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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5295 on: December 13, 2018, 07:48:07 am »
Had the country's sole airworthy PBY fly over the other day, having taken off after (presumably) a fuel stop. At first I thought it was the DC-3 that sometimes does airline runs, so it was doubly exciting!

It was so low and rumbly I saw the neighbour's dog watch it go by!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5296 on: December 15, 2018, 01:53:25 pm »
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5297 on: December 29, 2018, 07:58:48 am »


Not over my house, but beside my airplane.  Taking off from Charlotte for a post-Christmas getaway to Boston...NC Air National Guard's new (for them) C-17s that are replacing the C-130s they operated for decades. 
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5298 on: December 30, 2018, 01:54:31 am »
Not over my house, but NJ-50 in Upper Twp (Cape May County)- a (non-F22) raptor lazily enjoying the day
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5299 on: December 30, 2018, 03:02:10 am »
In my backyard, a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets feasting on Sheoak (Casuarina) seeds.
Unusually they didn't take flight when approached.  I guess their greed overcame their wariness.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5300 on: December 30, 2018, 01:03:14 pm »
Totally unexpected, specially on a Sunday, while heading down the A1(M) in Yorkshire, a couple of Typhoons, the jet ones, blasted overhead at GREAT speed, turned vertical and vanished upwards into the clouds!

As I wasn't all that far from Leeming I suppose they were on QRA and had to get out to check something heading in-bound, but it was a tad noisy for a while as had my sunroof open!  :o
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5301 on: January 17, 2019, 10:18:14 pm »
Not exactly over my house, but within line of site of a client's office, I saw an Airbus A400 climbing skyward from the general vicinity of our city airport.

I found out later on through an internet search that it was a German air force machine on its way from Germany down to the Balkans and it used our airport to do a practice low pass. Apparently, another German A400 did the same last week.

Sadly, my Thursday morning schedule doesn't allow me to get out to the airport.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5302 on: January 18, 2019, 07:14:41 am »
T-38.  Almost didn't even bother. They have been and still are somewhat common place, but... when you think about it.... how cool it is to see a nearly 70 year old design rocketing over your house?????

So... yeah.... that Talon IS worthy of mention.  :thumbsup:   Going to be a sad day when they finally go away, and it's coming soon.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5303 on: January 18, 2019, 07:44:53 am »
Heard over my house today, a couple of very big fairly low turbo prop flying machines,  since cloud base is about 75 feet, they could have been anything.....but sounded vaguely Herculesish.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5304 on: January 22, 2019, 02:52:37 pm »
RAAF P-3 Orion, at some altitude and some distance.  I came out in the way to the car and heard its engines in the distance and glanced up and saw it travelling northwards towards Edinburgh Airbase where they are stationed.   When in Perth,  we had fairly frequent Pilatus P9 overflights from the training squadron there.  I thought it was unlikely I'd see a RAAF plane again.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5305 on: February 01, 2019, 07:00:52 am »
Was in Calgary yesterday drumming up work to do. On the way home went be the airport to see my old work mates and saw a Volga-Dnepr An 124 parked at the west end of Apron 9 at around 2pm. It had a logo on it which said 25th something or other, couldn't make it out what was actually written. My old workmates told me it had arrived a short while earlier in the morning but then they told me it was a second one that had come to YYC. The first one had arrived Wednesday morning and left an hour or so before this second one arrived.  They couldn't tell me what the load was that required two of them.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5306 on: February 01, 2019, 09:27:56 am »
Was in Calgary yesterday drumming up work to do. On the way home went be the airport to see my old work mates and saw a Volga-Dnepr An 124 parked at the west end of Apron 9 at around 2pm. It had a logo on it which said 25th something or other, couldn't make it out what was actually written. My old workmates told me it had arrived a short while earlier in the morning but then they told me it was a second one that had come to YYC. The first one had arrived Wednesday morning and left an hour or so before this second one arrived.  They couldn't tell me what the load was that required two of them.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines were formed in 1990 and they put the 25 Years logo on the fleet in 2015.
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https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/1053264/ra-82042-volga-dnepr-airlines-antonov-an-124/

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5307 on: February 01, 2019, 01:04:08 pm »
Was in Calgary yesterday drumming up work to do. On the way home went be the airport to see my old work mates and saw a Volga-Dnepr An 124 parked at the west end of Apron 9 at around 2pm. It had a logo on it which said 25th something or other, couldn't make it out what was actually written. My old workmates told me it had arrived a short while earlier in the morning but then they told me it was a second one that had come to YYC. The first one had arrived Wednesday morning and left an hour or so before this second one arrived.  They couldn't tell me what the load was that required two of them.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines were formed in 1990 and they put the 25 Years logo on the fleet in 2015.
https://airlinersgallery.smugmug.com/Airlines-Europe-1/Airlines-Russia/Volga-Dnepr-Airlines/i-F9jzVZh/A
https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/1053264/ra-82042-volga-dnepr-airlines-antonov-an-124/

I figured it was for some anniversary, just could read for which one.  I've found photos of some of the aircraft with 20th on too, so next year I suppose we will see 30th
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5308 on: February 03, 2019, 02:39:32 am »
best way to start off your sunday morning, i just had a flyby of 2 CH-47F Chinooks and 1 UH-60L Blackhawk belonging to the US Army 1st CAV. propably on a ferry flight from Zeebrugges port to Chievres AFB. so there are many more to follow  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5309 on: February 04, 2019, 07:31:22 pm »
Resident DH Venom was out and about yesterday afternoon. I think he was practicing for the Wings Over Wairarapa airshow which is in three weeks' time, two-and-a-half hours from here. No pics of the Venom inflight as he was too high and my iPhone is terrible for ground-to-air, but an hour earlier I visited the airport and saw owner John Luff preflighting:
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