04:48 am
The A380 came over the school today! T'was the Emirates A380 from Toronto, chasing an Emirates 777-200LR, presumably from North America too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 21, 2009, 08:13:13 am
Saw  a Let 200 Morava doing circles over town today.

It's such a lovely twin engined GA type. I wish AZ Models would give us a kit of one in 1/72
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 21, 2009, 09:30:20 am
Nice Sea King pics, Nils !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on August 21, 2009, 09:42:40 am
Saw  a Let 200 Morava doing circles over town today.

It's such a lovely twin engined GA type. I wish AZ Models would give us a kit of one in 1/72

We saw one of them over Prague last year  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 22, 2009, 04:19:02 am
About a year ago  I visited the airport at Kunovice (between Brno and Zlin) that was home to the Let aircraft company.

They have a small but nice museum there with a strong leaning to the activities and products of Let.

Here's a couple of pics of an early L-200A that resides in the museum:
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Kunovice%20air%20museum/2008_0802Kunovice0308.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/Kunovice%20air%20museum/2008_0802Kunovice0327.jpg)

These days it's usually the L-200D that you see flying, externally not very different though.

Such a lovely clean design for having come from Socialist drawing boards, no? :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 22, 2009, 06:31:58 pm
Been away for the last six days, four days in London, two in Gloucester.  Apart from sneaking a visit into IWM Duxford (I'll post pics when I get a chance), I was surprised to see quite a few aircraft over the week.  First was while travelling down the A1, just so happened that as we passed RAF Wittering, two Harriers went over the road for a conventional landing, perfectley timed!

In London, saw a Chinook & Lynx over Greenwich (& both again on different days), a Met Police Squirrel hovered over Leicester Square.  My wife's sister lifes fairly close to London City so quite a lot there, as well as the usual traffic going into Heathrow (we passed that too on the way to Gloucester & saw plenty coming in to land).

Less in Gloucester, but still managed to see a few light aircraft as well as some Grob Tutors & Vigiliants somewhere near Stratford upon Avon, can't remember where exactly.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 23, 2009, 01:00:20 am
some Grob Tutors & Vigiliants somewhere near Stratford upon Avon, can't remember where exactly.

Could have come from Wellesbourne Mountford - I think there's a UAS there.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 23, 2009, 04:58:24 am
That seems to be it, Google Maps shows it to be within a couple of miles or so of the A46 where I was driving.  I remember seeing a sign, but couldn't recall the name.  Cheers Ian!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on August 27, 2009, 10:31:27 am
Sheer luck for this one....

Went outside to hold the ladder for the SkyTV engineer while he fixed the dish on our roof and could hear a prop plane roar over nearby. Then it came over the house and I saw it was a Hurricane and the Lancaster of the BBMF! :thumbsup:

Looks they were heading for the Clacton Airshow after appearing at RAF Bensons Family Day.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on August 27, 2009, 01:55:10 pm
Had a couple of paragliders flying over me at work today. They were riding the wind coming off the sea, and stayed at a couple of hundred feet for over an hour. I have got to try it.

Also a Mk8 Lynx, which gave said paragliders a wide berth.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: jeremak on August 28, 2009, 02:32:27 am
Three Fulcrums in formation, and later four Su-22 in another formation. I'm living in Poland, near Minsk Mazowiecki (23 air force base).
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 29, 2009, 04:14:16 am
jeremak: you are very lucky! The Czech MiG-29s had been sold off and theit Su-22s in museums by the time I arrived here five years ago. I've only ever seen Slovak and Hungarian Fulcrums in the time I've been here and I've never seen an Su-22 flying at all.

Anyway....

Yesterday my girlfriend and I were at the local swimming pool and a Robinson R-44 did a couple of circles overhead. A Zlin 242 passed over not long after.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 29, 2009, 04:20:53 pm
All other aerobatic teams eat your heart out....it's the Golden Hawks ! Well, the Hawk One Sabre, anyway ! She did a few bolters over the Chris Hadfield Airport today, piloted by Chris Hadfield. Flew up the St. Clair River from Windsor. Cool.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/s3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on August 29, 2009, 06:08:05 pm
All other aerobatic teams eat your heart out....it's the Golden Centennaires ! Well, the Hawk One Sabre, anyway ! She did a few bolters over the Chris Hadfield Airport today, piloted by Chris Hadfield. Flew up the St. Clair River from Windsor. Cool.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/s3-1.jpg)

She really is beautiful isn't she Todd, I saw her about five weeks ago at the Airdrie Airshow (just north-east of Calgary).  She was flying with the Snowbirds and they all put on a great show.  Unfortunately, my digital camera isn't very good for airshow flying so I didn't take any photos of the flying (has also to do with the missus taking photos of a bunch of cars on display and ran the battery down) and I couldn't find my 35mm camera I usually take to airshows, it's still packed away in a box somewhere.

Robert
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on August 30, 2009, 12:59:27 am
A Robinson R-44 flew by the apartment at low level(very cloudy at the time) while I was doing my laundry at 11:40 this morning.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on August 31, 2009, 07:09:41 am
Red arrows just nearly took our roof off.....................
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 31, 2009, 10:28:34 am
Red arrows just nearly took our roof off.....................

Hoylake Lifeboat Open Day. They stopped off in Blackpool to top-up the tanks, then on to Hoylake for the 1700 slot. We were watching them from here until a squall came through and reduced the visibility down to less than a-quarter-of-a-mile. Still bad now and it's gusting 30kts. Wouldn't want to be in one of those wee Hawks in these conditions.....  :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: amg27 on August 31, 2009, 11:13:30 am
I live on the flightpath to Leeds/bradford airport and on 29/8 a spooky RAF Nimrod R1 did a low pass over our town then did 3 approaches into the airport along with scheduled commercial traffic. i have seen military traffic go in before but not as special as this!! :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on August 31, 2009, 11:43:58 am
Saw what looked very much like an Aero 45 or 145 fly over town today.

Would be cool if it was, those qualify as vintage aircraft these days as most of the ones flying are restorations.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on August 31, 2009, 03:58:56 pm
Embraer departing KPIT tonight heading for O'Hare:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/e170.jpg)

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on September 01, 2009, 06:04:45 pm
Not seen over my house, but at the ground breaking for our new facility here in Sterling Heights.

Local news video report (http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/20675075/index.html)

At one point we had one of Selfridge's DHS/Border Patrol helos fly right over.  It was pretty cool!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2009, 10:38:39 am
Some lovely heavies flew over yesterday afternoon while I was out on the deck enjoying a ( surprise, surprise ) beer.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/7-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/7-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on September 02, 2009, 11:34:52 am
Had a Robinson R22 over fly Bishop Auckland this morning, well below the legal limit
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 02, 2009, 01:10:01 pm
Some lovely heavies flew over yesterday afternoon while I was out on the deck enjoying a ( surprise, surprise ) beer.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/7-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/7-1-1.jpg)

Looks like a flying Dutchman and Lufthansi
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 02, 2009, 02:53:39 pm
Had a Robinson R22 over fly Bishop Auckland this morning, well below the legal limit

Noisy buggers aren't they?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on September 02, 2009, 07:02:54 pm
A Westjet Boeing 737-600(no winglets seen) flew past while on approach towards my local airport(Waterloo Regional Airport) at around 4:30 p.m. today.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on September 03, 2009, 12:25:06 am
Had a Robinson R22 over fly Bishop Auckland this morning, well below the legal limit

Noisy buggers aren't they?

Yeap, especially when you can see the registration
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 03, 2009, 11:32:11 am
1615 This afternoon, was in the car-park at Morrisons, Southport. About a thousand feet (maybe less) a 'Cessna type' single-engined float plane went across heading roughly northwest.

Long cabin, traditional Cessna empenage, two BIG floats, that seemed to go the whole length of the fuselage. Given that it was gusting 25-30kts, I'm fairly certain it wouldn't be landing in open water, maybe on it's way to the Lake District or further inland. Seemed to be struggling against the northerly wind though.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 03, 2009, 12:47:18 pm
1615 This afternoon, was in the car-park at Morrisons, Southport. About a thousand feet (maybe less) a 'Cessna type' single-engined float plane went across heading roughly northwest.

Long cabin, traditional Cessna empenage, two BIG floats, that seemed to go the whole length of the fuselage. Given that it was gusting 25-30kts, I'm fairly certain it wouldn't be landing in open water, maybe on it's way to the Lake District or further inland. Seemed to be struggling against the northerly wind though.

Ian

Long cabin with big floats, i'd say a Caravan Amphibian.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on September 04, 2009, 10:39:44 am
Durham Constabularys EC-135 hovering about Willington this afternoon

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF1604.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF1620.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF1614.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: SSgt Baloo on September 04, 2009, 11:33:57 am
I am not equipped with a camera, but living on close proximity to the McClellan Air Park (Formerly McClellan AFB), I have seen, over the years, quite a few interesting a/c. They used to fly "Pregnant Connies" (EC-121 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EC-121_Warning_Star)s) in and out of there when I was a kid. One time an Avro Vulcan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_bomber) flew over my house en route to an Air Show at the above-mentioned base.

These days I often see OV-10 Broncos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OV-10) flying around in either Coast Guard or CDF (California Department of Forestry) colors. Sometimes a B-17 and/or a B-24 (or maybe B-25?) flies in to give rides for more than I can afford, but it's fun to see 'em flying around anyway. There are a couple of AT-6s that I've seen practicing formation flights on multiple occasions as well as a couple (possibly more P-51s that fly overhead (I assume they're either pottering around or perhaps flying up to Reno or Lake Tahoe).

The CDF runs a school for helicopter pilots that flies Robinson helicopters (what model/type I am not certain).

I wish I could provide pictures.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on September 04, 2009, 11:51:59 am
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF1614.jpg)

Who makes this truck Aircav?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on September 04, 2009, 12:21:30 pm
Who makes this truck Aircav?

Its a Nissan Navara  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: SSgt Baloo on September 05, 2009, 12:04:06 pm
These days I often see OV-10 Broncos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OV-10) flying around in either Coast Guard or CDF (California Department of Forestry) colors.

I found a pic, and they're CDF planes: (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Cdf-ov10-N415DF-071022-fox-02-16.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Riksbar on September 08, 2009, 03:42:46 pm
Out walking the dog a couple of nights ago when I hear a sound and see an aircraft much lower than normal ind heading in a differenfdirection. as it gets closer I see
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2656/3901250329_f27f0260fc.jpg)
I presume the BBMF aircraft was heading home from somewhere.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 10, 2009, 06:13:11 am
Something that I've been seeing flying over the house a great deal lately finally landed nearby (in a tree in my back yard) so I could get a couple shots of it. It is a Broad Winged Hawk which has been patrolling the yard hunting for small animals.

(http://imagesbyhawkeye.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/hawkintree5.jpg)

(http://imagesbyhawkeye.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/yardhawk5.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: simmie on September 10, 2009, 07:28:31 am
Yesterday we had Tucano's and a BIH (or what ever they are currently known as) Super Puma.

Today it has ben Tucano's again and a 4 engined heavy at altitude.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on September 10, 2009, 11:27:15 am
Yesterday I looked up just in time to see a Cessna Skymaster.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 10, 2009, 01:00:11 pm
A hot air balloon set down on the field in front of our house! It flew off 5 minutes later. Registration was OY-COZ, a Cameron V-77 i think
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on September 10, 2009, 01:36:16 pm


Saw 2 F15's today and then saw a 757 about 9 or 10 times, i think it was doing touch and goes at Nottingham East Midlands.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 11, 2009, 10:45:36 am
A JASDF 747-400 just left KPIT, after arriving this AM, apparently in advance of the G-20 meeting here in a couple of weeks

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 12, 2009, 01:27:34 am
hmm, not seen it airborne for a while but a privately owned meteor NF11 took off about 0910hrs
from coventry airport.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 12, 2009, 06:06:20 am
An old MY locomotive at Roskilde station. The deep rumble the motor torpedo boat diesels was awesome!

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/diverse002.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 12, 2009, 12:52:46 pm
Cool shot! Reminds me of a double-ended F-unit; appropriate enough I guess as they share the same prime mover IIRC.


Seen overhead here were a couple of either Pave Hawks or VH-60s (I was driving directly underneath 'em - saw through the sunroof. Again no doubt G20 related

Chris
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Title: Quadumvirate of Power
Post by: sequoiaranger on September 12, 2009, 04:46:10 pm
Our tiny Ramona airport had an open house today. They have an amazing "rotary-winged" museum on-site, and plenty of wonderful fly-ins. My house is only a few miles away, so I got to see them when I was at the airport AND while they were goofing-off in the sky. Two T-28 Trojans, a P-51 Mustang and F4U Corsair formed a foursome. LOTS of noisy horsepower!
(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv173/sequoiaranger/RAirportMustCors03-m.jpg)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv173/sequoiaranger/RAirportMustCors01-m.jpg)

(http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv173/sequoiaranger/RAirportMustCors02-m.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2009, 07:50:50 am
Bit of a mini-airshow going on here today, turns out to be the North Weald Community Fly-In which is just ending now. If I'd known 'd have gone along for just £3 entry.  :banghead:

A Gnat screamed over my house an hour ago, probably the display pair.
Just now it was a pair of De Havilland Vampires in close formation right over town.
Apparently a pair of Norwegian F-16s were planned to attend, the RNAF has strong links with North Weald since WW2.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on September 13, 2009, 08:29:15 am
Bit of a mini-airshow going on here today, turns out to be the North Weald Community Fly-In which is just ending now. If I'd known 'd have gone along for just £3 entry.  :banghead:

A Gnat screamed over my house an hour ago, probably the display pair.
Just now it was a pair of De Havilland Vampires in close formation right over town.
Apparently a pair of Norwegian F-16s were planned to attend, the RNAF has strong links with North Weald since WW2.

It's a nice little airfield, I went to North Weald when in the UK a few years ago where I attended the annual Air-Britain Fly-In which is held there each year.  Usually it's in August sometime but the year I went it was in September, same weekend as the Duxford air show.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 14, 2009, 09:06:30 am
after a long time of seeing nothing but local traffic (civilian dauphins and Belgian AF Seakings) i finally got something different  :mellow:

a formation of 2 German Army (HeersFlieger) EC135P1's wlew over very fast in a tight formation  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 14, 2009, 12:36:03 pm
Not the best pics (camera at extreme range), but I saw these three flying over Hull & the River Humber at the start of the Round the World Yacht Race yesterday.

More pics here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,25981.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,25981.0.html)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yaught%20Race%20September%202009/STA60103-1.jpg)
Jet Ranger with TV camera

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yaught%20Race%20September%202009/STA60188-1.jpg)
British Army Gazelle

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yaught%20Race%20September%202009/STA60209-2.jpg)
Chippy in old RAF trainer colours

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yaught%20Race%20September%202009/STA60105-1.jpg)
Not to mention plenty of these guys!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on September 14, 2009, 05:57:15 pm
At around 4:40p.m. this afternoon, a Boeing 767(or a DC-10 as I seen what looked like a 3rd engine at the tail section) flew over my apartment flying in the direction towards the Waterloo Regional Airport.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on September 15, 2009, 12:22:16 pm
AAC lynx and apache
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 16, 2009, 08:10:17 am
RAF SAR Sea King, yesterday.  Actually was over my house for once!
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/SeaKingSARovermyhouse.jpg)

Almost forgot about this one, & nowhere near my house in the slightest.  Squirrel Sky 5, taken in Boston in April this year, from the Bunker Hill Memorial.
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/STA60135.jpg)

There's another helicopter that flew very near my house that's proving elusive.  I think it's a Sikorsky S-76 of CHC, but I'm not sure.  I miss a pic every time, either it's too distant by the time I see it, camera isn't ready, or I just get a blob when I take a pic.  Today I heard it in plenty of time, had the camera ready, but it only peaked out of the rooftops for moments at a time.

Dagnamit! :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on September 16, 2009, 12:37:34 pm
NATO exercise Bold Avenger is going on over Denmark these days, which means lots of jets!

Today i saw Mirage 2000s, Strike Eagles and F-16s. Best of all was a Strike Eagle and an F-16 with CFTs that began doing some sharp maneuvering over my house.

Participants include USAF F-15Es and KC-135s, French Mirage 2000s, E-3s and Transalls, F-16s from Denmark, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Turkey and Portugal, as well as NATO E-3s and a Czech An-26 &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 16, 2009, 12:42:50 pm
Since I posted those pics, a Tonka passed low & fast.  Too low & too fast to get a pic.  I was waiting for his mate (they normally come in pairs), but he didn't turn up.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 16, 2009, 03:41:27 pm
This was a surprise this evening!

(http://imagesbyhawkeye.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/aovcpassover5.jpg)

Aluminum Overcast was shooting some touch and goes at Appleton (KATW) Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on September 16, 2009, 09:11:26 pm
About 7:30pm EDT, saw (and heard) a C-130J headed due north over the house.  About 9pm heard (and saw the lights of) one of the USCG HH-65C's out of Selfridge.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 18, 2009, 04:40:48 am
a Royal Navy Merlin HM.1 just flew over, must be heading to the Tigermeet at Kleine Brogel, or to Sanicole airfield for this sundays Tiger Airshow  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on September 18, 2009, 11:47:38 am
Was staying and walking around Buttermere in the Lake District last week. Heard a fair amount of screaming jets but only saw these, photographed none.....

Looking down from High Raise I spied a black prop job, most likely a Tucano flying low over the water one afternoon.
Leaving the youth hostel one morning I saw a Harrier on the far side of the valley.
The farmer at Lanthwaite Farm is well off, he flew home in an EC155 (Dauphin variant) one evening as I returned to my car! http://www.lanthwaite.com/index.html (http://www.lanthwaite.com/index.html)

Best was when walking up Gavel Fell. Just as I came down from Blake Fell and lost sight of Crummock Water I heard a jet screaming by. Cursing my luck I turned round trying to spot it and an F-15 Eagle popped over the ridge almost overhead! Didn't have time for a snapshot but was good to see anyway!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 18, 2009, 04:49:18 pm
Again, a bit too low & quick to get a pic, but saw an RAF Beech King Air come pretty close.  Never seen one around here before. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on September 19, 2009, 12:58:12 pm
Whilst stood out in my neighbours back garde chatting today, an autogyro went over the garden, and to be honest I don't think I have seen one over here before or anywhere apart from on the telly. Smart looking piece of kit it was too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on September 19, 2009, 01:22:14 pm
NATO exercise Bold Avenger is going on over Denmark these days, which means lots of jets!

Today i saw Mirage 2000s, Strike Eagles and F-16s. Best of all was a Strike Eagle and an F-16 with CFTs that began doing some sharp maneuvering over my house.

Participants include USAF F-15Es and KC-135s, French Mirage 2000s, E-3s and Transalls, F-16s from Denmark, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Turkey and Portugal, as well as NATO E-3s and a Czech An-26 &lt;_&lt;

I guess that might explain why the annual NATO Day in Ostrava this weekend was a lot more quiet and disapointing than last year; everyone had somewhere better to be. :angry:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 19, 2009, 03:49:34 pm
Il-76MD 78818 at KPIT today ahead of the G-20 meeting, presumably to deliver limos

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/il76.jpg)


Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 20, 2009, 02:57:22 pm
Koo-ul!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on September 20, 2009, 06:18:46 pm
A DHC Otter with floats flew over
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 20, 2009, 06:33:16 pm
Great pic, Chris ! Neat to see a 'real' Russian a/c !

And Otters with floats are always cool......especially the old radials.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 20, 2009, 07:29:14 pm
Thanks - about a minute later I was overflown by a patrolling Blackhawk - I could've gotten a great shot, but I try not to aim long cameras at security folk - they're no doubt on edge enough already LOL
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on September 20, 2009, 11:21:28 pm
Another Sea Dragon.  I could've gotten a better photo if I'd been closer to the river, but I was headed into the library when I heard the rotors.  I got this standing in the alley nearby.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/sock007.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: stevev22fe on September 20, 2009, 11:24:02 pm
The Space Shuttle Discovery and the Shuttle Carrier (747) flew into Rick Husband - Amarillo International Airport for fuel today. My house is right under the approach path. It was pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 21, 2009, 02:42:48 am
as i was working outside the house today, i had a surprise overshoot of 3 Dutch AS535 Cougars and 3 Dutch AH-64D(N) LOngbow apache's  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 21, 2009, 03:08:48 pm
A C-17 was in (and I believe out of) KPIT today in preparation for the G-20 meeting - there are already numerous other aircraft here, including what looks to be a Chinese 747 - only saw that from a distance.

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 21, 2009, 06:15:01 pm
Jason, I see our little talk isn't working......

 :thumbsup:

Wasn't over my house, but I was in Toronto today and saw my first A380. Impressive !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 22, 2009, 07:53:35 pm
G-20 prep continues - today there was a Chinook and Blackhawk heading out towards dusk


Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 23, 2009, 08:15:06 am
Today's G-20 (so far) had an Apache leading a pair of Blackhawks:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/bhawk-1.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/bhawk-2.jpg)


Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 23, 2009, 12:05:53 pm
while on G-20 alert caught this Citation overhead at the end of a flight from Martha's Vineyard. A REACH flight landed earlier - caught on the radio and heard it, but no visual. Sounded like a Galaxy.

Can't get any closer than I am. From radio traffic, police are moving people out from the usual viewing areas.

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/citation.jpg)

Aircraft on the ground include a JASDF 747-400, Asiana 747, Brazilian AF 737, and IL-96

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 23, 2009, 02:51:38 pm
More mundanity: 737-300 from Chicago Midway. More police traffic re rousting people from the spotting sites

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/737-300.jpg)


Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 23, 2009, 05:30:45 pm
A couple of Dash-8s right before dark:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/canada.jpg)

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/continental.jpg)

hrd on the scanner but not seen was the flight bringing the Saudi G20 contingent


Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 23, 2009, 06:23:55 pm
There was a Herc buzzing around today. The boy said he dropped four paras at the airport, but I was to far away to see that part....

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Black Knight on September 24, 2009, 12:20:58 pm
3 tornados in formation low and fast straight over work this afternoon  :tornado:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 25, 2009, 01:41:03 am
grey painted RAF tristar on approaches to birmingham airport yesterday.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 25, 2009, 02:10:29 am
just like last week, a Royal Navy Merlin HM.1 overflew my house.
are you lads thinking of visiting on a regular basis  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 25, 2009, 08:47:53 am
1605 Local
Typhoon 'showing off' outside the station here. Presumably had some fuel to burn before going into LJLA ready for tomorrows (and Sundays') flypast at Southport.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on September 25, 2009, 09:11:26 am
Bugger, forgot about that................
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on September 25, 2009, 02:34:31 pm
There was a bit of a flap in the news this past Sunday.  Some of the natives got restless because a funny-looking C-130 flew over the beach, and no one could tell what it was, or where it had come from.  A photographer with better equipment than me snagged a couple of stills, and the news desk at WTKR asked if anyone in their audience could identify the bird.  I thought it looked familiar, so I combed through my pix from Oceana last year and found one I had taken, which I forwarded on to the station with a brief explanatory note.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Oceana08/oceana08173.jpg)

It was and MC-130P Combat Shadow, a spec ops support version operated by a unit from Hurlburt Field in Florida.  Last night, the station revealed that the Air Force called them to report that it was their bird, working an exercise with a SEAL unit based in Virginia Beach.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 25, 2009, 05:08:17 pm
G20 wrap-up - after several days of monitoring I have _never_ hrd so many comms - two scanners were not nearly enough to keep up with all the simulataneous traffic. F-15Cs on the CAP intercepted a Mooney that busted the TFR and escorted it down in West Virginia. I caught a visual of an Eagle just after AF1 departed.

Utter crap photos, but getting closer was not a real option; these really were "over the house"

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/g1.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/g2.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/g3.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/g4.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/g5.jpg)


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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on September 25, 2009, 07:55:25 pm
probably the last G-20 traffic - a pair of JASDF 747-400s have left KPIT within the past hour or so
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on September 26, 2009, 05:18:05 am
Didn't see it in person, but watched it on the TV news, the Pope came into town today on an Alitalia jet (poor guy, flying Alitalia!). Looked like an A319 to me.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 26, 2009, 05:39:45 am
Managed to snap the mystery helicopter!  But it was too far away!  :banghead: I think it's a Puma & probably a Bristows machine.  This may not be my mystery machine, I thought it was CHC.  Need a better zoom....

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/UnidentifiedCHChelicopterovermyhous.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on September 26, 2009, 07:36:24 am
Five minutes ago I was sitting quietly working on model number 3 for the SIG dispaly at Telford. Heard an engine, looked up and this guy was passing the window. Fortunately he did an orbit which brought him, literally, over the house.
I believe he is normally based at Glasgow.

(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/G-DRAM.jpg)


JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on September 29, 2009, 01:23:14 pm
2x lynx AAC
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on September 29, 2009, 01:26:29 pm
Snap!  Well almost, just the one.  Saw it through the window while at work in York.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 30, 2009, 07:12:30 am
An evening visit of a WI ANG KC-135R.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/kc135nightsil5.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on October 02, 2009, 12:17:57 am
A white-coloured DC-10 flew low enough that I can see it while I was waiting for a cab to pick me up in order to go to work.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 02, 2009, 05:04:45 am
Saw one of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902's while driving into York yesterday morning.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on October 08, 2009, 10:29:01 am
saw a drak blue chopper with flourecent orange flash down middle, been hanging around a bit,
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 08, 2009, 01:37:03 pm
Tucano over York University.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on October 09, 2009, 10:13:57 am
How's this for over the house. I took these while standing in my driveway. I didn't even need the zoom!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n23wkinspecting5.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/n23wklightpole5.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on October 09, 2009, 10:15:56 am
Saw what looked suspiciously like a Fokker 50 climbing out of the local airport today. Kind of unusual as I've never seen one in this neck of the woods before.

The police were out today flying their EC 135 around over town too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on October 13, 2009, 11:09:59 am
Spotted tied to the deck of the yacht White Cloud in Norfolk: leased Eurocopter EC 135T
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Ships%20and%20boats/nitze014.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 13, 2009, 02:34:42 pm
If only to have so much money to not know what to do with it eh?  I'd stuggle to afford the remote controlled job!

Tucano yesterday & there have been a surpising amount of hot air ballons around York, seen one every time I've been there for more than a week now.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on October 15, 2009, 11:20:35 am
Didn't have the camera handy as I'd just got back from dialysis, but a pair of Puma's went overhead heading south east. Best guess is they were heading for Odiham.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on October 18, 2009, 02:15:39 am
I saw a plane with 4 contrails coming over. I looked it up on the website, but it wasn't fitted with mode-s. Using binoculars i identified it as a C-17! :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on October 19, 2009, 05:39:43 am
im currently sitting down stairs working on my laptop, when i suddenly got a surprise visit from a Netherlands AF CH-47D Chinook  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on October 19, 2009, 04:44:07 pm
im currently sitting down stairs working on my laptop, when i suddenly got a surprise visit from a Netherlands AF CH-47D Chinook  ;D
I bet your neighbours were impressed with that thing knocking at your door :rolleyes: :lol:
Did you make it a brew??
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on October 20, 2009, 12:27:15 pm
had a pair of Army Air Corps Apaches low over the house around 5pm today. Heading due south, and not in the direction of Wattisham (UK Apache central). The first time ive seen the type in this neck of the woods. We normaly only get the odd Wookka or puma passing by.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on October 20, 2009, 02:19:34 pm



saw a lovely Libiyan Antonov An 124, second time I've seen a Ruslan and it's still a thrill  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on October 20, 2009, 10:41:41 pm
Libya has An-124s??  I missed that memo.....pics?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 21, 2009, 02:59:11 am
Nev, a civil operator, Libyan Air Cargo run them.  Nice white green & blue livery, would look good on the Revell kit.

More photos:  Libyan Air Cargo Ruslans on Airliners.net (http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?aircraft_genericsearch=%3D%22antonov+an-124+ruslan%22&airlinesearch=&countrysearch=&specialsearch=&daterange=&keywords=Libyan+Air+Cargo&range=&sort_order=datestamp+desc&page_limit=120&thumbnails=&searchSubmit=Searching%2C+please+wait...)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/An-124LibyanAirCargo.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on October 21, 2009, 04:54:51 am
Nev, a civil operator, Libyan Air Cargo run them.

Yes, but they are a subsidary of Libyan Airlines, one of two state operated airlines. They also operate a fleet consisting mostly of the ex-Libyan AF heavy haulers, including C-130s, Il-76, Il-78, An-26, An-32, Il-62s, which is rather suspicious...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on October 21, 2009, 09:19:17 am
Ah, the old "falsies".  Thanks for the pic, 'tis quite a nice livery.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 21, 2009, 11:58:36 am
1720 This afternoon, a Sea King/Commando HC4 went in to Woodvale - guess it's connected with the HMS Illustrious arriving tomorrow. When I went past the airfield on my into work an hour later it had gone.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on October 22, 2009, 02:49:06 pm
Four A-10's from Selfridge just passed over my house, low and through the cloud cover.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on October 22, 2009, 05:52:04 pm
Couple Herky Birds took off from Youngstown-Warren around 11:30 AM or so. Went southeast in formation.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on October 23, 2009, 01:30:12 pm
I watched the RAAF's new A330 tanker do some circuits about a week ago.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: entlim on October 23, 2009, 01:35:30 pm
Two Lynxes fom the Black cats , and a shed load of other FAA flypat , thisafternoon....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 24, 2009, 07:53:41 am
I've mentioned here before that RAF Woodvale is a mere 3km from Schloss Jackson - Well up there just now are a pair of Merlins, four Lynxes and five Sea Kings of various marks including one in a retro 1970 era glossy dark blue/grey with full colour roundels.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on October 24, 2009, 12:49:15 pm
Pics or it never happened ;)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on October 25, 2009, 09:55:50 am
went to EMA today to go to the aeropark and also to see the AN-225 'myria' at the cargo terminal-what a beast.



its taking off at around 11 tomorrow (26/10/09) so get your camera ready!!!!!!! :smiley:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on October 31, 2009, 10:34:10 am


Went to the eropark at east midlands today, saw 4 Lynx on the apron. Found out that they are XZ677, XZ210, ZF539, ZF540
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on October 31, 2009, 03:02:13 pm
Thursday night coming home from York.  Driving the van over Arras Hill at Market Weighton, I heard a sudden screech, & my first thought was 'sh!t, I've a lost a tyre at 60mph!'.  I then heard a roar (this was all in a second or so), the van rattled & I realised a jet had passed very low over the top of me.  I saw the lights of the second aircraft in my rear view mirror.  I'm guessing they were Tornadoes, it seems about from the way the lights were spaced.

There was a Police car in a lay-by near by, I'm guessing he was something to do with it.  Gave me a bit of a shock! :blink:  It's not the first time I've been buzzed by Tornadoes (if that's what they were), they used to regularly fly over the village I lived in as kid, but it's probably the closest they've been to me!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on October 31, 2009, 09:08:37 pm
Stuck in traffic in Dorchester on the way to work Friday morning, an AAC Merlin in that lovely dark green colour howled over at very low level. Beautiful machine, the Merlin.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on November 03, 2009, 11:58:15 am
We had a totally overcast day here.

However, I taught a student who was not that far from the local airport and as I was leaving his offices I heard the most peculiar turboprop noise I've ever heard. I couldn't place it at all and tha cloud cover was too low for me to see anything when it went overhead. :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on November 04, 2009, 07:55:11 am
Stuck in traffic in Dorchester on the way to work Friday morning, an AAC Merlin in that lovely dark green colour howled over at very low level. Beautiful machine, the Merlin.

Not surprising seeing as Westlands is just down the road from you mate!! Stillm, you're in a good area for helo spotting.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on November 04, 2009, 10:44:50 am
Yeah, I see a couple every week. Also those Dassault Falcons that do contract work for the navy buzz around quite a bit.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on November 04, 2009, 05:05:40 pm
Shame the AAC don't actually have Merlins.............
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on November 04, 2009, 07:46:14 pm
Fair point. :banghead: Twas a Merlin-that-doesn't-kill-submarines at any rate.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on November 09, 2009, 09:51:05 am
Was walking back from a meeting this afternoon when a Merlin was spotted very low, travelling east-west along the south shore of the Humber (ie just the other side of the fence :D)

Even better, it was Italian Navy!!!!! :wub: :wub:  Looked gorgeous in the late afternoon setting sun :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on November 09, 2009, 03:34:53 pm
We were working in QC last week and they were doing an aerial survey...this guy kept flying over the rig....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/fly2-1.jpg)

Then a Griffon flew over. Must have been a 438 bird from St. Hubert

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/g1-1.jpg)

Yesterday an OPP Squirrel flew over the house....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/fly3-1.jpg)

And today a pair of Griffons flew over. Probably 400 squadron birds from Borden. I went over to the airport to grab a couple better pics....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/g4-1-1.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/g3-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on November 09, 2009, 03:35:50 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/gri2-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/gri-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 09, 2009, 03:45:50 pm
Shame the AAC don't actually have Merlins.............

Isn't there some 'agreement' that limits the weight of AAC's aircraft? That's why the Pumas, Merlins and Wokkas are all in the RAF. And perhaps why the RAF don't have Lynxs or Apaches of any sort?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on November 10, 2009, 01:59:13 am
Shame the AAC don't actually have Merlins.............

Isn't there some 'agreement' that limits the weight of AAC's aircraft? That's why the Pumas, Merlins and Wokkas are all in the RAF. And perhaps why the RAF don't have Lynxs or Apaches of any sort?

Yeap, it started at 5000lb's I think but has slowly crept up and at first the powers to be wouldn't let them fit weapons to the aircraft, seems they thought the pilots would get them selfs in to something they couldn't get out of.  ;D

Nice 412 pics Toadie  ;D :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: karlik on November 10, 2009, 02:20:12 am
One autumn evening this year in front of my house landed this rescue helicopter of Czech AF - PZL W-3 Sokol
(http://img5.rajce.idnes.cz/d0504/2/2778/2778092_b93ec6801524c9caba567742b40be3c3/images/DSC00181.jpg)
(http://img5.rajce.idnes.cz/d0504/2/2778/2778092_b93ec6801524c9caba567742b40be3c3/images/DSC00187.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on November 10, 2009, 03:37:23 am
Wow! That must have been noisy to have it land on the street in front of your house, Karlik.

What was happening that it landed in the street like that?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: karlik on November 10, 2009, 03:56:40 am
Yes, very noisy, I have more photos and video, add a link tomorrow
I live in a residential house /in the Czech Republic known as "panelák"/, helicopter flew there for the injured 1 year old child from our house - none of my family - luckily
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 10, 2009, 04:55:34 am
We were working in QC last week and they were doing an aerial survey...this guy kept flying over the rig....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/fly2-1.jpg)

Cool, looks like the new cheap Royal Navy ASW aircraft! Look at the MAD boom... ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on November 10, 2009, 08:56:47 am
Don't go giving them any ideas....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: karlik on November 11, 2009, 12:51:45 am
There are two photos and a link to free download video. Video was acquired by a compact camera without picture stabilisator, so sorry for the quality
http://uloz.to/3040613/pzl3-sokol-landing-on-street.avi.avi


(http://img5.rajce.idnes.cz/d0504/2/2778/2778092_b93ec6801524c9caba567742b40be3c3/images/1.jpg)
(http://img5.rajce.idnes.cz/d0504/2/2778/2778092_b93ec6801524c9caba567742b40be3c3/images/2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on November 11, 2009, 03:22:21 am
Nice links Karlik, Where in the republic was that?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: karlik on November 11, 2009, 03:42:19 am
Kdyne, West Bohemia, Pilsen Region
helicopter from Líně airport near Pilsen: http://www.lzsline.cz/historie.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on November 11, 2009, 07:37:24 am
Thanks for the link Karlik. I'll use it to practice my Czech reading and vocabulary skills. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on November 16, 2009, 03:26:50 am
Not over my house but while at work....not to far from the heliport in Battersea....I was in the rear yard and heard the sound of helo's....look up and saw two dark green painted Sea Kings (Commando ?) flying low n slow...got a pic of one on the iphone I have...but it looks really small as the camera don't have a zoom n I ain't downloaded the app for the zoom,been told there is one for it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on November 16, 2009, 10:42:12 am
Not a great picture but you can see that it is a B747.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/747uphigh.jpg)

The other day this and several other heavies flew over the house. Seems they shifted the corridor for those aircraft departing Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas bound to Seoul, Tokyo and Oz a bit west, putting it right overhead. Before I could see them flying from south to north east of where I live. Funny how much noise a 747 can generate even at that altitude on a clear day. Checking Flightaware this flight was out of Chicago, chugging along at 30,000 feet when it suddenly made a 30 degree left turn...the vapor trail pic didn't turn out to show the sudden swerve in course. What a surprise! The passengers probably didn't expect it either.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Green Dragon on November 16, 2009, 10:54:27 am
Saw a couple of Blackhawk choppers flying into Edinburgh airport today, about half past one this afternoon. Could have been one doing a couple of approaches. First time I've seen one outside of an  airshow.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on November 16, 2009, 02:27:47 pm
They've changed the approach pattern for ORF this week.  Now jets come out over the river and make a big banking turn toward the airport.  Sometimes they appear right over my house, like this bird from Southwest:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P1010026.jpg)

I didn't realize it at the time, but there seems to be another aircraft higher up, near the top right of the photo.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 16, 2009, 02:35:33 pm
Not a great picture but you can see that it is a B747.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/747uphigh.jpg)

Lol, let me give you a hint as to what airline it is. It is headed for Beijing :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on November 17, 2009, 01:03:57 pm
what camera do you use for your shots?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on November 19, 2009, 05:55:28 am
teusday, a Belgian Defence C-130H overflew ostend while i was running some erands.

today while i was shopping, i saw a Belgian Seaking Mk.48 on a training flight. as i came home, an hour later, 2 AAC Lynx AH.7 overflew my house  :mellow:

a pair of Israeli T-6B landed in ostend last thursday onthere delivery flight, but i never had a chance to see them  >:(
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on November 19, 2009, 06:47:04 am
what camera do you use for your shots?

I use a Panasonic/Lumix DMC-FZ50 for all of my photography.
http://imagesbyhawkeye.com/ (http://imagesbyhawkeye.com/)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on November 19, 2009, 02:36:28 pm
what camera do you use for your shots?

Currently, I use an old Olympus D-550.  Anything I posted here prior to March 2009 was done with a Fuji Finepix A330.  They're just simple point-and-shoot pocket cameras, but I've learned over time to work around their weaknesses, and I think I've gotten some good photos.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on November 20, 2009, 06:06:49 am
AAC Lynx AH.7 did a high speed pass over my house about 1 hour ago  ;D
might be one of the 2 that flew over yesterday, propably on its way back to Germany.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on November 22, 2009, 05:51:39 am
Again not while at my house,sitting in my sons hospital room at East Surrey hospital I have heard a lot of aircraft/helo's as it is next to Redhill aerodrome. Just heard a helo take off n managed to see this one quick glimpse only though.....sure it was a Puma with a White body n blue tailboom. It also had dayglo orange chevrons on it's belly n i think flotation packs on the side but not 100% on that as it was climbing away n out of my view
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on November 22, 2009, 06:46:28 am
Last night downtown Portsmouth and Norfolk did their "Grand Illumination" where all the buildings and streets are lit up with holiday decorations.  WAVY's Chopper 10 was hovering right over my apartment at an altitude of maybe 100 feet.  My camera doesn't do well in the dark, so I wasn't able to get any decent photos of the helicopter.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on November 22, 2009, 12:43:10 pm
Ho Hum . . . Nothing exciting here.  Just a few C-5s, a C-17, a pair of C130s, the usual light planes (Cessnas, mostly).  And I heard (early in the pre-dawn hours) what I THINK might have been a F/A-18.

Just another boring day in Dover Delaware.

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Green Dragon on November 22, 2009, 03:07:55 pm
Again not while at my house,sitting in my sons hospital room at East Surrey hospital I have heard a lot of aircraft/helo's as it is next to Redhill aerodrome. Just heard a helo take off n managed to see this one quick glimpse only though.....sure it was a Puma with a White body n blue tailboom. It also had dayglo orange chevrons on it's belly n i think flotation packs on the side but not 100% on that as it was climbing away n out of my view

Probably one of these, they all carry the orange chevrons on the underside. http://www.airliners.net/photo/CHC-Scotia/Aerospatiale-AS-332L1-Super/1471992/&sid=fab739e4b9c14a35bbaa1756f7deca6d

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on November 22, 2009, 10:47:34 pm
Yeah, the various choppers that fly out of Humberside Airport over my house dozens of times a day to and from the rigs wear the same colour scheme.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 23, 2009, 03:45:37 am
Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902 Explorer.  On my way to York this morning I came across a queue on the A1079 Hull to York road.  Flicked on the radio to find out a lorry had turned over on Arras Hill.  I turned round & diverted & spotted the Yorkshire Air Ambulance over Sancton.  Hope the driver is okay.  Apparently this stretch of road is the 7th most dangerous in Europe.

Pic borrowed from t'interweb:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/MD902YorkshireAirAmbulance.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on November 23, 2009, 06:28:51 am
Paul,that certainly looks like the beastie......certainly heard loadsa activity while my boy was in hospital,this one soundedbigger/beefier than the others,usualy R22 n bigger R44 (?) so I made the effort to see if I could see this one.......The only really interesting thing to fly over my house was a Spit mk5 or 9 during the summer.....lovely. Usually get red tiger moths flying over and occaisionaly a pitts special doing aerobatics, but only when the weather is good.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on November 24, 2009, 01:41:45 pm
Couple of days back a pair of RAF/Army Pumas went past my house, pretty low too, heading North parallel to the M6. A while later they both went back down, I see an Agusta A-109 nearly every day also and one or two Army Gazzelles flitting back and forth. Not seen much of the Typhoon or Nimrod for a while, weather must be to wet for them :rolleyes: :lol:
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on November 24, 2009, 01:45:33 pm
another lynx AH.7 going South to north
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on November 26, 2009, 08:08:50 am
Two Teenyweeny Reliant Robins heading south this afternoon.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 26, 2009, 08:46:00 am
Plaggy Pigs!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on November 26, 2009, 11:17:50 am
Plaggy Pigs!

Tupperware tripods  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 26, 2009, 12:07:04 pm
Two Teenyweeny Reliant Robins heading south this afternoon.

You say what? I thought that was the UK Space Shuttle that crashed on it's maiden flight?!?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on November 28, 2009, 02:00:29 am
LOL .  Teenyweeny airways is the nickname of the Army Air Corps. And the Reliant Robin Nickname refers to the Lynx AH-7. (look at the landing gear)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on November 28, 2009, 02:11:28 am


Quote
Plaggy Pigs!

when i was younger......we used to come back from the pub past a guy whom had a couple of these, and we thought it great fun to pick them up and turn them over onto their roofs  :wacko:  :wacko:  :wacko:
we were bad bad boys
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on November 28, 2009, 03:55:03 am
LOL .  Teenyweeny airways is the nickname of the Army Air Corps. And the Reliant Robin Nickname refers to the Lynx AH-7. (look at the landing gear)

I thought the Lynx was known as the Wheelie Bin?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on November 28, 2009, 05:13:32 am
Saw an RAF King Air cross just in from of me on the A1079 Hull to York road, low & (fairly) fast, presumably heading into Linton.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on November 29, 2009, 06:58:32 pm
We were working up in Welland last week and I could tell that something was big.....turns out to be a C-5. Such a sexy 'coke bottle' shape to these babies....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/c-5-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 30, 2009, 07:00:56 am
We were working up in Welland last wek and I could tell that something was big.....turns out to be a C-5. Such a sexy 'coke bottle' shape to these babies....

Coke bottle? Looks more like a high winged T-tail 4 engined jet transport shape to me ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Just call me Ray on November 30, 2009, 05:32:10 pm
Coke bottle?

Well Coke does come in those huge 2-liter bottles ;)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on November 30, 2009, 06:00:13 pm
Coke bottle?

Well Coke does come in those huge 2-liter bottles ;)
True, as I am currently drinking a 2L bottle of coca-cola(maybe use the bottle afterwards to attach wings, 4 engines & a T-tail :wacko: :lol: :o ;D)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on November 30, 2009, 09:50:37 pm
Never mind the mix ! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on November 30, 2009, 11:11:15 pm
Coke bottle?

Well Coke does come in those huge 2-liter bottles ;)

Ah, those are banned in Denmark, so i wouldn't know ;)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on December 01, 2009, 06:29:07 am
Spotted a bright yellow Piper Super Cub over York Uni, followed by a Sikorsky S-76, possibly of Von Essen Aviation.

The Super Cub had a roundel under the starboard wing & a code under port.  Although I couldn't quite make them out, there's not much doubt that it's this one, G-FUZZ which is locally owned according to the CAA website.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/PiperSuperCubfromBreighton.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on December 01, 2009, 01:41:50 pm
I went to Norfolk yesterday to help some friends move some furniture.  I was planning to work, so I didn't bring my camera.  Chambers Field at Naval Station Norfolk is home to VAW-120, the Atlantic Fleet Replacement Squadron for E-2C Hawkeyes and C-2A Greyhounds, plus the COD squadron VRC-40, so I was able to watch flights of both types all morning and afternoon.  Additionally, I saw an F/A-18C, an F/A-18E, a Citation X and a C-12.

Again, no camera, so I suppose it didn't happen.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on December 02, 2009, 12:17:06 pm
ANOTHER AAC lynx and one of the new augusta A-109E's
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on December 05, 2009, 07:06:32 am
I got up this morning and there was no milk for the kiddies cereal....so I was all mad and like " now I gotta ride my bike to the store 'cause the car's all covered in frost and I don't have time to defrost it 'cause the boy's got hockey and blah blah blah whine whine whine" So off I went to get milk. My mood changed dramatically with the sight ( and sound ! ) of a glorious Sea King overhead ! Pedalling quickly back to the house, I tossed the milk in the door, grabbed the camera and off I went to the airport.

What a beautiful machine.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/k1-1.jpg)

A lovely, sunny December morning !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/k2-1.jpg)

They told me they were heading up the lake to move a lighthouse...cool ! I jumped back in the car and ran over to Timmies to get them all a coffee. I told them anybody who brings such a cool chopper to my town deserves a little treat !

All wound up and ready to go....(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/k3-1.jpg)
Bye bye !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/k4-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on December 14, 2009, 07:41:33 am
Not a plane, but i saw an ICE last saturday. One of the latest ICEs.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on December 14, 2009, 08:00:45 am
a few movements today, as i went to run some errands, i saw a Dutch navy SH14D Lynx flying over.
30 minutes later there was a Belgian F-16BM (FB-18, with special marking for the 20th anniversery of the OCU)

here's a picture of the machine  :thumbsup:
(http://www.baha.be/Webpages/Navigator/News/Special%20Features/OCU%20Flagship%20FB18/fb18_kb_050607_dbx_04.jpg)
Title: !
Post by: JJC on December 14, 2009, 08:41:30 am
OMG!!! another AAC lynx!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 14, 2009, 10:03:20 am
I got up this morning and there was no milk for the kiddies cereal....so I was all mad and like " now I gotta ride my bike to the store 'cause the car's all covered in frost and I don't have time to defrost it 'cause the boy's got hockey and blah blah blah whine whine whine" So off I went to get milk. My mood changed dramatically with the sight ( and sound ! ) of a glorious Sea King overhead ! Pedalling quickly back to the house, I tossed the milk in the door, grabbed the camera and off I went to the airport.


Not just any S-61, it's a Shortsky, an S-61N shortened by about 50 inches and with the pontoon gear replaced by S-61L gear.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on December 14, 2009, 12:05:43 pm
The other day was spectacular...
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/N968TCoverhead1-1.jpg)
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/alleoutmywidow.jpg)

and in the backyard...
(http://imagesbyhawkeye.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/hawkonhook51.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on December 14, 2009, 12:51:07 pm

Not just any S-61, it's a Shortsky, an S-61N shortened by about 50 inches and with the pontoon gear replaced by S-61L gear.

That's odd Jon, I thought this was the S-61N, a lengthened one:

http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=84
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 14, 2009, 02:12:21 pm

Not just any S-61, it's a Shortsky, an S-61N shortened by about 50 inches and with the pontoon gear replaced by S-61L gear.

That's odd Jon, I thought this was the S-61N, a lengthened one:

http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=84

The S-61L and N were factory produced lengthened airframe airliners, the Shortskies (conversions by Carson and Helipro among
others, I worked for Helipro) are those airliners shortened to approximately the same length as a standard S-61/H-3.
We'd take the entire nose/flight-deck off, remove approximately 50 inches from the fuselage, and then put the nose back on.
Removing the extra length/area from beneath the rotor disc adds over a thousand pounds to the lift capacity. Ditching the pontoon gear
also adds a bit of lift, along with reduced weight and complexity.

It was kinda sad to see a gorgeous fully-loaded, and downright luxurious, off-shore machine completely gutted to turn it into a flying
crane for the heli-log market. >:(  Ex-military machines are a no-no to Transport, thus the market to convert the always civil registered
and well-documented airliners.

Cheers
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on December 14, 2009, 03:15:34 pm

Not just any S-61, it's a Shortsky, an S-61N shortened by about 50 inches and with the pontoon gear replaced by S-61L gear.

That's odd Jon, I thought this was the S-61N, a lengthened one:

http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=84

The S-61L and N were factory produced lengthened airframe airliners, the Shortskies (conversions by Carson and Helipro among
others, I worked for Helipro) are those airliners shortened to approximately the same length as a standard S-61/H-3.
We'd take the entire nose/flight-deck off, remove approximately 50 inches from the fuselage, and then put the nose back on.
Removing the extra length/area from beneath the rotor disc adds over a thousand pounds to the lift capacity. Ditching the pontoon gear
also adds a bit of lift, along with reduced weight and complexity.

It was kinda sad to see a gorgeous fully-loaded, and downright luxurious, off-shore machine completely gutted to turn it into a flying
crane for the heli-log market. >:(  Ex-military machines are a no-no to Transport, thus the market to convert the always civil registered
and well-documented airliners.

Cheers

Thanks Jon, learnt something new  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on December 15, 2009, 08:51:38 am
Some of you may remember the pics of the C-47 parked at Humberside Airport I posted some time ago.  Well Saturday I saw it fly!!!  Low and slow over the village, heading north west :)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on December 15, 2009, 09:42:06 am
Thats funny that Nev as I could of sworn I heard a Dak fly over Bishop Auckland on Saturday, may be the same one.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on December 21, 2009, 02:20:37 pm
Its an overcast and snowy day here today, but I did manage to catch this C-2 Greyhound flying over as it descends out of the muck for a landing at KATW.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/c2onfinalkatw1.jpg)

If it wasn't so late and close to being totally dark, I'd go snap a few shots of it on the ramp. A rare bird in these parts. My guess it is bringing someone home for Christmas or a crew to pick up a new aircraft from Gulfstream's facility.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on December 21, 2009, 07:47:40 pm
Ya, thanks Jon ! That was some interesting stuff. I was thinking it was just an old USN bird modded up.....

 :drink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on December 22, 2009, 06:59:02 am
I did go over to snap a picture of the C-2 on the ramp at the local FBO.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/c2atmaxair1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on December 22, 2009, 01:55:16 pm
saw a Hecules today, not sure which AF it was from but probs RAF also i could've sworn i saw an AN-124, but it was high but to me it just looked like one
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on December 22, 2009, 02:51:31 pm
I took a walk around the neighborhood this afternoon with the new camera.  The river and skies were empty, so I mostly took pictures of buildings and statuary.  On the way home, though, I caught sight of an MH-60 Knighthawk buzzing around the neighborhood, like always.  This was literally a snap shot.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/PC220030.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on December 31, 2009, 08:34:05 am
Still learning the ins and outs of the new camera.  I miss having an optical viewfinder, but I'm getting the hang of it, I think.  Snapped this from the grocery store parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/PC290052.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 04, 2010, 08:13:18 am
Still learning the ins and outs of the new camera.  I miss having an optical viewfinder, but I'm getting the hang of it, I think.  Snapped this from the grocery store parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/PC290052.jpg)

Looks like a Canadair CRJ-200
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on January 09, 2010, 02:16:41 pm
I went for a walk today.  I always take my camera now, just in case.  I missed getting the perfect shot, because I was fumbling the camera out of my jacket pocket.

Most of the planes flying into ORF on any given day (at least when I'm out and about) are the same: Southwest 737s, assorted CRJs and the odd Dash-8 or DC-9/MD-80/717.  Sometimes you can see them yaw a bit trying to line up for the approach.  It's a good time to get them with their gear and flaps down.  I heard a loud roar, and looked up to see a Polet Cargo An-124.  I used to see these at CLT all the time, but never in the air.  I apologize if these aren't up to my usual standards, but trying to win a stern chase with a jet is a losing proposition.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P1090008.jpg)


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P1090009.jpg)


 
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 11, 2010, 01:45:47 pm
Nice work, Jason ! The second pic looks pretty good....it might have been trying to get away from you, but that bird is so darn big it wasn't doing a very good job !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 11, 2010, 01:48:41 pm
I was out shovelling the driveway just now when I heard that all-to-familiar "wop-wop". I knew it wasn't the Enbridge chopper ( as they're flying and EC-145 now ) so I ran into the house to grab the camera. Of course it was downstairs, and the big lens was in my bedroom, and I had to kick off my boots.....anyway, this is as best as I could get. It was also snowing. I was going to drive over to the airport and get some better pics but my house is full of kids and I can't risk leaving....maybe tmorrow morning if it's still there.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/chop-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on January 11, 2010, 02:09:24 pm
I was out shovelling the driveway just now when I heard that all-to-familiar "wop-wop". I knew it wasn't the Enbridge chopper ( as they're flying and EC-145 now ) so I ran into the house to grab the camera. Of course it was downstairs, and the big lens was in my bedroom, and I had to kick off my boots.....anyway, this is as best as I could get. It was also snowing. I was going to drive over to the airport and get some better pics but my house is full of kids and I can't risk leaving....maybe tmorrow morning if it's still there.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/chop-1-1.jpg)

I've got an M&E Models 1/72 vac conversion to do one of those Todd, along with some CanMilAir decals.  Nice shot   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2010, 10:15:07 am
The river was all jammed up with ice, so it looks like they were here doing ice reconnaissance for the ice breakers.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/c1-1-1.jpg)

A couple of close-ups for Robert

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/c2-1-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/c3-1-1.jpg)

Brrr.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/c4-1-1.jpg)

I heard it flying about 45 mins. later, but couldn't see it thru the cloud
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on January 12, 2010, 01:55:25 pm
Is that a fire extinguisher under the chopper? :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 12, 2010, 02:09:09 pm
I think that was it's original use....I'm guessing now it fills the emergency floatation bags on the skids.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2010, 06:07:55 pm
Those are some interesting detail shots Todd, thanks.  I'll have to remember this thread when I get around to building the model.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on January 12, 2010, 10:54:53 pm
I think that was it's original use....I'm guessing now it fills the emergency floatation bags on the skids.

Ah, that would make more sense.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on January 21, 2010, 06:24:15 am
Not exactly a common sight but a 747SP, and this one is even less common as it belongs to the Qatar Amiri Flight.
It has been bashing the circuit here at Prestwick all morning.

JimB

(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/Qatar747SP.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on January 21, 2010, 07:37:03 am


just found out that there is a IL76 at East Midlands airport will be there till tomorrow so may pop over and try to spot it
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on January 21, 2010, 09:00:28 am
spotted yesterday, a brand new NH90-NFH, on its way to the Netherlands  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on January 21, 2010, 09:15:48 am
Great shot Jim.  I spotted a Royal Saudi 737 when I was leaving Bermuda last year.  I would have taken a pic, but they were really antsy when landing about the missus trying to take a photo just of the terminal.  Thought I could get one through the fence, but it wasn't worth a few extra enforced days stay!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on January 22, 2010, 05:41:34 pm
Spotted another Knighthawk while I was out the other day.  He flew right over the seawall, and I just managed to get this before he disappeared behind a building.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P1190015.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 22, 2010, 06:23:19 pm
Not exactly a common sight but a 747SP

Now that is just gorgeous ! Lucky you....great shot as well ! Thanks !
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 29, 2010, 01:33:07 am
on wednesday and on the way to a family funeral....

saw a AAC lynx and RAF chinook not so far from boscombe down.

the day before, a very loud and lit up chinook flew over watford met station at about 1530hrs.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on January 30, 2010, 05:49:11 am
After taking the boy out for a walk in the snowy Lincolnshire countryside, took the scenic route home via Humberside Airport - and what did I see approaching as I drove past?  Quickly pulled over, grabbed the camera and snagged a couple of shots before he was gone, just the one pass

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x236/RedwingNev/SARHumberside.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on January 30, 2010, 07:32:32 am
A rare one today, among all the airliners. A camouflaged (greenish and sandy colour) C-130 (a shorty), with a white tail.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Weaver on January 31, 2010, 02:14:27 am
Saw something odd whilst on my way to the Steampunk exhibition in Oxford yesterday. Just noth of Oxford, two aircraft which I tentatively indentified as RAF VC.10s were flying round and round in circles in VERY close formation. They didn't seem to have gear down. I was on the bike, so unfortunately, I couldn't take pictures or spare them too much attention, nor did I find a place to stop from where I could see them.  :huh:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on January 31, 2010, 10:40:05 am



Just learned that a An124 is at east midlands airport, should be flying out tomoeeow
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2010, 10:43:25 am
- and what did I see approaching as I drove past? 

S for Super ! Nice spot, Nevster. The wee man must be an aeroplane nut as well ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on February 03, 2010, 10:21:52 am
Haven't seen anything so far, but tomorrow's going to be a banner day. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, is conducting a NORAD exercise over Youngstown. Going to be lots of F-16s "escorting" general aviation aircraft. Hopefully they're flying when I'm walking on campus. This is also a notice to anybody who lives in a 100-mile radius of Youngstown. If you want to do some plane-watching, come here TOMORROW! http://www.vindy.com/news/2010/feb/03/norad-exercise-planned-thursday/ (http://www.vindy.com/news/2010/feb/03/norad-exercise-planned-thursday/)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on February 03, 2010, 10:59:34 am
havent seen much lately, today i just saw the local SA365 Dauphin (from NHV at Ostend Airport) flying some routine exercises
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ytown2010 on February 04, 2010, 12:58:02 pm
One F-16, many general aviation aircraft. Hopefully I'll see another Viper when I go for dinner before class.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on February 05, 2010, 08:14:44 am
Outbound from Dover AFB this morning: 2 C-5's, probably headed for Baghdad. One C-17. possibly headed for Haiti.  LOTS of bad weather headed our way, so not too much flying for the next 36 - 48 hours or so.

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 05, 2010, 09:25:43 am
x3 tornado Gr.4a's today, didn't have the camera (was at school) really impressive though!!!! :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on February 05, 2010, 09:45:11 am
Czech police Bell 412 (yet again)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 08, 2010, 12:17:21 pm
nice interesting day of south derbyshire..........x2 more RAF tonkas + x2 Army lynx, the most airppower i've seen over us for a long time!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 08, 2010, 12:48:38 pm
Less than ten minutes ago the 747-8F with two chase planes.  ;D ;D ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2010, 04:35:11 pm
What were the chase planes? The days of the black and yellow F-86 are long gone I guess....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 08, 2010, 05:15:51 pm
What were the chase planes? The days of the black and yellow F-86 are long gone I guess....

Boeing uses two Canadair T-33 Shooting Stars.  :thumbsup:

The formerly brown and yellow Canadair Sabre 6 is in the collection of the Museum of Flight in Seattle:
http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/canadair-cl-13b-sabre-mk-6
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2010, 01:21:19 am
The formerly brown and yellow Canadair Sabre 6 is in the collection of the Museum of Flight in Seattle:
http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/canadair-cl-13b-sabre-mk-6

That's Kodachrome for you............
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 09, 2010, 06:26:05 am
What were the chase planes? The days of the black and yellow F-86 are long gone I guess....

Boeing uses two Canadair T-33 Shooting Stars.  :thumbsup:

The formerly brown and yellow Canadair Sabre 6 is in the collection of the Museum of Flight in Seattle:
http://www.museumofflight.org/aircraft/canadair-cl-13b-sabre-mk-6

And the current livery on the T-33s fits the 747-8 scheme perfectly :wub: BTW, the previous scheme for the T-33s was the same, but with a red stripe...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on February 09, 2010, 07:02:37 am

And the current livery on the T-33s fits the 747-8 scheme perfectly :wub: BTW, the previous scheme for the T-33s was the same, but with a red stripe...

This would suggest they are in both colours ---- taken back in April last year apparently

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6556206&nseq=1
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: B777LR on February 09, 2010, 07:25:55 am

And the current livery on the T-33s fits the 747-8 scheme perfectly :wub: BTW, the previous scheme for the T-33s was the same, but with a red stripe...

This would suggest they are in both colours ---- taken back in April last year apparently

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6556206&nseq=1

Strange, i'm sure i've seen two blue T-33s :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 09, 2010, 08:25:27 am
another AAC lynx today, i keep seeing these but always at school :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on February 09, 2010, 08:38:32 pm
They're shooting seismic around here...so we keep seeing this lovely little 500 when we're out in the field. Of course, in my haste I've deleted the pics of her carrying the bags of equipment ! Oops....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/1-1-3.jpg)

Here she is about to snag 3 more bags from the trcuk....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/2-1-2.jpg)

Concentrate.......concentrate.......like most CDNs it's hard to do stuff like this when you're constantly thinking of beer

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/3-1-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on February 10, 2010, 06:03:03 am
a Netherlands AF AS532 Cougar made a pass here on its way to Koksijde  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on February 10, 2010, 07:36:29 am
Where I am in Tallahassee is out of the flight path for the airport, and there's no military base nearby, so my plane spotting has dropped off considerably in the last week, though I did get some nice photos at the various airports I passed through.

Here's the ERJ145 that carried me to La Guardia, a Chatauqua Airlines bird in US Airways livery.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2010020.jpg)


United Express ERJ170, on the ground in New York (apparently this used to be a Delta Connection aircraft)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2010032.jpg)

Outside of Tallahassee proper is a little dirt strip called the "Tallahasee Commercial Airport".  So far, I've only spotted one plane there, this Cessna 150G.
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2090096.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 12, 2010, 07:20:27 am
Saw an AAC Lynx AH.7 yesterday, & one of Yorkshire Air Ambulance's MD.902 Explorers today, both over York University.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on February 12, 2010, 11:38:21 am
saw 2 ex-german police SA330 Puma's arrive in Ostend today, one arrived last night, i went to the airport this morning and it was still there, here's a pic  ;D
a second one overflew my house today to join the one already there, these are destined for Evergreen in the US  :mellow:

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/EBOS%2012feb10/003800x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on February 12, 2010, 01:57:27 pm
Not over my house, but I did have a 737 AEW&C Wedgetail flyover at low level at work...not allowed to take photos though, sorry!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on February 12, 2010, 04:17:52 pm
Nice shot, Nils. Puma's are awesome.

Saw this one yesterday near Bayfield, ON. I think it was doing some kind of survey of the powerlines....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/k-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 13, 2010, 08:05:08 am
anyone know of anything interesting at EMA over the coming week/weekend?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on February 14, 2010, 02:06:43 am
got a low pass over my house by a Belgian AF Seaking about 30 minutes ago  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on February 16, 2010, 02:12:42 pm
I couldn't get my camera up in time, but I heard the "whoosh" from a high-pitched jet and looked up just in time to spot what looked an awful lot like an L-29 Delfin.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2010, 08:49:22 am
For some reason, helicopters won't seem to leave me alone !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/t2-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/1-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ed S on February 19, 2010, 11:43:50 am
For some reason, helicopters won't seem to leave me alone !


Don't worry until the black ones show up.

Ed
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2010, 04:42:00 pm
I called Ottawa and told them I'd had enough of the run-of-the-mill Jet Ranger buzzing about, and to send me down down something with a little more flair. Lo and behold, a nice Bo-105 flies in ! Of course, I never have my camera when I see her in the air.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/bo-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/bo2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on February 21, 2010, 10:57:34 pm
Not over my house, but on the way home, as I went past Humberside Airport there was a G.IV on the pan.  Big aren't they? :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on February 23, 2010, 01:02:49 pm
I've gotten back into the habit of taking my camera with me wherever I go, and I managed to get a few plane pictures while I was out watching my nephews' soccer games last week.

I don't know much about GA types, but the upturned tailplanes make me think this is a Bonanza:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2170045.jpg)

This is very blurry (and I apologize, I forgot you're not supposed to use a flash in low light), but airliners.net tells me this is the local LifeNet EC-135:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2170050.jpg)

Saturday morning was a very warm (68 degrees) sunny shooting day, and I caught this one just before it climbed out of range:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2200071.jpg)
It's four-engined, but that's all I can tell.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 23, 2010, 01:12:52 pm
x2 RN lynx, makes mt school day at least slightly interesting.....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on February 23, 2010, 05:22:41 pm
For some reason, helicopters won't seem to leave me alone !

Oh, good, they're acting on my tip  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 24, 2010, 03:17:58 am
Driving home yesterday I was passed by several (about six) sand coloured Mastiffs with slat armour.  Unusual sight to say the least!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Weaver on February 24, 2010, 04:30:21 am
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2200071.jpg)
It's four-engined, but that's all I can tell.

Now don't jump to conclusions: it could be two F-4s, two F-15s, two F-18s, two Tornados, two Typhoons, four Hawks or two Lightnings flying on their sides...... ;D

Copyright Chris Wren.....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on February 24, 2010, 07:58:12 am
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P2200071.jpg)
It's four-engined, but that's all I can tell.

Now don't jump to conclusions: it could be two F-4s, two F-15s, two F-18s, two Tornados, two Typhoons, four Hawks or two Lightnings flying on their sides...... ;D

Copyright Chris Wren.....

Or a B-52 with the dreaded 4 engine failure?

Or a WhIffed 737/757/767/Airbus 330 or any other twin :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: hurricanemk1c on February 24, 2010, 12:52:11 pm
Nobody's metion that it could be the RAF's secert Vulcan!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on February 24, 2010, 01:03:27 pm
On it's way to Buenos Aires.... :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 24, 2010, 01:17:48 pm
On it's way to Buenos Aires.... :wacko:

always told everyone the RAF needed a vulcan!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 24, 2010, 05:00:56 pm
Seriously, it'd likely be a 747-400, they make that characteristic '4 into 2' contrail.

For some reason A-340s don't, they leave four contrails getting steadily fainter. I've not seen an A-380 at altitude yet so far, although their huge wing chord doesn't seem to be present in that pic.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 25, 2010, 09:04:27 am
Kit, it's a military transport :thumbsup: A McDonnell Douglas transport... ;D

A C-17 then? I'll have to add that to my list of '4 into 2' contrails then, something to do with the winglets perhaps.

Over here today, flying in and out of the low cloudbase, has been one of the RAF/Army special ops all grey Islanders, the ones with all the lumps and bumps as featured in a recent IPMS UK mag. It's gone up the River Severn twice and down once, and you can hardly hear it until it's almost overhead, so quiet are the 3 bladed props on that version.

Wonder what it's looking, or listening, for around here?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on February 25, 2010, 09:11:26 am


Wonder what it's looking, or listening, for around here?  :rolleyes:


Meteor PR-19 perchance? :wacko:

Jim
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 25, 2010, 09:24:48 am
Wonder what it's looking, or listening, for around here?  :rolleyes:


Meteor PR-19 perchance? :wacko:

JayBee,

Hehehe, they're a bit too far south, it's in the Cosford Museum. I know that's right 'cos I read it on the internet..........  -_-
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2010, 09:46:53 am
Directly overhead this afternoon came this rarity below, and it was a LONG way up, only just in range of my 150 mm lens.

It's an Aerostar 500, or a Piper PA-60 in current guize. There are only two on the UK register.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on February 26, 2010, 11:03:00 am
For some reason, helicopters won't seem to leave me alone !

Oh, good, they're acting on my tip  ;D

I've been going undercover since....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 26, 2010, 02:53:47 pm
three RN lynx in formation this afternoon! always lynxs! :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on February 27, 2010, 05:04:18 am
three RN lynx in formation this afternoon! always lynxs! :wub:

None are missing?   :blink: :blink:

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on February 27, 2010, 05:05:48 am
three RN lynx in formation this afternoon! always lynxs! :wub:

Are you sure that is the correct plural for Lynx?

JimB
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on February 27, 2010, 05:51:58 am
no but............
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 27, 2010, 10:14:52 am
Isn't  the plural of lynx, 'lynx'?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2010, 06:06:12 am
Mmmm....Lynx.

 :wub:

One a/c I need to see before I leave....

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on March 10, 2010, 12:01:23 pm
OMG-after break this mornin' i got into maths and suddenly a roar of two huge helciopter engines was heard i looked up through the sky-light windows and saw x2 merlins!!!!!!!!!!!!! (but only for a second) they were really low and i've never seen one of these around here before never mind x2, but i was  :banghead: :banghead: for hours after as they passed over at 11:23 and my break ends at 11:20 :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on March 13, 2010, 01:53:31 am
On Thursday, just as I was starting to teach a student, an Mi-17 (maybe 171) Hip came over quite low directly over the building I was teaching in.

I had my camera, but what do you do when You've just started something like teaching? Say, "Sorry guys, helicopter is more important than you?"  :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 13, 2010, 07:03:00 am
Say, "Sorry guys, helicopter is more important than you?"  :lol:

That's exactly what you do !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on March 13, 2010, 12:43:17 pm
Say, "Sorry guys, helicopter is more important than you?"  :lol:

That's exactly what you do !

 :thumbsup:

Agreed - where's you priorities man??!!!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 13, 2010, 12:50:46 pm
Say, "Sorry guys, helicopter is more important than you?"  :lol:

Nope,
"Hey kids, lets look at the helicopter. Can anyone identify the type?
Why are helicopters important?"

Make it part of your "lesson plan" (to use N, American educator speak).  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 13, 2010, 02:19:48 pm
"Hey kids, lets look at the helicopter. Can anyone identify the type?

Then some smartass pipes up 'That's an MH-53E Block 30, the ones with the updated engines and the dust filters'.

And you just KNOW he's going to grow up to be a JMN.............  -_-
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on March 13, 2010, 02:29:18 pm
"Hey kids, lets look at the helicopter. Can anyone identify the type?

Then some smartass pipes up 'That's an MH-53E Block 30, the ones with the updated engines and the dust filters'.

And you just KNOW he's going to grow up to be a JMN.............  -_-

Best to identify him early for termination...

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on March 14, 2010, 12:24:03 am
"Hey kids, lets look at the helicopter. Can anyone identify the type?

Then some smartass pipes up 'That's an MH-53E Block 30, the ones with the updated engines and the dust filters'.

And you just KNOW he's going to grow up to be a JMN.............  -_-

If they can mix up an Mi-17/171 with an MH-53 (or any H-53 for that matter), especially when the Hip has been plying Czech airspace for decades and the H-53 is rarely if ever seen here, then they can send their seeing eye dog to any future classes! :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on March 14, 2010, 12:26:18 am
Of course tomorrow I won't have my camera and, for the first time in the five and a half years I 've been here, the Germans will probably fly one of their CH-53s over the city just to prove me wrong on my previous comment. Spiteful Germans! :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on March 14, 2010, 11:38:44 am

Best to identify him early for termination...

Regards,

Greg

No need to terminate, at that age they can be easily converted.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 14, 2010, 10:47:56 pm
"Hey kids, lets look at the helicopter. Can anyone identify the type?

Then some smartass pipes up 'That's an MH-53E Block 30, the ones with the updated engines and the dust filters'.

And you just KNOW he's going to grow up to be a JMN.............  -_-

Naahh, that kid would just be embracing their inner geek (like most of us here), the budding JMN
would be the one who corrects the first kid by claiming to see some minute variation that invalidates
the ID.  :banghead:

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on March 15, 2010, 12:01:23 am
No, my students are adults.

Thursday afternoon, when I saw the Hip, I was teaching an IT guy at an anti virus company.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on March 15, 2010, 01:46:09 pm
seen x4 AAC Lynx today - see, i can get it right  :wacko: , anyway they came over 1 AT A TIME all day and were really low (in proportion) didn't have my camera as i was at school and fortunatley it was break and lunch when i saw them !
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on March 27, 2010, 04:54:37 am
seen an RAF chinnok fly-over this morning, going north to south and really low too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on March 27, 2010, 05:43:40 am
While at work I saw a Chinook fly over the rear yard,Battersea SW11......got a pic on the iphone....but its not good quality
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on March 27, 2010, 05:53:30 am
Lucky bugger!! All I see over my place are airliners, airliners and yet more airliners. Oh and the occasional exec helo on a SVFR run. Rarely get to see anything interesting, oh the joys of living right under the western TCA for Heathrow.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on March 27, 2010, 06:31:45 am
I was at home the other day,bout 4k south of Gatwick n two Apache longbows flew over......really low n slow,awesome!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on March 27, 2010, 11:52:09 am
Lucky bugger!! All I see over my place are airliners, airliners and yet more airliners. Oh and the occasional exec helo on a SVFR run. Rarely get to see anything interesting, oh the joys of living right under the western TCA for Heathrow.

Did I happen to mention I watched F-111Cs, F/A-18A+s, Hawk Mk127s, C-17As and a Omega Air DC-10 (amongst other things...) On Friday (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,25775.15.html) :rolleyes:

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on March 27, 2010, 03:03:59 pm
At work in the last 2 days I've seen a Chinook, 2 Merlins, a Sea King, a naval Lynx with red doors, Met Police EC145, SwissAir BAe146's, Boeing 747s, Airbus 318 and 340, ATR 42, Dornier 328, Fokker 50.......

 ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2010, 03:23:36 pm
2 A-10s. It sure is neat to see them yank-and-bank over the river....much more fun than the old 'straight-line' F-16s ! Not quite as loud, tho....

Also heard the Chinook, but never saw her....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on March 29, 2010, 03:27:33 am
Somewhere within 50 miles then..... :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on March 29, 2010, 02:23:15 pm
No doubt !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on March 29, 2010, 05:29:08 pm
Just remember, your dirt bike goes faster than what the 107th is flying nowadays.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: sideshowbob9 on March 31, 2010, 03:10:53 am
Re the Chinooks, see them going down the Lea Valley on average every two weeks. The one I saw on Monday was really shifting it though.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on April 01, 2010, 03:53:58 am
Saw one of the CzAF L-159 ALCA light strike jets fly over the city centre today. Haven't seen one of those in  a few months.

Low enough to see what it was but high enough to render my mobile's camera pretty much useless. :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on April 01, 2010, 08:23:31 am
just seen a chinook going east to west and then 20 mins later heard another but couldn't see it (same one)? :unsure:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 02, 2010, 09:23:10 am
Sitting outside at mt bro's enjoying this beautiful spring day, when an L-19 birddpg/grasshopper/cub flew around for about 5 minutes. Silver dope with USAF markings. Beauty.

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on April 02, 2010, 11:58:18 am
Wasn't today but a week ago or so I was taking the dogs outback and heard a helo.  Looked up in time to see a USCG HH-60J Jayhawk go screaming by in a hurry.

Other day got buzzed by one of the local TV news helos while we at Home Depot.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on April 02, 2010, 02:45:21 pm
On my way to wok yesterday:  A Schoolbus Yellow crop duster, in a 80 degree bank away from me, sunlit against a beautiful clean blue sky.  And my camera in the back seat in my briefcase . . . Lots of nasty words . . . .

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 04, 2010, 08:29:16 pm
On my way to wok yesterday:  A Schoolbus Yellow crop duster, in a 80 degree bank away from me, sunlit against a beautiful clean blue sky.  And my camera in the back seat in my briefcase . . . Lots of nasty words . . . .

bobbo

No wonder you flunked out of Jedi.......
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 05, 2010, 07:08:37 am
Spent yesterday afternoon at Carrabelle Beach.  I kept waiting for something other than a seagull to fly over, to no avail.  Getting there and back took us past Tallahassee Regional Airport, and I managed to snap a couple of pics of their FBO.  Apologies for the quality; we were zooming by at 45mph and I barely got the camera up in time to shoot anything.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P4040009.jpg)

Look just to the left of the palm tree.  In the midground, you can see a rotor-less Huey, and a bit behind that is a Cobra.  The section forward of the engine bay is painted white, so maybe Forestry Service?  I want to take a trip out there during the day sometime and poke around a bit, assuming it's legal.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 05, 2010, 07:35:30 am
Quote
we were zooming by at 45mph

Um, that slow over here, especially on a dual carridge way/ freeway.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 05, 2010, 01:15:14 pm
Quote
we were zooming by at 45mph

Um, that slow over here, especially on a dual carridge way/ freeway.

It's not really fast here, but when you weren't looking and someone shouts "Airport!", it's pretty quick.  This camera has a macro for shooting at speed, but I wasn't using it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on April 05, 2010, 05:43:14 pm
BAH!  Some of my best pics of Selfridge were taken at about 60mph!   ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 06, 2010, 07:17:49 am
Quote
we were zooming by at 45mph

Um, that slow over here, especially on a dual carridge way/ freeway.

It's not really fast here, but when you weren't looking and someone shouts "Airport!", it's pretty quick.  This camera has a macro for shooting at speed, but I wasn't using it.

Oh yeah, I see your point.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 06, 2010, 07:29:00 am
Seen a yellow RAF Sea King several times over the Easter, at home on Thursday & Friday following almost exactly the same flight path & once today over work, seemed to be following a line from Hull Royal Infirmary back to it's leconfield base (just a few miles away as the Squeaking flys).
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 06, 2010, 08:42:30 pm
Mmmm...yellow Sea Kings....

I spent almost 4 hours this morning going thru the memory cards from our western road trip, sorting things chronologically, cropping, saving etc....just to have the stinking computer crap out. 138 pics in total. Damn thinkin' boxes...just can't trust 'em ! Anyway...be a week or two until I have time for that act again. That is, to say, that my new hard drive or whatever I need will be ready.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on April 07, 2010, 07:01:03 am
just seen a British AAC Apache come over really low and slow, just going to upload the pics! :thumbsup:                       

http://s839.photobucket.com/albums/zz313/JJCvulcan/AAC%20apache%20april%207%202010/
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on April 07, 2010, 09:43:19 am
Well, it was all kicking off at work today.  Dinner time saw 2 Sea Kings with underslung loads heading NE out to the North Sea :D

3 hours later and a Chinook in close formation with a Lynx, and another Lynx a half mile to port heading in the same direction.  5 minutes later ANOTHER Lynx going the same way :thumbsup:

A quick trawl of the interweb reveals there's an exercise going on practising seaborne replenishment.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on April 07, 2010, 11:41:13 am
Well on the walk to the car to head home yesterday, I watched a F-111 and a pair of Super Hornets flyover low and fast...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on April 09, 2010, 07:40:42 am
seen an AAC lynx today, and whilst in York yesterday, spotted a hawk and a yellow seaking! :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 09, 2010, 07:49:03 am
Well on the walk to the car to head home yesterday, I watched a F-111 and a pair of Super Hornets flyover low and fast...

Savour that one, probably never happened before & won't be happeing again! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2010, 11:30:49 am
Heading down the M5 this afternoon, around Tewksbury, a Wokka came overhead, low and fast (fast for a Wokka anyway) heading north-west. About 30 secs later a C-130J Herk came over as well, at about the same hieght going in the opposite direction!  :o

I wish I'd been about 5 miles to the north-west, where they must have passed each other head-on!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 09, 2010, 11:38:16 am
yesterday when i went home from work, a Royal Danish Air Force SAAB Safari overflew ostend.
today, i just a Belgian Air Force C-130H passing over low level  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on April 09, 2010, 01:40:29 pm
Well on the walk to the car to head home yesterday, I watched a F-111 and a pair of Super Hornets flyover low and fast...

Savour that one, probably never happened before & won't be happeing again! :thumbsup:

I expect to see it a few more times this year yet - I have the benefit of a window that looks out onto the runway.  Mind you, the Super Hornets are louder than the Pig.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on April 10, 2010, 01:14:19 am
Well the chopper fun continued at work Thursday - 4pm a big dirty Sea King flew over low and slow, then about 8pm in the gathering gloom a Chinook & Lynx flew over in close formation. Even cooler since the Wokka has its slime lights on :wub: 

Certainly lots going on this week - Tucanos yanking and banking at low level, C-17 sighted round Lincoln at tree-top height.  Just like the old days :)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on April 11, 2010, 10:59:44 am
seen a weird group of planes today, at medium height, first a KC-135 and then another KC-135 'escorting' a blue 747 jumbo about 15 seconds later and directly behind the first KC-135, anyone any clues? they were heading East to West
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on April 11, 2010, 12:02:11 pm
Isn't Air Force One (aka VC-25) painted with a blue underside? You might have seen a US diplomatic aircraft en-route somewhere and/or practising mid-air refueling.

IIRC the pilots practice with an E-4 rather than the actual VC-25s.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on April 11, 2010, 12:11:26 pm
Isn't Air Force One (aka VC-25) painted with a blue underside? You might have seen a US diplomatic aircraft en-route somewhere and/or practising mid-air refueling.

IIRC the pilots practice with an E-4 rather than the actual VC-25s.

i was thinking something like that, but don't really know much about the subject in question! :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on April 11, 2010, 03:32:15 pm
Had a bit of a scare last night.  We were sitting down to dinner last night when my brother collapsed, complaining of sharp, stabbing pains in his chest.  The paramedics thought it might have been a (mild) heart attack, so they took him to the ER at Tallahassee Memorial.  They kept him overnight so they could run some tests.  He got through the tests and they determined it was severe angina, but they released him this afternoon around 1530.  I spent the day with him, and I got to see the local LifeNet helo (EC-135) come in to land a couple of times.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P4110018.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P4110021.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 11, 2010, 07:47:54 pm
seen a weird group of planes today, at medium height, first a KC-135 and then another KC-135 'escorting' a blue 747 jumbo about 15 seconds later and directly behind the first KC-135, anyone any clues? they were heading East to West

Now that is something cool !
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 11, 2010, 07:50:20 pm
Another pair of A-10s had the audacity to interupt the MotoGP race by circling Chateau Pomerleau.....the nerve ! I had to press pause and everything......

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 12, 2010, 09:09:26 am
Coming back to civilisation from resitting my exams near Christchurch on Wednesday last (7th April). Travelling north between Salisbury and Marlborough, there was a Chinook playing hide'n seek around the low hills to the east of the main road, it disapeared for a while, so I assumed it was headed back to Middle Wallop for tea and medals as it was around 1700 local. But it popped-up, literally from behind a small village just I was driving into it - cannot recall which village - then crossed over the road and dropped behind some more low hills heading roughly westward again..... Superb !!

Sort of on the subject:
Anybody here lives in Dorset or Western Hampshire, I highly recommend that you make time to go to the Bournemouth Flying club cafe on the north-western side of the airport. Friendly, welcoming, great view over the whole airfield especially the Flight Systems/FRADU unit with their aggresive 'Falcon Jets'. Superb (but not cheap) burgers too.... Mmmmmm :thumbsup:

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 12, 2010, 09:22:46 am
Another pair of A-10s had the audacity to interupt the MotoGP race by circling Chateau Pomerleau.....the nerve ! I had to press pause and everything......

 :thumbsup:

The nerve of them!!! You shoulda shot 'em down Toad san! That'd teach them to interrupt your motorsport.. :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on April 12, 2010, 01:24:26 pm
Coming out of the local convenience store with a cup of coffee in one hand, a bag with my morning newspaper and a few donuts in the other, and ANOTHER bright yellow crop duster goes overhead . . .

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on April 12, 2010, 03:49:40 pm
Coming back to civilisation from resitting my exams near Christchurch on Wednesday last (7th April). Travelling north between Salisbury and Marlborough, there was a Chinook playing hide'n seek around the low hills to the east of the main road, it disapeared for a while, so I assumed it was headed back to Middle Wallop for tea and medals as it was around 1700 local. But it popped-up, literally from behind a small village just I was driving into it - cannot recall which village - then crossed over the road and dropped behind some more low hills heading roughly westward again..... Superb !!

Sort of on the subject:
Anybody here lives in Dorset or Western Hampshire, I highly recommend that you make time to go to the Bournemouth Flying club cafe on the north-western side of the airport. Friendly, welcoming, great view over the whole airfield especially the Flight Systems/FRADU unit with their aggresive 'Falcon Jets'. Superb (but not cheap) burgers too.... Mmmmmm :thumbsup:

Ian

Might just have to do that one day, as I live just East of Dorchester. I get the FRADU Falcons tooling around at low level quite a bit.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on April 13, 2010, 07:00:53 pm
Does seeing an MRAP RG33 Ambulance version, Bradley M2A3 and Bradley M7A3 BFIST count as "plane spotting?"  Cause we got them in the bay at work in the last two weeks.

Did I mention I guided the RG33 and M2A3 into the bay?  Yeah, highlight of my last two weeks...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 14, 2010, 11:41:43 am
Has anyone here ever seen a C-130 pulling a high-g, 180deg starboard turn at approx 150ft/50m OVER THEIR HOUSE ??

No ?

Well it happened around 1445 (local) today. Even Mrs. Hunter-Gatherer seemed impressed. Cannot imagine why, we are certainly not in a designated low-flying area, in fact I'd be willing to bet that the Air Traffic Controllers at RAF Woodvale, just 3Km from our house were seriously unimpressed !!

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 14, 2010, 11:56:23 am
Hi Ian
we had one do something like that over our house a few years back, a USAF C-130 and I rang Leeming to complain about it because he was doing very tight orbits at about 60 degree wing down and approx 150ft high, he even made the local paper the next day.

ps, we had a Chinook over low today, must of been one of the Princes  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on April 14, 2010, 08:33:36 pm
Has anyone here ever seen a C-130 pulling a high-g, 180deg starboard turn at approx 150ft/50m OVER THEIR HOUSE ??

No ?

Well it happened around 1445 (local) today. Even Mrs. Hunter-Gatherer seemed impressed. Cannot imagine why, we are certainly not in a designated low-flying area, in fact I'd be willing to bet that the Air Traffic Controllers at RAF Woodvale, just 3Km from our house were seriously unimpressed !!

Ian

Maybe the crew saw one of your creations and had to turn quickly to get a better look...

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 15, 2010, 09:42:18 am
Seen over my house today, and everyone elses in the UK.......................NOTHING!

There ain't no traffic 'cos NATS closed the Uk airspace.  :angry:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 15, 2010, 09:46:35 am
same here, nothing  :huh:
Belgian Airspace has been closed down from 16.30CET, but i havent seen anything all day  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 15, 2010, 11:13:23 am
Seen over my house today, and everyone elses in the UK.......................NOTHING!

There ain't no traffic 'cos NATS closed the Uk airspace.  :angry:

I did, two gliders flying over Wolds Gliding Club, the first of the year.  I've been threatening it, but I should be getting a couple of lessons in soon, got some vouchers for my birthday.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on April 15, 2010, 12:05:04 pm
I heard a low-flying helicopter at lunchtime today, so there's something flying. Might have been the local police bird.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 15, 2010, 01:07:11 pm
Helicopters are okay to fly & gliders, but everything else is grounded.  I've been talking to the missus, she's a branch manager for a travel agent.  She said the situation is worse for the UK than it was in 9/11, flights were prevented to & from the US then, but were unaffected elsewhere.  Now, it's a total lockdown & it'll probably increase to most of Europe over the next day or so.  They've been fairly lucky, they've got one customer who's affected & a couple of staff who are due to come home from a business trip at the weekend that may or may not be affected.  Other places are not so lucky.

It all depends on what happens with this volcano too.  If it keeps on spewing, or sets off others in the region, the situation could get much worse.

Why doesn't it affect helicopters?  The cloud is around three miles up & there's nothing to stop it coming down, that's why other aircraft have been grounded.  Gliders I can understand, no engine parts that can be ripped apart by the pumice, but this doesn't apply to whirlybirds.  If it's a minimum safe height, than why are GA aircraft affected?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on April 15, 2010, 01:17:12 pm
Just saw an all black Kiowa helo go racing by out back.  Windows were blacked out too...wonder who was aboard?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 15, 2010, 01:33:58 pm
Had a helo go buzzing overhead at about 19:00 but was only about 500ft up so I guess he got special permission. Although it's been really strange not seeing anything overhead today
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 15, 2010, 02:25:16 pm
Had a helo go buzzing overhead at about 19:00 but was only about 500ft up so I guess he got special permission. Although it's been really strange not seeing anything overhead today
Volcanic ash, is the problem. Nothing is flying in the UK today Lance.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on April 15, 2010, 08:58:45 pm
Had the window open for some air while I painted the bugs and could hear 3 E-2s go over.  Love the sound of the twin turboprops  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 16, 2010, 09:26:17 am
Nothing is flying in the UK today Lance.

Jaybee,

Not so down here.

Two GA aircraft flew up the Severn this afternoon around 1300Z, one a light twin, Seneca V perhaps at around 1000 ft, and the other a PA28 around 2000 ft. Both were moving on a bit, and on the same heading, direct for Staverton, so something's able to fly at least.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 16, 2010, 09:43:05 am
Nothing is flying in the UK today Lance.

Jaybee,

Not so down here.

Two GA aircraft flew up the Severn this afternoon around 1300Z, one a light twin, Seneca V perhaps at around 1000 ft, and the other a PA28 around 2000 ft. Both were moving on a bit, and on the same heading, direct for Staverton, so something's able to fly at least.


Yes today has been a bit different. I was looking at the radar screens through in the ops room and there were lots of 7000 squawks (that indicates GA VFR traffic).
However Glasgow and Prestwick were getting some bigger stuff moving.
The one of Prestwick that amused me was the Antonov 124 of Volga-Dniper airways, going from Prestwick to Marseilles.
They routed out over Belfast then west to just short of mid Atlantic (024W) then South and then East into Spanish airspace. All just to avoid a bit of dust.
Talk about a long way for a shortcut  :blink:

Jim
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on April 16, 2010, 09:50:20 am
Belgian Airspace is still closed till tomorrow 19.00 hours (maybe longer)
however, Belgian AF SAR & QRA are still cleared to fly only if neccecary.

police are allowed to fly to, saw a Police MD900 over brugges earlier this evening  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 16, 2010, 10:15:46 am
We had a twin turbo prop fly over Willington this afternoon but I couldn't see what it was.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on April 16, 2010, 10:22:48 am
A very large and loud helo just flew over.  Couldn't see it for all of the trees but I'd guess it was a CH-53E.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 16, 2010, 02:44:52 pm
Had a helo go buzzing overhead at about 19:00 but was only about 500ft up so I guess he got special permission. Although it's been really strange not seeing anything overhead today
Volcanic ash, is the problem. Nothing is flying in the UK today Lance.


Yeah I know that Jim, but living under the Heathrow Western TCA I'm used to having flying  thingies overhead all the time. It very odd not to hear jet engines overhead all the time
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 16, 2010, 02:47:32 pm
Had a helo go buzzing overhead at about 19:00 but was only about 500ft up so I guess he got special permission. Although it's been really strange not seeing anything overhead today
Volcanic ash, is the problem. Nothing is flying in the UK today Lance.


Yeah I know that Jim, but living under the Heathrow Western TCA I'm used to having flying  thingies overhead all the time. It very odd not to hear jet engines overhead all the time

Can you sleep without the noise?

Jim
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 17, 2010, 02:09:54 am
yesterday evening, at about 1820hrs, there i was sitting at my modelling bench when the
sound of a helicopter was heard. knowing it probably wasn't the warwickshire and northamptonshire
air ambulance [they are grounded due to the dust] saw after a few seconds of head turning
a sikorsky S76 or such flying north near coventry airport.

apparently also there was flight by the percival prentice from coventry to wellesbourne mountford,
but i didn't see that one.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 17, 2010, 08:41:32 am
Had a helo go buzzing overhead at about 19:00 but was only about 500ft up so I guess he got special permission. Although it's been really strange not seeing anything overhead today
Volcanic ash, is the problem. Nothing is flying in the UK today Lance.


Yeah I know that Jim, but living under the Heathrow Western TCA I'm used to having flying  thingies overhead all the time. It very odd not to hear jet engines overhead all the time

Can you sleep without the noise?

Jim

Sort of Jim. It IS strange not hearing or seeing various lumbering giants flying overhead after living with them daily for most of my life!
I did see a small single engined job earlier today, but it was a bit of a way off so I couldn't ID it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on April 17, 2010, 08:52:04 am

Yeah I know that Jim, but living under the Heathrow Western TCA I'm used to having flying  thingies overhead all the time. It very odd not to hear jet engines overhead all the time

My wife's dad was in the Army and one time he was posted just outside Windsor and we used to go up to visit most weekends --- it was right under the western TCA too.  Are you near there then Lancer ?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: andys on April 18, 2010, 07:22:40 am
Nothing.
I thought Iceland owed the UK cash, not ash?
I'll get my coat...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 18, 2010, 02:05:56 pm

Yeah I know that Jim, but living under the Heathrow Western TCA I'm used to having flying  thingies overhead all the time. It very odd not to hear jet engines overhead all the time

My wife's dad was in the Army and one time he was posted just outside Windsor and we used to go up to visit most weekends --- it was right under the western TCA too.  Are you near there then Lancer ?

About 10 miles west in Bracknell. 
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on April 19, 2010, 06:41:42 am

My wife's dad was in the Army and one time he was posted just outside Windsor and we used to go up to visit most weekends --- it was right under the western TCA too.  Are you near there then Lancer ?

About 10 miles west in Bracknell.  

IIRC we used to get off the M3 at Bagshot and we always rode right past Ascot which was on our right (going to Windsor), where abouts is the Safari Park? because we used to turn off not far from there to go to Windsor.  Would that put you just south of Reading , near Whitley  (I'm looking at google maps here LOL )
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 20, 2010, 11:50:03 am
Saw a Piper Aztec this afternoon over Bishop Auckland heading North.  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on April 20, 2010, 02:39:19 pm
Was surprised in the garden today by a low flying green/yellow Eurocopter EC135 which then landed in the nearby school and departed there a short while later. When it left I realised it was the Essex Air Ambulance.

http://www.essexairambulance.uk.com/

Strangely a very similar machine but this time in red and white flew by shortly afterwards.
I think it was the Herts Air Ambulance who fly an MD 902 Explorer.

http://www.hertsairambulance.uk.com/

I really hope they were on recruitment runs and that nobody was severely hurt at my old school.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 20, 2010, 08:48:20 pm
Our mayor is complaining and firing off letters about low flying A-10s from the MI ANG in our area. What an idiot. Wonder if he thinks all the Seagulls will protect us ?

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on April 21, 2010, 12:56:46 am
Saw a old-style biplane flying overhead, with a small 1930's-style civilian plane with spats following it a couple of seconds later.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on April 21, 2010, 01:27:26 pm
On my way home from work I saw a Grumman E-2 on final approach to Dover AFB.  It seemed to just materialize out of the low clouds . . .

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 21, 2010, 06:54:24 pm
Wasn't over my house, obviously, but I saw this nice Sabre in Frankenmuth, Michigan on Monday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/sabre-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 22, 2010, 01:23:57 am
late yesterday afternoon, heard then saw a B737 takeoff from coventry airport.

not something i think that happens that often these days.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on April 22, 2010, 11:14:13 pm
Two hot air balloons went over Willington this morning at about 7am  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on April 23, 2010, 02:55:47 am
Had one of the Cobham Falcon 20s come screaming over at low level yesterday afternoon. Haven't seen one for a while.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 24, 2010, 04:03:38 pm
Just saw a VIH Cougar helicopters AW-139 fly over. Kinda chuffes as it wasthe first time I've seen one of that breed. Thanks go to my wife for first spotting it. Mind you, we're not at home but rather at the Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. And don't get me started on the bikini spotting !  :party:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 24, 2010, 05:18:44 pm
Took a short holiday in the Norfolk Broads earlier in the week, nowt much early on due to Mount Ejyfi..., Mount Eyjafaki...., er, the ash cloud.  Later on contrails started to criss cross the skys, saw a number of KLM aircraft climbing out of Norwich Airport, also tons of CHC (S-76's I think) helicopters flying from the heliport at Great Yarmouth.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on April 27, 2010, 01:27:40 pm
Buzzed by a  :tornado: on the way home at Market Weighton.  Not quite the van-rattling experince the last time it happened, but it was low, fast, & very loud!  There was a light aircraft around that probably got a mild shock too.

Saw a Tucano with yellow trim over the house which is unusual, often see them at York though (about 45 miles away).

Yesterday saw the Reliant Robin version of the Lynx (AH.9), on the way home again.  Not been a bad few days for being a plane-geek!

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 29, 2010, 01:21:23 am
late yesterday afternoon saw the percival prentice turning for final approach
at coventry airport.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on April 29, 2010, 08:49:56 am
While washing the car yesterday a Cessna/Piper/etc... lumbered over, followed by a twin engine Airbus/Boeing, followed by no less than 4 E-2C Hawkeyes.  Later on we were treated to the nightly rumbling of the Superbugs out of NAS Oceana on there way over to the old decommissioned NAF Fentress field to do touch and goes.  F-15/16s from Langley AFB have joined in on the fun recently too.  Its a wonderful rumbling sound almost all night but with the low cloud cover you never get to see much.  I still love it though!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on April 29, 2010, 10:31:47 am
While washing the car yesterday a Cessna/Piper/etc... lumbered over, followed by a twin engine Airbus/Boeing, followed by no less than 4 E-2C Hawkeyes.  Later on we were treated to the nightly rumbling of the Superbugs out of NAS Oceana on there way over to the old decommissioned NAF Fentress field to do touch and goes.  F-15/16s from Langley AFB have joined in on the fun recently too.  Its a wonderful rumbling sound almost all night but with the low cloud cover you never get to see much.  I still love it though!  :cheers:

It's the sound of freedom :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on April 29, 2010, 03:30:24 pm
Indeed it is!  :mellow:  Was working on my car today (Mom's was yesterday) and a few more E-2Cs and a civilian helo went by.  I can't wait for the Warbirds airshow in a month.  They all fly over my area.  Nothing like some vintage radials to give that little chill  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on April 29, 2010, 06:00:21 pm
Went out @ 2 hours ago to do a quick run on my new motor scooter (and that's another story in itself) and saw a Boeing 747 outbound from Dover AFB.  Didn't see what the markings were - too much traffic - but it looked really neat against the clear blue sky. 

Always something to see around here. 

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on April 29, 2010, 06:25:31 pm
The really confused USCG helo from Selfridge made a visit out this way today (20 miles inland).
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on April 29, 2010, 08:02:42 pm
Maybe they want to stay over land these days, Comrade !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on April 30, 2010, 09:19:54 am
I was disturbed this afternoon by the very sudden appearance of a Chinook, that came roaring over the field outside my window at extremely low level - about the length of the aircraft! As quickly as it appeared, it had gone, disappearing over the brow of a hill.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on April 30, 2010, 09:50:22 am
Saw a Chinook as well today, but it was about 3000ft up chugging along going back to Odiham if the course he wqas on was anything to go by. It waasn't over my house though I was on the A40 outbound from Headington again
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on April 30, 2010, 07:29:11 pm
Maybe they want to stay over land these days, Comrade !

 :thumbsup:

Heh... funny thing is, my dad knows the co-pilot (who's apparently single, cute, and about 27... or so I've been told).
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on May 02, 2010, 03:16:30 pm
Got out of church this A. M., looked up & saw the prettiest Cessna 120/140 flying over.  Bright blue & white over polished aluminum. 

Pretty!

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on May 08, 2010, 10:54:01 am
saw a chinook yesterdya evening, BEAUTIFUL how the sun was glinting on it! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 08, 2010, 11:59:14 am
Had a black Robinson R22 clatter over work today. Probably sightseeing/photographing along Chesill bank.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on May 08, 2010, 12:28:26 pm
Had a black Robinson R22 clatter over work today. Probably sightseeing/photographing along Chesill bank.

Are you sure it wasn't the UK version of the Black Govt helicopters?? We just can't afford blackhawks so we have to do with black painted Robinsons to scare the people with... :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on May 10, 2010, 08:59:01 pm
Went to take the dogs out earlier tonight and was greeted with a wonderful sound.  Amidst the nightly low rumble of far off jets and the random humming of the E-2s came a the unmistakable sound of a pair of Super Bugs hitting the gas and then screaming overhead.  You bet I got chills  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Stargazer2006 on May 11, 2010, 02:14:06 am
Wasn't over my house, obviously, but I saw this nice Sabre in Frankenmuth, Michigan on Monday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/sabre-1.jpg)

Ouch! I may sound like a bit of a JMN here, but there's a very, very poor lettering job on this one!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitbasher on May 11, 2010, 04:09:30 am
Well, not quite over my house but seen from the window of an El Al 777 whilst taxying out at Tel Aviv (OK, I'm a name-dropper!) for London on 9 May - all Israeli AF - a couple of the all white 4X-reg B747s, a sad looking all white B707, 2 or 3 sadder looking derelict C-130s, 3 redundant-looking all-grey Aravas, stripped down hulks of around a dozen Neshers and Kfirs (mostly desert camo, a couple of all-greys), 4 Skyhawks (all desert camo) and........around half a dozen Mig-21bis (mostly desert camo, two allover grey (same shade as athe Aravas and Kfirs).
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on May 11, 2010, 04:16:10 pm
I was heading out to a mid-afternoon staff meeting at the hotel when I spotted a T-38, zipping along just above treetop level.  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 13, 2010, 02:35:32 am
There was a Tucano four ship formation over York University this morning, I've seen them twice already.  It seems slightly unusual, the back two seem to be in standard black scheme, whereas the front two don't seem to be.  They were high-ish so I couldn't make them out properly, but I remember someone here saying that two would would be painted in camo for the Battle of Britain 70th Anniversay & that looked like a strong possibility.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on May 13, 2010, 10:45:33 am
whilst at school today, was on break and heard a jet engine approaching low. ran out into the yard just in time to see and RAF sentinel R.1 come overhead, low and fast!!!!

certainly made my day  :lol:!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on May 14, 2010, 08:53:13 am
At work today. This morning around 1130 whilst logging some pyro's into the 'bomb dump' a familer droning sound overhead..... A Harvard/Texan following the coastline north at a very sedate pace - no more than 70kts maximum at around 150ft. This afternoon at 1445, whilst putting more pyro's away, the same Harvard/Texan droned back southward escorting a Chipmunk !!

Both must have been up at RAF Woodvale for whatever reason.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on May 14, 2010, 09:42:36 am
NASCAR weekend here - Dover AFB has all sorts of civil aviation stuff flying in.

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on May 14, 2010, 05:38:50 pm
Four F/A-18's from Texas came into Selfridge today.  They're here for the Downtown Howdown going on this weekend in Detroit.

So...  the A-10's weren't enough to keep the peace  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on May 15, 2010, 12:31:10 am
Had a Mil "Hip" of some description (17 or 171 most likely) makea leisurely pass high above my place of work yesterday.

It was pretty high up, so I just kind of watched out the roof window until it was out of sight. A nice distraction from work for a couple of minutes.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on May 15, 2010, 09:16:21 am
seen this one today in Blankenberge, SeaThing  :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on May 16, 2010, 04:56:41 am



Just seen a cammo coverded dakota going low towards East midlands airport, heard Waddington was shut due to dust clouds so may be BBMF  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on May 16, 2010, 03:55:43 pm
White Bae-146 with a red tail and a big red dot on the underside of the fuselage..anybody know to whom it belongs ? Searched the web but can't find it...

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on May 17, 2010, 11:19:44 am
Akagi Air Group ?

Ian
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 17, 2010, 01:03:15 pm
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs550.snc3/30136_444943640549_792360549_5752386_7966216_n.jpg)

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs550.snc3/30136_444957820549_792360549_5753036_5695730_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 17, 2010, 01:42:21 pm
There's got to be a caption for that first one, just I can't think of one....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 18, 2010, 09:36:17 am
"Tower, I don't have the traffic, where did you say it was?"
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on May 18, 2010, 01:53:28 pm
'' Thats a Bl**dy big parachute!''
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: frank2056 on May 22, 2010, 02:21:49 pm
The helo pictures are from about a year ago. This guy is flying out of the West L.A. VA hospital, about a mile away:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/helo1.jpg)
 
joined by a buddy:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/helo2.jpg)

The final approach for the Santa Monica airport is nearby. Good thing the helo pilot saw the Cessna:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/helo3.jpg)

I went down to the Museum of Science and Industry in March and took this picture (actually a panorama) of the A-12 trainer on display:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/a12.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: hurricanemk1c on May 22, 2010, 11:46:37 pm
Nice pics!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on May 24, 2010, 06:01:56 am
There was a Vietnam War Commemorative celebration this past weekend in Green Bay Wisconsin called LZ Lambeau. Several of the era's aircraft were on display including this H-34 Seahorse and pair of UH-1s which were on their way through the nasty weather to get to the event. I snapped this as we were out for an afternoon walk. A C-47 flew over too, but it was hidden in the clouds.

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs289.snc3/28136_447481180549_792360549_5814733_4066823_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs319.ash1/28136_447482185549_792360549_5814743_4332877_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on May 24, 2010, 06:05:04 am
havent noticed much this week, exept for these:

friday: local SA365 Dauphin & a German Navy Seaking Mk.41
Yesterday: Piper Arrow, an Ultralight and a DA40.
today, just the usual cessna's and the Medical thrust helicopter  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on May 24, 2010, 10:15:17 am
Saw two Chinooks today, one this morning and another this afternoon plus a FR Falcon from Teesside this morning, all heading north.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/Picture0104.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/Picture0099.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on May 25, 2010, 09:43:07 am
Saw a Chinook this afternoon, this time heading south  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on May 25, 2010, 12:35:18 pm
About 5 minutes ago, another A-10 went overhead at low (as usual) altitude . . .

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on May 27, 2010, 12:24:55 pm


Saw an RAF Sentinal doing touch and go's at East Midlands Airport today, never seen one before so that was nice  ;D  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on May 27, 2010, 01:02:34 pm
Buzzed by a Tucano earlier this afternoon, pretty low over the house.  Heard plenty more but couldn't quite see, the blight of being overlooked by a dozen other houses.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on May 28, 2010, 10:36:16 am
Had a couple of Sea Kings thudding around the Yeovil area today, which is pretty normal. However, I also saw a jet trainer type (a Hawk or an Alpha Jet) going very quickly along the road between Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet, and another sighting which made me jump a little, as my first thought was "VC-10!". However, I think that's extremely unlikely as there're only a handful left, and it didn't look quite big enough, so I think it was probably a Fokker F100 or a CRJ, something like that. It was pulling fast turns at low level over the Yeovilton area though, so I don't know what it would have been up to...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on May 28, 2010, 03:34:31 pm
Let the dogs out after dinner and heard a low rumble in the distance.  The rumble quickly became a very loud whine of a twin engined fighter screaming by low overhead.  Missed what it was thanks to the mini forest that is the back yard.  Pretty sure it was a Super Bug but it could of been an Eagle too.


Also, not a plane but about a month back I had to take the dogs out around 1 or 2 AM and I heard a train in the near distance.  Not that uncommon as we have a set of heavily used tracks a few miles from the house.  Mostly CSX and Norfolk-Southern bringing coal through.  The odd thing was I heard the whistle blow once or twice; nice long blasts.  Then all of a sudden a sustained air raid siren went off for almost 2 minutes followed by the train whistle again.  I have NO idea what the ##$%$^ that was about and it scared the crap outta me.  Could that have been some kind of nuclear waste or ordnance train passing through town?  Anyone have any idea?  :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on May 29, 2010, 07:51:47 am
thats weird dude.................................................

anyway seen an RAF chinook yesterday, high and fast going north to south :thumbsup:
Title: "New" Type of Blimp
Post by: sequoiaranger on May 29, 2010, 08:06:47 am
Of course I didn't have my camera available, but a "new" type of blimp I have not before seen appeared in the skies. Most blimps have engine pods and propellers under or by the the gondola. Not this one. I couldn't make it out completely, but I think it had an engine/propeller in its very tail. It was advertizing some product or service, but was NOT tethered. Traffic noise prevented me from hearing any engine sound, and I never got close enough to it to really tell. Actually, I am not sure it was NOT a rigid airship--I just assumed it was a blimp--but a rigid airship might well have structure capable of handling a rear engine internally. Dunno.

Anybody out there seen one of these in the States?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: frank2056 on May 29, 2010, 09:09:23 am
Craig, it sounds like a Zeppelin NT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppelin_NT). There's a company in California that offers flights in their Zeppelin NT (http://www.airshipventures.com/) in SF, Monterrey, LA and San Diego.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: frank2056 on May 31, 2010, 12:45:21 pm
For Memorial Day, four (later, five) T-6s in different liveries flew over the Veteran's Cemetery - which is a few blocks up the street - then flew south right over my house. Here are four of them:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby4.jpg)

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby2.jpg)
 
(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby1.jpg)

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/flyby3.jpg)

Also, there was a blimp:

(http://frank.bol.ucla.edu/Images/blimp.jpg)

You can just make out the mooring lines.
Sorry about the grainy pictures - I set the camera to ISO 1600 a few weeks ago and forgot to bring it back to a more reasonable value.

Frank

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on June 01, 2010, 03:18:05 am
Not over my house but interesting to see anyway, On my way down the M55 motorway in the opposite carriageway was a 4x4 towing a trailer which had a spitfire on it. The wings were off and strapped either side of the fuselage.I only knew it was a spitfire as I recognised the wing shape and the fuselage shape. Pretty unusual sighting wouldn't you say?
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 01, 2010, 08:36:52 am
This Robinson was a surprise as it passed overhead...never seen it around here before.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_7718e.jpg)

A transcontinental flight arriving from somewhere as it descends enroute into Chicago O'Hare. It probably just came over the north polar route.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_7792e.jpg)

This is the first time I've ever seen a Sun Country aircraft in our neck of the woods. Its departing Appleton, having arrived from Minneapolis earlier...now heading to Washington DC. Best guess is it is a charter flight hauling WWII veterans to visit the WWII Memorial.
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_7828e.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on June 01, 2010, 10:57:12 am
Must be a busy day for the E-2s at Norfolk.  No less than 5 have gone over in the past few hours.  Usually only see one every few days.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: sideshowbob9 on June 01, 2010, 11:24:05 am
Saw an Apache Longbow last Wednesday flying up the river Lea and today saw two UH-60s flying in the direction of Northolt(?). I know north London is a bit rough but damn!  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2010, 11:54:02 am
Not over my house but interesting to see anyway, On my way down the M55 motorway in the opposite carriageway was a 4x4 towing a trailer which had a spitfire on it. The wings were off and strapped either side of the fuselage.I only knew it was a spitfire as I recognised the wing shape and the fuselage shape. Pretty unusual sighting wouldn't you say?
Chris.

I've seen that Spitfire before, only going up the M4. It's a fibreglass replica they put together at airshows to raise money for a flying version or charity.

http://barkingside21.blogspot.com/2010/05/scott-biggles.html
http://www.gateguardsuk.com/index.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on June 01, 2010, 01:43:37 pm
Not a real aircraft, but I "walked" into a photo of a model of my Dad's B-25 on line a few minutes ago. 

Here's the link . . .   

http://www.modelingmadness.com/others/shows/region4-2010/IPMS%20Region%204%202010%20019.JPG

5th air force, New Guinea, 1943-44. 

Totally freaked me out! 

And a tear or two . . . Miss you, Dad! 

William Abel
10/29/1916 - 12/11/1987

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on June 02, 2010, 12:36:22 pm
AF-1 arriving at lunchtime today:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/af-1.jpg)

And the PSP Jet Ranger doing security sweeps just before:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/psp.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/psp2.jpg)

Chris
------------------------------------
Pittsburgh Spotting photo page:
http://www.dataviewbooks.com/kpit.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 02, 2010, 03:47:46 pm
Saw this Virgin Balloon at about 20.00hrs today
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on June 02, 2010, 03:48:57 pm
EGADS!!!  Its a UFO!!!!  Quick someone call the FBI!!!  ;D



Looks like a blurry hot air balloon, right.......right?  :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 03, 2010, 12:06:59 am
Yeap, blurry balloon taken with the camera on my phone  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 03, 2010, 02:13:57 pm
Saw a Jet Ranger myself today, rarely see these any more.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on June 04, 2010, 11:21:58 am
Not a real aircraft, but I "walked" into a photo of a model of my Dad's B-25 on line a few minutes ago. 

Here's the link . . .   

http://www.modelingmadness.com/others/shows/region4-2010/IPMS%20Region%204%202010%20019.JPG

5th air force, New Guinea, 1943-44. 

Totally freaked me out! 

And a tear or two . . . Miss you, Dad! 

William Abel
10/29/1916 - 12/11/1987

bobbo

Any photos of his real aircraft?

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on June 04, 2010, 12:39:06 pm
Wishful thinking.  I remember ONE that's ONE photo when I was a wee lad of @ 6 or  so, but the box of photos we had was destroyed in a basement flood somewhere around 1962 or so.  And the Real Thing crashed and burned on June 6, 1944 in Northern New Guinea.  The name "Bitch n Witch" name is what caught my eye a;long with the tail flash.  Those are two things I remember from that one photo. 

BTW, if anyone Out There has any information on the 5th Air Force in the Southwest Pacific, I would love to know.

bobbo

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on June 04, 2010, 11:50:40 pm


was at the local air museum last night and saw this


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/HPIM1627.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/HPIM1679.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/HPIM1676.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/HPIM1631.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/HPIM1620.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: sideshowbob9 on June 05, 2010, 03:24:32 am
Forgot to mention saw an MC-130 out of Mildenhall last Monday doing some terrain-following.... while behind a 94xx pannier tank on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire.

That was a good day.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on June 06, 2010, 04:32:37 am
About 20:00 last night, I heard a familiar sound in the air over so I went outside for a look and lo and behiold there was a gorgeous Spitfire flying overhead at about 500ft and at about 600 yards distance. It was silouetted by the setting sun, but it looked bloody beautiful. It was flying a SE - NW track.   :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on June 06, 2010, 04:36:12 am
And you didn't get a photo Lancer???!!!  Grrrrr.....


Reminds of a day many years back.  Was working outfront with the parents and I heard what sounded like a loud lawnmower.  I looked up and a Blue-Gray over Light Gray F4F-3 Wildcat flew down the street at about 200'.  Actually circled above a few times and did a few rolls before heading off elsewhere.  It was very awesome and I'll never forgot it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 07, 2010, 05:23:54 am
local helicopter company NHV made a low flyby her this morning, showing of there newest toy,

an EC155 Dauphin (newest model  :thumbsup:)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 07, 2010, 09:10:40 am
Would you Adam & Eve it, went down to Heathrow yesterday & didn't see a dicky-bird, mount ecky-thump is quiet as well.  The only thing of interest was a giant A-380 model in the middle of a roundabout acting as an Emirates advert.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 08, 2010, 09:27:04 am
I stepped outside this morning to hear a helo approaching at high speed.  Naturally I didn't have my camera in hand.  I could tell it was a Bell, at first glance a 230 (I thought I saw sponsons).  I ducked back into the house and grabbed my camera in case it came back through.  Not a minute later it hove into view, coming back over at treetop height.  The "sponsons" I thought I saw appear to be panniers or stretcher carriers, and it looks more like a Jet Ranger or one of the derivatives.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P6080059.jpg)

That's the first decent aircraft photo I've gotten in weeks.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 10, 2010, 08:54:00 am
How's this for over the house, well actually my neighbors house across the street. A FedEx B722 inbound to runway 30 at KATW.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_8672e.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_8673ec5.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_8687ec5.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2010, 05:42:37 pm
I love that a/c. Looks the way an aeroplane should....and it smokes !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 11, 2010, 01:59:06 am
I love that a/c. Looks the way an aeroplane should....and it smokes !

Hehehe, magic!

When I used to travel to Minneapolis from Gatwick on Northwest, I'd arrive there in time to go up on the viewing deck and watch the daily DAS Air Cargo 707 leave for Lagos. It was the last scheduled 707 to operate from a UK airfield and did it ever smoke! I think they operated at max AUW and if they has water injection fitted they must have used it 'cos the smoke display was awesome to behold. You could see the trail long after the aircraft had vanished from sight.  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 11, 2010, 07:29:55 am
Those older jet engines weren't known for efficiency as it pertained to clean burn. One of the complaints of the F-4 Phantom was its engines smoking gave away its position to opposing fighter and ground AA fire. A lot of money has been expended to make engines cleaner and quieter. There are some airports where the old noisy smokers can no longer fly into/out of...because of noise and pollution standards. The UK from what I read has banned the operation of several of their larger commercial aircraft for that reason...the VC-10 comes to mind.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Jschmus on June 11, 2010, 09:01:41 am
The military presence in Tallahassee is minimal, especially compared with where I lived in Virginia.  Accordingly, there's a reduced amount of war memorials and such.  I found this Huey parked outside the local American Legion hall:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b170/jason_schmus/Plane%20Spotting/P6090033.jpg)

The bird's serial number is given on a little placard as 68-157848, but I haven't been able to find any info, and the markings on the bird itself are spurious, just medevac crosses on nose and sides, with a "Brothers of the 'Nam/No One Left Behind" decal on the tail.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 11, 2010, 03:29:49 pm
Saw a Hawk while I was walking through York.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: tanktastic43 on June 11, 2010, 04:04:26 pm
Three Chinooks flew over north leeds friday morning, flying east to west. Boy did they make the ground shake!

tt43.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 12, 2010, 08:10:40 pm
Snowbird were in town last week. Their show was canceled due to fog, but we saw 'em come in and at the airport.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/b4-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/b5-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/b6-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 12, 2010, 08:13:13 pm
They brought 12 Tuors in all, incl. the Golden Centennaire bird.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/b1-1-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/b2-1.jpg)

These guys were also seen hanging about

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/b3-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/q4-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 12, 2010, 08:14:31 pm
Then a Griffon flew in. I always find it funny when the men and women who put their lives on the line have to clear customs !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/c2-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/c1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 15, 2010, 05:56:23 am
A couple from this week.

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs331.snc3/29186_456505290549_792360549_6054286_3651395_n.jpg)

This one was literally flying right down my street.
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs549.snc3/30086_457264490549_792360549_6080236_5190786_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: NaOH on June 15, 2010, 09:01:50 pm
(http://www3.telus.net/tejones/CGN_Flair_Air.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on June 17, 2010, 10:08:24 am
Saw a Curlew today and a Jay in the garden on Saturday  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Weaver on June 18, 2010, 04:15:02 am
Went to a bike rally last weekend at a site opposite RAF Turn Hill, so we had Grob Vigilant motor-gliders circling overhead pretty much all day (ATC, I presume) . Didn't take a camera though - sorry!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on June 18, 2010, 09:36:40 am
well, yesterday i saw a Belgian AF F-16AM and a Navy Alouette III.
my friends in koksijde reported the Avro Vulcan overshooting the base towards holland, propably for the RNLAF open days in Gilze Rijen  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on June 18, 2010, 01:46:37 pm
Caught this GIV through the haze just now...

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/giv.jpg)

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2010, 02:06:50 pm
Flying over central London this evening as I left work, a Sea King.

In black and white Arctic camo! Why the Royal Marines were flying over at that time I don't know.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on June 20, 2010, 12:25:06 am
At around 1 p.m. yesterday, as I was putting my laundry into the dryer, I noticed a sound of jets. The thing was that jets rarely flew near my house & the jets sounded as if they are a formation of aircraft.

To cut the story short, I manage to get outside on their 3rd pass. The next sight made my day, a Mig-15 & F-86 warbird formation flew low over my apartment.

They came for the airshow at the nearest airport, luck would have it that I will watch the airshow nearby today as one of my co-workers found a good spot to watch.

Kinda awesome when 2 warbirds(including my first ever Mig sighting!) do a pratice airshow right over my neighbourhood!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on June 20, 2010, 09:59:33 am
Had two of Selfridge's A-10's fly 1/4 mile from my house yesterday, and today, they flew off to the East of me on their way back to base.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Fulcrum on June 21, 2010, 01:38:58 am
Watched the Snowbirds do their awesome act yesterday at my local airport for their annual airshow & as I was going by the airport, I saw the aft part of a Sea King from behind a building. Also saw the Mig-15 & F-86 flypast my neighbourhood again earlier that day at around the same time as the flypast the day before.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: beowulf on June 21, 2010, 01:55:20 am
from yesterday.......


BoB Dakota

local council had a small 'festival' type thingy on...........the Dak did a flyover
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 21, 2010, 05:13:37 am
Friday evening FedEx made an earlier and lower departure while the sun was setting. Here it is as it climbs out and passes over my place.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_9546ec4.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_9552ec4.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs153.snc4/36985_459386040549_792360549_6140366_5344263_n.jpg)

A bonus was this Cessna

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_9540ec4.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Stargazer2006 on June 21, 2010, 11:43:43 am
At around 1 p.m. yesterday, as I was putting my laundry into the dryer, I noticed a sound of jets. The thing was that jets rarely flew near my house & the jets sounded as if they are a formation of aircraft.

To cut the story short, I manage to get outside on their 3rd pass. The next sight made my day, a Mig-15 & F-86 warbird formation flew low over my apartment.

They came for the airshow at the nearest airport, luck would have it that I will watch the airshow nearby today as one of my co-workers found a good spot to watch.

Kinda awesome when 2 warbirds(including my first ever Mig sighting!) do a pratice airshow right over my neighbourhood!

You bet! This must have been amazing... especially when you consider that at some point in history these two would have fought it off to death! I remember how weird and amazing it was to see MiG-29s and Su-27s fly over Le Bourget at the end of the 1989 International Paris Air Show. Low and slow, over the city, departing the airport back to their Russian bases. Only a year before that the notion of this happening would have been unimaginable.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on June 21, 2010, 03:43:39 pm
At around 1 p.m. yesterday, as I was putting my laundry into the dryer, I noticed a sound of jets. The thing was that jets rarely flew near my house & the jets sounded as if they are a formation of aircraft.

To cut the story short, I manage to get outside on their 3rd pass. The next sight made my day, a Mig-15 & F-86 warbird formation flew low over my apartment.

They came for the airshow at the nearest airport, luck would have it that I will watch the airshow nearby today as one of my co-workers found a good spot to watch.

Kinda awesome when 2 warbirds(including my first ever Mig sighting!) do a pratice airshow right over my neighbourhood!

You bet! This must have been amazing... especially when you consider that at some point in history these two would have fought it off to death! I remember how weird and amazing it was to see MiG-29s and Su-27s fly over Le Bourget at the end of the 1989 International Paris Air Show. Low and slow, over the city, departing the airport back to their Russian bases. Only a year before that the notion of this happening would have been unimaginable.
The first Mig-15 I ever saw flying was back in 1996, it was being used as the Pace Plane at the Reno Unlimited Races
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on June 22, 2010, 10:03:43 am
Saw a nice Dash-7 fly over yesterday. Looked like US Customs or something. Love that aeroplane !

Saw this act on Sunday. What's up with that ? Venting fuel ?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/w-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/w2-1.jpg)

Saw this guy fly over the motocross track at Walton...thankfully he wasn't there for us !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/ornge-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 22, 2010, 02:21:48 pm
Saw a nice Dash-7 fly over yesterday. Looked like US Customs or something. Love that aeroplane !

Saw this act on Sunday. What's up with that ? Venting fuel ?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/w-1.jpg)



That is just vapor condensation from the low pressure (induced lift) that has formed above the wing. It is probably quite humid at that altitude or he's at a high AOA or airspeed.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on June 22, 2010, 08:57:15 pm
This guy passed over on final just a few minutes before sunset:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/underneath.jpg)

Chris
----------------------------
Aircraft photos at KPIT:
http://www.dataviewbooks.com/kpit.html
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on June 24, 2010, 12:32:21 pm
How's this for Seen Over The House? I could almost reach up an touch it.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_9845ec480.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Stargazer2006 on June 24, 2010, 12:43:38 pm
Is this a Robinson R44?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 25, 2010, 02:29:06 am
Looks like it, unusual to see one with float gear.  There was one over the house the other day, noisy, clattery things!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on June 25, 2010, 07:51:14 am
It looks too short to be an R44.  I'd say it's an R22.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/2242008252_4f540a7f0c.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 25, 2010, 09:39:41 am
Not exactly over my house, in fact about 50 miles away at the time, but WTH....  ;D

I was driving past Kemble airfield this morning, en route to my old office in Cirencester, and the usual scrap yard at the north east end of the runway was HEAVING with stuff. 4-5 x 737s, a couple of Airbuslets, and an MD-80, or half of one anyway. The centre parking slot was filled by an ex-DHL A310 and a 737 and an MK Airlines 747-200 was over on the west end of the field, but......

Sitting on the runway threshold was a TYPHOON for goodness sake! Quite what it was doing there I have no idea, their airshow was last weekend, but enough people realised it was very unusual that the lay-bye south of the runway was double-parked for its entire length!  ;D

It was an Italian Typhoon too, or looked like it, as just as I screamed to a halt it taxied off down the runway and off behind the Delta Jets hangar, and never re-appeared darn it. I phoned my daughter, who would have been giving it take-off clearance from Brize Tower, to ask about it but she's not replied yet.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on June 27, 2010, 10:53:20 am
(Barely) caught this one - with the heat index, it's 95F in Pittsburgh, so I'm not spending much time outdoors!

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/95.jpg)

Chris
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KPIT spotting photos (http://www.dataviewbooks.com/kpit.html)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on June 28, 2010, 02:20:13 pm
While in the Lake District near the well named hill of Great Cockup ;D I could hear a helo going over. Looking up it was a bright yellow Sea King on SAR duties heading in the general direction of Carlisle and the hospital there. This was on Saturday.
Thank goodness they weren't looking for me.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on June 28, 2010, 03:09:03 pm
So was this great cockup near the town of little minge??? And what were you doing near a great cockup??? :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 29, 2010, 06:09:21 am
Strange weekend over Schloss Jackson:

At 1330ish on Saturday, the BBMF Dakota flew along the beach around 750ft - very stately. Apparently it was Veterans Day in Southport, the 'red's were due to come, but somewhere along the line they had been cancelled.

Sunday, mid afternoon, a Tiger Moth (or Stampe equivelant) doing restrained aerobatics over the fields to the southeast.

Monday morning around 1030 a pair of Griffins probably from Shawbury flying very close flying northwest then banked over RAF Woodvale turning eastward - I was in the local Homebase carpark. Not seen them around here before. Very quiet, aren't they  :o

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on June 29, 2010, 09:45:07 am
It looks too short to be an R44.  I'd say it's an R22.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/2242008252_4f540a7f0c.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan

No guesswork involved on that one. It says "R22" right on the can. Just look a bit aft of the door opening directly in line with the rotor mast.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on June 29, 2010, 02:46:27 pm
Strange weekend over Schloss Jackson:

At 1330ish on Saturday, the BBMF Dakota flew along the beach around 750ft - very stately. Apparently it was Veterans Day in Southport, the 'red's were due to come, but somewhere along the line they had been cancelled.

Sunday, mid afternoon, a Tiger Moth (or Stampe equivelant) doing restrained aerobatics over the fields to the southeast.

Monday morning around 1030 a pair of Griffins probably from Shawbury flying very close flying northwest then banked over RAF Woodvale turning eastward - I was in the local Homebase carpark. Not seen them around here before. Very quiet, aren't they  :o

Ian

They still got the Phantom on the gate at Woodvale Ian?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 30, 2010, 01:09:06 am
They still got the Phantom on the gate at Woodvale Ian?

The Phantom went years back, Martin, cannot remember exactly when (probably turned into Coke cans by now). The gate guardian position wasn't filled until last month, when we got a plastic Spit I (or II), with 41 Sqn markings..... Cannot think why, 41 was never at Woodvale. It looks really nice though, even down to the sprayed-on exhaust plume. If you want pics, Martin let me know.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 30, 2010, 03:11:27 am
Nowt for ages then a few interestings ones at the same time.  Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902 over my mates house, probably making a drop off at Hull Royal Infirmary, they set down at the old Cricket Circle, the RAF's Sea Kings are more likely to be seen there.

A total surprise was an Apache as I was driving home from Hull, around 5.40pm-ish.  I don't know were their nearest base is, but I guess he was lost! :lol:  He was heading south over the Humber, so maybe nev saw him too???
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on June 30, 2010, 08:16:21 am
last night: a C-17 at Medium height, and a Chinook, quite high (for a chopper) and going very sedatley.

Today: a camoflauged Gazelle flew over low (Didn't know any still flew in Camo) and then a Tiger-moth (or similar) in RAF trainer yellow.  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 30, 2010, 08:24:33 am
I don't know were their nearest base is, but I guess he was lost! He was heading south over the Humber, so maybe nev saw him too???

Wattisham to the south (or Driffield to the north).

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 30, 2010, 08:48:55 am
Driffield?  That's pretty close, although I thought it was closed some time ago & I don't know of any AAC presence.  Daft question mate, but you don't mean Dishforth do you?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on June 30, 2010, 09:49:19 am
Nowt for ages then a few interestings ones at the same time.  Yorkshire Air Ambulance MD902 over my mates house, probably making a drop off at Hull Royal Infirmary, they set down at the old Cricket Circle, the RAF's Sea Kings are more likely to be seen there.

A total surprise was an Apache as I was driving home from Hull, around 5.40pm-ish.  I don't know were their nearest base is, but I guess he was lost! :lol:  He was heading south over the Humber, so maybe nev saw him too???

Nope - neither seen nor heard Apache.  If Air Ambulance was yesterday it may have been  from the accident at one of the refineries yesterday where a bloke got killed :(
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on June 30, 2010, 11:30:08 am
Yeah, could have been, heard about that on the news, horrible business.  Always worrying in our neck of the woods when you hear about this kind of thing, a lot of chemical industry around here & potenital for disaster.  We had a fire here at a Seven Seas warehouse a few months back, fortunately no-one was hurt.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 30, 2010, 03:32:56 pm
Sunday evening, blisteringly hot, I saw this K8 tracking around looking for enough lift to get back its Bicester base. He must have made it OK as he was on the ground there later as we passed en route to a local place for dinner.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on June 30, 2010, 05:21:09 pm
Was working outside yesterday with Dad and I heard a helo coming our way.  Having a veritable forest for a backyard I eagerly followed my ears and spotted the helo as it emerged into the open.  What I saw was rather confusing.  It was an all black SH-3 Sea King with no markings (that I could see anyway), had a radar pod sticking out of the nose (left side), and no pontoons for the main gear.  The main gear was like a Royal Marine version with the fixed metal framed gear supports.  It was rather strange and friggin awesome at the same time  ;D  Anyone know who might have been flying it?  There was a British oiler of the RFA docked at Norfolk over the weekend but last I checked they didn't fly Sea Kings.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Scooterman on June 30, 2010, 08:16:18 pm
See, man!  The Black Helicopters are EVERYwhere, man!   ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on July 01, 2010, 12:39:59 am
I've had to put up with RSAF F-16s all week flying low and fast at work... :banghead:

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2010, 01:34:20 am
It was an all black SH-3 Sea King with no markings (that I could see anyway), had a radar pod sticking out of the nose (left side), and no pontoons for the main gear.  The main gear was like a Royal Marine version with the fixed metal framed gear supports.  It was rather strange and friggin awesome at the same time  ;D  Anyone know who might have been flying it?  There was a British oiler of the RFA docked at Norfolk over the weekend but last I checked they didn't fly Sea Kings.

Cliffy,

AFAIK none of the Commandos flown by the Support NASs have offset radar pods that you mention, but that doesn't mean they don't exist of course.

Was it normal fuselage length, or perhaps longer? It could have been a civvie S-61L, which don't have the side floats and quite a few have the offset radar. But black? Maybe Hugh Hefner has one?  ;D

The two newest RFA oilers, Wave Prince and Wave Ruler, are large enough to operate Sea Kings AFAIK, but I don't think they are operated 'as standard'.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: hurricanemk1c on July 01, 2010, 08:31:33 am
Saw an Air France A380 at FL380!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on July 01, 2010, 10:20:09 am
I've had to put up with RSAF F-16s all week flying low and fast at work... :banghead:

Regards,

Greg

That must've been a real hardship Greg... ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on July 01, 2010, 11:08:29 am
Cliffy,

AFAIK none of the Commandos flown by the Support NASs have offset radar pods that you mention, but that doesn't mean they don't exist of course.

Was it normal fuselage length, or perhaps longer? It could have been a civvie S-61L, which don't have the side floats and quite a few have the offset radar. But black? Maybe Hugh Hefner has one?  ;D

The two newest RFA oilers, Wave Prince and Wave Ruler, are large enough to operate Sea Kings AFAIK, but I don't think they are operated 'as standard'.

Well the oiler that was in port was the Wave Ruler and according to the internets, they carry one Merlin helo in the hangar.  I'm pretty sure it had a standard fuselage.  The engines though sounded a bit high-pitched, closer to a jet turbine on a fighter than the standard helo sound.  I've heard many an SH-60 fly over and they always sound deeper, with more bass, even when going at high speeds.  I know the two use different engines but its still an observation.  The initial sound through me for a loop anyway until I heard the "whup, whup, whup"  ;D

It was a CIA helo, I'm sure of it!  The black helos are coming, run!!!!!!  :drink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on July 01, 2010, 11:57:23 am
Was working outside yesterday with Dad and I heard a helo coming our way.  Having a veritable forest for a backyard I eagerly followed my ears and spotted the helo as it emerged into the open.  What I saw was rather confusing.  It was an all black SH-3 Sea King with no markings (that I could see anyway), had a radar pod sticking out of the nose (left side), and no pontoons for the main gear.  The main gear was like a Royal Marine version with the fixed metal framed gear supports.  It was rather strange and friggin awesome at the same time  ;D  Anyone know who might have been flying it?  There was a British oiler of the RFA docked at Norfolk over the weekend but last I checked they didn't fly Sea Kings.

Well, it's not exactly black, and it's not exactly a radar pod, this photo fits your description to my eye (and I think it's the most likely explanation).

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/4/8/8/1707884.jpg)

http://www.airliners.net/photo/UK---Navy/Westland-Sea-King/1707884/L/ (http://www.airliners.net/photo/UK---Navy/Westland-Sea-King/1707884/L/)

...although, when I put my tin foil hat on, I think it's really this...

*begin conspiracy theory*

U.S. State Department to Purchase Sikorsky S-61T Helicopters for Use in Afghanistan (http://www.sikorsky.com/vgn-ext-templating-SIK/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=00de6eb78fa78110VgnVCM1000001382000aRCRD&vgnextchannel=65f9e39d40a78110VgnVCM1000001382000aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&pressvcmid=16758e79c39e6210VgnVCM1000004f62529fRCRD)

U.S. State Department Accepts Modernized S-61 Helicopters for Use in Afghanistan (http://www.sikorsky.com/About+Sikorsky/News/Press+Details?pressvcmid=8d8ad02f379f8210VgnVCM1000004f62529fRCRD)

Sikorsky S-61T gains new life in State Department program (http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/02/21/338633/heli-expo-sikorsky-s-61t-gains-new-life-in-state-department-program.html)

(http://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_S-61T_lg.jpg)

The S-61T has no floats/pontoons, can be equipped with radar, wouldn't have military markings, and wouldn't likely be painted like the demonstrator.  To my knowledge, there are no pictures on the web of the first delivered examples, so I do not know how they were painted or what their exact equipment is.  Since they were ordered by the State Department, the CIA is probably the actual operator.  They ordered 110(!) converted military helicopters very similar to the configuration used by the Royal Marines and converted by the same company that updated the "Junglies"! (http://www.eliteukforces.info/uk-military-news/010208-commando-sea-king-upgrade.php)  What could the State Department possibly need that many updated Commando transports for other than covert operations?  That's almost three times the number of the same type of helos that the Royal Marines need (~37)!!!  Anybody wonder why there aren't any pictures of the newly-delivered helicopters?

*end conspiracy theory*

All that having been said, I think it far more likely that you saw one of the many dark green Westland Sea King HC.4s tootling around the UK than one of the two S-61T Tritons in use by the State Department for saving money transporting VIPs that may or may not be painted black, may or may not be equipped with a weather radar, and may or may not be transiting through the UK.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2010, 12:39:01 pm
But Cliffy B is in the USA..........

In Virginia, not far from Langley and similar places.  -_-

[Later]

Well lookee here, what do we have..............?  -_-
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on July 01, 2010, 12:41:36 pm
But Cliffy B is in the USA..........

In Virginia, not far from Langley and similar places.  -_-

Indeed I am, South Eastern VA to be exact.  Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from all of the USN bases in the area.  The Black helo was flying North West if that matters, towards either NAS Oceana or the Atlantic  :blink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2010, 12:43:47 pm
See added piccie above...........
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on July 01, 2010, 12:45:50 pm
But Cliffy B is in the USA..........

In Virginia, not far from Langley and similar places.  -_-

Ah, that's right.  Well, who knows then...

Anyway, you've seen my two guesses.

I see military helos all the time in my neck of the woods.  UH-60s, SH-60s (all variants including B/F/R/S), HH-65s, UH-1Ns, UH-1Ys, AH-1Ws, AH-1Zs, and CH-53Es have all overflown me at some point at the beach or on the road.

[Later]

Well lookee here, what do we have..............?  -_-

But it also has floats.  Not our bird.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 01, 2010, 01:23:03 pm

[Later]

Well lookee here, what do we have..............?  -_-

Only that is a Canadian one which once operated out of BC, the other side of the continent   ;D ;D ;D ;D

EDIT:::  And it's an S-61N too, but the registration has been transfered to a Learjet now.

Here it is now, photographed early last year in Georgia so it could be one Cliffy saw, it doesn't have the floats now either --

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sikorsky-S-61N-MkII/1476305/&sid=c24cdcd8535944a2581630f6921cd8a4
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 02, 2010, 11:32:05 am
Driffield?  That's pretty close, although I thought it was closed some time ago & I don't know of any AAC presence.  Daft question mate, but you don't mean Dishforth do you?

Yep, sorry simon, my bad  :banghead:

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on July 02, 2010, 01:08:14 pm
I've had to put up with RSAF F-16s all week flying low and fast at work... :banghead:

Regards,

Greg

That must've been a real hardship Greg... ;D

They're actually a pain when you're on the phone - so noisy!!!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 02, 2010, 01:48:22 pm
Driffield?  That's pretty close, although I thought it was closed some time ago & I don't know of any AAC presence.  Daft question mate, but you don't mean Dishforth do you?

Yep, sorry simon, my bad  :banghead:

Ian

No probs mate, you got my hopes up for a minute, I was thinking about getting 'lost' on the way into York via Driffiled one day!  Didn't realise they were at Dishforth though, you answered my question in a round about way!
 :drink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on July 02, 2010, 02:21:15 pm
The Phantom went years back, Martin, cannot remember exactly when (probably turned into Coke cans by now). The gate guardian position wasn't filled until last month, when we got a plastic Spit I (or II), with 41 Sqn markings..... Cannot think why, 41 was never at Woodvale. It looks really nice though, even down to the sprayed-on exhaust plume. If you want pics, Martin let me know.

Ian

No need Ian. But thanks.



While setting up a display for the local archery club at a near by country fair/steam rally. We were graced by a rather clean looking Chinook HC 2 at no more than 2000 feet, heading south west.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 02, 2010, 05:54:46 pm
We had a cropduster buzzing around the house today, each time he passed I didn't get outside with the camera quick enough to take some pics
Title: Re: Seen Over Your Motorsport Event Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 04, 2010, 02:33:38 pm
Went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, and as well as being mind-blown by most of the ground based machinery there (see Motorsport thread) we had some MAGNIFICENT flying overhead during the day too.  :cheers: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on July 04, 2010, 02:39:20 pm
I really wanted to go to that this year too, but the bike is playing silly buggers again :banghead:
Looks like you had a real treat there this year then Kit, I will try and make it next year..............he says :rolleyes:
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 04, 2010, 10:37:53 pm
How good is that Mustang pair? :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 05, 2010, 12:06:28 am
There were a couple of interesting sidebars to the flying at Goodwood.

My daughter (the Best Air Traffic Controller in the RAF, not a lot of people know that....) told me she'd brought '558 into Brize last week but didn't know why it was there. Yesterday I texted her and told her I'd worked out the reason as it was scheduled for Goodwood. During the afternoon she kept up a 'running text commentary' telling me the engines had started, it was taxi-ing out, taking off etc.  :lol: -_-

A guy I was chatting to at the show was amazed how I was getting live information on '558's status!

Re the Mustangs, I was on the way out of the estate intending to watch the Mustangs from the car park, but the Security staff stopped everyone from leaving as '.....the CAA won't let anyone into the parking area during flypasts as it's inside their 'Minimum Distance' criteria'. So vast numbers of us were trapped just inside the gates.

Then the two P-51s appeared, directly overhead the massed crowds...............!! :banghead:

Hopefully the current cut-backs will prevent this sort of crass stupidity in future.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 05, 2010, 04:03:06 am
There were a couple of interesting sidebars to the flying at Goodwood.

My daughter (the Best Air Traffic Controller in the RAF, not a lot of people know that....) told me she'd brought '558 into Brize last week but didn't know why it was there. Yesterday I texted her and told her I'd worked out the reason as it was scheduled for Goodwood. During the afternoon she kept up a 'running text commentary' telling me the engines had started, it was taxi-ing out, taking off etc.  :lol: -_-

A guy I was chatting to at the show was amazed how I was getting live information on '558's status!

did you let on kit or did he work it out himself?

all sounds quite amusing.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 05, 2010, 11:20:31 am
No Howard, I let him into the secret of my 'inside scource'.  ;D

Anita reckoned that giving '558 take-off permission ranked with her doing the same for the Reds some years ago.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 05, 2010, 11:24:43 am
Saw a FRADU Hawk and a navy Lynx on the way home. Lovely clear air today, and there were several large tankers and a cruise ship in and around Weymouth and Portland. Saw a Type 23 frigate yesterday as well.
Title: Re: Seen Over Your Co-Op shop Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2010, 05:36:46 am
Mrs. PR19 and I were doing our weekly shop this morning and we both heard a jet overhead. Like true aviators we stopped and looked skyward, causing a major shopping trolly jam behind us.  :lol:

We were rewarded by the sight of an all-black Hunter T7 cruising over Lydney at around 2500 ft and 300 kts. MAGIC Stuff!  ;D :thumbsup:

I thought I'd identified an Avon sound already, but rejected it as not too likely, but luckily I was wrong.

No time to grab my mini-cam sadly but I think it was G-FFOX (WV 318) from Kemble.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 09, 2010, 05:47:30 am
Found out that there's to be a major incident 'moulage' simulation about a hundred yards from my office in October.  There'll be a large compliment of Emergency Services vehicles & if all goes to plan, the RAF & Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be bringing their helicopters.  It's on a Saturday, but I'm sure I can find an excuse to be nearby!  I'll post pics if everything works out.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on July 10, 2010, 06:40:47 am
Not over the house exactly but nearby. Art Nalls prepositioned his Sea Harrier at Oshkosh the other day after leaving an air show in St Louis.

(http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/hangeredharrier.jpg)

Last evening I shot this video of my self photographing the sunset departure of our servicing FedEx Airbus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtSijsuWvX0&feature=player_embedded

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs070.ash2/36848_468093610549_792360549_6366197_3203669_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on July 10, 2010, 07:39:56 am



Was in the local park with the pink Princess last night and saw a An124 rising from East Midlands Airport, which was nice  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 10, 2010, 07:41:40 am
Wow....that Vulcan shot is just wicked ! Looks like he's 4 feet off the ground !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: pyro-manic on July 10, 2010, 01:58:56 pm
This weekend is the Yeovilton air show, and while I'm not attending due to work, I did see a pair of F-16s on Friday afternoon, on their way to the base. I suspect Belgian or Dutch, and they cruised over at a lovely low altitude going East to West. Then about half an hour later a Chinook (RAF this time) came blattering over in the other direction, going rather quickly and again at a very low altitude. No camera handy unfortunately, but very nice to watch. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 10, 2010, 02:46:40 pm
Wow....that Vulcan shot is just wicked ! Looks like he's 4 feet off the ground !

This one was taken a millisecond beforehand, even LOWER!

Saw, and heard, a Venom taking-off from Coventry Airport today, presumably one of Air Atlantique's wonderful 50s jet collection. Sadly too far away for my short zoom lens, and by the time I'd swapped to the big zoom he'd gone.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nick on July 11, 2010, 11:01:47 am
Just as I was pouring the water out of the kids paddling pool in the garden we all heard a low roar heading our way and looked up....

First was a thick heavy looking bird with big rectangular wings: F4U Corsair!

Just behind was the classis elliptical skinny shape of.. a Spitfire!

Bringing up the rear was a shiny silver, thin and narrow bird with clipped wingtips, P-51 Mustang!
 :thumbsup: :party: :drink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 15, 2010, 05:24:00 am
before stepping into the shower this morning, i was called out of the bathroom my a strange sound.
turned out to be a RNLAF 3 helicopter formation flying over, 2 AH-64DN's and a AS532 Cougar  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 15, 2010, 11:49:36 am
Yesterday I was teaching a student when an Mi-8 or 17 caught my eye for a second flying by in the distance. Unusually, it was in a high vis scheme rather than the usual camo ones of the air force. I'm not sure if it was the air force VIP transport one or a civil one.

I didn't have my camera, but even if I did I probably would have been more inclined to take pictures of my student, she had much better lines than the helicopter. :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on July 15, 2010, 12:14:56 pm
Boasting or complaining laddie?
Title: Re: Seen Over Your Road Home Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 15, 2010, 02:26:03 pm
Heading back home y'day a 33 Sqn Puma was doing VERY low orbits over Westbury-on-Severn. Why, I have no idea, there's only farm land in the area.

I was able to shoot some 'free-hand' shots through the windscreen though.......  -_-
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on July 16, 2010, 10:14:09 am
While out in the yard at work today (very near to Battersea heliport) I saw a sea king fly over....dark grey,it would appear,colours with sponsons and not the small inflation bags.....had a thimble radar bump on spine behind the rotor and a similar one like a wart on its nose...dunno nationality....could be anyone as its airshow season......
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 16, 2010, 11:39:23 am
This one was taken a millisecond beforehand, even LOWER!

Wow !
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on July 16, 2010, 12:04:50 pm

 

Was at the East Midlands Aeropark last night repainting the Hunter t7 when an airbus came in to land ( you get a good view from the Hunters wing ) and it blew a tyre on one boggie and as it came to a stop i believe another blew.

Well that was the start of the fun, the airport fire servicr turned up and hosed down both sets of undercarrige, they then escortre her as she limped off the runway , during this time i think at least two other aircraft had missed approaches and were sent around again.

Took about 15mins in total before they cleared the runway and another 5 or so until they had inspected it and reopened it, didn't get any pictures but it was very interesting to see the emergancy services in action and how proffesional they where. Followed it up later and learnt nonone was injured in any way so a result there i think.

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on July 16, 2010, 02:36:10 pm
Saw a couple of F-35s today - sorry, no photos allowed where I was.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 17, 2010, 03:20:30 am
F-35s?

As in JSF F-35s?

In AUSTRALIA????  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on July 17, 2010, 07:19:55 am
SWMBO is away for the weekend & I would like to do some plane spotting . . . but the temperature here (at 10:00 EDT) is already 92 degrees F.  My plane spotting may be limited to on line spotting.  And I heard a few F--16s earlier this morning.

Bummer. 

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on July 17, 2010, 10:11:43 am
F-35s?

As in JSF F-35s?

In AUSTRALIA????  :o

I believe Greg is currently travelling in the US?

Yep - saw them at Lockheed Martin, Ft Worth yesterday ;D.

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 17, 2010, 03:24:01 pm
Ah right, that's almost cheating.  ;D

I don't count Belugas and other Airbuses I see in the Filton circuit, it's just down river from me.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 17, 2010, 11:51:18 pm
Ah right, that's almost cheating.  ;D

I don't count Belugas and other Airbuses I see in the Filton circuit, it's just down river from me.


Yep, and I don't count the airbusses and 737s I see heading in and out of my local airport. Way too common.

I also stopped counting the Zlin 42/142/242 types that I see multiple times a day.

I also tend to ignore the police EC-135 and Bell 412 these days too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on July 18, 2010, 12:31:56 am
BBMF Dakota was displaying at the village fete yesterday - several VERY low and VERY fast (for a Dak) passes straight over the house :D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: GTX on July 18, 2010, 06:25:36 am
(http://webpages.charter.net/trussell/pictures/raspberry%20smiley.gif)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 18, 2010, 07:22:04 am
The Clipper Round the World Yacht race returned back to Hull yesterday.  There were the boats of course, but I also saw a total of six helicopters.  A Squirrel TV bird, Robinson R44, Alouette II, a RAF Sea King & two RN Lynxes of the Black Cats display team.

Sea King:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yacht%20Race%20Return%20July%202010/100_0083.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yacht%20Race%20Return%20July%202010/100_0094.jpg)

Black Cats, you can just about make the low-ish viz artwork on the lead Lynx, it kind of merges in & the low light didn't help.
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yacht%20Race%20Return%20July%202010/100_0137.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Round%20the%20World%20Yacht%20Race%20Return%20July%202010/100_0129.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JJC on July 19, 2010, 09:47:21 am
While out in the yard at work today (very near to Battersea heliport) I saw a sea king fly over....dark grey,it would appear,colours with sponsons and not the small inflation bags.....had a thimble radar bump on spine behind the rotor and a similar one like a wart on its nose...dunno nationality....could be anyone as its airshow season......

Sounds like one of the German Navy Seaking Mk.41's:
 http://www.airliners.net/photo/Germany---Navy/Westland-Sea-King/1736797/&sid=966ebe82f8f7392d9d25b1f584c129a0
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on July 20, 2010, 10:53:35 am



Saw the new Dreamliner as it flew low over the Rolls Royce plant in Derby, looked very good. No photos as battery went  >:(  >:(  >:(

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 20, 2010, 10:55:57 am
yesterday, ive seen the German CH-53GA come back from RIAT
this morning, a Belgian AF SF.260M+ flying over on a training sortie over the northsea  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2010, 02:57:14 pm
While out in the yard at work today (very near to Battersea heliport) I saw a sea king fly over....dark grey,it would appear,colours with sponsons and not the small inflation bags.....had a thimble radar bump on spine behind the rotor and a similar one like a wart on its nose...dunno nationality....could be anyone as its airshow season......

Sounds like one of the German Navy Seaking Mk.41's:

One was on the static display at RIAT last weekend. Very odd shaped radome, and why do they need two of them anyway?

Interestingly the RAF Merlins have sprouted odd shaped radomes too.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Scooterman on July 20, 2010, 08:49:05 pm
The radome on the See Thing is ASM targeting.  Sea Skua?  Dunno what they use.

The beak on the Merlin shows that it is one of the Fin machines emergency purchased by the UK.  The beak holds a weather radar above a staring FLIR used for nav.  Both IIRC........
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 21, 2010, 12:56:24 am
The beak on the Merlin shows that it is one of the Fin machines emergency purchased by the UK.  The beak holds a weather radar above a staring FLIR used for nav.  Both IIRC........
indeed, but its not a Fin machine, but an ex-Danish one  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 21, 2010, 02:50:24 am
Where's Todd, is he ill???  The last two picture posts have had Sea Kings in & he hasn't commented, surely something must be wrong!!! :lol:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 24, 2010, 01:58:54 am
yesterday, a French Army Puma was on its way back from the Netherlands.
and this morning, it was a Belgian AF Seaking Mk.48 overflying here on its way to Brugges  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2010, 02:41:12 pm
Sea King:

How many times do I gotta tell you guys.......

 :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 24, 2010, 02:44:06 pm
Where's Todd, is he ill???  The last two picture posts have had Sea Kings in & he hasn't commented, surely something must be wrong!!! :lol:

Haha.....good one ! Both lovely examples, if you ask me !  :wub: I think the RAF should use yellow Sea Kings forever.....they've got to be just as ( if not moreso ) recognizable to Joe Public as the Red Arrows !

In my world, I saw a Herc cruising around yeasterday. It was follwong the cloud line so I thought it might be a weather bird from NY, but it dropped lower once and id definately had underwing tanks. Also saw one of those MD500 NOTAR birds....wicked cool sound !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on July 24, 2010, 04:42:27 pm
Also saw one of those MD500 NOTAR birds....wicked cool sound !

Yes it's got a very distinctive sound hasn't it --- the Calgary Police Force has one which they said when they got it that it was very quiet, only problem is they used it mostly at night --- right when no other helicopter was flying -- everyone knew when it was in the area.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/172970420_a9d2c10e8a.jpg?v=0
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 26, 2010, 05:25:44 am
just now, a German Navy Seaking Mk.41 flew over  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 26, 2010, 08:22:44 am
Where's Todd, is he ill???  The last two picture posts have had Sea Kings in & he hasn't commented, surely something must be wrong!!! :lol:

Haha.....good one ! Both lovely examples, if you ask me !  :wub: I think the RAF should use yellow Sea Kings forever.....they've got to be just as ( if not moreso ) recognizable to Joe Public as the Red Arrows !

Give it just a few more years & it probably counts as forever!!! :lol:  I do remember yellow Wessex's (stayed in service with the local flight of 202 Sqn for many years), although I think the RAF started getting the HAR's in 1977, just a year after I was born.  So as far I can remember, it has been forever!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on July 26, 2010, 08:55:12 am
Ha! I can better that. I have been winched up into a yellow Whirlwind. :cheers:

Jim
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 26, 2010, 10:06:19 am
Closest I've come is a Wessex landed in a field very close by to me while I was doing my paper round!
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on July 26, 2010, 05:31:29 pm
Just got back from picking up my motor scooter - it left me sit with a broken throttle cable - and while loading it on the pickup truck, I watched a C-17 from DAFB making a tight turn overhead.  That thing really seems to move like a fighter compared to the C-5s. 

Just another typical "daily air show" from Dover AFB.

Bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on July 27, 2010, 08:11:14 am
Ha! I can better that. I have been winched up into a yellow Whirlwind. :cheers:

Jim

Had a ride in a Whirlwind around Portland dockyard when I was there on summer camp with my cadet unit many moons ago.  Noisey but great fun for a bunch of starry eyed cadets....It wasn't yellow though.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on July 27, 2010, 04:40:48 pm
Landing here a few minutes ago:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/sw737.jpg)

Chris
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Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: upnorth on July 27, 2010, 11:41:46 pm
Just got out of the shower this morning and was running to the bedroom to answer my phone.

I picked up the phone and about 10 seconds into the call a two ship of Hinds went past nice and low over the neighborhood. I could see them clear as day through the window and they were close enough for pictures.

Of course the phone call is urgent, work related and can't wait.

I'm taking the call on the mobile so it's camera is out of the question.

The normal camera is on the other side of the room and all the batteries are charging.

I know....excuses, excuses :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

But pictures or not it was a great way to start the day :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on July 28, 2010, 07:58:23 pm
Pictures would have been as good as a kick in the goolies for me....! Love the Hind and would love to see one in its natural habitat.....I have been in the ex East German one that was at Duxford years ago while in one of the hangars......closest I've come to seeing anything like that was a Mi 14 when on holiday in 1988 in Yugoslavia....no pics either....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 29, 2010, 07:02:05 am
a German Navy Seaking Mk.41 (in anniversery colors) just overflew my house heading to the Netherlands  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 30, 2010, 06:13:24 am
yesterday i saw a RAF C-17 on approach to birmingham airport over leamington spa quite by chance while on a passing bus.

very impressive.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on July 30, 2010, 07:30:16 am
noted today was a Belgian Navy Alouette III and (quite rare here) a Zlin 142 with wingtip tanks  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on July 30, 2010, 12:33:06 pm
A couple of US Airways Express landings this morning:

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/express-1.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/express-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on July 30, 2010, 08:30:22 pm
Had something funny fly over the other day....wifey and a few friends saw it, but not me. Far as I can gather it was a Harvard II....maybe. She did get this grainy pic

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/tex-1.jpg)

Then the day after that she saw what she thought was a Dak. I'm assuming both a/c were heading to Oshkosh.

Saw this Herc tonite...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/herc-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on July 31, 2010, 02:07:29 am


been going through the files and found these.


all in and around Nottinghan East Midlands Airport


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/UR-82060_Antonov-225_Myra_Antonov_Design_Bureau_30th_September__2005__6_.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/UR-BWM_Antonov-12-BK_Volare_Avia_company_EMA_13th_February_2007__13_.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/UR-82027_Antonov-124-100_Antonov_Design_Bureau_NEMA_18th_November_2006__7_.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/UR-09307_Antonov-22_Prop_Antonov_Design_Bureau_26th_December_2006__23_.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/SU-EAJ_TNT_Cargo_TU-204_C_NEMA.jpg)



this is the Dreamliner that flew over the Rolls Royce factory the other week, they are from a friend


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/FINAL_3.jpg)


(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc354/Geri1980/FINAL4.jpg)


Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 31, 2010, 03:47:20 am
When did Derbyshire become a Peoples Republic???
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on July 31, 2010, 06:06:49 am



Volga Dneiper are regulars there mate and you just have to love Ukranian/Russian heavy lift  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on July 31, 2010, 11:00:21 am
Fantastic!  I've always been hoping someone will do a Myria conversion for Revells An-124, but to no avail.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 02, 2010, 11:21:40 am
this one took off from a field here 15 minutes, on the other side of the road  ;D

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0011024x768.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0021024x768.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0031024x768.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0041024x768.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0051024x768.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0061024x768.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0071024x768.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn292/Nilssteyaert/spotting/Westkerke%20020810/0081024x768.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 02, 2010, 01:47:11 pm
Had a gliding lesson on Saturday at Wolds Gliding Club.  More pics here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29267.0/highlight,toy.html

Schleicher K21, my ride
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Gliding%20Lesson%20July%202010/STA60013.jpg)

Another K21
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Gliding%20Lesson%20July%202010/100_0213.jpg)

PZL Bielsko SZD-50 Puchaz
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Gliding%20Lesson%20July%202010/100_0214.jpg)

Piper Super Cub tug
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Gliding%20Lesson%20July%202010/100_0212.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on August 02, 2010, 04:47:34 pm
Fantastic!  I've always been hoping someone will do a Myria conversion for Revells An-124, but to no avail.

An outfit called HeavyKits, had an An-124 and the 225 in the works, both in 1/72 scale.  The last I heard was the owner was trying to sell everything including his 1/72 Hughes Hercules flying boat (25 were made) as he didn't have time to continue with it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 02, 2010, 05:07:40 pm
Wow, they'd take up around a square meter!  I'd love to see them, probably never get around to them myself though.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on August 03, 2010, 12:38:25 am


Must admit I would love one too , but short of divorce and a lottery win it's not going to happen.  I have had a 1/72 An22 for 3 years and haven't started it as it's too big....It's now my retirement kit, for my old age when the kids have gone in 20 years  ;D  ;D  ;D

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on August 03, 2010, 06:50:28 am
I've got the An-124 in 1/144 along with a C-5 and 747 for comparison, there's not a lot of difference between the An-124 and C-5 but the 747 is quite a bit smaller.

I've got a C-5 and a couple of 747's in 1/72 so just need an An-124 to complete the set in that scale.   ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on August 03, 2010, 08:03:08 am


 when the kids have gone in 20 years  ;D  ;D  ;D



You hope, Tim!  :wacko:

Jim
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 03, 2010, 04:11:01 pm
Any increase in the number of Chinooks seen over Southern UK these days is 'cos Qinetic are getting their act together and shoving the HC3s out of Boscombe and on to Odiham at last. The RAF are putting in lots of hours flight testing them before sending them East, so I'm informed by persons 'close to me'.  -_-
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on August 05, 2010, 07:15:44 am
Not a plane but quite an amazing sight this morning.  We woke up to some ground fog which depending on which way we looked, had about 1 km visibility.

The sun though was just rising over a nearby hill and was perfectly visible and absolutely dead round and a multitude of red shades, from crimson to dark orange.  I took some photos but I'm afraid my little Cybershot just doesn't do it justice, and I tried various settings but just couldn't get it to take a photo of what we were seeing.

Top pic was taken without flash, bottom pic I tried the night setting.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 05, 2010, 09:10:02 am
over my house today?
same thing i see most of the time, Belgian Seakings  :mellow:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 06, 2010, 01:06:17 pm
Ollie and the Front for Free French Cheese are back spying on us again....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/k1-1.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/k2-1.jpg)

And this little beauty flew in while we were there


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/k3-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 07, 2010, 02:16:23 am
Today?

Nothing! If the cloud base was any lower it would be inside here with me! I can't even see the top of the phone pole at the bottom of the garden!!

The weather forecast today was for '....sunny spells with cloudy intervals....' No idea where they got that from.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: JayBee on August 07, 2010, 02:36:44 am

The weather forecast today was for '....sunny spells with cloudy intervals....' No idea where they got that from.  :banghead:

Prestwick, currently Vis. greater than 10Km, scattered cloud at 1500ft
Let the BBQ be lit.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 07, 2010, 07:47:16 am
This little beauty just flew over the shack...first time I've ever seen one !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/su1-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/su3-1.jpg)

It's a little blury, but who owns it ?


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/Aeroplanes/su2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Green Dragon on August 07, 2010, 08:45:23 am
Don't know current owner for sure but probably still Execair? http://www.airliners.net/photo/0929058/ Never seen a 427 myself.

Seen over my house (near Edinburgh airport) at about 4.30 on 5th August was a Japan Airlines 747-400 departing after dropping off passengers for a cruise ship. Second JAL one I know of here at EDI.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 07, 2010, 09:44:13 am
The rocket in the background looks like the Canadian Arrow which was an entry for the Ansari X-Prize that Scaled Composities won with Space Ship One/White Knight.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on August 07, 2010, 11:06:14 am
That's what she is, Mossie ! Hard to win a prize for a future spaceship with an old V-2, eh ?

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 07, 2010, 01:40:07 pm
They're pointed the wrong way too, unless they turned it into a rival for the Bloodhound SSC! :drink:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on August 08, 2010, 06:06:35 am
Just the Usual stuff here - C-130s, C-5s, C-17s, and the occasional A-10.  The only interesting flying things are not airplanes:  The Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds have discovered my Mimosa tree.    Watching them is a miniature air show!

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 08, 2010, 03:28:58 pm
Not exactly over my house, but on the A285 coming back from Bognor today and the BBMF Dackota flew over low and slow. It had been performing at Tangmere with some of it's bretherin. Also saw the Havard but from about 5 miles away and through bino's as it was displaying over the museum. Not bad all in all.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: trekaddict on August 09, 2010, 12:27:23 pm
Saw this at the local Airport:


(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t338/britwank/DSCI0421.jpg)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t338/britwank/DSCI0420.jpg)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t338/britwank/DSCI0410.jpg)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t338/britwank/DSCI0409.jpg)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t338/britwank/DSCI0407.jpg)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t338/britwank/DSCI0401.jpg)

(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t338/britwank/DSCI0426.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 10, 2010, 10:01:59 am
Last night about 19:30 hrs I saw one of the BBMF Hurricanes pootle over the house. Looked really evocative as it was flying NNW and straight into the sun. Lovely :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 10, 2010, 11:09:19 am
now i just saw something i never expected to see here
an MH-60K Blackhawk (SpecOps version)  :o
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on August 10, 2010, 12:06:41 pm
Not over my house but in Calgary right now, the only flying Lanc in North America is there until Wednesday then moves on to Abbotsford BC.  And I can't get down to see it --damn it  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

It's been doing flypasts all over Calgary and some lucky so-in-so's (12 of them) have manage to get a ride in it when it has flown.  It's on daily display and apparently quite a few thousand have got to climb through it.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 11, 2010, 03:42:31 am
Been extremely quiet in the skies above Schloss Jackson recently. Just the puddle-jumpers from Woodvale and the Microlights from the Ince Blundell Flying Club. Never known so quiet for so long   :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: bobbo on August 11, 2010, 04:32:14 am
Been extremely quiet in the skies above Schloss Jackson recently. Just the puddle-jumpers from Woodvale and the Microlights from the Ince Blundell Flying Club. Never known so quiet for so long   :blink:

Ian

Heh . . . Not so quiet last night as a C-5 out of Dover AFB sounded like he was coming in my bedroom window.  He was loaded pretty heavy, I guess.  This was somewhere between midnight and, oh, 3:30 A. M. or so. 

bobbo
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BlackOps on August 15, 2010, 01:43:25 pm
Caught a couple coming on final approach at the Fresno Air Terminal today.

(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Aircraft_Photos/horizon_air_8-15-10.jpg)

(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Aircraft_Photos/USCG_8-15-10.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 15, 2010, 10:43:09 pm
Lovin that Herc :wub:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 16, 2010, 01:09:27 am
Lovin that Herc :wub:

Ditto !

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 17, 2010, 07:50:19 pm
Not over my house but a few of the many shots I took at AirVenture which is just 10 miles from my place. Visit my website for more!

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/AV2010/IMG_0742ec5.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/AV2010Vol2/IMG_7518ec5.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/AV2010Vol2/IMG_9676e.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/AV2010Vol2/IMG_9717ec5.jpg)

http://hawkeyes-squawkbox.com/
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 19, 2010, 08:22:40 am
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_1202ec5.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_1176e5.jpg)

These two aircraft are in "town" to assist in the production of ABC's Extreme Home Make Over which is filming an episode in our community. They are filming the air to ground sequences of the house being constructed. The family returns tomorrow so I imagine the aircraft will be filming their journey from the airport (near my place) to the new house. There is also a concert scheduled after their return as a fund raiser, so I image they'll film that as well.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BlackOps on August 19, 2010, 09:14:42 am
Great pics Gerald :)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: James on August 21, 2010, 07:59:48 am
Not today I know, but last week while in St Wolgang, Austria I saw both an Alphajet and a Ju-52  :wub: flying over Wolfgangsee.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 24, 2010, 03:05:18 am
One of the JP's that were visiting Woodvale a lot in the Spring came back for the weekend. It's still there today, but given that the wind is blowing 40kts today, cannot say I'm surprised !!

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 24, 2010, 09:08:18 am
Humberside Police MD902.  Hovering close to my house, then doing lots of circuits, must have realised I was trying to take a photo!  Was there for more than half an hour, not sure what was going on.

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/HumbersidePoliceMD90201.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 24, 2010, 10:09:38 am
That the one from Humberside Airport?  Which is of course, in Lincolnshire....See that fella toing and froing all the time
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 24, 2010, 12:46:34 pm
I thought it was stationed at Leconfield, at least it has been at some point in it's life.  The Oscar99 (helicopters callsign) website came up blanks, but GINFO has it at Kirmington.  Yeah, it's strange that although Humberside has been defunct for over a decade, the airport, Police & Fire Brigade still use the name (& catchment area).  It was still hanging around a while after the post, the missus went out to the shops & said the road was blocked by a couple of Police cars, but I haven't heard anything on the news.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on August 24, 2010, 12:48:04 pm



Not sure what's going on at East midlands airport but I've seen 3 An124's since Friday.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Chris707 on August 24, 2010, 04:52:31 pm
seen here tonight - after weeks of 90+F temps and high humidity, 70F was wonderful spotting weather!

(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/kc-135t.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/northwest.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/airtran-2.jpg)
(http://www.dataviewbooks.com/delta.jpg)
(http://[img]http://www.dataviewbooks.com/jetblue.jpg)

Chris
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 25, 2010, 09:22:52 am



Not sure what's going on at East midlands airport but I've seen 3 An124's since Friday.

The start of a build up for the invasion and subjugation of Nottingham itself??
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: beowulf on August 25, 2010, 01:43:38 pm
a yellow sar sea king..........which is odd since im as far from the sea in any direction as could be possible   :huh:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on August 25, 2010, 02:04:49 pm



Quote
The start of a build up for the invasion and subjugation of Nottingham itself??


I don't think we are that lucky !!  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: anthonyp on August 25, 2010, 06:08:02 pm
I saw that Piaggio Avanti again today that flys out of Detroit City Airport.  Hadn't seen it in years, then over our new facility, there it was while I was walking back from the test track.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Glenn on August 26, 2010, 12:11:59 am
This little bugger has been flying over western Brisbane all last week. I don't know if it is chartered by some Real Estate company, giving traffic reports or just there to annoy the living hell out of me! But, god...I wish I had a quad 20!
Glenn
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 26, 2010, 05:57:15 am
A NOTAR! Awesome. That's one bug I wouldn't mind listening to.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 26, 2010, 06:09:51 am
Given that Appleton (KATW) is one of Gulfstream's finishing facilities, we get to see new aircraft almost daily. This one is just returning from a shake down flight and is shooting a low approach to test to see if Bit'chin Betty will announce the suitable warnings. It has a temporary registration number on the tail. Once it is certified its own number will be applied in the manor to which the customer wants it. Many of these aircraft have their registration information "protected" so the owner's identity is unknown. But if you know where to look, you can find out.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_2035e5.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 26, 2010, 06:12:25 am
Two Eurocopter Tigers flew over just this minute! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/woohoo.gif)
They are flying out of Fritzlar some 30 r 40 kilometres away. Usually, we'd only see the ubiquitous Bo 105s out of Fritzlar, but Tiger flights have become much more common in the past few weeks. Hopefully that means they finally get the bugs sorted out. One of them still sported the manufacturer's ID, though.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: chrisonord on August 26, 2010, 08:38:17 am
Not over my house but whilst on my way over to my Mums house, I saw 2 Hawks flying in formation over the sea. When I got to my Mums I saw and heard them much better, they sounded much more powerful (noisier) than usual, and they had wingtip winder rails on them. Later on I heard them having a play over the sea at high speed.
Chris.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 26, 2010, 09:18:11 am
Sounds like a pair of shiney new Hawk T.2's. :ph34r:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: kitnut617 on August 26, 2010, 09:21:27 am
We have a cropduster buzzing around the house at the moment, he's only yards from the property line and flying at about 10 feet of the ground.  Brilliany flying ---

But out of all the photos I took, only one has an aircraft in it    :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:  got to get me a better camera  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: beowulf on August 26, 2010, 10:44:28 am



Not sure what's going on at East midlands airport but I've seen 3 An124's since Friday.

The start of a build up for the invasion and subjugation of Nottingham itself??

prepares to repel boarders!  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Martin H on August 26, 2010, 11:14:00 am



Not sure what's going on at East midlands airport but I've seen 3 An124's since Friday.

The start of a build up for the invasion and subjugation of Nottingham itself??

prepares to repel boarders!  ;D

Funny that. I would have thought you would welcome them as liberators LOL
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on August 26, 2010, 12:55:53 pm
 




 was at the aeropark tonight and saw an Electra of Atlantic airlines take off  ;D  ;D  ;D have some pics on my phone, will try to post them later  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: beowulf on August 26, 2010, 03:44:02 pm



Not sure what's going on at East midlands airport but I've seen 3 An124's since Friday.

The start of a build up for the invasion and subjugation of Nottingham itself??

prepares to repel boarders!  ;D

Funny that. I would have thought you would welcome them as liberators LOL

what?....the sheep shaggers or the Basil Brushes?....dont think so  ;D
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: thedarkmaster on August 28, 2010, 09:09:09 am


Saw another AN124 today on it's way to East midlands, it appered to have sometning Orange written on the tail, no idea what though as it was to far away to see correctly.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 28, 2010, 12:58:13 pm
a yellow sar sea king..........which is odd since im as far from the sea in any direction as could be possible   :huh:

He was on a patient transfer job - spinal injury - from Furness General to Preston. He checked-in with us as he came into our area. Regular tasking for the SK's when a HeliMed isn't available.

Ian
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on August 28, 2010, 01:08:04 pm
havent seen much this week, only yesterday a Hughes 300C overflew my house.
havent seen one of those in ages, i thought there werent any left in this part of the country  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nebnoswal on August 28, 2010, 10:07:17 pm
Was out for a walk with my son and was buzzed a 2 ship ADF Tiger ARH formation, the joys of living on a military base.  Didn't have my camera with me, so I walk down to the pad when we go home and got these.  Is interesting to see that that have the Hellfire rails on one side,amd the larger 19 capacity rocket pod on the other.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BlackOps on August 29, 2010, 01:44:49 pm
Nice pics Ben! Tiger is pretty cool :)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Aircav on August 30, 2010, 08:28:35 am
Nice Tigre pics, wish the AAC had bought them.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BlackOps on August 30, 2010, 08:10:42 pm
A few from this weekend.

Lighting was a bit harsh on this bronco as he dropped out of the sun.
(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Aircraft_Photos/cal_fire_bronco8-29-2010.jpg)

This one I was just really diggin the clouds.
(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Aircraft_Photos/clouds_8-29-2010.jpg)

I have no idea what this is but it sure is a good looking little jet.
(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Aircraft_Photos/unknown_8-29-2010.jpg)

This F-18 came haulin' in pretty quick when I was away from my camera, had to scramble to get this shot.
(http://www.doomisland2.com/images/Aircraft_Photos/f-18_8-29-2010.jpg)

Next weekend is the first weekend of the month, I should be able to get some decent pics of the air guard F-16's as the fly overhead.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Glenn on August 31, 2010, 12:12:25 am
I was at the Teddybears Picnic on Sunday and this Gazelle flew over. The shot is dark, as the sun was overhead.
 I know, the rotors are so still, it could almost be a model.
Glenn
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Stargazer2006 on August 31, 2010, 01:29:11 am
Oh, man! I just love the Bronco and the picture above is just superb!

As for the unidentified bizjet, could it be a Cessna Citation of some kind?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on August 31, 2010, 07:31:01 am
Nothing really of interest lately. This Jet Ranger was on approach for landing and flew over the homestead.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_2242e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Mossie on August 31, 2010, 07:35:16 am
Good to see a Jet Ranger, they're getting less common these days.

Nothing much either for me the last few days, a Tucano which is slightly unusual at home & a yella Sea King which is a very regular visitor.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nev on August 31, 2010, 09:49:28 am
Didn't realise Broncos were still flying?
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: lancer on August 31, 2010, 10:12:07 am
I was at the Teddybears Picnic on Sunday and this Gazelle flew over. The shot is dark, as the sun was overhead.
 I know, the rotors are so still, it could almost be a model.
Glenn

Nice shot, though it is the kind of picture that starts conspiracy theories don't ya know.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Logan Hartke on August 31, 2010, 10:15:41 am
I was at the Teddybears Picnic on Sunday and this Gazelle flew over. The shot is dark, as the sun was overhead.
 I know, the rotors are so still, it could almost be a model.
Glenn

Nice shot, though it is the kind of picture that starts conspiracy theories don't ya know.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Except it's not a Gazelle.  It's a EC130.  Distinctive skids are a dead giveaway.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Ec130-ei-wow.jpg/800px-Ec130-ei-wow.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: BlackOps on August 31, 2010, 12:01:41 pm
Didn't realise Broncos were still flying?

Calfire operates 14 of them to aid in fighting forest fires.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/OV10.pdf (http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/OV10.pdf)

I took this picture last year
(http://home.pacbell.net/pjgoff/126.jpg)

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2010, 08:56:16 pm
Not over my house, but over the cottage we rented in Bracebridge :

Somebody's cool looking Q

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/air4-1.jpg)

This SAR Herc was doing laps around the area

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/air3-1.jpg)

Airwolf ! Talk about loud echoing through the woods....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/air-1.jpg)

And everybody's favourite fun wrecker....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/air2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Cliffy B on September 01, 2010, 09:02:57 pm
Got buzzed by a USCG HH-65 Dolphin helo as I left the neighborhood this morning.  Might of been the haze but it looked like it was overall gray instead of day-glow orange.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: nebnoswal on September 02, 2010, 02:27:47 am
Got to play with the Tigers in my backyard today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ANQpBOFEU

Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Stargazer2006 on September 02, 2010, 02:59:27 am
Not over my house, but then we NEVER get aircraft over our house! LOL

So here is a Beechcraft Sundowner 180 which I was fortunate to admire on the tarmac of Essaouira's brand new airport in Morocco on August 5...
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Army of One on September 03, 2010, 09:52:30 am
Not at home,on the train into work.....just outta gatwick heading north and as the trn crossed the M25 saw a fleeting glance of what I'm sure was a sea king in the distance either coming towards or flying away but above the M25.......brightened up my eve.....just gotta do a12hr night now.....
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 03, 2010, 10:23:51 am
Batting along by the River Severn at Newnham along the A48 this afternoon, en route back home, I heard the unmistakable 'WhUP WhUP WhUP' of a Chinook somewhere close by. Mrs PR19 suddenly yelled 'WOKKA!' in my ear as an HC3 thundered past us along the river and only just higher as well!  :thumbsup:

He was doing 'Nap-Of-The-Earth' flying, or in this case 'Nap-Of-The-River', and turned away to clear the Newnham cliff as he headed off south. Fantastic sight, just wish we could have stopped and got some piccies, but unless we'd carried the cams 'locked and loaded' there was no chance.
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Nils on September 03, 2010, 11:27:38 am
over brugges today, a Belgian Navy Alouette III, medical trust AS355 and a Robinson R22  :mellow:
for the rest, not much exciting happening  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Thorvic on September 05, 2010, 02:39:05 am
Just had the Red Arrows fly over our house flying East in a formation of 4 and then 5 aircraft. I suppose its the approach route to Manchester that means military aircraft when using the flight corridor over the pennines always appear to be relatively low compared to the comercial traffic. Great to see and not that common but you certain can hear and see them clearly when they do  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Seen Over Youre House Today
Post by: Hawkeye on September 07, 2010, 02:17:17 pm
We're having some really high and gusty winds here today. Spotted someone's Shorts blow'in in the wind!  It shot several approaches into KATW.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_3653ec8.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t320/hawkeyes_bucket/Real%20Aircraft/IMG_3671ec3.jpg)
Title: Re: Seen Over Your Hotel Today
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 09, 2010, 01:22:23 am
Stopped over in a hotel nr Yeovil yesterday, which turned out to be one field away from Westland's factory and airfield.  :thumbsup:

Most of the afternoon we were buzzed by various GA aircraft, plus a Queen Air later on, but none of which were photographable. Late in the afternoon W