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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5280 on: April 26, 2019, 03:25:13 am »
On ANZAC day, while sitting at the side of the road in Glen Innes NSW looking at the map we got overflown by what looked to me like an RAAF Hawk.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5281 on: May 06, 2019, 11:25:31 pm »
Late y'day afternoon a couple of black RAF Hawk T2s scurried up the Severn at fairly low altitude.

Why should this be remarkable, you may ask? It was a Bank Holiday, and the RAF actually flying on a Bank Holiday is almost unheard of these days, most odd.  :-\
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5282 on: May 07, 2019, 06:28:37 am »

Why should this be remarkable, you may ask? It was a Bank Holiday, and the RAF actually flying on a Bank Holiday is almost unheard of these days, most odd.  :-\

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5283 on: May 07, 2019, 10:22:04 am »
Late y'day afternoon a couple of black RAF Hawk T2s scurried up the Severn at fairly low altitude.

Why should this be remarkable, you may ask? It was a Bank Holiday, and the RAF actually flying on a Bank Holiday is almost unheard of these days, most odd.  :-\

Bank holiday flypast, perhaps?  Or the only two aircraft available to scramble to intercept Bears?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5284 on: May 07, 2019, 11:30:46 am »

Bank holiday flypast, perhaps?  Or the only two aircraft available to scramble to intercept Bears?


With the current woeful state of our so called 'Defence Budget' it's more likely the latter!  :banghead:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5285 on: May 07, 2019, 12:55:41 pm »
It would be a base commander and his adjutant heading for Leuchars for a game of golf at St Andrews.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5286 on: May 07, 2019, 02:01:37 pm »

It would be a base commander and his adjutant heading for Leuchars for a game of golf at St Andrews.


Flying UP the Severn Estuary?

I think they'd need to put themselves on a refresher course in navigation if so.  :o
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5287 on: May 08, 2019, 01:05:10 pm »
Walked out of ,y hotel this afternoon and saw these 2 Chinooks off in the distance.



Then these 5 Apache blasted off from the Elmira/ Corning Regional Airport. Cool !

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5288 on: May 09, 2019, 12:09:44 pm »
I'm back from spending two weeks in Scotland and I saw practically no aviation. I heard some loud jets, possibly Typhoons, around the Coldstream area which I assume were on their way to the ranges at Spadeadam.

I did get to Cape Wrath which thankfully had no flying going on (it was a weekend!) as the area is the most active firing range in Western Europe and the only place cleared for dropping 1000 pound bombs. It's quite sad to read the old local info boards explaining that we might see Jaguar, Harrier, Tornado and Type 42 Destroyers and Type 22 Frigates.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5289 on: May 09, 2019, 02:07:29 pm »
Seen at BKK last weekend.  Not a great pic - phone on zoom through a window, but you get the gist.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5290 on: May 11, 2019, 01:27:01 am »
Heading north near Shrewsbury yesterday (up to Carlisle to check on elderly parents) a plethora ** of black and yellow helicopters from Shawbury. Two had "an item" dangling underneath them. Unable to give more details, as I was concentrating on the erratic driving of a VW Up! just ahead of me.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5291 on: May 11, 2019, 02:27:05 pm »
While coffee stopping at Donnington Services off the M1 y'day, en route to 'My Train' up in Co. Durham, I heard a deep growl overhead and immediately thought 'Griffon!' Suddenly realised what it might be and dived out of the car just in time see a Spitfire PRXIX right overhead!  :thumbsup:

Whether it was the Rolls Royce owned one, which operates from the nearby East Midlands Airport, or an RAF BoBMF flight one just coming visiting I don't know, but it improved my day for sure.  ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5292 on: May 12, 2019, 05:23:00 am »
Where about's in Co Durham is "your" train Kit ?

Anyway no idea what they were but it was contrail heaven this morning. Loads of them early on criss-crossing the sky. Showed how much the weather's improved overnight  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5293 on: May 12, 2019, 11:36:07 am »

Where about's in Co Durham is "your" train Kit ?


It's in the Locomotion Museum, a branch of the National Railway Museum, at Shildon in Co. Durham. There's a railway station about 1/2 mile from the Museum itself, and trains run there from Darlington IIRC.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5294 on: May 13, 2019, 06:37:42 am »
I know where Shildon is mate  :thumbsup:

I'll have to check it out next time I'm up that way
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